Prep Baseball Report

Joliet Preseason ID: Statistical Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 25th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff hosted the Joliet Preseason ID at the Rhino Sports Academy in Shorewood, Ill. Over 80 players participated in a pro-style workout, gathering unrivaled access to data through our state-of-the-art tech partners, as well as in-depth scouting analysis from our Prep Baseball Illinois staff.

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 Nolan Hooper IL Yorkville Christian High School 2025 RHP 88.2 mph
2 Bo Anselmi IL John Hersey High School 2025 RHP 88.0 mph
3 Jackson Schlott IL Plainfield North 2026 3B 85.8 mph
4 Kyle Christensen IL Joliet Catholic 2026 RHP 85.7 mph
5 Ryan Sobun IL Joliet West 2025 SS 85.1 mph
6 Cameron Barnes IL Oak Park-River Forest 2026 RHP 84.7 mph
7 Tyree Taylor IL Galesburg High School 2025 SS 83.7 mph
8 Peyton Horowicz IL McHenry 2026 RHP 83.5 mph
9 Matthew Fox IL Lockport 2025 RHP 83.0 mph
10 Liam Darre IL Batavia 2026 3B 82.9 mph

FASTBALL SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Tyree Taylor IL Galesburg High School 2025 SS 2550 rpm
2 Matthew Fox IL Lockport 2025 RHP 2407 rpm
3 Bo Anselmi IL John Hersey High School 2025 RHP 2406 rpm
4 Sam Beringer IL Plainfield North 2025 SS 2266 rpm
5 Kyle Christensen IL Joliet Catholic 2026 RHP 2253 rpm
6 Ryan Sobun IL Joliet West 2025 SS 2213 rpm
7 Nolan Hooper IL Yorkville Christian High School 2025 RHP 2169 rpm
8 Dylan Ignacek IL Barrington 2026 LHP 2161 rpm
9 Liam Darre IL Batavia 2026 3B 2113 rpm
10 Seth Gilliland IL Waubonsie Valley High School 2025 LHP 2068 rpm

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Constantine Coines IL Maine South 2025 OF 6.87
2 Rocco Szambelan IL Joliet Catholic 2026 LHP 6.96
3 Derrick Holmes IL Brother Rice 2025 OF 7.05
4 Mason Palermo IL Oswego East High School 2025 C 7.13
5 Shane Torres IL Waubonsie Valley 2027 C 7.14

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Nolan Buchen IL Orion 2025 RHP 97.8 mph
2 Ryan Sobun IL Joliet West 2025 SS 96.2 mph
3 Liam Darre IL Batavia 2026 3B 96.1 mph
4 Mason Palermo IL Oswego East High School 2025 C 95.5 mph
5 Jackson Schlott IL Plainfield North 2026 3B 95.2 mph
6 Jimmy Phelan IL Hinsdale Central 2025 3B 94.4 mph
7 Evan Mendiola IL York Comm High School 2026 C 93.4 mph
8 Justin Miller IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2026 3B 93.3 mph
9 Derrick Holmes IL Brother Rice 2025 OF 93.1 mph
10 Rocco Szambelan IL Joliet Catholic 2026 LHP 92.9 mph

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Derrick Holmes IL Brother Rice 2025 OF 90
2 Ryan Sobun IL Joliet West 2025 SS 88
3 Pablo Herrera IL Plainfield South High School 2025 3B 86
4 Cole Bissias IL Plainfield South High School 2026 1B 84
5 Jackson Schlott IL Plainfield North 2026 3B 83

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Derrick Holmes IL Brother Rice 2025 OF 94
2 Rocco Szambelan IL Joliet Catholic 2026 LHP 90
3 Seth Gilliland IL Waubonsie Valley High School 2025 LHP 88
4 Constantine Coines IL Maine South 2025 OF 87
5 Peyton Horowicz IL McHenry 2026 RHP 84

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Zach Pomatto IL Joliet Catholic 2025 C 81
2 Nick Sichel IL New Trier 2026 C 76
^ Brandon Stinson IL Kenwood Academy High School 2025 C 76
^ Mason Palermo IL Oswego East High School 2025 C 76
3 Mario Medina IL Mount Carmel High School 2026 C 74
^ Sean Hogan IL Joliet West 2026 C 74
4 Tim Flanagan IL St. Patrick 2026 C 73
^ Greyson Bickett IL Hall High School 2026 C 73
5 Cody Allen IL DeKalb 2025 C 72

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Mason Palermo IL Oswego East High School 2025 C 1.94-2.03
2 Brandon Stinson IL Kenwood Academy High School 2025 C 1.94-2.09
3 Zach Pomatto IL Joliet Catholic 2025 C 1.96-2.10
4 Tim Flanagan IL St. Patrick 2026 C 2.08-2.15
5 Nick Sichel IL New Trier 2026 C 2.09-2.21

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

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