MN Unsigned Sr. Showcase: Infield Evaluations



By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

The PBR MN Unsigned Sr. Showcase event took place on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The event was held at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul in Roseville, MN. The event featured prospects from the 2018 class who showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff and college coaches in attendance.

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Below we have listed the evaluations for all the infielders who were in attendance at the event. 2018 Zack Elliott from Eden Prairie ran a 7.09 60-yard dash, showcased an 86 mph arm, 84 mph exit velocity, and shows the ability to stick at SS at the next level . Minnetonka's Mason Nadolney threw 90 mph across the infield and showed sure hands, projecting physically at third base, and recently committed to Jacksonville in Florida. 



Zack Elliott

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Eden Prairie
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: Eden Prairie Legion
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.09
60-yard
86
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo


Mason Nadolney

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Minnetonka
    State: MN
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
69 - 71
CB
78 - 79
CH
Position
7.00
60-yard
(09/25/20)
2.10 - 2.25
Pop Time
90
INF Velo
75
C Velo
95
Exit Velo
(09/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
95
Trackman - Hitting
100.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/25/20)
84.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/25/20)
254
Distance (avg)
(09/25/20)
355
Distance (max)
(09/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
100.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.8
Distance (avg)
254
Distance (max)
355
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.4
Hand Speed (max)
(09/25/20)
23.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/25/20)
75.4
Bat Speed (max)
(09/25/20)
73.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
23.7
Bat Speed (max)
75.4
Bat Speed (avg)
73
On Plane Eff (avg)

 

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INFIELDER EVALUATIONS (ALPHABETICAL)

Jonathan Broman, SS, Willmar, 2018
5-foot-10, 1650-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. 7.18 runner. Tall stance, hitchy load, wiry strong, flashed hard line drive contact, lift in swing plane, 82 mph exit velocity. Late glove presentation, fields deep in stance, works to target, shows avg. accuracy and carry to bag, 77 mph arm across infield.

Collin Chalmers, RHP/1B, Rosemount, 2018
6-foot-3, 190-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.25 runner. Body load, leg kick trigger, tends to pull off at contact, flashes hard contact with pull pop middle/in, line drive and fly ball contact, 81 mph exit velocity. Sure hands in field, active feet and covers ground, comfortable around bag, solid receiver, 80 mph arm across infield.

Daniel Claussen, SS/RHP, Totino Grace, 2018
6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #45 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 7.53 runner. Tall stance, leg kick trigger, short to contact, flashes solid pop to pull side, 83 mph exit velocity. Solid overall actions, clean arm action, accurate to bag, 81 mph arm across infield.

Zack Elliott, SS, Eden Prairie, 2018
6-foot-3, 190-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. #31 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 7.09 runner. Physical build, balanced stance, shoulder load, inverted plane, shows pop in bat, mid/pull approach, 84 mph exit velocity. Shows solid actions infield, hands and feet work, moves through baseball, follows throws to bag, has accuracy and carry to target, 86 mph arm across infield.

Jack Fairbairn, 2B, New Ulm, 2018
6-foot-2, 156-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. 7.9 runner. Wide spread stance, stands up through contact, mid/away approach, avg. consistency with barrel, ground ball contact, 78 mph exit velocity. Solid pre-pitch movement, sits back on ground balls, has flashes of athleticism and actions, raw mechanics in field, 72 mph arm across infield.

Constantino Fialo, SS/RHP, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, 2018
6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.75 runner. Solid present strength, open stance, shoulder load and short to contact, hard pull contact, slightly stiff swing, 80 mph exit velocity. Narrow feet, avg./solid actions, clean arm action, accurate to bag with carry on throws, 80 mph arm across infield.

Jacob Grimm, 2B, Lakeville North, 2018
6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. #115 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 7.65 runner. Open stance, easy load, transfers weight well through swing, flat line drive swing plane, spray contact across field, 89 mph exit velocity. Solid hands and feet, late glove presentation, solid overall actions, accurate to bag on throws, 75 mph arm across infield.

Caleb Gronholz, SS, Rochester John Marshall, 2018
5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. 7.3 runner. Athletic setup, easy load, short to contact, flashes solid bat speed, inconsistent during bp, flashed hard gap to gap contact, 86 mph exit velocity. Athletic in field, avg. hands, solid footwork, has bounce to step and plays with energy, accurate to bag on throws, 77 mph arm across infield.

Jack Hanson, 2B, Minnetonka, 2018
6-foot, 170-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. One of better all-around performers at event. Will make a move into MN 2018 rankings. 7.2 runner. Slight crouch, toe tap trigger, clean path to baseball, consistent hard contact, uses both gaps, 94 mph exit velocity. Shows good hands and feet in field, clean arm action, has carry and accuracy to bag, solid overall infielder, 82 mph arm across infield.

Trevor Johnson, SS/C, Hinckley-Finlayson, 2018
6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. 7.53 runner. Tall stance, lower hand slot, present strength, choppy swing plane, occasional pop, finds barrel consistently, mid/pull approach with line drive and fly ball contact, 84 mph exit velocity. Avg. receiver, off-balance in set-up, late blocking position. Rocker step footwork, avg. momentum through plate, tends to throw uphill, solid accuracy to bag, 70 mph arm strength with 2.15-2.26 pop times. Raw actions in field. Sits back on ball. Short arm action, 75 mph arm strength.

Alex Kowski, 1B, Sauk Centre, 2018
6-foot-3, 230-pound right-handed hitting first baseman. 8.02 runner. Present strength, tall stance, active load, stiff swing, gap to gap approach, line drive and fly ball contact, 78 mph exit velocity. Late glove presentation, solid hands, decent around bag, solid receiver, 70 mph arm across field.

John McDermott, 1B, Simley, 2018
6-foot, 220-pound left-handed hitting first baseman. 8.14 runner. Slightly open stance, short to contact, solid present strength, mid/pull approach, solid line drive and ground ball contact, 81 mph exit velocity. Sure hands, avg. range, comfortable around bag, solid receiver, short arm action with accurate throws, 70 mph arm across infield.

Matthew Mortensen, 3B, Minnetonka, 2018
6-foot-2, 190-pound right-handed hitting third baseman. 7.28 runner. Tall stance, short load, shows present strength, hard pull line drive contact, consistently barrels baseball, 87 mph exit velocity. Solid overall actions, works down to up, works through baseball and follows throws, sure hands with appropriate footwork, accurate to bag, 79 mph arm across infield.

Mason Nadolney, SS/RHP, Minnetonka, 2018
6-foot-4, 210-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #16 ranked player in MN 2018 class. Recent commit to Jacksonville University. 7.14 runner. Uses whole field, shows pop in bat, line drive and ground ball contact, 89 mph exit velocity. Sure hands in field, third base actions, solid actions in field, 90 mph arm across infield with accuracy and carry to bag.

Parker Nelton, SS/RHP, Winona Cotter, 2018
6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.57 runner. Tall stance, front heel turn trigger, present wiry strength, flashes pop in bat to pull side of field, consistently barrels baseball, 83 mph exit velocity. Has carry and accuracy to bag, avg. hands and feet, makes routine plays, 81 mph arm across infield.

Douglas Nordine, RHP/IF, Hastings, 2018
6-foot-3, 176-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.8 runner. Pre-set weight, shoulder load, stiffness in lower half, flat swing plane, gap to gap approach, 78 mph exit velocity. Solid accuracy and carry to bag, raw defensive actions, 77 mph arm across infield.

Nick Pallas, SS, Mayer Lutheran, 2018
5-foot-9, 160-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. 7.52 runner. Wide stance, active load, stiff swing through contact, consistently barreled baseball, mid/away approach, line drive contact, 79 mph exit velocity. Average actions in field, sure hands, throws flat footed across, avg. accuracy to bag, 69 mph arm across infield.

Jack Paulson, SS, Delano, 2018
6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. 7.38 runner. Athletic crouched stance, solid bat speed, mostly mid/away approach, flashed hard line drive contact to pull side, 86 mph exit velocity. Shows actions in field, glove and footwork are solid, tends to move flat-footed, has ability to throw from multiple angles, 81 mph arm across infield with accuracy and carry to bag. Interesting prospect- will move into 2018 MN rankings.

David Solfelt, RHP/3B, Southwest Christian, 2018
6-foot-3, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.58 runner. Tall open stance, leg kick trigger, line drive swing plane, solid contact, avg. pop in bat, line drive approach, 79 mph exit velocity. Average actions, makes routine, winds up to throws, accurate to bag, 74 mph arm across infield.

Michael Sturek, RHP/3B, Minnetonka, 2018
5-foot-11, 195-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.13 runner. Tall open stance, above avg. present strength, stiff finish through contact, has pop to pull side of field, 94 mph exit velocity. Avg. footwork, fields with flat glove presentation, above avg. arm with accuracy and carry to bag, 87 mph arm across infield.

William Sturek, 2B/RHP, Minnetonka, 2018
5-foot-11, 210-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.47 runner. Slight body load, rolling hand trigger, dead pull approach, flashes above avg. power to pull side of field, 92 mph exit velocity. Avg. feet and hands, works through baseball, accurate to bag on throws, 82 mph arm across infield.

Hayden Thomsen, SS/RHP, Maple Grove, 2018
6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #32 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 7.23 runner. Present strength, shows solid bat speed, gap to gap approach, hard line drive and fly ball contact, 88 mph exit velocity. Solid actions, hands are stiff at times but should improve, long arm action, above avg. carry and accuracy to bag, 83 mph arm across infield. 

David Van Ort, 1B/LHP, Stillwater, 2018
6-foot-3, 170-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.06 runner. Crouched stance, heavier body load, lift in swing plane, flashed hard pull side contact, flare’s oppo, 85 mph exit velocity. Sure hands in field with active feet, comfortable around bag, avg. accuracy on throws, 74 mph arm across infield.

Sam Vujovich, SS, Simley, 2018
5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed hitting shortstop. 7.45 runner. Pre-loaded weight, hitchy trigger, finds barrel consistently, line drive contact, uses both gaps, 76 mph exit velocity. Sure hands in field, works through ball and follows throws, solid actions, accurate to bag, 71 mph arm across infield.

Keenan Wenzel, 2B, Rosemount, 2018
5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. #101 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 6.78 runner. Athletic stance, easy load, line drive swing plane, spray contact, flashed hard pull line drives and fly balls, 86 mph exit velocity. Solid actions, shows footwork in field, average hands, has athleticism, throws have carry and accuracy to bag, 84 mph arm across infield.

Daniel Wuxihong, SS, Winona Cotter, 2018
6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. #46 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 7.23 runner. Active load with leg kick trigger, barrel stays through zone, good hand eye coordination, consistent solid line drive and fly ball contact, 94 mph exit velocity. Works down to up, soft hands, inconsistent footwork, avg. accuracy to bag, 75 mph arm strength across infield.