Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

LHP
1B

Jack
Bauer

Lincoln-Way East (HS) • IL
6' 3" • 177.5LBS
L/L • 17yr 1mo
Travel Team: Top Tier

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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

95
Velocity (max)
9/21/23
92.7 - 94.4
Velo Range
9/21/23
2291
Spin Rate (avg)
6/08/22

Changeup

82.7 - 85.2
Velo Range
2/25/23
2117
Spin Rate (avg)
2/25/23

Curveball

68.6 - 69.2
Velo Range
6/08/22
2429
Spin Rate (avg)
8/09/22

Slider

79.6 - 81.3
Velo Range
9/21/23
2743
Spin Rate (avg)
2/25/23
Run
7.34
60
7/27/22
4.01
30-yd
7/27/22
1.69
10-yd
7/27/22
18.5
Run speed (max)
7/27/22

Positional Tools

2022
60 Yard Dash
7.60

Hitting

Hitting

2022
Hand Speed Max
23.4
Hand Speed Avg
22.6
Bat Speed Max
74.9
Bat Speed Avg
72.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
22.6
Hand Speed (avg)
74.9
Bat Speed (max)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
95.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
92.4
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2155
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.4
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
83.5
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1993
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
78.4
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2688
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
91.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.6
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2087
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2396
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1838
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2096
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
27.3
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2091
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
2023 PBR All-American Game
Sep 21, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
95.0
Velocity (max)
92.7 - 94.4
Velo Range
92.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,164
Spin Rate (max)
2,069
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
81.6
Velocity (max)
79.6 - 81.3
Velo Range
79.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,735
Spin Rate (max)
2,633
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.3
Velocity (max)
82.2 - 83.3
Velo Range
82.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,011
Spin Rate (max)
1,787
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
92.6
Velocity (max)
89.5 - 92.2
Velo Range
88.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,346
Spin Rate (max)
2,266
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
77.3
Velocity (max)
75.7 - 77.2
Velo Range
74.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,817
Spin Rate (max)
2,743
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
86.1
Velocity (max)
82.7 - 85.2
Velo Range
83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,199
Spin Rate (max)
2,117
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
91.4
Velocity (max)
85.1 - 89.2
Velo Range
84.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,272
Spin Rate (max)
2,160
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.1
Velocity (max)
65.8 - 67.0
Velo Range
63.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,477
Spin Rate (max)
2,429
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.0
Velocity (max)
72.9 - 76.7
Velo Range
72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,054
Spin Rate (max)
1,884
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
90.4
Velocity (max)
86.8 - 89.8
Velo Range
86.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,194
Spin Rate (max)
1,922
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
66.4
Velocity (max)
63.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,113
Spin Rate (max)
2,113
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.4
Velocity (max)
71.0 - 74.4
Velo Range
70.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,651
Spin Rate (max)
1,559
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
88.6
Velocity (max)
86.9 - 88.5
Velo Range
84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,440
Spin Rate (max)
2,291
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.3
Velocity (max)
68.6 - 69.2
Velo Range
65.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,464
Spin Rate (max)
2,420
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.7
Velocity (max)
76.1 - 78.1
Velo Range
72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,036
Spin Rate (max)
1,998
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2025 Future Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 7, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
78.7
Velocity (max)
75.9 - 78.0
Velo Range
76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,178
Spin Rate (max)
2,096
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.5
Velocity (max)
62.8 - 65.4
Velo Range
62.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,281
Spin Rate (max)
2,091
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
2025 Future Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 7, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
93.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
91.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
84.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
91.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Grand Park Fall Championships
Sep 15, 2023
Pitching
92
Max FB
90 - 91
FB
80 - 81
SL
Area Code Games
Aug 3, 2023
Pitching
93
Max FB
90 - 93
FB
83 - 83
CH
76 - 77
SL
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Pitching
93
Max FB
90 - 92
FB
83 - 85
CH
76 - 77
SL
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Pitching
91
Max FB
85 - 89
FB
66 - 67
CB
73 - 77
CH
Top Tier Scout Day
Jun 8, 2022
Pitching
89
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
68 - 69
CB
76 - 78
CH
Bullpen
Jun 1, 2022
Pitching
86
Max FB
85 - 86
FB
67 - 68
CB

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.69
30 Yard Dash
4.01
60 Yard Dash
7.34
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.69
30 Yard Dash
4.01
60 Yard Dash
7.34
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.69
30 Yard Dash
4.01
60 Yard Dash
7.34
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
2023 PBR All-American Game
Sep 21, 2023
Swift
2.68
RSi (max)
18.2
Jump Height (max)
14.3
Jump Height (avg)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Swift
2.04
RSi (max)
2.04
RSi (avg)
1,930
Jump Power (max)
35.2
Jump Height (max)
35.1
Jump Height (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Swift
1.81
10-yd
4.19
30-yd
7.60
60-yd
18.0
Run speed (max)
7.9
Run Speed (avg)
1.76
RSi (max)
1.76
RSi (avg)
1,445
Jump Power (max)
25.7
Jump Height (max)
25.6
Jump Height (avg)
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Swift
1.69
10-yd
4.01
30-yd
7.34
60-yd
18.5
Run speed (max)
1.70
RSi (max)
2.12
RSi (avg)
1,523
Jump Power (max)
27.2
Jump Height (max)
26.2
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2021
Edge Score
57.67
Edge Score
58.34

Pitch Ai

2022
2021
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Arm Speed
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
2025 Future Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 7, 2021
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

Comments

9/26/23

Prep Baseball All-American Game: Pure electricity from the left side. Standing 6-foot-3, 177-pounds with high-level projection remaining, Bauer uses a slower, methodical delivery with a loose arm action out of a three-quarters slot. Fastball will explode out of the hand at 92-94, touching 95 with heavy arm-side run. Shows aptitude to paint both sides of the plate and ability to create swing-and-miss with the pitch. Innate feel to spin (Avg. 2633) a low-80s slider that will get some sweep and can creates whiffs. Changeup could be trending towards an above-average pitch at 82-84 with present plus command and arm-side fade while maintaining arm speed. The Virginia commit will miss bats with all three pitches, and shows a ceiling that can remain one of the best pitchers in the class.

9/20/23

The top prospect in the Illinois’ 2025 class, LHP Jack Bauer (Lincoln-Way East), took the mound on Saturday for Top Tier Americans 2025. Bauer showed much of what we have become accustomed to seeing; premier arm talent with electric stuff. The overall polish and control for the Virginia commit continues to develop but his fastball sat comfortably in the low-90s, topping at 92 mph, while playing with all kinds of life and jump through the zone. The control was scattered some on this look but when it was in the zone, he was getting a number of uncomfortable, late swings. He also continues to improve the action and upside to his slider. He is still developing the consistent feel to land the pitch in the zone but the intent and spin have ticked up considerably over the past year-or-so. He is now throwing his slider at 80 mph with 2700+ rpm and when it's right it flashes late, tight sweeping action that has all the makings of a wipeout offering down the road. Will be pitching at the inaugural PBR All-American Game in Milwaukee.

3/01/23

LHP Jack Bauer (Lincoln-Way East, 2025) emerged as the top prospect in the state last summer, eventually earning an invitation to the PBR Future Games as one of the younger prospects in attendance, ultimately leading to a commitment to Virginia. Bauer clearly put in work this offseason, continuing to see his fastball velocity climb, now up to 92.6 mph. That velocity, however, was not the most impressive part of this smooth operating, easy left-handers bullpen as he showed off a much-improved, high-spinning, mid-70’s slider with all kinds of horizontal action, playing with an average of 16.6 inches of horizontal movement and an average of 2743 rpm. The pitch is thrown with much more arm speed and intent than we have seen in the past and has a chance to be a wipe-out offering if he can harness it moving forward. The changeup was also an above-average offering, landing in the zone 50% of the time with an average of 16.5 inches of horizontal movement, heading the opposite direction as the slider. Highly-impressive early season look at one of the top 2025 left-handed arms in the country.

2/25/23

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Athletic, broad-shouldered build.
Delivery: Simple, hybrid delivery, tall and fall delivery works with extreme ease and on-line down the mound.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, free-flowing arm action, quick out front, 3/4 slot.
FB: T93, 90-92 mph. Advanced life and ease out of the hand, all kinds of finish and jump through the zone. T2346, 2266 average rpm.
SL: 76-77 mph. Advanced spin, thrown aggressively, tight 2/8 sweeping action. Potential swing and miss pitch down the road. T2817, 2743 average rpm.
CH: 83-85 mph. Maintains arm speed, showed feel, mostly straight. T2199, 2117 average rpm.

2/25/23

LHP Jack Bauer (Lincoln-Way East, 2025) emerged as the top prospect in the state last summer, eventually earning an invitation to the PBR Future Games as one of the younger prospects in attendance, ultimately leading to a commitment to Virginia. Bauer clearly put in work this offseason, continuing to see his fastball velocity climb, now up to 92.6 mph. That velocity, however, was not the most impressive part of this smooth operating, easy left-handers bullpen as he showed off a much-improved, high-spinning, mid-70’s slider with all kinds of horizontal action, playing with an average of 16.6 inches of horizontal movement and an average of 2743 rpm. The pitch is thrown with much more arm speed and intent than we have seen in the past and has a chance to be a wipe-out offering if he can harness it moving forward. The changeup was also an above-average offering, landing in the zone 50% of the time with an average of 16.5 inches of horizontal movement, heading the opposite direction as the slider. Highly-impressive early season look at one of the top 2025 left-handed arms in the country.

8/10/22

Arguably nobody in the state has been on a quicker, higher climb than Jack Bauer (Lincoln-Way East, 2025), who officially broke out at the PBR Future Games, and continued to show the same high-level stuff at the State Games. Bauer, who has a chance to soar towards the top of the Illinois rankings, has an ultra-fluid, easy delivery and continues to set personal bests everytime he comes to an event. This time around, Bauer, listed at an upside 6-foot-2, 175-pounds, ran his fastball up to 91.4 mph sitting comfortably in the upper-80’s. Bauer controlled the fastball throughout and showed two developing off-speed offerings for strikes in an upper-60s curveball and 76-78 mph changeup. Bauer struck out six in his three inning stint. The floor continues to elevate for Bauer and the ceiling remains arguably the top in the class.

8/09/22

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build.
Delivery: Controlled tempo, medium balance point into a slight drop/drive lower-half, maintains knee bend while pushing down the mound, stride works in-line with the plate. In-game stats: 3 IP, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 H
Arm Action: LH. Long arm swing out of the glove into a 3/4 slot.
FB: T91.4, 85-89 mph. Slight running action to the arm-side. T2272, 2154 average rpm.
CB: 66-67 mph. Flashed sharp 1/7 action. T2477, 2429 average rpm.
CH: 73-77 mph. Slight fading action to the arm-side. T2054, 1884 average rpm.

8/09/22

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build.
Delivery: Controlled tempo, medium balance point into a slight drop/drive lower-half, maintains knee bend while pushing down the mound, stride works in-line with the plate. In-game stats: 3 IP, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 H
Arm Action: LH. Long arm swing out of the glove into a 3/4 slot.
FB: T91.4, 85-89 mph. Slight running action to the arm-side. T2272, 2154 average rpm.
CB: 66-67 mph. Flashed sharp 1/7 action. T2477, 2429 average rpm.
CH: 73-77 mph. Slight fading action to the arm-side. T2054, 1884 average rpm.

6/08/22

The biggest winner on the mound was LHP Jack Bauer (Lincoln-Way East, 2025). Standing at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, Bauer has all sorts of projection in his lean/wiry frame. He moves down the mound athletically with a drop/drive lower-half and minimal perceived effort, remaining in-line to the plate before firing from a clean/loose ¾ slot. His fastball worked in the 87-89 mph range, jumping out of his hand with life to the arm-side and spinning at an average of 2,291 RPM (T2440 RPM). His breaking ball plays off a sharp 1/7 plane, spinning at an average of 2,420 RPM, 68-69 mph. His final offering was a fading changeup at 76-78 mph, getting under it at times but thrown with near fastball arm-speed.

7/07/21

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 152-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Starts with feet staggered (lead foot closer to first base), athletic delivery with a drop-and-drive lower-half, strides in-line, gains ground down the mound.
Arm Action: LH. Loose 3/4 slot, athletic arm.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Generally straight.  T2177, 2096 average rpm.
CB: 62-65 mph. Gradual 1/7 shape, short action at times. T2281, 2169 average rpm.

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
2023 PBR All-American Game
Sep 21, 2023
Physical - Athlete
6' 4"
Ht
177.5
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)