2019 PBR Ohio Showcase Recap: All-Showcase Top Performers


Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2019 PBR Ohio Showcase Recap: All-Showcase Top Performers

Prep Baseball Report events are designed to give players the maximum exposure needed to advance to the next level. In 2019, not only did they receive high-level exposure from college coaches at the event, but all players at events were videotaped, with the edited performance being posted onto the website with the opportunity to be seen by more than 800 colleges and pro teams who subscribe to the Prep Baseball Report services.

In 2019, PBR Ohio hosted 61 showcases/workouts throughout the year. This included 29 Scout Days, which provided the top summer organizations in the state the ability to show what their program has to offer College/MLB organizations. Below you will find the "best of the best" for the year in numerous categories, with the top 10 being highlighted.

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*****Numbers below are the top ten from 2019 showcase results (minus the Future Games/Super 60)*****

Top Fastball Velocity

Rank Name Pos School Class FB Velo
Showcase Commitment
1 Josh Timmerman (Video) RHP Licking Heights 2020 91 Southern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games Uncommitted
^ Christian Lothes
LHP Hebron Lakewood 2019 91 Preseason All-State Showcase Charlotte
3 Spencer Hill OF New Albany 2020 90 Top Prospect Games Northern Illinois
^ Jacob Gehring RHP South Range 2021 90 Scout Day: Release Ohio State
^
Teddy Eyink RHP Saint Ignatius 2020 90 Northern Ohio Prospect Games Uncommitted
^
Brennan McCune RHP Dover 2021 90 Underclass Games I Uncommitted
7
Tim Baird RHP North Royalton 2020 89 Top Prospect Games/Stark-Summit Showcase
Akron
^ Caden Kline LHP Defiance 2020 89
Top Prospect Games Ohio State
^ Clayton Black RHP Franklin 2020 89
Top Prospect Games North Carolina Central
^ Tristan Sipple LHP Madison 2020 89
Top Prospect Games NC State
^ Logan Niswander RHP Lucas 2020 89
Top Prospect Games Uncommitted
^ Luke Borer RHP Perrysburg 2020 89
Top Prospect Games Ohio
^ Drew Bachman LHP Lakota East 2021 89 Top Prospect Games Uncommitted
^ Noah Arkenburg RHP NDCL 2020 89
Top Prospect Games Marshall
^ Jorge Leedham RHP Hickory (PA) 2020 89 Scout Day: Brownlee Lookouts Wisconsin-Milwaukee
^ Brody Ware RHP North Canton Hoover 2019 89 Preseason All-State Showcase Kent State
^ Jay Luikart LHP Hillsdale 2019 89 Preseason All-State Showcase Wright State
^ Patrick Dillon RHP Findlay 2020 89 Buckeye Elite Showcase Uncommitted

Top Pop Times

Rank Name Pos School Class Pop Time Showcase  Commitment 
1
Michael Hamrick C Nordonia 2020 1.85-1.95 Stark-Summit Showcase Uncommitted
2
Max Steffen C Moeller 2020 1.87-1.95 Top Prospect Games Marietta College
^
Evan Ulrich C Buckeye Valley 2020 1.87-2.01 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio State
^
Stanley Kaczmar C Walsh Jesuit 2020 1.87-2.03 Scout Day: Ohio Elite North Uncommitted
5
Max Caron C Olentangy 2020 1.89-1.97 Northern Ohio Unsigned Senior Games Tri-C
^
Gavin Sunderman C West Clermont 2021 1.89-1.97 Last Chance Preview Uncommitted
^
Three Hillier C Asheville (NC)
2020 1.89-1.98 Top Prospect Games Uncommitted
^
John Zigmond C Moeller 2020 1.89-2.02 Preseason All-State Showcase Wabash Valley JC
9
Collin Kennedy C Bedford 2020 1.90-1.96 Stark-Summit Showcase Uncommitted
^ Boston Smith C Vandalia Butler 2021 1.90-2.00 Top Prospect Games Cincinnati
^ Kolton Holloway RHP/C Patrick Henry 2020 1.90-2.01 ACME/Legion Showcase Uncommitted
^ Nick Christopher C Gilmour Academy 2019 1.90-2.01 Scout Day: IVL Uncommitted

Top Catcher Velocity

Rank Name Pos School Class C Velo Showcase  Commitment 
1 Kolton Holloway RHP/C Patrick Henry 2020 83 ACME/Legion Showcase Uncommitted
2 Three Hillier C Asheville (NC)
2020 82
Top Prospect Games Uncommitted
3 Michael O'Callaghan C Moeller 2020 81 Top Prospect Games Ohio Dominican
^
Jordan Davis C Elida 2020 81 Northwest Ohio Preseason Preview Sinclair CC
^
Michael Hamrick C Nordonia 2020 81 Stark-Summit Showcase Uncommitted
^
Trey Pancake III C South Range 2021 81 Scout Day: Release Ohio State
7 Max Steffen C Moeller 2020 80 Top Prospect Games Marietta College
^ Carson Deer C Loveland 2020 80 Top Prospect Games Tennessee-Martin
^
Nick Christopher C Gilmour Academy 2019 80 Scout Day: IVL Uncommitted
^
Conner Stewart C Wadsworth 2020 80 Scout Day: IVL Uncommitted

Top Infield Velocity

Rank Name Pos School Class INF Velo Showcase  Commitment 
1 Evan Ulrich C Buckeye Valley 2020 88 Scout Day: Bo Jackson Elite Ohio State
2 William Cook 3B Miamisburg 2021 87 Preseason All-State Showcase Louisville
^ Evan Engle SS Elyria 2020 87 Scout Day: Lake Erie Warhawks Tiffin
^ Peyton Wilson RHP New London 2020 87 Scout Day: Lake Erie Warhawks BGSU
5
Zach Maxey RHP St. Edward 2020 86 Top Prospect Games
Uncommitted
^ Cameron Bryant SS Miamisburg 2021 86 Top Prospect Games Uncommitted
^ AJ Rausch OF/SS Olentangy Liberty 2020 86 Scout Day: Bo Jackson Elite Ohio
^ Kaden Davis SS Uniontown Lake 2020 86 Scout Day: Brownlee Lookouts Uncommitted
^ Gordon Seger SS Grand Valley 2020 86 Scout Day: Brownlee Lookouts Uncommitted
^ Sergio DeCello SS Badin 2021 86 Cincinnati Open Charlotte
^
Carter Rust 3B Lakota West 2021 86 Prospect Games at Miami Uncommitted
^ Jackson Campbell RHP Cincinnati Country Day 2022 86 Prospect Games at Miami Uncommitted
^ Louis Supan RHP Revere 2020 86 Buckeye Elite Showcase Uncommitted

Top Outfield Velocity

Rank Name Pos School Class OF Velo Showcase  Commitment 
1 Evan Wolf OF Gahanna Lincoln 2020 93 Scout Day: Ohio Elite (Central) Kent State
^ Spencer Hill OF New Albany
2020 93 Top Prospect Games Northern Illinois
^ Dominic Pilolli OF Canfield 2019 93 Preseason All-State Showcase Charlotte
4 Jake Llaneza OF Westerville South 2020 91 2019 Ohio Unsigned Senior Showcase Uncommitted
5 Kade Kern OF Archbold 2020 90 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio State
^ Mitchell Okuley OF Olentangy Liberty 2019 90 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio State
^ Tyler Mintz OF Kenston 2020 90 Preseason All-State Showcase/Scout Day: Brownlee Lookouts Uncommitted
^ Blake Kendall OF Amherst Steele 2021 90 Worthington Woodbat Tournament Showcase Uncommitted
9 AJ Rausch OF Olentangy Liberty 2020 89 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio
^ Nate Stone OF Granville 2019 89 Preseason All-State Showcase Miami (OH)
^ Jaden Varner OF/LHP Waynedale 2021 89 Northern Ohio Prospect Games Uncommitted
^ Ethan Wong OF Ethan Wong 2020 89 Northern Ohio Prospect Games Uncommitted

Top Exit Velocity

Rank Name Pos School Class Exit Velo Showcase  Commitment 
1 Emma Lopez C Alliance 2019 104 Preseason All-State Showcase Lake Erie College
2 Dominic Pilolli OF Canfield 2019 102 Preseason All-State Showcase Charlotte
3 Kade Kern OF Archbold 2020 100 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio State
4 Connor O'Donnell 1B Cleveland Benedictine 2019 99 Preseason All-State Showcase Toledo
5 AJ Rausch OF Olentangy Liberty 2020 98 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio
^
Johnny Costella SS Trinity 2020 98 Top Prospect Games Uncommitted
^ Clayton Black RHP Franklin 2020 98 Top Prospect Games North Carolina Central
^ Ryan Horak
1B Little Miami 2020 98 Scout Day: Midwest Prospects Uncommitted
^ Jamie Perebzak 3B Walsh Jesuit 2020 98 Scout Day: Ohio Elite North Uncommitted
10 John Zigmond C Moeller 2020 97
Preseason All-State Showcase Wabash Valley JC

Top 60-Yard Dash

Rank Name Pos School Class 60-yard Showcase  Commitment 
1 Dominic Pilolli OF Canfield 2019 6.62 Preseason All-State Showcase Charlotte
2 AJ Rausch OF/SS Olentangy Liberty 2020 6.65 Scout Day: Bo Jackson Elite Ohio
3 Nathan Karaffa SS Toronto 2019 6.66 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio State
4 Brennen Hunt SS Ashland 2019 6.67 Preseason All-State Showcase Ohio Dominican
5 Brendan Conkle OF Toledo Central Catholic 2020 6.68 ACME/Legion Showcase Uncommitted
^ Max Bowman SS Gahanna Lincoln 2020 6.68 Scout Day: Bo Jackson Elite Uncommitted
7 Maguire Dearing
OF Perry 2021 6.70 Stark-Summit Showcase Uncommitted
^ Colton Shirley SS Lapel (IN) 2020 6.70 2019 Ohio Unsigned Senior Showcase Uncommitted
9 Jordan Stevens OF St. Edward 2020 6.72 Preseason All-State Showcase Kent State
^ Zack McKibben OF Coldwater 2021 6.72 ACME/Legion Showcase Uncommitted
^ Jacob Cooper OF New Albany 2020 6.72 2019 Ohio Unsigned Senior Showcase Uncommitted