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Colorado Year In Review: 3rd Most Viewed Story in 2015

By John Cackowski 
State Director

We're looking back at the Top 15 most viewed stories on our website from the year of 2015. Our 5th most viewed story in 2015 was our Junior Sunbelt Tryouts Stats Posted story on 5-5-15 with 1,450 total views.

On Thursday 1/15/15 at the Colorado Dugout Club Coaching Clinic PBR Colorado and the Colorado Dugout Club announced an exciting partnership. PBR Colorado became the new sponsor of the Junior Sunbelt Classic Team. Most of the top players on the Junior Sunbelt team last year are now ranked among the top in their respective class. The tryout was exclusively for the current 2016 Class.

This nationally recognized tournament began in 1977.  Over the years players like Randy Johnson, Troy Aikman, and Johnny Damon have played in the Sunbelt.  Teams from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Canada now participate.  This will be one of the most competitive 10 games you have played as a high school baseball player.  Aside from baseball, players get to live with host families for 1 week which will be a tremendous experience.

John Cackowski
State Director

The Prep Baseball Report’s Junior Sunbelt Classic Tryout for 2016 prospects took place this past Sunday at ThunderRidge High School. 75 2016 prospects completed a pro-style workout for the PBR Colorado's Scouting Staff, several of whom are new to the staff.

Click Here to view complete statistics from the event in PDF format.

Let’s take a look at the statistical breakdown from the Junior Sunbelt Tryouts

Top Fastball Velocity

No 5  2016 Preston Snavley of Fort Collins, and newcomer to the PBR Colorado staff RHP/SS Jake Greenwalt  out of Windsor touched 88 mph on the mound, sitting 89-90 mph pounding the the strike zone with three pitches which included a curveball that sat 68-72, and a change up that was 75-75

No 24 2016 Dalton Lind, RHP, out of Eaton H.S. was 87 and was very impressive. Arm was effortless and worked well with the rest of his body. That was up from 84 mph from the Preseason All-State Event on 3/1/15.

RHP/SS Aaron Hammann was a little faster then what we have seen him. At a game against Ponderosa in mid April he was consistently 84 mph, but flashed 86 mph at the tryout.

Jake Greenwalt Windsor 2016  RHP/SS 88
Snavely Fort Collins
2016  RHP 88
Lind Eaton 2016  RHP 87
Aaron Hammann Chaparral 2106
 RHP/SS 86
Brice Johnson Pine Creek 2016  LHP 86
Nick Morris Grandview 2016  RHP 86

Top 60 times

There was plenty of speed on display on Sunday. 10 players ran sub-seven 60's. Newcomer to the PBR Colorado staff Tanner Robinson paced the group with a 6.75 60. 60's were run on the turf football field at ThunderRidge High School. 

Tanner Robinson Pomona 2016  OF 6.75
Cameron Brown D'Evelyn 2016  LHP/OF 6.77
Quin Cotton
Regis Jesuit 2016  OF 6.8
Joseph Mondragon Eaton 2016  1B/3B 6.88
Nick Meraz Cherokee Trail 2017  OF/RHP 6.88
Easton Dolan Rocky Mountain 2016  OF 6.89
Matt Burkart Eaton 2016  SS/RHP 6.91
Tyler Smith Grandview 2016  MIF 6.94
Cole McKissock Air Academy 2016  SS/3B 6.96
Anthony Camacci ThunderRidge 2016  RHP/OF 6.97

Top Exit Velocity

There was a strong display of bat speed at the tryout. 3 players had 92 mph exit velos lead by 2016 1B/LHP Austin Alarid of Rocky Mountain, 2016 OF Bailey Hanson of Air Academy, and 2017 3B/SS John Sorenson of Rocky Mountain.

Austin Alarid Rocky Mountain 2016  1B/LHP 92
Bailey Hansen Air Academy 2016  OF 92
John Sorenson Rocky Mountain 2017  3B/SS 92
Quin Cotton Regis Jesuit 2016  OF 91
Jake Eissler ThunderRidge 2016  3B/RHP 90
Tommy Gillman Columbine 2016  SS 90 from left
Riley Gregory Pine Creek 2016  C 90
Chris Diehl Rocky Mountain 2016  C 89
Easton Dolan Rocky Mountain 2016
 OF 89
Kelton McCoy Bayfield 2016  C 89
Nick Perez Cherokee Trail 2016  3B/OF 89
Zane Phelps Bayfield 2016  3B 89
Nick Spiliotis Regis Jesuit 2016  RHP/1B 89

Top Catching Pop Times

 Riley  Gregory  Pine Creek
 C 1.87
 Hahn  Fort Collins
 C 1.95
 Kelton  McCoy  Bayfield 2016
 Chris  Diehl  Rocky Mountain 2016  C 2.04
 Paul  Thompson  Legacy 2016
 C 2.09

Top Outfield Velocity

 Jordan  Luthi Legacy 2016  OF 87
 Breeze  Rocky Mountain
 OF 85
 Cotton  Regis Jesuit
 OF 84
 Hansen  Air Academy
 OF 83

Top Infield Velocity

 Eissler  ThunderRidge  2016 3B 93
 Dane  Grounds  Ponderosa 2016 SS 85
 Tommy  Gillman  Columbine 2016 SS 83
 Dammel  Highlands Ranch
 2016 2B/SS 82
 Spiliotis  Regis Jesuit
 2016 3B  82

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