Prep Baseball Report

Central Region Super 60 Preview

By: Diego Solares
Central Region Media Director, Scouting

On Sunday, February 4th, the Prep Baseball staff will put on the 22nd annual Super 60 Pro Showcase at The MAX in McCook, Illinois. 

This prestigious, invitation-only event features only the top draft prospects in the Prep Baseball's expansive coverage area. Over the last 20-plus years, the Super 60 has become the most heavily scouted preseason event for its assembly of MLB Draft prospects, signaling the start of the season's march to the draft itself. The primary purpose of the Super 60 is to give professional area scouts, cross checkers and scouting directors a head start to the high school season. The event is for draft-eligible Class of 2024 prospects.

A multitude of high level players have made their way through the Super 60 over the years. Just recently, the 2023 Super 60 featured the eventual No. 3 overall pick Max Clark (Franklin Community, IN), the No. 44 pick Blake Wolters (Mahomet-Seymour, IL), and the No. 50 pick Nazzan Zanetello (Christian Brothers College, MO), among others who went on to be selected and eventually sign like Sam Shaw (Lambrick Park, BC, Canada) and George Wolkow (Downers Grove North, IL).

To learn more about the history of the event, click HERE. 

The Prep Baseball Central Region - Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arkansas - will be well represented at this year’s Super 60, with 11 players making their way to McCook on Sunday. Continue reading below to learn more about these players that’ll look to leave their mark at this high-level event. 


The ‘Show Me’ state won’t lack representation at this year’s Super 60, one year after SS Nazzan Zanetello (CBC, 2023) starred and signed for $3 million with the Boston Red Sox in last July’s MLB Draft. Six players from Missouri will make the trip to McCook for the winter’s premier scouting event: 

+ We’ll see the state’s top-ranked senior on Sunday, with INF Trey Snyder (Liberty North; Tennessee signee) coming into the event as one of the highest nationally ranked names in attendance. Snyder, a state champion football player and two-time state champion on the baseball diamond, had a productive year on the summer circuit. He hit at nearly every spot, producing consistent line drive contact from a fast, athletic, and adjustable right-handed swing. Snyder’s an asset on the infield too, where he’s mostly played shortstop throughout his prep career, though a move to either second or third base wouldn’t be an issue for the Kansas City native. He’s confident in his hands, covers ground confidently with bounce in the lower half, and has previously shown us above-average arm strength (94 mph) in a workout setting. Polished in multiple aspects of his game, Snyder should be a name that draws plenty of professional attention throughout the spring season. 

Trey Snyder

+ It’s hard to miss the 6-foot-4, 210-pound professional-like frame that INF Drew Dickerson (Lee’s Summit West; Oklahoma signee) brings to the table. Dickerson checks several boxes from a physical standpoint already, though he’s likely to tack on 15-to-20 more pounds of muscle over the next few years. You’ll have a hard time finding a louder right-handed bat in Missouri than Dickerson’s, whose ability to impact the baseball at a triple-digit level with high-end bat speed to pair unlocks a true middle-of-the-order ceiling down the road. Dickerson’s athleticism is noteworthy and should allow him to find a defensive home on the infield, or a corner outfield spot should he need to. There’s been plenty of buzz behind Dickerson for the last few months and it’s possible he comes away from the Super 60 as one of the event’s biggest winners. 

Brady Kehlenbrink (Parkway South; LSU signee) comes to Chicago with plenty of allure behind him. The fourth highest ranked player in Missouri’s 2024 class, Kehlenbrink doesn’t lack any size or strength on a muscled-up 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame. The PBR Future Games alum has gradually climbed over the last few seasons and his prospect stock has risen with him as a result. Expect the Patriots’ star arm to pitch in the low-90s on Sunday with sharp spin on a mid-70s breaking ball, and he’ll flash feel for a late fading changeup as well. 

Brady Kehlenbrink

+ We’ve often described 3B Grant Hollister (Blue Springs South; Indiana signee) as a ‘professional’ hitter as few in the entire state rival the Kansas City native’s natural hit tool. All Hollister does, against any level of competition, is hit and he’s built quite the reputation over the last few years as a highly mature, polished right-handed bat. It’s always going to be a tough at-bat when Hollister steps in the box given his rare expansion of the zone and minimal swing-and-miss. Additionally, he’s more than comfortable with using the whole field and he started to flash more thump last summer than we’d seen from him in the past. Hollister’s sure-handed on the infield, but it’ll ultimately be his hit tool that carries him at the next level, whether it be collegiate or professional. 

Grant Hollister

+ There’s been a growing buzz for the last few months around SS/OF Tytus Cissell (Francis Howell; Mizzou signee), and for good reason. Cissell played a pivotal role in helping Francis Howell reach the Class 6 state championship game last spring and he rode that momentum into the summer, where he excelled against quality competition for the Royals Scout Team. It’s been a productive last few months for the St. Louis’ area native, as he’s reportedly packed on more muscle mass to his frame, now standing at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds. He’s a high level athlete that should run one of the day’s fastest 60 times, can jump out the gym, and is able to play either shortstop or center field defensively. A switch-hitter, Cissell has bat speed and barrel accuracy from both sides of the plate, and the added strength he’s tacked on should lead to more impact this spring,  something he started to show last year. His offensive skill-set is boosted by his run tool and effort - Cissell plays at 100% effort at all times and with a highly competitive chip on his shoulder. There’s a real chance he emerges from Sunday as a must-follow prospect for professional scouts, should he not be on those pref lists already. 

+ The final name headed to the Super 60 from Missouri is RHP Jack Nobe (Borgia; Xavier signee), another name that’s greatly boosted his prospect aspects over the last 12 months or so. Nobe absolutely dominated for Borgia last spring, helping lead the Knights to the Class 5 state championship game, and he impressed our scouts over a few looks in the summer and fall, too. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-hander has been up to 93 mph with his fastball in our looks, though he’s reportedly jumped a few ticks this winter. With that, Nobe throws a firm, two-plane slider for both strikes and whiffs in the upper-70s to low-80s. A ‘pop-up’ prospect of sorts, Nobe should continue to add to his prospect resume with a strong showing this Sunday. 

Jack Nobe


+ RHP Victor Christal (Bishop Miege; Mizzou signee) is a recent riser in the ‘Sunflower State’, bumping up to No. 3 overall in the state’s 2024 class rankings. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior owns a lively pitch mix, starting with a low-90s fastball that jumps out of his hand and plays through the zone with carry. Christal showed us two different breaking balls last summer; a low-70s curveball with more depth and drop, as well as a mid-to-upper-70s slider with tighter lateral spin. He’ll round out his arsenal with a low spin, low lift changeup that plays in the low-80s. Christal has the stuff and potency to turn heads at the event this weekend. 

Victor Christal

+ There’s plenty to dream on with OF Eli Lovich (Blue Valley West; Arkansas signee), who’s another climber over the last few months, now sitting at No. 4 overall in the Kansas’ 2024 class. He’s a wiry, lean-limbed 6-foot-4, 180-pound left-handed hitter with present feel to hit and future power potential should he further fill out his frame. Lovich can really run and his athleticism aids him out the box as well as with the glove in the outfield. With Division I bloodlines as well, Lovich’s projectability and present tools are going to draw the attention of pro teams. 

Eli Lovich

+ RHP Hudson Byrd (Blue Valley; Kansas State signee) has long been one of the more projectable arms in the entire state. He’ll be hard to miss when he toes the rubber on Sunday, bringing a highly projectable 6-foot-6, 195-pound frame to the mound. Byrd’s fastball has played in the low-to-mid-90s in early ‘pens this winter, a noteworthy jump from where he was last year, and he’s starting to further harness his slider as well. Consistently holding that level of velocity will be the key for Byrd, though the Kansas State signee certainly has heaps of upside on the hill. 


+ Representing the ‘Sooner State’ is talented LHP Kash Mayfield (Elk City; Oklahoma State signee). The 6-foot-4, 200-pound southpaw is a part of a loaded 2024 class from Oklahoma and sits within the top-75 prospects in the country as well. Last spring, Mayfield pitched to a 9-1 record with a 0.75 ERA across 46 2/3 innings of work. In that span, he punched out 109 batters and walked only 13, allowing 18 hits in total. From a stuff perspective, he's a low-90s southpaw that can really pitch, relying on an upper-70s breaking ball with late action and depth.

Kash Mayfield


+ Making his way to McCook by way of Colorado is RHP Mitch Haythorn (Eaton; Oklahoma signee). Packed with strength at 6-foot, 205-pounds, Haythorn's innate competitiveness and consistent will to win stand out on the mound. He’s nearly been flawless on the mound throughout his high school career, posting a 19-0 record with three state titles in three years. Last year, Haythorn punched out 113 over 51 innings with a 0.82 ERA, building off a sophomore campaign in which he fanned 86 across 44 frames. Haythorn’s a power arm that goes at hitters, complimenting an upper-80s to low-90s fastball with a firm sharp slider and low-80s changeup. 

Mitch Haythorn