Unsigned Senior Showcase - St. Louis: Statistical Analysis



By Phil Kerber
Associate Scout

The Unsigned Senior Showcase - St. Louis took place on Sunday, October 1 at CarShield Field, home of the River City Rascals, in O'Fallon, MO. This event was a collaborative effort between the Scouting Staffs of PBR Illinois and Missouri, as unsigned seniors from Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas participated in a pro-style workout. Today, we dive head-on into the event anaylsis starting with a look at the top statistical performers. 

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TOP 60 YARD DASH TIMES
Joseph Costanzo (Rockhurst, MO) set the pace at the event, running an event best 7.08 60. Not far behind was Dan Favazza (St. Louis University, MO) at 7.11. 
Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
Joseph Costanzo MO Rockhurst 2018 SS/2B 7.08
Dan Favazza MO St. Louis University 2018 OF 7.11
Thomas Dreller MO Parkway West 2018 OF 7.16
Will Heller MO Blue Springs South 2018 MIF/RHP 7.16
Alex Schreiber IL Hillsboro 2018 3B/SS 7.22
TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY
As if being 6-foot-8, 255-pounds did not make Jase Wallingford (Quincy Notre Dame, IL) stand out already, his 89 mph fastball, an event best, certainly added to it. Justin Lamp (Carmi-White, IL) and Alex Foppe (St. Marys, MO) followed up Wallingford by topping out at 86 mph.
Name State School Class Pos Fastball Velocity
Jase Wallingford IL Quincy Notre Dame 2018 RHP 89
Justin Lamp IL Carmi-White 2018 RHP 86
Alex Foppe MO St. Marys 2018 RHP 86
Will Heller MO Blue Springs South 2018 MIF/RHP 84
Trevor Durand IL Mt. Zion 2018 OF/RHP 84
TOP EXIT VELOCITY

Kyle Weber (Marshall, MO) took home the crown in exit velocity, registering a 99 mph. Physical 1B Andrew Fox (Rockhurst, MO) was runner-up, recording a 97 mph exit velocity. 
Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity
Kyle Weber Marshall MO 2018 MIF  99
Andrew Fox Rockhurst MO 2018 1B 97
Nolan Dempsay Kirksville MO 2018 1B/3B 94
Stephen Randazzo De Smet Jesuit MO 2018 3B/OF 92
Travis Black Carmi-White IL 2018 C 92
TOP INFIELD VELOCITY
3B/OF Cole Hampton (Edwardsville, IL) showed impressive arm strength posting the top velocity across the infield (87 mph) as well as one of the top velocities from the outfield (89 mph).
Name State School Class Pos Infield Velocity
Cole Hampton IL Edwardsville 2018 3B/OF 87
Will Heller MO Blue Springs South 2018 MIF/RHP 85
Stephen Randazzo MO De Smet Jesuit 2018 INF/OF 81
Adam Rakowiecki MO St. Marys 2018 2B 79
Jackson Van Iwaarden MO Lafayette 2018 1B 78
TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY
Trevor Durand (Mt. Zion, IL) was the only prospect at the event to touch 90 mph, with a loose, whip-like arm action. Durand should see continued advancement in arm strength as he matures. 
Name State School Class Pos Outfield Velocity
Trevor Durand IL Mt. Zion 2018 OF/RHP 90
Cole Hampton IL Edwardsville 2018 3B/OF 89
Stephen Randazzo MO De Smet Jesuit 2018 INF/OF 82
Tate Davison IL Benet 2018 OF/SS 81
Daniel Ensign IL Barrington 2018 OF/RHP 81
TOP CATCHER POP TIMES
AJ Spinello (Rockhurt, MO) and Nicholas Fuller (Liberty North, MO) posted the event's top pop times at 2.00 and 2.04, respectively. Josiah Steen (Homeschool, MO) was the most consistent catcher, seeing only a .07 second variance between pop times.
Name State School Class Pos Pop Times
AJ Spinello MO Rockhurst 2018 C 2.00-2.18
Nicholas Fuller MO Liberty North 2018 C 2.04-2.22
Josiah Steen MO Homeschool 2018 C 2.11-2.18
Avery Morrow MO Union 2018 C 2.21-2.35
Travis Black IL Carmi-White 2018 C 2.21-2.51
TOP CATCHER VELOCITY
Arm strength was comparable throughhout this crop of catchers. Steen leads the way at 73 mph but is followed closely by five other catching prospects who posted 72 mph. 
Name State School Class Pos Catcher Velocity
Josiah Steen MO Homeschool 2018 C 73
AJ Spinello MO Rockhurst 2018 C 72
Nicholas Fuller MO Liberty North 2018 C 72
Avery Morrow MO Union 2018 C 72
Travis Black IL Carmi-White 2018 C 72
Ethan Fletchall MO Liberty North 2018 C/INF/OF 72