Prep Baseball Report

PBR Future Games: Illinois Workout Day

By Illinois Scouting Staff

Day one of the PBR Future Games took place today with a position player workout at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. Team Illinois position players ran 60’s, participated in defensive evaluations, and took batting practice on the field in front of 150 plus college coaches.

Team Illinois position players showed well in multiple areas today and below we take a look at some of the quick hits from the workout:


+ Eight of the 11 position players posted 60 times under 7.0, with Benji Brokemond (Walter Payton, 2019) leading the way with a 6.54. Brokemond, who worked out on the infield and in the outfield impressed in his round of BP. The right-handed hitter stays short and simple to the ball while routinely finding the barrel and driving balls to both gaps.

+ Jalen Greer (St. Rita, 2019) is an athletically built 6-foot-2, 165-pound shortstop who continues to get better every time we see him. Today he made an argument as one of the more complete and high-ceiling infielders in the event. Defensively, he stood out with easy fluid actions, soft confident hands and a strong accurate arm across the diamond that was clocked at 87 mph. The right-handed hitter also ran a 6.95 60 and creates easy bat speed at the plate.

+ Briar Stinson (Rushville-Industry), a 6-foot-2, 185-pound, strong, athletically built outfielder  is one of the top 2020 prospects in Illinois and showed why once again today. Stinson showed a combination of tools that could play at the next level right now. The gifted outfielder ran a 6.78 60, was 89 mph from the outfield and registered a 92 mph exit velocity. At the plate, Stinson creates well above-average bat speed for his age and at times today showed power potential to the pull side.

+ Danny Doligale (Brother Rice, 2019) had one of the better all around days for Team Illinois. Doligale, has a smooth left-handed bat, ran a 6.80 60 and showed natural outfield actions.

+ Another outfielder who emerged as a high-follow 2019 was Greg Ziegler (Joliet Catholic). Ziegler ran the second best 60 for Team Illinois at 6.61. To go along with his high-end speed he was clocked at 88 mph from the outfield and showed a repeatable right-handed swing with easy effort.

+ Team Illinois features a number of versatile athletes to keep an eye on throughout the week as Brokemond, Casey Kmet (St. Viator, 2019), Charlie Allison (Rock Island, 2019), Clark Elliott (Barrington, 2019) and JD Miller (Oswego, 2019) all have the ability to play multiple positions. Kmet and Miller can play the infield but he will also share the catching duties throughout the week with Luke Fitzgerald (Oak Park-River Forest, 2019).

+ Besides Stinson, Jack Mahoney is the only other 2020 position player on Team Illinois. Mahoney, who started on varsity as a freshman for Class 3A state champion St. Viator, will see a healthy amount of time on the infield throughout the week and will also get up on the mound for an inning on Friday. Mahoney has recently been up to 86 mph on the mound with more in the tank.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of stats in PDF format.

CLICK HERE for a breakdown of the top overall performers from today.

Tomorrow we begin the games portion of the event.

Full Schedule can be found HERE.

Pitching Rotations for all teams can be found HERE.

For a full Illinois Future Games Roster CLICK HERE.