Prep Baseball Report

Class of 2025 Showcase: Statistical Analysis


Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, October 8th, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to The MAX in McCook, Ill., to host the Class of 2025 Showcase. This annual event is for players who just started their junior years, in this case the state’s 2025 class, and hosted more than 40 players from across the state. 

Monday, we published our Quick Hits from the positional players from the event. Today, we will be looking at the top measurable data performers from the event, found below.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for much more from this event.

FASTBALL VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Will Burke IL Plainfield North 2025 RHP 85.4 mph
2 Patrick Kennedy IL Champaign Central 2025 RHP 84.0 mph
3 Ryan Frano IL Glenbard East 2025 LHP 83.7 mph
4 Evion Rodriguez IL Morgan Park 2025 3B 81.8 mph
5 Braylon McNair IL Lindblom Math & Science 2025 1B 81.6 mph

FASTBALL SPIN RATE (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Mercer Krantz IL Lyons Township 2025 RHP 2223 rpm
2 Joseph DalPonte IL Lockport 2025 SS 2207 rpm
3 Braylon McNair IL Lindblom Math & Science 2025 1B 2131 rpm
4 Nick Francis-Miller IL Metamora 2025 OF 2087 rpm
5 Ryan Frano IL Glenbard East 2025 LHP 2036 rpm

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Ryan Frano IL Glenbard East 2025 LHP 6.92 s
^ Jonathan Medina Jr IL St. Laurence 2025 OF 6.92 s
2 Aadden Guerrero IL St. Laurence 2025 SS 6.98 s
3 Roan Orlanes IL Naperville Central 2025 SS 6.99 s
4 Luke Canada IL Timothy Christian 2025 SS 7.04 s
5 Theodore Greco IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 7.05 s

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Beni Espinosa IL DePaul College Prep 2025 SS 94.6 mph
2 Owen Strahl IL Lake Zurich 2025 OF 94.1 mph
3 Jonathan Medina Jr IL St. Laurence 2025 OF 93.5 mph
4 Ethan Mendez IL Benet Academy 2025 SS 92.6 mph
5 Oliver Brandow IL Champaign Central 2025 SS 91.6 mph
6 Anthony Batshon IL Lockport 2025 C 91.4 mph
7 Alex Behles IL Huntley 2025 1B 90.6 mph
8 Theodore Greco IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 90.6 mph
9 Jaden Gonzalez IL Lyons Township 2025 SS 90.5 mph
10 Dylan Hecht IL DePaul College Prep 2025 OF 90.4 mph

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Joseph DalPonte IL Lockport 2025 SS 86
2 Aadden Guerrero IL St. Laurence 2025 SS 85
^ Jaden Gonzalez IL Lyons Township 2025 SS 85
^ Theodore Greco IL Lane Tech 2025 SS 85
3 Braylon McNair IL Lindblom Math & Science 2025 1B 83
4 Sean Campbell IL Riverside-Brookfield 2025 SS 82
^ Alec Gunderson IL St Ignatius 2025 SS 82
^ Ethan Mendez IL Benet Academy 2025 SS 82
5 Bernabe Astorga III IL Morgan Park 2025 SS 81
^ Eli Ordower IL Niles West 2025 SS 81

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Max Russ IL Immaculate Conception Catholic 2025 OF 85
^ Ryan Frano IL Glenbard East 2025 LHP 85
2 Aadden Guerrero IL St. Laurence 2025 SS 84
3 Jackson Newton IL Dunlap 2025 OF 82
^ Roan Orlanes IL Naperville Central 2025 SS 82
^ Owen Strahl IL Lake Zurich 2025 OF 82
4 Justin Hodges IL Hononegah 2025 OF 79
5 Vincent Skokal IL St. Rita 2025 C 78

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Zachary Ponce IL Pleasant Plains 2025 C 78
2 Patrick Kennedy IL Champaign Central 2025 RHP 76
3 Anthony Batshon IL Lockport 2025 C 75

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Kaleb Elwood IL Aurora Christian 2025 C 1.95-2.21
2 Anthony Batshon IL Lockport 2025 C 2.01-2.19
3 Zachary Ponce IL Pleasant Plains 2025 C 2.04-2.18


+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.


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