Team Michigan: The Outfielders

By Mike Penn

Team Michigan comes into the Midwest Futures Games with 5 players that will see primary time in the outfield.

Brad Schaenzer LHP/OF, Lake Orion HS, 2014

Schaenzer has one of the premier arms in his class. From the outfield he has clocked in at 90 mph and is extremely athletic.  A multiple sport athlete, Schaenzer is physically well put together.  He hits from the right side using his strength to drive the ball to all fields.  He takes his hard nosed approach to the plate and has an aggressive swing.

Michael Hendrickson, LHP/OF, Saline HS, 2014

Hendrickson is a long, lanky lefty that will play in the corner outfield for us.  He hails from Saline High School, a baseball power that has been in the final four of the state tournament four times in the past five years. Hendrickson gets good jumps in the outfield and plays faster than his 60 time suggests. He will also see time on the mound.

Chad Large, OF/C, Ludington HS, 2014

Chad is a tough nosed player who plays summer baseball at a high level with the Grand Rapids Diamonds. He has a strong arm from the outfield that recently registered 84 mph.  In addition to his arm, he swings that bat well with some pop.  Chad runs the 60 in 6.97.  He will play all three positions in the outfield for Team Michigan.

Zach McGuire OF/3B, Utica Stevenson HS, 2014

McGuire is a strong kid for only being in the 2014 recruiting class.  That strength and athleticism asserts itself when he swings.  At the plate he displayed gap to gap power.  More a of a pull happy hitter, McGuire was still able to go the opposite direction.  His arm from the OF and Infield were strong and accurate. From the outfield, he touched 85 MPH and threw consistent one-hoppers. He competes really well and looks to have some upside to him.  McGuire will see time in the corner outfield positions and possibly some time at third base.

Jackson Overlund, OF, Forrest Hills Central, 2014

Jackson is a late add to the Team Michigan roster.  He played on the varsity team as a sophomore and will help to anchor center field for Team Michigan.  He is a plus runner and has a nose for the baseball.  A bit undersized at 5-foot-10, but has the drive and desire to play at the next level.