Senior Games: Quick Hits

Mon September 18, 2017

By PBR Wisconsin Staff

The Senior Games are in the books and several uncommitted prospects from around the state showed well in hopes of reaching the next level. Throughout the week, and weeks to come we will bring you coverage and insight from the event. Today’s coverage is a quick recap of some highlights from the event. Stay tuned tomorrow for a complete statistical analysis.

  • Austin Selz (Eau Claire Memorial) strong RHP, featured one of the better fastballs at the event, sitting 81-83, kept low in the zone. Threw breaking-balls aggressively, 69-71, manipulated the shape from 12/6-to-10/4.

  • Tristan Largent (Verona) is a L/L first baseman who carries an extra-large frame at 6-foot-1, 230-pounds with good feel around the bag and shows light on his feet defensively. In BP his left-handed bat flashes potential for power to his pull side.

  • Ben Seaman (West Bend East) is an intriguing upside infielder with natural athleticism and a highly projectable frame. At 6-foot-2, 160-pounds Seaman is a three-sport athlete with tools to continue at the next level.

  • Outfielders Josh Sobczak (South Milwaukee) and Jaelin Williams (Eau Claire North) both showed big arms from the outfield at 91 mph and 85 mph respectively. Williams is a quick twitch type athlete who runs well down the line and quick hands at the plate.

  • Infielder Sam Beers (Milton) showed reliable hands defensively and took excellent angles attacking the baseball in his pregame workout. Beers also smoked a double to center in game.

  • Tate Carter (Brookfield Central) 6-foot-3, 175-pound, long projectable frame, worked a clean inning in his appearance. Fastball, commanded the zone, topped out at 84 mph, flashed cut at times. Slider up to 74, fastball arm speed, 10/4 shape with depth, commanded the zone. Kept hitters guessing with his fastball/slider combination.

  • Gino D’Alessio (Pius XI) is one of the more high ceiling prospects still available in the 2018 class. At 6-foot-4, 200-pound his frame already fits in on a college roster and shows flashes of his strength translating to the plate. In game he ripped an RBI single right back up the box, one of the harder hit balls of the day.

  • Jacob Johnson (Arrowhead) athletic RHP, ran fastball up to 82, complemented with an 11/5 curveball that showed depth at 69-70 , and a heavy changeup at 70-75. Used all three pitches effectively located both sides of the plate. Registered two strikeouts, one on a curveball and another on a changeup.

  • Griffin Lietzau (Slinger) 6-foot-1, 185-pound, lanky LHP. Worked from a lower ¾ arm slot, helped contribute to heavy armside run on his fastball, 77-79 mph. Would start over center of the plate and tail away from righties, resulting in weak fly balls to right field.

  • Will Bush (New Berlin West) RHP sat 81-82 in-game, showed ability to throw fastball both sides of plate. Curveball, sharp 10/4 break, has good feel for, swing and miss potential. 6-foot-2, 150-pounds, lanky, athletically-built, frame can potentially carry more weight.

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