Prep Baseball Report

West Coast ProCase: Positional Data Dive


Cam Black-Araujo
Mountain West Operations

Los Angeles, CA – The PBR Procase West brought together the most talented MLB Draft *underclass draft prospects to compete at the legendary Dedeaux Field on the campus of Southern California. Although the page has not been turned on the ‘23 MLB Draft, the summer circuit for next year’s has begun, and the many scouts in attendance were set to begin “double duty” (and triple duty with some of the ‘25s). The many talented rising seniors of the 2024 class showcased their skills across a full workout followed by a game. Every player in attendance was a draft prospect.

Below, we take a look at the top statistical performers from all of tech partners utilized at the event including TrackMan, Blast Motion and Vizual Edge.

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DEFENSIVE METRICS

INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 90
2 Ty Southisene NV Basic 2024 SS 89
3 Gavin Fien CA Great Oak 2025 SS 88
^ Maximo Martinez CA Mira Costa 2024 SS 88
4 Kasen Khansarinia CA San dimas 2024 SS 86
5 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 84
^ Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 84
^ Maddox Riske NV Bishop Gorman 2024 SS 84
^ Alexander Mercurius NV Durango 2025 SS 84

OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 96
2 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 95
3 Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 93
^ Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 93
4 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 92
^ Jack Haferkamp CA Santa Fe Christian 2024 OF 92

CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 87
2 Trent Grindlinger CA Huntington Beach High 2025 C 83
^ Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 83
3 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 82
4 Joe Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge High School 2025 C 81
^ Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 81

CATCHER POP-TIME

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 1.84-2.01
2 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 1.85-1.90
^ Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 1.85-1.90
3 Ridge Erickson UT Dixie 2024 C 1.85-1.91
4 Ian Haines AZ Millennium 2024 C 1.86-1.98

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 104.7 mph
2 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 104.1 mph
3 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 102.3 mph
4 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 101.4 mph
5 Nate Johnson CA Westlake 2024 SS 99.1 mph
6 Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 98.9 mph
7 Joe Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge High School 2025 C 98.6 mph
8 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 98.5 mph
9 Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 98.0 mph
10 Dylan Fien CA Great Oak 2024 C 97.7 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 98.3 mph
2 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 95.6 mph
3 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 92.2 mph
4 Tate Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2025 SS 91.6 mph
5 Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 90.9 mph
6 Levi Sterling CA Notre Dame 2024 RHP 90.6 mph
7 Ty Southisene NV Basic 2024 SS 90.3 mph
8 Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 90.2 mph
9 Nate Johnson CA Westlake 2024 SS 90.1 mph
10 Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 90.0 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 390 ft
2 Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 382 ft
3 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 382 ft
4 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 382 ft
5 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 381 ft
6 Tate Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2025 SS 373 ft
7 Levi Sterling CA Notre Dame 2024 RHP 370 ft
8 Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 370 ft
9 Zach Carlson UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 OF 368 ft
10 Trent Grindlinger CA Huntington Beach High 2025 C 364 ft

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (AVG)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 293 ft
2 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 276 ft
3 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 271 ft
4 Levi Sterling CA Notre Dame 2024 RHP 270 ft
5 Maximo Martinez CA Mira Costa 2024 SS 268 ft
6 Josh Springer CA Corona 2024 C 262 ft
7 Elijah Clayton CA Oaks Christian 2024 SS 259 ft
8 Trent Grindlinger CA Huntington Beach High 2025 C 257 ft
9 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 253 ft
10 Ian Haines AZ Millennium 2024 C 250 ft

Distance: This metric measures how far the ball traveled, or would travel if it was not obstructed, measured in feet.

HARD HIT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 100 %
2 Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 83 %
3 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 76 %
4 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 71 %
5 Nate Johnson CA Westlake 2024 SS 66 %
^ Tate Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2025 SS 66 %
^ Joe Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge High School 2025 C 66 %
6 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 64 %
^ Levi Sterling CA Notre Dame 2024 RHP 64 %
7 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 58 %

Hard Hit Percentage: Percentage of batted balls with an exit velocity of 90 MPH or higher.

SWEET SPOT %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Ridge Erickson UT Dixie 2024 C 86 %
2 Jack Haferkamp CA Santa Fe Christian 2024 OF 83 %
3 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 76 %
4 Landon White CA San Dimas 2024 3B 75 %
5 Ty Southisene NV Basic 2024 SS 72 %
6 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 68 %
^ Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 68 %
7 Thomas Young NV Douglas 2024 OF 66 %
8 Josh Springer CA Corona 2024 C 64 %
9 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 62 %

Sweet Spot Percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.

BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jack Haferkamp CA Santa Fe Christian 2024 OF 25.1 mph
2 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 23.2 mph
3 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 23.1 mph
4 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 22.6 mph
5 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 22.4 mph
6 Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 22.3 mph
7 Josh Springer CA Corona 2024 C 22.1 mph
8 Elijah Clayton CA Oaks Christian 2024 SS 22.1 mph
9 Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 21.8 mph
10 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 21.6 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 77.6 mph
2 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 74.5 mph
3 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 72.9 mph
4 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 72.8 mph
5 Joe Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge High School 2025 C 72.8 mph
6 Jackson Forbes AZ Mountain Ridge 2024 SS 72.5 mph
7 Will Sanford CA Point Loma 2024 RHP 72.1 mph
8 Josh Springer CA Corona 2024 C 71.6 mph
9 Jack Haferkamp CA Santa Fe Christian 2024 OF 70.6 mph
10 Ty Southisene NV Basic 2024 SS 70.4 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Hustyn Wheeler AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 19.6 g
2 Jack Haferkamp CA Santa Fe Christian 2024 OF 18.8 g
3 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 18.5 g
4 Josh Springer CA Corona 2024 C 18.1 g
5 Nicholas Montgomery CA Cypress 2024 C 17.3 g
6 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 16.1 g
7 Thomas Young NV Douglas 2024 OF 15.5 g
8 Maddox Riske NV Bishop Gorman 2024 SS 14.8 g
9 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 14.6 g
10 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 13.5 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Nolan Eberwein NV BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 85.47
2 Brady Dallimore NV Palo Verde 2025 C 84.06
3 Zach Carlson UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 OF 83.63
4 Levi Sterling CA Notre Dame 2024 RHP 82.85
5 Maddox Riske NV Bishop Gorman 2024 SS 82.62
6 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 OF 82.16
7 Ky McGary AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2024 OF 81.64
8 Dylan Fien CA Great Oak 2024 C 80.78
9 Naulivou Lauaki Jr. UT Springville 2024 RHP 80.77
10 Chris Newstrom AZ Chaparral 2024 SS 79.71

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

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