Prep Baseball Report

Top 10 Player Profiles of 2014: No. 10 Kyle Ostrowski

By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Over the next couple weeks we are going to countdown the 2014 calendar year with a look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2014. After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited profiles by you the reader in 2014.

No. 10 Kyle Ostrowski

Kyle OstrowskiOstrowski has been a known commodity in Illinois high school baseball since committing to Purdue in January of his sophomore year. Several area scouts felt Ostrowski could have been one of the first Illinois prep players off the board had he been draft eligible this previous spring, thanks to physical projection (6-foot-4, 190-pounds) and a fastball that touched 92 mph. Ostrowski’s athletic accomplishments are not only relegated to the diamond, as the talented wide receiver earned First Team All-State this fall for Lincoln-Way North on the gridiron. The southpaw is currently ranked No. 2 in Illinois, No. 22 overall.

Let’s take a look at Ostrowski’s scouting report from this spring, where he impressed pitching into the seventh inning against eventual Class 3A State Champion Lemont. Lincoln-Way North eventually won the pitcher’s duel 4-3 in ten innings (Game Recap).

Scouting Report

Purdue commit. Projectable and athletic 6-foot-4 175 pound frame, although it looks he may have added a little more good weight. Worked downhill, with tall-and-fall, repeatable delivery. Easy to see velocity gains in the future. Loads well over the rubber, creates rotation with lower half and slight swing with lead leg, but stays online with home plate at foot strike. Arm action is loose and quick, with advanced arm speed on fastball. Picks up arm with elbow, for efficient arm action, staying on top of the ball, and driving it down into the zone. Came out firing in the first sitting 88-91, with a majority of 89’s. Fastball showed late life and pitched to both sides of the plate efficiently, especially inside on right handed hitters. Amped up fastball velocity in pressure situations. Ten groundball outs, several of which would have likely produced broken bat swings with wood. Settled down between 85-88 the rest of the game, and held that velocity throughout. Struggled to locate 68-71 mph curve the first time through the lineup, and threw a majority of fastballs. Curve showed 11/5 plane when located later in the game, but lacks arm speed of fastball. Flashed 78-80 mph change sparingly, with arm side run. Premium athlete and fields position well. High-level draft follow for 2015.

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