Prep Baseball Report

Illinois State Games: Top 2024 Prospects

By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On August 8th and 9th the PBR Illinois team hosted the second-annual Illinois State Games at the Rantoul Family Sports Complex in Rantoul, IL. This invite-only event was for all high school classes (2024-27), and gave our staff a chance to get a look at 300+ prospects at the end of the summer. The event featured 16 teams, a position player showcase, and a three-game guarantee per player.

The list below is a combination of a player's showcase performance, along with their in-game performance from the event.

For a closer look at the showcase details and the technologies we have on-site to assist our in-person evaluation for all in attendance, click here. Today we begin to conclude the analysis of the event with a look at the top 2024 prospects from the event.


No. 1 Brendan Tunink OF / OF / Newman Central Catholic, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Stock and balanced setup, small leg lift trigger with small stride. Fluid, athletic swing, stays on-plane, works uphill with lift throughout. Present bat speed, developing all-field power. 75.9 mph bat speed with 19 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 100 max exit velocity, averaged 91.6 mph. 395’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 86 mph. Loose, clean, accurate, one-hop to target, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic, soft hands, plays through the ball.
Run: 6.64 runner in the 60.

Notre Dame commit.

No. 2 Brayden Mazzacano OF / LHP / Schaumburg , IL / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch-only, high leg lift with coil, tall/fall delivery, foot lands in-line with target. Struck out three in two innings of shutout baseball.
Arm Action: LH. Short, 3/4 slot.
FB: T89, 86-88 mph. Arm-side-run, spotted up to both sides of the plate. T2218, 1924 average rpm.
CB: 74-75 mph. 12/6 shape, consistently landed underneath the zone. T1939, 1926 average rpm.
SL: 76-79 mph. 1/7 shape, late action, swing and miss offering. T2083, 1964 average rpm.
CH: 76-79 mph. Noticeable fade to the armside. T1443, 1410 average rpm.
SPLT: 75-79 mph. Locates down in the zone.

Positional Profile: OF
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow setup, easy stride. Fluid, easy swing, loose hands, easy twitch and works gap-to-gap while staying on balance. 72.4 mph bat speed with 11 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 87.4 mph. 363’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 90 mph. Clean, accurate, throws on a line, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active, precise feet, fields ball cleanly off front foot, smooth.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60.

Illinois commit.

No. 3 Cooper Malamazian SS / RHP / Nazareth Academy, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Stock setup, small leg lift trigger with rhythm. Short, direct, quick path, consistent line drives, all fields approach. Finished game-play 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a walk.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 84 mph. 349’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. Short and quick, clean out front, varied arm slots, accurate, strong.
Defense: Athletic, soft hands, fields ball in center of body, clean footwork, anticipates.

Indiana commit.

No. 4 Savion Flowers OF / 1B / Kenwood Academy , IL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-5, 200-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Wider stance, high hands, short stride. Advanced bat speed and flashed big pull-side, minimal wasted movement and lifted tendencies. Finished game play 3-for-5 with a double, triple, RBI, run scored and two walks. 70 mph bat speed with 12 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 85 mph. 360’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. OF - 90 mph. Loose, clean, accurate, throws on a line, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic, soft hands, plays through the ball with intent.
Run: 6.69 runner in the 60.

Eastern Kentucky commit.

No. 5 Henry Brummel RHP / Pontiac, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 200-pounds.
Delivery: Athletic wind-up, gains momentum into leg kick, tall/fall delivery, works in-line. Worked three shutout innings with no walks and four strikeouts.
Arm Action: RH. Loose whippy arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T92, 90-91 mph. Arm-side run and sink, heavy. T2028, 1934 average rpm.
CB: 72-74 mph. 11/5 shape, swing and miss pitch, sharp breaker. T2230, 2115 average rpm.
SL: 79-82 mph. Tight spin, gyro slider, developing. T2072, 1968 average rpm.
CH: 79-80 mph. Thrown with intent, stays low in the zone. T1846, 1780 average rpm. 

Indiana commit.

No. 6 Ethan Eberle LHP / 1B / Normal Community, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-5, 215-pounds.
Delivery: Up-tempo motion with a swinging leg lift, works in-line down the mound, tall finish. Struck out six in two innings of work.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm path, 3/4 slot with whippy arm action.
FB: T88, 85-87 mph. Two-seam FB, with immediate arm-side run. T2035, 1951 average rpm.
CB: 71-74 mph. 1/7 shape with late break. T2205, 2116 average rpm.
SL: 72-72 mph. Noticeable horizontal movement. T2078, 2068 average rpm.
CH: 77-77 mph. Tunnels well, has some sink. T1730, 1730 average rpm.

Louisville commit.

No. 7 Jayden Patel 3B / SS / Lake Park, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Stock, relaxed setup, short simple stride. Fluid, quiet swing, stays on-plane, natural lift throughout, lets the ball travel, natural driving balls to the opposite field. Finished game play 4-for-6 with an RBI, run scored and two walks. 66.5 mph bat speed with 11 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 83.6 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 90 mph. Compact, changes arm slots, accurate.
Defense: Soft hands, plays through the ball in rhythm, easy range to the glove side.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

Parkland JC commit.

No. 8 Jimmy Anderson SS / RHP / Joliet West, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open, athletic setup, leg lift trigger gains ground. Direct, flat path, quick, controlled swing, consistent line drives, pull-side/up the middle.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 89.2 mph. 370’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Loose, fluid arm action, made throws from various slots, accurate.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid actions, active footwork, clean transfer.
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60.

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Controlled, high leg lift, drop/drive delivery, stride lands in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Short, 3/4 slot, clean arm action.
FB: T87, 86-87 mph. Firm, mostly straight, effective at the top of the zone. T2348, 2252 average rpm.
CB: 72-73 mph. Effective out pitch that has quality depth and tunnels well off the fastball. T2238, 2194 average rpm.
CH: 76-76 mph. Mostly straight actions, developing feel and action at times. T1692, 1692 average rpm. 

Heartland CC commit.

No. 9 Kyle Hartmann C / SS / Sycamore, IL / 2024

Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Wiry strength.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, leg lift trigger that gains ground. Direct, flat path, barrels the baseball up the middle/pull-side. Finished game play 2-for-7 with a double, RBI and run scored.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 89.1 mph. 358’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 84 mph. Throws with intent, short arm action, whippy at times. Plays lively out of the hand, high ¾ slot, inconsistent action.
Defense: 1.90-2.00 pop times. Athletic actions, moves quickly out of the crouch.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Western Kentucky commit.

No. 10 Tyler Holman RHP / Liberty , MO / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Controlled, simple delivery, medium leg lift with tuck, tall/fall, foot lands slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm circle, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T91, 87-90 mph. Mostly straight with life, carry through the zone. T2493, 2396 average rpm.
CB: 70-73 mph. Played with sweep, threw it for swing and miss, 11/5 shape. T2524, 2414 average rpm.
SL: 71-71 mph. Shows depth, tight spin, 11/5 shape. T2423, 2386 average rpm.
CH: 78-79 mph. Kills spin, arm-side run. T1741, 1628 average rpm. 

St. Louis commit.