Peoria Summer ID: Positional Data Dive (2024)

June 21, 2024
Kevin Cronin
Illinois & Wisconsin Data Coordinator, Area Scout

On June 18th, the Prep Baseball Illinois staff hosted the Peoria Summer ID at East Side Complex in East Peoria, Ill. Over 30 players participated in a pro-style workout, gathering unrivaled access to data through our state-of-the-art tech partners, as well as in-depth scouting analysis from our Prep Baseball Illinois staff.

Yesterday, we looked at the top measurable data performers from the event, found in our Statistical Analysis, where we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories. We also released our Quick Hits from the event, highlighting some of the event's top prospects.

Now, we will take a further in-depth look at the top positional prospects with the help from our tech partnerships, broken down by the categories down below:

60-YARD DASH

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPos60-yard
1 Jacob KenneyILMercer County High School 2025OF6.91
2 Deegan AeiltsILUniversity High School 2025OF6.93
3 August BurrILSt. Bede Academy 2026SS7.09
4 Luke BonnstetterILCharleston 2025RHP7.13
5 Jackson AhrensILEast Peoria High School 2026SS7.21
^ Braden MehnILUniversity High School 2025OF7.21

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. We implemented three timing gates at the 10 and 30 yards, to capture athletes’ quickness, explosiveness and reaction time. From there, we will calculate an athlete’s top-end speed in miles per hour. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosExit Velocity (max)
1 Jackson GriffithILArcola 20261B96.3 mph
2 Auggie LohnesILEast Peoria High School 20263B94.8 mph
3 Anson ZaiserILWashington 2026C92.5 mph
4 Colson WelgatILKewanee 2025SS91.7 mph
5 Chase DeckerILNewman Central Catholic 2025OF91.7 mph
6 Braden MontgomeryILOkaw Valley High School 20263B91.3 mph
7 August BurrILSt. Bede Academy 2026SS90.9 mph
8 Kaden RickeyILWashington 2026C90.9 mph
9 Matthew DarlingILWestville 2026RHP90.6 mph
10 Jackson AhrensILEast Peoria High School 2026SS90.5 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosExit Velocity (avg)
1 Anson ZaiserILWashington 2026C87.4 mph
2 Jackson AhrensILEast Peoria High School 2026SS87.2 mph
3 Kaden RickeyILWashington 2026C84.0 mph
4 Chase DeckerILNewman Central Catholic 2025OF83.7 mph
5 Braden MontgomeryILOkaw Valley High School 20263B83.6 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosDistance (max)
1 Anson ZaiserILWashington 2026C339 ft
2 Braden MontgomeryILOkaw Valley High School 20263B333 ft
3 Chase DeckerILNewman Central Catholic 2025OF327 ft
4 Jackson AhrensILEast Peoria High School 2026SS327 ft
5 August BurrILSt. Bede Academy 2026SS322 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosSweet Spot %
1 Anson ZaiserILWashington 2026C90 %
2 Jackson AhrensILEast Peoria High School 2026SS88 %
3 Luke BonnstetterILCharleston 2025RHP85 %
4 Madden JohnsonILMattoon 2025RHP81 %
^ August BurrILSt. Bede Academy 2026SS81 %
5 Chase DeckerILNewman Central Catholic 2025OF80 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosHand Speed (avg)
1 Jacob KenneyILMercer County High School 2025OF23.4 mph
2 Jackson GriffithILArcola 20261B22.8 mph
3 Auggie LohnesILEast Peoria High School 20263B22.3 mph
4 Colson WelgatILKewanee 2025SS21.9 mph
5 Cal BoekerILMorton 2025OF21.9 mph
6 Deegan AeiltsILUniversity High School 2025OF21.8 mph
7 Kaden RickeyILWashington 2026C21.7 mph
8 Luke BonnstetterILCharleston 2025RHP21.5 mph
9 Madden JohnsonILMattoon 2025RHP21.4 mph
10 Cameron MelchertILGeneseo 2026SS21.3 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosBat Speed (avg)
1 Jackson GriffithILArcola 20261B73.5 mph
2 Auggie LohnesILEast Peoria High School 20263B72.3 mph
3 Colson WelgatILKewanee 2025SS72.2 mph
4 Chase DeckerILNewman Central Catholic 2025OF69.4 mph
5 Jackson AhrensILEast Peoria High School 2026SS69.4 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosRot. Acc (avg)
1 Jacob KenneyILMercer County High School 2025OF23.4 g
2 Cal BoekerILMorton 2025OF18.4 g
3 Kaden RickeyILWashington 2026C18.4 g
4 Auggie LohnesILEast Peoria High School 20263B18.3 g
5 Jackson GriffithILArcola 20261B16.7 g

Body Rotation: A swing that has the appropriate relative contributions of body and bat rotations is an efficient and Powerful swing that maintains proper sequencing. An efficient baseball swing is one in which the body creates the initial movements, which is then transferred to the arms and out to the bat, thereby maximizing Bat Speed through this proximal-to-distal kinematic sequencing movement pattern.

EDGE SCORE

Rank NameStateSchoolClassPosEdge Score
1 Lucas FarabaughILOttawa Township 20263B81.39
2 Kaden RickeyILWashington 2026C78.80
3 Colson WelgatILKewanee 2025SS78.78
4 Nick ShelstaILWarrensburg-Latham 2025OF78.51
5 Carter ReinersILNormal Community High School 20271B76.16
6 Jake MillerILCentennial 2025SS75.15
7 Michael RoeselILTHE HIGH SCHOOL OF SAINT THOMAS MORE 20263B74.60
8 Braden MehnILUniversity High School 2025OF73.27
9 Anson ZaiserILWashington 2026C72.85
10 Auggie LohnesILEast Peoria High School 20263B70.95

The Edge Score is a comprehensive score out of 100 that takes the core-six visual skills into account, providing athletes, parents, coaches and scouts with a benchmark number for assessing an athlete’s overall visual ability. In general the higher the Edge Score, the higher chance of athletic success. Think of the Edge Score as the 'Sixth Metric' in the standard Five-Tools that make up a ball player.

The average Edge Score for the 2020 MLB Draft Class was 79.3 (of hitters who completed a Vizual Edge test). MLB players we've worked with typically show stronger scores, with elite hitters scoring consistently above 87.0 on their Edge Score.

+ CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.

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