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Unsigned Senior Showcase: Outfielder Analysis


By Illinois Scouting Staff

On Oct. 11, the PBR Illinois staff hosted the fall Unsigned Senior Showcase at The MAX in McCook, Ill. The event featured nearly 100 prospects with a plethora of them having committed to college already. Shortly after the event’s conclusion, we provided some instant analysis from the day's top performers in our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis posts. We continue our post-event analysis today, rolling out scouting reports on each position from the event. We published our reports on catchers at the start of the week, and we’re onto the outfielders today.

From Champaign Centennial, Tyler McClure (2021; Kaskaskia JC commit) entered and exited this event as one of the top prospects in attendance. He’s athletic in a strong 6-foot-3 stature, and he makes impactful contact from the right side, combined with sub-6.70 speed. He’s a top-100-ranked prospect in the state and just recently committed.

Sam Del Valle (Mount Carmel, 2021) remains uncommitted and came away from this event with some renewed intrigue. He swings a simple, athletic righty bat and his overall athleticism projects to make him an asset in the outfield, too.

Also uncommitted: Jude Sullivan (Paris, 2021), a powerful left-handed hitter who made some of this event’s loudest contact. During batting practice, Sullivan recorded the single hardest-hit ball (and by a fair margin), and averaged the highest average exit speed of the day by over six ticks, at 95.0 mph.

Read on below for an in-depth look at the top-ranked outfielders from the event, and check out reports on the ‘Best of the Rest’ under it.

TOP OUTFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Tyler McClure, Champaign Centennial (IL), 2021; Kaskaskia JC commit.
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds. High-waisted, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride. Short, easy swing. Consistent line drive contact.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velo of 94.2 mph during BP, max distance of 325 feet via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Ball carries. Threw 88 mph from the outfield.
Defense: Athletic outfield actions, active feet, clean exchange, works through the baseball with crow hop.
Run: 6.68 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

2. Sam Del Valle, Mount Carmel (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup. Small leg-lift, smooth pre-pitch actions. Direct path, stays inside the baseball. Gap-to-gap approach, extension through contact. Showed bat speed at times.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 81 mph. OF - 85 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action. Ball carries out of hand at times.
Defense: Infield: Athletic infield actions. Confident feet and hands. Comfortable on the move. Smooth double play turn, ability to change arm slot. Outfield: Quick feet, works through the baseball.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

3. Joey Robinson, Lyons Township (IL), 2021; Webster commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Strong, compact build.
Hit: LHH. Upright, balanced setup. Smooth load and leg kick stride. Quiet hands pre-pitch, fluid rhythm throughout. Short, compact swing. Line-drive approach and consistent hard contact. Profiles as a top-of-the-order type of bat.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 90.7 mph during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Short, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Clean, easy actions, plays through the baseball in rhythm.
Run: 6.73 runner in the 60. 

4. Jude Sullivan, Paris (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Physical build.
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow setup. Quick leg-kick trigger. Aggressive, direct swing, ball jumps off bat. Showed pull-side power, consistent hard contact during BP. Advanced bat speed.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 102.77 mph exit velo and 392 feet max distance via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 77.1 mph via Blast.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. OF - 78 mph. Short, quick-twitch, high 3/4 arm action.
Defense: Outfield: Works around and through the ball, steady hands. Infield: Active feet. Comfortable on turning double play from 1B. Showed athleticism on body control play.
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60.  

5. Joseph Forte, Conant (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, small leg-lift. Quiet, simple swing, direct bat path, stays inside the baseball, gap-to-gap approach, flashed bat speed at times.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Over-the-top arm slot, ball plays true and flashed carry.
Defense: Smooth footwork, soft hands, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

6. Marc Black, Springfield (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced setup. Small leg-lift and load, short stride. Easy, simple, repeatable swing. Tends to work uphill through the zone, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 87 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, loose action. Lively arm and ball carries out of hand.
Defense: Proper routes, sets up behind the baseball, and plays through, athletic crow hop.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60. 

7. Brian Wrenn, Geneva Community (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, crouched setup, leg-lift trigger. Simple swing, short, level bat-path, consistently on the barrel; line-drive approach and looks to work the middle of the diamond.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 91 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm action. Ball carries out of hand with some accuracy.
Defense: Fields off to the side, steady hands. Works through the baseball.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

8. Ben Brombaugh, Harrisburg (IL), 2021; Lincoln Trail JC commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. High-waisted, well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Toe-taps into a long stride. Level bat path. Consistent line-drive approach and uses the big part of the field.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 91 mph; second-best of the event. Short, over-the-top arm action. Throws play with carry.
Defense: Advanced, athletic outfield actions. Active fluid feet, attacks and plays through the baseball. Clean transfer and release.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60. 

9. Jaden Salazar, Fremd (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, smooth load, long stride, quiet actions pre-pitch. Strong hands, flat bat path. Line-drive approach, uses the whole field. Bat speed present at times.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. 76 mph max bat speed via Blast.
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Short, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, quick feet, plays through the baseball.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60.

T-10. Jason Kusibab, Loyola (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 205-pounds. Wide-shouldered, physical build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride. Quiet pre-pitch actions. Simple, direct bat-path, present bat strength, natural lift in swing and works gap-to-gap.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 95.83 mph exit velo during BP, max distance of 335 feet via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Over-the-top arm slot. Short action.
Defense: Profiles at a corner outfield spot. Light on his feet for size, ranges fluidly, works through the ball and small crow hop transfer.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

T-10. Aubrey Yarbrough, Kenwood Academy (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Athletic frame with room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, small stride. Minimal wasted movement, slightly uphill path, uses the whole field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 92 mph. Over-the-top arm slot. Long, loose action. Ball carries out the hand. 92 mph from the outfield was the top velocity of the event.
Defense: Quiet actions, fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the ball.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. Above-average runner.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Carter Askew, Kaneland (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance. Quiet load, short stride. Simple, fluid swing. Gap-to-gap, line-drive approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Long, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Plays through the baseball, clean transfer and release.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60. 

Oscar Calhoun, Grayslake North (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-8, 175-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open crouch setup, short stride. Strong quick hands, short level swing, gets extension after contact, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. OF - 80 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Loose arm action.
Defense: Outfield: Fields ball in the center of his body from a square, wide position. Infield: Steady hands with the ability to change arm angle on double play turn.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60. 

Remington Cox, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Wiry frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride. Active hands pre-pitch. Bat stays flat through the zone at times. Gap-to-gap approach, flashed ability to pull the baseball.
Power: 69 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Confident outfield actions. Quick feet, worked through the baseball.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

John Creviston, Brother Rice (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 172-pounds. Well-proportioned build.
Hit: LHH. Balanced set up, fast toe-tap stride.  Short, simple swing, strong hands, gap-to-gap approach, used the whole field at times.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Clean outfield actions, smooth feet, works through the ball, clean transfer.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Del Valle, Mount Carmel (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short leg-lift trigger.. Gap-to-gap approach, works uphill to the ball.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork, proper routes and clean release.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Flores, Lockport Township (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-2, 161-pounds. Long, lean frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall open setup, stride varies. Short level swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. OF - 80 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Short, loose action.
Defense: Outfield: Smooth feet, plays through the ball, confident hands. Infield: Active feet, fields the ball deep, showed body control at times.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Herman III, Bolingbrook (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Well-proportioned strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup. Small toe-tap, short stride. Strong, aggressive swing, flashed bat speed and gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 92.23 mph exit velo during BP via TrackMan
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Steady hands. Showed athleticism, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Wilson Irvin, Lake Forest (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open setup, leg-kick trigger. Easy swing, bat stays through the zone, strong hands, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velo of 93.53 during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Quiet actions, plays through the ball, steady hands and crow hop transfer.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Kasper, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Muscular build.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, strides to square. Aggressive swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 90.13 mph exit velocity during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Steady hands, plays through the ball at times, clean transfer.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Lamboley, Oswego East (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 167-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Quiet pre-pitch actions, short stride. Gap-to-gap approach. Works slightly uphill, stays inside the ball at times.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 89.41 mph exit velo during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long arm action.
Defense: Confident feet, steady hands and works through the baseball at times.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

Max Nicholas, Hinsdale South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Long frame.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced setup. Small leg-lift, short stride. Loose swing, gap-to-gap approach and line-drive approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Long, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Quiet actions, plays through the baseball, clean exchange.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Henry Oakford, Richwoods (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Long frame.
Hit: LHH. Tall, slightly open setup. Small leg-kick.  Level bat path, incorporates lower half in swing, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Long, loose arm action. Over-the-top slot.
Defense: Active feet. Works through the baseball with small crow hop.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 

Zach Ortner, Wauwatosa East (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 177-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open setup, short stride. Works slightly uphill and long to the baseball, looks to use the middle of the field.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 91.25 mph exit velo during BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Long, high 3/4 arm action.
Defense: Works from behind the ball, steady hands.
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60. Above-average runner.

Hunter Parkman, Grant Community (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 164-pounds. Wiry frame, plenty of room for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, minimal load and stride. Short, direct swing, line-drive approach.
Power: 69 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Short, over-the-top arm action.
Defense: Natural outfield actions. Soft hands. Plays through the ball with crow hop.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Kevin Patrick, Joliet West (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. High-waisted, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, long stride. Short swing, works to the inside the baseball consistently and uses the opposite field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 85 mph. High 3/4 slot, loose arm action.
Defense: Athletic outfield actions, active feet. Soft hands. Plays through the ball and with bounce at times.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. Above-average runner.

Ricky Pospisil, Lockport (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open setup. Coiled load, short stride.  Flashed bat speed, consistent line drive approach.
Power:  Max exit velo of 92.3 mph during BP via TrackMan. Max bat speed of 75.8 mph via Blast.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. Short, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Smooth feet, confident hands, works through the baseball
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Skiba, Plainfield East (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Athletic frame, strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, short stride. Flat bat path, consistent line drive contact, uses the middle of the field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max 91.3 mph exit velo during BP, max distance of 334 feet via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Athletic outfield actions, smooth feet, confident hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60.  

Anthony Sykes, Bradley Bourbonnais (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide, centered setup. Smooth load, small stride. Works inside the baseball. Line-drive approach, uses the middle of the field.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Short, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Active feet, comes through the baseball. Clean transfer and release.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60.

Ryan Taylor, Conant (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, small stride. Aggressive swing, bat stays through the zone, ap-to-gap approach, with pull-side power potential.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velo of 93.06 during BP, max distance of 362 feet via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. High 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fields ball deep at times, steady hands.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60.  

Will Wojtasiak, Hoffman Estates (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Crouched, open setup. Small load, toe-tap stride. Simple swing, stays level through the zone. Line-drive approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. OF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Loose arm action.
Defense: Outfield: Smooth feet, plays through the ball. Steady hands, clean transfer. Infield: Fields in the center of his body. Quiet double play turn.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. 

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