Fall Underclass: Statistical Analysis


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

It's starting to feel like baseball in Arizona is somewhat back to its normal self again with plenty of consistent action to cover over the last month. The PBR Arizona staff has spent over 100 hours at the baseball field over the last month covering live tournament action. The depth of talent the state of Arizona has across the board and especially at the younger age groups is starting to stand out to scouts and college recruiters. 

Yesterday, PBR Arizona had a chance to hold its second event of the fall season with its Fall Underclass Showcase. This event was an open event featuring 2023 & 2024 grad prospects. The event took place at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, AZ which arguably might be one of the best HS facilities in the state. Once again, we were able see many new faces up close as well as get updates on players that we have seen in past coverage. There were several players will solid performances on the day that one will want to pay attention to moving forward. This event has become a popular event as the Fall  Season starts to wrap up before the offseason. 

Today, we begin our post event coverage by taking a look at the top five performers at each statistical category. Be sure to stay tuned over the next few weeks for more post-event coverage. 

CLICK HERE to view all event statistics. 

MAX FB (PER TRACKMAN)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Grant Smith AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 91.0 mph
2 Derek Schaefer AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 87.1 mph
3 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 86.6 mph
4 Collin Senior AZ Horizon 2023 SS 84.7 mph
5 Bronson Sluiter AZ Higley 2023 RHP 81.8 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (PER TRACKMAN)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Grant Smith AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 100
2 Antonio Gianni AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 OF 96
3 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 94
4 Colin Masco AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 C 93
^ Len Elarionoff HI Kamehameha (Kapalama) 2024 1B 93
5 Derek Schaefer AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 92
^ Collin Senior AZ Horizon 2023 SS 92
^ Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 92
^ Wyatt Halvorson AZ Chaparral 2023 RHP 92

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Grant Smith AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 6.95
2 Matthew Niezgodzki AZ Brophy 2024 OF 7.34
3 Bronson Sluiter AZ Higley 2023 RHP 7.37
4 Collin Senior AZ Horizon 2023 SS 7.38
5 Miles VandenHeuvel AZ Chaparral 2023 SS 7.47

OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 89
2 Grant Smith AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 84
3 Antonio Gianni AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 OF 78
4 Matthew Niezgodzki AZ Brophy 2024 OF 77
^ Bronson Sluiter AZ Higley 2023 RHP 77
5 Matthew Storck AZ Hamilton 2024 LHP 75

INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Austin Mittelstedt AZ Horizon 2023 RHP 85
2 Collin Senior AZ Horizon 2023 SS 83
3 Miles VandenHeuvel AZ Chaparral 2023 SS 82
^ Dillon Roberts AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 82
4 Derek Schaefer AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 RHP 81
5 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 80

CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Wyatt Halvorson AZ Chaparral 2023 RHP 73
^ Kade Thompson AZ Casteel 2024 C 73
2 Isaac Macias AZ Sunrise Mountain 2023 C 71
^ Colin Masco AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 C 71
3 Kaden Coutts AZ Thunderbird 2023 C 70
4 Matt Malek AZ Paradise Valley 2024 C 66

POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Kade Thompson AZ Casteel 2024 C 2.08-2.22
2 Kaden Coutts AZ Thunderbird 2023 C 2.09-2.20
3 Wyatt Halvorson AZ Chaparral 2023 RHP 2.09-2.25
4 Isaac Macias AZ Sunrise Mountain 2023 C 2.13-2.32
5 Colin Masco AZ Cactus Shadows 2023 C 2.20-2.37

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