O'Hare Preseason ID: Top Overall Prospects
May 13, 2022
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 Tuesday by rolling out the day’s catchers, and followed that up with the outfielders, infielders and pitchers. Today, we conclude the analysis from the event with a look at the Top-10 prospects in attendance.
TOP OVERALL PROSPECTS
Anthony Solis RHP / SS / Waukegan, IL / 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Worked exclusively from the stretch, feet staggered with front foot closer to first base, works with a flexible leg-lift into balance point, slight bend in the knee before moving into a tall/fall lower-half, stays tall down the mound into foot-plant, front foot landing closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm circle out of the glove, remains loose throughout into a high 3/4 slot, quick arm.
FB: T89.5, 87.3-89.4 mph. Heavy sinking action, runs down and in. T2167, 1934 average rpm.
SL: 77.1-77.5 mph. Sharp, late bite off a 10/4 plane, slurvy action with sweep across the zone. T2618, 2555 average rpm.
CH: 76.7-78.8 mph. Slight sinking action to the arm-side. T1987, 1894 average rpm.
Troy Stukenberg SS / 2B / 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.
Cash Campbell 3B / 1B / 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.
Drew Koenen RHP / C / Maine South, IL / 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Lean strength throughout.
Delivery: Slow, deliberate leg-lift into balance point, moves with a drop/drive lower-half down the mound, spine tilts slightly back while striding out, remains in-line to the plate with front foot landing square.
Arm Action: RH. Short, repeatable arm circle that moves into an over-the-top slot.
FB: T89.4, 88.1-89.2 mph. Ride through the zone, mostly straight with some finish through the plate, slight action to the arm-side at times. T2178, 2120 average rpm.
CB: 71.2-71.9 mph. Sharp top-to-bottom break with depth, 12/6 plane when stays on top, feel for the pitch. T2553, 2463 average rpm.
CH: 81.2-82.8 mph. Gradual running action to the arm-side. T1808, 1725 average rpm.