Prep Baseball Report

Summer Preseason I.D.: Quick Hits

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

The Summer Preseason I.D. Showcase took place on Saturday May 13th at the new STiKS Academy in Waukesha, WI. The event had about 70 players take part in a pro style workout in front of the PBR Scouting Staff. The highlight of the event was the pitching portion, where some players popped up and others made a jump. Today we begin the event analysis highlighting some of the top performers.

  • 2019 RHP Riley Letourneau (Brookfield East) made strides from the winter. Clean mechanics with smooth rhythm, his fastball sat 85-86 mph. Curveball was best secondary offering at 66-72 mph with 12-6 shape and depth.

  • 2020 strong framed RHP Chris Byhre (Kettle Moraine) sat 83-86 topping out at 87 mph with his fastball. Curveball flashed tight spin with late breaking action at 62-65 mph.

  • 2018 pitchers Jackson Mandella (Nicolet), Cole Surprenant (Kewaskum), and Isaac Dirker (Howards Grove) showed improved velocity and secondary offerings.

  • 2018 SS Teig Chase (Kettle Moraine) ran a 6.99 60 yard dash. Defensively he has fluid actions and soft hands. At the plate he showed a balanced approach and strength thru contact with 89 mph exit velocity.

  • Illinois State commit Bryce Konitzer (Mukwonago) worked at an easy 85-86 topping out at 87 mph with his fastball. He has feel for his changeup at 76-77 mph with heavy running action.

  • 2018 RHP Nicalas Wanker (Oak Creek) popped up at the event with a fastball that topped out at 88 mph. Curveball has 12-6 shape and flashed sharp breaking action at 72-75 mph.

  • 6-foot-2, 210-pound catcher Jack Pawlak (Grafton) showed a strong arm behind the plate throwing 79 mph from the crouch.

  • OF Tyler Gaecke (Mukwonago) showed strength thru contact with 92 mph exit velocity from a tee, defensively plays thru the ball and threw 83 mph from the outfield.

  • 2019 C/OF Colin Kalinowski (Oak Creek) showed a strong arm from behind the plate throwing 78 mph from the crouch and also from the outfield where he threw 84 mph.

  • Toolsy outfielder Sean Sanchez (Greendale) threw an event best 87 mph from the outfield and registered 97 mph exit velocity from a tee.

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