Prep Baseball Report

Colorado State Games: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Colorado Operations

On August 8th and 9th, the PBR Colorado staff hosted it's annual Colorado State Games at Metro State University - Denver in Denver, Colorado. This event featured roughly 100 of the top prospects from the 2024 - 2027 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, Pitching Data Dive and Quick Hits. 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 Colton Rowan CO Erie 2024 OF 6.71 s
2 Liam Schilling CO Prospect Ridge Academy 2025 SS 6.79 s
3 John Rossi CO Eaglecrest 2024 OF 6.85 s
4 KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 6.89 s
5 Parker Aaron CO Horizon 2025 C 6.94 s
^ Cory Dean Carver CO Montezuma Cortez 2026 SS 6.94 s
6 Darren Daves CO Montezuma-Cortez 2026 SS 6.96 s
7 Carson Munroe CO Chaparral 2026 RHP 6.98 s
8 Cooper Nider CO Eaton 2025 OF 7.00 s
9 Austin Reese CO Chaparral High School 2025 RHP 7.02 s
^ Karter Vega-Hernandez CO Fountain-Fort Carson 2026 SS 7.02 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Colton Rowan CO Erie 2024 OF 1.67 s
2 Peyton Michlig CO Cherokee Trail 2025 SS 1.70 s
^ Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 1.70 s
^ Cory Dean Carver CO Montezuma Cortez 2026 SS 1.70 s
^ Jett Maisano CO Lutheran 2024 1B 1.70 s
^ Jack Weiss CO Grandview 2025 SS 1.70 s
^ Karter Vega-Hernandez CO Fountain-Fort Carson 2026 SS 1.70 s
3 Derek Ball CO Chaparral 2024 3B 1.71 s
^ KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 1.71 s
^ Jaxon Case CO Heritage 2024 OF 1.71 s
^ Darren Daves CO Montezuma-Cortez 2026 SS 1.71 s

30-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Colton Rowan CO Erie 2024 OF 3.77 s
2 Liam Schilling CO Prospect Ridge Academy 2025 SS 3.84 s
^ KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 3.84 s
3 Cory Dean Carver CO Montezuma Cortez 2026 SS 3.85 s
4 Parker Aaron CO Horizon 2025 C 3.86 s
5 John Rossi CO Eaglecrest 2024 OF 3.87 s
6 Darren Daves CO Montezuma-Cortez 2026 SS 3.88 s
7 Jett Maisano CO Lutheran 2024 1B 3.89 s
8 Karter Vega-Hernandez CO Fountain-Fort Carson 2026 SS 3.90 s
^ Christopher Valerio CO Windsor 2026 OF 3.90 s
^ Jackson Niederwerder CO Loveland 2024 RHP 3.90 s

RUN SPEED (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Colton Rowan CO Erie 2024 OF 20.9
2 Liam Schilling CO Prospect Ridge Academy 2025 SS 20.9
3 John Rossi CO Eaglecrest 2024 OF 20.6
4 KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 20.1
5 Cooper Nider CO Eaton 2025 OF 20.1

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 Eddison Esquivel CO Cherry Creek 2024 OF 103.8 mph
2 Caleb Korth CO Ponderosa 2026 1B 99.8 mph
3 Rylen Renton CO Windsor 2024 C 99.1 mph
4 Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 98.8 mph
5 Elias Frainier CO Columbine 2024 1B 98.7 mph
6 Brayden Millikan CO Falcon 2026 1B 97.4 mph
7 KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 97.1 mph
8 Jackson Niederwerder CO Loveland 2024 RHP 97.0 mph
9 Jaxon Case CO Heritage 2024 OF 96.8 mph
10 Ian Kersten CO Valor Christian 2024 C 96.3 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Eddison Esquivel CO Cherry Creek 2024 OF 95.7 mph
2 Jaxon Case CO Heritage 2024 OF 91.9 mph
3 Brayden Millikan CO Falcon 2026 1B 90.2 mph
4 Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 90.1 mph
5 Garrett Burroughs CO Windsor 2026 1B 89.0 mph
6 Grant Bazinet CO Heritage 2024 3B 88.9 mph
7 Rylen Renton CO Windsor 2024 C 88.9 mph
8 Caleb Korth CO Ponderosa 2026 1B 88.3 mph
9 Elias Frainier CO Columbine 2024 1B 87.9 mph
10 Ethan Gentz CO Falcon 2026 2B 87.2 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 Rylen Renton CO Windsor 2024 C 381 ft
2 KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 377 ft
3 Ian Kersten CO Valor Christian 2024 C 372 ft
4 Jackson Pfister CO Grandview 2025 RHP 368 ft
5 Cooper Nider CO Eaton 2025 OF 368 ft
6 Mason Griffin CO Fossil Ridge 2025 OF 365 ft
7 Caleb Korth CO Ponderosa 2026 1B 361 ft
8 Elias Frainier CO Columbine 2024 1B 360 ft
9 Jaxon Case CO Heritage 2024 OF 360 ft
10 Ethan Gentz CO Falcon 2026 2B 359 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANcE (AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Ethan Gentz CO Falcon 2026 2B 313 ft
2 Rylen Renton CO Windsor 2024 C 306 ft
3 Ian Kersten CO Valor Christian 2024 C 295 ft
4 Jett Maisano CO Lutheran 2024 1B 293 ft
5 Jackson Pfister CO Grandview 2025 RHP 285 ft
6 Brayden Millikan CO Falcon 2026 1B 279 ft
7 Landen Calabrese CO Mountain Range 2024 1B 272 ft
8 Garrett Burroughs CO Windsor 2026 1B 268 ft
9 Logan King CO Pueblo West 2026 C 261 ft
10 Peyton Michlig CO Cherokee Trail 2025 SS 261 ft

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Cole Teltschik CO Discovery Canyon Campus 2026 C 90 %
2 Jaxon Case CO Heritage 2024 OF 80 %
^ Ayden Wells CO Highlands Ranch 2025 SS 80 %
3 Parker Aaron CO Horizon 2025 C 75 %
^ Brayden Millikan CO Falcon 2026 1B 75 %
^ Logan King CO Pueblo West 2026 C 75 %
4 Garrett Burroughs CO Windsor 2026 1B 72 %
5 Brody Geist CO Standley Lake 2024 OF 70 %
6 Eddison Esquivel CO Cherry Creek 2024 OF 66 %
^ Colton Rowan CO Erie 2024 OF 66 %
^ Darren Daves CO Montezuma-Cortez 2026 SS 66 %
^ Hayden Bradford CO Fossil Ridge 2024 OF 66 %
^ Sam Waller CO Mullen 2025 C 66 %

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 Eddison Esquivel CO Cherry Creek 2024 OF 24.8 mph
2 Rylen Renton CO Windsor 2024 C 23.9 mph
3 Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 23.8 mph
4 Riley Hall CO Monarch 2024 1B 23.6 mph
5 Silas Baucke CO Yuma 2025 RHP 23.5 mph
6 Garrett Burroughs CO Windsor 2026 1B 23.5 mph
7 Christopher Valerio CO Windsor 2026 OF 23.4 mph
8 Cole Honick CO Rocky Mountain 2024 RHP 23.1 mph
9 Jackson Pfister CO Grandview 2025 RHP 23.0 mph
10 Caden Absher CO Douglas County 2025 SS 23.0 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 Rylen Renton CO Windsor 2024 C 78.8 mph
2 David Ada CO Falcon 2025 3B 78.4 mph
3 Jett Maisano CO Lutheran 2024 1B 76.4 mph
4 Garrett Burroughs CO Windsor 2026 1B 76.4 mph
5 Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 76.0 mph
6 Eddison Esquivel CO Cherry Creek 2024 OF 75.5 mph
7 Elias Frainier CO Columbine 2024 1B 74.1 mph
8 KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 73.3 mph
9 Cole Honick CO Rocky Mountain 2024 RHP 73.0 mph
10 Ian Kersten CO Valor Christian 2024 C 72.8 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 Austin Reese CO Chaparral High School 2025 RHP 25.4 g
2 KOLTON HICKS CO Fruita Monument 2024 C 24.5 g
3 Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 22.2 g
4 Peyton Michlig CO Cherokee Trail 2025 SS 21.5 g
5 Ethan Den CO Fossil Ridge 2024 SS 21.2 g
6 Jett Maisano CO Lutheran 2024 1B 20.0 g
7 Caleb Korth CO Ponderosa 2026 1B 20.0 g
8 Wyatt Waterhouse CO Prairie View 2024 SS 19.9 g
9 David Ada CO Falcon 2025 3B 18.3 g
10 Parker Cordova CO Falcon 2025 LHP 18.2 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 Jackson Niederwerder CO Loveland 2024 RHP 90.42
2 Parker Noah CO Fruita Monument 2024 OF 85.67
3 Jackson Pfister CO Grandview 2025 RHP 85.54
4 Grant Bazinet CO Heritage 2024 3B 83.80
5 Collin May CO Grandview 2024 C 83.72
6 Parker Aaron CO Horizon 2025 C 83.27
7 Connor Brennan CO Eaglecrest 2025 LHP 83.05
8 Mason Griffin CO Fossil Ridge 2025 OF 82.95
9 Eddison Esquivel CO Cherry Creek 2024 OF 82.89
10 Elias Frainier CO Columbine 2024 1B 80.72

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.

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