Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State: Preview

By: Diego Solares
Central Region Media Director, Scouting

This Saturday, February 3rd, the PBR Missouri staff will make our annual trip to the SportsBarn in Wentzville, MO, to host the Preseason All-State. This invite-only event will feature a mulittude of the state's top prospects, representing Missouri's 2024-to-2027 classes, with over 100 players set to attend.

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.

For all of the important details pertaining to this event, click HERE. To see what we offer at all of our Prep Baseball Missouri events, click HERE.


Per usual, the roster for this weekend is loaded, but it's possible that this may be the most talented group of players we've had for this event in its history. There's an exuberant amount of talent from top to bottom making their way to Wentzville on Saturday, and we've previewed a few of them below, though there's many more players to know aside from this grouping. 

For a running up-to-date look at the roster for Saturday's showcase, click HERE.

Ryker Benz 3B / Vianney, MO / 2025

From 2/7/23: "...Arguably the event’s most physical offensive showing came from Benz, an OIklahoma commit. A 6-foot, 185-pound well-proportioned athlete with added muscle and room for more, Benz pummeled baseballs with relative ease, including an event-high 103.2 mph max exit velocity and 94 mph average. He generated high hand (23.8 mph) and bat (76.3 mph) speed numbers without much effort, and his furthest batted ball traveled 363 feet, per TrackMan. Benz also recorded an 80% hard-hit rate and 80% sweet spot rate, both of which were amongst the day’s highest numbers."

Ryan Bradford OF / Seckman, MO / 2025

From 6/6/23: “...Perhaps the day’s biggest winner was Bradford, who showed well in the event’s workout portion, as well as during the game. A muscled-up 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete, Bradford started his day by running a 7.01 60-yard dash, which was one of the day’s fastest times. He hammered balls deep into the right-center gap in batting practice, averaging an event-high 298 feet per batted ball, while peaking at 343 feet, per TrackMan. His 94.2 mph max exit velocity was amongst the day’s highest marks, averaging 86.1 mph per batted ball. Bradford’s feel to hit showed in-game, as he hammered three balls with authority, including two stand-up doubles to the opposite field. He’ll begin his summer circuit with a major arrow-up next to his name and is a high-follow prospect in Missouri’s 2025 group.”

Cole Chambers SS / St. Louis University, MO / 2027

From 12/18/23: "...Occupying the top spot in these inaugural rankings is Chambers. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound freshman is a budding multi-sport star, as he’s also a highly regarded soccer player to pair with his efforts on the diamond. Chambers’ talents on both sides of the ball stood out at the Rawlings Tigers Scout Day in February and ultimately earned him an invite to represent Team Missouri at the PBR Junior Future Games. He’s a 7.10 runner with a fast, athletic right-handed swing at the plate that stays in the hitting zone. Chambers moves well in the infield and outfield with advanced arm strength for his age, peaking at 82 mph and 88 mph respectively from both spots. We’ve also seen his fastball play in the low-80s on the mound, touching 84 mph, and he’s able to land a breaking ball for strikes while also showing feel for his changeup. Expect Chambers figures to be a high-end prospect in Missouri’s 2027 class for a large majority of his high school career."

Jake Collier LHP / Pacific, MO / 2025

From 6/20/23: “...Known for his pitchability, Collier bumped up a few ticks in stuff and provided us our loudest look at the 5-foot-11, 175-pound southpaw to date. Collier’s firmest bullet checked in at 89.1 mph and he sat exclusively at 87-88 mph throughout with four-seam carry up in the zone. His go-to secondary is a low-spin, low-lift changeup at 78-80 mph that he throws at arm speed and slot, working best to the arm-side corner of the plate while fading slightly that way. Used sparingly, Collier turned to a laterally spun breaking ball in the low-70s as a change of pace, showing depth and arch on the pitch. He continues to solidify himself as one of the premier left-handed arms in the state.”

Drake Gawer RHP / Sullivan, MO / 2025

From 9/18/23: "...Easily one of the day’s biggest winners and came away from Atkins Field on Sunday afternoon as a high follow prospect in the state’s current junior class. Standing at long, lanky, and lean-limbed 6-foot-6, 181-pounds, Gawer’s a controlled mover downhill at his size with a loose, fast arm to pair. His fastball played at 86-88 mph with carry at times, averaging 17 inches of vertical break, reaching 20.4 inches at peak. Gawer turned to a tight, bullet-like slider at 76-78 mph often, spotting it around the zone with confidence and pairing it nicely with his fastball. He also showed a 70-72 mph curveball and flashed fade on a 79-80 mph changeup, too."

Brian Gould 3B / MICDS, MO / 2025

Uncommitted. Strong-bodied 5-foot-11, 195-pound athlete. Represented Missouri at the PBR Future Games as a member of Team Select. Fastball plays in the upper-80s with rise (17.4") and run (18.2") at peak. Has one of the better sliders in the class. True swing-and-miss sweep, averages 14 inches of horizontal movement with nearly 17 inches at peak. Has also shown feel for a mid-70s changeup in the past.

Jake Greer C / Liberty, MO / 2025

From 2/7/23: "...came away from Saturday’s event as arguably the day’s in-event performer for his class, and he certainly is set to rise up our rankings next update. The 6-foot, 185-pound sophomore swung a fast, aggressive right-handed bat, barreling balls up at a 90.1 mph average, with a 96.2 mph peak, and his ability to do so while consistently elevating the baseball (271 ft. average, 353 ft. max) is certainly impressive. Arguably the most impressive aspect of Greer’s workout was his defense behind the plate, as he worked on the bag with precision (1.83-1.91 pops) and arm strength (79 mph). Greer’s arm strength translated showed on the infield, where he was 87 mph across the diamond on his firmest bullet."

Leo Humbert OF / Francis Howell , MO / 2025

From 8/11/23: "...It says a lot about Humbert the fact that a 4-for-8 showing with a home run felt like a “ho-hum” outcome from the talented outfielder. At 6-foot-1, 197-pounds, his frame carries durable strength that unassumingly yields 6.6-speed to go along with electric hands and bat speed that deliver an impactful punch from the right side. Running exit velocities up to 102 mph with a handsy load that saw significant whip of the barrel through the zone, Humbert produced an eye-opening moment with a home run that was somewhat mishit in producing a flicked shot that sailed over the left field wall. There is a quiet intensity to the way he handled himself on the diamond throughout the event, and each trip the plate felt like a must-watch situation in which he might leave the yard. That dangerous intent is likely to have college coaches hanging around, and based on his impact and acceleration, along with advanced pitching tracking, professional scouts are not likely far behind."

Trey Jozwiakowski 3B / Vianney, MO / 2025

From 6/20/23: “...The day’s most physical round of BP came from Jozwiakowski. He had four batted balls at over 101 mph, including a 104.7 mph laser up the middle and 103.4 mph barrel that comfortably cleared the left-center wall after traveling 394 feet. Though an out, Jozwiakowski squared one up with authority to right field in the game, showing power to all fields throughout the event. Defensively, Jozwiakowski led the day in max throwing velocity from the outfield (91 mph) and he peaked at 84 mph across the infield, too.”

Carson Leuthauser C / Northwest, MO / 2027

From 12/18/23: " another name that appears to be a real offensive threat from this group, slotting at sixth overall on these initial rankings. Leuthauser has balance and rhythm at the plate with the ability to cover both corners confidently and stay on the barrel gap-to-gap, too. He doesn’t lack bat speed or bat strength either, posting peak exit velocities (93.6 mph) and max batted distances (331 ft.) at our events this year that are well advanced marks for his age. Leuthauer’s strength translates behind the plate, topping at 79 mph from the chute with pop times in the 1.95-to-2.00 range, as well as an 83 mph arm across the diamond. Leuthauser looks the part of a real impact bat that should only boost his status as a prospect should he stick behind the plate moving forward."

Carter Martin SS / Warrenton, MO / 2027

From 12/26/23: "...5-foot-10, 155-pound athlete with strength. Polished with three-pitch feel. Fastball has touched 83 mph in our looks, playing in the low-80s, with plenty more to come from a loose, clean high 3/4 slot. Tight spin with feel to land breaking ball for strikes. Has also flashed feel for a running changeup. Owns one of the higher ceilings on the mound in the class."

Luke McAtee C / DeSmet Jesuit, MO / 2027

From 12/26/23: "...Boasts a strong, physically advanced 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame and the freshman backstop from the St. Louis’ area. Like others on this list, McAtee also represented Team Missouri at the PBR Junior Future Games this past summer. He has notable bat speed and juice at the plate from a long, intentful, and aggressive right-handed swing. Defensively, McAtee’s arm has flashed accuracy from the chute in previous looks, popping in the 2.01-to-2.09 range at his best."

Drew Messey SS / Westminster Christian, MO / 2026

From 3/1/23: "...Messey really looked the part in all aspects of his workout, starting the day off on the mound, where he held 82-84 mph with his fastball, touching 85 mph on his highest bullet. He showed upside at the plate from a clean, polished, and projectable left-handed swing, spraying line drives to all fields in the process. Messey was also 85 mph across the infield, which paced all underclassmen at this event."

Brandon Ott RHP / DeSmet Jesuit, MO / 2027

From 12/18/23: "...Debuting at third in these rankings is Ott, who has one of the highest ceiling amongst this crop of names. Built at a lanky 6-foot-3, 165-pounds with lean limbs, Ott controls his levers downhill well for his age and stature with a loose, clean arm to pair. Ott’s fastball presently plays in the low-80s, though it’s reasonable to believe he’ll make a sizable velocity jump in the coming years given his ease and projectability. Ott throws two breaking balls - a more bendy curveball with higher arch and depth in the mid-60s that he’ll flip in for strikes, as well as a tighter slider that plays in the low-70s - and he also throws a running low-70s changeup at fastball arm speed."

Max Partney 3B / Hillsboro, MO / 2027

From 12/18/23: "...rounds out the top five and appears to be one of the more intriguing offensive prospects in the class. Partney has a polished and pure left-handed swing that just screams “hitter”. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound freshman showed advanced bat strength for his age at the Top Prospect Underclass Games in Columbia this summer, squaring his hardest ball up at 90 mph, while also posting some of the day’s best batted ball numbers on average (271 ft.) and at peak (308 ft.). Also a PBR Junior Future Games alum, Partney is a high-end left-handed bat to know in Missouri. "

Brendan Pyle 3B / Fort Zumwalt East, MO / 2026

From 10/3/23: "...Another name-to-know prospect in Missouri’s 2026 class that showed well in this look. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound sophomore was especially impressive on the infield, where he bounced around the dirt with a naturally confident presence to him. Pyle’s glovework on the move looked improve, particularly his backhand play, which he picked effortlessly and then fired an accurate strike across the infield. Offensively, Pyle worked direct to the baseball from a short, compact swing that was on the barrel to the pull-side, recording a 93.9 mph high. Pyle figures to be one of the top prospects in the state’s 2026 class throughout his prep career."

Carson Ramos C / Timberland, MO / 2025

From 6/20/23: “...continues to cement himself as a high-end backstop in Missouri’s 2025 class. Ramos’ glove is more than advanced for his age, working on the bag in the 1.94-to-2.02 range with an 81 mph high from the chute. His 84 mph high across the infield was tied for the day’s second firmest bullet, working out in front of the baseball with sure-handed glovework to pair. Offensively, Ramos works on top of the baseball and flat through the zone, back spinning line drives to the pull-side at his best, finding two authoritative barrels in game.”

Nolan Sissom SS / Fort Zumwalt West, MO / 2026

From 10/3/23: "...continued to look the part of a high-end prospect in the state’s sophomore class at this event. Committed to Mizzou, Sissom swings a simple and direct left-handed barrel with advanced polish for his age, peppering line drives on repeat to the pull-side in BP. He’s a top-of-the-order type of offensive threat that flashed some bat strength too, squaring up his hardest ball at 94.3 mph. Defensively, Sissom took reps both behind the plate and on the infield, and he looked the part at both spots, too. He’s accurate from the chute with a quick release, popping in the 1.92-to-2.00 range while reaching 76 mph on his hardest throw. Sissom’s a fluid mover on the infield dirt, particularly on the move, where he’s able to slow the game down to play in rhythm. He trusts his hands and feet, working around the baseball in rhythm, and is also able to throw from multiple arm angles when need be. Where his future lies with the glove is undecided, though it’ll be up the middle, and only enhance a profile that’s already shown capable of impacting the game positively in multiple ways."

Jathan Spain RHP / Cape Central, MO / 2026

From 2/15/23: "...After a breakout showing at the Bootheel Preseason ID, Spain did nothing but solidify his status as an upper-tier prospect in Missouri’s 2026 class at this event. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound freshman has a highly projectable fastball, one that sat at 85-87 mph at this event, yet comes out of his hand so clean and easy that there’s no doubt more velocity is coming soon. Spain spun a sharp 74-75 mph breaking ball around the zone with late break on occasion, and he showed more feel for his changeup than we saw at the Bootheel, fading it down in the zone at 77-79 mph in this pen. Aside from his talent on the mound, Spain has plenty of bat strength at the plate, swinging a fast right-handed bat that registered a 96.1 mph max exit velocity in BP."

Caden Throneberry OF / Marquette, MO / 2026

Mizzou commit. 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame that's packed with muscle and strength. Fast, physical left-handed hitter that has a middle-of-the-order ceiling at the next level. Also the starting quarterback at Marquette as a sophomore this past fall.

Henry Vedder RHP / Washington, MO / 2026

From 9/26/23: "...was one of the day’s biggest takeaways, leaving this event as an arrow-up prospect in the state’s sophomore class. Built at a lanky, long-limbed 6-foot-4, 170-pounds, Vedder showed a power three-pitch mix, grabbing uncomfortable swings-and-misses with his entire arsenal over a two-inning stint. His fastball played with carry up in the zone at 83-85, touching 86 mph, from a tight, compact arm window. Vedder’s best secondary pitch in this look was a true tumbling splitter that showed power swing-and-miss bite at 74-77 mph. He showed hard horizontal action on a 71-75 mph slider too, though he’s still fully developing feel for the pitch. Vedder is a high ceiling arm with all sorts of upside in the state’s 2026 class."


+ Check-in Times:

  • All Position Players: 9:00 AM

  • All Pitchers-only: 1:30 PM

  • Catchers will stay for both sessions.

*Times subject to change


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