7th and 8th Grade Showcase and Educational Camp Analysis



By Matt Huck
Area Scout

The Prep Baseball Report’s 7th and 8th Grade Showcase and Educational Camp took place on Sunday March 8th at the Max in McCook, IL. The showcase featured 25 prospects most of which were new to PBR. At this event we take the time to educate players on what scouts look for, the recruiting process, and the overall landscape of playing baseball at the next level.

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Some of the standouts from the event include Matt McCormick who showed an advanced approach at the plate as well as present strength with 91 mph exit velocity.

Morgan Park bound Khyle Radcliffe showed off his arm strength throwing 80 mph from the outfield as well as running his fastball up to 76 mph on the mound.  

RHP/SS Nathan Rintz showed off his overall athleticism in the infield with smooth actions and a strong arm throwing 75 mph from shortstop.

Here is the full list of player reports in alphabetical order.

Sam Butler, C, Champaign Central, 2019
5-foot-8, 130-pound, right-handed hitting catcher. In the field has a long arm action from high ¾ arm slot. Long transfer with decent footwork gaining ground towards second base. Popped 2.29-2.44 and threw 66 mph from the crouch. At the plate hits from an open spread out stance. Hands start forward, leg turn load with a short stride. Long, level, uphill swing path with some quickness in the hands. 74 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.13.

Troy Correa, RHP/SS, Neuqua Valley, 2020
5-foot-7, 155-pound, right-handed hitting RHP/SS. In the field has a long sweepy arm action from an over the top arm slot. Accurate throws with average arm strength. Threw 68 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a closed spread out stance with a long, leg kick stride. Power hitter with a long uphill swing path. 76 mph exit velocity form a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.50. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action. High leg kick, opens up early with lower half and falls off towards first base side. Fastball sat 66-67 topping out at 68 mph. Curveball showed 10-4 shape at 51-55 mph. Changeup sat 53-57 mph.

Tyler Cwik, OF/LHP, York, 2020
5-foot-8, 128-pound, left-handed hitting OF/LHP. In the field has a short quick arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with fluid footwork and a clean exchange. Athletic actions with good direction. Threw 73 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a tall open stance with a short stride. Long uphill swing path with some extension. 76 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.55. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall delivery with some rhythm and regular effort. Fastball flashed sink at 66-69 topping out at 70 mph. Slider sat 63 mph. Changeup showed sinking action at 61-63 mph. 

Jalen Greer, SS, St. Rita, 2019
5-foot-11, 130-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop with a lanky athletic build. In the field has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with carry. Soft hands played well on the backhand with quick fluid footwork and a clean exchange. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions. Threw 68 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance with a smooth load and a sort stride. Showed an advanced approach at the plate. Short swing path and extension with fluid rhythm. 74 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.90. Projectable prospect with great athleticism.

Cole Haugh, 3B/RHP, Huntley, 2019
5-foot-11, 135-pound, switch-hitting, 3B/RHP. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot with some accuracy on throws. Threw 58 mph across the infield. From the right side hits from a balanced setup with a leg kick stride, short to ball with some extension. From the left side hits from a slightly open stance with a long swig path. More present bat speed form the right side. 74 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.59. On the mound works from an over the top arm angle with a short arm action. Level shoulders with smooth rhythm, lower half opens early. Athletic finish. Fastball sat 59-62 topping out at 63 mph. Curveball sat 56-59 mph. Slider sat 53-54 mph. Changeup sat 56-58 mph.  

Andrew Horwath, RHP/SS, Lockport, 2019
5-foot-8, 125-pound, right-handed hitting RHP/SS. In the field has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with accurate throws. Average hands with slower actions. Threw 66 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance with a short leg kick stride. Long, level swing with some rhythm. 64 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.54. On the mound works exclusively out of the stretch from a high ¾ arm angle with a short loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery with crossfire action and an open landing. Threw fastball for strikes at 63-66 topping out at 67 mph. Threw curveball for strikes with 11-5 shape at 52-54 mph. Changeup for strikes at 59-61 mph.  

Brice Klepfer, SS, Huntley, 2020
5-foot-1, 105-pound, left-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Slower actions and fields ball close to body. Threw 57 mph across the infield. Showed well at the plate hitting from a balanced setup with a smooth, quiet load to backside and a leg lift stride. Linear lower half with good balance and a level uphill swing path. 66 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.55. Will continue to improve with maturity.

Koby Koesser, SS, Zion Benton, 2020
5-foot-1, 108-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a long, athletic, clean arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws. Attacks the ball, plays thru with fluid footwork. Threw 63 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a wide, balanced, slightly closed setup with a long leg kick stride. Pull hitter with a long level swing path that occasionally gets uphill. 56 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 9.34. Will continue to improve with maturity.

Luke Fisher, OF, Geneva, 2019
5-foot-6, 155-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder. In the field has a long clean arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with slower actions. Uphill throws. Threw 65 mph from the outfield. Ran the 60 at 8.52.

Anthony Gambino, 3B/RHP, Lincoln-Way East, 2019
5-foot-7, 175-pound, right-handed hitting 3B/RHP with a strong lower half. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm angle. Accurate throws with slower actions. Threw 62 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a wide base with hands close to body and a short stride. Power hitter with a short level swing path. Squares up pitches and utilizes lower half in swing. 68 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.26. On the mound works form an over the top arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall online delivery with closed shoulders and a square landing. Fastball flashed run at 66-67 mph. Curveball and changeup blend together. Threw curveball for strikes at 50-53 mph. Changeup sat 52-53 mph.

Tyler Lawrence, 3B/RHP, York, 2020
5-foot-4, 125-pound, right-handed hitting 3B/RHP with a small lanky frame. In the field has a short clean arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with some carry. Showed good actions going up the middle. Threw 62 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced slightly open stance. Short stride with a linear lower half and good balance. Average bat speed with a short level swing path. 65 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.65. Will continue to improve with maturity. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action and regular effort. Tall and fall online delivery. Level shoulders with a square landing and athletic finish. Fastball showed cutting action at 62-64 topping out at 65 mph. Curveball showed 11-5 shape with gradual action at 53-54 mph. Maintained armspeed on changeup that blends as fastball at 61-62 mph. Will continue to improve with maturity.

Matt McCormick, C, St. Laurence, 2019
5-foot-11, 185-pound, left-handed hitting catcher with a strong build. In the field has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot with a strong arm and good blocking abilities. Popped 2.22-2.30 and threw 71 mph from the crouch. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a smooth load and a short stride. Power hitter with a fast bat and short swing path. Line drive gap-to-gap hitter who looks to pull sometimes. Good balance with a level swing. Advanced hitter. Showed strength beyond his age with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.79. High level prospect who will continue to develop.

Andrew McKenna, C, Nazareth Academy, 2019
5-foot-6, 155-pound, left-handed hitting catcher with a strong compact frame. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Solid actions behind the plate with a quick release. Popped 2.37-2.50 and threw 66 mph from the crouch. At the plate hits from a wide balanced setup with a smooth load to backside and a short stride. Short uphill swing path with extension. Pull hitter with power and good bat speed. 70 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.78. On the mound works from an over the top arm slot. Tall and fall online delivery with a square landing. Fastball sat 68-69 topping out at 70 mph. Curveball showed occasional 12-6 shape at 58-61 mph. Changeup sat 61-63 mph.

Massimo Mescino, OF/RHP, Huntley, 2019
5-foot-8, 130-pound, right-handed hitting OF/RHP with a small lanky frame. In the field has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Some accuracy with average hands. Threw 66 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a closed stance with a quiet load and short stride. Pull hitter with a short level swing. 69 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.43. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Online delivery with a closed toe landing and athletic finish. Straight fastball sat 62-63 mph. Curveball sat 51-55 mph. Changeup flashed some sink at 54-58 mph.

Anthony Montalbano, SS, Andrew, 2019
5-foot-3, 110-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a short, loose, quick arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with carry. Threw 65 mph acorss the infield. Soft hands with quick footwork and a clean exchange. Plays thru the ball with good lateral agility, and quick actions. At the plate hits from a crouched balanced setup with a smooth load and a short stride. Occasionally closes off on stride. Short level swing path with a fast bat. 68 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.82.

Cameron Orgeron, LHP/OF, Lake Zurich, 2019
5-foot-9, 142-pound, left-handed hitting LHP/OF. In the field has a long arm action from a ¾ to high ¾ arm slot. Slower actions with a clean arm. Threw 69 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a tall, balanced setup with short leg lift stride. Pull hitter with a short uphill swing path. 72 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.83. On the mound works form a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall online delivery with a square landing and regular effort. Fastball sat 68-69 topping out at 70 mph. Slider showed some depth at 58-60 mph. Changeup flashed sink at 58-60 mph.  Will continue to improve with maturity.

Khyle Radcliffe, OF/RHP, Morgan Park, 2019
5-foot-10, 145-pound, left-handed hitting, OF/RHP with a lanky athletic build. In the field has a quick loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with carry. Soft hands with athletic actions, quick footwork and a clean exchange. Threw 80 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a balanced open stance with a short stride. Line drive gap to gap hitter with a short level swing. Showed strength thru contact with 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.41. High level athlete who will continue to improve with maturity. 

Cameron Richardson, 1B/RHP, Montini, 2020
5-foot-9, 170-pound, right-handed hitting 1B/RHP. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Threw 56 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a long stride and linear lower half and a long, level swing path. Ran the 60 at 8.62. On the mound works exclusively out of the stretch from an over the top arm slot with a short arm action. Online delivery with a square landing. Fastball sat 62-63 mph. Changeup sat 52-55 mph.

Tim Ridge, LHP/1B, Hersey, 2019
6-foot, 145-pound, left-handed hitting LHP/1B with a lanky build. In the outfield has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot and average arm strength. Threw 64 mph from the outfield. At first base showed some athleticism around the bag. Threw 55 mph across the infield. At the plate hits form a balanced setup with a short leg lift stride. Long, level swing path with stiff rhythm. 66 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.82. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action and regular effort. Slow paced tall and fall delivery with level shoulders and an athletic finish. Filled up the zone in bullpen session. Fastball flashed cutting action at 61 mph. Curveball sat 51-53 mph. Showed good feel for changeup at 56-60 mph. Will continue to improve with maturity.

Logan Riley, SS, Sycamore, 2019
5-foot-7, 135-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with a slight warp. Some accuracy and flashes carry on throws. Average hands with fluid footwork and a clean exchange. Fields the ball out in front with decent actions. Threw 68 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a crouched open stance with a high back elbow. Short stride with average balance. Line drive gap-to-gap hitter with a short level swing path. 74 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.85.

Nathan Rintz, SS/RHP, Schaumburg, 2019
5-foot-9, 130-pound, right-handed SS/RHP with a lanky, athletic build. In the field has a short, loose, athletic arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with life and carry. Soft hands with quick fluid footwork and a clean exchange. Showed good body control on run thru. Threw 75 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a slightly open stance with a smooth load and short stride. Line drive hitter with a fast bat, short swing path, and fluid rhythm. 72 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.36. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm slot with a short arm action and a quick arm. Drop and drive delivery with a slight cross fire. Closed shoulders and a square landing. Fastball sat 72-74 topping out at 75 mph. Curveball showed 11-5 shape with sharp action sitting 67-68 mph. Changeup showed sinking action at 68-71 mph. Projectable prospect who will continue to get better with maturity. 

Chris Seropian, LHP/1B, 2020
5-foot-7, 130-pound, left-handed hitting LHP/1B with an athletic build. In the outfield has a long loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Average arm strength with athletic actions and a clean exchange. Threw 67 mph from the outfield. Threw 62 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall narrow setup with a knee to knee load to backside and a long stride. Pull hitter with a long, level swing path. 70 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.71. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action and good balance. Tall and fall online delivery with regular effort and some rhythm. Threw fastball for strikes that flashed sink at 63-64 topping out at 65 mph. Threw slider for strikes that showed both 10-4 and sweeping shape at 52-55 mph. Straight changeup at 55-57 mph.

Tyler Snep, C, Lake Zurich, 2019
6-foot-1, 165-pound, left-handed hitting catcher with a lanky athletic build. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Online, accurate throws with a quick transfer and some athleticism. Popped 2.18-2.44 and threw 66 mph from the crouch. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a quiet load and leg kick stride. Line drive hitter who looks to pull with some power. Uphill swing path with a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.78. Good makeup and will continue to improve with maturity.

Ian Steinorth , MIF, York, 2019
5-foot-7, 125-pound, right-handed hitting middle-infielder. In the field has a short loose arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with a quick, clean exchange and flashes soft hands. Athletic footwork. Threw 63 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a wide base with a drop load and good balance. Showed a solid swing path with fast hands. 70 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.85.

Christian Tellez, C, 2020
5-foot-10, 160-pound, right-handed hitting catcher. In the field has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot. Tall receiver with slower actions. Popped 2.65-2.69 and threw 64 mph from the crouch. At the plate hits from a narrow slightly open stance with some flexibility in the knees. Line drive gap tot gap hitter with a short level swing path and flashes some extension. 68 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.62.