IA Top Prospect Games- Top Prospects- Position Players

By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

Prep Baseball Report's IA Top Prospect Games event took place on Sunday, August 6, 2017. The event was held at Duane Banks Field on the campus of the University of Iowa. The event featured prospects from the 2018 grad class. 

There were a number of great individual performances this year at the IA Top Prospect Games

As we drill down into the statistics:

+  17 players ran sub 4.6 H-1B.
+  28 players recorded 85+ mph exit velocities
+  16 players recorded 80+ mph infield throws
+  12 players recorded 80+ mph outfield throws
+  9 catchers recorded 70+ mph throws to second base
+  6 catchers recorded sub-2.1 pop times
+  33 pitchers were 80+ mph on the mound


Today we take a look at the top position players from the event; followed by our group of strong follows that had strong performances as well.

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Tony Barreca, C/OF, North Scott, 2018
5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #14 ranked player in Iowa 2018 class. 4.5 home-to-first time. Square stance, short to contact, compact swing, aggressive approach, flashed hard line drive contact, gap to gap approach, 90 mph exit velocity. Above avg. blocker and receiver, directs traffic well during game action, deads ball and keeps in front. Quick feet with clean exchange, flashes carry to bag, occasionally short to bag on throws, 76 mph arm strength with 1.95-2.01 pop times. Versatility in field with ability to play outfield as well with solid routes, tracks fly balls well, above avg. runner, and has accurate arm on throws with 84 mph arm from outfield.

Jack Boever, OF, Sioux City Heelan, 2018
6-foot, 185-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. #41 ranked player in IA 2018 class. Athletic build with solid present strength. 4.87 home-to-first time. Tall open stance, loose swing through zone, solid extension through contact, mid/pull approach, line drive and fly ball contact, 95 mph exit velocity. Above avg. athlete, easy actions, slightly raw in outfield, throws have carry and accuracy, 83 mph arm from outfield.

Evan Crawford, 3B, Pleasant Valley, 2018
6-foot-2, 190-pound right-handed hitting third baseman. Athletic frame with solid strength. Currently un-ranked; Crawford will make a jump

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