Prep Baseball Report

McHenry Preseason ID: Positional Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Feb. 10th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff hosted the McHenry Preseason ID at Pro Player Academy in McHenry, Ill. Over 130 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:

SYNCRO ATHLETIC TESTING

30-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Karson Stiefer IL Prairie Ridge 2025 LHP 3.86 s
^ Francis Panko IL Cary-Grove 2025 C 3.86 s
^ Kaden Wasniewski IL McHenry High School 2027 3B 3.86 s
2 Drew Borkowski III IL Huntley 2026 SS 3.87 s
3 Jaxson Miglans IL Wauconda 2026 OF 3.89 s
4 Hayden Dieschbourg IL Cary-Grove 2025 OF 3.91 s
5 Maddon McKim IL Prairie Ridge 2026 1B 3.93 s
6 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 3.94 s
7 Jacob Dorn IL Barrington 2025 OF 3.95 s
8 Brennan Coyle IL Prairie Ridge 2025 2B 3.96 s
^ Brady Klepfer IL Huntley 2026 C 3.96 s
9 Adam Wrzos IL Marian Central Catholic 2025 SS 3.97 s
^ Scott Cole IL McHenry 2026 OF 3.97 s
10 AJ Foley IL Lake Zurich 2025 C 3.99 s
^ Eric Jackson IL Hampshire 2025 RHP 3.99 s
^ Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 3.99 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Connor Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 OF 1.68 s
^ Kaden Wasniewski IL McHenry High School 2027 3B 1.68 s
^ AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 1B 1.68 s
^ AJ Foley IL Lake Zurich 2025 C 1.68 s
2 Drew Borkowski III IL Huntley 2026 SS 1.69 s
^ Jacob Dorn IL Barrington 2025 OF 1.69 s
^ Karson Stiefer IL Prairie Ridge 2025 LHP 1.69 s
^ Jaxson Miglans IL Wauconda 2026 OF 1.69 s
3 Francis Panko IL Cary-Grove 2025 C 1.70 s
^ Maddon McKim IL Prairie Ridge 2026 1B 1.70 s
4 Brennan Coyle IL Prairie Ridge 2025 2B 1.71 s
^ Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 1.71 s
^ Scott Cole IL McHenry 2026 OF 1.71 s
5 Easton Stewart IL Hononegah 2025 LHP 1.72 s
^ Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 1.72 s
^ Brady Klepfer IL Huntley 2026 C 1.72 s
^ Adam Wrzos IL Marian Central Catholic 2025 SS 1.72 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.

Max Vertical Jump

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Francis Panko IL Cary-Grove 2025 C 34.6
2 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 32.0
3 Jaxson Miglans IL Wauconda 2026 OF 31.9
4 Drew Borkowski III IL Huntley 2026 SS 31.7
5 Hayden Dieschbourg IL Cary-Grove 2025 OF 31.4
6 Karson Stiefer IL Prairie Ridge 2025 LHP 30.1
7 Maverick Shines IL Marengo 2027 OF 29.7
8 Jace Koth IL Jacobs 2027 OF 29.5
9 Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 29.5
10 Zachary Collins IL Grant Community 2026 OF 29.2

Peak RSI

Rank Name State School Class Pos RSi (max)
1 Jaxson Miglans IL Wauconda 2026 OF 3.33
2 Carter Kelley IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 LHP 2.86
3 Ashton Jones IL Huntley 2027 C 2.84
4 Beau Li IL Barrington 2026 3B 2.81
5 Brady Klepfer IL Huntley 2026 C 2.79
6 Brandon White IL Huntley 2026 3B 2.75
7 Zachary Collins IL Grant Community 2026 OF 2.73
8 Kaden Wasniewski IL McHenry High School 2027 3B 2.72
^ Ian Kelly IL Huntley 2026 OF 2.72
9 Eric Jackson IL Hampshire 2025 RHP 2.67
^ Francis Panko IL Cary-Grove 2025 C 2.67
10 Eric Suarez IL Huntley 2025 OF 2.66

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 Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian 2025 C 103.8 mph
2 AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 1B 101.1 mph
3 Ryan Dabe IL Huntley 2025 OF 99.4 mph
4 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 98.0 mph
5 Andrew Deegan IL Jacobs 2026 SS 95.9 mph
6 Baris Brua IL Mundelein 2025 LHP 95.6 mph
7 Konner Altergott IL Crystal Lake Central 2026 1B 94.7 mph
8 Scott Cole IL McHenry 2026 OF 94.5 mph
9 Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 94.5 mph
10 Mason Willis IL Antioch 2025 C 94.4 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian 2025 C 97.1 mph
2 AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 1B 92.8 mph
3 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 92.8 mph
4 Mason Willis IL Antioch 2025 C 89.9 mph
5 Baris Brua IL Mundelein 2025 LHP 89.2 mph
6 Santino Iacullo IL Central 2027 3B 89.1 mph
7 Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 88.8 mph
8 Andrew Deegan IL Jacobs 2026 SS 88.1 mph
9 Conner Pollasky IL Prairie Ridge 2025 C 88.0 mph
10 Karson Stiefer IL Prairie Ridge 2025 LHP 87.9 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 AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 1B 353 ft
2 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 353 ft
3 Ryan Dabe IL Huntley 2025 OF 349 ft
4 Karson Stiefer IL Prairie Ridge 2025 LHP 348 ft
5 Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian 2025 C 341 ft
6 Conner Pollasky IL Prairie Ridge 2025 C 340 ft
7 Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 339 ft
8 Shane Pfeiffer IL Hampshire 2026 2B 331 ft
9 James Tatroe IL Prairie Ridge 2026 C 323 ft
10 Ryan Tucker IL Jacobs 2027 SS 322 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Zachary Readdy IL McHenry West 2025 RHP 88 %
^ Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 88 %
^ Andrew Deegan IL Jacobs 2026 SS 88 %
2 Adrian Medina IL Grant Community High School 2025 1B 87 %
^ Christian Filas IL Grayslake North High School 2025 RHP 87 %
3 Mason Willis IL Antioch 2025 C 85 %
^ James Tatroe IL Prairie Ridge 2026 C 85 %
4 Rocco Lentine IL Huntley 2026 C 83 %
5 Kyle Steffey IL Huntley 2026 RHP 77 %
^ Jack Dahlem IL Prairie Ridge 2026 RHP 77 %
^ Brandon White IL Huntley 2026 3B 77 %
^ Jake Johnson IL Burlington Central 2025 C 77 %
^ Baris Brua IL Mundelein 2025 LHP 77 %
^ Beau Li IL Barrington 2026 3B 77 %
^ Connor Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 OF 77 %

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 Scott Cole IL McHenry 2026 OF 24.1 mph
2 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 23.6 mph
3 Ian Kelly IL Huntley 2026 OF 23.5 mph
4 Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian 2025 C 23.4 mph
5 Connor Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 OF 23.3 mph
6 Jacob Ostrowski IL Hampshire 2027 OF 23.2 mph
7 Diego Herrera IL Huntley 2026 RHP 22.9 mph
8 Garet Lobbins IL McHenry 2027 3B 22.9 mph
9 Wilson Wemhoff IL Hampshire 2025 OF 22.9 mph
10 Chase Powrozek IL Burlington Central 2025 RHP 22.8 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 Benjamin Mitchell IL Harvest Christian 2025 C 78.8 mph
2 Kolton Selders IL Grant 2026 SS 77.1 mph
3 AJ Putty IL Huntley 2025 1B 76.3 mph
4 Jacob Dorn IL Barrington 2025 OF 75.7 mph
5 Christian Filas IL Grayslake North High School 2025 RHP 73.7 mph
6 Diego Herrera IL Huntley 2026 RHP 73.7 mph
7 Travis Dudycha IL Huntley 2026 1B 73.6 mph
8 Drew Borkowski III IL Huntley 2026 SS 72.9 mph
9 Ryan Dabe IL Huntley 2025 OF 72.5 mph
10 Baris Brua IL Mundelein 2025 LHP 72.3 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 Mason Willis IL Antioch 2025 C 23.1 g
2 Ian Kelly IL Huntley 2026 OF 22.8 g
3 Diego Herrera IL Huntley 2026 RHP 21.2 g
4 Kyle Wayda IL Jacobs 2025 RHP 20.7 g
5 Connor Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 OF 20.4 g
6 Scott Cole IL McHenry 2026 OF 19.8 g
7 Jacob Ostrowski IL Hampshire 2027 OF 19.2 g
8 John Dollinger IL Grant Community High School 2026 C 19.1 g
9 Quinn Lechner IL Marengo 2025 SS 18.7 g
10 Max Wiginton IL McHenry 2027 1B 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 Konner Altergott IL Crystal Lake Central 2026 1B 85.45
2 Calen Scheider IL Hampshire 2025 RHP 84.36
3 Jack Dahlem IL Prairie Ridge 2026 RHP 83.18
4 Koa Franzak IL Barrington 2027 1B 82.92
5 Liam McMahon IL Crystal Lake Central 2027 RHP 82.14
6 Parker Filipek IL Huntley 2027 RHP 82.09
7 Connor Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2025 OF 81.93
8 Diego Herrera IL Huntley 2026 RHP 81.16
9 Karson Stiefer IL Prairie Ridge 2025 LHP 80.46
10 Sean Dabe IL Huntley 2027 SS 80.42

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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