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IL Senior Games: Infield Analysis


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Tuesday, August 10th, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the Illinois Senior Games at Triton College in River Grove. The invite-only event featured 70+ uncommitted 2022 prospects from all across the state in Illinois. Players displayed their talents in both a workout setting and added game play.

Shortly after the event’s conclusion our staff rolled out several post-event content pieces relating to some of the workout standouts, statistical leaders, and more. You can find all of those by clicking HERE.

We began rolling our position-by-position analysis last week with the catchers and outfielders, and we’ll continue to do so today with the infield group. Before we do so, here are a few names that stood out:

+ Another home run during game play came off the bat of INF Colin Lewandowski (Neuqua), one of the biggest winners of the day. Lewandowski, who was making his PBR debut, showed off an impressive combination of tools during the workout portion of the event. The 6-foot, 195-pound, compact, strong right handed hitter ran a 6.62 60, was 90 mph across the infield and registered a 93  mph during BP. Lewandowski has simple swing, strong hands with present bat speed and the foot speed, arm and athleticism to profile almost anywhere on the diamond. 

+ INF Matthew Morsovillo (Sandburg) has been on the rise over the last year plus and showed no signs of slowing down at the Senior Games. Morsovillo, listed at 6-foot-4, 180-pounds, has an athletic, long-levered frame. The right-handed hitter does a quality job of controlling his levers, leading to a compact, highly-repeatable swing that stays short to the ball and always seems to be on time and on the barrel. Morsovillo has a chance to be an offensive threat who should only see his bat continue to ascend as he adds strength to his long frame.

+ INF Jorgie Vazquez (Mount Carmel) has a lot to like in his game. Defensively, he is natural on the left-side of the infield, playing in rhythm, comfortable on the move with the ability to throw from multiple arm slots and get rid of the baseball in a hurry, when needed. Vazquez also has a knack for the barrel, finishing game play 2-for-2.

+ INF Colin Husko (Wauconda) was all over the barrel and produced tough outs during game play. Husko swings a repeatable left-handed bat, staying short and inside the baseball with the ability to spray line drives to all fields. Morris, who ran a 7.15, is a spark plug type who takes competitive at-bats and finished 2-for-3 during game play with a triple.

+Profiling in a potential future middle-of-the-order role, Javy Garcia (Harlem) has a broad-shouldered 6-foot-3, 205-pound and creates leverage and lift to the pull side of the diamond. Garcia went 2-for-2 with a double to left field.

Read below for all the infield scouting reports from this event. 

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Colin Lewandowski, Neuqua Valley (IL), 2022; University of St. Thomas commit.
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and leg-kick timing trigger. Simple, repeatable swing, loose/strong hands, knack for the barrel, consistently on time, ball jumps off the barrel and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 93.1 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 90 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Quick, active footwork, plays fast and ranges well to both sides. Maintains body control, reliable hands.
Run: 6.62 runner in the 60. 

2. Jorgie Vazquez, Mount Carmel (IL), 2022; Triton JC commit.
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Athletic hands, direct path, feel for the barrel and consistent hard contact back up the middle of the diamond.
Power: 92.6 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 mph. 335’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Athletic arm action, plays from multiple slots, lively across the diamond at times.
Defense: Highly-athletic actions, plays with moxy/confidence, soft hands, quick release and ability to make all the plays for the left side of the diamond.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60. 

3. Colin Husko, Wauconda (IL), 2022; Dubuque commit.
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and short stride.  Quick hands, direct path, works slightly uphill, controls the barrel and works gap-to-gap.
Power: 90.1 max exit velocity, averaged 84.8 mph. 336’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Natural infield actions, soft hands, clean release, smooth double play feed and plays with body control.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

4. Matthew Morsovillo, Sandburg (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-4, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride and minimal load. Repeatable, compact swing, path stays short to the ball and long through the zone, feel for the barrel, works gap-to-gap.
Power: 95.1 max exit velocity, averaged 87.4 mph. 349’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active feet, plays through the baseball, steady hands and clean release. Advanced run through/body control play.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

5. Brek Baranoski, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2022; Triton JC commit.
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and leg-lift timing trigger. Swings with intent, loose/quick hands, natural lift and made consistent hard contact to the pull-side.
Power: 93.3 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 325’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Athletic actions, soft hands, plays with a presence, length through release.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

6. Javy Garcia, Harlem (IL), 2022; Rock Valley JC commit.
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride and aggressive approach. Swings with intent, present bat speed and bat strength, ball jumps off the barrel with power potential. Middle of the order presence.
Power: 98.1 max exit velocity, averaged 91.5 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Frame matches position, steady hands, clean release.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

7. James Blokell, Lyons Township (IL), 2022; Dominican University (IL) commit.
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Quiet, open setup, minimal pre-pitch movement. Quick hands, controls levers, stays short and direct to the baseball, controls the barrel, line-drive, whole field approach.
Power: 86.3 max exit velocity, averaged 83.7 mph. 284’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short, loose arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, plays with body control at times, natural double play turn and quick release.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

8. Kyle Peterson, Sandburg (IL), 2022; Lewis University commit.
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, short stride works back to even. Quick, strong hands, direct to the baseball, hard contact off the bat, lift and leverage in swing.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 88.6 mph. 346’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action can play from multiple slots.
Defense: Clean infield defender, steady hands, smooth double play feed.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

9. Drew Seidel, Fremd (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg-lift timing trigger and fluid rhythm throughout. Athletic, loose hands, aggressive swing, creates bat speed for size, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 88.4 max exit velocity, averaged 83.9 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Bouncy/athletic defender, plays light on his feet, soft hands, athletic actions.
Run: 6.76 runner in the 60. 

10. Tyler Pflomm, Hersey (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/C
Body: 6-0, 205-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and stride. Strong fast hands, natural lift in swing, ball jumps off the barrel at times with pull-side power potential.
Power: 95.8 max exit velocity, averaged 91.6 mph. 374’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Reliable hands, steady actions, and clean transfer.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Matthew Bivens, Yorkville (IL), 2022; Iowa Central CC commit.
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Closed setup, minimal load and short stride. Simple swing, long path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.5 max exit velocity, averaged 85.8 mph. 327’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Steady actions, reliable hands, flashed feel for the first base bag.

Noah Chase, Illinois Valley Central (IL), 2022; Morton JC commit.
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, stride works back to even. Swings with intent, short path, lift through the zone, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92.5 max exit velocity, averaged 87 mph. 346’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Corner infield profile. Steady hands, fields out in front at times, clean release.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Cruise, Seneca (IL), 2022; Spoon River JC commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 176-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Quiet swing, strong hands, long path with slight lift, works the middle of the diamond.
Power: 86.9 max exit velocity, averaged 74.4 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Loose arm action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, plays the ball into the body at times, clean double play feed and transfer.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Cullen, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2022; Loras College commit.
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short leg-lift timing trigger. Simple swing, level path, consistently on time, hard contact and uses the whole field.
Power: 86.9 max exit velocity, averaged 82.7 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Quick feet, nimble for his size, for the first base bag, steady hands and quick release.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

Nolan Czako, Bishop McNamara (IL), 2022; Millikin University commit.
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, slight leg-hang stride. Short, uphill bat path, strong hands, hard line-drive contact to all fields.
Power: 95.9 max exit velocity, averaged 91 mph. 344’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, comes out a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady defender, plays from the ground up at times, reliable hands.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Carter Dow, Lane Tech (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride. Long bat path, pull-side approach and line-drive tendencies.
Power: 87.9 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 mph. 330’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short, loose arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Active feet, plays with range and a bounce to his step. Comfortable on the move, maintains body control and soft hands.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Gavin Micklinghoff, McHenry (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, no load and long stride. Swings with intent, natural lift in swing, loose hands and uses the whole field.
Power: 86.8 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Easy actions, plays through the baseball, length through release at times.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Trevor Morris, Neuqua Valley (IL), 2022; Wisconsin-Oshkosh commit.
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, open setup, slight leg-kick timing trigger. Aggressive swing, loose hands, middle of the field approach with slight lift in swing.
Power: 87.5 max exit velocity, averaged 77.2 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Quick footwork, advanced range, plays light on his feet, steady hands.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

Camden Pick, Oswego (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, leg-kick timing trigger. Hands works on top of the baseball, short path, consistently on time and uses the middle of the field.
Power: 81.9 max exit velocity, averaged 68.6 mph. 274’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, clean transfer, natural double play turn.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Brandon Pritchard, Lincoln-Way West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load and short stride. Swings with intent, quick hansds, pull-side approach.
Power: 86.8 max exit velocity, averaged 71.3 mph. 315’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Presents the glove out front, athletic actions, fluid footwork and rhythm, plays with an ease to his game.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 

Caleb Rhodes, Conant (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 240-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, short stride and quiet pre-pitch actions. Easy effort, uphill path, pull-side tendencies, strong hands, flashed present pull-side power.
Power: 93.6 max exit velocity, averaged 85.5 mph. 351’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Loose arm action, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, feel for the bag and steady hands.
Run: 7.89 runner in the 60. 

Ben Rossi, Grant  (IL), 2022; Benedictine University (IL) commit. 
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly closed setup, leg-lift timing trigger. Level path, easy effort, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 81.3 mph. 289’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Easy infield actions, comfortable on the move, soft hands, natural double play turn and clean transfer.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Brendan Som, Niles West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal stride and load. Simple, repeatable swing, loose hands, pull-side approach and stays balanced throughout.
Power: 89.7 max exit velocity, averaged 81.6 mph. 353’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Easy, confident actions, active feet are present through transfer. Soft hands and clean double play turn.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

Arnoldo Velazquez Jr., Lockport (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-8, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, toe-tap stride. Simple swing, stays inside the baseball, controls the barrel and uses the whole field.
Power: 84.4 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 278’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, can throw from multiple slots.
Defense: Athletic actions, plays with rhythm, soft hands, clean release.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Mason Weckler, Belvidere North (IL), 2022; Wisconsin-Stevens Point commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, balanced setup, short stride. Strong hands, uphill path, pull-side approach with the ability to create leverage in swing.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 86.4 mph. 355’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean transfer and ability to throw from multiple slots when needed.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Jacob White, Mount Carmel (IL), 2022; Benedictine University (IL) commit. 
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, stride works back to square.  Uphill path, loose hands, creates occasional whip in the barrel, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 90.9 max exit velocity, averaged 86.6 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Loose arm action can play from multiple slots.
Defense: Corner infield profile, steady hands, clean release at times.
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

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