Prep Baseball Report

Top 10 Profiles of 2022: No. 10 Ryan Geraghty

By: Peter Hamot
Area Scout, Staff Writer

Kicking off our Top 10 Profiles of 2022 we have Wichita State commit RHP Ryan Geraghty (Mundelein, 2023). The hard-throwing right-hander was one of the most dominant arms in the state throughout the spring, helping to lead Mundelein to the 4A State Tournament and eventually earning PBR First Team All-State recognition after he went 9-1 on the bump with 64.2 innings pitched, 118 strikeouts a 1.19 ERA and WHIP of 0.665. His ascent continued into the summer after he was selected to the 2022 Area Code Games. Representing the White Sox, Geraghty was a clear winner from the event with his high-octane arsenal and untapped upside, earning a mention in the 2022 Area Code Games: Standout Pitchers.

Currently the No. 7 ranked player in the state, Geraghty is much more than just a fire-balling right-hander. While his fastball can reach into the mid-90s, he also has arguably the best breaking ball in the state. Reaching spin-rates of over 2,800 RPM, Geraghty has advanced feel for his slider and is more than happy to use it in any count. While his aforementioned fastball is already a high-level offering, he shows signs that there is more velocity in the tank; boasting room to fill out in his 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame with an athletic operation and quick arm stroke.

We will see what this coming season has in store for the future Shocker as he looks to continue his dominance into the new year.

No. 10 Ryan Geraghty


Ryan Geraghty

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Mundelein
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Artillery
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Wichita State commit. Durable 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame. Former PBR Future Games participant, ranked inside the top-20 in the Illinois’ junior class. Started at home against McHenry on a cold afternoon. Quiet tempo and rhythm on the mound, coils into the backside and shows the front hip before engaging downhill in a simple, controlled manner. Maintains direction to target, athletic finish. Easy, low-effort operation for the most part, did reach back for some at times. Loose arm path finishes out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball sat 89-93 mph, touched 94 mph; held velocity throughout his entire outing and was up to 93 mph in the fifth inning. Most effective down in the zone, induced several weak ground balls with some late sinking action to it. Slider appeared to be the separator in this look. Threw it with more confidence and conviction than we had seen in the past, turning to it often in two-strike counts as the game went on. Played at 76-80 mph with sharp, late swing-and-miss action off a 10/4 plane. Still developing a complete feel for the pitch, but the improvements made throughout the off-season are noteworthy. Did flash an above-average changeup with hard tumbling action in warmups, didn’t throw it in the game. Finished with five strikeouts through five no-hit innings, generating an abundance of weak contact throughout. Looks the part of an upper-tier pitching prospect in the Midwest that should garner some professional attention this summer and into next spring if the velocity boost remains. 

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