Summer Future Games Trials: Quick Hits I

PBR Ontario Staff
PBR Ontario Staff

On Monday, May 22nd, PBR Ontario hosted its first open outdoor showcase of the 2023 season with the Summer Future Games Trials. The event was a final chance for players to get in front of our staff before we begin breaking down what this summer's Future Games team will look like.

The event featured roughly 50 players from the 2025 and 2026 classes at Kings Christian Collegiate in Oakville for a pro-style workout and we begin to continue to break down all the top performers below with stat leaderboards.

At this event, we retrieved a significant amount of data on each player including: 60-yard times, batting practice measured by TrackMan, catcher pop-times and velocity, outfield evaluation and velocity, infield evaluation and velocity and pitcher bullpens analyzed and assessed by TrackMan. We pride ourselves on utilizing the latest technology in the game to provide the most accurate data for both the player and those recruiting/evaluating the player.

Below, we continue our post-event coverage with our first set of Quick Hits, breaking down seven standouts from the event with reports and video.

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Nathaniel Chambers RHP / Mentor College, ON / 2025

2025 RHP Nate Chambers was one of the more anticipated arms at the event and didn’t disappoint, posting the top fastball velocity at 87.5mph. Length and long levers on the mound with a high-waisted frame at 6-foot-4, 170-pounds. Still a little raw mechanically and learning his body as it continues to grow but there’s tons of the projection with a fastball that sits and 85-87mph and it’s easy to imagine that really trending upwards in the next couple years. The slider was 73-75mph with some late bite to it and a slurve-like action. Also flashed a changeup at 82-83mph. An interesting uncommitted 2025 arm out of the HPP Tigers program to keep tabs on this summer and fall.

Dylan Miles RHP / 2B / Saunders Secondary , ON / 2025

2025 RHP/SS Dylan Miles was one of the biggest standouts on the mound Monday as this was our first look at him. On the mound, the mechanics are green, but there's arm speed and feel for 3 pitches down in the zone. The FB sat 84-86 with ASR with a late breaking 77-78 CB and a CH with late fade. His projectable 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame looks to have more velo down the road as he continues to get stronger.

Matteo Mendes OF / 2B / St. Joan of Arc , ON / 2025

2025 OF/2B Matteo Mendes was one of the top overall performers at the event with a good showing in all areas of his game. Smaller frame at 5-foot-10, 160-pounds but moves well in all areas and started his day with the top 60-time of 6.94. Was once again one of the top players in the outfield and flashed his arm strength, working up to 84mph. Left-handed hitter and starts in open stance with looseness throughout the swing. Impressive combo of elevation and line-drives during his round with an avg. distance of 275 ft. (best at event) and peak exit velocity of 87.3mph. Good first showing for Mendes who showed a well-rounded game.

Maxwell Hillier RHP / SS / Bircmount Park Collegiate, ON / 2025

2025 RHP Max Hillier was one of the standout pitchers at PBR Spring Training and it was a good second look at him on Monday. The 5-foot-10, 145-pound right-hander is a TrackMan darling and our staff would have been content to watch Hillier throw a full bullpen of strictly breaking balls. Clean arm-action with strike-throwing ability and the fastball sat 74-76mph. Breaking ball has a true 12-6 look to it with tight spin peak spin of 2688rpm (avg. of 2529) and averages -22.2inches of induced vertical break. The pitch grades out as one of the best breaking balls we’ve seen this year. Another good showing on the mound from the East York product.

Benjamin Wdowczyk C / 1B / St. Thomas Aquinas, ON / 2025

It was a good crop of catchers at the event and 2025 C/1B Benjamin Wdowczyk may have been the best of the bunch. Larger frame behind the dish at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds and impressed immediately during defensive drills with the top arm strength (73mph) and pop-time of 2.01-2.19. Also moves well for a catcher of his size with a 7.28 60-yard time. Right-handed hitter with a toe-tap to begin his load and it’s more of a line-drive approach right now but looks to be some more power coming down the road. Peak exit velocity of 87.1mph and distance of 249ft.

Zack Hobson LHP / 1B / Bear Creek , ON / 2027

2027 LHP Zack Hobson was one of the younger arms that stood out last Monday in Oakville. A long-limbed lefty with a slender frame, who showed great fundamentals and presence on the hill. In his pitch mix, he offers a FB that has ASR paired with a late breaking CB and CH that has plenty of fade, showing characteristics of a swing and miss pitch to put hitters away. The velocity will likely develop more as he matures into his projectable frame, being up to 77 with the FB at previous scout days.

Thomas Hanger SS / 2B / Humberside Collegiate, ON / 2025

Hanger was one of the more athletic players that showed well on both sides of the ball. On the infield, he shows good actions and footwork with a strong, accurate arm with the ability to throw from different arm slots. In the box, there’s some barrel whip through the zone with a compact, balanced swing that works up to 92.7 mph EV. Good overall day from Hanger and he should be a 2025 to keep tabs on going forward as he continues to develop and get stronger.


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