Class of 2024 Showcase: Statistical Analysis


By: Peter Hamot
Area Scout, Staff Writer

On Sunday, October 9, PBR Illinois hosted the Class of 2024 Showcase at The MAX in McCook, Illinois. The event featured over 40 players from the 2024 class and gave our staff an in-depth look at a number of intriguing prospects within the state.

Today, we will be looking at the measurable data leaders from the event, found below. 

60-times

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Jalen House IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 6.78 s
2 Anthony Xydakis IL Morris 2024 OF 6.90 s
3 Nick Bestrick IL Sandburg 2024 RHP 6.92 s
4 Ben Ford IL Waubonsie Valley 2024 SS 6.95 s
5 Brady Gilroy IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 6.99 s
6 Kevin Zanin IL Mount Carmel 2024 2B 7.02 s
7 Cody DelFavero IL Morris 2024 OF 7.07 s
8 Jordon Dumas IL Grayslake Central 2024 OF 7.13 s
9 Clay Gadbois IL Kankakee 2024 RHP 7.14 s
10 Lucas Hicks IL Westmont 2024 OF 7.19 s

max fastball velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Nick Bestrick IL Sandburg 2024 RHP 86.8 mph
2 Nicholas Rayyan IL Stevenson 2024 RHP 84.6 mph
3 Joshua Caccia IL St. Charles North 2024 RHP 83.9 mph
4 Lance Kiesewetter IL Henry-Senachwine 2024 1B 83.5 mph
5 Clay Gadbois IL Kankakee 2024 RHP 83.5 mph
6 Chris Danko IL York 2024 OF 83.5 mph
7 Braden Vanderheydt IL Washington 2024 OF 82.5 mph
8 Eli Travis IL Oak Park-River Forest 2024 RHP 82.3 mph
9 Jack Wilson IL New Trier 2024 RHP 81.9 mph
10 Joe Stellano IL Reed Custer 2024 2B 81.9 mph

max induced vertical break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (max)
1 Haiden Stocks IL Decatur Lutheran 2024 LHP 21.0 in
2 Lance Kiesewetter IL Henry-Senachwine 2024 1B 20.9 in
3 Braden Vanderheydt IL Washington 2024 OF 19.8 in
4 Nick Bestrick IL Sandburg 2024 RHP 19.4 in
5 Jackson Sheckler IL Galesburg 2024 OF 19.1 in

max exit velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Lucas Hicks IL Westmont 2024 OF 96.1 mph
2 Ben Ford IL Waubonsie Valley 2024 SS 95.5 mph
3 Jalen House IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 93.7 mph
4 Brady Gilroy IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 93.5 mph
5 Nicholas Franklin IL Father Mcgivney Catholic 2024 C 93.3 mph
6 Cody DelFavero IL Morris 2024 OF 93.1 mph
7 Anthony Xydakis IL Morris 2024 OF 92.9 mph
8 Clay Gadbois IL Kankakee 2024 RHP 91.6 mph
9 Kade Fatland IL Lincoln-Way East 2024 OF 91.5 mph
10 Jordon Dumas IL Grayslake Central 2024 OF 90.9 mph

max batted distance 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Braden Vanderheydt IL Washington 2024 OF 343 ft
2 Brady Gilroy IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 339 ft
3 Nicholas Franklin IL Father Mcgivney Catholic 2024 C 332 ft
4 Cody DelFavero IL Morris 2024 OF 329 ft
5 Chris Danko IL York 2024 OF 324 ft

max infield velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Marc Iozzo IL Benet Academy 2024 SS 84
2 Clay Gadbois IL Kankakee 2024 RHP 83
3 Joe Stellano IL Reed Custer 2024 2B 82
4 Ben Ford IL Waubonsie Valley 2024 SS 81

max outfield velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Chris Danko IL York 2024 OF 89
2 Anthony Xydakis IL Morris 2024 OF 88
3 Cody DelFavero IL Morris 2024 OF 85
4 Brady Gilroy IL Burlington Central 2024 OF 84
^ Braden Vanderheydt IL Washington 2024 OF 84
^ Lucas Hicks IL Westmont 2024 OF 84
5 Cole Benson IL Oak Park-River Forest 2024 RHP 83
^ Jalen House IL Downers Grove South 2024 OF 83

max catcher velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Max Miller IL New Trier 2024 C 77
2 Collin Roche IL Nazareth Academy 2025 C 73
3 Nicholas Franklin IL Father Mcgivney Catholic 2024 C 72
4 Benjamin Fromm IL Glenbrook North 2024 C 70
5 Jalil Tate IL Lindblom Math and Science Acadamy 2024 C 68

top pop-times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Max Miller IL New Trier 2024 C 2.02-2.28
2 Nicholas Franklin IL Father Mcgivney Catholic 2024 C 2.09-2.27
3 Benjamin Fromm IL Glenbrook North 2024 C 2.20-2.39

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