Prep Baseball Report

McHenry Preseason I.D: Top Overall Prospects

By Illinois Staff

On Jan. 31, the PBR Illinois team hosted its first event of 2021, the McHenry Preseason I.D., at Pro Player Academy in McHenry, Ill. For the past five years, this event has provided our staff with an opportunity to evaluate high school-aged prospects from Northern Illinois, primarily. The McHenry event has historically revealed to us some of the area’s top talent, and this year was no different.

If you missed us in McHenry, check out our showcase page to see when we’re in the neighborhood next.

In the week following the event, our staff collaborated to highlight the biggest takeaways from the showcase, and we published them within this Quick Hits piece. We also published our traditional statistics inside of this Statistical Analysis post, as well as data taken from our Blast Motion and TrackMan partners, which you can find here and here. This week, we rolled out scouting reports position by position, from the catchers, outfielders, infielders, to the pitchers on Thursday. We’re concluding today’s McHenry I.D. coverage by ranking the top prospects in attendance, separated by grad class.

One note: OF Brayden Bakes (Huntley, 2023; uncommitted) assuredly would have been in the mix among the top 2023 players ranked below, but he opted out of the defensive portion of the event, so we decided to leave him off the rankings. Regardless, Bakes is still among the top uncommitted ‘23s to monitor this spring and summer; read more on his performance at this event here.


CLASS OF 2022 

Tyler Deleskiewicz RHP / Badger, WI / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/1B; One of the top prospects in Wisconsin 2022 class.
Body: 6-foot-5, 210-pounds. Long frame with projection.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery, long levered, slight drop and drive, lands square and stays on line.
Arm Action: RH. Well above average arm speed, short and loose, 3/4 slot.
FB: T91, 89-90 mph. Plays with life through the zone, hard finish. T2559, 2363 average rpm.
CB: 77-78 mph. Showed late sharp action, 11/5 plane. T2241, 2196 average rpm.
CH: 82-84 mph. Straight change, occasional decel, showed feel around the zone. T1792, 1758 average rpm.

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