Underclass Invitational: Statistical Analysis


Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

The Underclass Invitational took place on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the MAX in McCook, IL. Over 110 of the state's top prospects, comprised of members of the Class of 2020 and 2021, participated in a pro-style workout in front of the PBR Illinois Scouting Staff. We continue the event analysis with a breakdown of the statistical leaders.  

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TOP 60 YARD DASH TIMES
Of the 84 prospects to run the 60 yard dash, 14 of them were able to post times under 7.00 seconds. William Pauling (Homewood-Flossmoor, 2021) led the field with his 6.65 time. Pauling crossed the finish line over 1/10 of a second ahead of Ryan Thiesse (St. Charles North, 2020), who ran a 6.76, good for second. 
Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
William Pauling IL Homewood-Flossmoor  2021 2B 6.65
Ryan Thiesse IL St. Charles North 2020 OF 6.76
Anthony Livermore IL Mount Carmel 2020 SS/2B 6.79
Connor Milton IL Champaign Central 2020 OF 6.81
Gallien Coupet IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2021 SS/2B 6.84
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
The crop of pitchers was undoubtedly the highlight of the event. Two prospects were able to max out at 90 mph or better. Louisville commit Ben Wiegman (Carmel Catholic, 2020) threw every single one of his fastballs at 90 mph, except for one at 91. The other prospect to hit 90 was Illinois-Chicago commit Ben Hernandez (De La Salle, 2020).
Name State School Class Pos Fastball Velocity
Ben Wiegman IL Carmel Catholic 2020 RHP/3B 91
Ben Hernandez IL De La Salle 2020 RHP 90
Cooper Herold IL Minooka 2020 RHP 89
Connor Gill IL Oswego East 2020 RHP/OF 88
Eben Heine IL Plainfield North 2020 RHP/OF 88
Vytas Valincius IL St. Laurence 2021 3B/RHP 87
Alec Gonzalez IL Mount Carmel 2020 SS/RHP 87
Connor Best IL Coal City 2020 RHP 87
Noah DeLuga IL Lake Zurich 2020 LHP/OF 86
Zach Hise IL Joliet Catholic 2020 RHP 86
Drew Detmers IL Chatham-Glenwood 2020 RHP 86
Dylan Wolff IL Joliet West 2020 RHP 86
TOP EXIT VELOCITY
There was plenty of strength on display offensively. Alejandro Holguin (St. Rita, 2021) and Vytas Valincius (St. Laurence, 2021) showed off advanced strength at the plate, as they recorded exit velocities of 94 mph off a tee.  
Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity
Alejandro Holguin IL St. Rita 2021 1B 94
Vytas Valincius IL St. Laurence 2021 3B/RHP 94
Ben Gerl IL Lincoln-Way West 2020 LHP/1B 93
Eddie Harvey IL New Trier 2020 OF 93
Mason Roehr IL Granite City 2021 C 93
Ryan Thiesse IL St. Charles North 2020 OF 92
Marc Babicz IL St. Laurence 2020 OF 92
Jack Shields IL Peoria Notre Dame 2020 OF 92
Cade Sullivan IL Metea Valley 2020 3B/1B 91
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
Infield velocity was a two horse race. Ben Wiegman (Carmel Catholic, 2020) sat 90, topping out at 91 on the mound, so it should come as no surprise that he was able to ramp it up to 90 mph on his throws across the infield. Alec Gonzalez (Mount Carmel, 2020) trailed Wiegamn by two miles per hour with his 88 mph effort. After Wiegman and Gonzalez was a group of five prospects topping out at 83 mph.
Name State School Class Pos Infield Velocity
Ben Wiegman IL Carmel Catholic 2020 RHP/3B 90
Alec Gonzalez IL Mount Carmel 2020 SS/RHP 88
Gallien Coupet IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2021 SS/2B 83
Nolan Clifford IL Nequa Valley 2020 SS 83
Dominick Angellotti IL Marian Catholic 2020 SS/3B 83
Nicholas Demarco IL St. Charles North 2021 SS/RHP 83
Rohan B Shah IL Lyons Township 2020 SS/RHP 83
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
Not much separates the top of our leaderboard here. Austin Greco (Mundelein, 2020) was the only prospect to break 90 from the outfield. Five other prospects came within one to two miles per hour from 90. Connor Gill (Oswego East, 2020) stands alone in second with his 89 mph toss.
Name State School Class Pos Outfield Velocity
Austin Greco IL Mundelein 2020 RHP/OF 90
Connor Gill IL Oswego East 2020 RHP/OF 89
Isaiah Coupet IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2020 OF 88
Noah DeLuga IL Lake Zurich 2020 LHP/OF 88
Eben Heine IL Plainfield North 2020 RHP/OF 88
Abe Collins IL Morton 2020 OF 88
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
Recent Illinois State commit Trevor Davis (Danville, 2020) posted the event's top pop time at 1.86. Alex Calarco (New Trier, 2021) recorded the most consistent low number pop times, with his times ranging between 1.94 and 2.05.
Name State School Class Pos Pop Times
Trevor Davis IL Danville 2020 C 1.86-2.06
Alex Calarco IL New Trier 2021 C 1.94-2.05
Logan Delgado IL Antioch 2020 C 1.94-2.08
Brian Rapanan IL Warren 2021 C/RHP/INF 1.97-2.05
Mason Roehr IL Granite City 2021 C 1.97-2.08
Mike Schicker IL Riverside-Brookfield 2020 C 1.97-2.08
TOP CATCHER VELOCITY
Four catchers were clocked at 80 mph or better from the crouch. Nicholas Hemken (Edwardsville, 2020) came out firing with an 82 mph throw down to second. Three prospects share the second spot at 80 mph.
Name State School Class Pos Catcher Velocity
Nicholas Hemken IL Edwardsville 2020 C 82
Logan Delgado IL Antioch 2020 C 80
Trevor Davis IL Danville 2020 C 80
Mike Schicker IL Riverside-Brookfield 2020 C 80
Mason Roehr IL Granite City 2021 C 79

The Top Prospect - Milwaukee took place on Tuesday, July 25 at The Rock in Franklin, WI. This was the first Top Prospect event in the state of Wisconsin and the talent was impressive. The pitching was probably the highlight from a statistical analysis as 11 of the 36 pitchers touched 85 mph or better.  

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TOP 60 YARD DASH TIMES
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Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
John Nett WI Kimberly 2019 OF/RHP 6.83
Jacob Lillge WI Little Chute 2019 2B/SS 6.88
Christopher Vandenheuvel WI Xavier 2020 LHP/OF 6.90
Carter Robinson WI Appleton North 2019 OF/RHP 6.92
Joshua Blount WI West De Pere 2021 LHP/OF 6.92
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
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Name State School Class Pos Fastball Velocity
Andrew Sweetalla WI Appleton East 2019 RHP 90
Jason Jennerjohn WI Hortonville 2019 RHP 89
Grant Ver Voort WI Appleton North 2019 RHP/3B 87
Will Semb WI De Pere 2020 SS/RHP 86
Kaden Krueger WI Appleton West 2020 LHP/OF 84
TOP EXIT VELOCITY
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Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity
Tucker Kohl WI New London 2020 C/OF 92
Samuel Pitz WI Appleton West 2019 3B 92
Miller Wallace WI Oconomowac 2019 3B 92
Carter Robinson WI Appleton North 2019 OF/RHP 91
TJ Van Eperen WI Xavier 2019 SS/RHP 91
Ethan Habetler WI West De Pere 2020 3B/SS 91
Cameron Dupont WI West De Pere 2020 C 91
Denver Evans WI Cambridge 2019 RHP/3B 91
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
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Name State School Class Pos Infield Velocity
Will Semb WI De Pere 2020 SS/RHP 88
Miller Wallace WI Oconomowac 2019 3B 84
Hunter Olson WI Oconomowac 2019 C/2B/RHP 83
Colin Hageman WI Craig 2020 2B/SS 82
Brady Jurgella WI Menasha 2020 SS 82
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
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Name State School Class Pos Outfield Velocity
Jacob Arndt WI Oconomowac 2019 RHP/OF 87
Carter Robinson WI Appleton North 2019 OF/RHP 84
Kaden Krueger WI Appleton West 2020 LHP/OF 84
Christopher Vandenheuven WI Xavier 2020 LHP/OF 82
Collin Kovnesky WI Mukwonago 2019 OF 80
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
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Name State School Class Pos Pop Times