Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

RHP
1B

Aaron
Katz

Hinsdale Central (HS) • IL
6' 2" • 187LBS
R/R • 16yr 10mo
Travel Team: White Sox Elite

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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

78.5
Velocity (max)
2/19/24
74 - 78
Velo Range
2/19/24
1956
Spin Rate (avg)
4/13/22

Changeup

68 - 71
Velo Range
4/13/22
1484
Spin Rate (avg)
2/26/23

Curveball

62.5 - 65.3
Velo Range
2/26/23
1979
Spin Rate (avg)
4/13/22

Slider

63 - 67
Velo Range
4/13/22
1922
Spin Rate (avg)
4/13/22
Power
91.5
Exit Velocity (max)
2/19/24
77.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/26/23
352
Distance (max)
2/19/24
33
Sweet Spot %
2/26/23
Hitting
21.4
Hand Speed (max)
2/19/24
75.9
Bat Speed (max)
2/19/24
13
Rot. Acc (max)
2/19/24
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.38
60
2/19/24
4.2
30-yd
2/26/23
1.73
10-yd
2/19/24
18.1
Run speed (max)
2/19/24
Defense
82
INF Velo
2/19/24
80
OF Velo
4/13/22
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
60 Yard Dash
7.38
Infield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
12.4
60 Yard Dash
7.68
Infield Velocity
76.0
Outfield Velocity
77.0
Power / Speed Score
11.3
60 Yard Dash
7.76
Outfield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
10.9
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Position
7.38
60-yard
82
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Position
7.68
60-yard
76
INF Velo
77
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
McCook Rising Stars ID
Apr 13, 2022
Position
7.76
60-yard
80
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Exit Velocity Max
91.5
Exit Velocity Avg
73.9
Distance Max
352
Distance Avg
211
Launch Angle Avg
30.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
86.7
Exit Velocity Avg
77.1
Distance Max
237
Distance Avg
121
Launch Angle Avg
11.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
84.9
Exit Velocity Avg
73.1
Distance Max
313
Distance Avg
242
Launch Angle Avg
32.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
91.5
Exit Velocity (max)
73.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
211
Distance (avg)
352
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
86.7
Exit Velocity (max)
77.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
121
Distance (avg)
237
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
McCook Rising Stars ID
Apr 13, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
84.9
Exit Velocity (max)
73.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
242
Distance (avg)
313
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
Hand Speed Max
21.4
Hand Speed Avg
20.4
Bat Speed Max
75.9
Bat Speed Avg
71.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.0
Hand Speed Avg
19.9
Bat Speed Max
68.8
Bat Speed Avg
64.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Blast - Hitting
21.4
Hand Speed (max)
20.4
Hand Speed (avg)
75.9
Bat Speed (max)
71.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Blast - Hitting
21.0
Hand Speed (max)
19.9
Hand Speed (avg)
68.8
Bat Speed (max)
64.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2024
2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1740
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
62.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1925
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1386
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
63.4
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1849
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.7
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1777
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.9
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1950
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.8
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1484
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1956
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
26.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.9
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1979
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1433
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
65.1
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1922
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
78.5
Velocity (max)
74.4 - 77.7
Velo Range
76.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,902
Spin Rate (max)
1,740
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
63.6
Velocity (max)
60.9 - 63.4
Velo Range
61.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,938
Spin Rate (max)
1,925
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
65.1
Velocity (max)
61.4 - 65.1
Velo Range
62.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,874
Spin Rate (max)
1,849
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
71.1
Velocity (max)
68.3 - 70.6
Velo Range
69.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,406
Spin Rate (max)
1,386
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
76.6
Velocity (max)
73.1 - 76.3
Velo Range
73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,922
Spin Rate (max)
1,777
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
65.8
Velocity (max)
62.5 - 65.3
Velo Range
62.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,170
Spin Rate (max)
1,950
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
70.4
Velocity (max)
69.3 - 70.3
Velo Range
69.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,573
Spin Rate (max)
1,484
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
McCook Rising Stars ID
Apr 13, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
76.3
Velocity (max)
73.5 - 76.0
Velo Range
73.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,015
Spin Rate (max)
1,956
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.6
Velocity (max)
63.5 - 64.4
Velo Range
62.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,036
Spin Rate (max)
1,979
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
67.1
Velocity (max)
63.4 - 66.7
Velo Range
63.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,989
Spin Rate (max)
1,922
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
71.6
Velocity (max)
68.2 - 70.9
Velo Range
68.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,476
Spin Rate (max)
1,433
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2024
2023
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2024
2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
62.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
63.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
77.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
65.0
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Pitching
78
Max FB
74 - 78
FB
61 - 63
CB
68 - 71
CH
61 - 65
SL
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Pitching
77
Max FB
73 - 76
FB
62 - 65
CB
69 - 70
CH
McCook Rising Stars ID
Apr 13, 2022
Pitching
76
Max FB
74 - 76
FB
63 - 64
CB
68 - 71
CH
63 - 67
SL

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.73
60 Yard Dash
7.38
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.78
30 Yard Dash
4.20
60 Yard Dash
7.68
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Swift
1.73
10-yd
7.38
60-yd
18.1
Run speed (max)
26.9
Jump Height (max)
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Swift
1.78
10-yd
4.20
30-yd
7.68
60-yd
17.6
Run speed (max)
1,346
Jump Power (max)
25.0
Jump Height (max)
24.7
Jump Height (avg)
McCook Rising Stars ID
Apr 13, 2022
Swift
4
SwiftThirtyYard
8
SwiftSixtyYard
1.73
10-yd
2
SwiftTenYard
4.20
30-yd
7.76
60-yd
17.3
Run speed (max)
7.7
Run Speed (avg)

Visual Edge

2024
2023
Edge Score
69.37
Edge Score
65.08
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Visual Skills
69.37
Edge Score
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Visual Skills
65.08
Edge Score

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

2/19/24

RHP Aaron Katz (Hinsdale Central, 2026) stands in a strong, 6-foot-2, 182-pound frame with round, sloped shoulders and room to add on strength. Working out of the stretch only, Katz has a high leg-lift into balance point, working in-line to his target with a slightly closed landing. He has a fast arm that plays with a short draw in the back, transitioning into a ¾ release. His fastball played in the mid-70s, topping out at 78 mph with heavy life to his arm-side; setting up a gradual 11/5 curveball at 61-63 mph and slider with feel for the zone and depth, 61-65 mph. He showed the ability to locate his changeup, playing with fading and running action at 68-71 mph. Intriguing arm to follow throughout his prep career.

2/19/24

Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 182-pounds. Tall, long, high-waisted frame.
Delivery: Stretch-only; high leg kick to tall balance point, works on line to target, slightly closed landing.
Arm Action: RH. Short draw, long arm action to a 3/4 slot; quick arm, easy.
FB: T78, 74-78 mph. Heavy arm-side life. T1902, 1740 average rpm.
CB: 61-63 mph. Slight deceleration; gradual break with depth. T1938, 1925 average rpm.
SL: 61-65 mph. Feel to locate; spin feel, depth. T1874, 1849 average rpm.
CH: 68-71 mph. Arm-side action; fade/run, locates. T1406, 1386 average rpm.

2/26/23

Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 166-pounds. Tall, high-waisted build, projectable.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, works foot back to even, short stride.  Uphill path with extension through contact.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 237’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 77 mph. Long, loose arm action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active feet, steady hands and gains ground through his crow hop.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch-only delivery, high leg lift tall and fall delivery, works in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high draw, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 73-76 mph. Flashed sink action. T1922, 1777 average rpm.
CB: 62-65 mph. Sweeping curveball, 10/4 shape. T2170, 1950 average rpm.
CH: 69-70 mph. Arm-side run, locates around the zone. T1573, 1484 average rpm.

4/13/22

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-2, 164-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quiet in the box. Fluid load. Creates hand separation at footstrike, loose arms with an uphill path, long levers with easy pop.
Power: 84.9 max exit velocity, averaged 73.1 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Long and loose arm action, above average strength.
Defense: Athletic, works through the baseball, fluid tempo.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Stretch only with effort, works in line with home, lands square with an athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76.3, 73.5-76.0 mph. Easy, four seam type, flashes run at times. T2015, 1956 average rpm.
CB: 63.5-64.4 mph. Slurve-like action. T2036, 1979 average rpm.
SL: 63.4-66.7 mph. 10/4 horizontal plane, 1900 spin. T1989, 1922 average rpm.
CH: 68.2-70.9 mph. Arm-side run with late sink, commands down in the zone. T1476, 1433 average rpm.

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Physical

2024
2023
2022
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 19, 2024
Physical - Athlete
6' 2"
Ht
182.0
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)