Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)

INVITE ONLY EVENT

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** DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL INVITATION FROM OUR STAFF BY EMAIL **

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BRAND NEW EVENT

Prep Baseball Report is excited to present the Illinois State Games. The Illinois State Games is a brand new event taking place on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10. This two-day, invite-only event will consist of a workout day and three guaranteed games for all participants. The Illinois State Games will be conveniently located in East Central Illinois at the Rantoul Family Sports Complex in Rantoul, Ill. 

TOP PLAYERS IN ILLINOIS

We're inviting the top players in Illinois, spanning grad classes 2023-2026. Our mission is to bring the highest level talent in the state to one location for this two-way event. Rosters and teams will be composed of players from each grad class, setting the table to see who are, pound-for-pound, the state's top prospects.

TWO-DAY EVENT

All position players will showcase their talents in a pro-style workout in the morning of day one of the event, Tuesday, August 9. Following the workout, players will branch off into teams (selected by the PBR staff) and begin gameplay. The following day, we will finish up the event with two games for a total of three guaranteed games between the two days. Lineups, pitching rotations and rosters will be constructed by PBR Illinois staff.

RANTOUL FAMILY SPORTS COMPLEX

Opened in the spring of 2021, the Rantoul Family Sports Complex is an all-turf facility centrally located in the state, making it accessible for college coaches and recruiters to attend from across the region. At the PBR Illinois State Games, we'll be operating on the main high school quad (fields D1-D4) that surround a concession stand with an optimal scout tower situated above it, creating an environment for attending scouts and coaches to have their eyes on everything all at once. On Day One, the workout day, we'll be utilizing each of the fields to conduct an efficient pro-style workout in a showcase setting, and the complex will host live gameplay on Day Two.

Pricing

Tier One will begin from April 1-June 14 with pricing as follows:

Single Position - $499
Additional Position - $150

Tier Two will run from June 15-event date with pricing as follows:

Single Position - $599

Please make sure to get your registration in as soon as possible to avoid the increase in price.

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Schedule

Tuesday, August 9 
Position players will participate in a morning showcase, followed by one game in the afternoon.

Wednesday, August 10
Each player will play in two games throughout the day.

*Pitcher Only's will only need to attend on the day and game in which they are slotted to pitch*

Rosters

TBD


REFUND POLICY

The Prep Baseball Report refund policy is that of a transfer nature. Prep Baseball Report will permit the transfer of your payment to another Prep Baseball Report event that may be used during the following year of scheduled events. Again, registration fees are of a transfer nature and will not be refunded. If an event is cancelled due to weather, players will be issued a full credit to a future event. 


SCOUTING, TECHNOLOGY AND DATA ANALYSIS IN ONE EVENT

 

PBR PROFILE

Every prospect's recruiting process starts and ends with the PBR Profile and our showcases revolve around that player profile. For first time attendees, a new PBR profile will be created, hosting all of your information, videos, head shot, metrics and more, making it one of your single most important tools in the recruiting process. Repeat showcase performances will continue to update your PBR profile, creating a history of prospect progress and ensuring the most up-to-date information is easily accessible throughout the fast-paced scouting community. These profiles are also searchable by a range of data points and metrics through our advanced search engine, making it a one stop shop for recruiters and scouts.

MIZUNO

All showcase prospects will receive a numbered PBR jersey sponsored by our partners at Mizuno. The Mizuno Tee is the all around tee shirt for every activity, made from lightweight textured fabric, and used to identify prospects throughout the showcase process.

STATS

PBR stats are the industry standard in the scouting community, carrying the highest credibility in actionable data. PBR profiles are the most reliable resources for prospect information due to this reason alone. Stats are collected using only the highest of standard equipment including Brower laser timers, Trackman and Stalker radars. All stats are hosted in player profiles accompanied by recently launched Performance Tiers that show where a prospect ranks among his peers.

VIDEO

All prospect performances will be professionally video taped, edited and uploaded into their PBR Profile. Videos will consist of multiple angles and record all aspects of the showcase including 60’s, live batting practice, and defensive performances. Videos are hosted in PBR Profiles and used for video spotlights, content, social media and more. Videos are accessible to all PBR+ subscribers.

SCOUTING REPORTS

The Prep Baseball Report is built at the hands of some of the most tenured and respected scouts in the industry. We pride ourselves on our level of prospect knowledge, most of which is gained through PBR events. Showcases are designed and engineered by state Scouting Directors with the goal of collecting as much information about a prospect as possible and relaying our findings to the public through data collection and scouting reports. 

POST-EVENT CONTENT

One of the many results of a PBR showcase is getting all the information collected to the public in a timely and digestible manner. Every showcase will be featured on the Prep Baseball Report website and social channels through various forms of post-event content, leaderboards, video spotlights and more. 

ACCOUNT DASHBOARD

In an effort to elevate the post-event experience for players who attend a PBR Showcase, the Account Dashboard is now your one stop shop to view all of your post-event deliverables, including your Video, TrackMan, Blast Data, Vizual Edge Score and more. Your Dashboard also gives you a window into upcoming events, calendar management and more. 

TECH PACKAGE

Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and Blast Connect apps as well as visual skills through Vizual Edge testing. Furthermore, key metrics will live inside your Prep Baseball Report profile to help players in their recruitment process.  

TrackMan is the global leader in ball-tracking accuracy. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, all players will get unrivaled access to their performance data in the Trackman interactive app. Players can create custom dashboards that unlock both hitting and pitching data.

Pitching Features Include:

  • Pitching data access includes: release speed, spin rate, spin axis, release height, extension, horizontal and vertical break, and location on each pitch 

  • See each pitch trajectory in 3D from multiple viewpoints

  • Create defined tags to label and compare pitches

  • Pin pitches together to create tunneling visualizations between different pitch types

  • Visualize each pitch location

Hitting Features Include:

  • Hitting data access includes: Exit speed, distance traveled, launch angle, launch direction, spin rate, contact depth and contact side/height for each swing.

  • Visualize plate coverage

  • Pairing of all data points on each swing

Key ball flight metrics will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level. TrackMan’s advanced data metrics will augment what players already receive from a PBR showcase, which includes an edited video of their performance, personalized scouting reports, verified statistics, run times and positional velocities.

Blast is the global leader in swing analysis and used by nearly every MLB organization. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive access to BlastConnect in the Blast App, that unlocks critical insights and actionable data from their performance.

Features Include:

  • Swing Analysis and Blast Motion hitting assessment

  • Professional-level swing analytics to help players improve their hitting performance

  • Free 30-day trial to Blast Premium Services subscription

Key hitting metrics and Blast Motion Scores will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level.

Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training that multiple MLB clubs use for its players. During Prep Baseball Report events, players will take the Vizual Edge 15-minute baseline evaluation. Following the event, players will receive an email PDF of your results – labeled as your EDGE Score – that will identify your visual strengths and weaknesses and how they directly impact your on-field performance. Visual skills are critical for pitch recognition, reaction speed, timing, seeing spin on the ball, defensive performance and much more. Your EDGE Score will also live inside your Prep Baseball Report profile.

ProPlayAI will be delivering lab-accurate biomechanics data for purposes of player assessments and in-game analysis, all from a single video camera. ProPlayAI’s biomechanics platform for baseball pitchers, PitchAI, is powered by computer vision algorithms that extract 3D skeletal data from a single 2D video camera such as an iPhone. The platform provides full-body kinematics to analyze lead-knee dynamics, torso and pelvic motion, arm motion, and aspects of the kinetic chain and pitch efficiency. 

Prep Baseball Report events will be equipped with Swift Performance’s industry-leading athletic testing technologies to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data for all participants, ultimately delivering new insights into athletes’ speed, explosiveness and power for recruiters to evaluate.

Through both systems, the Swift UNO timing gates and EZEJump mats, athletes will be evaluated on a multitude of metrics that goes beyond just the 60 yard dash. Participants will be put through a jump protocol as well as adding 10 and 30 yard splits to the 60 yard dash.

Athletic Testing Metrics include:

  • 60 yard dash with 10 and 30 yard splits

  • Top end speed (mph)

  • Reactive Strength Index

  • Vertical jump


Location

Rantoul Family Sports Complex - Rantoul, IL
744 S Murray Rd
Rantoul, IL
61866
United States
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Name High School Class Pos. Commitment
Jude Allen Providence Catholic 2023 1B
Jacob Blunck Maroa-Forsyth 2023 OF
Michael Boyce Naperville Central 2023 OF
Luke Brown Plainfield North 2023 LHP
Noah Caceres Reavis 2023 C
Tadgh Callaghan Brother Rice 2025 RHP
Cash Campbell Montini Catholic 2024 3B
Danny Cihocki Princeton 2023 RHP
Alex Day Andrew 2023 3B
Charlie Dumo Deerfield 2023 OF
Michael Farina Mundelein 2023 SS
John Philip Ferraro Oak Park-River Forest 2023 C
Joey Garlin Huntley 2023 OF
Nicholas Gottfried Jacobs 2023 OF
Shemar Harris Thornwood 2023 SS
Chris Iannuzzi Stevenson 2023 RHP
Collin Jennings Marist 2023 OF
Ray Jesse Lockport 2023 C
Sir Jamison Jones St. Rita 2024 C Illinois State
Colton Kachinsky Lincoln-Way West 2023 LHP
Owen Kelly Belleville East 2023 RHP
Sean Kempf Crystal Lake Central 2024 C
Ryan Klukas Lemont 2023 OF
Tony Konopiots Downers Grove North 2023 3B West Virginia
Austin Leonard Hampshire 2023 C
Beau McBride New Trier 2024 LHP
Luca Morelli Stevenson 2023 C
J.R. Nelson Stevenson 2023 SS
Cole Noreuil Delavan 2024 RHP
Jack Novak Lincoln-Way Central 2023 OF
Finn O'Meara Nazareth Academy 2023 RHP
Landen Patton Sangamon Valley 2024 LHP
Max Pavlik Hinsdale Central 2023 3B
Jake Perrino Benet 2023 RHP
Luke Perry Mattoon 2023 SS
Ryan Quinlan Huntley 2023 2B
Camden Raddatz Effingham 2024 RHP
Mario Recio UIC College Prep 2023 SS
Sohrab Rezaei University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 2023 SS
Joe Richardson Stevenson 2023 LHP
Danny Rollins Lake Park 2023 C
Brady Rosenkranz Stevenson 2025 RHP Missouri
Owen Ruff Barrington 2023 RHP
Quinn Schambow Libertyville 2025 C
Colin Schmitke Stevenson 2023 SS
Easton Steck Galesburg 2023 SS
Jake Stedman Belleville West 2024 SS
Troy Stukenberg Lyons Township 2023 SS
Bennett Summers Bloomington Central Catholic 2024 SS
Jake Swanson Grant 2023 LHP
Aidan Thaxton St. Ignatius 2023 SS
Ben Toft New Trier 2025 OF
Gavin Triezenberg Brother Rice 2025 SS
Tommy Van Daff York 2023 LHP
Trace Vrbancic Prairie Ridge 2023 RHP
Davis Weeks Dunlap 2025 SS
Isaiah White Homewood Flossmoor 2023 2B
Nolan Zurawski Minooka 2023 C