Prep Baseball Report

Illinois Metro East Open: Top Overall Prospects

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The Metro East Open took place on Tuesday, June 27th at Blazier Field in O'Fallon, Illinois. The event had over 55 prospects from Illinois and Missouri participate in a pro style workout in front of the PBR Scouting Staff. Today we conclude the analysis with the top overall prospects from the event. 


1. Nick Boone, OF, O’Fallon, 2018
6-foot-1, 170-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Ran an event-best 6.40 laser-timed 60. Defensively, long arm action, arm slot varied between over-the-top and high ¾, accurate throws with carry. Plays through the ball athletically, fluid footwork, quick and clean on exchanges, 82 mph from the outfield. Offensively, crouch setup, leg kick timing trigger, maintains balance through swing. Line drive hitter, level barrel path, fluid rhythm, 90 mph exit velocity off a tee.

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