PBR NE Elite 50: Pitcher Evals


Pascal Paul
PBR Nebraska

Prep Baseball Report's NE Elite 50 event took place on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The event was held at Haymarket Park in Lincoln, NE. The event featured Invited prospects from the 2023, 2024 & 2025 grad classes; and included many breakout performances from the players in attendance. Players showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches.

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the NE Elite 50. Check them out in the link below

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PITCHER EVALS (ALPHA)

Tanner Apgar, Papillion LaVista (), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds. Thick and strong
Delivery: Stretch Only. Good direction and tempo down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Slight wrist wrap at bottom of arm swing. ¾ slot
FB: T82.6, 79.2-82.4 mph.  T2080, 2000 average rpm. Some run to his arm side
CB: 69.6-70.0 mph.  T1925, 1921 average rpm. 10-4 shape.
CH:  mph.  T1908, 1908 average rpm. Some fade. Release out of same FB window

Jarrett Bell, Columbus (), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only.  Some jerkiness in the finish
Arm Action: RH. Short on the backside w/ higher back elbow out of glove. L3/4 finish through release
FB: T77.7, 75.3-76.9 mph.  T1917, 1858 average rpm. Minimal movement located glove side
CB: 64.9-65.6 mph.  T2072, 2001 average rpm. Slurvy 10/4 shape
CH: 70.1-72.1 mph.  T2104, 1893 average rpm. Alot of arm side run and depth w/ quality arm speed

Cade Bridges, Ashland-Greenwood (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic
Delivery: Good tempo with a slightly quicker leg kick.  Stays taller on back side through release
Arm Action: RH. Longer out of glove. Quickens up into ball release in an over the top slot
FB: T84.2, 80.4-83.3 mph.  T2109, 1978 average rpm. Some jump out of the hand to the upper part of the zone
SL: 70.9-74.6 mph.  T2326, 2244 average rpm. More Sweeping action.  Inconsistency on release
CH: 75.0-76.4 mph.  T2049, 1621 average rpm.Late Depth. Tunnels off FB well

Nick Carroll, Ashland-Greenwood (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.  Long & Lanky
Delivery: Slower tempo w/ some rhythm in feet and hands
Arm Action: RH. length out of the glove with athletic ¾ finish
FB: T83.1, 80.8-82.4 mph.  T2165, 2107 average rpm. Late Life got on hitter quickly.
SL: 74.2-76.0 mph.  T2058, 1981 average rpm. Late Sweeping break
CH:  mph.  T1364, 1364 average rpm. Good fade with very similar release to FB


Cade Christensen, Omaha Skutt (), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Long Athletic
Delivery: Shorter leg quick w/ good athleticism down the mound. Slightly closed front toe at ball release
Arm Action: RH. later hand separation w/ athletic ¾ slot.
FB: T86.1, 84.9-85.9 mph.  T2051, 2023 average rpm. Some run w
SL: 72.6-74.3 mph.  T2139, 2111 average rpm. Good Horizontal movement w/ a later break.
CH: 75.3-75.5 mph.  T1355, 1329 average rpm. Above avg depth and run.

Noah Gartner, Millard South (), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Slower tempo w/ stiffness. 
Arm Action: RH. Long loose w/ good intent into ball release
FB: T82.3, 80.1-81.7 mph.  T2396, 2262 average rpm. Some Cutting action especially glove side
CB: 65.4-69.5 mph.  T2073, 1974 average rpm.2019 average rpm. Sharp late Downward break
CH:  mph.  T1701, 1701 average rpm. Minimal fade w/ good arm speed

Jamison Harris, Creighton Prep (), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-4, 220-pounds. Long, Strong lower half
Delivery: Stretch only. Long deliberate leg kick. Soft front leg at release.
Arm Action: LH. Over the top
FB: T85.4, 83.4-85.2 mph.  T2139, 2097 average rpm. High release w/ late ASR

CB: 68.6-70.1 mph.  T2046, Up and Down break with Late movement
CH: 78.6-79.1 mph.  T1898, 1869 average rpm. Same high release as fastball. Shows some fade.

William Henry, Millard North (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-3, 156-pounds. Wirey, Long
Delivery: Athletic quick tempo.  Tall lower half through release. Soft front leg from foot plant to release
Arm Action: RH. Long athletic low ¾ slot
FB: T83.1, 79.2-81.9 mph.  T2638, 2542 average rpm.with good ASR
SL: 68.8-72.1 mph.  T2781, 2657 average rpm. Plus sweeping action

Finn Hochstein, Seward (), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Slower tempo into leg kick. Some rhythm/timing with up and lower half, softness in the front leg at ball release
Arm Action: RH. short backside circle out of the glove.  Quick arm through a ¾ finish
FB: T83.3, 80.8-82.7 mph.  T2234, 2069 average rpm. A little life out of the hand with some ASR
CB: 63.7-66.7 mph.  T2130, 2102 average rpm.10/4 sharp breaking action
CH: 75.9-76.3 mph.  T1423, 1390 average rpm. Plus ASR + Depth

Sam Huff, Elkhorn North (), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-4, 180-pounds. Tall and Long.
Delivery: Athletic Tempo.  Stays taller on backside down the mound. Taller backside down the mound
Arm Action: LH. Long out of the glove some stabbiness w lioness though a H ¾ finish
FB: T83.8, 81.0-83.6 mph.  T1983, 1830 average rpm. Good arm side run
CB: 70.1-71.5 mph.  T2574, 2464 average rpm. Late slurve Sharp break

Drew Iverson, Plattsmouth (), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-4, 190-pounds. Strong lower half
Delivery: Athletic tempo and maintains good direction down the mound
Arm Action: LH. Loose out of the glove H ¾ finish
FB: T86.5, 85.2-86.3 mph.  T2366, 2197 average rpm. Plus arm side run
CB: 74.3-75.7 mph.  T2167, 2067 average rpm. Sharp downward break
SL: 78.1-79.2 mph.  T2204, 2202 average rpm. Shorter more horizontal break
CH: 78.6-80.3 mph.  T1582, 1451 average rpm. Late Depth out of fastball tunnel

Hunter Jones, Papillion LaVista (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds.  Built and Strong
Delivery: Stretch only.  Rhythm and tempo in leg lift. Athletic down the mound w/ quality rotation around front hip
Arm Action: RH. Loose actoin away from body out of glove. Quick h ¾ angle through ball release
FB: T87.6, 85.4-87.3 mph.  T2298, 2220 average rpm. Heavy through the strike zone
SL: 74.1-75.9 mph.  T2714, 2650 average rpm. Sharp sweeping action. Plus feel
CH:  mph.  T,  average rpm.

Brayden Jones, Papillion LaVista (), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds.
Delivery: Rhythm with upper and lower half Lower half works toward plate wll
Arm Action: LH. Short out of glove works away from body ¾ finish
FB: T83.3, 80.6-82.3 mph.  T2092, 2018 average rpm. Run w/some sink
CB: 69.4-71.5 mph.  T1915, 1860 average rpm. Big gradual downward break
CH: 73.9-74.3 mph.  T1819, 1817 average rpm. Good run w/ some fade

Hayden Kelberlau, Elkhorn South (), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Uptempo high tight leg kick.Good rhythm b/w upper and lower half
Arm Action: RH. Long athletic w/ O/T finish
FB: T86.8, 84.7-86.4 mph.  T2255, 2215 average rpm. Some life out of the hand w/ slight cut
CB:  mph.  T2462, 2462 average rpm. 10/4 shape w/ sharp break
SL: 71.4-71.8 mph.  T2563, 2561 average rpm. Sweeping action

Brody Leyboldt, Omaha Northwest (), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF/LHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds.
Delivery: athletic rhythm. Quad dominant down the mound w/ some effort into ball release
Arm Action: LH. loose athletic w/ O/T finish
FB: T80.1, 77.7-79.7 mph.  T2103, 2016 average rpm. High release with inconsistent movement
CB: 70.1-71.4 mph.  T1882, 1811 average rpm. 12/6 shape very good feel for zone
CH:  mph.  T1626, 1626 average rpm. Good run and depth with plus arm speed

Haiden Magnussen, Pierce (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Rhythm with upper and lower half.  Solf front leg through ball release
Arm Action: RH. Low ¾ slot
FB: T81.5, 78.1-81.0 mph.  T2237, 2056 average rpm. Some run to his arm side
SL: 70.1-73.4 mph.  T1974, 1738 average rpm.Gradual horizontal break
CH: 71.1-74.0 mph.  T1406, 1299 average rpm. Okay depth and arm speed

Michael Meckna, Elkhorn South (), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 188-pounds.
Delivery: Athletic tempo slight glove tap for timing at top of leg kick. Works hips down the mound well
Arm Action: RH. Some stiffness out of the glove w/ longer backside circle.  Quick athletic ¾ finish
FB: T90.4, 88.0-89.4 mph.  T2447, 2313 average rpm. Slight cut to glove side, Heavy through catcher
CB: 75.1-78.1 mph.  T2699, 2501 average rpm. 11-5 Sharp breaking action

JD Moffet
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body 6-2, 215lbs 
Delivery: Quiet delivery with minimal movement.  Get momentum down the mound well 
Arm Action:  Short and tight with no downward hand movement out of the glove with some quickness out of a low ¾ slot.
FB: T82.2, 79.5-81.7 mph 2106 average rpm. Mostly Straight commanded glove side well

Dane Mosser, Elkhorn South (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Slower pace into leg kick.  Tall on the backside as hips work towards the plate.
Arm Action: RH. SHort out of glove w/ high elbow athletic H3/4 finish
FB: T87, 83.2-85.7 mph.  T2072, 1980 average rpm. Mostly Straight
CB: 68.2-70.7 mph.  T2057, 1989 average rpm.Bigger breaking pitch with more slurve shape
CH: 75.8-77.6 mph.  T1446, 1411 average rpm.some ASR w/ deception out of same FB window

Chase Nelson, Lincoln East (), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Tall and Long
Delivery: Slower pace into extended leg kick with emphasized glove tap. Faster tempo with some effort in to finish
Arm Action: RH. Athletic action with H3/4 finish
FB: T87.1, 82.8-86.0 mph.  T2389, 2212 average rpm.Heavy with minimal movement
SL: 66.2-70.3 mph.  T1823, 1747 average rpm. More gradual 10-4 break
CH: 72.1-74.0 mph.  T1695, 1660 average rpm. Some run and depth with inconsistent release

Carter Noakes, Central City (), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Slightly pushy lower half down the mound. Athleticism and quickness after foot plant  
Arm Action: RH. Loose with some quickness ¾ slot
FB: T84.6, 83.4-84.6 mph.  T2316, 2266 average rpm. Sneaky zip out of hand hides ball well
CB: 71.7-72.7 mph.  T2731, 2654 average rpm. Sharp late 10/4 break

Nash Peterson, Waverly (), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Minimal lower half involvement w/ late athletic rotation from the upper half
Arm Action: LH. Loose relaxed w/ H ¾ finish though ball release
FB: T81, 78.2-79.9 mph.  T2091, 2034 average rpm.Some deception and zip out of hand
CB: 63.0-64.6 mph.  T2242, 2180 average rpm. Sharper 10-4 break

Brandt Phillips, Fremont (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Athletic
Delivery: Stretch only w/ athletic tempo.  Works momentum down mound well into footplant w/ aggressive lower half rotational finish
Arm Action: RH. Loose and athletic out of the glove quick aggressive through O/T finish
FB: T89.9, 86.4-88.9 mph.  T2347, 2187 average rpm. Firm and live out of the hand played best up in zone
SL: 71.4-75.1 mph.  T2158, 2072 average rpm. Sharp late break w/ inconsistent shape
CH:  75.6 -76.7 mph.  T1629, 1629 average rpm. Some fade w/ good deceptive arm speed

Bradley Richardson, Creighton Prep (), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Delivery: High deliberate leg kick w/ slight pause at the top. Linear finish with softer front leg into release
Arm Action: LH. Loose w/ slight wrist wrap out of the glove and O/T slot at ball release
FB: T82.8, 80.2-82.0 mph.  T1998, 1844 average rpm. Consistent run to the arm side with occasional sink
CB: 69.0-72.3 mph.  T2057, 2008 average rpm. Tight Spin wi/ a later shorter downward break
CH:  mph.  T1725, 1725 average rpm. Slight run to his arm side

Carson Ripley, Elkhorn North (), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only. High leg kick that has some stiffness in lower half into foot plant w/ quick jerky tall finish
Arm Action: RH. long out of the glove finishes quick through a ¾ slot
FB: T81, 79.6-80.7 mph.  T2161, 1802 average rpm. Some run to arm side
SL: 63.4-66.2 mph.  T2191, 2151 average rpm. Plus sweeping action


Coy Rosentreader, Wilber-Clatonia (), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Delivery:  Good rhythm and timing through leg lift. Some stiffness in lower half rotationally down the mound
Arm Action: LH. Shorter out of the glove working away from his body over the top finish
FB: T74.2, 72.3-73.9 mph.  T1938, 1733 average rpm. Slight cut at times
CH: 65.0-67.1 mph.  T1766, 1534 average rpm. Some fade late

Jakob Ruhl, Central City (), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Long
Delivery: well balanced w/ minimal effort. Finds a balance point at top of leg lift uses long frame to extend down the mound w/ some flexion in front leg into ball release
Arm Action: RH. Long swinging action behind and away from body w/ ¾ finish
FB: T78.3, 75.8-77.9 mph.  T2043, 1963 average rpm. Some run when located arm side
CB: 61.3-62.7 mph.  T1462, 1385 average rpm. 10-4 shape 

CH: 68.3-69.8 mph.  T1287, 1207 average rpm. Plus ARS with good depth

Grant Sommers, Creighton Prep (), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Athletic
Delivery: Simple delivery with athletic rhythm.  Slightly falls off to third base side on occasion
Arm Action: RH. down out of the glove with a loose over the top slot
FB: T80.9, 78.5-80.9 mph.  T2265, 2155 average rpm. Mostly straight
SL: 69.4-71.9 mph.  T2039, 1967 average rpm. Late, downward break
CH: 66.4-71.9 mph.  T1430, 1274 average rpm.  Deceptive w some sink


Alex Thomas, Elkhorn South (), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds.
Delivery:  Still hands w/ athletic tempo. Aggressive intent rotationally after footplant
Arm Action: LH. slightly Late hand break w/ loose backside action into lower ¾ finish
FB: T87.6, 83.7-87.0 mph.  T2205, 1977 average rpm. Above avg run with occasional sink
SL: 70.6-72.1 mph.  T2261, 2199 average rpm.Sweeper breaking pitch with plus horizontal movement
CH: 81.1-82.1 mph.  T1385, 1385 average rpm. Plus run and sink throws out of same FB window

Lucas Wegner, Kearney (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Methodical into tight leg lift.  Quickens up as works toward home plate with aggressive rotational movement after footplant
Arm Action: RH. Late high hand break with short AA out of glove. Quick over the top slot through ball release
FB: T84.7, 82.7-84.4 mph.  T2326, 2220 average rpm.Straight but seemed to get on hitters w/ deception in delivery
CB: 71.3-73.7 mph.  T2504, 2353 average rpm. Bigger slurve break
CH: 73.8-75.5 mph.  T1699, 1667 average rpm. Okay feel with some good depth on occasion

Alex Wilhelm, Lincoln East (), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-4, 195-pounds. Long Legged
Delivery: Extends foot on leg kick w/ alot of pressure in front of rubber side foot down the mound.  Opens upper half a little bit early rotates around front leg well
Arm Action: LH. Late quick movement out of glove with slight wrist wrap w/ more over the top slot
FB: T75.8, 72.1-74.8 mph.  T2117, 2005 average rpm. High release with some life
CB: 60.4-61.1 mph.  T1973, 1953 average rpm. 1-7 shape more gradual break

Jackson Williams, Millard West (), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Thin, Athletic
Delivery: Stretch only balance works hips to plate when foot lifts.  Momentum carries through the front foot on occasion. Athletic rotationally through ball release
Arm Action: RH. loose some whip through a H ¾ slot
FB: T84.9, 82.7-84.9 mph.  T2646, 2515 average rpm. Gets plus run to his arm side
SL: 72.4-74.6 mph.  T2900, 2778 average rpm. High Spin plus horizontal movement, lowers arm slot 

Bryce Woodard, Bellevue West (), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only. Quicker Leg kick w/ minimal moving parts. Upper and lower half rotate together through ball release
Arm Action: RH.  Relaxed with some quickness out of a more over the top slot
FB: T82.5, 79.4-81.5 mph.  T2294, 2172 average rpm. Some good life especially when located up in zone
CB: 66.5-69.7 mph.  T2584, 2434 average rpm. HIgh Spin slurve movement
CH: 72.3-74.0 mph.  T2048, 1953 average rpm. Had good feel with some run to his arm side

Jace Ziola, Omaha Skutt (), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Long
Delivery: Higher leg kick, Stays taller on backside as hips work towards the plate w/ a high glove side.  Aggressive rotationally after foot plant
Arm Action: RH. later handbrake w/ a little bit higher back elbow.  Some arm quickness through H ¾ slot
FB: T86, 81.5-85.4 mph.  T2182, 2101 average rpm. Some deceptive life out of the hand
SL:  66.2-68.2 mph.  T2332, 2332 average rpm. Sweeping action
CH: 75.1-76.0 mph.  T1896, 1848 average rpm. Plus depth and arm speed

 

 

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