O'Hare Preseason I.D.: Pitcher 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, outfielders, and infielders, and we’re covering the event’s pitchers today.

This was a really impressive group, led by one of the top freshmen pitchers we saw across the winter’s showcase circuit: Malachi Paplanus (2024; uncommitted). Paplanus’ two-way performance here really stood out, though his work from the mound seems to be where his future is brightest, as he’s able to reach premium velocity for his age attached to prominent spin rates. That spin feel translates to his curveball, too, as he has the ability to throw a tight 11/5 breaking ball that also features substantial spin rates.

Mundelein sophomore RHP Bennett Musser (2023; uncommitted) sat at a heavy 87-88 mph at this event with an above-average breaking ball worth monitoring through the rest of this spring and into the summer.

Underclass southpaws Luke Brown (Plainfield North, 2023; uncommitted) and Beau McBride (New Trier, 2024; uncommitted) each reach noteworthy velocity for the ages that comes from similarly physical statures.

There’s a lot we learned at this event. For full scouting reports on each of these pitchers, as well as the rest who made it out to this event, continue reading on below.

TOP PITCHING PROSPECTS

1. Malachi Paplanus, Huntley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, drop and drive delivery, repeatable, strong front side, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Plays downhill, arm side run at times. T2290, 2232 average rpm.
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape, tight spin. T2616, 2566 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Straight change, intent to throw down in the zone. T1954, 1875 average rpm.

2. Bennett Musser, Mundelein (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only with some effort, works in line, lands squared, finishes upright.
Arm Action: RH. Short loose arm action, quick arm speed, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 87-88 mph. Late arm-side movement. T2287, 2169 average rpm.
CB: 73-76 mph. 11/5 break, fastball like arm speed, thrown for strikes. T2328, 2239 average rpm.
CH: 74-76 mph. Fading action, near fastball arm speed. T2166, 1628 average rpm.

3. Ryan Henschel, Glenbrook North (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-11, 182-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tempo, repeatable, athletic delivery, level shoulders, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot
FB: T89, 86-88 mph. 4-seam, heavy, consistent strikes, ability to throw at top of zone as well. T2197, 2056 average rpm.
CB: 64-66 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, has feel to throw down in the zone. T2004, 1946 average rpm.

4. Luke Brown, Plainfield North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, works in line, lands closed.
Arm Action: LH. Long loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 84-85 mph. Plays straight, flashes run. T2318, 2253 average rpm.
CB: 69-72 mph. Sharp-biting 1/7 breaker, fastball arm speed. T2343, 2294 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Plus arm-side action, flashed sink, feel for the pitch. T1681, 1541 average rpm.

5. Beau McBride, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Drop/drive delivery, shoulders stay level, works in line, lands squared.
Arm Action: LH. Long loose arm action, low ¾  to ¾ slot.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Heavy arm-side run. T2287, 2235 average rpm.
CB: 64-66 mph. Gradual 1/7 break.  T1828, 1782 average rpm.
CH: 69-70 mph. Arm-side action, flashed sink. T1948, 1922 average rpm.

6. Calvin Proskey, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, repeatable, leg lift works slightly across body, lands square, works in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, clean arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 82-83 mph. Mostly straight, flashes arm side run. T2137, 2038 average rpm.
CB: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action, has feel to spin it, strikes. T2473, 2379 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Fading action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1656, 1589 average rpm.

7. Brady Chambers, Lyons Township (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-5, 185-pounds. Advanced physical frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, slow, rhythmic tempo, repeatable, leg lift works slightly across body, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 82-83 mph. Mostly straight, plays downhill at times. T2097, 2064 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T2245, 2220 average rpm.
CH: 76-77 mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1748, 1720 average rpm.

8. Charlie Faoro, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, easy, repeatable delivery, lands square, level shoulders, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Run/sinking action. T2642, 2573 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action, tight spin, feel for it. T2748, 2444 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1837, 1775 average rpm.

9. Nick Drtina, Nazareth (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lean and athletic frame with room for physical maturity.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery with some rhythm. Works with regular effort, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Short and loose arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T82, 80-81 mph. Fastball plays straight with some ride through the zone. T2146, 2075 average rpm.
CB: 71-72 mph. 12/6 shape with tight spin and gradual action. T2079, 2055 average rpm.
SL: 75-76 mph. Plays with 10/4 shape and slight action. T2112, 2062 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Maintains near fastball arm speed. Plays with arm side run. T1646, 1604 average rpm.

10. Michael Hilker Jr, Yorkville  (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, works in line, lands squared, finishes athletic.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 83-85 mph. Plays straight. T2420, 2348 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. 11/5 breaking action. T2586, 2527 average rpm.
SL: 74-77 mph. Late breaking 11/5, fastball like arm speed, thrown for strikes. T2571, 2505 average rpm.
CH: 76-78 mph.  T1585, 1540 average rpm.

11. Connor Walters, Libertyville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Uptempo tall and fall delivery, shoulders works on an uphill plane, works in line, lands open.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T85, 82-84 mph. Plays straight, thrown for strikes down in the zone. T2236, 2169 average rpm.
CB: 64-66 mph. Gradual 12/6 breaker. T2354, 2256 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Fading action, fastball like arm speed, works down in the zone. T1806, 1770 average rpm.

12. Graham Goodman, Libertyville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic body with a projectable build.
Delivery: Uptempo and athletic delivery with some effort. Works in line with a square landing.
Arm Action: RH. Quick twitch helps generate advanced arm speed. Short arm action from a low 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 77-79 mph. Fastball plays with arm side run and sinking action. Located the ball down in the zone.  T2083, 1990 average rpm.
CB: 71-72 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed. 10/4 shape with sharp sweeping action. Has plus spin, with average spin rate over 2500 RPM. Throws with intent.  T2627, 2532 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Thrown with fastball arm speed. Plays with sinking action.  T1688, 1580 average rpm.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Nicolas Altobelli, Andrew  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick tempo, lands square, level shoulders, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 76-79 mph. Mostly straight, flashes arm side run. T2000, 1888 average rpm.
CB: 61-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1838, 1772 average rpm.
CH: 65-67 mph. Sinking action. T1347, 1273 average rpm.

Hank Babwin, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 209-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, shoulders stay level, works in line, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Plays straight. T1976, 1912 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. Gradual 12/6 breaker. T1898, 1857 average rpm.
CH: 70-71 mph. Sinking action.  T1840, 1805 average rpm.

Will Bartels, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, repeatable delivery, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Run/sink action, strikes. T2089, 1997 average rpm.
CB: 66-67 mph. 11/5 shape. T1959, 1879 average rpm.
CH: 72-75 mph. Sink/fading action, arm speed similar to fastball, feel. T1956, 1881 average rpm.

Lucas Bormann, York (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 130-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Delivery: Stretch only, smooth rhythm, lands square, works in line with proper direction.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. Mostly straight, clean out of hand, strikes. T2270, 2200 average rpm.
CB: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape, flashes late movement. T2136, 2028 average rpm.
CH: 71-75 mph. Straight change, intent to throw down in zone. T2097, 1725 average rpm.

Luke Brabham, Nazareth (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Starts windup angled toward third base, smooth tempo, drop and drive delivery, lands open.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T79, 75-79 mph. Mostly straight, strikes at times. T1851, 1684 average rpm.
CB: 62-64 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, feel for strikes. T1481, 1464 average rpm.
SL: 63-68 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action. T1840, 1669 average rpm.
CH: 71-72 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1585, 1536 average rpm.

Aaron Buckholtz, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Drop/drive delivery, shoulders get on an uphill plane, lands squared, finishes athletic.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T74, 72-73 mph. Plays straight, flashes cut. T2115, 2015 average rpm.
CB: 55-57 mph. 1/7 break. T1693, 1620 average rpm.
CH: 61-65 mph. Arm-side run. T1371, 1334 average rpm.

Jack Butera, Niles West (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, strong front side, lands square, works in line to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 77-79 mph. Mostly straight, plays glove side. T1814, 1578 average rpm.
CB: 59-60 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual, sweeping action. T1797, 1727 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. Flashes sink/run. T1108, 1028 average rpm.

Cole Cacini, Prospect (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: tall and fall delivery, shoulders work on an uphill plane, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Plays straight.  T2246, 2188 average rpm.
CB: 65-67 mph. Gradual 11/5 break, near fastball arm speed.  T2309, 2239 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. flashes sink and fade, near fastball arm speed, thrown for strikes. T1613, 1504 average rpm.

Jack Calcagno, Fenwick (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, starts closed, high leg lift, repeatable, athletic delivery, strong front side, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 75-78 mph. Flashes arm side run. T2123, 2086 average rpm.
CB: 64-66 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1731, 1675 average rpm.
CH: 70-71 mph. Sink/fade at times. T1516, 1482 average rpm.

Cash Campbell, Montini Catholic  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, rhythmic tempo, lands open, level shoulders, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82, 80-82 mph. Mostly straight, flashes sink. T1707, 1576 average rpm.
CB: 63-65 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1007, 857 average rpm.
CH: 70-73 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1086, 920 average rpm.

Mark DeCicco, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 179-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, slow tempo, front long extended at plant, lands open, level shoulders. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 77-79 mph. Mostly straight, occasional arm side run. T2056, 1999 average rpm.
CB: 63-65 mph. 12/6 shape, has depth. T2202, 2109 average rpm.
SL: 66-67 mph. Slurve like, 11/5 shape. T2085, 2032 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. Fading action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1737, 1713 average rpm.

Andrew Garcia, DePaul (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, repeatable, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action, over the top arm slot.
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. Mostly straight, thrown for strikes. T2099, 1962 average rpm.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T2087, 2004 average rpm.
CH: 74-76 mph. Arm side fade. T1409, 1334 average rpm.

Mads Hansen, Evanston (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick, rhythmic tempo, lands square, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T76, 75-76 mph. Mostly straight, worked both sides of the plate. T2120, 1990 average rpm.
CB: 63-64 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T2255, 2179 average rpm.
CH: 69-72 mph. Flashes fading action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1627, 1463 average rpm.

Cayden Hart, Lakes Community (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, works in line with home, lands slightly closed, finishes upright.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. Arm-side movement, flashed sink. T1995, 1941 average rpm.
CB: 62-64 mph. Sharp acting 11/5 break, fastball like arm speed.  T1745, 1674 average rpm.
CH: 68-69 mph. Plays straight, near fastball arm speed, thrown to the arm side.  T1420, 1333 average rpm.
CUT: 65-67 mph. 10/4 action. 

Charlie Healy, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 157-pounds.
Delivery: Tal/fall delivery with easy effort, works in line, lands squared.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T65, 74-75 mph. Plays straight. T1803, 1622 average rpm.
CB: 52-56 mph. Early breaking 11/5 action. T1895, 1848 average rpm.
CH: 56-60 mph. Cut action, near fastball arm speed. T1892, 1387 average rpm.

Francis Heinzmann, Oak Park and River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Drop/drive with some effort, shoulders stay level, works in line, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Plays straight.  T2143, 2012 average rpm.
CB: 60-62 mph. Throws to the arm side.  T2030, 1919 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Plays straight. T1825, 1732 average rpm.

Kaiden Herman, Warren (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-8, 130-pounds. Wiry build with a projectable frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery with regular effort and smooth rhythm. Body works in line, lands closed.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, works from a true 3/4 window.
FB: T76, 73-75 mph. Fastball plays mostly straight with slight arm side run. T1950, 1798 average rpm.
CB: 63-65 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed. 1/7 shape with gradual action and depth. Showed feel for his breaking ball, locating it for strikes. T2235, 2158 average rpm.
CH: 69-70 mph. Maintains near fastball arm speed, plays with fading action.  T1723, 1636 average rpm.

Brandon Howell, Downers Grove South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Delivery: tall and fall delivery, shoulder stay level, works in line, lands squared.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 74-77 mph. Plays straight. T1961, 1884 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. Gradual 11/5 break. T1956, 1914 average rpm.
SL: 67-69 mph. 10/4 movement. T2043, 1888 average rpm.
CH: 66-68 mph. Fading action, near fastball arm speed. T1867, 1806 average rpm.

Chris Iannuzzi, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, leg lift works across body, lands slightly open, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Mostly straight, plays arm side. T2049, 2012 average rpm.
SL: 72-73 mph. 10/4 shape, sharp action. T2404, 2392 average rpm.
CH: 70-73 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1565, 1516 average rpm.

Max Kaplan, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-8, 121-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive type delivery with a tall balance point and some rhythm. Body works in line, lands square.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action. Works from a high 3/4 angle.
FB: T73, 72-73 mph. Fastball plays mostly straight with occasional downhill tilt.  T2005, 1962 average rpm.
CB: 60-61 mph. Maintains near fastball arm speed. 12/6 shape with gradual action and depth.  T1772, 1651 average rpm.
CH: 66-67 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed. Plays with nice fading action. Showed solid feel for his changeup. T1714, 1572 average rpm.

Alex Kirages, Lake Forest (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Delivery: tall and fall delivery, shoulders close off, works in line, lands squared.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75, 72-74 mph. Plays straight. T2173, 2132 average rpm.
CB: 67-68 mph. Sweeping 11/5 breaker, fastball like arm speed. T2280, 2238 average rpm.
SL: 70-74 mph.  T2226, 2132 average rpm.
CH: 69-70 mph. Fading action, fastball like arm speed. T2109, 2037 average rpm.

Anderson Koch, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 132-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, repeatable action, lands slightly closed, works in line with target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T74, 73-74 mph. Mostly straight, plays arm side of plate. T2056, 1986 average rpm.
CB: 62-62 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, feel for it. T1912, 1823 average rpm.
CH: 64-67 mph. Sink/fading action. T1594, 1510 average rpm.
CUT: 67-70 mph.

Callahan Koch, Fenwick (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 153-pounds.
Delivery: Tilit/topple with some effort, works in line, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 74-78 mph. Plays straight. T1860, 1786 average rpm.
SL: 64-67 mph. 10/4 movement, near fastball arm speed. T2241, 2118 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. Arm-side run, flashed sink. T1809, 1744 average rpm.

Charlie Lange, Glenbard West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, slow tempo in windup, quick to plate once hands break, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Arm side run, late movement. T2273, 2218 average rpm.
SL: 71-73 mph. 10/4 shape, tight, late movement, feel for strikes. T2244, 2159 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Downward action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1926, 1873 average rpm.

Carter Laureys, Mundelein (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-7, 135-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, starts closed, drop and drive delivery, quick to plate, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75, 75-75 mph. Flashes sink/run. T2088, 2046 average rpm.
CB: 63-64 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, occasional depth. T1950, 1896 average rpm.
CH: 67-69 mph. Straight change. T1348, 1234 average rpm.

Luke Mejdrich, Hampshire  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, flashes rhythm, lands square, works in line with target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Mostly straight, intent to throw up in the zone. T1961, 1853 average rpm.
SL: 63-66 mph. Slurve like, 10/4 shape. T1975, 1890 average rpm.
CH: 71-72 mph. Flashes cutting action. T1485, 1406 average rpm.

Dayne Meyer, Willowbrook (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, shoulders stay level, works in line, lands closed, finishes athletic.
Arm Action: LH. Long loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Arm-side run. T1903, 1858 average rpm.
CB: 64-65 mph. Gradual 1/7 break. T2127, 2016 average rpm.
CH: 68-69 mph. Plays straight. T1724, 1678 average rpm.

Jake Nawrocki, Hampshire (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 215-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery with regular effort, lands open.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, works from a high 3/4 window.
FB: T77,  mph. Fastball plays straight, located throughout the zone. T1473, 1415 average rpm.
CB:  mph. 10/4 shape with slight action, flashes of depth.  T1630, 1573 average rpm.
CH: 67-68 mph. Plays mostly straight, thrown with slower arm speed. T1357, 1251 average rpm.

Danny Newman, Wauconda (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Drop/drive delivery with some effort, works in line, lands squared.
Arm Action: LH. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T73, 72-73 mph. Plays straight.  T2120, 1993 average rpm.
CB: 62-63 mph. Late breaking 1/7 action, thrown for strike at the bottom of the zone. T1813, 1773 average rpm.
CH: 66-66 mph. Fading action, thrown for strikes. T1407, 1251 average rpm.

Justin Orloff, Deerfield (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 215-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, lands square, level shoulders, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Mostly straight, 4-seam type. T2037, 1953 average rpm.
SL: 66-68 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1862, 1833 average rpm.
CH: 69-72 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1595, 1502 average rpm.

Charlie Parcell, Maine West (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Wiry build, body has projection.
Delivery: Works only from the stretch. Drop and drive delivery with a closed landing.
Arm Action: LH. Short arm action with a stab draw from the glove. Arm works from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76, 75-76 mph. Plays with slight arm side run. T1973, 1895 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. Slows arm speed. Plays with 1/7 shape. T1821, 1735 average rpm.
CH: 71-72 mph. Slightly slows arm speed. Plays mostly straight with occasional cutting action. T1635, 1490 average rpm.

Thomas Plizga, Fremd (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, tall balance point, lands square and works in line.
Arm Action: LH. Clean arm action. Long and loose, works from an over the top window.
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. Fastball plays straight, showed control of the pitch throughout the strike zone. T1630, 1485 average rpm.
CB: 59-61 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed. 12/6 shape with gradual action. T1629, 1596 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed. Changeup plays with arm side run. Flashed feel. T1182, 1160 average rpm.

Matthew Richert, St. Ignatius (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 154-pounds.
Delivery: Uptempo drop/drive delivery, works in line, lands squared.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T73, 71-73 mph. Plays straight, flashes arm-side run. T1811, 1743 average rpm.
CB: 60-61 mph. Gradual 11/5 action. T1611, 1605 average rpm.
CH: 65-66 mph. Sinking action. T1564, 1454 average rpm.
SPLT: 64-66 mph. 

Owen Ruff, Saint Viator (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Deliberate tall and fall delivery, works in line, lands squared, finishes upright.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-80 mph. Late arm-side run, flashes sink. T2126, 2027 average rpm.
CB: 70-74 mph. Gradual 11/5 break. T2209, 2085 average rpm.
CH: 73-74 mph. Plays straight. T1663, 1525 average rpm.

James Schott, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds. Wiry build.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery with a tall balance point. Body works in line, lands slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action from a high 3/4 angle. Stab draw out of the glove.
FB: T78, 77-78 mph. Plays with occasional arm side run and sinking action. T1950, 1865 average rpm.
CB: 64-65 mph. 11/5 shape with gradual action and solid depth. T1890, 1777 average rpm.
CH: 65-68 mph. Slightly slows arm speed, plays with nice fading action. T1907, 1822 average rpm.

Bryson Smith, Mount Carmel (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-8, 180-pounds.
Delivery: tall and fall delivery, works in line, lands closed, finishes athletic.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T68, 68-68 mph. Plays straight. T2029, 1900 average rpm.
CB: 56-58 mph. Early breaking 1/7, near fastball arm speed, thrown for strikes. T2042, 1964 average rpm.
CH: 61-63 mph. Fading action. T1629, 1468 average rpm.

Jimmy Spagoletti, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, works in line, lands square, finishes athletic.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 73-75 mph. Plays straight. T1747, 1637 average rpm.
SL: 63-64 mph. Gradual 10/4 movement. T1895, 1862 average rpm.
CH: 66-69 mph. Fading action, near fastball arm speed, thrown for strikes. T1419, 1322 average rpm.

Nathan Tyrpin, Mount Carmel (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 187-pounds.
Delivery: Slow tempo, easy effort in delivery, lands square, level shoulders, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Mostly straight, arm side run at times. T2091, 2025 average rpm.
CB: 64-65 mph. 12/6 shape, early action, has feel for it. T1703, 1676 average rpm.
SL: 66-68 mph. 10/4 shape, early action. T2041, 1959 average rpm.

Josh Wicker, Fenwick (IL), 2024
Positional Profile
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Drop/drive delivery, shoulders stay level, works in line, lands squared, finishes athletically.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Plays straight, slight run. T2064, 2034 average rpm.
SL: 70-71 mph.  T2179, 2156 average rpm.
CH: 68-69 mph. Sinking action, near fastball arm speed. T1811, 1760 average rpm.

Adrian Zavala, Stagg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 130-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, rhythm in tempo, front leg extension before plant, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Mostly straight, strikes. T2140, 2038 average rpm.
CB: 64-67 mph. 12/6 shape, flashes depth. T2213, 2155 average rpm.
CH: 71-73 mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1967, 1857 average rpm.

Aiden Zimmerman, Huntley  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Lanky frame with projection for future physical maturity.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, lands square, works in line.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, slight stab draw out the glove. Works from a high 3/4 angle.
FB: T78, 75-77 mph. Fastball plays straight, showed control throughout the zone. T1837, 1773 average rpm.
CB: 65-65 mph. Slightly slows arm speed. 11/5 shape with gradual action.  T1225, 1192 average rpm.
CH: 65-70 mph. Maintains near fastball arm speed, plays with slight arm side run. T1799, 1484 average rpm.

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