Prep Baseball Report

Las Vegas Preseason ID: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Nevada Operations

On Wednesday, January 24th, the PBR Nevada staff hosted it's first open event of the 2024 season with the Las Vegas Preseason ID hosted on the campus of UNLV at Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium. This event featured 75 players from the Las Vegas area in the 2024 - 2027 classes, including some of the top players within their classes and a large crop of high-level uncommitted players. The Preseason ID allowed our staff to get an up close view, as well as updated metrics and data, on players before they hit the field for the high school season.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Quick Hits (Upperclass), Quick Hits (Underclass), Statistical Analysis and Pitching Data Dive articles. Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the top position players and metrics with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

For complete event results, click here.
To view upcoming event schedule, click here.

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 6.80 s
2 William Glover NV Legacy 2025 OF 6.81 s
3 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 6.93 s
4 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 6.97 s
5 Vincent Kistle NV Coronado 2024 OF 7.00 s
6 Karsen Smaka NV Palo Verde 2027 OF 7.01 s
7 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 7.07 s
8 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 7.08 s
9 Troy Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2026 OF 7.16 s
10 Eric Sanchez NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 7.18 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 1.68 s
2 Dillon Lee NV Basic Academy 2027 2B 1.71 s
^ Troy Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2026 OF 1.71 s
3 William Glover NV Legacy 2025 OF 1.72 s
4 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 1.75 s
5 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 1.76 s
^ Eric Sanchez NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 1.76 s
6 Brody Newquist NV Palo Verde HS 2027 OF 1.77 s
^ RL Chandler NV Palo Verde 2024 OF 1.77 s
^ Eli Leone NV Faith Lutheran 2027 3B 1.77 s
^ Joseph Ponticello NV Las Vegas 2025 3B 1.77 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 3.81 s
2 William Glover NV Legacy 2025 OF 3.84 s
3 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 3.90 s
4 Troy Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2026 OF 3.93 s
^ Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 3.93 s
5 Vincent Kistle NV Coronado 2024 OF 3.94 s
6 Eric Sanchez NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 3.95 s
7 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 3.98 s
8 Karsen Smaka NV Palo Verde 2027 OF 3.99 s
9 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 4.01 s

PEAK RUNNING SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 William Glover NV Legacy 2025 OF 20.7
2 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 20.5
3 Karsen Smaka NV Palo Verde 2027 OF 20.3
4 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 20.3
5 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 20.2
6 Vincent Kistle NV Coronado 2024 OF 20.1
7 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 20.0
8 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 19.8
9 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 19.3
10 Marco Montesanti NV Shadow Ridge 2027 SS 19.3

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 100.0 mph
2 Shawn Mack NV Liberty 2026 1B 98.2 mph
3 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 97.5 mph
4 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 97.4 mph
5 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 97.3 mph
6 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 96.3 mph
7 Cash Martin NV Faith Lutheran 2027 RHP 95.9 mph
8 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 95.7 mph
9 Derek Bain NV Basic 2024 C 95.3 mph
10 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 95.0 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 92.2 mph
2 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 88.5 mph
3 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 87.6 mph
4 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 86.1 mph
5 Cash Martin NV Faith Lutheran 2027 RHP 85.9 mph
6 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 85.5 mph
7 Derek Bain NV Basic 2024 C 85.3 mph
8 Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 84.9 mph
9 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 84.5 mph
10 Troy Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2026 OF 84.0 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 377 ft
2 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 368 ft
3 Cash Martin NV Faith Lutheran 2027 RHP 367 ft
4 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 363 ft
5 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 363 ft
6 Derek Bain NV Basic 2024 C 354 ft
7 Quin Thomson NV Sierra Vista 2025 RHP 351 ft
8 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 348 ft
9 Brody Newquist NV Palo Verde HS 2027 OF 347 ft
10 Cristian Moreno NV Arbor View 2027 OF 346 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Derek Bain NV Basic 2024 C 283 ft
2 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 273 ft
3 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 268 ft
4 Gavin Rogers NV Coronado 2025 3B 266 ft
5 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 256 ft
6 Eric Sanchez NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 252 ft
7 Alex Scaggs NV Legacy 2027 3B 250 ft
8 Adrian Ramos NV Basic 2027 OF 250 ft
9 Ethan Gordon NV Faith Lutheran High School 2027 OF 249 ft
10 Troy Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2026 OF 244 ft

HARD HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 87 %
2 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 66 %
3 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 55 %
4 Derek Bain NV Basic 2024 C 50 %
^ Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 50 %
5 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 40 %
^ Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 40 %
6 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 37 %
7 Joseph Ponticello NV Las Vegas 2025 3B 30 %
8 Karsen Smaka NV Palo Verde 2027 OF 30 %

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 87 %
2 Troy Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2026 OF 85 %
^ Hudson Inouye NV Coronado 2026 RHP 85 %
^ Cristian Moreno NV Arbor View 2027 OF 85 %
3 Eric Sanchez NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 80 %
^ Hudson Ciulla NV Bishop Gorman 2026 SS 80 %
4 Caden Figueroa NV Desert Oasis HS 2025 OF 77 %
5 Dallas Smith NV Sierra Vista 2024 C 76 %
6 Bryson Lee NV Basic 2028 2B 75 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.

BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Brody Newquist NV Palo Verde HS 2027 OF 24.5 mph
2 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 23.6 mph
3 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 23.2 mph
4 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 22.6 mph
5 Drew Steffen NV Coronado 2025 OF 22.6 mph
6 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 22.0 mph
7 Gavin Rogers NV Coronado 2025 3B 21.7 mph
8 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 21.6 mph
9 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 21.5 mph
10 Payton Bryan NV Shadow Ridge 2026 RHP 21.4 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

MLB Avg: 23-29mph   MiLB Avg: 22-28mph   College Avg: 21-24mph

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Alex Scaggs NV Legacy 2027 3B 82.1 mph
2 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 75.2 mph
3 Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 74.2 mph
4 Shawn Mack NV Liberty 2026 1B 73.4 mph
5 Tyler Jackson NV Centennial HS 2025 C 72.8 mph
6 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 72.5 mph
7 Brody Newquist NV Palo Verde HS 2027 OF 72.3 mph
8 Cash Martin NV Faith Lutheran 2027 RHP 71.1 mph
9 Bryden Bull NV Las Vegas 2025 OF 70.6 mph
10 Gabe Melendrez NV Faith Lutheran 2027 C 70.4 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

MLB Avg: 66-78mph   MiLB Avg: 63-75mph   College Avg: 66-75mph

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Alex Scaggs NV Legacy 2027 3B 25.2 g
2 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 22.1 g
3 Drew Steffen NV Coronado 2025 OF 20.3 g
4 Broc Molfetta NV Bishop Gorman 2025 2B 19.8 g
5 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 19.3 g
6 Brody Newquist NV Palo Verde HS 2027 OF 18.9 g
7 Kane Barber NV Centennial 2026 LHP 17.7 g
8 Gavin Rogers NV Coronado 2025 3B 17.5 g
9 Eric Sanchez NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 16.5 g
10 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 15.7 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

MLB Avg: 16.8g   MiLB Avg: 12.6g   College Avg: 12.9g

VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Connor Gries NV Faith Lutheran 2026 C 84.08
2 Chase Wilk NV Bishop Gorman 2026 1B 83.96
3 Lyndon Lee NV Basic Academy 2026 SS 82.57
4 Cash Martin NV Faith Lutheran 2027 RHP 82.25
5 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 82.00
6 Owen Angelo NV Sierra Vista 2025 2B 80.59
7 Ayden Timko NV Southeast Career Technical Academy 2025 LHP 80.45
8 Derek Bain NV Basic 2024 C 80.31
9 Jordan Goodsell NV Virgin Valley HS 2026 C 79.99
10 Eli Leone NV Faith Lutheran 2027 3B 78.54

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Reno Preseason ID NV 02/04 University of Nevada - Peccole Park
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/04 The MAX - McCook, IL
Las Vegas Rising Stars ID NV 03/10
Reno Rising Stars ID NV 03/30 Reed High School - Sparks, NV

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