Prep Baseball Report

Underclass Showcase Preview Story: Roster and Check-in Times

By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report Underclass Showcase at the Max in McCook, IL will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2015. The open showcase is geared towards all uncommitted 2018 and 2019 graduates, and several colleges should be in attendance.

Spots are limited, but there is still time to register for this Sunday’s event. CLICK HERE to sign up for the Underclass Showcase.

Last year’s event featured a number of interesting prospects in the 2017 and 2018 class and two of them have already committed to Division I programs.

1B Thomas Farrell (St. Laurence, 2017) impressed at last years Underclass, earning an invitation to play for Team Illinois at the PBR Future Games and committed soon after the event to the University of Illinois-Chicago.

OF/RHP Dylan Jones (Oswego East, 2017) was another prospect you earned an invite to the PBR Future Games from his performance at last year’s Underclass Showcase and committed to the University of Illinois a couple days after the event.

All in all, four players from last year’s Underclass Showcase participated for Team Illinois at the PBR Future Games this past summer. A number of others are currently ranked in the 2017 and 2018 class respectively.

2017 prospects, OF Mike Addante (Jacobs), OF/3B Easton Bertrand (Manteno), RHP Austin Marozas (Plainfield South) and SS Tommy Washington (Harlan) were in attendance at last year’s Underclass and are all ranked in the Top 50 in Illinois.

This year’s showcase has some of the better 2018 and 2019 prospects in the state of Illinois. The Underclass Showcase will be the first PBR event for many of the participants. Some that we have seen include RHP/C Grant Leader (Lyons Township, 2019) who was up to 85 mph at a PBR showcase this summer. 6-foot-4, LHP Sean Sinisko (Aurora Central Catholic, 2018) sat 79-81 mph at the PBR Labor Day Challenge. We have seen infielder Rhay Street (Brother Rice, 2019). Street looks to be one of the more elite infielders in the class.

The PBR Scouting Staff is excited to see a lot of the newcomers to PBR this Sunday. The Underclass Showcase never disappoints in prospects emerging as the better players in their respective classes.

CLICK HERE for the current roster.

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Check-In times for the Underclass Showcase are as follows:

Position Players:
8:20-8:40 AM

Pitcher Only:
11:30 AM-11:50 AM

Catchers will stay for both sessions as they will also be evaluated while catching bullpens.

The event should end around 12:00 pm for position players. The last pitcher should conclude around 3:00 pm

**The MAX (McCook Athletic and Exposition Center) is located at 4750 S. Vernon Ave, McCook, IL, 60525.**