Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State Quick Hits: Outfielders

By: Diego Solares
Central Region Media Director, Scouting

On Saturday, February 3rd, the PBR Missouri made our annual trip to the SportsBarn in Wentzville, MO, to host the Preseason All-State. This invite-only event featured a multitude 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 a full roster of the players that attended this event, click HERE. Yesterday, our staff rolled out the day’s statistical standouts in leaderboard format within our ‘Stat Story’, which you can find HERE

Today, after combing through our notes from the day, we’ve compiled some of the event’s standouts below within these ‘Quick Hits’. Given the magnitude of talent at this event, we’ll be breaking up our ‘Quick Hits’ by position. We started with the catchers earlier today, which you can find HERE

We’ll turn to the outfield now as we continue to work our way around the diamond. Read below to learn more about 15 outfielders that popped to our staff from this year’s Preseason All-State.


+ Few in the state are able to match the offensive production that OF Leo Humbert (Francis Howell, 2025; Mizzou commit) is capable of. Humbert's added more strength and physicality to his frame this past winter, now standing at 6-foot-1, 210-pounds of muscle mass. His bat strength rivals that of any in the state, producing a peak exit velocity of 104.5 mph on Sunday with other barrels at 103.5 mph, 102.1 mph, and two others at 100.4 mph - all of them going the other way, too. He's not just capable of hitting the ball hard, however, as Humbert has routinely shown our staff above-average feel to hit in-game that couples with his massive raw power. Expect Francis Howell's star center fielder to build on the success he had as a sophomore last year and look to lead the Vikings back to the Class 6 state playoffs.

+ OF
Ryan Bradford (Seckman, 2025; Kansas State) represented Missouri at the PBR Future Games this past summer and the future K-State Wildcat continued to show well this past weekend. Bradford doesn’t lack muscle mass or strength, entering the event at a chiseled 5-foot-11, 180-pounds that’s packed with athleticism - he ran a 6.75 60, reached a peak run speed of 20.2 mph, and had the day’s highest vertical jump at 32.4 inches. Bradford’s intent and ability to elevate the baseball is well documented, as he works uphill through contact to produce gap-to-gap impact. He juiced a monster shot to the left-center gap that traveled 364 feet and came off his bat at 95.9 mph, though there were a handful of other quality gap-to-gap barrels throughout his round. Bradford took reps in the infield and outfield at this event with above-average arm strength from the outfield (88 mph) as well as sound, athletic actions on the infield turf. Seckman should be a quality club this spring and it’s likely Bradford plays a key role in the Jaguars’ success. 

Ethan Milius (Fulton, 2025) was one of the more intriguing two-way follows from this event. A lean 6-foot-1, 160-pound athlete that’s nowhere close to the finish of his physical development, Milius started his day by running one of the day’s faster 60-yard dash times at 6.91 seconds. It’s a simple, low-effort right-handed swing that stays short to contact and uses the whole field, spraying line drives throughout his round as a result. He peaked at 89 mph from the outfield before hopping on the mound and showing three pitches for strikes, starting with a fastball that played at 85-86 mph. Off that, Milius landed a big bendy breaking ball with depth for strikes at 70-72 mph and his 71-73 mph changeup played with natural fade in the bottom corner of the strike zone.

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Ethan Cantareira (Lindbergh, 2025) really impressed our staff in his PBR event debut with a strong showing in multiple aspects of his workout. Built with present strength, though room to add more, at 6-foot, 170-pounds, Cantareira ran a 6.89 60 with a 1.66 10-yard split, both of which were amongst the day’s best marks. He was on the barrel for a large majority of his round from a simple and direct left-handed swing that almost exclusively produced line drive contact to the middle of the field, Cantareira averaged 88.5 mph per batted ball, eight balls came off his bat at 90+ mph, with a peak mark of 93.1 mph. Cantareira plays with a quick first step and athletic feet in the outfield that work through the baseball, and he reached 85 mph on his hardest throw home. 

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Jesse Wilmes (Troy Buchanan, 2025) is a physical 6-foot-2, 195-pound athlete that showed more juice on Saturday than we’d seen previously. Wilmes has above-average hand speed and hand strength from the right side, working uphill through the zone to produce lifted pull-side contact throughout his round. His hardest ball came off his bat at 95.5 mph while his furthest traveled 333 feet to left field. 

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Ethan Callison (Francis Howell Central, 2025) swings a short, simple, and compact right-handed swing that sprayed line drives to all fields in BP and figures to slot at or near the top of Howell Central’s lineup this spring. He’s a quick-twitch athlete with arm strength to pair, topping at 88 mph on his hardest throw from the outfield. 

+ We saw OF Jackson Overstreet (Republic, 2025) earlier in the winter at the US Nationals Scout Day, though the 6-foot-1, 200-pound southwest Missouri native put together a louder, more polished look on Saturday. Overstreet was on the barrel with intent and juice to the opposite field, driving his furthest ball (349 ft.) that way as well. He produced five barrels at 90+ mph, averaging 87.2 mph per batted ball with a 94.2 mph max. 

+ OF/RHP Aiden Rodell (Francis Howell, 2025) was a name that showed well on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound uncommitted junior flashed bat strength from a long, uphill right-handed swing in BP, squaring his hardest ball up at 93 mph that traveled 343 feet. He peaked at 87 mph from the outfield and also threw his fastball at 85-86 mph on the mound. Rodell’s slider flashed sharp spin and depth at 70-71 mph and he threw his changeup with natural sink at 77-79 mph. 

+ OF Matthew Robertson (Fatima, 2025) ran the fastest 60-time (6.74) of any player in attendance. Robertson produced line drive contact to the opposite field throughout his round from a short direct swing and peaked at 85 mph from the outfield. 

+ There may not have been a single player in attendance that stood out to our staff more than INF/OF GT Taylor (CBC, 2026; Mizzou commit). Saturday was the first time we’d seen Taylor at one of our events in three years and the 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore didn’t disappoint at all. Taylor showed electric bat speed from the right side with the intent to do damage, and he basically took one of the more standout BP rounds we’ve seen over the last few years. Five of his barrels came off his bat at 97+ mph, with three different swings at 100.1 mph, and his furthest ball traveled 348 feet. Taylor’s bat speed, power, and athleticism at the plate are hard to miss and gives him true middle-of-the-order type upside at the next level. On the infield, Taylor’s footwork feel and athleticism are evident, especially on the move, and his arm played at 85 mph across the dirt. He also took reps in the outfield, where his arm played up to 88 mph at peak. As his sophomore season at CBC is set to start in the next few weeks, Taylor figures to be an impact-type bat for the Cadets over the next three years. 

+ Saturday also gave us our first in-event look at OF/QB1
Caden Throneberry (Marquette; Mizzou), who’s one of the top prospects in the state’s 2026 class. The Mustangs’ quarterback really fills out a uniform, boasting a physical 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame with muscle mass throughout. That strength shows at the plate where Throneberry produced six batted balls at 90+ mph, peaking at 94.4 mph, and averaging 87.7 mph per barrel throughout his round. 

+ A 6-foot-3, 185-pound left-handed hitter, OF
Chase Cradick (Francis Howell, 2026) was another sophomore that impressed at this event. Cradick showed more polish than we’d seen from him at the plate in the past with more comfort for his long, lanky levers. He stays short and direct to the baseball with above-average hand speed as well. Cradick’s furthest ball traveled 334 feet and while his exit velocity marks don’t jump off the page, his ability to drive the baseball without high-end impact - which will come as he continues to get stronger - is noteworthy. Cradick’s arm played short and worked out of a tight window, topping at 86 mph on his hardest throw. 

+ OF Kaden Dinges (Rockwood Summit, 2026) is a 6-foot-1, 155-pound sophomore that showed one of the event’s strongest outfield arms, topping at 88 mph on his hardest throw. Dinges also ran a 6.97 60 and posted a 2.77 RSI jump score, which was one of the day’s highest marks. 

+ Saturday provided us an up-to-date look at the state’s top 2027 prospect in UTL Cole Chambers (SLUH). Chambers has added size since the last time we saw him, now listed at a highly projectable 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. He keeps his barrel through the hitting zone with impact out front and sprayed line drives gap-to-gap throughout his round of BP. Chambers, despite being two years younger than the rest of this crop, threw the second-hardest ball home from the outfield at 92 mph. He took reps on the infield too with athletic feet, steady hands, and comfort on the move to go along with a live arm (T84 mph). 

+ C/OF
Zach Partney (Hillsboro, 2027) came away from Saturday’s event as a big winner. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound freshman showed more bat speed and physicality than we’d seen from him previously. He stays connected and balanced through contact with real jump off the barrel as well. Partney had three barrels at 94.5 mph or higher, including his peak mark of 95.1 mph, and he averaged 87.9 mph per batted ball in total. Partney had one of the highest vertical jump of the event (31.1”), was up to 85 mph from the outfield, and peaked at 74 mph from the chute.

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Jayden Flores (North Point) is another prospect to follow in Missouri’s 2027 class from this Al-State event. At 5-foot-9, 160-pounds, Flores has noteworthy athleticism for his age - he’s a 7.00 runner with easy, athletic strides that get off the line quick, as evidenced by his 1.66 10-yard split. Flores has quick hands at the plate that stay short and level through the zone, producing gap-to-gap line drive contact throughout his round of BP.