Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

SS
2B

Nick
Szalony

Mundelein (HS) • IL
5' 11" • 147LBS
R/R • 17yr 2mo
Travel Team: Slammers Black

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2025 National

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Physical
Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
TrackMan Pitching
Pitch Scores
Pitching Velos
Swift
Visual Edge
PitchAI
News
Comments
Contact

Best Of Stats

Hitting
19.8
Hand Speed (max)
6/03/24
73.1
Bat Speed (max)
6/05/23
13.4
Rot. Acc (max)
6/03/24
-
Hard Hit %
Power
89.8
Exit Velocity (max)
8/08/23
84.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/03/24
325
Distance (max)
8/08/23
82
Sweet Spot %
10/17/21
Run
7
60
8/08/23
3.85
30-yd
8/08/23
1.65
10-yd
8/08/23
19.9
Run speed (max)
8/08/23
Defense
81
INF Velo
2/24/24
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

78.5
Velocity (max)
6/05/23
78.1 - 78.5
Velo Range
6/05/23
2139
Spin Rate (avg)
6/05/23

Changeup

76 - 77
Velo Range
6/05/23
1534
Spin Rate (avg)
10/16/22

Curveball

67.9 - 68.2
Velo Range
6/05/23
2164
Spin Rate (avg)
6/05/23

Slider

68 - 70
Velo Range
6/05/23
2240
Spin Rate (avg)
6/05/23

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
2021
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Infield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
12.3
60 Yard Dash
7.00
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
12.8
60 Yard Dash
7.06
Infield Velocity
74.0
Power / Speed Score
11.6
60 Yard Dash
7.75
Infield Velocity
65.0
Power / Speed Score
9.5
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 3, 2024
Position
7.15
60-yard
80
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Position
7.08
60-yard
81
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Position
7.00
60-yard
79
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 5, 2023
Position
7.26
60-yard
73
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Position
7.06
60-yard
74
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Position
7.75
60-yard
65
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Apr 13, 2021
Position
7.87
60-yard
65
INF Velo
65
Exit Velo

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
87.4
Exit Velocity Avg
79.7
Distance Max
311
Distance Avg
138
Launch Angle Avg
9.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
89.8
Exit Velocity Avg
78.8
Distance Max
325
Distance Avg
189
Launch Angle Avg
16.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
81.7
Exit Velocity Avg
76.2
Distance Max
261
Distance Avg
191
Launch Angle Avg
19.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
73.5
Exit Velocity Avg
68.8
Distance Max
244
Distance Avg
215
Launch Angle Avg
25.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 3, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
87.4
Exit Velocity (max)
84.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
184
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
85.6
Exit Velocity (max)
74.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
86
Distance (avg)
221
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
89.8
Exit Velocity (max)
83.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
212
Distance (avg)
325
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 5, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
84.9
Exit Velocity (max)
74.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
161
Distance (avg)
272
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
81.7
Exit Velocity (max)
76.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
191
Distance (avg)
261
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
73.5
Exit Velocity (max)
68.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
215
Distance (avg)
244
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
19.8
Hand Speed Avg
17.8
Bat Speed Max
69.4
Bat Speed Avg
65.1
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
19.1
Hand Speed Avg
16.4
Bat Speed Max
73.1
Bat Speed Avg
70.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
17.9
Hand Speed Avg
17.3
Bat Speed Max
64.3
Bat Speed Avg
62.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
18.8
Hand Speed Avg
17.6
Bat Speed Max
60.0
Bat Speed Avg
57.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 3, 2024
Blast - Hitting
19.8
Hand Speed (max)
18.9
Hand Speed (avg)
69.4
Bat Speed (max)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 24, 2024
Blast - Hitting
17.0
Hand Speed (max)
16.3
Hand Speed (avg)
66.4
Bat Speed (max)
62.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 5, 2023
Blast - Hitting
19.1
Hand Speed (max)
16.4
Hand Speed (avg)
73.1
Bat Speed (max)
70.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Blast - Hitting
17.9
Hand Speed (max)
17.3
Hand Speed (avg)
64.3
Bat Speed (max)
62.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Blast - Hitting
18.8
Hand Speed (max)
17.6
Hand Speed (avg)
60.0
Bat Speed (max)
57.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2139
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
27.3
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2164
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1322
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.0
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2240
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1636
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
21.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
62.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2092
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1534
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
65.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2087
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
70.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
70.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1679
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.0
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
59.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1834
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1109
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 5, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
78.5
Velocity (max)
78.1 - 78.5
Velo Range
77.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,185
Spin Rate (max)
2,139
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
68.2
Velocity (max)
67.9 - 68.2
Velo Range
65.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,208
Spin Rate (max)
2,164
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
69.8
Velocity (max)
68.0 - 69.8
Velo Range
66.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,304
Spin Rate (max)
2,240
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.9
Velocity (max)
76.0 - 76.6
Velo Range
75.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,392
Spin Rate (max)
1,322
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
75.8
Velocity (max)
74.2 - 75.7
Velo Range
74.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,715
Spin Rate (max)
1,636
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
63.0
Velocity (max)
61.7 - 63.0
Velo Range
60.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,140
Spin Rate (max)
2,092
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
66.8
Velocity (max)
63.6 - 66.8
Velo Range
63.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,158
Spin Rate (max)
2,087
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.5
Velocity (max)
69.8 - 72.1
Velo Range
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,690
Spin Rate (max)
1,534
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
70.4
Velocity (max)
69.8 - 70.4
Velo Range
68.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,791
Spin Rate (max)
1,679
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
60.4
Velocity (max)
59.0 - 60.2
Velo Range
57.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,948
Spin Rate (max)
1,834
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
66.7
Velocity (max)
65.8 - 66.6
Velo Range
64.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,189
Spin Rate (max)
1,109
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
2021
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
62.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
65.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
69.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
59.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.5
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 5, 2023
Pitching
78
Max FB
78 - 78
FB
68 - 68
CB
76 - 77
CH
68 - 70
SL
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Pitching
76
Max FB
74 - 76
FB
62 - 63
CB
70 - 72
CH
64 - 67
SL
Underclass Showcase
Oct 17, 2021
Pitching
70
Max FB
69 - 70
FB
59 - 60
CB
66 - 67
CH

Game Performance

2024
2023
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.65
30 Yard Dash
3.85
60 Yard Dash
7.00
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Swift
1.65
10-yd
3.85
30-yd
7.00
60-yd
19.9
Run speed (max)
Slammers Scout Day
Jun 5, 2023
Swift
1.99
10-yd
4.15
30-yd
7.26
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
1.38
RSi (max)
1.83
RSi (avg)
1,385
Jump Power (max)
30.6
Jump Height (max)
30.0
Jump Height (avg)
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 2022
Swift
1.66
10-yd
3.88
30-yd
7.06
60-yd
19.3
Run speed (max)
2.22
RSi (max)
2.22
RSi (avg)
1,255
Jump Power (max)
28.1
Jump Height (max)
28.1
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2021
Edge Score
82.09
Edge Score
66.54

Pitch Ai

2022
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Underclass Showcase
Oct 16, 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)

Notes

Comments

5/16/24
Uncommitted. Listed at 5-foot-11, 142-pounds with plenty of room to fill out the frame; started at shortstop and batted leadoff for the Mustangs. Szalony showed the ability to repeatedly be on the barrel from the right side throughout the game. In his first at-bat, he laced a hard single to the opposite field, and later came around to score. In his next at-bat, Szalony swatted a triple down the left field line, driving in a run. The right-handed hitter has a crouched setup with some pre-pitch movement in the hands, before moving into a short leg kick stride. His hands load back, working into a level bat path that creates extension at contact. Defensively, Szalony trusts his hands and makes the routine plays look routine, with an accurate arm to pair.
6/05/23

SS/RHP Nick Szalony (Mundelein, 2025) is a two-way prospect, listed at a lean, athletic 5-foot-10, 148-pounds. Szalony may have impressed the most on defense, where he showed clean footwork with soft hands and a quick release. During batting practice Szalony, a right-handed hitter showed an athletic swing with twitchy bat speed (70.3 mph average), also producing mid-80s exit velocities. Szalony also ran a 7.26 60-yard dash. Szalony then hopped on the mound and showed a four-pitch mix. His fastball consistently sat in the upper 70’s topping at 78.5 mph with some carry to it. Szalony showed two breaking balls with his slider playing like a slurve and living at the bottom of the zone, and a developing curveball with gradual break. Rounding out his mix was a changeup with downer action.

10/16/22

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 140-pounds.
Delivery: Controlled tempo, high leg-lift into balance point, tall/fall lower-half, works in-line with the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75.8, 74-76 mph. Mostly straight, some life through the zone. T1715, 1636 average rpm.
CB: 62-63 mph. Gradual 11/5 shape. T2140, 2092 average rpm.
SL: 64-67 mph. Flashed sharp 10/4 action with depth. T2158, 2087 average rpm.
CH: 70-72 mph. Slight fade to the arm-side. T1690, 1534 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Tall stance, open base, hands tip as bat wraps at load, even stride. Lets the ball travel, hits off backside, easy hands, stays on-plane and works uphill through contact.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 76.2 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short, easy arm, plays from a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Easy actions, smooth hands and easy release with length at times.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

10/17/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 130-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Delivery: Uptempo, drop and drive delivery, works slightly across body.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T70.4, 69.84-70.35 mph. Plays straight. T1791, 1679 average rpm.
CB: 59.01-60.25 mph. 11/5 action, maintains arm speed, lands for strikes. T1947, 1834 average rpm.
CH: 65.81-66.56 mph. Similar arm speed as fastball, plays straight. T1189, 1108 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Upright setup, slightly open, long stride. Long path to the ball, slightly uphill through the zone, maintains balance throughout contact.
Power: 73.51 max exit velocity, averaged 68.75 mph. 244’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Short, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Agile footwork, moves well side-to-side, clean transfer with soft hands.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. Clean, easy strides.

3/13/21

Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-8, 115-pounds. Lanky, high-waisted frame that projects.
Defense: Defends low to the ground, lower half works around the baseball, rhythmic footwork. Glove plays out front, steady hands, clean/quick funnel.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot. Accurate across the infield.
Hit: RHH. Stands tall in the box with a slightly open base, hands tuck in at load, short stride.  Uphill bat path, high two-hand finish. Worked back up the middle.
Power: 65 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60. 

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Physical - Athlete
5' 10"
Ht
142.0
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)