Underclass Trials: Outfielder Analysis


By Wisconsin Staff

The Wisconsin Underclass Trials is one of the most important events on our summer circuit, as it precludes a number of invite-only events, and the information gathered at this showcase is often helpful when determining where invitations need to be forwarded. The event was held on June 19 and rain moved us from The Rock Sports Complex to Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia, Wis.

There were over 100 prospects from the 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduating classes, representing all corners of Wisconsin.

We covered the top catchers and infielders at the event earlier this week, and today is reserved for the day’s best outfielders.

TOP PROSPECTS

1. Jonathan Kim, Brookfield Academy, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Well-defined, athletic build.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, smooth load, short stride, drives his lower half well, good balance throughout swing. Fast hands, uphill path through the zone, sprayed line drives through the gaps, fluid rhythm in swing.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 85 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate on throws, produced carry.
Defense: Soft hands, clean exchange leading to quick transfer, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

2. Anthony Gross, Catholic Memorial, 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds. Thin, athletic frame with some twitch.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, leg lift trigger, short stride, presents balance through swing. Fast bat speed through the zone, direct to the ball on a slight uphill plane through finish. Fluid rhythm at the plate, simple, repeatable contact.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Gap-to-gap type with barrel feel.
Arm: RH. OF - 87 mph. Short arm action from an over the top arm slot, arm strength shows carry.
Defense: Quick and fluid footwork in the outfield, moves athletically, presents a clean exchange, plays through ball creating momentum.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 

3. Peyton Seebacher, Muskego, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, smooth load, short stride, stays balanced.  Fast hands, quality approach, short/level path to the baseball, sprayed line drives, fluid rhythm throughout swing.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Long and loose arm action, threw from both a high ¾ and over-the-top slot, carry on throws.
Defense: Fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60. 

4. Boone Mathison, Tomah, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Thin, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick trigger, long stride. Fast bat speed through the zone, short bat path, gets extension, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Short, loose arm action, arm slot varies between over the top and high 3/4.
Defense: Reliable defender from the outfield, fluid footwork, uses a crow hop, plays through the ball well.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60. 

5. Caleb Rogosienski, Mukwonago, 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 157-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, back load, leg lift trigger, presents balance through swing. Shows fast bat speed through the zone, level bat path.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Body type to be a gap-to-gap hitter with some power potential.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Long over the top arm action, arm shows carry on his throws from the outfield.
Defense: Presents a step behind to release, long, clean exchange, fluid footwork, plays through ball well, looks to be a reliable defender in the outfield.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

6. Dylan Mass, Franklin, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-8, 135-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, smooth load, short stride with a leg kick. Fast hands, short and level path to the baseball, line drive approach with gap-to-gap ability, fluid rhythm through contact.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Long and loose arm action, over-the-top slot, showed carry on throws.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

7. Keshun Nelson, Milwaukee King, 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 154-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Athletic, open setup, smooth load, leg lift trigger, short stride, balanced throughout his swing. Fast bat speed through the zone, short, uphill bat path, fluid rhythm in the box.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Line drive type.
Arm: LH. OF - 75 mph. Short arm action from a high 3/4 arm slot, presents playable arm strength.
Defense: Reliable defender, takes good routes to the ball, athletic movements from the outfield, crow hop to release, long exchange.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60.

8. Maurice Rockette, Wauwatosa East, 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, slightly open, trigger varies between toe tap or leg lift, short stride. Strong hands, easy strength, line drive, approach, looks to work middle/ opposite field, fluid rhythm.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Long arm action, from high ¾ arm slot.
Defense: Fields ball out in front off glove foot in outfield, clean exchange, shuffle to release, minimal crow hop when used.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

9. Colton Martell, Sussex Hamilton, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-foot-0, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride.  Long, uphill path to the baseball.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Loose arm action, threw from both a 3/4 and high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Takes good routes to the ball, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60.

10. John Nickel, Bay Port, 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-4, 160-pounds. Lanky, projectible build.
Hit: RHH. Open, balanced setup, slight leg kick.  Short, level path to the baseball.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball in front, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Zachary Adams, Wisconsin Lutheran, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 137-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, short stride, minimal load. Long and level bat path, opposite field approach.
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. OF - 69 mph. Short arm action, throws from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Reliable hands, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60.

Jackson Burk, Turner, 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 145-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, minimal load, short stride.  Long path to the baseball, opposite field approach.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 77 mph. Long and loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Ben Bykowski, Marquette University, 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 172-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly crouched, balanced setup, short stride.  Long, uphill path to the baseball.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. OF - 71 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out in front of body, active feet.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60.

Christian Eddy, Palmyra-Eagle, 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 165-pounds. Lanky build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, long stride, slight leg kick.  Long path to the baseball.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out in front, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60.

Nathan Elias, Verona Area, 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, wide base, short stride.  Quick hands, long/uphill path to the baseball.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Short, loose arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Reliable hands, fields the ball out in front in the outfield, clean exchange leading to quick release.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Ethan Engelfried, Muskego, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 130-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, wide base, long stride with a toe-tap.  Showed a line drive approach.
Power: 71 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 69 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate on his throws.
Defense: Fluid footwork, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60.

Alex Hale, Oak Creek, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 145-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, open setup from a slight crouch, toe tap trigger, short stride. Long, level, uphill bat path.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, over the top arm slot, playable arm strength.
Defense: Step behind to release, fields off glove foot, fluid movements in outfield, clean exchange, plays through ball.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

Logan Hissom, Northland Pines, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, leg kick trigger, long stride. Long, uphill bat path, gap- gap approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Long, arm action, arm slot varies between over the top and high 3/4, arm shows playable strength.
Defense: Fields in the middle of his body with two hands from the outfield, shuffle to release.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.

Charlie Marion, Franklin, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, short stride with a leg kick. 
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball to his glove side, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60.

Andrew Moews, Marquette University, 2021 
Positional Profile: LHP/OF 
Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pounds. 
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, wide base, short stride, drives lower half. Quick hands, long path to the baseball.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 65 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. 
Defense: Controlled approach to the ball, clean through exchange.
Run: 8.47 runner in the 60.

Jack Musselman, Oconomowoc, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-foot-0, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, long stride with a toe-tap.  Long and level path to the baseball.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 70 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball.
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60.

Ethan Petsch, Sun Prairie, 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, even stride with a high leg kick.  Quick hands, level path to the baseball, pull-side approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball to his glove side, clean exchange.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60.

Richard Pouzar, Hartford Union, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 164-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balance setup, back load, leg lift trigger, short stride. Level bat path, line drive approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Long arm action, throws from high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork in the outfield, clean exchange, crow hop to release, reliable defender overall.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Sebastian Rublis, St. Thomas More, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Defined lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, wide base, short stride with a leg kick.  Long and level path through the zone, hands stay in a strong hitting position.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 71 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out in front to his glove side, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60.

Zach Schneider, Germantown, 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, wide base, short stride.  Long, level path to the baseball.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. OF - 75 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid footwork in the outfield, fields the ball out in front, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Schuch, Ashwaubenon, 2023
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-foot-7, 130-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, long stride.  Long, level path through the zone.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 70 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out in front.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60.

Caden Van Duyse, Ashwaubenon, 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 145-pounds
Hit: LHH. Tall and open setup, hands drop into load, short stride to even. Level and long path to the baseball, pull approach at the plate.
Power: 69 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 72 mph. Short, over-the-top throws.
Defense: Feet work, play athletically through gather and release.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60.

Evan Weber, Muskego, 2021
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open, balanced setup, hand twitch trigger, short stride. Quick bat speed through the zone, long, uphill bat path, gap- gap, pullside approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, playable arm strength.
Defense: Sure hands in the outfield, fluid footwork, gets around the ball, step behind to release, plays through ball.
Run: 7.2 runner in the 60. 

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