Prep Baseball Report

Slammers Scout Day: Statistical and Data Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Coordinator, Area Scout

This past Monday, June 3rd, the Prep Baseball Illinois hosted the Slammers Scout Day at Mundelein HS in Mundelein, 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 statistics from the event by diving deeper into all of the data we collected at Slammers Scout Day, found below.

POSITIONAL TOOLS

TOP 60-TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Cole Seidel IL Wm Fremd High School 2026 OF 6.95
2 Cole Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2025 SS 6.98
3 Jake Junia IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 OF 7.05
4 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 7.07
5 Nick Szalony IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 SS 7.15

MAX INF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Eddie Zuniga IL Mundelein HS 2026 C 82
2 Cal Hanson IL Grayslake Central High School 2025 1B 80
^ Nick Szalony IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 SS 80
^ Aksel McKnight IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 80
^ Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 80
^ Simon Rose IL Highland Park High School 2027 SS 80
3 David Biede IL Vernon Hills 2025 SS 78
^ Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 78
4 Connor Brockway IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 1B 76
^ Will Mettee IL Loyola Academy 2027 3B 76
5 Cole Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2025 SS 75

MAX OF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Ryan Wilberding IL Libertyville 2027 C 85
2 Jake Junia IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 OF 84
3 Will Swender IL Deerfield 2026 OF 81
^ Jack Cenar IL Libertyville High School 2026 OF 81
4 Alex Beaubaire IL Deerfield High School 2026 OF 80
5 Jack Burger IL Lake Forest High School 2027 LHP 79
^ Will Mettee IL Loyola Academy 2027 3B 79

MAX C VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 83
2 Ryan Wilberding IL Libertyville 2027 C 78
^ Eddie Zuniga IL Mundelein HS 2026 C 78
3 Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 75
^ Mariano Martinez IL Deerfield High School 2026 C 75
^ Logan Young IL Mundelein Cons High School 2026 C 75

TOP POP-TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 1.92-1.99
2 Eddie Zuniga IL Mundelein HS 2026 C 1.99-2.10
3 Ryan Wilberding IL Libertyville 2027 C 2.00-2.03
4 Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 2.08-2.12
5 Matthew Hara IL Libertyville High School 2027 3B 2.09-2.18

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 Joey Kafka IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 RHP 85.7 mph
2 Theo Kellogg IL Libertyville 2026 RHP 85.5 mph
3 Nico Harper IL Libertyville High School 2026 LHP 85.3 mph
4 Baris Brua IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 LHP 85.0 mph
5 Jack Cenar IL Libertyville High School 2026 OF 83.9 mph
6 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 83.3 mph
^ Chase Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 83.3 mph
7 Ken Kim IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 RHP 82.9 mph
8 Logan Young IL Mundelein Cons High School 2026 C 82.5 mph
9 Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 82.2 mph
10 Connor Brockway IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 1B 82.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Nate Brezak IL Lake Forest High School 2026 LHP 2512 rpm
2 Nico Harper IL Libertyville High School 2026 LHP 2358 rpm
3 Joey Kafka IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 RHP 2348 rpm
4 Baris Brua IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 LHP 2279 rpm
5 Sammy Engle IL Highland Park High School 2027 RHP 2266 rpm
6 Theo Kellogg IL Libertyville 2026 RHP 2248 rpm
7 Reed Dangel IL Warren Township High School 2027 SS 2185 rpm
8 Ken Kim IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 RHP 2092 rpm
9 Alex Beaubaire IL Deerfield High School 2026 OF 2090 rpm
10 Jack Cenar IL Libertyville High School 2026 OF 2069 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 Joey Kafka IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 RHP 21.2
2 Tyler Koehlhoeffer IL Libertyville High School 2027 RHP 19.1
3 Baris Brua IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 LHP -18.3
4 Kaden Butt IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 18.2
5 Aksel McKnight IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 16.9
6 Jake Junia IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 OF 16.8
7 Charlie Gretz IL Libertyville 2025 RHP 15.7
8 Theo Kellogg IL Libertyville 2026 RHP 15.4
9 Logan Schneider IL Antioch Comm High School 2026 SS 14.7
10 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 14.6
^ Chase Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 14.6

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 & SLIDER SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Joey Kafka IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 RHP 2577 rpm
2 Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 2434 rpm
3 Chase Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 2419 rpm
^ Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 2419 rpm
4 Alex Beaubaire IL Deerfield High School 2026 OF 2370 rpm
5 Nate Brezak IL Lake Forest High School 2026 LHP 2338 rpm
6 Ken Kim IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 RHP 2321 rpm
7 Reed Dangel IL Warren Township High School 2027 SS 2180 rpm
8 Nico Harper IL Libertyville High School 2026 LHP 2161 rpm
9 Logan Schneider IL Antioch Comm High School 2026 SS 2095 rpm
10 Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 2087 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Ken Kim IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 RHP 2548
2 Chase Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 2309
^ Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 2309
3 Nate Brezak IL Lake Forest High School 2026 LHP 2220
4 Azzi Green IL Highland Park 2027 LHP 2130
5 Baris Brua IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 LHP 2110

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Chase Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 21.0
^ Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 21.0
2 Logan Schneider IL Antioch Comm High School 2026 SS 19.8
3 Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 19.7
4 Tyler Koehlhoeffer IL Libertyville High School 2027 RHP 19.5
5 Joey Kafka IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 RHP 18.5
6 Theo Kellogg IL Libertyville 2026 RHP 17.4
7 Baris Brua IL Mundelein Cons High School 2025 LHP -17.0
8 Kaden Butt IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 16.6
9 Alex Beaubaire IL Deerfield High School 2026 OF 16.4
10 Logan Young IL Mundelein Cons High School 2026 C 16.2

MAX EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Cal Hanson IL Grayslake Central High School 2025 1B 98.1 mph
2 Ryan Wilberding IL Libertyville 2027 C 95.5 mph
3 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 95.5 mph
4 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 95.4 mph
5 Will Swender IL Deerfield 2026 OF 95.3 mph
6 Connor Brockway IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 1B 95.2 mph
7 Soren Hansen IL Grayslake Central 2026 C 94.0 mph
8 Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 92.5 mph
9 Cole Lockwood IL Libertyville High School 2025 SS 92.0 mph
10 Jack Cenar IL Libertyville High School 2026 OF 91.0 mph

MAX DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Ryan Wilberding IL Libertyville 2027 C 359 ft
2 Connor Brockway IL Vernon Hills High School 2026 1B 357 ft
3 Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 353 ft
4 Will Swender IL Deerfield 2026 OF 341 ft
5 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 334 ft
6 David Biede IL Vernon Hills 2025 SS 330 ft
7 Jack Cenar IL Libertyville High School 2026 OF 329 ft
8 Matthew Hara IL Libertyville High School 2027 3B 326 ft
9 Aksel McKnight IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 325 ft
10 Cal Hanson IL Grayslake Central High School 2025 1B 322 ft

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 Hand Speed (max)
1 Cal Hanson IL Grayslake Central High School 2025 1B 24.4 mph
2 David Biede IL Vernon Hills 2025 SS 24.2 mph
3 Carson Holmes IL Libertyville High School 2026 3B 23.9 mph
4 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 23.4 mph
5 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 23.0 mph
6 Alex Beaubaire IL Deerfield High School 2026 OF 22.9 mph
^ Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 22.9 mph
7 Will Swender IL Deerfield 2026 OF 22.7 mph
8 Aksel McKnight IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 22.6 mph
9 Logan Young IL Mundelein Cons High School 2026 C 22.4 mph
10 Andrew Hymans IL Lake Forest High School 2027 RHP 22.3 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Cal Hanson IL Grayslake Central High School 2025 1B 23.5 mph
2 David Biede IL Vernon Hills 2025 SS 23.2 mph
3 Quinn Schambow IL Libertyville 2025 C 22.7 mph
4 Eddie Zuniga IL Mundelein HS 2026 C 21.6 mph
5 Bode Rohrbach IL Libertyville High School 2026 RHP 21.5 mph
6 Andrew Hymans IL Lake Forest High School 2027 RHP 21.5 mph
7 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 21.4 mph
8 Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 21.2 mph
9 Aksel McKnight IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 21.2 mph
10 Carson Holmes IL Libertyville High School 2026 3B 21.1 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 Cal Hanson IL Grayslake Central High School 2025 1B 74.4 mph
2 Will Mettee IL Loyola Academy 2027 3B 73.3 mph
3 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 73.0 mph
4 Soren Hansen IL Grayslake Central 2026 C 72.3 mph
5 Aksel McKnight IL Libertyville High School 2027 1B 70.6 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 Vijay Sreedharan IL Libertyville High School 2025 SS 28.3 g
2 Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 22.5 g
3 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 22.4 g
4 Logan Lutes IL Libertyville High School 2027 OF 21.1 g
5 Michael Thompson IL loyola acadamy 2027 C 20.5 g
6 David Biede IL Vernon Hills 2025 SS 20.0 g
7 Ryan Wilberding IL Libertyville 2027 C 19.5 g
8 Sammy Engle IL Highland Park High School 2027 RHP 18.5 g
9 Jack Burger IL Lake Forest High School 2027 LHP 18.2 g
10 Eddie Zuniga IL Mundelein HS 2026 C 18.1 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Vijay Sreedharan IL Libertyville High School 2025 SS 24.0 g
2 Winston Ericson IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 20.3 g
3 Logan Lutes IL Libertyville High School 2027 OF 18.5 g
4 Gustav Crane IL Highland Park High School 2027 C 18.3 g
5 Michael Thompson IL loyola acadamy 2027 C 17.8 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.

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