Underclass Showcase: Infield Analysis



By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

This week we began our analysis of the Underclass Showcase from October 23. The Underclass Showcase was an open event to all 2019 and 2020 graduates. We will continue to break down the event throughout the week by position, featuring scouting reports and highlighting the top prospects at each position.

Catchers kicked things off earlier this week and today we take a look at the infielders in attendance. Jason Hodges who was listed as the top outfielder yesterday, takes home top honors once again. Hodges, stood out among the rest with his round of batting practice and overall athleticism.

The top 2019 and 2020 infielders are listed below.

TOP INFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Jason Hodges, OF/INF, Marist, 2019
6-foot-3, 185-pound, strong, physically advanced, athletically built, multi-positional prospect. Put himself on the map as one of the top 2019 prospects in Illinois. Ran a 6.95 laser-timed 60. Has a high ceiling offensively. Right-handed hitter with fluid rhythm, explosive bat speed and present pull power. Makes consistent hard, loud contact, ball jumps off his bat; 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Balanced setup, leg-kick timing trigger and good balance throughout. Defensively, worked out at first base and in the outfield. Ability to play both positions; fluid, quick feet and soft hands. Athletic defensive actions, has a bounce in his step and good body control. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, some accuracy and throws have carry; clocked at 76 mph across the infield and 81 mph from the outfield.

2. Josh Mrozek, SS, Providence Catholic, 2019
6-foot-1, 155-pound lean, athletic infielder. Ran one of the top 60 times of the event, 6.86 laser-timed. Offensively, highly projectable left-handed hitter. Smooth, loose, easy swing with fluid rhythm throughout. Uphill path, gap-to-gap approach and finishes off his backside. Balanced, relaxed setup, short stride and an 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, plays with a bounce in his step, quick feet, can make plays on the move, good body control, soft hands and throws from multiple slots; loose arm action, plays enough for the left-side of the infield, clocked at 79 mph. High follow 2019 left-handed hitting infielder.

3. Anthony Mangano, INF, Lake Zurich, 2020
5-foot-11, 150-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Emerged as a high-follow left-handed bat in the class. Compact swing, present bat speed, a lot of loud hard contact and some quick twitch in swing. Fluid rhythm, line-drive approach, path works level and gets extension through contact. 76 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, quick and fluid footwork on the infield. Athletic fielding position, out in front of body, receptive hands. Short arm from a high ¾ slot and throws clocked at 71 mph. Also, ran a 7.23 laser-timed 60.

4. Damon Gladney, INF, Illiana Christian, 2019
6-foot-2, 160-pound, lean, athletically built, infielder. 7.15 laser-timed 60. Right-handed hitter, simple, loose, quick twitch in swing; 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Flashed bat speed, natural lift in swing and fluid rhythm throughout. Balanced setup, short toe tap stride. Defensively, athletically fielding position, soft hands, fluid footwork and plays under control. Throws from a ¾ to high ¾ slot, throws flashed accuracy and clocked at 77 mph across the diamond.

5. Jacob Mote, INF, Normal University, 2020
6-foot-2, 175-pound, infielder with an athletic, physically advanced, strong frame. Right-handed hitter, present bat speed and quick twitch in swing. Ball jumps off the bat, gap-to-gap approach; exit velocity clocked at 90 mph from a tee. Balanced open setup, leg-kick timing trigger and average balance throughout. Defensively, has a big arm across the diamond for his age; clocked at 85 mph across the diamond with carry and life. Steady hands and longer, gathered transfer. Also, ran a 7.15 laser-timed 60. High follow 2020 infielder.

6. Andrew Kim, INF, Libertyville, 2019
6-foot, 175-pound, strong, wide-shouldered, athletically built, left-handed hitting infielder. Left-handed bat is currently strongest tool. Strong, compact swing; 85 mph exit velocity. Bat stays level through the zone, flashed bat speed, uses the middle of the field, line-drive approach and good balance throughout. Defensively, steady hands and a quick transfer on the infield. Short arm, high ¾ slot and clocked at 74 mph across the diamond. Also, ran a 7.26 laser-timed 60.

7. Brock Berry, INF, Lincoln-Way West, 2019
5-foot-11, 140-pound, long and lean right-handed hitting infielder. Ran a 7.23 laser-timed 60. Offensively, compact aggressive swing, bat speed, consistent hard contact and looseness throughout. Fluid rhythm and a line-drive, pull approach; 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, long, rangy movements on plays on the move. Steady, receptive hands, athletic fielding position. Arm works long and out of a high ¾ slot, flashed carry at 76 mph.

8. Nick Kosmetatos, INF, St. Francis, 2019
6-foot, 185-pound, right-handed hitting infielder with a strong, physically advanced frame. Offensively, strength through contact, ability to square up baseballs and flashed bat speed. Balanced setup, short stride, gap-to-gap approach with lift in swing and an 80 mph exit velocity. Defensively, easy, athletic actions on the infield. Soft hands, fields out in front, body control and clean exchange. Clean arm, throws have carry, clocked at 81 mph across the infield. Also, ran a 7.62 laser-timed 60.

9. Joel Sarver, INF/RHP, Champaign Centennial, 2020
5-foot-11, 152-pound lanky two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, long, loose and clean arm action out of a ¾ slot. Smooth tall and fall delivery with minimal effort throughout. Fastball, sinking action, sat 75-77 mph. Feel for curveball, consistent 11/5 shape and ranged between 65-68 mph. Changeup, sink and fade action, 67-70 mph. Offensively, fluid right-handed hitter, level path through the zone and occasional hard contact; 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Balanced open setup, long stride gets back to even, and a gap-to-gap approach. Defensively, worked out on the infield (have previously seen catch). Soft hands, fluid footwork and athletic fielding position. Throws flashed carry across the diamond at 77 mph. Also, ran a 7.87 60.

10. Nolan Tucker, SS/RHP, Hanover Central, 2019
5-foot-7, 135-pound, athletic, two-way prospect. Offensively, left-handed hitter, fluid rhythm, flashed a quick twitch, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 86 mph. Wide, slightly open setup, smooth load, leg lift. Defensively, soft hands, clean exchange, athletic actions. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 76 mph across the diamond. 7.56 runner in the laser timed 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Carter Berg, 2B/SS, St. Rita, 2020
5-foot-9, 125-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Offensively,long, level path with some looseness through the zone; exit velocity registered at 71 mph. Balanced setup with a short stride. Defensively, clean exchange, flashed athletic actions on the infield. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, accurate at times; throws clocked at 59 mph. 8.00 runner in the laser timed 60.

Michael Bohlen, RHP/INF, Marian Catholic, 2019
6-foot-4, 180-pound, strong, athletically built two-way prospect. On the mound, tall and fall delivery, bouncing action at balance point, stays on-line and gets down the mound. Short arm action out of an over-the-top slot. Fastball, finishes with life through the zone, occasional arm-side-run, sat 79-80 mph. Changeup, sinking action at times, 67-69 mph. Curveball, slows arm speed, 12/6 shape and ranged between 58-62 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, with strength through contact and flashed bat speed; 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Balanced closed setup, leg-kick timing trigger and average balance through contact. Defensively, frame profiles well at first base. Feel for the position and steady hands. Short arm from a high ¾ slot and throws clocked at 78 mph across the diamond. Also, ran a 7.34 laser-timed 60.

Jack Brannigan, OF/SS, Marist, 2019
6-foot, 165-pound, multi-positional prospect. Offensively, strong, right-handed hitter. Pull-side approach, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 84 mph from a tee. Closed setup, leg lift timing trigger. Defensively, worked out in the infield and outfield. More natural in the outfield. Fluid footwork, clean exchange, flashed athletic actions in the outfield. Short arm action from a high ¾ to ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 82 mph from the outfield and 77 mph across the infield. 7.18 runner in the laser timed 60.

Michael Chialdikas, INF, Lake Zurich, 2019
6-foot, 140-pound, lean, left-handed hitting infielder with long levers. Offensively, looseness in swing, uphill path and uses the whole field. Balanced setup, pre-pitch load, short stride and finishes on his backside. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, steady receptive hands, funnels to release. Loose, whippy arm, accurate throws, flashed carry and clocked at 81 mph across the diamond. 7.72 laser-timed 60.

Kyle Colbert, 1B/OF, Morgan Park, 2020
6-foot,141-pound, multi-positional player. Defensively, worked out at first base and in the outfield. Showed more natural at first. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 70 mph across the infield and 68 mph from the outfield. 7.83 runner in the laser timed 60. Offensively, right-handed pitcher, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 63 mph. Open setup, leg lift timing trigger.

Nicholas Cristiano, 1B, Maine South, 2019
5-foot-11, 200-pound, right-handed hitting first baseman. Offensively, line drive approach, found barrel on occasion, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 83 mph. Balanced setup, back load, leg lift. Defensively, long arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 66 mph across the infield. 8.39 runner in the laser timed 60.

Danny Doheny, RHP/SS, Lyons Township, 2020   
5-foot-9, 135-pound, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, easy effort, smooth rhythm. Loose arm action from a high ¾ angle. Fastball, slight run, late action, sat 76-78 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, some feel, 62-65 mph. Changeup, thrown for strikes, works mostly straight, 69-71 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, opposite field approach, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 69 mph. Balanced setup with a short stride, ability to maintain balance through contact. Defensively, quick footwork, cleane exchange, plays through the baseball. Short, accurate arm from an over the top to high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 77 mph across the diamond. 8.34 runner in the laser timed 60.

Zachary Gould, RHP/INF, Joliet Catholic, 2019
6-foot-4, 205-pound, extra-large, imposing two-way prospect. Highly projectable, right-handed pitcher. Uptempo, tall and fall delivery, gets down the hill, strong front side, lands square and regular effort throughout. Arm works long and loose out of a high ¾ window.  Fastball, thrown for strikes, heavy action, life through the zone, arm-side-run, sat 82-84 mph. Curveball sharp action, 11/5 shape and sat 66-69 mph. Changeup, arm-side-run, fade action, fastball arm speed and sat 74-77 mph. Offensively, left-handed hitter, fluid rhythm and line-drive approach. Balanced setup, leg-kick timing trigger and average balance. 78 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, athletic fielding position and clean exchange on the infield. Long arm action, high ¾ slot and clocked at 78 mph. Also, ran a 8.67 60.

Jaylen Greene, 1B/OF, De La Salle, 2020   
6-foot-2, 154-pound, lanky, athletic, multi-positional prospect. Offensively, left-handed hitter, quick twitch, some looseness in swing, long path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 77 mph. Wide setup with a short stride. Defensively, worked out at first base and in the outfield. Showed more natural at first base. Quick footwork, clean exchange, athletic fielding actions. Long arm action from a ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 71 mph across the diamond and 70 mph from the outfield. 7.68 runner in the laser timed 60.

Thomas Heafey, LHP/1B, Providence Catholic, 2019
6-foot-3, 225-pound, two-way prospect. On the mound, left-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, flashed rhythm. Short arm action from a high ¾ angle. Fastball, occasional run and sink action, sat 77-78 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, 64-66 mph. Changeup, sink action, 68-71 mph. Cutter, 74-76 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, gap-to-gap approach, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 88 mph. Open setup, leg lift timing trigger. Defensively, feet work well on the infield, reliable hands. Long arm action from an over the top to high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 74 mph across the infield. 8.12 runner in the laser timed 60.

Tom Jurack, OF/INF, Hinsdale Central, 2020
6-foot-2, 190-pound, physically advanced, athletically built, multi-positional prospect. Offensively, right-handed hitter, flashed bat speed, looseness and strength through contact; 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Path work uphill, occasional looseness, gap-to-gap approach and uses the middle of the field. Balanced setup, short toe-turn stride and good balance throughout. Defensively, worked out on the infield and in the outfield. Soft hands, plays tall with a clean transfer. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, some accuracy; clocked at 73 mph from the outfield and infield. Also, ran a 7.82 60.

Alex Kelsch, 2B/SS, Oswego East, 2020
5-foot-5, 130-pound, right-handed hitting middle infielder. Offensively, pull-side approach, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 74 mph. Slightly open setup, leg lift trigger. Defensively, hands work well, clean exchange, plays through the baseball. Short arm action from an over the top slot; throws clocked at 71 mph across the diamond. 8.07 runner in the laser timed 60.

Cameron Knauss, SS, Oswego East, 2019
5-foot-6, 111-pound, left-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, fluid rhythm, short, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 70 mph from the tee. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg lift, ability to maintain balance through contact. Defensively, clean exchange, plays through the ball. Long arm action from an over the top to high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 68 mph across the diamond. 8.38 runner in the laser timed 60.

Koby Koesser, SS, Zion Benton, 2020
5-foot-7, 140-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Defensively, reliable hands on the infield. Long arm action from a high ¾ to ¾ slot’ throws clocked at 67 mph. Offensively, open setup with a leg kick, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 64 mph. 8.59 runner in the laser timed 60.

William Le Pretre, RHP/SS, De La Salle, 2020  
5-foot-10, 123-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed hitter, above average bat speed for his age, hard contact, gap-to-gap approach, looseness in swing; exit velocity registered at 81 mph. Open setup, maintains balance through contact. Defensively, reliable hands and clean exchange on the infield. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, accurate throws; 74 mph across the diamond. 7.76 runner in the laser timed 60. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, delivery has rhythm, stays on-line, lands square and regular effort throughout. Fastball mostly straight, occasional sinking action, ranged between 73-77 mph, topped at 78. Curveball 11/5 shape, 61-63 mph. Changeup, thrown aggressively, feel, occasional cut and sink action, 68-70 mph.

Jac Lindish, 3B, Plainfield Central, 2019
5-foot-10, 155-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman. Offensively, opposite field approach, long path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 82 mph. Open setup, toe tap timing trigger. Defensively, flashed athletic actions. Short arm action from a ¾ to low ¾ slot; throws clocked at 66 mph across the diamond. 7.40 runner in the laser timed 60.

Cole Manley, LHP/1B/OF, Notre Dame, 2019
6-foot-3, 190-pound, strong frame, two-way prospect. Offensively, left-handed hitter, strong contact, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 90 mph. Tall, open setup, long stride. Defensively, worked out at first base and in the outfield. Flashed athletic actions, feet work well. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 74 mph from the outfield and 69 mph across the infield. On the mound, left-handed pitcher, stays in line, toe lands closed. Short arm action from a high ¾ angle. Fastball, occasional arm side run, sat 73-75 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, sharp action at time, 62-63 mph. Changeup, sink action, 66-70 mph.

Alex Marotta, RHP/3B, Westmont, 2019
6-foot-3, 215-pound, strong, extra large, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, pre-set back leg, rocker-step delivery. Long arm action from a high ¾ angle. Tendency to get inside the baseball. Fastball, arm side run, sat 79-81 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 67-69 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, works mostly straight, 71-74 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, raw strength in swing, line drive approach; exit velocity registered at 79 mph. Balanced setup, hands load pre pitch, short stride. Defensively, flashed athletic actions, clean exchange. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 78 mph. 7.49 runner in the laser timed 60.

Trevor McLaughlin, RHP/3B, Reed Custer, 2020
6-foot-1, 180-pound, two-way player. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, works exclusively out of the stretch. Smooth rhythm, slight crossfire, balanced finish. Long arm action from an over the top angle. Fastball, hard, cutting action, sat 77-78 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 64-67 mph. Changeup, sink action, maintains near fastball arm speed, 67-70 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, gap-to-gap approach, short, level path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 72 mph. Balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance through contact. Defensively, hands work well, clean exchanged, flashed athletic actions. Long arm action from a high ¾ slot, accurate at times; throws clocked at 69 mph across the diamond. 8.41 runner in the laser timed 60.

Kyle Moore, SS/RHP, Bolingbrook, 2020
5-foot-5, 120-pound, two-way player. Defensively, soft hands with a quick exchange. Short arm action from an over the top to high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 64 mph across the infield. Offensively, right handed hitter, balanced setup, short stride, long path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 70 mph. 8.48 runner in the laser timed 60. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, stays in line, toe lands closed. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball, features arm side run, sat 64-65 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 60-63 mph. Changeup, sink action, 62-65 mph.

Frankie Morales, SS/2B, Roberto Clemente, 2020
5-foot-5, 115-pound, right-handed hitting middle infielder. Defensively, soft hands, fluid footwork, athletic actions on the infield. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 69 mph across the infield. Offensively, opposite field approach, level path through the zone; 66 mph exit velocity. Balanced setup with a leg lift timing trigger. 7.81 runner in the laser timed 60.

Ernesto Moreno, SS/2B, Depaul, 2020
5-foot-8, 130-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, fluid rhythm, line-drive approach, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 75 mph. Balanced setup with a short stride. Defensively, fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the baseball. Short arm action from an over the top slot; throws clocked at 74 mph across the diamond. 7.88 runner in the laser timed 60.

Donovan Noble, SS/2B, Harlan, 2020
5-foot-5, 140-pound, athletic, middle-infielder. Defensively, soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, athletic actions. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 67 mph across the diamond. Offensively, fluid rhythm, loose hands, long path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 74 mph. Open setup with a short stride. 7.68 runner in the laser timed 60.

Matt O’Leary, SS/2B, Westmont, 2019
5-foot-8, 130-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Defensively, soft hands, quick footwork, clean exchange, athletic fielding actions. Ability to throw from multiple angles, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 73 mph across the diamond. Offensively, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity clocked at 71 mph. Balanced setup, toe turn, maintains balance through contact.

Michael Pawyza, INF, St. Laurence, 2020
5-foot-11, 160-pound, athletically built, left-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, fluid rhythm, stays compact with an uphill path through the zone. Wide setup, smooth pre-pitch load and short stride. 73 mph exit velocity off of a tee. Defensively, funnels to release on the infield. Long arm action from an over-the-top to high ¾ release; throws clocked at 69 mph across the diamond. Also, ran a 7.89 laser-timed 60.

Henry Perry III, RHP/INF, Harlan, 2019
5-foot-2, 157-pound, two-way prospect with a solid lower half. Offensively, simple swing with minimal wasted movement. Consistent hard contact, lift in swing and gap-to-gap/pull approach. Registered a 79 mph exit velocity. Balanced setup, pre-pitch load and short toe-tap stride. Defensively, fields the ball out front, plays through at times, soft hands and fluid footwork. Arm works short and over-the-top, throws flash carry and clocked at 80 mph across the diamond. Also, ran a 7.44 laser-timed 60. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, delivery works with rhythm, lands square, stays on-line with regular effort throughout. Fastball flashed sink, 75-78 mph, touched 79. Curveball, erratic action, 12/6 at times and some showed more slider spin and action; ranged between 60-63 mph.

Shael Plofsky, 1B, Deerfield, 2019
5-foot-8, 185-pound, right-handed hitting first baseman. Offensively, bat strength, long, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 79 mph. Balanced setup with a short stride. Defensively, hands work well, some softness. Short arm action from an over the top slot; throws clocked at 66 mph across the diamond. 8.80 runner in the laser timed 60.

Colton Powell, 3B/RHP, Plainfield North, 2020
5-foot-10, 150-pound, two-way player. Offensively, right-handed hitter, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 70 mph. Balanced setup, short stride. Defensively, flashed athletic actions. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 67 mph across the diamond. 8.19 runner in the laser timed 60. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, lands square. Long arm action from a high ¾ angle. Fastball, works mostly straight, sat 68-70 mph. Changeup, fade action, flashed sink, 55-59 mph.

Patrick Quirk, OF/INF/RHP, Glenbrook South, 2020
5-foot-8, 160-pound, two-way player. Offensively, right-handed hitter, tendency to find barrel, fluid rhythm, some looseness in swing, gap-to-gap approach; 82 mph exit velocity. Long, uphill path through the zone. Balanced setup, back load, leg kick. Defensively, worked out in the infield and outfield. Similar actions at both positions. Long arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 71 mph from the outfield and 65 mph across the infield. 7.84 runner in the laser timed 60. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, flashed rhythm. Long arm action from a ¾ angle. Fastball, sink action, sat 66-68 mph. Curveball, slurve action, 10/4 shape, tendency to miss glove side, 55-57 mph. Changeup, occasional cut and sink 61-64 mph.

Darion Radcliff, 3B/OF, De La Salle, 2019
5-foot-9, 170-pound, strong frame, multi-positional player. Offensively, left-handed hitter, pull-side approach, some strong contact, short, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 80 mph. Open setup, leg lift trigger, maintains balance through contact. Defensively, worked out in the outfield and infield, similar actions at both. Soft hands, fluid footwork, athletic actions. Short arm action from a high ¾ to ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 80 mph from the outfield and 75 mph across the infield. 7.16 runner in the laser timed 60.

Nathan Sanchez, C/INF, Mount Carmel, 2019
5-foot-7, 138-pound catcher/infielder. 7.86 runner in the 60. Left-handed hitter, balanced setup, heel lift load. Average balance, line drive gap to gap hitter, 71 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm action is short, high ¾ slot, played at 70 mph out of the crouch. Pop times ranged 2.22-2.30. Showed best defensively on the infield. Fields athletically, flashed soft hands, fluid footwork and a clean transfer. Clocked at 77 mph across the diamond.

Sam Sanchez, RHP/SS, Geneva, 2020
5-foot-6, 114-pound, two-way player. Offensively, right-handed hitter, long, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity registered from 65 mph. Balanced setup with a short stride. Defensively, athletic actions, reliable hands. Long arm action from an over the top to high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 71 mph across the diamond. 7.67 runner in the laser timed 60.  On the mound, right-handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery. Long arm action from a high ¾ angle. Fastball, works mostly straight, 67-69 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, gradual action, 51 mph. Changeup, 54-57 mph.

Justin Smith, 2B/SS, Lyons Township, 2019
5-foot-8, 135-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, long, uphill path through the zone; exit velocity clocked at 74 mph. Balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance through contact. Defensively, reliable hands, fluid footwork. Short arm action from a high ¾ to ¾ slot; throws clocked at 70 mph across the diamond. 8.00 runner in the laser timed 60.

Tristan Stefanos, SS/2B, Marist, 2020
5-foot-7, 146-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, works the middle of the field, line drive approach, leve path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 75 mph. Tall, open setup with a short stride. Defensively, athletic actions on the infield, reliable hands. Short arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 75 mph across the diamond. 7.80 runner in the laser timed 60.

Ryan Sullivan, SS/2B, Lyons Township, 2020
5-foot-9, 135-pound, right-handed hitting middle infielder. Defensively, soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the baseball. Short, accurate arm from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 73 mph across the diamond. Offensively, fluid rhythm, pull-side approach, long, level path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 79 mph. Balanced setup with a short stride. 7.53 runner in the laser timed 60.

Brandon Ward, INF/RHP, Stevenson, 2019
5-foot-8, 155-pound, square-shouldered two-way prospect. Ran a 7.36 laser-timed 60. Offensively, right-handed hitter, flashed bat speed and strength through contact; 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Balanced setup, loads to backside, short stride and middle/away approach. Defensively, steady hands and mechanically sound on the infield. Loose arm action from a low ¾ slot, throws clocked at 72 mph across the diamond. Right-handed pitcher, compact tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square and regular effort throughout. Arm works short and loose from a high ¾ slot. Fastball works mostly straight, sat 75 mph, touched 76. Maintains arm speed on his off-speed pitches. Curveball works 12/6, thrown for strikes and sat 64-66 mph. Changeup, down in the zone, sinking action and sat 70-72 mph.

Barry White, OF/1B/LHP, Lincoln-Way East, 2019
5-foot-8, 128-pound, two-way prospect. Defensively, worked out at first base and in the outfield. Similar actions at both. Soft hands, quick footwork, athletic actions. Aggressive routes in the outfield. Short arm action from an over the top to high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy; throws clocked at 77 mph from the outfield and 73 mph across the infield. 7.08 runner in the laser timed 60. Offensively, left-handed hitter, quick twitch, short path through the zone; 74 mph exit velocity. Slightly open setup with a short stride. On the mound, left-handed pitcher with a three pitch feel. Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, toe lands closed. Loose, quick arm action from an over the top angle. Fastball, occasional arm side run, sat 75-77 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, 65-68 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, arm side run, thrown for strikes, 70-72 mph.

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