Prep Baseball Report

Senior Games: Infielder Analysis

By Wisconsin Scouting Staff

At Kapco Park on Sunday, Sept. 23, we hosted fall’s annual Senior Games event in Mequon, Wis. The invite-only showcase is designed to provide the top remaining unsigned seniors in the state a platform to perform in front of a host of college coaches prior to the final offseason of their prep careers. Over 40 prospects made it to Mequon for the pro-style workout and 10-inning simulated game.

Today, we’ll continue our position-by-position analysis with the group of infielders who made it out to Senior Games last month.

One of the top infielders in the state still on the market is Slinger’s Logan Mantz. Statistically, Mantz put together one of the best performances at Senior Games, recording both the day’s top exit velo and infield velocity marks. He’s a strong hitter with barrel control in BP and validated it with a pair of doubles in gameplay.

LHP/1B Ryan Hubley (Marquette University) is another interesting uncommitted commodity. The 6-foot-4 first baseman nearly matched Mantz in exit velocity and offers some further upside for what he can do on the mound as well.

To read all of the infielder reports from Senior Games, continue on below. We previously published the event’s Statistical Analysis, as well as a look at the day’s catchers and outfielders. Keep an eye out tomorrow when we break down the day’s pitchers.


Zachary Braunschweig, 2B/SS, Slinger, 2019
Recent College of Lake County commit. 5-foot-8, 150-pound right/right middle infielder. On offense, wide setup, leg kick load, short stride. Uphill path, line-drive contact, 92 mph exit velocity. Defensively, long, over-the-top arm action, quick feet, 76 mph across the infield. 7.25 runner in the 60.

Sam Grover, 2B, Delavan-Darien, 2019
5-foot-8, 155-pound right/right middle infielder. Balanced, slightly open setup, short leg kick stride, maintains balanced throughout. Short, level path, stays through the ball, line-drive contact, 73 mph exit velocity. On defense, short arm action from high ¾ slot, smooth footwork, 72 mph across the infield. 7.45 runner in the 60.

Joel Grunert, LHP/1B, Oak Creek, 2019
6-foot, 220-pound two-way prospect. On the mound, works uptempo, tall-and-fall type, hides the ball. Keeps rhythm, works on line, lands slightly closed. Fastball, straight, 78-81 mph. Curveball, some feel, 1/7 shape, 66-70 mph. Changeup, sinking action, 70-71 mph. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, bat wrap load. Uses thick lower half to finish through the ball, fast bat on short path, gap-to-gap contact, 89 mph exit velocity. Defensively, long and loose arm action, over-the-top slot, smooth footwork, feel for the bag; 78 mph throws to third. 7.90 runner in the 60.

Quin Henwood, 3B, Appleton North, 2019
6-foot, 210-pound corner infield prospect with large, solid frame with strength. Right-handed hitter, wide/balanced setup, short stride. Strong hands, fast bat, creates gap-to-gap contact. 90 mph exit velocity. Third base profile, athletic fielding position, short, high ¾ arm action, 75 mph throws to first. 7.52 runner in the 60.

Ryan Hubley, LHP/1B, Marquette University, 2019
6-foot-4, 185-pound left-handed pitcher/first baseman with strong, wiry frame that carries further projection. On the mound, works on line and lands square. Long, loose arm action from a high ¾ slot, long draw, arm swing, quick arm speed. Fastball, slight run, 82-84 mph. Slider, 2/8 shape, short and tight action, thrown at arm speed, 73-76 mph. Curveball played at 71 mph. Struck out two in his lone inning of work in simulated play. Left-handed hitter, balanced setup, loads hands back, short stride. Fluid rhythm, line drives to all fields, 94 mph exit velocity. Defensively, long arm action from high ¾ slot, fluid feet, 71 mph throws to third. 7.10 runner in the 60.

Andrew Javoroski, INF/RHP, Brown Deer, 2019
6-foot-3, 180-pound two-way player with lanky frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced, crouched setup, toe-tap stride. Short bat path, line-drive contact, 82 mph exit velo. In the infield, right-handed, long, loose arm action from high ¾ slot. Quick footwork, clean exchanges, throws 73 mph to first. On the mound, long, high ¾ arm action, works on line. Fastball, some run, control, 74-76 mph. Slider, 11/5 shape, 68-70 mph. Changeup, thrown near-fastball arm speed, some fade, 68-69 mph. 7.69 runner in the 60.

Brian Javoroski, 1B, Brown Deer, 2019
6-foot-3, 185-pound right/right first baseman with lanky build. On offense, crouched, balanced setup, short toe-tap stride. Long bat path, line-drive contact, 80 mph exit velo. Defensively, long arm action, high ¾ slot, clean exchange, 65 throws in the infield. 7.75 runner in the 60.

Kaden Kohlhepp, 2B, Eau Claire Memorial, 2019
6-foot-2, 180-pound middle infielder with slender, lanky frame. Left-handed hitter, tall, slightly open setup. Drops hands into load, long stride. Long, uphill path produced some hard contact, 88 mph exit velo. Defensively, long, high ¾ arm action, quick exchanges, 76 mph in the infield. 7.57 runner in the 60.

Brandon Lenczner, SS/2B, Oak Creek, 2019
5-foot-8, 160-pound right/right middle infield prospect. Offensively, balanced, athletic setup, subtle load back. Strong hands help create fast bat speed on a short, level path, line-drive contact; 87 mph exit velocity. Defensively, short, loose arm action from high ¾ slot with accuracy. Smooth, fluid feet, quick and clean exchanges, 81 mph across the infield. 7.39 runner in the 60.

Logan Mantz, SS/3B, Slinger, 2019
Ranked No. 78 in his Wisconsin class. 6-foot-1, 200-pound infield prospect with solid, strong build. Right-handed hitter, simple, repeatable swing that consistently finds the barrel. Short, compact path with bat speed, strong hands help create regular hard contact, event-best 95 mph exit velo. Launched two doubles, one off the left field fence, in simulated play. Defensively, plays with body control, smooth actions across the infield, soft hands with fluid feet. Short, loose arm action with carry, 83 mph throws to first. 7.41 runner in the 60.

Matthew Obst, RHP/3B, Waukesha West, 2019
6-foot-1, 185-pound right/right two-way player. On the mound, over-the-top, short arm action. Works in line and lands square. Fastball, straight, with control, 73-75 mph. Curveball, slows arm, 60-61 mph. Changeup, kept in zone, 69-71 mph. Worked a quick inning with a couple Ks in game action. Offensively, balanced setup, leg lift stride. Short, level bat path, line drives, 85 mph exit velocity. 7.96 in the 60.

Riley Palmquist, 2B/SS, Burlington, 2019
5-foot-10, 155-pound middle infielder with lanky frame. Right-handed hitter with good approach, tall, upright setup, closed toe. Bat wrap load, long stride, short level path creates some hard line drives; 74 mph exit velocity. Defensively, smooth actions, high ¾ throws with some carry. Soft hands, quick feet, plays through the ball with range; 76 mph throws to first. 7.75 runner in the 60.

Jared Pit, 1B, Whitefish Bay, 2019
6-foot-3, 185-pound right/right first base prospect with lanky frame. On offense, balanced, athletic setup. Smooth weight shift back into long, leg kick stride. Maintains balance through long, level stroke. Swings in rhythm, finds barrel, creates some hard gap-to-gap contact, 80 mph exit velocity. Defensively, feel for the bag, athletic, loose arm action with fluid footwork; 76 mph throws to third. 7.71 runner in the 60.

Charlie Ravanelli, 2B/3B, Homestead, 2019
6-foot, 160-pound infielder with lanky frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced, even setup, short stride. Long, level bat path, line-drive type of contact, 71 mph exit velocity. On defense, short arm action from high ¾ slot, quick, clean release, 72 mph across the diamond. 7.63 runner in the 60.

Ben Siekierski, 1B, Mukwonago, 2019
Ranked No. 98 in his state class. 6-foot-3, 205-pound corner infielder with strong, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced/tall stance, open setup, long leg kick stride. Short, uphill bat path, uses present strength to create hard line-drive contact, 94 mph exit velocity. Defensively, right-handed, athleticism plays at first. Feel for the bag, quick footwork, 81 mph throws to third. 7.28 runner in the 60.

Cade Uhlenbrauck, 2B/SS, St. Mary Catholic, 2019
6-foot, 190-pound middle infield prospect with some strength. On offense, right-handed, somewhat tall, balanced setup. Drops hands into load, short leg lift stride, looking to pull the ball. Long, uphill bat path, occasional hard contact to the pull side, 85 mph exit velocity. On defense, short, loose arm action from high ¾ slot. Soft hands, clean, athletic exchanges, plays through the ball, 72 mph across the infield. 7.58 runner in the 60.

Alex Viglietti, 3B, Elkhart Lake, 2019
5-foot-11, 190-pound third base prospect with some strength in frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, long leg lift stride. Short, level bat path creates some occasional hard gap-to-gap/line-drive contact, 85 mph exit velocity. Pulled a hard line drive to left field for a single in gameplay. On defense, third base profile, makes plays. Short, ¾ arm action, 76 mph throws across the infield. 8.03 runner in the 60.

Trevor Wanek, SS/2B, Fennimore, 2019
5-foot-10, 160-pound middle infield prospect with strong build. Right-handed hitter, balanced/wide setup. Leg kick load, shifts weight back, long stride. Loose hands, level path, worked the middle of the field, 84 mph exit velocity. Tallied two base hits in simulated play. On defense, long, high ¾ arm action, 76 mph across the infield. 7.15 runner in the 60.

Bret Whiffen, 2B, Green Bay Southwest, 2019
5-foot-11, 155-pound right/right middle infielder. On offense, balanced setup, toe-tap stride. Short, level bat path led to some line-drive contact, 88 mph exit velocity. In the infield, short, ¾ arm action, clean exchanges, 79 mph throws to first. 7.26 runner in the 60.