Top Prospect Preview: 2021 Outfielders

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

With the Top Prospect Games quickly approaching, we will be taking a look at a number of players to watch in the Prospect Preview leading into Nevada's largest event of the summer hosted Las Vegas Ballpark. This event will features some of the top players from the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 classes who will be analyzed and assess with the help of the most advanced technology in baseball, TrackMan and Blast Motion. Day 1 will feature a Pro-Style workout where players will be running a Laser Timed 60, Batting Practice session using Blast Motion to analyze In-Swing Data and TrackMan to assess Post Contact Metrics, Outfield Evaluations, Infield Evaluations and Catcher Evaluations. Day 2 will include Live-Streamed game play that will allow some of the top arms in the state to showcase their abilities against some of the best bats Nevada has to offer. 

Santino Panaro - Bishop Gorman, UNLV Commit

The UNLV commit comes in as the #6 ranked prospect in the 2021 class with game changing speed amplifying every part of his game. Panaro has shown consistent progress over the past year adding 15 pounds to his frame which in turn has seen his power potential turn into present power especially to the pull side with his Exit Velocity topping out at 96 mph at the recent TrackMan + Blast Hitter Update. The Bishop Gorman product has developed into one of the top outfielders it the state and comes into the Top Prospect Games ready to solidify himself in that position against Nevada’s top prospects.


Reed Pippin - Coronado, Uncommitted

Pippin comes into the Top Prospect Games as one of the top Under the Radar prospects. A couple tweaks in his swing have helped him see significant growth at the plate with consistency being one of the main byproducts of that growth. As one of the top ranked outfielders still on the board, this event may be Pippin’s coming out party where he will be able to showcase his PBR Verified 6.78 speed in the outfield where he has shown an above average ability to take away hits from opposing hitters. This is a prospect who may not be on the board much longer if he performs how we expect him to perform on the 29th and 30th. 


Tripp Edens - Desert Oasis, Uncommitted

Tripp Edens isn’t a player that will jump off a stat sheet at you, but what he lacks in metrics, he makes up for his toughness. He is a “baseball player” with an above average baseball IQ holding down a premium position in centerfield for the most recent Nevada State Champions, Desert Oasis. In the shortened high school season, Edens shared a team leading .500 batting average through eight games with #2 ranked 2021, Jacob Walsh. This is a prospect to keep an eye on as he is a player who can open some eyes, especially on Day 2 during the simulated gameplay.