Prep Baseball Report

Southern Nevada Preseason ID: Blast Motion Leaderboard


Cam Black-Araujo
PBR Nevada Operations

On Wednesday, February 8th, PBR Nevada hosted it's first identification showcase of the 2023 season, the Southern Nevada Preseason ID. Preseason ID's allow our staff to get a look at players ahead of the high school season, as well as offer players a chance to update their profiles and metrics as they head into the season.

The event featured players from the 2023 - 2027 classes and gave us a look at some intriguing unsigned upperclassmen, as well as some of Nevada's top underclassmen including a trio of Power 5 commits.

At this event, we retrieved a significant amount of data on each player including: 60 Times and running splits measured by Swift Performance, Batting Practice measured by TrackMan, Catch Pop Time and Velocity, Outfield Evaluation and Velocity, Infield Evaluation and Velocity, Pitcher Bullpens analyzed and assessed by TrackMan and Visual Testing utilizing Vizual Edge. 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.

Below, we continue our post-event coverage with a look at the top Blast Motion metrics collected at the event.

For complete event results and stats, click here.
To view upcoming events, click here.

SOUTHERN NEVADA PRESEASON ID | BLAST MOTION LEADERBOARD

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Top Blast Motion Performers in each swing category

Max Bat Speed - 88.1MPH | C Caden Ransom - 2024, Lincoln Southwest (NE) | Uncommitted
Avg. Bat Speed - 77.1MPH | C Caden Ransom - 2024, Lincoln Southwest (NE) | Uncommitted
Max Hand Speed - 25.5MPH | C Caden Ransom - 2024, Lincoln Southwest (NE) | Uncommitted
Avg. Hand Speed - 24.0MPH | 1B/3B Kevin Sanchez Mendoza - 2023, Combine Academy | Uncommitted
Max On-Plane Efficiency - 93 % | 2B/OF Brandon Lord - 2026, Basic | Uncommitted
Avg. On-Plane Efficiency - 88 % | 2B/OF Brandon Lord - 2026, Basic | Uncommitted
Max Rotational Accel. - 29.8 G | OF/RHP Tyler Tilton - 2025, Sierra Vista | Uncommitted
Avg. Rotational Accel. - 25.5 G | OF Jayson Schmeisser - 2024, Sierra Vista | Uncommitted

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MAX BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Caden Ransom NE Lincoln Southwest 2024 C 88.1 mph
2 Donnell Petite NV Silverado 2023 OF 79.9 mph
3 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 78.5 mph
4 Kevin Sanchez Mendoza NV Combine Academy 2023 1B 77.1 mph
5 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 76.4 mph
6 Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 74.0 mph
7 Roman Bradley NV Basic 2023 RHP 73.9 mph
8 Robin Vergara FL Riverview (Sarasota) 2024 SS 73.7 mph
9 Luke Stringer NV Faith Lutheran 2026 C 73.1 mph
^ Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 73.1 mph

AVG BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Caden Ransom NE Lincoln Southwest 2024 C 77.1 mph
2 Kevin Sanchez Mendoza NV Combine Academy 2023 1B 75.5 mph
3 Donnell Petite NV Silverado 2023 OF 74.8 mph
4 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 74.7 mph
5 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 74.5 mph
6 Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 70.7 mph
7 Roman Bradley NV Basic 2023 RHP 70.7 mph
8 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 70.7 mph
9 Luke Stringer NV Faith Lutheran 2026 C 69.6 mph
10 Ryan Soto NV Rancho 2024 1B 69.4 mph

MAX HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Caden Ransom NE Lincoln Southwest 2024 C 25.5 mph
2 Kevin Sanchez Mendoza NV Combine Academy 2023 1B 25.3 mph
3 Brock Barlow NV Southeast Career Technical 2024 SS 23.9 mph
4 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 23.8 mph
5 Donnell Petite NV Silverado 2023 OF 23.2 mph
6 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 23.0 mph
^ Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 23.0 mph
7 Luke Stringer NV Faith Lutheran 2026 C 22.7 mph
8 Ryan Soto NV Rancho 2024 1B 21.7 mph
9 Tyler Tilton NV Sierra Vista 2025 OF 21.6 mph

AVG. HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Kevin Sanchez Mendoza NV Combine Academy 2023 1B 24.0 mph
2 Caden Ransom NE Lincoln Southwest 2024 C 23.8 mph
3 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 23.3 mph
4 Brock Barlow NV Southeast Career Technical 2024 SS 23.2 mph
5 Donnell Petite NV Silverado 2023 OF 22.2 mph
6 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 22.0 mph
7 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 21.9 mph
8 Luke Stringer NV Faith Lutheran 2026 C 21.1 mph
9 Ryan Soto NV Rancho 2024 1B 20.9 mph
10 Roman Bradley NV Basic 2023 RHP 20.7 mph

MAX ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
1 Brandon Lord NV Basic Academy of International Studies 2026 SS 93
2 Corbin Sterner NV Faith Lutheran 2025 C 90
3 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 88
4 Kade Gerboc-Chun NV Faith Lutheran 2025 C 86
5 Bridger Knudson NV Green Valley 2024 RHP 85
^ Tyler Tilton NV Sierra Vista 2025 OF 85
6 Isaiah Alba NV Green Valley 2027 SS 80
7 Caleb Chai NV Coronado 2025 C 79
^ Johnny Villarreal NV Basic Academy 2026 OF 79
8 Lyndon Lee NV Basic Academy 2026 SS 75

AVG. ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Brandon Lord NV Basic Academy of International Studies 2026 SS 88 %
2 Corbin Sterner NV Faith Lutheran 2025 C 86 %
3 Kyler Avila NV Legacy 2025 SS 82 %
4 Kade Gerboc-Chun NV Faith Lutheran 2025 C 80 %
5 Bridger Knudson NV Green Valley 2024 RHP 79 %
6 Tyler Tilton NV Sierra Vista 2025 OF 76 %
7 Isaiah Alba NV Green Valley 2027 SS 76 %
8 Caleb Chai NV Coronado 2025 C 74 %
9 Johnny Villarreal NV Basic Academy 2026 OF 71 %
10 Gavin Rogers NV Coronado 2025 3B 70 %

MAX ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Tyler Tilton NV Sierra Vista 2025 OF 29.8 g
2 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 29.0 g
3 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 27.8 g
4 Donnell Petite NV Silverado 2023 OF 23.0 g
5 Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 22.0 g
6 Brandon Lord NV Basic Academy of International Studies 2026 SS 20.2 g
7 Ryan Soto NV Rancho 2024 1B 19.0 g
8 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 18.2 g
9 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 17.9 g
10 Brock Barlow NV Southeast Career Technical 2024 SS 17.4 g

AVG. ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jayson Schmeisser NV Sierra Vista 2024 OF 25.5 g
2 Evan Noble NV Shadow Ridge 2026 2B 25.5 g
3 Tyler Tilton NV Sierra Vista 2025 OF 23.6 g
4 Donnell Petite NV Silverado 2023 OF 18.3 g
5 Brandon Lord NV Basic Academy of International Studies 2026 SS 17.7 g
6 Christian Gross NV Faith Lutheran 2024 OF 16.2 g
7 Randall Riley III NV Basic Academy 2026 C 16.0 g
8 Ethan Villa NV Sierra Vista 2024 SS 15.8 g
9 Jordan Watkins NV Faith Lutheran 2025 RHP 15.6 g
10 Ryan Soto NV Rancho 2024 1B 14.8 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern Nevada Preseason ID (2023-2027) NV 02/13 University of Nevada (Mackay Stadium) - Reno, NV
PBR Scout Day: Reed NV 02/14 Reed High School
PBR Scout Day: Damonte Ranch NV 02/15 Damonte Ranch High School
PBR Scout Day: Reno NV 02/16 Reno High School
PBR Scout Day: Moapa Valley / Virgin Valley NV 02/25 Moapa Valley High School
Rising Stars of Southern Nevada (2027/2028) NV 04/02 College of Southern Nevada
2023 PBR Nevada State Games (Invite Only) NV 05/31 College of Southern Nevada


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