Prep Baseball Report

Prodigy Scout Day: Quick Hits & Stat Story


By: Eliott Wilk
Midwest Operations Director

On Saturday, February 24th, the Prep Baseball Missouri staff traveled to Parkville, MO to host the Prodigy Scout Day. This event featured 25+ players representing the 2024-to-2027 classes from Missouri.

Those in attendance participated in a pro-style workout in front of our staff, gathering unrivaled data and measureables through the help of our tech partners. To see what our events offer, click HERE.

Now, at the event's conclusion, our staff has gone through our scout notes and we've highlighted some of the day's name-to-know players below. Additionally, we've also compiled several of the statistical leaders from this event into categorical leaderboards, which can also be found if you continue reading.

QUICK HITS

+ LHP/OF Brody Irlbeck (Staley, 2025; Iowa commit) continues to show loud tools on both sides of the ball, solidifying his status as one of the top two-way follows in Missouri. The 6-foot, 175-pound southpaw ran his fastball up to 92.1 mph in this look, consistently sitting between 88-91 mph. He paired that with a curveball at 73-77 mph and a changeup at 79-82 mph. At the plate Irlbeck, was consistently on the barrel, producing loud contact and driving balls pullside with a peak exit velocity of 99.9 mph. He then wrapped up the day by delivering a 97 mph bullet from the outfield and running a 3.92 30.

+ RHP Jake Thomas (Staley, 2025; Butler commit) had an impressive showing on the mound at Saturday’s event. He’s an easy, polished, and athletic mover downhill with a quick arm to pair. The physical, 6-foot-2, 164-pound junior pitched at 86-87 mph with his fastball, averaging 2300+ RPM, with a peak spin rate of 2426 RPM. Thomas also possesses one of the state’s better curveballs, which he threw at 73-76 mph in this look, averaging 2700 RPM, while also showing a changeup at 80-81 mph

+ 2023 PBR Future Games alum RHP Jacob Garcia (Staley, 2025) was another junior arm that showed well at this event. Garcia pitched at 85-87 mph in this look with natural run at times. He showed feel to land a sharp slider for strikes at 74-78 mph and turned over a low-spin changeup at 77-78 mph. At the plate, the righty produced a peak exit velocity of 90.8 mph while sending his furthest ball 309 feet. His arm also played well in the field, firing 88 mph from the outfield for the second best mark of the day. 

+ INF/RHP Julian Dunlap (Liberty North, 2026) is a 6-foot, 170-pound athlete with upside on both sides of the ball. Dunlap showed a quick swing that stayed through the zone and drove balls through the middle of the field in BP, producing a top EV of 88.8 mph. On the mound, Dunlap threw his fastball at 79-82 while commanding a changeup/curveball/cutter mix to go alongside. 

+ Saturday’s trip to Parkville allowed us to check in with 2023 Future Games participant and one of the top catchers in Missouri’s 2025 class in C Easton Phillippe (Staley; Wichita State commit). Phillippe started off the day using a polished left-handed swing to send his best barrel 316 feet at a 94 mph exit velocity. Behind the plate, the junior posted a 1.89-2.03 pop time with a quick, clean transfer. Phillippe wrapped up the day by running a 3.95 second 30 - top-5 at the event.

+ With plenty of room to add on at 5-foot-10, 165-pounds, INF Grant Madrid (Staley, 2025) is an athletic uncommitted junior to follow from Saturday’s event. Madrid swings a smooth, effortless right-handed barrel that produces line drives to all fields. Defensively, his arm played true across the diamond, producing a top velocity of 84 mph with sure-handed actions to pair.

TOP 30-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Braxton Threlkeld MO Park Hill South 2025 OF 3.88 s
2 Ethan Giese MO Liberty 2026 RHP 3.89 s
3 Owen Foster MO St. Joseph Central 2025 RHP 3.92 s
^ Brody Irlbeck MO Staley 2025 LHP 3.92 s
4 Easton Phillippe MO Staley 2025 C 3.95 s
^ Roman Roske MO Smithville Missouri 2025 2B 3.95 s
5 Cade Pierson MO Liberty 2027 OF 3.96 s
6 Grant Madrid MO STALEY 2025 SS 3.97 s
7 Jacob Garcia MO STALEY HIGH 2025 OF 3.98 s
^ Canon Creason MO MARYVILLE HIGH 2025 SS 3.98 s
^ Connor Gaddis MO Park Hill 2025 LHP 3.98 s
8 Luke Bower MO Liberty 2026 2B 3.99 s
9 Tyler Nash MO Park Hill 2025 RHP 4.01 s
10 Jacob Bell MO LIBERTY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 4.02 s

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brody Irlbeck MO Staley 2025 LHP 92.1 mph
2 Jake Thomas MO STALEY HIGH 2025 RHP 87.2 mph
3 Jacob Garcia MO STALEY HIGH 2025 OF 86.8 mph
4 Julian Dunlap MO Liberty North 2026 SS 82.5 mph
5 Hayes Weller MO South Holt R-1 2025 LHP 81.6 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Brody Irlbeck MO Staley 2025 LHP 99.9 mph
2 Easton Phillippe MO Staley 2025 C 94.0 mph
3 Gage Adkins MO STALEY HIGH 2025 3B 92.2 mph
4 Karsen Schwartz MO STALEY HIGH 2025 2B 91.7 mph
5 Canon Creason MO MARYVILLE HIGH 2025 SS 90.9 mph

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Grant Madrid MO STALEY 2025 SS 84
2 Julian Dunlap MO Liberty North 2026 SS 83
3 Tyler Nash MO Park Hill 2025 RHP 82
^ Canon Creason MO MARYVILLE HIGH 2025 SS 82
4 Jacob Bell MO LIBERTY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 81
5 Luke Bower MO Liberty 2026 2B 80

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Brody Irlbeck MO Staley 2025 LHP 97
2 Jacob Garcia MO STALEY HIGH 2025 OF 88
3 Jacob Bell MO LIBERTY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 84
^ Hayden Meschon MO PARK HILL HIGH 2026 RHP 84
4 Connor Gaddis MO Park Hill 2025 LHP 83
5 Luke Bower MO Liberty 2026 2B 82
^ Braxton Threlkeld MO Park Hill South 2025 OF 82

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Easton Phillippe MO Staley 2025 C 76
2 Max Killoren MO Park Hill South 2025 C 75

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Easton Phillippe MO Staley 2025 C 1.89-2.08
2 Max Killoren MO Park Hill South 2025 C 2.00-2.13

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

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