O'Hare Preseason I.D.: Infield Analysis


By Illinois Staff

On March 13, the PBR Illinois team hosted its first annual O’Hare Preseason I.D. at the new Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Dome in Bensenville, Ill. The event featured 130 players from high school graduates in classes 2022-25, from across the Chicagoland area.

Our staff collaborated in the days that followed to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from Saturday’s showcase, and we've published them throughout the week with our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis. Previously, we also looked deeper into the pitch and batted-ball data, inside of this event's TrackMan Files and Blast Motion Board stories.

We began our position-by-position analysis this week, starting with the day’s catchers and outfielders, and we’re covering the event’s infielders today.

This group was talented and large enough to separate into class rankings, 2022, 2023, and 2024. Junior Alex Vasquez (Evanston; uncommitted) lead his classmates at this event, with a short, simple right-handed swing that gelled well alongside his natural actions on the infield, helping him project well at the next level. He’s one to check back in on this summer. Notre Dame Prep and junior Michael O’Conor (uncommitted) is another ‘22 infielder who showed well at this event, generating some impressive bat strength for his size, with a positive outlook on defense.

Lyons sophomore Troy Stukenberg earned himself a place on the state’s Class of ‘23 rankings following his performance at O’Hare. Here, he took a physical round of batting practice that was among the tops for his age, and he also roamed around the infield with soft hands and athletic feet.

Among the freshmen in attendance, 3B/RHP Malachi Paplanus (Huntley, 2024; uncommitted) used this event to propel himself into a group of the top ‘24s we’ve seen to this point – and on both sides of the ball. He’s a 6-foot-1 athlete with a highly projectable right-handed swing, and he might have shown even better from the mound, which we’ll detail soon.

For full scouting reports on the day’s infielders, continue reading on below.

TOP 2022 INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Alex Vasquez, Evanston (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Simple, compact swing, direct to the baseball, uses middle of the field, line drives, consistent hard contact, peak hand speed of 23.8 MPH.
Power: 92.65 max exit velocity, averaged 83.09 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws from lower angle at times.
Defense: Easy infield actions, plays with glove low to ground, fields the ball out front, quick release, plays with proper direction.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

2. Michael O’Conor, Notre Dame College Prep (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, smooth load, leg lift, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short swing, flashes bat speed, path works efficiently uphill, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 98.7 max exit velocity, averaged 87.4 mph. 347’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, can throw from different angles.
Defense: Natural infield actions, plays with glove low to ground, fields out front, plays through baseball with proper direction, body control.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. Above-average runner for his age.

T-3. Charlie Faoro, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe tap, short stride. Loose swing, max bat speed of 70.9 MPH, peak hand speed of 22.3 MPH, stays inside the baseball, line drives at times, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.32 max exit velocity, averaged 81.67 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Soft hands, active feet, plays through ball with proper direction, body control.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

T-3. Luke Brabham, Nazareth (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick, short stride, smooth pre-pitch actions. Strong, aggressive swing, max bat speed of 66.7 MPH, consistent hard contact.
Power: 93.21 max exit velocity, averaged 85.37 mph. 327’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fields out front, steady hands, plays through ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

TOP 2023 INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Troy Stukenberg, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup, slightly open, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, fluid swing, max bat speed of 70.3 MPH, direct to baseball, consistent hard contact, line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96.92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.53 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slo.
Defense: Soft hands, quick exchange, ability to throw on the run, plays with proper direction.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

2. Tyler O’Connor, Wheaton North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, starts on ball of front foot, leg lift, short stride. Short swing, uphill bat path, intent to make contact out front, line drives, consistent contact, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 92.87 max exit velocity, averaged 84.85 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot, can throw from different angles.
Defense: Quick feet, athletic actions, smooth exchange, plays through the ball, advanced double play turn.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

3. Dominic Jacoby, Taft  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, toe tap, short stride. Loose, aggressive swing, makes contact out front, peak hand speed of 24.6 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.53 max exit velocity, averaged 83.77 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, smooth hands, clean exchange, advanced double play turn, body control.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

TOP 2024 INFIELDERS

1. Malachi Paplanus, Huntley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, leg lift, long stride, athletic pre-pitch actions. Short, aggressive swing, works slightly uphill, stays inside the baseball, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.95 max exit velocity, averaged 83.32 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Short, whippy arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws carry across infield. Best infield velocity at event.
Defense: Steady hands, flashes range and ability to throw on the run, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

2. Cash Campbell, Montini Catholic  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, athletic setup, slightly open, smooth load, small leg lift, short stride, advanced pre-pitch actions. Short, fluid swing, path works efficiently uphill, balanced throughout, max bat speed of 66.6 MPH, line drives, uses entire field.
Power: 95.62 max exit velocity, averaged 90.81 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, funnels the ball to center, clean exchange, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

3. Nick Drtina, Nazareth (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lean and athletic frame with room for physical maturity.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, toe tap trigger with a short stride. Smooth loading actions. Loose and uphill swing with fluid rhythm throughout. Advanced bat speed, easy effort at times and stays through the ozone; max bat speed of 69.6 MPH. Swings with controlled, intent, gap-to-gap ability.
Power: 88.75 max exit velocity, averaged 82.12 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action from a low 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Projects as a corner infielder. Glove plays in the middle of his body, easy release.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

4. Josh Wicker, Fenwick (IL), 2024
Positional Profile
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic in the box, balanced stance, smooth pre-pitch load, short leg kick. Compact swing, line drive type hitter, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 87.2 max exit velocity, averaged 70.16 mph. 240’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws play with carry.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, plays and fields low, soft hands, quiet feet, plus body control, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

5. Israel Nieto Jr., Grayslake Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, open base, short toe tap stride to even. Strong hands, long uphill swing plane, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 81.24 max exit velocity, averaged 75.25 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Feet get staggered, stays low to the ground, soft hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60. 

BEST OF THE REST (Listed Alphabetically)

Trevor Addotta, Belvidere North  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 152-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall and open stance, short stride, smooth loading actions.  Short swing path through the zone, flashed quick bat speed.
Power: 88.1 max exit velocity, averaged 72.76 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 82 mph. Short and loose arm action from a high 3/4 window.
Defense: Solid actions in the outfield. Reliable hands, clean exchange. In the infield, his glove plays deep.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Aaron Buckholtz, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, balanced setup, long hand load, short stride to even.  Long level swing, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 89.22 max exit velocity, averaged 80.95 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Mitch Burchert, William Fremd  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced stance, bar load, big leg kick to even. Strong hands, short swing, uphill barrel plane, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.59 max exit velocity, averaged 78.25 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 61 mph. Long arm slot, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fluid footwork, average hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

Caleb Caceres, Reavis  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-6, 170-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, balanced stance, minimal load, short leg kick. Loose hands, short uphill swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 88.12 max exit velocity, averaged 82.89 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, quick feet, fields low, feet get staggered for adjustability.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

Noah Caceres, Reavis  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-9, 158-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow, open setup, leg lift, smooth pre-pitch actions. Short, fluid swing, works slightly uphill, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.17 max exit velocity, averaged 82.34 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Catcher: provides low target from one knee, steady receiver, clean exchanges. Infield: plays low, sure-handed, flashes athleticism, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Cole Cacini, Prospect (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Long uppercut swing, works middle/pull.
Power: 87.75 max exit velocity, averaged 79.93 mph. 317’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fields low to the ground, average hands.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Patrick Carmody, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, smooth pre-pitch load, short leg kick. Strong, loose hands, long level swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.89 max exit velocity, averaged 86.45 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, works towards the baseball, fields low to the ground.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Brady Chambers, Lyons Township  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-5, 185-pounds. Advanced physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, quick leg lift, short stride. Long, fluid swing, mostly level path, makes contact out front, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 83.12 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Uses backhand, comfortable around first base bag.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Cibulka, Benet (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-7, 130-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift, short stride. Short swing, uphill path, consistent line drives, used middle of field, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 79.15 max exit velocity, averaged 65.14 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, quick exchange, plays through baseball.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

Cole Collins, Libertyville  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced setup, quick leg kick, short stride. Short, aggressive swing, direct path to ball, consistent hard contact, line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96.14 max exit velocity, averaged 87.47 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Works around baseball with proper direction, steady hands.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

Mark DeCicco, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 179-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, long stride, athletic pre-pitch actions. Long, whippy swing, path works uphill, max bat speed of 68.6 MPH, consistent hard contact, intent to hit the ball in the air, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 93.21 max exit velocity, averaged 86.31 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, ability to drop it down.
Defense: Fields from a wide base, funnels the ball to center, steady hands, plays through it at times.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Jeremy DeWilkins, Benet (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wide, open setup, leg lift, short stride. Fluid swing, path works uphill, line drives, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 80.19 max exit velocity, averaged 72.2 mph. 258’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot, advanced accuracy from behind the plate.
Defense: Catcher: clean exchanges, quick feet. Infield: funnels the ball to center, steady hands, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Miles Durkin, Marist (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced stance, drop pre-pitch load, short leg lift. Strong hands, long uphill swing plane, pull side approach.
Power: 83.08 max exit velocity, averaged 77.83 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 62 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 8.28 runner in the 60. 

Destin Edwards, Marian Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic look, balance stance, smooth load, quick toe tap stride Loose hands, long uphill swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.98 max exit velocity, averaged 79.78 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, feet get staggered, fields low to the ground, soft hands.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

Sam Erickson, Downers Grove South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-11, 130-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Long level swing, line drive type hitter.
Power: 78.26 max exit velocity, averaged 72.48 mph. 237’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, average hands.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Lenox Estremera, Proviso West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Level bat path, looks to make contact out front, long swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 83.82 max exit velocity, averaged 74.86 mph. 294’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, works around the baseball, plays with proper direction.
Run: 8.09 runner in the 60. 

Ian Farrell, Saint Viator (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, small leg lift, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Long, loose swing, mostly level path, used middle of the field consistently, line drives.
Power: 89.13 max exit velocity, averaged 79.58 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, plays with proper direction, advanced double play turn.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Joey Frankel, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride.  Athletic hands, short uphill swing, whole field approach.
Power: 85.45 max exit velocity, averaged 73.84 mph. 257’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, feet get staggered, works low to high, clean exchange.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Graham Goodman, Libertyville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic body with a projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Wide and open setup, short stride to bring feet even. Smooth loading actions. Short, uphill swing with fluid rhythm throughout. Looks to pull the baseball. Has quick bat speed, generated by his 21.9 MPH peak hand speed.
Power: 88.35 max exit velocity, averaged 81.29 mph. 325’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action from a low 3/4 window.
Defense: Sure handed, active feet, glove plays out front in the middle of his body.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Mads Hansen, Evanston (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, toe tap, short stride. Short, loose swing, works inside the baseball, peak hand speed of 23.4 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 88.56 max exit velocity, averaged 81.36 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fields from a wide base, clean exchange, flashed athleticism.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Cayden Hart, Lakes Community (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, bar pre-pitch load, short leg stride to even. Long uphill swing, working gap-to-gap.
Power: 83.73 max exit velocity, averaged 73.54 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works to get around the baseball, fields low to high, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60. 

Jaylon Harvey, IC Catholic Prep (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-2, 120-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Sets up in a balanced and open stance, slight leg lift, minimal loading actions. Short swing path with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85.13 max exit velocity, averaged 73.82 mph. 211’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 62 mph. OF - 67 mph. Arm action is short, releases from an over the top slot.
Defense: Flashed steady hands in both the infield and outfield. Has solid range in the infield, fields the ball deep.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Jack Hayden, Marian Central Catholic  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 6-1, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, weight shifted into back leg, short stride. Strong swing, level path, max bat speed of 69.1 MPH, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 91.09 max exit velocity, averaged 84.45 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Catcher: sticks pitches while receiving, feet work plate on throwdowns. Infield: fields from a wide base, funnels ball to center.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Healy, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 157-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, no load, short stride.  Short level swing, whole field approach.
Power: 83.3 max exit velocity, averaged 71.7 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 63 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, stays low to the ground, average hands.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Brandon Howell, Downers Grove South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Short swing, level bath path, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 80.37 max exit velocity, averaged 74.04 mph. 247’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, average hand, clean exchange.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

Max Kaplan, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-8, 121-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Sets up in an open stance with a short stride. Hands draw back into load. Short and direct swing to the baseball with fluid rhythm.
Power: 78.2 max exit velocity, averaged 71.59 mph. 275’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 75 mph. Short and loose arm action, releases from a high 3/4 window.
Defense: Natural actions at first base. Showed off solid footwork around the bag.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Kempf, Crystal Lake Central (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open, athletic setup, weight sits slightly on backside, quick leg kick, short stride. Strong swing, max bat speed of 70.0 MPH, looks to make contact out front, pull side line drives.
Power: 91.57 max exit velocity, averaged 84.56 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Catcher: flashes athleticism, gains ground, clean exchange, ability to block. Infield: steady hands, quick exchange, athletic double play turn, body control.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Anderson Koch, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 132-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Aggressive swing, peak hand speed of 21.1 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, used middle of field at times.
Power: 81.14 max exit velocity, averaged 75.26 mph. 252’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short, clean arm action, high 3/4 arm slot
Defense: Fields from a wide base, funnels ball to center, plays through ball at times.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Lange, Glenbard West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe tap, short stride. Short swing, path works uphill, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 83.82 max exit velocity, averaged 75.18 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork, plays through the ball, made sliding play to backhand.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

AJ Le, Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, short stride trigger, draws hands up and back into load.  Long swing path, barrel takes an uphill plane through the zone.
Power: 88.95 max exit velocity, averaged 83.57 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Smooth arm in the infield. Short and loose action from a high 3/4 slot. Arm played accurate across with the diamond, throws play with carry.
Defense: Clean actions in the field. Smooth footwork, rounds the ball well. Clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Michael Lynn, DePaul Prep (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, leg kick, short stride. Aggressive swing, uphill bat path, max bat speed of 69.0 MPH.
Power: 87.15 max exit velocity, averaged 61.56 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, flashed aggressive route, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Dayne Meyer, Willowbrook (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balance setup, smooth pre-pitch load, long toe tap stride. Long swing, level bath path, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85.07 max exit velocity, averaged 75.54 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fields low to the ground, soft hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Redmond Murphy, Nazareth (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, leg kick trigger. Short swing, uphill path, works inside the baseball, used middle/opposite field.
Power: 90.55 max exit velocity, averaged 76.99 mph. 192’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields from a wide base, uses two hands, ability to spin on double play from first.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Jake Nawrocki, Hampshire (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall and open setup, short stride with a leg lift trigger and smooth loading actions.  Short swing path, barrel travels on an uphill plane through the zone.
Power: 88.88 max exit velocity, averaged 76.41 mph. 287’ max distance. Present bat strength paired with quick bat speed. Max bat speed of 72.6 MPH.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, tosses from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Corner infielder projection. Clean actions in the field, moves nicely on the bag.
Run: 8.52 runner in the 60. 

Danny Newman, Wauconda (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, drop pre-pitch load, high leg kick. Short swing, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 81.58 max exit velocity, averaged 76.41 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, average hands.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Justin Orloff, Deerfield (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small load, short stride. Aggressive swing, max bat speed of 68.4 MPH, peak hand speed of 22.6 MPH, uphill path, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 93.86 max exit velocity, averaged 86.2 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields from a wide base with two hands, funnels to center, plays through ball at times.
Run: 7.93 runner in the 60. 

Padraig O’Shea, Amundsen (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, minimal pre-pitch load, short toe tap stride.  Long swing, uphill bat path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 86.7 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Ryan O'Toole, Warren (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small leg lift, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, direct swing, level path, line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.5 max exit velocity, averaged 80.1 mph. 299’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Smooth feet, works around/through the baseball, reliable hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

Calvin Proskey, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small leg lift, short stride. Short swing, uphill path, consistent contact with line drives, gap-to-gap approach
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 85.3 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions, fluid feet, plays low to the ground, fields out front, works through the baseball.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Richert, St. Ignatius (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 154-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slightly open feet, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Short swing, whole field approach.
Power: 85.3 max exit velocity, averaged 69.95 mph. 220’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, works towards the baseball, clean exchange.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

John Rings, Maine West  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-10, 200-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, small load, short stride. Short, aggressive swing, max bat speed of 72.9 MPH, consistently on the barrel, used the middle of the field, ball jumps off bat.
Power: 99.34 max exit velocity, averaged 93.05 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Schoeps, Richmond-Burton (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean, upside frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slight loading action, short stride. Simple swing, stays short to the ball, looks to control the barrel and uses the big part of the diamond.
Power: 82.41 max exit velocity, averaged 71.05 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields the ball in center in body, secures the baseball, clean release.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

James Schott, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds. Wiry build.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, high leg kick trigger, hands drop into load. Long swing that travels on an uphill path through contact. Looks to drive the ball the opposite way.
Power: 83.78 max exit velocity, averaged 75.59 mph. 251’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Arm action is short, releases from a high 3/4 arm angle. Throws play with some carry.
Defense: Glove plays the ball deep in the middle of his body. Long, pack exchange.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. 

Kyle Splitt, Grant (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Compact swing, line drive type hitter, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.73 max exit velocity, averaged 80.27 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, feet get staggered, clean exchange.
Run: 6.78 runner in the 60. 

John Swiderek, Ridgewood (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Sets up in a balanced stance, uses a short leg lift stride with smooth loading actions.  Barrel travels on an uphill path through contact.
Power: 92.08 max exit velocity, averaged 76.56 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 77 mph. Long arm action from an over the top slot. Arm plays with some accuracy.
Defense: Reliable hands in both the outfield and infield. Showed off some range in the field. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Tyrpin, Mount Carmel (IN), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 187-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, toe tap, short stride. Direct swing, level bat path, consistent line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.25 max exit velocity, averaged 80.81 mph. 271’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Used backhand and spin on double plays, flashes fluid feet, steady hands.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Sam Viniard, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, crouched stance, minimal pre-pitch load, long stride to even.  Quick hands, compact swing, line drive type hitter, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.96 max exit velocity, averaged 83.59 mph. 268’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to the ground, reliable hands.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Declan Waters, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-2, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balance stance, wide base, minimal load, short stride. Short level swing, line drive type hitter.
Power: 84.18 max exit velocity, averaged 71.48 mph. 246’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, steady hands.
Run: 8.11 runner in the 60. 

Jacob White, Mount Carmel (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, toe tap, short stride. Aggressive swing, max bat speed of 70.0 MPH, path works slightly uphill, consistent hard contact, intent to hit ball in air, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 96.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.56 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange/release, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Griffin Wilczewski, St. Ignatius (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-loaded on backside, short stride. Aggressive swing, max bat speed of 66.2 MPH, uphill path, gap-to-gap approach, ability to hit line drives.
Power: 90.08 max exit velocity, averaged 80.17 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, soft hands, fluid feet, plays through the ball, body control.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Nico Zambole, IC Catholic Prep (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 225-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Short swing, level bat plane, inside/out swing, looks to go the other way.
Power: 84.97 max exit velocity, averaged 77.53 mph. 215’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, clean exchange.
Run: 8.23 runner in the 60. 

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On March 13, the PBR Illinois team hosted its first annual O’Hare Preseason I.D. at the new Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports Dome in Bensenville, Ill. The event featured 130 players from high school graduates in classes 2022-25, from across the Chicagoland area.

Our staff collaborated in the days that followed to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from Saturday’s showcase, and we've published them throughout the week with our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis. Previously, we also looked deeper into the pitch and batted-ball data, inside of this event's TrackMan Files and Blast Motion Board stories.

We began our position-by-position analysis this week, starting with the day’s catchers and outfielders, and we’re covering the event’s infielders today.

This group was talented and large enough to separate into class rankings, 2022, 2023, and 2024. Junior Alex Vasquez (Evanston; uncommitted) lead his classmates at this event, with a short, simple right-handed swing that gelled well alongside his natural actions on the infield, helping him project well at the next level. He’s one to check back in on this summer. Notre Dame Prep and junior Michael O’Conor (uncommitted) is another ‘22 infielder who showed well at this event, generating some impressive bat strength for his size, with a positive outlook on defense.

Lyons sophomore Troy Stukenberg earned himself a place on the state’s Class of ‘23 rankings following his performance at O’Hare. Here, he took a physical round of batting practice that was among the tops for his age, and he also roamed around the infield with soft hands and athletic feet.

Among the freshmen in attendance, 3B/RHP Malachi Paplanus (Huntley, 2024; uncommitted) used this event to propel himself into a group of the top ‘24s we’ve seen to this point – and on both sides of the ball. He’s a 6-foot-1 athlete with a highly projectable right-handed swing, and he might have shown even better from the mound, which we’ll detail soon.

For full scouting reports on the day’s infielders, continue reading on below.

TOP 2022 INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Alex Vasquez, Evanston (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Simple, compact swing, direct to the baseball, uses middle of the field, line drives, consistent hard contact, peak hand speed of 23.8 MPH.
Power: 92.65 max exit velocity, averaged 83.09 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws from lower angle at times.
Defense: Easy infield actions, plays with glove low to ground, fields the ball out front, quick release, plays with proper direction.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

2. Michael O’Conor, Notre Dame College Prep (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, smooth load, leg lift, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short swing, flashes bat speed, path works efficiently uphill, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 98.7 max exit velocity, averaged 87.4 mph. 347’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, can throw from different angles.
Defense: Natural infield actions, plays with glove low to ground, fields out front, plays through baseball with proper direction, body control.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. Above-average runner for his age.

T-3. Charlie Faoro, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe tap, short stride. Loose swing, max bat speed of 70.9 MPH, peak hand speed of 22.3 MPH, stays inside the baseball, line drives at times, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.32 max exit velocity, averaged 81.67 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Soft hands, active feet, plays through ball with proper direction, body control.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

T-3. Luke Brabham, Nazareth (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick, short stride, smooth pre-pitch actions. Strong, aggressive swing, max bat speed of 66.7 MPH, consistent hard contact.
Power: 93.21 max exit velocity, averaged 85.37 mph. 327’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fields out front, steady hands, plays through ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

TOP 2023 INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Troy Stukenberg, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup, slightly open, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, fluid swing, max bat speed of 70.3 MPH, direct to baseball, consistent hard contact, line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96.92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.53 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slo.
Defense: Soft hands, quick exchange, ability to throw on the run, plays with proper direction.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

2. Tyler O’Connor, Wheaton North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, starts on ball of front foot, leg lift, short stride. Short swing, uphill bat path, intent to make contact out front, line drives, consistent contact, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 92.87 max exit velocity, averaged 84.85 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot, can throw from different angles.
Defense: Quick feet, athletic actions, smooth exchange, plays through the ball, advanced double play turn.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

3. Dominic Jacoby, Taft  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, toe tap, short stride. Loose, aggressive swing, makes contact out front, peak hand speed of 24.6 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.53 max exit velocity, averaged 83.77 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, smooth hands, clean exchange, advanced double play turn, body control.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

TOP 2024 INFIELDERS

1. Malachi Paplanus, Huntley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, leg lift, long stride, athletic pre-pitch actions. Short, aggressive swing, works slightly uphill, stays inside the baseball, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.95 max exit velocity, averaged 83.32 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Short, whippy arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws carry across infield. Best infield velocity at event.
Defense: Steady hands, flashes range and ability to throw on the run, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

2. Cash Campbell, Montini Catholic  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, athletic setup, slightly open, smooth load, small leg lift, short stride, advanced pre-pitch actions. Short, fluid swing, path works efficiently uphill, balanced throughout, max bat speed of 66.6 MPH, line drives, uses entire field.
Power: 95.62 max exit velocity, averaged 90.81 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, funnels the ball to center, clean exchange, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

3. Nick Drtina, Nazareth (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lean and athletic frame with room for physical maturity.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, toe tap trigger with a short stride. Smooth loading actions. Loose and uphill swing with fluid rhythm throughout. Advanced bat speed, easy effort at times and stays through the ozone; max bat speed of 69.6 MPH. Swings with controlled, intent, gap-to-gap ability.
Power: 88.75 max exit velocity, averaged 82.12 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action from a low 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Projects as a corner infielder. Glove plays in the middle of his body, easy release.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

4. Josh Wicker, Fenwick (IL), 2024
Positional Profile
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic in the box, balanced stance, smooth pre-pitch load, short leg kick. Compact swing, line drive type hitter, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 87.2 max exit velocity, averaged 70.16 mph. 240’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws play with carry.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, plays and fields low, soft hands, quiet feet, plus body control, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

5. Israel Nieto Jr., Grayslake Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, open base, short toe tap stride to even. Strong hands, long uphill swing plane, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 81.24 max exit velocity, averaged 75.25 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Feet get staggered, stays low to the ground, soft hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60. 

BEST OF THE REST (Listed Alphabetically)

Trevor Addotta, Belvidere North  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 152-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall and open stance, short stride, smooth loading actions.  Short swing path through the zone, flashed quick bat speed.
Power: 88.1 max exit velocity, averaged 72.76 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 82 mph. Short and loose arm action from a high 3/4 window.
Defense: Solid actions in the outfield. Reliable hands, clean exchange. In the infield, his glove plays deep.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Aaron Buckholtz, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, balanced setup, long hand load, short stride to even.  Long level swing, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 89.22 max exit velocity, averaged 80.95 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Mitch Burchert, William Fremd  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced stance, bar load, big leg kick to even. Strong hands, short swing, uphill barrel plane, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.59 max exit velocity, averaged 78.25 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 61 mph. Long arm slot, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fluid footwork, average hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

Caleb Caceres, Reavis  (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-6, 170-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, balanced stance, minimal load, short leg kick. Loose hands, short uphill swing, whole field approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 88.12 max exit velocity, averaged 82.89 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, quick feet, fields low, feet get staggered for adjustability.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

Noah Caceres, Reavis  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-9, 158-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow, open setup, leg lift, smooth pre-pitch actions. Short, fluid swing, works slightly uphill, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.17 max exit velocity, averaged 82.34 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Catcher: provides low target from one knee, steady receiver, clean exchanges. Infield: plays low, sure-handed, flashes athleticism, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Cole Cacini, Prospect (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Long uppercut swing, works middle/pull.
Power: 87.75 max exit velocity, averaged 79.93 mph. 317’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fields low to the ground, average hands.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Patrick Carmody, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, smooth pre-pitch load, short leg kick. Strong, loose hands, long level swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.89 max exit velocity, averaged 86.45 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, works towards the baseball, fields low to the ground.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Brady Chambers, Lyons Township  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-5, 185-pounds. Advanced physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, quick leg lift, short stride. Long, fluid swing, mostly level path, makes contact out front, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 83.12 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Uses backhand, comfortable around first base bag.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Cibulka, Benet (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-7, 130-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift, short stride. Short swing, uphill path, consistent line drives, used middle of field, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 79.15 max exit velocity, averaged 65.14 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, quick exchange, plays through baseball.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

Cole Collins, Libertyville  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced setup, quick leg kick, short stride. Short, aggressive swing, direct path to ball, consistent hard contact, line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96.14 max exit velocity, averaged 87.47 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Works around baseball with proper direction, steady hands.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

Mark DeCicco, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 179-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, long stride, athletic pre-pitch actions. Long, whippy swing, path works uphill, max bat speed of 68.6 MPH, consistent hard contact, intent to hit the ball in the air, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 93.21 max exit velocity, averaged 86.31 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, ability to drop it down.
Defense: Fields from a wide base, funnels the ball to center, steady hands, plays through it at times.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Jeremy DeWilkins, Benet (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wide, open setup, leg lift, short stride. Fluid swing, path works uphill, line drives, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 80.19 max exit velocity, averaged 72.2 mph. 258’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot, advanced accuracy from behind the plate.
Defense: Catcher: clean exchanges, quick feet. Infield: funnels the ball to center, steady hands, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Miles Durkin, Marist (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced stance, drop pre-pitch load, short leg lift. Strong hands, long uphill swing plane, pull side approach.
Power: 83.08 max exit velocity, averaged 77.83 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 62 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 8.28 runner in the 60. 

Destin Edwards, Marian Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic look, balance stance, smooth load, quick toe tap stride Loose hands, long uphill swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.98 max exit velocity, averaged 79.78 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, feet get staggered, fields low to the ground, soft hands.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

Sam Erickson, Downers Grove South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-11, 130-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Long level swing, line drive type hitter.
Power: 78.26 max exit velocity, averaged 72.48 mph. 237’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, average hands.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Lenox Estremera, Proviso West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Level bat path, looks to make contact out front, long swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 83.82 max exit velocity, averaged 74.86 mph. 294’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, works around the baseball, plays with proper direction.
Run: 8.09 runner in the 60. 

Ian Farrell, Saint Viator (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, small leg lift, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Long, loose swing, mostly level path, used middle of the field consistently, line drives.
Power: 89.13 max exit velocity, averaged 79.58 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, plays with proper direction, advanced double play turn.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Joey Frankel, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride.  Athletic hands, short uphill swing, whole field approach.
Power: 85.45 max exit velocity, averaged 73.84 mph. 257’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, feet get staggered, works low to high, clean exchange.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Graham Goodman, Libertyville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic body with a projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Wide and open setup, short stride to bring feet even. Smooth loading actions. Short, uphill swing with fluid rhythm throughout. Looks to pull the baseball. Has quick bat speed, generated by his 21.9 MPH peak hand speed.
Power: 88.35 max exit velocity, averaged 81.29 mph. 325’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action from a low 3/4 window.
Defense: Sure handed, active feet, glove plays out front in the middle of his body.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Mads Hansen, Evanston (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, toe tap, short stride. Short, loose swing, works inside the baseball, peak hand speed of 23.4 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 88.56 max exit velocity, averaged 81.36 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fields from a wide base, clean exchange, flashed athleticism.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Cayden Hart, Lakes Community (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, bar pre-pitch load, short leg stride to even. Long uphill swing, working gap-to-gap.
Power: 83.73 max exit velocity, averaged 73.54 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works to get around the baseball, fields low to high, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60. 

Jaylon Harvey, IC Catholic Prep (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-2, 120-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Sets up in a balanced and open stance, slight leg lift, minimal loading actions. Short swing path with a gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85.13 max exit velocity, averaged 73.82 mph. 211’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 62 mph. OF - 67 mph. Arm action is short, releases from an over the top slot.
Defense: Flashed steady hands in both the infield and outfield. Has solid range in the infield, fields the ball deep.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Jack Hayden, Marian Central Catholic  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 6-1, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, weight shifted into back leg, short stride. Strong swing, level path, max bat speed of 69.1 MPH, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 91.09 max exit velocity, averaged 84.45 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Catcher: sticks pitches while receiving, feet work plate on throwdowns. Infield: fields from a wide base, funnels ball to center.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Healy, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 157-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, no load, short stride.  Short level swing, whole field approach.
Power: 83.3 max exit velocity, averaged 71.7 mph. 280’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 63 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, stays low to the ground, average hands.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Brandon Howell, Downers Grove South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Short swing, level bath path, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 80.37 max exit velocity, averaged 74.04 mph. 247’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, average hand, clean exchange.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

Max Kaplan, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-8, 121-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Sets up in an open stance with a short stride. Hands draw back into load. Short and direct swing to the baseball with fluid rhythm.
Power: 78.2 max exit velocity, averaged 71.59 mph. 275’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 75 mph. Short and loose arm action, releases from a high 3/4 window.
Defense: Natural actions at first base. Showed off solid footwork around the bag.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Kempf, Crystal Lake Central (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open, athletic setup, weight sits slightly on backside, quick leg kick, short stride. Strong swing, max bat speed of 70.0 MPH, looks to make contact out front, pull side line drives.
Power: 91.57 max exit velocity, averaged 84.56 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Catcher: flashes athleticism, gains ground, clean exchange, ability to block. Infield: steady hands, quick exchange, athletic double play turn, body control.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Anderson Koch, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 132-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Aggressive swing, peak hand speed of 21.1 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, used middle of field at times.
Power: 81.14 max exit velocity, averaged 75.26 mph. 252’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short, clean arm action, high 3/4 arm slot
Defense: Fields from a wide base, funnels ball to center, plays through ball at times.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Lange, Glenbard West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe tap, short stride. Short swing, path works uphill, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 83.82 max exit velocity, averaged 75.18 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork, plays through the ball, made sliding play to backhand.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

AJ Le, Andrew (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, short stride trigger, draws hands up and back into load.  Long swing path, barrel takes an uphill plane through the zone.
Power: 88.95 max exit velocity, averaged 83.57 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Smooth arm in the infield. Short and loose action from a high 3/4 slot. Arm played accurate across with the diamond, throws play with carry.
Defense: Clean actions in the field. Smooth footwork, rounds the ball well. Clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Michael Lynn, DePaul Prep (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, leg kick, short stride. Aggressive swing, uphill bat path, max bat speed of 69.0 MPH.
Power: 87.15 max exit velocity, averaged 61.56 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, flashed aggressive route, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Dayne Meyer, Willowbrook (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balance setup, smooth pre-pitch load, long toe tap stride. Long swing, level bath path, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85.07 max exit velocity, averaged 75.54 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, fields low to the ground, soft hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Redmond Murphy, Nazareth (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, leg kick trigger. Short swing, uphill path, works inside the baseball, used middle/opposite field.
Power: 90.55 max exit velocity, averaged 76.99 mph. 192’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields from a wide base, uses two hands, ability to spin on double play from first.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Jake Nawrocki, Hampshire (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall and open setup, short stride with a leg lift trigger and smooth loading actions.  Short swing path, barrel travels on an uphill plane through the zone.
Power: 88.88 max exit velocity, averaged 76.41 mph. 287’ max distance. Present bat strength paired with quick bat speed. Max bat speed of 72.6 MPH.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, tosses from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Corner infielder projection. Clean actions in the field, moves nicely on the bag.
Run: 8.52 runner in the 60. 

Danny Newman, Wauconda (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, drop pre-pitch load, high leg kick. Short swing, line drive gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 81.58 max exit velocity, averaged 76.41 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, average hands.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60. 

Justin Orloff, Deerfield (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small load, short stride. Aggressive swing, max bat speed of 68.4 MPH, peak hand speed of 22.6 MPH, uphill path, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 93.86 max exit velocity, averaged 86.2 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields from a wide base with two hands, funnels to center, plays through ball at times.
Run: 7.93 runner in the 60. 

Padraig O’Shea, Amundsen (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, minimal pre-pitch load, short toe tap stride.  Long swing, uphill bat path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 86.7 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Ryan O'Toole, Warren (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small leg lift, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, direct swing, level path, line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.5 max exit velocity, averaged 80.1 mph. 299’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Smooth feet, works around/through the baseball, reliable hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

Calvin Proskey, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, small leg lift, short stride. Short swing, uphill path, consistent contact with line drives, gap-to-gap approach
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 85.3 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions, fluid feet, plays low to the ground, fields out front, works through the baseball.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Richert, St. Ignatius (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 154-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slightly open feet, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Short swing, whole field approach.
Power: 85.3 max exit velocity, averaged 69.95 mph. 220’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop, works towards the baseball, clean exchange.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

John Rings, Maine West  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-10, 200-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, small load, short stride. Short, aggressive swing, max bat speed of 72.9 MPH, consistently on the barrel, used the middle of the field, ball jumps off bat.
Power: 99.34 max exit velocity, averaged 93.05 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Schoeps, Richmond-Burton (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. 
Power: 82.41 max exit velocity, averaged 71.05 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph.
Defense:
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

James Schott, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds. Wiry build.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, high leg kick trigger, hands drop into load. Long swing that travels on an uphill path through contact. Looks to drive the ball the opposite way.
Power: 83.78 max exit velocity, averaged 75.59 mph. 251’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Arm action is short, releases from a high 3/4 arm angle. Throws play with some carry.
Defense: Glove plays the ball deep in the middle of his body. Long, pack exchange.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. 

Kyle Splitt, Grant (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced stance, minimal load, short stride. Compact swing, line drive type hitter, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.73 max exit velocity, averaged 80.27 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, feet get staggered, clean exchange.
Run: 6.78 runner in the 60. 

John Swiderek, Ridgewood (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Sets up in a balanced stance, uses a short leg lift stride with smooth loading actions.  Barrel travels on an uphill path through contact.
Power: 92.08 max exit velocity, averaged 76.56 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 77 mph. Long arm action from an over the top slot. Arm plays with some accuracy.
Defense: Reliable hands in both the outfield and infield. Showed off some range in the field. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Tyrpin, Mount Carmel (IN), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 187-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, toe tap, short stride. Direct swing, level bat path, consistent line drives, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.25 max exit velocity, averaged 80.81 mph. 271’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Used backhand and spin on double plays, flashes fluid feet, steady hands.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Sam Viniard, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, crouched stance, minimal pre-pitch load, long stride to even.  Quick hands, compact swing, line drive type hitter, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.96 max exit velocity, averaged 83.59 mph. 268’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to the ground, reliable hands.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Declan Waters, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-2, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balance stance, wide base, minimal load, short stride. Short level swing, line drive type hitter.
Power: 84.18 max exit velocity, averaged 71.48 mph. 246’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Works towards the baseball, steady hands.
Run: 8.11 runner in the 60. 

Jacob White, Mount Carmel (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, toe tap, short stride. Aggressive swing, max bat speed of 70.0 MPH, path works slightly uphill, consistent hard contact, intent to hit ball in air, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 96.2 max exit velocity, averaged 85.56 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange/release, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Griffin Wilczewski, St. Ignatius (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-loaded on backside, short stride. Aggressive swing, max bat speed of 66.2 MPH, uphill path, gap-to-gap approach, ability to hit line drives.
Power: 90.08 max exit velocity, averaged 80.17 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, soft hands, fluid feet, plays through the ball, body control.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Nico Zambole, IC Catholic Prep (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 225-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, minimal pre-pitch load, short stride. Short swing, level bat plane, inside/out swing, looks to go the other way.
Power: 84.97 max exit velocity, averaged 77.53 mph. 215’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields low to high, clean exchange.
Run: 8.23 runner in the 60. 

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