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Phoenix Fall ID: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Arizona Operations

On Sunday, October 29th, the PBR Arizona staff hosted the Phoenix Fall ID at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. This event featured 53 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.

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 102.0 mph
2 Aiden Scott AZ Cactus 2024 1B 100.0 mph
3 Greg Mattison AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 97.1 mph
4 Gavin Crellin AZ Centennial 2024 OF 96.7 mph
5 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 96.1 mph
6 Beck Caballero AZ Tanque Verde 2024 3B 95.8 mph
7 Noah Pringle AZ Liberty 2025 1B 95.7 mph
8 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 95.4 mph
9 Damarcus Leggett AZ Arizona College Prep 2025 1B 95.4 mph
10 Devin Morganfield AZ Valley Christian 2026 RHP 95.4 mph
11 Rayden Espinoza AZ Pinnacle 2024 OF 95.1 mph
12 Tanner Thornton AZ Flowing Wells 2024 OF 95.0 mph
13 Dennis Gregory III AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 94.2 mph
14 Everett Hagen AZ Desert Mountain 2026 3B 94.1 mph
15 Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 94.0 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 93.2 mph
2 Aiden Scott AZ Cactus 2024 1B 91.6 mph
3 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 88.8 mph
4 Brady Jeong AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 88.1 mph
5 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 88.0 mph
6 Jackson Weber AZ Horizon 2026 C 87.8 mph
7 Greg Mattison AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 87.7 mph
8 Isaiah Santoyo AZ Canyon View 2024 3B 87.6 mph
9 Max Germaine AZ Mountain View 2027 C 86.3 mph
10 Rayden Espinoza AZ Pinnacle 2024 OF 86.0 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 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 382 ft
2 Beck Caballero AZ Tanque Verde 2024 3B 364 ft
3 Brady Jeong AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 363 ft
4 Weston Pate AZ Marana 2024 3B 357 ft
5 Everett Hagen AZ Desert Mountain 2026 3B 354 ft
6 Dennis Gregory III AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 352 ft
7 Joey Carey AZ Yuma Catholic 2025 3B 349 ft
8 Isaiah Santoyo AZ Canyon View 2024 3B 347 ft
9 Crystian Norstrom AZ Moon Valley 2025 SS 344 ft
10 Jake Catalfio AZ Chaparral 2025 OF 343 ft
11 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 340 ft
12 Tanner Thornton AZ Flowing Wells 2024 OF 340 ft
13 Noah Pringle AZ Liberty 2025 1B 339 ft
14 Gavin Crellin AZ Centennial 2024 OF 339 ft
15 Jackson Weber AZ Horizon 2026 C 338 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Isaiah Santoyo AZ Canyon View 2024 3B 288 ft
2 Rayden Espinoza AZ Pinnacle 2024 OF 280 ft
3 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 270 ft
4 Tanner Thornton AZ Flowing Wells 2024 OF 267 ft
5 Brady Jeong AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 262 ft
6 Max Germaine AZ Mountain View 2027 C 245 ft
7 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 243 ft
8 Dennis Gregory III AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 243 ft
9 Greg Mattison AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 229 ft
10 Jake Catalfio AZ Chaparral 2025 OF 224 ft

HARD-HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 75 %
2 Aiden Scott AZ Cactus 2024 1B 61 %
3 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 53 %
4 Greg Mattison AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 50 %
5 Jackson Weber AZ Horizon 2026 C 42 %
^ Rayden Espinoza AZ Pinnacle 2024 OF 42 %
^ Gavin Crellin AZ Centennial 2024 OF 42 %
6 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 40 %
7 Max Germaine AZ Mountain View 2027 C 35 %
8 Everett Hagen AZ Desert Mountain 2026 3B 31 %

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Zharius McAllister AZ American Leadership Academy - Gilbert North 2027 1B 92 %
2 Trace McDonald AZ American Leadership Academy - Gilbert North 2027 SS 72 %
3 Matthew Garcia AZ Red Mountain 2025 SS 68 %
4 Trent Young AZ Crismon 2027 OF 66 %
5 Jackson Weber AZ Horizon 2026 C 64 %
6 Noah Pringle AZ Liberty 2025 1B 62 %
7 Brady Jeong AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 61 %
^ Aiden Scott AZ Cactus 2024 1B 61 %
^ Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 61 %
^ Isaiah Santoyo AZ Canyon View 2024 3B 61 %
^ Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 61 %

Sweet Spot percentage: 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 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 25.6 mph
2 Dennis Gregory III AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 24.3 mph
3 Greg Mattison AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 23.5 mph
4 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 22.8 mph
5 Crystian Norstrom AZ Moon Valley 2025 SS 22.7 mph
6 Max Germaine AZ Mountain View 2027 C 22.7 mph
7 Devin Morganfield AZ Valley Christian 2026 RHP 22.6 mph
8 Weston Pate AZ Marana 2024 3B 21.8 mph
9 Rayden Espinoza AZ Pinnacle 2024 OF 21.7 mph
10 Ivver Vertulfo CA Berean Christian 2024 3B 21.7 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 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 75.1 mph
2 Dennis Gregory III AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 74.4 mph
3 Isaiah Santoyo AZ Canyon View 2024 3B 71.7 mph
4 Brady Jeong AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 71.3 mph
5 Jake Catalfio AZ Chaparral 2025 OF 71.3 mph
6 Tanner Thornton AZ Flowing Wells 2024 OF 71.2 mph
7 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 70.0 mph
8 Weston Pate AZ Marana 2024 3B 69.6 mph
9 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 69.3 mph
10 Noah Pringle AZ Liberty 2025 1B 69.2 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 Dennis Gregory III AZ Brophy College Prep 2025 OF 30.7 g
2 Zharius McAllister AZ American Leadership Academy - Gilbert North 2027 1B 21.2 g
3 Weston Pate AZ Marana 2024 3B 20.0 g
4 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 20.0 g
5 Crystian Norstrom AZ Moon Valley 2025 SS 18.9 g
6 Isaiah Santoyo AZ Canyon View 2024 3B 17.8 g
7 Landon Hood AZ Canyon View 2025 RHP 17.7 g
8 Trace McDonald AZ American Leadership Academy - Gilbert North 2027 SS 17.6 g
9 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty 2025 OF 17.0 g
10 Max Germaine AZ Mountain View 2027 C 16.0 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 Greg Mattison AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 86.48
2 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty 2025 OF 81.91
3 Nolan Meis WI Lakeside Lutheran 2025 SS 81.79
4 Brent Sollars AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2026 OF 81.27
5 Zharius McAllister AZ American Leadership Academy - Gilbert North 2027 1B 80.50
6 Beck Caballero AZ Tanque Verde 2024 3B 79.62
7 David Moss AZ Corona del Sol 2026 SS 78.75
8 Henry Verhamme AZ Cactus Shadows 2026 SS 78.72
9 Auron Avery AZ American Leadership Academy Gilbert North 2027 OF 76.19
10 Andrew Bromley AZ Desert Ridge 2025 RHP 76.04

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.

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