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Top Prospect Games: Vizual Edge Files


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

VIZUAL EDGE FILES

The Top Prospect Games was held on July 12th at Beautiful Pleasant Grove HS, in which the top INVITE ONLY event collected data from our world renown tech partners, Swift Technologies, Trackman Baseball, Blast Motion, Trackman Video. Vizual Edge has now become a staple at our many Utah based evetnt and as the Official Vision Evaluation and Training Technology of PBR, putting all position players through a visual skills baseline assessment. Vision plays a critical role in baseball, but there is much more than just 20/20. Over 80% of sensory information is visual, thus it is important to assess where an athlete's visual skills stand, which is done through the Vizual Edge online baseline test.

Super 60 participants completing a 3D visual skills exercise on The Edge Trainer by Vizual Edge (Former American Fork HS star and TCU bound SS-Fisher Ingersoll taking the Edge Trainer (Above - front left)

EDGE SCORE

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 top Edge Score for the 2021 MLB Draft Class was 80.0 (72% of hitters drafted in 2021 completed at least one Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 85.0 on their Edge Score.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 85.14
2 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 84.76
3 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 84.68
4 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 84.61
5 Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 84.37
6 Bradlee Farrer UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 84.30
7 Slater Schow UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 82.00
8 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 80.83
9 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 80.74
10 Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 80.47

EDGE SCORE RANKING

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score Ranking %
1 Bradlee Farrer UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 99 %
^ Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 99 %
^ Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 99 %
^ Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 99 %
^ Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 99 %
^ Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 99 %
2 Slater Schow UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 98 %
3 Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 96 %
^ Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 96 %
^ Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 96 %
4 Braxton Hermansen UT Herriman 2023 OF 93 %
^ Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 93 %
5 Brayden Petersen UT Westlake 2024 SS 91 %
^ Teigan Scott UT Spanish Fork 2024 SS 91 %
6 Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 89 %
7 Sawyer Leifson UT Maple Mountain 2025 3B 88 %
8 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 85 %
^ Ethan Johnson UT Cedar Valley 2024 C 85 %
9 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 84 %
^ Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 84 %
^ Ryder Malmstrom UT Jordan 2024 OF 84 %
^ Jaxon Fox UT Olympus 2024 C 84 %
10 Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 83 %
^ Crew Secrist UT Snow Canyon 2024 SS 83 %

TRACKING PERCENTILE

Tracking is another vital skill in baseball for hitting AND fielding. The Tracking exercise is scored based on response time and accuracy (just like the Recognition test) and tests a player's saccadic eye movements to locate a quick moving arrow and enter the correct response.

Players with better Tracking skills generally have a better ability to see a ball approach the plate, as well as react quick enough to identify the speed and distance of the ball as soon as it leaves an opponent's bat.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Tracking %
1 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 100 %
2 Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 99 %
^ Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 99 %
^ Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 99 %
^ Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 99 %
^ Avery Doezie UT Cottonwood 2023 1B 99 %
^ Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 99 %
^ Easton Gunn UT Mountain Ridge 2023 C 99 %
^ Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 99 %
3 Ryder Malmstrom UT Jordan 2024 OF 98 %
^ Jaxon Fox UT Olympus 2024 C 98 %
^ Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 98 %
^ Sage Strayer UT Westlake 2023 OF 98 %
^ Jake Olsen UT Lehi 2023 SS 98 %
^ Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 98 %
^ RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 98 %
4 Brayden Petersen UT Westlake 2024 SS 97 %
^ AJ Jones UT Skyline 2023 OF 97 %
^ Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 97 %
^ Braxton Hermansen UT Herriman 2023 OF 97 %
^ Jayger Baldwin UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 OF 97 %
^ Andrew Lombana UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 LHP 97 %
5 Ridge Erickson UT Dixie 2024 C 96 %
^ Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 96 %
6 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 95 %
^ Jaxon Marble UT Viewmont 2025 3B 95 %
^ Brandon Upham UT American Fork 2025 1B 95 %
^ Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 95 %
7 Teigan Scott UT Spanish Fork 2024 SS 94 %
^ Jerry Valdez III UT West 2023 SS 94 %
8 Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 92 %
9 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 91 %
10 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 90 %

CONVERGENCE PERCENTILE

Arguably the most important visual skill in baseball, Convergence relates to a player's ability to focus on a pitch as it approaches the final 15-20 feet to the plate. Many top hitters in the MLB have elite Convergence scores, another attribute that helps separate them from average hitters.

Convergence has also been a skill that is linked to exit velocity. The maximum Convergence score on the assessment is 77

Rank Name State School Class Pos Convergence %
1 Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 99 %
^ Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 99 %
^ Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 99 %
2 AJ Thomas UT Maple Mountain 2025 SS 98 %
3 Slater Schow UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 95 %
4 Sawyer Leifson UT Maple Mountain 2025 3B 93 %
5 Noah Bird UT Skyridge 2025 3B 92 %
6 Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 91 %
7 Chett Wilson UT Wasatch 2023 3B 88 %
8 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 86 %
^ Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 86 %
^ Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 86 %
9 Sage Strayer UT Westlake 2023 OF 84 %
10 Andrew Lombana UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 LHP 83 %

DIVERGENCE PERCENTILE

Similar to the scoring of Convergence, Divergence is also scored out of 77. Generally a more difficult skill compared to Convergence for baseball players, mainly due to the nature of the sport, Divergence focuses on the ability to locate objects from a distance.

Divergence plays a key role in early pitch and spin detection, as well as locating the ball out of the pitcher's hand.

Convergence and Divergence work in tandem to ensure a hitter can smoothly first identify/locate the ball from the pitcher's hand (Divergence) and be ready and track the ball all the way in as it approaches the plate (Convergence). The use of both of these skills simultaneously is called Alternating Flexibility, another key skill that is trainable with Vizual Edge.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Divergence %
1 Bradlee Farrer UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 100 %
2 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 99 %
3 Jacob Reece UT Murray 2024 C 96 %
^ Teigan Scott UT Spanish Fork 2024 SS 96 %
4 Jerry Valdez III UT West 2023 SS 95 %
5 Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 90 %
^ RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 90 %
^ Jayger Baldwin UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 OF 90 %
^ Chett Wilson UT Wasatch 2023 3B 90 %
6 Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 89 %
^ Austin Taylor UT Copper Hills 2023 SS 89 %
^ Crew Secrist UT Snow Canyon 2024 SS 89 %
7 Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 87 %
^ Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 87 %
8 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 86 %
9 Brayden Petersen UT Westlake 2024 SS 84 %
10 Casey Robinson UT Hurricane 2023 3B 82 %

RECOGNITION PERCENTILE

The Recognition test measures a players ability to view a sequence of three arrows that briefly flash across the screen and then quickly recite and enter the sequence they just viewed. This exercise is scored based on both response time (seconds) and accuracy (%).

At every level, especially with MLB hitters, players who have better Recognition scores generally have better plate discipline, as they are better at first accurately identifying a pitch type, but then also quicker to swing or lay off a pitch.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Recognition %
1 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 100 %
^ Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 100 %
^ Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 100 %
2 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 99 %
3 Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 98 %
^ Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 98 %
^ Ryder Malmstrom UT Jordan 2024 OF 98 %
^ Ridge Erickson UT Dixie 2024 C 98 %
^ Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 98 %
4 AJ Jones UT Skyline 2023 OF 97 %
^ Andrew Lombana UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 LHP 97 %
5 Jaxon Fox UT Olympus 2024 C 96 %
^ Jerry Valdez III UT West 2023 SS 96 %
6 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 95 %
^ Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 95 %
7 Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 94 %
^ Sawyer Leifson UT Maple Mountain 2025 3B 94 %
^ Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 94 %
^ Avery Doezie UT Cottonwood 2023 1B 94 %
8 Nolan Miller UT Salem Hills 2023 OF 93 %
^ Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 93 %
9 RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 90 %
^ Bradlee Farrer UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 90 %
^ Maddox Jarvis UT Payson 2023 2B 90 %
10 Jett Walker UT American Fork 2024 SS 89 %
^ Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 89 %
^ Jayger Baldwin UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 OF 89 %

TRACKING

Tracking is another vital skill in baseball for hitting AND fielding. The Tracking exercise is scored based on response time and accuracy (just like the Recognition test) and tests a player's saccadic eye movements to locate a quick moving arrow and enter the correct response.

Players with better Tracking skills generally have a better ability to see a ball approach the plate, as well as react quick enough to identify the speed and distance of the ball as soon as it leaves an opponent's bat.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Tracking %
1 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 100 %
2 Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 99 %
^ Kaden Hodson UT Lone Peak 2023 3B 99 %
^ Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 99 %
^ Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 99 %
^ Avery Doezie UT Cottonwood 2023 1B 99 %
^ Bentley Crook UT Alta 2023 1B 99 %
^ Easton Gunn UT Mountain Ridge 2023 C 99 %
^ Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 99 %
3 Ryder Malmstrom UT Jordan 2024 OF 98 %
^ Jaxon Fox UT Olympus 2024 C 98 %
^ Jak Sinclair UT Corner Canyon 2023 OF 98 %
^ Sage Strayer UT Westlake 2023 OF 98 %
^ Jake Olsen UT Lehi 2023 SS 98 %
^ Owen Miller UT Orem 2024 RHP 98 %
^ RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 98 %
4 Brayden Petersen UT Westlake 2024 SS 97 %
^ AJ Jones UT Skyline 2023 OF 97 %
^ Bridger Slade UT Bingham 2023 LHP 97 %
^ Braxton Hermansen UT Herriman 2023 OF 97 %
^ Jayger Baldwin UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 OF 97 %
^ Andrew Lombana UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 LHP 97 %
5 Ridge Erickson UT Dixie 2024 C 96 %
^ Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 96 %
6 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 95 %
^ Jaxon Marble UT Viewmont 2025 3B 95 %
^ Brandon Upham UT American Fork 2025 1B 95 %
^ Trey Robinson UT Lone Peak 2024 OF 95 %
7 Teigan Scott UT Spanish Fork 2024 SS 94 %
^ Jerry Valdez III UT West 2023 SS 94 %
8 Trey Jacobsen UT Canyon View 2023 2B 92 %
9 Steele Murdock UT Herriman 2023 RHP 91 %
10 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 90 %

 

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