2025 Futures Prospect Games: Statistical Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Area Scout

On Wednesday, July 7, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to Ozinga Field in Crestwood, IL, to host the 2025 Top Prospect Games. This 2025 invite only event helped sort out the top prospects in the state at an earlier age as well as serving as a last chance identifier for the Junior Future Games at LakePoint in Cartersville, GA, July 29-Aug1.

Shortly after the event's conclusion our scouting staff published a Quick Hits piece, highlighting several standouts from the day. Today, we'll keep rolling out our post-event content with a look at the traditional stats gathered by our staff inside this statistical analysis. As the week rolls on, we'll also analyze data collected via our partners at TrackMan and Blast Motion, so be on the lookout for that.

+ OF Ezra Essex (Marion Catholic, 2025) was one of the top performers at the event. Essex, a right-handed hitting infielder, was the event leader in the 60-yard dash. The 5-foot-7, 140-pounds incoming freshman ran a 6.69, dropping his previous time from earlier this year. Essex recorded a max exit velocity of 87 mph in BP and threw 76 mph from the outfield, too.

+ INF/RHP Jack Wheeler (Morris, 2025) was a standout from all aspects of the game. The 6-foot-3, 165-pound athlete started his workout by reaching a 90 mph max exit velocity during his BP round. Wheeler closed out his showcase portion with an 83 mph across the infield to lead the group. During game play, Wheeler touched 82 mph on his fastball with easy life. 

+ OF Henry Murray (Lane Tech, 2025) was amongst the top all-around categorical performers of the day, reaching a top-five mark in several positional categories. He ran a 7.10 in the 60-yard dash and juiced his best batted ball up at 95 mph during his BP round. Defensively, Murray topped at 78 mph from the outfield, too.

+ 2025 Future Prospect Games showcased four pitchers that topped at 80 mph or better with their fastballs. RHP AJ Putty (Huntley, 2025) was a top arm during game play. A 6-foot-3, 200-pound right handed pitcher had the top fastball in the group, reaching 82 mph. Southpaw Jack Bauer (Lincoln-Way East, 2025), the event's lone pitcher-only, reached a 79 mph high with his heater during game action.

Top 60 -Yard Dash

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Ezra Essex IL Marian Catholic 2025 OF 6.69
2 Omar Coleman IL Plainfield North 2025 2B 6.92
3 John McAuliffe IL Marist 2025 C 7.05
4 Henry Murray IL Lane Tech 2025 OF 7.10

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 3B 82 mph
2 Jack Wheeler IL Morris 2025 SS 81 mph
3 Brady Rosenkranz IL Stevenson 2025 RHP 80 mph
^ Liam Arsich IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 OF 80 mph
4 DaMaurion Butler IL Kenwood Academy 2025 SS 79 mph
^ Jack Bauer IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 LHP 79 mph
5 Aidan Nohava IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 77 mph

Max Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 3B 96
2 Henry Murray IL Lane Tech 2025 OF 95
3 Aidan Nohava IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 90
^ Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian Academy 2025 C 90
^ Jack Wheeler IL Morris 2025 SS 90
4 Vincent Ippolito IL Willowbrook 2025 C 88
5 Ezra Essex IL Marian Catholic 2025 OF 87
6 Connor Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 OF 86

Max Infield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jack Wheeler IL Morris 2025 SS 83
2 DaMaurion Butler IL Kenwood Academy 2025 SS 81
^ Brett Bounds IL Morris 2025 3B 81
3 Ryan Dabe IL Huntley 2025 SS 80
^ AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 3B 80
4 Aidan Nohava IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 77
^ Braden Green IL Oak Park-River Forest 2025 SS 77
5 John McAuliffe IL Marist 2025 C 76
^ Brady Booth IL Tremont 2025 RHP 76

Max Outfield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Liam Arsich IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 OF 79
2 Henry Murray IL Lane Tech 2025 OF 77
3 Ezra Essex IL Marian Catholic 2025 OF 76
4 Evan Stinson IL Kenwood 2025 OF 75
^ Caden Sladek IL Huntley 2025 RHP 75

Max Cather Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Calen Scheider IL Hampshire 2025 C 72
2 Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian Academy 2025 C 71
3 Vincent Ippolito IL Willowbrook 2025 C 70

Top Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Calen Scheider IL Hampshire 2025 C 2.08-2.19
2 John McAuliffe IL Marist 2025 C 2.20-2.35

For a complete look at each of the statistics measured at this showcase, CLICK HERE.


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