Prep Baseball Report

Utah Preseason ID (Session I): Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Utah Operations

On Saturday, February 3rd, the Prep Baseball Utah staff hosted the Utah Preseason ID (Session I) at The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse in Nephi, Utah. This event featured roughly 36 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.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis and 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 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 6.93 s
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 7.03 s
3 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 7.05 s
4 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 7.09 s
5 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 7.19 s
^ Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 7.19 s
6 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 7.20 s
7 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 7.32 s
8 Jaxon Cloward UT Lone Peak 2027 OF 7.34 s
9 Reeder Conger UT Tooele 2025 SS 7.35 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 1.71 s
2 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 1.74 s
3 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 1.76 s
^ Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 1.76 s
4 Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 1.78 s
5 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 1.79 s
6 Reeder Conger UT Tooele 2025 SS 1.80 s
7 Jaxon Cloward UT Lone Peak 2027 OF 1.81 s
8 Alexander Allen UT Logan 2024 C 1.82 s
^ Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 1.82 s
^ Alexander Razee UT Woods Cross 2026 C 1.82 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 3.87 s
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 3.92 s
3 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 3.96 s
4 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 4.00 s
5 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 4.02 s
6 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 4.03 s
7 Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 4.04 s
8 Jaxon Cloward UT Lone Peak 2027 OF 4.09 s
9 Reeder Conger UT Tooele 2025 SS 4.10 s
10 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 4.11 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 36.9
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 34.6
3 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 30.1
4 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 29.6
5 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 28.2
6 Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 28.1
7 Dalton Fay UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 3B 26.3
8 Alexander Razee UT Woods Cross 2026 C 26.1
9 Daniel Strope UT Jordan 2026 RHP 26.1
10 Paxton Healy UT Woods Cross 2027 OF 26.0

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.

VERTICAL JUMP (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 36.9
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 34.6
3 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 30.1
4 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 29.6
5 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 28.2
6 Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 28.1
7 Dalton Fay UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 3B 26.3
8 Alexander Razee UT Woods Cross 2026 C 26.1
9 Daniel Strope UT Jordan 2026 RHP 26.1
10 Paxton Healy UT Woods Cross 2027 OF 26.0

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 99.2 mph
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 98.4 mph
3 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 95.4 mph
4 Parker Van Buren UT Orem 2025 1B 94.8 mph
5 Jess Curtis UT Richfield 2025 3B 94.3 mph
6 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 94.2 mph
7 Alexander Allen UT Logan 2024 C 94.0 mph
8 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 93.9 mph
9 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 93.7 mph
10 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 92.5 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 94.7 mph
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 88.1 mph
3 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 87.7 mph
4 Alexander Allen UT Logan 2024 C 87.3 mph
5 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 86.9 mph
6 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 85.8 mph
7 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 85.0 mph
8 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 84.3 mph
9 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 84.2 mph
10 Parker Van Buren UT Orem 2025 1B 83.3 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 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 364 ft
2 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 363 ft
3 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 358 ft
4 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 334 ft
5 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 327 ft
6 Grady Slesk UT Lone Peak High 2026 3B 320 ft
7 Alexander Allen UT Logan 2024 C 318 ft
8 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 318 ft
9 Brody Buck UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 C 314 ft
10 Ali Carrillo Jr. UT Copper Hills 2027 SS 308 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 262 ft
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 257 ft
3 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 249 ft
4 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 248 ft
5 Brody Buck UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 C 238 ft
6 Landon Johnson UT Cedar Valley 2026 3B 227 ft
7 Alexander Razee UT Woods Cross 2026 C 224 ft
8 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 222 ft
9 Kye Sivo UT Park City 2026 RHP 220 ft
10 Matthew Barnard UT Tooele 2025 3B 205 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 100 %
2 Boston Swain UT Mountain Ridge 2026 RHP 75 %
^ Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 75 %
3 Matthew Barnard UT Tooele 2025 3B 72 %
4 Alexander Razee UT Woods Cross 2026 C 70 %
5 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 66 %
^ Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 66 %
6 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 62 %
7 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 60 %
8 Brody Buck UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 C 57 %
^ Jess Curtis UT Richfield 2025 3B 57 %

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 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 87 %
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 55 %
3 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 50 %
4 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 42 %
5 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 40 %
6 Alexander Allen UT Logan 2024 C 28 %
7 Jackson Rosvall UT Jordan High 2025 2B 25 %
^ Boston Swain UT Mountain Ridge 2026 RHP 25 %
8 Dalton Fay UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 3B 22 %
^ Trig Richards UT Salem Hills High 2027 OF 22 %

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 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 20.9 mph
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 20.7 mph
3 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 20.0 mph
4 Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 19.7 mph
5 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 19.5 mph
6 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 19.4 mph
7 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 19.3 mph
8 Kye Sivo UT Park City 2026 RHP 19.3 mph
9 Parker Van Buren UT Orem 2025 1B 19.0 mph
10 Boston Swain UT Mountain Ridge 2026 RHP 18.9 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 Parker Van Buren UT Orem 2025 1B 72.0 mph
2 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 69.2 mph
3 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 67.9 mph
4 Boston Swain UT Mountain Ridge 2026 RHP 67.9 mph
5 Luke Christensen UT Lone Peak 2025 OF 67.1 mph
6 Ledger Holmes UT Salem Hills 2027 SS 65.5 mph
7 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 65.4 mph
8 Alexander Allen UT Logan 2024 C 65.3 mph
9 Landon Johnson UT Cedar Valley 2026 3B 65.1 mph
10 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 63.9 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 19.2 g
2 Parker Van Buren UT Orem 2025 1B 15.4 g
3 Jess Curtis UT Richfield 2025 3B 15.0 g
4 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 14.1 g
5 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 14.0 g
6 Daniel Strope UT Jordan 2026 RHP 11.1 g
7 Alexander Razee UT Woods Cross 2026 C 11.1 g
8 Landon Johnson UT Cedar Valley 2026 3B 10.8 g
^ Huston Paremski UT Green Canyon 2027 OF 10.8 g
9 Grady Slesk UT Lone Peak High 2026 3B 10.7 g
10 Boston Swain UT Mountain Ridge 2026 RHP 10.7 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 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 84.42
2 Beau Blackwell UT Woods Cross 2025 SS 83.52
3 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 1B 79.42
4 Rhythm Fagan UT Spanish Fork High 2026 OF 77.46
5 Kye Sivo UT Park City 2026 RHP 76.95
6 Bubba Ellis UT Brighton High 2026 OF 76.42
7 Dalton Fay UT Mountain Ridge High 2027 3B 75.97
8 Parker Van Buren UT Orem 2025 1B 75.70
9 Triston Munson UT Desert Hills High 2026 C 75.46
10 Madex Vonhatten UT Tooele 2025 OF 74.45

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
Utah Preseason ID - Session 2 UT 02/10 The Hive (Juab HS Fieldhouse) - Nephi, UT
2024 Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) UT 02/24 Pine View High School
2024 PBR Scout Day: Canes West Utah UT 06/08 St. George, Utah (Location TBD)

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