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Future Prospect Showcase Lockport: Statistical Analysis


By: Adam Panayotovich
Area Scout

This past Sunday, March 31, the PBR Illinois staff hosted its final Future Prospects Showcase and Education Camp of 2019 at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports Dome in Lockport, IL. The event was for players representing either the high school graduating class of 2023 and 2024.

The showcase has a dual function: to teach prospects about the showcase atmosphere and the recruiting process as well as to identify young talent who will be in the mix for invitations later in the year to join us for our annual Junior Future Games event in August. For more information on last year’s Junior Future Games, click here.

Today we take a look at our statistical findings. We measured seven separate categories and we’ll detail the leaders in each category below. It is important to keep in mind that these prospects are still extremely young and their numbers should only go up from here, as they continue to grow and mature. 

At first glance, Matthew Santana (Marian Catholic, 2023) stood out as one of the top prospects at the event, statistically speaking. Strong in stature and advanced for his age, Santana topped the Exit Velocity Leaderboard (92 mph), Top Catcher Pops (2.10-2.25), Top Catcher Velocity (74 mph) and tied for first in Max Fastball Velocity (79 mph). Santana is athletic on all sides of the ball with juice in his bat and clean actions behind the plate. He is a high follow prospect moving forward.

Kamrin Cox (Homewood-Flossmoor, 2023) and Tommy Atkinson (St. Rita, 2023) showcased their speed tool being the only two players to eclipse the sub-7 second 60-yard dash mark. Cox crossed the finish line in 6.88 seconds and Atkinson was right behind at 6.97. 

LHP Luke Brown (Plainfield North, 2023) tied Santana for top fastball velocity but that's not the full story. He isn't just a thrower as the 6-foot, 180-pound lefty impressed our staff showing upside in his craft with easy effort and pitchability. RHP/INF Ryan Hussey (Providence Catholic, 2023) finished second in Fastball Velocity (78 mph) showing an uninterrupted, clean arm action with a FB/CH combo coaches can dream on. The arm talent is present as Hussey also topped the Infield Velocity leaderboard at 80 mph across the diamond.

Clay Schroeder (Naperville Central, 2023) and Dillon Head (Homewood-Flossmoor, 2023) tied for Top Outfield Velocity (80 mph) while also seeing their names in other leaderboards. Schroeder topped 77 mph on the mound, good for fourth, and Head finished third in the 60-yard dash at 7.01 seconds.

Keep an eye out for a full scouting report on each and ever player in the coming months. 

For now, here’s a look at the top performances from a statistical standpoint.

CLICK HERE for a sortable board of all players in attendance. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Kamrin Cox IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2023 OF 6.88
2 Tommy Atkinson IL St. Rita 2023 OF 6.97
3 Dillon Head IL Homewood Flossmoor 2023 OF 7.01
4 Krew Bond IL Mendota 2023 OF 7.05
5 Alexander Vinci IL Providence Catholic 2023 LHP 7.09
6 Jacob Blunck IL Maroa-Forsyth 2023 OF 7.10

TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Luke Brown IL Plainfield North 2023 LHP 79 mph
^ Matthew Santana IN Lake Central 2023 C 79 mph
2 Ryan Hussey IL Providence Catholic 2023 RHP 78 mph
3 Clay Schrader IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 77 mph
^ William Ho IL Hinsdale Central 2023 3B 77 mph
4 Anthony Estrada IL Marmion Academy 2023 3B 76 mph
^ Kaden Griffitts IL Williamsville 2023 OF 76 mph
5 Hank Liss IL Evanston 2023 RHP 75 mph
^ Alexander Vinci IL Providence Catholic 2023 LHP 75 mph
^ Owen Ruff IL Saint Viator 2023 RHP 75 mph
^ Dominick Agate IL Providence Catholic 2023 3B 75 mph
^ Sam Gurgone IL Marist 2023 OF 75 mph
6 Hunter Sefcik IL Marist 2023 3B 74 mph
^ Trey Swiderski IL Joliet Catholic 2023 OF 74 mph
^ Jake Stefanos IL Marist 2023 SS 74 mph
^ Matt Sauser IL Normal University 2023 RHP 74 mph
7 Andrew Gould IL Neuqua Valley 2024 SS 72 mph

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Matthew Santana IN Lake Central 2023 C 92
2 Jacob Garcia IL Providence Catholic 2023 OF 85
3 Antonio Parsayar MI N/A 2024 3B 84
4 Tommy Atkinson IL St. Rita 2023 OF 83
5 Anthony Estrada IL Marmion Academy 2023 3B 82
6 Ryan Jefferson IL Providence Catholic 2023 SS 81
^ Sam Gurgone IL Marist 2023 OF 81
7 Krew Bond IL Mendota 2023 OF 80

TOP INFIELD INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Ryan Hussey IL Providence Catholic 2023 RHP 80
2 Luke Brown IL Plainfield North 2023 LHP 76
^ Krew Bond IL Mendota 2023 OF 76
^ Ryan Jefferson IL Providence Catholic 2023 SS 76
3 Anthony Estrada IL Marmion Academy 2023 3B 74
4 Joey OHara IL Marist 2023 3B 73
^ Cal Sefcik IL Marist 2023 SS 73
^ Tommy Atkinson IL St. Rita 2023 OF 73
^ Matt Sauser IL Normal University 2023 RHP 73
5 Andrew Gould IL Neuqua Valley 2024 SS 72
^ Hunter Sefcik IL Marist 2023 3B 72

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Clay Schrader IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 80
^ Dillon Head IL Homewood Flossmoor 2023 OF 80
2 Jaidyn Harrell IL Brooks 2023 OF 79
3 Kaden Griffitts IL Williamsville 2023 OF 78
4 Sam Gurgone IL Marist 2023 OF 77
5 Alexander Vinci IL Providence Catholic 2023 LHP 76
^ Kamrin Cox IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2023 OF 76
6 Trey Swiderski IL Joliet Catholic 2023 OF 75
7 Jacob Blunck IL Maroa-Forsyth 2023 OF 73
^ Antonio Parsayar MI N/A 2024 3B 73
^ Jovani Contreras IL Lockport 2023 OF 73

TOP CATCHER POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Matthew Santana IN Lake Central 2023 C 2.10-2.25
2 Andrew Glassberg IL Deerfield 2023 C 2.33-2.44
3 Damon Brena IL Niles West 2023 C 2.36-2.50
4 Hank Liss IL Evanston 2023 RHP 2.40-2.52

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Matthew Santana IN Lake Central 2023 C 74
2 Hank Liss IL Evanston 2023 RHP 69
3 Damon Brena IL Niles West 2023 C 68
4 Andrew Glassberg IL Deerfield 2023 C 65

Again, for a complete list of all measured statistics taken from Sunday's showcase, CLICK HERE

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