Unsigned Senior Showcase - St. Louis: Pitcher Analysis



PBR Illinois and Missouri Scouting Staff


Prep Baseball Report - Illinois/Missouri held the Unsigned Senior Showcase in St. Charles, Missouri on October 1.  Nearly 45 players in the 2018 class from both states participated.

Players profiles have been updated with profile pictures, stats and video from the event.  We have broken down the event position-by-position. Today we will finish the analysis portion of the event, taking a look at the pitchers.  The pitchers listed below are in alphabetical order.

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Pitchers

Jack Adler SS / RHP / Principia, MO / 2018

Adler is a 5-foot-11 175-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Adler has a lean frame and loose arm whip, throws with some effort down the mound, controlled leg lift, high three quarters arm slot, tall and fall type delivery, fastball at 74-78 mph, occasional run, curveball has 11-to-5 shape, near fastball arm speed, will drop to a slightly lower slot, 66-68 mph, change up at 71-73 mph.

Hunter Brown RHP / OF / Marquette , MO / 2018

Brown is a 6-foot-1 175-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Brown worked his fastball at 81-82 mph, topping at 83 mph, has a high three quarters arm slot, throws with regular effort and control during delivery, showed command of curveball at 59-62-mph, 11-to-5 shape, throws change up with near fastball arm speed, late arm side release, 70-72 mph.

 

Jordan Clooney RHP / 3B / Seckman, MO / 2018

Clooney is a 6-foot-2 175-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Clooney has an over the top arm slot, drop and drive type delivery, throws with regular effort, in line down the mound, fastball at 72-74 mph, 11-to-5 breaking ball, flashes depth, 64-66 mph, straight change up, near fastball arm speed, 65-68 mph.

 

Trevor Durand OF / RHP / Mt. Zion, IL / 2018

6-foot-2, 162-pound, lanky, athletic, two-way prospect. Defensively, short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate with carry, 90 mph from the outfield. Plays through the ball with fluid footwork and clean exchanges. Offensively, balanced setup, leg kick timing trigger, present bat speed, uphill barrel path, gap-to-gap approach, 87 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.24 lasser-timed 60. On the mound, short arm action, quick arm speed, high ¾ arm slot. Tall and fall delivery, works towards third base, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball, sat 82-84 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, near fastball arm speed, 64-67. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, fade action, 72-73.

Daniel Ensign OF / RHP / Barrington, IL / 2018

5-foot-8, 150-pound, athletic two-way prospect. Defensively, long arm action, high ¾ arm slot, consistently accurate with some carry, 81 mph from the outfield. Fields position athletically, fluid footwork, clean exchanges. Offensively, calm, fluid demeanor in the box, balanced setup, stride foot hovers back then strides short. Short, level barrel path through the zone, line drive approach, 81 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.23 laser-timed 60. On the mound, long circular arm action, high ¾ slot, tall and fall delivery, works on-line, finishes athletically. Fastball, flashed run, commanded, 75-78 mph, touched 79. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, near fastball arm speed, 63-64 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, mostly straight, 72-73.

Alex Foppe RHP / St. Marys, MO / 2018

Foppe is a 6-foot-3 200-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class.  Foppe has a strong body, quick arm speed, high and controlled leg lift, aggressive down the mound, fastball topped at 86 mph, works 83-85 mph, throws for a strike, late run, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, has good feel and depth, sharp and late action, 71-74 mph, lands for a strike, near fastball arm speed on change up, 72-74 mph, looks to be more in the tank with strength and arm action to already good velo. 

 

Will Heller 3B / SS / Blue Springs South, MO / 2018

Heller is a 5-foot-11 180-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Heller has an over the top release, body stays under control during delivery, slight tuck and rotation at leg lift, throws slightly across body, good feel for four pitches, fastball at 80-84 mph, late running action with high number of strikes, 11-to-5 breaking ball, shows depth with late break, 63-64 mph, change up at 69-72 mph, some with late run, showed ability to spin a tight 10-to-4 slider at 64-67 mph, has command.

Adam Kopff OF / LHP / St. Mary's, MO / 2018

Kopff is a 5-foot-11 180-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Kopff comes from a high three quarters arm slot, smooth and controlled tempo, high percentage of strikes with three pitches, repeats a simple delivery, hides ball well, fastball at 75-77 mph, occasional late running action, curveball has 2-to-8 shape, 63-66 mph, throws fastball with near fastball arm speed, 70-72 mph, slight fading action.

Justin Lamp RHP / OF / Carmi-White, IL / 2018

6-foot, 165-pound, lanky right-handed pitcher. On the mound, slight wrap, long circular arm action, ¾ arm slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball, flashed run, sat 81-83 mph, touched 86 once. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 73-75. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, fade action, 77-78.

Clay Mandernach RHP / Fort Zumwalt West, MO / 2018

Mandernach is a 5-foot-10 165-pound right-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Mandernach has a quick tempo, over the top release, throws with some effort, slight downhill plane on fastball, works in line and aggressive down the mound, fastball at 81-83, straight, breaking ball has 11-to-5 action, some with late and sharp break, throws change up with fastball arm speed, slight late sink, 73-77 mph.

Chris Murphy LHP / 1B / Jacksonville, IL / 2018

6-foot-1, 150-pound, wiry-framed left-handed pitcher. On the mound, long arm action, ¾ arm slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands toe-closed, finishes upright. Fastball, run action, 70-72 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, some depth, near fastball arm speed, commanded, 61-62. Changeup, mostly straight, 66-67.

Jase Wallingford RHP / Quincy Notre Dame, IL / 2018

One of the top uncommitted seniors in state, currently ranked No. 41 in Illinois’ Class of 2018. 6-foot-8, 255-pound, wide shoulders, physical frame, thick body, highly projectable right-handed pitcher. On the mound, sets up on the first base side of the rubber, short, quick arm action with a stab, high ¾ arm slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square. Fastball, heavy, pops the glove, commanded the zone, sat 86-88, touching 89 mph. Slider, 11/5 shape, power action, near fastball arm speed, kept in the zone, 76-77. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, showed feel for, 79-80.

Alex Welborn 1B / LHP / Vianney, MO / 2018

Welborn is a 5-foot-9 200-pound left-handed pitcher in Missouri’s 2018 class. Welborn has a high three quarters release, works with some effort down the mound, deception in tempo, long arm circle, in line down the mound, fastball at 72-76 mph, works mostly arm side, 1-to-7 breaking ball, mostly down in zone, change has slight arm side run, near fastball arm speed, 67-68 mph.

 

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