Prep Baseball Report

Prep Baseball Illinois Player of the Week: Jackson Stanek

By: Pete Hamot
Assistant Director, Illinois & Wisconsin

Jackson Stanek (St. Rita, 2024; Southwestern Illinois JC) has undoubtedly been one of the top contributors in the Mustangs’ lineup so far this year, helping them to a 22-10 overall record as they now sit at No. 18 in our Power 25. This past week was arguably his best of the season, finishing 6-for-10 with two home runs, 11 RBIs, six runs scored and four walks. For his efforts, Stanek has been named this week’s Player of the Week.

His week started in a tough 12-4 loss to No. 10 at the time Providence Catholic, but he was one of the bright spots on the day for the Mustangs; finishing 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

They bounced back with a dominant 19-8 win over Homewood-Flossmoor on Tuesday and Stanek was once again right in the middle of the offensive production, going 2-for-3 on the day with a double and three RBIs.

He only started to gain more steam as the week went on, finishing 1-for-1 with a grand slam, five RBIs and a walk in a 25-1 victory over Westmont.

Stanek capped his stellar week off going 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs, three runs scored and two walks in a 16-15 loss to Lincoln-Way East on Saturday. 

On the season, Stanek is now hitting a team-best .484 with four home runs, 10 doubles and 38 RBIs. 

Listed at 6-foot-1, 225-pounds, Stanek provides all sorts of power from the left side of the plate, reaching up to 100 mph for his max EV in-event with a 378’ max distance. His operation is simple, yet strong while staying through the zone for a long time, and he looks to profile as a middle of the order type bat at the next level.

Jackson Stanek

Class of 2024 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: St Rita
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: White Sox Elite
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report


Southwestern Illinois JC commit. In two games for the Mustangs, Stanek went 5-for-7 with two doubles, a home run, a walk, six RBI, and a run scored. Stanek’s biggest game came in a win against Glenbrook North (1-1-1) on Saturday when he went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, a walk, four RBI, and a run scored.



We're thankful for the POTW submissions we received from the coaches across the state. The players who garnered POTW consideration will earn a place within tomorrow's Diamond Notes story, so be on the lookout for that.

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