All-State Games: Statistical Analysis


By Illinois Staff
Illinois Staff

On Tuesday, June 29, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the All-State Games at The MAX in LaGrange, IL. The invite-only event featured over 50 of the top 2023s from Illinois and Wisconsin, all of whom are currently uncommitted. 

A number of high-level prospects came out of the event and warrant high-follow status moving forward. Below we take a look at some of the top standouts from the day.

Evan Gustafson (Altoona, WI, 2023) was one of the top statistical performers at this showcase, highlighted thoroughly within the Quick Hits published earlier in the week. The left-handed-hitting catcher, listed at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, started his day by running a 7.15 and reached a 96 mph max exit velocity during BP, and eventually tied for the highest velocity during catcher defense (79 mph). This was his PBR event debut, and he’ll be joining us as a member of Team Wisconsin at the PBR Future Games at the end of the month.

+ Each time we see him, SS Ryan Niedzwiedz (West Aurora, 2023) manages to impress us. This time around, he showed an uptick in infield velocity, reaching a 90 mph high across, all while averaging one of the highest average exit speeds from the left-handed batter's box, including his 96 mph max. A fellow left-handed-hitting shortstop, Bryer Arview (Civic Memorial, 2023), similarly impressed in the batter's box with his 97 mph max exit speed, while continuing to show sound up-the-middle defensive actions.

+ In the short time between PBR showcases, Connor Olson (Arrowhead, WI, 2023) demonstrated improvement in several statistical categories. He shaved his 60 time down from 6.92 to a 6.80 while also increasing his exit velocity to 98 mph during his BP round.

Each of the 21 arms who pitched at the All-State Games showcase reached at least 83 mph, and the top five arms at the event were able to hit 86-plus, three over 88. RHP Ryan Geraghty (Carmel Catholic, 2023) came away from the event as a rising follow in the state, touching 90 mph, the day's highest max fastball velo. RHP Thomas Burns (Hortonville, WI, 2023) has a live fastball with carry traits, and it sat 86-89 mph at this event, nearly matching Geraghty's event-high.

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 6.80
2 Ryan Quinlan IL Huntley 2023 2B 6.94
^ Kaleb Wilkey IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 C 6.94
3 Justin Gorski IL Rockford Christian 2023 SS 6.96
4 Henry Wolfe IL New Trier 2023 C 6.99
^ Josh Wenz IL Neuqua Valley 2023 SS 6.99

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Ryan Geraghty IL Carmel Catholic 2023 RHP 90 mph
2 Thomas Burns WI Hortonville 2023 RHP 89 mph
3 Jack Duncan IL Macomb 2023 RHP 88 mph
4 Logan Barnett IL Pontiac 2023 RHP 87 mph
^ Anthony Edge IL Jacobs 2023 RHP 87 mph
5 Nicholas Lacson IL Barrington 2023 C 86 mph
^ Christian Graves IL Jacobs 2023 RHP 86 mph
^ Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 86 mph
^ Adam Behrens IL Warren Township 2023 RHP 86 mph
6 Jake Catalano WI Brookfield East 2023 RHP 85 mph
^ Calvin Proskey IL Oak Park-River Forest 2023 RHP 85 mph
^ Chayce Osterhaus WI Markesan 2023 RHP 85 mph
^ Brayden Olson WI Saint Croix Falls 2023 SS 85 mph
^ Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 85 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Christian Graves IL Jacobs 2023 RHP 101
2 Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 98
^ Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 98
^ Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 98
3 Bryer Arview IL Civic Memorial 2023 SS 97
^ Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 97
^ Riley Iffrig IL Edwardsville 2023 1B 97
4 Evan Gustafson WI Altoona 2023 C 96
^ Ryan Niedzwiedz IL West Aurora 2023 SS 96
^ Danny Rollins IL Lake Park 2023 C 96
5 Adam Schilz IL Warren 2023 SS 95
^ Owen Duffy IL Marist 2023 OF 95
^ Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 95
6 Henry Wolfe IL New Trier 2023 C 94
^ Ryan Quinlan IL Huntley 2023 2B 94
^ Josh Wenz IL Neuqua Valley 2023 SS 94

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Ryan Niedzwiedz IL West Aurora 2023 SS 90
2 Noah Dreier WI Brookfield Central 2023 SS 88
3 Ethan Brown WI Waukesha West 2023 3B 85
4 Brayden Olson WI Saint Croix Falls 2023 SS 84
5 Troy Vosburgh IL Oswego 2023 SS 83
6 Connor Olson WI Arrowhead 2023 SS 82
^ Charalambos Nicoloudes IL Naperville Central 2023 3B 82
^ Jake Zitella IL St. Charles East 2023 3B 82
^ Justin Gorski IL Rockford Christian 2023 SS 82
^ Jack Wade IL Marist 2023 3B 82

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 90
2 Nicholas Gottfried IL Jacobs 2023 OF 86
3 Owen Duffy IL Marist 2023 OF 85

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Henry Wolfe IL New Trier 2023 C 79
^ Evan Gustafson WI Altoona 2023 C 79
^ Kaleb Wilkey IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 C 79
2 Caleb Karll WI Madison West 2023 OF 78
3 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 77

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Evan Gustafson WI Altoona 2023 C 1.93-2.01
2 Kaleb Wilkey IL Lincoln-Way West 2023 C 2.05-2.15
3 Henry Wolfe IL New Trier 2023 C 2.06-2.14
4 Dominic Kibler WI New Berlin West 2023 C 2.06-2.15

For a full list of statistics taken from this event, click here.

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