Unsigned Senior Showcase: Top Overall Prospects


By: Illinois Scouting Staff

On Oct. 2, PBR Illinois hosted the fall’s Unsigned Senior Showcase, as it does each and every fall, at The MAX complex in McCook, Ill., where nearly 70 prospects participated. These Class of 2023 athletes remain uncommitted headed into the final offseason of their prep careers, and this group that performed at The MAX last weekend underscored the unsigned talent still remaining in Illinois.

Continue reading to find out who our scouting staff deemed as the top overall prospects from the event. 

Top Overall Prospects 

1. Jeremy Yanow SS / RHP / Deerfield, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide, crouched setup, short/simple stride, toe-taps.  Quick/strong hands, works level through the zone with a line-drive approach, stays up the middle.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 88.9 mph. 335’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Athletic arm, can throw from multiple platforms.
Defense: Athletic actions, presents the glove, plays quick and with tempo and body control. Natural infield actions.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Controlled tempo, high leg-lift into balance point, drop/drive lower-half, works in-line with the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T87.4, 85-87 mph. Life out of the hand with horizontal running action. T2399, 2275 average rpm.
CB: 75-76 mph. Sweeping 10/4 action. T2209, 2175 average rpm.
CH: 79-80 mph. Thrown with intent, plays with a late wrinkle through the zone to his arm-side. T2009, 1846 average rpm. 

2. Spencer Geake RHP / OF / Glenbrook North, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, knee-knocks into a long stride, fluid load. Advanced hand and bat speed. Short and direct to the ball. Hard, lifted contact to both gaps.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 87.9 mph. 346’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Long, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets behind the baseball, clean release.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Athletic, high leg-kick into balance point, tall/fall lower-half, remains in-line with the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86.7, 84-86 mph. Plays with running action to the arm-side, has some jump through the zone. T2119, 2064 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. Slurvy 11/5 action. T2466, 2252 average rpm.
CH: 78-80 mph. Thrown with intent, fades slightly to the arm-side at times. T1894, 1846 average rpm.

3. Joseph GreeneOF / LHP / Hammond Central, In / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load with a simple/short stride.  Easy athletic swing, fluid rhythm and controlled finish. Easy bat speed, ball jumps off the barrel and consistent hard contact to the pull-side gap.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 83.6 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 86 mph. Loose, clean arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Long, quick strides, athletic mover, proper routes and plays through.
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: LHP
Delivery: Athletic mover, high leg-kick into balance point, tall/fall lower-half, remains in-line.
Arm Action: LH. Loose arm circle into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83.1, 81-82 mph. Life out of the hand with running action at times. T1963, 1912 average rpm.
CB: 72-74 mph. Sharp downer 1/7 shape. T2125, 2043 average rpm.
SL: 72-75 mph. Short 2/8 shape, thrown with intent. T2165, 1995 average rpm.

4. William Ho RHP / 2B / Hinsdale Central, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds.
Delivery: Uptempo delivery, high-front side, lands square and has present effort throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Clean, compact arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T91.3, 90-91 mph. Lively out of the hand, plays straight with jump and finishes through the zone. T2255, 2178 average rpm.
CB: 76-77 mph. Thrown with intent, tight spin, late bite, 11/5 shape. T1853, 1661 average rpm.
SL: 79-81 mph. Thrown aggressively, more lateral action than curveball, tight and late action. T2077, 2033 average rpm.
CH: 81-83 mph. Plays straight, works down at the bottom of the zone. T1450, 1374 average rpm.

5. Connor Jendraszak RHP / 3B / Lincoln-Way East, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Athletic mover, high/controlled leg-lift into balance point, drop/drive lower-half that remains in-line with the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long/loose arm into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86.1, 84-86 mph. Feel for the zone, plays with life through the zone. T2323, 2236 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. Sharp action, 11/5 shape with late depth to the arm-side. T2194, 2106 average rpm.
SL: 72-73 mph. Short, 10/4 shape with late bite. T2210, 2153 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Thrown with intent, plays mostly straight. T1859, 1802 average rpm.

6. Drew Koenig RHP / Oak Park-River Forest, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, simple, upright starting position, high leg-lift into a drop/drive lower-half, remains in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm out of the glove into a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86.4, 84-86 mph. Life out of the hand with sinking action, above-average spin. T2427, 2378 average rpm.
CB: 71-73 mph. Sharp 11/5 shape with depth. T2151, 2128 average rpm.
CH: 75-78 mph. Clean out of hand with fade to the arm-side. T1519, 1440 average rpm.

7. Christian Seminaro OF / 2B / Mundelein, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, crouched setup, fluid load with a long stride.  Athletic swing, repeats, quick hands, creates bat speed, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 90.8 mph. 211’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, plays easy.
Defense: Quick, athletic feet, gains ground through release, steady hands.
Run: 6.77 runner in the 60. 

8. Dillon Putty 1B / Huntley, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-1, 215-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Narrow setup, open front foot, long stride works back to even.  Creates hand separation at footstrike, easy bat strength, intent to do damage to the pullside.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 86.5 mph. 332’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Clean arm, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady actions around the bag, showed body control and feel.
Run: 7.82 runner in the 60. 

9. Luke Bafia SS / OF / Benet Academy , IL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, simple setup, short stride.  Athletic, easy, strong hands that work level through the zone.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 89.2 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. OF - 90 mph. Long arm swing, 3/4 slot.
Defense: OF: Light on his feet, gains ground through release, steady hands. INF: Smooth actions, plays with fluidity and body control.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60. 

10. Kyrent Cole SS / 2B / Leo, IL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, balanced, quiet load with a medium stride.  Easy swing, loose hands, flashed bat speed, fluid rhythm and uphill path. Was on the barrel throughout and used the middle of the field.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 295’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Athletic arm, plays loose and from multiple platforms.
Defense: Bouncy, light on his feet, plays with ease and confident soft hands. Clean glove--to-hand release with advanced overall feel.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

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