Prep Baseball Report

Preseason I.D - Illiana: Preview

By Illinois and Indiana Scouting Staff

The Prep Baseball Report Preseason I.D. - Illiana will take place on Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Day). The event, which is open to all high school classes, is being held at the Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center, also known as the Southland Center.

The event currently has over 40 participants from Illinois and Indiana and there is still time to register by CLICKING HERE.

CLICK HERE for the current roster.

This event has a rich history of top prospects emerging to the forefront in their respective classes. Last year’s event featured three RHP’s Ryan Fender (Crown Point, IN), Tyler Schlaffer (Homewood-Flossmoor, IL) and Kyle Wisch (Hinsdale Central, IL), who were eventually selected to participate in the 2017 Future Games. Currently there are 12 players from last year who have made a college commitment with more to come.

Tyler Schlaffer (1.28.17)

The event also featured Illinois standouts INF/OF Brian Adams (Sandburg, 2019) and two 2020s currently ranked in the Top 20 of Illinois; C Trevor Davis (Danville) and RHP/OF Eben Heine (Plainfield North).

The event held two years ago was just as impressive as last years. The state of Indiana was represented well with three Division I commits in attendance. 2018 RHP Grant Brunt (Chesterton) committed to Purdue, 2017 RHP Matthew Litwicki (Lake Central) committed to Indiana and 2017 SS Zach Orn (Eastside) committed to Valparaiso.

Matthew Litwicki (1.31.16)

Some notable Illinois participants from the event two years ago were LHP/OF Joshua Williams (Simeon, 2019) SS Jamarion Loston (Morgan Park, 2018), an Indian Hills CC commit and a number of others. Reports have had Williams up to 87 mph recently and Loston is one of the top middle infield defenders in the state.

There are sure to be more breakout performers at Monday’s event.





Check-In times for the Class of 2019 Showcase are as follows:

Position Players:

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Pitcher Only:

11:30 - 11:50 AM

Catchers will stay for both sessions as they will also be evaluated while catching bullpens.

The event should end around 11:30 am - 12:00 pm for position players. The last pitcher should conclude around 1:30 pm.


**The Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center (Southland Center) is located at 10 Southland Drive, Lynwood, IL 60411.**