Future Games 2019: Statistical Analysis


Andrew Sroka & Diego Solares
PBR Staff

On Wednesday, over 500 of the country’s top uncommitted 2021 and 2022 talent met in Cartersville, Ga., for PBR Future Games 2019 at the LakePoint Sporting Community. The day one participants performed in a showcase-style setting that put them through a 60-yard dash, defensive evaluations, an exit velocity station, as well as live on-field batting practice.

All of the position player stats measured yesterday have been inputted and formatted into our system, allowing us to take a deeper dive into the data today. We’ll go through each of the top performers, which might take us awhile, considering it was a record-setting day – literally. Our history books for this Future Games event goes back to 2011 and on Wednesday, four records were broken.

We had a records smashed in: the 60-yard dash, exit velocity, infield velocity, and outfield velocity. It was an exhilarating day in Georgia which made for an explosive first-ever PBR Future Games live from LakePoint.

Below, we’ll be breaking down each statistical category in greater detail. We’ll have more content to break down as the next few days roll by, now that gameplay is underway, so keep following your state-specific Twitter account, or our national one at @prepbaseball.

To view the PBR Future Games statsheet in full, click here.

60-YARD DASH

Illinois-based prospects had a strong showing statistically on Wednesday, and it all starts with Nicky Giamrusti (Notre Dame, IL, 2021), who shattered the 60 record, which previously stood at 6.43. He ignited the day with a 6.22 mark in the dash, truly a top-of-the-scale time which puts him in an elite territory. Giamrusti ran a 6.27 in his first try and was asked to give it another go where he one-upped himself at a 6.22. Archie Dean Herring (Westchester Country Day, NC, 2021) also broke the record that stood coming into the day, racing to a scorching quick 6.38 mark in the laser-timed dash.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Nick Giamarusti IL Notre Dame 2021 OF 6.22
2 Archie Dean Herring NC Greensboro Day 2021 OF 6.38
3 Chase Jans KS Blue Valley 2021 OF 6.51
4 Trey Lipsey MI Birmingham Groves 2021 OF 6.52
5 Frederick Rushton MA Doherty Memorial 2021 SS 6.55
6 David Calabrese ON St. Elizabeth CHS 2020 OF 6.56
^ JP Cunningham NC Combine Academy 2022 OF 6.56
7 Tye Wood KS Gardner Edgerton 2021 OF 6.57
8 Anthany Smith TX Bishop T.K. Gorman 2021 2B 6.59
^ John Rogers IN Carmel 2021 OF 6.59
^ Elijha Hammill ON Holy Trinity 2021 SS 6.59

EXIT VELOCITY

Last year, the Future Games exit velocity record was broken, and then it happened again on Wednesday, courtesy of Alex Stanwich (Lincoln-Way East, IL, 2022). You’ll hear a lot about Stanwich this week after electrifying each station he participated in yesterday, but his 106 mph exit velocity is what earned him an all-time Future Games record. In fact, the two top exit velos came from 2022 grads, the other being Jared Jones (Walton, GA) who recorded a 102 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Alex Stanwich IL Lincoln-Way East 2022 OF 106
2 Jared Jones GA Walton 2022 C 102
3 Ehi Okojie MD River Hill 2021 OF 101
^ Stephen Kwapis MI Hackett Catholic Prep 2021 3B 101
4 Carlos Pena CT Salisbury 2021 OF 100
^ Andrew Jimenez IL St. Charles North 2021 3B 100
^ Boston Smith OH Vandalia Butler 2021 C 100
^ Auston Brewer IN Snider 2021 OF 100

INFIELD VELOCITY

The record-breaking trend continues on the infield where Aidan Stewart (Next Level Academy, AL, 2021) topped 94 mph across the diamond. Derek Cease (Nanticoke Area, PA, 2021) broke the previous record as well, recording a high of 93 mph and consistently recorded accurate throws over 90 mph. A trio of Luke Heefner (Home School, TX, 2021), Michael Sirota (The Gunnery, CT, 2021), and Justin Szestowicki (Kingsway, NJ, 2021) each posted throws of 91 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Aidan Stewart AL Next Level Academy 2021 SS 94
2 Derek Cease PA Nanticoke Area 2021 SS 93
3 Luke Heefner TX Home School 2021 SS 91
^ Justin Szestowicki NJ Kingsway 2021 SS 91
^ Michael Sirota CT The Gunnery 2021 SS 91
4 Gavin Guidry LA Barbe 2022 SS 90
^ Jackson Jobe OK Heritage Hall 2021 RHP 90
5 Drew Messick TX Jesuit College Prep 2021 3B 89

OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Yet another record-breaking performance took place in the outfield, where Jaxson Davis (Lexington Christian Academy, KY, 2021) recorded two throws home at 96 mph. Lukas Schramm (Apex, NC), a 2022 grad, tied the record at 95 mph and Stanwich – again making his presence felt – recorded topped 93 mph. Tied for third at 94 mph to home were prospects Victor Quinn (Liberty, MO, 2021) and Jonathan Santucci (Phillips Academy, MA, 2021). Quinn is the No. 7 overall prospect in Missouri, while Santucci is ranked No. 8 in Massachusetts.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Jaxson Davis KY Lexington Christian Academy 2021 OF 96
2 Lukas Schramm NC Pro5 Academy 2022 OF 95
3 Victor Quinn MO Liberty-Wentzville 2021 RHP 94
^ Jonathan Santucci MA Phillips Academy Andover 2021 LHP 94
4 Alex Stanwich IL Lincoln-Way East 2022 OF 93
^ John Locker MI Brother Rice 2021 RHP 93
^ Luke Masiuk CT Trumbull 2021 OF 93
5 John Newton NC Cuthbertson 2021 OF 92
^ Carlos Pena CT Salisbury 2021 OF 92

CATCHER VELOCITY

This year’s group of catchers, as a whole, impressed with their big arms as 18 different players recorded a velocity from the chute at 80 mph or above. Another homegrown Georgia product, Harry Ford (North Cobb, 2021), and Iowa’s Logan Runde (Dubuque Hempstead, IA, 2021) each posted throws to second of 83 mph, which topped the event leaderboard. Six prospects reached 82 mph on their throws, while five topped 81 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Logan Runde IA Dubuque Hempstead 2021 RHP 83
^ Harry Ford GA North Cobb 2021 C 83
2 Ellis Yohn AL Smiths Station 2021 C 82
^ Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs 2021 C 82
^ Adonys Guzman CT Brunswick School 2022 C 82
^ Zack Horky MI Blissfield 2021 C 82
^ Jared Jones GA Walton 2022 C 82
^ Ty Batusich IL Joliet West 2021 C 82
3 Tyler LeRoy NJ Delran 2021 C 81
^ Jordan Jerkins FL Liberty County 2021 C 81
^ Justin Jang ON Abbey Park 2021 C 81
^ Cade Westerlund AZ Mountain Pointe 2021 C 81
^ Ivan Brethowr KS St Thomas Aquinas 2021 OF 81

POP TIMES

While this was one of the few categories without a new-standing record, the day’s group of catchers were still explosive on their throws down to second. It was Ford again who dazzled in his session from behind the plate. He averaged the quickest pop to second base of the day, ranging from 1.83 to 1.90. Not too far behind was Hogan Helligso (Elkhorn South, NE, 2021) and 2022 grad Adonys Guzman (Brunswick School, CT).

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Harry Ford GA North Cobb 2021 C 1.83-1.90
2 Hogan Helligso NE Elkhorn South 2021 C 1.86-1.99
3 Cortlan Castle TX Midway 2021 C 1.86-2.01
4 Adonys Guzman CT Brunswick School 2022 C 1.87-1.95
5 Andrew Yu TN Ensworth 2021 C 1.88-1.97
6 Tyler LeRoy NJ Delran 2021 C 1.89-1.94
7 Boston Smith OH Vandalia Butler 2021 C 1.89-2.00
8 Cade Westerlund AZ Mountain Pointe 2021 C 1.89-2.02
9 Christopher Bernal TX McAllen 2021 C 1.90-1.94
10 Evin Sullivan PA North Penn 2021 C 1.90-1.98

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