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Aurora Preseason I.D.: Infield Analysis


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

On Feb. 27, the PBR Illinois team hosted the second annual Aurora Preseason I.D. at the Aurora Sports Dome in Aurora, Ill. The event featured nearly 100 players from high school graduates in classes 2022-25, from across the Chicagoland area.

Previously, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from this showcase, and published them within our Quick Hits piece. We also shared the event's traditional leaderboards, published inside this Statistical Analysis. Later on, with the help of the state-of-the-art technology we had on-site, we dove a little deeper into the data to see what we could find within our TrackMan Files and Blast Motion Board stories.

We began to publish our position-by-position analysis with the event’s catchers and outfielders; we’re onto the infielders today.

Left-handed hitter Adam Schilz (Warren, 2023) comes away as the top infield prospect thanks to his eye-opening round of BP. Schilz uses his long-levered frame to create advanced bat speed and pull-side leverage in his swing. Schilz was routinely on the barrel driving baseballs with authority. Looks to be one of the top uncommitted bats in the Illinois’ 2023 class. 

Read on below for more on Schilz and the rest of the infielders from the Aurora event. A number of left-handed hitters to follow moving forward. 

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Adam Schilz, Warren (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS. One of the top uncommitted left-handed bats we have seen in the Illinois’ 2023 class.
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Lanky frame, athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth pre-pitch load, short stride. Repeatable swing, explosive bat speed, short level swing, gets extension after contact, power to the gaps.
Power: 97.8 max exit velocity, averaged 94.92 mph. 377’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball,  steady hands, fluid footwork to his glove side, length in transfer at times.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

2. Christian Graves, Marengo (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B. Continues to show some of the better two-way abilities in the Illinois’ 2023 class.
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Simple athletic stance, smooth pre-pitch load, short stride. Easy, repeatable swing, quick strong hands, short barrel path, works line drives to all fields.
Power: 101.94 max exit velocity, averaged 95.31 mph. 368’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Easy, long loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws play accurate and with carry.
Defense: Quick feet, works low to high, plays through the baseball. 
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

3. Lorenzo Rios, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame that projects.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, smooth and simple load, short stride, easy balance through contact.  Fast hands, loose wrists, short and level bat path. Ball jumps off the barrel in a hurry, strong presence in the box, fluid rhythm throughout.
Power: 94.39 max exit velocity, averaged 90.82 mph. 343’ max distance. One of the highest average exit speeds of the event; routinely worked on the barrel.
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. INF - 85 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. Accurate throws to the bag throughout regardless of position.
Defense: Took reps at catcher and on the infield. Balanced lower half in the crouch, feet gain ground direct to the bag, steady hand transfer, long to release. Feet attack on the infield, glove-hand works out front of body, plays through the baseball with strong body control.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

4. Jack Fagerson, Plainfield North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds. Athletic frame, strong build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, open stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride to even.  Flashed bat speed, compact swing, uphill plane, line drive to all fields.
Power: 87.65 max exit velocity, averaged 81.74 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, fields out in front, fluid footwork, clean exchange.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 

5. Jadyn Hsieh-Bailey, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 152-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Simple, balanced setup, closed feet, minimal load, short leg stride.  Flashed bat speed, compact swing, uphill plane, line drives, whole field approach.
Power: 84.03 max exit velocity, averaged 76.51 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, fields low with soft hands, fluid footwork up the middle, smooth double play action, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

6. Ryan Quinlan, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Crouched, open setup, minimal load, leg kick to get even.  Strong hands, compact swing, level plane, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.05 max exit velocity, averaged 75.61 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws played accurate.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, fields low to high, sure handed, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 

7. Cade Duffin, Oswego (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-3, 250-pounds. Advanced raw power in his right-handed bat.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-pitch wrap load, leg kick stride. Strong quick hands, long uphill swing, works power to the pull side.
Power: 107.5 max exit velocity, averaged 99.61 mph. 389’ max distance. Easy power.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fields low with soft hands, fluid footwork around the bag.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

8. Javy Garcia, Harlem (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds. Big frame, strong build.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, leg kick stride. Aggressive in the box, quick strong hands, short uphill bat path, power approach to all fields.
Power: 99.75 max exit velocity, averaged 94.71 mph. 386’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, clean glove to hand transfer, fluid footworks around the bag.
Run: 8.29 runner in the 60. 

9. Dayton Murphy, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Simple, athletic setup, smooth load to the back leg, long stride.  Quick bat, short level swing, full plate coverage, line drives to the gaps.
Power: 86.14 max exit velocity, averaged 74.65 mph. 316’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws play accurate with carry.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, works to the baseball, plays from the ground up, advanced double play turn.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

T-10. Anthony Edge, Jacobs (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands load back in a tempo'd rhythm, short stride.  Quick hands with strong wrists/forearms. Uphill bat path, sits on backside at times. Flashed whip in the barrel, loud contact off the barrel.
Power: 92.42 max exit velocity, averaged 88.15 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. INF - 85 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Worked out behind the plate and on the infield. 
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60. 

T-10. Connor Corrigan, Yorkville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Simple, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride.  Repeatable swing, long level bat plane, hits line drives to the middle of the field.
Power: 91.38 max exit velocity, averaged 81.33 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws are accurate with carry.
Defense: Smooth actions, fields low to the ground, soft hands, fluid footwork moving to his glove side, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60. Has run a 7.32 in the past.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Jude Allen, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic look, balance stance, smooth load, short stride.  Quick hands, short level swing, stay to the middle of the field, line drive type, fluid rhythm.
Power: 95.05 max exit velocity, averaged 90.81 mph. 347’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works out in front, funnels the baseball in with soft hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.03 runner in the 60. 

Owen Anderson, Geneva (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth hand load, short stride, controlled through contact.  Quiet in the box, simple swing, short bat path, hits in a fluid rhythm.
Power: 88.6 max exit velocity, averaged 78.64 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 78 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. Throws played accurate to the bag from the chute.
Defense: Took reps behind the plate and on the infield. Advanced defender behind the plate. Athletic in the crouch, loose flexible lower half, quick feet work direct to target, soft hands, lean and easy release. Defends with a comfortable rhythm on the infield, feet work around the baseball, hands play out front and low to the ground, clean funnels inward to release.
Run: 7.73 runner in the 60. 

Luke Bafia, Benet (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Lanky, high-waisted frame that projects.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands start back, smooth load, short stride to front footstrike.  Quick hands, stays short to the baseball, consistent line drive contact, works in rhythm.
Power: 88.87 max exit velocity, averaged 81.98 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 81 mph. Short compact arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Took reps as an outfielder and infielder. Comfortably strides to the baseball in rhythm on the outfield, soft hands play out front of body, clean and quick hand transfer, short trigger release that plays through the baseball. Plays with some pre-pitch bounce on the infield, fields low to the ground, glove plays out front of body, clean funnels to release. 
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

Brian Bednarkiewicz, Plainfield South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-7, 163-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, weight on the back leg, minimal load, short stride.  Long uppercut swing, pull side approach.
Power: 83.17 max exit velocity, averaged 73.77 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands.
Run: 8.30 runner in the 60. 

Zach Bostrand, Marmion (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open stance, smooth load, short stride to even.  Repeatable swing, quick hands, short level plane, gets extension after contact, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 88.25 max exit velocity, averaged 80.07 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works low to high, fluid footwork around the bag, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.33 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Conklin, Kaneland (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds. Small, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Open, wide setup, loads into the back leg, leg kick stride.  Loose hands, compact uphill swing, line drives to all fields.
Power: 82.34 max exit velocity, averaged 78.35 mph. 271’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth action, works towards the baseball, flashed soft hands, easy double play action.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60. 

Coy Dettmer, United Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, toe tap stride.  Long uphill swing plane, works line drive to the gaps.
Power: 82.63 max exit velocity, averaged 72.67 mph. 274’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, reliable hands.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60. 

Everett Ford, Sandwich (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open stance, smooth load, short stride. Compact swing, level plane, pull side approach.
Power: 81.89 max exit velocity, averaged 67.13 mph. 234’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth actions, gets around the baseball, works low to high with soft hands, quick exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.22 runner in the 60. 

Charles Filipek, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Open, wide stance, minimal load, short stride to even. Short uphill swing path, line drive type hitter, whole field approach.
Power: 96.64 max exit velocity, averaged 88.58 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 78 mph. Long quick arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fast, fluid footwork, clean transfer, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

Mateusz Gapinski, Lake Forest (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, open setup, hands held out in front, minimal load, leg lift stride. Short uphill swing, line drive type hitter, whole field approach.
Power: 87.83 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, fields low to the ground, fluid footwork, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.58 runner in the 60. 

Joey Gregory, Sycamore (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Simple, balanced stance, loads into the back leg, leg kick stride. Strong quick hands, long uphill swing, works power to the pull side.
Power: 87.41 max exit velocity, averaged 78.03 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.68 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Griegel, Oswego (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Lean athletic frame that's capable of adding strength as physical maturity continues.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, simple hand load with some drop, quick leg lift trigger, controlled through contact.  Simple swing without much added movement, uphill path to contact.
Power: 87.19 max exit velocity, averaged 79.08 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Took reps at catcher and on the infield. Loose lower half from the crouch, feet gain ground in rhythm towards target, steady hands, some length to release. Hands play low to the ground on the infield, two-hand gather. 
Run: 7.82 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Groberski, Lockport (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 5-9, 192-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic look, balanced setup, smooth pre-pitch load, short stride. Loose hands, short uppercut swing, line drive type, pull side approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 91.18 max exit velocity, averaged 79.66 mph. 299’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Sure-handed defender, clean exchanges.
Run: 8.04 runner in the 60. 

Sean Hollendoner, Lemont (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Open, wide setup, hands are pre-loaded, minimal load, small leg kick stride.  Long swing, in/out barrel path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85.27 max exit velocity, averaged 81.35 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Long loose arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields low to the ground, works out in front with soft hands, clean transfer, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.26 runner in the 60. 

Derek Huber, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-7, 125-pounds. Athletic frame, lean build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open stance, minimal pre-pitch load, toe tap stride to even.  Long uphill swing path, line drive type hitter, works to the pull side.
Power: 77.78 max exit velocity, averaged 72.17 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active feet, gets momentum going towards first, fields low to high, sure handed, quick, clean transfer.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Joel Johnson, Oswego (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-5, 140-pounds. Projectable frame.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride to even Long uppercut swing, whole field approach.
Power: 85.4 max exit velocity, averaged 79.32 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields out in front.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Conner Kendall, Marmion (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 157-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, subtle load and short stride. Loose hands, line-drive approach and middle/opposite field approach.
Power: 80.64 max exit velocity, averaged 77.14 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 73 mph. Short, clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork around the first base base, steady hands and natural 3-6-3 double play turn.
Run: 8.64 runner in the 60. 

Kyler Kennen, Jacobs (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-5, 180-pounds. Athletic, lanky frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, loads into the back leg, leg kick stride. Loose hands, short uphill swing path, line drives to all fields.
Power: 88.89 max exit velocity, averaged 85.87 mph. 335’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Long arm  action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, fields out in front, steady hands.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60. 

Daniel Krulak, Bartlett (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Athletic frame, strong build.
Hit: LHH. Simple, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride.  Short level swing, line drive type, whole field approach.
Power: 91.67 max exit velocity, averaged 84.82 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Easy work around the bag, advanced double play turn, steady hands.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Ayden Lasson, Joliet West (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-7, 142-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, weight on the back leg, minimal load, leg kick stride. Short level swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 82.68 max exit velocity, averaged 74.35 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works out in front, feet work up the middle, clean exchange.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Bradley Lins, St. Charles North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Small, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Wided, balanced stance, loads into the back leg, toe tap stride.  Short uphill swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85.99 max exit velocity, averaged 81.79 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Active feet, fields low to high, quic glove to hand transfer, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Ezekiel Lopez, Morton West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-7, 175-pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Short level swing, pull side approach.
Power: 92.31 max exit velocity, averaged 87.1 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to the ground, works out in front, fluid footwork up the middle.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

Victor Lowensten, Oswego (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-6, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open, wide stance, loads into the back leg, leg kick to even. Long level swing, whole field approach.
Power: 85.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.26 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, fields out in front, reliable hands.
Run: 8.14 runner in the 60. 

Tanner Mally, Naperville North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic in the box, crouched, open stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Loose hands, long uphill swing path, hard contact to the gaps.
Power: 86.85 max exit velocity, averaged 82.3 mph. 290’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, funnels the baseball with soft hands, fluid footwork up the middle, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

Jayden Malone, Metea Valley High School (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Thin frame that projects.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, balanced lower half, fluid pre-pitch hand rhythm, smooth load, quick leg lift trigger.  Quick hands with above-average hand speed; averaged 25.37 mph of hand speed, per Blast Motion. Short and simple stroke to the baseball, flashed some juice off the barrel.
Power: 90.17 max exit velocity, averaged 74.35 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. OF - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot; plays with some length on the backside in the outfield.
Defense: Took reps in the outfield and at first base. Glove hand works out front in the outfield, long transfer to release. Hands field out front at first base, secure hand transfer, some footwork feel on double play feeds.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Mannino, Belleville East (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 165-pounds. Lean, lanky frame.
Hit: RHH. Simple, balanced stance, smooth pre-pitch load, short stride.  Quick, easy swing, compact uphill plane, working to the pull side.
Power: 81.04 max exit velocity, averaged 73.4 mph. 277’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works low to high, steady hands.
Run: 8.22 runner in the 60. 

Hector Mendoza Jr., Morton West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Long level swing plane, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.06 max exit velocity, averaged 68.69 mph. 311’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, short controlled footwork, fields low.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Ashton Morris, Union Grove (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame with some strength attached.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slightly closed front foot, minimal hand load, quick leg kick trigger.  Bat travels on an uphill plane through the zone.
Power: 82.12 max exit velocity, averaged 67.9 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. INF - 70 mph. Long arm swing, high 3/4 finish.
Defense: Worked out as a catcher and infielder. Narrow stance from the crouch, hips hinge forward, long to release. Feet attack the baseball on the infield, glove works under center of body, hands funnel inward.  
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Trevor Morris, Neuqua Valley (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Compact build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open stance, loads into the back leg, high leg kick to even. Loose hands, quick hips, long uphill swing path, line drive type, whole field approach.
Power: 89.34 max exit velocity, averaged 85.31 mph. 303’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Soft hands, quick exchange, athletic work up the middle, above-average actions on the run-through play.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Murray, Herscher (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-5, 240-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide, closed stance, minimal load, leg lift. Strong hands, long uphill swing path, hard contact to all fields.
Power: 96.71 max exit velocity, averaged 87.62 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork around the bag, reliable hands.
Run: 8.69 runner in the 60. 

Kevin Niedzwiedz, Batavia (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, weight on the back leg, minimal load, short leg kick. Compact swing, uphill swing plane, works power to the pull side.
Power: 91.92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.84 mph. 346’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, funnels the baseball in, fields low to the ground.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Platt, Batavia (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean build.
Hit: RHH. Crouched balanced setup, hands elevate slightly at load, short stride to even.  Hands work short to the baseball, barrel head stays flat through the zone, line drive approach, works on top.
Power: 81.62 max exit velocity, averaged 73.65 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 63 mph. INF - 64 mph. Short compact arm action, finishes from a tight high 3/4 window.
Defense: Worked out behind the plate and on the infield. Quick hand transfer at gather from the crouch, lower half works in line to target, recoil finish. Plays with some active pre-pitch actions on the infield, hands work out front of body, two-hand gather.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Camden Pick, Oswego (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 157-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, short stride.  Short uphill swing, whole field approach.
Power: 87.59 max exit velocity, averaged 78.44 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, gets low, quick exchange, smooth double play action.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

Vincent Polizzi, St Francis (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/1B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Well-proportion frame, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Open, wided stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride to even. Compact swing, uphill swing plane, line drive type, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 94.37 max exit velocity, averaged 81.48 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Victor Rodriguez, Hampshire (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic in the box, balanced setup, smooth load to the back leg, high leg kick. Aggressive swing, quick hands, long uphill plane, power to the pull side, fluid rhythm.
Power: 88.74 max exit velocity, averaged 85.74 mph. 330’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, fields low to high with soft hands, smooth run through, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60. 

Cole Schertz, Saint Charles North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Big, strong build.
Hit: RHH. Wided, balanced stance, loads into the back leg, short stride.  Short uphill swing plane, working line drives to the gaps.
Power: 88.15 max exit velocity, averaged 68.52 mph. 230’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields low to the ground, reliable hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Stringham, Oswego (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Quick hands, short uppercut swing, pull side approach.
Power: 82.99 max exit velocity, averaged 78 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, fluid footwork up the middle, advanced double play feed.
Run: 7.95 runner in the 60. 

Jonathan Torres, St. Viator (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-5, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic look, balanced setup, smooth pre-pitch load, short stride. Simple, repeatable swing, quick hands, short uphill swing plane, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 83.3 max exit velocity, averaged 77.51 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fields low with soft hands, feet work up the middle, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.17 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Valenza, Plainfield North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 245-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, smooth load, short stride.  Strong hands, compact swing, uphill plane, power swing to the pull side.
Power: 91.51 max exit velocity, averaged 83.98 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, secures the baseball through transfer.
Run: 9.55 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Vasey, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-10, 153-pounds. Lanky frame with wiry strength attached throughout.
Hit: RHH. Starts tall in the box with an open stance, active pre-pitch hand actions, bat wraps around head at load, toe-tap trigger to stride.  Loose fast hands with whippy hand speed; averaged 25.95 mph of hand speed per Blast Motion. Short and flat bat path, simple line drive approach, maintains a fluid rhythm throughout. Rotates exceptionally well for age, averaged 21.85 g of rotational acceleration, per Blast Motion - upside offensive profile.
Power: 96.21 max exit velocity, averaged 83.23 mph. 329’ max distance. Generates power from whippy hands/wrists and wiry strength.
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Worked out behind the plate and on the infield. Balanced start from the crouch, works upright at gather, feet stay in line to target, clean transfer with some length to release. Stays back on the baseball in the infield, lower half works around on an angle at times, hands field under center of body.
Run: 6.86 runner in the 60. Above-average foot speed for age. 

Austin Winslow, N/A (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Well-proportion frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, closed stances, low hand placement, pre-pitch drop load, toe tap stride.   Long uphill swing, line drives to all fields.
Power: 88.25 max exit velocity, averaged 82.21 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Masen Wojack, Joliet Catholic Academy (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Closed stance, wide base, active pre-pitch actions, quick leg kick trigger.  Long bat path.
Power: 86.33 max exit velocity, averaged 74.44 mph. 228’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. OF - 60 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Took reps on the outfield and infield. Glove plays deep in the outfield, packs to release. Feet attack on the infield, hands play under center of body, long to release.
Run: 8.69 runner in the 60. 

Michael Zedak, St. Laurence (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Thick/strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, hands load back in a methodical rhythm, short stride, polished posture through contact.  Loose hands/wrists, long bat path with some uphill leverage, barrel head meets the baseball out front, pull-side approach.
Power: 97.58 max exit velocity, averaged 89.31 mph. 348’ max distance. Showed above-average juice off the barrel, one of the highest average exit speeds of this outfield group.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. OF - 77 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Worked out as an infielder and outfielder. Hands work out front and body fields low to the ground on the infield, steady transfer, some length to release. Works around the baseball in the outfield, two-hand gather, winds up to release.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Liam Zickert, Benet Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, pre-pitch back load, short stride. Quick hands, long level swing, line drive type, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 80.03 max exit velocity, averaged 70.98 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 63 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, above-average double play turn.
Run: 8.21 runner in the 60. 

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