Future Games Preview: Team Illinois Position Players



By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

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This one-of-a-kind event will feature the best uncommitted Class of 2019 prospects and select 2020 prospects from our 30-plus state coverage area. 

The Future Games is now a couple days away and the Team Illinois roster is set. Below is a look at the position players who will be representing Team Illinois. Of the 11 position players, nine of them are 2019's, while Briar Stinson and Jack Mahoney are 2020's.

TEAM ILLINOIS POSITION PLAYERS

 

Charlie Allison

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Rock Island
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: 29ers
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.43
60-yard
81
INF Velo
96
Exit Velo
(10/08/21)
Position
60-yard
7.73
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.57
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
92
Trackman - Hitting
95.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/08/21)
81.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/08/21)
271
Distance (avg)
(10/08/21)
361
Distance (max)
(10/08/21)
50
Hard Hit %
(10/08/21)
67
Sweet Spot %
(10/08/21)
33
Line Drive %
(10/08/21)
33.3
Fly Ball %
(10/08/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.2
Distance (avg)
271
Distance (max)
361
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.4
Hand Speed (max)
(10/08/21)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/08/21)
71.6
Bat Speed (max)
(10/08/21)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/08/21)
19.7
Rot. Acc (max)
(10/08/21)
15.7
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/08/21)
79
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/08/21)
84
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/08/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

6.7.17 - Projectable frame, long limbs, slender build, 6-foot-2, 175-pound left-handed hitting infielder. Offensively hits from a slightly open stance, short stride, athletic in the box maintains good balance. Loose hands, creates easy bat speed, projects well. Flashes quick twitch, path gets extension and sprayed the baseball around. 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays out of high ¾ slot, 77 mph across the diamond. Projects at a corner spot, hands played, flashed body control. 7.76 runner in the 60.

9.24.16 6-foot-2, 170-pound, long, strong, athletically built infielder. High ceiling left-handed hitter. Bat has length through the hitting zone, uses the whole field, consistently found the barrel and sprayed line drives. Hitterish, athletic setup, smooth, easy load and short stride; 86 mph exit velocity. Defensively, enough arm to play the left side of the infield; some accuracy and effort, clocked at 79 mph. Reliable hands and fundamentally sound. Also, ran a 7.43 60. High follow 2019 left-handed hitter.





Benji Brokemond

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Brother Rice
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: ACE
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.49
60-yard
84
INF Velo
87
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
6.49
INF Velo
84
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

1.15.17 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound highly athletic, right-handed hitting SS/OF. Tied for and event best 6.64 second 60 yard dash. At the plate hits from a balanced, slightly open stance. Short stride with a smooth load. Line drive, gap to gap hitter with a short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively in the infield has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions and a quick, clean exchange. Showed good body control on the run. Threw 81 mph across the diamond. Showed the same athletic actions in the outfield throwing 83 mph.





Danny Doligale

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Brother Rice
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier Americans
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.73
60-yard
87
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
6.73
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

1.15.17 - 5-foot-11, 155-pound left-handed hitting outfielder with an athletic frame. At the plate hits from a balanced, slightly open stance. Smooth load with a short stride and good balance. Line drive hitter with a short, level swing path. Shows good feel for the barrel. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 6.88. In the outfield has a long, loose arm action. Throws showed carry throwing 85 mph. Advanced actions with a quick, clean exchange and soft hands.

7.26.16 - 5-foot-11, 150-pound left-handed hitting outfielder with an athletic frame. Defensively has a loose arm action from an over the top slot. Throws showed carry throwing 84 mph from the outfield. Plays fast with quick, fluid footwork and athletic actions. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short stride and good balance. Line drive gap to gap hitter with a level swing path and a fast bat. Went 2-for-6 with a triple in game. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.34 runner down the line.


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(1/15/17)

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Clark Elliott

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Barrington
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: 29ers
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
73
Max FB
71 - 72
FB
59 - 63
CB
65 - 67
CH
Position
6.50
60-yard
84
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
3.94
H-1st
Position
60-yard
6.5
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
90

Scouting Report

1.15.17 - 5-foot-11, 160-pound left-handed hitting SS/OF with an athletic frame. At the plate hits from a crouched, open stance. Short stride with fluid rhythm and an uphill swing path. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 6.99. Defensively in the outfield has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with a clean exchange. Throws showed carry at 86 mph. On the infield, athletic actions, quick, fluid footwork, hands are soft and arm carries across the diamond; Clocked at 80 mph.

2.21.16 - 5-foot-11, 150-pound, athletically built, advanced left-handed hitting infielder. Flashed his speed tool running a 3.94 down the line. Offensively, fluid rhythm, loose hands, line-drive hitter and present bat speed; 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Simple approach, balanced setup, smooth load, short bat path and excellent balance through contact. Defensively, athletic fielding position and steady hands on the infield. Accurate arm clocked at 77 mph across the diamond. Highly projectable 2019, should be a high follow moving forward.

1.17.16 - Athletic shape, projectable body, already shows some lean strength, 5-foot-10, 150-pound left-handed hitting middle infielder. Hits from a balanced stance, short stride, lower half works some. Simple approach with quick hands, uphill path, raw athlete. Defensively arm played at 74 mph across the diamond, short over the top slot occasionally carried, arm works from one slot. Lacked release on the move, feet worked with some quickness. 7.19 runner, well above average for his age. On the mound arm is short and firm, over the top slot. Tall and fall delivery, squared landing, upright finish. Fastball pitched at 71-73 mph, mostly stayed down. Curveball sat 60-63 mph, lacked action. Changeup is firm at 66-69 mph.


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(7/18/17)

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Luke Fitzgerald

Class of 2019 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Oak Park-River Forest
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Team Demarini
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.49
60-yard
1.95 - 2.05
Pop Time
79
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.59
Pop Time
2.11 - 2.2
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
82

Scouting Report

4.24.17 - 6-foot-2, 180-pound catcher, athletic build with proportional strength and plenty of room for continued physical development. Currently ranked No. 16 in Illinois’ 2019 class, No. 210 overall. Highly advanced defensive catcher. Mature receiver with soft hands, sticks pitches extremely well, calm and confident overall demeanor. Moves well laterally, blocks and deadens balls in the dirt, clearly knows what he is doing back there. Highly accurate thrower, on the bag with everything, above-average carry with finish to the bag, pop times ranged 1.95-2.05 between innings. Not bashful to throw behind runners; back-picked a runner at first base in the fifth inning. Offensively, hits from a slightly open setup, calm, aggressive approach in the box. Has significantly quieted down his pre-pitch load; shows rhythm and timing, some length in swing, maintains balance throughout. Hitting in the four-hole for Oak Park. Generates loft in swing with loose, athletic hands. Lifted a double to left field and squared it up to deep center; finished 1-for-4 on day. Shows current strength with future power potential.

4.13.17 - Currently ranked No. 210 in the Overall 2019 Rankings. 6-foot-1, 180-pound, strong, athletically built catcher with plenty of room for continued physical development. Stands out defensively. Flexible behind the plate, quiet receiver with soft hands. Clean, athletic out of the crouch, stays on-line, loose arm and 2.12-2.18 in between innings. Offensively, has simplified swing as of late, minimal pre-pitch movement and loose hands throughout. Looks to control the barrel and spray approach. Finished the day 1-for-3 with a single. High level 2019 defensive catcher.

5.19.16 - Ranked No. 12 in the Illinois 2019 class. 6-foot-2, 170-pound, physically advanced, projectable, right-handed hitting catcher. High ceiling defensively with advanced receiving abilities currently. Quiet behind the plate, soft hands, above-average blocker and presents pitches well. Smooth out of the crouch, longer transfer; long, loose arm action, accurate arm, some arm-side-run, pop times ranged between 2.18-2.26. Offensively, tall, slightly leg-lift timing trigger. Looseness in swing and bat gets extension through the hitting zone. High follow in the 2019, one of the top catchers in the class.

1.17.16 - Projectable frame, 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher, athletic shape, longer torso. Long levers behind the plate, well above average catching actions, softer hands, longer exchange. Pop times ranged 2.26-2.32. Arm flashed carry, long and loose arm action, 76 mph out of the crouch. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, smooth loading action, leg kick trigger. Easy bat speed, showed ability to back spin the baseball, repeats swing, gap to gap type. 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.73 runner in the 60.





Jalen Greer

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Rita
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier American 17 U
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.65
60-yard
(02/03/19)
90
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
(02/03/19)
Position
60-yard
6.65
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.76
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
6.99
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

1.15.17 - 6-foot-2, 160-pound, projectable, athletically built infielder with plenty of room for continued physical development. High-ceiling prospect who continues to ascend in the 2019 class. Ran a personal best 60 time, 6.92. Offensively, right-handed hitter, simple, easy, fluid, loose swing with bat speed. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, good balance through contact. 89 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, has all the tools to stick at shortstop. Can make plays on the move, fluid footwork, body control and hands work soft. Quick, clean transfer and short, loose arm action. Throws flash carry across the diamond at 82 mph. High level 2019 infield prospect.

10.16.16 - 6-foot-1, 156-pound shortstop, lean athletic build, body projects for added strength. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride, strong balance through contact. Loose hands, head stays quiet, above average bat speed. Path is short to the baseball, stays on top and gets occasional back spin, easy line drive contact. 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Actiony defender on the infield, shows athleticism and plays through the baseball. Soft hands funnel to release, short over the top slot, showed carry and accuracy, 79 mph across the diamond. 7.36 runner in the 60.

6/11/15 - 5-foot-11, 130-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop with a lanky, athletic frame. Offensively hits from a wide base with an open stance. Smooth load, with a short even stride. Quiet hands with good bat control. Line drive, gap-to-gap hitter, with a short level path and solid approach, barrel whips through the zone. Good balance throughout swing. 75 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.72. Defensively has a short arm action, high ¾ arm slot, quick release, arm strength will come with maturity. Soft hands with slower actions and fluid footwork. Clean exchange with good body control. Threw 66 mph across the infield. Will continue to develop with maturity.

3.9.14 - 5-foot-7, 125-pound middle infielder. Athletic defender, plays the position with ease, hands work well with a soft touch. Natural infield actions, plays through the baseball well for his age. Arm plays well across the diamond, gets carry and is accurate, short arm action, 61 mph across the diamond. Offensively hits from a tall open stance, short stride. Hands are loose, good balance through contact, path shows occasional length, 73 mph exit velocity from the tee. Greer shows natural baseball actions all over the field and plays the game with little effort making him an intriguing follow.


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(1/15/17)

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Casey Kmet

Class of 2019 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: St. Viator
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.92
60-yard
1.94 - 2.08
Pop Time
80
C Velo
98
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
6.93
Pop Time
2 - 2.08
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.04
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.08
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
98

Scouting Report

5.15.17 - 5-foot-8, 170-pound, right-handed hitting infielder, stocky build, strong lower half and big forearms. Defensively, playing a strong third base despite playing out of position; natural catcher. At third base, has athletic actions and quick feet.  Quick first step, good hands with a strong, accurate arm.  At the plate, has an open set up with rhythm and a no stride swing.  Loads back and throw his hands with a short compact swing.  Present bat speed, gets extension through contact with raw power in swing. Drove a ball to centerfield for a home run.  Patient at the plate, selective approach. 2019 hitter with a lot of upside with the bat. Potential top of the order bat at the next level.





Jack Mahoney

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: St. Viator
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier Amercan
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(06/24/19)
88 - 93
FB
(06/24/19)
75 - 76
CB
81 - 85
CH
(06/24/19)
78 - 80
SL
(06/24/19)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
88 - 93
CH
81 - 85
SL
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 89
CB
74 - 76
CH
82 - 83
Position
7.25
60-yard
85
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

7.14.17 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound, athletically built right-handed pitcher. One of the top arms in the tournament. Started at shortstop on varsity for 3A state champion St. Viator this past spring. On the mound, athletic, repeatable delivery, pounded the strike zone. Clean, quick arm. Fastball sat 82-86 mph. Mixed in a slider at 74 mph. High follow 2020 two-way prospect.

5.15.17 - 6-foot, 170-pound, lean, athletically built, right-handed hitting shortstop. Starts on varsity as a freshman for St. Viator who finished fourth in the state last year in Class 3A. Defensively, sure hands, arm works short, accurate arm with carry across the diamond. Offensively, even, crouched setup, short stride, keeps head still throughout and has a short swing. Tracks the ball well, advanced knowledge of the strike zone, laid off tough pitches. Follow 2020 infielder.


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Joseph Miller

Class of 2019 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Oswego
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Rakecity
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.87
60-yard
1.93 - 2.07
Pop Time
83
INF Velo
83
OF Velo
77
C Velo
89
Exit Velo
4.08
H-1st

Scouting Report

5.3.17 - Lean projectable body type, high upside defender. Showed the tools to make all the plays defensively, arm carries well from an over the top slot, also showed an athletic arm when on the move. Went in the hole twice to make backhanded plays, one deep that threw out a 4.51 runner down the line. Proved he could stick at shortstop. Commands the infield, showed leadership qualities defensively. Right-handed hitter, offensively stays loose in the box, occasionally to a fault, athletic setup and hands, aggressive approach. 4.29 down the line on a 5-3 pulled slider out of the zone, 4.50 on a 4-3. High follow 2019 prospect.

4.15.17 - 5-foot-11, 170-pound, lean, wiry, athletically built, right-handed hitting, shortstop. Plenty of room for continued physical development. Highly-interesting sophomore shortstop. Looks the part, plays with bounce, confidence and fluid actions. Defensively, soft hands, plays under control, maintains good body control on the move. Made an impressive play in the hole, planted and threw with ease. Short, over-the-top arm action, average arm strength for the left-side of the infield but throws are true and flash carry.  Offensively, open, tall setup, pre-pitch rhythm, slight leg-lift timing trigger. Contact-type hitter, also showed he can bunt, was 4.08 down the line on a bunt. Looks to stay short to the ball and use the middle of the field. High-follow 2019 infielder.


 

Briar Stinson

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Rushville-Industry
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: St. Louis Prospects
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.78
60-yard
89
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
Trackman - Hitting
98.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/16/20)
94.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/16/20)
253
Distance (avg)
(09/16/20)
362
Distance (max)
(09/16/20)
86
Hard Hit %
(09/16/20)
79
Sweet Spot %
(09/16/20)
64
Line Drive %
(09/16/20)
28.6
Fly Ball %
(09/16/20)
7
Ground Ball %
(09/16/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98
Exit Velocity (avg)
94
Distance (avg)
253
Distance (max)
362
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.6
Hand Speed (max)
(09/16/20)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/16/20)
80.3
Bat Speed (max)
(09/16/20)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/16/20)
11.0
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/16/20)
8.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/16/20)
39
On Plane Eff (avg)
(09/16/20)
44
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(09/16/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.6
Hand Speed (avg)
24.5
Bat Speed (max)
80.3
Bat Speed (avg)
75.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

5.11.17 - Currently ranked No. 2 in the Illinois’ 2020 class and No. 33 overall. 6-foot-2, 180-pound, physically advanced, strong, athletically built, right-handed hitting outfielder. High-ceiling prospect with the bat. Starts from a tall, open setup, relaxed and quiet in the box; slight pre-pitch rhythm in his hands and short leg-lift timing trigger. Quick twitch in swing, stays short to the ball, lower-half involved in swing. Creates explosive bat speed for age, looks to do damage on every swing, maintains good balance throughout and understands the strike zone. In his first at-bat doubled off the left-field wall. Walked in his next two at-bats and then grounded out sharply in his final at-bat. Defensively, natural center-fielder but plays shortstop for Rushville. Long arm action, ¾ slot and throws carry across the diamond. Made multiple over the shoulder catches look easy, ranging into shallow left and center field.  Steady hands and clean exchange on the infield. High-level 2020 prospect.

10.10.16 - 6-foot-2, 180-pound, physically advanced, strong, broad shouldered, right-handed hitting outfielder. Put himself in the category for one of the best 2020 outfield prospects we’ve seen to date, especially with the bat. Advanced offensively, fluid rhythm, present bat speed, explosive hands, made a lot of hard/loud contact and has the ability to backspin the baseball to all fields. Path works short, level and gets extension through contact. Stays balanced throughout, gap-to-gap approach and registered an 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, fluid footwork, steady hands and plays through the baseball. Easy, long and loose arm action from a high ¾ slot, throws carry and clocked at 82 mph. Also, ran a 7.21 laser-timed 60. High-level 2020 prospect.




Gregory Ziegler

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Joliet Catholic
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Rake City
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
82 - 86
FB
71 - 73
CB
76 - 77
CH
Position
6.61
60-yard
89
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
4.36
H-1st
Position
60-yard
6.63
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
6.68
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

7.26.16 - 5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed hitting OF/RHP. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws showed carry throwing 82 mph from the outfield. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork and a clean exchange. At the plate hits from a tall, balanced setup with a long stride and good balance. Pull hitter with an uphill path and extension thru contact. 76 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.36 runner down the line. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action and regular effort. Drop and drive delivery with some rhythm. Fastball showed slight running action at 78-79 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape with short breaking action at 71-72 mph for strikes. Changeup sat 71-73 mph.


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(7/26/16)

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