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Preseason I.D. Illiana: Statistical Analysis


Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

The Preseason I.D. Illiana Showcase took place on Monday, January 15 at Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center in Lynwood, IL. Prospects from all classes participated in a pro-style workout in front on the PBR Scouting Staff. This event was a joint effort between PBR Illinois and Indiana. Today, we start the event analysis with a stats story.

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TOP 60 YARD DASH TIMES
Four prospects were able to run sub-7.00 60 yard dashes. Teammates (Marian Catholic) Pierce Jones and Cameron Bufford led this group with times of 6.83 and 6.96, respectively. Mason Hsieh-Bailey posted the top time by a 2020 at 6.96, 0.03 seconds better than Mathew Birtman.
Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
Pierce Jones IL Marian Catholic 2019 OF 6.83
Cameron Bufford IL Marian Catholic 2019 SS/2B 6.96
Mason Hsieh-Bailey IL Oak Park-River Forest 2020 OF 6.96
Mathew Birtman IL Deerfield 2020 LHP/OF 6.99
Myles Henry IL Crete-Monee 2019 SS/OF 7.01
Adam Huekels IL Marian Catholic 2020 OF 7.01
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
A trio of prospects top our fastball velocity leaderboard. The lanky Joel Holtcamp, physical Chandler Kerr, and wiry-framed Ethan Alexander all topped out at 83 mph. 
Name State School Class Pos Fastball Velocity
Joel Holtcamp IN Andrean 2019 RHP/3B 83
Chandler Kerr IL Marian Catholic 2019 LHP 83
Ethan Alexander IL Marian Catholic 2020 RHP/2B 83
Mike Sullivan IL Wheaton North 2019 RHP 82
Cody Harrison IL Plainfield North 2019 RHP/1B 81
TOP EXIT VELOCITY
Parker Mathieson had, arguably, the top statistical performance. The athletic Mathieson posted a 94 mph exit velocity. Coming in just behind him was Brandon Lucero at 92 and Joel Holtcamp at 90. 
Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity
Parker Mathieson IL Normal University 2019 SS/OF 94
Brandon Lucero IN Merrillville 2019 C 92
Joel Holtcamp IN Andrean 2019 RHP/3B 90
Pierce Jones IL Marian Catholic 2019 OF 89
Vince Borrelli IL Andrew 2020 OF 89
Derrick Dawson IN Mishawaka 2020 C 89
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
Kyle Wisch reared back on the infield portion, topping out at 90 mph across the infield. Not surprsing, Mathieson posted the second best velocity at 83.
Name State School Class Pos Infield Velocity
Kyle Wisch IL Hinsdale Central 2019 3B 90
Parker Mathieson IL Normal University 2019 SS/OF 83
Brendon Herrin IL Andrew 2019 SS/2B 82
Joel Holtcamp IN Andrean 2019 RHP/3B 82
Nathan Sanchez IL Lakeview 2019 C/3B 80
Marc Babicz IL St. Laurence 2020 OF/2B 80
Jonny Gonsalves IL Tinley Park 2020 SS/3B 80
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
Once again Mathieson posted the second hardest velocity from the outfield at 85 mph. Vince Borrelli takes home the top spot at 87 mph.
Name State School Class Pos Outfield Velocity
Vince Borrelli IL Andrew 2020 OF  87
Parker Mathieson IL Normal University 2019 SS/OF 85
Marc Babicz IL St. Laurence 2020 OF/2B 84
Pierce Jones IL Marian Catholic 2019 OF 83
Elijah Covington IN Boone Grove 2020 SS/OF 81
Adam Huekels IL Marian Catholic 2020 OF 81
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
Nathan Sanchez was hopping behind the plate as he earned the events top pop time at 2.07, edging out Derrick Dawson by 0.01 seconds. Brandon Lucero was the most consistent catcher as his pop times were all between 2.15 and 2.19.
Name State School Class Pos Pop Times
Nathan Sanchez IL Lakeview 2019 C/3B 2.07-2.19
Derrick Dawson IN Mishawaka 2020 C 2.08-2.15
Brandon Lucero IN Merrillville 2019 C 2.15-2.19
Jonny Crowel IL Marist 2021 C/3B 2.18-2.33
Connor Cassady IL Lyons Township 2020 C/RHP 2.18-2.36
TOP CATCHER VELOCITY
It should come as no surprise that the top catcher velocities belong to the three catchers who posted the best pop times, in the same order. 
Name State School Class Pos Catcher Velocity
Nathan Sanchez IL Lakeview 2019 C/3B 77
Derrick Dawson IN Mishawaka 2020 C 76
Brandon Lucero IN Merrillville 2019 C 75
Lane Clevenger IN McCutcheon 2020 C 72
Connor Cassady IL Lyons Township 2020 C/RHP 71

 

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