Prep Baseball Report

PBR Midwest ProCase Preview

By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

The inaugural Prep Baseball Report Midwest ProCase will take place Tuesday June 23 at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, IL. The event serves as an identifier for the professional scouting community, and will showcase 50 of the top draft prospects from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, and South Dakota.

The PBR ProCase is a kickoff to identifying the top prospects in the 2016 draft class. With the 2015 Draft over, scouts across the country have turned their attention to the 2016 class. This event will feature the top 2016 draft prospects in the Midwest.

The Super 60 Pro Showcase in February has been a staple of the Prep Baseball Report's pro coverage over the last 13 years. The PBR ProCase will add to our pro coverage and give scouts the first look into the 2016 draft class. The Super 60 has become one of the most well attended pro showcases on the circuit, simply due to the caliber of players in attendance. We have seen more than 75 professional scouts year after year at the Super 60 and the ProCase will be no different, bringing all of the draft potential candidates from our area into one location to showcase their abilities in front of the professional scouting community. This will also give our staff insight into the possible invites for the following year's Super 60.

Players will participate in a pro-style workout, complete with the 60-yard dash, batting practice, and defensive evaluations broken down by position. Upon the completion of the workout, pitchers will throw in a controlled scrimmage environment.

This year’s roster is sure to excite with several top players from the PBR Overall Rankings in attendance. Texas Christian recruit and two-way threat Cal Coughlin (Lake Forest HS, IL) will bring his low-90s fastball and low-80s slider. Coughlin was up to 93 mph this past winter, while also showing switch-hitting ability at the hot corner.

Minnesota’s top ranked player, RHP Nick Hanson (Prior Lake HS, MN), is ranked No. 81 overall and boasts a physically impressive 6-foot-6, 210-pound frame and is capable of reaching 90 mph with his fastball.

Four of the top 10 prospects in Indiana will be in attendance, led by Indiana recruit Skylar Szynski (Penn HS, IN). Szynski is ranked No. 3 in Indiana, No. 40 overall and was up to 92 mph at last August’s PBR Future Games. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-hander impresses with his overall athleticism, running the 60 in 6.87 seconds.

The “Big Three” power arms in Wisconsin—RHP Nate Brown, LHP Jack Eagan, and RHP Alec Marsh—will all be in attendance. Brown and Eagan may be more well known to the professional scouting community, but Marsh (an Arizona State recruit), showed an electric arsenal back in March at the Madison Preseason I.D., sitting 90-92 mph with a hard breaking curveball at 71-73 mph.

PBR ProCase - Midwest

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Joe Acker WI Marquette University 2016 OF
Garrett Acton IL Lemont 2016 RHP St. Louis
Jeff Athey MN Eden Prairie 2016 1B Nebraska
Alec Barger IL Champaign Central 2016 OF
Camden Bauer IL O'Fallon 2016 SS Alabama
Ben Brecht IL New Trier 2016 LHP UC Santa Barbara
Nathan Brown WI Arrowhead 2016 RHP Florida
Christan Bullock IL Morgan Park 2016 1B Michigan
Dominic Clementi WI Arrowhead 2016 OF Michigan
Isaac Collins MN Maple Grove 2016 SS
Chris Cornelius MO Vianney 2016 SS Missouri
Cal Coughlin IL Lake Forest 2016 3B Texas Christian
Andrew Dyke IL Brother Rice 2016 OF
Jack Eagan WI Wautoma 2016 LHP Indiana
Tyler Eckberg MN Edina 2016 SS
David Ellis IN Princeton 2016 RHP Evansville
Sam Ferri IL Notre Dame College Prep 2016 C Arizona State
Max Franklin IL St. Rita 2016 RHP
Jeremy Gaines IL Oak Park-River Forest 2016 2B Missouri
Danny Gleaves IL St. Rita 2016 OF
Bryce Gray IL Homewood Flossmoor 2016 C
Nick Hanson MN Prior Lake 2016 RHP Kentucky
Brent Headrick IL Reed-Custer 2016 LHP Illinois State
Brenden Heiss IL Jacobs 2016 RHP Arkansas
Brady Huffman IL Genoa Kingston 2016 RHP Illinois State
Bryce Kelley MI Rockford 2016 LHP Michigan State
Adam LaRock WI Eau Claire North 2016 SS Iowa
Justin Lavey WI Tremper 2016 3B Louisville
Dalton Leighty IN Western 2016 RHP Wabash Valley
Griffin Lockwood-Powell MN Sioux Falls Lincoln (SD) 2016 C
Kevin Malisheski IL Wauconda 2016 RHP
Alec Marsh WI Reagan College Prep 2016 RHP Arizona State
Mike Massey IL Brother Rice 2016 SS Illinois
Jordan McFarland IL Gibault Catholic 2016 OF Arkansas
Michael Mokma MI Holland Christian 2016 RHP Michigan State
Danny Oriente IL Downers Grove South 2016 OF Louisville
Dalton Parker IL St. Joseph Ogden 2016 RHP
Tyler Reichenborn MN Blaine 2016 OF
Luke Roskam MN Chaska 2016 C
Ryan Schmitt WI Arrowhead 2016 RHP
Jack Suwinski IL Taft 2016 OF
Ryan Swanson MN Eden Prairie 2016 RHP
Skylar Szynski IN Penn 2016 RHP Indiana
Drake Titus MI Orchard Lake St. Mary's 2016 SS
Alec Trela IL Normal Community 2016 3B
Ben Troike IL Lincoln-Way North 2016 SS Illinois
Jack Wassel IL Geneva 2016 SS
Cyrillo Watson WI South Milwaukee 2016 OF Illinois

CLICK HERE to view the most recent roster for the inaugural PBR ProCase.

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