Prep Baseball Report

Best of 2021: JUCO Max Catcher Velocity Leaders

By: Diego Solares
Associate Scout, Staff Writer

For the first time this fall, PBR Illinois made a concerted effort to check in on several of the state's JUCO programs and familiarize ourselves with that aspect of amateur baseball. Our staff ran 10 total junior college events this fall - nine of which were individual scout days and we also hosted the Region IV Showcase for the first time.

We collected an abundance of data throughout our extensive coverage of the JUCO realm this fall and now, as the year comes to an end, we're eager to take a look at which players put up the most impressive numbers.

Below you'll find the strongest recorded throws out of the chute, led by Parkland JC C Tyler Herron and Bryant & Stratton C Ethan Toone.

max catcher velocity

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos C Velo
1 Tyler Herron Parkland College 2021 C 84
^ Ethan Toone Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 C 84
2 Jacob Schroeder John A. Logan JC 2019 C 82
^ Cole Christman John A. Logan JC 2019 C 82
^ Camden Bailey College of DuPage 2019 C 82
3 Daniel Gusel College of DuPage 2018 C 81
^ Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 81
^ Jayden Gibson Parkland College 2019 C 81
^ Ben Hartl Heartland CC 2021 C 81
4 Kaid Muth Lincoln Trail JC 2020 C 80
5 Bryant Byrd Southeastern Illinois JC 2021 1B 79
^ Krayton Morse Lincoln Trail JC 2021 C 79
^ Mason Sawyer Heartland CC 2020 C 79
6 Quinton Dacus Kaskaskia JC 2021 C 78
^ Joshua Mosley Triton JC 2016 C 78
^ Joseph Schmidt John A. Logan JC 2019 C 78
^ Ben Peltz McHenry County JC 2020 C 78

For an in-depth look at all the JUCO Scout Days we ran this fall, including a complete list of gathered statistics, click HERE.