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Lockport Preseason I.D.: Catcher Analysis


By Drew Locascio and Diego Solares
Illinois Staff

On Monday, Feb. 17, the PBR Illinois team made its annual trip to the Bo Dome to host the Lockport Preseason I.D., the largest showcase on our calendar. Over two-hundred prospects participated, representing every high school level.

Soon following the event we released early analysis with our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis. Today we continue our coverage with our position-by-position breakdown, starting with the catchers from the event. 

A trio of uncommitted 2021s lead the long list of catchers from the event. The No. 1 ranked catcher from the event was Marist product, Jonny Crowel. Crowel continues to take strides with his right-handed bat and is a clean, steady defender with an accurate arm. John-Michael Scumaci (Marist) was not far behind thanks to athleticism, natural catcher actions and repeatable right-handed swing with feel for the barrel. Rounding out the top three was Jack Snyder (Manteno). Snyder had one of the strongest arms on the day (80 mph from the crouch) and a low pop time of 1.90.

Read on below for reports on all of the catchers from the event.

TOP CATCHER PROSPECTS

1. Jonny Crowel, Marist (IN), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Strong, well-proportioned build; durable lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, pre-pitch movement in hands, smooth load, quick leg kick trigger, drives lower half. Short, uphill path through the zone to contact, flashed power to the pull-side.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.05-2.20 pop times. Clean exchange, repeatable, accurate throws around the bag, adept blocker.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

2. John-Michael Scumaci, Sandburg (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-5, 160-pounds. Strong, muscular, well-proportioned frame. 
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly open setup, quick leg lift trigger, short stride, hands sit in strong hitting position, stays balanced through contact. Short path through the zone, fluid rhythm through contact.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 77 mph. Short, loose arm action, over-the-top slot. .
Defense: 2.17-2.20 pop times. Confident defender on the infield, soft hands, clean funnels, fluid footwork, natural defensive actions, advanced body control, athletic in the field, instinctive defender. Behind the plate, athletic actions, clean exchange, accurate arm, adept blocker.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. Quick feet. 

3. Jack Snyder, Manteno (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Lean, athletic build; more projection to come.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly crouched setup, quick leg kick trigger, showed balance through contact. Quick hands, level path through contact, line-drive oriented approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, strong arm.
Defense: 1.90-2.01 pop times. Jumps out the crouch, clean exchange leads to quick release, works in line with the right-handed batters box. Strong wrists, steady hands.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

4. Matthew Merk, Lockport (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Strong, well-defined build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, quick leg lift trigger, stride to even. Uphill path to contact, smooth rhythm throughout.
Power: 100 mph exit velocity from the tee. Advanced bat strength for age.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot on the infield. Arm plays more over-the-top and with carry from behind the plate.
Defense: 2.00-2.11 pop times. Athletic setup behind the plate, clean transfer, feet mostly work on line with target, strong throws to the bag. In the infield, athletic fielding position, steady two-hand gather, quick release, confident on the move, body control.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. Above-average runner for position and age.

5. Tyler Stack, Oswego (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Lean, highly projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, high leg kick trigger. Loose hands, bat travels on an uphill plane to contact, works gap-to-gap.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot; quick arm.
Defense: 1.99-2.12 pop times. Athletic setup behind the dish, jumps out the crouch, quick release, works in line with right-handed batters box, adept blocker, some accuracy on throws.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Chase Arthur, Lincoln-Way East (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly open setup, slight leg lift trigger, short stride.  Uphill path through the zone, elevates the baseball.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. INF - 67 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. Plays more over-the-top behind the plate.
Defense: 2.25-2.58 pop times. Comes to the baseball, two-hand gather, long to release. Upright setup behind the dish, feet work on line with target, long to release.
Run: 8.20 runner in the 60. 

Logan Barnett, Pontiac (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 210-pounds. Tall, athletic, mature build. Room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Slightly crouched setup, wide base, slight toe-tap trigger, short stride.  Bat travels on an uphill plane to the baseball, upright finish through contact.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot. Above-average arm strength for age.
Defense: 2.07-2.25 pop times. Athletic setup behind the plate, long to release, works on line with target, square blocker.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Gunnar Bettenhausen, Tinley Park (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, front foot starts slightly open, quick leg lift trigger, short stride to even.  Long, uphill path to the baseball, extension through contact.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.20-2.29 pop times. In the field, active feet, two-hand gather, long to release. Behind the plate, clean transfer, feet work in line with target, accurate throws to the bag.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Cole Blazekovich, Minooka (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-0, 150-pounds. Lean, projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Starts open in the box, slight leg lift trigger, strides to even.  Short path through the zone, middle-in approach at the plate.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Short, compact arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.19-2.34 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, throwing hand rests near glove prior to receiving, feet shuffle in line through target.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

Dawson Bochenek, Lockport (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg kick trigger, short stride.  Short, level path to the baseball, line drive approach at the plate, favored his pull-side.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 76 mph. Short, compact arm action, high 3/4 slot. Arm plays more over-the-top behind the dish.
Defense: 2.25-2.34 pop times. In the field, active feet, wo-hand gather, clean hands on the move, long to release. Behind the plate, athletic setup, jumps out the crouch, clean transfer, feet shuffle in line with target, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Brooks, Lincoln-Way East (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: SH. Balanced setup, leg lift trigger, short stride.  Bat takes an uphill path to the baseball.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.08-2.27 pop times. Clean transfer from glove to hand, feet work in line with right-handed batters box.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Brown, Danville (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-0, 168-pounds. Lanky, projectable frame.
Hit: SH. Stands tall in the box from the left side, more crouched from the right, slight leg lift, short stride.  Long, uphill path to contact.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.43-2.50 pop times. Weight starts back on heels, feet shuffle in line with right-handed batters box, long to release.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Owen Burns, Morris Community (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-7, 135-pounds. Lean, athletic, high-waisted build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, slight leg lift trigger, short stride.  Short, level path to the baseball, showed ability to stay inside the baseball, line drive approach at the plate.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.18-2.26 pop times. Clean transfer, feet work in line with target, square blocker, gets around the baseball on bunt play.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Connor Christian, Lockport (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. Lean, athletic, projectable build.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open, athletic setup, smooth load, balanced leg kick trigger, short stride, stays balanced through contact.  Loose hands, short, uphill path to the baseball, consistently hit the ball in the air, simple swing.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.20-2.27 pop times. Quick transfer, feet work in line with target.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Tommy Cismoski, Lincoln-Way Central (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Athletic, lean frame. Room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Starts balanced in the box, front foot slightly open, toe-tap trigger, short stride to close.  Uphill path through the zone, head stays on the ball throughout, upright finish.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short draw, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.36-2.50 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, long to release.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

Brian Daker, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Quiet, slightly open, balanced setup, short stride, hands stay back in strong hitting position, simple load, stays balanced through contact.  Short, uphill path to contact, elevates the baseball.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.05-2.10 pop times. Showed ability to work in line with target, clean exchange leading to quick release.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Quinn Duffy, Marist (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, bat rests on shoulder, slight leg lift trigger, short stride.  Short path to contact, pull-side tendency.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. OF - 79 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. Shorter arm action behind the plate.
Defense: 2.00-2.07 pop times. In the outfield, attacks the ball, active feet, strong breakdown, fields the ball cleanly. Behind the dish, crouched setup, clean transfer, feet work in line with right handed batters box, accurate throws around the bag.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Gino Gazzillo, Mt. Carmel (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build; more projection to come.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, quick leg kick trigger, short stride.  Some hand speed, bat travels in a short, level path through the zone to contact.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.05-2.25 pop times. Clean exchange, long to release.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Xavier Head, Hillcrest (IL), 2020
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 200-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Starts balanced in the box, quick leg lift trigger, short stride.  Aggressive hacks, bat travels on an uphill plane through the zone.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. 
Defense: 2.25-2.60 pop times. Upright finish behind the plate, glove drops once ball is received, feet shuffle in line with right-handed batters box.
Run: 8.02 runner in the 60. 

Hunter Hrycyk, Bolingbrook (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Athletic, projectabile build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, slight leg lift trigger, short stride to even,  Bat speed generated by quick hands, short, uphill path through the zone to contact, elevates the baseball.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.11-2.29 pop times. Works in line with his target, advanced ability to block, quiet receiver, sound pitch framing ability. 
Run: 7.82 runner in the 60. 

Brian Huttner, Chicago Christian (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 5-foot-9, 200-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balance, slightly open setup, quick high leg kick trigger, short stride to even.  Level path to contact, elevates the baseball.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Raw pop in his bat.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. INF - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.25-2.34 pop times. In the field, two-hand gather, sits back on the ball, some feel for locating the bag. Behind the plate, feet occasionally worked in line with target, some accuracy on throws.
Run: 8.38 runner in the 60. 

Aiden Knipper, Lincoln-Way East (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 145-pounds. Lean, projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, balanced setup, slight leg lift trigger leading to short stride.  Bat travels on a level plane through the zone.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.26-2.44 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, clean transfer, feet work on line with target.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60. 

Edward Latko III, Maine South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Crouched setup,high leg kick.  Uphill path to the baseball.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.29-2.39 pop times. Clean exchange, long to release.
Run: 8.19 runner in the 60. 

Jake LaVine, Metea Valley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Athletic frame. Room to grow.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, quick high leg kick, short stride.  Uphill path through the zone, favored his pull-side.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot, throws produced carry.
Defense: 2.08-2.19 pop times. Upright setup behind the dish, quick out of the crouch, clean transfer to quick release, feet shuffle in line with target, accurate throws to the bag, advanced defensive actions for age.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Mack, Minooka (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-0, 180-pounds. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, open setup, high leg kick, short stride.  Uphill path to contact, hits the ball in the air to his pull-side.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 1.98-2.05 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, athletic out the crouch, quick release, feet work quick to target, accurate throws to the bag.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Montgomery, Richwoods (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Lean, lanky, high-waisted build. Projectable.
Hit: RHH. Balance setup, pre-pitch movement in hands, high leg kick, loud front foot, short stride.  Bat travels in an uphill path through the zone, favored his pull-side.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short draw, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.22-2.37 pop times. Long to release, feet work in line with target.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Connor Myhre, Crete-Monee (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, slight bend in knees, quick leg lift trigger, short stride.  Long path through the zone to contact.
Power: 71 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.10-2.29 pop times. Long to release, feet shuffle to target, athletic block.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

Justin Quirk, Lincoln-Way East (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 167-pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: LHH. Crouched, slightly open setup, slight leg lift trigger, short stride.  Bat travels on an uphill plane to the baseball.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 61 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. Arm plays underneath the baseball.
Defense: 2.36-2.54 pop times. Weight starts back on heels, clean transfer, feet work in line with right-handed batters box, chests up the baseball on blocks.
Run: 8.64 runner in the 60. 

Hunter Ramos, Lincoln-Way West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-8, 180-pounds. Sturdy lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, active pre-pitch movement, hands drop on load, quick leg kick trigger, short stride.  Short, uphill path through the zone to contact.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 58 mph. INF - 62 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.62-2.94 pop times. In the infield, two-hand gather, sits back on the baseball. Behind the plate, starts back on heels, long windup to release.
Run: 8.30 runner in the 60. 

Nolan Rickmon, Wilmington (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-0, 150-pounds. Lean, lanky, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, weight starts shifted onto back leg, leg kick trigger.  Long, uphill path to contact.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.37-2.45 pop times. Upright setup behind the plate, clean exchange, feet work in line with target.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Jack Rozmus, York (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic build. Room to grow.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands tuck into body during load, quick leg kick, short stride.  Long, uphill path to contact, pull-side tendency.
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.07-2.20 pop times. Weight shifts back on heels behind the plate, clean exchange to quick release, feet work on line with target.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60. 

Harrison Scroggins, Lincoln-Way West (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 190-pounds. Strong, well-proportioned build; durable lower half.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, weight starts shifted slightly onto back leg, toe-tap trigger, stride to even, maintains balance.  Bat travels on a level plane through the zone, line drive approach at the plate, easy swing, rhythm through contact.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Knack for finding the barrel, pull-side pop.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.10-2.18 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, clean transfer from glove to hand, feet shuffle in line with right-handed batters box, square blocker, some accuracy on throws to the bag.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. Athletic runner, quick to acceleration. 

Carter South, Oswego East (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-10, 125-pounds. Lean, athletic, high-waisted build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly open setup, leg kick trigger, strides to closed.  Long, uphill path through the zone, pull-side tendency.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.18-2.36 pop times. Athletic setup behind the plate, clean exchange, quick to release, feet work on line with target, works with some rhythm.
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60. 

Julian Sumner, Lyons Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Athletic, sturdy frame. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, front foot starts closed, hands drop during load, toe-tap trigger leads to short stride.  Long path to contact, comes down on the baseball.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Some raw power, juice when he connects.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot. Carry on throws.
Defense: 1.97-2.08 pop times. Athletic setup behind the plate, quick out the crouch, clean exchange leads to quick release, feet shuffle in line with target, accurate throws to the bag, athletic defensive actions.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Logan Watson, Winnebago (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, slight leg lift, short stride to even.  Bat travels on an uphill plane to the baseball, upright finish through contact.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Short, compact arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.33-2.47 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, feet work on line with target, long to release.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

Lucas Waunn, Fenwick (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 167-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, weight starts shifted onto back leg, toe-tap trigger initiates lower half, short stride, maintains some balance through contact.  Short, uphill path to contact, elevates the baseball.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short draw, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.15-2.26 pop times. Athletic setup behind the plate, feet shuffle in line with target, long to release.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Christopher Webb, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-6, 162-pounds. Compact, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, front foot rests slightly open, active pre-pitch movement in hands, toe-tap trigger, strides to closed.  Bat travels on a short, uphill path through the zone.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.26-2.44 pop times. Sits back on the baseball, two-hand gather, secures the baseball, long to release. Staggered setup behind the plate, hand rests near glove prior to receiving, feet work on line with target.
Run: 8.22 runner in the 60. 

Kaleb Wilkey, Lincoln-Way West (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-8, 158-pounds. Lean, athletic frame. Room to fill out.
Hit: SH. Slightly crouched, open setup, leg lift, strides to closed.  Bat travels on an uphill path through the zone, back foot drags.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Short, compact arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.22-2.29 pop times. Upright setup behind the plate, clean exchange, feet shuffle on line with target, plays behind the baseball.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Will Withers, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Lanky, long-levered frame.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed setup in the box, slight shift in weight onto back leg, front foot starts open, smooth load, leg lift trigger, short stride.  Bat stays level to contact, line drive approach at the plate, rhythm throughout.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.25-2.38 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, clean transfer, long to release, feet shuffle on line with target.
Run: 8.09 runner in the 60. 

Nolan Zurawski, Minooka (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted build.
Hit: RHH. Starts balanced in the box, front foot slightly open, athletic leg kick trigger, strides to closed.  Long, uphill path to the ball, extension through contact.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Short arm action, compact draw, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.18-2.40 pop times. Balanced setup behind the plate, clean transfer, feet work on line with target, some accuracy on throws.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60.

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