Prep Baseball Report

Peoria Summer ID: Positional Data Dive


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:

ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Jacob Kenney IL Mercer County High School 2025 OF 6.91
2 Deegan Aeilts IL Normal University 2025 OF 6.93
3 August Burr IL St. Bede Academy 2026 SS 7.09
4 Luke Bonnstetter IL Charleston 2025 RHP 7.13
5 Jackson Ahrens IL East Peoria High School 2026 SS 7.21
^ Braden Mehn IL University High School 2025 OF 7.21

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.


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jackson Griffith IL Arcola 2026 1B 96.3 mph
2 Auggie Lohnes IL East Peoria High School 2026 3B 94.8 mph
3 Anson Zaiser IL Washington 2026 C 92.5 mph
4 Colson Welgat IL Kewanee 2025 SS 91.7 mph
5 Chase Decker IL Newman Central Catholic 2025 OF 91.7 mph
6 Braden Montgomery IL Okaw Valley High School 2026 3B 91.3 mph
7 August Burr IL St. Bede Academy 2026 SS 90.9 mph
8 Kaden Rickey IL Washington 2026 C 90.9 mph
9 Matthew Darling IL Westville 2026 RHP 90.6 mph
10 Jackson Ahrens IL East Peoria High School 2026 SS 90.5 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Anson Zaiser IL Washington Comm High School 2026 C 87.4 mph
2 Jackson Ahrens IL East Peoria High School 2026 SS 87.2 mph
3 Kaden Rickey IL Washington 2026 C 84.0 mph
4 Chase Decker IL Newman Central Catholic 2025 OF 83.7 mph
5 Braden Montgomery IL Okaw Valley 2026 3B 83.6 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 Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Anson Zaiser IL Washington Comm High School 2026 C 339 ft
2 Braden Montgomery IL Okaw Valley 2026 3B 333 ft
3 Chase Decker IL Newman Central Catholic 2025 OF 327 ft
4 Jackson Ahrens IL East Peoria High School 2026 SS 327 ft
5 August Burr IL St. Bede Academy 2026 SS 322 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Anson Zaiser IL Washington Comm High School 2026 C 90 %
2 Jackson Ahrens IL East Peoria High School 2026 SS 88 %
3 Luke Bonnstetter IL Charleston 2025 RHP 85 %
4 Madden Johnson IL Mattoon 2025 RHP 81 %
^ August Burr IL St. Bede Academy 2026 SS 81 %
5 Chase Decker IL Newman Central Catholic 2025 OF 80 %

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.


BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Jacob Kenney IL Mercer County High School 2025 OF 23.4 mph
2 Jackson Griffith IL Arcola 2026 1B 22.8 mph
3 Auggie Lohnes IL East Peoria High School 2026 3B 22.3 mph
4 Colson Welgat IL Kewanee 2025 SS 21.9 mph
5 Cal Boeker IL Morton 2025 OF 21.9 mph
6 Deegan Aeilts IL University High School 2025 OF 21.8 mph
7 Kaden Rickey IL Washington 2026 C 21.7 mph
8 Luke Bonnstetter IL Charleston 2025 RHP 21.5 mph
9 Madden Johnson IL Mattoon 2025 RHP 21.4 mph
10 Cameron Melchert IL Geneseo 2026 SS 21.3 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 Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Jackson Griffith IL Arcola 2026 1B 73.5 mph
2 Auggie Lohnes IL East Peoria High School 2026 3B 72.3 mph
3 Colson Welgat IL Kewanee 2025 SS 72.2 mph
4 Chase Decker IL Newman Central Catholic 2025 OF 69.4 mph
5 Jackson Ahrens IL East Peoria High School 2026 SS 69.4 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 Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Jacob Kenney IL Mercer County High School 2025 OF 23.4 g
2 Cal Boeker IL Morton 2025 OF 18.4 g
3 Kaden Rickey IL Washington 2026 C 18.4 g
4 Auggie Lohnes IL East Peoria High School 2026 3B 18.3 g
5 Jackson Griffith IL Arcola 2026 1B 16.7 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.

VIZUAL EDGE

EDGE SCORE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Edge Score
1 Lucas Farabaugh IL Ottawa Township 2026 3B 81.39
2 Kaden Rickey IL Washington 2026 C 78.80
3 Colson Welgat IL Kewanee 2025 SS 78.78
4 Nick Shelsta IL Warrensburg-Latham 2025 OF 78.51
5 Carter Reiners IL Normal Community 2027 1B 76.16
6 Jake Miller IL Centennial 2025 SS 75.15
7 Michael Roesel IL St. Thomas More 2026 3B 74.60
8 Braden Mehn IL University High School 2025 OF 73.27
9 Anson Zaiser IL Washington Comm High School 2026 C 72.85
10 Auggie Lohnes IL East Peoria High School 2026 3B 70.95

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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