Class of 2022 Showcase: Infielder Analysis


By Illinois Staff

On Oct. 18, the PBR Illinois staff welcomed participating juniors to this open event in the Chicagoland area: the Class of 2022 Showcase. Over 130 players in the state’s 2022 class ventured to The MAX complex in McCook to perform in front of our staff, helping us gain a greater understanding of Illinois’ junior class, and nearly all of these players remain uncommitted.

We previously published analysis from the event in the days that followed, in the form of our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis posts. We’ll be rolling out our position-by-position scouting reports this week, which started with the day’s catchers and outfielders. We’re onto the infielders today.

This group was particularly enlightening. With that being said, it came as no surprise to see Kentucky commit 1B Daniel Pacella (Mundelein) at the top of this list. He only further impressed us at this event, running a sub-6.90 in a physical 6-foot-3 frame, connecting for some of the day’s most sound contact from the left side. His athleticism means he might not be locked into a first base-only profile, defensively, though he’s capable of being an asset at the position, in addition to his middle-of-the-order upside from the batter’s box.

Few did more this fall to positively modify their stocks than infielders Patrick Graham (Naperville North) and Christian Mitchelle (Plainfield East). Graham was responsible for one of this event’s top rounds of infield defense. The Naperville North prospect looks like a true shortstop, ranging around with a quickness and bounce, funneling grounders in a fluid rhythm into throws that carry across. As for Mitchelle, he was one of the day’s winners overall. He ran a sub-7.00, took a loud round of batting practice from the right side with noteworthy bat speed, and he was also up to 87 mph on the mound. Look for these two to make their state rankings debuts when we update our board in the near future.

1B/C Victor Izquierdo (Lockport Township) was our top-ranked backstop, reported on Monday, and he’s worth another quick mention here for producing one of the more powerful rounds of batting practice we saw in 2020, in the same class as the one Pacella authored.

Last but not least, 3B/SS Kyle Schupmann (Luther Prep, WI) connected for barreled impact on repeat during his round, averaging 90-plus mph exit speeds and an average batted distance over 310 feet, which paced this event by a fair margin, and that is really saying something. The strength and athleticism combo here should help Schupmann make another substantial climb up the Wisconsin ‘22 rankings, where he attends high school.

Continue on below for an in-depth look at the event’s infielders.

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Daniel Pacella, Mundelein (IL), 2022; Kentucky commit.
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-3, 215-pounds. Strong, physical, wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, smooth load, short stride, hands-load. Fluid swing, bat stays in the zone a long time, advanced bat speed, present power with all-field power potential, ball jumps off barrel, consistent loud contact.
Power: 102 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 101.45 MPH during BP, an average of 96.37 MPH, max distance of 358 feet, all via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 83.00 MPH, average of 76.83 MPH via Blast.
Arm: LH. INF - 83 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long, loose action, throws flashed carry across infield.
Defense: Athletic actions, confident hands, plays through the baseball, comfortable around the first base bag.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. Advanced runner for his size and position.

2. Patrick Graham, Naperville North (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS. Emerged as one of the top uncommitted shortstops in the state.
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth hand-load, small leg-lift trigger, short stride and fluid pre-pitch actions. Maintains balance throughout, easy effort, barrel stays in zone a long time, consistent hard contact, feel for the barrel and used the whole field.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 92.67 MPH during BP, max distance of 319 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short, loose action, arm plays accurate with carry across the infield.
Defense: Highly-athletic infield actions, plays light on his feet, ranges well, maintains body control. Soft hands, clean/quick exchange, athletic double play turn, ability to change arm angles when needed and showed advanced body control on the move.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. 

3. Victor Izquierdo, Lockport Township (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/C
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Large, muscular build; broad shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Tall/balanced setup, hands set low, bat vertical; quiet, fluid pre-pitch. Maintains balance well through highly aggressive, assertive swings. Natural loft in path, fluid momentum to landing helps sync up hard-hit contact efficiently. Generates advanced bat and hand speed, while his size helps him impact the ball at a substantial rate. Per Blast, averaged 73.1 mph bat speed, 23.3 hand speed.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee. Inherent strength complements his swing path to produce one of the top power profiles in the class; averaged an exit speed of 95.1 mph at an average distance of 286 feet with a 372-foot max, the day's farthest.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 77 mph. Short, loose throws from a 3/4 slot from both behind the plate and at first base. Accuracy to the bag.
Defense: 2.01-2.15 pop times. At catcher, moves fluidly for his size behind the plate, which helped him average some of the lowest pop times of the day. Quick and efficient from transfer to release while consistently on target; showed soft blocking skills. At first base, projects to be an asset at the position. Athletic movements, range for the position, feel to become a target. Soft hands, steady feet.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. Efficient runner, above-average speed, especially for his size.

4. Kyle Schupmann, Luther Prep (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted frame with strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, athletic setup, slightly closed, smooth load, leg-lift trigger. Fluid swing, short to the ball, natural lift, strong hands, power potential, ball jumps off the bat, gap-to-gap approach, consistent hard contact pull-side.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity during BP of 97.41 MPH, max distance of 367 feet, both via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 77.80 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action, throws carry across infield.
Defense: Smooth infield actions, quiet feet, confident sure-hands, plays with body control and can change arm angles on the move.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

5. Christian Mitchelle, Plainfield East (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, smooth load, short stride, bat works vertically pre-pitch.  Short swing, uphill path, creates easy bat speed, power potential, ball jumps off barrel, quick twitch actions.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 98.55 MPH during BP, max distance of 332 feet, both via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 80.30 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, short action, throws play accurate and with carry across the infield.
Defense: Quiet feet, sets up behind the baseball, plays through in rhythm, soft steady hands, athletic double play turn, plays with body control and confidence on the move.
Run: 6.91 runner in the 60. 

6. Owen Ross, Yorkville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Highly-athletic build with present strength; long, wiry levers.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, back elbow raised; fluid, quiet pre-pitch. Fluid stride to square landing; loose hands generate whippy bat speed. Simple, aggressive approach. Short bat path that utilized a gap-to-gap approach efficiently.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity from the tee. Demonstrated repeated hard-hit barrel feel; averaged an exit speed of 86.7 mph during batting practice, per TrackMan.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. INF - 86 mph. At catcher, short, loose arm action to an over-the-top slot. Similar action on the infield with greater arm strength, throws carried more frequently.
Defense: 2.07-2.26 pop times. From behind the plate, actions were consistently direct, fluid, and efficient; easy athleticism through finish. On the infield, calm/confident on approach; pack through exchange, efficient actions otherwise. Fluid through funnel and transfer. Above-average overall actions at both positions.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

7. Ethan Willoughby, Maroa Forsyth (IL), 2022; Illinois State commit.
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-4, 172-pounds. Highly-athletic frame; long, loose limbs with plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slightly open, narrow feet, leg-lift, long stride. Level swing, works to inside the ball, loose levers, creates whip in the barrel and uses the whole field.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 90.69 MPH during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Funnels baseball into center, comfortable playing on the move, ability to change arm angles.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

8. Horacio Cabrales Jr, Thornwood (IL), 2022; Illinois State commit.
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-3, 245-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap, lots of pre-pitch rhythm. Short, aggressive, fluid swing, present bat speed, feel for the barrel, heavy barrel, loud contact with pull-side power.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 98.01 MPH during BP, max distance of 351 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Steady hands, comfortable on the backhand.
Run: Did not run at this event.

9. Caleb Royer, Grant (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. Long, athletic frame with room for added strength.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Short, compact, simple swing, works slightly uphill, athletic hands and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 93.80 during BP via TrackMan, max bat speed of 76.00 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Wide base, funnels ball into center.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

T-10. Hunter Brewer, Gibson City (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Lean build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, small load, small leg-lift trigger, easy pre-pitch actions. Simple, aggressive swing, level path, stays through the zone, line-drive approach.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max bat speed of 72.60 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action, flashed carry.
Defense: Fields from center of body at times, works around the baseball, clean exchange.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

T-10. Matthew Karbowski, Hampshire (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg-lift trigger. Short, compact swing, works slightly uphill, consistently on the barrel and used the whole field.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max distance of 326 feet during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, short action, throws played with carry.
Defense: Rhythmic infield actions, shows body control with aggressive feet, ability to change arm angles.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Tommy Abbatacola, Harvest Christian (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-10, 178-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, slightly open, short stride, quiet pre-pitch actions. Aggressive swing, solid contact, showed ability to use entire field.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max distance of 315 feet during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 80 mph. Short, compact arm action from catcher. High 3/4 slot on the infield, long action.
Defense: Catcher: receives from low, athletic position, often from one knee, hands work from the bottom-up, steady receiver, feet work around the plate on throw downs, gains some ground towards second base. Infield: Works around the baseball, fields out front at times, plays well on the move, keeps body under control.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Victor Isaiah Baez, Marine Leadership Academy (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-11, 187-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Crouched setup, posts on back leg, slightly closed, toe-tap. Short, compact swing, level path, line drives.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 64 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from center, steady hands.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Easton Benes, Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 5-10, 200-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small leg-kick, short stride. Short, compact swing, level path, used the middle of the field.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 71 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from center, feet move toward target, comfortable around the bag.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Alexander Cherian, Niles West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Athletic frame, still room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, smooth load, small stride.  Pull-side approach, line drives at times.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. OF - 86 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, short action, one of the stronger infield arms at the event, ball carries from outfield
Defense: Outfield: fluid feet, clean exchange, plays through the ball with crow hop. Infield: works around and through the ball at times, showed ability to change arm angle, kept body under control.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Brendan Cohn, Loyola Academy (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, athletic setup, balanced, small leg-lift, short stride. Short path, direct route to baseball, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Keeps it simple, fields from a wide base, in the center of his body, steady hands.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Conway, Lockport (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, smooth load, short stride. Short, level path to ball, easy swing, athletic hands, intent to pull the baseball.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 90.47 MPH during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Quiet feet, confident hands, athletic on the move, changes arm angle at times.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Cuzco, St. Ignatius (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open setup, short stride to square. Short swing, works slightly uphill, looks to make contact out front, line-drive tendencies.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 91.22 MPH during BP, max distance of 334 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from center, works around it when necessary.
Run: 8.15 runner in the 60. 

Nolan Czako, Bishop McNamara Catholic (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Long, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, slightly open, leg-kick, short stride. Direct path to the ball, intent to pull the ball, used the entire field at times.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velo of 92.85 MPH during BP, and max distance of 319 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Quiet actions, steady hands, clean exchange, plays through towards target.
Run: 8.05 runner in the 60. 

Jack Day, Victor J. Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, short stride, hand-load. Short, level path, showed barrel control, used the middle of the field, lots of line drives.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, short action.
Defense: Works around the baseball, funnels in with glove, quiet feet, body control at times.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 

Jack DiSano, Glenbrook South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-4, 230-pounds. Strong frame, physically advanced.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, slightly open, short stride. Short swing, direct, level path, advanced bat speed, ball jumps off barrel at times.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 97.49 MPH during BP via TrackMan, max bat speed of 75.30 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from center, comfortable around the first base bag, body control.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60. 

Blake Edmonds, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Compact, muscular build.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, smooth load, leg lift, quiet pre-pitch actions. Short, compact swing, works slightly uphill, gap-to-gap approach, consistent solid contact.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 94.61 MPH in BP and max distance of 340 feet in BP, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. OF - 86 mph. Over-the-top arm slot. Short, compact action while on infield.
Defense: Outfield: projects as a corner outfielder, quiet actions, works through the ball. Infield: quiet feet, steady hands, keeps body under control.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Espinosa, Mundelein (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small leg-kick, long stride, late hand-load. Aggressive swing, flat path at times, looks to make contact out front, advanced gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Active feet, works around the baseball, ability to change arm angles.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60. 

Ian Farrell, Saint Viator (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, starts shifted slightly on back leg, small leg-lift, short stride. Level swing, simple, in the zone a long time, line-drive approach, used middle of the field.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Quiet actions, works around the baseball, then through it towards target, changed arm angle at times.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Javy Garcia, Harlem (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, small leg-lift, short stride. Loose, easy swing, shows strength, works slightly uphill, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 92.42 MPH during BP, max distance of 325 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Works around the baseball, steady hands.
Run: 8.32 runner in the 60. 

George Green, St. Laurence (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, slight knee-bend, smooth load, small leg-lift, short stride. Short, compact swing, direct path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, short action.
Defense: Active feet, fields out front with steady hands, showed ability to change arm angles, plays with body control.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Max Hansmann, York (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, narrow feet, open stance, smooth load, leg-kick, smooth pre-pitch actions. Easy, fluid swing, works slightly uphill, hits line drives, showed ability to stay inside the ball and go the other way.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Works around the baseball, changes arm angles at times, showed body control on the run-through play.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 

Roman Harrison, Mount Vernon Township (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-2, 197-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, compact swing, level path, handsy, advanced bat speed, consistent line-drive contact.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 94.58 MPH during BP, max distance of 345 feet, both via Blast.
Arm: LH. INF - 78 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Flashed athletic actions, fields out front at times, steady hands.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60. 

Kellen Hershberger, Normal Community (), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds. Long frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, smooth load, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Works to inside the ball, used the middle of the field, line-drive approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Athletic actions from first base, wide base, fields from the center at times, showed smooth actions on double play turn, comfortable around the bag.
Run: 8.07 runner in the 60. 

Justin Hill, Hinsdale South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, small leg-lift, short stride, bat works vertical pre-pitch. Short, compact swing, works to inside baseball, uses opposite field at times.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Fields from the center, tries to funnel it in.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60. 

Jaren Jackson, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-9, 127-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slightly open, leg-lift. Short path, stays level through the zone at times, looks to make contact out front, utilizes lower half.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Smooth, athletic actions, steady hands, ability to change arm angle, keeps body under control.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Matt Kelliher, Plainfield South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, small leg-lift, short stride. Level bat path at times, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 91.38 MPH during BP, max distance of 334 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Works around the ball fields in center, dropped arm angle on double play/slow roller.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Joe Krantz, Batavia (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: LHH. Slightly crouched setup, short stride. Short, level swing, looks to make contact out front.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 66 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from center, tries to funnel it in.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60. 

Thomas Krueger, Morton (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, short stride. Bat stays level through the zone at times, stays inside the ball at times, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action, carry at times.
Defense: Fields from center, out front at times, steady hands, changed arm angles at times, flashed a bare-hand play on slow roller.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

AJ Le, Victor J. Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Long frame, still room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slightly open, smooth load, gets to his backside, leg-kick, short stride. Short swing, works slightly uphill, line-drive tendencies.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Quiet infield actions, changes arm angles at times.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60. 

Will Lechner, Wheaton Academy (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balance setup, toe-tap short stride. Short, compact swing, direct, level bat path, line-drives at times.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Quiet infield actions, smooth feet at times, steady hands.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Brennan Luz, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, narrow feet, slightly open, leg-lift, long stride. Level path, bat in the zone a long time, line drive, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Works through the ball at times, keeps body under control.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Jake Merda, St. Laurence (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Lean strength in levers.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced base; quiet pre-pitch with hands set high, bat rests on shoulder. Short, simple load back; long stride even. Short, simple, repeatable bat path that lines up line-drive contact well.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. INF - 75 mph. Short, loose throws from a 3/4 slot. Flashed carry, accuracy.
Defense: Some length in transfer, works on line, direct from the chute; efficient overall. Showed athleticism blocking balls in the dirt.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

David Montgomery, De La Salle Institute  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-11, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride. Lower half rotates, works gap-to-gap.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 60 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Active feet, steady hands.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60. 

Jack Murphy, Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, slight knee-bend, smooth load, short stride. Short swing, flashed quick twitch, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Flashed athletic actions, smooth feet, works around the baseball, plays through it towards target, steady hands.
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

Jaron Osman, Glenbrook South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Long frame, plenty of room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Level bat path, stays inside the ball, line drives.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Quiet actions, fields from the center, at times out front, clean exchange.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Brendan Pasquale, Plainfield South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, slightly open, crouched, smooth load, short stride. Works slightly uphill, used the middle at times.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Catcher: receives from one knee at times, steady receiver, feet work in line to second base on throw downs. Infield: works around, then through the ball, steady hands.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

Michael Pustelnik, Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, toe-tap, short stride, bat works vertical pre-pitch. Short, fluid swing, keeps it simple, ability to hit line drives, used the entire field.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 92.14 MPH during BP via TrackMan, max bat speed of 73.20 MPH via Blast.
Arm: LH. INF - 76 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields in center, wide base, gets it out front at times.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

Jonmarc Ranallo, Lake Forest (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, lowers body position in load, short stride. Stays short to the ball at times, looks to make contact out front, intent to pull the baseball.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Fields from the center, out front at times, steady hands, aggressive feet on run through play.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Mike Regan, Loyola Academy (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced set up, early leg-lift, short stride. Short swing, aggressive rotation, athletic action, gap-to-gap approach, ability to hit line drives.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 92.54 MPH during BP via TrackMan, max bat speed of 73.70 MPH via BLAST.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Works around the ball and towards target, keeps feet quiet.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Sellers, Libertyville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slight knee-bend, small stride. Short swing, works to inside of ball, showed ability to use the whole field.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Tries to work around the ball, towards target, fields from the center at times, showed athleticism in double play turn.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60. 

Mason Senholtz, Manteno (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, quiet pre-pitch actions. Short, compact swing, direct to inside of ball, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Active feet, sets up behind the ball, steady hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Thomas Starcevich, Carl Sandburg (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 5-9, 157-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slightly open, leg-lift. Short, compact swing, easy action, line-drive approach, ability to use the middle.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Active feet, fields from the center, athletic double play turn, changed arm angle, plays with body control.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. 

Cale Steinbaugh, Georgetown-Ridgefarm (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, narrow feet, small leg-kick, long stride. Short, level path, looks to use strength in lower half, lots of hard contact, gap-to-gap approach with hard contact pull-side.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 91.55 MPH during BP, max distance of 329 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Gets low while fielding, fields from the center of his body, steady hands, aggressive route on slow roller.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. 

Tommy Stricklin, Mundelein (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small stride, lands toe to heel, quiet pre-pitch actions. Short swing, slightly uphill path, advanced bat speed, ball jumps off barrel, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 98.85 MPH during BP, max distance of 319 feet, both via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 77.10 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Active feet at times, works around the baseball, works towards target, clean exchange.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Tyrpin, Mount Carmel (IN), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-3, 173-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, toe-tap, short stride. Aggressive swing, stays behind the baseball, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
Defense: Athletic actions from first base, showed clean footwork, confidence in hands.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

Aidan Van Duzer, LaSalle Peru (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-6, 250-pounds. Large build; some physicality in stature.
Hit: RHH. Tall/open setup; loads onto back leg, lead leg drifts back and hangs in slight coil. Fluid stride to square; generates simple bat speed of a smooth, short path, uphill through impact. Innate strength in size produces  power potential.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above-average bat strength; averaged an exit speed of 86.7 mph during batting practice and a 97.9 max.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action from a high 3/4 slot at both first and catcher.
Defense: Projects best at first base; fluid feet, feel for the base at first. At catcher, works fundamentally, controlled actions to the target.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Connor Wallace, Richmond-Burton (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, narrow feet, leg-lift, long stride. Level bat path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from center, plays through target at times.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Jacob White, Mount Carmel (IN), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced, slightly open setup, toe-tap, short stride. Short, handsy swing, showed barrel control, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 93.58 MPH during BP via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 76.8 MPH via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Sound actions, fluid feet, steady hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60. 

Adam Wiborg, St. Francis (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-5, 185-pounds. Long, athletic frame, still room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, toe-tap, long stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, level swing, line-drive approach, uses middle of the field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 92.71 MPH during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action, carried at times.
Defense: Profiles as a corner infielder, fields in the center of his body, steady hands.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Joey Woods, Stevenson  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap, short stride. Short swing, level path, line-drive approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 79 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
Defense: Fields from the center, gets it out front, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Michael Zedak, St. Laurence (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, slight knee-bend, small leg-lift, short stride, a lot of pre-pitch rhythm. Short swing, works uphill at times, consistent solid contact, flashed barrel control, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 91.34 MPH during BP, max distance of 337 feet, both via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. INF - 71 mph. Short action from catcher, high 3/4 arm slot, long action from infield.
Defense: Catcher: often receives from one knee, tries to work baseball towards center of body, feet work around the plate on throw downs, gains ground towards second. Infield: fields from the center of his body, at times out front.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

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