Prep Baseball Report

Saskatchewan Fall Open ID: Quick Hits

Cam Black-Araujo
Assistant Director, PBR Canada

On Saturday, October 23rd, the PBR Canada staff headed to Saskatchewan for the first of two events in Saskatoon with the Saskatchewan Fall Open ID hosted at the beautiful Gordie Howe Sports Complex in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This event featured 30 players from the across the province, as well as a couple from Manitoba, 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 and Positional Data Dive. Now, we will conclude our post-event coverage within this Quick Hits article as we provide scouting notes and video on seven standouts from the event.

For complete event results, click here.

Willis Simair RHP / OF / Holy Cross, SK / 2025

’25 RHP/OF Willis Simair was one of the big winners over our two days in Saskatchewan as he worked his fastball up to 88.9mph. 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander and the fastball sat 86-88mph with carry through the zone. He’s able to spin both the curveball and slider at 2400+ and showed feel for both. Also flashed a firm changeup at 80-83mph. Still some development to come but there’s plenty to like in his stuff right now and the arm strength is evident, also working up to 93mph from the outfield. A name to know in Saskatchewan and should see more of him going forward. 

Ethan Bailey OF / RHP / Swift Current Comprehensive, SK / 2025

‘25 OF/RHP Ethan Bailey was the best two-way player at the event and put together one of the best bullpens, as well as one of the best rounds of BP. 5-foot-10, 175-pounds with a high-spin three-pitch mix. The fastball sat 86-87mph with 2350+ spin and paired it with a slider at 74-75mph with 2600+ and changeup at 78-80mph with 1225rpm. Moves well on the mound, has feel for the zone and good stuff. The right-handed hitter flashed his strength at the dish with a 96mph exit velocity, peak distance of 326ft. Had the top exit velocity at the event, the top hard hit % (60) and the top sweet spot % (60). Impressive showing from Bailey with upside at the dish and on the mound. 

Reese Brons RHP / SS / St. Joseph, SK / 2026

‘26 RHP/SS Reese Brons was the most impressive underclass arm to take the mound on Saturday and also impressed on the mound back in August at the Canada Cup. 5-foot-11, 160-pound right-hander with quick, over-the-top arm and fastball that sat 80-82mph with 2400+ spin. Shape and feel for the breaking ball at 67-69mph and also flashed a changeup at 70-73 that he kills the spin on (1176rpm avg.). Has the ability to locate with all his pitches. Plenty to like here with Brons and you can expect him to continue trending upwards over the next couple years.

Matthew Tran RHP / SS / Campbell Collegiate , SK / 2025

’25 RHP/SS Matthew Tran was another intriguing, projectable arm to take the mound at the Saskatchewan Fall Open ID. 6-foot-2, 155-pounds with a lean, athletic frame and clean actions/movements on the mound. The fastball sat 83-84 T85 with 2400+ spin and also works with a slider and curveball, both of which he spins at 2550+. High-spin, three-pitch mix and the look of more velocity to come. One of the higher upside arms we saw this weekend in Saskatchewan this week and will be interesting where he’s at development wise come next summer.

Nathan Yunick RHP / 1B / Martin Collegiate, SK / 2024

‘24 RHP/1B Nathan Yunick was the most intriguing senior arm to take the mound and should be generating interest from college coaches. Plenty to like in the frame at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds and moves well with good direction. The fastball sat 83-84mph and showed the ability to locate his three secondary offerings, working down with all of them. Desirable frame, projectable stuff and feel for the zone. Also flashed some upside and strength at the dish with a 92mph exit velocity and the top distance at the event of 327ft. Impressive overall day from one of the top uncommitted players in the province. 

Cole Adamson C / 2B / Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, MB / 2026

Our staff got its first look at 2026 C/INF Cole Adamson in August at the Ray Carter Cup where he was a major standout and he impressed once again this weekend in Saskatchewan. Adamson continues to standout behind the dish where he posted 1.88 - 2.03 pop-times on the weekend with a 76mph arm. His receiving skills were on display during the bullpen portion and was even active back there with his blocking abilities. At the dish, the right-handed hitter found the barrel throughout his round (70% Sweet Spot) with gap-to-gap approach and 84.4mph exit velocity. At 5-foot-10, 145-pounds, there looks to be strength coming which could really help bring his game to another level.

Kaden Prosofsky OF / Bishop James Mahoney, SK / 2025

‘25 OF Kaden Prosofsky put together one of the better days among position players. A little undersized at 5-foot-8, 165-pounds but there’s plenty to like in the left-handed swing. Simple, balanced swing and he’s direct to the ball, generating a peak exit velocity of 89mph and distance of 324ft (3rd-best at event). Showed feel for the barrel throughout his round with a Sweet Spot % of 62. One of the positional players from the weekend that our staff is most excited to see outdoors and in live-game action.