Prep Baseball Report

Southern Illinois Preseason ID: Positional Data Dive


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Saturday, February 17th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff traveled to the SportsBarn in Wood River, IL, to host the inaugural Southern Illinois Preseason ID. This event, which was open to all current HS grad classes, featured 60+ players from southern Illinois that participated in a pro-style workout in front of our staff, gathering unrivaled data and measurables in the process.

Yesterday, we published our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories and our Quick Hits, where we dove into some of the top players from the event. Today, we will take a further in-depth look at the top pitchers with the help of our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 6.95
2 Reid Neumayer IL Belleville East 2026 OF 6.99
3 Garison Kramer IL Mascoutah 2025 OF 7.07
4 Omar Avalos Jr IL Father McGivney 2027 OF 7.14
5 Anderson Kaufmann IL Alton 2028 C 7.18
^ Luke Robinson IL Collinsville 2025 OF 7.18

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 Garison Kramer IL Mascoutah 2025 OF 33.0
2 Gabe Kashycke IL Belleville East 2025 SS 32.0
3 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 31.4
4 Jack Puent IL Alton High School 2026 OF 30.3
5 Greyson Rathgeb IL Edwardsville 2025 OF 30.1
6 Reid Neumayer IL Belleville East 2026 OF 29.7
7 Carter Harrington IL Collinsville 2025 3B 28.7
8 Luke Robinson IL Collinsville 2025 OF 28.2
9 Jacob Rudy IL Mascoutah 2025 OF 28.0
10 Chase Knebel IL Highland 2025 LHP 27.8

Peak RSI

Rank Name State School Class Pos RSi (max)
1 Quinn Ford IL Mascoutah High School 2026 OF 3.08
2 Nolan Lebert IL Mascoutah 2026 RHP 3.06
3 Michael Lucas IL Chatham Glenwood 2026 SS 2.91
4 Jack Rolves IL Father McGivney 2027 SS 2.90
5 Tanner Chamberlain IL Waterloo 2027 C 2.87
6 Greyson Rathgeb IL Edwardsville 2025 OF 2.80
7 Luke Robinson IL Collinsville 2025 OF 2.70
8 Gibson Warren IL Rochester 2027 SS 2.66
9 Frank Stefano IL Rochester High School 2027 RHP 2.64
10 Scott Phelps IL Father McGivney 2026 3B 2.59

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 Asher Cantu IL O'Fallon 2026 C 96.4 mph
2 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 96.1 mph
3 Augustus Johnes IL Edwardsville 2025 C 95.6 mph
4 Jorey Myren IL Rochester High School 2026 3B 94.0 mph
5 Adam Bovinett IL Collinsville High School 2025 3B 93.5 mph
6 Alex Kiefer IL Mount Vernon High School 2025 C 93.2 mph
7 Tyler Mills IL Civic Memorial 2025 1B 93.1 mph
8 Noah Peters IL Belleville East 2025 C 92.4 mph
9 Carter Harrington IL Collinsville 2025 3B 92.3 mph
10 Greyson Rathgeb IL Edwardsville 2025 OF 92.2 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Jorey Myren IL Rochester High School 2026 3B 90.1 mph
2 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 89.9 mph
3 Augustus Johnes IL Edwardsville 2025 C 88.7 mph
4 Adam Bovinett IL Collinsville High School 2025 3B 86.7 mph
5 Greyson Rathgeb IL Edwardsville 2025 OF 85.1 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 Augustus Johnes IL Edwardsville 2025 C 365 ft
2 Adam Bovinett IL Collinsville High School 2025 3B 356 ft
3 Asher Cantu IL O'Fallon 2026 C 354 ft
4 Jack Puent IL Alton High School 2026 OF 354 ft
5 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 347 ft
6 Jorey Myren IL Rochester High School 2026 3B 343 ft
7 Tyson Filyaw IL O'Fallon 2026 OF 340 ft
8 Alex Kiefer IL Mount Vernon High School 2025 C 336 ft
9 Ajay Runkel IL Rochester 2026 3B 328 ft
10 Carson Moll IL Mascoutah High School 2026 C 324 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Carson Moll IL Mascoutah High School 2026 C 88 %
^ Brody Lindemann IL Belleville East 2027 C 88 %
2 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 87 %
3 Jorey Myren IL Rochester High School 2026 3B 85 %
4 Quinn Ford IL Mascoutah High School 2026 OF 80 %
5 Tyson Filyaw IL O'Fallon 2026 OF 77 %
^ Cole Becker IL O Fallon High School 2026 3B 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 Baron Odam IL Taylorville Sr High School 2025 OF 23.6 mph
2 Frank Stefano IL Rochester High School 2027 RHP 23.4 mph
3 Chase Knebel IL Highland 2025 LHP 23.2 mph
4 Tyler Mills IL Civic Memorial 2025 1B 23.0 mph
5 Augustus Johnes IL Edwardsville 2025 C 22.7 mph
6 Gabe Kashycke IL Belleville East 2025 SS 22.5 mph
7 Greyson Rathgeb IL Edwardsville 2025 OF 22.4 mph
8 Scott Phelps IL Father McGivney 2026 3B 22.3 mph
9 Jorey Myren IL Rochester High School 2026 3B 22.2 mph
10 Logan Faust IL Belleville East 2025 OF 22.2 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 Augustus Johnes IL Edwardsville 2025 C 81.7 mph
2 Asher Cantu IL O'Fallon 2026 C 78.3 mph
3 Ajay Runkel IL Rochester 2026 3B 74.4 mph
4 Owen Hodapp IL Belleville East 2025 RHP 71.8 mph
5 Jorey Myren IL Rochester High School 2026 3B 71.4 mph
6 Cole Becker IL O Fallon High School 2026 3B 71.3 mph
7 Bo Gomric IL Althoff 2025 SS 71.2 mph
8 Jack Puent IL Alton High School 2026 OF 71.0 mph
9 Luke Robinson IL Collinsville 2025 OF 70.5 mph
10 Tyson Filyaw IL O'Fallon 2026 OF 69.8 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 Adam Bovinett IL Collinsville High School 2025 3B 23.3 g
2 Chase Knebel IL Highland 2025 LHP 22.1 g
3 Logan Faust IL Belleville East 2025 OF 19.4 g
4 Beau Breyman IL Freeburg Community High Sch 2027 C 19.4 g
5 Greyson Rathgeb IL Edwardsville 2025 OF 17.9 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 Noah Peters IL Belleville East 2025 C 80.49
2 Jace Lautemann IL ROUTT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 OF 78.81
3 Augustus Johnes IL Edwardsville 2025 C 78.71
4 Grant Peterson IL Edwardsville 2026 C 78.66
5 Baron Odam IL Taylorville Sr High School 2025 OF 77.01
6 Brayden Saling IL Williamsville 2025 SS 77.00
7 David Schulte IL Mascoutah High School 2026 OF 76.34
8 Omar Avalos Jr IL Father McGivney 2027 OF 76.33
9 Luke Robinson IL Collinsville 2025 OF 76.14
10 Lucas Owen IL Collinsville 2025 2B 75.85

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.

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

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