Prep Baseball Report

Underclass Games: Ball Flight

Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

On Wednesday, June 16th PBR Arizona had a chance to hold its Underclass Games. This event is held at the beginning of the summer each year and gives us an opportunity to start to get a feel for some of the younger prospects that our state has to offer. This event features some of the top prospects in the 2024-2025 grad class from all around the state of Arizona. This has become a popular event as players start to get their names out there and start their HS baseball careers.

The event at Cactus Shadows included 35 + players including 13 pitchers that participated in a pro-style workout followed by simulated game play. As always, we gathered loads of valuable information on players that will live in player profiles that include Trackman & Blast data as well as 60-yard dash, positional velocities and more. Surly progress will be made in these statistics while players get older and mature physically but players were able to get a baseline of data to help understand their starting points. Scouts will use this information along with video to start to separate players more in the future.

Today, we will be taking a look at some of the top ball flight metrics collected from the use of Trackman:

To view the full event stats click here.


PEAK EXITSPEED: 98.66mph | 2024 Chris Newstrom (Chaparral)

AVG EXITSPEED: 90.06mph 2024 Ford Puplava (Chaparral)

MAX DISTANCE: 368ft 2024 Chris Newstrom (Chaparral)

AVG DISTANCE: 249ft Oscar Rocha (Salpointe Catholic)

BELOW you will find the top-10 leaders from two main categories from the workout

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