Future Games Spotlight: Dylan Gilbert


By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

Name: Dylan Gilbert                                       
Graduating Class: 2016Dylan Gilbert
Position: OF
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210

State: 34

Highly physical 6-foot, 205-pound outfielder, strong lower half. Offensively hits from a slightly closed stance, slight toe tap stride, minimal loading action. Well above average bat speed, quick hands, strong swing. Flashed pop to his pull side, easy swing, 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively plays through the baseball, showed a strong arm from the outfield (88 mph), played with carry, high ¾ slot, short arm action. Aggressive runner, 6.94 runner in the 60. Gilbert’s highly physical attributes should play well at the next level, his skill set is still raw but raw strength and power shows through in his game.

Scouting Report from May 3rd Catholic League Contest vs. De La Salle:  Athleticism is evident in all aspects of the game.  Played right field and pitched the final two frames, throwing mostly fastballs at 82-84 from a short, clean 3/4 arm action. Hits and throws right handed.  Future is in the outfield, but mound work showed off arm strength, which was impressive in pregame. Throws were online with good carry, and he attacked the baseball when fielding. Hits from a closed stance with a short, powerful line drive stroke. Up the middle/right-center approach. No wasted movement with hands, quiet balanced approach.  Lets ball get deep and whips barrel through the zone, definite power the other way. Two hits were both line drive shots to center and right respectively.  Only out on the day was a line drive smoked directly at centerfielder. Showed off speed by stealing two bags, and looks to be a plus runner, aggressive on the base paths, read ball in the dirt well. Also a varsity hockey and football player since his freshman year. Legitimate five tool potential, high 2016 follow.

This spring for the Wolfpack hit .456 in 31 games with 12 doubles, three triples, two home runs, and 20 RBI.  

 The Prep Baseball Report Future Games is a one-of-a-kind event featuring the top 2016 prospects from across our 10 state coverage area. This year taking place at Grand Park in Westfield, IN from July 31-August 2, hundreds of scouts from across the country will fill the stands to watch some of the top uncommitted 2016 prospects across our coverage area.

Last year’s Illinois Class of 2015 Future Games Team has already seen thirteen Division 1 commitments from that roster. Over the next several weeks we will begin to unveil prospects who have been selected to participate in this year's event with a brief history and bio of the player and what we can expect from him at the PBR Future Games.

Current Team Illinois Roster

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Garrett Acton IL Lemont 2016 RHP
Brandon Bossard IL Nazareth Academy 2016 SS
Ben Brecht IL New Trier 2016 LHP
Matt Burch IL Warren 2016 SS
Cal Coughlin IL Carmel 2016 3B
Joe Dittmar IL Richmond Burton 2016 3B
Andrew Dyke IL Brother Rice 2016 OF
Dylan Gilbert IL St. Ignatius 2016 OF
Brenden Heiss IL Jacobs 2016 RHP
Jeremy Houston IL Mount Carmel 2016 SS
Brady Huffman IL Genoa Kingston 2016 RHP
Cooper Johnson IL Carmel Catholic 2016 C
Ryan Kutt IL Brother Rice 2017 RHP
AJ Lewis IL Mount Carmel 2016 C
Brad Littleton IL Coal City 2016 RHP
Cole Miller IL York 2016 LHP
Jack Molnar IL Fremd 2016 OF
Joe Santoro IL Carmel 2016 LHP
Bobby Seymour IL Mount Carmel 2017 1B

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