Underclass Preseason All-State Showcase: Complete Stats and Top Statistical Performers


Chris Fuller
Kentucky Director of Scouting

The annual Underclass Preseason All-State Showcase took place on Saturday, February 6 at Champions Sports in Nicholasville. The collection of talented players, mostly from the 2023-2024 graduating classes, included players from all corners of the state. Some players established themselves as players for college coaches to keep a close eye on moving forward, while others continued to show impressive improvements from previously attended events.

We are currently editing and uploading player videos from the event and will have much more content on standout players over the coming weeks leading up to the high school season. For now, here is a look at the top statistical performers in several different categories.

CLICK HERE to view the stats, Trackman, and Blast data for all players in attendance.

max fastball velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Jake Gregor KY St. Xavier 2024 RHP 87 mph
2 Jake Schweitzer KY Trinity 2024 SS 86 mph
^ Raymond Saatman KY Sayre 2023 RHP 86 mph
3 Eli James KY McCracken County 2024 1B 85 mph
^ Mitchell Renfro IN Evansville North 2023 RHP 85 mph
4 Gavyn Childers KY Louisville Male 2023 RHP 84 mph
^ William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 84 mph
5 Mason Croley KY Whitley County 2023 UTILITY 83 mph
^ Brandin Crawford KY Clay County 2024 3B 83 mph
^ Chance Todd KY Pulaski County 2024 RHP 83 mph
^ Wade Hensley KY Pikeville 2023 LHP 83 mph
6 Brody Mangold KY Conner 2023 RHP 82 mph
^ Quincy Dillon KY Cooper 2024 RHP 82 mph
^ Jake Hicks KY Ballard 2023 RHP 82 mph

max fastball spin rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Caden Matthews KY George Rogers Clark 2024 SS 2518 rpm
2 William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 2467 rpm
3 Chance Todd KY Pulaski County 2024 RHP 2384 rpm
4 Jake Hicks KY Ballard 2023 RHP 2368 rpm
5 Chase Carver KY Warren East 2023 SS 2345 rpm
6 Quincy Dillon KY Cooper 2024 RHP 2339 rpm
7 Dylan Thompson KY Pikeville 2024 LHP 2321 rpm
8 Mitchell Renfro IN Evansville North 2023 RHP 2305 rpm
9 Raymond Saatman KY Sayre 2023 RHP 2298 rpm
10 Jake Schweitzer KY Trinity 2024 SS 2219 rpm

top 60-yard dash times

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Stephen Hayden KY Ballard 2023 OF 6.87
2 Jacob Jones KY West Jessamine 2023 OF 6.97
3 Ryder Gregory KY Elizabethtown 2023 CF 7.05
4 Wade Hensley KY Pikeville 2023 LHP 7.08
5 Chance Todd KY Pulaski County 2024 RHP 7.09
^ Brayden Nettles KY Eastern 2024 OF 7.09
6 Mark Nowak KY Cooper 2024 SS 7.13
7 Mason Croley KY Whitley County 2023 UTILITY 7.18
8 Cameron Combs KY Corbin 2023 C 7.21

top if velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Chance Todd KY Pulaski County 2024 RHP 85
2 Jake Schweitzer KY Trinity 2024 SS 83
^ William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 83
3 Stephen Hayden KY Ballard 2023 OF 81
^ Brandin Crawford KY Clay County 2024 3B 81
^ Eli James KY McCracken County 2024 1B 81
4 Chase Carver KY Warren East 2023 SS 80
^ Raleigh Craft KY Lexington Catholic 2023 RHP 80
^ Gavyn Childers KY Louisville Male 2023 RHP 80

top of velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 85
^ Stephen Hayden KY Ballard 2023 OF 85
2 Wade Hensley KY Pikeville 2023 LHP 83
^ Mitchell Renfro IN Evansville North 2023 RHP 83
3 Brysen Dugger KY Pulaski 2023 2B 82
4 Chase Carver KY Warren East 2023 SS 81
^ Carson Van Haaren KY Tates Creek 2024 RHP 81

top catcher velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Cameron Combs KY Corbin 2023 C 75
2 Christian Neu KY Seminole 2023 C 73
3 Richard Parks KY Frederick Douglas 2023 C 72
^ Jack Gross KY Frederick Douglas 2023 C 72
4 Cooper Handshoe KY Henry Clay 2023 C 71
^ Travis Smith KY Sayre 2024 3B 71
^ Brady Cain KY Pulaski County 2023 UTILITY 71
5 Brody Mangis KY Desales 2024 C 70

top catcher pop times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Jack Gross KY Frederick Douglas 2023 C 1.99-2.09
2 Christian Neu KY Seminole 2023 C 2.00-2.08
3 Richard Parks KY Frederick Douglas 2023 C 2.05-2.17
4 Cooper Handshoe KY Henry Clay 2023 C 2.08-2.14
^ Nick Kaelin KY Ballard 2023 C 2.08-2.14
5 Brady Cain KY Pulaski County 2023 UTILITY 2.10-2.18

max exit velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Travis Smith KY Sayre 2024 3B 94.4 mph
2 Eli James KY McCracken County 2024 1B 94.3 mph
3 Cameron Combs KY Corbin 2023 C 94.2 mph
4 Brandin Crawford KY Clay County 2024 3B 93.7 mph
5 Jake Schweitzer KY Trinity 2024 SS 92.8 mph
6 Jacob Jones KY West Jessamine 2023 OF 92.2 mph
7 Gavyn Childers KY Louisville Male 2023 RHP 91.7 mph
8 Luke Hubbard KY Conner 2023 C 91.0 mph
9 Mason Croley KY Whitley County 2023 UTILITY 90.9 mph
10 William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 90.7 mph

average exit velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Luke Hubbard KY Conner 2023 C 87.7 mph
2 William Orberson KY Lexington Christian Academy 2024 OF 86.4 mph
3 Wade Hensley KY Pikeville 2023 LHP 86.0 mph
4 Eli James KY McCracken County 2024 1B 86.0 mph
5 Cameron Combs KY Corbin 2023 C 84.8 mph
6 Travis Smith KY Sayre 2024 3B 84.7 mph
7 Jacob Jones KY West Jessamine 2023 OF 84.6 mph
8 Brian Cook KY LCA 2023 C 84.2 mph
9 Brody Mangis KY Desales 2024 C 83.7 mph
10 Brandin Crawford KY Clay County 2024 3B 83.0 mph