Unsigned Senior Showcase: Statistical Analysis


Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

The Unsigned Senior Showcase took place on Sunday, January 21 at The MAX in McCook, IL. This event featured over 90 seniors from the Class of 2018. From a statistical standpoint, the arms on the mound and from the outfield were the most impressive. Nearly one-third (10-of-33) of the outfielders were clocked at 85 mph or better. 

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TOP 60 YARD DASH TIMES
The top 60 yard dash time belongs to the speedy outfielder Max Snowden (Grayslake Central, IL), who posted a 6.66. Middle infielder Zachary Lauras (Minooka, IL) came in a close second at 6.71.
Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
Max Snowden IL Grayslake Central 2018 OF 6.66 
Zachary Lauras IL Minooka 2018 SS/2B 6.71
Adam Graham IL Neuqua Valley 2018 OF 6.83
Kevin Lapka IL Lane Tech 2018 OF 6.94
Niles Gall IL Richards 2018 OF 6.95
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
A number of arms on the mound came away from this event having made a statement. The athletic RHP Wes Sommers (Appleton North, WI) registered the hardest fastball on the day at 87 mph. Cameron Robinson (Champaign Central, IL) and his lanky, projectable frame was up to 86. Physical, strong RHP Mark Malczewski (Prospect, IL) ran his fastball up to 84.
Name State School Class Pos Fastball Velocity
Wes Sommers WI Appleton North 2018 RHP 87
Cameron Robinson IL Champaign Central 2018 OF/RHP 86
Mark Malczewski IL Prospect 2018 RHP 84
Trey Korbel IL Lincoln-Way Central 2018 RHP 84
Jalen Acevedo IL Roberto Clemente 2018 OF/RHP 83
Hunter Johnson IL St. Viator 2018 INF/RHP 83
TOP EXIT VELOCITY
Eight prospects managed to record exit velocities of 90 mph or greater off a tee. Steele Beatty (Pewaukee, WI) and Kevin Lapka (Lane Tech, IL) set the bar with 95 mph exit velocities, repsectively. Noah Miller (St. Rita, IL) and Tevin Lee (Du Quoin, IL) came up just shy at 93 mph each.
Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity
Steele Beatty WI Pewaukee 2018 OF 95
Kevin Lapka IL Lane Tech 2018 OF 95
Noah Miller IL St. Rita 2018 OF 93
Tevin Lee IL Du Quoin 2018 1B 93
Zachary Lauras IL Minooka 2018 SS 92
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
Ryan Flowers (St. Joseph, IL) and Tanner Cole (Marinette, WI) had the two strongest arms across the infield. Flowers arm played at 85 mph, while Cole came in 82.
Name State School Class Pos Infield Velocity
Ryan Flowers IL St. Joseph 2018 INF 85
Tanner Cole WI Marinette 2018 INF 82
Hunter Johnson IL St. Viator 2018 INF/RHP 80
Ben Steiner IL Montini Catholic 2018 3B/RHP 79
Stephen Insley Jr. IL St. Rita 2018 2B/3B 79
Ben Seaman WI West Bend East 2018 SS/RHP 79
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
The arms from the outfield were plentiful and there are numerous worth mentioning. The top arm in the outfield also showed the most pop at the plate. Steele Beatty (Pewaukee, WI) took top honors at 89 mph from the outfield after posting a 95 mph exit velocity. Sneaking into the bottom of our leaderboard is Max Snowden (Grayslake Central, IL) at 86 mph, who kicked off the event with the top 60 yard dash time (6.66). One of the top arms on the mound, Cameron Robinson (Champaign Central, IL) showed his arm strength on the mound translates to the outfield, clocked at 87 mph. Noah Miller (St. Rita, IL) had one of the top exit velocities, 93 mph, and added to his day with one of the top velocities from the outfield at 88 mph. 
Name State School Class Pos Outfield Velocity
Steele Beatty WI Pewaukee 2018 OF 89
Noah Miller IL St. Rita 2018 OF 88
Jackson Wagner WI Oak Creek 2018 OF 87
Cameron Robinson IL Champaign Central 2018 OF/RHP 87
Bryce Urbanek WI Mishicot 2018 OF 86
Max Snowden IL Grayslake Central 2018 OF 86
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
Connor Bauer (Hinsdale Central, IL) posted the top pop time at 2.04 as well as the top cather velocity at 75 mph. Cole Sizemore (Carterville, IL) is the co-leader in catcher velocity to go along with his 2.11 pop time.
Name State School Class Pos Pop Times
Connor Bauer IL Hinsdale Central 2018 C/3B 2.04-2.12
Cole Sizemore IL Carterville 2018 C 2.11-2.19
Jeff Hynes WI Brookfield Academy 2018 C 2.21-2.26
Scott Stetz IL Prairie Ridge 2018 C 2.26-2.39
James Matheson WI Slinger 2018 RHP/C 2.26-2.47
TOP CATCHER VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos Catcher Velocity
Connor Bauer IL Hinsdale Central 2018 C/3B 75
Cole Sizemore IL Carterville 2018 C 75
Scott Stetz IL Prairie Ridge 2018 C 74
James Matheson WI Slinger 2018 RHP/C 74
Jeff Hynes WI Brookfield Academy 2018 C 73