Prep Baseball Report

O'Hare Preseason ID: Top Overall Prospects

By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Sunday, Feb. 12, 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 prepared for the IHSA season, as well as future invite-only events on the PBR Illinois calendar. 

Read on below to find out who our scouting staff deemed as the 'top overall prospects' from the event. 

Top Overall Prospects 

Brayden Mazzacano LHP / OF / Schaumburg , IL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Athletic build with evenly distributed strength, room to add on.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, open setup, long stride. Loose, fluid hands, whippy barrel, on-plane and uphill through the zone.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 92.4 mph. 385’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 89 mph. Short stab out of the glove, live arm that operates from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth footwork. Sure handed with fluid actions, plays through the ball.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: LHP
Delivery: Hybrid windup delivery with a gather step, athletic throughout the delivery, high leg-lift with some pace, extends out in-line.
Arm Action: LH. Short arm bar into a loose 3/4 slot.
FB: T89, 86-88 mph. Carry with feel for the top part of the zone. T2130, 2026 average rpm.
SL: 75-78 mph. Tight breaking, depth to the lower part of the zone. T2158, 2072 average rpm.
CH: 81-82 mph. Running action with feel for the armside. T1758, 1699 average rpm.

Tucker King RHP / OF / Lyons Township, IL / 2025

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds. Large frame, evenly proportioned with room to fill out, long limbs.
Delivery: Uptempo, with rhythm, repeats, stride works in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, low 3/4 slot whippy arm action.
FB: T90, 88-89 mph. Late run, able to spot glove side. T2229, 2157 average rpm.
CB: 75-77 mph. Sharp sweeping action.  T2295, 2246 average rpm.
CH: 80-83 mph. Fading action, able to spot arm side. T2354, 1748 average rpm.

Cash Campbell 3B / 1B / Montini Catholic , IL / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Strong, durable frame, strong lower-half.
Hit: LHH. Confident, relaxed look, easy actions. Smooth, easy, strong swing. Polished look and approach. On the barrel with authority throughout, showing power potential to all fields.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 88.1 mph. 370’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short and whippy arm action, can throw from multiple slots. Throws play with easy life across the field.
Defense: Steady hands with reliable actions on the infield. Clean and quick transfer. Moves well laterally.

Ryan Harris OF / RHP / Stevenson, IL / 2026

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Athletic, mature frame, evenly distributed strength.
Delivery: Controlled tempo, medium leg lift, drop and drive lower half.
Arm Action: RH. Whippy arm action, full arm circle, 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 85-88 mph. Carry in the top part of the zone. T2364, 2180 average rpm.
SL: 76-77 mph. 10/4 action, late bite.  T2229, 2085 average rpm.
CH: 77-79 mph. Feel to spot on the armside, late fading action. T1548, 1464 average rpm.
SPLT: 73-76 mph. Hard diving action at times. 

Positional Profile: OF
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, fluid load and stride. Balanced, easy swing, creates leverage to the pull-side. Bat stays through the zone and works uphill.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 89.5 mph. 354’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 90 mph. Lively arm. Works with long action into a 3/4 slot with a quick release.
Defense: Waits back with steady hands and actions. Gathers the ball deep on the glove side of his body. Long transfer.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60.

Vance Kurokawa SS / OF / DePaul College Prep, IL / 2025

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Athletic build with evenly proportioned strength and weight, room to fill out.
Hit: SH. Balanced, athletic setup, fluid load. Fluid, athletic swing, direct and on-plane working uphill through the zone. Similar swing from the left-side, controlled, on balance and on the barrel.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 79.1 mph. 337’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short and loose arm action. Athletic arm, plays from multiple slots and on the move.
Defense: Athletic footwork, fluid hands and actions. Gathers into the body with a clean transfer.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Chase Petersen OF / RHP / Glenbrook North , IL / 2025

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Room to fill out, athletic.
Hit: RHH. Stock, balanced setup, fluid load and stride. Bat stays in the zone for a long time, extension through contact, hard off the bat with fluid rhythm throughout.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 92 mph. 361’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Long and loose arm into a 3/4 slot. Throws play with life out of the hand.
Defense: Plays low to the ground with active footwork. Sure handed with reliable actions.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

Henrik Conniff SS / 3B / New Trier, IL / 2025

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Athletic build with evenly proportioned strength and weight.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed, quiet setup, smooth load and short stride. Hands start low and rock back in rhythm, stays somewhat short to the ball, stays through the zone with bat-speed, athletic/controlled finish.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 81.8 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Fluid and athletic arm action. Typically releases from a 3/4 slot, showed the ability to throw from multiple angles. Plays well on the move.
Defense: Athletic and natural actions. Fluid hands and footwork. Moves well laterally with a clean exchange.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60.

Mason Phillips OF / Oak Park-River Forest, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Ultra athletic, upside frame with a high waist, some present strength with room for more as he matures.
Hit: RHH. Stock, balanced setup, minimal pre-pitch action. Quick, strong hands, simple swing, stays short and direct, line-drive approach.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 81.3 mph. 275’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Slight stab out of the glove, loose arm that works with short action from an over-the-top angle.
Defense: Smooth and fluid actions with active footwork. Glove plays out front, plays through the ball.
Run: 6.60 runner in the 60.  

Davis Collie 1B / LHP / Sycamore, IL / 2025

Positional Profile: 1B/
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds. Strong frame, developed lower-half with broad shoulders, mature.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, quiet load and stride. Uphill path, aggressive swing, long through the zone, intent to lift.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 87.2 mph. 365’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, operates from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork. Steady actions, reliable glove that plays with a two-hand gather out front, secures into the body.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.  

Aadden Guerrero SS / RHP / Lyons Township, IL / 2025

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Broad, round shoulders with an athletic build throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, fluid load and stride. Athletic, quick swing, loose hands, bat stays through the zone and uses the whole field while staying on the barrel.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 81.7 mph. 247’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Short and quick arm action. Mostly works from a 3/4 slot, athletic enough to play from multiple angles.
Defense: Fluid hands and actions, plays through the ball in rhythm, fluid feet, clean/quick transfer, knows the position well and has feel.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. 

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