Prep Baseball Report

Inside the Rankings: 2019 Newcomers and Risers

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

Wisconsin’s 2019 Rankings were updated last week, and with the Overall Rankings update on the horizon, today we take a deeper look into some of the newcomers and risers in Wisconsin’s 2019 class.

CLICK HERE for complete 2019 Wisconsin Rankings.

In the update preview we mentioned RHP Jack Washburn (Webster) as the highest ranked newcomer to the rankings at No. 9. For more on Washburn follow the link to the preview story above.

Next in the 2019 class is southpaw Connor Langreder (West De Pere). Langreder is a lanky 5-foot-11, 155-pounds that projects well. His long loose arm action produced an 80-82 mph fastball with late running action at the Southern Wisconsin Open.

RHP Hunter Rosenbaum, another Webster HS underclass arm, came in right behind Langreder in the top 25. A 6-foot-2, 175-pound righty, Rosenbaum also showed above average arm strength for his age.

Left-handed hitting C Jack Haufle (Oregon) impressed at a camp this fall. WIth a 6-foot, 150-pound lanky, projectable frame Haufle’s best tools are his bat and arm strength. At the plate he has a smooth left-handed swing with a line drive middle of the field approach. Behind the plate he showed off a strong arm popping 2.19-2.34 and throwing 75 mph from the crouch. He also showed off his arm strength from the outfield throwing 85 mph.

For more newcomers in the top 50 2019’s, here’s a quick look at a few more names that made the list.

Trent Ehlers (Sturgeon Bay) - LHP showed gains in his fastball this fall, up to 81 mph with a good changeup.

Alexander Huissen (Indian Trail) - Projectable 6-foot-2, 170-pound OF, showed improved athleticism this fall.

Kaden Lehman (Portage) - RHP live fastball working 80-82 mph with downhill tilt

Trey Bretl (Marinette) - lanky, raw athlete at 6-foot, 170-pounds. Flashes raw bat speed and runs his fastball up to 81 mph.

Evan Beernsten (Bay Port) - Large framed, 6-foot-3, 200-pound RHP, heavy fastball that touches 80 mph.

Marcus Cline (Fall Creek) - small, athletic utility player. Showed a live arm around the field and on the mound where he has a three pitch mix and a fastball that tops at 79 mph. Smooth left-handed swing at the plate.

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