Preseason All-State Showcase: Top Tools Breakdown



By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Yesterday we posted the Statistical Breakdown from this past Sunday’s Preseason All-State Showcase which you can view HERE.

In the coming weeks, we will be adding and updating profiles for each of the players in attendance, including complete analysis and video.

In addition to posting the statistics, player analysis, and videos, we are going to drill down even more taking a look at the top performers using 17 commonly used criteria for analyzing prospects:

 Top Tools Breakdown

+ Most Projectable RHP Arm: Dalton Parker, RHP, St. Joseph-Ogden

+ Most Projectable LHP Arm: Jacob Gilmore, LHP, Bloomington Central Catholic

+ Best Power Fastball: Cal Coughlin, 3B/RHP, Lake Forest

+ Most Movement on Fastball: Jacob Gilmore, LHP, Bloomington Central Catholic

+ Best Breaking Ball: Cal Coughlin, 3B/RHP, Lake Forest

+ Best Changeup: Zach Frey, RHP/C, Normal University High

+ Best Three-Pitch Mix: Danny Denz, LHP, Dundee-Crown

+ Best Two-Way Talent: Cal Coughlin, 3B/RHP, Lake Forest and Sam Ferri, RHP/C, Notre Dame

+ Best Hands in the Field: Camden Bauer, SS, O’Fallon

+ Most Raw Power: Jordan McFarland, OF, Gibault Catholic

+ Best Behind the Plate: Cooper Johnson, C, Carmel and Sam Ferri, RHP/C, Notre Dame

+ Most Tools: Cal Coughlin, 3B/RHP, Lake Forest

+ Best Swing: Jack Wassel, OF, Geneva and Sam Ferri, RHP/C, Notre Dame and Matt Waznis, 2B/MIF, Providence

+ Best Switch Hitter: Mike Madej, SS, Providence and Cal Coughlin, 3B/RHP, Lake Forest

+ Best Runner: Michael Ragauskis, OF, St. Viator

+ Best Overall Athlete: AJ Lewis, C/3B, Mount Carmel and Danny Gleaves, OF, St. Rita

+ Biggest Sleeper Prospect: Austin Ulick, C, Washington


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