Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State: Positional Data Dive (Underclass)


Cam Black-Araujo
Utah Operations

On Saturday, February 24th, the Prep Baseball Utah staff hosted the annual Invite-Only Utah Preseason All-State at Pine View High School in St. George, Utah. This event featured over 100 prospects from the 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance ahead of the high school season, as well as collect updated metrics and data on each player utilizing our series of tech partners.

This event has become a staple in Prep Baseball Utah's calendar and continues to feature some of the top upperclass prospects, both committed and uncommitted, as well as a large crop of high-end underclassmen who will be on the scene for years to come. The Utah Preseason All-State allows our staff to identify players early on in the year who deserve invites to some of our National/Regional Events such as the Future Games, Senior Future Games, Junior Future Games, West Coast ProCase and West Coast Games.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Underclass Statistical Analysis and Underclass Pitching Data Dive.  Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the top positional players with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

For complete event results, click here.
To view upcoming event schedule, click here.

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 7.07 s
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 7.19 s
3 Rad Sparrow UT Sky View 2027 SS 7.24 s
4 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 7.27 s
5 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 7.30 s
^ Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 7.30 s
6 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 7.34 s
7 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 7.41 s
8 Rockwell Norris UT Mountain Ridge 2027 OF 7.45 s
9 Bode Gaggero UT American Fork 2026 2B 7.46 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 1.71 s
2 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 1.76 s
3 Rad Sparrow UT Sky View 2027 SS 1.77 s
^ Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 1.77 s
4 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 1.78 s
^ Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 1.78 s
^ Maddox LaHue UT JUAN DIEGO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 1B 1.78 s
5 Ryder Huntsman UT Pleasant Grove 2027 RHP 1.79 s
6 Bode Gaggero UT American Fork 2026 2B 1.80 s
7 Gianni Giammalva UT Hurricane High 2027 2B 1.81 s
^ Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 1.81 s
^ Porter Campbell UT Pine View 2027 OF 1.81 s
^ Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 1.81 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 3.99 s
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 4.02 s
3 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 4.03 s
^ Rad Sparrow UT Sky View 2027 SS 4.03 s
4 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 4.04 s
5 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 4.10 s
6 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 4.11 s
^ Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 4.11 s
7 Maddox LaHue UT JUAN DIEGO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 1B 4.12 s
^ Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 4.12 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 19.9
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 19.4
3 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 19.2
4 Rad Sparrow UT Sky View 2027 SS 19.1
5 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 19.0
6 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 19.0
7 Gianni Giammalva UT Hurricane High 2027 2B 18.8
8 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 18.8
9 Rockwell Norris UT Mountain Ridge 2027 OF 18.7
10 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 18.7

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 101.0 mph
2 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 98.6 mph
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 98.5 mph
4 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 98.1 mph
5 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 96.6 mph
6 Austin Brown UT Wasatch High 2028 OF 96.6 mph
7 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 95.5 mph
8 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 95.2 mph
9 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 94.9 mph
10 Ty Holmstead UT N/A 2028 RHP 94.6 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 93.9 mph
2 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 93.5 mph
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 91.8 mph
4 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 90.4 mph
5 Austin Brown UT Wasatch High 2028 OF 89.4 mph
6 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 88.9 mph
7 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 88.6 mph
8 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 88.5 mph
9 Royal Matthews UT Park City 2026 C 87.2 mph
10 Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 86.4 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 392 ft
2 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 391 ft
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 383 ft
4 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 370 ft
5 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 354 ft
6 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 351 ft
7 Kenny Johnson UT American Fork 2026 3B 350 ft
8 Austin Smith UT Crimson Cliffs 2026 C 350 ft
9 Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 350 ft
10 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 349 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Austin Smith UT Crimson Cliffs 2026 C 294 ft
2 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 293 ft
3 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 289 ft
4 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 286 ft
5 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 280 ft
6 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 276 ft
7 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 269 ft
8 Cole Ybarra UT Lehi 2026 3B 266 ft
9 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 260 ft
10 Kenny Johnson UT American Fork 2026 3B 254 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 88 %
2 Ryder Huntsman UT Pleasant Grove 2027 RHP 81 %
3 Austin Smith UT Crimson Cliffs 2026 C 80 %
4 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 72 %
5 Jake Welch UT Lehi High 2028 SS 70 %
^ Garrett Downing UT Corner Canyon 2026 OF 70 %
^ Cash Sisneros UT Pine View 2026 OF 70 %
^ Dalton Fay UT Mountain Ridge 2027 3B 70 %
^ Porter Campbell UT Pine View 2027 OF 70 %
^ Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 70 %
^ Jaxton Tolman UT Desert Hills 2027 OF 70 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.

HARD HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 85 %
2 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 77 %
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 72 %
4 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 70 %
5 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 57 %
6 Austin Brown UT Wasatch High 2028 OF 54 %
7 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 50 %
^ Austin Smith UT Crimson Cliffs 2026 C 50 %
8 Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 44 %
^ Cache Poulson UT American Fork High 2026 C 44 %

Hard Hit percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a exit velocity of 90+ mph.

BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Dallon Molder UT Jordan 2027 OF 21.7 mph
2 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 21.6 mph
3 Austin Brown UT Wasatch High 2028 OF 21.3 mph
4 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 20.5 mph
5 Ryder Huntsman UT Pleasant Grove 2027 RHP 20.5 mph
6 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 20.1 mph
7 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 19.9 mph
8 Cash Sisneros UT Pine View 2026 OF 19.9 mph
9 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 19.9 mph
10 Ty Holmstead UT N/A 2028 RHP 19.9 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 77.9 mph
2 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 72.5 mph
3 Trey Vaughn UT Snow Canyon 2026 1B 72.1 mph
4 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 71.1 mph
5 Ricardo Navarro UT Bryce Valley 2026 SS 70.7 mph
6 Austin Brown UT Wasatch High 2028 OF 69.9 mph
7 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 69.1 mph
8 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 69.0 mph
9 Beckham Stanger UT Woods Cross 2026 RHP 67.8 mph
10 Austin Smith UT Crimson Cliffs 2026 C 67.6 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 22.2 g
2 Dallon Molder UT Jordan 2027 OF 19.8 g
3 Cole Ybarra UT Lehi 2026 3B 18.4 g
4 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 18.4 g
5 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 17.4 g
6 Krew Thorn UT Jordan High 2027 C 15.3 g
7 Bowen Barnes UT Lone Peak 2026 3B 14.6 g
8 Porter Campbell UT Pine View 2027 OF 14.5 g
9 Austin Brown UT Wasatch High 2028 OF 13.8 g
10 Austin Sorenson UT Riverton High 2028 RHP 13.7 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 84.80
2 Trent Chris UT Snow Canyon High 2027 LHP 84.58
3 Royal Matthews UT Park City 2026 C 82.93
4 Samuel Smith UT Roy 2026 OF 80.74
5 Landon Fry UT Lone Peak High 2026 OF 80.01
6 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 79.34
7 Nicholas Richardson UT Juan Diego 2026 C 79.18
8 Jake Welch UT Lehi High 2028 SS 79.08
9 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 78.71
^ Cayman Sanchez UT Olympus 2026 SS 78.71

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 Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2024 PBR Scout Day: Canes West Utah UT 06/08 St. George, Utah (Location TBD)

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