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2023 Top Tier Roos Tryout: Data Dive, Position Players


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PBR Florida Staff

 

The 2023 Top Tier Roos Tryout took place Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3 at the Courthouse Performace Center in Oldsmar and Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater, FL. The event featured players from the 2024-2027 classes participating in bullpens Friday night, pro-style workout on Saturday, and games on Sunday 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 Kaden Waechter FL Jesuit 2026 RHP 6.97 s
2 Josh Herrmann FL Berkeley Prep 2026 OF 7.08 s
^ Paxton Dulski FL Calvary Christian 2026 RHP 7.08 s
3 Kristo'pher Colondres FL SEFFNER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2026 C 7.10 s
4 Parker Mitzel FL Berkeley Prep 2026 RHP 7.14 s
^ Riley McDonald FL DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 7.14 s
5 Tyler Kin FL Tampa Prep 2026 OF 7.19 s
6 Zach Roxby FL Clearwater central Catholic 2026 LHP 7.20 s
7 Alexander Haine FL Lawton Chiles 2026 OF 7.21 s
8 Jackson Berglund FL Osceola Fundamental 2025 RHP 7.26 s
^ Fisher Emery FL Calvary Christian 2026 RHP 7.26 s
9 Braden Ross FL Sickles 2025 3B 7.34 s
^ Juan Velazco FL Ransom Everglades 2026 C 7.34 s
10 Gage McCrystal FL Winter Haven High School 2025 3B 7.37 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Kaden Waechter FL Jesuit 2026 RHP 1.64 s
2 Josh Herrmann FL Berkeley Prep 2026 OF 1.68 s
3 Zach Roxby FL Clearwater central Catholic 2026 LHP 1.71 s
4 Riley McDonald FL DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 1.73 s
5 Tyler Kin FL Tampa Prep 2026 OF 1.74 s
^ Alexander Haine FL Lawton Chiles 2026 OF 1.74 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 Riley McDonald FL DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 101.4 mph
2 Jaden Nazar FL SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL 2025 99.3 mph
3 Danandres Colon FL Lakeland Christian School 2025 SS 98.1 mph
4 Matt Altman FL Bishop McLaughlin 2026 RHP 98.1 mph
5 Brandon Gonzales FL Sickles 2025 RHP 97.3 mph
6 Kaden Waechter FL Jesuit 2026 RHP 97.0 mph
7 Mitchell Rodriguez FL Lakeland Christian 2025 C 96.8 mph
8 Juan Velazco FL Ransom Everglades 2026 C 95.7 mph
9 Sadarian Austin FL Tampa Bay Tech 2024 OF 95.6 mph
10 Gage McCrystal FL Winter Haven High School 2025 3B 94.9 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jaden Nazar FL SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL 2025 92.3 mph
2 Riley McDonald FL DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 90.9 mph
3 Brandon Gonzales FL Sickles 2025 RHP 90.2 mph
4 Ty Woodring FL CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL 2025 89.4 mph
5 Cooper Riley FL Clearwater Central Catholic 2026 RHP 88.3 mph
6 Kaden Waechter FL Jesuit 2026 RHP 87.4 mph
7 Koleman Ragan FL Jupiter 2027 SS 87.3 mph
8 Diego Conley FL Osceola fundamental 2027 C 87.2 mph
9 Alexander Haine FL Lawton Chiles 2026 OF 87.1 mph
10 Mitchell Rodriguez FL Lakeland Christian 2025 C 86.5 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 Riley McDonald FL DIXIE M. HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 396 ft
2 Brandon Gonzales FL Sickles 2025 RHP 375 ft
3 Sadarian Austin FL Tampa Bay Tech 2024 OF 373 ft
4 Danandres Colon FL Lakeland Christian School 2025 SS 367 ft
5 Ty Woodring FL CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL 2025 360 ft
6 Jaden Nazar FL SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL 2025 357 ft
7 Matt Altman FL Bishop McLaughlin 2026 RHP 357 ft
8 Mitchell Rodriguez FL Lakeland Christian 2025 C 357 ft
9 Gage McCrystal FL Winter Haven High School 2025 3B 356 ft
10 Robby Santana FL Jesuit 2025 3B 352 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Cade Blanco FL N/A 2025 100 %
2 Reilly Holland FL CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 2B 88 %
3 Andres Pasternac FL FLORIDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2026 C 87 %
4 Danandres Colon FL Lakeland Christian School 2025 SS 85 %
^ David Hernandez FL Jw Mitchell 2027 3B 85 %
5 Nathan Diaz FL LAKELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2026 80 %

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 Jaden Nazar FL SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL 2025 24.0 mph
2 Mitchell Rodriguez FL Lakeland Christian 2025 C 23.8 mph
3 Koleman Ragan FL Jupiter 2027 SS 23.7 mph
4 Bobby Miller FL JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL 2027 23.6 mph
5 Sadarian Austin FL Tampa Bay Tech 2024 OF 22.8 mph
6 Zach Roxby FL Clearwater central Catholic 2026 LHP 22.7 mph
7 Danandres Colon FL Lakeland Christian School 2025 SS 22.4 mph
8 Smith Wortham FL Palm Harbor University 2025 1B 22.4 mph
9 Brandon Gonzales FL Sickles 2025 RHP 22.3 mph
10 Ashton Brown FL Steinbrenner 2026 C 22.3 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 Sadarian Austin FL Tampa Bay Tech 2024 OF 73.0 mph
2 Parker Mitzel FL Berkeley Prep 2026 RHP 72.5 mph
3 Mitchell Rodriguez FL Lakeland Christian 2025 C 71.9 mph
4 Smith Wortham FL Palm Harbor University 2025 1B 71.8 mph
5 Chase Petker FL Steinbrenner 2026 OF 70.6 mph
6 Kristo'pher Colondres FL SEFFNER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2026 C 70.5 mph
7 Danandres Colon FL Lakeland Christian School 2025 SS 70.3 mph
8 Matt Altman FL Bishop McLaughlin 2026 RHP 70.3 mph
9 Ty Woodring FL CLEARWATER HIGH SCHOOL 2025 69.5 mph
10 Kaden Waechter FL Jesuit 2026 RHP 69.4 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 Ashton Brown FL Steinbrenner 2026 C 28.7 g
2 Sadarian Austin FL Tampa Bay Tech 2024 OF 28.6 g
3 Zach Roxby FL Clearwater central Catholic 2026 LHP 25.9 g
4 Koleman Ragan FL Jupiter 2027 SS 25.2 g
5 Roman Petruccelli FL Calvary Christian 2026 RHP 20.7 g
6 Cooper Riley FL Clearwater Central Catholic 2026 RHP 19.5 g
7 Agent Boudi FL East Lake High School 2026 C 19.4 g
8 Jaden Nazar FL SICKLES HIGH SCHOOL 2025 18.3 g
9 David Hernandez FL Jw Mitchell 2027 3B 17.6 g
10 Cole Watson FL River ridge 2027 2B 17.6 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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