Prep Baseball Report

Northern Colorado Preseason ID: Positional Data Dive


Caleb Dameron
PBR Colorado Staff

On Sunday, February 4th, the Prep Baseball Colorado staff hosted it's first preseason ID event of the year with the Northern Colorado Preseason ID at The Sports Stable in Boulder, Colorado. This event featured 41 prospects from the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance.

Today we'll continue our deep dive into the data collected at this event within this Data Dive 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.

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

30-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 3.75 s
2 Karter Butler CO Loveland 2025 OF 3.81 s
3 JC Smith CO Broomfield 2027 C 3.85 s
4 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 3.95 s
5 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 3.97 s
6 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 3.99 s
7 Joe Forbes CO Chatfield 2025 C 4.00 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 1.60 s
2 Karter Butler CO Loveland 2025 OF 1.62 s
3 JC Smith CO Broomfield 2027 C 1.66 s
4 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 1.70 s
^ Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 1.70 s
5 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 1.71 s
6 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 1.72 s
7 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 1.73 s
^ Joe Forbes CO Chatfield 2025 C 1.73 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 19.0
2 Karter Butler CO Loveland 2025 OF 18.7
^ JC Smith CO Broomfield 2027 C 18.7
3 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 18.4
4 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 18.3
5 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF 18.0
6 Marc Garcia CO Standley Lake 2027 2B 18.0
7 Joe Forbes CO Chatfield 2025 C 18.0
8 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 18.0
9 Preston Hutchings CO Monarch 2025 C 17.7
10 Ryan St. Aubin CO Mead 2026 OF 17.6

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 Malaki Dalpra CO Eaton 2026 1B 99.7 mph
2 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 94.4 mph
3 Ben Trujillo CO Ralston Valley 2025 1B 93.5 mph
4 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 91.4 mph
5 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 90.7 mph
6 Keegan Millikan CO Arvada West 2026 2B 89.6 mph
7 Marky Sanchez CO University Schools 2024 OF 89.4 mph
8 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 89.4 mph
9 Brady Bradford CO Fossil Ridge 2027 SS 88.3 mph
10 JC Smith CO Broomfield 2027 C 88.1 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Malaki Dalpra CO Eaton 2026 1B 90.7 mph
2 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 86.0 mph
3 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 85.9 mph
4 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 83.6 mph
5 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 81.8 mph
6 Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 80.5 mph
7 Ben Trujillo CO Ralston Valley 2025 1B 79.3 mph
8 JC Smith CO Broomfield 2027 C 78.8 mph
9 Keegan Millikan CO Arvada West 2026 2B 78.6 mph
10 Skyler Daniel CO Fairview 2026 SS 78.4 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 Marky Sanchez CO University Schools 2024 OF 333 ft
2 Malaki Dalpra CO Eaton 2026 1B 321 ft
3 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 320 ft
4 Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 314 ft
5 Ben Trujillo CO Ralston Valley 2025 1B 310 ft
6 Gavin Kirk CO Berthoud 2027 OF 301 ft
7 Drew Stapp CO Niwot 2025 LHP 289 ft
8 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 288 ft
9 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 288 ft
10 Brady Bradford CO Fossil Ridge 2027 SS 287 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 243 ft
2 Karter Butler CO Loveland 2025 OF 213 ft
3 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 198 ft
4 Joe Forbes CO Chatfield 2025 C 195 ft
5 Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 191 ft
6 Joshua Longenecker CO Silver Creek 2024 LHP 190 ft
7 Trenton Jowsey CO Heritage 2026 C 188 ft
8 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 187 ft
9 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 185 ft
10 Aaron Barnes CO Brighton 2028 3B 183 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 81 %
2 Cruz Castillo CO Ralston Valley 2027 RHP 80 %
^ Preston Hutchings CO Monarch 2025 C 80 %
3 Karter Butler CO Loveland 2025 OF 75 %
4 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 70 %
5 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 66 %
^ Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 66 %
6 Aaron Barnes CO Brighton 2028 3B 63 %
^ Joe Forbes CO Chatfield 2025 C 63 %
^ Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 63 %
^ Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 63 %

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 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 22.5 mph
2 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 22.5 mph
3 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 21.9 mph
4 Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 21.8 mph
5 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 21.5 mph
6 Marky Sanchez CO University Schools 2024 OF 21.4 mph
7 Malaki Dalpra CO Eaton 2026 1B 21.3 mph
8 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 21.2 mph
9 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 21.2 mph
10 Drew Stapp CO Niwot 2025 LHP 21.1 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 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 76.2 mph
2 Garet Vail CO Broomfield 2025 C 73.0 mph
3 Marky Sanchez CO University Schools 2024 OF 72.3 mph
4 Beckett Bacon CO Chaparral 2026 LHP 70.5 mph
5 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 70.3 mph
6 Malaki Dalpra CO Eaton 2026 1B 69.5 mph
7 Eli Murphy CO Rocky Mountain 2027 SS 69.0 mph
8 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 69.0 mph
9 Andrew Renken CO Valley 2025 SS 67.5 mph
10 Keegan Millikan CO Arvada West 2026 2B 67.3 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 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 25.8 g
2 Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 21.5 g
3 Teagan Reininger CO Brighton 2028 RHP 16.3 g
4 Brady Bradford CO Fossil Ridge 2027 SS 13.8 g
5 Marky Sanchez CO University Schools 2024 OF 13.2 g
6 Kyvon Ferrin CO Broomfield 2026 1B 13.1 g
7 Liam Whalen CO Eaton High School 2026 OF 13.0 g
8 Trenton Jowsey CO Heritage 2026 C 12.9 g
9 Zander Belland CO Monarch 2025 OF 12.8 g
10 Cooper Julien CO Ralston Valley 2027 OF 12.7 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 Joseph Kessel CO Ralston Valley 2025 C 82.07
2 Cooper Vais CO Arvada West 2027 SS 81.65
3 Cooper Neumann CO Fairview 2026 C 77.11
4 Bradley Petrie CO Fossil Ridge 2024 2B 76.86
5 Joe Forbes CO Chatfield 2025 C 74.44
6 Nolan Gaccetta CO Silver Creek 2026 RHP 72.47
^ Preston Hutchings CO Monarch 2025 C 72.47
7 Drew Stapp CO Niwot 2025 LHP 72.30
8 Bryson Satterly CO Frederick 2025 C 72.15
9 Ben Trujillo CO Ralston Valley 2025 1B 70.80
10 Keegan Millikan CO Arvada West 2026 2B 70.04

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Colorado Preseason ID CO 02/04 The Sports Stable - Boulder, CO
Colorado Springs Preseason ID CO 02/11 The Farm Sports
Denver Preseason ID CO 02/18 Marucci Clubhouse

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