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IL/WI All-State Games: Pitcher Analysis


By Illinois & Wisconsin Staffs

On July 2, the PBR Illinois and Wisconsin teams converged in River Grove, Ill., at Triton College, to host the second annual All-State Games showcase. This event is dedicated the top uncommitted incoming juniors in both states and also served as a late identifier for August’s PBR Future Games event. Over 80 prospects made their way to this showcase and a number of high-follow prospects emerged.

Throughout this week, we’ve been breaking down each and every player in attendance, position by position, continuing today with the event’s pitchers. For a look at previously posted material from the day, check out our Quick Hits post or our Statistical Analysis. We also started the week by analyzing the day’s catchersinfieldiers, and outfielders.

For now, scouting reports on all 31 pitchers can be found below.

TOP PROSPECTS

1. Jared Lessman, St. Croix Falls, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. 
Delivery: Drop/drive delivery, easy effort, works from 1B side, toe up to balance point, creates angle and some rhythm. 
Arm Action: LH. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed. 
FB: T87, 83-86 mph. Sneaky fastball with slight arm side run.
CB: 61-62 mph. 2/8 shape, sweeping action. 

2. Jackson Lee, Effingham, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP/3B 
Body: 6-foot, 210-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, smooth rhythm, stays in line with his target, finishes by landing square.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action out of a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 83-85 mph. Plays straight with some sink.
SL: 76-77 mph. 10/4 shape, tight with sharp bite, firm and confident.
CH: 74 mph. Sinking action.

3. Adam Brouwer, Chicago Christian, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. 
Delivery: Easy effort, level shoulders, lands square with his target, smooth rhythm present. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T87, 82-85 mph. Firm, flashed run. 
CB: 66-69 mph. 11/5 shape, slight decelerated arm action. 
CH: 71 mph. Near fastball arm speed, plays with sink. 

4. Ben Plumley, Lane Tech, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. 
Delivery: Regular effort, tall balance point, works in line with his target, square landing, smooth rhythm, repeats. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed. 
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Slight running action to arm side.
CB: 73-74 mph. 11/5 shape. 
CH: 77 mph. Near fastball arm speed. 

5. Cory Ronan, Routt Catholic, 2021 (Hawaii commit)
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 151-pounds. Slender build, projectable frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall type delivery, tall balance point, level shoulders, works in line with his target, square landing, athletic finish, smooth rhythm throughout. 
Arm Action: LH. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, arm accelerates quickly. 
FB: T84, 81-84 mph. Flashed run and sink, worked down in the zone. 
CB: 66-69 mph. 1/7 shape, flashed sharp action at times. 

6. Grant Ross, Pewaukee, 2021 
Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with a strong build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery with some rhythm. Works in line, lands square, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, works from a 3/4 slot. 
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Plays with run and sink, located throughout the zone for strikes. 
CB: 72-73 mph. 10/4 shape with sweeping action.
CH: 73-77 mph. Plays with both sinking and fading movement.

7. Tyler Hug, Waukesha West, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, some rhythm present. 
Arm Action: RH. Short and loose arm action, over-the-top slot. 
FB: T86, 82-86 mph. Plays straight, four seam with finish.
CB: 67-71 mph. Showed both 12/6 and 11/5 shape. 
CH: 74 mph. Occasional cut to it.

8. Ryan Weaver, Cary Grove, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP/1B 
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, stays in line with his target, finishes by landing square, overall smooth rhythm.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Plays straight, has life.
CB: 67-70 mph. 1/7 shape.
CH: 69 mph. Showed sink.

9. Logan Petersen, LeRoy, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-4, 179-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, easy effort, tall balance point, lands closed and works across body.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Showed sink, thrown for strikes. 
CB: 69-72 mph. 11/5 shape. 
CH: 75-76 mph. Occasional sink. 

10. Brady Young, Hampshire, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall and fall type delivery, works in line with his target, square landing, some rhythm. 
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, over-the-top slot, some effort present. 
FB: T87, 82-86 mph. Slight arm side run.
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape. 

10. Jackson Kent, Lake Park, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall through delivery creates deception, regular effort.
Arm Action: LH. Loose arm action, 3/4 slot. 
FB: T82, 78-81 mph. Creates angle and arm side run, feel for strike zone.
CB: 62-65 mph. 1/7 shape, feel for pitch, slurve-type actions. 
CH: 67-69 mph. Plays with fade, thrown for strikes.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Noah Baker, Marist, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-4, 215-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, level shoulders, works in line with target, square landing. 
Arm Action: RH. Long draw, loose arm action, 3/4 slot. 
FB: T76, 72-74 mph. Showed sink. 
CB: 58-60 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, decelerated arm action. 
CH: 67-69 mph. Occasionally showed sink. 

Keagan Bobbitt, Lincoln-Way West, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot-5, 180-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, good balance point, closed shoulders, works in line with target, lands square, athletic finish. 
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T78, 71-76 mph. 
CB: 61-62 mph. 1/7 shape. 
CH: 72 mph. Showed sinking action. 

Taylor Brauer, Union Grove, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, level shoulders, good balance point, easy effort, works in line with target, square landing, athletic finish, smooth rhythm. 
Arm Action: LH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed. 
FB: T80, 77-79 mph. Jumps on hitters, flashed cut, works with angle, thrown for strikes, sneaky quick fastball. 
SL: 70-72 mph. 2/8 shape, flashed sweeping action, tight break, thrown for strikes. 
CH: 75 mph. Showed cut, thrown for strikes. 

Connor Brinkman, New London, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, easy effort, good tempo on the mound, creates angle. 
Arm Action: LH. Short draw, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed. 
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Thrown for strikes, slight arm side run.
CB: 68-71 mph. 1/7 shape, occasional sweep to it. 

Andrew Brockwell, Brodhead, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-2, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Full windup delivery, used slide step from the stretch, square landing, level shoulders, throws with some effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T80, 76-79 mph. Primarily played straight, flashed run. 
CB: 64-70 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. 

Spencer Buskager, Oregon, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. 
Delivery: Works from the stretch only, tall/fall delivery, square landing, works in line with his target, front toe lands closed. 
Arm Action: RH. Long draw, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T84, 79-83 mph. Plays straight, four seam type.
CB: 67-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. 
CH: 72-76 mph. Slight sinking action.

Isaiah Cerfus, Union Grove, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 193-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, falls towards 1B side, some effort in delivery. 
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T86, 83-85 mph. Straight four seam action.
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape. 
CH: 71-74 mph. Slight fade.

Charlie Cmiel, York, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. 
Delivery: Deceptive delivery with regular effort, crossfire type direction.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Runs to arm side.
CB: 64-68 mph. 2/8 shape, sweepiung action.
CH: 72-74 mph. Sinks to arm side.

Kyle Hussey, Providence Catholic, 2021 
Positional Profile: INF/RHP 
Body: 6-foot, 167-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, falls to the first base side of his body, finishes by landing square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action out of a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 78-80 mph. Sinking action, flashed run.
CB: 69-70 mph. 12/6 shape. 

Evan Jackson, Milton, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 5-foot-10, 157-pounds. 
Delivery: Works in line with target, square landing, some rhythm present in delivery. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Straight four seam type.
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 76-77 mph. Slight sink to arm side.

Trace Kirchberg, Columbus, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP/SS 
Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, works in line, lands square, athletic finish. 
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, works from an over the top slot. 
FB: T85, 82-85 mph. Plays straight, thrown for strikes.
CB: 67-72 mph. 11/5 shape with tight spin.
CH: 79-80 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed, plays straight. 

Alec Mallinder, Plainfield North, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, level shoulders, good balance point, smooth rhythm. 
Arm Action: RH. Short and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Four seam type.
CB: 65-66 mph. 11/5 shape, occasionally thrown with a decelerated arm action. 
CH: 67 mph. Decelerated arm action, flashed arm side run. 

Evan May, Yorkville, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 5-foot-10, 135-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, easy effort, smooth rhythm. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, 3/4 slot. 
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Showed feel for zone with arm side run, occasional sink.
CB: 64-67 mph. 11/5 shape. 
CH: 66 mph. Straight change, occasional sink.

Andrew Nichols, Olympia, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, works in line with his target, lands square, smooth rhythm throughout. 
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top slot, quick arm speed. 
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Plays straight, thrown for strikes. 
CB: 64-66 mph. 11/5 shape.
SL: 65-68 mph. Plays similar to curveball. 

Corey Plahuta, Muskego, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. 
Delivery: Full windup type, tall and fall, regular effort.
Arm Action: LH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Thrown for strikes, slight arm side run.
CB: 61-65 mph. 1/7 shape. 
CH: 64-65 mph. Straight change.

Daniel Reischl, Loyola Academy, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, level shoulders, works in line with target, square landing, smooth rhythm. 
Arm Action: RH. 
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Straight four seam type with life through the zone.
CB: 60-62 mph. 11/5 shape, showed feel.
CH: 69-70 mph. Sink action. 

Kellan Short, Catholic Memorial, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 5-foot-8, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, level shoulders, works in line with target, square landing. 
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. 
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Plays straight. 
CB: 62-66 mph. 12/6 shape. 
SL: 65-67 mph. 11/5 shape. 
CH: 70 mph. 

Will Staviski, Brookfield East, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-2, 160-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, some rhythm. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top slot. 
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Plays straight. 
CB: 66-68 mph. 12/6 type, some depth.
CH: 74 mph. Slight sinking action.

Jacob Thoresen, Oak Creek, 2021 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 5-foot-11, 189-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, works in line with target, square landing, some rhythm present, easy effort. 
Arm Action: RH. Long deliberate arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Mostly straight, occasional sinking action. 
CB: 67-70 mph. Some sweep, lateral action.

Luke Trepanier, Manteno, 2021 
Positional Profile: OF/LHP 
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. 
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, lands open, falls to the third base side of the mound. Delivery has some effort.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, arm works out front. Throws from a high 3/4 window. 
FB: T85, 82-84 mph. Played with slight arm side run.
CB: 71-74 mph. Hard breaking ball with 1/7 shape. Maintains fastball arm speed.
CH: 74 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed, has fading action.

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