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Underclass Invitational: Infield Analysis


By Illinois Staff

On March 27, the PBR Illinois team hosted its annual Underclass Invitational showcase, bringing together a collection of the state’s best freshmen and sophomores in one place, The MAX in McCook, Ill.

We began our post-event breakdown in the days that followed this event, detailing the prospects who exited the event with their prospect arrows pointed way up inside of this Quick Hits post, as well as the traditional stats leaders inside the Statistical Analysis.

Today, we’re continuing our position-by-position analysis by publishing the scouting reports on each of the infielders who made it out to this event. We began our positional breakdowns this week, analyzing our catchers and outfielders.

The primary takeaway with this group of infielders, as it compares to the previously published catchers and outfielders, is that basically every underclassman on this list is uncommitted. We ranked the top-12 and top-5 Class of 2023 and 2024 prospects at this loaded, select event, and each member of those lists is still on the market.

Sophomore Cal Sefcik (Marist, 2023) has greatly impressed on a handful of occasions, both at showcases and in live game action, and he takes the top spot among the ‘23s below. He has an exciting combination of athleticism, speed, and actions, with a right-handed bat that works both gaps with impact of the barrel, and he also operates either spot on the left side of the infield with soft hands, paired with 6.90 speed and arm strength.

Left-handed-hitting infielders Ryan Niedzwiedz (West Aurora, 2023) and Adam Schilz (Warren Township, 2023) took two of the top rounds of batting practice from their side of the plate. Niedzwiedz swings a quick, short barrel-feel bat that impacts the baseball at a high rate on the barrel. Schilz’s loose lefty swing gets to some of the best exit velocity among his peers, and with ease, as his best skill.

Among the freshmen, Eric DeCosta (Wheaton Warrenville South, 2024) made the absolute most of his PBR event debut. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound freshman took one of the day’s top rounds of BP, regardless of class, with a loose and easy swing that lined up hard contact on the barrel repeatedly, and his size took care of the rest. He averaged an exit speed of 90.1 mph and reached a 95.0 max, and his furthest batted-ball traveled 330 feet, estimated. Fellow freshman Cooper Malamazian (Nazareth Academy, 2024) took a silky smooth round of infield defense from a projectable, lean 5-foot-11 frame, and his quiet/simple right-handed swing similarly projects.

For full reports on this group, continue reading below.

TOP 2023 INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Cal Sefcik, Marist (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Advanced, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick trigger, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Short, aggressive swing, under control, average bat speed of 72.9 MPH, advanced level bat path with extension, ball jumps off bat, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach, advanced round of BP.
Power: 99.63 max exit velocity, averaged 84.66 mph. 363’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, advanced arm strength for his age, best infield velocity at event
Defense: Athletic infield actions, soft hands, easy footwork, clean exchanges, plays through the ball with proper direction.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60. Above-average runner.

2. Colin Schmitke, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Strong build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Controlled, aggressive swing, average bat speed of 70.7 MPH, short path, works uphill, creates backspin, consistent hard contact, line drives.
Power: 93.34 max exit velocity, averaged 89.15 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, advanced accuracy in throws, carry across infield.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, soft hands, fluid footwork, clean/quick exchange, plays through the ball with athleticism.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

3. Ryan Niedzwiedz, West Aurora (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, weight starts shifted slightly into back leg, leg-kick trigger, short stride.  Swings with intent, average bat speed of 72.1 MPH, short, level path, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 95.18 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws carry across infield.
Defense: Active feet, works around baseball, quick exchange/release, flashes body control.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. 

4. Tony Konopiots, Downers Grove North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Strong, physical swing, average bat speed of 68.2 MPH, path works slightly uphill, barrel control, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92.48 max exit velocity, averaged 86.65 mph. 336’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Long, quick arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions, steady hands, fluid feet, shows athleticism with bounce, plays through the ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

5. Adam Schilz, Warren (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg lift, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Fluid swing, level bat path, ball jumps off barrel, average bat speed of 68.9 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, line drives, advanced round of BP.
Power: 97.55 max exit velocity, averaged 91.21 mph. 378’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, flashed ability to change arm angle.
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

6. Justin Gorski, Rockford Christian (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, slightly open, small leg lift, short stride. Controlled, aggressive swing, fluid throughout, short, level bat path, consistent hard contact with barrel control, line drives, used opposite field
Power: 87.46 max exit velocity, averaged 83.67 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short, athletic arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Soft hands, quick feet, athletic infield actions, ability to play on the move, advanced double play turn.
Run: 6.73 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

7. Charalambos Nicoloudes, Naperville Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 188-pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slight knee-bend, leg kick, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Athletic, aggressive swing, short to the ball, fluid throughout, ball jumps off bat, gap-to-gap approach with power potential.
Power: 93.12 max exit velocity, averaged 81.13 mph. 257’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, accurate throws.
Defense: Sure-handed, works around the ball with proper direction, advanced play on the move, clean exchanges, body control.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

8. J.R. Nelson, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe-tap trigger, short stride, barrel sets in front pre-pitch. Short, simple swing, average bat speed of 69.9 MPH, barrel control, ability to use the whole field, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.67 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, soft hands, fluid feet, quick/clean exchange, advanced double play and body control, plays through ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

9. Ryan Nelson, Plainfield North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Advanced short bat path, works efficiently uphill, repeatable, barrel control, average bat speed of 69.0 MPH, line drive approach.
Power: 86.83 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean infield actions, steady hands, easy feet, clean exchange, smooth double play turn, plays through ball with athleticism.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

10. Andy Roman, Wheaton Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, short stride. Aggressive swing, average bat speed of 73.3 MPH, path works uphill, intent to make contact out front, pull-side power approach.
Power: 97.56 max exit velocity, averaged 84.75 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. INF - 87 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Catcher: steady hands when receiving, quick transfer/feet, advanced block. Infield: fields from a wide base with two hands, flashed ability to spin on double plays.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

11. Joe Chiarelli, Downers Grove North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Loose, whippy swing, short path works uphill, peak hand speed of 23.4 MPH, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.73 max exit velocity, averaged 75.92 mph. 333’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, smooth feet, flashes soft hands, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60.

12. Gavin Parkerson, Armstrong (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Strong swing with intent, advanced bat speed with an average of 74.1 MPH, path works uphill, ball jumps off bat, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach with power potential.
Power: 95.58 max exit velocity, averaged 89.78 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot, throws carry.
Defense: Reliable hands, clean footwork, plays aggressively through the target.
Run: 6.78 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

TOP 2024 INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Eric DeCosta, Wheaton Warrenville South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds.
Hit: RH. Tall, open setup, short stride. Fluid swing works efficiently uphill. advanced bat speed with an average of 71.1 MPH, works inside the ball, consistently used middle of the field, hard contact, line drives.
Power: 94.99 max exit velocity, averaged 90.05 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Catcher: quick exchange/feet. Infield: steady hands, plays with proper direction, flashes body control.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

2. Cooper Malamazian, Nazareth Academy (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Quiet, relaxed swing, fluid throughout, path works efficiently uphill, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 88.27 max exit velocity, averaged 83.71 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fluid infield actions, soft hands, clean exchanges, easy footwork, ability to play on move.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

3. Kenny Perez, De LaSalle (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, leg kick, hands load, smooth pre-pitch actions. Short swing, path works slightly uphill, balanced throughout, flashes barrel control, intent to hit ball in the air, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.27 max exit velocity, averaged 84.14 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, steady hands, fluid feet, plays through the ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

4. Savion Flowers, Kenwood (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, quiet load, leg lift, short stride, smooth pre-pitch actions. Short, polished swing, flat, level bat path, barrel control, used the entire field in advanced round of BP, line drives.
Power: 92.79 max exit velocity, averaged 85.77 mph. 316’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 85 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Catcher: clean exchanges, fluid feet. Infield: active feet, shows athleticism, steady hands, plays through ball with proper direction, advanced body control.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

T-5. Jameson Martin, St. Laurence (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: SH. Tall, slightly open setup, smooth load, toe-tap trigger, easy pre-pitch actions from each side of the plate. Loose, fluid swing, quiet throughout, level bat path, line drive approach
Power: 92.22 max exit velocity, averaged 78.48 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Easy infield actions, soft hands, fluid feet, quick/clean exchange, plays through the ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

T-5. Charlie Vercruysse, Normal University (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Long, athletic action.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick, short stride to slightly closed. Short, athletic swing, average bat speed of 70.7 MPH, barrel control, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.28 max exit velocity, averaged 85.62 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, active feet, funnels ball to center, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Brooks Barofsky, Downers Grove North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/C
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift trigger, long stride. Level bat path, long through zone, average bat speed of 71.1 MPH, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91.01 max exit velocity, averaged 75.94 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Clean actions from first base, fields the ball out front with steady hands, fluid feet.
Run: 7.92 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Ciemny, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick, short stride. Aggressive swing, average bat speed of 69.3 MPH, path works slightly uphill, inside the ball, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.7 max exit velocity, averaged 77.85 mph. 286’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, quick exchanges, plays through the ball at times.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

Kevin Cortez, Oak Park River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, slightly open, toe-tap trigger, long stride. Easy, fluid swing, looks to make contact out front, line drives, gap-to-gap approach using all fields.
Power: 83.47 max exit velocity, averaged 76.42 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Quick, soft hands, ability to play on the move, shows athleticism, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Blake Crancer, Normal West (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 135-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and short stride. Simple, repeatable swing, level bat path, consistent line drives in BP.
Power: 83.57 max exit velocity, averaged 72.31 mph. 254’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Reliable hands, fluid feet, clean exchanges, athletic double play turn, can play on the move.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 

Michael Dabe, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg lift, short stride. Short swing, average bat speed of 66.1 MPH, occasional line drives, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 81.87 max exit velocity, averaged 72.45 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, plays aggressively through baseball on slow roller.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Edge, Jacobs (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-9, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Aggressive swing, peak hand speed of 22.5 MPH average bat speed of 67.9 MPH, path works uphill, line drive approach.
Power: 93.39 max exit velocity, averaged 80.74 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchanges, plays through the baseball at times.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Justyn Hart, Marian Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 218-pounds. Strong build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap trigger, short stride. Short swing, path works uphill, looks to hit the ball in the air, ball jumps at times, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 91.65 max exit velocity, averaged 81.94 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Sure-handed, plays through the baseball, feet work on double plays.
Run: 8.03 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Gould, Neuqua Valley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 152-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe-tap trigger, short stride. Short swing, average bat speed of 71.2 MPH, level bat path, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 90.23 max exit velocity, averaged 73.94 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Reliable hands, advanced footwork, clean exchange, plays through the ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Eli Kieser, Normal University (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, easy pre-pitch actions. Short, easy swing, uses hands well, peak hand speed of 22.6 MPH, advanced fluidity, used middle of field, ability to spray to all fields.
Power: 88.55 max exit velocity, averaged 83.79 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, ability to change arm slot.
Defense: Easy infield actions, soft hands, plays low to ground, fluid feet, clean exchanges, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

MJ Liyeos, Waubonsie Valley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift, short stride.  Short swing, path works slightly uphill, stays inside the baseball, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 86.83 max exit velocity, averaged 75.38 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, works around/through the ball with proper direction, steady hands.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

James Love, Joliet West (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup, slightly open, smooth load, short stride, quiet pre-pitch actions. Short, simple swing, level bat path, average bat speed of 69.6 MPH, barrel control, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 94.06 max exit velocity, averaged 88.86 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short, loose arm action, over-the-top arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Flashes natural infield actions, soft hands, clean exchanges, fluid feet, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

Jaime Luna, Mount Carmel (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-10, 164-pounds.
Hit: SH. Balanced setup, leg kick trigger, similar pre-pitch actions from both sides of the plate. Short swing, level bat path, average bat speed of 68.4 MPH, barrel control, pull-side tendencies from the right side, line drive approach.
Power: 84.95 max exit velocity, averaged 74.05 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, soft hands, active feet, easy double play turn, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

Albert Moreno, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride. Strong, aggressive swing, average bat speed of 69.7 MPH, path works uphill, intent to hit the ball in the air.
Power: 93.62 max exit velocity, averaged 74.92 mph. 356’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot, throws have easy carry.
Defense: Corner infield-like actions, reliable hands, easy exchanges, flashes body control.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

James Novakovic, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 169-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap trigger, short stride, advanced pre-pitch actions. Fluid, athletic swing, average bat speed of 71.6 MPH, path works uphill, gap-to-gap approach with pull side tendencies, line drives.
Power: 87.13 max exit velocity, averaged 80.69 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchanges, smooth double play turn.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Jaden Obaldo, Crystal Lake Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, open setup, leg kick, short stride. Aggressive swing, average bat speed of 70.1 MPH, path works efficiently uphill, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 92.35 max exit velocity, averaged 80.8 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Easy infield actions, active feet, steady hands, plays through baseball.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Tyler O'Connor, Wheaton North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, long stride to square, smooth pre-pitch actions. Loose, fluid swing, advanced short path, consistently used middle of the field, gap-to-gap approach
Power: 91.17 max exit velocity, averaged 84.85 mph. 327’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short, loose arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Easy infield actions, plays low to the ground, funnels ball to center, plays with proper direction.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

Finn O'Meara, Nazareth (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Aggressive swing, average bat speed of 71.5 MPH, path works efficiently uphill, consistent hard contact, line drives, pull-side tendencies, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.19 max exit velocity, averaged 85.21 mph. 347’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short, athletic arm action, 3/4 arm slot, accurate throws.
Defense: Plays low to ground, funnels ball to center, reliable hands, clean exchange, body control.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

Trey Schilling, Lincoln Community (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Short, simple swing, level bat path, repeatable, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 86.73 max exit velocity, averaged 80.87 mph. 275’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields from wide base, works around ball, funnels to center, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Sloan, York (IL), 2024 Wake Forest commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Long, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, stands tall, small leg kick, short stride. Strong, fluid swing, creates whip through the zone, path works efficiently uphill, average bat speed of 68.8 MPH, ball jumps off barrel, pull-side tendencies in an advanced round of BP.
Power: 96.12 max exit velocity, averaged 90.13 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Active feet, steady hands play out front, athletic double play turn, body control, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

Luke Teschke, Monticello (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Loose, whippy swing, average bat speed of 68.8 MPH, level bat path, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.11 max exit velocity, averaged 83.7 mph. 316’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Easy infield actions, plays low to ground, steady hands play out front, clean exchange, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Troy Vosburgh, Oswego (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap trigger, short stride. Short, aggressive swing, average bat speed of 67.7 MPH, advanced level bat path, line drive approach.
Power: 92.63 max exit velocity, averaged 72.9 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Hands play out front, active feet.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Jonah Weathers, Marian Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 157-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Short swing, peak hand speed of 23.2 MPH, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 88.47 max exit velocity, averaged 74.73 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Long, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Flashes athletic infield actions, reliable hands, clean exchanges, plays through the ball, body control.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

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