Southwest Suburban Open: Position Player Analysis


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Tuesday, July 19, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to DuPage Medical Group Field in Joliet, Illinois, to host the Southwest Suburban Open. The event featured more than 40 prospects from around the state and provided our staff an ample look at every player in attendance.

For a look at all the prospects that attended this event, click HERE. To see all of the statistics from this event, click HERE

We continue the analysis from the event with a look at all of the position players. We broke down the top-five left-handed hitters and right-handed hitters from the day. A couple of other prospects worth mentioning that just missed out on the list was C Vince McDowell (Montini Catholic, 2023), OF Mick Graham (Salisbury CT, 2024) and 1B Ryan Yurisich (Joliet Catholic, 2025), among others. 

McDowell has a fluid rhythm to all parts of his game with clean actions behind the plate. Graham is a 6.80 runner and launched a ball 361’ feet off the bat while Yurisich is a young, big-bodied bat to follow moving forward. Yurisich was on the barrel throughout his round, with a max exit velocity of 92 mph to go along with a furthest batted ball of 329’.

Read on below for a look at all of the writeups and prospects from the day.

TOP LEFT-HANDED HITTING POSITION PLAYERS

1. Mason McCue, Bishop McNamara Catholic  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Compact, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, slight knee lift, high hands. Fluid rhythm, loose athletic hands, highly-repeatable. Stays on balance, controls the barrel and uses the whole field.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 81.7 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Makes throws off platform, 3/4 slot, accurate, loose arm.
Defense: Above-average feel, quick footwork, loose actions, fluid rhythm and tempo.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

2. Wrigley Matthys, Bettendorf (IA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-9, 152-pounds. Athletic build, projectable.
Hit: LHH. Tall stance, narrow base, hands above the shoulders. Quick bat, stays on plane, repeats and consistent hard contact. Pull-side tendencies and sneaky jump off the barrel.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.8 mph. 337’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 78 mph. 3/4 slot, flashes accuracy.
Defense: Plays aggressively through the baseball, some bounce to his stride.
Run: 6.67 runner in the 60. Quick, explosive start, long athletic strides.

3. Jake Troyner, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/1B
Body: 6-3, 178-pounds. Projectable frame.
Hit: LHH. Narrow stance, short stride, high hands. Simple swing, repeats and on the barrel with sneaky jump to all fields. Uphill path and whole field approach.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, athletic arm, throws from multiple slots.
Defense: Easy actions, long strides, fluid footwork, soft hands.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

4. George Haracz, Loyola Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Large, strong frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide open stance, dives into stride. Fluid rhythm, quiet swing, athletic quick hands, consistently on the barrel and on balance.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, makes throws off platform, loose arm, accurate.
Defense: Soft hands, clean footwork, above-average feel.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

5. Madden Johnson, Mattoon (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 141-pounds. Long, lanky, room to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, slight crouch, short stride. Simple swing, loose, quick hands, stays on top of the baseball and flat through the zone. Line-drive approach, backspins the baseball.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 77.6 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Clean arm action, throws on target, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Soft hands, clean footwork, some feel, loose actions.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

TOP RIGHT-HANDED HITTING PROSPECTS

1. Colin McCormick, New Trier (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Tall, Athletic frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open stance, knee lift to wide base. Athletic swing, stays on plane, controlled intent and uphill tendencies. Loose hands and pull-side oriented approach.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.6 mph. 318’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Quick release, short arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Defense: Above-average feel, plays through the ball, advanced actions, elite instincts.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. Clean runner, long strider.

2. Christian Seminaro, Mundelein (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, short stride, balanced stance. Quick hands, flashed bat speed, swing stays on plane. Consistent hard, lifted contact to the pull-side gap.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 89.9 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Athletic, some carry.
Defense: Above-average feel, athletic actions, soft hands.
Run: 6.69 runner in the 60. Quick first step, runs with ease.

3. Aaron Stuart, St Ignatius (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, wide base, short stride, high hands, backside load. Long path, flashed rhythm, uphill path, lifts the baseball, occasional jump off the barrel and worked the middle of the field.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 82.7 mph. 354’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. OF - 82 mph. INF: Carry, loose arm. OF: Makes throws at different angles, loose arm, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Above-average feel, athletic actions, soft hands, clean footwork.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. Quick first step.

4. Parker Reinke, St. Charles North (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds. Tall, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced base,  toe tap load. Long swing, creates leverage and jump off the barrel. Pull-side approach. Upside levers and swing.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 89.3 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Clean arm action, carry, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, athletic actions, soft hands.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

5. Joey Raineri, Lisle (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-2, 220-pounds. Strong body, evenly proportioned.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open, wide base, slight leg kick. Aggressive swing, strong hands, natural lift in swing and works gap-to-gap. Swings stays on plane and made loud hard contact at times.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 78.7 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Short, arm over the top, gets on top of the baseball, throws on target.
Defense: 2.22-2.36 pop times. Clean exchange, clean footwork.
Run: 8.00 runner in the 60. 

5. Julian Silva, Plainfield Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Compact, stocky frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, short stride, hands start high.  Quiet, handsy swing, hands stay on top of the baseball. Controls the barrel, line-drive approach.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 80.5 mph. 296’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose/quick arm from a 3/4 slot, plays from multiple angles.
Defense: Fluid feet and hands, smooth rhythm and tempo, throws from multiple angles.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Kyle Christensen, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-10, 140-pounds. Skinny frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Upright, narrow setup, back-leg load, knee-knocks into a short stride, hands start low.  Fluid rhythm, easy effort, loose hands and pull-side approach.
Power: 78 max exit velocity, averaged 69.3 mph. 248’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Short arm action, firm, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean exchange, clean footwork, steady actions.
Run: 8.00 runner in the 60. 

Kyle Demay, Plainfield North (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wide stance, short stride, hands start over head. Long path, works uphill, consistently on time and works the pull-side of the diamond.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 71.4 mph. 256’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Over the top arm slot, athletic arm, flashes accuracy.
Defense: Clean footwork, soft hands, athletic actions, some feel for the position.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60. 

Krish Dhodda, Stevenson (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-7, 145-pounds. Compact frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, hands held high, slight leg kick. Long path, uphill through the zone and stays on balance. Spray approach, comfortable working the ball to the opposite field.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 72.9 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. 3/4 slot, short arm action, throws on target.
Defense: Clean footwork, clean exchange.
Run: 7.88 runner in the 60. 

Colin Doyle, Plainfield North (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Tall frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open stance, balanced, toe tap stride. Quiet strong swing, stays direct to the baseball, sprayed hard contact to both gaps.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Quick feet, clean exchange, athletic actions.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Nick Francis-Miller, Metamora (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Wiry frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Tall, toe tap, balanced setup. Hits with rhythm, easy swing, loose hands and looks to control the barrel.
Power: 73 max exit velocity, averaged 67.6 mph. 219’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 66 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4.
Defense: Clean footwork, short steps, efficient routes.
Run: 8.51 runner in the 60. 

Mick Graham, Salisbury CT (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Athletic, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open stance, balanced, knee lift stride. Stays on balance, strong hands, creates above-average bat speed and hard contact to the pull-side.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 90 mph. 361’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Long arm action, athletic arm, over the top.
Defense: Clean footwork, clean exchange, fluid actions.
Run: 6.8 runner in the 60. 

Quinn Hacker, Plainfield North (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Tall, wiry with projection.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open stance, knee lift stride, hands held high. Hands stay inside the baseball, easy effort, stays on balance and stays flat through the zone at times.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 68.5 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Quick release, loose arm.
Defense: Fluid feel, soft hands, athletic actions.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Joey Kafka, Mundelein (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Athletic build, long legs.
Hit: RHH. Wide, open stance, short stride, high hands. Quiet swing, loose hands, works uphill through the zone and gap-to-gap approach.
Power:  max exit velocity, averaged  mph. ’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short, quick arm, 3/4 release.
Defense: Soft hands, clean footwork, some feel for the position.
Run: 8.29 runner in the 60. 

Niko Latrides, Munster (IN), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Skinny frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced base, high rhythmic hands, short stride. Simple, quiet swing, controls the barrel, quick-twitch. Line-drive, spray approach.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 75 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 72 mph. Short arm action, Throws on target.
Defense: Athletic, choppy feet, bounce to his stride, plays through the ball aggressively, soft hands.
Run: 7.1 runner in the 60. Explosive first step, powerful runner

Michael Lio, Marmion Academy (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Large frame.
Hit: LHH. Narrow base, slight crouch, high hands. Strong hands, level through the zone, pull-side approach and consistently on time.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 71.1 mph. 294’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Long, clean arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, soft hands, fluid feel.
Run: 8.46 runner in the 60. 

Vince McDowell, Montini Catholic  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Wiry, athletic frame, room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open, short stride, toe tap, narrow base. Quiet swing, hits with rhythm and stays on balance. Short path, athletic hands and natural lift through the zone.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 76 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Quick, clean, short over the top, throws on target.
Defense: 2.12-2.32 pop times. Soft hands, quick exchange, quick feet.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Griffin Meeker, Midwest Central (IL), 2026
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Tall frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Narrow base, toe tap stride, high hands. Athletic hands, bat stays on plane, works uphill through the zone. Works gap-to-gap.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 77.5 mph. 266’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws on target.
Defense: Clean footwork, steady hands.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. Long strides.

Jack Miller, Downers Grove North  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-9, 180-pounds. Compact frame, evenly proportioned weight.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced, short stride. Minimal wasted movement, short path, direct to the ball and finishes on balance.
Power: 77 max exit velocity, averaged 62.1 mph. 254’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.25-2.36 pop times. Clean exchange, quick feet, soft hands.
Run: 7.7 runner in the 60. Aggressive, long strides

Conor Murray, Lemont (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Large, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced base, high hands, short stride. Simple load, quiet strong swing. Short path, controls the barrel and finishes on balance.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 86.9 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. OF - 80 mph. Firm, accurate, 3/4 slot.
Defense: OF: Clean exchange, choppy footwork, soft hands. INF: soft hands, some feel, multiple arm angles, clean actions.
Run: 7.5 runner in the 60. 

Alex Nahas, Joliet Catholic Academy (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Stocky frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, wide base, high hands. Strong hands, direct path, flat through the zone at times and uses the whole field.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 85.9 mph. 354’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Throws have carry, long arm action.
Defense: Clean footwork, short choppy steps, fluid feel, clean exchange.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. Explosive, accelerates

Thomas Offill, Bradley Bourbonnais (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds. Athletic, stocky frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide, slightly open setup, short, leg-lift stride, stride works back to the plate.  Short, quick bat, works uphill through the zone, repeatable and on balance. Pull-side approach.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 76.9 mph. 309’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Short arm action, flashes accuracy.
Defense: Stays low, quick feet, soft hands, fluid feel.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. Explosive, flat footed

Colin Schock, Crystal Lake South  (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Tall, wiry frame, room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow base, toe tap, high hands. Long levers, hands work on top of the baseball, flat through the zone. Ability to backspin the baseball at times. Used the middle of the field consistently.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 72.1 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 64 mph. INF - 69 mph. C: Short out of the glove into a 3/4 slot. INF: Firm, long arm action. OF: Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.47-2.69 pop times. Soft hands, clean exchange, clean footwork.
Run: 7.6 runner in the 60. 

Josh Siberz, Plainfield North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Wide stance, backside load, high hand load. Easy effort, loose hands, smooth uphill path and looks to control the barrel.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 74.6 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Loose, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, clean arm, efficient routes.
Run: 6.92 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Stotts, Plainfield North  (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open, high hands, balanced setup. Quiet, easy swing. Long, uphill path, works gap-to-gap and finishes on balance.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 77.6 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, soft hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Jason Sullivan, Sandburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Projectable frame, athletic.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, toe tap, high hands, balanced stance. Hands load pre-pitch, level through the zone at times and stays on balance. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 81 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Over the top arm action, throws carry.
Defense: Fluid feel, athletic actions, soft hands, clean footwork.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60. 

Declan Swanson, Davenport Central (IA), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Wiry frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Tall, toe tap load, balanced stance. Sits into backside, lifted pull-side approach. Middle-pull side tendencies.
Power: 78 max exit velocity, averaged 69.7 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. Short arm action, accurate.
Defense: Two hand field out front, clean exchange, clean footwork.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Rocco Szambelan, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced wide stance, hands high, leg kick. Long path, works uphill through the zone, loose hands and pull-side approach.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 78.2 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 73 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot, accurate throws.
Defense: Athletic footwork, bouncy, advanced actions.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Devin Vassel, Leo Catholic (IL), 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-9, 180-pounds. Large frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced base, backside load, short stride. Long, uphill path, strong hands, creates easy lift to the pull-side.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 71.7 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 55 mph. Short arm action, firm over the top.
Defense: Clean footwork, clean exchange, soft hands.
Run: 8.47 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Yurisich, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-2, 230-pounds. Large, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open stance, short stride. Quiet swing, creates easy bat speed and bat strength. Short to the ball, pull-side approach and stays on balance.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 83.9 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, easy effort.
Defense: Clean footwork, soft hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Lorenzo Zdanwic, Morris (IL), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Athletic frame with projection, room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Toe tap load, balanced stance. Hits off front foot, short path, hands stay on top of the baseball with the ability to backspin the baseball.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 74.6 mph. 253’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, quick release, accurate.
Defense: Quick release, choppy steps, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

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