Prep Baseball Report

PBR ProCase West - Ethan Clauss


Nick Rupp
Nevada Scouting Director

The PBR ProCase - West was an Invite Only event for the top draft prospect in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah’s 2024 and 2025 Classes that will feature a Pro-Style Workout with Live Game Play to follow at the University of Southern California on Sunday, June 4, 2023. This event will serve as the final identifier for the inaugural 2023 PBR All-American Game where the top 2024 and 2025 prospects from around the country will go head to head in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at American Family Field. 

This event featured the complete Prep Baseball Report Tech Package that includes a Vizual Edge assessment, TrackMan Pitching / Hitting Analysis and Blast Motion In-Swing Analysis. The technology used at the PBR ProCase - West parallels the technology used by professional teams to monitor and evaluation performance within their own organizations and has become a streamlining feature in the evaluation of amateur athletes compared to players currently in their system.

We continue our PBR ProCase Highlight series with Nevada's #1 ranked 2025 and Texas A&M commit, Ethan Clauss

Ethan Clauss

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Palo Verde
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: CBA Marucci
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
77
Max FB
(07/28/21)
75 - 77
FB
(07/28/21)
66 - 67
CB
(07/28/21)
70 - 71
CH
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
75 - 77
CB
66 - 67
CH
70 - 71
Position
7.05
60-yard
(09/21/23)
82
INF Velo
(06/04/23)
70
Exit Velo
(07/29/20)
Power Speed Score
(09/21/23)
Position
60-yard
7.05
INF Velo
81
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
7.56
INF Velo
78
Position
60-yard
7.56
INF Velo
78
Position
60-yard
7.91
INF Velo
65
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
8.82
INF Velo
65
Exit Velo
70
Trackman - Fastball
75.3
Velocity (max)
(04/10/21)
72.4 - 75.1
Velo Range
(04/10/21)
72.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/10/21)
2068
Spin Rate (max)
(04/10/21)
1817
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/10/21)
IVB (max)
(04/10/21)
IVB (avg)
(04/10/21)
HM (max)
(04/10/21)
HM (avg)
(04/10/21)
Extension (avg)
(04/10/21)
Release Ht (avg)
(04/10/21)
Spin Score (max)
(04/10/21)
Zone %
(04/10/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
75.3
Velo Range
72.4 - 75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.3
Spin Rate (max)
2068
Spin Rate (avg)
1817
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
61.9
Velocity (max)
(04/10/21)
59.5 - 61.3
Velo Range
(04/10/21)
58.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/10/21)
1725
Spin Rate (max)
(04/10/21)
1651
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/10/21)
IVB (max)
(04/10/21)
IVB (avg)
(04/10/21)
HM (max)
(04/10/21)
HM (avg)
(04/10/21)
Extension (avg)
(04/10/21)
Release Ht (avg)
(04/10/21)
Spin Score (max)
(04/10/21)
Zone %
(04/10/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
61.9
Velo Range
59.5 - 61.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
58.3
Spin Rate (max)
1725
Spin Rate (avg)
1651
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
65.6
Velocity (max)
(04/10/21)
63.7 - 65.3
Velo Range
(04/10/21)
63.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/10/21)
1212
Spin Rate (max)
(04/10/21)
1165
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/10/21)
IVB (max)
(04/10/21)
IVB (avg)
(04/10/21)
HM (max)
(04/10/21)
HM (avg)
(04/10/21)
Extension (avg)
(04/10/21)
Release Ht (avg)
(04/10/21)
Spin Score (max)
(04/10/21)
Zone %
(04/10/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
65.6
Velo Range
63.7 - 65.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.1
Spin Rate (max)
1212
Spin Rate (avg)
1165
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
93.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/21/23)
84.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/04/23)
252
Distance (avg)
(09/21/23)
356
Distance (max)
(09/21/23)
Hard Hit %
(06/04/23)
Sweet Spot %
(04/10/21)
Line Drive %
(09/21/23)
Fly Ball %
(07/28/21)
Ground Ball %
(06/04/23)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.1
Distance (avg)
252
Distance (max)
356
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.3
Distance (avg)
227
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
77.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
70
Distance (avg)
229
Distance (max)
281
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
82.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
69.4
Distance (avg)
230
Distance (max)
307
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.8
Hand Speed (max)
(09/21/23)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/21/23)
72.9
Bat Speed (max)
(09/21/23)
68.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/21/23)
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/04/23)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/04/23)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(04/10/21)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(09/21/23)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20.7
Bat Speed (max)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
68.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.6
Bat Speed (max)
68.6
Bat Speed (avg)
66.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
18.4
Bat Speed (max)
64
Bat Speed (avg)
61.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
17.4
Bat Speed (max)
62.4
Bat Speed (avg)
58.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
80.91
Edge Score
(09/21/23)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
(04/10/21)
Rise+
(04/10/21)
Sink+
(04/10/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
(04/10/21)
Sweep+
(04/10/21)

Swift

Swift
1.70
10-yd
(09/21/23)
3.88
30-yd
(09/21/23)
7.05
60-yd
(09/21/23)
19.3
Run speed (max)
(09/21/23)
2.13
RSi (max)
(09/21/23)
28.3
Jump Height (max)
(09/21/23)
21.3
Jump Height (avg)
(09/21/23)
Swift
10-yd
1.7
30-yd
3.88
60-yd
7.05
Run speed (max)
19.3
RSi (max)
2.13
Jump Height (max)
28.3
Jump Height (avg)
21.3

Physical

Physical - Athlete
73.7
Ht
(09/21/23)
176.6
Wt
(09/21/23)
Grip Strgth (RH)
(09/21/23)
Grip Strgth (LH)
(09/21/23)
Physical - Athlete
Ht
73.7
Wt
176.6
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Physical - Athlete
Ht
73
Wt
170
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)

Scouting Report

6/04/23

Ethan Clauss, Palo Verde (NV), 2025 Texas A&M
Positional Profile: SS/2B The top ranked 2025 in Nevada with present tools that seem to just now be scratching the surface of what is to come.
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic build. Twitchiness is starting to shine through and is present in both his offensive and defensive games. Plenty of room to add strength with power expected to mirror that added physicality.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, squared set up. Subtle hand rhythm. Sinks back into load with slight coil in his upper half. Compact, effecient path to the ball. Low effort, consistent swing with feel to the big part of the yard and flashes of power to the pull side. High, two handed finish with balance throughout. In-game produced a QAB with advanced understanding of the strike zone.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 84 mph. 335' max distance.
Arm: LH. INF-82 mph. Short, quick arm cycle. Produces easy carry. Showed his ablity to change arm angles to maintain fluidity through the field/throw process. Projected size and strength gains will keep him on the left side of the infield.
Defense: Improved lateral range with increased foot speed. Feet work well through the ball. Feel for the plays outside his feet. Advances actions throughout that should keep him at shortstop at the next level.
Vizual Edge: 72.91 Edge Score




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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Nevada Open (2024-2027) NV 07/18 TBD
Boise Open (2024-2027) NV 07/20 Northwest Nazarene University
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/25 LakePoint
2023 PBR Future Games (Nevada Invite) NV 07/26 LakePoint Sports - Cartersville, GA
2023 PBR Montana State Games NV 08/13 Bozeman, MT

 

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