Unsigned Senior Showcase: Outfielder Analysis


By Illinois Scouting Staff

On Oct. 7, our staff hosted the fall’s Unsigned Senior Showcase – an annual event for the area’s top talents belonging to the 2019 class who remain uncommitted. There were 160 prospects at The MAX taking part in the pro-style workout, performing in front of a collection of over 35 colleges. Already, 14 of the prospects in attendance have since committed to play at the next level.

Today, we’ll take take a look at all of the outfielders who attended the senior-only showcase from earlier this month.

Fifteen outfielders from this group found their way onto the rankings below. Only a few of the prospects in the list below have since made commitments to continue playing past their prep careers, and none are in the top-five rankings. That includes Colin Olkiewicz (Minooka), who put together one of the best rounds of batting practice on the day, regardless of position. The Minooka outfielder is athletic and could even fit in center field at the next level, too.

Statistically, Peter Fusek (Home School) might have been the event’s strongest performer. The uncommitted right/right outfielder was at or near the top of several stat boards after the showcase, including the 60-yard dash, exit velo, and outfield velocity.

Check out the full reports below on Olkiewicz and Fusek, as well as each and every one of the outfielders who took reps at The MAX. We’ve already published the Statistical Analysis from this showcase, as well as the breakdown of the day’s catchers and infielders. Keep an eye out tomorrow when we evaluate the group of pitchers from this event.

TOP PROSPECTS

1. Colin Olkiewicz, OF, Minooka, 2019
5-foot-10, 170-pound outfielder, strong athletic build. Strong right-handed bat, open setup, short stride to even, excellent balance, simple pre-pitch and repeats. Hands create above average bat speed, loose with feel for the barrel, path is level with extension through contact. Ball jumped off the bat to all fields, works gap to gap with some pop, in rhythm and on time. 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. 6.89 runner in the 60. Profiles in any outfield spot, actions work through the baseball , natural athlete, soft hands. Arm worked long out of high ¾ slot, played on line and accurate, 82 mph.

2. Daniel Gay, OF/RHP, Lindblom, 2019
6-foot, 160-pound two-way player, athletic live body, projects best as an outfielder. Right-handed hitter, balanced athletic setup, short stride, maintains excellent balance. Hands are loose, creates barrel whip, line drive contact with middle of the field approach, in rhythm hitter, 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Plays through the ball in stride in the outfield, long exchange with long arm action from high ¾ slot, 82 mph from the outfield. 6.97 runner in the 60. On the mound works with directions and regular effort. Long arm action from high ¾ slot. Fastball has slight arm side run, 78-79 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, above average feel, 63-65 mph. Changeup flashes sink, 72-74 mph.

3. Peter Fusek, OF, HomeSchool, 2019
6-foot-1, 195-pound outfielder, strong physical build, toolsy profile. 6.74 runner in the 60, laser timed, easy runner. Arm played with above average carry, 89 mph and accurate, quick high ¾ arm action. Actions play through the baseball, gathers to exchange, gets long at times, hands play soft. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, loads hands back, leg lift stride. Flashed quick twitch actions at the plate, above average bat speed. Path is short and level through contact, line drive contact to all fields. 93 mph exit velocity from the tee.

4. Collin Woulfe, OF, Lockport, 2019
5-foot-10, 175-pound outfielder, with above average tools across the board. 6.86 runner in the 60. Arm played at 88 mph from the outfield, short over the top slot, accurate and carried on line. Aggressive actions through the baseball, exchange is quick and clean, feet play quick. Right-handed hitter, slightly open stance, short lift and hang stride. Occasionally late getting foot down, makes up for is with short quick bat path. Flashed hard contact off the bat, 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.

5. Trevor Jaloszynski, OF/RHP, Willowbrook, 2019
6-foot-2, 175-pound two-way player, carries lean strength, projectable build. Offensively hits from a balanced setup, slightly crouched, short stride, excellent balance through contact. Loose hands showed ability to consistently find the barrel, hands work well, two-hole type who can spray the ball around. Contact worked gap to gap on a line, 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Arm plays 83 mph from the outfield, long high ¾ slot, played up. Outfield actions play through the baseball, long transfer at times. 7.06 runner in the 60. On the mound arm play long and over the top, works to open side. Fastball is mostly straight, 80-82 mph. Curveball has shape and depth, 11/5 plane, 66-69 mph. Changeup played with fastball arm speed, firm at 77-80 mph.

6. Barry White, OF/LHP, Simeon, 2019
5-foot-10, 145-pound two-way player, lean athletic frame. Left-handed hitter, open stance, short toe tap stride, good balance through contact. Quick hands, creates short bat path with bat speed, fluid hitter. 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 6.81 runner in the 60. Arm is loose and clean, 81 mph from the outfield, high ¾ slot, flashed carry. Actions played through the baseball, athletic and active footwork, soft hands. On the mound arm is easy and loose, high ¾ slot. Fastball flashed cut action, 77-80 mph, touched 81 mph. Curveball has 1/7 shape, 61-65 mph. Changeup sinks, 65-69 mph.

7. Connor Krantz, OF/LHP, Chesterton (IN), 2019
6-foot, 170-pound left/left two-way player, athletic shape. Natural actions in the outfield, plays through athletically and in stride, quick clean transfer, fluid feet. 7.55 runner in the 60. Arm is above average for his age, loose high ¾ action, played accurate at 85 mph. Left-handed hitter, open stance, leg kick load, hands separate. Path is short and on top of the baseball, above average bat speed, in rhythm and on time. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. On the mound arm played similar, ability to repeat and find the zone. Fastball runs to arm side, flashed heavy at times, above average control, 79-80 mph. Slider plays 1/7 with feel, consistent shape, fastball similar arm speed, 67-69 mph. Changeup cuts at times, deceptive arm speed, 73-75 mph.

8. Lawrence Noble, OF, Gwendolyn Brooks, 2019
Recent Coppin State commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound outfielder, lean athletic build. Left-handed hitter, balanced stance, smooth loading action, short stride, strong balance through contact. Path is level, made line-drive contact from gap to gap in BP, hits in rhythm. 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Ran the 60 at 6.97. Arm played 71 mph from the outfield, long high ¾ arm action. Easy actions in the outfield, plays loose and in stride, soft hands.  

9. Jalen Avery, OF, Oswego East, 2019
6-foot-1, 178-pound outfielder, strong athletic build. Plus runner, 6.77 in the 60, laser timed. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, leg kick stride, loads hands back, good balance through contact. Flashed hard contact with bat speed, bat strength present. Level path works gap to gap contact, 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively actions get behind and work through the baseball, deliberate at times. Arm action plays over the top, 81 mph from the outfield.

10. Lucas Kolovitz, OF, Fenwick, 2019
Recent Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne commit. 6-foot-1, 200-pound outfielder, strong build, athletic shape, wide shoulder and trim waist. Left-handed hitter, balanced setup, slightly open stance, leg kick stride, big loading action, good balance through contact. Bat strength hitter, hard contact with pull side approach. 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Outfield arm plays short and high ¾ slot, 80 mph. Actions play through the baseball, deliberate exchange at times, aggressive crowhop on routine balls at him. 7.36 runner in the 60.  

11. Jorge Santos, OF, Homewood-Flossmoor, 2019
6-foot-1, 145-pound outfielder, lanky frame, slender build, projectable live body. 6.88 runner in the 60. Arm showed carry from a long over the top slot, loose arm, 86 mph from the outfield. Actions play fluid through the baseball, long strided, clean transfer. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride, average balance. Loose hands at times, favored opposite field contact in BP, 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.

12. Jake Vera, OF, St. Laurence, 2019
5-foot-9, 135-pound left-handed hitting outfielder. Well above average runner, 6.89 in the 60. Left-handed hitter, wide stance, slightly crouched, minimal stride, keeps simple pre-pitch. Barrel control hitter, easy swing, stays inside the baseball. Make line drive contact, opposite field approach. 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively works through the baseball, instinctual routes, clean exchange. Long arm action, over the top slot, 76 mph from the outfield.

13. Joseph Selvaggio, OF, Lincoln-Way East, 2019
6-foot, 160-pound outfielder, lanky projectable frame, wide shoulders, projects to carry additional strength. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short leg lift stride. Aggressive swing and present bat speed, path has some length. 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Attacks the baseball in the outfield, works through in stride, quick clean exchange, soft hands. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, 80 mph from the outfield. 7.25 runner in the 60.

14. Broghan O’Connor, OF, Bishop McNamara, 2019
6-foot-2, 215-pound outfielder, strong physical build. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, minimal loading action, short stride and stays balanced, quiet pre pitch actions. Above average bat strength, creates bat speed, path works uphill with hard lifted contact. 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Outfield actions play through with some effort, corner outfield profile. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, carries, 84 mph from the outfield.

15. Adam Rose, OF/RHP, St. Joseph-Ogden, 2019
6-foot, 165-pound two-way player, lean build. Defensively showed above average actions and arm, plays through the baseball with crowhop, clean transfer, attacks the baseball in stride. Arm carries from long over the top slot, 86 mph from the outfield. 7.40 runner in the 60. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride. Occasional hard contact in BP, firm front side at contact, level path. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. On the mound delivery repeats working slightly across body. Loose over the top slot. Fastball is straight, some feel, ranged 78-81 mph, touched 82 mph. Curveball played with arm speed, 62-65 mph. Slider has tighter spin on 10/4 plane, 69-72 mph. Changeup flashed sink to arm side, 69-72 mph.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Brady Alexander, OF,  Normal West, 2019
5-foot-9, 165-pound outfielder, solid build. Aggressive defender, attacks the baseball in the outfield, plays quick and in stride. Gains ground through transfer, crowhop to long over the top slot, 79 mph. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride. Path works slightly uphill, gets deep into lower half. 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.35 runner in the 60.

Grant Baker, OF, South Elgin, 2019
5-foot-11, 175-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, solid build. Hits from an open stance, short leg lift stride. Showed loose hands, path is short at times, pull side tendencies. 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Outfield actions get behind the baseball and work through. Deliberate exchange, arm played long and over the top at 83 mph. 7.45 runner in the 60.

Michael Carvatta, OF/RHP, Maine South, 2019
5-foot-10, 16-pound two-way player. Right-handed hitter, leg lift stride. Path works long on uphill plane, 76 mph exit velocity from the tee. Arm plays 79 mph from the outfield, long over the top slot. Actions are deliberate through the baseball, works with two hands.  7.86 runner in the 60. On the mound arm plays long from a high 3/4 slot. fastball has slight run to arm side showed control of the zone at 72-74 mph, topped at 75 mph. Curveball is firm compared to fastball, 66-69 mph, 11/5 plane. Change up cuts at times 69-70 mph.

Jason Cihak, OF/INF/RHP, Neuqua Valley, 2019
5-foot-5, 135-pound two-way player. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, slightly open, short leg lift stride. Middle of the field contact, path is short and uphill, abrupt finish at times. 80 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively showed actions in the outfield and infield, feet played athletically through the baseball, softer hands. Arm is short and loose, high ¾ slot, 79 mph from the outfield, 78 mph across the infield. 7.18 runner in the 60. On the mound fastball flashed sink, 71-74 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 56-59 mph. Changeup sinks showed feel for the zone, 66-68 mph.

Spencer Collins, OF, Metea Valley, 2019
6-foot-1, 180-pound outfielder, lanky frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride. Path is long, gap to gap approach, 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays short and loose, high ¾ slot, 84 mph from the outfield. Above average runner at his age, 6.93 in the 60. Action attack the baseball, plays through with clean exchange at times.

DeShawn Doss, OF,  Beecher, 2019
5-foot-7, 143-pound outfielder, strong stocky build. Right-handed hitter, open setup, short stride gets back to even. Loose hands drift forward at times, creates short loose bath path. 75 mph exit velocity from the tee. In the outfield plays through the baseball, shuffle through release. Arm is long from a high ¾ slot, 74 mph. 7.42 runner in the 60.

Austin Ford, OF,  Rock Island, 2019
Recent Black Hawk JC commit. 5-foot-9, 160-pound outfielder. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride. Path eis long and uphill, looks to lift, 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays long out of a high ¾ slot, 70 mph. 7.62 runner in the 60.

Keegan Gagliardo, OF/LHP, Coal City, 2019
5-foot-10, 145-pound two-way player, lean build. Left-handed hitter, tall closed setup, short stride. Path is level, line drive contact to pull side approach. 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays long and loose, over the top slot, runs to arm side, 83 mph from the outfield. 7.31 runner in the 60. Tall and fall delivery on the mound, smooth rhythm, squared landing. Arm is loose from high ¾ slot. Fastball showed feel for the zone, slight angle, 80-82 mph, touched 83 mph. Curveball plays 1/7, 65-67 mph, flashed sharp action at times. Changeup fades to arm side, near fastball arm speed, 67-70 mph.

Adam Gaydos, OF, Tinley Park, 2019
6-foot-2, 190-pound outfielder, lean lanky frame. Right-handed hitter, sets up wide and balanced, short stride, strong balance through finish. Handsy approach works the middle of the field, level path ability to repeat. 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.13 runner in the 60. Arm action plays from a high ¾ slot, gets rid of it efficiently, 76 mph from the outfield. Feet work quick to the baseball, deliberate through it.

John Hamer, OF/RHP, St. Charles North, 2019
5-foot-10, 163-pound two-way player. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, leg lift stride, average balance. Opposite field contact, path worked inside out, stays inside the baseball. Arm action is long and firm, high ¾ slot, 84 mph from the outfield. Actions play through the baseball, 7.01 runner in the 60. On the mound arm showed slight run and sink to arm side, 78-79 mph, touched 80 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 68-69 mph. Changeup plays with fading action, 70-74 mph.

Will Hissong, OF/RHP, Hononegah, 2019
5-foot-11, 155-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, lean lanky frame. Hits from a balanced stance, loads hands back with leg kick trigger, average balance. Bat path is level, made line drive contact in BP, favors pull side showed gap to gap abilities. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays long out of a high ¾ slot, 83 mph from the outfield. Actions showed ability to play through the baseball. 7.75 runner in the 60. On the mound works from a tall and fall delivery, stays level and balanced, uses slide step in stretch. Fastball plays 78-80 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 66-69 mph. Changeup has above average action for age, works with arm speed and fades, 70-73 mph.

Jake Jacek, OF/RHP, Normal Community, 2019
6-foot-4, 200-pound two-way player,  long levered frame. Showed best on the mound, delivery is deceptive, works online, closed landing. Arm action is long and over the top, some effort. Fastball worked down at times with good finish, cut action, 79-82 mph, topped at 83 mph. Curveball has downward action with feel for the zone, 11/5 plane, 66-71 mph. Changeup played at 71 to 74 mph with fastball similar arm action. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, slight arm-bar load. Firm bat path favored opposite field contact. 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays long and over-the-top, 85 mph from the outfield. Actions showed ability to play through the baseball at times. 7.44 runner in the 60.

Samuel Kahwaji, OF, Normal Community, 2019
6-foot, 185-pound outfielder. Right-handed hitter, open stance, leg kick stride, occasionally hits off front side. Path is level, pull side contact, 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.99 runner in the 60. Outfield actions showed ability to play through in stride, long exchange. Arm action is long and showed accuracy, 73 mph from the outfield.

Matthew Kopec, OF, Lemont, 2019
6-foot, 155-pound outfielder, lanky frame. Right-handed hitter, tall open stance, short lifted stride, hands load back and tight to the body. Pull side approach, path has some length, 80 mph exit velocity from the tee. Plays tall through the baseball in the outfield, long arm action out of a high ¾ slot. 71 mph arm from the outfield. 7.14 runner in the 60.

Steven Kronenberger, C/OF, Chicago Christian, 2019
5-foot-7, 140-pound catcher/outfielder. Right-handed hitter, open stance, short stride. Front foot hitter, made line drive contact to the opposite field. 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. 2.43-2.54 pop times out of the crouch. Arm plays long from a high ¾ slot, 70 mph out of the crouch, 72 mph from the outfield. 7.52 runner in the 60.

Ethan Laria, OF/LHP, St. Charles North, 2019
6-foot, 155-pound L/L two-way player, lean projectable frame. Hits from an open setup, long stride back to even, maintains balance. Hits off front foot at times, path tends to stay inside, line drive contact to eht middle of the field. 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays long and loose high ¾ slot, runs to arm side, 78 mph from the outfield. Average hands, plays deep and shuffles through transfer. 7.15 runner in the 60. On the mound uses tall and fall delivery, short high front side, regular effort. Arm action is loose, high ¾ slot. Fastball played with cut action, creates angle, 76-78 mph. Curveball has 1/7 shape, above average feel for age, dropped for strikes at 61-66 mph. Sinking changeup played 71-74 mph.

Anthony Malczyk, OF, West Aurora, 2019
5-foot-10, 170-pound outfielder, strong build. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, short heel to toe stride, bat wrap load with arm bar. Path is long, works slightly uphill, 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm is long out of a high ¾ slot, 77 mph. Outfield actions played with short quick footwork and two hands through the baseball. 7.54 runner in the 60.

Jackson Mladic, OF, Lockport, 2019
Recent Wisconsin-Oshkosh commit. 6-foot, 195-pound outfielder, sturdy build. Right-handed hitter, tall narrow stance, sets up open, long stride gets to even. Bat strength present, pull side power approach, ability to backspin the baseball. 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, 75 mph from the outfield. Corner outfield projection, clean exchange, shuffles through. 7.61 runner in the 60.

Dean Mlaka, OF, Crystal Lake Central, 2019
5-foot-9, 170-pound outfielder, physical build, above average strength. Right-handed hitter, slightly open stance, hands load back and up, short stride triggers swing. Bat strength present, shoulders initiate swing, intent at contact, 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.01 runner, in the 60. Aggressive routes to the baseball, plays through with two hands to exchange. Arm action is long and over the top. 80 mph from the outfield.

Jonathan Reese Jr. OF, White Station (TN), 2019
6-foot, 173-pound outfield, athletic build. Plus-plus runner, ran an event best 6.51 laser timed 60. Raw quick twitch actions in the outfield, shows ability to work through the baseball, clean transfer. Arm plays over the top, long action, 82 mph. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, short stride. Rotational hitter through contact, level plane path, 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Alfonso Reyna Jr., OF,  Streamwood, 2019
5-foot-6, 165-pound outfielder,  stocky build. Right-handed hitter, open stance, leg kick stride.  hands are loose and fast, aggressive swing. Topspin contact, favors pull side, 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Arm plays long and over the top, 85 miles per hour from the outfield. Exchange is clean, fields deep at times. 7.48 runner in the 60.

Aaron Young, OF, Edwardsville, 2019
5-foot-10, 160-pound outfielder, broad squared shoulder, carries strength. Right-handed hitter, open stance, short stride. Path works with some length, level plane, shoulders control swing. 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.26 runner in the 60. Actions work through the baseball in the outfield, aggressive approach attacks the baseball. Short over the top arm stroke, 78 mnph from the outfield.

Marc Zavala, C/INF/OF, St. Rita, 2019
5-foot-7, 155-pound multi-positional switch hitter. Hits from both sides of the plate, balanced setup, leg kick stride. More natural from the right side, path worked looser from the right, showed similar strength at both sides. Posted exit velocities at 87 mph from the right side, 82 mph from the left side. Defensively arm played short and over the top from every position, played accurate out of the crouch at 76 mph, 82 mph across the infield, 81 mph from the outfield. Pop times ranged 2.19-2.29. Showed versatile defensive actions all over the field, hands played with some softness. 7.39 runner in the 60.

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