Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2024

LHP
1B

Ethan
Eberle

Normal Community (HS) • IL
6' 5" • 220LBS
L/L • 18yr 11mo
Travel Team: Chicago Elite

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Pitching

2024
2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
92.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
91.6
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2005
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
21.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
77.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2314
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
83.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1844
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.5
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1955
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2238
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
80.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1886
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
78.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2074
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2012
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2103
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.1
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1860
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2292
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1956
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1835
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.4
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1722
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Preseason ProCase (Invite-Only)
Jan 31, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
92.2
Velocity (max)
91.1 - 92.0
Velo Range
90.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,143
Spin Rate (max)
2,005
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
78.3
Velocity (max)
76.8 - 78.1
Velo Range
75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,394
Spin Rate (max)
2,314
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
84.3
Velocity (max)
82.2 - 83.8
Velo Range
81.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,954
Spin Rate (max)
1,844
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
87.5
Velocity (max)
85.5 - 87.0
Velo Range
85.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,035
Spin Rate (max)
1,951
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
74.1
Velocity (max)
71.5 - 73.7
Velo Range
70.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,205
Spin Rate (max)
2,116
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
72.2
Velocity (max)
71.6 - 72.2
Velo Range
70.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,078
Spin Rate (max)
2,068
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.3
Velocity (max)
1,730
Spin Rate (max)
1,730
Spin Rate (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
87.7
Velocity (max)
86.6 - 87.6
Velo Range
85.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,103
Spin Rate (max)
1,966
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
75.0
Velocity (max)
71.5 - 74.4
Velo Range
67.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,461
Spin Rate (max)
2,385
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
81.3
Velocity (max)
80.2 - 81.3
Velo Range
78.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,137
Spin Rate (max)
2,077
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
81.7
Velocity (max)
80.4 - 81.3
Velo Range
78.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,989
Spin Rate (max)
1,918
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
85.4
Velocity (max)
82.5 - 84.5
Velo Range
82.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,170
Spin Rate (max)
2,027
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.8
Velocity (max)
68.6 - 69.8
Velo Range
67.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,283
Spin Rate (max)
2,159
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
71.6
Velocity (max)
69.1 - 71.2
Velo Range
68.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,392
Spin Rate (max)
2,292
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.0
Velocity (max)
76.7 - 77.9
Velo Range
76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,963
Spin Rate (max)
1,907
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
86.4
Velocity (max)
84.6 - 86.0
Velo Range
83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,178
Spin Rate (max)
1,978
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
72.1
Velocity (max)
69.4 - 71.7
Velo Range
68.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,309
Spin Rate (max)
2,102
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
84.8
Velocity (max)
82.7 - 84.2
Velo Range
83.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,199
Spin Rate (max)
2,073
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.8
Velocity (max)
67.4 - 69.7
Velo Range
67.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,224
Spin Rate (max)
2,059
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.4
Velocity (max)
76.7 - 77.4
Velo Range
76.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,892
Spin Rate (max)
1,828
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
81.5
Velocity (max)
77.9 - 80.7
Velo Range
80.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,141
Spin Rate (max)
1,991
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.7
Velocity (max)
62.8 - 64.7
Velo Range
63.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,994
Spin Rate (max)
1,854
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.1
Velocity (max)
72.6 - 73.1
Velo Range
73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,759
Spin Rate (max)
1,723
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
McHenry Preseason I.D.
Jan 31, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
78.8
Velocity (max)
76.6 - 78.5
Velo Range
77.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,903
Spin Rate (max)
1,871
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.6
Velocity (max)
63.9 - 66.2
Velo Range
63.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,864
Spin Rate (max)
1,822
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.9
Velocity (max)
70.9 - 73.5
Velo Range
72.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,810
Spin Rate (max)
1,721
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+
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Preseason ProCase (Invite-Only)
Jan 31, 2024
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2024
2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
92.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
89.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
76.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.8
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.2
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.5
2024 IHSA Season
Mar 11, 2024
Pitching
89
Max FB
86 - 88
FB
73 - 76
CB
77 - 81
CH
Preseason ProCase (Invite-Only)
Jan 31, 2024
Pitching
92
Max FB
91 - 92
FB
77 - 78
CB
82 - 84
CH
The Rock Fall Championships
Sep 22, 2023
Pitching
87
Max FB
86 - 87
FB
71 - 73
CB
79 - 79
CH
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Pitching
88
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
71 - 74
CB
77 - 77
CH
72 - 72
SL
Midwest Premier Super 17 (Member)
Jun 21, 2023
Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
73 - 74
CB
78 - 80
CH
2023 IHSA Season
Mar 13, 2023
Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
71 - 74
CB
78 - 80
CH
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Pitching
88
Max FB
87 - 88
FB
71 - 74
CB
80 - 81
CH
80 - 81
SL
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
69 - 70
CB
77 - 78
CH
69 - 71
SL
Illinois Summer Championships
Jun 23, 2022
Pitching
86
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
70 - 71
CB
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 84
FB
67 - 70
CB
76 - 77
CH
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Pitching
82
Max FB
78 - 81
FB
63 - 65
CB
72 - 73
CH
McHenry Preseason I.D.
Jan 31, 2021
Pitching
79
Max FB
77 - 79
FB
64 - 66
CB
71 - 74
CH

Game Performance

2022
RSi
Vertical Jump
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Swift
1.54
RSi (max)
1.77
RSi (avg)
1,558
Jump Power (max)
19.8
Jump Height (max)
19.7
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

Pitch Ai

2022
2021
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Arm Speed
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

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4/08/24

Louisville commit. Currently ranked No. 12 in Illinois’ senior class. Started on the mound for the Ironmen. Stands in a sturdy 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame. Threw four innings on the mound, struck out eight, walked one and allowed three hits. Worked with quality pace, high-level competitor that attacks hitters with his three-pitch repertoire. Eberle showed an athletic delivery with a high leg lift and leg tuck, short stride down the mound that works in-line. Long, quick arm path out of a lower ¾ slot. Fastball sat 86-88 mph and touched 89 mph three times, showing noticeable arm-side run at times that created swing-and-miss for opposing hitters. Arguably his best pitch was his 73-76 mph curveball that has sharp, late bite that drops in the zone at the last second with quality spin, ranging from 2200-2500 rpm. He turned to his change-up often to right-handed hitters, which sat 77-81 mph with fade. A high-level arm in the state’s senior class.

3/05/24

LHP Ethan Eberle (2024; Louisville commit) is one of the top pitching prospects in the entire state of Illinois, and last year he was nothing short of dominant on the mound. In 52 innings of work, Eberle posted an 8-0 record, struck out 105 batters, walked 17, allowed 12 hits, and only allowed one earned run all season. Heading into 2024, we’ve seen Eberle continue to get better, as we recently saw him up to 92.2 mph with his fastball that has true two-seam movement. He also has a big breaking curveball that gets swing-and-misses as well as a low-80s change-up that has fade and sink actions. What sets Eberle apart, aside from his pitch metrics, is his ability to command the strike zone and attack hitters with confidence in his three-pitch repertoire. When he takes the mound for the Ironmen, it will create a tough offensive day for the opposing team, and his presence sets them apart come playoff time.

1/31/24

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-5, 220-pounds. Large build, long limbs with a high waist.
Delivery: High, straight leg-lift out to the side, slight coil with the upper-half, tall/fall lower-half that works in-line down the mound, repeats well despite his deceptive delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm swing, arm moves quickly into a 3/4 slot.
FB: T92, 91-92 mph. Heavy arm side run, over 19" at times, showed control to glove-side, miss was to arm-side. T2143, 2005 average rpm.
CB: 77-78 mph. Sharp downward action, late 1/7 shape, clear arm-speed through release, can land for strikes and place under the zone. T2394, 2314 average rpm.
CH: 82-84 mph. Plays well off fastball, heavy arm-side run with near fastball arm-speed, controlled around and under the zone. T1954, 1844 average rpm.

9/23/23

LHP Ethan Eberle (Normal Community, 2024; Louisville) has been all over the PBR circuit, making trips to LakePoint for the 2022 PBR Future Games, and most recently the Illinois State Games in August. The Central Illinois product just continues to throw strikes, get outs, and win games, only allowing one run the entire high school season. Ranked No. 20 in the state’s 2024 class, the southpaw’s fastball sat 86-87 mph with heavy arm-side run. He pairs it with a big, sweeping breaking ball that he can land for strikes, which results in plenty of takes and swing-and-misses. Eberle also threw a changeup at 79 mph. Eberle is one of the top arms in the state that continues to trend up.

8/08/23

+ LHP Ethan Eberle (Normal Community, 2024; Louisville commit) continues to be a tough look for opposing hitters. Listed at 6-foot-5, 215-pounds, long limbs. Eberle is deceptive with his delivery, working with a big leg-lift into a slight coil before striding across his body slightly down the mound. Hides the ball well with his short arm action and low ¾ release. The southpaw worked his fastball in the 85-87 mph range with up to 18.4” of run, averaging 16.5”. He went to his sweeping slider most often, ripping it confidently for strikes and to put hitters away, 71-73 mph with 2/8 shape. Flashed a straight changeup at 77 mph. Quiet confidence, “try and hit it” mentality. 

7/23/23


Currently ranked No. 23 in the state. The southpaw was absolutely dominant this past spring, pitching to a 0.14 ERA and a 0.56 WHIP with 105 strikeouts in 52 innings. It was easy to see why he was so dominant, as he worked his heavy sinking fastball up to 88 mph from a low ¾ slot. He hides the ball well throughout his delivery, making it even tougher for opposing hitters to pick up. He showed a clear confidence in his sweeping slider, landing it for strikes and to put hitters away, 73-74 mph. 

6/19/23

Eberle was nothing short of fantastic in his junior year and played a major role in Normal Community making it as far as their sectional semi-final. The Louisville commit, who’s one of the top arms in the Illinois’ 2024 class, allowed two runs in total this spring and just one of them was earned. Across 52 innings of work, Eberle finished 8-0 with a 0.14 ERA, 0.56 WHIP, and 105 strikeouts. He threw four complete games, all of them shutouts, and he allowed only 12 hits while walking 17. He features a low-to-mid-80s fastball with plenty of natural horizontal movement and compliments it with two above-average secondaries. Eberle is an early candidate to find himself on this again after next high school season.

5/06/23

Louisville commit, currently ranked No. 23 in the state’s 2024 class. Stands at a strong 6-foot-5, 215-pounds, with projection. Started on the mound for the Ironmen and showed an impressive three-pitch mix. Threw 6 â…“ innings, allowed three hits, one earned run, walked two, and struck out 12. Showed confidence on the mound and a low-effort delivery with seemingly more velocity to come. Fastball showed some arm-side run, but worked mostly straight, sat 84-86 mph throughout the game (up to 87.7 mph in the winter). Showed two different breaking balls that sat anywhere from 71-74 mph and varied from 1/7 to 2/8 sweeping shape. Lowered the arm slot for some of his breaking balls, creating more horizontal action. Changeup sat 79-80 mph with some run to the arm-side, with deceleration that kept hitters off-balanced. One of the top left-handed arms in the class.

 
4/28/23

Louisville commit. Eberle had an impressive week last week. He committed to Louisville, was named the PBR Illinois Pitcher of the Week, and threw a complete game with 14 strikeouts, two walks, and only two hits allowed in their win over Normal West.

3/02/23

From the left hand side, three southpaws showed above average fastballs at the Preseason All-State. Frankie Bilecki (Marist, 2024), Ethan Eberle (Normal Community, 2024) and Jacob Gimbel (Joliet, Catholic, 2024) all worked in the mid to upper 80’s. Bilecki sat 84-86 mph with good depth to his curveball. Eberle was up to 87-88 mph with natural arm side run and flashing a sharp breaking ball. Gimbel sat 86-87 mph and showed a four pitch mix highlighted by a sinking changeup with arm speed.

2/25/23

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-5, 215-pounds. Big, sturdy build.
Delivery: Subtle rocker slides to third base side of rubber, toe lift into balance position, lands closed on ball of foot.
Arm Action: LH. Arm action has length, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 87-88 mph. Showed feel for arm side of the plate, natural run to that side. T2103, 1966 average rpm.
CB: 71-74 mph. Flashed sharp action with depth. T2461, 2385 average rpm.
SL: 80-81 mph. Short, lateral action.  T2137, 2077 average rpm.
CH: 80-81 mph. Gets sink action. T1989, 1918 average rpm.

8/10/22

LHP Ethan Eberle (Normal Community, 2024) has been dominant on the PBR circuit all summer long, coming off a strong showing at the PBR Future Games. The southpaw dominated once again at the State Games, working his sinking fastball in the 84-86 mph range from a tough slot for opposing hitters. His curveball had tight spin and late breaking action, coming from a similar fastball slot at 69-70 mph. Eberle struck out four over his three inning stint.

8/09/22

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-5, 210-pounds. Extra-large, broad-shouldered frame.
Delivery: High, athletic leg-kick, tall/fall lower-half, builds momentum down the mound, stride works in-line to the plate. In-game stats: 3 IP, 4 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 1 R
Arm Action: LH. Hides the ball well, medium circle out of the glove into a 3/4 slot.
FB: T85.4, 83-85 mph. Plays with heavy sinking action through the zone. T2170, 2028 average rpm.
CB: 69-70 mph. Flashed sharp 1/7 action. T2283, 2159 average rpm.
SL: 69-71 mph. Sharp horizontal sweeping action, 2/8 shape. T2392, 2292 average rpm.
CH: 77-78 mph. Heavy fading action from a similar fastball window. T1963, 1907 average rpm.

8/09/22

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-5, 210-pounds. Extra-large, broad-shouldered frame.
Delivery: High, athletic leg-kick, tall/fall lower-half, builds momentum down the mound, stride works in-line to the plate. In-game stats: 3 IP, 4 K, 1 BB, 2 H, 1 R
Arm Action: LH. Hides the ball well, medium circle out of the glove into a 3/4 slot.
FB: T85.4, 83-85 mph. Plays with heavy sinking action through the zone. T2170, 2028 average rpm.
CB: 69-70 mph. Flashed sharp 1/7 action. T2283, 2159 average rpm.
SL: 69-71 mph. Sharp horizontal sweeping action, 2/8 shape. T2392, 2292 average rpm.
CH: 77-78 mph. Heavy fading action from a similar fastball window. T1963, 1907 average rpm.

2/26/22

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 200-pounds. Tall, lanky levers.
Delivery: Up-tempo, tall and fall delivery, tall at balance point, works on line.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T84.8, 82.7-84.2 mph. Hard running action to the arm side. T2198, 2073 average rpm.
CB: 67.4-69.7 mph. 1/7 shape. Late break. Depth. T2224, 2058 average rpm.
CH: 76.7-77.4 mph. Maintains arm speed. A bit firm at times. T1892, 1828 average rpm.

2/26/22

 The southpaw Eberle stands at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and his fastball sat 83-84 mph, topping at 84.8 mph and averaged some of the best horizontal movement of the day, at over 16 inches of arm-side action.

7/20/21

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery down the mound, moves well downhill with a gliding lower-half, shoulders mostly level at release.
Arm Action: LH. Loose 3/4 slot, fluid out of the glove to release.
FB: T81.5, 77.9-80.7 mph. Heavy arm-side life, thrown for strikes.  T2141, 1994 average rpm.
CB: 62.8-64.7 mph. Gradual 1/7 shape, thrown for strikes.  T1993, 1854 average rpm.
CH: 72.6-73.1 mph. Maintains fastball arm-speed, showed arm-side diving action down in the. zone.  T1758, 1723 average rpm.

1/31/21

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 190-pounds. Long-levered, high-waisted, upside frame.
Delivery: Rhythmic delivery works tall and fall, gets down the mound, stays on-line and lands front toe closed.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, uninterrupted arm action, plays quick after foot strikes, 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Clean out of the hand, late arm-side-run. T1902, 1870 average rpm.
CB: 64-66 mph. Thrown aggressively, 1/7 to 2/8 shape, around the zone. T1863, 1822 average rpm.
CH: 71-74 mph. Fastball arm speed, pronates out of the hand, feel for the bottom of the zone, late fade. T1810, 1721 average rpm.

1/31/21

LHP Ethan Eberle (Normal Community): Eberle was one of the more projectable young arms in attendance. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound, upside southpaw pounded the zone with an uptempo pace to his work and a loose arm that plays from a ¾ to high ¾ slot. Eberle’s fastball sat in the upper 70's and he showed well above average feel for a breaking ball and changeup.

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