Unsigned Senior Games: Outfield Analysis



By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

Kimberly’s Ben Carew took the top positional spot for both infielders and outfielders. Carew, rather new to the outfield has shown natural instincts and a long strided range with advanced footspeed that could play extremely well out there at the next level. Several other outfielders stood out including fast twitch athlete Jacob Greenberg (Wauwatosa West) and the strong bat of Jacob Sandy (Brookfield Central). One of the more intriguing bats in this bunch comes out of Dryden Van Schoyck (DeForest). Van Schoyck showed easy power in BP with a natural lifting path that makes hard contact on a high trajectory, the power potential in his bat is easily the best in attendance.

Top Outfield Prospects

1. Ben Carew, OF/2B, Kimberly, 2016
6-foot, 175-pound, right-handed hitting OF/2B with an athletic frame. Currently ranked No. 27 in the Wisconsin Class of 2016. Defensively in the outfield has a long, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with carry on throws. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions and fluid footwork. Threw 86 mph from the outfield. In the infield showed off arm strength with athletic actions, throwing 86 mph across the infield. Offensively hits from an upright, slightly open stance with a smooth load and leg kick stride. Fluid rhythm with a short, level swing path and a fast bat. Went 1-2 in game with a single. Showed strength thru contact with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.33. One of the top uncommitted position players in the state.

2. Jacob Greenberg, OF/LHP, Wauwatosa West, 2016
5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed hitting OF/LHP with a strong, athletic frame. Currently ranked No. 57 in the Wisconsin Class of 2016. Defensively has a short, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with carry on throws. Plays thru the ball with average hands. Threw 84 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a short toe tap stride. Pull hitter with an uphill swing path and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.39. In game went 1-2 with a single, a walk, and three stolen bases. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short, quick arm action. Athletic, uptempo delivery with regular effort. Fastball flashed sink at 80-82 topping out at 84 mph. Curveball showed 1-7 shape with sharp action at 74-77 mph. Maintained armspeed on changeup with fading action at 68-70 mph.

3. Jacob Sandy, OF, Brookfield Central, 2016
5-foot-11, 190-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder with a strong frame. Defensively has a short loose arm action from an over the top arm slot. Accurate throws with carry. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions, fluid footwork and a quick exchange. Threw 84 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and good balance. Gap to gap hitter with a short swing path and a fluid rhythm. Showed strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.37.

4. Dryden Van Schoyck, OF, DeForest, 2016
Extra-large frame, highly projectable, 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, with big upside in his bat. Hits from a tall setup, slight leg lift trigger, good balance through contact, looks comfortable in the box. Easy swing, fluid path on uphill plane, showed some easy pop, above average power for his age. Strong bat with lifting swing, 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively suited at a corner positon, showed some mobility, raw actions. Arm is long, high ¾ slot, 81 mph arm from the outfield. In game went 0-1 with an RBI sacrifice fly.

5. Nick Bastien, OF, Arrowhead, 2016
5-foot-7, 150-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Currently ranked No. 89 in the Wisconsin Class of 2016. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a short leg lift stride and good balance throughout. Line drive gap to gap hitter with a short swing path. 78 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.54. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork and a long exchange. Threw 75 mph from the outfield.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Gunner Amelunk, OF, Kettle Moraine, 2016
5-foot-8, 155-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder with a strong frame. Offensively hits from a tall, narrow stance with a high hand set and short stride. Consistent hard contact in BP with a short uphill path and a fast bat. In game went 1-2 with an RBI single. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.18. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with average hands. Threw 77 mph from the outfield.

Ben Bergman, RHP/OF, Eau Claire Memorial, 2016
6-foot-3, 195-pound two-way player, large strong build. More upside on the mound, tall and fall delivery, squared landing with some rhythm. High ¾ arm slot, long arm action, regular effort. Fastball showed run and sink, 80-81 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, short action, almost acts slider, ranged 70-75 mph. Flashed a changeup at 73 mph, slight fading action. Offensively hits from an open stance, arm bar load, average balance. Hard contact, showed bat strength, long level path. 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively uses a long arm action, high ¾ arm slot, slight carry, 81 mph from the outfield. Projects at a corner outfield spot. 4.9 runner down the line.

Drew Finley Haag, OF, Middleton, 2016
6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively has a long, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Showed good arm strength with carry. Threw 82 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits form a wide base with a short stride and average balance. Short swing path with average bat speed. Went 1-2 with an RBI in game. Showed strength thru contact with 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.65.

Mitchell Henes, OF, Waukesha South, 2016
6-foot-5, 175-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder with a thin lanky frame. Offensively hits from a tall, open stance. Pull hitter with a short, uphill swing path. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.57. Defensively has a short stiff arm action with average hands. Threw 71 mph from the outfield.

Kyle Murphy, OF, Cedarburg, 2016
6-foot, 165-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with a long exchange and average hands. Threw 82 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits from a wide base with a short stride. Pull hitter with a whippy, loose bat. Went 1-2 in game with a single. Showed strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.69.

Jack Nelson, OF, Stoughton, 2016
6-foot-1, 160-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, slender build, body has some projection. Hits from a balanced setup, short leg lift trigger. Path works around the baseball, pull side type hitter, 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 4.51 runner down the line, stole a couple bases in game play. Defensively arm action is short, high ¾ slot, average arm strength. Quick unpredictable footwork, played through the baseball some, could stay more online through the baseball.

JT Reed, OF, Whitnall, 2016
5-foot-10, 155-pound, switch-hitting outfielder with a lanky, athletic frame. Defensively has a long, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with accurate throws. Plays thru the ball with average hands. Threw 80 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits from a wide base with a balanced setup. Better hitter from the right side in BP. 76 mph exit velocity right handed and 77 mph exit velocity left handed from a tee. Home to first at 4.29.

Jake Riemer, OF, Whitewater, 2016
5-foot-11, 160-pound outfielder, average frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, average stride, fair balance through contact. Longer path, level path, could stay in the zone longer, average bat speed. 77 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively plays through the baseball with two hands in the outfield, aggressive routes, long arm action, over the top slot, 72 mph from the crowhop.

Arin Ver Hagen, OF, Antigo, 2016
5-foot-11, 180-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively has a long arm action from an over the top arm slot. Accurate throws with average arm strength. Threw 79 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a low hand set. Short stride with average balance. Pull hitter with a long, uphill swing path. Worked a walk in three plate appearances in game. Showed strength thru contact with 87 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.51.

Austin Williquette, OF, Green Bay West, 2016
5-foot-9, 160-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot with uphill throws. Plays thru the ball with a clean exchange and fluid footwork. Threw 69 mph from the outfield. Offensively hits from a balanced, open stance with a toe tap stride. Long, level swing path. 1-3 in game with an RBI single. 75 mph exit velocity from a tee. Solid runner home to first at 4.39.

Mac Wolfe, RHP/OF, Dominican, 2016
5-foot-10, 205-pound left-handed hitting two-way player. Balanced stance, slightly open, average stride. Longer uphill path with lift, 91 mph exit velocity, showed occasional pop. Defensively plays with a long arm action, high ¾ slot (76 mph), average hands through the baseball. 4.82 runner down the line. On the mound arm action has length from a ¾ slot. Fastball sat 74-76 mph, mostly straight. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 60-62 mph. Changeup played at 65-68 mph.

William Young, 2B/OF, Columbus Catholic, 2016
6-foot-3, 180-pound, right-handed hitting 2B/OF. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and collapse on the backside. Long, level swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 5.14. Defensively has a long arm action with stiff actions. Threw 76 mph across the infield and 74 mph from the outfield.

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