Top-10 Profiles of 2020: No. 6 Eric Orloff


Diego Solares
Staff Writer

As the year starts to unwind, our staff will start to highlight the top-10 most viewed profiles from 2020 - starting at 10 and counting down. 

Today we’ll look at Glenbrook North’s ace Eric Orloff, who owns the sixth most-viewed profile in Illinois this year. Ranked No. 8 overall in the state’s senior class and No. 434 nationally, Orloff has ascended up our rankings over the last calendar year, cementing himself as one of the top left-handed prep prospects in the region. Our PBR Missouri crew caught a start of his this fall and this is what they had to say: 

“Challenged hitters with mostly a two-pitch mix, tunneling a swing/miss 71-72 mph curveball with an 85-88 mph fastball. Good depth on the breaking pitch with spin rates 2100-2250 rpm while the fastball had average arm-side action. As he’s routinely done this summer, Orloff easily navigated the opposing lineup, allowing just one hit in 2.2 IP with four strikeouts. Stats: 2.2, 4K, 1BB, 1H”

A member of Team Illinois at the 2019 PBR Future Games, Orloff recently committed to Arizona and the Wildcats will be getting a good one, provided he makes it to campus.

TOP-10 PROFILES OF 2020, NO. 6: ERIC ORLOFF

Eric Orloff

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Glenbrook North
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Diamond Dawgz
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(02/09/20)
88 - 89
FB
(02/09/20)
71 - 72
CB
(02/09/20)
78 - 79
CH
(02/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 88
CB
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
88 - 89
CB
71 - 72
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
68 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
62 - 65
CH
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
62 - 64
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
74 - 78
CB
58 - 61
CH
68 - 70
Trackman - Fastball
88.9
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
87.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2124
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2015
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.9
Velo Range
86.3 - 88.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.8
Spin Rate (max)
2124
Spin Rate (avg)
2015
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.6
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
68.8 - 70.6
Velo Range
(07/07/20)
68.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2151
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2013
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.6
Velo Range
68.8 - 70.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.7
Spin Rate (max)
2151
Spin Rate (avg)
2013
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

9/13/20

2021 lefty who has committed to Arizona. Challenged hitters with mostly a two-pitch mix, tunnelling a swing/miss 71-72 mph curveball with an 85-88 mph fastball. Good depth on the breaking pitch with spin rates 2100-2250 rpm while the fastball had average armside action. As he’s routinely done this summer, Orloff easily navigated the opposing lineup, allowing just one hit in 2.2 IP with four strikeouts.
Stats: 2.2, 4K, 1BB, 1H

7/10/20

Verbally committed to Arizona.

7/07/20

Another big “winner” from the ProCase, Orloff entered uncommitted, but attracted plenty of interest soon afterwards. A fair athlete with some arm strength, the 6-foot-3, 205 pound loose-armed lefty struck out the side during his 13-pitch appearance with a sneaky 88-89 mph fastball and effective 69-70 mph curveball. From a high three-quarter slot he spun his fastball up to 2,125 rpm, averaging 2,015. His breaker spun to the plate in a similar range, but was thrown from nearly 5” lower than his fastball release point. Orloff recently committed to Arizona.

2/09/20

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Large frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, lifts and turns to close front side, regular effort, high front side, lands closed and creates angle.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, lively arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot, above average arm speed.
FB: T89, 88-89 mph. Lively finish, works with late run and sink to arm side, above average control of the zone.
CB: 71-72 mph. Sharp action with depth, 1/7 shape, fastball arm speed, dropped for strikes.
CH: 78-79 mph. Straight change showed occasional sink action, deceptive arm speed, tough angle.

7/31/19

2019 Future Games: 6-foot-2, 190-pound, extra-large, wide-shouldered, strong, left-handed pitcher. Delivery works across his body, high-front side, creates a lot of deception and an uncomfortable look for a hitter. Arm is clean and quick from a high ¾ slot. Fastball, advanced tilt when thrown at the bottom of the zone, mostly straight, sat mostly 86-87 mph during his first inning of work at the event. Mixes in a big bending curveball, slurvy, 1/7 shape, 68-70 mph. Stuck out two in his first inning of work on the week. High-upside left-handed pitcher.

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