Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State: Positional Data Dive (Upperclass)


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 Upperclass Statistical Analysis and Upperclass 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 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 6.72 s
2 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 6.79 s
3 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 6.84 s
4 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 6.88 s
^ Reid Deede UT Springville High 2025 OF 6.88 s
5 Caden Lloyd UT Olympus 2025 OF 6.95 s
6 Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 6.96 s
^ Stockton Fowlks UT Mountain Ridge 2025 3B 6.96 s
7 Max Moffat UT Woods Cross 2025 OF 6.98 s
8 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 7.01 s
^ Dylan Frank UT Bingham 2025 OF 7.01 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 1.64 s
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 1.65 s
3 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 1.67 s
4 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 1.70 s
^ Stockton Fowlks UT Mountain Ridge 2025 3B 1.70 s
^ Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 1.70 s
^ Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 1.70 s
5 Xaviah Patch UT Stansbury 2025 3B 1.71 s
6 Caden Lloyd UT Olympus 2025 OF 1.72 s
7 Reid Deede UT Springville High 2025 OF 1.73 s
^ River Schmidt UT Jordan 2025 OF 1.73 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 3.74 s
2 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 3.79 s
^ Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 3.79 s
3 Caden Lloyd UT Olympus 2025 OF 3.84 s
4 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 3.85 s
5 Stockton Fowlks UT Mountain Ridge 2025 3B 3.88 s
6 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 3.89 s
^ Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 3.89 s
7 Reid Deede UT Springville High 2025 OF 3.91 s
8 River Schmidt UT Jordan 2025 OF 3.92 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Reid Deede UT Springville High 2025 OF 20.7
2 Lance Pettit UT Lone Peak 2024 SS 20.6
3 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 20.5
4 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 20.5
5 Max Moffat UT Woods Cross 2025 OF 20.4
6 Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 20.3
7 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 20.2
8 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 20.1
9 Dylan Frank UT Bingham 2025 OF 20.1
10 Stockton Fowlks UT Mountain Ridge 2025 3B 20.0

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 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 108.3 mph
2 Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 106.9 mph
3 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 104.1 mph
4 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 103.6 mph
5 Remington Edwards UT Mountain Ridge 2024 OF 102.7 mph
6 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 101.9 mph
7 Max Moffat UT Woods Cross 2025 OF 101.8 mph
8 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 101.7 mph
9 Andrew Shakespeare UT Pine View 2024 OF 101.1 mph
10 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 100.8 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 97.0 mph
2 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 96.5 mph
3 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 93.5 mph
4 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 93.3 mph
5 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP 93.2 mph
6 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 93.1 mph
7 Andrew Shakespeare UT Pine View 2024 OF 93.0 mph
8 Carter Turley UT Dixie 2025 C 92.9 mph
9 Max Moffat UT Woods Cross 2025 OF 92.0 mph
10 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 91.7 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 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 392 ft
2 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 389 ft
3 Remington Edwards UT Mountain Ridge 2024 OF 385 ft
4 Dylan Frank UT Bingham 2025 OF 384 ft
5 Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 383 ft
6 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 383 ft
7 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 377 ft
8 Andrew Shakespeare UT Pine View 2024 OF 374 ft
9 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 374 ft
10 Zach Engemann UT Orem 2025 SS 372 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Jace Fillmore UT Desert Hills High 2025 SS 302 ft
2 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 291 ft
3 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 280 ft
4 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 276 ft
5 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 275 ft
6 RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 270 ft
7 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 269 ft
8 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 267 ft
9 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 262 ft
10 Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 258 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Carter Turley UT Dixie 2025 C 90 %
2 Dylan Frank UT Bingham 2025 OF 80 %
3 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 77 %
^ Noah Gatti UT Jordan 2025 2B 77 %
4 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 75 %
5 Stockton Fowlks UT Mountain Ridge 2025 3B 72 %
6 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 71 %
7 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 66 %
^ Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 66 %
^ Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 66 %

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 Carter Turley UT Dixie 2025 C 90 %
2 Remington Edwards UT Mountain Ridge 2024 OF 90 %
^ Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 90 %
3 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 88 %
4 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 80 %
5 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 77 %
6 Reid Deede UT Springville High 2025 OF 72 %
^ Xaviah Patch UT Stansbury 2025 3B 72 %
7 Blake Sweat UT Wasatch 2025 RHP 70 %
^ Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 70 %
^ River Schmidt UT Jordan 2025 OF 70 %
^ Dylan Frank UT Bingham 2025 OF 70 %

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 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 22.6 mph
2 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 22.5 mph
3 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 22.4 mph
4 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 22.4 mph
5 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 22.2 mph
6 Kayson Bailey UT Manti 2024 LHP 21.8 mph
7 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 21.7 mph
8 Carter Turley UT Dixie 2025 C 21.7 mph
9 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 21.6 mph
10 Caden Lloyd UT Olympus 2025 OF 21.4 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 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 80.5 mph
2 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 78.4 mph
3 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 77.6 mph
4 Crew Christensen UT Desert Hills 2025 RHP 74.6 mph
5 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 74.3 mph
6 Tucker Norris UT Mountain Ridge 2025 OF 73.8 mph
7 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 73.2 mph
8 Easton Barrett UT Springville 2024 LHP 73.1 mph
9 Remington Edwards UT Mountain Ridge 2024 OF 72.8 mph
10 Max Moffat UT Woods Cross 2025 OF 72.5 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 Riley Brown UT Brighton 2025 3B 21.6 g
2 Jaxson Reiser UT Mountain Ridge 2024 RHP 17.4 g
3 Ethan Iacono UT Mountain Ridge High 2025 RHP 16.3 g
4 Dewy Gibb UT Snow Canyon 2025 1B 16.3 g
5 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 15.7 g
6 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 15.5 g
7 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 14.8 g
8 RJ Wilson UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 14.6 g
9 Slater Schow UT Pleasant Grove 2025 SS 14.1 g
10 Carter Turley UT Dixie 2025 C 13.9 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 Merrick Bostock UT Orem High 2025 3B 86.29
2 Braiden Catterson UT Maple Mountain 2024 C 84.10
3 Haigen Reed UT Desert Hills 2025 OF 83.18
4 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 82.86
5 Jakob DeVries UT Park City 2025 C 81.39
6 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 79.43
7 Reid Deede UT Springville High 2025 OF 79.30
8 Cooper Cluff UT Desert Hills 2024 OF 79.07
9 Talon Cloward UT Salem Hills 2025 SS 78.74
10 Justin Michaelis UT Park City 2025 1B 78.20

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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