Best of 2021: JUCO Max Exit 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 loudest contact we saw this fall, led by Joliet JC RHP/OF Douglas Loden.


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Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 105.9 mph
2 Ethan Toone Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 C 105.7 mph
3 James Denten Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 105.2 mph
4 Tyler Brandenburg Heartland CC 2019 1B 104.6 mph
5 Nathan Waldridge Parkland College 2020 OF 104.3 mph
6 Mason Byrns Kaskaskia JC 2021 1B 103.8 mph
7 Jackson Powell Parkland College 2020 1B 103.6 mph
8 Tyson Mickie Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 OF 103.2 mph
9 Matthew Murphy Heartland CC 2020 C 103.1 mph
10 Keenan Taylor Parkland College 2020 3B 102.9 mph
11 Jackson Moffat Parkland College 2021 1B 102.8 mph
12 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 102.5 mph
^ Benny Thompson Anderson University (IN) 2021 RHP 102.5 mph
13 Cameron Hunter Highland CC (IL) 2019 1B 102.5 mph
14 Peter Fusek Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 OF 102.4 mph
15 Jacyk Uehling Heartland CC 2020 OF 102.3 mph
16 Jimmy Rybarczyk Parkland College 2020 OF 102.3 mph
17 Matthew Jones Parkland College 2019 3B 102.2 mph
18 Owen Queckboerner Highland CC (IL) 2020 OF 102.2 mph
19 Jose Lara Parkland College 2020 OF 102.2 mph
20 Riley Rundquist Heartland CC 2019 1B 102.0 mph
21 Joshua Mosley Triton JC 2016 C 101.9 mph
22 Bobby Atkinson Heartland CC 2021 1B 101.9 mph
23 Cole Christman John A. Logan JC 2019 C 101.7 mph
24 Joey Humphrey Kankakee CC 2020 OF 101.6 mph
25 Mason Sawyer Heartland CC 2020 C 101.4 mph
26 Garrett Esposito Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 101.3 mph
27 Bronx Lewis Kaskaskia JC 2021 OF 101.1 mph
28 Stephen Moraski Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 100.8 mph
29 Quinn Willard Heartland CC 2021 OF 100.6 mph
30 Sam Antonacci Heartland CC 2021 SS 100.6 mph
31 Ryan Kassel Southeastern Illinois JC 2019 OF 100.3 mph
32 Jeremy Figueroa Heartland CC 2020 2B 100.3 mph
33 Owen Jackson Kankakee CC 2020 OF 100.2 mph
34 Brandon Valdez Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 100.1 mph
35 Will Richter Lincoln Trail JC 2018 OF 100.1 mph
36 Jaron Ward Parkland College 2021 OF 100.0 mph
37 Joshua Williams Highland CC (IL) 2019 OF 99.9 mph
38 Brady Vaughn Lincoln Trail JC 2021 OF 99.5 mph
39 Jason Hodges John A. Logan JC 2019 OF 99.5 mph
40 Noah Schueler Sauk Valley CC 2022 3B 99.5 mph
41 Andrew Smart Oakton CC 2020 OF 99.4 mph
42 Noah Glidden College of Lake County 2019 OF 99.3 mph
43 Daniel Llanas Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 OF 99.3 mph
44 Robert Martin Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2020 1B 99.2 mph
45 Xavier Schreiber McHenry County JC 2020 OF 99.1 mph
46 Jacob Schroeder John A. Logan JC 2019 C 99.0 mph
47 Nick Schumann Elgin CC 2020 OF 99.0 mph
48 Sean Shook Heartland CC 2020 2B 99.0 mph
49 Dylan Perry Kaskaskia JC 2021 SS 98.9 mph
50 Brandon Roth Black Hawk JC-Moline 2019 OF 98.8 mph
51 Logan Riley Elgin CC 2019 SS 98.6 mph
52 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 98.6 mph
53 Bryce Brown Heartland CC 2020 3B 98.5 mph
54 Matthew Hunzinger Kaskaskia JC 2021 2B 98.5 mph
55 Sam Seeker Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 98.2 mph

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

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