Prep Baseball Report

Top 10 Player Profiles of 2015: No. 10 Brenden Heiss

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

Over the next couple weeks we are going to countdown the 2015 calendar year with a look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2015. After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited profiles by you the reader in 2015.

No. 10 Brenden Heiss

Brenden HeissRHP Brenden Heiss (Jacobs HS, 2016) committed to Arkansas is ranked No. 7 in Illinois' 2016 Class and No. 70 Overall. He is one of the premier power arms in the Midwest. Athletic 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame, wide shouldered right-hander has been on the national radar for a long time now. This summer Heiss was one of two Illinois prospects selected to participate in the eighth annual Under All-America Game held at Wrigley Field. Since 2008, 217 of the eligible participants have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft, including 60 first-round picks.

Heiss also participated and shined early this summer at the PBR Midwest ProCase where he topped at 94 mph with his fastball.  The event featured 50 top-level  prospects from six states, giving Midwest area pro scouts and college recruiters an intimate look at some of the top 2016 draft prospects. Heiss had the second best perfomance at the event. Let’s take a look at Heiss' video from the event.

Scouting Report

6/23/15 - The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Arkansas recruit continues to prove that he possesses one of the most electric arms in the country. At the ProCase, Heiss sat 92-93, topping at 94, with late arm-side life. His arm is extremely athletic with some unconventional mechanics going on, especially on the backside. He lands closed and works across his body, which makes for an even more uncomfortable at-bat for hitters. Nevertheless, he filled up the strike zone with his fastball and slurve/slider, which ranged between 75-80 mph. Heiss retired the side in order, including a pair of strikeouts.


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