Unsigned Senior Showcase: Top Overall Prospects



By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report’s final Unsigned Senior Showcase for the 2015 class took place on Sunday January 11th at the Max in McCook, IL. 91 prospects strutted their stuff in front of over 40 collegiate programs in attendance.

Click Here to view the article on top statistical performers from the event.

We also broke down the Top Tools of the event. Click Here to view the Top Tools based on various commonly used scouting criteria for analyzing prospects.

Over the past week we broke down the rankings from the event by position, and today we will look at the Top Ten Overall Prospects. Walking away from the event, the impression left on the Prep Baseball Report scouting staff was the overall depth of pitching talent at the event. Thus, our first six players are all pitchers, several of whom made significant velocity jumps since the summer/fall.

Let’s take a look at the Top Overall Prospects from this January’s Unsigned Senior Showcase.

Top Overall Prospects

1. Ryan Weiss, RHP, South Elgin, 2015
Lanky frame, long limbs, long thin legs, 6-foot-4, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, highly projectable frame. Tall and fall delivery, athletic rhythm and balance, easy effort, closed landing, repeats well. Arm action is clean, long arm action, high ¾ slot. Fastball has slight run, controlled the zone well, 85-86 mph, touched 87 mph. Showed improved velocity from the fall (80-84 mph). Curveball has 11/5 plane, sharp action, landed for strikes, good control, 69-71 mph. Changeup has good sink, advanced control and feel for the pitch, 75-76 mph. Weiss showed excellent three pitch feel, high ceiling projects well at the next level, can pound the zone with multiple pitches and change speeds.

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