Prep Baseball Report

West Suburban Open: Positional Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Tuesday, June 27th the PBR Illinois team hosted the West Suburban Open at Lee Pfund Field in Carol Stream, IL. This open event was for all high school classes (2024-27), and gave our staff a chance to get a look at 30+ uncommitted prospects before the summer gets into full swing.

For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we'll have on-site to assist our in-person evaluation for all in attendance, click here. For a complete look at those registered to attend this event, view the most up-to-date version of the roster by clicking here.

Friday, we took a closer look at some of the immediate standouts who caught our attention with our Quick Hits and our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories. Today, we will take a further in-depth look at the top positional players with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 6.67
2 Cooper Hanson IL Conant 2024 SS 6.73
3 James Carlson IL Crystal Lake South 2024 6.78
4 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 6.84
5 Ryan Fostiak IL Wauconda High School 2025 CF 7.02

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 1.62 s
2 Cooper Hanson IL Conant 2024 SS 1.66 s
3 James Carlson IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1.67 s
4 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 1.68 s
5 Tyler Gerrick IL Yorkville 2024 OF 1.69 s

Run Speed (Max)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 21.0
2 James Carlson IL Crystal Lake South 2024 20.7
3 Cooper Hanson IL Conant 2024 SS 20.6
4 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 20.1
5 Ryan Fostiak IL Wauconda High School 2025 CF 19.8
6 Brock Harer IL Saint Viator 2025 SS 19.7
7 Aidan Marshall IL Saint Viator 2024 OF 19.6
8 Keegan Farnaus IL Joliet Catholic Academy 2025 2B 19.5
9 Tyler Gerrick IL Yorkville 2024 OF 19.3
10 Ian MacKinnon IL Fenwick 2024 OF 19.1

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. We implemented three timing gates at the 10 and 30 yards, to capture athletes’ quickness, explosiveness and reaction time. From there, we will calculate an athlete’s top-end speed in miles per hour. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths. 

The ability to develop force quickly is a requisite ability in most sports. The reactive strength index (RSI) has been developed as a measure of explosive strength and is derived by evaluating jump height divided by ground contact time during the depth jump. Regarding vertical jumps and its application to baseball, there have been studies conducted that show a correlation between max jump height for an athlete and their ability to generate power and strength, especially on the mound.

 


 

TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 98.4 mph
2 Jake Williams IL Wheaton North 2025 SS 95.6 mph
3 Ian McGowan IL Grayslake Central 2025 3B 92.9 mph
4 Ian MacKinnon IL Fenwick 2024 OF 92.8 mph
5 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 92.5 mph
6 Nehemiah Torres IL Glenbrook North High School 2026 SS 92.2 mph
7 Ryan Fostiak IL Wauconda High School 2025 CF 91.8 mph
8 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 91.5 mph
9 Brock Harer IL Saint Viator 2025 SS 90.6 mph
10 Owen Walsh IL ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP 2025 RHP 90.5 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Ian MacKinnon IL Fenwick 2024 OF 87.1 mph
2 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 86.8 mph
3 Jake Williams IL Wheaton North 2025 SS 86.2 mph
4 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 85.8 mph
5 Ryan Fostiak IL Wauconda High School 2025 CF 84.5 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jake Williams IL Wheaton North 2025 SS 350 ft
2 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 349 ft
3 Tyler Gerrick IL Yorkville 2024 OF 332 ft
4 Ian MacKinnon IL Fenwick 2024 OF 323 ft
5 Ryan Fostiak IL Wauconda High School 2025 CF 320 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 90 %
2 Grant Cook IL Hinsdale Central 2026 3B 80 %
^ Andrew Satunas IL Lockport 2026 C 80 %
3 Zachary Peterson IL Moline 2025 2B 70 %
^ Jacob Cronshaw IL Yorkville 2024 SS 70 %
^ Ryan Fostiak IL Wauconda High School 2025 CF 70 %
^ Ian McGowan IL Grayslake Central 2025 3B 70 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.

 


 

BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Tyler Gerrick IL Yorkville 2024 OF 23.8 mph
2 Cooper Hanson IL Conant 2024 SS 23.8 mph
3 Scott Scheffler IL Hampshire High School 2025 OF 23.5 mph
4 Jake Williams IL Wheaton North 2025 SS 22.9 mph
5 Madden Johnson IL Mattoon 2025 RHP 22.6 mph
6 Joey Gainer IL St Francis 2025 C 22.6 mph
7 James Carlson IL Crystal Lake South 2024 22.4 mph
8 Chase Henry IL Moline Sr High School 2025 3B 21.6 mph
9 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 21.5 mph
10 Trevor Raap IL Burlington Central 2026 C 21.2 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Joey Gainer IL St Francis 2025 C 76.9 mph
2 Nolan Ramoley IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 75.9 mph
3 Cooper Hanson IL Conant 2024 SS 75.7 mph
4 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 70.6 mph
5 Tanner Soucinek IL Moline Sr High School 2025 OF 70.2 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Tyler Gerrick IL Yorkville 2024 OF 26.5 g
2 Aiden Towey IL Glenbard East 2024 3B 21.1 g
3 Tanner Soucinek IL Moline Sr High School 2025 OF 20.7 g
4 Chase Henry IL Moline Sr High School 2025 3B 19.5 g
5 Joshua Gliszczynski IL Huntley 2026 OF 18.6 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

 


 

VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Scott Scheffler IL Hampshire High School 2025 OF 79.03
2 Nehemiah Torres IL Glenbrook North High School 2026 SS 79.01
3 Jacob Cronshaw IL Yorkville 2024 SS 78.63
4 Madden Johnson IL Mattoon 2025 RHP 78.03
5 Nick Tickle IL Oswego 2024 RHP 76.39
6 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 75.76
7 Joey Gainer IL St Francis 2025 C 75.38
8 Jaden Holmes IL Hoffman Estates 2025 SS 75.30
9 Christian Kobayashi IL Von Steuben Metro Science High School 2025 3B 74.50
10 CJ Regillio IL Crystal Lake South 2024 1B 72.65

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

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