Week 5 Games

By Illinois Scouting Staff

The Illinois Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Illinois Scout Blog is loaded with information …


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

Jack Mahoney, RHP, St. Viator, 2020
South Carolina commit, currently ranked No. 4 in the Illinois’ 2020 class and No. 106 overall. 6-foot-2, 200-pound, broad-shouldered, well-proportioned, right-handed pitcher. Started on the mound for St. Viator. Confident, poised demeanor on the mound, made some of his best pitches of the day, with runners in scoring position. Athletic tall and fall delivery, stays on-line and lands square. Clean, quick arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball, works straight, thrown for strikes, tries to work the bottom of the zone, sat 88-89 mph throughout, touched 90. Mixed in a breaking ball, 12/6 shape, average depth, strikes, 74-76 mph. Changeup, straight action, will throw to right-handed or left-handed hitters, 82-83 mph. Final Line: 6.2 IP, 6 H, R, 8 K, BB. Solid overall outing for one of the top junior arms in the state.

Casey Kmet, 3B, St. Viator, 2019
Notre Dame commit, currently ranked No. 23 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 5-foot-9, 195-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman; compact, sturdy build, present strength, thick lower half. Started at third base and hit in the three-hole. 

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