Illinois Senior Games: Top Overall Prospects

By Illinois Scouting Staff

The Senior Games returned to Triton JC in River Grove, Ill., on August 7. Over 60 of the top remaining uncommitted prospects in Illinois' class of 2019 participated in a pro-style workout and a simulated game. Six prospects, and counting, have since made commitments to play at the next level following their final prep seasons this spring.

Today, in our final look at the showcase, we’ll break down the top-10 prospects, regardless of position.

Half of the top 10 below is comprised of right-handed pitching, including the Grayslake Central ace Coby Moe (Northwestern commit). The 6-foot-4 righty found a spot near the top of the board for his impressive work in simulated play. INF Nick Kosmetatos (St. Francis; Butler commit) bypassed many of the righties climbing this chart and verified his class of 2019 ranking and status as one of, if not the, top third base prospect in the state.

Previously, we published our Statistical Analysis from the event as well as positional breakdowns for the day’s catchersoutfieldersinfielders, and pitchers.

Here’s a deeper dive into the top-10 prospects at the showcase.



Recent Butler commit. 6-foot-1, 185-pound, right-handed hitting infielder; strong, athletic-build, durable lower half. Offensively, quiet, balanced setup, smooth load, toe-tap stride and maintains balance through contact. Loose, strong hands, creates easy bat speed, consistent hard contact. Level bat path, extension through contact and gap-to-gap approach; 87 mph exit velocity. Went 2-for-2 with a double to left-center field and scored a run. Defensively, one of the top defensive third baseman's in the class. Easy, athletic actions, ranges well to both sides, maintains body control. Soft, confident hands, clean transfer, loose strong arm action. Accurate arm, throws carry and topped at 88 mph. Ran a 7.25 laser-timed 60. 


Recent Northwestern commit. 6-foot-4, 200-pound, right-handed pitcher, thick build with athleticism in actions. Mound presence, tall, sturdy balance point, works in-line, some cross body to home, toe lands closed, easy, athletic finish. Arm is short and loose, quick arm speed, over the top slot, ball comes out easy and firm. Fastball worked straight with cut to gloveside, pounded the strike zone, 85-87 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape with depth, maintains arm speed, 73 mph. Slider, 10/4 sharp sweeper, aggressive in the zone, best secondary offering, manipulates it induced a swinging strikeout in gameplay, 78 mph.


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