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McHenry Preseason ID: Pitcher Analysis


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Feb. 12, the PBR Illinois team hosted its second Preseason ID event of the new year: the McHenry Preseason ID. For the past six 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.

In the week that followed this event, we produced post-event analysis that includes performance highlights inside of our Quick Hits story, a look at the traditional stats measured within our Statistical Analysis piece, batted-ball and pitch data compiled in TrackMan Files, swing metrics captured on the Blast Motion Board, and sight scores from an athletic perspective tracked on the Vizual Edge Scoreboard.

You can learn more about the state-of-the-art technologies featured at our showcases within the hyperlinks above. We began our position-by-position player analysis earlier this week with the catching crop and outfielders, and finished off the position players late last week by rolling out the infielders. Today, we’ll jump to the mound to conclude this post-event process, with all of the day’s pitcher reports found below. 

TOP PITCHING PROSPECTS

1. Chandler Alderman, North Boone  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 210-pounds. Wide-shouldered, athletic, strong build.
Delivery: Athletic tall and fall type delivery. Deliberate and controlled throughout.  Level shoulders. Works on line.
Arm Action: LH. Quick, compact arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87.6, 84.6-86.9 mph. Plays straight with life through the zone. T2408, 2324 average rpm.
SL: 78.0-79.1 mph. 2/8 shape. Sharp, late break. T2583, 2202 average rpm.
CH: 79.2-80.1 mph. Feel for the zone. T1908, 1758 average rpm.

2. Andrew Ressler, Huntley (IL), 2023; Butler commit
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Tall and fall, side rocker step to medium lift, stays on line with solid balance.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T89, 87.0-88.6 mph. Showed feel for fastball, slight arm side run. T2484, 2415 average rpm.
SL: 76.0-78.2 mph. 10/4 shape, above average spin, sharp action at times. T2724, 2675 average rpm.
CH: 80.7-82.7 mph. Straight change, slight fade action, above average feel. T1919, 1861 average rpm.

3. Lucas Foley, Lake Zurich (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Tall, lean build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, stays upright, works slightly upright.
Arm Action: LH. Short quick draw out of the glove, quick arm action out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T86.4, 84.1-85.8 mph. Arm side finish. T1868, 1804 average rpm.
SL: 69.5-70.3 mph. Above average feel, 2/8 shape. T1951, 1906 average rpm.
CH: 73.9-76.2 mph. Fading action with sink to arm side, maintains arm speed. T1499, 1300 average rpm.

4. Lleyton Grubich, McHenry  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Broad shoulders, barrel-chested.
Delivery: Side saddle. Athletic, tall and fall type delivery. Works in line.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose, quick arm action. 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T86.9, 85.1-86.8 mph. Hard running and sinking action through the zone. Good feel for the outer third of the plate. T2231, 2067 average rpm.
SL: 78.5-80.4 mph. 2/8 shape. Able to locate for strikes. Sweeping action. T1947, 1905 average rpm.
CH: 78.6-79.6 mph. Decelerated arm action. Arm-side run. T2004, 1976 average rpm.

5. Cooper Cohn, McHenry (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Well-proportioned strength throughout frame.
Delivery: Athletic delivery. Front side opens early at times.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action. High 3/4 slot.
FB: T87.6, 86.9-87.6 mph. Late arm-side action, above average finish. T2309, 2222 average rpm.
CB: 75.9-78.3 mph. Tight, sharp action. Showed slightly more depth than slider. T2639, 2469 average rpm.
SL: 77.4-79.2 mph. Tight, lateral action. T2428, 2415 average rpm.
CH: 80.3-81.7 mph. Sinking action. T2155, 2088 average rpm.

6. Ian Boal, Johnsburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall type delivery. Works from the third base side of the rubber. High leg kick. Tall at balance point. Works on line.
Arm Action: LH. Compact arm action, High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T85.7, 83.4-85.4 mph. Running and sinking action. T2083, 1952 average rpm.
CB: 70.3-71.6 mph. 1/7 to 2-8 shape. Slurve action. Flashed late break. T2182, 2091 average rpm.
CH: 74.6-78.6 mph. Arm-side fade and tumble. Plays well off the fastball. T1622, 1504 average rpm.

7. Ryan Skwarek, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Lean build.
Delivery: Athletic delivery, stays on the backside and rotates out of a coiled hip position, strong front side to footstrike, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm, high ¾ slot.
FB: T87.9, 85.8-87.3 mph. T2166, 2093 average rpm. Straight four-seam type with some backspin carry into the zone; averaged 18 inches of IVB.
CB: 70.5-71.6 mph. T1728, 1662 average rpm. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 71.1-74.3 mph. T1707, 1640 average rpm. Lowers slot on average to fastball. Played with heavy arm-side action, averaging an event-high 23.2 inches of horizontal movement, per TrackMan. 

8. Spencer Kennamann, Lakes Community  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. High upside frame.
Delivery: Side saddle into high leg kick. Coil through front side at balance point. Long leg swing down the mound. Tall and fall type delivery. Falls off to the third base side of the rubber at times.
Arm Action: RH. Sling-shot type arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84.8, 81.8-84.2 mph. Hard running action through the zone. T1925, 1779 average rpm.
SL: 72.9-76.3 mph. 10/4 shape. Sweeping action. Feel for the zone. T2126, 2057 average rpm.
CH: 71.7-72.8 mph. Arm-side fade. T1582, 1505 average rpm.

9. AJ Putty, Huntley (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Big, strong, physical frame.
Delivery: High effort. Repeatable, tall and fall delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T84.3, 79.9-83.1 mph. Running action. T1897, 1853 average rpm.
CB: 64.7-67.5 mph. 11/5 to 10/4 shape. Slurve action. Depth. T1747, 1684 average rpm.
CH: 68.3-70.2 mph. Arm-side fade. Tumble at times. Feel for the bottom of the zone. T1211, 1071 average rpm.

10. Charlie Meister, Hersey  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Sloped shoulders. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: High effort, drop and drive delivery. Strong front side. Throws across body. Lands front toe closed. Falls off to the first base side of the rubber at times.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82.9, 81.9-82.8 mph. Straight, with intent to play on the outer third of the plate. T2111, 2082 average rpm.
CB: 71.7-72.9 mph. 11/5 to 10/4 shape. Tight spin. Late break. Able to locate for strikes or expand off the plate as an out pitch. T2169, 2105 average rpm.
CH: 71.6-73.3 mph. Plays well off the fastball. Maintains arm speed. Late tumbling action. T1465, 1390 average rpm.

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

James Allie, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Tall, lean build.
Delivery: High effort, up-tempo, tall and fall type delivery. Falls off to the first base side of the rubber.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84.5, 83.6-84.5 mph. Plays Straight. T2136, 2060 average rpm.
CB: 65.9-67.2 mph. 11/5 shape. T2223, 2189 average rpm.
CH: 69.7-72.1 mph. Arm-side fade. Tumble. T2069, 2040 average rpm.

Connor Anderson, Cary-Grove (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Athletic frame with strength.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, repeats, works with rhythm, slightly closed at balance point and strides on-line down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, comes out of a high ¾ slot.
FB: T79.1, 76.0-78.2 mph. Plays with occasional arm-side-run, creates tilt and angle. T1974, 1856 average rpm.
CB: 64.6-66.3 mph. 12/6 shape, flashed depth and feel. Landed for strikes. T1648, 1597 average rpm.
CH: 71.1-73.2 mph. Sink and arm-side action at times; thrown for strikes. T1390, 1327 average rpm.

Liam Arnold, Palatine (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Muscular upper body. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Works with some effort, delivery works directional and downhill.
Arm Action: RH. Over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T80.7, 79.7-80.7 mph. Four seam fastball plays mostly straight with occasional life through the zone.  Above average vertical action at times. T2025, 1946 average rpm.
CB: 66.3-68.1 mph. 12/6 shape, showed downer action, above average depth at times. T2002, 1840 average rpm.
CH: 70.2-71.4 mph. Cuts changeup, maintains arm speed. T1061, 1034 average rpm.

Landon Banaszynski, Johnsburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Lean frame. Length through the torso.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery works on-line and repeated.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, plays out of a high ¾ slot.
FB: T80.1, 77.6-79.4 mph. Above-average spin given the velocity, recorded a max induced vertical break of 16.4 inches and average horizontal movement of 12.9 inches. T2074, 1961 average rpm.
CB: 64.9-67.0 mph. 11/5 shape, while showing feel at the bottom of the zone. T1792, 1577 average rpm.

Will Bartels, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Sloped shoulders. Length through the toros. Plenty of room for continued growth.
Delivery: Stretch only. Works from the first base side of the rubber. Tall at balance point. Lands on line.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80.2, 78.9-79.8 mph. Two-seam action. Consistently in and around the zone. T2001, 1914 average rpm.
CB: 64.3-65.4 mph. 11/5 shape. Flashed 10/4 shape at times. Tight spin. Able to locate for strikes. Feel for the outer half of the plate. T1980, 1873 average rpm.
CH: 73.9-75.5 mph. Running action. Tumble. T1899, 1742 average rpm.

Jackson Cavaliero, Barrington  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Short, compact frame. Rounded shoulders.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery, front side closed, open toe landing.
Arm Action: RH. Side arm slot, long arm action.
FB: T70, 66.8-69.7 mph. Run and sink to arm side. T1618, 1467 average rpm.

SL: 56.5-57.6 mph. Sweeping action, lateral side arm slider. T1555, 1425 average rpm.
CH: 63.7-64.5 mph. Sinks to arm side. T1399, 1353 average rpm.

Jake Chrzastowski, Grant Community (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic build. Broad shoulders.
Delivery: Deliberate, controlled windup. Tall at balance point. Level shoulders. Athletic drive down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80.3, 76.1-79.2 mph. Two-seam action. Cutting action at times. T2055, 1958 average rpm.
CB: 63.1-64.9 mph. 12/6 shape. Able to locate for strikes. T2306, 2223 average rpm.
CH: 69.2-70.9 mph. Arm-side fade at times. T1471, 1447 average rpm.

Harrison Clarkson, Libertyville (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Sloped shoulders. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Rotational, tall and fall delivery, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T73.7, 70.2-72.5 mph. Plays straight. Consistently around the zone. T1708, 1667 average rpm.
CB: 57.2-59.4 mph. 12/6 to 11/5 shape, feel for the zone, consistently lands for strikes. T1360, 1213 average rpm.
CH: 64.4-65.9 mph. Thrown with intent. Plays straight. T1510, 1394 average rpm.

Samuel Cohen, Cary-Grove (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Low effort. Highly repeatable, athletic, drop and drive type delivery. Works in line.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81.2, 79.4-81.2 mph. Plays Straight. T1761, 1693 average rpm.
CB: 68.4-70.1 mph. 11/5 shape. Feel for the zone. T1853, 1712 average rpm.
SL: 68.8-70.3 mph. 10/4 shape. T1838, 1828 average rpm.
CH: 73.9-75.6 mph. Decelerated arm action at times. Plays with arm-side fade. T1734, 1646 average rpm.

Nick Coletta, Lake Zurich  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-6, 130-pounds. Short, compact frame.
Delivery: Up-tempo, tall and fall delivery. Works from the third base side of the rubber.
Arm Action: LH. Compact arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T73.2, 72.5-73.1 mph. Running and sinking action. T1925, 1868 average rpm.
SL: 65.6-67.2 mph. 1/7 shape. Some depth at times. T2091, 2067 average rpm.
CH: 68.9-69.4 mph. Arm-side fade. Feel for the bottom of the zone. T1564, 1483 average rpm.

Vincent Costantino, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 216-pounds. Strong, sturdy frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive style, shoulders over toes.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot, loose arm action.
FB: T80.1, 74.4-78.3 mph. Slight arm side run. T1964, 1859 average rpm.
CB: 64.0-65.8 mph. 11/5 some downer action. T2111, 2036 average rpm.
SL: 65.5-67.8 mph. 10/4 shape, slight lateral movement. T1982, 1944 average rpm.
CH: 67.7-68.9 mph. Sink and fade action.766u7u7 T1584, 1451 average rpm.

Damon Cruz, McHenry (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Tall and fall type delivery. Under control and balanced throughout. Works over a firm front side.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T74.6, 72.7-74.4 mph. Mostly Straight. Two-seam action at times. T1683, 1556 average rpm.
SL: 60.1-61.5 mph. 10/4 shape. Sweeping action. T1958, 1851 average rpm.
CH: 60.9-62.3 mph. Plays with tumble. T1586, 1526 average rpm.

Ryan Dabe, Huntley (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, shorter stride, firm front side.
Arm Action: RH. Short draw, gets on top of the baseball, over the top slot.
FB: T77.7, 74.1-77.7 mph. Four seam fastball, shows occasion finish. T1980, 1944 average rpm.
CB: 60.4-61.5 mph. More depth than slider, 11/5 shape. T1749, 1740 average rpm.
SL: 64.0-65.3 mph. 10/4 shape. Lacks depth, shows lateral action. T1777, 1723 average rpm.
CH: 67.7-71.5 mph. Slight arm side action. T1398, 1319 average rpm.

Evan Dahl, Lakes Community  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-4, 185-pounds. High upside frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall, rotational delivery. Front hip coil at balance point. Lands on line with front toe closed. Falls off to the first base side of the rubber at times.
Arm Action: RH. Hooks arm behind body on backswing. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T74.6, 72.5-74.3 mph. Plays Straight. T1698, 1567 average rpm.
CB: 55.2-59.3 mph. 11/5 shape. Loopy with feel for the zone. T1723, 1626 average rpm.
CH: 55.5-58.7 mph. Tumble. T1499, 1419 average rpm.

Jacob Dorn, Barrington (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-8, 130-pounds. Lean, well-proportioned build.
Delivery: Stretch only, repeatable, directional delivery. Works with rhythm and tempo.
Arm Action: LH. Clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76.1, 74.5-75.6 mph. Easy and clean out of the hand, late arm-side run. T1598, 1556 average rpm.
CB: 59.4-60.5 mph. 1/7 shape, feel for the zone. T1845, 1766 average rpm.
CH: 68.3-69.7 mph. Intent to work at the bottom of the zone. T1263, 1225 average rpm.

Josh Dueringer, Lake Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, solid front side, maintains balance, squared finish.
Arm Action: LH. Full circle path, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T72.7, 71.4-72.4 mph. Four seam fastball, occasion larm side action. T2091, 2012 average rpm.
CB: 63.5-64.9 mph. Above average action, 1/7 shape, has depth. T2135, 2114 average rpm.
CH: 69.0-71.4 mph. Plays with fade to arm side. T1430, 1365 average rpm.

Storm Duncan, Richmond-Burton (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Thick frame. Strength throughout.
Delivery: Up-tempo, tall and fall type delivery. Works on line. Some effort throughout
Arm Action: RH. Loose Arm Action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82.7, 81.9-82.5 mph. Two seam action. T1946, 1861 average rpm.
CB: 68.3-70.5 mph. 11/5 to 10/4 shape. Flashed late break. Sweeping action at times. T2115, 2032 average rpm.
CH: 74.3-76.4 mph. Maintains arm speed. Arm-side fade. T1461, 1352 average rpm.

Josh Efflandt, Wauconda (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Easy, highly repeatable delivery. Level shoulders. Lands on line.
Arm Action: RH. Compact, loose arm action. Over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T81.9, 78.7-81.1 mph. Plays straight. Consistently in and around zone. T2043, 1936 average rpm.
CB: 64.2-68.4 mph. 11/5 shape. Depth. Feel for the outer half of the plate. T2291, 2191 average rpm.
CH: 72.1-73.7 mph. Plays well off the fastball. Maintains arm speed. Feel for the outer half of the plate. T1591, 1458 average rpm.

Thomas Ferguson, Evanston (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Side rocker step into leg lift, slightly collapsed balance point, drop and drive style delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Clean arm action, stays connected, high 3/4 slot with arm speed.
FB: T80.5, 78.2-80.0 mph. Showed run and sink, above average action. T2215, 2093 average rpm.
SL: 67.5-68.4 mph. Short lateral action, around it at times. T1987, 1928 average rpm.
CH: 69.3-73.8 mph. Maintains arm speed, sinking action to arm side. T1695, 1642 average rpm.

Ari Fiebig, Huntley  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted frame.
Delivery: Rocker step, drop and drive delivery, works with rhythm, lands on-line.
Arm Action: RH. Clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77.7, 75.2-77.2 mph. Straight action, T1696, 1486 average rpm.
CB: 66.4-69.8 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action, bite at times, depth and above-average feel for his age. T1996, 1859 average rpm.
CH: 71.0-71.6 mph. Thrown with intent, straight action. T1539, 1377 average rpm.

CJ Filipek, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Under control and balanced. Drop and drive delivery. Smooth weight transfer over and through front knee. Lands front toe open.
Arm Action: LH. Compact arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T79.7, 76.2-78.8 mph. Running action. Consistently in and around the zone. T1974, 1899 average rpm.
CB: 66.7-68.7 mph. 1/7 shape. Depth. Feel for the zone. T1966, 1883 average rpm.
SL: 70.0-70.8 mph. 2/8 shape. T2186, 2097 average rpm.

Connor Gibour, Crystal Lake Central (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 170-pounds. Athletic build. High upside frame.
Delivery: Sidesaddle. Tall and fall type delivery. Finishes off to the third base side of the rubber.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T73.4, 70.2-72.9 mph. Two seam, running action. T1531, 1463 average rpm.
CB: 60.5-63.4 mph. 11/5 shape. Feel for the zone. T1502, 1452 average rpm.
CH: 61.7-64.8 mph. Feel for the zone. Flashed arm-side fade and tumble. Guides it at times. T1184, 1130 average rpm.

Jayden Gumprecht, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 190-pounds. Sturdy frame. Strength throughout.
Delivery: Sidesaddle. Drop and drive delivery. Repeatable. Strong front side. Works from the first base side of the rubber.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, compact arm action. Over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T82.1, 79.2-81.1 mph. Mostly straight. T2324, 2172 average rpm.
CB: 63.7-65.3 mph. 11/5 shape. Depth. Tight spin. Horizontal action. T2503, 2464 average rpm.
CH: 73.4-74.5 mph. Arm-side fade. Feel for the zone. T1899, 1813 average rpm.

Colin Hart, Wilmot (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-5, 200-pounds. Tall, athletic build. Upside frame.
Delivery: Athletic drop and drive delivery. Level shoulders. Works on line. Falls off to the first base side of the rubber.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82.2, 79.9-81.6 mph. Plays Straight. T2070, 1991 average rpm.
SL: 68.5-70.1 mph. 11/5 to 10/4 shape. Feel for the zone. T2110, 2095 average rpm.
CH: 72.8-76.1 mph. Plays well off the fastball. Consistent arm-side fade. T1352, 1300 average rpm.

Kaiden Herman, Grayslake North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Compact frame.
Delivery: Uptempo, Drop and drive, rotational type delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Quick, long arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78.8, 77.4-78.5 mph. Above average arm-side run. T1505, 1467 average rpm.
CB: 66.5-68.6 mph. Sweeping breaking ball, slurve type action. T1898, 1766 average rpm.
CH: 72.2-74.7 mph. Arm-side run. T1530, 1421 average rpm.

Cooper Jaworski, Hampshire (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Lean, wiry build. Sloped shoulders.
Delivery: Athletic, directional, drop and drive delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, plays out of a high ¾ slot.
FB: T82.6, 80.7-82.6 mph. Plays around the zone and with arm-side-run. T2084, 1973 average rpm.
CB: 69.1-70.5 mph. Showed above-average feel. 11/5 shape with depth. T2290, 2170 average rpm.
SL: 71.3-73.0 mph. 10/4 plane, shorter, tighter wrinkle than curveball. T2201, 2103 average rpm.
CH: 74.2-77.1 mph. Flashed heavy arm-side-run. T1911, 1791 average rpm.

Eddie Johnson, Huntley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 212-pounds. Strong, thick frame.
Delivery: Smooth, easy, highly repeatable drop and drive delivery. Lands on line. Falls off to the first base side of the rubber at times.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T77.9, 74.8-77.2 mph. Plays downhill. T1937, 1806 average rpm.
CB: 66.0-67.8 mph. 11/5 shape. Feel for the zone. Some depth at times. T1850, 1721 average rpm.
CH: 70.4-72.0 mph. Arm-side fade. Sinking action. T1371, 1293 average rpm.

Cole Kenyon, Lake Zurich (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 143-pounds. Thin frame. Plenty of room for continued growth.
Delivery: Stretch only. Works on line. Level shoulders. Front side opens early at times.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75.9, 74.7-75.9 mph. Plays Straight. T2081, 1985 average rpm.
CB: 64.4-66.1 mph. 11/5 shape. Depth. Able to locate for strikes. T2553, 2448 average rpm.
SL: 64.2-66.3 mph. 10/4 shape. T2463, 2422 average rpm.
CH: 69.4-70.6 mph. Plays straight. T1806, 1750 average rpm.

Dylan Kester, Burlington Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Lean, upside frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, open toe landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long draw out of the glove. Works out of a short, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T66.7, 65.3-66.6 mph. Plays straight. T1578, 1537 average rpm.
CB: 49.9-54.6 mph. 12/6 shape, able to locate for strikes. T1470, 1425 average rpm.
CH: 55.1-57.3 mph. Maintains arm speed, plays straight, occasional sink. T967, 880 average rpm.

Soran Leahy, Barrington (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 220-pounds. Large frame with sturdy hulking build.
Delivery: Tall and fall type, works downhill, finishes to first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T79.5, 76.0-78.5 mph. Mostly straight, flashed above average vertical action. T1734, 1708 average rpm.
CB: 60.9-62.6 mph. 11/5 shape, more lateral than depth. T1783, 1686 average rpm.
CH: 60.1-65.7 mph. Decelerated arm action, showed slight sink off fastball. T1667, 1528 average rpm.

Ethan Looper, Jacobs (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Strong, durable frame. Broad shoulders.
Delivery: Up-tempo, full windup delivery, slight drop and drive.
Arm Action: RH. Long, full arm circle, plays from a high ¾ slot.
FB: T83.1, 82.1-82.9 mph. Four seam type, occasional hop. T1827, 1709 average rpm.
CB: 68.1-69.9 mph. 12/6 shape. T1407, 1366 average rpm.
CH: 74.7-76.7 mph. Runs to arm side, maintains arm speed. T1367, 1309 average rpm.

Caiden Mentkowski, Antioch (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 110-pounds. Thin frame. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Works across body on delivery. Lands on toes with a closed front side.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T66.4, 64.5-66.0 mph. Two-seam action. T1780, 1731 average rpm.
CH: 58.7-60.2 mph. Arm-side fade. T1560, 1495 average rpm.
CT: 58.3-61.6 mph. Consistently in and around the zone.

Owen Micklinghoff, McHenry (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Strong physical build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works directionally with athleticism.
Arm Action: RH. Clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78.5, 77.7-78.5 mph. Four-seam action with feel for the zone. T2043, 1920 average rpm.
SL: 66.2-69.1 mph. Works around the pitch. Back up action at times. T1924, 1891 average rpm.
CH: 70.2-71.1 mph. Sinking action. T1532, 1473 average rpm.

Caden Monti, Woodstock (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Fluid delivery and tempo; polished drop and drive delivery, plays on-line and directional.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, athletic arm action, high ¾ slot.
FB: T77.8, 77.0-77.8 mph. Plays around the zone, flashes arm-side-run and an average induced vertical break of 15.8 inches. T1814, 1718 average rpm.
CB: 70.7-72.2 mph. Short, tight break, plays off a 2/8 plane. T1809, 1703 average rpm.
SL: 69.6-72.3 mph. Similar shape and action to curveball. T1668, 1652 average rpm.
CH: 71.7-73.6 mph. Heavy action and fade at the bottom of the zone. T1860, 1716 average rpm.

Ryan Polly, Sycamore (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. High upside frame.
Delivery: Long levered delivery, works slightly to open side.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot, long arm action.
FB: T80.5, 77.7-80.4 mph. Heavy feel at times, sinking action. T1911, 1793 average rpm.
SL: 63.7-65.1 mph. 10/4 shape. T1735, 1633 average rpm.
CH: 72.5-75.8 mph. Consistent sinking action. T1518, 1412 average rpm.

Zachary Readdy, McHenry (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Thick through shoulders and chest.
Delivery: Down tempo delivery, slight drop and drive style, lands directionally.
Arm Action: RH. Quick draw, high 3/4 arm slot, occasionally over-the-top.
FB: T78.5, 77.3-78.0 mph. Mostly straight. Occasional cutting action. Above average feel. T1945, 1803 average rpm.
CB: 63.7-64.4 mph. 12/6 shape. Above average depth and feel. T1823, 1764 average rpm.
CH: 69.6-71.2 mph. Sink and run to arm side, slightly decelerated tempo. T1200, 1164 average rpm.

Matthew Richert, St. Ignatius (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 178-pounds. Long-levered, projectable, upside frame.
Delivery: Active lower half rhythm, side steps into an upright position at balance point, drop/drive lower half, short stride to footstrike and maintains direction.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact draw from the glove, high ¾ slot.
FB: T80.9, 79.5-80.6 mph. T2154, 2088 average rpm. Flashed hard arm-side action.
CB: 68.3-71.5 mph. T1768, 1664 average rpm. Developing feel to spin.
CH: 70.7-72.2 mph. T1704, 1602 average rpm. Thrown from a slightly lower slot than fastball, played with arm-side run (averaged 16 in. of horizontal movement).

Jack Rocen, Cary Grove (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery:Tall and fall type delivery. Rushes through balance point. Lands on line.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T73.7, 72.7-73.6 mph. Mostly straight. T1945, 1917 average rpm.
CB: 60.7-63.5 mph. 11/5 shape. Depth. Feel for the outer third of the plate. T1863, 1573 average rpm.
KN: 62.5-64.8 mph. Thrown for occasional strikes.

Nolan Rotundo, McHenry (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Athletic, lean build with upside.
Delivery: Simple, quiet, tall and fall delivery, lands front-toe closed.
Arm Action: LH. Long, clean arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T75.9, 74.3-75.6 mph. Inconsistent action, occasional arm-side-run. T1827, 1759 average rpm.
SL: 63.0-64.3 mph. 2/8 shape, sweeping action. T1734, 1611 average rpm.
CH: 67.6-69.3 mph. Maintains arm speed, late arm-side run. T1331, 1232 average rpm.

James Schott, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Some effort. Stretch only. Long pause at set position. Tall at balance point into an athletic drop and drive delivery down the mound. Lands on line.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83.1, 82.0-83.1 mph. Plays straight. T2139, 2041 average rpm.
CB: 69.2-70.3 mph. 11/5 to 10/4 shape. Late, sharp break. Depth. Feel for the zone. T1718, 1655 average rpm.
CH: 73.9-75.4 mph. Thrown with conviction. Maintains arm speed. Running action at times. T1740, 1630 average rpm.

Parker Schuring, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 240-pounds. Thick, durable frame. Strength throughout.
Delivery: Low-effort, tall and fall delivery. Works from the first base side of the rubber. Side saddle. Balanced and under control throughout.  Works on line. Front side opens early at times.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84.8, 83.6-84.7 mph. Plays straight. Consistently in and around the zone. T2225, 2188 average rpm.
SL: 71.5-73.6 mph. 11/5 to 10/4 shape. Good feel. Depth. Flashed late break. T2151, 2018 average rpm.
CH: 75.5-77.8 mph. Plays straight. Thrown with conviction. Tumble at times. T1543, 1538 average rpm.

Caden Sladek, Huntley (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-3, 225-pounds. Strong, durable frame, thick lower half.
Delivery: Controlled, tall and fall delivery, works online, lands front-toe closed.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76.9, 74.7-76.7 mph. Works to the arm side, late run at times, creates angle. T1653, 1603 average rpm.
CB: 62.7-64.3 mph. Thrown aggressively, 12/6 shape, occasional depth. T1702, 1633 average rpm.
CH: 66.8-69.7 mph. Feel for the pitch, late run. T1253, 1178 average rpm.

Easton Stewart, Hononegah  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Smooth, controlled, tall and fall type delivery. Lands square.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T72.3, 70.9-72.3 mph. Clean out of the hand, arm-side-run, occasional sink. T1780, 1687 average rpm.
CB: 60.4-61.1 mph. 2/8 shape, sweeping action at times, around the zone. T1507, 1473 average rpm.
CH: 56.4-58.1 mph. Plays to the arm side, with fading action at times. T1350, 1318 average rpm.

Charlie Taczy, Cary-Grove (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 125-pounds. Thin frame. Plenty of room for continued growth.
Delivery: Loose, easy, tall and fall type delivery. Coil through front hip at balance point. Strong front side. Works on line.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78.3, 76.5-77.7 mph. Plays Straight. T2073, 1997 average rpm.
CB: 65.7-67.9 mph. 11/5 shape. Able to locate for strikes. T2188, 2132 average rpm.
CH: 67.5-71.5 mph. Fading and sinking action. T1830, 1758 average rpm.

Tyler Tylka, Wauconda (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 170-pounds. High upside frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, plays with fluid tempo, and works on-line.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T80.2, 77.4-79.5 mph. Slight arm-side-run and played around the zone. T1910, 1834 average rpm.
CB: 66.8-68.6 mph. Flashed sharp spin and bite, 11/5 shape with depth at times. T2172, 2087 average rpm.
CH: 72.3-73.4 mph. Showed feel for the zone and fade action. T1823, 1705 average rpm.

Isaiah Vance, Libertyville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Athletic build. Broad shoulders.
Delivery: Uptempo delivery, high leg lift and works down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T84, 82.3-83.8 mph. Pays with slight arm side action, mostly straight. T2109, 1999 average rpm.
CB: 70.6-73.5 mph. 11/5 shape, showed above average depth. T2471, 2311 average rpm.
CH: 72.5-75.1 mph. Slight arm side fade, maintains arm speed. T1442, 1326 average rpm.

Caden Vogt, Marengo (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Tall at balance point. Athletic drive down the mound utilizing lower-half. Clean transfer of weight through front knee. Works in line. Lands front toe open.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose arm action. 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82.3, 80.9-82.3 mph. Running and sinking action. T2232, 2199 average rpm.
CB: 66.6-68.7 mph. 1/7 to 2/8 shape. Tight spin. Late break. Depth. Able to locate for strikes. T2272, 2184 average rpm.
CH: 73.2-75.0 mph. Decelerated arm action. T1555, 1467 average rpm.

Trace Vrbancic, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Sidesaddle. Some effort. Tall and fall type delivery. Coil through the front hip at balance point. Working in line. Strong front side.
Arm Action: RH. Stabbing action on draw out of glove. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82.4, 81.9-82.4 mph. Plays straight. T2171, 2078 average rpm.
CB: 72.7-72.9 mph. 11/5 shape. Hard. Tight Spin. T2171, 2127 average rpm.
SL: 74.1-75.0 mph. 10/4 shape. Sweeping action. T2134, 2100 average rpm.
CH: 77.5-78.4 mph. Maintains arm speed. A bit firm at times. T1716, 1641 average rpm.

Kaeden Wagenaar, Jacobs (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-8, 130-pounds. Short, lean frame.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, stays within and on line.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 75.9-77.7 mph. Throws both two and four seam fastball, two seamer showed more lateral run. T1904, 1852 average rpm.
CB: 66.5-67.3 mph. Slurve type breaking ball, shows slight sweeping action. T2104, 2047 average rpm.

Jacob Wagner, McHenry (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, physical build.
Delivery: Uptempo delivery, intent, utilizes lower half, spins off on finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short, compact arm circle, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 78.1-79.0 mph. Plays straight. T2104, 2064 average rpm.
CB: 64.1-66.4 mph. 11/5 shape, around the zone. T2290, 2251 average rpm.
CH: 70.4-71.6 mph. Thrown with intent, runs to the arm side, late at times. T1546, 1496 average rpm.

Patrick Weaver, Cary-Grove (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Stretch only. High effort delivery. Front side opens early at times. Lands front toe closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long, straight arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T77.3, 74.7-76.9 mph. Plays straight. T1764, 1698 average rpm.
CB: 59.9-63.2 mph. 11/5 shape. Able to locate for strikes. T1788, 1630 average rpm.
CH: 65.2-68.6 mph. Consistent arm-side fade and tumble. T1181, 1133 average rpm.

Ryan Wiles, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 135-pounds. Short, compact frame.
Delivery: Delivery works slightly across body, tall balance point, solid front side.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78.1, 76.6-78.1 mph. Mostly straight, flashed occasional cutting action. T2004, 1945 average rpm.
CB: 59.3-62.5 mph. 11/5 shape, slight deceleration. T1466, 1335 average rpm.
CH: 64.1-67.2 mph. Changeup plays down in the zone, occasional sink action. T1524, 1469 average rpm.

Mason Willis, Antioch (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-5, 173-pounds. Broad shoulders.
Delivery: Athletic tall and fall type delivery. Front side opens early. Falls off to the first base side of the rubber at times.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, clean arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80.3, 76.9-79.1 mph. Two-seam action. T1870, 1673 average rpm.
CB: 67.1-69.7 mph. 11/5 shape. Flashed 10/4 with more horizontal action at times. T1769, 1730 average rpm.
CH: 72.1-74.0 mph. Thrown with conviction. Fading action. T1221, 1165 average rpm.

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