Metro East Open: Statistical Analysis


Christian Barczi
Illinois Staff

The Metro East Open took place on Tuesday, June 25 at GCS Stadium in Sauget, Illinois. The event featured players from the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 classes.

 The event Quick Hits have already been released, which cover our initial impressions on some of the top performers. Below, the statistical analysis will break down the top numbers from each statistical category recorded at the event. 

Max Fastball

RHP Carter Sabol took home the events best fastball, sitting 83-85 and topping out at 87. RHP Evan Herpstreith, another Nokomis product, was not far behind, topping out at 85 MPH. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Carter Sabol IL Nokomis 2020 RHP 87 mph
2 Evan Herpstreith IL Nokomis 2021 RHP 85 mph
3 Zachary Kempfer IL Nashville Community 2021 RHP 83 mph
4 Joseph Crum IL Springfield 2021 RHP 80 mph
^ Griffin Neuweg IL Rochester 2021 RHP 80 mph
^ Hunter ONeil MO Waynesville 2020 1B 80 mph

60-Yard-Dash

2B/OF Connor Earlywine easily took the crown as the events fastest runner. RHP/OF Brock Bellaver had the second fastest 60-yard-dash of the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Connor Earleywine MO Jefferson City 2022 2B 6.73
2 Brock Bellaver IL Hillsboro 2020 OF 6.89
3 Evan Herpstreith IL Nokomis 2021 RHP 6.94

Exit-Velocity

SS/2B Alex Zimmerman and RHP/3B Zachary Kempfer showed off some of the best bat speed at the event and both registered an event-high 89 MPH exit-velocity off the tee. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Zachary Kempfer IL Nashville Community 2021 RHP 89
^ Alex Zimmerman IL DuQuoin 2020 SS 89
2 Javier Beal IL Harrisburg 2021 2B 87
^ Kayl Ratliff TX Coronado 2020 2B 87
^ Austin Atkins IL Wesclin 2020 C 87
^ Jacob Kitchen IL Edwardsville 2020 C 87
^ Cameron Hailstone IL Gillespie 2021 SS 87
^ Mitchell Murphy IL Normal Community 2021 3B 87
3 Bryce Porter IL Woodlawn 2020 1B 86
^ Sean Mitchell IL Alton Marquette Catholic 2022 1B 86


Infield Velocity

C/SS Ayalew Sisay and SS/OF Jonah James were the lone arms to register at least 80 MPH across the diamond on throws from shortstop, with Sisay earning the top spot. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Ayalew Sisay MO Timberland 2022 C 82
2 Jonah James IL Columbia 2021 SS 80
3 Evan Herpstreith IL Nokomis 2021 RHP 79
4 Cameron Hailstone IL Gillespie 2021 SS 78
^ Griffin Neuweg IL Rochester 2021 RHP 78


Outfield Velocity

C/SS Ayalew Sisay also took throws from the outside and registered an event best 84 MPH. OF Jacob Blomenkamp was right behind him, registering 81 MPH on the gun.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Ayalew Sisay MO Timberland 2022 C 84
2 Jacob Blomenkamp IL Freeburg 2021 OF 81
3 Jacob Frerichs IL Litchfield 2021 OF 78
^ Brock Bellaver IL Hillsboro 2020 OF 78


Catcher Velocity

C/SS Sisay continued to show off his arm strength on the day and also had the best catcher velocity with 75 MPH. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ayalew Sisay MO Timberland 2022 C 75
2 Hayden Ott IL Freeburg 2021 C 71
^ Austin Toler IL Highland 2020 C 71
^ Carson Dubach IL Edwardsville 2021 C 71


Pop-Times

C Carson Dubach and C Luke Willis had the best pops of the day. Dubach barely edged out Willis for the best time, throwing an event best 2.10 to second base. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Carson Dubach IL Edwardsville 2021 C 2.10-2.28
2 Luke Willis IL Mount Vernon 2021 C 2.15-2.28

 

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