Underclass Showcase: Statistical Analysis


By: Kevin Cronin
Tech Analyst, Area Scout

On Sunday, Oct. 17, the PBR Illinois staff returned to The MAX Sports Complex to host the fall’s Underclass Showcase. This annual event serves as an opportunity for prospects in the state’s 2024-25 classes to display their talents in front of our scouting staff prior to the start of the off-season. There were nearly 60 prospects who made the trip to The MAX on Sunday to participate in a pro-style workout in front of our evaluators.

Today, our scouting staff will begin to roll out all our prototypical post-event content pieces, starting with this statistical analysis. Below we’ll highlight players that put up numbers from a traditional standpoint, such as leaders in the 60-yard dash, max throwing velocities, and other data gathered from the day. 

We’ll also roll out more analysis as the week rolls on, like a takeaways piece from the day and deeper data dives with the statistics collected from our technological partners at TrackMan and Blast Motion. 

For now, take a look at which players put out noteworthy statistical outputs.

STAT STORY

+ Mentioned inside our “Quick Hits” as one of the day’s standouts, INF/C Enzo Infelise (Providence Catholic, 2025) had an all-around impressive statistical performance at this event. The 6-foot, 190-pound multi-positional prospect recorded amongst the day’s hardest hit balls, squaring his best ball up at 91 mph. Infelise also led all hitters in average exit velocity (88.37 mph), average distance (286 ft.), and max batted distance (341 ft.). He finished atop the event’s leaders in infield throwing velocity (81 mph), catcher velocity (74 mph), and average pop times (2.00-to-2.01 seconds). Infelise also ran his fastball up to 79 mph later on in his workout, which was the second highest number from a 2025 graduate at the event. 

+ OF Luke Jurack (Hinsdale Central) debuted in our first ever Class of 2024 rankings, currently slotted at 33rd overall on our board. He’s a prominent athlete for his age, as the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Jurack ran the day’s fastest 60-yard dash, clocking a 6.88 on our lasers. Like Jurack, MIF Trey Schilling (Lincoln Community, 2024) was the event leader in a respective category, recording the day’s hardest throw across the infield at 84 mph. 

+ OF Anthony Xydakis (Morris, 2024) improved his stats from last month’s Rhino Scout Day at this event. Xydakis ran the day’s second fastest 60-yard dash time at 6.93 seconds and also led all outfielders in throwing velocity, reaching back for an 84 mph best during his defensive workout. 

+ OF Luca Royer (Lake Forest, 2024) stands at a physical 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame and translates that advanced strength onto the diamond. Royer led all batters in max exit velocity, peaking at 93 mph, and he was also amongst the day’s outfield leaders in throwing velocity with an 81 mph best. 

+ LHP Joe Olson (St. Laurence, 2025) and RHP Keegan Waters (Morris, 2024) tied for the event lead in peak fastball velocity, each of them topping at 82 mph with their respective heaters. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Luke Jurack IL Hinsdale Central 2024 OF 6.88
2 Anthony Xydakis IL Morris 2024 OF 6.93
3 Chris Daugherty IL Brother Rice 2024 OF 6.99
^ Derek Ittner IL Lake Park 2024 SS 6.99
4 Charlie Linderman IL Sacred Heart Griffen 2024 SS 7.11
5 Ben Toft IL New Trier 2025 OF 7.14

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Keegan Waters IL Morris 2024 RHP 82 mph
^ Joey Olson IL St. Laurence 2025 LHP 82 mph
2 Matthew Wnukowski IL Tinley Park 2024 LHP 80 mph
^ Elijah Skidmore IL Harlem 2024 3B 80 mph
^ Aden McManaway IL Altamont 2024 LHP 80 mph
3 Jimmy Anderson IL Joliet West 2024 SS 79 mph
^ Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 79 mph
4 Keegan Luxem IL Hersey 2025 RHP 78 mph
^ Joe Cicero IL Lake Park 2024 RHP 78 mph
^ Xander Metke IL Nazareth Academy 2025 RHP 78 mph
^ Ben Toft IL New Trier 2025 OF 78 mph

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Luca Royer IL Lake Forest 2024 OF 93
2 David Cox IL Nazareth 2024 SS 92
3 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 91
4 Chris Daugherty IL Brother Rice 2024 OF 90
^ Riley Lam IL Grayslake North 2024 RHP 90
^ Keegan Luxem IL Hersey 2025 RHP 90

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Trey Schilling IL Lincoln Community 2024 SS 84
2 Ryan Colucci IL Lake Park 2024 2B 82
3 David Cox IL Nazareth 2024 SS 81
^ Elijah Skidmore IL Harlem 2024 3B 81
^ Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 81
4 Joey Olson IL St. Laurence 2025 LHP 80
5 Nolan Turner IL Routt Catholic 2024 SS 79
6 Keegan Luxem IL Hersey 2025 RHP 78

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Anthony Xydakis IL Morris 2024 OF 84
2 Chris Daugherty IL Brother Rice 2024 OF 82
3 Luca Royer IL Lake Forest 2024 OF 81
4 Nolan Galla IL Providence Catholic 2025 SS 79

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Colin Adams IL Schaumburg 2024 C 75
2 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 74
^ Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 74
^ Aiden Simmons IL Plainfield North 2024 C 74

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Enzo Infelise IL Providence Catholic 2025 3B 2.00-2.01
2 Owen Young IL Joliet West 2024 C 2.02-2.14
3 Quinn Drews IL Huntley 2024 C 2.06-2.08
4 Blake Jenner IL Providence Catholic 2025 C 2.06-2.21
5 Aiden Simmons IL Plainfield North 2024 C 2.12-2.21

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

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