Top Prospect - Milwaukee: Pitcher Analysis


By Wisconsin Staff

On July 16, the PBR Wisconsin team made its way back to The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, Wis., to host the invite-only Top Prospect - Milwaukee showcase. This event is annually designed to provide the top uncommitted prospects in each year’s incoming senior class the platform to perform on a stage against their peers in front of a substantial group of college recruiting coordinators. It’s been a staple on our summer showcase circuit for the past five years.

Today, we continue our position-by-position analysis, and it’s on to the day’s pitchers, after breaking down the catchers on Monday and the infielders and outfielders on Tuesday and Wednesday. We previously published rapid analysis from this event in our Quick Hits post and a Statistical Story. Below are scouting reports on all 20 outfielders who participated in the event.

TOP PROSPECTS

1. Mitchell Alba, Franklin, 2020
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. Frame is athletic and well proportioned.
Delivery: Delivery works with tempo and on line, slight high front side, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Full circle arm action, high 3/4 slot, short, quick arm action out front with present arm strength.
FB: T86, 82-85 mph. Fastball had finish through the zone, easy run at times.
SL: 76-77 mph. Slider plays as one of the best in the state for an uncommitted 2020, sharp 10/4 action with swing and miss break across the zone, present depth and arm speed 

2. Carter Endisch, Arrowhead, 2020 (Quincy University commit)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 185-pounds. Live loose levers.
Delivery: Lively actions with tempo, some effort, athletic delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose levers, creates arm speed out of a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. Slight arm side run, elevated with two strikes.
SL: 64-66 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action.
CH: 75-76 mph. Fade action to arm side. 

3. Mitch Mueller, Brookfield Central, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Strong and athletic frame, projects.
Delivery: Easy and athletic tall and fall delivery, directional to target, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing, quick arm speed with looseness out front, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. Fastball had finish through the zone, worked both sides of the plate, came out easy with occasional cut.
CB: 69-70 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 79-80 mph. Showed slight sink action. 

4. Sam Scarlato, Indian Trail, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP Strike-thrower, pounds the zone with relative ease, rhythm; worked a quick and clean inning.
Body: 6-foot-4, 225-pounds. Thick trunk, large and imposing build.
Delivery: Quick-paced rock into hip turn and high/athletic knee, works on line and level to home, lands square, easy effort.
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, clean and smooth.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Heavy feel, consisten run/sink, locates.
CB: 68-69 mph. 12/6 shape with a feel to spin, some tight/sharp action, maintains arm speed.

5. Nick Cairo, Kenosha Bradford, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP Attacks zone with three-pitch with fastball-slider curveball combo. Lands square, in control.
Body: 6-foot-2, 215-pounds. Large frame and build, sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Tall-and-fall type, easy effort, repeats well,
Arm Action: RH. Long and loose arm action, clean and compact arm circle, high 3/4 release.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Sinking actions, heavy at times, feel for the pitch with control to both sides of the plate.
SL: 75-78 mph. Tight spin, thrown at arm speed, lateral movement.
CH: 78-80 mph. Matches heavy action on fastball, thrown at arm speed. 

6. Brad Katte, Cedar Grove-Belguim, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP Pounded the zone with all pitches in scoreless inning on the mound, struck out two swinging.
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Clean delivery with long loose levers, high front side.
Arm Action: RH. Long drawing arm action, showed arm speed out ofover the top slot.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Mostly straight, occasional finish through the zone.
CB: 72-75 mph. Short action on 11/5 plane, tight and thrown confidently, kept hitters off balance.
CH: 73-74 mph.  

7. Reed Hafeman, Hortonville, 2020
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 200-pounds. Lean/strong build.
Delivery: Stretch-only, high and athletic knee lift, high front, leg swing into long stride down mound, square landing.
Arm Action: LH. Live arm, arm strength, plunge draw, long arm action from high 3/4 slot with some effort involved.
FB: T86, 81-84 mph. Slight run, carry through the zone.
SL: 75-76 mph. Thrown at arm speed, aggressive, 2/8 shape. 

8. Michael Ellingsen, Loyola Academy, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP Works with rhythm and tempo.
Body: 6-foot-1, 220-pounds. Strong, thick-framed right-hander with sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Stretch-only, quick knee lift and hip turn, tall-and-fall type, closed/level shoulders, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Compact arm action, short action, some looseness out front.
FB: T86, 83-84 mph. Straight, four-seam type, occasional downhill tilt.
CB: 69-72 mph. Feel to spin, control at bottom of the zone, above-average action on a 10/4 plane.
 
9. Danny Perdzock, Milwaukee Lutheran, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP Struck out two in his inning of work, both swinging.
Body: 6-foot-6, 215-pounds. Large frame, sturdy build.
Delivery: Methodical down the mound, long levers, swings balance point into landing, long front side action.
Arm Action: RH. Long draw, slight reach out of the glove, gets long and loose out front. High 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 80-84 mph. Creates tilt, showed ability to work down in the zone, occasoinal cut with firm finish.
CB: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape, got occasional swing and miss.
CH: 74-76 mph. Slight fade action. 

10. Phillip Harper, Wauwatosa East, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP Struck out two looking in a scoreless inning of work.
Body: 6-foot-6, 190-pounds. Upside frame, high-waisted and athletic.
Delivery: Stays tall throughout with short stride for size, gets on top of the baseball and creates tilt.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, full circle works out of high 3/4 slot, easy effort.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Showed tilt, ability to work downhill.
CB: 71-72 mph. 11/5 shape, showed depth.
CH: 71-73 mph. Occasional run to arm side. 

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Michael Alt, Kimberly, 2020
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Mechanical delivery, toe lift to balance point, lowers to closed landing, subtle front side.
Arm Action: LH. Loose action, full draw and clean circle, 3/4 slot.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. Plays with arm side run
CB: 64-67 mph. 1/7 shape gradual action.
CH: 67 mph. Slight sinking action.
 
Charlie Campbell, South Milwaukee, 2020 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-foot-6, 175-pounds. Long, lean and projectable.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, hands create rhythm, long levers worked together.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action from over the top slot.
FB: T79, 76-79 mph. Mostly straight, creates tilt, worked down in the zone.
CB: 59-61 mph. Gradual action 12/6 shape.
CH: 67-68 mph. Straight change, slight sink. 

Jacob Cinelli, Arrowhead, 2020
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 187-pounds. Durable build on top of a defined lower half.
Delivery: Stretch-only, athletic throughout, high and tight knee into drove and drive, lands open.
Arm Action: LH. Long, compact arm circle, quick arm speed.
FB: T82, 80-81 mph. Finish through the zone, straight four-seam type.
CB: 66-68 mph. 1/7 shape, tight spin, aggressive, slurve-y action.
CH: 74 mph. Maintains arm speed, some sink/fade, feel.

Ryan Fitzgerald, Andrew, 2020
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 186-pounds. Durable build on a well proportioned frame.
Delivery: Stretch-only, high knee, high front, closed shoulders, closed landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long draw, compact circle, quick arm speed, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 80-83 mph. Some run/sink, mostly straight.
SL: 70-71 mph. Feel to spin, sweeping action.

David Go, Heritage Christian, 2020
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 205-pounds. Large frame with strength.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive type, uptempo lift with high front side and squared landing.
Arm Action: LH. Long drawing arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 78-80 mph. Occasionally cut.
CB: 61-62 mph. Gradual with depth, ability to throw for strikes.
CH: 71-72 mph. Fade action. 

Grady Gorgen, Mineral Point, 2020
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 160-pounds. Lanky frame with room for physical development.
Delivery: Smooth and easy, high and athletic balance point, drop and drive, high front, lands closed and in control.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, long draw and circle, above-average arm speed, high 3/4 window.
FB: T81, 79-80 mph. Inconsistent control, heavy feel.
CB: 70-72 mph. 1/7 shape, above-average action. 

Addison Hochevar, Badger, 2020
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 155-pounds. High-waisted lanky, athletic frame.
Delivery: Slow side rock into high knee and hip turn, leg swing out to square landing.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, quick arm speed, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. Straight, four-seam type.
CB: 68-70 mph. 1/7 shape, tight and sharp action, feel to spin, locates.

Steven Kleyheeg, Franklin, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Lanky frame, some projection.
Delivery: Overhead side rock, slight coiled balance point with hip turn, level shoulders, lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm circle, long and quick out front, over-the-top release.
FB: T81, 79-80 mph. Straight, four-seam type.
CB: 66-69 mph. 11/5 shape with gradual action.

Patrick Kraemer, Oconomowoc, 2020
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Large build, proportional strength, sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Side rock into average knee lift, high front side, long stride down mound, open landing, little effort.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm circle, plunge, high 3/4 window.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Arm-side run/sink, feel for strikes.
CB: 65-68 mph. Near fastball arm speed, 1/7 shape, above-average action and feel.
CH: 73-74 mph. Maintains arm speed, some fade/sink, best secondary offering.

Blake Oesterblad, Loyola Academy, 2020
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 190-pounds. Strength throughout frame, especially lower half.
Delivery: Stretch-only, high and controlled knee lift, drops and drives, closed shoulders with slight high front side, works on line and lands square, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Shorter arm action, simple/compact arm circle, high 3/4 window; hides the ball well.
FB: T85, 81-84 mph. Easy effort, occasional run.
SL: 71-74 mph. Feel, thrown at arm speed with conviction, 10/4 shape with sharp action.
 
Kolbe Pike, Kaukauna, 2020
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Lean frame with room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Side rocker, low leg kick/knee lift, slight uphill shoulders, works on line and lands square, minimal effort.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, full circle, works out of a high 3/4.
FB: T79, 78-79 mph. Slight arm-side run.
CB: 63-65 mph. 11/5 shape with feel, gradual break.
CH: 70-71 mph. Thrown near fastball arm speed, mostly straight, some fade. 

Andrew Schroeder, Wausaukee, 2020
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Worked a quick 1-2-3 inning, pounded the zone with all three offerings.
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with strength.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, slight effort with upright finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long draw, slight depth on back side, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Had tilt to both sides of the plate.
CB: 63-65 mph. Curveball showed 11/5 depth, buckled a handful of hitters.
CH: 70 mph. Slight arm side action.

Jacob Tyczkowski, Muskego, 2020
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 165-pounds. Long lean frame.
Delivery: Easy controlled delivery, low effort, upright finish, occasionally to third base side.
Arm Action: LH. Clean arm circle, deceptive some, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 79-83 mph. Sneaky at times, hides it, showed arm side run at times.
CB: 66-68 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action.
SL: 69-70 mph. Similar in shape and action, slightly more lateral. 

Jaden Werner, Crivitz, 2020
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Compact delivery, tucked into balance position, slight drop and drive, lands directional with closed toe landing.
Arm Action: RH. Full circle, worked out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 78-80 mph. Mostly straight, occasional slight run to arm side.
CB: 67 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 62-63 mph.

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