Prep Baseball Report

Illinois insider: Best Available Speedsters

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

Updated 2016 rankings are right around the corner for the State of Illinois. With that in mind and our recent Illinois Unsigned Senior Showcase taking place on October 11th we take a look at some of the top speedsters still on the market in Illinois. Nolan Gazouski (Rockford Christian) is a 6-foot-6 two-way player that headlines the list. Extremely interesting prospect due to his frame, ability to run, arm strength and he is also a left-handed hitter. Everyone on the list below runs better than a 6.9 60.

Nolan Gazouski, SS/RHP, Rockford Christian
6-foot-6, 185-pound, lanky build with athleticism, two-way player. Ran a 6.78 60-time. Hits from the left-side, slightly open set up, short stride, lower half works. Good bat speed, long bat path, 95 mph exit velocity. Defensively showed average hands, fluid footwork, loose arm action, ¾ slot, 88 mph from the OF, 80 mph from the IF. On the mound displayed a tall-and-fall delivery, high ¾ arm slot, short arm action, lands closed. Fastball showed arm-side-run, sat  84-86 mph. Sider had 10/4 shape, 74-77 mph. Curveball sat 72-74 mph.

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