Prep Baseball Report

2019 Super 60 Breakout Candidates

Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

The 2019 Super 60 is Sunday and has a loaded roster as usual. There were 150 scouts in attendance last year, making it a great opportunity for players to step up and show that they should be high follows throughout the spring. Listed below are several breakout candidates. While they are supremely talented already, they may not be as well known on a national level. That could change in a few days.

Cameron Burford, RHP, Walsh Jesuit HS, OH
A late bloomer, Burford stands at 6-foot-4, 170 pounds. The Dayton recruit has seen his fastball continue to rise over the past year and now sits 88-92 mph, touching 93. He has developed a nice three-pitch mix to complement his fastball, which includes a 77-80 slider and 82-84 changeup.

Colin Czajkowski, LHP, Woodhaven HS, MI
Czajkowski is a lanky 6-foot-4, 195-pound Michigan recruit. A three-sport athlete, he burst onto the scene at the 2017 Future Games. He has a highly projectable frame, throws from a 3/4 slot with a funky arm action and his fastball shows tail while running up to 90. He has a deceptive changeup as his out pitch and also mixes in a late-breaking slider and sweeping curveball.

Cade Hunter, C, Lenape HS, NJ
Scouts are going to be impressed with Hunter’s overall athleticism and easiness about his game. He has excellent speed for a catcher, running a 6.6-second 60. His catch-and-throw abilities behind the plate have made considerable improvements over the last few years and he has easy, gap-to-gap pop with minimal, quiet movements in his load. He is committed to Virginia Tech.

Logan Kohler, 3B, Little Elm HS, TX
It’s tough to call the No. 11 player in Texas a breakout candidate, but Kohler has asserted himself in the past year by moving up the rankings, establishing himself as one of the top position players in the state. The Oklahoma recruit stands 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, hitting from the left side of the plate. He has bat speed, rhythm and leverage that projects for even more power in the future. A natural athlete, he plays third base at a high level and will most likely stay there not only in college, but at the professional level. He is a good runner for a corner guy, with enough actions and arm strength to play the part at shortstop.

Zachary Lee, RHP, Effingham HS, IL
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Kentucky recruit has one of the highest ceilings in the Midwest. He has a long, loose and easy arm action that comes through a low-3/4 slot and his fastball runs into the low 90s with run and sink. He complements his fastball with an above-average changeup and feel for a high-70s slider.

Marcus Lee Sang, OF, Northern HS, MD
Lee Sang has quietly turned into a top prospect with his arm strength, athleticism and offensive potential at the plate. He has been a relatively late riser this past year and has continued to improve his skill set. Tools have been the highlight of Lee Sang with arm strength and offensive potential creating the most intrigue. He has a plus arm and has a quick, uphill path that produces left-handed power. He is committed to St. John’s.

Jesse Pierce, SS, Arbor View HS, NV
Pierce stands at 6-foot-3, 175 pounds and is a baseball rat. There is some whip in his swing and he should hit for some power down the road, though he does tend to drift, making him susceptible to offspeed stuff. He has plenty of arm strength for the left side and is an average runner. He is committed to Arkansas.

Blake Robertson, 3B/OF, Edmond Santa Fe HS, OK
Robertson has a lean frame with plenty of room for added strength at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds. He uses an efficient, flat path from the left side, consistently staying inside the ball and getting backspin to his pull side. He shows advanced hands and athleticism at third base and he runs around a 6.7 60. He is committed to Oklahoma State.

Nick Wallerstedt, RHP, Mountain Pointe HS, AZ
Wallerstedt had always intrigued with his 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame, athleticism and arm strength, but he took his game to a completely different level on the mound last summer. He can sit in the low 90s with his fastball, touching 93-94. The combination of athleticism, lightning-quick arm speed and projection make him a premium arm. He also shows a true slider at 76-78 with tilt and depth and the potential to be a plus pitch down the road. He has feel for an 80-82 changeup. An Arizona State recruit, he also offers intrigue offensively, running a 6.73 60 and showing some bat speed.

Peyton Williams, 1B, Johnston HS, IA
Williams stands at 6-foot-5, 225 pounds and is ranked No. 1 in Iowa. He is committed to Iowa and runs a 7.1 60. His value is tied to his left-handed bat where he has easy rhythm, well-above-average power and the ability to drive the abll to all fields. He is physically impressive and shows for feel for hitting. Defensively, he has sound hands and feet in the field.

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