Inside The Illinois Rankings: Top '21 Uncommitted C's


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

As we prepare for an extremely important summer for amateur baseball, PBR Illinois takes a look into the latest rankings release for the 2021 class. If you missed the 2021 rankings release story, you can find it, here. Today, we will highlight the top 10 uncommitted catchers in the state.

TOP 10 UNCOMMITTED 2021 c'S

POSITION RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS
6 Ben Hartl IL Springfield 2021 C
7 Brian Rapanan IL Warren 2021 C
8 Hunter Ryan IL Minooka 2021 C
9 Tyler Pecson IL Palatine 2021 C
10 Kyle Hayes IL St. Charles East 2021 C
12 Danny Nuccio IL Plainfield North 2021 C
13 Jonny Crowel IL Marist 2021 C
14 Sebastian Cabeza IL Kaneland 2021 C
15 Jeremiah Powell IL Brother Rice 2021 C
16 John-Michael Scumaci IL Sandburg 2021 C

Ben Hartl

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Springfield
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Game 7 Legacy
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.76
60-yard
(09/23/21)
1.85 - 2.00
Pop Time
(02/15/21)
90
INF Velo
(02/15/21)
84
C Velo
(02/15/21)
98
Exit Velo
(02/15/21)
4.79
H-1st
Position
60-yard
6.76
Pop Time
1.93 - 2.07
INF Velo
87
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
6.86
Pop Time
1.85 - 2
INF Velo
90
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
6.98
Pop Time
2 - 2.19
INF Velo
85
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.04
Pop Time
2.09 - 2.19
INF Velo
84
C Velo
83
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
2.05 - 2.12
INF Velo
83
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.05
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.13
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.31
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.1
INF Velo
84
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
89
Position
Pop Time
2.18 - 2.25
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
84
H-1st
4.79
Position
60-yard
7.9
Pop Time
2.15 - 2.26
INF Velo
77
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Hitting
98.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/15/21)
90.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/15/21)
289
Distance (avg)
(09/23/21)
358
Distance (max)
(09/23/21)
70
Hard Hit %
(02/15/21)
65
Sweet Spot %
(02/15/21)
40
Line Drive %
(02/15/21)
62.5
Fly Ball %
(09/23/21)
15
Ground Ball %
(02/15/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.4
Distance (avg)
289
Distance (max)
358
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.4
Distance (avg)
232
Distance (max)
346
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(02/15/21)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/15/21)
71.6
Bat Speed (max)
(09/23/21)
68.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/23/21)
23.9
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/23/21)
19.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/23/21)
67
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/15/21)
80
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(09/23/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23
Hand Speed (avg)
22.1
Bat Speed (max)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
68.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
23.2
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
65.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 190-pounds. Compact build, strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced, strong base, quiet load, short stride and maintains balance throughout.  Compact swing, repeatable, strong wrists, path works uphill, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 83 mph. INF - 84 mph. Arm plays short, quick and from an over-the-top slot. Throws play true.
Defense: 2.09-2.19 pop times. Worked out behind the plate and on the infield. Has the actions and ability to stick at both. Behind the plate, sure hands, sticks pitches, athletic actions, clean out of the crouch. On the infield, reliable defender, hands play soft and receptive, works through the baseball.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60. 

7/31/19

2019 Future Games: 5-foot-10, 170-pound, right-handed hitting catcher/infielder; compact, strong lower half. Despite playing the majority of the time behind the plate, has the ability to stick on the infield as well. Behind the plate, advanced receiver, quiet, soft, receptive hands, presents pitches well, gets underneath and sticks the pitch at the bottom of the zone. Flexible hips, clean and directional out of the crouch. Traditional catcher arm action; short and over-the-top. True, four-seam carry, inconsistent accuracy and throws topped at 80 mph. Pop times ranged between 2.05-2.12 on workout day. On the infield, profiles at third base; fundamentally sound, clean footwork, soft hands and arm plays true across the diamond (83 mph). Offensively, took consistent, quality at-bats throughout the week. Understands the strike zone, has a plan in the box, rarely leaves the zone and minimal swing-and-miss. Only struck out once on the week and saved his best game for last, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Open setup, short stride and repeatable swing. Short, uphill bat path, feel for the barrel and finishes on his backside. 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. 7.21 runner in the 60, laser-timed.


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Brian Rapanan

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Warren
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/14/20)
87 - 87
FB
(06/14/20)
70 - 72
CB
77 - 79
CH
(06/14/20)
72 - 74
SL
(06/14/20)
74 - 76
CT
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 87
CH
77 - 79
SL
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CH
76 - 78
SL
68 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 84
CB
65 - 67
CH
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 81
CB
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
66 - 70
CH
71 - 73
CT
74 - 76
Position
7.24
60-yard
(02/09/20)
1.94 - 2.10
Pop Time
(02/17/19)
80
INF Velo
80
C Velo
(02/09/20)
87
Exit Velo
(06/14/20)
4.68
H-1st
Position
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.07
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.24
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.08
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.47
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.1
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
86
Position
Pop Time
2.11 - 2.19
INF Velo
77
C Velo
75
H-1st
4.68
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
8
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.05
INF Velo
80
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Fastball
88.2
Velocity (max)
(06/14/20)
86.2 - 87.9
Velo Range
(06/14/20)
86.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/14/20)
2016
Spin Rate (max)
(06/14/20)
1863
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/14/20)
15.7
IVB (max)
(06/14/20)
13.0
IVB (avg)
(06/14/20)
17.5
HM (max)
(06/14/20)
15.7
HM (avg)
(06/14/20)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(06/14/20)
4.4
Release Ht (avg)
(06/14/20)
23
Spin Score (max)
(06/14/20)
60
Zone %
(06/14/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.2
Velo Range
86.2 - 87.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.8
Spin Rate (max)
2016
Spin Rate (avg)
1863
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
74.9
Velocity (max)
(06/14/20)
71.8 - 74.3
Velo Range
(06/14/20)
72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/14/20)
2166
Spin Rate (max)
(06/14/20)
2078
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/14/20)
-0.9
IVB (max)
(06/14/20)
1.6
IVB (avg)
(06/14/20)
-11.3
HM (max)
(06/14/20)
-7.2
HM (avg)
(06/14/20)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(06/14/20)
4.3
Release Ht (avg)
(06/14/20)
30
Spin Score (max)
(06/14/20)
80
Zone %
(06/14/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
74.9
Velo Range
71.8 - 74.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.8
Spin Rate (max)
2166
Spin Rate (avg)
2078
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.5
Velocity (max)
(06/14/20)
78.0 - 79.4
Velo Range
(06/14/20)
79.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/14/20)
1772
Spin Rate (max)
(06/14/20)
1666
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/14/20)
9.0
IVB (max)
(06/14/20)
7.5
IVB (avg)
(06/14/20)
18.7
HM (max)
(06/14/20)
16.8
HM (avg)
(06/14/20)
6.8
Extension (avg)
(06/14/20)
4.2
Release Ht (avg)
(06/14/20)
22
Spin Score (max)
(06/14/20)
20
Zone %
(06/14/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.5
Velo Range
78 - 79.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.1
Spin Rate (max)
1772
Spin Rate (avg)
1666
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
87.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/14/20)
79.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/14/20)
208
Distance (avg)
(06/14/20)
312
Distance (max)
(06/14/20)
27
Line Drive %
(06/14/20)
54.5
Fly Ball %
(06/14/20)
18
Ground Ball %
(06/14/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.2
Distance (avg)
208
Distance (max)
312
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.5
Hand Speed (max)
(06/14/20)
20.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/14/20)
70.2
Bat Speed (max)
(06/14/20)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/14/20)
14.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/14/20)
10.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/14/20)
58
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/14/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
70.2
Bat Speed (avg)
67.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-7, 160-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, balanced setup, short stride and maintains balance.  Compact, repeatable swing, utilizes lower half, quick hands, extension through contact and consistent hard line-drive contact to all fields.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Loose, whippy arm, over-the-top slot, accurate throws.
Defense: 1.94-2.08 pop times. Athletic defensive actions, clean and repeatable from the crouch, stays on-line. Low setup, sticks pitches in the zone and advanced blocks; deadens ball.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Smooth delivery, works with rhythm, minimal effort, on-line and lands front toe closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Thrown for strikes, occasional arm-side-run.
SL: 68-71 mph. Tight spin, late 10/4 shape, feel.
CH: 76-78 mph. Maintains arm speed, feel for the bottom of the zone, late fade.



 

Hunter Ryan

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Minooka
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Illinois Dynasty
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.91
60-yard
(08/11/20)
1.93 - 2.04
Pop Time
(02/09/20)
82
C Velo
(02/09/20)
87
Exit Velo
(08/11/20)
Position
60-yard
6.91
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.04
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.07
Pop Time
1.93 - 2.04
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Hitting
94.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/11/20)
87.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/11/20)
280
Distance (avg)
(08/11/20)
340
Distance (max)
(08/11/20)
36
Hard Hit %
(08/11/20)
82
Sweet Spot %
(08/11/20)
45
Line Drive %
(08/11/20)
45.5
Fly Ball %
(08/11/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.2
Distance (avg)
280
Distance (max)
340
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
(08/11/20)
22.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/11/20)
74.7
Bat Speed (max)
(08/11/20)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/11/20)
25.3
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/11/20)
22.1
Rot. Acc (avg)
(08/11/20)
64
On Plane Eff (avg)
(08/11/20)
72
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(08/11/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
22.1
Bat Speed (max)
74.7
Bat Speed (avg)
72.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. Strong, compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-pitch load and short stride. Swings with intent, level bat path, pull-side approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 82 mph. Short, quick arm action from an over-the-top slot. Throws carry and were consistently on the bag.
Defense: 1.93-2.04 pop times. Athletic and quick out of the crouch; repeatable and works on-line. Natural catcher actions, receptive strong hands, willing blocker.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 



 

Tyler Pecson

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Palatine
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier North-Duffy
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.77
60-yard
(02/17/19)
1.93 - 2.09
Pop Time
(02/09/20)
76
C Velo
(02/09/20)
99
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
Position
60-yard
6.85
Pop Time
1.93 - 2.09
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
6.77
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.06
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame with strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-pitch load and leg-kick timing trigger. Swings with intent, long bat path, fast bat, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 99 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present bat strength with power potential.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short, quick arm from a high 3/4 slot. Accurate throws, consistently on the second base bag.
Defense: 1.93-2.09 pop times. Clean, easy, athletic and repeatable out of the chute. Flexible hips, steady hands.
Run: 6.85 runner in the 60. Advanced runner for position.



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