Prep Baseball Report

Kansas City Preseason ID: Data Dive


By: Eliott Wilk
Midwest Operations Director

On Sunday, February 18th, the PBR Kansas staff traveled to Natural Baseball Academy in Olathe, KS, to host the first annual Kansas City Preseason ID. This event was open to all 2024-to-2027 prospects with 40+ names in attendance.

All of our events offer players the opportunity to update their recruiting resume and showcase their talents in front of our staff. We also use these events as identifiers for future invite-only events, like the Preseason All-State, our summer Top Prospect Games, and the prestigious Prep Baseball Future Games that takes place at the tail end of the summer. To see what our events offer, click HERE.

Earlier in the week, our staff rolled out the day’s statistical standouts in leaderboard format within our ‘Stat Story’, which you can find HERE. Then, we spotlighted several of the day's standout prospects within our typical 'Quick Hits', which you can find HERE.

We'll wrap up our coverage from this event today within this 'Data Dive'. Continue reading below to see which players in attendance showed well from a batted ball and pitch metric perspective.

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Keaton Neal KS Spring Hill 2026 SS 6.69
2 Addison Miller MO Homeschool 2025 SS 6.71
3 Andrew Young MO WEBB CITY HIGH 2025 OF 6.74
4 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 6.76
5 Eli Lang KS Minneola 2024 OF 6.80
6 Benjamin Burton KS Olathe East 2026 OF 6.83
7 Drake Jennings MO Neosho 2027 OF 6.87
8 Zachary Fish MO St. Pius X 2025 C 6.89
9 Nico Chiu MO Pembroke Hill 2026 2B 6.91
10 Christian Niederwerder KS Blue Valley High 2026 LHP 6.98
^ Kamden Dick KS Mill Valley 2026 OF 6.98

MAX VERTICAL JUMP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Eli Lang KS Minneola 2024 OF 31.0
2 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 30.9
3 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 30.9
4 Colin Oestreich KS Blue Valley Southwest 2025 OF 30.2
5 Andrew Young MO WEBB CITY HIGH 2025 OF 29.7
^ Benjamin Burton KS Olathe East 2026 OF 29.7

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 104.7 mph
2 Keaton Neal KS Spring Hill 2026 SS 97.0 mph
3 Andrew Young MO WEBB CITY HIGH 2025 OF 94.2 mph
4 Kamden Dick KS Mill Valley 2026 OF 93.6 mph
5 Jackson Bates MO Smith-Cotton 2025 C 92.9 mph
6 Blayne Lilienkamp MO Carthage 2026 RHP 92.8 mph
7 Conner Smith MO Kickapoo 2027 SS 92.6 mph
8 Isaac Sauder KS Mill Valley 2025 C 91.5 mph
9 Addison Miller MO Homeschool 2025 SS 91.2 mph
10 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 91.1 mph

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 92.0 mph
2 Keaton Neal KS Spring Hill 2026 SS 91.6 mph
3 Carter Jeffries MO Summit Christian 2026 C 86.6 mph
4 Conner Smith MO Kickapoo 2027 SS 86.1 mph
5 Easton Phillippe MO Staley 2025 C 85.2 mph

PEAK BATTED DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Keaton Neal KS Spring Hill 2026 SS 367 ft
2 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 360 ft
3 Zachary Fish MO St. Pius X 2025 C 322 ft
4 Addison Miller MO Homeschool 2025 SS 318 ft
5 Camden Morris KS Blue Valley 2025 C 315 ft

AVERAGE BATTED DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Trent Gallagher MO Knob Noster 2025 RHP 228 ft
2 Conner Smith MO Kickapoo 2027 SS 210 ft
3 Jackson Bates MO Smith-Cotton 2025 C 207 ft
4 Colin Oestreich KS Blue Valley Southwest 2025 OF 203 ft
5 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 194 ft

PEAK BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Brady Smith MO Van Buren 2026 RHP 88.1 mph
2 Isaac Sauder KS Mill Valley 2025 C 85.9 mph
3 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 85.0 mph
4 Keaton Neal KS Spring Hill 2026 SS 77.7 mph
5 Eli Lang KS Minneola 2024 OF 77.1 mph
^ Peyton Snider MO Raymore-Peculiar 2027 RHP 77.1 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 79.2 mph
2 Isaac Sauder KS Mill Valley 2025 C 76.0 mph
3 Eli Lang KS Minneola 2024 OF 75.4 mph
4 Brady Smith MO Van Buren 2026 RHP 75.3 mph
5 Keaton Neal KS Spring Hill 2026 SS 74.2 mph

PEAK HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Isaac Sauder KS Mill Valley 2025 C 26.7 mph
2 Andrew Young MO WEBB CITY HIGH 2025 OF 26.1 mph
3 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 25.7 mph
4 Eli Lang KS Minneola 2024 OF 24.9 mph
5 Blayne Lilienkamp MO Carthage 2026 RHP 24.8 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 24.6 mph
2 Andrew Young MO WEBB CITY HIGH 2025 OF 24.5 mph
3 Eli Lang KS Minneola 2024 OF 24.3 mph
4 Isaac Sauder KS Mill Valley 2025 C 24.2 mph
5 Blayne Lilienkamp MO Carthage 2026 RHP 23.7 mph

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jack Dilley KS Olathe West 2024 RHP 93.2 mph
2 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 92.3 mph
3 Dennis Leonard MO Grain Valley 2025 RHP 91.6 mph
4 Trent Gallagher MO Knob Noster 2025 RHP 89.6 mph
5 Cole Hayden KS Pittsburg 2026 RHP 85.5 mph
6 Ayden Newton MO KEARNEY HIGH 2025 RHP 84.4 mph
7 Blayne Lilienkamp MO Carthage 2026 RHP 84.0 mph
8 Kamden Dick KS Mill Valley 2026 OF 83.7 mph
9 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 83.1 mph
10 Brady Smith MO Van Buren 2026 RHP 81.4 mph

PEAK FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Trent Gallagher MO Knob Noster 2025 RHP 2589 rpm
2 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 2517 rpm
3 Dennis Leonard MO Grain Valley 2025 RHP 2468 rpm
4 Jack Dilley KS Olathe West 2024 RHP 2347 rpm
5 Austin Pare MO Staley 2024 LHP 2255 rpm

PEAK CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Cole Hayden KS Pittsburg 2026 RHP 2494 rpm
2 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 2435 rpm
3 Dennis Leonard MO Grain Valley 2025 RHP 2414 rpm
4 Austin Pare MO Staley 2024 LHP 2398 rpm
5 Ayden Newton MO KEARNEY HIGH 2025 RHP 2394 rpm

AVERAGE CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cole Hayden KS Pittsburg 2026 RHP 2469 rpm
2 Austin Pare MO Staley 2024 LHP 2341 rpm
3 Dennis Leonard MO Grain Valley 2025 RHP 2330 rpm
4 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 2315 rpm
5 Ayden Newton MO KEARNEY HIGH 2025 RHP 2307 rpm

PEAK SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 2598 rpm
2 Kamden Dick KS Mill Valley 2026 OF 2166 rpm
3 Jack Dilley KS Olathe West 2024 RHP 2153 rpm

AVERAGE SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 2527
2 Kamden Dick KS Mill Valley 2026 OF 2161
3 Jack Dilley KS Olathe West 2024 RHP 2111

AVG CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MVMT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dennis Leonard MO Grain Valley 2025 RHP 18.7
2 Cole Hayden KS Pittsburg 2026 RHP 17.9
3 Beau Peterson KS Mill Valley 2026 3B 16.8
4 Jack Dilley KS Olathe West 2024 RHP 15.9
5 Christian Anders MO Staley 2025 C 14.1

For all of the statistics collected from this event, click HERE.

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