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By: Illinois Scouting Staff

This summer, on Aug. 9 and 10, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the inaugural Illinois State Games at the Rantoul Family Sports Complex in Rantoul, Ill. – a central location allowing prospects from all corners of the state to meet in one place to perform and compete alongside and against each other.

For this event, we invited the top players in Illinois, spanning grad classes 2023-2026. Our mission was to bring the highest level talent in the state to one location for this two-way event. Rosters and teams will be composed of players from each grad class, setting the table to see who are, pound-for-pound, the state’s top prospects.

To see which players attended, click HERE. For all of our up-to-date coverage of the event, including all of the post event content our staff published, click HERE. 

Now, we’ll begin to roll out the scouting reports from this event, doing so by each individual grad class that attended. We ranked the top position players from the state’s current senior class that attended first, taking into account their prospect status and in-game performance. Before we go any further, here are a couple of names that just missed the top-15: 

+ A name that just missed the cut but is worth a mention was C Damon Brena (Niles West). The recent Southeastern CC commit, had a strong workout day where he showed a physical right-handed bat to go along with a strong arm that played at 81 mph to go along with pop times that ranged from 1.93-1.99. Brena also went deep in the final game of the event, launching a home run over the left-center field fence. 

+ Fellow catcher Michael Carrano (St. Laurence) is yet another impressive prospect in the class who landed just outside the list. Carrano is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound, left-handed hitter with a fluid, strong left-handed swing. Carrano averaged 88.3 mph, T96.8 off the bat during BP with his max batted ball traveling 357’. Carrano also topped at 76 mph and had a low pop time of 2.04. Carrano finished the event going 1-for-5 with a triple, two walks and three runs scored.

+ C William Millard (O’Fallon) is another catcher that just continues to find barrels everytime we see him. The uncommitted 5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitter keeps his barrel in the zone a long time and consistently drives the ball into both gaps with authority. Finished game play 4-for-8 with a double, three RBIs, a run scored and a walk.

+ Another in-game performer who deserves a mention was 2B/OF Isaiah White (Homewood-Flossmoor). White has a wiry 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame and a loose, balanced right-handed swing that should only continue to improve as he adds strength to his frame. White, a Highland CC commit, finished the event 3-for-7 with two walks, two stolen bases and a run scored.

Another name to know that landed just outside the top-15 was OF/RHP Michael Boyce (Naperville Central). Boyce has a wide-shouldered, athletic, 6-foot-5, 192-pound frame and above-average tools to match. Boyce has pull-side power in his right-handed swing with his furthest batted ball traveling 355’ with a max exit velocity of 92.7 mph. Boyce also has a strong arm, topping at 92 mph from the outfield  and running his fastball up to 88.1 mph on the mound.

Below you’ll find the top 2023 position players from this year’s Illinois State Games. 

TOP 2023 POSITION PLAYERS

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1. Bryce Nevils OF / Brother Rice, IL / 2023

Commitment: Western Kentucky
Positional Profile
: OF
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, athletic overall build, advanced strength in lower half.
Hit: RHH. Squared, balanced setup, deep load and leg-lift trigger. Creates easy, controlled bat speed. Was consistently on the barrel and worked with authority to both gaps. Was one of the most impactful in-game performers of the event; finished 3-for-7, HR, 2B, 3 SB, BB, 2 RBI, 3 R.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 92.1 mph. 354’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 87 mph. Short quick arm action generates throws with life and carry from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Bouncy, athletic, multi-positional prospect. Clean outfield actions, plays light on his feet and in rhythm, soft hands and smooth release.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. 

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2. AJ Malzone C / St. Rita, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Strong frame, thick lower half.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed, open, quiet setup, fluid load and stride. Easy, smooth swing, stays on-plane, natural loft and works hard contact to the pull-side gap. Took a number of good at-bats over the course of the event, rarely expanding the zone and making loud, powerful contact. Final Line: 2-for-7, HR, 3 RBI, R, BB.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 90.3 mph. 344’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 79 mph. Short to the ear into a high 3/4 slot, throws play with accuracy and life. Arm has gotten noticeably stronger since the last look. Was willing and able to show it off in-game, making a number of strong, accurate throws; potential weapon moving forward.
Defense: 2.01-2.09 pop times. Steady hands, clean transfer, feet work in-line to the bag, directional footwork while gaining ground.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

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3. Donald Timon C / Mascoutah, IL / 2023

Commitment: Eastern Illinois
Positional Profile
: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, stride works back to square. Easy, fluid swing, balanced finish and repeatable. Feel for the barrel and polished approach, drove hard contact to all fields.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 77.7 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 79 mph. Short out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot, arm plays with carry and accuracy to the bag.
Defense: 1.86-1.89 pop times. Steady, reliable hands, quick/clean transfer, efficient lower-half, gains ground on throws to second. Showed highly-advanced glove-to-hand release in between innings with athletic, twitchy movements and accurate, strong arm.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

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4. Zan von Schlegell SS / Saint Viator, IL / 2023

Commitment: St. Thomas (MN)
Positional Profile
: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Well-proportioned strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride. Aggressive swing, controlled intent, strong, quick hands and stays direct to the baseball. Knack for hard contact to all fields. Finished game play 3-for-7, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB, SB.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 90.3 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 95 mph. Explosive arm strength, life out of the hand.
Defense: Plays light on his feet, comes and gets the baseball, soft confident hands and shuffles through release.

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5. Sohrab Rezaei SS / University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, IL / 2023

Commitment: Wabash Valley JC
Positional Profile
: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Compact, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, fluid pre-pitch load and leg-kick. Quick, athletic hands, swings with intent, bat stays level and long through the hitting zone. Finished game play 2-for-9, 2B.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 83.2 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 82 mph. Clean arm action, over-the-top slot, can drop down and alter when needed.
Defense: Quick feet, high-motor defender, athletic actions, confident hands and winds up through release.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60. 

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6. Michael Farina SS / Wheeling, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Athletic frame with more room for added physicality.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, minimal load and short stride. Athletic hands, stays direct to the baseball, flat through the zone, and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 84 mph. Athletic arm action, can throw from multiple platforms, arm plays loose, natural high 3/4 slot. Accurate arm.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, presents the glove early, plays with rhythm and fluidity, comfortable on the move, soft hands.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

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7. Troy Stukenberg SS / Lyons Township, IL / 2023

Commitment: Saint Xavier University
Positional Profile
: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride. Loose, active hands, creates bat speed. Hard, line-drive contact to all fields. Finished game play 4-for-7, 3 2B’s, 2 RBI, 2 BB, R.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 88.7 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 83 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Quick feet, plays low to the ground, glides to the baseball, sure-hands.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. 

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8. Patrick Gardner LHP / Lemont, IL / 2023

Commitment: Heartland CC
Positional Profile
: LHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 230-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered, physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance with slight bend in the lower half, hands start in a back slot, short stride. Strong hands, physical presence at the plate. Swings with intent, long through the zone. Power to the pull-side.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 82.4 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF – 80 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. Shorterns up on double play feeds, drops to a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Low at gather, glove plays out front of body, packs to release across the infield.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

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9. Dylan Mayer LHP / New Trier, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds. Wide-shouldered, highly-athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride. Advanced bat strength and hand strength. Long through the zone, natural lift and ball jumps off the barrel.
Power: 102 max exit velocity, averaged 96.3 mph. 393’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 90 mph. High 3/4 slot, quick, accurate arm, with life and carry through the target
Defense: Sure-handed, clean transfer, crow hops to release, gets behind the ball
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

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10. Charlie Parcell OF / Maine West, IL / 2023

Commitment: Northern Illinois
Positional Profile
: OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, short stride. Short uphill swing, consistent hard contact to the pull-side gap. Finished game play 2-for-5, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SB, 3 RBI.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 84.1 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 84 mph. Loose arm with high 3/4 slot, throws are accurate with some life
Defense: Aggressively attack the ball, fields out in front, works through the ball, clean transfer, shuffle to release
Run: 6.75 runner in the 60.

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11. Danny Rollins C / Lake Park, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Strong overall frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride. Loose, easy hands, covers the whole plate, long and level through the zone, on time and hard contact to both gaps. In-game Stats: 2-for-5, BB, SB.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 89.4 mph. 336’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot and throws play true.
Defense: 1.99-2.09 pop times. Above-average receiver, plays with bounce, energy and field general qualities. Quiet receiver, soft hands and clean and repeatable with minimal wasted movement out of the crouch.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

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12. Jayden Malone OF / Metea Valley High School, IL / 2023

Commitment: John. A Logan JC
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Muscle-bound build with twitchy, strong hands.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, quiet setup, minimal load and hits off front foot. Advanced hand speed, creates bat speed and easy jump off the barrel. Bat stays flat and creates occasional bat strength to both gaps.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 92.3 mph. 361’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 77 mph. Loose athletic arm, high 3/4 slot, full arm action
Defense: Proper routes, fields through the baseball, fluid and clean actions, crow hop to release
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

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13. Aidan Thaxton SS / St. Ignatius, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Wide-shouldered build with athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, wide setup, short stride. On time, athletic hands stay on top and use the middle of the field. Over the course of the three games, finished 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and a run scored.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 82.3 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 80 mph. Short, clean arm action, can play from any platform when needed.
Defense: Highly-athletic actions, plays light on his feet, soft hands, advanced feel on the move with a quick, clean release.
Run: 6.92 runner in the 60. 

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14. Owen Cornett 1B / Du Quoin , IL / 2023

Commitment: Wabash Valley JC
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 225-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered, big-bodied frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Easy, strong hands, natural loft in swing and creates easy elevated contact.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 92.3 mph. 373’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 85 mph. Clean arm circle and high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands and clean release, ability to pick the baseball.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

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15. Collin Jennings OF / Marist, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-6, 200-pounds. Long-levered build with developing strength.
Hit: LHH. Slightly crouched, open setup, short stride. Quiet, athletic swing, natural lift through the hitting zone and works with lift to both gaps. Finished game play 3-for-6, 2 R, RBI.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 349’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 91 mph. Full arm action, 3/4 slot, minimal effort, quick arm, throws have life and carry
Defense: Proper routes, aggressively attacks the baseball, athletic actions, shuffle to release
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. 

 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Jude Allen, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023, Wisconsin-Parkside commit.
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 5-11, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, balanced setup, minimal wasted movement throughout. Strong, quick hands, creates leverage and elevation to contact.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 90.3 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Two-hand gather, packs to release with momentum towards target.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Bergin, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023; Augustana College commit.
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Extra-large, physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, fluid load and short stride. Strong hands, easy effort and hands stay on top. Finished game play 2-for-9 with a double.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 74.5 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 77 mph. Arm plays short, over-the-top window.
Defense: 2.04-2.11 pop times. Squared setup, clean footwork, stays directional.
Run: 7.93 runner in the 60. 

Brayden Biggs, Belleville West (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Lean, loose-levered frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands work back as bat wraps, leg lift trigger, strides short. Long, loose path to contact, elevated to the pull-side gap. Finished game play 2-for-7, RBI.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 81.3 mph. 330’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 81 mph. Quick arm, plays from an over-the-top slot and carries.
Defense: 2.11-2.24 pop times. Low, flexible setup, plays tall and on-line out of the crouch, clean release.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. 

Blake Binkowski, Lincoln-Way East (IL), 2023, Millikin commit.
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-3, 225-pounds. Wide-shouldered, strong build.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open setup, coiled load and minimal stride. Strong hands, uphill path, looks to elevate, and drove hard contact up the middle of the field.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 87.1 mph. 351’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF – 77 mph. Short tight arm draw, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Lower half works around the baseball, two-hand gather out front of body, some feel for the bag.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Jacob Blunck, Maroa-Forsyth (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, long stride and bat tip load. Strong hands, hits off front foot, line-drive contact to the pull-side of the diamond.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 78.8 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 78 mph. Quick arm, loose, over the top, some carry
Defense: Proper routes, gets behind the baseball, fields out in front, clean actions, shuffle to release
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. 

Michael Boyce, Naperville Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-5, 192-pounds. Strong, high-waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Square, balanced setup, leg-lift trigger. Loose, strong hands, long path, gap-to-gap approach and swings with intent.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 78.6 mph. 355’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 92 mph. Strong, loose arm, plays with effort, high 3/4 slot and throws flash life and carry.
Defense: Quick feet in the outfield, plays with bounce, sure-hands and winds up through release.
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60.

Damon Brena, Niles West (IL), 2023, Southeastern CC commit.
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. Strong, compact build.
Hit: RHH. Upright, open setup, leg-kick timing trigger. Easy, strong hands, creates above-average bat speed. Ball jumps off the barrel, knack for hard contact.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 90.9 mph. 333’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 81 mph. Strong arm, plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 1.93-1.99 pop times. Flexible setup, soft hands, presents pitches. Quick and efficient out of the crouch.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Brandon Brokowski, Evanston (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Athletic frame with strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quiet load and short stride Long path, level through the zone, stays on plane.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 329’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top to high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.09-2.15 pop times. Squared, balanced setup, soft hands, sticks pitches, directional transfer.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Aidan Capone, Rockford Auburn (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, toe tap stride. Aggressive swing, flashed bat speed, hands work on top and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 84.7 mph. 295’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 90 mph. Compact arm action, high 3/4 slot, throws have life out of the hand, quick release
Defense: Attacks the baseball, fields out in front, gets behind the baseball, shuffle to release
Run: 6.77 runner in the 60. 

Michael Carrano, St. Laurence  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Strong build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth toe-tap stride and fluid rhythm throughout. Intentful, strong swing, path works uphill and flashes pull-side power. In-game stats: 1-for-5, 3B, 2 BB, 3 R.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 87 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 76 mph. Arm plays from an over-the-top slot, around the bag.
Defense: 2.04-2.11 pop times. Flexibility in the hips, soft hands, clean receiver and transfer.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

Ricky Collazo, IC Catholic Prep  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 193-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and long stride. Short, quick hands, creates leverage. Bat stays level through the zone and creates occasional bat speed.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 88.2 mph. 353’ max distance.
Arm: LH. C – 74.00 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.07-2.22 pop times. One knee setup at times, flexible hips, quiet receiver, soft hands. Quick glove-to-hand transfer.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Daniel Connelly, Mundelein (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Broad-shouldered, strong build.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed, balanced setup, long stride. Swings with intent and aggression, bat stays on plane through the zone, flashed pull-side power.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 86.7 mph. 334’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 77 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot, throws played around the bag.
Defense: 2.00-2.08 pop times. Slightly open setup, sound quiet receiver, moves well for size.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Daniel Darin, Gibault Catholic (IL), 2023, Lindenwood commit.
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-8, 175-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, short stride gets back to even. Loose, easy swing, lift through the zone and finishes on balance.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 78.1 mph. 328’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 88 mph. Loose long arm action, 3/4 slot, throws with effort, uses whole body
Defense: Attacks the baseball, clean transfer, shuffle to release
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

Reed Drabant, Columbia (IL), 2023, Vincennes JC commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Athletic, wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, smooth deep load and leg-lift timing trigger. Athletic swing, controlled intent, natural lift, and on the barrel with authority to both gaps. Finished game play 2-for-7, 2 R, RBI, SB.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 81.1 mph. 314’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 89 mph. Short, quick arm action and generates throws with life and carry
Defense: Sure-hands, aggressively attacks the baseball, athletic actions, clean transfer, shuffle to release
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60. 

John Philip Ferraro, Oak Park-River Forest (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Large frame with strength.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, quiet load and short stride. Repeatable swing, stays inside, drives the ball the other way and stays on the barrel throughout.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 mph. 317’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 74 mph. Arm plays short and clean from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.08-2.19 pop times. Easy soft hands, clean repeatable release, quiet blocker.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Ben Flerlage, Latin School of Chicago (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, fluid load and stride. Aggressive swing, long path, natural lift at times and ball flashed jump off the barrel.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 292’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 90 mph. Loose long arm action, over the top slot, some effort, accurate
Defense: Proper routes, fields out in front, works through the baseball, secures the baseball, clean transfer
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Harer, St. Viator (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. High-waisted, athletic build.
Hit: SH. Quiet setup, short stride from both sides. Controls the barrel, quiet simple swing, lets the ball travel and keeps his hands inside. Line-drive approach and uses the whole field.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 85.3 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 80 mph. Full arm action, 3/4 slot, strong arm, with life and carry
Defense: Gets behind the baseball, proper routes, sure-hands, clean transfer, shuffles to throw
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60. 

Jaidyn Harrell, Brooks (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg-lift trigger. Loose hands, stays long through the zone.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 86.6 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 83 mph. Over the top slot, loose accurate arm, long arm action
Defense: Deliberate routes, gets behind the baseball, clean transfer, shuffle to release
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Hendrickson, Edwardsville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Broad-shouldered build with strength throughout.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, quiet setup, long stride. Bat gets on plane early, natural loft and consistently elevated hard contact to the pull-side.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 90.4 mph. 356’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 82 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active feet that get around the baseball, hands play out front, long funnel inward, slight glove pack to release.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Ray Jesse, Lockport (IL), 2023, Pima CC commit.
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Wide-shouldered build.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, fluid load, short stride. Long path, easy finish at times, bat stays through the zone and uses the whole field.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 79.1 mph. 264’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 80 mph. Easy arm, plays with life and carry at times, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.01-2.08 pop times. Reliable receiver, directional transfer, strong front side.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Klukas, Lemont (IL), 2023, Wisconsin-Parkside commit.
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Wiry, athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Narrow, open setup, short stride. Short path, rotational, flat through the zone.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 62.8 mph. 290’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 87 mph. Slingshot arm action, 3/4 slot, loose quick arm
Defense: Aggressively attacks the baseball, proper routes, fields out in front, secures the ball through release
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60. 

Tony Konopiots, Downers Grove North (IL), 2023, West Virginia commit
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Wide-shouldered, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Wide, strong setup, minimal wasted movement. Athletic, strong hands, stays flat and short to the ball, lets it travel. Knack for the barrel and drove hard contact to all fields.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 74 mph. Clean, athletic arm, plays easy and out of multiple slots.
Defense: Athletic actions, confident defender, presents the glove, soft hands and ranges with ease and light on his feet.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. 

Henry Kufa, Carlinville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced setup, short stride. Creates whip in swing, line-drive approach and pull-side tendencies.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 72.5 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 84 mph. Short compact arm action works from a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Bounce pre-pitch, travels low to the ground, gets around the baseball up the middle. Hands play out front and funnel inward, clean transfer, quick to release on the move.
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60. 

Austin Leonard, Hampshire (IL), 2023, McHenry County JC commit.
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds. Wide-shouldered frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, minimal load and short stride. Quiet, controlled swing, lets the ball travel, repeats and drove consistent hard contact into the pull-side/middle of the field.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 92.4 mph. 334’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 75 mph. Arm plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.18-2.24 pop times. Clean receiver, easy release, sound blocker.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. 

Vinnie Marvucic, Niles North  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, slightly open setup and short stride. Easy swing, uphill path and works gap-to-gap with easy jump off the barrel.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 88.2 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF – 80 mph. Loose arm action delivers from a high 3/4 slot and produces accurate throws.
Defense: Fields out in front, works through the baseball, sure-hands, secures baseball through release
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

William Millard, O’Fallon (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, minimal load and early stride. Lift through the zone, on time, works to both gaps with lift and leverage. Finished game play 4-for-8, 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 77.1 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 78 mph. Accurate throws, consistently on and around the second base bag; high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 1.94-1.97 pop times. Above-average receiver, flexible hips, gets underneath the pitch at the bottom of the zone, sticks pitches in and around the zone. Athletic feet, gains ground and clean release.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

Jake Morrill, Normal West (IL), 2023, Black Hawk JC-Moline commit
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Strong, broad-chested frame.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, short stride and minimal load. Strong hands, creates bat speed through the zone, uphill path and pull-side approach.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 87.4 mph. 371’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 82 mph. Quick, loose arm with a high 3/4 slot
Defense: Proper routes, breaks down, gets behind the baseball, shuffle to release
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60. 

Jack Novak, Lincoln-Way Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Athletic, long-levered frame with projection.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed, balanced setup, short stride. Quiet, easy swing, ball jumps off the barrel with above-average feel for the barrel.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 87.8 mph. 246’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 75 mph. OF – 86 mph. High over the top delivery with looseness in the arm and carry.
Defense: 2.04-2.18 pop times. Squared setup, directional transfer, clean release.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. 

Andy Roman, Wheaton Academy (IL), 2023, Bossier Parish CC commit
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-3, 210-pounds. Physically-advanced frame with strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Tall, relaxed setup, long stride. Aggressive swing, advanced bat speed, launched balls with authority to all parts of the field in BP.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 93.3 mph. 345’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 79 mph. Strong arm, plays quick and from an over-the-top slot; throws carry.
Defense: 1.90-1.95 pop times. Squared setup, soft strong hands, quick glove-to-hand release.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Christian Seminaro, Mundelein (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, short stride and finishes on balance. Simple swing, lets the ball travel, quick athletic hands and natural lift through the zone.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 86.3 mph. 340’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 85 mph. Loose athletic full arm action, 3/4 slot, accurate
Defense: Sure-hands, attacks the baseball, fields through the ball, clean transfer, shuffle to throw
Run: 6.63 runner in the 60. 

John St. Clair, Plainfield North (IL), 2023, Wisconsin-Parkside commit.
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Athletic build with strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced lower half, hands start slotted back, toe-tap trigger, controlled through contact. Athletic hands, short simple swing, stays level through the zone. Gap-to-gap approach, covered the plate.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 82 mph. 346’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 84 mph. Quick arm plays natural out of a 3/4 slot with the ability to throw from multiple angles.
Defense: Fluid feet on the infield, easy range and clean actions.
Run: 6.54 runner in the 60. 

Easton Steck, Galesburg (IL), 2023, Illinois-Springfield commit.
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Wide-shouldered, strong, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup, long stride. Strong, athletic hands, long through the zone, on time, the ball jumps off the barrel.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 87.3 mph. 355’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 82 mph. Short arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays with pre-pitch bounce, active feet, breaks down around the baseball in a wide stance. Two-hand gather out front of body, glove packs to release.
Run: 6.66 runner in the 60. 

Carter Storti, Lemont  (IL), 2023, Wisconsin-Parkside commit
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Wide-shouldered build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands drift down at load, short quick stride. Quick strong hands. Simple swing, direct to contact, flat through the zone. Loud backspin line drives to the pull-side.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 89.4 mph. 332’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 84 mph. Clean, quick arm, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Aggressive defender, comes and gets the baseball, active feet, soft hands and quick exchange. Smooth double play turn.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Swanstrom, Lemont  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-11, 171-pounds. Athletic, quick-twitch build.
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup, stride gets back to even. Quick, athletic hands, consistently on the barrel. Pull-side approach with sneaky jump off the bat. Finished 1-for-2 with 2 SBs and a walk in his one game.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 79.4 mph. 304’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 86 mph. Short, quick, easy arm action produces throws with life and carry
Defense: Aggressive routes, fields through the baseball, secures baseball through release
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Vasey, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: MIF/2B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic frame with quick-twitch.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, handsy pre-pitch, bat wraps at load, quick toe-tap trigger. Quick hands, rotates with aggression out of load, level path and stays inside the baseball. Worked line drives to the pull-side.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 87.9 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 81 mph. Short subtle arm swing finishes from a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Feet work around the baseball, two-hand gather out front of body, secure exchange to release.
Run: 6.63 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Voegele, Columbia (IL), 2023, Kansas commit
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Athletic, wide-shouldered build with plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: RHH. Balanced lower half, active hands pre-pitch, bat tips to load, leg lift trigger. Short, simple, athletic stroke. Line drive approach, stayed up the middle.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 89.9 mph. 362’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 83 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot. Quick to release.
Defense: Active athletic feet, works around the baseball, swift on the move and covers ground. Steady hands that work out front, quick hand transfer to release.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

Troy Vosburgh, Oswego  (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Athletic build with strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Wide, crouched setup, short stride. Aggressive swing, intent in the box, strong hands, natural lift and drove hard contact to the big parts of the field.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 88.1 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 89 mph. Long arm swing finishes from a high 3/4 slot. Will shorten up on the move and work from a tighter, 3/4 release.
Defense: Quick first step, athletic feet that attack the baseball and breakdown in rhythm, steady hands that work out front, quick transfer to release.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

Trace Vrbancic, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2023, Wisconsin-La Crosse commit
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Athletic build with wide-shoulders and more physicality to tap into down the road.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open setup, Athletic hands, works with lift at times and sprayed contact to all fields.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 79.4 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 79 mph. Arm draws back out the hand with some wrap, loose 3/4 finish.
Defense: Athletic feet that work around the baseball, tempo’d and rhythmic on the move, balanced. Steady hands that play out front, clean hand transfer to release.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

Luke Wallace, Lemont  (IL), 2023, Southeastern CC commit
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Athletic, broad-shouldered frame with more strength to come.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, minimal load and short stride. Direct, quick hands, whippy levers and on the barrel throughout.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 84.5 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 85 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot, leverages ground, accurate
Defense: Sure-hands, fields in stride, outfield actions, secures baseball through release
Run: 6.46 runner in the 60. 

Johnny Wendling, St. Laurence  (IL), 2023; Illinois-Springfield commit
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 215-pounds. Thick, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quiet load. Controlled aggression, bat stays on plane and repeatable. Feel for the barrel and sprayed contact to all fields.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 90.6 mph. 318’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 77 mph. INF – 79 mph. Short arm action behind the plate, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.09-2.13 pop times. Versatile defender who profiles at third base and behind the plate. Soft, sure-hands, clean, reliable actions. Present internal clock and feel for the game.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

Isaiah White, Homewood Flossmoor (IL), 2023; Highland CC (KS) commit
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Long-levered, athletic build with upside.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, wide setup, short stride and stays on balance. Athletic, strong hands, stays through the zone with feel for the barrel.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 86.2 mph. 326’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF – 78 mph. Loose full arm action, 3/4 slot, accurate throws
Defense: Clean outfield actions, athletic mover, attacks the baseball, fields out in front, shuffle to release
Run: 6.62 runner in the 60. 

Lucas Winters, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, narrow base, smooth hand load, leg kick trigger. Athletic hands, long path to contact, worked the other way.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 74.7 mph. 283’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF – 79 mph. Tight arm circle with some length, finished from a high 3/4 slot. Did drop down to a 3/4 release on the move.
Defense: Lower half works around the baseball, range to the glove side. Steady hands that work out front of body, some length to release.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

Henry Wolfe, New Trier (IL), 2023; Elon commit.
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds. Lean, high-waisted, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, loads into backside. Strong, quick hands, controlled intent, consistently on the barrel and hard pull-side contact.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 87.3 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 78 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action; strong throws, play true and around the bag.
Defense: 2.06-2.16 pop times. Athletic defender behind the plate. Soft hands, quality receiver and quick out of the crouch.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

Nolan Zurawski, Minooka (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, squared setup, short stride. Bat stays on plane, repeatable, lift through the zone, hard gap-to-gap approach. Polished round
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 88.8 mph. 349’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C – 73 mph. Arm plays short and out of an over-the-top window.
Defense: 2.09-2.12 pop times. Presents a low target, flexible hips, clean and quick out of the chute with smooth glove-to-hand exchange.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

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