Prep Baseball Report

Rising Stars of Southern Nevada: Quick Hits

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Rising Stars events have become our way of introducing the next classes entering their prep careers to the Prep Baseball Report family. With events set for both Southern and Northern Nevada that will allow players to get their PBR Player Profiles started with the objective data retrieved. From the Rising Stars events, we will be identifying to top players from each event to combine into Team Nevada to represent our state against the rest of the country at the 2022 Junior Future Games in Emerson, Georgia at our state-of-the-art LakePoint Facility. The Junior Future Games will run in conjunction with the Prep Baseball Report’s Future Games. The Future Games features the top Uncommitted High School players from across the Prep Baseball Report’s 40+ state coverage area. It is one of the most highly recruited events of the summer and attracts more than 300 college coaches from across the country each year.

The Rising Stars of Southern Nevada featured a talented roster of 65+ players in the 2026-2027 Classes from across Southern Nevada that proved the state of baseball in the Silver State is in good hands for years to come. At the event, we retrieved a significant amount of data on each player including: 60 Times measured by Swift Syncro, Batting Practice measured by TrackMan, Catch Pop Time and Velocity, Outfield Evaluation and Velocity, Infield Evaluation and Velocity and Pitcher Bullpens analyzed and assessed by TrackMan. We pride ourselves on utilizing the latest technology in the game to provide the most accurate data for both the player and those recruiting/evaluating the player.

Next, we highlight some of the top overall performances from the Rising Stars of Southern Nevada with the Quick Hits.



SS / 2B / FAITH LUTHERAN , NV / 2026

Shepard, a Miami Commit, came in to the Rising Stars event with high expectations and he lived up to every one of them, leading almost every statistical category that applied to him. He has present physical strength, twitch and confidence that comes out in each part of his game. He produced the event’s top overall performance with event bests in TrackMan Exit Velocity - 96.3 mph, Catcher Pop Time - 1.93, Catcher Velocity - 80 mph and Infield Velocity - 88 mph. The multi-position standout leads a deep Nevada 2026 Class that projects to be one of the best and deepest classes in recent years.



Kela adds to a strong Nevada 2026 Class with confident actions on both sides of the ball that we expect to only improve as he add strength and size to his present lean, wiry frame. At the plate, his athletics set up allowed him to stay in his legs well throughout his swing with consistent barrels to the big part of the yard with power to come. On the defensive side, he showed off his clean, fluid actions through the ball with the footwork that allowed him to work through the ball with easy as well as range laterally. Keep Kela on your radar as a player that may be one of the next off the board.


OF / LHP / BASIC, NV / 2026

The L/L two-way is another 2026 that came into the Rising Stars of Southern Nevada with high expectations and those expectations were met with an exceptional performance not only on the offense and defensive sides of the ball, but also on the mound. Giles oozes confidence in each part of his game and backs it up with his advanced actions that are going to be intriguing to follow throughout his high school career. His ability to produce consistent, loud contact at the plate helped him produce one the the days top batting practice rounds followed by his event best Outfield Velocity of 85 mph. His projectable frame paired with advanced, present actions makes him a player we expect to be a highly sought after prospect over the next 12 months.



The middle infielder was an integral part of Team Nevada’s Final Four run at the 2021 Junior Future Games and his game has only progressed since then. Now standing at 6-foot-0, Springall has added seen his physical development and strength gains translate to improvements in almost every part of his game with much more expected to come. He has proven himself as one of the top bats in the 2026 Class with flashes of power potential coming through, especially to the pull side, to go with his confident defensive actions with excellent glove presentation and an 80 mph Infield Velocity. 


OF / , NV / 2026

Stipp may have produced the most athletic performance of the event, already possessing elite level speed, earning him the event’s Top Swift Performance 60 Time of 6.50. He followed up his impressive 60 time with an impressive batting practice round where he showcased his power potential with a 95.6 mph TrackMan Exit Velocity. His athleticism amplify each part of his game where he plays with bounce and twitch and will be a player to have on your radar in Nevada’s 2026 Class.



The two-way standout first showed his stuff at the Canes Las Vegas Scout Day last Fall and he continued to impress at the Rising Stars of Southern Nevada. His easy, fluid stroke at the plate helped him produce a line drive filled batting practice session that showcased his mature offensive approach. On the mound, he showed off his polished, rhythmic delivery with a fluid, 3/4 arm slot that produced a heaviness in both his fastball and changeup with more depth in his changeup and a slider the that worked off a similar plane as his fastball that he proved to be able to consistently locate.


LHP / OF / N/A, NV / 2026

Rodger-Ramirez is another standout two-way from Nevada’s deep 2026 Class that produced arguable the most impressive bullpen of the day with a quicker paced delivery that he repeated well with each of his three pitches. He works out of a high 3/4 slot that helps him produce arm side life on his fastball that topped out at 80.4 mph via TrackMan paired with his changeup that he showed feel for especially to his arm side and a curveball that has some tumble action, but flashes tighter shape when he located it down in the zone. 



Another impressive two-way coming from Nevada’s 2026 Class, Collura showcased his present tools that proved he is among the top players in the class with a batting practice round that saw him live gap to gap, keeping his hands inside the ball well with more power expected to come. Defensively, he ranges well laterally with the ability to change arm slots with his short, quick arm cycle to maintain his fluidity through the fielding process to go with his 83 mph Infield Velocity that put him right near the top of the best of the event. That arm actions translated on the mound where he proved his ability to pound the zone with his three pitch arsenal with a quick, athletic delivery that shows off his present athleticism. 



Rising Stars of Northern Nevada (2026/2027) NV 05/07 Bishop Manogue High School
2022 PBR Idaho State Games NV 06/01 College of Southern Idaho
2022 PBR Nevada State Games NV 06/07 UNLV
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint
2022 West Coast Games (Team Nevada) NV 08/12 Las Vegas, NV (UNLV / CSN)