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Chicagoland Open: Statistical Analysis


By: Adam Panayotovich
Area Scout

The annual Chicagoland Open returned to Triton Junior College in River Grove, IL on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. The event serves as a summer identifier for some of the top prospects in the greater Chicagoland area and provides a platform for those under-the-rader players looking to make a splash before the upcoming high school season. 

2019 infielder Tony Fleischauer (Joliet Catholic) saw his name fall into three leaderboards, headlining two, those being top exit velocity at 88 mph and infield velocity at 86 mph. 2020 outfielder Drew Robinson (New Trier) finished second in exit velocity at 86 mph, while 2021 outfielder Tom Egan (Mount Carmel) tied for third at 85 mph. Egan also threw 84 mph from the outfield, best for 3rd at the event. 

Adam Huekels (Marian Catholic, 2020) ran the event-best 60-yard dash at 6.85, while Iowa native Peyton Agan (Ankeny) was the only other sub-7 runner at 6.91.  

2021 arm Cory Ronan (Routt Catholic) claimed the highest fastball velocity on the day, doing so with a true 4-seam/2-seam mix. Ronan not only had the hardest fastball, he had one of the best bullpens at the Chicagoland Open, peppering the bottom of the zone with all offerings. 

Jake Adams (Carmel Catholic, 2019) had a complete day claiming a spot in the exit velocity leaderboard as well as his positional velocity leaderboard, throwing 84 mph across the diamond. 

Grant Baker (South Elgin, 2019) and Braden Highley (Mt. Zion, 2020) topped the outfield velocity testing at 86 mph and 85 mph, respectively. Catcher Evan Orzech (Home School, 2019) popped the best times to second base with a range of 2.01-2.10. Orzech came in second in catcher velocity topping 75 mph from the crouch, behind only Jake Bergquist (Tinley Park, 2019) who finished two ticks better at 77 mph. 

top 60 yard dash
Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
Adam Huekels IL Marian Catholic 2020 OF/RHP 6.85
Peyton Agan IA Ankeny 2019 OF/SS 6.91
Phillip Hunter IL De La Salle 2020 OF/3B 7.05
Tony Fleischauer IL Joliet Catholic 2019 2B/3B 7.13
Julius Sanchez IL LaSalle Peru 2022 SS/RHP 7.13
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos Fastball Velocity
Cory Ronan IL Routt Catholic 2021 LHP/OF 85
Jimmy Moylan IL St. Rita 2020 RHP/OF 84
Matt Boyajian IL Barrington 2019 RHP 84
Mitchell Sampson IL Galesburg 2020 RHP/OF 84
Braden Highley IL Mt. Zion 2020 OF/RHP 83
Casey Pickering IL Neuqua Valley 2019 RHP/3B 83
Garrett Moran IL Glenbrook South 2019 RHP 83
TOP EXIT VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity
Tony Fleischauer IL Joliet Catholic 2019 2B/3B 88
Drew Robinson IL New Trier 2020 OF/RHP 86
Tom Egan IL Mount Carmel 2021 RHP/OF 85
Jake Adams IL Carmel Catholic 2019 SS/2B 85
Evan Orzech IL Home School 2019 C 85
Jake Bergquist IL Tinley Park 2019 C/3B 85
Anthony Guy IL Lane Tech 2019 2B/3B 85
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos Inield Velocity
Tony Fleischauer IL Joliet Catholic 2019 2B/3B 86
Jake Adams IL Carmel Catholic 2019 SS/2B 84
Tom Rutter IL Downers Grove South 2019 3B/1B 81
Casey Pickering IL Neuqua Valley 2019 RHP/3B 80
Anthony Guy IL Lane Tech 2019 2B/3B 79
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos Outfield Velocity
Grant Baker IL South Elgin 2019 OF/RHP 86
Braden Highley IL Mt. Zion 2020 OF/RHP 85
Tom Egan IL Mount Carmel 2021 RHP/OF 84
Jay Gail IL Wheaton North 2019 OF/RHP 83
Juke Pell IL Providence Catholic 2020 OF/RHP 83
Adam Huekels IL Marian Catholic 2020 OF/RHP 83
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
Name State School Class Pos Pop Times
Evan Orzech IL Home School 2019 C 2.01-2.10
Jake Bergquist IL Tinley Park 2019 C/3B 2.05-2.15
Noah Wenberg IL Stillman Valley 2019 C/SS 2.09-2.19
William Higgins IL Lincoln-Way Central 2020 C/1B 2.10-2.20
Jose De Hoyos IN Andrean 2019 C/3B 2.14-2.27
TOP CATCHER VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos C Velo
Jake Bergquist IL Tinley Park 2019 C/3B 77
Evan Orzech IL Home School 2019 C 75
William Higgins IL Lincoln-Way East 2020 C/1B 74
Noah Wenberg IL Stillman Valley 2019 C/SS 73
David Andolina IL Oak Park-River Forest 2020 C/RHP 73

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