Class of 2021 Showcase: Preview

Christian Barczi
Illinois Staff

Summer showcase season is in full swing, and we continue our rounds by heading to Lee Pfund Stadium in Carol Stream, Illinois for the Class of 2021 Showcase. The event, which will take place on July 17th, is open to all prospects in the class of 2021.

The event will follow typical PBR protocol; position players will receive a workout that includes a timed 60-yard-dash, tee exit velocity, live batting practice, and defensive evaluations. Pitchers will have the opportunity to be evaluated during a bullpen session. 

There should be plenty of notable talent on display at the event. 3B/RHP Andrew Jimenez (St. Charles North) saw time on the mound and at the plate for 4A runner-up St. Charles North as a sophomore this spring. Jimenez, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound, right-handed hitter, hit close to .300 this spring with 26 RBI. INF James Gorman (St. Viator) has a wiry, projectable frame, strong arm across the diamond and a simple, loose, right-handed swing. INF Matt Santarelli (Lockport) is a lean, athletic infielder with quick feet and natural infield actions. C Kyle Hayes (St. Charles East) has a durable strong frame and present bat strength.

Matt Santarelli (2.18.19)

CLICK HERE for a look at the current roster.

CLICK HERE to register for the event. 

In the weeks following the event, PBR will release detailed analysis including positional breakdowns and top overall performers. 


  • Check-in for Position Players8:20 to 8:40 a.m.

    • Offensive Evaluations (exit velo, mechanical analysis, batting practice)

    • Defensive Evaluations (arm strength, mobility, positional reps)

  • Check-in for Pitchers only11 to 11:15 a.m.

    • Bullpen Sessions (15-pitch session, mechanical analysis)

    • Catcher Evaluations (evaluating receiving/blocking skills)

  • Catchers will stay for both sessions.