Unsigned Senior Spotlight: OF Chase Scharnek

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

Chase Scharnek might have one of the top raw tool sets in the state of Wisconsin. The Waukesha West outfielder posted one of the more impressive stat lines at a showcase we’ve seen. Scharnek ran a 6.68 in the 60 followed by a 90 mph exit velocity off the tee from the left side and finished with a 92 mph arm from the outfield. Scharnek’s impressive line also comes from a projectable 6-foot-3, 195-pound fraChase Scharnekme.

Scharnek’s recent showcase performance caught the eye of several college recruiters and has been making visits this fall in between being a standout football player for Waukesha West.  

Scharnek also jumped over 60 spots in the state rankings at our last update in October. Here’s a look at our most recent scouting report from Scharnek’s performance at the Unsigned Senior Showcase.

Long projectable left handed hitting two-way player, 6-foot-3, 195-pounds, frame projects well. Displayed advanced tools at the Unsigned Senior Showcase. Posted event best 60-yard dash at 6.68 as well as event best arm strength from the outfield at 92 mph. Defensively showed the ability to play through the baseball, arm showed carry from an over the top slot, accurate to target. Left handed hitter, wide setup, drops hands at load, heel lift trigger, lower half showed some activity, good balance throughout. Found the barrel repeatedly in BP, bat speed present, slight uphill bat path. 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Highly projectable left handed hitting outfielder. Works with a tall and fall style delivery, shows some effort. Arm action is short, over the top slot, quick arm. Fastball was mostly straight, occasionally heavy feel, 79-82 mph. Slider had downward action, showed some feel, showed more depth than lateral action, 72-75 mph, near fastball arm speed. Changeup is mostly straight, near fastball arm action, 71-72 mph.

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