Future Prospects Showcase - Lockport: Statistical Analysis


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The second Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp for the 2025 and 2026 graduating classes took place on Tuesday, April 15th at Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome in Lockport, IL. 60 prospects participated in a pro-style workout in front of the PBR Illinois Scouting Staff. Today, we start the event analysis with a breakdown of the statistical leaders and a look at a few noteworthy prospects. 

Tyler Rwakatare (Lane Tech, 2025), a 5-foot-8, 135-pound multi-positional prospect, was one of the more athletic 2025s in attendance and was towards the top of a number of statistical categories. The right-handed hitter, ran a 7.18 laser-timed 60 and recorded the top exit velocity of the event at 89 mph. He was able to carry that bat strength over to BP where he paired it with advanced bat speed, swinging with controlled intent and making some of the hardest contact of the day, consistently driving baseballs to both gaps with authority. Defensively, he has the ability to play all over the field at this point and topped at 76 mph from the outfield.

Chance Payne (Mt. Pulaski, 2025) was another bat to take note of. The left/left first baseman has an extremely repeatable, simple swing, staying through the zone a long time and repeating hard contact to both gaps with fluid rhythm throughout. Defensively, Payne has easy actions at first base and advanced feel around the bag.

Aidan Nohava (Brother Rice, 2025) looks like he has a chance to be a high-level follow in the state down the road. Nohava, a 5-foot-11, 166-pound, athletically-built, two-way prospect (RHP/INF) took one of the louder rounds of BP on the day. Nohava, a right-handed hitter, takes an aggressive swing with present bat speed, creates leverage and lift in his swing and routinely made loud, powerful contact to the pull-side of the diamond. Defensively he is a steady infield defender with a big arm, that plays loose and clean. The arm action played well on the mound where he ran his fastball up to 78 mph. 

Another advanced 2025 coming up in Illinois looks to be SS/RHP Dominic Panozzo (Bradley-Bourbonnais). Panozzo has a highly-advanced 6-foot-1, 178-pound frame and showed off a big arm topping out at 86 mph in the outfield, 10 mph firmer than the next best, and was also 76 mph across the infield. At the plate, the ball jumps off his right-handed bat, which works long and uphill through the zone. Panozzo also was also up to 78 mph on the mound and ran a 7.20 60.

Former Junior Future Gamer, SS/RHP Jack Wheeler (Morris, 2025), sported arguably the most impressive frame in attendance, coming in at a long-limbed, high-waisted, 6-foot-3, 160-pounds. Wheeler showed loose hands and occasional juice to the right-center field gap and bounced around the infield with fluid footwork and soft hands. Wheeler topped at 79 mph on the mound, tied for best of the event, was 77 mph across the diamond and registered an 82 mph exit velocity. One of the higher-ceiling prospects in attendance.

Two of the top infield defenders on the day were Brett Bounds (Morris, 2025) and 2026 Logan Wroughton (Lake Central, IN). Bounds has loose, athletic actions and plays with a lot of confidence on the infield. Ability to play on the move with body control, throw from multiple angles and his arm played accurate with carry at 74 mph across the diamond. Wroughton is a bouncy defender with highly-advanced actions and hands. Wroughton is natural moving to both sides and turned the double play with fluidity while showing the ability to change arm angles with ease.

2026 Max Heineman (N/A) will be one to watch over the next handful of years. Heineman showed some of the better catcher actions on the day with flexible hips, soft/receptive hands and was clean and directional out of the crouch. At the plate, the right-handed hitter, sits in a wide crouch, stays simple and repeatable throughout with minimal wasted movement and possesses well above-average bat strength for his age. Heineman has fluid, loose hands and worked gap-to-gap in his round of BP.

There were a number of others who showed well and will be mentioned in a few weeks when we release the scouting reports from the event.

For a look at a sortable board of all the showcase’s recorded statistics, CLICK HERE.

TOP 60 TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Ezra Essex IL Marian Catholic 2025 OF 6.86
2 Liam Arsich IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 OF 7.09
3 Tyler Rwakatare-Trapp IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 7.18
4 Omar Coleman IL Plainfield North 2025 2B 7.20
^ Dominic Panozzo IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 SS 7.20
5 Logan Comia IL Downers Grove 2025 OF 7.27
6 Camden Biskup IL Aurora Christian 2025 OF 7.36

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Jack Wheeler IL Morris 2025 SS 79 mph
^ Nathan O'Donnell IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 79 mph
2 Aidan Nohava IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 78 mph
^ Aiden Elliott IL Champaign Central 2025 SS 78 mph
^ Dominic Panozzo IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 SS 78 mph
^ Brandon Stinson IL Kenwood Academy 2025 C 78 mph
3 Liam Arsich IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 OF 76 mph
4 Aaron Scott IL St. Rita 2025 LHP 75 mph
^ Brett Bounds IL Morris 2025 3B 75 mph
^ Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 75 mph
^ Marcus Wolfe Jr IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2025 OF 75 mph
5 Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 74 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Tyler Rwakatare-Trapp IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 89
2 Blake Willan IL Normal West 2025 RHP 86
^ Dominic Panozzo IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 SS 86
3 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 84
^ Logan Nagle IL Lockport 2025 3B 84
4 Marcus Wolfe Jr IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2025 OF 82
^ Aidan Nohava IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 82
^ Brett Bounds IL Morris 2025 3B 82
^ Aiden Elliott IL Champaign Central 2025 SS 82
^ Jack Wheeler IL Morris 2025 SS 82
5 Nathan O'Donnell IL Providence Catholic 2025 RHP 79
^ Charlie Cosich IL Lincoln Way East 2025 C 79
^ Xander Metke IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 79

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Dominic Panozzo IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 SS 86
2 Tyler Rwakatare-Trapp IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 76
^ Aaron Scott IL St. Rita 2025 LHP 76
^ Marcus Wolfe Jr IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2025 OF 76
^ Brett Bounds IL Morris 2025 3B 76
3 Nick Konopiots IL Downers Grove North 2025 OF 75
^ Preston Coleman IL N/A 2025 2B 75

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 78
^ Brandon Stinson IL Kenwood Academy 2025 C 78
2 Jack Wheeler IL Morris 2025 SS 77
3 Dominic Panozzo IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 SS 76
^ Aidan Nohava IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 76
4 Liam Arsich IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 OF 75
5 Brett Bounds IL Morris 2025 3B 74
^ Tyler Rwakatare-Trapp IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 74

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Brandon Stinson IL Kenwood Academy 2025 C 71
2 Cooper Eggert IL Providence 2025 C 70
3 Charlie Cosich IL Lincoln Way East 2025 C 67
4 Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 66

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Brandon Stinson IL Kenwood Academy 2025 C 2.12-2.19
2 Cooper Eggert IL Providence 2025 C 2.15-2.26
3 Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 2.23-2.44

Again, for a complete look at all statistical performances of every prospect in attendance from the event, CLICK HERE.

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