Prep Baseball Report

Super 60 roster is again loaded with big-time talent

Super 60 Slide 2013

By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

The 11th annual Super 60 Pro Showcase is less than two weeks away. And once again, the event’s roster is loaded with the top draft-eligible prospects within the Prep Baseball Report’s eight-state coverage area. 

This year’s event is set for Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Max-McCook’s 125,000 square-foot open turf facility in McCook, IL. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with position players.

In the rich history of this event, there have been many indelible performances. But last year’s overall showing may have been the best ever, as 24 of the 29 pitchers sat 88-plus, while 19 of the 39 position players ran sub-7 60s, to name a few highlights.

Although it will be a tough task, this year’s assemblage of prospects very well may surpass last year’s output. The 2013 class is top-heavy with pitchers, and this year’s roster reflects it.

No. 2-ranked prospect, LHP Hunter Green (Warren East HS, KY; Kentucky recruit) headlines the pitchers, along with No. 5-ranked LHP Eric Lauer (Midview HS, OH; Kent State), No. 7 RHP Cory Wilder (Lima Shawnee HS, OH; North Carolina State), No. 8 LHP Josh Rogers (New Albany HS, IN; Louisville), No. 12 RHP Zac Ryan (Andrean HS, IN; Georgia Tech), No. 13 RHP Andy Honiotes (Geneva HS, IL; Miami), No. 21 LHP Nick Deeg (Lake Orion HS, MI; Central Michigan), No. 22 LHP Danny Ayers (Columbus North HS, IN; Western Michigan), No. 23 LHP Andrew Harrington (Central Hardin HS, KY; Louisville), No. 30 RHP Robert Zeigler (Defiance HS, OH; Kentucky), No. 34 Keith Lehmann (Lyons Township HS, IL; Michigan), No. 40 TJ Zeuch (Mason HS, OH, Pitt), No. 49 RHP Zach Brown (Seymour HS, IN; Kentucky), No. 54 Zach Burdi (Downers Grove South HS, IL; Iowa), and No. 60 RHP Andrew McDonald (Mason HS, OH; Virginia Tech), to name a few.

No. 6-ranked SS/RHP Connor Heady (North Oldham HS, KY; Kentucky), who’s one of the premier shortstop prospects in the country, heads the infielders. Other top infielders include: No. 17 SS Josh Van Meter (Norwell HS, IN; Illinois State), No. 41 1B Drew Bridges (Carthage HS, MO; Missouri State), No. 43 SS Nick Kanavas (Brookfield East HS, WI; Arizona); No. 46 1B Shane Dressler (Red Land HS, PA; VCU), No. 62 SS Shaun Corso (Hempfield HS, PA; West Virginia), No. 63 Clark Eagan (Appleton North HS, WI; Arkansas), No. 74 3B Ricardo Ramirez (De La Salle HS, IL; Illinois-Chicago), No. 77 1B/C Anthony Drago (Lake Zurich HS, IL; Illinois), and No. 85 1B/RHP Jextin Pugh (Bishop Guilfoyle HS, PA; Binghampton), No. 87 1B Nick Kowalczuk (Oak Park-River Forest HS, IL; Michigan), and more.

Top-level athletes headline the crop of outfielders, led by No. 18 Alex Krupa (Greenwood HS, IN; Indiana), No. 20 Nolan Rogers (Bloomington South HS, IN; Vanderbilt); No. 27 Jordan Getzelman (Prairie Ridge HS, IL; Missouri), No. 29 Corey Ray (Simeon HS, IL; Louisville), No. 37 Lex Kaplan (Ladue HS, MO; Miami), No. 45 Troy Montgomery (Mount Vernon HS, IN; Ohio State), No. 52 Anthony Ray (St. Rita HS, IL; John A. Logan JC), No. 59 Colin Lyman (Huntley HS, IL; Louisville), and No. 75 Jake Ring (Grant HS, IL; Missouri), and more.

Last year, left-handed hitting catcher Chad Johnson (Galesburg HS, IL) emerged at the Super 60 and was drafted (and signed) in the fifth round by the Royals. This year’s catching crop isn’t especially deep, but it has several high-level prospects. The top catchers at this year’s Super 60 include: No. 35 Brent Gibbs (Alton HS, IL; Indiana), No. 42 Ryan Lidge (Barrington HS, IL; Notre Dame), No. 55 Isaac Crafton (Jeffersonville HS, IN; Liberty), No. 58 Cassidy Brown (Walsh Jesuit HS, OH; Loyola Marymount), No. 61 Chuckie Robinson (Danville HS, IL; Southern Mississippi), No. 65 Tanner Murphy (Malden HS, MO; Southern Illinois), and No. 84 Dan Jansen (Appleton West HS, WI; Jacksonville).

While the Super 60 is reserved predominately for draft-eligible seniors, a select few juniors are also invited. Last year, No. 1-ranked prospect Trey Ball (New Castle HS, IN; Texas) stole the show, as the 6-foot-6 two-way standout began his ascent to a high first-round draft pick come this June.

The Class of 2014 is especially loaded with talent. The top juniors at this year’s event include: No. 2 RHP Alex Lange (Lee’s Summit West HS, MO; LSU), No. 5 Johah Patten (Norwell HS, IN; Arkansas), No. 9 Jake Godfey (Providence Catholic HS, IL; Notre Dame), and No. 10 Storm Rynard (Raymore-Peculiar HS, MO; Arkansas).

More information about this year’s Super 60 will be coming in the days ahead. Below is the confirmed roster:

Last First School Class POS B/T Ht. Wt.
Ayers Daniel Columbus North (IN) 2013 LHP L/L 6-3 205
Bradner Tyler Howell (MI) 2013 RHP/3B R/R 6-0 185
Bridges Drew Carthage (MO) 2013 INF L/R 6-4 220
Brown Cassidy Walsh Jesuit (OH) 2013 C R/R 6-3 210
Brown Matt St. John Vianney (MO) 2013 3B/C R/R 6-2 205
Brown Zack Seymour (IN) 2013 RHP/SS R/R 6-1 175
Burdi Zachary Downers Grove South (IL) 2013 RHP/OF R/R 6-3 195
Coleman Ronell Simeon (IL) 2013 MIF S/R 5-6 150
Colletta Kyle Niles West (IL) 2013 MIF L/R 6-1 180
Corso Shaun Hempfield (PA) 2013 INF R/R 6-2 195
Costanzo Mike St. Rita (IL) 2014 LHP L/L 6-0 165
Crafton Isaac Jeffersonville (IN) 2013 C/3B S/R 5-9 160
Deeg Nicholas Lake Orion (MI) 2013 LHP L/L 6-5 210
Drago Anthony Lake Zurich (IL) 2013 1B/C L/R 6-3 215
Dressler Shane Red Land (PA) 2013 1B/3B L/R 6-4 225
Eagan Clark Appleton North (WI) 2013 OF/1B L/R 6-2 180
Evak Jeff Neuqua Valley (IL) 2013 OF R/R 6-1 190
Gaa Spencer Metamora (IL) 2013 3B/OF R/R 6-2 170
Getzelman Jordan Prairie Ridge (IL) 2013 OF R/R 6-2 205
Gibbs Brent Alton (IL) 2013 C R/R 6-2 215
Godfrey Jake Providence Catholic (IL) 2014 RHP R/R 6-3 205
Green Hunter Warren East (KY) 2013 LHP L/L 6-4 170
Gutierrez Hector Detroit Western Int. (MI) 2013 SS/RHP R/R 6-0 170
Harrington Drew Central Hardin (KY) 2013 LHP/1B R/L 6-2 215
Heady Connor North Oldham (KY) 2013 SS/RHP R/R 6-0 165
Hermosillo Miguel Ottawa (IL) 2013 OF R/R 5-10 195
Honiotes Andy Geneva (IL) 2013 RHP R/R 6-3 185
Howard Ryan Francis Howell Central (MO) 2013 SS/3B R/R 6-2 190
Jancarski Zach Springside Chestnut Hill (PA) 2014 OF R/R 6-0 180
Jansen Dan Appleton West (WI) 2013 C R/R 6-2 215
Jelinek Brad Warsaw (MO) 2013 MIF R/R 6-2 175
Kanavas Nick Brookfield East (WI) 2013 SS/RHP R/R 6-1 185
Kaplan Lex Ladue (MO) 2013 OF/1B L/L 6-2 180
Kowalczuk Nick Oak Park-River Forest (IL) 2013 1B/OF R/R 6-3 220
Kruczynski Evan Franklin (WI) 2013 LHP/1B L/L 6-5 175
Krupa Alex Greenwood (IN) 2013 OF L/R 5-9 160
Lange Alex Lee's Summit West (MO) 2014 RHP R/R 6-3 210
Lauer Eric Midview (OH) 2013 LHP/1B R/L 6-3 195
Lehmann Keith Lyons Township (IL) 2013 3B/RHP R/R 6-1 185
Lidge Ryan Barrington (IL) 2013 C S/R 6-2 195
Lyman Colin Huntley (IL) 2013 OF L/R 6-1 160
Marik TJ St. Laurence (IL) 2014 C R/R 5-11 205
Mayer Danny  Downers Grove South (IL)  2013 RHP/OF R/R 6-4 225
McDonald Andrew  Mason (OH)  2013 RHP R/R 6-6 235
Montgomery Troy Mt. Vernon (IN) 2013 OF L/L 5-8 165
Murphy Tanner Malden (MO) 2013 C/RHP R/R 6-1 205
Nichols Drew Manteno (IL) 2014 RHP R/R 6-3 200
Norton Tanner Bishop Brossart (KY) 2013 C/1B L/R 6-1 203
Patten Jonah Norwell (IN) 2014 RHP R/R 6-3 195
Pugh Jextin Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic (PA) 2013 1B/RHP L/R 6-3 225
Ramirez Ricardo De La Salle (IL) 2013 3B/RHP R/R 6-2 205
Ray Anthony St. Rita (IL) 2013 OF L/R 6-1 162
Ray Corey Simeon (IL) 2013 OF/LHP L/R 5-10 165
Ring Jake Grant (IL) 2013 OF L/L 6-1 173
Robinson Chuckie Danville (IL) 2013 C/1B R/R 6-2 220
Rogers Josh New Albany (IN) 2013 LHP L/L 6-3 185
Rogers Nolan Bloomington South (IN) 2013 OF/MIF L/R 5-10 175
Ryan Zac Andrean (IN) 2013 RHP/3B R/R 6-2 190
Rynard Storm Raymore-Peculiar (MO) 2014 RHP/MIF R/R 6-0 175
Skogsbergh Bobby Hinsdale Central (IL) 2013 RHP R/R 6-4 220
VanMeter Josh Norwell (IN) 2013 SS/RHP L/R 6-0 170
Wilder Cory Lima Shawnee (OH) 2013 RHP R/R 6-4 205
Zeigler Robert Defiance (OH) 2013 RHP/1B R/R 6-4 210
Zeuch TJ Mason (OH) 2013 RHP R/R 6-7 220