Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

SS
2B

Jailen
Veliz

Yorkville (HS) • IL
5' 10" • 160LBS
R/R • 16yr
Travel Team: Rhino Baseball
2026 National

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TrackMan Hitting
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
2/24/24
73.2
Bat Speed (max)
2/24/24
23.7
Rot. Acc (max)
2/24/24
-
Hard Hit %
Power
89.8
Exit Velocity (max)
2/24/24
81.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/24/24
320
Distance (max)
2/24/24
67
Sweet Spot %
8/08/23
Run
6.82
60
2/24/24
3.93
30-yd
8/08/23
1.63
10-yd
2/24/24
19.7
Run speed (max)
2/24/24
Defense
81
INF Velo
2/24/24
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
60 Yard Dash
6.82
Infield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
13.2
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Infield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
12.0
60 Yard Dash
7.59
Infield Velocity
73.0
Power / Speed Score
10.5
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Position
6.82
60-yard
81
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Position
7.08
60-yard
78
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Position
7.78
60-yard
74
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Northwest Suburban Rising Stars ID
Jul 5, 2022
Position
7.59
60-yard
73
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Exit Velocity Max
89.8
Exit Velocity Avg
81.2
Distance Max
320
Distance Avg
221
Launch Angle Avg
25.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
84.8
Exit Velocity Avg
74.8
Distance Max
265
Distance Avg
184
Launch Angle Avg
18.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
80.1
Exit Velocity Avg
74.8
Distance Max
267
Distance Avg
140
Launch Angle Avg
12.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
89.8
Exit Velocity (max)
81.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
221
Distance (avg)
320
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
84.8
Exit Velocity (max)
78.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
181
Distance (avg)
265
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
78.9
Exit Velocity (max)
71.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
186
Distance (avg)
264
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Northwest Suburban Rising Stars ID
Jul 5, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
80.1
Exit Velocity (max)
74.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
140
Distance (avg)
267
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
Hand Speed Max
22.7
Hand Speed Avg
21.4
Bat Speed Max
73.2
Bat Speed Avg
71.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
20.4
Hand Speed Avg
17.2
Bat Speed Max
69.7
Bat Speed Avg
64.2
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
73.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.4
Hand Speed (max)
18.2
Hand Speed (avg)
69.7
Bat Speed (max)
64.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Blast - Hitting
16.7
Hand Speed (max)
15.8
Hand Speed (avg)
69.1
Bat Speed (max)
64.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.63
60 Yard Dash
6.82
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.74
30 Yard Dash
3.93
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Top Speed (MPH)
10 Yard Dash
1.87
30 Yard Dash
4.23
60 Yard Dash
7.59
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Swift
1.63
10-yd
6.82
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
30.3
Jump Height (max)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Swift
1.74
10-yd
3.93
30-yd
7.08
60-yd
19.5
Run speed (max)
Joliet Preseason ID
Feb 26, 2023
Swift
1.87
10-yd
4.27
30-yd
7.78
60-yd
17.4
Run speed (max)
Northwest Suburban Rising Stars ID
Jul 5, 2022
Swift
1.87
10-yd
4.23
30-yd
7.59
60-yd
18.3
Run speed (max)
7.9
Run Speed (avg)
1.48
RSi (max)
1.48
RSi (avg)
1,147
Jump Power (max)
25.0
Jump Height (max)
24.7
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
Edge Score
64.09

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

4/18/24

Uncommitted. The right-handed hitting infielder is currently ranked No. 56 in the State. Veliz was slotted into the sixth hole and played third base for the Foxes. In the box, Veliz is in an athletic, crouched position with a wide base. Loads slightly into the back leg with a quick toe tap trigger to start the swing. Quick, compact swing through the zone allows him to hit the ball where it's pitched with purpose. With two outs and a 2-2 count during his first at-bat, Veliz was able to stay short to the baseball to record a sharply hit single to center field for a single and score a run. His second at-bat, Veliz kept his hands inside the ball to go the other way and drive in another run. Defensilvey, has quick, controlled actions to the baseball with athletic hands.

2/24/24

INF Jailen Veliz (Yorkville, 2026) had a strong all-around showing this past weekend. Currently ranked No. 53 in the state, the right-handed hitter has an upside swing, working with a flat path through the zone to create a max EV of 90 mph, also reaching up to 320’ for his max distance. Creates easy bat-speed, averaging 71.7 mph (T73.2 mph) while also averaging 20.6 G’s for his rotational acceleration (T23.7 G’s). Highly athletic defender with soft hands and fluid footwork, easy range to both sides of his glove.

9/29/23

Building off an already impressive summer circuit was INF Jailen Veliz (Yorkville, 2026). Currently ranked No. 49 in the state for his class, Veliz is a highly athletic 5-foot-10, 155-pound middle-infielder that showed improvement offensively this weekend. Veliz is a right-handed hitter that was making loud contact all game long Saturday morning for Rhino. In his first at-bat, he nearly left the yard with a short, but powerful swing leading to a pull-side double off the fence. In his next at-bat he had a hard lineout to shortstop. Defensively, Veliz continues to be one of the smoother defenders at the position for his class. Veliz trusts his hands defensively and has a quick transfer that allows him to be on-time with his throws across the diamond. High-motor athlete.

8/08/23

INF Jailen Veliz (Yorkville, 2026) was an intriguing athlete up the middle for Team 12. Veliz measured in at an athletic 5-foot-8, 144-pounds with room to fill out. The right-handed bat displays a quick, direct path that allows for barrels pull-side/middle. Defensively, Veliz shows athletic, fluid footwork with a two-hand gather out front.

8/08/23

INF Jailen Veliz (Yorkville, 2026) was an intriguing athlete up the middle for Team 12. Veliz measured in at an athletic 5-foot-8, 144-pounds with room to fill out. The right-handed bat displays a quick, direct path that allows for barrels pull-side/middle. Defensively, Veliz shows athletic, fluid footwork with a two-hand gather out front.

6/19/23

Started at Shortstop for the Rhinos. Went 2-for-3 on the day driving in three of the five runs. He hit a double for two RBIss in the third inning. Has a crouched setup with rhythm in the box and fast hands; also boasting a barrel that’s long through the zone. Used all fields spraying the ball to left and right for hits. Played flawless in the field, flashing his soft hands, and strong throwing arm. Has an athletic body, and showed above-average speed stealing a base on Monday.  

6/18/23

Veliz boasts an athletic 5-foot-10, 155-pound frame with an athletic look and plenty of room to add on strength. He’s an above-average defender with clear feel for the position; boasting confident hands and easy range to both sides. At the plate, the right-handed hitter has a loose and easy stroke, moving with some fluidity and rhythm into a flat path. Showed natural and aggressive instincts on the bases, always looking to take the extra 90 feet. High-follow moving forward. 

6/15/23

Advanced defender, extremely comfortable in field, attacks the ball and moves well. Finished the day 2-for-4 and showed a smooth right-handed stroke with upside.  

2/26/23

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Well proportioned, projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup. Flat path with line-drive approach, one-handed finish.
Power: 79 max exit velocity, averaged 71.4 mph. 264’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short, loose arm, multi-angle release.
Defense: Clean, active footwork, flashed soft confident hands and advanced glove-to-hand release.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

7/05/22

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, slightly crouched setup, leg lift load. Short/direct path, level path with a line-drive approach, works the whole field.
Power: 80.1 max exit velocity, averaged 74.8 mph. 267’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short, quick arm slot, has carry.
Defense: Athletic actions, plays on the balls of his feet, soft hands with a clean transfer, moves well side-to-side
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Physical - Athlete
5' 10"
Ht
159.8
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Physical - Athlete
5' 8"
Ht
144.2
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)