Prep Baseball Report

Rising Stars Top Performers: Fastball Velocity

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Rising Stars brought out an impressive crop of talent and now we will see how the next generation fo talent stacks up against each other with the Rising Stars: Stat Leaderboard. From this group, players have been selected to represent Team Nevada at the upcoming Junior Future Games later this month in Cartersville, Georgia against the top 2024 and 2025 prospects in the country. 

This event was designed to educate the next generation of prospect on what the showcase environment would entail as well as getting the baseline information of each prospect to populate their PBR Player Profiles. These profiles will now be the place where PBR Staff, both locally and nationally, can provide input and updates to give these athletes every opportunity to achieve their goal of playing at the next level. 

Over the next few days, we will dive into the Top Performers from the Rising Stars event, beginning with the Rising Stars Top Performers: Max Fastball Velocity provided by TrackMan.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Dylan Franco NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP 84 mph
2 Ty Southisene NV Basic 2024 SS 83 mph
3 Bryan Yang CA Ruben S. Ayala 2024 RHP 82 mph
4 Tee Southisene NV Basic 2024 RHP 77 mph
^ Evan Festa NV Coronado 2024 OF 77 mph
5 Vandon Welter NV Cy-Fair 2025 C 75 mph
^ Andre Carrillo NV Rancho 2024 RHP 75 mph
6 Joell Castro NV Desert Oasis 2024 RHP 74 mph
^ Anthony Carrasquillo NV Shadow Ridge 2024 RHP 74 mph
7 Tate Southisene NV Basic Academy of Int'l Studies HS 2025 SS 73 mph
8 Nicholas Blakeney NV Liberty HS 2025 LHP 71 mph
9 Kekoa Young NV Liberty 2025 1B 70 mph
10 Tyler Kennedy NV Arbor View 2024 SS 68 mph


The TrackMan + Blast Hitter Update is coming Tuesday, July 14 to ETA (Elite Training Academy) for hitters to update statistical categories on their PBR Profiles for players in the 2021-2024 classes.


Prospects will receive multiple rounds of TrackMan + Blast Evaluated Swings (30+ Swings)

The Blast Motion system provides real time swing analysis that will be shared with players following the event to see what areas of their swings they excel as well as areas they may be deficient in to know where they can improve on for future events/competition.

The TrackMan system post contact date that allows prospects to immediately review the results of a batted ball, providing metrics such as Distance, Exit Velocity, Spin Rate, Launch Angle and much more. 

These two systems combines produce an unrivaled amount of information at the prospects fingertips that they will be able to review sessions, track progress and compare themselves to see where they stack up against players in their class. 

Data has become the ultimate separator of prospects over the past few years and this event will provide an opportunity to see where your metrics stand currently.