Prep Baseball Report

Super 60: Wisconsin Recap

By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report hosted its 19th edition of the Super 60 Pro Showcase on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wis., at the brand-new Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital Performance Center – or the MOSH Center, for short. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

And this year’s event proved to be an exciting first stop on 2021’s road to the MLB Draft, as we were treated to some explosive record-breaking performances amidst what was, arguably, the most impressive roster assembled in the showcase’s nearly 20 years of history.

There were three Wisconsin natives in attendance on Sunday, representing their home state as the PBR Wisconsin staff helped host the national event.

We’re providing you with scouting reports on the three prospects today, now that their data has been measured and inputted, and their video from the showcase is live. 

Noah Miller SS / Ozaukee, WI / 2021

Alabama recruit. 6-foot, 187 pounds; lean athleticism with long levers, high-waisted build. Further room to add more strength to frame without sacrificing agility that he utilizes especially well on defense. Miller had a claim to be considered the top prospect in attendance entering the event, and he leaves with the notion intact. Started the day by running a 6.93 on soft, new turf; long, athletic strides, effort in gait. Switch-hitter with similar, fluid, repeatable swings from both sides; projects well from both batter’s boxes, natural barrel feel from the right and left. Generated a slightly higher exit speed from the right side, though creates a little more loft, naturally, from the left-handed box. Sprays line-drives to all fields effectively; max exit speed of 96.04 mph in batting practice. Blast Motion recorded his average bat speed at 71.47 mph. Defensively, showcased trademark body control while ranging to his backhand and forehand. Advanced hands/feet fluidity optimizes efficiency from funnel to transfer, and his release is consistently uber quick, with precision. Miller is among the top-ranked shortstops in the class, and arguably the best defender in the Midwest, which helps continue the trend of Wisconsin producing elite middle infield talent.


Q Phillips OF / Brookfield East, WI / 2021

Michigan recruit. 5-foot-11, 180 pounds; leaner physique with wiry strength, natural athleticism. An efficient, fluid runner; ran a 6.73 at the Super 60 on a softer track, but recorded a 6.53 at the ProCase last summer. The speed has previously shown to translate well in center field in-game. Offensively, switch-hitter, makes more robust contact from the left side; his right-handed round at the Super 60 did show improved barrel feel, low-lying line-drive contact from an up-the-middle approach. Best batted ball was struck from the left side at 95.4 mph off the bat, and travelled 334-plus feet, per TrackMan. Fluid swing, elbow high in load, bat tips forward, creating some length to zone, but also shows quality hand/eye skills. Defends with bounce, left-handed; capable of playing all three outfield spots, providing value from each, with the arm strength to fill the right field corner effectively, too, topping 90 mph to home. He’s one of the most athletic players in the state and Midwest. Phillips is currently enrolled at Pima JC (AZ), where he’s begun his collegiate career a year ahead of schedule; he’ll still fulfill his commitment to Michigan in the fall of 2021.


Joey Spence C / West Bend East, WI / 2021

Notre Dame recruit. 6-foot, 200 pounds; stocky/strong frame, prototypical catcher’s build. Above-average runner for build/position; efficient, athletic gait. Recorded a 7.23 here on the new, soft turf but ran a 7.09 in the summer at the ProCase. Has earned a bat-first profile, but has consistently improved his defensive skillset, and projects to stick behind the plate in college. Left-handed hitter; fluid, repeatable swing with advanced barrel feel that helps him utilize the entire field, offensively, with natural loft in batted-ball profile – favors the left-center gap. Recorded a max exit speed of 96.22 mph in batting practice, at a 343-foot max estimated distance. Spence generates prominent bat speed, measured at 74.83 mph on average, per Blast Motion. Defensively, low crouch set, vocal and confident; handled some power arms during the pitching session and showed no trouble receiving big velocity, quiet receptions. Steady and efficient work from reception through transfer and release during catcher defense reps. Throws were consistently on target, controlled one-hop to infielder; pop times ranged from 1.94-2.02 and his arm strength was recorded at an 80 mph high. The state’s top-ranked catcher is a sneaky draft prospect, and could hit the ground running if/when he reaches South Bend.