Prep Baseball Report

2024 Top Prospect Games: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Arizona Operations

On June 12th, the PBR Arizona staff hosted the 2024 Top Prospect Games at Milwaukee Brewers Complex in Phoenix, Arizona. This event featured around 41 prospects with uncommitted talent everywhere 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 performers from the event with our Pitching Data Deep Dive, Statistical Analysis and Quick Hits, Today we'll start our deep dive into the data collected at this event within this Statistical Analysis story:

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 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 6.49 s
2 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 6.70 s
3 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 6.71 s
4 Gunner Moore AZ Red Mountain 2024 OF 6.72 s
5 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 6.77 s
6 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 6.84 s
7 Christopher Margarella AZ Saguaro 2024 OF 6.87 s
8 Caden Truman AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 6.90 s
9 Carter Camacho AZ Willow Canyon 2024 OF 6.93 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 1.62 s
2 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 1.64 s
3 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 1.65 s
4 Christopher Margarella AZ Saguaro 2024 OF 1.66 s
^ Kaden Major AZ Desert Ridge 2024 OF 1.66 s
^ Cole Muscari AZ Northwest Christian 2024 2B 1.66 s
5 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 1.67 s
^ Weston Pate AZ Marana 2024 3B 1.67 s
6 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 1.68 s
^ Gunner Moore AZ Red Mountain 2024 OF 1.68 s
^ Carter Camacho AZ Willow Canyon 2024 OF 1.68 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 3.67 s
2 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 3.74 s
^ Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 3.74 s
3 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 3.79 s
4 Christopher Margarella AZ Saguaro 2024 OF 3.80 s
^ Gunner Moore AZ Red Mountain 2024 OF 3.80 s
5 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 3.84 s
6 Carter Camacho AZ Willow Canyon 2024 OF 3.85 s
^ Cole Muscari AZ Northwest Christian 2024 2B 3.85 s
7 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty High School 2025 OF 3.87 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 21.8
2 Gunner Moore AZ Red Mountain 2024 OF 21.0
3 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 20.8
4 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 20.7
5 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 20.6
6 Caden Truman AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 20.5
7 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 20.5
8 Cody Croxford AZ Liberty High School 2025 OF 20.4

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 Kyle Pettigrew AZ Desert Mountain 2024 3B 99.9 mph
2 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 99.8 mph
3 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 99.7 mph
4 Noah Andersen AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 99.2 mph
5 Jacob Croxford AZ Liberty 2024 OF 98.0 mph
6 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 97.3 mph
7 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 OF 97.2 mph
8 Gavin Crellin AZ Centennial 2024 OF 96.9 mph
9 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 96.5 mph
10 Garrett Geenen AZ Horizon 2024 3B 95.6 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Noah Andersen AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 93.3 mph
2 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 93.0 mph
3 Kyle Pettigrew AZ Desert Mountain 2024 3B 91.1 mph
4 Jacob Croxford AZ Liberty 2024 OF 90.9 mph
5 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 OF 88.5 mph
6 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 88.2 mph
7 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 87.8 mph
8 Cesar Montoya AZ Tolleson 2024 C 87.1 mph
9 Garrett Geenen AZ Horizon 2024 3B 87.1 mph
10 Matthew Niezgodzki AZ Brophy 2024 OF 87.0 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 Kyle Pettigrew AZ Desert Mountain 2024 3B 378 ft
2 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 374 ft
3 Noah Andersen AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 370 ft
4 Brendan Burke AZ Desert Vista 2024 C 362 ft
5 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 358 ft
6 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 OF 356 ft
7 Wyatt Schottel AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 LHP 354 ft
8 Cooper Sobeck AZ Desert Ridge 2024 OF 353 ft
9 Matthew Niezgodzki AZ Brophy 2024 OF 353 ft
10 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 352 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANE (AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 278 ft
2 Cesar Montoya AZ Tolleson 2024 C 278 ft
3 Johnny Casale AZ Brophy Prep 2024 LHP 267 ft
4 Caden Truman AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 262 ft
5 Matthew Niezgodzki AZ Brophy 2024 OF 256 ft
6 Garrett Geenen AZ Horizon 2024 3B 255 ft
7 Ethan Watson AZ Desert Ridge 2024 3B 252 ft
8 Kyle Pettigrew AZ Desert Mountain 2024 3B 240 ft
9 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 240 ft
10 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 238 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Jack Meissner AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 3B 85 %
2 Johnny Casale AZ Brophy Prep 2024 LHP 84 %
3 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 71 %
4 Sam Lorgan AZ Chandler 2024 1B 69 %
^ Garrett Geenen AZ Horizon 2024 3B 69 %
5 Carter Camacho AZ Willow Canyon 2024 OF 66 %
^ Noah Andersen AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 66 %
6 Cole Muscari AZ Northwest Christian 2024 2B 63 %
7 Camden Interdonato AZ Horizon 2024 3B 62 %
8 Dom Harris AZ Desert Mountain 2024 OF 61 %

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 Brendan Burke AZ Desert Vista 2024 C 23.9 mph
2 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 23.8 mph
3 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 OF 23.4 mph
4 Jacob Croxford AZ Liberty 2024 OF 23.2 mph
5 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 23.1 mph
6 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP 22.8 mph
7 Noah Andersen AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 22.6 mph
8 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 22.5 mph
9 Kyle Pettigrew AZ Desert Mountain 2024 3B 22.4 mph
10 Cooper Sobeck AZ Desert Ridge 2024 OF 22.3 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 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 78.3 mph
2 Jacob Croxford AZ Liberty 2024 OF 75.1 mph
3 Matthew Niezgodzki AZ Brophy 2024 OF 73.5 mph
4 Gunnar Penzkover AZ Northwest Christian 2024 OF 73.4 mph
5 Cesar Montoya AZ Tolleson 2024 C 73.0 mph
6 Brendan Burke AZ Desert Vista 2024 C 72.9 mph
7 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 72.8 mph
8 Noah Andersen AZ Thunderbird 2024 OF 72.7 mph
9 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP 71.2 mph
10 Cooper Sobeck AZ Desert Ridge 2024 OF 70.8 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 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 25.3 g
2 Brylen Brown AZ Desert Vista 2024 2B 23.3 g
3 Cooper Sobeck AZ Desert Ridge 2024 OF 22.2 g
4 Jacob Croxford AZ Liberty 2024 OF 21.8 g
5 Brendan Burke AZ Desert Vista 2024 C 18.2 g
6 Jose Simon-Aguirre AZ Salpointe Catholic 2024 OF 18.0 g
7 Aiden Wood AZ Hamilton 2024 OF 17.8 g
8 Jordan Touhey AZ Poston Butte 2024 RHP 17.3 g
9 Kyle Pettigrew AZ Desert Mountain 2024 3B 17.3 g
10 Bryan Lorenz AZ Northwest Christian 2024 1B 16.5 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 Trey Markham AZ Brophy College Prep 2024 OF 94.48
2 Caden Truman AZ Desert Ridge 2024 SS 80.76
3 Wyatt Schottel AZ Cactus Shadows 2024 LHP 79.58
4 Dom Harris AZ Desert Mountain 2024 OF 79.57
5 Gavin Crellin AZ Centennial 2024 OF 75.26
6 Camden Interdonato AZ Horizon 2024 3B 73.25
7 Carter Camacho AZ Willow Canyon 2024 OF 70.95
8 John Hoge AZ Notre Dame Prep 2024 C 70.77
9 Johnny Casale AZ Brophy Prep 2024 LHP 68.37
10 Ethan Watson AZ Desert Ridge 2024 3B 68.19

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
Scottsdale Open AZ 07/11 Scottsdale Stadium - Scottsdale, AZ
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/25 LakePoint
2023 PBR Future Games (Arizona Invite) AZ 07/26 LakePoint Sports - Cartersville, GA
2023 PBR West Coast Games AZ 08/4 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada


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