Prep Baseball Report

Hounds Scout Day: Statistical and Data Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Coordinator, Area Scout

This past Wednesday, June 12th, the Prep Baseball Illinois hosted the Hounds Scout Day at Providence Catholic HS in New Lenox, Ill. The event was for all high school classes (2025-2027), serving as an early opportunity to experience a showcase and be seen by Prep Baseball Illinois staff.

To see a full list of players that attended, click HERE. For all the statistics collected at this event, click HERE.

Today, we're going to break down the takeaways from the event by diving deeper into all of the data we collected at Top Tier Scout Day.

POSITIONAL TOOLS

TOP 60-TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Luke Fordonski IL Comm High School Dist 99 - North High School 2025 SS 6.79
2 Luke Nicholaus IL Lyons Twp High Sch 2025 OF 7.04
3 Joshua Jacques IL Stagg 2026 C 7.09
4 Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 7.12
5 David Nelligan IL Shepard 2026 SS 7.14

MAX INF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Luke Fordonski IL Comm High School Dist 99 - North High School 2025 SS 81
^ Tommy Miller IL Lockport Township High Sch East 2027 SS 81
2 David Nelligan IL Shepard 2026 SS 79
3 Kaden Alavi IL Hinsdale South 2025 C 75

MAX OF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Luke Nicholaus IL Lyons Twp High Sch 2025 OF 85
2 Vincent Cosentino IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 84
3 Nick Konopiots IL Downers Grove North 2025 OF 83
4 Josh Gugora IL Benet Academy 2025 OF 82
^ Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 82
5 Vasili Monogios IL Hinsdale South High School 2027 OF 77
^ Brendon Tor IL Lemont 2025 RHP 77

MAX C VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Joshua Jacques IL Stagg 2026 C 70
2 Kaden Alavi IL Hinsdale South 2025 C 69

TOP POP-TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Joshua Jacques IL Stagg 2026 C 2.10-2.15
2 Kaden Alavi IL Hinsdale South 2025 C 2.14-2.22

TRACKMAN

We'll continue to roll out the data we gathered from this event, starting with the analytics we have at our disposal from our TrackMan units. Below we'll look at which players had noteworthy batted ball and pitch data.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY & AVERAGE SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brendon Tor IL Lemont 2025 RHP 79.0 mph
2 Vincent Cosentino IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 77.0 mph
3 Benjamin Miller IL Hinsdale South 2027 OF 72.2 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brendon Tor IL Lemont 2025 RHP 2057 rpm
2 Wolfe Tone II IL Providence Catholic 2027 OF 1904 rpm
3 Benjamin Miller IL Hinsdale South 2027 OF 1904 rpm

Max Fastball Velocity: This metric calculates the speed of the pitch as it’s released from the pitcher’s hand.

Spin Rate: This metric calculates the rate of spin on the baseball as it leaves the pitcher’s hand, measured in revolutions per minute (rpm). Historical data shows that high-spin fastballs lessen the impact of gravity, allowing for more ‘rise’ (or less fall, in other words) as it carries through the zone. Low-spin fastballs typically indicate the pitch has greater horizontal action, often making it tougher to square up, but generally easier to make contact with, leading to more ground balls, while high-spin fastballs show a correlation with swings and misses.

AVERAGE FASTBALL HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Brendon Tor IL Lemont 2025 RHP 11.4
2 Vincent Cosentino IL Brother Rice 2026 OF -10.9
3 Ryan Brown IL Downers Grove North 2027 OF -10.2

Horizontal Break: Outlined on TrackMan’s own website: “... horizontal movement is measured in inches between where the pitch actually crosses the front of home plate side-wise, and where it would have crossed home plate side-wise if had it traveled in a perfectly straight line from release. A positive number means the break was to the right from the pitcher’s perspective, while a negative number means the break was to the left from the pitcher’s perspective.”

AVERAGE CURVEBALL

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Brendon Tor IL Lemont 2025 RHP 2339 rpm
2 Vincent Cosentino IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 2142 rpm
3 Wolfe Tone II IL Providence Catholic 2027 OF 1882 rpm

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Vincent Cosentino IL Brother Rice 2026 OF -16.2
2 Ryan Brown IL Downers Grove North 2027 OF -13.7

MAX EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 98.6 mph
2 Luke Nicholaus IL Lyons Twp High Sch 2025 OF 97.1 mph
3 Josh Gugora IL Benet Academy 2025 OF 92.5 mph
4 Nick Konopiots IL Downers Grove North 2025 OF 89.3 mph
5 Henry Milburn IL Hinsdale Central 2027 2B 89.1 mph

MAX DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 85.1 mph
2 Josh Gugora IL Benet Academy 2025 OF 83.9 mph
3 Luke Nicholaus IL Lyons Twp High Sch 2025 OF 83.6 mph
4 Henry Milburn IL Hinsdale Central 2027 2B 78.4 mph
5 Antonio Russotiesi IL Downers Grove North 2027 3B 77.6 mph

BLAST MOTION

With the help of our Blast Motion sensors, we're analyzing the swing metrics measured at this open showcase.

HAND SPEED (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 80.5 mph
2 David Nelligan IL Shepard 2026 SS 75.1 mph
3 Henry Milburn IL Hinsdale Central 2027 2B 73.8 mph
4 Joshua Jacques IL Stagg 2026 C 72.9 mph
5 Luke Fordonski IL Comm High School Dist 99 - North High School 2025 SS 72.7 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 David Nelligan IL Shepard 2026 SS 24.7 mph
2 Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 24.0 mph
3 Luke Nicholaus IL Lyons Twp High Sch 2025 OF 22.2 mph
4 Nick Konopiots IL Downers Grove North 2025 OF 22.2 mph
5 Joshua Jacques IL Stagg 2026 C 22.1 mph

Peak Hand Speed: The observed maximum 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 (AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Gavin Powels IL Comm High School Dist 99 - South High Sch 2025 OF 77.4 mph
2 Henry Milburn IL Hinsdale Central 2027 2B 70.0 mph
3 Luke Fordonski IL Comm High School Dist 99 - North High School 2025 SS 69.8 mph
4 Ryan Brown IL Downers Grove North 2027 OF 69.7 mph
5 Luke Nicholaus IL Lyons Twp High Sch 2025 OF 69.4 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 (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 David Nelligan IL Shepard 2026 SS 27.7 g
2 Vincent Cosentino IL Brother Rice 2026 OF 22.9 g
3 John Breton IL Hinsdale Central 2027 OF 22.0 g
4 Brady Miller IL Hinsdale South 2027 SS 21.7 g
5 Nick Konopiots IL Downers Grove North 2025 OF 18.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 David Nelligan IL Shepard 2026 SS 22.5 g
2 John Breton IL Hinsdale Central 2027 OF 17.2 g
3 Brady Miller IL Hinsdale South 2027 SS 15.9 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.

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

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