Class of 2017 Showcase: Top Overall Prospects
November 13, 2015
By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director
The Class of 2017 Showcase took place on October 18th at The MAX in McCook, IL. This week we rolled out analysis for the top catchers, outfielders, infielders and pitchers from the event. Today we conclude the event analysis by ranking the Top 10 Overall Prospects. A number of prospects should see themselves in the updated IL Class of 2017 rankings that is coming soon.
Top Overall Prospects
1. Austin Marozas, RHP, Plainfield South, 2017
Extra-large frame, prototypical pitchers body, 6-foot-7, 211-pound right-handed pitcher. Smooth delivery with rhythm, cross body with open toe landing, shoulders stay level as eyes move towards target. Arm action is loose, ¾ slot, free and easy, projectable arm speed. Fastball shows hard late running action to arm side, heavy feel, plus action in hitting zone, showed feel for the zone at 87-89 mph. Hard slider at 77-79 mph, fastball arm speed, 10/4 plane, occasionally got on side but showed swing and miss action. Changeup fades, flat running action to arm side, left up on this occasion, 78-80 mph. Marozas is one of the top pitching prospects in the state, still uncommitted and will be a 2017 draft follow.