Gurnee Preseason I.D. Showcase: Infield Analysis



By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report’s Gurnee Preseason I.D. Showcase took place on Sunday February 22nd at Bat Speed Academy in Gurnee, IL. The showcase featured 105 prospects from the 2015-2018 classes who showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff.

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Over the next several days we will breakdown the top prospects from the event by position, culminating in the Top Overall Prospects.

Today we’ll take a look at the top infield prospects split up by Upperclassmen: 2015 and 2016 graduates and Underclassmen: 2017 and 2018 graduates.

Wheaton North’s Casey Becker takes the top spot in our upperclass division. Becker impressed with power potential form the left-side of the plate, and also possesses some arm strength acorss the diamond at first base.

Stevenson’s Charlie Ling was our top underclass middle infielder, impressing with his running speed (4.25 from home to first). His straight-line speed transfers over in the middle infield, as he moves fluidly from side-to-side and impressed making plays up the middle. He also posted above average bat speed with 87 mph exit velocity.

Lake Forest shortstop Jed Thomas was the top 2018 infielder in attendance, impressing with a lanky and projectable frame. Thomas has soft hands, quality middle infield actions, and his best baseball is ahead of him as he continues to physically mature.

Let’s take a look at the top infield prospects from the Gurnee Preseason I.D.

Top Overall Upperclass Infielders

1. Casey Becker, 1B/RHP, Wheaton North, 2016
6-foot-1, 215-pound, left-handed hitting 1B/RHP. In the field has a long, stiff arm action. Average hands with slower actions. Threw 78 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced open setup with a short heel lift stride. Pull hitter with power, uphill swing path and a fast bat. Strong thru contact with 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.80. On the mound works from a low ¾ to ¾ arm angle with a long arm action. Tall and fall delivery with level shoulders, some rhythm, and a square landing. Fastball showed heavy running action at 78-79 topping out at 80 mph. Curveball showed sweeping, slider action at 68-70 mph. Changeup flashes good action at times at 67-70 mph. Splitter at 70-72 mph.

2. Tyler Stamer, 3B, Edwardsville, 2016
6-foot-2, 182-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman. In the field has a short, stiff arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Carry on throws with average hands and slower actions. Threw 77 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall, balanced setup with a short stride and good balance. Short level swing with extension and fluid rhythm. Showed strength thru contact with 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.68.

3. Christian Mota, MIF, Lake Central (IN), 2016
5-foot-7, 140-pound left-handed hitting MIF hits from a balanced setup, backwards toe-tap stride, up the middle approach, 78 mph exit velocity off the tee, line drives during batting practice, up the middle approach. Defensively, threw 66 mph across the diamond from short, over-the-top arm slot with accuracy, profiles at 2B. Impressed running 4.11 from home to first, speed plays well out of the left-handed batters box.

Top Overall Underclass Infielders

1. Charlie Ling, MIF, Stevenson, 2017
5-foot-9, 152-pound strong and athletic, MIF hits from a wide base, crouched setup, hands load back smoothly, short stride, short, level bat path, gets extension, solid round of batting practice with line drives to pull side, above average bat speed, 87 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 76 mph across the diamond from short, high ¾ arm slot, some stiffness, quick footwork, average hands fielding the baseball. Ran 4.25 from home to first.

2. Jed Thomas, SS/RHP, Lake Forest, 2018
6-foot, 165-pound, right-handed hitting SS/RHP with a lanky, athletic build. In the field has a short, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot Accurate throws with some carry and soft hands. Quick footwork with a clean exchange. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions.  Threw 73 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance with a short, leg kick stride. Pull hitter with an uphill swing path and a fast bat. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.77. On the mound works from a ¾ arm angle with a long arm action, and regular effort. Tall and fall delivery with a compact, short leg lift. Level shoulders with a closed landing. Fastball showed cut at 71-73 topping out at 74 mph. Curveball showed 10-4 shape at 65-67 mph. Threw changeup for strikes that showed armside run at 67-68 mph. Will continue to improve with maturity.

3. Anthony Calarco, C/3B/RHP, New Trier, 2018
6-foot-2, 175-pound, switch-hitting multi-positional player with a lanky, athletic build. Behind the plate has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Accurate throws with carry. Soft hands, with quick, fluid footwork. Popped 2.11-2.18 and threw 75 mph from the crouch. In the field has a long, loose arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Threw 82 mph across the infield. From the right side hits from a wide base with a linear lower half. Long swing path with extension and whip. Showed more pop from the right side. From the left side hits from a wide base with a heel lift stride. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee right-handed and 83 mph exit velocity from a tee left-handed. Home to first at 4.68. Showed projection on the mound working from a ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action, with a slight wrap. Slight drift to the plate with some rhythm and a closed landing. Fastball missed armside high showing armside run sitting 79-82 mph. Curveball showed 11-5 shape at 60-63 mph. Changeup sat 70-73. High level prospect.

4. Jordan Litke, 1B/RHP, Warren, 2017
6-foot-2, 180-pound, right-handed hitting 1B/RHP with a thin lanky frame. In the field has a short, stiff arm action from an over the top arm slot. Accurate throws, turns double plays well at first. Threw 76 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced open stance, loads to backside with a long leg kick stride. Averge batspeed, flashes an explosive lower half. Uphill swing path with extension. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.66. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a quick arm, and a long arm action. Stab in back out of glove. Tall and fall online delivery with some rhythm. Square landing with an athletic finish. Fastball sat 77-79 topping out at 80 mph. Curveball has 12-6 shape at 65-69 mph. Changeup has sinking action at 70-72 mph.

5. Austin Ehren, OF/MIF, Carmel Catholic, 2018
5-foot-10, 150-pound, right-handed hitting utility player. In the infield has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Average hands with good body control. Threw 67mph across the infield. In the outfield has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork and a clean exchange. Threw 74 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a crouched, open stance with a short stride and average balance. Average batspeed with an uphill swing path and extension. 77 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.43. On the mound works from an over the top arm angle with a short, stiff arm action. Regular effort with a drop and drive delivery. Lands closed and falls off to the first base side. Straight fastball sat 71-72 mph. Curveball showed 11-5 shape and sat 63-64 mph. Changeup flashed cut and sink at 64-65 mph.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Ike Bertels, MIF/OF, Edwardsville, 2017
5-foot-9, 135-pound lanky right-handed hitting MIF/OF hits from a tall, open setup, long stride, long, uphill bat path, opposite field tendencies, barrel whips through the zone, average bat speed, 81 mph exit velocity. Defensively, threw 62 mph across the infield, 68 mph from the outfield, both from a short arm action. Inconsistent release point/slot, anywhere from ¾ in infield to high ¾ in outfield.  Ran 4.70 from home to first.

Johnny Buckner, OF/IF/RHP, Mundelein, 2017
6-foot-2, 180-pound lanky and athletic OF/IF/RHP currently impresses most on the mound, fastballs at 82-84 mph from short, quick, high ¾ arm slot, level shoulders throughout delivery, stride direction is in line with home plate, lands slightly closed, spins off heel. Curveball was thrown 61-64 mph, up in the zone, erratic for strikes. Better feel for strike zone with 70-72 mph changeup, thrown with fastball arm speed, occasional sinking action. Hits from a tall, open setup, short stride, above average bat speed, 85 mph exit velocity. Defensively, profiles more as an outfielder, but shows arm strength all over the diamond: 83 mph in the infield, 86 mph from the outfield. Would like to see Buckner just pitch at an event so he doesn’t wear himself out throughout the day, expect more velocity on the mound in his future. Ran 5.01 from home to first.

Payton Burch, MIF, New Trier, 2018
5-foot-4, 119-pound right-handed hitting MIF hits from an open stance, short stride, dives slightly, short, slightly uphill bat path, impressed with line drives to opposite field gap during batting practice, 76 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 72 mph across the diamond from short, quick, high ¾ arm slot, soft hands fielding the baseball, quick footwork, fluid footwork, plays through the baseball, currently 2B body-type, but extremely young, quality middle infield actions. Ran 4.66 from home to first.

John Carpinelli, SS, Buffalo Grove, 2017
6-foot-2, 170-pound, left-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a long, stiff arm action from a low ¾ arm slot. Some carry on throws with slower actions. Quick release with some lateral agility. Threw 76 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced open stance with a leg lift stride and good balance. Line drive pull hitter. Flashes a quick bat. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.64.

Jack Christensen, 1B/RHP, Lakes Community, 2017
6-foot-4, 185-pound lanky right-handed hitting OF/RHP hits from balanced setup, dives with towards plate with stride, over strides at times, cuts off swing slightly, opposite field tendencies, 83 mph exit velocity off the tee, future power potential at the plate with frame. Defensively, threw 71 mph across the diamond from long, high ¾ arm slot, some accuracy.  Ran 4.75 from home to first. On the mound, fastball sat 72-74 mph from long, high ¾ arm slot, level shoulders throughout delivery, stride direction works across his body, lands square towards home plate at foot strike. Curveball showed gradual break, 11/5 shape, 60-64 mph, inconsistent for strikes. 64-67 mph changeup missed down in the zone.

Derek Daniels, 3B, Carmel Catholic, 2018
6-foot-1, 160-pound, left-handed hitting third baseman. In the field has a long stiff arm action from an over the top arm slot, with a long slow exchange. Threw 71 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a closed crouched stance with a short, leg kick stride. Opposite field hitter with average bat speed. 77 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.35. Will continue to improve with maturity.  

Noah Dawkins, MIF, St. Charles North, 2016
5-foot-8, 155-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder hits from an open setup, hands load back smoothly, short stride, balanced throughout swing, short, level bat path, gets extension, fluid rhythm, drove line drives from gap-to-gap during batting practice, solid round. Defensively, threw 74 mph across the diamond from short, ¾ arm slot. Ran 4.69 from home to first.

Caleb Durbin, SS, Lake Forest, 2018
5-foot-5, 130-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a short arm action from a submarine to side arm slot. Some accuracy with ok hands. Threw 66 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance with a short stride and a linear lower half. Line drive hitter with a level swing and extension. 78 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.33. Will continue to improve with maturity. 

Liam Evans, 3B, Carmel Catholic, 2017
6-foot-2, 167-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman with a lanky, athletic build. In the field has a short loose arm action from an over the top arm slot. Threw 74 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a narrow stance, starts tall and crouches on load with a long stride and an uphill swing path. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.36.

Mike Fuentes, RHP/SS, Bremen, 2017
6-foot-3, 178-pound, right-handed hitting RHP/SS with a lanky, athletic build. In the field has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot. Carry on throws with average hands and slower actions. Threw 78 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall open stance heel turn load with a short stride. Opposite field hitter with stiff rhythm. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.86. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short, clean arm action. Tall and fall online delivery. Uphill shoulders with an athletic finish. Threw fastball for strikes down in the zone with cut at 80-82 mph. Threw curveball for strikes with 11-5 to 12-6 shape at 66-69 mph. Straight changeup sat 70-72 mph.

Ben Gutke, 3B, Antioch, 2017
5-foot-11, 220-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman with a strong lower half. In the field has a short arm action from a side arm to low ¾ arm slot. Some carry on throws with average hands. Showed agility on body control play. Threw 74 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall, narrow, open stance. Even stride with average balance. Power, pull hitter with a long, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.53. Will continue to improve with maturity.

Liam Hannigan, 3B/RHP, Warren, 2018
5-foot-10, 165-pound, right-handed hitting 3B/RHP. In the field has a short, floppy arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with soft hands and a long exchange. Threw 75 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance with a high hand set and a short stride. Pull hitter with a long swing path and good balance. 77 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.68. Will continue to improve with maturity.

Nathan Jacobson, SS/RHP, Crystal Lake, 2018
5-foot-6, 113-pound right-handed hitting SS/RHP hits from a balanced setup, short stride, minimal hand load, long, level bat path produced line drives during batting practice mostly to pull side, 63 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 70 mph across the diamond from long, loose, high ¾ arm slot with accuracy, average hands fielding the baseball, plays through the ball. On the mound, fastball sat 72-74 mph for strikes from shorter arm than in the field, still high ¾, toe down at balance point, slow tempo, lands slightly open at foot strike. Slows arm on gradual breaking curveball, 54-58 mph, 11/5 shape. Also threw a 65-66 mph sinking changeup for strikes at the bottom of the zone, good feel for it out front.

George Karavidas, SS, Glenbrook South, 2015
6-foot, 180-pound, left-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot Accurate throws with carry. Good lateral agility in the field. Plays low to the ground with good body control. Threw 77 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a wide closed stance. Loads to backsidewith a short stride. Pull hitter with a short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.47.

Dru Kotlinski, MIF, Yorkville, 2017
5-foot-5, 130-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder hits from a wide base, balanced setup, short stride, no movement in hands to load, short, level bat path, opposite field tendencies, 75 mph exit velocity. Defensively, threw 67 mph across the diamond from long, high ¾ arm slot, with accuracy, long exchange/takes time getting rid of the baseball. Ran 4.68 from home to first.
Matt Latoria, MIF, Lake Park, 2017
5-foot-11, 160-pound, right-handed hitting middle-infielder. In the field has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with average arm strength and slower actions. Threw 69 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall slightly open stance, deep drop load with average balance. Pull hitter with an uphill swing path and average bat speed. Showed strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.78.

Shane Layshock, 1B/OF, Cary Grove, 2018
5-foot-10, 160-pound, right-handed hitting 1B/OF, with a lanky build. In the outfield has a long, stiff arm action. Threw 73 mph from the outfield. In the infield has slower actions with a long arm action. Threw 72 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and average balance. Average bat speed with an uphill swing path. Will improve at the plate with more lower half involvement. 73 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 5.01.

Dustin Lyon, SS, Limestone, 2018
5-foot-11, 145-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. In the field has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot, fields the ball still. Threw 66 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced setup, back load, and short stride. Up the middle approach with a long, level swing path. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.57. Will improve with maturity.

Marc Miguel, MIF, Marian Central Catholic, 2016
6-foot-2, 178-pound, right-handed hitting middle-infielder. In the field has a short, stiff arm action from a ¾ arm slot. Average hands with some body control. Threw 67 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced open stance, turns leg in on load and a short stride. Average bat speed with an uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.82.

Austin Pilaski, MIF/RHP, Wauconda, 2018
5-foot-6, 150-pound right-handed hitting MIF/RHP hits from balanced setup, hands load back, short stride, 67 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 63 mph across the diamond from long, high ¾ arm slot. Ran 5.33 from home to first. On the mound, fastball sat 62-65 mph from same arm slot, toe down at balance point, slow tempo, shoulders close off at balance point, lands closed, across body delivery. Also threw a 55-56 mph curveball and a 54-56 mph changeup that blended together, lacked shape, not thrown for strikes.

Trevor Ranallo, 2B, Huntley, 2016
5-foot-10, 175-pound, right-handed hitting second baseman with a strong wide-shouldered frame. In the field has a long stiff arm action from a side arm to ¾ arm slot. Average hands with a slow exchange. Threw 74 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced open stance. Hands load back and up with a slight arm bar. Opposite field hitter with a long, uphill swing path and average bat speed. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.42.

Charlie Reinkemeyer, MIF, Lake Forest, 2017
5-foot-11, 165-pound, right-handed hitting middle-infielder. In the field has a long loose arm action from a low ¾ arm slot. Some accuracy with average hands, and slower actions. Threw 63 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced stance with a slight arm bar on load and a short stride. Line drive gap to gap hitter with a long swing path and average bat speed. Showed some strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.63.

Matthew Rozsypal, SS/RHP, Lake Forest Academy, 2018
5-foot-7, 120-pound right-handed hitting SS/RHP this from a balanced setup, short stride, hands load back smoothly, above average bat speed for age/size, 72 mph exit velocity off the tee, impressed during batting practice with short, level path, loose wrists, line drives from gap-to-gap, consistently finds barrel. Defensively, threw 71 mph across the diamond from short, loose, high ¾ arm slot with accuracy, plus hands fielding the baseball, profiles at second base, lots of room for physical growth. Ran 4.57 from home to first. On the mound, works from same arm slot, 69-72 mph fastball with arm side run. Curveball flashed 10/4 shape, lacked action on the pitch, 63-65 mph. 65-69 mph changeup blended with fastball, needs more separation, stride direction is in line with home plate.

Ryan Selig, 1B/LHP, Lakes Community, 2018
6-foot-2, 175-pound, left-handed hitting  1B/LHP. In the field has a long arm action with fluid footowork. Threw 66 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced, open stance with a short leg kick stride, and average balance. Pull hitter with an uphill swing path and average bat speed. 73 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.50. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery with some rhythm and an open toed landing. Fastball showed some run at 69-70 mph. Changeup blends with curveball showing the same action. Curveball sat 61-64 mph. Changeup sat 61-65 mph. 

Aaron Simon, OF/1B, St. Charles North, 2016
6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed hitting OF/1B hits from a balanced setup, short stride, loose wrists, contact orientated approach, short, slightly uphill bat path, pull approach, strength at contact, 88 mph exit velocity. Defensively, impressed more with arm strength form the outfield, 80 mph from long, ¾ slot with carry. Threw 76 mph across the diamond from first base. Ran 4.69 from home to first.

Nathan Shapiro, MIF, New Trier, 2018
5-foot-7, 130-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder hits from a slightly open stance, hands load back, short stride, long, level bat path, 67 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 69 mph across the diamond from short, high ¾ arm slot with accuracy, soft hands fielding the baseball. Ran 4.80 from home to first.

Nick Sheren, RHP/3B, Antioch, 2018
5-foot-6, 135-pound right-handed hitting RHP/3B hits from a balanced setup, hands load back, short stride, long, level bat path, 69 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 68 mph across the diamond from long, low ¾ to sidearm slot, struggled with accuracy, average hands fielding the baseball. On the mound utilizes higher arm slot, short, high ¾ slot, more arm strength on the mound, sat 74-78 mph. Should raise arm slot in the field to match. Tall/fall delivery, toe up at balance point, shoulders stay level throughout delivery, stride direction is in line with home plate, lands closed, spins off. Threw 64-66 mph curveball, 11/5 shape, for strikes, backs up at times. Also threw 66-69 mph straight changeup for strikes.

Aaron Simon, OF/1B, St. Charles North, 2016
6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed hitting OF/1B hits from a balanced setup, short stride, loose wrists, contact orientated approach, short, slightly uphill bat path, pull approach, strength at contact, 88 mph exit velocity. Defensively, impressed more with arm strength form the outfield, 80 mph from long, ¾ slot with carry. Threw 76 mph across the diamond from first base. Ran 4.69 from home to first.

Micheal Sobel, RHP/MIF, Stevenson, 2017
5-foot-7, 181-pound right-handed hitting RHP/MIF hits from an open setup, tall stance, hands load back, long, leg kick stride, short, slightly uphill bat path, impressed with up the middle line drives during batting practice, also showed ability to pull, 81 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 75 mph across the diamond from short, stiff, ¾ arm slot. Ran 4.75 from home to first. On the mound, fastball sat from 75-77 mph from long, ¾ slot, exhibits arm side run. Tall/fall delivery, toe up at balance point, shoulders stay level throughout delivery, lower half stride direction is in line with home plate, lands closed. Cutter/slider thrown hard, 10/4 plane, late breaking action for strikes at 67-71 mph. Also throws curveball in 63-66 mph range, similar shape. Changeup thrown from 65-68 mph with cutting action as well.

Tanner Spinks, OF/MIF, St. Francis, 2018
5-foot-10, 150-pound, right-handed hitting OF/MIF. In the outfield has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot with average hands. Threw 68 mph from the outfield. In the infield has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot with slower actions. Threw 62 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a closed stance arm bars on load. Up the middle, line drive approach with a long swing path. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.61.

Jake Stelmachowski, 1B, Crystal Lake Central, 2016
6-foot, 210-pound, right-handed hitting first baseman. In the field has a short loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Soft hands and turns double plays well at first. Threw 67 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance with a heel lift stride. Pull hitter with average bat speed and a short swing path. Rotational swing with late rhythm. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.87.

Patrick Stewart, RHP/MIF, McHenry, 2018
5-foot-9, 140-pound right-handed hitting RHP/MIF hits from an open setup, short stride, dives slightly, long bat path, 71 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, threw 69 mph across the diamond from long, high ¾ arm slot with accuracy. On the mound, works from long, loose, high ¾ slot, tall/fall delivery, fastball sat 71-72 mph with sink. Curveball sat 58-60 mph, 10/4 shape, also threw 67-68 mph changeup. Ran 4.61 from home to first.

Justin Trausch, SS/RHP, Cary Grove, 2017
5-foot-11, 145-pound, right-handed hitting SS/RHP. In the field has a short slow arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with ok body control. Threw 57 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a wide, balanced set up with a short stride. Opposite field hitter with a short uphill swing path. Will improve with more lower half involvement. 66 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 5.00. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm slot with long, loose arm action. Tall at balance point with easy effort. Online balanced delivery with slow tempo and a square athletic finish. Fastball sat 64-65 topping out at 67 mph. Maintained armspeed on changeup at 58-61 mph.

Jack Warshawsky, RHP/3B, Highland Park, 2018
5-foot-100, 175-pound, right-handed hitting RHP/3B. In the field has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot. Threw 71 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a drop load and short stride. Average bat speed with an uphill swing path and stiff rhythm. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.83. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm slot with a long loose arm action. Slow paced tall and fall delivery. Fastball was sneaky quick at times sitting 79-80 topping out at 82 mph. Curveball showed sweeping slider action at 68-71 mph. Changeup flashed armside run at 71-73 mph.

Zach Zarifian, SS, Zion Benton, 2016
6-foot-, 186-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop with a strong, athletic build. In the field has a short loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Some accuracy with average arm strength. Average hands with a 3B profile. Threw 75 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance, raises on load with a short leg kick stride. Line drive hitter with power and a long, uphill swing path. 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.65.

Tyler Zarembka, 1B/LHP, Providence Catholic, 2017
6-foot-, 158-pound, right-handed hitting 1B/LHP with a small, lanky frame. In the field has a long, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Threw 71 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall, closed stance, loads back with a short stride. Line drive, gap to gap hitter with a short, level swing path and average bat speed. 77 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.91. Showed projection on the mound working from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action, and easy effort. Tall and fall, online delivery with smooth rhythm and a square landing. Fastball sat 74-75 topping out at 76 mph. Curveball showed slider shape at 66-67 mph. Straight changeup sat 64-65 mph.

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