Midwest ProCase: Risers and Revelations



By Sean Duncan
Executive Director

The inaugural Prep Baseball Report Midwest ProCase took place on June 23 at Silver Cross Stadium in Joliet, IL. The event, which included a morning workout and game play, featured 50 top-level  prospects from six states, giving Midwest area pro scouts and college recruiters an intimate look at some of the top 2016 draft prospects.

Over the course of the next week we will provide in-depth reports from the event. Today, we highlight 10 of the biggest risers from the ProCase. While the players listed below were by no means unknown prospects in their respective states, their performances elevated their status as high-interest regional, and even national, prospects.

Joe Acker1. Joe Acker, OF, Marquette University HS, WI, 2016
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Acker was the biggest surprise at the ProCase, leaving many in attendance wondering how the right-handed hitting outfielder was still uncommitted. Acker had the most impressive outfield performance of the day. In the workout portion, Acker turned heads by delivering the top outfield velocity of 95 mph while running a 6.78 laser-timed 60. Offensively, he generated the easiest bat speed at the event, hitting from a balanced, controlled setup with a slightly uphill path. During BP, Acker tanked a few balls out of Silver Cross Field with wood (with the wind blowing in). A quick-twitch athlete, Acker has strong hands and creates lift in his swing. Acker also carried his standout workout performance into game play. He went 2-for-3 with a pair of line-drive singles to centerfield and left field. He also drove in a run, scored twice and stole a base ...

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