Prep Baseball Report

Mesa Preseason ID: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Arizona Operations

On Wednesday, January 31st, the Prep Baseball Arizona staff hosted it's third and final Preseason ID of the season with the Mesa Preseason ID at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Arizona. This event featured 29 prospects from the 2024 - 2027 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look and analysis of the players in attendance.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis, Pitching Data Dive and Quick Hits. Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the top positional players with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

For complete event results, click here.
To view upcoming event schedule, click here.

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 6.82 s
2 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 7.01 s
^ Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 7.01 s
3 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 7.09 s
4 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 7.15 s
^ Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 7.15 s
5 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 7.19 s
6 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 7.20 s
7 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 7.21 s
8 Adam Solak AZ Highland 2026 C 7.25 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 1.63 s
2 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 1.68 s
3 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 1.70 s
4 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 1.71 s
5 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 1.73 s
^ Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 1.73 s
^ Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 1.73 s
6 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 1.75 s
^ Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 1.75 s
7 Tristan Talbert AZ Red Mountain High School 2027 SS 1.76 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 3.79 s
2 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 3.88 s
^ Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 3.88 s
3 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 3.89 s
4 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 3.93 s
5 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 3.94 s
6 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 3.97 s
^ Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 3.97 s
7 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 3.98 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 20.3
2 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 19.7
3 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 19.6
4 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 19.5
5 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 19.5
6 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 19.4
7 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 19.3
8 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 19.1
^ Adam Solak AZ Highland 2026 C 19.1
9 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 19.1
10 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 19.1

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.

JUMP HEIGHT (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 33.1
2 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 29.7
3 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 29.5
4 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 28.5
5 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 27.7
6 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 27.6
7 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 27.6
8 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 27.3
9 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 26.4
10 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 26.3

RSI (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos RSi (max)
1 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 3.46
2 Kelson Hogan AZ Corona del Sol 2027 RHP 3.29
^ Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 3.29
3 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 3.19
4 Duke Henrie AZ Mountain View High School 2027 OF 2.94
5 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 2.92
6 Tristan Talbert AZ Red Mountain High School 2027 SS 2.73
7 Jacob Gooding AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 2.71
8 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 2.68
9 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 2.66
10 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 2.58

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 102.1 mph
2 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 95.0 mph
3 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 93.1 mph
4 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 92.4 mph
5 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 89.8 mph
6 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 89.5 mph
7 Jacob Gooding AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 88.5 mph
8 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 88.5 mph
9 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 88.5 mph
10 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 88.2 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 85.5 mph
2 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 84.5 mph
3 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 83.7 mph
4 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 81.9 mph
5 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 81.5 mph
6 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 81.4 mph
7 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 79.8 mph
8 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 79.1 mph
9 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 77.2 mph
10 Tristan Talbert AZ Red Mountain High School 2027 SS 76.1 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 408 ft
2 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 361 ft
3 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 347 ft
4 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 334 ft
5 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 324 ft
6 Kelson Hogan AZ Corona del Sol 2027 RHP 323 ft
7 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 322 ft
8 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 313 ft
9 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 309 ft
10 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 304 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 272 ft
2 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 266 ft
3 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 259 ft
4 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 243 ft
5 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 236 ft
6 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 225 ft
7 Ryan Roco AZ Gilbert Classical Academy 2025 C 212 ft
8 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 211 ft
9 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 211 ft
10 Tristan Talbert AZ Red Mountain High School 2027 SS 197 ft

HARD HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 26 %
2 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 25 %
3 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 20 %
4 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 18 %

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 85 %
2 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 83 %
3 Ryan Roco AZ Gilbert Classical Academy 2025 C 72 %
^ Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 72 %
4 Zach Osborne AZ Desert Ridge 2027 OF 66 %
5 Tristan Talbert AZ Red Mountain High School 2027 SS 60 %
^ Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 60 %
6 Will Hawkins AZ Maricopa 2025 SS 58 %
7 Keegan Seckman AZ Mountain View 2027 2B 53 %
^ Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 53 %

Sweet Spot %: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.

BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 21.4 mph
2 Vincent Padilla Richard AZ Desert Ridge 2027 C 21.0 mph
3 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 20.9 mph
4 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 20.6 mph
5 Jacob Gooding AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 20.6 mph
6 Kelson Hogan AZ Corona del Sol 2027 RHP 20.6 mph
7 Zach Osborne AZ Desert Ridge 2027 OF 20.2 mph
8 Will Hawkins AZ Maricopa 2025 SS 19.8 mph
9 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 19.8 mph
10 Adam Solak AZ Highland 2026 C 19.8 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 74.4 mph
2 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 74.1 mph
3 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 73.1 mph
4 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 70.0 mph
5 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 69.9 mph
6 Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 69.1 mph
7 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 67.9 mph
8 Jacob Gooding AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 65.3 mph
9 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 64.3 mph
10 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 63.7 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 18.9 g
2 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 17.3 g
3 Kelson Hogan AZ Corona del Sol 2027 RHP 15.8 g
4 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 15.4 g
5 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 14.1 g
6 Zach Osborne AZ Desert Ridge 2027 OF 13.9 g
7 Adam Solak AZ Highland 2026 C 12.9 g
8 Duke Henrie AZ Mountain View High School 2027 OF 12.7 g
9 Andrew Romo AZ Walden Grove 2025 OF 12.5 g
10 Will Hawkins AZ Maricopa 2025 SS 11.4 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 83.14
2 Kelson Hogan AZ Corona del Sol 2027 RHP 80.08
3 Duke Henrie AZ Mountain View High School 2027 OF 78.66
4 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 77.51
5 Will Hawkins AZ Maricopa 2025 SS 77.44
6 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 77.38
7 Adam Solak AZ Highland 2026 C 77.12
8 Keegan Seckman AZ Mountain View 2027 2B 76.53
9 Vincent Padilla Richard AZ Desert Ridge 2027 C 76.19
10 Jacob Gooding AZ Hamilton 2026 OF 76.09

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Preseason All-State Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only) AZ 02/03 Cactus Shadows High School - Scottsdale, AZ
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/04 The MAX - McCook, IL
Arizona Rising Stars ID AZ 04/13 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Rising Stars ID - Session 2 AZ 04/27 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ

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