Rising Stars ID: Inland Empire Trackman Hitting Leaderboards

Matt Monk/PBR CA Staff

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CORONA, CALIF. - The Rising Stars ID tour carried on into Corona stopping at Santiago High School for round two of stops en route to the SoCal Rising Stars Game. The event drew over 50 players from the 2027 and 2028 classes who came to show they’re deserving to be considered to represent Team California at the Prep Baseball Report Jr. Future Games in LakePoint, GA. 

This July, PBR California will be taking a team to the Jr. Future Games for the first time. This unique event is run in conjunction with, and at the same facility as, the Future Games which last year hosted over 360 college coaches. Adding to the spectacle is the uniqueness of the event being open to uncommitted players only. 

The Rising Stars ID series will serve as the springboard for players looking to be a part of the best event in the country for uncommitted players, and this first event certainly did not disappoint with as many as 20 players having really solid performances in what was the first showcase setting for many of them. 

Players were put through the traditional pro-style workout that included the 60-yard dash, Bullpens, BP, and a defensive workout using Trackman, Swift Technologies, and more to measure every movement. 

We earlier took a look at the First Ten which highlighted some early standouts, but in this post we’ll break down the pitching leaders from the Rising Stars ID: Inland Empire. 

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Prep Baseball Report events across the country have been powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading Portable system to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and Trackman are dedicated to recognizing talent and unleashing their potential.

All hitters had a chance to be evaluated through our portable Trackman unit. Each player received a round of on the field BP where they were measured in key ball flight metrics. We were able to collect key ball flight metrics such as exit velocity, distance, launch angles, spray charts and much more.  

PBR was able to collect data on many uncommitted players around the states that is sharable with coaches & scouts as well as help players identify areas of development for the future.

Exit Velocity

The velocity of the ball as soon as it releases from contact with the bat. This metric coupled with launch angle are the two most important implications for distance.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Andrew Felizzari CA Orange Lutheran 2027 1B 92.7 mph
2 Luke Armijo CA Mater Dei 2027 LHP 91.3 mph
3 Jacob Melendez CA Paloma Valley 2027 LHP 91.3 mph
4 Wes Gomes CA Vista Murrieta 2027 3B 91.2 mph
5 Jaiden Solares CA EM Sports Academy 2027 1B 90.1 mph
6 Ira Rootman CA Harvard-Westlake 2027 OF 89.7 mph
7 Danny De La Torre CA Temecula Valley 2027 OF 89.6 mph
8 Scott Fritz CA Orange Lutheran 2028 1B 89.0 mph
9 Nathan Lopez CA N/A 2027 OF 89.0 mph
10 Brandon Alley CA Heritage 2027 MIF 88.6 mph

Peak Distance

This metric measures the farthest ball a player hit calculated by multiple other metrics.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jacob Melendez CA Paloma Valley 2027 LHP 343 ft
2 Nathan Lopez CA N/A 2027 OF 333 ft
3 Andrew Felizzari CA Orange Lutheran 2027 1B 331 ft
4 Ira Rootman CA Harvard-Westlake 2027 OF 326 ft
5 Gavin Smith CA Norco 2027 SS 323 ft
6 Alexander Elizondo CA Murrieta Valley 2027 OF 321 ft
7 Enrique Max Lopez CA Aquinas 2027 OF 319 ft
8 Wes Gomes CA Vista Murrieta 2027 3B 318 ft
9 Danny De La Torre CA Temecula Valley 2027 OF 317 ft
10 Ricardo Hurtado CA Orange Luthran 2027 OF 311 ft



Rising Stars ID: Bay Area CA 04/23 College of San Mateo
SoCal Rising Stars Game CA 05/21 Cerritos College 
CA FUTURE GAMES TRYOUT CA 06/03 Fullerton College
NorCal ProCase CA 06/04 Chabot College - Hayward
SoCal-NV-AZ-ProCase CA 06/04 University of Southern California - Dedeaux Field
NorCal Rising Stars Game CA 06/06 Islanders Field (morning)
Team CA Future Games ID CA 06/06 Islanders Field (afternoon/early evening)
Bay Area State Gamess Open ID CA 06/14 College of San Mateo
OC State Games Open ID CA 07/11 Hart Park