Best of 2021: JUCO Max Fastball 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 hardest fastballs we saw across our respective JUCO landscape this fall, led by John A. Logan RHP Terry Busse.

MAX FASTBALL LEADERS

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Max FB
1 Terry Busse Rice 2020 RHP 95 mph
2 Ben Thompson John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 94 mph
^ Kyle Iwinski Kankakee CC 2019 RHP 94 mph
3 Mitch Mueller Parkland College 2020 RHP 93 mph
^ Josh Dima John A. Logan JC 2020 LHP 93 mph
^ Mitchel Sampson Heartland CC 2020 RHP 93 mph
4 Cole McMichael Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 92 mph
^ Harrison Dubois South Suburban JC 2020 RHP 92 mph
^ Jack Snider Parkland College 2020 RHP 92 mph
^ Alex Buchanan Southwestern Illinois JC 2019 RHP 92 mph
^ Alex Pipes Parkland College 2021 RHP 92 mph
^ Zachary Nehlsen Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 92 mph
^ Tucker Shalley Parkland College 2020 RHP 92 mph
5 Sam Myers Parkland College 2021 RHP 91 mph
^ Jay Schueler Parkland College 2019 RHP 91 mph
^ William Melby Triton JC 2020 RHP 91 mph
^ Mitchel Hemmen John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 91 mph
^ Jackson Lee John A. Logan JC 2021 RHP 91 mph
^ Carter Monke Parkland College 2021 RHP 91 mph
^ Ryan Tressler John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 91 mph
^ Keegan Buksa Heartland CC 2021 RHP 91 mph
^ Matthew Haley Parkland College 2021 RHP 91 mph
6 Wyatt Geesaman Lincoln Trail JC 2019 RHP 90 mph
^ Kale Ven Huizen Black Hawk JC-Moline 2019 RHP 90 mph
^ Douglas Loden Joliet JC 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Jorden Rauch Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 RHP 90 mph
^ Donnie Canchela Kaskaskia JC 2021 RHP 90 mph
^ Reed Braundmeier Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 90 mph
^ Logan Jones Lincoln Trail JC 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Peyton Olejnik Triton JC 2021 RHP 90 mph
^ Dustin Crawford Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 90 mph
^ Kristian Asbury John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Reese Dutton Heartland CC 2019 RHP 90 mph
^ Tresdon Rybarczyk Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 90 mph
^ Drew Fieger Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 90 mph
7 Meade Johnson Heartland CC 2021 RHP 89 mph
^ Luke Shelton Lincoln Trail JC 2021 RHP 89 mph
^ Teague Conrad Heartland CC 2019 RHP 89 mph
^ Brayden Closs Heartland CC 2021 LHP 89 mph
^ Josiah Zamora Kankakee CC 2019 SS 89 mph
^ Luke Skudlarczyk Heartland CC 2020 RHP 89 mph
^ Connor Aten Heartland CC 2020 RHP 89 mph
^ Jack Young Parkland College 2020 RHP 89 mph
^ Reece Rodabaugh Parkland College 2019 RHP 89 mph
^ Nathan Righi Parkland College 2019 RHP 89 mph
^ Ryan Wilwers Rock Valley JC 2019 RHP 89 mph
^ Brandon Dodson Triton JC 2020 RHP 89 mph
^ Daniel Llanas Bryant & Stratton - Wisconsin 2019 OF 89 mph
^ Johnny Pecora Triton JC 2020 OF 89 mph
^ Brock Begesha Joliet JC 2020 RHP 89 mph
^ Matt Lelito Kankakee CC 2019 RHP 89 mph
^ Carson Roberts College of DuPage 2020 OF 89 mph
^ Tyler Raudszus Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 RHP 89 mph
8 Danny Perdzock McHenry County JC 2020 RHP 88 mph
^ Kyle Cortner Lincoln Trail JC 2020 LHP 88 mph
^ Bryant Byrd Southeastern Illinois JC 2021 C 88 mph
^ Joseph Kossina Southwestern Illinois JC 2020 LHP 88 mph
^ Josh Fleming Joliet JC 2019 RHP 88 mph
^ Jeffrey Bryant Lincoln Trail JC 2019 LHP 88 mph
^ Justin Grosse Milwaukee Area Technical JC 2019 RHP 88 mph
^ Grady Gorgen McHenry County JC 2020 LHP 88 mph
^ Ryan Eiermann Kankakee CC 2017 LHP 88 mph
^ Nate Thomas John A. Logan JC 2020 RHP 88 mph
^ Luke Gasser Southwestern Illinois JC 2019 RHP 88 mph
^ Alex Elsing Kaskaskia JC 2020 RHP 88 mph
^ James Denten Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 88 mph
^ Kevin Carvalho Southwestern Illinois JC 2018 RHP 88 mph
^ Logan Romasanta Morton JC 2019 RHP 88 mph
^ Marc Black Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 RHP 88 mph
^ Steven Kleyheeg Rock Valley JC 2020 RHP 88 mph
^ Panagiotis Rokkas Triton JC 2020 RHP 88 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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