2017 Wisconsin Future Games: Pitcher Analysis



By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor - Illinois/Wisconsin

Today we conclude our analysis of the 2017 PBR Future Games with a look at the pitchers from Team Wisconsin. A pair of Webster High School teammates in Jack Washburn and Hunter Rosenbaum stood out for the Team Wisconsin staff at Grand Park. Washburn topped out at 90 mph with his fastball in his second outing of the event and featured a hard slider with plus action. Rosenbaum, who committed to West Virginia following the event, was one of the biggest risers at the entire event. He topped out at the 89 mph with his fastball and showed swing and miss offspeed stuff.

Scouting Reports

Andrew Biertzer, LHP, West Bend West, 2019
6-foot-2, 180-pound left-handed pitcher, athletic frame, with strength and quick twitch actions. Simplified delivery, pre-set post leg, side rocker to balance point, works across body. Arm action is long and quick, high ¾ slot. Fastball is firm, finishes through the zone, 83-85 mph, showed control. Curveball has 1/7 action, 69-70 mph.

Trent Ehlers, LHP, Sturgeon Bay, 2019
6-foot-3, 185-pound left-handed pitcher, average lean frame, some present strength. Delivery works with high toe lifted leg kick, tucked to back side, works across his body. Clean arm action, over the top slot, arm speed present. Fastball sat 80-83 mph, tilting action, showed control around the zone. Curveball plays on 12/6 plane, good depth with feel to drop for strikes, 68-71 mph.

Austin Glidden, RHP, Westosha Central, 2019
6-foot-1, 145-pound right-handed pitcher, lean athletic frame. Repeatable delivery, works directionally. Clean arm action from high ¾ slot, loose, scap pinch load. Fastball topped at 84 mph, sat 80-82 mph, showed arm side action. Feel for breaking ball, 67-69 mph. Struck out three in two innings of work.

Luke Hansel, RHP/C, Union Grove, 2019
5-foot-11, 185-pound two-way player, solid build. On the mound works directionally from an over the top slot, arm speed present. Pounds the zone with multiple pitches. Fastball is mostly straight, four seam type, mixes in two-seamer as well, 83-85 mph, touched 86 mph. Curveball plays at 73-74 mph. Defensively arm played at 72 mph out of the crouch, pop times at 2.08-2.12, above average actions. 7.77 runner in the 60. Right-handed hitter, stays on top of the baseball with gap to gap approach, line drive contact.

Trey Krause, LHP, Burlington, 2019
5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed pitcher, lean loose frame. Carries himself with a presence on the mound, moxy and competes, pitchability left-hander. Delivery repeats and has loose clean arm action from high ¾ slot. Fastball has arm side action, finished well through the zone, 82-84 mph, touched 85 mph. Curveball used in any count, 1/7 action, 69-70 mph. Krause shows a high level of pitchability and feel for attacking hitters.

Drew Leszczynski, OF/RHP, Brookfield Central, 2019
6-foot-1, 180-pound OF/RHP with a strong, athletic frame. Arm strength is best tool. Threw a team high 91 mph from the outfield. Also topped out at 88 mph on the mound. Defensively has a long arm action from an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with quick footwork, effort in release. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a leg lift stride and short, uphill swing path. Looks to pull. 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 6.98. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action. Tall and fall delivery working in line with home plate. Fastball sat 85-87 topping out at 88 mph. Changeup sat 76 mph.

Riley LeTourneau, RHP, Brookfield East, 2019
6-foot-4, 210-pound right-handed pitcher, extra-large frame, carries strength, durable build. Delivery works directional, tall and fall, low effort. Arm action is clean, high ¾ slot. Fastball topped at 86 mph, sat 83-85 mph, showed control around the zone. Struck out three on his fastball in his first inning outing. Curveball played 69-72 mph. 11/5 action.

Hunter Rosenbaum, RHP, Webster, 2019
Recently committed to West Virginia after the Future Games. 6-foot-2, 182-pound right-handed pitcher, strong athletic frame. Arm action is clean and easy, high ¾ slot. Showed electric stuff at times. Fastball sat 86-88 mph, touching 89 mph throughout both outings, hard finish and showed command, ability to run it by hitters in the strikezone. Showed swing and miss stuff with both curveball and changeup. Curveball played at 73-75 mph, hard late action, 11/5 plane. Changeup worked at 80 mph, sinking action with deception. High follow 2019 prospect.

Jack Washburn, RHP, Webster, 2019
6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, projectable athletic frame, lean and long limbed, large hands and feet. Competitor on the mound, shows a ton of confidence and moxy. Forward rocker step out of the windup to loose athletic leg kick and squared landing, solid front side. Arm action is long and loose, high ¾ slot. Gets tilt on fastball shows life and finish, touched 90 mph occasionally in second outing, sat 85-88 mph. Slider showed plus action, thrown aggressively 74-77 mph, hard bite and depth. High follow 2019 prospect with high ceiling.  

Mitchell Woelfle, RHP, Janesville Craig, 2019
6-foot, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, solid build, sturdy frame with strength. Long over the top arm action, firm arm action with strength. Shows ability to get downhill, creates heavy action at times on fastball, topped at 87 mph, sat 84-86 mph, showing fastball control down in the zone. Showed knack for inducing groundballs. Curveball showed feel, 70-71 mph. Showed a changeup at 77 mph.

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