Utah Preseason ID: Statistical Analysis
February 15, 2023
On Saturday, February 11th, PBR Utah hosted it's first identification showcase of the 2023 season, the Utah Preseason ID at The Hive, Juab High School's Fieldhouse.
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 events also serve as identifiers for invite-only showcases in Utah and nationally, including the Future and Jr. Future Games, West Coast Games, Utah Preseason All-State Games, Utah Top Prospect Games and Utah All-State Games.
The event featured players from the 2023 - 2026 classes and gave our staff a look at over 70 players from across the State. We had some good showings from some unsigned 2023s and 2024s, as well some intriguing underclassmen who are just jumping onto the scene.
At this event, we retrieved a significant amount of data on each player including: 60 Times, Batting Practice measured by TrackMan and Blast Motion, Catch Pop Time and Velocity, Outfield Evaluation and Velocity, Infield Evaluation and Velocity, 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.
Below, we continue our post-event coverage with a look at the top defensive metrics from the event, as well as the top 60-yard dash times.
UTAH PRESEASON ID | STAT LEADERBOARDS
Top Statistical Performers in each defensive category and 60-times
60-Yard Dash - 6.88s | OF/RHP Remington Edwards - 2024, Mountain Ridge | Uncommitted
Infield Velocity - 84mph | RHP/1B Kanyon Mattinson - 2024, Juab | Uncommitted
Outfield Velocity - 88mph | RHP/OF Connor Drachman - 2024, Copper Hills | Uncommitted
Catcher Velocity - 78mph | C/RHP Ashton Gurney - 2024, Wasatch | Uncommitted
Catcher Pop-Time - 1.91s | C/OF Deagen Thayne - 2024, Pleasant Grove | Uncommitted
|1||Remington Edwards||UT||Mountain Ridge||2024||OF||6.88|
|2||Kanyon Okerlund||UT||South Sevier||2025||SS||6.94|
|5||Jake Diamond||UT||Park City||2024||OF||7.00|
|9||AJ Thomas||UT||Maple Mountain||2025||C||7.18|
|^||Justin Michaelis||UT||Park City||2025||1B||83|
|4||Braxton Lyon||UT||Park City||2023||RHP||81|
|6||Leo Bacciocco||UT||Mountain Ridge||2025||SS||78|
|^||Tage McKinley||UT||Juan Diego Catholic||2026||SS||78|
|1||Connor Drachman||UT||Copper Hills||2024||RHP||88|
|2||Remington Edwards||UT||Mountain Ridge||2024||OF||87|
|3||Harley Vicchrilli||UT||Woods Cross||2024||LHP||85|
|^||Ryker Freeman||UT||South Sevier||2025||LHP||85|
|^||Jake Diamond||UT||Park City||2024||OF||82|
|^||Kobe Goodman||UT||Desert Hills||2025||OF||81|
|Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)||UT||03/04||Hurricane High School|
|Northern Utah Rising Stars ID||UT||04/22||American Fork High School - American Fork, UT|
|Southern Utah Rising Stars ID||UT||05/06||Hurricane High School|