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Utah Power 25 Rankings: Week 8 (April 25 - 30)


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

Not much has changed up top over the last couple of weeks, as the top teams continue to pile up wins and show why they are ranked where they are. It’s a good time as any to spotlight a few players that have been on some torrid hitting streaks over the last 2-3 weeks, with some players putting up some mind boggling stats and distancing themselves from others in the race for each classifications player of the year, by the media outlets. We will also announce our PBR Utah player of the year in the middle to third week of June, and this is for the overall Player of the Year from the state from PBR. 

Hitters (2)

Over the last 2 weeks these players have put up eye popping numbers, which takes MOST players to post THESE kinds of numbers an entire season to accumulate!

2023 Cade Nalder, C (Jordan) - Uncommitted

G 6 AB 20 R 9 H 13 HR 3 RBI 15 2B 2 BB 2

  • Nalder was the PBR Utah Player of the Week last week. 

2023 Ryder Robinson, 2B (American Fork) - TCU Commit

G 6 AB 21 R 13 H 15 HR 4 RBI 13 2B 1 BB 1

  • Robinson is a two-time PBR Player of the Week this season

  • PBR Future Games Alum / 2021 6A 1st Team All-State

Under the Radar Spotlight

One under the radar player that we want to get involved with PBR to start aiding in his exposure is sophomore catcher from Canyon View HS, Cameron Calvez. Even though Canyon View moved down from the rigors of competing in the 4A Region on the St. George area to 3A, it should be noted, that even though the pitching is not the caliber of the St. George kids who routinely hit the upper 80’s and low to mid 90’s in a couple of cases, you still have to hit and put the numbers up, which no else is doing! Here are the overall stats for this young 16 yr old masher. Is the leading candidate for 3A Player of the Year!

2024 Cameron Calvez, C, R-R (Canyon View HS) - Uncommitted

G 23 AB 84 R 18 H 39 AVG .464 HR 8 RBI 47 2B 18 3B 2 BB 11 SO 10

OB% 526 SLG% 1.011 OPS: 1.538

That’s 28 extra base hits, that leads the state by a WIDE margin, along with a state leading 18 2B’s and 47 RBI!! Almost ⅔ of the state doesn’t have 28 hits, let alone 28 extra base hits. It’s safe to say that after facing 6 arms as a freshman in St. George in 2021, that touched or exceeded 90 mph, it prepared Calvez for the bump down to less stressful arms. But one thing holds true even at that level, nobody else is doing this and that has to be taken into consideration. 

One thing to always remember as a player, that players such are the examples of Nalder and Robinson, is they have been on the radar for quite some time, as they have attended events, stayed engaged and their parents and others have kept me in the circle of their exploits with texts, calls, video messages and emails, of which top producing players should be doing. So they have been identified early enough, that when they put up big numbers as they have for a couple of years now, they get recognized and others around the area, region and nationally know who they are. But every now and then a player puts up numbers that can’t be denied and one has to take notice, such as Calvez. 

Of Note: The odds of this happening are only two to three players per year in the state. So setting goals to achieve such numbers as Calvez are highly unlikely, it’s why you as the player have to get to PBR player events EARLY and if identified as a potential next level player, whether at the JC, NAIA, D3, D2 or D1 levels, it behooves a player to come often to events 2-3 times a year, be engaged on twitter and market yourself with our PBR data platform, so that you are now on the radar for others like myself and college coaches to take notice! They need to know who you are, long before the day comes, when eye popping hitting/pitching numbers as well as FB velocities pop, so that you can get the critical attention YOU so deserve!

Utah Power 25 Rankings - Week 8


1.  6A Fremont 18-1 (Took all 3 vs Clearfield by a run differential of 30-2 / 12-0 Region - #1 RPI) .387       Team BA. Lost their first game of the season and have reeled off 18 straight wins to remain at #1. 

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week with Davis

2.  5A Lehi 21-4 (Took all 3 from Timpview w/a run differential of 40-6, #3 RPI) Waiting on postseason       pairings…

  • Up Next: Regular Season Complete

3.  4A Dixie 19-4 (Took both games vs Desert Hills - #1 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish the regular season with a 2 game series this week vs Cedar

4.  6A Riverton 15-3 (Swept all 3 games vs Mountain Ridge - #3 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Herriman 

5.  5A Spanish Fork 19-3 (Swept 3 from Maple Mountain - #1 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish the regular season with a 3 game series this week vs Wasatch

6.  4A Crimson Cliffs 17-3 (Swept 2 from Hurricane - #1 RPI)

  • Up Next: 2 game series this week with Desert Hills

7.  5A Park City 14-5 (Lost to Murray and took 2 of 3 vs  Skyline / 9-3 in league play - #1 in RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week with #14 Olympus

8.  5A Jordan 16-6 (Took 2 of 3 from Orem w/run differential of 34-2 - #4 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Timpview

9.  6A Bingham 15-4 (Took 2 of 3 from Copper Hills / 9-1 in Region 3 play - #4 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs West Jordan

10. 6A American Fork 15-4 (Swept 3 from Corner Canyon - #5 RPI)

     Middle INF combo of TCU commits, Fisher Ingersoll and Ryder Robinson, along with BYU                   commit, 3B Easton Jones have combined for 20 HR’s!

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Skyridge

11. 6A Lone Peak 13-5 (Swept all 3 from Skyridge. Feature the fastest player in the country by PBR           in 2023 Crew McChesney-CF w/a 6.24/60 - #2 RPI) 

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Westlake

12. 5A Orem 17-5 (Dropped 2 of 3 to #7 Jordan. Feature leading 5A Player of the Year candidate,              2023 Sawyer Slade-C - #4 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs #23 Timpanogos 

13.  6A Pleasant Grove 12-6 (Swept all 3 from Westlake w/a run differential of 30-4! - #7 RPI) 

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Corner Canyon

14. 4A Pine View 19-4 (Swept 2 from Cedar / tied 10-10 top of 7, and UVU commit Luke Iverson-C            hits a 2-run HR to seal the sweep - #3 RPI) 

  • Up Next: Regular season complete. Waiting for Playoff seedlings 

15. 6A Taylorsville 15-4 (Bye Week - Have won 13 straight - Moved up 4 spots to #8 in the RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Hunter

16.  5A Olympus 15-4 (Swept 2 from Stansbury - #5 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish regular season play with a 3 game series vs #6 Park City

17.  4A Snow Canyon 14-9 (Lost to Cottonwood 11-10. Feature the leading Gatorade & 4A POY                candidate. Also have put up this record w/o the services of All-State RHP-Isaac Lyon (FB 88-94)         due to a back issue for the last 11 games and closer Luke Anderson (88-93) off the mound with TJ       surgery, though he’s filled the DH role - #4 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish the regular season with a 2 game series vs Hurricane 

18. 4A Bear River 17-5 (Took 2 out of 3 from Mountain Crest - #6 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish the regular season with a 3 game series vs Ridgeline

19. 5A Woods Cross 14-5 (Defeated Syracuse and took 2 of 3 from Box Elder - #7 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs local rival Bountiful

20. 5A Murray 13-5 (Defeated Park City and swept 3 from East - #8 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs Skyline 

21. 3A Juab 18-5 (Swept 3 from Manti w/a run differential of 38-5 / 3 wins vs higher classes / 12-0 in          Region 14 - #1 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish regular season with one game vs Gunnison Valley. A win endures a 1st Rd playoff bye as the #1 seed

22. 5A Cottonwood 13-7 (Defeated Snow Canyon 11-10 and split w/Stansbury - #9 RPI)

  • Up Next: 2 game series this week vs Payson

23. 6A West Jordan 13-6 (Swept 3 from Herriman - #8 RPI)

  • Up Next: 3 game series this week vs #8 Bingham

24. 5A Timpanogos 14-8 (Swept 3 from Alta by a run differential of 28-5 - #13 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish the regular season with a 3 game series vs #11 Orem

25. 3A Canyon View 15-8 (Swept all 3 from Grand County. 9-2 in Region 12. #2 RPI)

  • Up Next: Finish the regular season with one game vs Carbon

 

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