Central Washington Preseason ID: Statistical Release


By: Diego Solares
Associate Scout, Staff Writer

On Monday, February 21st, the PBR Washington and Oregon staff hosted the Central Washington Preseason ID. The final event on our winter calendar, this event featured prospects from the 2022-to-2025 grad classes in the Pacific Northwest and Idaho and served as an early identifier for our staff as the high school season is set to begin.

PBR events such as this provide players with the opportunity to build their profile with the most up-to-date information and video footage before heading into the off-season. All players in attendance receive an online profile with their verified statistics, player report, picture and video. Additionally, all subsequent stories written about a prospect will be linked to the player’s profile, ultimately creating a one-stop shop for recruiters.

Showcases help identify which prospects have asserted themselves towards the top of their class as well as who might be one of the next youngsters to emerge onto the scene. They also serve as potential identifiers for invite-only events such as our Future Games and Junior Future Games.

We’ll begin our post-event process from today’s event inside this statistical release, which will highlight some of the top statistical performances from both events. This piece will feature the top outputs from Sunday’s event.

Before we go any further, here are a few names that popped: 

+ OF/RHP Emerson Fleck (Mead, 2024) put up an all-around impressive workout and found his name at or near the top of several statistical categories. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound sophomore ran the day’s fastest 60-yard dash (6.85) and uncorked the hardest throw home from the outfield (85 mph) as well. Fleck hopped on the mound afterwards and bumped his fastball up to 84 mph, sitting at 82-83 mph. It was an intriguing up-to-date look at a top-40 prospect in Washington’s sophomore class. 

+ One of a handful of Idaho prospects in attendance, LHP Austin DeBoer (Post Falls, 2024) certainly popped as an intriguing name-to-know sophomore. Standing at 6-foot-2, 182-pounds, the southpaw pumped the day’s hardest fastball at 86 mph, sitting at 83-85 mph throughout his ‘pen. He complimented his heater with two secondaries - a low-70s curveball and mid-70s changeup. 

+ Another Idaho native to pop at Monday’s event was 1B/RHP Christopher Ricard (Lewiston, 2023). The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior took arguably the event’s most physical round of BP as he reached a max exit velocity of 100.5 mph. Ricard maintained that juice throughout as he averaged 93 mph off the barrel with an 83.3% hard-hit rate (percentage of batted balls in a given event that were 95+ mph). He took that strength to the mound and ran his fastball up to 85 mph, sitting at 82-84 mph in his ‘pen. 

+ MIF Christopher Parkin (Columbia River, 2024) was another name to appear at or near the top of multiple statistical categories. The 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore ran a 7.15 in the 60-yard dash and led the event in max infield velocity (80 mph) while finishing towards the top in max outfield velocity (81 mph) as well. Perkin also recorded the day’s second hardest hit ball at 94.1 mph in BP. 

+ C Xavier Hatternburg (Mead, 2024) made another positive impression at Monday’s event. The 6-foot, 165-pound left-handed hitting backstop peaked at 93 mph in BP - good for the third highest mark of the entire event. Where Hattenburg really impressed was behind the plate, as he utilized a quick release from the crouch to pop the day’s best time at 1.98 seconds.

+ 1B/RHP Broden Palmer (Southridge, 2023), 3B/RHP Castle Keaton (Joel E. Ferris, 2023), and LHP Caiden Thomsen (Kamiakin, 2023; Portland) all ran their fastballs up to 84 mph at the event. 

+ One of the few 2025 prospects on this roster, C Sonny Salazar (Othello) built off his performance at the Underclass Fall Classic with yet another strong statistical showing to our scouts. Built at 5-foot-11, 190-pounds, Salazar displayed above-average bat strength for his age in BP by reaching a peak batted distance of 330 feet with his loudest barrel clocking in at 92 mph. Salazar’s quickest pop to second clocked in at 2.08 seconds and he topped at 73 mph while working out of the chute. 

Read below and see which players popped amongst their peers from a numerical perspective.

STATISTICAL RELEASE

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Emerson Fleck WA Mead 2024 OF 6.85
2 Jack Burke ID Weiser 2022 C 6.87
3 Matthew Vera WA College Place 2022 OF 7.05
4 Corbyn Aills WA Davis 2024 SS 7.09
5 Daryen Hawkins WA Southridge 2023 SS 7.11

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Austin DeBoer ID Post Falls 2024 LHP 86 mph
2 Christopher Ricard ID Lewiston 2023 1B 85 mph
3 Emerson Fleck WA Mead 2024 OF 84 mph
^ Broden Palmer WA Southridge 2023 1B 84 mph
^ Caiden Thomsen WA Kamiakin 2023 LHP 84 mph
^ Castle Keaton WA Joel E. Ferris 2023 3B 84 mph
4 Carson Janke WA Moses Lake 2022 RHP 80 mph
^ Adam Evans OR Canby 2023 RHP 80 mph
^ Bradley Beck WA Richland 2024 RHP 80 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Christopher Ricard ID Lewiston 2023 1B 100.5 mph
2 Christopher Parkin WA Columbia River 2024 SS 94.1 mph
3 Broden Palmer WA Southridge 2023 1B 93.6 mph
4 Cooper Cripe OR Mcnary 2023 OF 93.3 mph
5 Xavier Hattenburg WA Mead 2024 C 92.8 mph
6 Matthew Vera WA College Place 2022 OF 92.8 mph
7 Sonny Salazar WA Othello 2025 3B 92.0 mph
8 Parker Rimpau ID Lake City 2022 3B 91.8 mph

infield arm strength

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Christopher Parkin WA Columbia River 2024 SS 80
2 Castle Keaton WA Joel E. Ferris 2023 3B 78
^ Broden Palmer WA Southridge 2023 1B 78
3 Daryen Hawkins WA Southridge 2023 SS 77
^ Michael Kiblen ID Moscow 2023 SS 77
4 Parker Rimpau ID Lake City 2022 3B 76
^ Adam Evans OR Canby 2023 RHP 76

OF ARM STRENGTH

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Emerson Fleck WA Mead 2024 OF 85
2 Jake Allen OR McNary 2024 OF 83
3 Christopher Parkin WA Columbia River 2024 SS 81
4 Seth Olson WA Moses Lake 2022 OF 80
5 Cooper Cripe OR Mcnary 2023 OF 73

C ARM STRENGTH

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Braeden Anderson WA Moses Lake 2023 C 75
2 Calvin Carroll ID Lake City 2022 C 74
^ Xavier Hattenburg WA Mead 2024 C 74
3 Sonny Salazar WA Othello 2025 3B 73
^ Ethan Hedgpeth WA Tri-cities Prep 2024 C 73

To see all of the stats collected from this event, click HERE.

RELATED CONTENT