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Illinois Peoria Preseason ID: Top Overall Prospects

By: Illinois Scouting Staff

Today, we wrap up our post-event analysis from the Peoria Preseason I.D. back in February by examining the showcase’s top overall prospects.. With so much Central Illinois talent to sift through, it was these names below that managed to stand out at the event.

Freshman OF Ramon Jimerson Jr. emerged at the event as a high-follow 2022 prospect moving forward. Jimerson took one of the more impressive rounds of BP on the day and showed a combination of tools that should continue to improve over his next four years of high school. The freshman right-handed hitter, has also seen time on varsity this spring for Sacred Heart-Griffin.

For a more in-depth look at the position-by-position breakdown from the event click on the following: C, OF, INF, P. For sortable boards on all measured statistics from the event, click here. All that being said, continue on below to learn about the day’s best prospects.

Top Overall Prospects

No. 1 Ramon Jimerson Jr OF / 3B / Sacred Heart Griffin, IL / 2022

5-foot-9, 167-pound right/right outfield prospect with live body, strong and athletic frame. Emerged as one of the top 2022 prospects that we have seen to date. Ran a 7.00 flat in the 60. In the batter’s box, balanced/open setup, hands set high, smooth back load, short leg hang trigger. Quick-twitch, simple and repeatable swing. Fast bat, short path to the ball, level plane with big extension through contact. Fills the gaps and is able to create backspin; topped 86 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, smooth and easy actions, under control, fluid and athletic feet. Arm is live, short and over-the-top throws with carry; topped 83 mph to home. High-follow 2022 prospect.

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