Inside The Illinois Rankings: Top '21 Uncommitted LHP's


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

As we prepare for arguably the most important summer of all time for amateur baseball, PBR Illinois takes a look into the latest rankings release for the 2021 class. If you missed the 2021 rankings release story, you can find it, here. Today, we will highlight the top 10 uncommitted left-handed pitchers in the state.

TOP 10 UNCOMMITTED 2021 LHP'S

POSITION RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS
3 Eric Orloff IL Glenbrook North 2021 LHP
8 Ryan Weaver IL Cary-Grove 2021 LHP
10 Jack Stellano IL Reed Custer 2021 LHP
11 Jackson Kent IL Lake Park 2021 LHP
12 Brayden Closs IL Warrensburg-Latham 2021 LHP
13 Daniel Flores IL East Leyden 2021 LHP
14 Matt Porter IL Prairie Ridge 2021 LHP
15 Jason Buhl IL Winnebago 2021 LHP
16 Keagan Bobbitt IL Lincoln-Way West 2021 LHP
17 Jack Bruington IL Plainfield South 2021 LHP

Eric Orloff

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Glenbrook North
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Diamond Dawgz
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(02/09/20)
88 - 89
FB
(02/09/20)
71 - 72
CB
(02/09/20)
78 - 79
CH
(02/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 88
CB
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
88 - 89
CB
71 - 72
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
68 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
62 - 65
CH
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
62 - 64
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
74 - 78
CB
58 - 61
CH
68 - 70
Trackman - Fastball
88.9
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
87.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2124
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2015
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.9
Velo Range
86.3 - 88.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.8
Spin Rate (max)
2124
Spin Rate (avg)
2015
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.6
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
68.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2151
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2013
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.6
Velo Range
68.8 - 70.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.7
Spin Rate (max)
2151
Spin Rate (avg)
2013
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Large frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, lifts and turns to close front side, regular effort, high front side, lands closed and creates angle.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, lively arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot, above average arm speed.
FB: T89, 88-89 mph. Lively finish, works with late run and sink to arm side, above average control of the zone.
CB: 71-72 mph. Sharp action with depth, 1/7 shape, fastball arm speed, dropped for strikes.
CH: 78-79 mph. Straight change showed occasional sink action, deceptive arm speed, tough angle.


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Ryan Weaver

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Cary-Grove
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: ProPlayer Canes
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 182lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/15/20)
85 - 86
FB
(06/16/20)
71 - 72
CB
(07/15/20)
72 - 73
CH
(07/15/20)
66 - 68
SL
(01/27/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
83 - 86
CB
71 - 72
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
67 - 69
CH
68 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CB
67 - 69
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
80 - 84
CH
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CB
67 - 70
CH
69 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
67 - 69
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CH
65 - 66
SL
66 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
75 - 77
CB
65 - 67
CH
65 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
74 - 76
CB
63 - 65
CH
64 - 67
Position
7.30
60-yard
(07/02/19)
82
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
81
OF Velo
(01/27/19)
88
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
4.50
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
88
H-1st
4.5
Position
60-yard
7.3
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
86
Position
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
84
H-1st
4.62
Position
60-yard
7.81
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
82
Position
INF Velo
73
H-1st
4.68
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Fastball
86.4
Velocity (max)
(06/16/20)
82.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/16/20)
2424
Spin Rate (max)
(06/16/20)
2309
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/16/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.4
Velo Range
84.6 - 86.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.9
Spin Rate (max)
2424
Spin Rate (avg)
2309
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.6
Velocity (max)
(06/16/20)
65.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/16/20)
2333
Spin Rate (max)
(06/16/20)
2269
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/16/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.6
Velo Range
68.1 - 69.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.8
Spin Rate (max)
2333
Spin Rate (avg)
2269
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
71.0
Velocity (max)
(06/16/20)
67.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/16/20)
804
Spin Rate (max)
(06/16/20)
760
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/16/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71
Velo Range
69.2 - 71
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.4
Spin Rate (max)
804
Spin Rate (avg)
760
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 182-pounds. Lanky frame, moves athletically.
Delivery: Easy tall and fall delivery, poised and smooth actions on the mound, controls levers well.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Finishes well, late arm side run, showed feel for the zone.
CB: 67-69 mph. 1/7 shape, loose, near fastball arm speed.
CH: 69-71 mph. Flashed sink action at times, tendency to be underneath, thrown near fastball arm speed.



 

Jack Stellano

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Reed Custer
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Rhino Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(02/09/20)
84 - 86
FB
(02/09/20)
69 - 72
CB
(10/13/19)
74 - 76
CH
(02/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
68 - 70
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
84 - 85
CB
69 - 72
CH
73 - 75
Trackman - Fastball
86.5
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2069
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1959
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.5
Velo Range
84.6 - 86.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.5
Spin Rate (max)
2069
Spin Rate (avg)
1959
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.7
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
67.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1823
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1669
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.7
Velo Range
67.9 - 69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.6
Spin Rate (max)
1823
Spin Rate (avg)
1669
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Thick large body build, sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Subtle rocker step into slight coiled balance point, stays on back side into leg swing landing. Low effort delivery with solid balance throughout.
Arm Action: LH. Free and easy arm, long swing works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Finishes with running action through the zone, hard finish, above average feel of the zone.
CB: 68-70 mph. 1/7 shape.
CH: 74-76 mph. Near fastball arm speed, plays with run and sink to arm side, best secondary offering, showed above average feel.



 

Jackson Kent

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lake Park
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier North
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/14/20)
84 - 87
FB
(07/14/20)
69 - 70
CB
(07/14/20)
72 - 78
CH
(02/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 84
CB
66 - 68
CH
72 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 81
CB
62 - 65
CH
67 - 69
Trackman - Fastball
87.7
Velocity (max)
(07/14/20)
85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/14/20)
2087
Spin Rate (max)
(07/14/20)
1979
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/14/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.7
Velo Range
85.1 - 87.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.5
Spin Rate (max)
2087
Spin Rate (avg)
1979
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.3
Velocity (max)
(07/14/20)
68.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/14/20)
1864
Spin Rate (max)
(07/14/20)
1844
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/14/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.3
Velo Range
69.1 - 70.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.3
Spin Rate (max)
1864
Spin Rate (avg)
1844
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

2/09/20

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 192-pounds. Wide-shouldered frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works with tempo, tall balance point and lands square.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 slot, long separation out of the glove, works out of tight window.
FB: T86, 83-84 mph. Plays straight with control of the zone.
CB: 66-68 mph. 12/6 breaking ball with depth, lands for strikes, fastball arm speed.
CH: 72-78 mph. Fading action, near fastball arm speed. 



 

Brayden Closs

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Warrensburg-Latham
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Decatur Commodores
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(09/23/21)
86 - 88
FB
(09/23/21)
72 - 75
CB
(02/26/20)
79 - 81
CH
(09/23/21)
75 - 77
SL
(09/23/21)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 88
CH
79 - 81
SL
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
72 - 75
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 85
CB
72 - 75
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
76 - 76
CB
62 - 66
CH
69 - 70
Position
8.20
60-yard
(02/20/19)
73
INF Velo
(02/20/19)
85
Exit Velo
(02/20/19)
Position
60-yard
8.2
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Fastball
89.2
Velocity (max)
(09/23/21)
85.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/23/21)
2174
Spin Rate (max)
(09/23/21)
2083
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/23/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.2
Velo Range
85.7 - 88.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.9
Spin Rate (max)
2174
Spin Rate (avg)
2083
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.7
Velo Range
82.8 - 85.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.9
Spin Rate (max)
1822
Spin Rate (avg)
1765
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.8
Velocity (max)
(06/09/20)
72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/09/20)
2143
Spin Rate (max)
(06/09/20)
2087
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/09/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
75.8
Velo Range
72.8 - 75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.9
Spin Rate (max)
2143
Spin Rate (avg)
2087
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
76.7
Velocity (max)
(09/23/21)
74.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/23/21)
2320
Spin Rate (max)
(09/23/21)
2194
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/23/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76.7
Velo Range
75 - 76.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.1
Spin Rate (max)
2320
Spin Rate (avg)
2194
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.6
Velocity (max)
(09/23/21)
78.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/23/21)
1668
Spin Rate (max)
(06/09/20)
1567
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/09/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.6
Velo Range
79.1 - 80.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.6
Spin Rate (max)
1625
Spin Rate (avg)
1481
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.5
Velo Range
76.9 - 78.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.4
Spin Rate (max)
1668
Spin Rate (avg)
1567
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

2/26/20

Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Strong, proportional frame.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, shoulders stay level, works on line with target and lands square.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm path, high 3/4 slot, loose out front.
FB: T86, 82-85 mph. Plays straight. Pounds lower half of zone.
CB: 72-75 mph. 1/7 shape, thrown with intent and consistently landed for strikes.
CH: 76-78 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed. Straight movement; feel.



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