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Libertyville (HS) • IL
6' 1" • 185LBS
R/R • 24yr 3mo
Travel Team: Slammers Coyote Elite


2018 National

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Entering his Friday start against Illinois State, Beacon right-hander Colin Fields led the country in K/9 at 15.8. His KO pace slowed a bit against the Redbirds with just two in 5 IP, but he remains among the nation's individual leaders in strikeouts with 75 in 46 2/3 innings. Showing a shortened arm path from previous seasons, the strong-framed 6-foot-2, 200-pound Valpo ace thrives when he works north/south with his arsenal. Against the Redbirds he pitched at 89-90 mph and touched 92 with a mostly straight fastball. He seemed to work a little cautious with his heater early in the game, nibbling a bit much instead of challenging into what started the game as a tight strike zone. Fields also wasn't able to land his best pitch, a high-spin slider that sat in the 77-81 mph range. At its best it will spin around 3000 rpm, resulting in late bite and grades as a present average pro offering. He also showed a low-70s curveball that was more an early count strike stealer and a likely unintentional 87-88 cutter that was really his fastball thrown with an out of sync delivery. For the season Fields is now 4-1 with a 3.66 ERA in nine starts.


Valparaiso commit. Currently ranked No. 41 in Illinois’ Class of 2018. 6-foot-1, 185-pound, athletic right-handed pitcher. Loose, quick arm action, high ¾ slot, low effort. Fastball, late cut at-times, commanded at-will, worked every part of the zone, 88-89 in the first inning, was still touching 89 in the fourth. Curveball, 12/6 shape, depth, flashed bite, 73 mph. Also has a changeup but did not use, rarely used off-speed, dominant with fastball. Pitched a CG one-hitter, striking out three and walking one.


Six-foot-1, 175-pound, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, smooth, repeatable delivery, lands slightly closed. Long, loose arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball, slight arm side run, sat 81-83 mph. Slider, 11/5 shape, sat 66-70 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, showed well in gameplay with a double and a walk in five plate appearances. line-drive approach, level path through the zone; exit velocity registered at 76 mph off a tee. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride. Defensively, reliable hands on the infield, flashed athletic actions. Loose, accurate arm from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 80 mph across the infield. 5.29 home to first time.

2.21.16 - 6-foot, 170-pound, projectable, athletic frame, two-way prospect. Projects out well on the mound. Smooth, repeatable delivery and a quick, loose arm action. Four pitch repertoire with a slider that has plus potential. Fastball, slight arm-side-run, thrown for strikes and clocked at 80-82 mph, touching 83. Slider was the best of the two breaking balls, flashing sharp, tight spin and 10/4 shape, 66-67 mph. Curveball was not far behind however, 11/5 shape, with depth, sat 61-63 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, thrown for strikes, mostly straight and ranged between 69-71 mph. Projectable right-handed pitcher in the 2018 class. Offensively, balanced setup, minimal load and short stride. Path has some length, gets extension at times and good balance through contact; 80 mph exit velocity. Defensively, steady hands, clean exchange and arm works on the infield; 76 mph across the diamond. Also, 4.79 runner down the line.


Six-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed hitting RHP/OF with a lanky frame. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, quick arm action. Tall and fall online delivery with and athletic finish and some rhythm. Fastball sat 80-82 mph. Curveball showed 12-6 shape at 59-63 mph. Slider sat 64-65 mph. Defensively has a long, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws with carry, threw 80 mph across the infield. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and good balance. Gap to gap hitter with a short path. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.26.

8.8.17 - Verbally committed to Valparaiso.

7.25.17 - Committed to Valparaiso after the event. 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed pitcher. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a loose, quick arm action. Drop and drive delivery working in line with home plate. Fastball has late cutting action at 86-88 topping out at 89 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape with sharp breaking action and depth at 69-72 mph. Changeup sat 77 mph. 

4.17.17 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound, right-handed pitcher with strong legs. Came out of the bullpen for for a one inning save. Did not allow a hit, struck out one and walked one. Long arm, loose out front and minimal effort in his delivery. Worked the bottom of the strike zone and both sides of the plate with his fastball, slight arm-side-run, sat 86 mph, touched 87 and 88 once. Mixed in a curveball 70-73 mph, depth, good spin and 12/6 shape. High follow 2018 prospect.

2.19.17 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, loose, quick arm action. Tall to balance point, drop and drive working in line with home plate. Square landing with an athletic finish and smooth rhythm. Maintains good balance throughout delivery. Fastball has slight running action at 84-85 topping out at 87 mph for strikes. Curveball has 12-6 shape with depth,  thrown soft at 65-67 mph. Slider has more lateral action than curveball at 68-70 mph. Throws changeup down in zone at 71-75 mph with fading action.

10.16.16 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher with an athletic frame. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, quick arm action. Drop and drive delivery with some effort and a closed toe landing. Smooth rhythm with a slight recoil at finish. Fastball sat 83-84 topping out at 85 mph, works gloveside. Curveball has 11-5 shape at 64-65 mph. Slider is thrown with more arm speed at 70-72 mph. Slows on changeup at 72-74 mph.

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