Unsigned Senior Showcase: Statistical Analysis


By Diego Solares
Illinois Staff

On Sunday, Oct. 11, the PBR Illinois staff returned home to the MAX Sports Complex and hosted the first of two Unsigned Senior showcases. This event’s purpose is to provide college exposure for uncommitted senior prospects both in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

We published some highlights and early scout notes from this event yesterday; you can find those by clicking HERE. Today, we’ll crunch the numbers and analyze the top statistical performances from Sunday. 

TOP 60-YARD DASH 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Tyler McClure IL Champaign Centennial 2021 OF 6.68
2 Joey Robinson IL Lyons Township 2021 OF 6.73
3 Jaden Salazar IL Fremd 2021 OF 6.83
4 Aubrey Yarbrough IL Kenwood Academy 2021 RHP 6.88
^ Blake Hickey IL De La Salle 2021 2B 6.88
5 Zach Ortner WI Wauwatosa East 2021 OF 6.95
6 Ricky Pospisil IL Lockport 2021 OF 6.96
7 Kevin Patrick IL Joliet West 2021 OF 6.97
8 Joshua Del Valle IL Mt. Carmel 2021 LHP 6.98

Four of the top 60-yard dashes came from the outfield crop, including 6-foot-3, 185-pound Tyler McClure (Champaign Central), who ran an event-best 6.68 mark in the 60-yard dash. He uses that athleticism in all aspects of his game, from the basepaths to the outfield. OF Joey Robinson (Lyons Township) is a compact left-handed hitter with a top-of-the-order profile that finished a few ticks below McClure for the event lead, clocking in at 6.73 seconds. 

MAX FASTBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Conner Lutes IL Libertyville 2021 RHP 87 mph
2 Peyton Olejnik IN Hanover Central 2021 RHP 86 mph
3 Aubrey Yarbrough IL Kenwood Academy 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Marc Black IL Springfield 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Matthew Rosenberger IL Glenbrook South 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Lane Funneman IL Pana 2021 LHP 85 mph
^ Jaxon Lambrigger IL Lincoln-Way East 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Cade Landrus IL Charleston 2021 RHP 85 mph
4 Austin Bean IL Grayslake Central 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Matt Nolan IL Minooka 2021 LHP 84 mph
^ Jace Phelan IL Lane Tech 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Zachary Porter IL Lake Forest 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Brady Hartman IL Sherrard 2021 SS 84 mph
^ Justin Fine IL Deerfield 2021 RHP 84 mph
^ Caleb Feilen IL Marian Catholic 2021 RHP 84 mph

Boasting a 6-foot-4, 223-pound frame with clear physicality, strong-armed RHP Conner Lutes (Libertyville) ran his fastball up to 87 mph, an event high. He worked in a four-pitch mix, including a steep curveball that spins off an 11/5 plane with depth. We highlighted RHP Peyton Olejnik (Hanover Central, IN) as someone to watch for in our event preview and the lanky 6-foot-8, 170-pound righty looked the part. His fastball topped out at 86 mph, spinning it on average at 2,200 rpm  and he continues to refine his curveball, flicking it in at an average of 2,348 rpm . Another arm worth mentioning here: 6-foot-2, 170-pound LHP Lane Funneman (Pana). There’s a lot to like about Funneman on the mound, especially his clean and easy all-around motion that suggests more velocity is yet to come. He touched 85 mph in his ‘pen, sitting in the 83-84 mph range, and spun a breaking ball at 2,500-plus rpm on average.  

MAX EXIT VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jason Kusibab IL Loyola 2021 OF 96
^ Jude Sullivan IL Paris 2021 OF 96
2 Jayden Gonzalez IL De La Salle 2021 3B 95
3 Joey Rattin IL William Fremd 2021 SS 94
4 Gino Gazzillo IL Mount Carmel 2021 C 93
5 Tony Rath IL St. Rita of Cascia 2021 SS 92
6 Ryan Tomaras IL Lemont 2021 3B 91
^ Tyler McClure IL Champaign Centennial 2021 OF 91
^ Rocco Royer IL Lake Forest 2021 C 91
^ Brian Lensegrav Jr. IL Taft 2021 C 91

1B/OF Jude Sullivan (Paris) and OF/2B Jason Kusibab (Loyola) tied each other for the max exit velocity lead, registering 96 mph off a tee. Sullivan has high-impact power potential from the left side of the batter's box with aggressive bat speed and he absolutely clobbered some baseballs on Sunday. He recorded a max exit speed of 102.8 mph in BP, averaging 95.0 mph with a max fly ball distance of 392 feet, per TrackMan. Kusibab took a strong round of batting practice as well, barrelling one up for a max of 95.83 mph according to TrackMan. INF Jayden Gonzalez (De La Salle) finished one tick below each of them for the exit velocity event lead but took some aggressive hacks in the box, working gap-to-gap with loose athletic bat speed. 

MAX INFIELD VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Brady Hartman IL Sherrard 2021 SS 88
2 Will Henson IL Lane Tech 2021 SS 87
3 Ryan Tomaras IL Lemont 2021 3B 86
^ Mason Coyle WI Madison Lafollette 2021 SS 86
^ Jayden Gonzalez IL De La Salle 2021 3B 86
4 Justin Janowski IL Providence Catholic 2021 3B 83
^ Sebastian Biggs IL Providence Catholic 2021 SS 83

We saw SS/RHP Brady Hartman (Sherrard) up to 86 mph on the mound this past summer at The Rock and that wiry arm strength plays across the diamond at 88, good for the event lead. Four infielders tied for second place at 86 mph, including upside INF Will Henson (Lane Tech), who was another big winner from this event. He showed well in all aspects, particularly defensively, where his confident hands and smooth all-around actions project to play best up the middle at the next level. His offensive game from the right side is intriguing: a loose, quick bat that stays short to the baseball and works best on a line drive trajectory. Mentioned earlier, Gonzalez also reached that 86 mph mark while looking like a fit at third base, defensively. From Wisconsin, SS/2B Mason Coyle (Madison La Follette) matched Henson and Gonzalez in velocity across, and also performed well elsewhere, running a 7.21 while topping 90 mph at the exit velocity station. 

MAX OUTFIELD VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Aubrey Yarbrough IL Kenwood Academy 2021 RHP 92
2 Brian Wrenn IL Geneva Community 2021 OF 91
^ Ben Brombaugh IL Harrisburg 2021 OF 91
3 Tyler McClure IL Champaign Centennial 2021 OF 88
4 Marc Black IL Springfield 2021 RHP 87
5 Hunter Parkman IL Grant 2021 RHP 85
^ Kevin Patrick IL Joliet West 2021 OF 85
^ Joseph Forte IL Conant 2021 OF 85
^ Sam Del Valle IL Mount Carmel 2021 OF 85
^ Jason Kusibab IL Loyola 2021 OF 85

OF Aubrey Yarbrough (Kenwood) is a projectable 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete that made his PBR showcase debut yesterday and didn’t disappoint. He started his day off by running a 6.88 60-yard dash and had the hardest throw home from the outfield, topping out at 92 mph. His arm plays on the mound too, as Yarbrough touched 85.35 mph with an average release extension of 6.59 feet, per TrackMan. Both OF Ben Brombaugh (Harrisburg) and OF Brian Wrenn (Geneva) topped out at 91 mph from the outfield, each showing fluid outfield actions with athleticism to pair. Wrenn hopped on the mound later on and touched 83 mph with his fastball, spinning it on average at 2,167 rpm and while averaging 20.4 inches of induced vertical break, per TrackMan.

MAX CATCHER VELOCITY 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Joshua Cunniff IL Plainfield Central 2021 C 80
2 Joe Fiorillo IL Lockport 2021 C 79
3 Austin Bean IL Grayslake Central 2021 RHP 77
^ Aidan Herrick IL Richmond-Burton 2021 C 77
4 Gino Gazzillo IL Mount Carmel 2021 C 76
5 Rocco Royer IL Lake Forest 2021 C 75

C Joshua Cunniff (Plainfield Central) had a strong all-around performance throughout his workout, especially defensively, where he showed advanced actions and a strong arm to pair, maxing out at an event-high 80 mph down to the bag. Finishing one tick below him was C Joe Fiorillo (Lockport), another advanced defensive backstops that uncorked several throws in the high-70s, topping at 79 mph with carry. 

TOP POP TIMES

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Joshua Cunniff IL Plainfield Central 2021 C 2.00-2.11
2 Rocco Royer IL Lake Forest 2021 C 2.04-2.16
3 Joe Fiorillo IL Lockport 2021 C 2.08-2.18
4 Brian Lensegrav Jr. IL Taft 2021 C 2.08-2.25
5 Austin Bean IL Grayslake Central 2021 RHP 2.11-2.29
^ Scott Emma IL Wheaton Warrenville South 2021 C 2.11-2.29

Cunniff averaged the quickest pop times at the event, largely in part to his advanced arm strength from the crouch. C Rocco Royer (Lake Forest) doesn’t necessarily have the same arm strength as other backstops, but he uses his athleticism and rhythmic footwork behind the plate to record accurate throws down to the bag with efficiency. Fiorillo was also notably quick from the chute, as expected. Taft’s Brian Lensegrav Jr. had a solid all-around day, getting the most out of his arm strength to record pops in the low-2.00s, while also running a 7.30, a good number for a prospect his size, listed at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds. He uses that size to make an impact from the right-handed batter’s box, too, topping 91 mph off the tee. 

CLICK HERE for a look at all of the statistics from the event.

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