Prep Baseball Report

Pitcher Showcase & Analysis: Stat Story

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Scouting staff hosted a Pitcher Showcase and Analysis on Thursday, October 20th at Legacy Athletics in Shorewood, IL. The event saw fourteen pitchers from the 2017-2019 classes work directly with the PBR scouting staff in a hands-on, extended bullpen setting. We will roll out scouting reports on each player once videos are edited in a few weeks, but today we’ll take a look at the radar gun readings, and also some impressions on the talent.

Plainfield South’s Trey Ricko once again sat in the low-to-mid 80’s with his fastball and showed good action and feel on his changeup.

Another RHP with good feel and action on his changeup was sophomore Ryan Cermak. Cermak who was up to 83 has a quick arm and some life to his fastball.

Steven Brink from Lincoln-Way West is another sophomore to keep an eye on moving forward. The projectable RHP is listed at 6-foot-4, 150-pounds and has a loose, whippy arm action.

CLICK HERE for a complete statistical breakdown of the Pitcher Showcase and Analysis in PDF format.

Fastball Velocity

85 - Trey Ricko, RHP, Plainfield South, 2018
83 - Ryan Cermak, RHP, Riverside-Brookfield, 2019
82 - Eric Fitzmaurice, RHP, Plainfield South, 2017
81 - Ryan Harty, LHP, Plainfield South, 2018
81 - Nick Cerrato, RHP, Plainfield South, 2018
81 - Cade Thornberry, RHP, Plainfield Central, 2017
80 - Simon Lane, RHP, Hinsdale Central, 2019
79 - Devin Smith, LHP, Minooka, 2017
79 - Alex Buchanan, RHP, Kaneland, 2019
78 - Steven Brink, RHP, Lincoln-Way West, 2019
78 - Garrett Gillund, RHP, McHenry West, 2018
78 - Joseph Crisp, LHP, Metamora, 2018
77 - Nicholas Ferguson, RHP, Plainfield North, 2017
75 - Nino Carra, RHP, Plainfield South, 2019