Joliet Preseason ID




The Preseason ID series is unique in several ways. It serves as an identifier heading into the spring IHSA season, giving our scouts as well as college recruiters, a list of prospects to follow as they plan their spring coverage. We also tend to see prospects’ best performances in the Preseason, as most athletes are fresh and coming off of strict and targeted off-season training programs that have resulted in big gains, primed for updating their Prep Baseball profile. All of which lends the perfect opportunity to secure invitations to some of the summer's biggest invite-only events such as the ProCase, Prep Baseball Future Games and more. 

Our staff strategically hosts Preseason ID events throughout the state in search of players who have taken advantage of the offseason, identifying new prospects to add to our follow lists or players our staff is already familiar with who are on the rise.

All player information including tech metrics, stats, videos, scouting reports and more will be hosted to the Prep Baseball website, bolstering the player profile, which is subscribed to by over 1,000 colleges across the country.

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*Registration will close 48 hours prior to event date


Sunday, February 25, 2024

+ Check-in Times:

  • All Position Players: 8:30 am

  • All Pitchers-only: 12:30 pm

  • Catchers will stay for both sessions.

*Times subject to change

Registered Infielders, Outfielders, and/or Catchers

  • Running Times (laser-timed 60-yard dash)

  • Vizual Edge (vision testing)

  • Offensive Evaluations

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • Live batting practice

    • TrackMan ball flight analysis

    • Blast Motion swing analysis

  • Defensive Evaluations

    • Arm strength

    • Agility/range

    • Positional analysis/profile

Registered Pitchers & Catchers

  • Pitching Evaluations

    • 15-20 pitch bullpen (fastball and secondary pitches from both windup and stretch)

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • TrackMan pitch velocity, movement, spin analysis

  • Catcher Evaluations (while receiving bullpen)

    • Receiving/pitch presentation

    • Blocking/mobility


The Prep Baseball refund policy is that of a transfer nature. Prep Baseball Report will permit the transfer of your payment to another Prep Baseball Report event that may be used during the following year of scheduled events. Again, registration fees are of a transfer nature and will not be refunded. If an event is cancelled due to weather, players will be issued a full credit to a future event. 


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Each prospect's recruiting process starts and ends with the Player Profile, and our showcases revolve around building up that profile, maximizing its content and reach. For first-time attendees, a new player profile will be created, hosting all of your information, videos, head shot, metrics and more, making it one of the most important tools in a prospect's recruiting process.

Repeat showcase performances will continue to update your player profile, creating a history of prospect progress and ensuring the most up-to-date information is easily accessible throughout the fast-paced scouting community. These profiles are also searchable by a range of data points and metrics through our advanced search engine, making it a one-stop shop for recruiters and scouts.

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Prep Baseball stats captured at its showcases, published inside its player profiles, are the industry standard in the scouting community, carrying the highest level of credibility in actionable data. Prep Baseball profiles are the most reliable resources for prospect information due to this reason alone.

Stats are collected using only the highest of standard equipment including Swift laser timers, TrackMan ball tracking technology, Blast Motion swing sensors, and Stalker radars. All stats are hosted in player profiles accompanied by Performance Tiers that show where a prospect ranks among his peers.

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All prospect performances will be professionally video taped, edited and uploaded into their Prep Baseball Profile. Videos will consist of multiple angles and record all aspects of the showcase including 60s, live batting practice, bullpen sessions, and defensive performances.

Videos are hosted in Prep Baseball Profiles and used for video spotlights, content, social media and more. Videos are accessible to all PBR+ subscribers.

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Prep Baseball is built at the hands of some of the most tenured and respected scouts in the industry. We pride ourselves on our level of prospect knowledge, most of which is gained through our events. Showcases are designed and engineered by state Scouting Directors with the goal of collecting as much information about a prospect as possible and relaying our findings to the public through data collection and scouting reports.

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One of the many results of a Prep Baseball showcase is getting all the information collected to the public in a timely and digestible manner. Every showcase will be featured on the Prep Baseball website and social channels through various forms of post-event content, leaderboards, video spotlights and more.

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In an effort to elevate the post-event experience for players who attend a showcase, the Account Dashboard is now the prospect's one-stop shop to view all of his post-event deliverables, including showcase video, data, Vizual Edge Score, and more. The Account Dashboard also gives players a window into upcoming events, calendar management, among other organizational tools. 

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All showcase participants will receive a numbered Prep Baseball showcase shirt sponsored by our partners at Mizuno. The Mizuno Tee is the all-around t-shirt for every activity, made from lightweight textured fabric, and used to identify prospects throughout the showcase process.


Following a Prep Baseball event, players will receive unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and BlastConnect apps as well as visual skills through Vizual Edge testing. Furthermore, key metrics will live inside the player's official Prep Baseball profile to help them in their recruitment process. 

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TrackMan is the global leader in ball-tracking accuracy. Following a Prep Baseball event, all players will get unrivaled access to their performance data in the TrackMan interactive app. Players can create custom dashboards that unlock both hitting and pitching data.

Pitching Features Include:

  • Pitching data access includes: release speed, spin rate, spin axis, release height, extension, horizontal and vertical break, and location on each pitch
  • See each pitch trajectory in 3D from multiple viewpoints
  • Create defined tags to label and compare pitches
  • Pin pitches together to create tunneling visualizations between different pitch types
  • Visualize each pitch location

Hitting Features Include:

  • Hitting data access includes: Exit speed, distance traveled, launch angle, launch direction, spin rate, contact depth and contact side/height for each swing.
  • Visualize plate coverage
  • Pairing of all data points on each swing
  • All key ball flight metrics will live inside player profiles at for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level.
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Blast is the global leader in swing analysis and used by nearly every MLB organization. Following a Prep Baseball event, players will receive access to BlastConnect in the Blast App, which unlocks critical insights and actionable data from their performance.

Features include:

  • Swing Analysis and Blast Motion hitting assessment
  • Professional-level swing analytics to help players improve their hitting performance
  • Free 30-day trial to Blast Premium Services subscription
  • Key hitting metrics and Blast Motion Scores will also live inside player profiles at for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level.
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Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training that multiple MLB clubs use for its players. During Prep Baseball events, players will take the Vizual Edge 15-minute baseline evaluation. Following the event, players will receive an email PDF of your results – labeled as your EDGE Score – that will identify your visual strengths and weaknesses and how they directly impact your on-field performance.

Visual skills are critical for pitch recognition, reaction speed, timing, seeing spin on the ball, defensive performance and much more. Your EDGE Score will also live inside your Prep Baseball profile.

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Prep Baseball events will be equipped with Swift Performance’s industry-leading athletic testing technologies to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data for all participants, ultimately delivering new insights into athletes’ speed, explosiveness and power for recruiters to evaluate.

Through both systems, the Swift UNO timing gates and EZEJump mats, athletes will be evaluated on a multitude of metrics that goes beyond just the 60-yard dash. Participants will be put through a jump protocol as well as adding 10- and 30-yard splits to the 60.

Athletic testing metrics include:

  • 60-yard dash with 10- and 30-yard splits
  • Top end speed (mph)
  • Reactive Strength Index
  • Vertical jump
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Body Composition

Players' body composition will be officially measured using state-of-the-art, medical-grade technology that will provide precise insights into height, weight, skeletal muscle mass, BMI and more. Players will step on scales using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), a method for measuring body composition, including muscle mass, body fat, and total body water.

Our scales will then produce several metrics giving insight into the prospect’s body composition. Height will be measured using a digital stadiometer to get precise height measurements.

Grip Strength

Hitters' grip strength will be tested using a digital hydraulic dynamometer. Grip strength is an essential component to bat strength and controlling the barrel. Hitters will be put through a max strength test on both hands, shedding light on hand strength and potential power and bat control down the road.


Rhino Sports Academy - Shorewood, IL
316 Gregory Ct
Shorewood, IL
United States
Name High School Class Pos. Commitment
Anthony Alagna Lemont 2026 OF
Cody Allen DeKalb High School 2025 C
Bo Anselmi John Hersey High School 2025 RHP
Gavin Bailey Mahomet-Seymour 2025 OF
Cameron Barnes Oak Park-River Forest 2026 RHP
Hayden Bates St Thomas More 2027 1B
Owen Bates Stevenson 2027 C
Joe Bembenek Reed Custer 2025 2B
Sam Beringer Plainfield North 2025 SS
Greyson Bickett Hall 2026 C
Jordan Birks Lockport Township High Sch East 2026 C
Cole Bissias Plainfield South High School 2026 1B
Evan Bradford Mount Carmel High School 2026 OF
Nash Brubaker Herscher 2026 1B
Nolan Buchen Orion 2025 RHP
Jack Burns Aurora Christian 2025 SS
Brayden Carlson Minooka Community 2026 C
Kyle Christensen Joliet Catholic 2026 RHP
Owen Chudzinski Lincoln-Way West 2027 SS
Constantine Coines Maine South 2025 OF
Anthony Couch Marquette Academy 2026 2B
Landon Currie Minooka 2027 SS
Liam Darre Batavia 2026 RHP
Blake Dietz Dunlap 2026 3B
John Dollinger Grant Community High School 2026 C
Grant Dose Marquette Academy 2026 OF
Tyler Ebel Minooka Community High School 2027 C
Waijdy El Halabi Elmwood Park High School 2027 SS
Lucas Farabaugh Ottawa Township 2026 3B
Tim Flanagan St. Patrick 2026 C
Matthew Fox Lockport Township High Sch East 2025 RHP
Mason Garcia Plainfield East High School 2026 RHP
Seth Gilliland Waubonsie Valley High School 2025 LHP
Isaac Griggs Homewood-Flossmoor High School 2026 1B
Dylan Hecht DePaul College Prep 2025 OF
Jaden Henry Lincoln-Way East High School 2025 SS
Pablo Herrera Plainfield South High School 2025 3B
Joshua Hill Marian Catholic 2024 RHP
Sean Hogan Joliet West 2026 C
Nolan Hooper Yorkville Christian 2025 RHP
Peyton Horowicz McHenry 2026 RHP
Dylan Ignacek Barrington 2026 LHP
Luke Kamienski Washington 2026 2B
Nick Mandra ST LAURENCE H.S. 2026 SS
Dylan Manna Glenbard West High School 2027 C
Connor Marino St. Laurence 2025 LHP
Liam Martin Bradley-Bourbonnais 2026 RHP
Mario Medina Mount Carmel High School 2026 C
Evan Mendiola York Comm High School 2026 C
Justin Miller Wheaton Warrenville South 2026 3B
Kamden Muell Yorkville 2026 SS
Tyler Mueller St. Rita 2027 OF
Michael Murphy Joliet West High School 2027 OF
Jorey Myren Rochester 2026 3B
Nicolas Olszewski Wheaton Warrenville South H S 2025 SS
Jacob Ortinau Montini Catholic 2027 OF
Mason Palermo Oswego East High School 2025 C
Evan Patrick Downers Grove South 2026 3B
Noah Pharo Minooka 2025 SS
Jimmy Phelan Hinsdale Central 2025 3B
Carson Pollard Elkhart 2025 SS
Zach Pomatto Joliet Catholic 2025 C
Howie Porath Minooka Community High School 2027 SS
Brody Roberts Joliet Catholic Academy 2026 OF
Cristiano Rodriguez St Patrick 2026 3B
Nathan Scates Plainfield Central 2026 RHP
Jackson Schlott Plainfield North 2026 3B
Nick Sichel New Trier 2026 C
Adam Simmons Plainfield North 2025 LHP
Ryan Sobun Joliet West 2025 SS
Brandon Stinson Kenwood Academy 2025 C
Evan Stinson Kenwood 2025 RHP
Rocco Szambelan Joliet Catholic 2026 LHP
Tyree Taylor Galesburg High School 2025 SS
Shane Torres Waubonsie Valley High School 2027 C
Truman Tyra Dunlap 2026 SS
Zander Vest Galesburg High School 2026 C
Santino Vicencio II Oswego East 2026 OF
Cameron Williams Homewood-Flossmoor 2025 C
Phillip Yu Yorkville High School 2026 C
Chase Yusi West Aurora High School 2025 2B