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O'Hare Preseason ID: Infield Analysis


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Sunday, Feb. 13, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome in Bensenville, Ill., to host the O'Hare Preseason ID - one of the largest showcases on our winter calendar. This event provided us an ample opportunity to check-in on some of the area’s high school prospects and identify several names as we prepare for the IHSA season, as well as future invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar.

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 post-event process yesterday by rolling out the day’s catchers, and followed that up with the outfield crew earlier today. Now, we’ll wrap up the position group with the event’s infielders, highlighting a few names below: 

An infielder who just missed the cut but showed some of the best raw power in attendance was CIF Patrick Carmody (Oak Park-River Forest). Carmody, listed at 6-foot, 190-pounds, registered tied for second at the event for max distance off the bat at 351’. He recorded an average exit velocity of 90.8 mph which was second at the event. He also led the event in average bat speed at 76.7 mph. 

CIF NJ Gott (Glenbrook North, 2023) was yet another physical right-handed bat that put up notable numbers offensively but just missed out on the top-10. Gott registered the fourth-best average exit velocity of the event at 87.7 mph. He also recorded an average bat speed of 70.9 mph and his furthest batted ball traveled 334’.

Another infielder on the rise after the event was senior Dylan Conklin (Kaneland) who is committed to Aurora. Conklin was on the barrel consistently during BP and showed some of the better infield actions at the event. 

Another infielder to keep an eye on that just missed out was freshman Aadden Guerrero (Lyons Township). Guerrero has a repeatable right-handed swing, staying flat and on top of the baseball. He also has above-average actions and ran a 7.32 60.

Read on below for a look at the Top-10 infielders and all of the other infielders from the day.

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Troy Stukenberg, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Open, balanced setup. Fluid rhythm and leg-lift trigger. Loose, quick hands. Aggressive intent. Elevates the baseball and works gap-to-gap.
Power: 98.5 max exit velocity, averaged 94.2 mph. 351’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Above average arm strength. Quick, compact arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Agile, athletic actions. Aggressive and under control on the move. Sure-handed glove, plays through the baseball.
Run: 6.63 runner in the 60. 

2. Cash Campbell, Montini Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds. Strong, durable frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, confident look in the box. Fluid rhythm. Bat tip load. Loose, strong hands, natural lift and jump off the barrel.
Power: 97.3 max exit velocity, averaged 86.5 mph. 327’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short, compact arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Works from the ground up. Funnels the ball to center of the body. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60. 

3. Dayton Murphy, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance. Minimal pre-pitch load and rhythm, short stride. Repeatable swing, stays on balance. Short path, works uphill through the zone. Consistently on time. Flashed juice off the barrel and worked gap-to-gap.
Power: 89.4 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 mph. 332’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Above average arm strength. Quick, compact arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Smooth, athletic actions. Quick feet. Above average hands. Under control on the move.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

4. Peyton Panozzo, St. Rita (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-7, 155-pounds. Compact frame. Strength throughout.
Hit: SH. Tall, relaxed setup. Maintains balance through contact. Easy, repeatable swing. Athletic hands. Natural lift and controls the barrel.
Power: 83.4 max exit velocity, averaged 77.3 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short, easy arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays with rhythm. Under control on the move. Loose, easy actions.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60. 

5. Carter Monroe, Palatine (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Smooth load and leg-lift trigger. Simple, repeatable swing. Controls the barrel. Flat path with a line-drive approach.
Power: 75.9 max exit velocity, averaged 67.2 mph. 228’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays loose and with confidence. Natural infield actions stay under control on the move.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 

6. Will Potter, Downers Grove South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-7, 135-pounds. Lean, upside frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quiet pre-pitch actions. Loose, easy swing. Lift through contact. Feel for the barrel.
Power: 85.5 max exit velocity, averaged 78.9 mph. 271’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Attacks the baseball with lateral range to both sides, clean exchange.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

7. Dominic Jacoby, Taft (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Lean, high-waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, closed setup. Big leg-lift timing trigger. Athletic hands. Loose at times. Aggressive swing. Present rhythm and fluidity. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.1 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 262’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Works from the ground up. Funnels the ball to the center of body. Steady hands, clean exchange.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

8. Aidan Conners, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-10, 173-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow setup, minimal load and short stride. Strong hands, uphill path. Stays balanced and uses the middle of the field.
Power: 91.6 max exit velocity, averaged 81.2 mph. 290’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Good first step. Under control on the move. Clean two-handed gather out front.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 

9. Zack Maduzia, St. Francis (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-5, 115-pounds. Compact, wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, balanced setup. Short stride. Loose, athletic hands. Stays level through the zone. Extension through contact. Feel for the barrel.
Power: 80.8 max exit velocity, averaged 75.7 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Natural infield actions. Clean exchange. Quick release at times.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

10. Gael Urbieta, Loyola Academy (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, smooth load, steady toe-tap trigger, short stride.  Simple swing, short to the baseball, uphill barrel through the zone. Gap-to-gap approach, loud contact throughout, power upside.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 83.8 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 83 mph. Short, over-the-top slot, arm plays with easy carry and accuracy.
Defense: Ultra quick/clean transfer out of the glove, feet work directionally to bases on throws. Deadens the ball out front on blocks. Quick first step on the infield, lower half works in rhythm on the move, steady hands that play out front, clean to release.
Run: 8.00 runner in the 60.

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Luke Allegretti, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Strength throughout frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, balanced setup. Toe-tap stride. Strong hands. Pull-side, lifted approach.
Power: 87.4 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 326’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Some length to release.
Defense: Balanced footwork. Under control on the move.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Elias Alvarado, Saint Patrick (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, smooth load and short stride. Controlled aggression, long, level path and elevates the baseball to the middle of the field.
Power: 87.3 max exit velocity, averaged 71.9 mph. 251’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Long to release.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop. Balanced footwork. Natural infield actions.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60.

Eddie Artajo, Schaumburg Christian (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, closed setup. Leg-lift timing trigger. Fluid, athletic hands. Strong through contact, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 299’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Reliable hands. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Salvatore Besztery, St. Ignatius (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Well-proportioned, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, quiet pre-pitch actions, short stride. Simple, repeatable swing. Compact at times. Pull-side tendency.
Power: 89.2 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 321’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Quick feet, athletic actions. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Christopher Boykin, Simeon (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/C
Body: 6-1, 240-pounds. Thick, strong build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and simple stride. Easy, simple swing. Strong hands. Repeats. Flashed pull-side power.
Power: 92.9 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 342’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Sure-handed, clean transfer to release.
Run: 8.33 runner in the 60. 

Justin Butcher, Taft (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quiet pre-pitch actions. Short, uphill path. Elevates the baseball. Pull-side tendency.
Power: 87.7 max exit velocity, averaged 76.3 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Sure-handed. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Cole Cacini, Prospect (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, balanced setup, minimal load, short stride. Easy, simple swing. Short to the baseball. Uphill path. Works gap-to-gap.
Power: 90.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 343’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Reliable hands. Balanced footwork.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Tadgh Callaghan, Brother Rice (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Durable frame. Strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup, leg-lift trigger. Strong hands, short path. Worked on the barrel.
Power: 89.6 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph.  Compact arm action, natural high 3/4 with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots.
Defense: Clean two-handed gather out front. Under control on the move. Plays through the baseball at times.
Run: 8.11 runner in the 60. 

Patrick Carmody, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Thick lower half.
Hit: RHH. Tall, relaxed setup, smooth load. Loose, quick, strong hands. Long path. Pull-side tendency. Ball jumps off the barrel at times.
Power: 96.1 max exit velocity, averaged 90.8 mph. 351’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop. Plays loose.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Catalano, Montini Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic build, strength in lower half.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, open setup. Hits off front foot. Handsy swing, controls the barrel. Stays short. Line-drive approach.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 84.8 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 77 mph. INF: Short, high 3/4 slot. OF: Short, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: INF: Natural infield actions. Plays through the baseball. OF: Natural outfield actions. Plays with confidence.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60.

Lincoln Causero, Hersey (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Tall, lean build. High upside frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, upright setup. Quiet load and stride. Long, uphill path. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.6 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Compact arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Erick Colon, Schaumburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-0, 193-pounds. Strong, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, toe-tap stride. Aggressive swing. Extension through the zone at times. Hits with tempo. Middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 92.5 max exit velocity, averaged 79.8 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays with proper direction. Under control on the move.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Conklin, Kaneland (IL), 2022 Aurora University
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 142-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Loose hands. Uphill path. Middle-of-the-field approach. Feel for the barrel.
Power: 82.1 max exit velocity, averaged 77.4 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph.  Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Active feet, quick directional movements and athletic on the infield. Steady, secure hands. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Jack Davis, Prospect (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, smooth hand load, short stride.  Long bat path, gap-to-gap approach and repeats.
Power: 80.2 max exit velocity, averaged 73.5 mph. 248’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. INF - 70 mph. C: Short, over-the-top slot, some life out of the hand. INF: Short, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Sure-handed, works to present pitches around the zone. Feet work in-line out of the crouch with a clean transfer. INF: two-hand gather out front, showed ability to maintain body control.
Run: 8.31 runner in the 60. 

Evan Dobsch, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic frame. Strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and leg-lift trigger. Loose, easy swing. Stays inside the baseball at times. Elevates consistently. Whole field approach.
Power: 86.5 max exit velocity, averaged 80.7 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long, loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Cole Douce, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quiet pre-pitch load and stride. Uphill path. Looks to lift. Uses the middle of the field.
Power: 79.6 max exit velocity, averaged 69.6 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Long to release.
Defense: Balanced footwork. Ranges well both left and right.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Josh Fleming, York (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean, upside frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup with a wide base. Toe-tap trigger. Smooth stride. Simple approach. Bat speed. Pull-side power. Hits with rhythm and balance throughout.
Power: 92.3 max exit velocity, averaged 84.1 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Loose, whippy arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out front. Under control on the move.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Foley, Prospect (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and stride. Simple swing, quick hands, level through the zone, sneaky jump off the barrel at times.
Power: 76.8 max exit velocity, averaged 72.1 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean two-handed gather out front. Funnels to the center of body. Reliable hands.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Gavric, Loyola Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned.
Hit: RHH. Balanced swing, knee-knock, toe-tap stride. Loose hands. Long, uphill path. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84.1 max exit velocity, averaged 73.1 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph.  Long, loose arm action. Over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions. Balanced footwork. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

Luis Gonzalez, Fenwick (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall stance, narrow base, smooth hand load, short stride. Twitchy wrists, short and uphill path to contact. Simple pull-side power and occasionally creates backspin off the barrel.
Power: 94.2 max exit velocity, averaged 73 mph. 361’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 79 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays loose. Natural actions around the bag. Smooth double play turn.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60. 

Steven Gonzalez Jr, St. Rita (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, quiet setup, short stride and minimal load. Long, level path, on time, line-drive, middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 81.2 max exit velocity, averaged 61.9 mph. 229’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Average hands. Clean exchange.
Run: 8.88 runner in the 60. 

Jack Gooch, Oak (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, long stride back to even, hits off front foot. Short bat path. Consistently on the barrel. Used the whole field.
Power: 82.6 max exit velocity, averaged 77.6 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays with proper direction. Sure-handed.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

NJ Gott, Glenbrook North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds. Strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, leg-kick trigger. Intentful, aggressive swing. Strong hands. Flashed bat speed. Natural lift throughout. Pull-side tendency.
Power: 91.3 max exit velocity, averaged 87.7 mph. 334’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Above average arm strength. Some length to release. Arm plays short from a high ¾ window.
Defense: Patient to the baseball, feet work around in rhythm at times, low posture at gather, steady hands. Profiles as a corner infield type in the future.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Aadden Guerrero, Lyons Township (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Small, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, long stride. Athletic hands. Flat path. Controlled intent. Backspins the baseball at times. Middle-of-the-field, line drive approach.
Power: 82.3 max exit velocity, averaged 70 mph. 295’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Quick, balanced foot work. Athletic actions. Under control on the move.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Patrick Heneghan, New Trier (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, minimal load and stride. Long, uphill path. Easy effort. Lifts the baseball. Uses the whole field.
Power: 80.6 max exit velocity, averaged 73.5 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph.  Loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sees the ball into the glove. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

Cole Hockman, Whitney Young (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, narrow setup. Long stride. Level path, simple swing and line-drive approach.
Power: 80.1 max exit velocity, averaged 65.6 mph. 196’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Some length to release at times.
Defense: Athletic actions on the infield. Good first step. Balanced footwork.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Kaminski, DePaul Prep (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Long-levered, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, fluid load and leg-kick trigger. Loose, athletic hands. Aggressive swing, long path. Stays on-plane and looks to drive the ball with authority to the pull-side.
Power: 96.4 max exit velocity, averaged 81.5 mph. 343’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Above average arm strength. Some length to release. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Waits back on the ball, stable backhand. Plays with body control on the move.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Karbowski, Hampshire (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride. Direct path to contact. Line-drive hitter. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 86.8 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sure-handed. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Aris Kosiek, Montini Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load, leg-kick timing trigger. Uphill path. Looks to lift. Pull-side tendency.
Power: 87.1 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 309’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Compact arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions. Flashed a smooth double play turn.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Krupski, New Trier (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-8, 161-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: LHH. Open base, some lower half bend, hands load back, quick toe-tap trigger.  Uphill path to contact, pull-side approach with intent to elevate that way.
Power: 84.7 max exit velocity, averaged 79.5 mph. 306’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Balanced footwork. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. 

Connor Lasch, Loyola Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Sturdy stature.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Hands start high. Short stride. Strong hands and forearms, flashed above-average bat strength. Steep barrel, loud gap-to-gap approach. Power upside.
Power: 91.1 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. INF - 78 mph. Short out of the glove into an over-the-top slot, some carry down to second.
Defense: Steady hands when receiving. Feet work in-line to the base out of the crouch. Drops quickly to block balls in the dirt.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Lazewski, Fenwick (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup. Loads hands. Short stride. Athletic hands, stays inside the baseball, line-drive approach. Comfortable driving balls into the left-center field gap.
Power: 83.6 max exit velocity, averaged 72.8 mph. 234’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out front. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

Cole Lockwood, Libertyville (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-6, 117-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and stride. Looks to control the barrel. Short to the baseball. Uses the whole field.
Power: 82.2 max exit velocity, averaged 76 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays loose. Natural, easy actions. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Jared Lortie, Evanston (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Wide-shouldered, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, toe-tap stride. Long path, natural lift, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 94.6 max exit velocity, averaged 82.7 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Above average arm strength. Long, loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Good hands. Clean exchange. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60. 

Jayden Mackey, DePaul College Prep (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame. Strength throughout.
Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced setup. Minimal load. No wasted movement. Simple swing, looks to control the barrel, whole field approach.
Power: 78.8 max exit velocity, averaged 71 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 57 mph. OF - 60 mph. INF/OF: Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: INF: Sure-handed. OF: Pre-pitch hop. Sees the ball into the glove.
Run: 8.10 runner in the 60. 

Michael Mango, Lyons Township (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 130-pounds. Lean, athletic build
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, leg-lift stride, maintains balance throughout. Short swing, natural lift, stays inside the baseball.
Power: 74.8 max exit velocity, averaged 66.9 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short, clean arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays with rhythm. Smooth, athletic actions on the infield. Works from the ground up. Efficient exchange.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Colin McCormick, New Trier (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance. Smooth load. Leg-lift trigger. Aggressive swing. Quick hands. Long uphill path. Looks to lift the baseball.
Power: 90.3 max exit velocity, averaged 84.7 mph. 333’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Natural, easy actions on the infield. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Jacob Meyers, Glenbrook North (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, minimal load, strides short.  Hand/wrist speed, short to contact with a slightly uphill path, worked the other way.
Power: 83.1 max exit velocity, averaged 71.6 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. INF - 66 mph. C: Short, over-the-top slot. Routinely put throws on the bag. INF: Short, 3/4 slot.
Defense: C: Clean transfer, feet work in-line out of the crouch. INF: two-hand gather out front, clean transfer.
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60. 

Brayden Mobley, Fremd (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Muscular, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Open, balanced setup, toe-tap stride. Hits with rhythm. Short uphill bat path. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.5 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Athletic actions through the baseball. Good hands. Balanced footwork.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

Jake Nawrocki, Hampshire (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-2, 230-pounds. Thick, durable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, narrow setup, long stride. Loose, strong hands. Controlled intent. Flat bat, stays through the zone. Worked on the barrel, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89.3 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 333’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action. Works from a high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Efficient exchange. Off-balance at times.
Run: 8.21 runner in the 60. 

Sam Nigro, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and short stride. Simple swing, stays balanced, repeatable. Occasional lift through contact.
Power: 83.4 max exit velocity, averaged 77.3 mph. 259’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Active feet. Plays with proper direction. Waits back on the ball.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Payton, Burlington Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. High upside frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup. Hands coil into a bat tip load. High leg kick trigger. Strides out front.  Short, level bat path through the zone. Leverages lower body well. Pull-side power. Flashed ability to go the other way.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 74.9 mph. 236’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. INF - 73 mph. C: Short, 3/4 slot, some shoulder rotation before release. INF: short 3/4 slot.
Defense: C: Sure-handed, presents pitches around the zone. INF: Fluid feet, moves well side-to-side, keeps the ball in front to both sides.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60. 

Paul Reedy, York (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. High-waisted, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, smooth load and minimal stride. Simple on balance swing. Repeats. Uphill path and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 81.1 max exit velocity, averaged 75 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Under control on the move. Average hands. Plays through the baseball at times.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60. 

Matt Reilly, Metea Valley (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 143-pounds. Lean build.
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup. Hands load straight back. High leg kick trigger. Weight works out front.  Twitchy hands/wrists, level path to contact, barrel head works out front. Some juice back up the middle.
Power: 87.1 max exit velocity, averaged 73.4 mph. 278’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. INF - 68 mph. C: Short, over-the-top slot. INF: Short, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: C: Sure-handed, clean transfer, strong blocker. INF: Soft hands, moves well side-to-side with a clean transfer.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

Owen Rivera, Von Stueben (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 184-pounds. Athletic, wide-shouldered frame. Present strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, smooth load and knee-knock timing trigger. Loose, athletic hands. Long through the zone. Middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 89.3 max exit velocity, averaged 83.8 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: An athletic and confident fielder. Natural actions, soft hands, clean exchange. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Jonathan Rutkowski, Taft (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-4, 112-pounds. Short, compact frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide base. Bat rests on shoulder pre-pitch. Rhythmic load into back hip. Quick hands. Short, compact bat path through the zone. Line-drive hitter.
Power: 75.5 max exit velocity, averaged 66 mph. 237’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph.  Short arm action. Plays from a high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays low to the ground. Aggressive on the infield. Confident, natural actions.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Jake Shumaker, Lyons Township (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 150-pounds. High-waisted, upside frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, pre-pitch load and short stride. Loose hands, long uphill path and gap-to-gap approach.
Power:  max exit velocity, averaged  mph. ’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long, loose arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Average hands. Clean exchange. Plays with body control on the move.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Colin Slivka, Willowbrook (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and stride. Short path, natural lift, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 78.8 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out front. Funnels to the center of body. Efficient exchange.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Declan Smith, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Wiry, high-waisted.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and leg-lift trigger. Aggressive swing, long path, hard contact, line-drive approach.
Power: 91.8 max exit velocity, averaged 83.8 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph.  Short arm action. Works from an over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop. Clean two-handed gather. Ranges well both left and right.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

James Spears, Taft (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-8, 157-pounds. Small, compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe-tap stride.  Long, level path, middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 79.9 max exit velocity, averaged 75.1 mph. 247’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Balanced footwork. Clean exchange. Profiles as a second baseman.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

Jason Valdez, Glenbard West (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Athletic, upside frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, long stride and hand load. Simple swing. Short to the baseball. Utilized the whole field.
Power: 89.3 max exit velocity, averaged 85.4 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Under control on the move. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. 

Sam Viniard, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Large, physical stature.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, active hands pre-pitch, long stride and weight works out front.  Strong hands, advanced bat strength for age, short and uphill path to contact. Present pull-side power, advanced raw juice for age and worked with clear intent to the pull-side.
Power: 95.7 max exit velocity, averaged 85.9 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop. Fields the ball out front.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

Brennan Wagner, Nazareth Academy (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds. Long, lean frame. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, quiet load. Short, level bat path, line-drive, middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 82.2 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sure-handed. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.73 runner in the 60. 

Declan Waters, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. Long-levered, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly crouched setup, leg-kick trigger. Easy swing, handsy, flat path, ability to backspin the baseball, line-drive approach.
Power: 90.4 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Plays in rhythm. Sure-handed.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60. 

Jack Wilson, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, coiled load and short stride. Strong hands, whole field approach and stays through the zone at times.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 84.5 mph. 268’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out front. Clean exchange.
Run: 8.07 runner in the 60. 

Gabe Winkelman, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-8, 137-pounds. Short, compact frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, short stride. Long, flat bat path through the zone. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 80.6 max exit velocity, averaged 71.2 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action. Works from a high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sees the ball into the glove. Average hands.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60. 

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