Johnny OBrien

CLASS OF 2026

LHP
OF

Johnny
OBrien

Fremd (HS) • IL
6-0 • 155LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks North 15U Black - Thome

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Pitching

Fastball

83
Velocity (max)
2/04/23
79 - 82
Velo Range
2/04/23
1639
Spin Rate (avg)
2/04/23

Changeup

72 - 74
Velo Range
2/04/23
1770
Spin Rate (avg)
2/04/23

Curveball

66.9 - 68.2
Velo Range
2/04/23
2423
Spin Rate (avg)
2/04/23
Power
83
Exit Velocity (max)
2/04/23
78.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/04/23
300
Distance (max)
2/04/23
64
Sweet Spot %
2/04/23
Hitting
20.3
Hand Speed (max)
2/04/23
69.2
Bat Speed (max)
2/04/23
13.3
Rot. Acc (max)
2/04/23
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.38
60-yard
2/04/23
4
30-yd
2/04/23
1.74
10-yd
2/04/23
18.2
Run speed (max)
2/04/23
Defense
-
INF Velo
83
OF Velo
2/04/23
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2023
60 Yard Dash
7.38
Outfield Velocity
83.0
Power / Speed Score
11.2
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Position
7.38
60-yard
83
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2023
Exit Velocity Max
83.0
Exit Velocity Avg
78.2
Distance Max
300
Distance Avg
189
Launch Angle Avg
17.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
83.0
Exit Velocity (max)
78.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
189
Distance (avg)
300
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
Hand Speed Max
20.3
Hand Speed Avg
18.8
Bat Speed Max
69.2
Bat Speed Avg
64.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.3
Hand Speed (max)
18.8
Hand Speed (avg)
69.2
Bat Speed (max)
64.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2023
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1639
Fastball
Spin Efficiency Avg
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
20.4
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2423
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1770
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
82.5
Velocity (max)
78.9 - 81.7
Velo Range
78.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,773
Spin Rate (max)
1,639
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
68.3
Velocity (max)
66.9 - 68.2
Velo Range
65.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,521
Spin Rate (max)
2,423
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.1
Velocity (max)
72.0 - 74.0
Velo Range
71.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,866
Spin Rate (max)
1,770
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)

Pitch Scores

2023
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Pitching
83
Max FB
79 - 82
FB
67 - 68
CB
72 - 74
CH
The Rock Summer Championships
Jun 9, 2022
Pitching
78
Max FB
74 - 76
FB
63 - 64
CB

Game Performance

2023
10 Yard Dash
1.74
30 Yard Dash
4.00
60 Yard Dash
7.38
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Swift
1.74
10-yd
4.00
30-yd
7.38
60-yd
18.2
Run speed (max)
3.02
RSi (max)
2.24
RSi (avg)
1,373
Jump Power (max)
25.3
Jump Height (max)
25.2
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
Edge Score
64.98
Aurora Preseason ID
Feb 4, 2023
Visual Skills
64.98
Edge Score

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

2/04/23

LHP/OF Johnny O’Brien (Fremd, 2026) emerged as a high-follow, two-way freshman with upside to all parts of his game. The 6-foot, 165-pound, left/left prospect, who also plays quarterback on tis a fluid, easy mover with long, loose-levers and polish on the mound. O’Brien has an easy, fluid delivery, threw a high-volume of strikes and ran his fastball into the low-80s with -14.1 inches of horizontal movement. He separated himself with his secondary offerings, showing a well above-average curveball that has a chance to be a plus offering down the road. He landed the high-spinning (2422 average rpm) 67-68 curveball for strikes throughout with the ability to manipulate it and create more sweep for back-foot action to a right-handed hitter. His 72-74 mph changeup is also an above-average offering for his age and gives him a starter profile moving forward. On top of that, he impressed just as much as a position player, running a 7.38 60 while showing off all kinds of fluidity and rhythm in the left-handed batters box to pair with quality actions in the outfield and a strong arm (T83 mph). O’Brien is a name to know in the Illinois’ 2026 class.

2/04/23

 

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. High waisted with long levers, upside frame.
Delivery: Lanky, stretch only, athletic repeatable delivery, moves well, drop/drive delivery, works on-line.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, clean, quick arm action, projectable arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 79-82 mph. Lively fastball with feel, late run action to arm side. T1773, 1639 average rpm.
CB: 67-68 mph. Highly-advanced pitch for his age. Thrown with conviction and feel, 1/7 plane, tight spin and depth. T2521, 2423 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Same arm action as fastball, late fade action, feel for pitch. T1866, 1770 average rpm.

Hit: LHH. Upright setup, smooth load and long stride. Fluid, athletic swing, short path, stays on-plane and through the zone. Whole field approach. Highly projectable swing.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 78.2 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 83 mph. Long/loose arm into a high 3/4 slot, plays with some carry.
Defense: Plays through the ball with intent, steady hands, athletic mover.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

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