Preseason I.D. - Gurnee: Top Overall Prospects



By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The Gurnee Preseason ID showcase took place on Sunday, February 21st at the Bat Speed Academy in Gurnee, IL. The event featured over 110 prospects mostly from the northern part of Illinois and a handful from Wisconsin.

Last week we began the analysis from the event with the catchers. Today we conclude the event by taking a look at the Top Overall Prospects. Three of the top four overall prospects from the event are freshman who should be high follows moving forward.

TOP OVERALL PROSPECTS

 1. Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove HS, 2019
6-foot-3, 172-pound, athletic, extremely projectable right-handed pitcher. One of the top right-handed pitchers in the 2019 class. Priester features a power arm with polish well beyond his years; fastball topped at 87 mph, throws three-pitches for strikes with his changeup flashing plus action. Smooth, slow-paced, repeatable delivery; stays in-line, square landing, athletic finish and pretty easy effort. Clean, quick, short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball, thrown for strikes, straight action and sat 85-86 mph, touching 87. Changeup was his best secondary offering; good arm speed, feel, sinking action, 75-78 mph. Slider, good feel, sweeping action, working mostly 10/4, tight spin and clocked at 72-74 mph.

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