Prep Baseball Report

Class of 2019 Showcase: Preview

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Class of 2019 Showcase will take place on Sunday, October 15. The event, which is open to all 2019s in Illinois, is being held at The Max in McCook, Illinois.

The event currently has over 80 uncommitted 2019s registered. CLICK HERE for the current roster.

There is still time to register by CLICKING HERE.

25 players from last year’s event have already made college commitments with more likely to come. Last year saw a number of impressive prospects led by RHP Ryan Vice (Lincoln-Way Central, 2018). Vice, now committed to Western Michigan, ran his fastball up to 90 mph at the event.

OF/INF Francois Castillo (Lake View, 2018), an Eastern Illinois commit, now ranked No. 26 in Illinois, showed advanced defensive actions at the event and a big arm. Castillo has recently been up to 91 mph on the mound as well.  

Looking at this year’s current roster, there should be plenty to catch the eye come Sunday. One prospect who has been on the rise since the summer is Nick Kosmetatos (St. Francis). Kosmetatos is a physical third baseman with strength in his right-handed bat.  

6-foot-3, 155-pound, Jack Cagigal (Neuqua Valley) is a long-limbed right-handed pitcher who sat 82-84 mph in game this summer. Teague Conrad (Conant) is another 6-foot-3 right-hander who will be in attendance. Conrad reportedly can run his fastball into the mid-80’s.

OF Darrius Little (Simeon) is a smooth athlete who runs a 6.90 60 and has natural outfield actions. There should be plenty of other 2019s poised to show well come Sunday.





Check-In times for the Class of 2019 Showcase are as follows:

Position Players:

8:20-8:40 AM

Pitcher Only:

11:20-11:40 AM

Catchers will stay for both sessions as they will also be evaluated while catching bullpens.

The event should end around 12:00 - 12:30 pm for position players. The last pitcher should conclude around 2:30 pm.


**The MAX (McCook Athletic and Exposition Center) is located at 4750 S. Vernon Ave, McCook, IL, 60525.**

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