Uncommitted Senior Spotlight: RHP Arthur Liebau


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

Here at the start of the New Year, we’re going to be spending some time highlighting the best of the state’s uncommitted senior class.

Fellow uncommitted seniors in Wisconsin are also welcome to register for Sunday's showcase in the Chicagoland area, the Unsigned Senior Showcase. Staffs from both states will be in attendance, too.

Today, we’re starting our spotlight series with Homestead’s Arthur Liebau, the top-ranked uncommitted senior in Wisconsin. Liebau has huge arm strength, some of the best in the state, and he spent 2019 harnessing it, leading to up and down results. Still, he’s one of the most talented arms in the state and if he shows any signs of a more controlled arsenal, Liebau can make a huge climb quickly in 2020.

UNCOMMITTED SPOTLIGHT: ARTHUR LIEBAU

Arthur Liebau

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Homestead
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: Hitters Academy
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(03/03/19)
86 - 89
FB
(03/03/19)
78 - 79
CB
(11/04/18)
78 - 81
CH
(11/04/18)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
80 - 85
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
CB
73 - 77
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 88
CB
78 - 79
CH
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
71 - 74
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
74 - 75
CH
79 - 79
Position
7.13
60-yard
87
INF Velo
(03/03/19)
89
OF Velo
(10/21/18)
96
Exit Velo
(03/03/19)
Position
60-yard
7.24
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.36
INF Velo
82
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.13
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

7/11/19

6-foot-1, 205 pound right-handed pitcher. Started on the mound on Saturday against PTA. Liebau pitched a complete game, which went four innings, giving up three runs and striking out six batters. He has a long, loose arm action out of a high ¾ slot, drop and drive delivery. Fastball showed arm side run and sat 80-85 mph, topped at 87 mph. Changeup was 78-79 mph and had hard action.

3/03/19

Positional Profile: RHP/1B 
Body: 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. Strong build, athletic frame.
Delivery: Uptempo and convicted delivery, athletic throughout, closed toe landing, regular effort.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, quick loose arm action, whippy arm action.
FB: T90, 86-89 mph. Heavy feel, slight tilted plane, run and sink down in the zone.
CB: 73-77 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action, thrown aggressively.
CH: 80-81 mph. Well above average action, played confident.

3/03/19

Body: 6-foot-1, 205-pounds. Strong build, athletic frame.
Positional Profile: RHP/1B 
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, slightly closed, light toe tap stride. Level path, showed ability to be short to the baseball, gap to gap type approach, showed rhythm. 
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Aggressive swing, natural pop.
Defense: Corner infield profile, above average athlete around the bag at first base.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Carried across the infield, plus arm strength for age, long over the top slot with some effort and length.

10/28/18

6-foot-1, 200-pound two-way player, solid build. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short toe tap stride. Short path, middle of the field approach, path stays on top. 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively showed above average arm strength around the diamond, 82 mph across the diamond, 89 mph from the outfield, showed carry. Feel around the bag at first base and above average outfield actions. On the mound delivery is repeatable, arm is quick and loose, over the top slot. Fastball is mostly straight, worked 82-85 mph. Curveball has 12/6 shape, 71-74 mph. Straight change has slight sink action, 76-78 mph.

8/09/18

6-foot-1, 195-pound, right-handed hitting first baseman, strong build. On the mound, tall and fall delivery, works in-line to home, quick tempo, athletic finish. Arm plays short and loose, high ¾ slot, rhythm throughout. Fastball played straight, up in the zone, 82-85 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 74-75 mph. Changeup dropped straight, 79 mph. At the plate, balanced setup, smooth load, toe tap trigger, hard stride landing. Short, level bat path, line drive hitter, middle/opposite field approach, hands generate quick bat speed, exit velocity topped 93 mph from a tee. 7.13 runner in the 60. Defensively, feet work in rhythm, steady hands, clean exchange,. Long, over the top slot, clean action, throws topped 83 mph across the diamond.

2/25/18

6-foot-1, 190-pound two-way player, solid build, projects best on the mound. Delivery is directional to target, hands work in rhythm with lower half, lands square. Full arm circle, high ¾ slot, loose arm action, works quick. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 72-74 mph, 11/5 shape, occasionally flattens to 10/4, Changeup thrown near fastball arm speed, 76-78 mph. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short lifted stride. Path is short, steep at times. Middle of the field contact, simple line drive type hitter. 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm played with some carry, 83 mph across the infield. Hands play through the baseball, clean exchange. 7.36 runner in the 60.

10/28/17

6-foot-1, 180-pound two-way player, strong build with developed lower half. On the mound delivery is easy, tall and fall down the hill. Directional and over the top arm slot, long loose arm. Fastball is straight, four seam type, gets occasional tilt, sat 81-83 mph, mostly 83s. Curveball has 11/5 shape, thrown near fastball arm speed, 68-72 mph. Changeup sinks, fading action, 75-77 mph. Right-handed hitter, athletic setup, leg lift trigger, solid balance. Bat strength, works on top of the baseball, flashed hard contact. 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm works long and high ¾, 80 mph across the diamond. First base profile, hands work well, showed feel around the bag. 7.49 runner in the 60. 

2/26/17

6-foot-1, 180-pound two-way player. Right-handed hitter, open stance, short stride. Path is short to the baseball, stays on top, level through contact. 84 mph exity velocity from the tee. 7.40 runner. Defensively profiles as a third base type, playable hands for age. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, showed arm strength at 78 mph across the diamond. On the mound arm is similar, more over the top slot. Fastball topped at 81 mph, sat 78-80 mph, mostly straight, four seam type. Curveball has 12/6 shape, 64-66 mph. Changeup played at 69-72 mph.


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