Unsigned Senior Showcase: Quick Hits

By Steve Nielsen and Drew Locascio
PBR Illinois Scouting Staff

The PBR Unsigned Senior Showcase at The MAX in McCook, IL took place Sunday with several of the state’s top uncommitted prospects showing well. Over the coming weeks we will break down the event with complete analysis including top statistical performers. Here’s a quick look at some highlights from the day’s event.

  • 10 players ran a sub 7.0 60 at the showcase, including event best OF Gaoshua Williams (Providence Catholic). He attended his first ever PBR event after recently moving to Illinois from Oklahoma. Williams is an impressive looking athlete. He ran a 6.66 60 and flashed some bat speed at the plate. High follow 2017 outfielder.
  • CJ Deshazer (Conant) and Timothy Sullivan (St. Francis) stood out on the infield. The switch-hitting Deshazer has athletic actions, quick active feet and enough arm to stay on the left side of the diamond: clocked at 84 mph. He also ran a 6.84. Sullivan is a confident defender with soft hands and can make plays on the move. He also took one of the better rounds of BP at the event, making consistent hard contact and spraying line drives to all fields.
  • RHP Jack Marshall (Kaneland) has made a big jump in velocity since the last time we had seen him. Marshall who has a loose arm sat 86-87 mph and touched 88 at the event.
  • Brandon Kendall (Bartlett) is a physical 6-foot-4, 190-pound right-handed pitcher who sat 84-85 mph and touched 86 with feel for a breaking ball.
  • Jovanni Sanchez (Niles North) is another RHP who ran his fastball up to 86 mph.
  • Matthew Michalowski (Sandburg) put together one of the better stat lines from the day; 6.77 laser-timed 60, 87 mph from the outfield and an 88 mph exit velocity.
  • Jack Mizgalski (Sycamore) is a 6-foot-4,175-pound long and lean, projectable right-handed pitcher with a long and loose arm. Mizgalski sat 83-84, touching 85 mph.
  • One of the better offensive rounds of the day goes to OF Sean Cummins (Lake Park) who consistently ripped hard contact to the middle parts of the field.