Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State Upperclass : Uncommitted Position Players

Cooper Trinkle
Lead Scout

The talent that rolled through Pro X Athlete on March 2nd for the Preseason All-State Upperclass was outstanding and we saw a group of uncommitted position players establish themselves as must-follow prospects for recruiters still looking to add to their 2025 recruiting class. Read along to learn about the top uncommitted juniors, by position, from the All-State, with 10 more follows highlighted after. 

Find the Top Performances of the event, HERE.

Find the Top Uncommitted Pitchers, HERE.


+ SS JD Stein (Carmel) stole the show on the position player side of things with outstanding measurables and the actions to match. The highest-touted uncommitted prospect in the class, Stein blazed a 6.66 60 yard dash to start the day, before putting together a professional round of batting practice with the top average exit velocity of the day (97.1 mph). Stein peaked at 102.6 mph, suggesting gap power could be a future-tool. Stein showed consistent tempo through his swing, delivering a quick, level barrel through the hitting zone that stays on-plane to extension. Stein was hands-down the best defensive infielder in attendance, showing real bounce in the feet with soft hands to match. His best tool is his arm strength, firing the ball across the infield at 97 mph with real carry. Uncommitted for now, expect high-level programs from across the country to be in contact with Stein as he plays his junior season. 

+ SS/UTL Trevor Corbett (Noblesville) turned in a solid overall day. The carrying tool is the bat - and Corbett peppered line drives from gap to gap, showcasing advanced barrel accuracy. Corbett has built a reputation as a consistent in-game hitter, and he has an innate ability to control his forward move that allows for consistency. His loudest swing came off the bat at 95.6 mph, and he found the barrel in 76% of the swings he took. His arm is his next-best tool, throwing it across at 89 mph, and Corbett holds a bat-first, utility man's profile.

+ I really liked the actions that SS Jordan Williamson (Pendleton Heights) showed off throughout the day. Although his metrics won't jump off the page, he moves with grace and fluidity, suggesting the metrics will jump as he adds strength to his lanky, 6-foot-1, 170 pound frame. A 6.86 runner - Williamson controls his forward move with a simple stride, and pairs it with a quiet hand load. The barrel works direct, optimizing line drive contract, and he profiles as a line drive-oriented bat. Defensively, Williamson moves with athletic actions around the infield, showing soft hands and easy, controlled efforts, with a chance to stick at shortstop at the collegiate level. 

+ SS Ty Frakes (Pendleton Heights) was another standout infielder that showed well at the All-State. Frakes was one of the best defenders in attendance, showing fundamental actions with soft hands and quick feet to match. We have seen the lateral quickness translate to gameplay, as well as the actions, and his body control stands out. Frakes profiles as a top of the order bat with a solid run tool (6.80 60) and he hits with casual effort, swinging an accurate barrel. The swing works direct and stays on-plane to extension.

+ SS Nick Godsey (Southport) is an interesting junior shortstop to follow. An athletic prospect with body control, standing at 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, Godsey is a switch-hitter with strong defensive actions. The swings are very similiar from both sides, using a toe-tap stride and delivering a short, direct barrel. The right-handed swing currently has more strength than the left, with his max exit velocity reaching 96.5 mph. He moves with a controlled pace in the infield, producing smooth actions and showing the ability to quick release. The arm is an above average tool, reaching 87 mph across the infield. Godsey also showed well on the mound, reaching 85 mph on a low-effort fastball, which speaks to the athleticism and body control that he possesses. 


+ OF/1B Jaxon Sparks (Fort Wayne Carroll) had the best performance of any uncommitted outfielder at the event. There is real physicality in his 6-foot-1, 220 pound frame that translates to major strength in his left-handed swing. Sparks works behind the ball with an efficient lower-half, producing a peak exit velocity of 100 mph, with multiple well-spun balls to the pull-side gap. To add excitement to the offensive profile, Sparks turned in a 6.63 60 yard dash. Arm strength is also tool for Sparks - up to 92 mph from the outfield along with 88 mph from the mound. Sparks is a must-know uncommitted junior that has improved his game since last year's Future Games. 

+ CF Maalik Perkins (Whiteland) changes the game with his feet, one of the most dynamic outfielders in the class, and his bat continues to trend in the right direction. Perkins turned in a 6.33 60 yard dash - a real CF at the next-level that is a weapon on the basepaths. Along with 6.3 speed in CF, Maalik's arm is a next-level tool, tossing 91 mph from the outfield. The bat continues to trend up, adding rhythm in the upper body over the offseason that allows for a well-sequenced swing and loose barrel turn. The bat is becoming more impactful, as he reached a peak exit velocity of 98.2 mph in his batting practice round. 

+ OF Gabe Mathison (Carmel) was another uncommitted winner that showed exceptionally well at the All-State event. A switch-hitting outfielder with real twitch, Mathison showed a loose, quick swing from both sides with plenty of bat speed. Reaching a peak exit velocity of 96.4 mph - the swing works direct and the ball jumps off the barrel. An above average runner (6.86) with arm strength from the outfield (88 mph) - Mathison has traditionally been a strong in-game performer and his tools continue to trend in a postive direction. 

+ One of the loudest overall toolsets of the event came from OF Zander Carnahan (Cathedral). Built with all-kinds of compact strength in a 6-foot-1, 190 pound frame, Carnahan showed real barrel strength with multiple upper-90s exit velocities and his best ball leaving the bat at 102.7 mph. The swing is simple, as he hits from a pre-loaded setup before making a small forward move with quiet hands. Carnahan delivers a heavy barrel through the hitting zone with present above average bat speed. His best tool is his arm strength, and he showed the best outfield arm of the event, reaching 94 mph. Carnahan turned in a 6.66 60 yard dash, adding another real tool to his game, and he established himself amongst the top uncommitted hitters in the state after a huge performance at the All-State.

+ CF River Pecina (Penn) was another outfielder that posted loud metrics. A 5-foot-10, 175 pound centerfielder that can really go get it, Pecina shows special twitch that helped him produce a max exit velocity of 103.1 mph. Pecina has a tendency to come out of his legs within the swing, but the overall barrel strength has certainly taken a step up, and his barrel works through the zone with present bat speed. Pecina fits the mold of a glove-first CF, and he turned in a 6.65 60 yard dash. 

+ OF Tyler Rinehart (Boonville) owned the most college-ready frame I saw at the event. Standing at an ultra-physical, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Rinehart delivered a flat bat through the hitting zone that produced a peak exit velocity of 100 mph. There is a real ability to leverage the baseball to the pull-side, and his furthest batted ball traveled 391 feet. The swing mechanics have cleaned up since looks last summer and fall, and he also showed improvements in his foot speed, turning in a 6.82 60. His game continues to trend upwards and Rinehart holds upside as a true power / speed guy at the college level. 

+ OF Peyton Dickens (Whiteland) is an uncommitted outfielder to dream on with an ultra-projectable, 6-foot-5, 175 pound frame. The swing has cleaned up since looks in the summer and fall, turning the barrel on an uphill plane, and there is significant power potential in the frame. Dickens' exit velocity peaked at 91.7 mph, and I expect that number to sky-rocket as he matures into more physical strength. A 6.82 runner - Dickens' arm works - producing an OF velocity of 88 mph and reaching 86 mph on the bump, as well. 

+ One of the best athletes in attendance was CF Mason Jarrett (Munster). One of the top runners of the day, Jarrett turned in a 6.54 60, suggesting he should be able to stick in the middle of the diamond at the college level. The swing is athletic, with big upper body movements to create separation, and he turns the barrel through the zone with twitchy bat speed. The swing is geared towards pull-side contact, with his firmest barrel leaving the bat at 101.2 mph. Jarrett also flashed more pull-side power than his 5-foot-10, 170 pound frame suggests. To round out a next-level toolset, Jarrett reached 87 mph from the outfield.

+ OF MJ Gaines (Park Tudor) was another standout uncommitted outfielder. There is real upside in his 6-foot, 185 pound frame and he really looks the part of a next-level prospect. Gaines shows projectable bat strength with an exit velocity of 93 mph, and a swing geared towards middle of the field contact. Gaines turned in a 6.85 60 and reached 88 mph from the outfield, both above average tools at the moment. 


+ One of the biggest uncommitted winners of the weekend was C Johnnie Ankenbruck (Homestead). I've always been a fan of the way that the projectable, 6-foot-2, 175 pounder can defend behind the dish, but the bat has really taken a step up after an offseason of development. The bat strength has vastly improved, as he hit multiple balls over 100 mph with his best coming off at 101.6 mph. There is a controlled pace in the box, and he stays connected to turn the barrel on an ideal path, working to extension. Ankenbruck showed as one of the best defensive catchers at the event, reaching 81 mph from the crouch, with pops ranging from 1.95 - 2.03, and he stood out with his receiving abilities during bullpens. Schools looking to add a '25 catcher to their recruiting class should prioritize looks at Ankenbruck this spring. 

+ '25 C/OF Drew McTagertt (Harrison) is another uncommitted name to know. One of the top in-game, uncommitted hitters left on the board, McTagertt showed pull-side strength in his batting practice round with a short, simple swing, and his projectable, 6-foot-2, 175 pound frame has plenty of room to pack on strength, which will only make the bat more impactful. McTagertt can really catch & throw - showing a fast, twitchy exchange with pops ranging from 1.90 - 2.01 and a 79 mph arm from the crouch. 

+ I like how C Max Reaume (Valparaiso) has progressed over the offseason. A compact, sturdy, 5-foot-11, 195 pounder - Reaume stood out with the bat, showing barrel accuracy with standout hand-eye. The swing has strength and is geared towards gap to gap lift, with his exit velocity peaking at 96.9 mph. Reaume is a steady receiver with sure hands, and his best tool is his arm strength, reaching 83 mph from the crouch with pops ranging from 1.87 - 2.01. 

+ C Bo Cooper (Cathedral) is a winner. A High IQ, high motor player that really stood out with his receiving abilities during the bullpen session, I loved the fact that Bo treated each bullpen he caught like it was the State Championship game. This motor stands out in game, as well as his ability to catch & throw, showing one of the fastest exchanges of the day to produce pop times from 1.88 - 1.97. Cooper turns a tight, connected barrel with a swing geared towards line drive contact, reaching a max exit velocity of 94.7 mph.

Corner Infielders

+ One of the most consistent batting practice rounds of the day came from 1B Matt Drozlek (Westfield). Drozlek reached a peak exit velocity of 100.6 mph, while averaging 95.5 mph throughout the entirety of his round, speaking to the barrel accuracy in which he possesses. The uncommitted 1B showed real pull-side strength with his furthest ball traveling 386 feet, and there is even more strength that can be added to his massive, 6-foot-6, 225 pound frame. Drozlek hits from a crouched stance and his hands whip a quick barrel through the hitting zone. It's a bat-first profile, but Drozlek showed steady improvements in his run times and arm strength, stemming from the body composition improvements that he has made over the offseason. 

+ 3B/2B Garrity Ullom (North Central) took some of my favorite swings of any uncommitted bat at the All-State. Starting with high hands and using a slow, controlled load, Ullom strides with control before delivering a heavy barrel through the hitting zone with present bat speed. The bat path is ideal, and allowed him to produce an exit velocity of 103.6 mph, averaging 92.3 mph, with four of his ten batted balls leaving the bat at 100+. Ullom worked through the middle of the field during batting practice, which should translate to in-game success. 

+ 3B Colin McNeer (Brownsburg) showed premier bat strength in his batting practice round, reaching an eye-popping exit velocity of 105 mph. The swing is short and direct, with above average bat speed, and he averaged 96.7 mph throughout his round. There is significant compact strength in his 5-foot-10, 210 pound frame. McNeer turned in an above average run time (7.16) with arm strength from the hot-corner (87 across). 

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