Prep Baseball Report

Mesa Preseason ID: Statistical Analysis


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.

Today we'll start our deep dive into the data collected at this event within this Statistical Analysis story. Over the next couple of days we’ll be diving deeper into all of the data we collected rolling out even more coverage from the event.

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

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

FASTBALL VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 PJ Rafford AZ Seton Catholic 2025 RHP 86.0 mph
2 Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 84.3 mph
3 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 82.0 mph
4 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 82.0 mph
5 Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 80.7 mph

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

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

INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jaxon Valdez AZ Williams Field 2025 1B 84
^ Seth Nielson AZ ALA - Queen Creek 2025 SS 84
2 Kelson Hogan AZ Corona del Sol 2027 RHP 76
^ Thomas Pascanu AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 LHP 76
3 Will Hawkins AZ Maricopa 2025 SS 75

OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Clay Wicker AZ Casteel 2025 OF 85
2 Tate Williams AZ Desert Ridge 2026 OF 83
^ Luke Rylee AZ Chandler 2025 OF 83
3 Malcolm Harrison AZ Williams Field 2025 RHP 82
4 Will Hawkins AZ Maricopa 2025 SS 80

CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 79
2 Trey Olchawa AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 76
3 Adam Solak AZ Highland 2026 C 74
4 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 73
5 Kal Hampton AZ Hamilton 2027 C 72

POP-TIME

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Giovanni Liburdi AZ Higley 2025 C 1.89-1.97
2 Tlaloc Del Rosario AZ Seton Catholic Prep 2025 C 1.97-2.05
3 Ryan Roco AZ Gilbert Classical Academy 2025 C 1.98-2.05
4 Connor Jackson AZ Maricopa 2025 C 2.00-2.05
5 Vincent Padilla Richard AZ Desert Ridge 2027 C 2.00-2.09

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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