Prep Baseball Report

Week 2 Games

By Illinois Scouting Staff

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By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

Michael Walsh, RHP, Lyons Township, 2019
Yale commit. 6-foot-3, 165-pound, right-handed pitcher; long, lean build with plenty of room for continued physical development. Right-handed pitcher, simple tall and fall delivery, works with rhythm, short stride, on-line down the mound and lands front toe closed. Short, compact arm action, works loose, quick and easy out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball, comes out of his hand easy, occasional arm-side-run and finish through the zone, sat 85-87 mph, touched 88 multiple times in the first inning. Settled in anywhere from 84-87 mph. Mostly control over command of the fastball, will miss up in the zone. Features one of the better breaking balls in the class. Thrown aggressively, in any count, drops it in for strikes and can tighten it up with two strikes. Tight spin, depth, late bite at times, buckled a number of hitters and got plenty of swing-and-miss, 71-75 mph. Saw changeup only in warmups, fade action. Final Line: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 10 K, BB.

Brendan Lawry, LHP, Lyons Township, 2019
Waubonsee CC commit. 6-foot-3, 215-pound, durable, extra-large, left-handed pitcher. Came out of the bullpen and struck out six in three innings of work. Scattered two hits, no runs and did not walk a batter. Clean, slight drop and drive delivery, stays closed down the mound. Loose arm action, comes out of short ¾ slot. Fastball plays up, sat 81-84 mph, touched 85, late arm-side-run, pounded the zone. Mixed in a sweeping breaking ball to keep hitters off balance.

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