Peoria Preseason I.D.: Statistical Analysis


By Illinois Staff

On Feb. 24, the PBR Illinois team hosted the third-annual Peoria Preseason I.D. at the Louisville Slugger Dome in Peoria, Ill. The event featured over 70 players from high school graduates in classes 2022-25, from across Central Illinois and beyond.

On Thursday, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways and highlights from this week's showcase, and we’re publishing them within our Quick Hits piece. Over the next couple of days we’ll be diving deeper into all of the data we collected rolling out even more coverage from the event.

Junior RHP/1B Nick Rainey (Illinois Valley Central, 2022; uncommitted) earned a mention at the Central Illinois Scout Day back in July for a well-rounded two-way performance, and he improved across the board statistically on Wednesday evening. He shaved nearly 0.4 seconds off his 60 time and improved his fastball velocity by four ticks since last summer.

Rainey and four other uncommitted 2022 right-handed pitchers led the event in max fastball velocity: Jacob Pate (Beardstown), Wes Hunt (Peoria Christian), Davis Hofstatter (Moline), and David Smith (Tremont). Underclassmen SS/RHP Cole Noreuil (Delavan, 2024) and SS/RHP Jacob O'Day (Normal Community) each reached an 85 mph high from the mound as well.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, C Ethan Sosnowski (East Peoria, 2022) is featured heavily on the leaderboards below. He ran a 7.10, a good time for his physical figure, and his right-handed bat also helped him pace the event in max exit speed on offense.

SS/3B Trent Koehler (Lincoln Community, 2022) was one of the event's most improved players. He, too, attended last summer's Central Illinois Scout Day, and he's come a long way since. Last summer, Koehler ran a 7.48, topped an exit velocity of 80 mph, and was 86 mph from the outfield. On Wednesday, Koehler ran a 7.13 in the 60 and took defensive reps on the infield instead, where he reached an 91 mph high across, leading the rest of the group by 7 mph. And offensively, Koehler averaged an exit speed of nearly 82 mph while recording a 91.6 max.

For a complete look at the day's leaderboards, continue on below. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 6.77
2 Jacob Blunck IL Maroa-Forsyth 2023 OF 6.85
3 Aidan Fulton IL Illinois Valley Central 2023 OF 6.98
4 Wandel Campana IL Havana 2022 SS 6.99
5 Ben Wilson IL Springfield 2024 OF 7.02
6 Ryan Robinson IL Rochester 2022 C 7.04
7 Nolan Schaefer IL Pekin 2024 SS 7.06
8 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 7.07
9 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 7.10
10 Trent Koehler IL Lincoln Community 2022 SS 7.13
11 Mathew Montoya IL Eureka 2022 OF 7.15
12 Cole Kratzberg IL Orion 2023 OF 7.16
13 Devan Tupper IL Normal University 2024 OF 7.17

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Jacob Pate IL Beardstown 2022 RHP 88 mph
2 Wes Hunt IL Peoria Christian 2022 RHP 87 mph
^ Davis Hoffstatter IL Moline 2022 RHP 87 mph
^ Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 87 mph
3 David Smith IL Tremont 2022 RHP 85 mph
^ Cole Noreuil IL Delavan 2024 SS 85 mph
^ Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 85 mph
^ Kellen Hershberger IL Normal Community 2022 RHP 85 mph
4 Adam McGee IL Belleville West 2022 RHP 83 mph
5 Logan Justus IL Midwest Central 2023 3B 82 mph
^ Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 82 mph
6 Cole Kratzberg IL Orion 2023 OF 81 mph
^ Bryce Hires IL Litchfield 2023 RHP 81 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 98
2 Ty Fate IL Limestone 2022 1B 96
3 Trent Koehler IL Lincoln Community 2022 SS 92
^ Kannon Kleine IL Galesburg 2022 C 92
^ Aidan VanDuzer IL LaSalle Peru 2022 C 92
^ Noah Chase IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 SS 92
^ Nolan VanDuzer IL LaSalle-Peru 2024 RHP 92
^ Luke Read IL Springfield Southeast 2022 OF 92
4 Sam Rohlfing IL Harvest Christian 2023 SS 91
^ Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 91
^ Tanner Legner IL Pontiac 2022 SS 91
^ Colton Musgrave IL Tuscola 2023 C 91
^ Tyler Sears IL Bloomington Central Catholic 2022 LHP 91
^ Brennon Reed IL Bloomington 2022 OF 91
^ Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 91
^ Jacob Budd IL Litchfield 2023 SS 91

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Trent Koehler IL Lincoln Community 2022 SS 91
2 Jacob O'Day IL Normal Community 2023 SS 84
^ Cole Noreuil IL Delavan 2024 SS 84
^ Noah Chase IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 SS 84
3 Kellen Hershberger IL Normal Community 2022 RHP 83
4 Zach Diver IL Dunlap 2022 SS 82
^ Nolan Schaefer IL Pekin 2024 SS 82
5 Nick Rainey IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 RHP 81
^ Cameron Anderson IL Bloomington 2022 SS 81
^ Tanner Legner IL Pontiac 2022 SS 81
^ Logan Justus IL Midwest Central 2023 3B 81

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Cole Kratzberg IL Orion 2023 OF 86
2 Aidan Fulton IL Illinois Valley Central 2023 OF 84
3 Mathew Montoya IL Eureka 2022 OF 83
4 Brennon Reed IL Bloomington 2022 OF 81
^ Devan Tupper IL Normal University 2024 OF 81

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 75
^ Kannon Kleine IL Galesburg 2022 C 75
^ Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 75
2 Colton Musgrave IL Tuscola 2023 C 74
3 Aidan VanDuzer IL LaSalle Peru 2022 C 73

TOP POP TIMES 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Kannon Kleine IL Galesburg 2022 C 2.03-2.12
2 Ethan Sosnowski IL East Peoria 2022 C 2.08-2.26
3 Joshua Arnett IL Lewistown 2024 C 2.10-2.29
4 Nathan Cooley IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 C 2.12-2.19
5 Aidan VanDuzer IL LaSalle Peru 2022 C 2.14-2.26

For a complete look at all of the statistics recorded at this event, CLICK HERE.

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