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McHenry Rising Stars ID

Event is sold out

Player and Parent,

You are cordially invited to attend the Prep Baseball Report’s Rising Stars ID meant for 2027 and 2028 graduates. This event has a dual function. For most participants, this will be their first showcase event - an initial step toward achieving a player’s baseball goals. Part of this event is educational: there will be a lecture about what scouts look for, how to comport themselves, what to expect in the recruiting process, and the overall landscape of playing at the next level. The second function of the event is to identify young talent, and at the same time getting valuable coaching in the showcase process. As the preeminent scouting service across our 40+ state coverage area, the Prep Baseball Report is looking to identify promising young prospects at an earlier age so we can more accurately track their progress through their career.

This event will also serve as an identifier for invitations to the Junior Future Games in August. The Junior Future Games will run in conjunction with the Prep Baseball Report’s Future Games. The Future Games features the top High School players in the Class of 2025 from across the Prep Baseball Report’s 40+ state coverage area. It is one of the most highly recruited events of the summer and attracts more than 200 college coaches from across the country each year.

The Junior Future Games, an Invitation-Only event, will feature the best identified prospects from across the country in a four-day tournament at Lake Point in Cartersville, GA. Participants will compete against other top-level players while representing their respective state. The Junior Future Games will take place at Lake Point in Cartersville, GA. This state-of-the-art facility features 8 all-turf fields. The event features guaranteed pool play games and will include single elimination bracket play to determine a champion in each age group. 

NOTE: Players must use BBCOR bats during batting practice

Parents will not be allowed to remain in the facility during the event. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out.


Open to all 2027 and 2028 High School graduates


Saturday, February 11, 2023

+ Check-in Times:

  • All Position Players: 8:30 AM

  • All Pitchers-only: 11:30 AM

  • Catchers will stay for both sessions.

*Times subject to change

Registered Infielders, Outfielders, and/or Catchers

  • Running Times

    • 30-yard split (no 60-yard dash)

  • Offensive Evaluations

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • Live batting practice

    • TrackMan ball flight analysis

  • Defensive Evaluations

    • Arm strength

    • Agility/range

    • Positional analysis/profile

Registered Pitchers & Catchers

  • Pitching Evaluations

    • 15-20 pitch bullpen (fastball and secondary pitches from both windup and stretch)

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • TrackMan pitch velocity, movement, spin analysis

  • Catcher Evaluations (while receiving bullpen)

    • Receiving/pitch presentation

    • Blocking/mobility


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. 

If you can no longer attend this event, please fill out this cancelation form.




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.


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.


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 Swift 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.


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.


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. 


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, Report, and more.

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.

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.

Athletic Testing Metrics include:

  • 60 yard dash with 10 and 30 yard splits

  • Top end speed (mph)


Pro Player Academy - McHenry, IL
5112 Prime Pkwy
McHenry, Illinois
United States
Name High School Class Pos. Commitment
Flip Acevedo Huntley 2028 C
Kayden Adams Mount Carmel 2028 C
Omar Avalos Mater Dei 2027 OF
Owen Bates Stevenson 2027 C
Gerald Blahnik Jacobs 2028 SS
Beckett Breseman Prairie Ridge 2027 C
Ryan Brezek Stevenson 2028 C
Myles Broome N/A 2027 C
Jayden Callahan Lake Zurich 2027 LHP
Jaylen Camacho Crystal Lake Central 2028 SS
Charlie Caroselli N/A 2027 RHP
Luke Cavazos N/A 2028 3B
Jake Cicero Lake Park 2027 SS
Carver Cohn McHenry 2028 OF
Cy Craft Du Quoin 2027 RHP
Sean Dabe Huntley 2027 SS
Ethan Data N/A 2027 3B
Shane DeMarsh Dundee Crown 2027 OF
Lucas Donaldson Warren Township 2028 SS
Parker Filipek Huntley 2027 RHP
Luke Flaskamp Jacobs 2027 SS
Joey Frano Johnsburg 2028 SS
Tommy Gasner Huntley 2028 LHP
Reid Gerjerts Wheeling 2027 SS
Isaac Grzynkowicz Dundee Crown 2027 OF
Cole Haskins Hampshire 2028 SS
Gavin Haurum Prairie Ridge 2028 OF
Ryan Helfinstine Dundee Crown 2027 SS
Colin Hernon Marian Central Catholic 2028 C
Jacob Hickey Dundee Crown 2028 RHP
David Hill N/A 2027 1B
Lucas Hovinen Lake Zurich 2027 SS
Santino Iacullo Central 2027 3B
Nolan Jones Huntley 2028 3B
Travis Kieffer Dundee Crown 2028 2B
Spencer Kim Huntley 2027 C
Brandon King Dundee Crown 2027 1B
Dylan Knaus Huntley 2028 C
Logan Laudadio Crystal Lake Central 2027 2B
Kellan Mack Saint Viator 2027 OF
Liam McMahon Crystal Lake Central 2027 RHP
Brody Mertz Huntley 2028 2B
Jack Moody N/A 2027 C
Max Nickle Huntley 2028 LHP
Jacob Ostrowski Hampshire 2027 RHP
Wade Ozment Crystal Lake Central 2027 OF
Aaron Pastewski Addison Trail 2027 C
Dylan Pavlovic Huntley 2028 2B
Michael Potempa Grant 2028 C
William Rauschert Hoffman Estates 2027 C
Samuel Reuter Warren 2028 C
Nathan Rosalez Huntley 2027 SS
Dominick Savino Huntley 2028 OF
Charlie Schmidt Hampshire 2028 RHP
Nicholas Sherry Burlington Central 2027 C
William Shilling Warren Township 2028 OF
Ayden Slupski McHenry 2028 3B
Jacob Smith Johnsburg 2027 RHP
Jenner Smith John Hersey 2028 RHP
Ollie Swierczek Hersey 2028 3B
Garrin Szot Prairie Ridge 2027 3B
Ryan Tucker Jacobs 2027 SS
Kash VanHouten Canton 2027 SS
Nico Vavalle Grant 2028 OF
Nick Verden Lake Zurich 2027 3B
Kaden Wasniewski McHenry 2027 3B
Chace Waterson Woodstock 2028 C
Liam Workman Grayslake Central 2027 OF