Gurnee Preseason I.D. Showcase: Stats Posted



By Ryan Quigley
Illinois Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report’s Gurnee Preseason I.D. Showcase took place on Sunday February 22nd at Bat Speed Academy in Gurnee, IL. The showcase featured 105 prospects from the 2015-2018 classes who showcased their talents in front of our scouting staff.

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Several prospects impressed including Grant HS OF/RHP Michael Bengtston, who was one of the top all-around statistical performers at the event. Bengston ran 4.18 seconds from home to first, threw 90 mph from the outfield (tops at the event), and posted the second highest exit velocity off the tee at 91 mph.

New Trier’s Max Rosenthal, recently named the No. 5 overall prospect at the Underclass Invitational Showcase, impressed with his power hitting potential and arm strength behind the plate. Rosenthal topped both statistical catching categories, throwing 82 mph from the crouch and posting an event low 1.92 pop time to second base.

Several pitcher’s also made their name’s knows to PBR, including Wauconda teammates RHP Kevin Malisheski and LHP Kyle Harmon. Malisheski is an uncommitted 2016 prospect who sat in the 84-86 mph range with one of the event’s best breaking balls at 70-72 mph. Harmon was a previously unranked 2015 LHP who is committed to McHenry County College. He’s currently ranked No. 253 in Illinois’ 2015 class after impressing with a lively 80-82 mph fastball and, like Malisheski, a hard 70-72 mph slider.

Let’s take a look at some of the statistical leader’s from this Sunday’s Gurnee Preseason I.D. Showcase:

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Tavarus

Collins

Zion Benton

2016

OF

4.1

Christian

Mota

Lake Central (IN)

2016

MIF

4.11

Austin

Cerny

Hinsdale Central

2016

OF

4.11

Evan

Rapp

Warren

2018

OF

4.18

Jake

Lenti

Mount Carmel

2016

OF

4.18

Michael

Bengston

Grant

2016

OF/RHP

4.18

 

Top Fastball Velocity

Kevin

Malisheski

Wauconda

2016

RHP

86

Johnny

Buckner

Mundelein

2017

RHP/3B

84

Kyle

Harmon

Wauconda

2015

LHP

82

Jack

Warshawsky

Highland Park

2018

RHP/3B

82

Sam

LaMotte

Warren

2016

RHP

82

Anthony

Calarco

New Trier

2018

C/RHP

82

Alex

Williams

Warren

2017

RHP/OF

82

Mike

Fuentes

Bremen

2017

RHP/SS

82

 

Top Exit Velocity

Alex

Gamache

Lake Forest Academy

2017

C/3B

93

Michael

Bengston

Grant

2016

OF/RHP

91

Max

Swiatek

Lakes Community

2016

MIF

89

Aaron

Simon

St. Charles North

2016

1B/OF

88

Tyler

Stamer

Edwardsville

2016

3B/1B

88

Charlie

Ling

Stevenson

2017

MIF

87

Nathaniel

Segura

St. Patrick

2016

C/3B

87

 

Top Infield Velocity

Johnny

Buckner

Mundelein

2017

RHP/3B

83

Anthony

Calarco

New Trier

2018

C/RHP

82

Casey

Becker

Wheaton North

2016

1B/RHP

78

Mike

Fuentes

Bremen

2017

RHP/SS

78

George

Karavidas

Glenbrook South

2015

SS/RHP

77

 

Top Outfield Velocity

Michael

Bengston

Grant

2016

OF/RHP

90

Johnny

Buckner

Mundelein

2017

RHP/3B

86

Stephen

Mogged

Lakes Community

2017

OF

84

Robert

Archbold

Warren

2017

OF/LHP

84

Matt

Croisant

Lake Forest

2018

OF/RHP

84

Jack

McCullough

Warren

2017

LHP/OF

84

 

Top Catching Pop Times

Max

Rosenthal

New Trier

2017

C

1.92, 2.01, 209

Jeff

Korus

Barrington

2017

RHP/C

2.00, 2.07, 2.08

Collin

Brown

Bremen

2018

C

2.01, 2.05, 2.12

Jackson

Petersen

Libertyville

2017

C/MIF

2.03, 2.08, 2.11

Will

Pudik

Peoria Notre Dame

2018

C/3B

2.04, 2.05, 2.11

Nathaniel

Segura

St. Patrick

2016

C/3B

2.04, 2.07, 2.15

 

Top Catching Velocity

Max

Rosenthal

New Trier

2017

C

82

Jeff

Korus

Barrington

2017

RHP/C

76

Jackson

Petersen

Libertyville

2017

C/MIF

75

Anthony

Calarco

New Trier

2018

C/RHP

75

Will

Pudik

Peoria Notre Dame

2018

C/3B

73

 

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