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Southern Wisconsin Open: Pitcher Analysis


By Wisconsin Staff

On Oct. 19, the PBR Wisconsin team hosted its annual fall showcase, the Southern Wisconsin Open, at STiKS Academy where 60 high school-level prospects participated in the final Wisconsin showcase of 2019.

Immediately following the showcase, we posted some rapid analysis inside our Quick Hits post and then dissected all of our measured data in our Statistical Analysis.

A pair of Bay Port arms are situated atop this top-10, ranked at Nos. 1 and 3, respectively. Leading the way is the athletic 6-foot-1 righty Carl Cano, a junior, who’s been revealing himself more and more of late as an arm inside this class, after showing well elsewhere on the diamond earlier in his high school career. He showed a big uptick on the mound at this event, in particular, and flashed the feel for a breaking ball that projects well, too. High school teammate and sophomore Theo Zeidler was mentioned specifically for his work as an infielder yesterday, but he’s certainly a follow on the mound.

Denmark southpaw Reece Piontek is a highly projectable junior who needs to be on radars. At 6-foot-2, Piontek smoothly repeats his delivery and, after sitting in the low-80s throughout his ‘pen, he reached back and touched 85 mph multiple times at the end of it. He has a couple offspeed pitches that work well off his fastball which only adds to his on-the-rise profile.

In case you missed it, we covered the day's catchers, outfielders, infielders earlier in the week. For reports on each of the pitchers who made it out to our final showcase of the year, continue reading on below.

TOP PROSPECTS

1. Carl Cano, Bay Port (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 164-pounds. Athletic frame and build, broad strong shoulders.
Delivery: Tall and fall, stays upright, lands square, occasional recoil finish. Uses slide step out of the stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, full draw, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 85-87 mph. Played with arm side run, two-seam action with hard finish.
CB: 74-76 mph. 11/5 shape with sharp action, aggressively thrown with arm speed, showed ability to control for strikes.
CH: 78-81 mph. Arm side action with feel, fastball arm speed.

2. Reece Piontek, Denmark (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP. Highly projectable left handed arm in the 2021 class.
Body: 6-foot-2, 160-pounds. Projectable frame, lean long limbed, sloped athletic shoulders.
Delivery: Easy repeatable delivery, stays within and showed above average pitchability. Works on line and in balance.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, works out of a high 3/4 slot, loose and low effort.
FB: T85, 80-85 mph. Creates angle, showed slight arm side run, projectable command of fastball with ability to reach for added velocity.
CB: 67-68 mph. Plays on 1/7 plane with depth at times, dropped for strikes and thrown with arm speed.
CH: 72-73 mph. Sinking changeup, deceptive arm action showed feel.

3. Theo Zeidler, Bay Port (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Zeidler is projected to be a high follow in the 2022 Wisconsin class.
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Tall, projectable frame.
Delivery: Athletic delivery, repeats with conviction to target, works on line, stays closed with slight recoil finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose live arm, works out of 3/4 slot, above average arm speed.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Above average control of the zone, showed run to arm side.
SL: 70-72 mph. 10/4 shape, thrown aggressively with short tight action, fastball arm speed and throws for strikes.
CH: 69-72 mph. Fading action, showed feel for the zone.

4. Carson Flugaur, Franklin (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, swings into landing, slight open toe landing finishes slightly to first base side.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot, loose whippy arm.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Two-seamer showed run to arm side, ability to pound the zone with both two and four seam fastball.
CB: 66-71 mph. Slurve type breaking ball, showed lateral action to his glove side.

5. James Schutte, New Richmond (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 210-pounds. Large, sturdy frame and build, strong lower half.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, works on line with closed landing on ball of foot, smooth with quiet front side.
Arm Action: RH. Long drawing arm action, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Creates run to arm side.
CB: 68-72 mph. 11/5 shape, thrown for strikes at the bottom of the zone, kept down.
CH: 72-75 mph. Thrown with fastball similar arm speed, sinking action.

6. Joe Giricz, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean athletic shape.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, coils at top with hip turn, lands square, closed toe landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, quick arm speed, over the top slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Controls the zone well, showed hard action through the bottom of the zone.
CB: 69-71 mph. 12/6 shape, sharp action, thrown aggressively with feel, dropped for strikes.
SPLT: 74-77 mph. Flashed late fading action.

7. Cristiano Ramirez, Muskego (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean lanky frame, projectable.
Delivery: Easy repeatable delivery, upright throughout, athletic and loose.
Arm Action: RH. Arm action is lively, plays shorter out of high 3/4 window.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Fastball jumps out of the hand, lively finish.
CB: 68-73 mph. 11/5 shape, showed feel with tight spin, fastball arm speed.
CH: 68-70 mph. Near fastball arm speed, showed fading action.

8. Andres Kleinsek, Verona Area (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery with low effort, works directional and repeats. Strike thrower.
Arm Action: RH. Easy arm action, long and loose, 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Consistent run and sink action, plays down in the zone, above average feel.
CB: 68-70 mph. 10/4 shape, slight deceleration, guides for strikes.
CH: 76-78 mph. Best secondary offering, heavy sinking action, with and and arm speed, swing and miss potential.

9. Kellan Short, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 160-pounds. Compact build, wide squared shoulders.
Delivery: Online delivery, short rocker step into medium lift, toe down, lands square, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over the top slot.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Mostly straight, showed finish through the zone.
CB: 67-69 mph. 12/6 shape, near fastball arm speed, showed feel to spin the baseball with tight action.
CH: 67-71 mph. Near fastball arm speed, straight change.

10. Bailey Prevost, De Pere (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Subtle forward rocker step, high lift into squared landing, high front side and works with effort, follows his finish down the hill.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, plunge on back side, over the top slot.
FB: T83, 79-82 mph. Mostly straight, flashes carry through the zone.
CB: 65-70 mph. 12/6 type with depth, thrown near fastball arm speed.
CH: 74-76 mph. Fastball arm speed, played down.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Owen Arndt, Little Chute (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pounds. Lean wiry build, squared shoulders.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, loose lift to top of balance point, lands square with closed toe online with target.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot, long arm action.
FB: T76, 73-74 mph. Played with arm side run, showed feel in the zone.
CB: 60-61 mph. 10/4 shape, near fastball arm action, thrown for strikes.
CH: 63-68 mph. Plays with run to arm side, with control.

Grant Beth, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP Strong follow two-way player with projection on the mound.
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, stays upright throughout with occasional recoil finish.
Arm Action: LH. Long path, 3/4 slot, slinging arm action.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Works with run to arm side.
CB: 70-73 mph. Tight spin at times with fastball arm speed, convicted.
CH: 73-76 mph. Deceptive arm speed, played with fade and run action.

Jaydon Bott, Madison Memorial (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. Strong lower half, muscle bound build.
Delivery: Side rocker step to medium lift, flexed front side lands squared with closed toe.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, full arm swing.
FB: T78, 75-77 mph. Mostly straight, four seam.
CB: 60-63 mph. 10/4 shape, tight at times.
CH: 65-70 mph. Flashed sink and fade action.

Thomas Burns, Hortonville (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Large frame.
Delivery: Modified windup, presets post leg, subtle rocker step in to leg lift, lands heel to toe.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm swing, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 74-77 mph. Occasional slight run to arm side.
CH: 65-69 mph. Plays with sinking action, above average feel for age.
CUT: 66-69 mph. Slight cutting action toward glove side, thrown for strikes.

Brennan Chynoweth, Appleton North (WI), 2020
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Large durable build.
Delivery: Easy tall and fall type delivery, works in rhythm, stays on line with closed front side and landing, finishes over front side.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm circle, clean, works out of over the top slot.
FB: T82, 78-80 mph. Some tilt, worked downhill and in the zone.
CB: 66-70 mph. 10/4 shape, slight deceleration, ability to throw for strikes.
CH: 73-77 mph. Near fastball arm speed, straight change that played down in the zone with feel.

Mitchell Crawley, Muskego (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Uptempo delivery, works with pace, lands square and finishes to first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 75-76 mph. Played in the zone, above average control.
CB: 59-61 mph. 10/4 shape, near fastball arm speed.
CH: 60-64 mph. Occasional fade/sink action.

Colin Dailey, Cedarburg (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/SS On the rise junior who showed improvements across the board to his game.
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Athletic frame, carries lean strength.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, shows some repeatability, long stride to square landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, plunges on back side, over the top slot.
FB: T83, 78-80 mph. Played with run to arm side.
CB: 53-59 mph. 11/5 shape, thrown with arm speed.
SL: 61-66 mph. Plays slightly flatter than curveball, works around it and gets backup action at times.

Calvin Dobbe, Wauwatosa East (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Large frame, sturdy build.
Delivery: Delivery works with tempo lands square and finishes upright.
Arm Action: LH. Long loose arm action, works out of a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T76, 75-76 mph. Runs to arm side, showed control in the zone.
CB: 68-71 mph. Occasionally plays 12/6.
SL: 68-71 mph. 2/8 shape, played best out of the stretch.

Ethan Hindle, Arrowhead (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 147-pounds. Athletic frame with some length that projects.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works on line, lands square, easy effort, works in rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot, full arm action, quick arm.
FB: T73, 71-72 mph. Runs to arm side, showed feel for the zone.
CB: 59-62 mph. 10/4 shape, near fastball arm speed, showed control.
CH: 64-67 mph. Near fastball arm speed, sinking action, showed ability to throw for strikes.

Carson Holmes, Hortonville (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean frame and build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, low effort, works directional, balanced finish.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action with high draw, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Mostly straight with occasional sink.
CH: 66-68 mph. Slight fade action, fastball similar arm speed.

Tyler Jung, Arrowhead (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Slow down-tempo delivery, tall and fall, stays on line.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm circle, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. Plays straight, four seam type, showed control of the zone.
CB: 61-65 mph. Worked 12/6, near fastball arm speed. thrown for strikes.
SL: 66-71 mph. 11/5 plane.
CH: 71-75 mph. Straight change, thrown with arm speed.

Andrew Jung, Arrowhead (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 200-pounds.
Delivery: Down tempo delivery, slight drop and drive delivery, separates early.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, works out of an over the top slot.
FB: T73, 69-72 mph. Straight four seam type, worked downhill.
CB: 55-58 mph. 12/6 shape, gradual action.
CH: 63-66 mph. Fading action, near fastball arm speed.

Jacob Melendrez, Little Chute (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-foot-7, 155-pounds. Compact frame.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery, long high leg lift with hip coil, works directional to landing, in rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, slight reach/wrap on back side, works out of over the top slot.
FB: T77, 76-77 mph. Above average control, showed occasional cut action.
CB: 63-67 mph. 12/6 shape, showed some depth and gradual action.
CH: 69-71 mph. Straight change with occasional fade, near fastball arm speed.

Eli Michaelis, Wauwatosa East (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, forward rocker step, toe lifts into balance position, lands square, rotational through landing, finishes to first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm path, long high draw, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Worked down in the zone flashing heavy feel, above average control.
SL: 67-69 mph. Sweeping action, thrown with fastball arm speed and found the zone, aggressive arm speed.

Brennen Miller, Denmark (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean levers, athletic proportions.
Delivery: Subtle forward rocker step, quick lift and landing, works slightly across his body.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Plays with run to arm side.
CB: 66-67 mph. 11/5 shape, thrown with aggressive arm speed, showed control.
CH: 73-75 mph. Sinking action, near fastball arm speed, flashed above average action.

Jameson Muller, Memorial (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 176-pounds. Solid durable build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, forward rocker step into balance point, lands square, finishes toward first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, reaches on back side, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T75, 73-74 mph. Slight run to arm side, showed ability to throw strikes.
CB: 61-66 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual arm action, near fastball arm speed.
CH: 68-70 mph. Thrown for strikes, showed arm side action.

Carson Possehl, Lodi (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Lean athletic frame, trim build.
Delivery: Repeatable tall and fall delivery, works on line, lands square, moves with tempo and some effort, works with a purpose.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm, short connected draw out of over the top slot.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Plays mostly straight, hard heavy action at times, controlled the zone.
CB: 67-71 mph. 12/6 shape, flashed hard downer action, aggressive arm speed.
CH: 76-80 mph. Straight change, fastball arm speed.

Emiliano Ramos, Arrowhead (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 184-pounds.
Delivery: Subtle side rocker step, stays upright, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Arm action is long, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Showed slight arm side run, controlled the zone.
CB: 66-69 mph. Near fastball arm speed, occasional late action, dropped for strikes.
CH: 70-72 mph. Near fastball arm speed, straight change.

Robert Roguszka, Greenfield (WI), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Low effort delivery, slower tempo and stays balanced and online, shoulders and head stay level, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, plunges out of the glove, gets back on top to an over the top slot.
FB: T75, 73-74 mph. Occasional run, showed downhill tilt at times with feel for the strike zone.
CB: 61-62 mph. 11/5 shape, near fastball arm speed, gradual action and thrown for strikes.
CH: 65-70 mph. Straight change thrown with arm speed.

Ben Wilson, St. Mary Catholic (WI), 2021
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 220-pounds.
Delivery: Delivery plays on line, low effort, lands square, shoulders stay level.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over the top slot.
FB: T76, 74-75 mph. Fastball plays straight, four seam type.
CB: 67-71 mph. Slurve type break.

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