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West Milwaukee Preseason I.D.: Outfielder Analysis


Wisconsin Scouting Staff

The PBR Wisconsin staff traveled to Waukesha on Feb. 17 for the West Milwaukee Preseason ID. The event hosted 90+ prospects from The Badger State and provided a surplus of talent to recap and track throughout the WIAA season.

We’re in the midst of our week-long positional analysis from the event at STiKs Academy. If you missed some of our previous content, we got you covered. Immediately after the event, we released Quick Hits and the Statistical Analysis. The first positions to be unveiled this week have been catchers and infielders.

Without further ado, we bring you the outfielders.

Q Phillips (uncommitted; 2021) is ranked No.10 in the 2021 class for a reason. At the West Milwaukee Preseason ID, he showcased quickness and speed, running a 6.94 60--yard dash. He continues to show feel and determination on the diamond. Alex Ryan (uncommitted; 2020) is a natural athlete and one of the top prospects in his class. Eli Hoyt (uncommitted; 2021) put together a good round of BP showing loose hands and bat speed. All his tools add up to an above-average grade.

Dylan Nevar (uncommitted; 2020) is poised to have another great high school season, as he did a year ago with a plethora of accolades. He worked out as a two-way prospect and continues to show promise at the dish and on the bump.

Here’s the ranked outfielders and the best of the rest:

TOP PROSPECTS

1. Q Phillips, OF, Brookfield East, 2021
5-foot-10, 170-pound switch-hitting outfield prospect with lean/strong, athletic frame; added strength over the offseason. Ran a 6.94 in the 60-yard dash. Offensively, true switch-hit type, similar from both sides, tall/open setup, smooth back, leg hang trigger, short stride, balanced throughout. Fast bat, athletic hands, barrel awareness, short path, gap-to-gap contact; topped 91 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, center field profile, glides to the ball with athleticism, clean exchanges, works through the ball. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, accurate to home, topped 85 mph on throws. High-follow 2021.

2. Alex Ryan, OF, Lakeside Lutheran, 2020
One of the top uncommitted prospects in the state’s 2020 class. 5-foot-10, 165-pound right/right outfielder with wiry-strong, twitchy, athletic frame. Ran an event-best 6.79 in the 60. Offensively, confident approach, balanced base, slightly open setup, leg kick trigger. Fast bat, loose/athletic hands, level bat path with extension, fluid rhythm throughout. Hard, gap-to-gap contact with ability to backspin baseballs; 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, center field profile, natural instincts, quick and controlled footwork, soft hands, plays through the ball with athleticism. Arm action is long and loose, high ¾ slot; 87 mph throws home. High-follow 2020.

3. Dylan Nevar, OF/LHP, Wisconsin Dells, 2020
6-foot-1, 175-pound left/left two-way prospect with lean, strong, athletic frame; considerable strength added since last seen. Ran a 6.93 in the 60-yard dash. In the batter’s box, balanced/athletic setup, slightly open, simple load, short stride. Fast bat, repeats swing, path is mostly level, slight uphill, fluid throughout, maintains balance. Flashed gap-to-gap abilities, barrel works through the ball, 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, natural actions, controlled route to the ball. Arm action is short, high ¾, 83 mph throws home. On the mound, tall-and-fall type with rhythm, low effort. Works on line and lands square. Arm action is long, quick, from high ¾ slot. Fastball, straight, some tilt, lived in the zone, 82-84 mph. Curveball, above-average feel, 1/7 shape, depth, 70-72 mph. Changeup, power sink, hard arm-side run, aggressive, 78-79 mph.

4. Eli Hoyt, RHP/OF, Waukesha South, 2021
5-foot-9, 155-pound two-way prospect with lean build. On the mound, simple and smooth rhythm, works uphill, some effort involved out front. Arm action is long, loose and quick, over-the-top slot, high knee, slight hip turn at balance point. Fastball, heavy, slight run, finish through zone, 83-84 mph. Curveball, thrown aggressively, power 12/6 type, 72-73 mph. Changeup, mostly maintains arm speed, firm with some run, 73-76 mph. A 7.19 runner in the 60. Right-handed hitter, confident approach, balanced/open setup, smooth back, subtle leg lift into short stride even. Bat path is level, slight incline, sound round of BP, flashed line-drive/gap-to-gap contact, above-average bat strength for age/size, 87 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, attacks the ball, clean exchanges, plays through it. Long, loose arm action from over-the-top slot, throws carried with accuracy, topped 85 mph to home.

5. Kale Dietz, OF/RHP, Burlington, 2021
5-foot-9, 160-pound two-way player with lean/strong, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, slightly open, pigeon-toed start, rhythmic load back into short leg lift stride. Bat path is long/level, fluid throughout, above-average hand/eye; 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, active and agile feet, crowhop. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, works through the ball, 81 mph throws home. Ran a 7.36 in the 60. On the mound, tall-and-fall, down tempo delivery, works on line and level. Arm action is long from high ¾ slot. Fastball, straight, 76-77 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 66-67 mph. Changeup, some sink, 63-68 mph.

6. Jacob Cinelli, OF/LHP, Arrowhead, 2020
5-foot-11, 187-pound two-way prospect with proportional build, strength throughout frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, slightly open, quiet pre-pitch, minimal load into short stride. Fast bat, strong hands, level bat path that produced occasional gap-to-gap/line-drive contact; 89 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, athletic to the ball, plays through it. Arm action is long, over-the-top slot, 80 mph throws home. 7.54 runner in the 60. Athleticism works on the mound, left-handed, stretch-only, lands closed. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, quick arm speed. Fastball, slight arm-side run, mostly straight, 78-80 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, some sharpness, 67-70 mph. Changeup, firm, thrown at arm speed, some fade/run, 75-77 mph.

7. Jack Leverenz, OF/LHP, Lake Country Lutheran, 2020
6-foot, 205-pound left/left two-way prospect with strong, proportional build. Offensively, hitterish approach, tall and open setup, pre-pitch rhythm, minimal load, leg kick trigger, strides closed. Bat path is level, strong hands, makes consistent hard contact; 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, feet move athletically to the ball, arm action is long, high ¾ slot, 79 mph throws to home. A 7.35 runner in the 60. On the mound, uptempo pace, tall-and-fall type, toe-lift at balance point. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, some quickness out front, works online, lands athletically square. Fastball, steady arm-side run, 78-79 mph. Curveball, 2/8 type, gradual break, 67-69. Changeup, 70-72 mph.

8. Peyton Seebacher, OF, Muskego, 2021
6-foot-1, 170-pound left-handed-hitting outfield prospect with lanky frame, long levers. A 7.02 runner in the 60. Balanced setup, arm bar load, leg kick load into long stride. Bat path is long, uphill, some looseness, pull approach; 84 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, feet work, plays through the ball. Arm action is long and loose, winds up, over-the-top slot, topped 86 mph to home.

9. Scott Bulski, OF, Muskego, 2020
6-foot-1, 195-pound right/right outfield prospect with strength in above-average build. In the batter’s box, tall and open setup, pigeon-toed front foot, leg kick trigger, short stride. Swings with intent, demonstrates bat strength, creates bat speed, path is long on an incline, some pull-side power potential; 92 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, plays in control, feet work, clean exchanges. Arm action is long from ¾ slot, 83 mph throws home. A 7.55 runner in the 60.

10. Avery Owusu-Asiedu, OF, Waukesha West, 2020
6-foot-4, 200-pound right/right outfielder with plus/projectable frame, length in levers. Crouched/balanced setup, open stance. Hands drop in load, short stride, tendency to land open. Bat path is short on an uphill plane, hard contact off the barrel, 87 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, corner outfield profile, arm action is long, over-the-top slot, 79 mph throws home. A 7.26 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Matthew Brissette, OF/RHP, Mukwonago, 2021
6-foot, 175-pound right/right two-way prospect with long, lean frame. In the batter’s box, wide base, balanced setup, quiet pre-pitch, smooth back, short toe-tap stride. Above-average bat speed, path is short on a level plane, flashed bat strength; 87 mph exit velocity off the tee. Defensively, average actions, arm action is long, high ¾ slot, topped 77 mph to home. Ran a 7.79 in the 60. On the mound, stretch-only, down tempo, works with some rhythm. Arm long arm action, high ¾ slot, works level and on line. Fastball, slight cut, 75-76 mph. Changeup, thrown at arm speed, some sink, 64-68 mph. Curveball, gradual, 11/5 shape, 63-66 mph.

Tyler Clark, OF/INF/RHP, West Allis Hale, 2022
5-foot-11, 155-pound multi-positional prospect with above-average, proportional frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced/wide setup, short leg lift stride. Bat path is short, level, produced some line-drive contact; 81 mph exit velo from the tee. From the outfield, long, high ¾ arm action, accurate throws home, topped 81 mph, plays through the ball and under control. In the infield, similar arm action can lead to some long exchanges, 83 mph across the diamond. On the mound, works in some rhythm, tall-and-fall type, same long, high ¾ arm action. High knee at balance point, works on line, lands square, gets down the mound. Fastball, some sink, 75-78 mph, touched 79 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, some depth, 59-64 mph. Slider, similar to curve, less depth, closer to 10/4 shape, 60-65 mph. Ran a 7.49 in the 60.

Jordan Curtis, OF, Whitewater, 2019
5-foot-11, 172-pound left-handed-hitting outfielder. Balanced/upright setup, minimal load back, short leg lift stride. Hands are short to the ball, pull approach, some hard contact; 80 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, right-handed, average hands, plays through the ball. Above-average arm, long and over-the-top arm action with accuracy, 77 mph throws home. Ran a 8.05 in the 60.

Dominic De Jesus, OF, Reedsburg Area, 2020
5-foot-11, 157-pound right/right outfielder with lean build. Offensively, tall and open setup, long leg kick trigger and stride, tendency to land open, bat gets vertical in load. Short, level bat path, 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, above-average actions, light on feet, plays through the ball, high ¾ arm action; 80 mph throws home. A 7.32 runner in the 60.

Christian Eddy, OF/RHP, Palmyra-Eagle, 2021
6-foot-3, 165-pound right/right two-way player with lanky frame. In the batter’s box, tall/upright setup, long stride. Bat path is long and level, 80 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, short arm action from a high ¾ slot, 73 mph throws home. A 7.70 runner in the 60. On the mound, tall-and-fall, high knee into hip turn at balance point. Arm action is short, high ¾ slot. Fastball, some natural cut, 72-75 mph. Curveball, gradual action 67 mph. Changeup, some sink, 68-70 mph.

Julian Erickson, OF, La Crosse Logan, 2020
6-foot-2, 180-pound left-handed-hitting outfield prospect with lanky limbs, projection. In the box, wide base, balanced setup, arm bar load with deliberate, long toe-tap stride. Bat path is level, shows extension through the ball, 85 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, right-handed, works through the ball, crowhop. Arm action is long, high ¾ throws home; 81 mph from the outfield. Ran a 7.63 in the 60.

Brayden Gorecki, INF/OF, Sussex Hamilton, 2020
6-foot, 170-pound versatile, left-handed-hitting prospect with lean, athletic frame. Ran a 6.84 in the 60. In the batter’s box, wide base, open setup, weight shift back, strides closed. Flashed above-average bat speed off a short path with pull-side tendencies; 92 mph exit velocity. Defensively, in the infield, gets to the ball under control, quick and clean exchanges, short and athletic arm action. Throws topped 78 mph across the infield. In the outfield, natural actions, plays through the ball, clean/quick exchange, similar short, high ¾ arm action; 81 mph throws home.

Grady Gorgen, OF/LHP, Mineral Point, 2020
5-foot-11, 155-pound outfield prospect with lanky, athletic frame. Tall/open setup, rhythmic load back into leg lift stride even. Average bat speed, long bat path on slight incline, some extension through contact; 83 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, left-handed, corner outfield type, above-average actions. Feet are fluid, hands play soft occasionally, works through the ball. Arm action is loose and long, high ¾ slot, 81 mph throws home. Ran a 7.37 in the 60. On the mound, tall-and-fall type, works with some rhythm, high knee, toe lifts to balance point. Front side gets up, lands closed, finishes square. Fastball, heavy, arm-side run, 75-76 mph, touched 79 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, some depth, 67-70 mph. Slider, 2/8 shape, some feel, 69-70 mph. Changeup, can slow arm, similar run and fade, a work-in-progress for now, 68-75 mph.

Carson Hansen, OF/LHP, Pewaukee, 2022
5-foot-11, 160-pound left/left two-way prospect with thin, lanky frame that projects. Offensively, balanced, slightly open setup, short leg lift stride, can land closed. Bat path is short, some looseness, uphill plane; 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, fluid feet, direct but controlled to the ball. Arm action is long and loose, over-the-top slot, throws can carry, plays through it; topped 77 mph to home. A 7.86 runner in the 60. On the mound, drop-and-drive type, works in some rhythm, slight hip turn at balance point. Works on line, shoulders level, arm action is long and loose, ¾ slot, lands closed. Fastball, straight, slight run, strikes, 74-76 mph, touched 77 mph. Changeup, thrown near-fastball arm speed, arm-side run/fade, able to work down, 59-66 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, 57-60 mph.

Tyler Hug, RHP/OF, Waukesha West, 2021
5-foot-10, 150-pound right/right two-way prospect with lean strength in proportional, high-waisted frame, projectable, young look. On the mound, tall-and-fall delivery, smooth rhythm, works in tempo, level shoulders. Live, loose arm, quick arm speed, easy effort, in between high ¾ and over-the-top slot, works on line, lands toe-closed and square to home. Fastball, heavy, consistent sink, 84-85 mph, touched 86 mph. Changeup, power-type, thrown at arm speed, similar arm-side run/sink, firm, 79-82 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 69-71 mph. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride. Long, mostly level bat path, pull approach, 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. On defense, athletic to the ball, plays through. Arm is loose, over-the-top slot, carry to home, topped 85 mph. A 6.99 runner in the 60.

Ryan Karst, OF/RHP, Brookfield East, 2022
5-foot-11, 150-pound two-way prospect with strength in lean, projectable frame. In the batter’s box, balanced setup, quiet pre-pitch, minimal load, short stride. Bat path is short on an incline, fluid through contact, some early bat strength; 71 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, feet work, arm action is long, ¾ slot, topped 79 mph to home. A 7.54 runner in the 60. On the mound, tall-and-fall type, quick knee lift. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, open landing. Fastball, straight, 76-78 mph, touched 79 mph. Changeup, some sink, 67-69 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape 61-64 mph.

Jordan McNello, OF/RHP, Waukesha South, 2021
6-foot, 170-pound right/right two-way player. A 7.08 runner in the 60. Offensively, tall, slightly open setup, hands drop, leg kick trigger, short stride. Long, uphill bat path; 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, controlled to the ball, average hands. Arm action is long, ¾ slot; topped 78 mph to home. On the mound, regular effort, works on line, lands closed; slide-step from stretch. Arm action is long, ¾ slot. Fastball, straight, 74-77 mph, touched 78 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual, 65-68 mph. Changeup, some fade, 60-64 mph.

Sam Meidenbauer, OF, Waukesha West, 2022
6-foot-1, 170-pound right/right outfielder with some lean strength in lanky frame. In the batter’s box, balanced setup, smooth back, leg lift trigger. Bat path is short, level, with a pull-side approach, above-average bat strength; 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, light on feet, direct to the ball. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, works through the ball, topped 75 mph to home. A 7.43 runner in the 60.

Matthew Polacheck, RHP/OF, Waukesha West, 2021
5-foot-8, 165-pound right/right two-way player. On the mound, tall-and-fall type, works in some rhythm. Arm action is long, loose, over-the-top slot, lands closed, tends to work across body. Fastball, occasional cut, 77-79 mph. Slider, more slurve-like, 11/5 shape with some depth, 65-69 mph. Changeup, firm, some sink, 75-77 mph. In the batter’s box, balanced/crouched setup, vertical bat, short stride, tendency to land closed. Bat path is long, looking to pull, 87 mph exit velocity. Defensively, uses crowhop, arm action is over-the-top, 77 mph throws home. Ran a 7.39 in the 60.

Richard Pouzar, RHP/OF, Hartford Union, 2021
5-foot-10, 160-pound two-way player. On the mound, right-handed, drop-and-drive type, works in rhythm. Arm action is long and loose, long draw, low ¾ slot, stays level, works on line. Fastball, run/sink, 71-72 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, sink and fade action, 66-67 mph. Curveball, sweeping 10/4, 57-62 mph. Offensively, left-handed, tall/upright and slightly open setup, no load, leg kick trigger into long stride. Short path to the ball, level bat path, 71 mph exit velocity. Defensively, ¾ arm action, works through the ball, 73 mph throws home. A 7.72 runner in the 60.

Colby Snell, OF/INF, Oshkosh North, 2020
5-foot-11, 170-pound multi-positional player with some athleticism. Right-handed hitter, balanced, slightly open setup. Short bat path, level plane, occasional hard contact; 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. In the outfield, feet work, average hands, 78 mph throws home. In the infield, agile feet, funnels the ball in, 71 mph throws across the diamond. 7.15 runner in the 60.

Tyler Vaughn, OF, Sussex Hamilton, 2020
6-foot, 166-pound right/right outfielder with lean build. Tall/balanced setup, bat gets vertical on load back, soft leg kick into long stride. Path to ball varied, level plane, 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, light on feet, long arm action, high ¾ slot, 79 mph throws home. A 7.71 runner in the 60.

Luke Wroblewski, OF, Sussex Hamilton, 2021
5-foot-10, 170-pound right/right outfielder. Ran a 6.90 in the 60, the fastest among 2021s in attendance. In the batter’s box, tall/open setup, big leg kick trigger, long stride to even. Bat path is long and level, above-average bat strength; 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, arm action is long, high ¾ slot, plays through the ball, 81 mph to home.