Prep Baseball Report

Greater Toronto Preseason ID: Quick Hits III

Cam Black-Araujo
Assistant Director, Prep Baseball Canada

On Monday, February 19th the Prep Baseball Ontario staff hosted the annual Greater Toronto Preseason ID at the Vaughan Sportsplex in Vaughan, Ontario and the event gives players a chance to showcase their offseason developments prior to their spring trips down South. The event also serves as an identifier and qualifier for our Select Series Events such as Future Games (2026), Jr. Future Games (2028/2029), Senior Future Games (2025), West Coast Games (2025/2026) Best of the West (18U & 15U), NY State Games (2025-2027) and NorthEast Senior Games (2025).

This event featured over 110 prospects from the across the province in the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players, as well as collect updated metrics via our tech partners TrackMan and Swift Performance.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis, Pitching Data Dive, Hitting Data Dive, Quick Hits and Quick Hits II. Now, we continue to break down top players at the event within this third Quick Hits article as we bring scouting notes and video on six more players.

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Tanner Morris C / 1B / Confederation, ON / 2027

2027 two-way Tanner Morris flashed his potential on Monday, both with the bat and on the mound. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound left-handed hitter put together a quality round of BP with a peak exit velocity of 89.9mph (84.6avg) and distance of 321ft. The defensive side should be next to come for Morris who put together a best pop-time of 2.21 with 72mph arm. On the mound, the Sudbury product sat 77-78mph and partnered it with a curveball and changeup.

Carter Celerian C / 1B / Mayfield Secondary, ON / 2026

2026/27 C/1B Carter Celerian put together some of the top metrics among 2026s at the event and his overall game has definitely trended upwards since last summer’s Jr. Future Games. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound catcher put together a top pop-time of 2.01 with a 73mph arm and has shown the ability to handle high-level arms behind the dish. Right-handed hitter with sturdy frame that generated a peak exit velocity of 92.6mph, distance of 287ft and sweet spot % of 64.

Kyle Duda C / OF / Holy Cross , ON / 2026

‘26 C/OF Kyla Duda is another 2026 positional player who showed well on Monday. Proportionate frame at 5-foot-10, 185-pounds and swings with intent from the right-side, looking to elevate the ball with a peak exit velocity of 89.2mph. The catch-and-throw behind the dish is his most valuable tool right now with a best pop-time of 2.00 and 72mph arm. Has some adjustments and developments to come but it’s another Peterborough Tigers prospect who continues to get better.

Jordan Taylor RHP / St. Bennidicts, ON / 2024

2024/25 RHP Jordan Taylor was one of the more high-powered arms to take the mound on Monday and tied for the event-best fastball velocity at 89.0mph. 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-hander out of the Ontario Nationals program with a strong lower-half and good direction. The fastball sat 85-87 T89 with feel for the zone, coupled with a slider at 76-78mph. One of the loudest bullpens of the day and got stronger as he went along. Uncommitted senior arm who can also go as a 2025.

Joshua Bushen C / OF / TA Blakelock, ON / 2024

2024 C/OF Josh Bushen was one of the top seniors in attendance and should be on the radar of college coaches looking for an incoming freshman catcher. 5-foot-11, 180-pounds with pop-times in the 2.02-2.15 range and 73mph arm with all throws around the bag. The left-handed hitter out of Fieldhouse showed his maturity during BP where he put together one of the most consistent rounds, generating a Sweet Spot % of 85 (6th-best at event). His peak exit velocity of 96.1mph (87.7 avg) was 3rd-best at the event while his top distance was 315ft.

Nicholas Perez Scott LHP / OF / St. James Elementary, ON / 2028

2028 LHP/OF Nicholas Perez Scott was one of just seven pre-high school players in attendance and possesses some of the best actions our staff has seen to-date in his class. 5-foot-7, 150-pound, two-way left-on-left with a chance to blossom into an intriguing talent on either side of the ball. Worked up to 72mph on the mound, along with a curveball and changeup. Moves well on the mound with good mechanics and delivery for his age. At the dish, he put together a quality round with a Sweet Spot % of 78, along with a peak exit velocity of 82.9mph and distance of 268ft. Will be a name to keep an eye on as we prepare our release our inaugural 2028 rankings this coming fall.


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