McHenry Preseason I.D: Statistical Analysis


By Drew Locascio and Jaron Robinson
Illinois Scouting Staff

On Sunday, January 26th the fifth annual McHenry Preseason I.D. took place at Pro Player Academy in McHenry, IL. The event featured over 100 high school aged prospects, the majority residing from Northern Illinois. 

Today, we’ll be analyzing the top statistical performers from this event. Within the next few weeks, videos from this event will be posted into profiles and we will have scouting reports on each of the prospects in attendance. For now, here are the stat leaderboards in each of the measured categories taken from the showcase.

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

6-foot-5, 185-pound, RHP/OF Tyler Deleskiewicz (Lake Geneva, WI) topped the list by running his fastball up to 87 mph. Deleskiewicz showed projection on the mound pairing his fastball with a sharp breaking ball at 70-72 mph. Matt Porter (Prairie Ridge), the lone left-hander on the list, emerged as high-follow moving forward.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Lake Geneva Badger 2022 RHP 87 mph
2 Michael Moise IL Huntley 2021 RHP 86 mph
3 Dylan Petrey IL Hampshire 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Matt Porter IL Prairie Ridge 2021 2B 85 mph
4 Ryan Wong IL Lane Tech 2021 RHP 83 mph
^ Braden Thelander IL Prairie Ridge 2022 RHP 83 mph
^ Parker Swanson IL Prairie Ridge 2021 RHP 83 mph
5 Charlie Giese TX Rockwall 2022 RHP 82 mph
^ Andrew Ressler IL Huntley 2023 RHP 82 mph

TOP HOME-TO-FIRST

Left-handed hitting, Brayden Bakes (Huntley) recorded the top home-to-first at 3.94, a highly-advanced run time given his 2023 classification. 5-foot-10, 170-pound, Jaden Carr (Huntley), an athletic right-handed hitting outfielder, ran the second-best home-to-first at the event, 4.11. Not far behind, Chris Rooney (Mundelein) had the next best home-to-first at 4.15.

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 Brayden Bakes IL Huntley 2023 OF 3.94
2 Jaden Carr IL Huntley 2021 OF 4.11
3 Chris Rooney IL Mundelein 2021 OF 4.15
4 Braden Thelander IL Prairie Ridge 2022 RHP 4.22
5 A.J. Kutcher IL Antioch 2021 LHP 4.25
6 Tyler Castro IL Huntley 2021 SS 4.26
^ Ben Hurt-Haller IL Cary-Grove 2022 OF 4.26
7 Leo Miller IL New Trier 2021 C 4.31
8 Braydon Gibour IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 3B 4.32
^ Joey Hagen IL Johnsburg 2021 OF 4.32
^ Camden Janik IL Wauconda 2021 C 4.32
9 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Lake Geneva Badger 2022 RHP 4.33
10 Jeffrey Hedlund IL Palatine 2021 OF 4.36
^ Logan Wirtz IL McHenry 2022 OF 4.36

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

6-foot-1, 210-pound, Kyle Hayes (St. Charles East), one of the top prospects in attendance, led the pack when it came to exit velocities registering 99 mph from a tee. Hayes also took one of the louder, more impressive rounds of BP on the day. Left-handed hitting, Joey Hagen (Johnsburg) recorded the second-best velocity of the day, 95 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Kyle Hayes IL St. Charles East 2021 1B 99
2 Joey Hagen IL Johnsburg 2021 OF 95
3 Ryan Bakes IL Huntley 2023 C 93
^ Daniel Contreras IL Boylan Catholic 2021 C 93
4 Ryan Radek IL Benet Academy 2021 OF 92
5 Joshua Notriano IL Johnsburg 2021 OF 91
^ Camden Janik IL Wauconda 2021 C 91
^ Maxwell Thompson IL Warren 2021 1B 91
6 Leo Miller IL New Trier 2021 C 90
^ Jeffrey Hedlund IL Palatine 2021 OF 90
^ Michael Vitellaro IL Huntley 2022 LHP 90
^ Josh Giebelhaus IL Fremd 2021 3B 90

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

SS/RHP Braden Thelander (Prairie Ridge) played with smooth feet, soft hands and advanced actions all while leading the infield velocities; topping at 83 mph across the field.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Braden Thelander IL Prairie Ridge 2022 RHP 83
2 Ryan Weaver IL Cary-Grove 2021 LHP 82
^ Felipe De Avila IL Woodstock North 2021 SS 82
3 Maxwell Thompson IL Warren 2021 1B 81
4 Tyler Castro IL Huntley 2021 SS 80
^ Rance Bryant IL Bismarck-Henning 2021 SS 80

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Wisconsin's Tyler Deleskiewicz (Lake Geneva) once again was at the top of the list recording an outfield velocity of 90 mph. OF/3B Joshua Notriano (Johnsburg) had the next-best outfield velocity at the event, 86 mph. 5-foot-9, 170-pound, Brayden Bakes (Huntley) also had the second-best outfield velocity of the day, 86 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Tyler Deleskiewicz WI Lake Geneva Badger 2022 RHP 90
2 Brayden Bakes IL Huntley 2023 OF 86
^ Joshua Notriano IL Johnsburg 2021 OF 86
3 Logan Wirtz IL McHenry 2022 OF 85
^ Joey Hagen IL Johnsburg 2021 OF 85
4 Rick Powell IL McHenry 2022 OF 84
^ Nathan Chapman IL Jacobs 2022 RHP 84
5 Ryan Radek IL Benet Academy 2021 OF 83
6 Jameson Sheehan IL Cary Grove 2022 RHP 82
^ Griffin Taylor IL Richmond-Burton 2021 OF 82
^ Jeffrey Hedlund IL Palatine 2021 OF 82

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY

Kyle Hayes (St. Charles East, 2021) again stood out amongst his peers, leading the way at 82 mph from the crouch. 2023 Ryan Bakes (Huntley), showed off a big arm as well at 80 mph and should be a high follow underclassman moving forward.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Kyle Hayes IL St. Charles East 2021 1B 82
2 Ryan Bakes IL Huntley 2023 C 80
3 Daniel Contreras IL Boylan Catholic 2021 C 77
4 Charlie Johnson IL Lane Tech 2021 C 76
5 Leo Miller IL New Trier 2021 C 75
^ Adam Guazzo IL Huntley 2022 RHP 75
6 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 74

TOP POP TIMES

5-foot-11, 205-pound, Daniel Contreras (Rockford Boylan Catholic) registered pop times 1.97-2.08, enough to achieve the top spot on the leaderboard. C Ryan Bakes (Huntley) had the second-best pop times, 1.98-2.04.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Daniel Contreras IL Boylan Catholic 2021 C 1.97-2.08
2 Ryan Bakes IL Huntley 2023 C 1.98-2.04
3 Kyle Hayes IL St. Charles East 2021 1B 2.01-2.07
4 Adam Guazzo IL Huntley 2022 RHP 2.05-2.10
5 Ryan Kelly IL Huntley 2022 C 2.11-2.18

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