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


Chris Fuller
Kentucky Executive Director

The annual Uppererclass Preseason All-State Showcase took place at Champions Baseball Academy in Nicholasville and featured many of the top Class of 2022 and 2023 players the state has to offer in the premier upperclass scouting event of the preseason. There were some big performances turned in, including players who made significant jumps from their previous event.

We will be rolling out the content and featuring standout players from the event leading up to the high school season. For now, here is a look at the top statistical performers from the event in several different statistical categories.

NOTE: Some underclassmen attended the upperclass event.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE STATS FOR ALL PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE

max fastball velocities

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jake Gregor KY St. Xavier 2024 RHP 93.8 mph
2 Cade Schneider KY Henry Clay 2022 RHP 93.5 mph
3 Dalton Davenport KY NICHOLAS COUNTY 2022 RHP 91.6 mph
4 Brady Baxter KY Danville 2022 RHP 90.9 mph
5 Logan Smothers KY Danville 2022 RHP 90.8 mph
6 Evan Hart KY Mercer County 2023 LHP 90.8 mph
7 Nathan Lawson KY Russell County 2022 RHP 90.8 mph
8 Ty Starke KY St. Xavier 2023 LHP 90.3 mph
9 Silas Shaffer KY Rockcastle 2022 C 89.7 mph
10 Logan Wilson KY Dixie Heights 2022 3B 89.5 mph
11 Ben Tedesco KY St.Xavier 2022 RHP 89.5 mph
12 Jared Eisiminger KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 RHP 89.5 mph
13 Brady Morse KY Danville 2022 RHP 89.5 mph
14 Ryan Johnson KY Nicholas County 2024 LHP 89.1 mph
15 Kasen Parks KY Henry Clay 2023 SS 89.1 mph

top 60 yard dash times

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Dylan Ecken KY Ballard 2022 OF 6.56
2 Bradley Jones KY Fern Creek 2023 OF 6.60
3 Stephen Hayden KY Ballard 2023 OF 6.68
4 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 6.74
5 Devin Kiebler KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 C 6.80
6 Gregory Vineyard KY Campbell County 2022 OF 6.84
7 Ben Breunig KY St Xavier 2023 CF 6.85
^ Jonah Little KY Letcher County Central 2023 SS 6.85
8 Tyler Banks KY Henry Clay 2022 OF 6.86
^ Braden Pingel KY Calloway County 2023 OF 6.86
9 Ben Meier KY Beechwood 2023 SS 6.87
^ Gunnar Rhodus KY Madison central 2023 OF 6.87
10 Joshua Snorton KY Christian County 2022 OF 6.90
^ Alex Martin KY Boyd County 2024 3B 6.90
11 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 6.91
12 Chance Edmonds KY North Oldham 2023 SS 6.93
^ Zachary Marks KY Saint Xavier 2023 OF 6.93
13 Ryan Johnson KY Nicholas County 2024 LHP 6.97
14 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 UTILITY 7.00
^ Cole Sims KY Boyle County 2023 UTILITY 7.00
15 Grover Maynard KY Lawrence County 2023 OF 7.03

top bp exit velocities

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 103.2 mph
2 Nathan Lawson KY Russell County 2022 RHP 102.0 mph
3 Alex Martin KY Boyd County 2024 3B 99.1 mph
4 K.J. Stanfield KY Danville 2022 1B 97.6 mph
5 Tyler Banks KY Henry Clay 2022 OF 97.2 mph
6 Dylan Ecken KY Ballard 2022 OF 97.2 mph
7 Travis Smith KY Sayre 2024 3B 97.0 mph
8 Gregory Vineyard KY Campbell County 2022 OF 96.9 mph
9 Scott Kendrick KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 OF 96.8 mph
10 Silas Shaffer KY Rockcastle 2022 C 96.7 mph
11 Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 96.6 mph
12 Ethan Ell OH Purcell Marian 2023 LHP 96.5 mph
13 Kellen Brandenburg KY Central Hardin 2025 1B 96.3 mph
14 Emmanuel Wimberly KY North Hardin 2022 1B 95.8 mph
15 Cole Sims KY Boyle County 2023 UTILITY 95.6 mph

top infield velocities

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Kemper Whisman KY Shelby County 2023 MIF 89
2 Nathan Lawson KY Russell County 2022 RHP 88
3 Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 UTILITY 87
^ Miller Green KY McCracken County 2024 2B 87
4 Brooks Hagedorn KY Trinity 2023 MIF 86
^ Kian Vorster KY South Oldham 2024 RHP 86
5 Alex Martin KY Boyd County 2024 3B 85
6 Zakery Spurrier KY Central Hardin 2024 RHP 83
^ Steven Banks KY Belfry 2023 1B 83
^ Noah McCarty KY Christian Academy of Louisville 2023 UTILITY 83
^ Eli Glasscock KY Boyle County 2022 SS 83
7 Jake Lind KY Eastern 2023 SS 81
^ Sander Lucas KY Central Hardin 2024 RHP 81

top outfield velocities

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Brooks Hagedorn KY Trinity 2023 MIF 90
^ Bradley Jones KY Fern Creek 2023 OF 90
2 Devin Kiebler KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 C 89
^ Cooper Smith KY Saint Xavier 2023 UTILITY 89
3 Alex Martin KY Boyd County 2024 3B 88
^ Stephen Hayden KY Ballard 2023 OF 88
4 Gregory Vineyard KY Campbell County 2022 OF 87
^ Rhett Dysholm KY Greenwood 2022 OF 87
5 Jason Kwon KY Fern Creek 2023 OF 86
^ Elijah Underhill KY Christian County 2023 OF 86
^ Scott Kendrick KY Paul Laurence Dunbar 2023 OF 86
6 Peyton Young KY South Oldham 2023 CF 85
^ Dylan Ecken KY Ballard 2022 OF 85
7 Caleb Morrison KY Great Crossing 2023 LHP 84

top catcher velocities

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 84
2 Silas Shaffer KY Rockcastle 2022 C 81
3 Jack Neal KY Trinity High School 2023 RHP 80
4 Mason Acton KY Pulaski County 2024 C 79
5 Foster Whisman KY Shelby County 2025 RHP 78
6 Logan Woolums KY East Jessamine 2022 C 77
^ Devin Kiebler KY Paducah Tilghman 2023 C 77
7 Cooper Handshoe KY Henry Clay 2023 C 76

top pop times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Jake Bennett KY St Xavier 2022 C 1.83-1.96
2 Silas Shaffer KY Rockcastle 2022 C 1.95-2.05
3 Mason Acton KY Pulaski County 2024 C 2.01-2.09
4 Foster Whisman KY Shelby County 2025 RHP 2.02-2.11
5 Cooper Handshoe KY Henry Clay 2023 C 2.03-2.09
6 Brennan Kelsay KY Highlands 2023 C 2.03-2.11
7 Logan Woolums KY East Jessamine 2022 C 2.03-2.14
8 Jack Neal KY Trinity High School 2023 RHP 2.04-2.09