PBR IL - Harper JC Scout Day: Stat Story


By: Kevin Cronin and Diego Solares
Illinois Scouting Staff

The PBR Illinois - Harper College Scout Day took place on Wednesday, September 22. The event was held at Harper College in Palatine, IL and each prospect in attendance was able to showcase their talents in front of our scouting staff. 

Today, we’ll bring to you a quick statistical analysis of those that participated in the event, as well as a quick nugget on those who stood out. We’ll continue to roll content out from this particular showcase as the week rolls on, so be on the lookout for that. 

STAT STORY

+ INF Joey Fitzpatrick (Marian Central Catholic, 2019) and INF Ehinger Adrianza (Felix Varela Senior, 2021) came away as standouts, as it was the first time our staff had gotten a look at each of these two prospects and they made a strong impression, especially amongst the infield crop. Adrianza threw the hardest bullet across the infield, topping at 86 mph to his target. As for Fitzpatrick, the 6-foot, 190-pound left-handed hitter barreled his best ball up at 97 mph in BP, per TrackMan. 

+ C Julio Cajigas (Romeoville, 2019) came away as the top catcher from this event, showcasing an impressive multifaceted skill set. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound right-handed hitter had the top arm down to second base at an 81 mph high from the crouch and also posted a sub-2.00 second pop time. Cajigas used the proportional strength attached throughout his frame to square one up at 99 mph off the barrel in BP, too. 

+ OF George Betevis (Bartlett, 2021) ran the fastest 60-yard dash of the day, clocking a 6.74 on our lasers. He showcased a strong, accurate arm to home plate as well, topping at 86 mph from the outfield. 

+ RHP Justin Rhode (Marian Central, 2020) utilized a short, loose arm to bump his fastball up to 87 mph - the fastest number of the event. He sat at 85-86 mph throughout his pen and spun his slider at a 2,400+ RPM average at 68-71 mph. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos 60-yard
1 George Betevis Harper JC 2021 OF 6.74
2 Jalen Nicholson-Bourn Harper JC 2017 OF 6.75
3 Shawn Lacy Centennial 2021 OF 6.76
4 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 6.99

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Max FB
1 Justin Rohde Rock Valley JC 2020 SS 87 mph
2 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 83 mph
3 Jason Gutkowski Lake Park 2021 RHP 81 mph
^ Shawn Lacy Centennial 2021 OF 81 mph
^ Jermaine Salcedo Rolling Meadows 2020 RHP 81 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Exit Velo
1 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 99
2 Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 98
3 Joey Fitzgerald Jr Harper JC 2019 3B 97
4 Brad Kubitz Prospect 2020 1B 95
5 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 94
^ Matthew Schalk Fremd 2021 1B 94

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos INF Velo
1 Ehinger Adrianza Felix Varela Senior 2021 SS 85
2 Jack Betz Harper JC 2020 3B 84
3 Joey Fitzgerald Jr Harper JC 2019 3B 81
^ Aidan Teahan Maine South 2020 1B 81
4 Bryce Mandala Harper JC 2019 2B 80

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos OF Velo
1 George Betevis Harper JC 2021 OF 86
2 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 85
3 Derek Elicier Harper JC 2020 OF 82
4 Micah O'Neal Harper JC 2020 OF 81
5 David Guzman Kishwaukee JC 2020 2B 80
^ Jalen Nicholson-Bourn Harper JC 2017 OF 80

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos C Velo
1 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 81

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name School HS Grad Year Pos Pop Time
1 Julio Cajigas Harper JC 2019 OF 1.93-2.03
2 Sean Holbrook Niles West 2021 SS 2.15-2.22

For a full list of statistics taken from this event, CLICK HERE.

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