Unsigned Senior Showcase: Outifeld Analysis


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Sunday, October 3, the PBR Illinois staff traveled back to The MAX Sports Complex in McCook, Illinois, to host the annual Unsigned Senior Showcase. This event was open to all uncommitted prospects in the state’s 2022 class that are still looking for a place to call home at the collegiate level.

Shortly after the event’s conclusion our staff rolled out several post-event content pieces, all of which can be found HERE.

We’ll begin rolling out the scouting reports from the day earlier this week, starting with the catching group and working our way around the diamond to now the outfielders. Before we do so, here are a few names that stood out:

+ OF Alex Kennamann (Lakes Community) is a projectable 6-foot, 165-pound athlete that made a strong impression during his workout. Kennamann’s left-handed stroke consistently found the barrel in BP, working primarily to the pull-side and repeating with ease. Defensively, Kennamann topped at 85 mph with a loose, accurate arm that projects to add more velocity as he continues to physically mature.

Alex Kennamann

+ A strong, physically mature 6-foot-1, 210-pound left/left athlete, OF Caden Mainland (Macomb) showed advanced bat strength at the plate during the event. Mainland led all hitters in max exit velocity with his best barrel registering at 96.7 mph on our TrackMan unit. He worked gap-to-gap, looking to elevate the baseball and also found a handful of barrels throughout his round. 

+ Another high-level athlete from Sunday’s event: OF Luke Leombruni (Boylan Catholic). Leombruni popped as a follow name at the Chicagoland Open in August and built on that performance, showcasing twitchiness nestled inside a 5-foot-9, 140-pound frame. Leombruni glided to a 6.59 in the 60-yard dash, the day’s best, improving a few ticks on his previous 6.64 time back in August. He oozes both hand and bat speed at the plate, flicking his wrists to accelerate his barrel through the zone while making line drive contact to the pull-side.

+ OF Braiden Elliot (Tri-Valley) was amongst the day’s top athletes, as the lanky 6-foot, 165-pound Elliot ran a 6.82 in the 60-yard dash to start his workout. That athleticism translated to the batter’s box, where Elliot’s Blast Motion metrics were amongst the day’s best, finishing towards the event high in several swing metrics. He offers upside in the box given his current athletic profile and future physical projection.

Read below to find all the outfield reports from this event. 

TOP OUTFIELD PROSPECTS

1. Alex Kennamann, Lakes Community (IL), 2022; Clarke commit
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long, athletic frame. High-waisted. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: L. Tall. Starts back in the box. Quiet feet, smooth load. Compact, level swing. Uses the whole field. Consistently on the barrel. Stays inside the baseball.
Power: 86.94 max exit velocity, averaged 81.43 mph. 263’ max distance.
Arm: L. OF - 85 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Plus arm strength.
Defense: Athletic footwork. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

2. Caden Mainland, Macomb (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-1, 210-pounds. Physically mature.
Hit: L. Balanced setup. Keeps hands back. Fluid pre-pitch load. Creates separation.  Compact, uphill swing. Handled pitches to all quadrants of the zone. Consistent hard contact. Good bat speed. Easy power.
Power: 96.7 max exit velocity, averaged 88.72 mph. 328’ max distance. Highest max exit velocity from the event.
Arm: L. OF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Maintains momentum through throw.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

3. Luke Leombruni, Boylan Catholic (IL), 2022; St. Charles CC commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Small, wiry frame. Room for growth.
Hit: L. Wide base. Long stride. Toe-tap at times. Athletic, explosive movements in the box. Aggressive approach. Swings with the hands.  Quick hands whip the bat-head through the zone on a long, level path. Uses the middle of the field. Above average rotational acceleration (20.5 g average).
Power: 89.68 max exit velocity, averaged 82.23 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: L. OF - 80 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Agile. Quick first step. Light on feet. Athletic actions. Charges the ball well. Directional transfer.
Run: 6.59 runner in the 60. Fastest 60 time at the showcase.

4. Braiden Elliott, Tri-Valley (IL), 2022; Lincoln Trail JC commit.
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic frame. Lean strength. High-waisted. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: R. Wide, crouched setup. Minimal load. Short, quick stride. Short to the baseball. Pull-side approach. Good hand speed and rotational acceleration (22.2 g average).
Power: 90.38 max exit velocity, averaged 83.77 mph. 297’ max distance.
Arm: L. OF - 83 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot. Above average arm strength.
Defense: Quick, active feet. Moves with intent. Plays through the baseball. Aggressive. Confident.
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60.

5. Luke Read, Springfield Southeast (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Muscular, lean lower-half. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: L. Upright, slightly open, narrow setup. Smooth load and stride. Arm bar. Long, uphill swing. Gap-to-gap approach. Advanced rotational acceleration (23.1 g average).
Power: 86.88 max exit velocity, averaged 81.66 mph. 274’ max distance.
Arm: L. OF - 79 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Pre-pitch hop. Natural outfield actions. Clean transfer.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Robert Karlson, Lyons Township (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Athletic build. Some strength in the upper body.
Hit: L. Athletic set up. Slightly crouched over. Closed front side. Loose hands. Minimal load. Short stride. Hits with rhythm throughout. Long, uphill swing. Consistent hard contact. Pull-side approach/power.
Power: 94.26 max exit velocity, averaged 83.8 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Average hands. Runs on heels.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

Colin Lynch, South Elgin (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. High-waisted. Long, athletic frame.
Hit: R. Wide, slightly closed stance. Bat starts rested on back shoulder. Minimal load. Short, quick stride. Direct, short swing. Uses the whole field.
Power: 77.66 max exit velocity, averaged 67.44 mph. 226’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 69 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Active feet.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Chris Morgan, DePaul College Prep (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Lean, proportioned build. Wide Shoulders.
Hit: R. Closed front side. Balanced setup. Back in the box. Short stride. Level swing. Short to the baseball. Pull-side approach. Good hand speed.
Power: 82.27 max exit velocity, averaged 73.83 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Pipala, St. Rita (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Developed lower-half. Strong, thick upper body.
Hit: R. Hands held high. Weight loaded onto back leg pre-pitch. Toe-tap stride. Maintains balance throughout. Short swing. Direct. Simple approach, repeatable. Line drive hitter. Consistently on the barrel. Uses the middle of the field.
Power: 84.2 max exit velocity, averaged 81.35 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Aggressive. Charges the ball well. Clean transfer. Quick release.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Brian Preshlock, Crystal Lake Central (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Thin build. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Hit: R. Closed stance. Weight pre-loaded on back leg. Short stride. Minimal hip rotation. Swing on-plane early and through the zone. Right/right-center field approach.
Power: 86.36 max exit velocity, averaged 76.72 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 74 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Sets up behind the ball. Fields the ball out front. Sure-handed.
Run: 6.79 runner in the 60. 

Freddy Rangel, Lyons Township (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Tall, strong build.
Hit: R. Wide base. Hands start high. Fluid load. Keeps hands back. Level swing, uphill at times. Quick hands. Right-center field approach.
Power: 89.81 max exit velocity, averaged 75.04 mph. 254’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Watches ball into glove. Light on feet.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60. 

Christian Rosales, Richards (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Short frame. Some strength throughout.
Hit: R. Balanced setup. Short stride. Short, level swing. Gap-to-gap approach. Flashed bat speed.
Power: 82.79 max exit velocity, averaged 76.49 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 80 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Clean transfer.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60.

Julian Santoyo, Crete-Monee (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Well-proportioned frame. Athletic build.
Hit: S. Similar setup from both sides: Balanced, up in the box. On the plate. Short stride.  Easy, repeatable swing. Pull-side approach. Natural lift throughout.
Power: 86.03 max exit velocity, averaged 74.91 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: R. OF - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Quick exchange. Plays through the baseball.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

Mason Tokarz-Deram, Warren Township (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Compact, strong frame.
Hit: R. Loose. Front hip coil through fluid, pre-pitch load. Stays behind the baseball. Consistent hard contact. Ability to drive the ball where pitched, present bat speed. Flashed opposite-field power.
Power: 93.34 max exit velocity, averaged 86.3 mph. 326’ max distance. Highest average bat speed from the event.
Arm: R. OF - 73 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Easy effort, fields the ball out front. Clean transfer.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 

Shea Zbrozek, Normal Community (IL), 2022; Loras College commit.
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 145-pounds. Projectable frame. Lean, proportioned build.
Hit: R. Open setup, smooth load into back leg, short leg lift. Head stays on the ball. Compact, level swing. Line drive hitter with good feel for the barrel. Uses the whole field.
Power: 87.61 max exit velocity, averaged 81.57 mph. 306’ max distance.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph. OF - 80 mph. Infield: Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot. Outfield: Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
Defense: Infield: Athletic, quick footwork. Plays through the baseball. Ranges well both left and right. Soft hands and glovework. Clean exchange. Outfield: Athletic footwork. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

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