Prep Baseball Report

Lockport Preseason ID: Positional Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 19th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff hosted the Lockport Preseason ID at Bo Jackson's Elite Sports Dome in Lockport, Ill. Over 150 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.

Yesterday, we looked at the top measurable data performers from the event, found in 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 prospects with the help from our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

SWIFT ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 6.39 s
2 Nick Moerman IL Lockport 2026 OF 6.77 s
3 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 6.83 s
4 Evan Smith IL Marist 2025 SS 6.90 s
5 Shea Wielgos IL Reavis 2025 OF 6.92 s
6 Drake Cosenza IL Downers Grove North 2026 OF 6.94 s
7 Austin Cusack IL Victor J Andrew High School 2025 OF 6.95 s
^ Cade Everett IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 OF 6.95 s
8 Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 6.96 s
9 Jacob Szpiganowicz IL Conant 2026 C 6.98 s
10 Quintin Guardia IL Joliet West High School 2025 2B 6.99 s

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.

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 1.60 s
2 Nick Moerman IL Lockport 2026 OF 1.61 s
3 Evan Smith IL Marist 2025 SS 1.65 s
4 Evan Schmidt IL Antioch Comm High School 2025 1B 1.66 s
5 Austin Cusack IL Victor J Andrew High School 2025 OF 1.68 s
^ Gabe Watzke IL Andrew 2025 OF 1.68 s
^ Cole Miller IL Hoopeston Area 2026 C 1.68 s
6 Steve Martin IL JOLIET CATHOLIC ACADEMY 2026 C 1.69 s
^ Drake Cosenza IL Downers Grove North 2026 OF 1.69 s
^ Quintin Guardia IL Joliet West High School 2025 2B 1.69 s
^ Lucas Rink IL Wilmington 2025 3B 1.69 s
^ Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 1.69 s
^ Declan Kane IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 1.69 s
^ Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 1.69 s
^ Nate Goins IL Brother Rice 2026 2B 1.69 s
^ Joey Escobarete IL Brother Rice 2027 SS 1.69 s
7 Colin Pacholek-Mayer IL Downers Grove South 2025 OF 1.70 s
^ Robby Pursel IL Victor J Andrew High School 2025 C 1.70 s
8 Connor Labaj IL Lincoln Way West 2025 2B 1.71 s
^ Luca Agne IL Plainfield North 2027 SS 1.71 s
^ Aidan Barrera IL Sandburg 2026 LHP 1.71 s
^ Vince Kamarat IL Bartlett 2025 1B 1.71 s
^ Easton Ruby IL Oswego 2025 C 1.71 s
^ Ethan Groenendal IL Lockport 2026 RHP 1.71 s
^ Mason Meskimen IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 3B 1.71 s
^ Maxwell Burke IL Wheaton North High School 2025 1B 1.71 s
^ Blake Jenner IL Providence Catholic 2025 C 1.71 s
9 Shea Wielgos IL Reavis 2025 OF 1.72 s
^ Zack Maduzia IL St. Francis 2025 SS 1.72 s
^ Jack Ingram IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 C 1.72 s
^ Isaac Serrato IL Providence Catholic 2027 SS 1.72 s
^ Jacob Szpiganowicz IL Conant 2026 C 1.72 s
^ Kiet Truong IL Neuqua Valley 2025 SS 1.72 s
10 Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP 1.73 s
^ Peter Jurcenko IL Sandburg 2026 RHP 1.73 s
^ Michael Kalkowski IL Lemont 2027 OF 1.73 s
^ Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 1.73 s
^ Cody Ray IL Plainfield East High School 2025 C 1.73 s
^ Benjamin Valdivia IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 OF 1.73 s
^ Ryan Burns IL Andrew 2025 OF 1.73 s
^ Nick Morsovillo IL Sandburg 2025 OF 1.73 s

Max Vertical Jump

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Shea Wielgos IL Reavis 2025 OF 37.0
2 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 34.9
3 Nick Moerman IL Lockport 2026 OF 34.8
4 Cade Everett IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 OF 34.6
5 Pharrell Weekley IL Bolingbrook 2026 SS 33.9
6 Alex Zeigler IL Lane Tech 2026 SS 33.5
7 Vince Kamarat IL Bartlett 2025 1B 33.2
8 Zack Maduzia IL St. Francis 2025 SS 33.0
9 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 33.0
10 Owen Fudacz IL Downers Grove South 2025 2B 32.6

Peak RSI

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 Xander Metke IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 105.3 mph
2 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 104.8 mph
3 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 102.4 mph
4 Joe Barkley IL Neuqua Valley 2025 1B 98.9 mph
5 Davis Collie IL Sycamore 2025 1B 98.8 mph
6 Maxwell Burke IL Wheaton North High School 2025 1B 98.7 mph
7 Cody Freitas IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 3B 98.5 mph
8 Evan Schmidt IL Antioch Comm High School 2025 1B 98.4 mph
9 Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 97.9 mph
10 Easton Ruby IL Oswego 2025 C 97.3 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 97.9 mph
2 Xander Metke IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 96.8 mph
3 Davis Collie IL Sycamore 2025 1B 92.3 mph
4 Cody Freitas IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 3B 91.5 mph
5 Joe Barkley IL Neuqua Valley 2025 1B 89.5 mph
6 Ethan Rogers IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2025 1B 89.2 mph
7 Easton Ruby IL Oswego 2025 C 89.1 mph
8 Colin Pacholek-Mayer IL Downers Grove South 2025 OF 88.5 mph
9 Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 88.1 mph
10 Evan Schmidt IL Antioch Comm High School 2025 1B 87.8 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 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 409 ft
2 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 389 ft
3 Declan Kane IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 360 ft
4 Cale Zoeller IL Wheaton North 2025 RHP 356 ft
5 Aaron Katz IL Hinsdale Central 2026 RHP 351 ft
6 Davis Collie IL Sycamore 2025 1B 351 ft
7 Michael Langan IL Neuqua Valley 2025 3B 349 ft
8 Easton Ruby IL Oswego 2025 C 348 ft
9 Christopher Miller IL Lockport 2026 C 346 ft
10 Aiden Frank IL ST FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 344 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Andres Aguirre IL Lindblom Math & Science Acad HS 2026 SS 100 %
2 Matthew Rick IL Lincoln Way West 2026 RHP 90 %
^ Josh Gugora IL Benet Academy 2025 OF 90 %
^ Aiden Frank IL ST FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 90 %
3 Vince Kamarat IL Bartlett 2025 1B 88 %
^ Ryan Turton IL Lincoln-Way West 2026 SS 88 %
4 Davis Collie IL Sycamore 2025 1B 81 %
5 David Kundrat IL Lockport 2026 OF 80 %
^ Jenaro Negron IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2027 OF 80 %
^ Angelo Lundeen IL Lyons Township 2025 C 80 %
^ Conor McCabe IL Lincoln-Way Central 2026 1B 80 %
^ Ethan Bielski IL Lockport Township 2026 OF 80 %
^ Maxwell Burke IL Wheaton North High School 2025 1B 80 %
^ Cody Freitas IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 3B 80 %

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 Jace Boudreau IL Bradley Bourbonnais 2026 SS 24.9 mph
2 Xander Metke IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 24.9 mph
3 Evan Schmidt IL Antioch Comm High School 2025 1B 24.7 mph
4 Cody Freitas IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 3B 24.7 mph
5 Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 24.5 mph
6 Declan DeMent IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 24.5 mph
7 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 24.4 mph
8 Ramon Mack IL Lockport 2026 3B 24.2 mph
9 Easton Ruby IL Oswego 2025 C 23.9 mph
10 Declan Kane IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 23.8 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 Easton Ruby IL Oswego 2025 C 80.3 mph
2 Peyton Ablin IL Lincoln-Way Central 2025 C 77.7 mph
3 Cody Freitas IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 3B 77.6 mph
4 Davis Collie IL Sycamore 2025 1B 76.7 mph
5 Declan Kane IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 76.4 mph
6 Ben Westin IL Andrew 2026 OF 75.3 mph
7 Steve Martin IL JOLIET CATHOLIC ACADEMY 2026 C 75.3 mph
8 Owen Roberts IL Waubonsie Valley 2025 SS 75.0 mph
9 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 74.9 mph
10 Ethan Rogers IL Lincoln-Way Central High School 2025 1B 74.9 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 Benjamin Valdivia IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 OF 28.8 g
2 Declan DeMent IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 27.3 g
3 Nate George IL Minooka 2024 OF 26.4 g
4 Xander Metke IL Brother Rice 2025 1B 26.3 g
5 RJ Halverson IL MARMION ACADEMY 2027 SS 24.6 g
6 Gabe Watzke IL Andrew 2025 OF 22.3 g
7 Elliott Alicea IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 21.4 g
8 Jace Boudreau IL Bradley Bourbonnais 2026 SS 21.3 g
9 Cody Freitas IL Bradley-Bourbonnais 2025 3B 21.0 g
10 Mason Durst IL Warren Township 2026 2B 20.5 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 Justin Canvin IL Oak Lawn Comm High School 2026 C 86.17
2 Benjamin Valdivia IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 OF 84.72
3 DJ Levato IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 2B 84.46
4 Ty Hudik IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 3B 82.11
5 Cade Everett IL Lincoln-Way East 2026 OF 81.29
6 Michael Langan IL Neuqua Valley 2025 3B 80.49
7 Isaac Serrato IL Providence Catholic 2027 SS 80.10
8 Christopher Miller IL Lockport 2026 C 79.94
9 Declan Kane IL Providence Catholic 2025 OF 79.78
10 Oliver Gibson IL Downers Grove North 2027 OF 79.70

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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