IA Preseason All-State: Outfielder Evaluations


Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

Prep Baseball Report's�IA Preseason All-State�event took place on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The event was held at SportsPlex West in Waukee, IA. The event featured prospects from the 2019, 2020 and 2021 grad classes. Players showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches.�

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the�IA Preseason All-State.�

As we drill down into the statistics:

+� �36 players ran sub-7.2 60's.
+� �56 players recorded 85+ mph exit velocities
+� �33 players recorded 80+ mph infield throws
+� �19 players recorded 80+ mph outfield throws
+� �25 catchers recorded 70+ mph throws to second base
+� �16 catchers recorded sub-2.1 pop times
+� �48 pitchers were 80+ mph on the mound

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Below is our evaluations of the outfielders, listed alphabetically, who were in attendance at the event. Check back in at the end of the week as we will release our Top Prospects from the event.


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outfieldER EVALUATIONS

Peyton Agan, OF, Ankeny, 2019
5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.26 runner. Square stance, easy hand load, front heel turn trigger, short swing through zone, avg. use of lower half, middle of field approach with ground ball contact, 83 mph exit velocity. Works through ball, fields low to ground and out front, sure hands, slight pie arm action with solid accuracy to target, 77 mph arm strength from outfield.

Jacob Barton, OF/LHP, Waukee, 2021
5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.2 runner. Square stance, body load, large leg kick trigger, lower hand slot, inconsistent timing and contact, ground balls off bat, mid/pull approach, 76 mph exit velocity. Long athletic actions in field, sure hands, moves well in field, clean arm action, shows carry and accuracy to target, 77 mph arm strength from outfield.

Kyle Burns, OF/RHP, Sioux City East, 2019
6-foot, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Physical frame with present strength. 7.25 runner. Easy body load, consistent hard contact, strength in swing, short to contact, repeats swing well, one of best b.p.’s during event, gap to gap approach, 86 mph exit velocity. Aggressive fielder, works through ball, longer release on throws occasionally, follows throws to target, solid accuracy and carry, 82 mph arm strength from outfield.

Mac Conrad, OF/RHP, Sigourney, 2019
6-foot-1, 195-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.52 runner. Present strength, shoulder load, clean path, inconsistent timing, out front at contact, solid ground ball contact, mid/pull approach, 81 mph exit velocity. Works through ball, sure hands, confident fielder, compact arm action, solid tools and actions, accurate to target, 82 mph arm strength from outfield.

Mason Crow, OF/LHP, Sioux Falls O’Gorman (SD), 2019
6-foot-2, 208-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. Physical frame with present strength. 7.19 runner. Balanced setup, slight body and hand load, drives baseball to pull-side with authority, clean path, consistently squares baseball, has power projection in frame and swing, 87 mph exit velocity. Solid arm action, can be uncontrolled at times in field, projects physically with solid athleticism, 81 mph arm strength from outfield.

Bennett Cutsforth, OF, Dubuque Wahlert, 2020
6-foot, 170-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Athletic build with lean strength. 7.13 runner. Open stance, strides to square, rhythm in hands, clean path, some body stiffness, when on time flashed hard contact, loud line drives to mid/pull side of field, 84 mph exit velocity. Solid athleticism in field, active feet, reads hops well, up and over arm action, 77 mph arm strength from outfield.

Kaden Dewey, OF, Waverly-Shell Rock, 2020
5-foot-11, 200-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Physical compact build with proportional strength. 6.99 runner. Aggressive swinger, body load, larger hand movements, looks to generate power, shows pop to pull side of field, above avg. present strength, 89 mph exit velocity. Aggressive routes and play fast in outfield, covers ground well, sure hands, has momentum through throws, above avg. carry with accuracy, proto college right-fielder, 87 mph arm from outfield.

Ray Ray Douglas, OF/RHP, Sioux City West, 2019
6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #22 player in Iowa 2019 class. Lean athletic frame with wiry strength. 7.03 runner. Square stance, leg kick trigger, some looseness and rhythm in hands, falls over plate and loses balance, works to stay on and through baseball, flashes hard line drive contact to mid/pull side of field, 84 mph exit velocity. Above avg. arm, quick with graceful actions, above avg. athleticism, interesting prospect as he continues to fill out frame and gain strength, 92 mph arm strength from outfield.

Derek Einertson, OF, Norwalk, 2021
5-foot-9, 145-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.52 runner. Tall stance, body load with leg kick trigger, clean bat path, loses barrel control occasionally working underneath and up through contact, all fields approach, solid contact mid/away, 81 mph exit velocity. Works low to ground and through baseball, sure hands, occasionally uses 2-hands effecting balance and direction, clean arm action, solid carry and accuracy to target, 77 mph arm strength from outfield.

Josh Fitzgerald, OF, Mason City Newman, 2019
6-foot-1, 182-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. #2 player in Iowa 2019 class and ranked #287 in PBR Overall. 6.74 runner. Body load, easy leg kick trigger, balanced swing, loose hands with clean path through zone, explodes through contact, has power projection in bat, mid/pull approach, 87 mph exit velocity. Confident fielder, covers ground well, above avg. actions, sure hands, plays through ball, has momentum on throws, accurate with carry to target, 91 mph velocity from outfield.

Gabe Followell, OF, Des Moines Roosevelt, 2019
6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.22 runner. Long loose frame, consistent hard contact, ball jumps off barrel, works middle of field, lift in swing plane, 84 mph exit velocity. Raw actions in field, elevated throws to target, avg. direction on throws, 75 mph arm strength. Bat is carrying tool and will be an interesting prospect if he can refine and continue to develop in field.

Nile Foss, LHP/OF, Carlisle, 2020
5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.51 runner. Open stance, leg kick trigger, easy effort in swing, pull approach, flat path through zone, line drive and ground ball contact, 83 mph exit velocity. Slower pace in field, sure hands, above avg. glove, clean arm action, solid carry and accuracy to target, 78 mph arm from outfield.

Jose Lara, OF, Pleasant Valley, 2020
6-foot-1, 165-pound switch hitting outfielder. Physically impressive, lean athletic frame with wide shoulders and narrow waist, will continue to add quality weight and strength. 7.02 runner. Creates bat speed from both sides, large leg kick effects timing, flashes loud contact to middle of field, ball jumps off barrel, when everything is in sync, 90 mph exit velocity. Above avg. athlete in field, covers ground well, loses direction on throws with footwork, long wrapping arm action, cut action on throws, 84 mph arm from outfield. Some raw attributes, has tools and athleticism, high projection, and will be followed closely by college programs as he continues to develop.

Cael Luzum, OF/RHP, Decorah, 2021
5-foot-8, 165-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.25 runner. Physical for age, easy body load, tips barrel with high back elbow, some length to contact, inconsistent during batting practice but when on time makes hard loud contact to middle of field, 84 mph exit velocity. Sure hands with solid actions in field, confident fielder, above avg. arm with carry and accuracy, 86 mph arm strength from outfield. Strong follow in 2021 class.

Matthew Martin, OF, Mount Vernon, 2019
5-foot-8, 145-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.41 runner. Tall stance, crouches back and down to load, slight lift in swing plane, mostly ground ball contact, works mid/away, 81 mph exit velocity. Solid athleticism, aggressive routes, solid fielder, works though ball, clean arm action, solid accuracy to target, 80 mph arm strength from outfield.

Maxim Martin, OF, Ankeny, 2020
5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 6.65 runner. Tall stance, preset weight and hands, leg kick trigger, stiffer swing plane, spray contact, mid/pull approach, 79 mph exit velocity. Solid athlete, works through ball, sure hands, raw throwing footwork and mechanics, 73 mph arm strength from outfield.

Jalen Martinez, OF/LHP, Waukee, 2020
6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.18 runner. Open stance, leg kick trigger, load length effects timing, shows loose hands, hard contact to pull side of field, line drives and doubles type hitter, 86 mph exit velocity. Long and loose with above avg. actions in field, covers ground well, tracks baseball and plays an above avg. centerfield in high school, throws have carry and accuracy to target, 85 mph arm from outfield.

Tyler Miller, OF, Oskaloosa, 2020
5-foot-10, 163-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.47 runner. Open stance, compact swing, avg./solid contact, works mid/pull side of field, ground ball and line drive contact, 86 mph exit velocity. Aggressive fielder, works through baseball, good direction with footwork, short arm action, avg. carry with solid accuracy, 82 mph arm from outfield.

Kaleb Olejniczak, OF, Perry, 2019
5-foot-7, 145-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.02 runner. Square slightly crouched stance, compact swing with slight through contact, spray approach, works middle of field, 82 mph exit velocity. Sure hands, tends to field on side of ball, arm strength should improve with more momentum through baseball and following throws, covers ground well, 75 mph arm strength from outfield.

Tony Oleshko, OF, Waukee, 2019
6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. #31 player in IA 2019 rankings. 7.02 runner. Compact build with present strength, easy leg kick trigger, some length to contact, line drive swing plane, flashes pop in bat to pull side of field, 88 mph exit velocity. Plays on balls of feet, sure hands, confident in field, works through ball, clean arm action, above avg. carry to target, 84 mph arm strength.

Jake Osborne, LHP/OF, Urbandale, 2020
5-foot-11, 155-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 8.1 runner. Body load, pre-set hands, some stiffness in straight legs to hit, mostly ground ball contact, mid/pull approach, 72 mph exit velocity. Tends to move flat-footed, stops after throw, shows ability to field routine, 75 mph arm strength from outfield.

Jakob Pitman, RHP/OF, Roland-Story, 2019
6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Compact physical build with present strength. 7.27 runner. Choppy rhythm, loose bat path, barrel exits hitting zone early, flashes hard pull contact, line drive approach, 85 mph exit velocity. Tall fielding stance, raw mechanically with footwork, above avg. arm, quicker release, 85 mph arm strength from outfield.

Drew Price, OF, Storm Lake, 2019
5-foot-11, 150-pound left-handed hitting outfielder. 7.02 runner. Lean athletic build. Quick twitch athleticism. Square stance with heavy body load, leg kick trigger, looks to generate power with large movements and aggressive swing, uses whole field, flashes hard pull side contact with lift in swing plane, 87 mph exit velocity. Shows athletic actions in field, plays fast, covers ground, aggressive routes, above avg. arm with carry and accuracy, 89 mph arm from outfield. Previously un-ranked; Price will make substantial jump into rankings once updated.

Mitch Randall, RHP/OF, Waukee, 2020
6-foot-1, 192-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.51 runner. Square balanced stance, body load, compact swing, above avg. present strength, stiffer finish through contact, works middle of field, line drive and fly ball contact, flashes occasional pop in bat, 87 mph exit velocity. Solid athleticism, works through ball, solid/avg. actions, short arm action, solid carry with accuracy to target, 83 mph arm strength from outfield.

Tyler Reiss, OF/RHP, Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln, 2019
5-foot-8, 135-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.08 runner. Closed stance, leg kick trigger, low hand set, uphill path through contact, fly ball approach to mid/pull side of field, 79 mph exit velocity. Decent athlete in field, aggressive routes, ability to field, uncontrolled body, large crow hop on throws, solid accuracy on throws, 84 mph arm strength from outfield.

Logan Smith, RHP/OF, Dallas Center-Grimes, 2020
5-foot-9, 170-pound right-handed 2-way player. 7.62 runner. Opens stance, body load, compact swing with uphill path, hard contact to middle of field, 78 mph exit velocity. Aggressive fielder, good routes with direction on throws, sure hands, above avg. arm with carry and accuracy to target, 90 mph arm from outfield.

Nathan Steenblock, OF/LHP, Dowling Catholic, 2019
6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #18 player in IA 2019 rankings and recent South Dakota State commit. Present physical strength, muscular lower half, combination of speed and power in frame. 6.69 runner. Square stance, body load, line drive swing plane, good extension through contact, consistent hard contact and works middle of field, 92 mph exit velocity. Solid athlete in field, sure hands, works through ball, up and over front side to throw, with minor tweaks velo and carry will improve, 85 mph arm strength from outfield.

Ryan Ungs, OF/RHP, Boone, 2020
5-foot-7, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.68 runner. Square stance, choppy body load, low hand set, stiff swing plane, ground ball contact, works middle of field, 74 mph exit velocity. Avg. actions in field, tends to move with flat feet, sure hands, fields routine, accurate to target, 72 mph arm strength.

Dawson Wedeking, OF, Mason City, 2019
5-foot-11, 190-pound left-handed hitting outfielder. #48 player in Iowa 2019 rankings. Compact build with present strength. 7.08 runner. Open stance, leg kick trigger, launch angle oriented swing, has above avg. strength, inconsistent timing during batting practice, showed hard contact to middle of field, 92 mph exit velocity. Solid actions in field, works through ball, reads hops, shows arm strength with solid carry and accuracy to target, 85 mph arm strength from outfield.

Jack West, OF, Davenport North, 2020
5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.4 runner. Crouched stance, leg kick trigger, repeats swing well, consistent solid contact, line drive approach, works mid/pull side of field, 83 mph exit velocity. Works through baseball, sure hands, limited use of front side on throws, elevated to target, 68 mph arm strength from outfield.

Colby Wigham, OF/RHP, Dallas Center-Grimes, 2020
6-foot-2, 165-pound switch hitting 2-way player. Tall lean build. 7.53 runner. From left-side shows easy load, repeats swing well, consistent line drive approach, works mid/pull. Right-side; shoulder turn, looks to create more power, has extension through contact, squares baseball consistently. 84 mph exit velocity. Avg. actions in field, moves with flat feet, tends to field with 2-hands losing momentum and direction, makes routine plays, accurate arm to target, 79 mph arm from outfield.

Casey Young, LHP/OF, Winterset, 2020
6-foot-1, 190-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. Physical build with stronger lower half. 7.13 runner. Open stance, slight tuck and turn into launch position, clean bat path, consistent solid contact, works mid/pull side of field, with present strength, 91 mph exit velocity. Solid actions, follows throws to target, fields with 2-hands upsetting direction and balance, above avg. carry with accuracy to target, 88 mph arm from outfield.