Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hits: Northern Nevada Fall ID

Brett Harrison
West Coast Supervisor

On Saturday, November 11th, the PBR Nevada staff hosted the Northern Nevada Fall ID. This event featured some of the top Uncommitted Players in Northern Nevada with the Players to Watch list growing with a handful of both Upperclass and Underclass that colleges should have on their radars. 

Like all of our events, players participated in a pro-style workout in front of our staff and collected unrivaled data in the process through our top-of-the-line tech partners. These events also serve as identifiers for future invite-only events, like the PBR Nevada State Games, Future Games, West Coast Games, and others. 

For all of the statistics from this event, click HERE

Now, at the event’s conclusion, our staff has combed through our notes from the day and put together these ‘Quick Hits’. Below you will learn more about a handful of names that stood out from the Northern Nevada Fall ID.


+ Caden Birch, 2025 IF - One of Nevada’s top uncommitted 2025 prospect, Birch has shined each time out at a Prep Baseball event and the Northern Nevada Fall ID was no different as he lead the event in a handful of categories while finding his name near the top of multiple more. Getting his day started off with an event best 6.85 Swift Performance timed 60, then followed it up leading a number of offensive categories, Exit Velocity - 98.4 mph and Max Distance - 368 feet. Along with the improved metrics, his actions, especially on the defensive side, have progressed significantly that where he could now stay on the left side of the infield at the next level. Keep an eye on Birch as he is primed for another massive Spring campaign.


+ Conall Chick, 2025 C/IF - The Reno High product took no time to announce his presence at the Northern Nevada Fall ID, producing one of the top batting practice sessions of the day with a TrackMan Verified 96.5 mph Peak Exit Velocity, showcasing his mature approach as he live in the big part of the yard. Defensively, he has progressed behind the plate with his physical strength used well in both his receiving and his catch/throw. Chick took a clean sweep of the catcher metrics with event best in Catcher Velocity - 75 mph and Pop Time - 1.97. 


+ Jackson Trueblood, 2026 RHP - The sophomore saw his stock rise considerably at the Northern Nevada Fall ID after he toed the rubber and showed off an improved three pitch mix that saw his fastball run up to an event best 85.9 mph. Along with his improved fastball, he flashed an intriguing changeup that he showed advanced feel for and could be argued as the best pitch in his arsenal. The slider is in development with more depth than sweep action at the moment, but he still showed the ability to command the pitch repeatedly. Keep an eye on Trueblood as a key arm in the Spanish Springs rotation this upcoming Spring.


+ Mac Vandegrift, 2026 IF - Vandegrift may have made the biggest jump as a prospect from his last event earlier this year at the Reno Scout Day. The progression has not only been in his game, but also physically, now standing at 6-foot-3 and still possessing plenty of room on fill out his frame. The part of his game that separated him at the Northern Nevada Fall ID was on the defensive side where he flashed improved lateral range to go with the more fluid action through the fielding process. The Reno program has a history of pumping out shortstops and this could be next one in line.


+ Ty Ramsey, 2025 IF/RHP - The Uncommitted junior out of McQueen impressed at his first Prep Baseball showcase with impressive actions 76on both sides of the ball as well as on the mound. After a line drive filled batting practice session, he showed out on the defensive side of the ball, earning the Top Infield Velocity at 86 mph. After the Position Player Workout, Ramsey hopped on the mound to showcase one of the top bullpen sessions of the day, topping out at 82.5 mph, using an athletic delivery to help command his slider/changeup secondary mix.