McHenry Preseason I.D.: Statistical Analysis


By: Adam Panayotovich
Area Scout

 

The fourth annual McHenry Preseason I.D. was hosted Sunday Jan. 27 at Pro Player Academy in McHenry, IL. The event saw over 100 prospects lace up the turfs and participate in a pro-style workout in front of the PBR Illinois Scouting Staff. There were over 40 prospects from each of the Sophomore and Junior class and over 30 prospects from the incoming Freshman class, this giving us a chance to see a myriad of talent of all ages from the Northern part of the state. 

Today, we’ll continue our event coverage by dissecting the showcase’s statistical standouts. Our events' Quick Hits post was recently published providing a snap shot of some of the top performers in attendance. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks when we break down the day’s performers, position by position.

Carson Roberts (Wheaton North, 2020) saw his name in all three of the possible charts for an outfielder. Roberts ran the event-best Home to First time (3.94) being the only to crack the sub-4 second mark, topped the outfield velocity chart (87 mph), and tied for fourth in exit velocity (90 mph). The two-sport prep athlete has the pure physical makeup to be a potential threat in whichever sport he chooses to play moving forward. 

Mikal Ashley (Grant, 2020) was in and near the top of three categories as well, those being Fastball Velocity (1st at 83 mph), Exit Velocity (T-1st at 95 mph) and Infield Velocity (3rd at 85 mph). Ashley has a real chance to be a threat at the plate and on the mound heading in to his Junior season. 

Jack Owens (Mascoutah, 2020) and Maxwell Thompson (Warren Township, 202) tied for first along with Ashley in the exit velocity testing all seeing the gun register 95 mph. Brandon Jernigan finished a tick behind leaders in exit velo registering at 94 mph and also headlined the infield velocity testing topping 89 mph across the diamond. This trio of physical right-handed bats should all provide a power punch for their perspective prep schools this spring. 

Illinois commit Camden Janik (Wauconda, 2021) and Jake Masini (Prairie Ridge, 2020) each claimed a first place finish in the two defensive catching categories. Janik had the best pop time at 2 seconds flat and Masini tied Janik in catcher velocity at 81 mph down to second.

For a look at a sortable board of all the showcase’s recorded statistics, CLICK HERE.

 

top Home to First times
Name State School Class Pos Home to First
Carson Roberts IL Wheaton North 2020 OF/RHP 3.94
Anthony Fitzpatrick IL St. Patrick 2020 OF 4.08
Jimmy Taylor IL Grant 2020 C/RHP 4.18
Luke Seiffert IL Palatine 2021 SS/2B 4.18
Nicholas Gregory IL Dundee Crown 2020 OF/RHP 4.25
Valentin Cerna IL Grant 2020 SS/2B 4.26
Marcus Sperling IL Wauconda 2021 OF/2B 4.29
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos FB Velo
Mikal Ashley IL Grant 2020 3B/RHP 83
Cole Bhardwaj IL Jacobs 2020 RHP 82
Brayden Childress IL Robinson 2020 RHP/1B 82
Jimmy Fairley IL Huntley 2020 RHP/OF 82
Thomas Giese IL Huntley 2020 RHP 82
Joshua Notriano IL Johnsburg 2021 OF/RHP 82
Jack Owens IL Mascoutah 2020 1B/RHP 82
TOP EXIT VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo.
Maxwell Thompson IL Warren Township 2021 1B/RHP 95
Mikal Ashley IL Grant 2020 3B/RHP 95
Jack Owens IL Mascoutah 2020 1B/RHP 95
Brandon Jernigan IL Huntley 2020 RHP/1B 94
Josh Giebelhaus IL Fremd 2021 3B/RHP 91
Carson Roberts IL Wheaton North 2020 OF/RHP 90
Jared Novak IL Benet 2020 RHP/1B 90
Jonathan Gardner IL Barrington 2020 SS/2B 90
Zach Cantu IL Huntley 2021 1B/3B 90
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos INF Velo.
Brandon Jernigan IL Huntley 2020 RHP/1B 89
Jared Novak IN Benet 2020 RHP/1B 86
Mikal Ashley IL Grant 2020 3B/RHP 85
Stone Gomberg IL Stevenson 2021 RHP/3B 83
Evan Tocmo IL Huntley 2020 SS/OF 83
Brayden Childress IL Robinson 2020 RHP/1B 82
Jonathan Gardner IL Barrington 2020 SS/2B 82
Keegan Garis IL Prairie Ridge 2020 3B/OF 82
Maxwell Thompson IL Warren Township 2021 1B/RHP 82
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos OF Velo.
Carson Roberts IL Wheaton North 2020 OF/RHP 87
Evan Tocmo IL Huntley 2020 SS/OF 86
Nick DiBenedetto IL Crystal Lake South 2020 OF/RHP 86
Anthony Fitzpatrick IL St. Patrick 2020 OF 85
Joshua Nostriano IL Johnsburg 2021 OF/RHP 85
Joey Hagen IL  Johnsburg 2021 OF/LHP 83
Alex Paul IL  Buffalo Grove 2020 OF 83
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
Camden Janik IL Wauconda 2021 C/1B 2.00-2.12
Drew Stengren IL Cary Grove 2020 C/3B 2.03-2.18
Michael Rastrelli IL Mundelein 2021 C/3B 2.05-2.19
Jake Masini IL Prairie Ridge 2020 C/3B 2.07-2.19
Nico Acevedo IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 C/RHP 2.12-2.30
Jimmy Taylor IL Grant 2020 C/RHP 2.12-2.36
TOP CATCHER VELOCITY
Name State School Class Pos C Velo.
Jake Masini IL Prairie Ridge 2020 C/3B 81
Camden Janik IL Wauconda 2021 C/1B 81
Michael Rastrelli IL Mundelein 2021 C/3B 77
Jimmy Taylor IL Grant 2020 C/RHP 76
Drew Stengren IL Cary Grove 2020 C/3B 76

 

Again, for a complete look at all statistical performances of every prospect in attendance from this Monday, CLICK HERE.
 

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