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


Chris Fuller
Kentucky Director of Scouting

The annual Upperclass Preseason All-State Showcase took place on Sunday, February 7 at Champions Sports in Nicholasville. The collection of talented players, mostly from the 2021-2022 graduating classes, included players from all corners of the state, and collectively they put on an impressive show. After diving into the numbers, here is what the event included.

 

  • 33 Pitchers with 84+ mph fastballs
  • 24 Pitchers with 86+ mph fastballs
  • 14 players ran sub-7 60's
  • 44 position players posted position velocities of 80+ mph
  • 7 catchers posted sub-2.0 workout pop times
  • 39 players had 90+ mph exit velocities during BP

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 Velocity (max)
1 Jake Faherty KY Great Crossing 2021 RHP 96.19 mph
2 Jacob Price KY Christian Academy of Louisville 2022 RHP 89.08 mph
3 Paul Osting KY Trinity 2022 OF 88.92 mph
4 Cade Schneider KY Henry Clay 2022 RHP 88.85 mph
5 Patrick Forbes KY Bowling Green 2022 SS 88.36 mph
6 Conner Mckeehan KY North Laurel 2021 RHP 88.26 mph
7 Logan Wilson KY Dixie Heights 2022 3B 88.19 mph
8 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 88.12 mph
9 Logan Smothers KY Danville 2022 RHP 88.00 mph
10 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 87.46 mph
11 Luke Lantz KY St. Xavier 2022 RHP 87.05 mph
12 Nick Judd KY Apollo 2022 RHP 86.95 mph
13 Preston Chaudoin KY Hopkinsville 2022 RHP 86.95 mph
14 Tait Lakin KY Pikeville 2022 LHP 86.63 mph
15 Brady Morse KY Danville 2022 C 86.62 mph
16 Jack Sell KY Campbell County 2021 RHP 86.58 mph
17 Joshua Tucker KY McCracken County 2021 RHP 86.57 mph
18 Isaac Milburn KY Lexington Catholic 2021 LHP 86.37 mph
19 Zach Taylor KY Paintsville High School 2022 RHP 86.37 mph
20 Matthew Ray KY Calloway County 2022 RHP 86.34 mph
21 Cadwell Turner KY Calloway County 2023 RHP 85.97 mph
22 Chase Keen KY North Laurel 2023 RHP 85.89 mph
23 Justin West KY Paducah Tilghman 2022 LHP 85.69 mph
24 Evan Rom KY Highlands 2021 RHP 85.65 mph
25 Brady Baxter KY Danville 2022 RHP 85.42 mph

max fastball spin rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jake Faherty KY Great Crossing 2021 RHP 2790 rpm
2 Cade Schneider KY Henry Clay 2022 RHP 2588 rpm
3 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 2512 rpm
4 Isaac Milburn KY Lexington Catholic 2021 LHP 2464 rpm
5 Landon Cline KY Madisonville North Hopkins 2022 RHP 2464 rpm
6 Cadwell Turner KY Calloway County 2023 RHP 2420 rpm
7 Tait Lakin KY Pikeville 2022 LHP 2381 rpm
8 Conner Mckeehan KY North Laurel 2021 RHP 2377 rpm
9 Jacob Price KY Christian Academy of Louisville 2022 RHP 2364 rpm
10 Patrick Forbes KY Bowling Green 2022 SS 2360 rpm
11 Jack Harris KY Oldham County 2022 RHP 2352 rpm
12 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 2297 rpm
13 Grant Godwin KY McCracken County 2021 3B 2292 rpm
14 Luke Patton KY Lawrence County 2022 RHP 2268 rpm
15 Luke Lantz KY St. Xavier 2022 RHP 2268 rpm

top 60-yard dash times

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Dylan Ecken KY Ballard 2022 OF 6.51
2 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 6.76
3 Matt Klein KY Trinity 2022 C 6.78
4 Grant Godwin KY McCracken County 2021 3B 6.81
5 Patrick Forbes KY Bowling Green 2022 SS 6.82
6 Brady Willis KY Trinity 2022 OF 6.83
^ Zach Taylor KY Paintsville High School 2022 RHP 6.83
7 Braden Mundy KY Owensboro Catholic 2022 C 6.86
8 Robbie Reed KY Trinity 2022 SS 6.88
9 Ty Craven KY Butler Traditional 2021 SS 6.89
10 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 6.90
11 Camden McAtee KY Highlands 2022 OF 6.91
12 Cole Reynolds KY Somerset 2022 SS 6.96
13 Thomas Nettles KY Trinity 2022 SS 6.99
14 Brady Morse KY Danville 2022 C 7.00
15 Hayden Robbins KY Madison Central 2022 SS 7.02

top if velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Thomas Nettles KY Trinity 2022 SS 90
2 Cole Reynolds KY Somerset 2022 SS 89
^ Ben Prather KY Lafayette 2022 3B 89
^ Hayden Collins KY Lexington Christian Academy 2022 3B 89
3 Luke Evans KY Owensboro Catholic 2022 SS 88
4 Robbie Reed KY Trinity 2022 SS 86
^ Brady Morse KY Danville 2022 C 86
^ Logan Wilson KY Dixie Heights 2022 3B 86
^ Patrick Forbes KY Bowling Green 2022 SS 86
5 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 85
^ Cameron Dunn KY Frederick Douglass 2023 SS 85
6 Braden Welch KY West Jessamine Baseball 2022 RHP 84
^ Timothy Cansler KY Hopkinsville 2022 LHP 84
^ Hayden Robbins KY Madison Central 2022 SS 84
^ Matthew Maggard KY Lexington Christian 2022 2B 84
7 Joshua Simpson KY Nelson County 2022 3B 83
^ Zach Taylor KY Paintsville High School 2022 RHP 83
^ Nick Judd KY Apollo 2022 RHP 83
^ Chase Armstrong KY Trinity 2022 1B 83

top of velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Paul Osting KY Trinity 2022 OF 94
2 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 93
3 Kruise Newman KY Logan County 2021 RHP 91
4 Matthew Ray KY Calloway County 2022 RHP 87
^ Hayden Collins KY Lexington Christian Academy 2022 3B 87
5 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 86
^ Patrick Forbes KY Bowling Green 2022 SS 86
6 Baron Ratliff KY Paintsville 2022 OF 85
7 Brady Willis KY Trinity 2022 OF 83
8 Camden McAtee KY Highlands 2022 OF 82

top catcher velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Braden Mundy KY Owensboro Catholic 2022 C 84
2 Matt Klein KY Trinity 2022 C 80
3 Reed Marcum KY South Laurel 2021 C 78
^ Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 78
^ Andrew Royalty OH New Richmond 2021 RHP 78
4 Logan Woolums KY East Jessamine 2022 C 75
^ Brady Morse KY Danville 2022 C 75
^ Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 SS 75
5 Jackson Vize KY Louisville Male 2022 SS 74

top catcher pop times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Matt Klein KY Trinity 2022 C 1.85-1.91
2 Reed Marcum KY South Laurel 2021 C 1.90-1.97
3 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 1.91-1.96
4 Brady Morse KY Danville 2022 C 1.93-1.98
5 Braden Mundy KY Owensboro Catholic 2022 C 1.94-1.97
6 Andrew Royalty OH New Richmond 2021 RHP 1.98-2.05
7 Hezekiah Pendley KY Bowling Green 2022 C 1.98-2.06
8 Kamren Clark KY Ballard 2022 C 2.01-2.09
9 Jackson Vize KY Louisville Male 2022 SS 2.01-2.12

max exit velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Reed Marcum KY South Laurel 2021 C 99.50 mph
2 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 98.97 mph
3 Zach Taylor KY Paintsville High School 2022 RHP 98.55 mph
4 Matt Klein KY Trinity 2022 C 97.06 mph
5 Logan Woolums KY East Jessamine 2022 C 96.83 mph
6 Kruise Newman KY Logan County 2021 RHP 96.49 mph
7 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 96.34 mph
8 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 96.07 mph
9 Paul Osting KY Trinity 2022 OF 96.03 mph
10 Gunner Collins KY Paintsville 2022 3B 95.86 mph
11 Vincent Ethington KY Lexington Christian Academy 2021 3B 95.06 mph
12 Jacob Price KY Christian Academy of Louisville 2022 RHP 95.01 mph
13 Matthew Maggard KY Lexington Christian 2022 2B 94.58 mph
14 Ben Prather KY Lafayette 2022 3B 94.30 mph
15 Braden Mundy KY Owensboro Catholic 2022 C 94.25 mph
16 Nick Judd KY Apollo 2022 RHP 94.18 mph
17 Bryce Felker KY Louisville Male 2022 SS 94.04 mph
18 Logan Wilson KY Dixie Heights 2022 3B 93.73 mph
19 Caden Johnson KY Frederick Douglass 2022 OF 93.64 mph
20 Dylan Ecken KY Ballard 2022 OF 93.62 mph

average exit velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (avg)
1 Reed Marcum KY South Laurel 2021 C 95.41 mph
2 Joey Howard KY Henry Clay 2023 RHP 93.25 mph
3 Zach Taylor KY Paintsville High School 2022 RHP 92.93 mph
4 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 92.63 mph
5 Joshua Simpson KY Nelson County 2022 3B 90.19 mph
6 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 89.98 mph
7 Paul Osting KY Trinity 2022 OF 88.73 mph
8 Ben Prather KY Lafayette 2022 3B 87.79 mph
9 Jacob Price KY Christian Academy of Louisville 2022 RHP 87.65 mph
10 Logan Woolums KY East Jessamine 2022 C 86.90 mph
11 Vincent Ethington KY Lexington Christian Academy 2021 3B 86.49 mph
12 Kruise Newman KY Logan County 2021 RHP 86.49 mph
13 Gunner Collins KY Paintsville 2022 3B 86.43 mph
14 Grant Godwin KY McCracken County 2021 3B 86.18 mph
15 Matt Klein KY Trinity 2022 C 85.75 mph