Prep Baseball Report

Future Games Spotlight: Cal Coughlin


By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Name: Cal Coughlin                                                                                Cal Coughlin
Graduating Class: 2016
Position: 3B/RHP
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200

State: 3
Overall: 5

Physically advanced two-way prospect, 6-foot-1, 200-pounds, strong lower half, developed shoulders. Offensively hits from both sides of the plate, shows similar abilities on both sides. Hits from a balanced setup, leg kick trigger, smooth loading action, excellent timing. Explosive bat speed, hard contact, advanced impact of the baseball, path has extension, gap to gap approach with power, shows the ability to back spin the baseball with authority. 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively shows soft hands at third base, athletic defender, plays through the baseball, hands are soft, good lateral footwork. Advanced arm strength across the diamond (86 mph), high ¾ slot, shows accuracy and carry to target with carry, arm plays well on the move. On the mound delivery shows some effort and works online. Arm action is long and loose, high ¾ slot. At June 19th's PBR Top Prospect Showcase, fastball sat mostly at 87 mph, touching 89 mph, shows control of the zone. At the PBR Preseason All-State Showcase in February, Coughlin sat 90-92 with his fastball. Slider looked to be best secondary pitch, showed tight lateral action at 78-84 mph, more like a cutter lacking depth at higher velocity. Changeup has fastball arm action, 75-77 mph, showed some control. Curveball had weaker action than slider, 12/6 shape, 68-71 mph. Coughlin is one of the more highly coveted prospects in the Midwest and shows potential both with the bat and on the mound.  In late Feburary at PBR's Pre-Season All-State Showcase, fastball was electric at 90-92 mph, but has not shown same velocity since.  Plays summer ball for Top Tier Baseball.

The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is a one-of-a-kind event featuring the top 2016 prospects from across our 10 state coverage area. This year taking place at Grand Park in Westfield, IN from July 31-August 2, hundreds of scouts from across the country will fill the stands to watch some of the top uncommitted 2016 prospects across our coverage area.

Last year’s Illinois Class of 2015 Future Games Team has already seen thirteen Division 1 commitments from that roster. Over the next several weeks we will begin to unveil prospects who have been selected to participate in this year's event with a brief history and bio of the player and what we can expect from him at the PBR Future Games.

Current Team Illinois Roster

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Garrett Acton IL Lemont 2016 RHP
Brandon Bossard IL Nazareth Academy 2016 SS
Ben Brecht IL New Trier 2016 LHP
Matt Burch IL Warren 2016 SS
Cal Coughlin IL Carmel 2016 3B
Joe Dittmar IL Richmond Burton 2016 3B
Andrew Dyke IL Brother Rice 2016 OF
Dylan Gilbert IL St. Ignatius 2016 OF
Brenden Heiss IL Jacobs 2016 RHP
Ryan Hodgett IL St. Francis 2016 RHP
Brady Huffman IL Genoa Kingston 2016 RHP
Cooper Johnson IL Carmel Catholic 2016 C
AJ Lewis IL Mount Carmel 2016 C
Brad Littleton IL Coal City 2016 RHP
Cole Miller IL York 2016 LHP
Jack Molnar IL Fremd 2016 OF
Joe Santoro IL Carmel 2016 LHP
Bobby Seymour IL Mount Carmel 2017 1B
Jake Snider IL Champaign Central 2016 2B/MIF

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