GPA Games: Statistical Analysis


Illinois Staff

For the fourth straight year, PBR Illinois hosted the GPA Games at Lee Pfund Stadium at Wheaton College, on Aug. 11. This one-of-a-kind showcase is targeted for those 2020 and 2021 prospects looking to leverage their skills on the diamond and in the classroom into opportunities to play baseball at the next level. Taking the field on Sunday were prospects not only from Illinois, but also from Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan.

Uncommitted prospects participated in a pro-style workout and a simulated game in front of the PBR Illinois scouting staff. To look back at a sortable board of all measured statistics from everyone in attendance, click here.

For more on the day's statistical leaders, continue on below.


STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Four runners earned sub-7.00 times on Sunday, including uncommitted Bartlett senior OF Blake Oliver. Three 2021 prospects filled out the rest: Indiana's Reese Harmon (Columbus North) and two Wisconsin prospects, Jared Mitchell (Random Lake) and Wolfgang Kalz (Appleton West). 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Blake Oliver IL Bartlett 2020 OF 6.77
2 Reese Harmon IN Columbus North 2021 OF 6.89
3 Jared Mitchell WI Random Lake 2021 1B 6.93
4 Wolfgang Kalz WI Appleton West 2021 OF 6.94
5 Nicholas Mulvihill IL Hinsdale Central 2021 2B 7.00

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Connor Cassady (2020), from Lyons Township, led the day by topping out at 85 mph from the bump. Fellow 2020 right-hander from Lake Forest, Robby Gray, topped 84 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Connor Cassady IL Lyons Township 2020 RHP 85 mph
2 Robby Gray IL Lake Forest 2020 RHP 84 mph
3 Zachary Lorentsen IL Wheaton North 2020 OF 82 mph
^ Andres Kleinsek WI Verona Area 2021 RHP 82 mph
^ Garrett Swingler IL Normal West 2020 RHP 82 mph
4 Brandon Peace WI Nicolet 2020 RHP 81 mph
5 Brennan Foeckler WI Marquette University 2020 RHP 80 mph
^ Danny Fieweger IL Wheaton North 2020 LHP 80 mph

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

Oliver made his presence felt here, too, at the exit velocity station, recording the best mark of the day at 91 mph. St. Laurence's Daniel Baumgartner (2021) also popped a 90 mph, the second-highest exit mark of the event.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Blake Oliver IL Bartlett 2020 OF 91
2 Daniel Baumgartner IL St. Laurence 2021 1B 90
3 Jared Mitchell WI Random Lake 2021 1B 88
^ Brennan Foeckler WI Marquette University 2020 RHP 88
^ Sam Holtz IL Lake Zurich 2021 SS 88
^ Paul Kashishian II WI Whitnall 2020 RHP 88
^ Luke Meister IL Oak Park-River Forest 2020 OF 88
4 Alexander Gonzalo IL Maine South 2021 SS 87
5 Jason Kusibab IL Loyola 2021 OF 86
^ Daniel Moore MI Benton Harbor 2020 2B 86
^ Zachary Lorentsen IL Wheaton North 2020 OF 86

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Lake Zurich's Sam Holtz (2021) comfortably topped the top of the infield velocity leaderboard, recording an 83 mph top across the diamond.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Sam Holtz IL Lake Zurich 2021 SS 83
2 Sawyer Smith WI Shoreland Lutheran 2021 SS 79
^ Alexander Gonzalo IL Maine South 2021 SS 79
3 Reese Harmon IN Columbus North 2021 OF 78
^ Steven Arrambide IL St. Charles East 2020 2B 78
^ Matt Lopez IL Morris 2020 SS 78

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Harmon, who earned a spot near the top of the leaderboard of the 60-yard chart, also recorded the highest outfield velo by three ticks, at 87 mph. Zachary Lorentsen (Wheaton North) and Oliver, again, also showed well here.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Reese Harmon IN Columbus North 2021 OF 87
2 Zachary Lorentsen IL Wheaton North 2020 OF 84
3 Blake Oliver IL Bartlett 2020 OF 83
4 Wolfgang Kalz WI Appleton West 2021 OF 79
^ Nicholas Wind IL Montini Catholic 2020 OF 79

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Holtz's big arm on the infield also played from behind the plate, topping 75 mph on his throws down to second.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Sam Holtz IL Lake Zurich 2021 SS 75
2 Christian Pedersen WI Mukwonago 2020 C 69

TOP POP TIMES

Similarly, Holtz's arm helped him record both the single-lowest and averaged the lowest pop times during his reps in the event.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Sam Holtz IL Lake Zurich 2021 SS 2.14-2.19
2 Steven Russell IL Lemont 2020 C 2.25-2.35
3 Christian Pedersen WI Mukwonago 2020 C 2.33-2.44

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