IA Underclass Prospect Games: Corner Infield Analysis



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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

The Prep Baseball Report Iowa's Underclass Prospect Games took place on August 4th, 2015 at Duane Banks Field on the campus of the University of Iowa. The showcase featured prospects from the 2017 and 2018 class who showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff, college coaches, and professional scouts.

Today we take a look at the corner infielders that were at the event. When we create this list we evaluate the overall package of abilities along with future projection at the college level.

The top corner infield prospect at this year's IA Underclass Prospect Games is Cole Peterson from WDM Valley. Peterson had one of the best B.P. sessions of the day; along with showing above average skills at first base.

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Top Corner infield Prospects

1. Cole Peterson, 1B, WDM Valley, 2017
5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitting first baseman. 7.03 runner. Slight crouch. Good hand slot. Balance in swing. Creates barrel whip. Aggressive swings and bat stays through zone. Gap to gap approach with above avg. pop in bat. 85 mph exit velocity. Good feet and hands at first base. Very good around bag. Avg. arm action with 74 mph arm strength across.

2. Evan Reifert, 3B/RHP, Wilton, 2017
6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.00 runner. Tall athletic set-up. Some length to contact. Loose swing with balance. Pull approach with solid contact and strength in swing. 88 mph exit velocity. Fields deep in stance. Glove is solid with average feet. Good angles around ball creating direction to target. Above avg. arm action with accuracy to bag. 78 mph arm strength.

3. Mitchell Wiese, 1B/RHP, Marion, 2017
6-foot-7, 210-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.44 runner. Quiet load and level head through contact. Mid-pull approach. Shows leverage in swing. Stays on ball at contact. Flashes of pop in bat. 93 mph exit velocity. Above avg. glove and feet at first base. Footwork is solid around bag. Strong accurate arm at 79 mph.

4. Nate Disterhoft, 1B, Iowa City West, 2017
6-foot-3, 185-pound left-handed hitting first baseman. 7.06 runner. Small leg kick trigger to swing. Strides across body to contact. Solid contact with pull approach and flashes of pop in bat. 70 mph exit velocity. Shows good hands and feet at first base. Accurate throws. Short arm action from low slot. Extremely good around bag with feet and soft hands. 67 mph arm strength.

5. Clayton Nettleton, RHP/1B, Davenport West, 2018
6-foot-1, 190-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.66 runner. Solid athletic set-up. Lift in swing. Uses whole field. Solid contact with pop to pull-side of field. 89 mph exit velocity off tee. Usable hands and feet defensively. Makes routine plays. Will continue to improve around bag with reps. 81 mph arm strength across.

6. Will Rodruck, RHP/3B, WDM Valley, 2017
6-foot, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.43 runner. Has strength. Lift in swing. Spray approach. Uses whole field. Flashes pop in bat. 85 mph exit velocity off tee. Fields out front. Usable hands and feet at third base. Winds up to throw. Average accuracy to bag with above avg. arm strength. 85 mph across.

7. Jarred Wood, RHP/1B, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 2017
6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.53 runner. Athletic set-up in box. Balance in swing. Pull approach. Barrel leaves zone early. Strength in swing and pop to pull side of field. 89 mph exit velocity. Fields deep in stance. Funnels baseball to body occasionally. Shows solid hands and feet. Above avg. arm strength at 86 mph across infield.

8. Zac Ebeling, 1B, Mount Pleasant, 2017
6-foot-1, 195-pound right-handed hitting first baseman. 7.38 runner. Square stance. Strides slightly across. Aggressive swings. Balanced. Rotational bat path through zone. Pull approach with strength. 89 mph exit velocity off tee. Usable hands and feet at first base. Keeps everything in front. Solid footwork around bag. Short arm action with accuracy at 67 mph.

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

William Angstman, RHP/3B, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 2018
6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.5 runner. No stride approach. Small hand and weight load. Solid path to contact. Limited extension through ball. Middle of field approach. 81 mph exit velocity off tee. Fields deep across body. Average range. Throws show carry across infield with accuracy to bag. 79 mph arm strength.

Jacob Bockenstedt, RHP/3B, Cedar Rapids Washington, 2018
5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.38 runner. Open stance to start. Strides in-line to pitcher. Shows quick hands. Loses barrel below hands. Uses whole field. Needs increased strength. 76 mph exit velocity. Shows good hands and feet. Funnels baseball up to body. Range is good. Throws have above average carry and velocity. 83 mph across infield.

Chandler Poell, RHP/3B, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 2017
6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.62 runner. Slightly crouched stance with hard stride to contact. Eye level changes from trigger to contact. Gap to gap approach. Flashes of pop in bat. Underneath ball at contact. 80 mph exit velocity off tee. Fields deep in stance. Makes routine plays. Glove and feet are average. 75 mph arm strength across field with solid accuracy.

Sam Rogers, RHP/1B, WDM Valley, 2017
6-foot-2, 215-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.41 runner. Above avg. bat speed. Uphill swing plane. Aggressive swinger. Collapse on backside through contact. Underneath at contact. 84 mph exit velocity off tee. Usable hands and feet at first base. Large target at bag. Solid actions around bag receiving baseball. 82 mph arm strength across diamond.

Collin Rogiers, RHP/1B, Rock Island Alleman, 2018
6-foot-3, 180-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.4 runner. Physical player. Open stance. Leg kick. Strides across. Pull approach. Drops hands in load. Flashes of pop in bat. 78 mph exit velocity off tee. Shows ok range with solid glove and feet. Good arm action with accuracy to bag at 78 mph.

Quinn Waterhouse, LHP/1B, Bondurant Farrar, 2018
5-foot-7, 120-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 8.44 60 time. Uphill set-up. Closed stance. Low hand slot. Avg. balance in swing. Singles hitter. 65 mph exit velocity off tee. Makes routine plays at first base. Avg. around bag. 64 mph arm strength across infield.

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