Prep Baseball Report

2023 Rising Stars State Games: Data Dive, Position Players


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PBR Florida Staff

 

The 2023 Rising Stars State Games took place October 28-29 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona, FL. The event featured players from the 2027-2028 classes participating in a pro-style workout and three games over the two day span in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff.

Inside today’s Position Player Data Dive we will highlight the players with top metrics per Trackman, Blast, and Swift Athletic Testing.

Monday, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our Statistical Analysis. Today, we will take an even closer look at the position players in attendance with the help of our tech partners, broken down by the categories and leaderboards below.

SWIFT ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 6.94 s
2 Preston Cole FL St Johns Country Day 2027 SS 6.97 s
3 Gregory Capdevila FL Monsignor Pace 2027 OF 7.09 s
4 Christian Gomez FL Foundation Academy 2027 OF 7.13 s
5 Jase Traina FL Calvary Christian 2027 2B 7.22 s
^ Dylan Monile FL Calvary Christian 2027 1B 7.22 s
^ Amani Davila FL Cypress Creek 2028 SS 7.22 s
6 JD James FL Cardinal Mooney 2027 OF 7.25 s
7 Alex Wise FL Eustis 2027 7.28 s
8 Evan Dyett FL Spruce Creek High School 2027 LHP 7.29 s
9 Matthew Villena FL Somerset Academy 2027 C 7.31 s
10 Jake Churchman FL TNXL Academy 2027 2B 7.33 s
^ Dylan Zack FL The First Academy 2027 SS 7.33 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Dylan Monile FL Calvary Christian 2027 1B 1.76 s
2 Christian Gomez FL Foundation Academy 2027 OF 1.80 s
^ CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 1.80 s
3 Ryder Widick FL Melbourne Central Catholic 2027 LHP 1.81 s
^ Brylandd Canode FL DAVENPORT HIGH SCHOOL 2027 OF 1.81 s
^ Dylan Zack FL The First Academy 2027 SS 1.81 s
^ Jake Churchman FL TNXL Academy 2027 2B 1.81 s
^ Jase Traina FL Calvary Christian 2027 2B 1.81 s
4 Alex Wise FL Eustis 2027 1.84 s
^ Sam Heintz FL Clearwater Central Catholic 2027 SS 1.84 s
5 Maximus Sakala FL Orangewood Christian 2027 3B 1.85 s

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 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 98.5 mph
2 Max Boyer FL Westminster Christian 2027 C 95.4 mph
3 Preston Cole FL St Johns Country Day 2027 SS 92.3 mph
4 Gregory Capdevila FL Monsignor Pace 2027 OF 90.3 mph
5 CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 90.2 mph
6 Ryder Widick FL Melbourne Central Catholic 2027 LHP 90.0 mph
7 Matthew Villena FL Somerset Academy 2027 C 89.5 mph
8 JD James FL Cardinal Mooney 2027 OF 89.2 mph
9 Mason Warren FL Berkeley Prep 2028 SS 89.1 mph
10 Dylan Monile FL Calvary Christian 2027 1B 88.8 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Preston Cole FL St Johns Country Day 2027 SS 87.2 mph
2 CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 85.9 mph
3 Max Boyer FL Westminster Christian 2027 C 85.6 mph
4 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 85.2 mph
5 Dylan Monile FL Calvary Christian 2027 1B 83.3 mph
6 Max McCawley FL Pine Crest 2027 RHP 82.4 mph
7 Mason Warren FL Berkeley Prep 2028 SS 82.1 mph
8 Matthew Villena FL Somerset Academy 2027 C 81.9 mph
9 Gabriel Ortiz FL Steinbrenner 2027 1B 81.8 mph
10 Christian Gomez FL Foundation Academy 2027 OF 80.9 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 Max Boyer FL Westminster Christian 2027 C 359 ft
2 Preston Cole FL St Johns Country Day 2027 SS 349 ft
3 Christian Gomez FL Foundation Academy 2027 OF 333 ft
4 Gabriel Ortiz FL Steinbrenner 2027 1B 332 ft
5 Mason Warren FL Berkeley Prep 2028 SS 330 ft
6 Matthew Villena FL Somerset Academy 2027 C 325 ft
7 Jeyden DeJesus FL TBD 2028 3B 323 ft
8 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 322 ft
9 Max McCawley FL Pine Crest 2027 RHP 317 ft
10 CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 316 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 85 %
^ Brody Roe FL Palm Harbor University 2027 2B 85 %
2 Gabriel Ortiz FL Steinbrenner 2027 1B 81 %
^ Jake Churchman FL TNXL Academy 2027 2B 81 %
3 Jacob Collins FL Wesley Chapel 2028 C 78 %
4 Maximus Sakala FL Orangewood Christian 2027 3B 75 %
^ Owen Lenzen FL Bishop Moore Catholic 2028 OF 75 %
5 Michael Singer FL Horizon Highschool 2027 3B 73 %

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 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 22.8 mph
2 Max McCawley FL Pine Crest 2027 RHP 21.6 mph
3 CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 21.3 mph
4 Miles Tyson FL Trinity Christian Academy 2027 2B 20.7 mph
5 Max Boyer FL Westminster Christian 2027 C 20.7 mph
6 JD James FL Cardinal Mooney 2027 OF 20.6 mph
7 Nolan Slaymaker FL Undecided 2028 RHP 20.5 mph
8 Brylandd Canode FL DAVENPORT HIGH SCHOOL 2027 OF 20.4 mph
9 Alex Wise FL Eustis 2027 20.3 mph
10 Gabriel Ortiz FL Steinbrenner 2027 1B 20.3 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 Preston Cole FL St Johns Country Day 2027 SS 67.4 mph
2 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 64.9 mph
3 Dylan Monile FL Calvary Christian 2027 1B 63.8 mph
4 Max Boyer FL Westminster Christian 2027 C 63.0 mph
5 Kanin Summey FL Undecided 2028 1B 62.9 mph
6 Ryder Widick FL Melbourne Central Catholic 2027 LHP 62.9 mph
7 Mason Warren FL Berkeley Prep 2028 SS 62.4 mph
8 Michael Singer FL Horizon Highschool 2027 3B 61.9 mph
9 Brandyn Figueroa FL N/A 2028 C 61.6 mph
10 Gabriel Ortiz FL Steinbrenner 2027 1B 61.2 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 Charlie Antunez FL Mount Dora 2027 SS 23.2 g
2 Max Boyer FL Westminster Christian 2027 C 21.4 g
3 Maximillian Pliske FL Saint Thomas Aquinas 2027 OF 20.6 g
4 Max McCawley FL Pine Crest 2027 RHP 19.8 g
5 Owen Lenzen FL Bishop Moore Catholic 2028 OF 19.7 g
6 Samuel Rodgers FL DeLand High school 2028 LHP 19.5 g
7 Dante Caridi FL IMG Academy 2027 C 18.5 g
8 Christian Yamashita FL Montverde Academy 2028 SS 16.5 g
9 John Parkinson FL The First Academy 2027 C 15.9 g
10 CJ Wall FL TNXL Academy 2027 C 15.3 g

Rotational Acceleration: Rotation measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly vs. pulling the bat with your hands. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to make a decision at the plate.

CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.


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