Fox River Open: Statistical Analysis


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The Fox River Open took place on Tuesday, June 11 at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. The event was open to all high school classes from around the state of Illinois. 

We've already released our Quick Hits, that features our first impressions of the event with some of the top performers. Below, the statistical analysis will break down to top numbers from each statistical category recorded at the event. 

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Max Fastball

6-foot-4, 190-pound, strong-bodied, right-handed pitcher, Blake Oesterblad, led the way with the firmest fastball of the day and put together one of the more complete bullpens on the day. Not far behind was 2022 Ryan Bibb, who also has a physical frame and topped out at 83 mph. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Blake Oesterblad IL Loyola Academy 2020 RHP 86 mph
2 Ryan Bibb IL Mascoutah 2022 RHP 83 mph
3 Jake Tapia IL Belvidere North 2021 2B 81 mph
^ Braden Thelander IL Prairie Ridge 2022 RHP 81 mph

60 Yard Dash

Ryan Bibb, who finds himself near or at the top of multiple categories ran the second-best 60 on the day, a 6.98. 2020 Rocco Catalano led the way with a 6.97.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Rocco Catalano IL Montini Catholic 2020 OF 6.97
2 Ryan Bibb IL Mascoutah 2022 RHP 6.98
3 Frankie Morales IL Roberto Clemente 2020 SS 7.09
4 Chazz Clark IL Marist 2021 OF 7.10
5 Alexander Velazquez IL Elmwood Park 2020 SS 7.16
6 Eddie Dlatt IL Lake Zurich 2020 LHP 7.18
^ Jake Tapia IL Belvidere North 2021 2B 7.18

Exit Velocity

2021 Jake Tapia, who had a solid all-around showing, topped the exit velocity category with 89 mph off a tee. Tapia also showed some of the best bat strength on the day, during BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jake Tapia IL Belvidere North 2021 2B 89
2 Ryan Bibb IL Mascoutah 2022 RHP 87
^ Rocco Catalano IL Montini Catholic 2020 OF 87
3 Eddie Dlatt IL Lake Zurich 2020 LHP 86
^ Ryan Kramer IL The Latin School of Chicago 2022 3B 86
4 Michael Davis IL St. Charles North 2020 C 85
^ Chase Binkley IL Byron 2020 SS 85
^ Trevor Rockweiler IL McHenry 2021 C 85
5 Caleb Green IL Minooka 2020 RHP 84

Infield Velocity

Bibb, whose arm play clean and loose led the infield velocity category by a wide margin. The arm strength also plays on the mound,

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Ryan Bibb IL Mascoutah 2022 RHP 87
2 Michael Davis IL St. Charles North 2020 C 81
^ Braden Thelander IL Prairie Ridge 2022 RHP 81
3 Ryan Kramer IL The Latin School of Chicago 2022 3B 79
^ Alexander Velazquez IL Elmwood Park 2020 SS 79
4 Felipe De Avila IL Woodstock North 2021 SS 78

Outfield Velocity

Zach Hollister, who topped the list, has a short, loose arm action and his throws played true with carry.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Zach Hollister IL Boylan Catholic 2021 OF 79
2 Eddie Dlatt IL Lake Zurich 2020 LHP 78
3 Caleb Green IL Minooka 2020 RHP 75

Catcher Velocity

Michael Davis, who attends St. Charles North (2019 4A state runner-up), led the event in arm strength from behind the plate and the lowest pop times. 2021 Trevor Rockweiler was not far behind in either category. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Michael Davis IL St. Charles North 2020 C 76
2 Trevor Rockweiler IL McHenry 2021 C 73
3 Michael Aragon IL Marian Central Catholic 2020 C 70

Catcher Pop Times

Davis and Rockweiler, the same two backstops top the list once again.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Michael Davis IL St. Charles North 2020 C 2.08-2.18
2 Trevor Rockweiler IL McHenry 2021 C 2.11-2.25
3 Michael Aragon IL Marian Central Catholic 2020 C 2.14-2.23

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