Prep Baseball Report

Upperclass Preseason All-State: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Arizona Operations

This past Saturday and Sunday, the Prep Baseball Arizona staff hosted it's marquee event of the preseason with the Upperclass Preseason All-State at Cactus Shadows High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. This event featured roughly 68 prospects from the 2024 and 2025 classes and featured a large crop of Arizona's top uncommitted seniors and juniors, as well as several committed players who impressed.

The event allowed our staff to collect updated data on all athletes, as well as give us an up-close look at the players ahead of the high school season and our updated rankings that will be rolling out.

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 conclude our post-event coverage with 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 Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 6.86 s
2 Bo DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 SS 6.87 s
3 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 6.89 s
4 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 6.92 s
5 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 6.96 s
6 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 6.99 s
7 David Baxter Jr AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 OF 7.00 s
8 Brayden Higby AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 3B 7.04 s
^ Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 7.04 s
9 Brayden Bullard AZ Pinnacle 2025 RHP 7.06 s
^ Cody Croxford AZ Liberty 2025 OF 7.06 s
^ Garon DeSpirito AZ Desert Mountain 2025 LHP 7.06 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 1.67 s
^ Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 1.67 s
2 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 1.68 s
3 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 1.69 s
^ Nate Shoemaker AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 1.69 s
^ Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 1.69 s
4 Damarcus Leggett AZ Arizona College Prep 2025 1B 1.70 s
5 Garon DeSpirito AZ Desert Mountain 2025 LHP 1.71 s
^ Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 1.71 s
^ Brayden Higby AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 3B 1.71 s
^ Lukas Middleton AZ Verrado 2025 SS 1.71 s
^ Dominic Ziccarelli AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 SS 1.71 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 3.81 s
2 Bo DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 SS 3.84 s
3 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 3.85 s
4 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 3.86 s
^ Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 3.86 s
5 Brayden Higby AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 3B 3.88 s
6 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 3.89 s
^ Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 3.89 s
7 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty 2025 OF 3.91 s
8 Garon DeSpirito AZ Desert Mountain 2025 LHP 3.92 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Bo DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 SS 20.2
2 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 20.2
3 Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 20.1
4 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 20.0
5 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 20.0
6 David Baxter Jr AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 OF 20.0
7 Andres Castro AZ Pusch Ridge Christian 2024 RHP 19.8
8 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty 2025 OF 19.7
9 Brayden Bullard AZ Pinnacle 2025 RHP 19.6
10 Ethan Trahan AZ Horizon 2026 OF 19.5

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.

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 101.8 mph
2 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 101.5 mph
3 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 101.5 mph
4 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 101.2 mph
5 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 100.5 mph
6 Damarcus Leggett AZ Arizona College Prep 2025 1B 100.5 mph
7 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 100.2 mph
8 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 99.6 mph
9 Ismael Hinojosa AZ Odyssey Institute 2024 C 99.2 mph
10 Liu Rodriguez Jr AZ Centennial 2025 SS 98.6 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 95.7 mph
2 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 93.3 mph
3 Cooper Clouser AZ Corona del Sol 2025 C 92.4 mph
4 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 92.4 mph
5 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 92.4 mph
6 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 92.0 mph
7 Aiden Woolwine AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 90.4 mph
8 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 90.2 mph
9 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 90.2 mph
10 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 89.6 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 Damarcus Leggett AZ Arizona College Prep 2025 1B 398 ft
2 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 398 ft
3 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 390 ft
4 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 384 ft
5 Izaiah Moraga AZ Salpointe 2025 3B 383 ft
6 Nate Shoemaker AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 374 ft
7 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 371 ft
8 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 362 ft
9 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 362 ft
10 Brock Cross AZ Lake Havasu 2025 C 361 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Aiden Woolwine AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 310 ft
2 Izaiah Moraga AZ Salpointe 2025 3B 299 ft
3 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 292 ft
4 Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 292 ft
5 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 286 ft
6 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 284 ft
7 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 283 ft
8 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 282 ft
9 Hunter Southey AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 282 ft
10 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 254 ft

HARD HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Cooper Clouser AZ Corona del Sol 2025 C 90 %
2 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 81 %
3 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 80 %
4 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 78 %
5 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 72 %
6 Aiden Woolwine AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 70 %
7 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 69 %
8 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 65 %
9 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 62 %
10 Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 60 %
^ Nate Shoemaker AZ Catalina Foothills 2025 3B 60 %

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Hunter Southey AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 100 %
2 Colton Johnson AZ Sahuarita 2025 C 83 %
3 Luke DeWitt AZ Canyon View 2024 RHP 80 %
4 Colin Mowrey AZ Canyon View 2025 C 75 %
5 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 72 %
^ Brock Cross AZ Lake Havasu 2025 C 72 %
^ Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 72 %
6 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 71 %
7 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 70 %
^ Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 70 %
^ Cooper Clouser AZ Corona del Sol 2025 C 70 %

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 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 23.9 mph
2 Cooper Clouser AZ Corona del Sol 2025 C 23.6 mph
3 Hunter Southey AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 23.5 mph
4 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 23.3 mph
5 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 23.2 mph
6 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 22.7 mph
7 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 22.6 mph
8 Brayden Bullard AZ Pinnacle 2025 RHP 22.5 mph
9 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 22.2 mph
10 Michel Muniz Jr AZ Sunnyside 2025 C 22.1 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 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 79.1 mph
2 Jaden Leon AZ Tucson 2024 SS 77.8 mph
3 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 77.4 mph
4 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 76.6 mph
5 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 76.3 mph
6 Colten Figueroa AZ Horizon High School 2025 C 75.1 mph
7 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 74.8 mph
8 Adin Oeltjen AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 OF 74.7 mph
9 Liu Rodriguez Jr AZ Centennial 2025 SS 74.6 mph
10 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 74.4 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 Braden Watson AZ Liberty High School 2025 C 22.2 g
2 Garon DeSpirito AZ Desert Mountain 2025 LHP 21.9 g
3 Nate Kimmel WA Tahoma 2025 SS 19.8 g
4 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 19.3 g
5 Brayden Higby AZ Notre Dame Prep 2025 3B 18.8 g
6 Cooper Clouser AZ Corona del Sol 2025 C 18.0 g
7 Carter Daly AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2025 RHP 17.3 g
8 Ryan Haseltine AZ Sunrise Mountain 2025 C 17.3 g
9 Bently Sandall AZ Mesquite 2025 2B 17.2 g
10 Cooper Sobeck AZ Desert Ridge 2024 OF 17.1 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 Jaiden Lo Re AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 SS 85.55
2 Gavin Short AZ Sunnyslope 2024 3B 84.17
3 David Baxter Jr AZ Corona Del Sol 2025 OF 84.15
4 Mason Moore AZ Desert Ridge 2025 3B 81.50
5 Brock Cross AZ Lake Havasu 2025 C 80.99
6 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty 2025 OF 80.66
7 Ismael Hinojosa AZ Odyssey Institute 2024 C 80.28
8 Evan Hanish AZ Cactus Shadows 2025 C 79.97
9 Shawn Barros AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 C 79.50
10 Berkeley Kaiser AZ Valley Christian 2025 SS 77.59

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
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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