Prep Baseball Report

Top Tier Scout Day: Statistical and Data Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Coordinator, Area Scout

This past Tuesday, June 4th, the Prep Baseball Illinois hosted the Top Tier Scout Day at Triton College in River Grove, 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 takeaways from the event by diving deeper into all of the data we collected at Top Tier Scout Day.

POSITIONAL TOOLS

TOP 60-TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Christian Clark IL ST RITA OF CASCIA HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS 6.89
2 Patrick Connors IL Hinsdale Central 2026 OF 6.90
3 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 6.96
4 Jordan Heider IL Fieldcrest High School 2025 2B 6.97
5 Will Haley IL St Joseph-Ogden High School 2026 C 7.02
6 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 7.04
7 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 7.06
8 Derrick Pomatto IL Joliet Catholic 2027 C 7.07
9 Cooper Clark IL Limestone Community High School 2027 C 7.08
^ Quincy Matthews IL Kenwood Academy High School 2025 2B 7.08
10 Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 7.12
^ Antonio Malakai Kinsey IL Normal Community High School 2027 OF 7.12

MAX INF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 87
2 Peter LaFontaine IL Loyola Academy 2026 SS 84
^ Obed Lopez IL HARVEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 3B 84
^ Asher Pruemer IL St Joseph-Ogden High School 2026 RHP 84
3 Tyler Dowling IL Bloomington 2025 RHP 83
^ Layten Gerdes IL Fieldcrest High School 2026 SS 83
4 Christian Clark IL ST RITA OF CASCIA HIGH SCHOOL 2025 SS 82
^ Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 82
5 Evan Reed IL Bloomington 2025 SS 81

MAX OF VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 87
2 Patrick Connors IL Hinsdale Central 2026 OF 85
^ Owen Shissler IL Dunlap High School 2025 LHP 85
^ Blake Brown MI Kalamazoo Central High School 2027 RHP 85
3 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 83
4 Joseph Falkowski IL Taft 2025 OF 82
^ Nicholas Rodriguez IL South Elgin High School 2026 OF 82
^ Mark Atwood IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 82
^ Jackson Newton IL Dunlap 2025 OF 82
5 Kevin Bisbee IL Minooka Community High School 2025 C 79
^ Jaidon Hilliard IL St. Rita 2027 OF 79
^ Brady Koren IL Lyons Township 2027 OF 79

MAX C VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 80
2 Nick Sichel IL New Trier 2026 C 78
3 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 76
4 Kevin Bisbee IL Minooka Community High School 2025 C 75
5 Lucas Beaty IL Normal Community High School 2027 SS 74

TOP POP-TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 1.90-2.01
2 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 1.94-2.05
3 Peter Ensign IL Barrington 2025 C 1.95-2.01
4 Lucas Beaty IL Normal Community High School 2027 SS 1.95-2.04
5 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 1.97-2.08

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 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 90.6 mph
2 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 88.1 mph
3 Jonah Roper IL Normal Community 2025 RHP 86.6 mph
4 Traxton Roberts IL Armstrong Township 2027 RHP 86.2 mph
5 Ethan Neakarse IL Sandburg 2025 RHP 86.1 mph
6 Obed Lopez IL HARVEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 3B 85.9 mph
7 Mark Atwood IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 85.6 mph
8 Parker Fitch IL St Joseph-Ogden 2026 RHP 85.4 mph
9 Layten Gerdes IL Fieldcrest High School 2026 SS 84.7 mph
10 Asher Pruemer IL St Joseph-Ogden High School 2026 RHP 84.4 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 2446 rpm
2 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 2344 rpm
3 Samuel Chin IL St. Laurence 2026 LHP 2312 rpm
4 Mark Atwood IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 2282 rpm
5 Blake Brown MI Kalamazoo Central High School 2027 RHP 2231 rpm
6 Blake Kopec IL Geneva 2026 RHP 2196 rpm
7 Parker Fitch IL St Joseph-Ogden 2026 RHP 2120 rpm
8 Layten Gerdes IL Fieldcrest High School 2026 SS 2078 rpm
9 Daniel Quiros IL Joliet Central High School 2025 RHP 2067 rpm
10 Ethan Neakarse IL Sandburg 2025 RHP 2064 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 Connor McNeeley IL princeville 2027 2B 18.1
2 Parker Fitch IL St Joseph-Ogden 2026 RHP 16.4
3 Kai Nelson IL Brimfield 2028 LHP -16.4
4 Matthew Nyblom IL Amos Alonzo Stagg High School 2026 RHP 16.2
5 Jonah Roper IL Normal Community 2025 RHP 15.9
6 Jeremiah Juarez IL West Aurora 2026 3B 15.7
7 Blake Kopec IL Geneva 2026 RHP 15.7
8 Ryder Wilson IL Olympia High School 2027 SS 15.6
9 Parker Loveless IL Glenwood High School 2027 1B 15.5
10 Crosby Tabaka IL University High School 2027 1B 15.2

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 Nico Ojeda IL Galesburg 2026 1B 2588 rpm
2 Samuel Chin IL St. Laurence 2026 LHP 2583 rpm
3 Tyler Dowling IL Bloomington 2025 RHP 2504 rpm
4 Asher Pruemer IL St Joseph-Ogden High School 2026 RHP 2487 rpm
5 Blake Brown MI Kalamazoo Central High School 2027 RHP 2454 rpm
6 Mark Atwood IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 2365 rpm
7 Carter Lippens IL Dunlap 2027 RHP 2326 rpm
8 Parker Fitch IL St Joseph-Ogden 2026 RHP 2228 rpm
9 Bralen Mitcham IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 RHP 2190 rpm
10 Ethan Neakarse IL Sandburg 2025 RHP 2118 rpm

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Samuel Chin IL St. Laurence 2026 LHP 2634
2 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 2455
3 Mark Atwood IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 2364
4 Blake Kopec IL Geneva 2026 RHP 2327
5 Bralen Mitcham IL Lincoln-Way East 2025 RHP 2210
6 Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 2192
7 Aiden Jaquez IL Oswego 2026 RHP 2084
8 Ethan Neakarse IL Sandburg 2025 RHP 2059
9 Drew Overocker IL Fieldcrest High School 2027 3B 2046
10 Kai Nelson IL Brimfield 2028 LHP 2025

AVERAGE CHANGEUP HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Aiden Jaquez IL Oswego 2026 RHP 23.1
2 Layten Gerdes IL Fieldcrest High School 2026 SS 20.9
3 Jonah Roper IL Normal Community 2025 RHP 20.4
4 Parker Fitch IL St Joseph-Ogden 2026 RHP 20.3
5 Asher Pruemer IL St Joseph-Ogden High School 2026 RHP 20.3
6 Carter Lippens IL Dunlap 2027 RHP 18.9
7 Crosby Tabaka IL University High School 2027 1B 18.7
8 Tommy Estock IL Homewood-Flossmoor High School 2026 3B 18.4
9 Samuel Chin IL St. Laurence 2026 LHP -16.9
10 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 16.4

MAX EXIT VELOCITY (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 100.0 mph
2 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 98.8 mph
3 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 97.9 mph
4 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 95.7 mph
5 Joe Kelly IL Loyola Academy 2026 3B 94.9 mph
6 Patrick Connors IL Hinsdale Central 2026 OF 94.8 mph
7 Evan Reed IL Bloomington 2025 SS 94.5 mph
8 Nicholas Crowley IN Munster 2027 3B 94.4 mph
9 Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 94.4 mph
10 Jeff Hernandez Jr. IL Oswego High School 2026 C 93.9 mph

MAX DISTANCE (HITTING)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Nicholas Crowley IN Munster 2027 3B 362 ft
2 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 360 ft
3 Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 360 ft
4 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 353 ft
5 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 353 ft
6 Joe Kelly IL Loyola Academy 2026 3B 350 ft
7 Michael Bartels IL Plainfield East High School 2025 1B 346 ft
8 Patrick Connors IL Hinsdale Central 2026 OF 344 ft
9 Johnny Louise IL Montini Catholic 2027 3B 341 ft
10 Brady Koren IL Lyons Township 2027 OF 339 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 Michael Bartels IL Plainfield East High School 2025 1B 24.8 mph
2 Joe Kelly IL Loyola Academy 2026 3B 24.7 mph
3 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 24.6 mph
4 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 23.6 mph
5 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 23.5 mph
6 Joseph Falkowski IL Taft 2025 OF 23.1 mph
7 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 23.0 mph
8 Peter LaFontaine IL Loyola Academy 2026 SS 22.9 mph
9 Nico Ojeda IL Galesburg 2026 1B 22.6 mph
^ Ryan Mikolanis IN Lake Central High School 2027 LHP 22.6 mph
10 Isaac Goddard IL Minooka 2025 OF 22.1 mph
^ Griffin Meyer IL University High School 2026 3B 22.1 mph
^ Austin Coppersmith IL willowbrook 2025 OF 22.1 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 23.8 mph
2 Michael Bartels IL Plainfield East High School 2025 1B 23.4 mph
3 Joe Kelly IL Loyola Academy 2026 3B 22.9 mph
4 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 21.9 mph
5 Nico Ojeda IL Galesburg 2026 1B 21.7 mph
6 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 21.5 mph
7 Evan Reed IL Bloomington 2025 SS 21.3 mph
8 Austin Coppersmith IL willowbrook 2025 OF 21.3 mph
9 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 21.1 mph
10 Ryan Mikolanis IN Lake Central High School 2027 LHP 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 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 76.7 mph
2 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 76.5 mph
3 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 75.6 mph
4 Mark Atwood IL Loyola Academy 2027 OF 75.4 mph
5 Joe Kelly IL Loyola Academy 2026 3B 75.1 mph
6 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 74.1 mph
7 Davis Weeks IL Dunlap 2025 SS 72.4 mph
8 Obed Lopez IL HARVEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2025 3B 71.7 mph
9 Nicholas Crowley IN Munster 2027 3B 71.1 mph
10 Johnny Louise IL Montini Catholic 2027 3B 70.9 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 (PEAK & AVERAGE)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Michael Bartels IL Plainfield East High School 2025 1B 33.0 g
2 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 30.8 g
3 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 29.3 g
4 Nico Ojeda IL Galesburg 2026 1B 26.1 g
5 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 24.4 g
6 Noah Brandt IL Somonauk 2025 C 24.1 g
7 Quincy Matthews IL Kenwood Academy High School 2025 2B 24.0 g
8 Julian Esparza IL ST LAURENCE H.S. 2025 C 21.6 g
9 Peter LaFontaine IL Loyola Academy 2026 SS 20.7 g
10 Evan Reed IL Bloomington 2025 SS 20.5 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Michael Bartels IL Plainfield East High School 2025 1B 26.1 g
2 Lucas Staniszewski IL Homeschool (AB) 2025 OF 25.8 g
3 Kaleb Navarro IL DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE - INSTITUTE CAMPUS 2025 C 25.1 g
4 Nico Ojeda IL Galesburg 2026 1B 21.2 g
5 Dylan Kassab IL Hinsdale Central 2026 C 20.6 g
6 Quincy Matthews IL Kenwood Academy High School 2025 2B 20.0 g
7 Julian Esparza IL ST LAURENCE H.S. 2025 C 18.3 g
8 Joseph Falkowski IL Taft 2025 OF 17.4 g
9 Maximus Hetlet IL Glenbard West 2026 C 17.4 g
10 Derrick Pomatto IL Joliet Catholic 2027 C 16.8 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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