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Mountain West Scout Day: Statistical Analysis


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Mountain West Scout Day in the books, we now take a look back at the standouts from yesterday's event. The Scout Day included a Pro-Style Workout where players ran a Laser Timed 60 Yard Dash, took a Batting Practice, Catcher Pop Times/Velocity, Outfield Evaluations/Velocity and Infield Evaluation/Velocity concluding with Pitches Bullpens. This was an exclusive event for players in the Mountain West program to highlight and promote players in their program.

The metrics collected at the Scout Day have been uploaded to each player's PBR Profile and we now break down the top statistical performers from Thursday's event with a handful of uncommitted underclassmen announcing their presence including a pair of Team Nevada representatives in last year's Future Games and Junior Future Games. 2023 1B/RHP, produced one of the top rounds of the day during the offensive evaluations while also showing improved actions around the bag at 1B. Junior Future Games attendee and 2024 C/3B, Connor Apeceche, earned the events top Pop Time at 1.95 while show pull side power potential. Uncommitted 2022 MIF, Nicky Garritano, may have had the most impressive overall day with his line drive filled batting practice round which he followed up with clean actions and fluid feet during his defensive evaluation. Fresh off of attending the Area Code ID Series in Pheonix, 2023 MIF Chaz McNelis, earned the events Top 60 Time then followed it up with the days top round batting practice where he was the lone prospect to leave the yard with a blast to right center field.

60 TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 OF 6.97
2 Trevor LaPres NV Lake Mead Christian 2023 OF 6.98
3 Eddie Tarango NV Green Valley 2023 OF 7.10
4 Brandon Jenkins NV Green Valley 2023 OF 7.12
5 Brock Gaston NV Green Valley 2022 OF 7.34
6 Carlos Hernandez NV East Career Technical 2023 OF 7.36
7 McKinley Harris NV Green Valley 2022 RHP 7.49
8 Connor Slay NV Green Valley 2024 OF 7.60
9 Nicky Garritano NV Green Valley 2022 SS 7.66
10 Drew Cammann NV Green Valley 2023 OF 7.70

POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Connor Apeceche NV Green Valley 2024 C 1.95-2.01
2 Aaron Rios NV Green Valley 2023 C 2.17-2.25

OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Brock Gaston NV Green Valley 2022 OF 83
^ Brandon Jenkins NV Green Valley 2023 OF 83
2 Trevor LaPres NV Lake Mead Christian 2023 OF 80
3 Carlos Hernandez NV East Career Technical 2023 OF 79
4 Connor Slay NV Green Valley 2024 OF 76
5 Eddie Tarango NV Green Valley 2023 OF 74
6 Jared Orabuena NV Green Valley 2024 OF 62

INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Nicky Garritano NV Green Valley 2022 SS 81
2 Drew Cammann NV Green Valley 2023 OF 77
3 Andrew Sanchez NV Spring Valley 2023 SS 74
4 Connor Apeceche NV Green Valley 2024 C 73
^ Jacob Ferry NV Green Valley 2025 SS 73
^ Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 OF 73
5 TJ Shaw Jr. NV Green Valley 2024 3B 71
6 Aaron Rios NV Green Valley 2023 C 66
7 Hayden Hitchcock NV Green Valley 2022 1B 65

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 McKinley Harris NV Green Valley 2022 RHP 81 mph
2 Arthur Johnson UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 1B 79 mph
^ Trevor LaPres NV Lake Mead Christian 2023 OF 79 mph
3 Brandon Jenkins NV Green Valley 2023 OF 77 mph
4 Andrew Sanchez NV Spring Valley 2023 SS 73 mph
5 Jared Orabuena NV Green Valley 2024 OF 60 mph

EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Hayden Hitchcock NV Green Valley 2022 1B 88
2 Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 OF 86
3 Nicky Garritano NV Green Valley 2022 SS 85
4 Trevor LaPres NV Lake Mead Christian 2023 OF 84
5 Arthur Johnson UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 1B 83
^ Drew Cammann NV Green Valley 2023 OF 83
6 Andrew Sanchez NV Spring Valley 2023 SS 81
7 Brock Gaston NV Green Valley 2022 OF 80
^ Brandon Jenkins NV Green Valley 2023 OF 80
^ Aaron Rios NV Green Valley 2023 C 80
8 Connor Apeceche NV Green Valley 2024 C 79
^ Carlos Hernandez NV East Career Technical 2023 OF 79
9 TJ Shaw Jr. NV Green Valley 2024 3B 78
10 Eddie Tarango NV Green Valley 2023 OF 77

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Golden Spikes Scout Day NV 02/04 Heritage Park
NSA Scout Day NV 02/09 Heritage Park
Las Vegas Rams Scout Days NV 02/16 Heritage Park
Nevada Athletics Scout Day NV 02/17 Doc Romeo Park
Las Vegas Aces Scout Day (Session 1) NV 02/18 Heritage Park
Rawlings Tigers Scout Day NV 02/22 Rainbow Family Park
Las Vegas Aces Scout Day (Session 2) NV 02/23 Heritage Park
Sierra Vista Scout Day NV 02/25 Heritage Park
Bishop Manogue Scout Day NV 02/27 Bishop Manogue High School
Reno Knights Scout Day NV 02/27 Bishop Manogue High School
McQueen Lancers Scout Day NV 02/28 Bishop Manogue High School
Northern Nevada Open Scout Day NV 02/28 Bishop Manogue High School
Sparks Blue Sox Scout Day  NV 02/28 Bishop Manogue High School
Bases Loaded Elite Scout Day  NV 03/03 Doc Romeo Park
Bishop Gorman Scout Day NV 03/04 Heritage Park
The Meadows Scout Day NV 03/07 The Meadows
Southern Nevada Open Scout Day NV 03/13 Faith Lutheran High School

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