Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

C
2B

Eli
Craft

Monticello (HS) • IL
6' 1" • 185LBS
R/R • 15yr 6mo
Travel Team: Rawlings Tigers HOI 16U

Rankings

2025 National

Rankings available to Premium Subscriber

Log In Subscribe to PBR Plus

2025 State

Rankings available to Premium Subscriber

Log In Subscribe to PBR Plus

Commitment

UNCOMMITTED
Player has made a commitment?
Tell us where

Videos

This Area is only available to PBR Premium Content Subscribers.

Best of Snapshot
Physical
Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
Swift
Visual Edge
News
Comments
Contact

Best Of Stats

Hitting
20.9
Hand Speed (max)
7/18/23
67.8
Bat Speed (max)
7/18/23
9.7
Rot. Acc (max)
7/18/23
-
Hard Hit %
Power
90.2
Exit Velocity (max)
7/18/23
85.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
7/18/23
326
Distance (max)
7/18/23
64
Sweet Spot %
7/18/23
Run
7.44
60
8/08/23
4.07
30-yd
8/08/23
1.72
10-yd
8/08/23
18.2
Run speed (max)
8/08/23
Defense
-
INF Velo
-
OF Velo
74
C Velo
7/18/23
2.04 - 2.12
Pop Time
7/18/23

Positional Tools

2023
60 Yard Dash
7.44
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.20
Catcher Velocity
74.0
Power / Speed Score
12.1
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Position
7.44
60-yard
2.13 - 2.20
Pop Time
74
C Velo
88
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Central Illinois Open
Jul 18, 2023
Position
7.57
60-yard
2.04 - 2.12
Pop Time
74
C Velo
90
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2023
Exit Velocity Max
90.2
Exit Velocity Avg
82.9
Distance Max
326
Distance Avg
243
Launch Angle Avg
25.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
88.5
Exit Velocity (max)
79.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
228
Distance (avg)
288
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Central Illinois Open
Jul 18, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
90.2
Exit Velocity (max)
85.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
255
Distance (avg)
326
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
Hand Speed Max
20.9
Hand Speed Avg
18.0
Bat Speed Max
67.8
Bat Speed Avg
66.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Central Illinois Open
Jul 18, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.9
Hand Speed (max)
18.0
Hand Speed (avg)
67.8
Bat Speed (max)
66.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.72
30 Yard Dash
4.07
60 Yard Dash
7.44
Top Speed (MPH)
10 Yard Dash
1.72
30 Yard Dash
4.07
60 Yard Dash
7.44
Top Speed (MPH)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Swift
1.72
10-yd
4.07
30-yd
7.44
60-yd
18.2
Run speed (max)
Central Illinois Open
Jul 18, 2023
Swift
1.79
10-yd
4.15
30-yd
7.57
60-yd
17.9
Run speed (max)

Visual Edge

2023
Edge Score
76.18

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

8/08/23

C Eli Craft (Monticello, 2025) has continued to really impress our staff this summer after seeing brief looks this spring. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed hitter may have some of the best catch and receive traits in the state’s 2025 class. Athletic and agile, Craft moves well behind the dish and has a high motor with leadership traits. He has an aggressive swing that remains in control with uphill tendencies, and as he continues to add strength, his power tool will naturally tick up. During gameplay, Craft turned around on an 86 mph fastball and sent it down the left field line for a single.

7/18/23

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall start, balanced lower half, rhythmic hand load, short stride. Long and uphill bat path, looks to elevate, favors the pull-side. 66 mph bat speed with 8 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 85.5 mph. 326’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.04-2.12 pop times. Agile behind the dish, quick first step.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

7/18/23

C Eli Craft (Monticello, 2025) was another name that caught our eye this past IHSA season, earning a mention within our ‘Week 3 Scout Blog’ as a result. On Tuesday, Craft made the trip to Normal and came away as an arrow-up name in the state’s soon-to-be junior group. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound backstop worked gap-to-gap in BP from a strong, short, and uphill right-handed swing with all kinds of fluidity and rhythm. He averaged 255 feet per batted ball and peaked at 326 feet, two metrics that should trend upward as he continues to physically fill out his frame. Defensively, Craft was an active worker in the bullpens, receiving with intent and soft hands. During the workout his arm played around the bag with a low pop time of 2.04 on his quickest bullet.

3/27/23
Emerged as an uncommitted 2025 to follow moving forward. 6-foot, 170-pound, athletic build with projection. Was the battery mate to Buckalew and stood out in all-facets of the games. Showed an above-average arm with the ability to command the game behind the plate, impressive for a sophomore.. Quality receiver, quiet hands, willing blocker with quick transfers coming out of the crouch. Offensively, quiet, relaxed look in the box, compact, quick swing with strength in the hands. Was on time, taking a number of quality swings throughout. Impressive first varisty look at the sophomore catcher.

Draft Reports

Contact

Premium Content Area

To unlock contact information, you need to purchase a ScoutPLUS subscription.

Purchase Subscription
OR
Login

Twitter

Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Physical - Athlete
6' 0"
Ht
173.1
Wt
Body Fat %
SMM
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)