Underclass Games: Statistical Analysis


Illinois Staff

The 2019 IL/WI Underclass Games were held at Les Miller Field @ Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago, Illinois on July 23. The invite-only event featured many of the best uncommitted 2022 prospects from Illinois and Wisconsin, allowing them to showcase their talents in a morning showcase session followed by gameplay. The surplus amount of upside talent involved made for an exciting day in front of the Chicago skyline.

The event Quick Hits have already been released, which cover our initial impressions on some of the top performers. Below, the statistical analysis will break down the top numbers from each statistical category recorded at the event. 

For a look at a sortable chart of all measured statistics, CLICK HERE

Continue on for the events' Statistical Analysis.


Max Fastball

Eleven players that toed the rubber in game-play registered a top fastball velocity of 82 mph or better. RHP Brendan Strenke featured the event’s best fastball -- topping at 88 mph and sitting between 85 and 87 throughout. RHP Luka Radicevich also ran his fastball up into the mid 80’s -- topping at 86 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Brendan Strenke WI Turtle Lake 2022 RHP 88 mph
2 Luka Radicevich IL Joliet Catholic 2022 OF 86 mph
3 Rory Fox WI Catholic Memorial 2022 SS 85 mph
^ Jake Swartz IL Normal University 2022 RHP 85 mph
4 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 84 mph
^ David Andolina IL Oak Park-River Forest 2022 RHP 84 mph
5 Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 83 mph
^ Ryan Karst WI Brookfield East 2022 RHP 83 mph
^ Shane Curtin IL Mount Carmel 2022 LHP 83 mph


Exit Velocity

Nine players impressively registered an exit velocity of 90+ mph, event-wide. OF Cuyler Zukowski stood alone atop the exit velocity testing hitting 94 mph from the tee. OF Remmi Sweet and INF/C Victor Izquierdo tied for second place -- both topping 93 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 94
2 Victor Izquierdo IL Lockport 2022 1B 93
^ Remmi Sweet WI Union Grove 2022 OF 93
3 Jaicee Foster WI Southwest 2022 OF 92
^ Brendan Summerhill IL Whitney Young 2022 OF 92
^ Michael Lippe WI Whitefish Bay 2022 OF 92
4 Kyle Smith IL Warren 2022 C 90
^ Ethan Clark IL Lakes Community 2022 OF 90
^ Ryan Louthan IL Joliet Catholic 2022 C 90


HOME-TO-FIRST

INF Christian Holmes claimed the top home-to-first time at a brisk 4.25 seconds. OF Remmi Sweet, INF Aiden Haney, and INF TJ Williams all followed suit with Sweet - all eclipsing the sub-4.3 mark.

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 4.25
2 Remmi Sweet WI Union Grove 2022 OF 4.29
3 TJ Williams WI Racine Horlick 2022 SS 4.30
^ Aiden Haney WI Catholic Memorial 2022 2B 4.30
4 Ryan Bibb IL Mascoutah 2022 RHP 4.32
^ Tristan Ellis WI Greendale 2022 2B 4.32


Infield Velocity

Both Ryan Bibb and Mitchell Voit topped the infield velocity leaderboard throwing seeds over to first at 87 mph. Brady Small was a few ticks behind the leaders throwing 85 mph across the diamond, respectively.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Ryan Bibb IL Mascoutah 2022 RHP 87
^ Mitchell Voit WI Whitefish Bay 2022 3B 87
2 Brady Small IL Lemont 2022 OF 85
3 Rory Fox WI Catholic Memorial 2022 SS 84
^ Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 3B 84
4 N.J. Elias WI Verona Area 2022 OF 83
5 Christian Holmes IL Brother Rice 2022 SS 82
^ Luka Radicevich IL Joliet Catholic 2022 OF 82
^ Braden Thelander IL Prairie Ridge 2022 RHP 82


Outfield Velocity

Brendan Strenke had an impressive showing in right field -- featuring a day best 90 mph throw from the outfield turf. Louisville commit Michael Lippe also showed off a high-level arm, falling just short of Strenke with at 89 mph toss to home.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Brendan Strenke WI Turtle Lake 2022 RHP 90
2 Michael Lippe WI Whitefish Bay 2022 OF 89
3 Cuyler Zukowski WI Madison LaFollette 2022 OF 86
4 Addison Ostrenga WI Sun Prairie 2022 OF 85
^ DJ Kojis WI Whitefish Bay 2022 OF 85
5 Ramon Jimerson Jr IL Sacred Heart Griffin 2022 OF 84


Catcher Velocity

Charlie Jarvis took home the best catcher velocity of the day topping at 79 mph from the crouch. Nico Acevedo finished a tick behind the leader at 78 mph. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 79
2 Nico Acevedo IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 C 78
3 Hayden Christiansen IL Richmond-Burton 2022 C 76
4 Matthew Merk IL Lockport 2022 C 75
^ Ryan Louthan IL Joliet Catholic 2022 C 75
^ Will Vierling WI Homestead 2022 C 75
^ Osvaldo Ballesteros Jr IL St. Laurence 2022 C 75


Catcher Pop-Times

Hayden Christiansen showed impressive actions out of the chute leading all catchers with a 2-flat pop-time to second. Nico Acevedo, and Charlie Jarvis finished second and third, respectively, while being the only other two backstops to eclipse the sub-2.10 mark. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Hayden Christiansen IL Richmond-Burton 2022 C 2.00-2.09
2 Nico Acevedo IL Crystal Lake Central 2022 C 2.01-2.14
3 Charlie Jarvis WI Catholic Memorial 2022 C 2.04-2.10
4 Ryan Louthan IL Joliet Catholic 2022 C 2.11-2.25
5 Will Vierling WI Homestead 2022 C 2.12-2.19
6 Kyle Smith IL Warren 2022 C 2.16-2.22


Again, for a look at all measured statistics from the Underclass Games, CLICK HERE. 

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