Aurora Preseason ID: Infield Analysis


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the PBR Illinois team hosted the inaugural Aurora Preseason I.D. at the Aurora Sports Zone. The event featured close to 150 prospects from all high school classes. 

Shortly after the event we released early analysis with our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis. This week we began our position-by-position breakdown, starting with the catchers. Today we take a look at the near 70 infielders that were in attendance. At the top of the list of infielders is physical 1B/LHP Jack Bruington (Plainfield South, 2021). Bruington has an easy powerful swing with feel for the barrel from the left-side of the plate and is light on his feet with soft hands at first base.

Behind Bruington is an uncommitted 2021, Tristan Samuelian (Burlington Central), who continues to get better every time we see him. Samuelian has a loose, easy swing and has the actions and hands to stick up the middle defensively. 

Rounding out the top three is 2023 Ryan Niedzwiedz (West Aurora). Niedzwiedz has an athletic frame and a polished left-handed swing with upside.

Read on below for reports on all of the infielders from the event.

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Jack Bruington, Plainfield South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-foot, 220-pounds. Thick, strong, barrel-chested frame.
Hit: LHH. Narrow, slightly open setup, minimal load and leg-kick timing trigger. Easy swing, loose athletic hands, short and uphill bat path, gap-to-gap tendencies.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 79 mph. Loose, quick arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Feel for the first base bag, soft and reliable hands, fields out front and plays through in rhythm.
Run: 8.10 runner in the 60. 

2. Tristan Samuelian, Burlington Central (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow and balanced stance, leg lift stride. Maintains balance, fluid rhythm throughout. Simple easy swing, loose hands, quick bat, short direct bat path and line-drive approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, throws from an over the top slot.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, fluid footwork, sure-handed, clean release, comfortable on the move and plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

3. Ryan Niedzwiedz, West Aurora (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Athletic frame with upside.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, smooth load, short stride and fluid rhythm throughout. Simple easy swing, athletic hands, fast bat, advanced approach and made a lot of hard gap-to-gap contact.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Ball jumps off the barrel.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot. Arm flashed carry and played accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Clean actions, plays with body control, quick release.
Run: 7.73 runner in the 60. 

4. Gavin Dobbels, Yorkville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-8, 137-pounds. Lean frame. Young look, plenty of room to add quality strength.
Hit: SH. Similar swing from both sides of the plate; balanced setup,  smooth load and leg-lift timing trigger. Simple, repeatable swing. Flatter path from the right side, more lift from the left. Loose, quick hands, direct to the ball and consistent hard contact.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot; throws played accurate.
Defense: Quick and fluid footwork, sure-hands, clean release, works through the baseball.
Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

5. Quinton Schwartz, Jacobs (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. High-waisted athletic frame with upside.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Repeatable path; short and direct to the ball, stays flat through the zone and gets extension through contact at times. Quick-twitch hands, consistently backspun line-drives.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long and loose arm action from a high 3/4 slot. Arm plays with occasional carry.
Defense: Fluid active footwork, sure-hands, gains ground through release.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. 

6. Aidan O'Connell, St. Charles North (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 145-pounds. Compact build with strength in frame.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, smooth and controlled load, hands quiet and on time.  Aggressive controlled swing, present bat speed and quick-twitch,, short bat path, works slightly uphill. Consistent hard contact, working gap-to-gap.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 76 mph. From behind the plate, short arm action, over-the-top slot. Plays from multiple angles on the infield.
Defense: Behind the plate, natural catcher actions; quick, clean and directional out of the chute.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

7. Jacob Castleman, El Paso Gridley (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered, physical frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth deep load, leg-kick timing trigger. Swings with intent, strong hands, fast bat. Long bat path, fluid rhythm and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Worked out behind the plate and on the infield. Profiles as a C/CIF. Behind the plate, wide base, clean release, tall through transfer at times.Agile blocker, high motor behind the plate.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60. 

8. William Ho, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 195-pounds. Compact build, strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced crouched set up, smooth load and short leg-lift trigger. Quiet compact swing, highly-repeatable, short path, flashed bat speed, extension through contact and consistent hard gap-to-gap contact.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Ball jumps off the barrel at times.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Loose arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Flashed confident hands, clean release and plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.25 runner in the 60. 

9. Mason Telford, Streator (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. Present strength throughout frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow stance, long stride.  Swings with controlled aggression, present bat speed, natural lift in swing, flashed bat strength and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short and loose arm action from a high 3/4 window. Arm plays with carry.
Defense: Smooth, fluid footwork, quick transfer and gets to arm strength easily.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

10. Camden Pick, Oswego (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot, 140-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with plenty of room for added strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride and minimal load. Quiet swing, loose hands, short and level path, controls the barrel, line-drive approach.
Power: 71 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. Short, loose arm action that plays from multiple slots.
Defense: Fluid range, steady hands, plays through the baseball, clean release.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

10. Jacob Rans, Rockford Christian (IL), 2020
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Extra-large, physical frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, short stride.  Short, level bat path, strong hands, present bat strength, pull-side power.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Advanced bat strength.
Arm: LH. INF - 77 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands in the field, clean transfer and showed feel around the first base bag.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60. 

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Ethan Albright, Plainfield South  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot, 207-pounds. Thick durable build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth loading actions, long stride.  Long swing path, looks to pull the baseball.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, works from an over the top arm angle.
Defense: Corner infield profile. Steady hands, length through release.
Run: 7.88 runner in the 60. 

Derek Angelo, Kaneland  (IL), 2020 (Elgin CC commit)
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-foot-10, 215-pounds. Strong, compact, durable build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth load, pre-pitch rhythm, hands stay back and finished on balance. Aggressive swing, short, slightly uphill path, a lot of hard contact and flashed pull-side power.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short and over the top arm path. Throws flashed carry.
Defense: Steady hands, directional, clean transfer.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Brock Beatus, West Aurora (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 155-pounds. High-waisted, projectable frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, hands load and toe-tap stride. Short and level swing path, pull-side approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Long arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays from the ground up, plays tall through release at times.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

Michael Belbot, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 140-pounds. Proportional, high-waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, long stride and maintains balance through contact. Loose hands, level swing path. Consistently elevated the baseball into the pull-side gap.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean release, maintains body control on the move.
Run: 8.40 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Bodach, York (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Athletic frame with well-proportioned strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, minimal wasted movement. Simple swing, hands work loose at times, short level path and line-drive approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 78 mph. Clean arm, plays from a high 3/4 slot behind the plate.
Defense: Gains ground through release, willing blocker, steady hands.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Colin Buziecki, West Aurora (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-4, 160-pounds. Long and long frame. Plenty of room for added strength.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, short leg-lift timing trigger. Long and level swing path, barrel stays in the zone. Line drive hitter.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 66 mph. Short and loose arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Comfortable around the bad, steady hands, clean release.
Run: 7.93 runner in the 60. 

Oscar Calhoun, Grayslake North (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 175-pounds. Average build with strength in lower half.
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup, pre-pitch load and minimal stride.  Repeatable swing, consistent hard contact to the pull-side.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present bat strength.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot.
Defense: Wide fielding position, fields from the ground up at times.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Ben Carlile, Manteno (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-foot, 200-pounds. Thick durable build.
Hit: LHH. Quiet wide setup, minimal load and short stride. Simple repeatable swing, level path, controls the barrel, works the pull-side gap and finishes on balance.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 64 mph. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot; throws played easy and accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Feel for the first base bag, smooth hands, funnels through release at times and plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.44 runner in the 60. 

Josh Carroll, St. Rita  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Strength throughout frame.
Hit: RHH. Crouch setup, minimal loading actions, short stride. Long and uphill swing path, utilizes lower half, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action from an over the top slot. Ability to change angles when needed.
Defense: Active feet, steady hands, plays through the baseball on release.
Run: 8.16 runner in the 60.

Dillon Coffman, Minooka (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Thick sturdy build.
Hit: LHH. Wide setup, minimal load and quick leg-lift trigger. Minimal wasted movement, short uphill bat path.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 61 mph. Short arm action from an over the top slot.
Defense: Secures the baseball.
Run: 8.59 runner in the 60. 

Bryan Collier, Lockport  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Athletic build with proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall quiet setup, minimal pre-pitch movement and short stride. Short uphill path, lets the ball travel and looks to elevate.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. Short arm action, over the top slot.
Defense: Secures the baseball, clean release.
Run: 8.30 runner in the 60. 

Cade Cory, Prospect (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 140-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced slightly open and crouched setup; minimal load and short leg-lift trigger. Long path, natural lift and occasional pull-side tendencies.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Loose arm action, plays comfortably from multiple slots.
Defense: Natural infield defender, quick feet, can play on the move, changes arm angles when needed and quick release.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Cruise, Seneca (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 173-pounds. Athletic well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and short leg lift stride.  Aggressive swing, short uphill bat path and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Loose arm action, throws from multiple slots.
Defense: Steady defender, fields in the center of his body, reliable hands.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Dempsey, Hersey  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. Strong, physical build.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, smooth loading actions, short stride. Long bat path through the zone, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long arm action from a high 3/4 arm angle.
Defense: Secures the baseball, length through exchange.
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Edge, Jacobs (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds. Well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and short stride. Repeatable swing, hands work on top of the baseball, level through the zone, line-drive approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Worked out behind the plate and on the infield. Behind the plate, sound soft blocker, quiet receiver. On the infield, reliable defender, maintains body control on the move, clean transfer.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Ensworth, Plainfield Central  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 176-pounds. Average build with strong lower half.
Hit: LHH. Balanced crouched setup, minimal load and short stride. Quiet swing, short bat path, quick hands, line-drive approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Funnels into body, maintains direction through transfer.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

Jaden Fitzgerald, Oswego (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 145-pounds. Lean muscle.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride and minimal load. Uphill path, looks to lift the baseball.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Long arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot. Showcased athletic arm action on double play.
Defense: Sure handed in the field, clean active footwork. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Cayden Foster, Plainfield North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 180-pounds. Extra-large, well-proportioned, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall set up, minimal load, leg kick stride. Quiet swing, long path and line-drive approach.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Big target. Steady hands, secures the baseball.
Run: 8.68 runner in the 60. 

Thomas Garner, Plainfield South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Upright, open set up, strides even. Long and uphill swing path and looks to pull the baseball.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, works comfortably from multiple slots.
Defense: Fields out in front of his body, steady hands.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Christian Graves, Marengo Community  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Strong, muscular, wide-shouldered build.
Hit: RHH. Tall set up, leg kick stride. Strong hands, lets the ball travel, short bat path, works the middle of the field.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Advanced bat strength for age.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short, loose arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Profiles as a corner infielder. Funnels through exchange.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Gray, Mercer County (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Physical, muscular well proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, fluid rhythm throughout. Present bat strength, uphill bat path, consistent hard contact to the pull-side gap.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, showed some feel for the first base bag.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

Luke Haddox, Yorkville  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Strong, durable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, pre-pitch load, toe tap stride.  Simple, easy swing, hands work on top of the baseball, short path and line-drive approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. Short arm action, works from a high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Profiles as a corner infielder. Sound fielder, hands play low to the ground and out front.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Logan Harlan, Plainfield North (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth load, short stride. Level path, line-drive approach and uses the entire field.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: Steady hands, reliable around the bag.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

Giovanni Herrera, Plainfield South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-foot-10, 186-pounds. Athletic build with lean muscle.
Hit: RHH. Tall and open stance, pre-pitch bat waggle, leg kick stride.  Long, uphill path, worked the middle of the field.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Athletic arm action, plays long and loose from multiple slots.
Defense: Natural infield actions, sure hands, plays through the baseball, comfortable on the move and clean exchange.
Run: 8.09 runner in the 60. 

Jaden Holgado, Romeoville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-3, 135-pounds. Shorter compact frame with strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with a leg kick stride. Fluid rhythm throughout swing. Uphill swing path with gap-to-gap tendencies.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action from an over the top slot.
Defense: Quick fluid footwork, steady infield actions, sure-handed and plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Camden Howser, Metea Valley (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. Lean build.
Hit: RHH. Tall and balanced setup, toe tap stride.  Short and uphill bat path to the ball. Line-drive contact and finishes on balance.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, funnels to exchange.
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60. 

Derek Huber, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-7, 125-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall and open stance, long stride. Uphill swing path, gap-to-gap tendencies in the box.
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Hands play reliable and out in front.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Riley Jepsen, Plainfield South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 145-pounds. Lean, long-limbed frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride. Line drive hitter, bat travels on a long and level path through the zone.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Long arm action, throws from a high 3/4 arm angle.
Defense: Works around the baseball, transfer gains ground towards target.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Kennedy, Oswego (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced set up, smooth load, toe-tap stride.  Short path directly to ball. Easy swing, line drive approach, occasionally backpins the baseball.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 79 mph. High 3/4 release. Throws finish with some accuracy.
Defense: Offset setup, soft hands, clean glove-to-hand transfer.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

Alfred King Jr., Lindblom (IL), 2020
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 200-pounds. Thick, strong, compact build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and short stride. Simple swing, loose hands, short uphill path. Fluid rhythm and worked gap-to-gap.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short and loose arm action, releases from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Profiles as a corner infielder. Easy actions, steady hands, and clean release.
Run: 8.14 runner in the 60. 

Josh Kirkwood, Marshall (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pounds. Defined lean muscle.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-pitch load and leg-lift timing trigger. Short bat path, level through the zone at times and lifts the baseball.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action from an over the top slot.
Defense: Secures the baseball, clean transfer.
Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

Jack Kondrad, Lake Zurich (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced and open setup, short stride works back to even.  Short direct path to the zone, occasional lifted contact.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, ranged to both sides, length through exchange.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60. 

Zachary Korol, Plainfield South (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pounds. Proportional strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open stance. Minimal loading action, short stride. Simple swing, uphill path, looks to pull the ball.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Sure handed, plays through the ball.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Chris Lara, Streamwood (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-3, 114-pounds. Small, proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short leg-lift trigger. Simple swing, controls the barrel, short level path and line-drive approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Natural actions in the infield. Soft hands, fluid and quick footwork, clean exchange.
Run: 8.60 runner in the 60. 

Logan Leber, Plainfield North (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-4, 120-pounds. Lean frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Short barrel path to the ball. Line drive approach and uses the middle of the field.
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Plays low to the ground, fluid footwork, maintains body control and clean release.
Run: 8.21 runner in the 60. 

Bradley Lins, St. Charles North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-7, 143-pounds. Average proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth loading action, short stride. Loose hands, aggressive swing, level path and consistently on the barrel.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Long arm action, works from an over the top slot. Arm played accurate.
Defense: Sure handed, tall exchange.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Mole, Plainfield East (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Compact frame with strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup minimal load and short stride.  Hands work on top of the baseball, short and level bat path through the zone, line-drive approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. OF - 73 mph. Long arm action, works from an over the top slot.
Defense: Sure handed with a reliable glove, clean exchange.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Navarro, Yorkville (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced and open stance, minimal loading actions. Short stride. Long bat path, simple swing and line-drive approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 64 mph. Short arm action, works from a high 3/4 angle.
Defense: Hands play out in front, steady hands and clean release.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Nelson, Bartlett  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Well-proportioned strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, long stride.  Short and uphill swing. Looks to pull the baseball.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, plays easy from a 3/4 to high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, maintains body control and quick release.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Norman, Minooka (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, minimal load, short stride. Hands work on top of the baseball, level through the zone, line-drive approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Long arm action, releases from a high 3/4 to over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields out front at times, gets around the baseball, clean release.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Jacob Obman, Plainfield Central (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 130-pounds. Small lean build.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, hands load, short stride. Long level bat path, pull-side approach, repeatable and finishes on balance.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. INF - 66 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Wide set up, chest centered with pitcher, quiet glove.
Run: 8.02 runner in the 60. 

Ryan O'Toole, Warren (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Average, proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, short stride gets back to even. Short bat path to the ball, line drive approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, works from a high 3/4 aslot.
Defense: Active feet, hands play out front.
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60. 

Max Pesola, Yorkville (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 6-foot, 155-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced tall setup, short stride.  Loose levers, consistently on time, long bat path, pull-side approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 79 mph. Short, loose, and easy arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Worked out on the infield and in the outfield. Played most natural on the infield. Easy actions, steady hands, clean release.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60. 

Owen Piazza, Sycamore (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Compact frame, durable lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, pre-pitch load and short stride. Simple swing, level path, works gap-to-gap.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Secures the baseball, transfer works on-line with the target.
Run: 8.52 runner in the 60. 

Zach Rees, Glenbard West  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Strong frame, defined lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, minimal load, short stride.  Stays on top of the baseball, strong hands, level bat path, line-drive approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action from an over the top arm angle.
Defense: Corner infield profile. Steady hands, gathers through release.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60. 

Kelly Roney, West Aurora (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 145-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, short stride.  Short, level path, line-drive approach and works the middle of the field.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 73 mph. Short arm action from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean transfer on the infield with occasional length through exchange.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

Cole Schertz, Saint Charles North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. Athletic, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, fluid rhythm throughout. Long levers, creates leverage,  uphill bat path and lifts the baseball.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Profiles as a corner infielder. Secures the baseball, directional transfer.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Jacob Sitterly, Lockport (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-foot, 225-pounds. Physical, durable, strong build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth load and short stride. Simple swing, strong hands, creates bat speed, short, uphill bat path and made a lot of hard gap-to-gap contact.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Arm action is short, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, works through the baseball, clean transfer.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

Billy Somers, Naperville North (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Durable build.
Hit: RHH. Open set up, stride works back to even and finishes on backside. Path is long and level to the ball, works with rhythm, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 61 mph. INF - 61 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Willing blocker, quiet setup, sticks pitches in the zone.
Run: 9.26 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Spiecker, Romeoville (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-5, 120-pounds. Small, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced set up, minimal load, short stride. Maintains balance.  Long, level bat path, pull-side line-drive approach.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, throws from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, attacks the proper hop, clean release.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Colin Tarr, West Aurora (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 146-pounds. Athletic frame with room for added strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride. Level path, creates occasional leverage and line-drive approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, over the top slot.
Defense: Active feet, plays through the baseball, length in transfer at times.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

Aidan Wagner, Metea Valley (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot-1, 155-pounds. Long, lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride. Easy swing, loose levers, short path, controls barrel and line-drive approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active feet, steady hands and transfer works towards target.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Thomas Walla, St. Edward (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/C
Body: 5-foot-9, 130-pounds. Lean, high-waisted frame.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, hands load, leg-lift stride. Uphill swing path, finishes on balance.
Power: 70 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Arm played accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Hands play steady and from the ground up at times.
Run: 7.95 runner in the 60. 

Braden Wildi, Elk Grove (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-10, 145-pounds. High-waisted, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, stride works back to even. Long bat path, pull-side approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot and throws flashed carry.
Defense: Smooth infield actions, plays light on his feet, soft hands with a clean and quick release.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60. 

Shane Zabinski, Plainfield Central  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 166-pounds. Compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride. Level barrel path to the ball. Line drive hitter with pull side tendencies.
Power: 69 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action from an over the top slot.
Defense: Secures the baseball.
Run: 9.07 runner in the 60. 

David Zaragoza, Lockport Township (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 145-pounds. Average, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride.  Easy, simple swing, short swing path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. Short and loose arm action, works from a low 3/4 window.
Defense: Steady hands, comfortable working to glove side.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60.

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