Prep Baseball Report

Pueblo Fall ID: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Colorado Operations

On October 29th, the PBR Colorado staff hosted it's first open event of the fall with the Pueblo Fall ID at Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colorado. This event featured 14 prospects from the 2024 - 2027 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at 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 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 6.80 s
2 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 7.03 s
3 Dalton Yaste CO University 2024 C 7.05 s
4 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 7.33 s
5 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 7.34 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 1.65 s
2 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 1.67 s
3 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 1.69 s
4 Dalton Yaste CO University 2024 C 1.70 s
5 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 1.71 s
^ Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 1.71 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 3.80 s
2 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 3.91 s
3 Dalton Yaste CO University 2024 C 3.92 s
4 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 4.02 s
^ Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 4.02 s
^ Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 4.02 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 20.5
2 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 19.7
3 Dalton Yaste CO University 2024 C 19.6
4 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 18.7
5 Kade Ortiz CO Pueblo South 2026 C 18.7

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 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 94.5 mph
2 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 94.0 mph
3 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 91.9 mph
4 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 91.4 mph
5 Matthew Lanier CO Skyline 2025 OF 91.3 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 91.8 mph
2 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 85.5 mph
3 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 84.5 mph
4 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 84.3 mph
5 Matthew Lanier CO Skyline 2025 OF 83.4 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 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 342 ft
2 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 334 ft
3 Matthew Lanier CO Skyline 2025 OF 289 ft
4 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 284 ft
5 Mason Reilly CO Denver Christian 2025 3B 281 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANcE (AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 210 ft
2 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 206 ft
3 Troy Knox CO Lutheran 2027 2B 197 ft
4 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 174 ft
5 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 151 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 87 %
2 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 72 %
3 Troy Knox CO Lutheran 2027 2B 70 %
4 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 63 %
5 Kade Ortiz CO Pueblo South 2026 C 55 %

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 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 24.3 mph
2 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 22.4 mph
3 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 22.4 mph
4 Matthew Lanier CO Skyline 2025 OF 21.9 mph
5 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 21.5 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 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 71.4 mph
2 Scott Thompson CO University 2024 OF 70.1 mph
3 Matthew Lanier CO Skyline 2025 OF 69.2 mph
4 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 68.8 mph
5 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 67.9 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 Troy Knox CO Lutheran 2027 2B 21.7 g
2 Brayden Walters CO Canon City 2024 1B 21.0 g
3 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 14.8 g
4 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 12.5 g
5 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 11.2 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 Dalton Yaste CO University 2024 C 81.18
2 Roy Higinbotham CO Pueblo County 2024 RHP 79.22
3 Tyler Blanchard CO Erie 2024 C 76.86
4 Joshua Sutrina CO Chaparral 2025 1B 75.75
5 Josh McWilliams CO Chaparral 2025 OF 75.00

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
Colorado Fall ID CO 11/12 The Farm Sports

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