Underclass Trials: Statistical Analysis


Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor - Wisconsin/Illinois

The Underclass Trials took place on Wednesday, June 5 at the turf complex of Symonds-Puckett Field at Triton College. The event was open to 2021, 2022 and 2023 graduates from around the state of Illinois, and some impressive numbers were turned in by many. 

We've already released our Quick Hits, that features our first impressions of the event with some of the top performers. Below, the statistical analysis will break down to top numbers from each statistical category recorded at the event. 

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Max Fastball

Hunter Pudlo and Brennyn Cutts tied for the top fastball velocity, falling one tick short of 90 mph. Both are big bodied right-handed arms with a ton of arm strength.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Hunter Pudlo IL Lakes 2022 RHP 89 mph
^ Brennyn Cutts IL Toledo-Cumberland 2021 RHP 89 mph
2 Tom Egan IL Mount Carmel 2021 RHP 87 mph
3 Brayson Shew IL Toledo-Cumberland 2021 RHP 86 mph
4 Logan Petersen IL LeRoy 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Ben Plumley IL Lane Tech 2021 RHP 84 mph
5 Austin Bean IL Grayslake Central 2021 RHP 82 mph

60 Yard Dash

Holt Geltmaker blew the field away with a 6.63 60 yard dash, a plus runner. No other runner at the event came in under 6.8.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Holt Geltmaker IL Illinois Valley Central 2021 SS 6.63
2 Joey Robinson IL Lyons Township 2021 OF 6.82
3 Jaden Carr IL Huntley 2021 OF 6.88
4 Anthony Boule IL Marmion Academy 2021 OF 6.92
5 Ryan Kudia IL Lyons Township 2021 LHP 6.95

Exit Velocity

Three bats tied at the top with 90 mph exit velocities. Hunter Pudlo again finds his name at the top of this list, along with Mason Telford and Frank Ryan.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Hunter Pudlo IL Lakes 2022 RHP 90
^ Mason Telford IL Streator 2021 RHP 90
^ Frank Ryan IL Joliet Catholic 2021 OF 90
2 Ryan Louthan IL Joliet Catholic 2022 C 89
^ Evan Kochel IL Normal University 2022 C 89
3 Holt Geltmaker IL Illinois Valley Central 2021 SS 88
^ Noah Chase IL Illinois Valley Central 2022 SS 88
^ Leo Miller IL New Trier 2021 C 88
4 Brant Singler IL Providence Catholic 2021 1B 87
^ Coby Crafton IL Lutheran School Association 2021 C 87
^ Tommy Schaaf IL Chicago Christian 2021 OF 87
5 Matthew Nash WI Wauwatosa West 2022 OF 86
^ Harrison Scroggins IL Lincoln-Way West 2022 C 86
^ Mikey Gentile IL St. Laurence 2022 SS 86
^ Logan Petersen IL LeRoy 2021 RHP 86

Infield Velocity

Its Pudlo again, this time showing that trademark arm strength across the diamond. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Hunter Pudlo IL Lakes 2022 RHP 86
2 Evan Kochel IL Normal University 2022 C 81
3 Holt Geltmaker IL Illinois Valley Central 2021 SS 80
4 Jonas Gulbrandsen IL Oswego East 2021 SS 79
5 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 78
^ Noah Campbell IL East Peoria 2021 SS 78

Outfield Velocity

Tom Egan brought one of the top fastballs as well as sitting atop the chart for top outfield velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Tom Egan IL Mount Carmel 2021 RHP 84
2 Harrison Scroggins IL Lincoln-Way West 2022 C 79
3 Joey Robinson IL Lyons Township 2021 OF 78
^ Ryan Kudia IL Lyons Township 2021 LHP 78
4 Jason Akers IL Schaumburg 2021 OF 77
5 Tommy Schaaf IL Chicago Christian 2021 OF 76

Catcher Velocity

Andrew Briggs leads the catchers in arm strength, topping at 76 mph across the diamond. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Andrew Briggs IL Normal Community 2021 C 76
2 Austin Bean IL Grayslake Central 2021 RHP 75
^ Cole McManus IL Naperville North 2021 C 75
3 Coby Crafton IL Lutheran School Association 2021 C 73
^ Justin Cappis IL Niles North 2021 C 73
^ Mario Petrella IL Stevenson 2022 C 73
4 Ryan Louthan IL Joliet Catholic 2022 C 72
^ Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 72
5 Harrison Scroggins IL Lincoln-Way West 2022 C 71

Catcher Pop Times

While Briggs showed the best arm strength out of the crouch, it was Justin Cappis who made the most efficient use of his, topping the pop times chart at 2.06.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Justin Cappis IL Niles North 2021 C 2.06-2.17
2 Will Plattner IL Glenwood 2022 C 2.08-2.14
3 Ryan Louthan IL Joliet Catholic 2022 C 2.12-2.19
4 Mario Petrella IL Stevenson 2022 C 2.12-2.26
5 Leo Miller IL New Trier 2021 C 2.17-2.33

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