Prep Baseball Report

Chicago Preseason ID: Statistical Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 18, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff traveled to the Pullman Community Center in Chicago to host the Chicago Preseason ID. This event provided us an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the area’s top high school prospects and identify several new names to know as we prepare for the IHSA season, as well as future invite-only events on the Prep Baseball Illinois calendar.

Today, we will be looking at the top measurable data performers from the event, found below.

FASTBALL VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Logan Nordentoft IL Prospect 2026 3B 85.7 mph
2 Renzo Sansonetti IL Jones College Prep High School 2026 RHP 85.3 mph
3 Matthew Jackson IL Prospect 2026 OF 85.1 mph
4 Jack Gianikos IL Maine South 2026 RHP 84.2 mph
5 Bren Milburn IL Crete-Monee 2025 SS 84.1 mph

FASTBALL SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Dallan Krewatch IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2026 RHP 2184 rpm
2 Renzo Sansonetti IL Jones College Prep High School 2026 RHP 2012 rpm
3 Derrick Davis IL Leo Catholic 2026 SS 1987 rpm
4 Matthew Jackson IL Prospect 2026 OF 1947 rpm
5 Jack Gianikos IL Maine South 2026 RHP 1941 rpm

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Javon Carter IL Kenwood Academy High School 2026 SS 6.99
2 Cameron Ingram IL Marian Catholic 2026 SS 7.03
3 Christian Hudson IL Homewood-Flossmoor 2026 OF 7.08
4 Antonio Benson Jr IL Mount Carmel 2026 OF 7.09
5 Bren Milburn IL Crete-Monee 2025 SS 7.12

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Matthew Jackson IL Prospect 2026 OF 98.0 mph
2 Logan Nordentoft IL Prospect 2026 3B 95.0 mph
3 Jazarris Mackmore Jr IL MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2027 OF 94.0 mph
4 Wesley Blitz IL Taft 2025 1B 93.9 mph
5 Jake Bonino IL Willowbrook 2026 OF 91.9 mph
6 Christian Lott IL Simeon Career Academy 2026 1B 91.9 mph
7 Gelyn Boling IL Brooks 2024 OF 91.9 mph
8 Ashton Janowski IL Oak Forest High School 2025 RHP 91.0 mph
9 Israel Nick Rodriguez IL Taft High School 2026 SS 90.8 mph
10 Brock Hamilton IL Homewood-Flossmoor High School 2028 1B 90.5 mph

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Logan Nordentoft IL Prospect 2026 3B 85
2 Eli Ordower IL Niles West 2025 SS 83
3 Ashton Janowski IL Oak Forest High School 2025 RHP 82
^ Nathan Cera IL Maine South 2026 3B 82
4 Derrick Davis IL Leo Catholic 2026 SS 81
^ Wesley Blitz IL Taft 2025 1B 81
5 Bren Milburn IL Crete-Monee 2025 SS 80

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Matthew Jackson IL Prospect 2026 OF 91
2 Nathan Cera IL Maine South 2026 3B 85
3 Joseph Falkowski IL Taft High School 2025 OF 83
4 Derrick Davis IL Leo Catholic 2026 SS 82
^ Aiden Nelson IL Prospect 2026 OF 82
5 Dallan Krewatch IL University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2026 RHP 81

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Liam Moroney IL Oak Park-River Forest 2026 C 77
2 Ellis Alexander IL Jones College Prep 2025 C 74
^ Justin Adams IL Kenwood Academy High School 2026 C 74
3 Taki Chronopoulos IL Whitney Young 2025 C 72
4 CJ Ladaga IL Waubonsie Valley High School 2025 C 70
5 David Richardson IL Gwendolyn Brooks 2026 C 69

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ellis Alexander IL Jones College Prep 2025 C 2.08-2.19
2 Taki Chronopoulos IL Whitney Young 2025 C 2.12-2.26
3 CJ Ladaga IL Waubonsie Valley High School 2025 C 2.13-2.28
4 Justin Adams IL Kenwood Academy High School 2026 C 2.15-2.22
5 Liam Moroney IL Oak Park-River Forest 2026 C 2.16-2.22

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.

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