Prep Baseball Report

Prodigy Scout Day: Quick Hits

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Saturday, February 25th, the PBR Missouri staff traveled to Parkville, MO, to host the Prodigy Scout Day. Over 50 players from the Prodigy travel program, representing the 2023-to-2026 grad classes, participated in a pro-style workout in front of our staff, collecting verified data and unrivaled analytics with the help of our tech partners.

To see all of the players that attended this event, click HERE.

Shortly after the event’s conclusion our staff put together several statistical leaderboards to highlight the names that put up numbers and paced their peers. We created those within our ‘Stat Story’, which you can find by clicking HERE.

Today, after compiling our notes and digesting the day as a whole, we’ve put together these ‘Quick Hits’ to shine some light on some of the day’s top performers. Below you’ll learn more about which players really stood out at the Prodigy Scout Day. 


+ OF/INF Braydan Resch (Park Hill, 2023) is an uncommitted senior to know following Saturday’s workout. Built at a compact 5-foot-8, 175-pounds with strength, Resch stayed short and direct to the baseball, maintaining his flat path through the zone while favoring pull-side line drives with a knack for the barrel. Resch ran one of the day’s fastest 30-yard dash times (3.96) and was 85 mph from the outfield, too.

+ LHP/OF Brody Irlbeck (Staley, 2025; Iowa commit) came away from this event with plenty of momentum headed into the high school season. Built at a lean and lanky 6-foot, 165-pounds with plenty of physical projection left, Irlbeck’s fastball saw five mph uptick since we saw him in the fall, topping at 91 mph, while holding 87-90 mph throughout his ‘pen. Irlbeck produced that premium velocity with little-to-no effort, and there’s reason to believe that he could add even more heat down the road. Irlbeck showed his patented swing-and-miss changeup, a pitch that he kills spin on and consistently spots to the arm-side at 76-78 mph, and he also spun a tight breaking ball in the low-70s, topping at 2324 RPM. Irlbeck flashed intrigue as a position player too, repeating hard contact (86.2 mph) off his wiry left-handed barrel, peaking at 94.7 mph, and also reaching a 91 mph high from the outfield. Already one of the top prospects in Missouri’s 2025 class, Irlbeck is set to rise on our next rankings update, and his bump in stuff adds even more depth to a Staley program that’s poised for a promising year.

+ A top prospect in Missouri’s junior class showed out on Saturday: LHP/1B Wade Mann (St. Pius X, 2024; Missouri commit). Mann’s pitchability has always shown in game, yet the 6-foot-1, 195-pound southpaw showed an uptick in velocity over his ‘pen at this event. Mann’s fastball peaked at 90.1 mph, and he held 88-90 mph throughout, averaging 18.2 inches of vertical carry from a high release point on average. Mann spun a short wrinkle 69-71 mph curveball as well, and he threw his changeup from fastball arm speed and slot at 79-81 mph with minimal spin. Mann also got off the day’s loudest hacks, hammering baseballs at 94.4 mph average, peaking at 101 mph with regularly elevated contact. Mann’s status as a top junior in the state is set in stone, and he’s poised for a big spring with a St. Pius X team that’s going to make some noise.

+ RHP Jacob Allinder (Staley, 2024) spun the baseball at one of the highest rates we’ve seen all winter, averaging 2500+ RPM on a 71-74 mph curveball, topping at 2871 RPM. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound uncommitted junior pounded the zone (80%) with his fastball at 85-87 mph from a high release point on average (6.4 ft), and he threw a low-80s changeup with minimal spin and lift from his fastball’s arm slot to round out his arsenal. Allinder is another talented arm on this year’s Staley squad, earning all-conference honors as a sophomore last spring.

+ A winner from the MOKAN Preseason All-State, RHP Aidan Bahn (Staley, 2024) is a highly projectable 6-foot-4, 180-pound athlete that also impressed at this event. Bahn’s fastball worked around the zone at 85-86 mph, spinning at 2378 RPM on average while peaking at 2523 RPM, per TrackMan. He works easy down the mound and his fastball comes out clean, suggesting more velocity is on the way in the near future. Bahn also spun his slider at an advanced rate, creating 13+ inches of horizontal action on the pitch at 73-76 mph while averaging nearly 2500 RPM. He rounded out his pitch mix with a 79-81 mph changeup that he threw from the same arm window as his fastball. Bahn is another uncommitted junior to know from this event.

+ A top-75 prospect in Missouri’s 2024 class, OF Jakob Zahabi (Staley, 2024) put his athleticism on full display Saturday. Zahabi ran the day’s fastest 30-yard dash time (3.85) and also posted the quickest 10-yard split (1.65) on our Swift lasers. His average hand speed (26.8 mph) and bat speed (73.4 mph) finished second on our Blast Motion leaderboards, a further testament to his athleticism and ability to create fast momentum prior to impact. Zahabi’s hardest batted ball came off his barrel at 91.3 mph, and he also reached an 85 mph high from the outfield.

+ LHP Lane Chapman (Lawson, 2024) is an athletic pitchability southpaw with physical upside attached to a 6-foot, 165-pound frame. Chapman’s fastball peaked at 83.8 mph, sitting in the low-80s from a high arm slot with some deception. He landed a 71-72 mph curveball with high arch and depth around the zone consistently, and also effectively skilled both spin and lift on a 75-76 mph changeup in his ‘pen.

+ From Kansas, 1B Tyler Schaefer (Piper, 2025) is a physical left-handed hitting sophomore to follow from Saturday’s event. A performer at Creekside last summer, Schaefer’s inherent strength is visible, as he stands at a sturdy, broad-shouldered 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. He showed raw power in BP, peaking at 94.1 mph with an 88.7 mph average mark, while also showing noteworthy hand (23.8 mph) and bat (75.4 mph) speed at peak. Schaefer’s bat strength fits nicely into the middle-of-the-order type mold, and he’s amongst the top prospects in the Kansas’ 2025 class, currently slotted within the top-20.

+ RHP/OF Jake Thomas (Staley, 2025) came away from this event with plenty of momentum, showing well on both sides of the ball. A highly projectable 6-foot-1, 166-pound lean-levered athlete, Thomas ability to spin the baseball is way advanced for his age. His arm worked clean and easy, holding 84-85 mph on his fastball while averaging 2562 RPM, peaking at 2634 RPM. He ripped off some of the day’s best sliders, a pitch that reached as high as 18.2 inches of horizontal movement at 75-76 mph, maxing at 2815 RPM while averaging 2682 RPM. Thomas’ arm talent was further reiterated from the outfield, where his 90 mph bullet finished just one tick behind the day’s leader.

+ OF/RHP Jacob Garcia (Staley, 2025) showed advanced arm strength for his age in multiple aspects of his workout. Garcia’s fastball sat 85-86 mph, touching 86.5 mph on his firmest bullet, up from 80 mph at the 15U National Championship last July. Garcia also threw a 70-71 mph curveball and 76-78 mph changeup. The 6-foot, 174-pound sophomore reiterated his arm talent during his defensive workout, firing an 89 mph high to home on his loudest bullet.

+ Three backstops from this event, all of whom showed well during their workout:

  • C Christian Denig (Park Hill South, 2024) came away from Saturday with plenty of positive momentum headed into the spring. Built at a strong 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, Denig generated easy hand speed (23.3 mph) and rotational acceleration (20.1 g) throughout BP from an upside right-handed swing. He threw it well behind the plate, showing true carry to his target with arm strength (78 mph) and pop times ranging from 1.88-to-2.01. 

  • A winner from the MOKAN Preseason All-State, C Easton Phillippe (Staley, 2025) also caught our eye during Saturday’s workout. Phillippe continued to impress as a defender, repeating consistent throws on the bag with a strong arm (77 mph) for his age. His left-handed swing has added strength over the off-season and he works on top of the baseball from a flat, simple operation. 

  • C Max Killoren (Park Hill South, 2025) is another upside backstop to follow, listed at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds with projectable levers to pair. Killoren’s biggest asset on Saturday was his glove, as he consistently uncorked some of the day’s most impressive throws, peaking at 79 mph with pop times in the 1.95-to-2.02 range.