Prep Baseball Report

Utah Winter Update: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Utah Operations

On Saturday, December 2nd, the PBR Utah staff hosted it's final event of the year with the 2023 Utah Winter Update at The Hive - Juab HS Fieldhouse in Nephi, Utah. This event featured 23 prospects in Utah's 2024 - 2028 classes and allowed our staff an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the players in attendance.

Earlier this week, we broke down the top measurable data performers from the event with our Statistical Analysis.  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 Talyn Bruse UT Riverton 2025 OF 6.94 s
2 Kolton Summers UT Bear River 2025 OF 6.99 s
3 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 7.15 s
4 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 7.20 s
5 Cohen Thomas UT Lone Peak 2026 LHP 7.27 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Talyn Bruse UT Riverton 2025 OF 1.78 s
2 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 1.79 s
^ Kolton Summers UT Bear River 2025 OF 1.79 s
3 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 1.81 s
4 Cohen Thomas UT Lone Peak 2026 LHP 1.86 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Talyn Bruse UT Riverton 2025 OF 3.91 s
2 Kolton Summers UT Bear River 2025 OF 3.98 s
3 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 4.01 s
4 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 4.05 s
5 Cohen Thomas UT Lone Peak 2026 LHP 4.12 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Kolton Summers UT Bear River 2025 OF 20.4
2 Talyn Bruse UT Riverton 2025 OF 20.3
3 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 19.6
4 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 19.5
5 Cohen Thomas UT Lone Peak 2026 LHP 19.5

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 (AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (avg)
1 Isryel Lopez UT Mountain Ridge 2027 2B 24.1
2 Talyn Bruse UT Riverton 2025 OF 23.3
3 Kolton Summers UT Bear River 2025 OF 22.3
4 Cohen Thomas UT Lone Peak 2026 LHP 21.6
5 Kysen Gallegos UT Syracuse 2027 OF 21.0

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 96.1 mph
2 Parker Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 94.9 mph
3 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 94.2 mph
4 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge 2027 1B 93.6 mph
5 Landon Carter UT Bradshaw Christian 2025 C 91.6 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 89.3 mph
2 Parker Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 86.1 mph
3 Landon Carter UT Bradshaw Christian 2025 C 85.2 mph
4 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 83.6 mph
5 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge 2027 1B 81.6 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 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 344 ft
2 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge 2027 1B 337 ft
3 Landon Carter UT Bradshaw Christian 2025 C 336 ft
4 Parker Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 333 ft
5 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 320 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge 2027 1B 217 ft
2 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 201 ft
3 Cruz Hinkle UT Layton 2027 3B 186 ft
4 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 171 ft
5 Elijah Steffey UT Copper Hills 2026 OF 165 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Elijah Steffey UT Copper Hills 2026 OF 70 %
^ Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 70 %
^ Cruz Hinkle UT Layton 2027 3B 70 %
^ Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge 2027 1B 70 %
2 Parker Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 60 %

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.

BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 20.9 mph
2 Parker Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 20.5 mph
3 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 20.2 mph
4 Landon Carter UT Bradshaw Christian 2025 C 19.8 mph
5 Jett Pratt UT Tooele 2028 OF 19.7 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 Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 68.5 mph
2 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 67.4 mph
3 Gaige Woods UT Riverton 2025 OF 66.9 mph
4 Landon Carter UT Bradshaw Christian 2025 C 65.7 mph
5 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 64.9 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 Cody Smith UT Brighton 2025 C 17.7 g
2 Josh Draney UT Mountain Ridge 2027 1B 15.1 g
3 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 14.2 g
4 Isryel Lopez UT Mountain Ridge 2027 2B 12.0 g
5 Cohen Thomas UT Lone Peak 2026 LHP 11.9 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 Elijah Steffey UT Copper Hills 2026 OF 84.22
2 Breckin Lambert UT Pleasant Grove 2027 OF 82.18
3 Landon Carter UT Bradshaw Christian 2025 C 81.60
4 Parker Wilde UT Herriman High 2021 C 75.27
5 Talyn Bruse UT Riverton 2025 OF 73.32

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 1 UT 02/03 The Hive (Juab HS Fieldhouse) - Nephi, UT
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/04 The MAX - McCook, IL
Utah Preseason ID - Session 2 UT 02/10 TBD
2024 Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) UT 02/24 Pine View High School

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