Best of 2021: JUCO Max Infield 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 fall's strongest throws across the diamond, led by Lincoln Trail INF Colby Morse.


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Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos INF Velo
1 Colby Morse Lincoln Trail JC 2021 SS 91
2 Tyler Heckert John A. Logan JC 2020 SS 89
^ Dylan Perry Kaskaskia JC 2021 SS 89
^ Sebastian Parchomenko Oakton CC 2020 SS 89
3 Shea Hendrixson Lincoln Trail JC 2019 SS 88
^ Nick Aide Rock Valley JC 2020 SS 88
^ Bryson Arnette John A. Logan JC 2020 3B 88
4 Jonah James Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 SS 87
^ Chris Akers Southwestern Illinois JC 2021 C 87
^ Keenan Taylor Parkland College 2020 3B 87
^ Thomas Schroeder IV Triton JC 2019 SS 87
^ Ben Hartl Heartland CC 2021 C 87
^ Cameron Hunter Highland CC (IL) 2019 1B 87
^ Sam Antonacci Heartland CC 2021 SS 87
5 Josiah Zamora Kankakee CC 2019 SS 86
^ James Denten Kaskaskia JC 2019 3B 86
^ Seth Borden College of DuPage 2019 1B 86
^ Chase Dodson John A. Logan JC 2021 SS 86
^ Bryce Brown Heartland CC 2020 3B 86
^ D'Eric Shenault Highland CC (IL) 2018 SS 86
^ Austin Miller Sauk Valley CC 2020 SS 86

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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