Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State: Top Overall Prospects

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor - Illinois/Wisconsin

A bit of a precursor to the 2017 updated rankings in Illinois, we take a look at the top overall prospects from the Preseason All-State Showcase in February.

Top Overall Prospects

1. Cal Greenfield, C, St. Rita, 2017
Florida commit. 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher, physically advanced, strong athletic build. Currently ranked as the top prospect in Illinois’ 2017 class, strong defensive catcher with power bat. Open setup, loads hands back, small leg lift stride back to even, good balance. Advanced bat speed, fast bat, hard contact with backspin, gap to gap power bat. 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays short and over the top, big arm out of the crouch, 82 mph with carry. Soft hands receiving, footwork is quick, efficient exchange, athletic defender. 7.04 runner in the 60.

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