Chicagoland Open: Statistical Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Associate Scout

On Sunday, August 22, the PBR Illinois scouting staff hosted the ninth annual Chicagoland Open at Triton College in River Grove, IL. Roughly 80+ prospects attended and provided our staff with an up-to-date look at their particular skill-sets or, for some, a first glance at the talents they bring to the baseball field. 

Yesterday our scouting staff collaborated to provide you with our Quick Hits piece, highlighting several standout performances of the day. Today, we'll start our dive into the data side of things by looking at those who topped our traditional leaderboards from Sunday's showcases.

We'll also roll our TrackMan Files and Blast Motion Board pieces as the week rolls on, looking at players that stood out from a deeper, more analytically driven perspective later today.

For now, read below as we highlight the statistical leaders from Sunday.

+ OF Scott Newman (Glenbrook South, 2022) was one of the top performers Sunday. The 6-foot-1, 160 pound left-handed hitting outfielder got his day started with a 6.82 in the 60-yard dash and followed that up with a 96 mph max exit velocity in BP. He also uncorked amongst the hardest throws to home from the outfield, reaching back for an 86 mph bullet.

+ C Joseph Perona (Lane Tech, 2022) was one of four multi-positional players at our showcase, taking reps in the outfield and behind the plate. Last seen at our Class of 2022 Showcase back in October. Perona showed improvements in exit velocity and arm velocity from behind the plate. He ran a 6.86 in the 60-yard dash, led our catching crop in max catcher velocity (79 mph), and also finished towards the leaders in max outfield velocity, too.

+ OF Luke Leombruni (Boylan Catholic, 2022) ran the fastest 60-yard dash of the day, blazing his way to a 6.64 time on our lasers. He was also in the upper-tier of max exit velocities from the event, barreling one up at 94 mph in BP.

+ Four different outfielders recorded an 87+ mph high from the outfield, headlined by Von Steuben's OF Anthony Huerta (2022). The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Huerta utilized his wiry arm strength to reach back for an 88 max bullet to home. Huerta was also up to 84 mph on the mound.

+ In his first PBR showcase, RHP Tyler Haines (Burlington Central, 2022) made a big impression. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound, right-handed pitcher was the top pitcher Sunday and was the only pitcher to hit above 90 mph on the mound. It was a highly-intriguing initial look at one of the liveliest arms still available in the class.

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 6.64
2 Beckett Davidson WI Neenah 2023 RHP 6.75
3 Scott Newman IL Glenbrook South 2022 OF 6.82
4 Joseph Perona IL Lane Tech 2022 C 6.86
5 Anthony Johnson IL Batavia 2022 3B 6.89
6 Mitchell Hall IL St. Rita 2023 OF 6.91

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Tyler Haines IL Burlington Central 2022 RHP 91 mph
2 Teddy Andrews IL Hinsdale Central 2022 LHP 88 mph
3 Drew Koenen IL Maine South 2023 RHP 87 mph
4 Ryan Deist IL Lincoln-Way East 2023 RHP 86 mph
5 Anthony Huerta IL Von Steuben 2022 RHP 84 mph
^ Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 84 mph
^ Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 84 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Scott Newman IL Glenbrook South 2022 OF 96
^ Charlie Jury IL West Chicago 2022 OF 96
^ Cole Freeman IL Christopher 2022 OF 96
^ Parker Bozzi IL Hinsdale South 2022 1B 96
2 Morgan Wachler IL Palatine 2024 OF 95
3 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 94
^ Owen Drummond IL Jacobs 2022 SS 94
^ JP Sporleder VA Woodberry Forest 2023 1B 94
4 Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 93
5 Jackson Lee IL South Elgin 2023 1B 92
^ Mitchell Hall IL St. Rita 2023 OF 92
^ Luke Tsilis IL Bradley Bourbonnais 2022 C 92
^ Jeffery Ripka IL East Leyden 2022 1B 92
^ Carlito Collins IL Notre Dame College Prep 2023 OF 92
^ Beckett Davidson WI Neenah 2023 RHP 92

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Eliot Fulscher IL Hinsdale South 2022 SS 84
2 Josh Copher IL Oak Forest 2022 RHP 81
3 Tyler Bell IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 SS 80
^ James Novakovic IL New Trier 2024 SS 80

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Anthony Huerta IL Von Steuben 2022 RHP 88
2 Cole Freeman IL Christopher 2022 OF 87
^ Brady Marques IL Maine South 2023 OF 87
^ Michael Boyce IL Naperville Central 2023 OF 87
3 Scott Newman IL Glenbrook South 2022 OF 86
^ Anthony Johnson IL Batavia 2022 3B 86
4 Joseph Perona IL Lane Tech 2022 C 82
^ Shaw Stukel IL Providence Catholic 2022 OF 82
^ Antonio Fawcett IL St Rita 2025 OF 82
5 Luke Leombruni IL Boylan Catholic 2022 OF 81
6 Nathan Anderson IL Lyons Township 2024 LHP 80

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Joseph Perona IL Lane Tech 2022 C 79
2 Cooper Jolin WI Middleton 2023 RHP 76
3 Matthew Goldasich IL Sacred-Heart Griffin 2023 C 75

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Joseph Perona IL Lane Tech 2022 C 2.14-2.28
2 Noah Tomaras IL Lemont 2024 C 2.18-2.24
3 Matthew Goldasich IL Sacred-Heart Griffin 2023 C 2.19-2.32

For a full list of statistics taken from this event, CLICK HERE.

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