Prep Baseball Report

PBR All American Game - Team 2025 | Ethan Clauss

Brett Harrison
West Coast Supervisor

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Prep Baseball Report is hosting its inaugural High School All-American Game at American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers. The unique event will feature the nation’s top high school seniors who are set to battle against a roster of the country’s best juniors in Class of 2024 vs. Class of 2025 action, giving pro scouts a unique look at current and future draft classes.

We’ve begun to unveil the event’s participants on our social media channels, and we’ll spotlight those players more closely on our site, too, highlighting past performances and scouting reports from the live looks we’ve gathered on this gifted group throughout the years.

We're highlighting junior outfielder Ethan Clauss, Nevada’s top-ranked prospect in the 2025 class and one of the premier infielders in the nation. The left-handed hitter hosts a highly projectable and athletic frame with plenty of upside. He has performed well time and time again in front of our staff, whether it be during the spring or summer circuits. Next, he'll take his talents to Milwaukee next month.

PBR's VP of Scouting Shooter Hunt had this to say about Clauss following a stellar showing at Area Codes: "Clauss, one of the summer’s biggest risers, had the professional scouting community buzzing throughout the week thanks to an elite, 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame, left-handed bat, and strong defensive skills. Balanced in the box from the left side, Clauss presented the look of a potential impact bat with a wider base allowing the hands to work freely in turning the barrel in a tight box with noticeable lag and a propensity for driving the ball to both gaps. He went 2-for-5 in 10 plate appearances that saw him walk FIVE times in showcasing an advanced eye with innate ability to slow things down while still quickly speeding up the barrel. On the dirt, the long, athletic shortstop gracefully moved side-to-side in looking the part of a long-term, premium defender. It is easy to dream on the frame and foundation as a hitter, but the progress that has been displayed with each look this summer is most notable and exciting about his upside.”

The Inaugural PBR All-American Game has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Vs. Cancer program. Join the cause and support Ethan Clauss' fundraising effort ahead of the big event. 

Donations can be made in Ethan's name to Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Vs. Cancer program.

Ethan Clauss

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Palo Verde HS
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: CBA Marucci
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Scouting Report

6/04/23 - PBR ProCase - West

Ethan Clauss, Palo Verde (NV), 2025 Texas A&M
Positional Profile: SS/2B The top ranked 2025 in Nevada with present tools that seem to just now be scratching the surface of what is to come.
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic build. Twitchiness is starting to shine through and is present in both his offensive and defensive games. Plenty of room to add strength with power expected to mirror that added physicality.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, squared set up. Subtle hand rhythm. Sinks back into load with slight coil in his upper half. Compact, effecient path to the ball. Low effort, consistent swing with feel to the big part of the yard and flashes of power to the pull side. High, two handed finish with balance throughout. In-game produced a QAB with advanced understanding of the strike zone.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 84 mph. 335' max distance.
Arm: LH. INF-82 mph. Short, quick arm cycle. Produces easy carry. Showed his ablity to change arm angles to maintain fluidity through the field/throw process. Projected size and strength gains will keep him on the left side of the infield.
Defense: Improved lateral range with increased foot speed. Feet work well through the ball. Feel for the plays outside his feet. Advances actions throughout that should keep him at shortstop at the next level.
Vizual Edge: 72.91 Edge Score


College of Southern Nevada Scout Day NV 10/03 College of Southern Nevada
College of Southern Idaho Scout Day NV 10/06 College of Southern Idaho
Southern Idaho Open (2024-2028) NV 10/07 College of Southern Idaho
Las Vegas Fall ID (2024-2028) NV 10/15 College of Southern Nevada
Northern Nevada Fall ID (2024-2028) NV 11/11 Bishop Manogue High School