9 To Know: OR Top Prospect (2022s)

Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

The summer finally kicked off in PBR Oregon at its Top Prospect Showcase on June 17th, and On the Hunt was in attendance to check out all the uncommitted talent that calls the Beaver State home. Each of the last two years has seen Oregon-prep products drafted in the first round (C Adley Rutschman ‘19, RHP Mick Abel ‘20), so it should come as no surprise that the players in attendance at this event were highly talented. With close to 100 players from five different classes showcasing their talent, and a collection of college coaches and professional scouts in attendance, it was a pristine way to kick off a big summer.

The state’s 2022 class showed immense promise a year ago with much success as freshmen on the varsity level. Below, “Nine to Know” uncommitted players from the talented crop of rising juniors are featured for college coaches to look at and get to know.

It should also be mentioned that slick-fielding ‘22 SS Cole Hubka (Wilsonville HS, OR), a recent Utah commit, was stellar on the day, and ‘22 SS Vinny Salvione (Putnam HS, OR) committed to the University of Portland immediately following his showing, or else both would be featured here as well.

Ian Umlandt LHP / OF / Sherwood, OR / 2022

Umlandt was able to show off some impressive advancements at the plate, in the field and on the mound. Down close to 10 pounds since the winter with a leaner, more athletic looking, 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame, the big left-hander had a quality showing that is sure to attract college attention. After posting a 7.31 60-yard dash time on a slow track, he moved around very well in the outfield with confident hands and a strong, accurate arm that registered 88 mph with carry. At the plate, he was balanced and fluid in his approach with some quickness to the hands, that remained compact to the body through impact in an effort to maintain the barrel on the ball. He has present gap-to-gap power with even more pull side potential down the line. After a full position player workout, Umlandt hopped on the mound where he was comfortably up to 85 mph with some arm side life, and was able to find a more consistent release point thanks to a repeatable delivery that featured considerably less effort than in prior viewings. He paired the fastball with a 68-69 breaking ball that featured some depth and proper shape, albeit developing some (again, a long day for the two-way prospect), and a faded changeup at 75-76. Overall, the performance left lots to like, and college coaches will want to continue tracking his progress.


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