Preseason All-State: Pitcher Analysis


By Illinois Scouting Staff

On Feb. 9, PBR Illinois hosted one of its biggest showcases on its annual calendar: The Preseason All-State. This invite-only showcase brings together the state’s best talent in its 2021 class, regardless if a player is committed or not. Over 110 of Illinois’ best juniors made it to McCook last month, many of whom remain uncommitted. Monday marked the start of our position-by-position breakdown of the event with a look at the catchers.

Today we conclude the positional breakdown with the pitchers who were in attendance. With the amount of depth and talent on display we decided to rank the top left-handed arms and right-handed arms separately. 

The top two left-handed arms, Drew Gray (Belleville East) and Eric Orloff (Glenbrook North), both solidified themselves as two of the top arms in the class. 

Dominic Guzman (Crystal Lake South) made the most of his first PBR event, emerging as the top right-handed arm on the day. Guzman has a 6-foot-3, athletic frame, clean arm, three pitch mix and ran his fastball up to 90 mph. 

Another eye-opening performance came from the No. 2 ranked right-hander in the group, Tyler Conklin (Kaneland). Conklin has a lively arm, sat 89-91, threw a high-volume of strikes and paired it with a sharp slider.

There were a number of other noteworthy performances on the mound and plenty of uncommitted arms to follow in the “best of the rest” category. 

Read on below for reports on all of the pitchers from the event and stay tuned for the Top Overall Prospects from the event to roll-out on Friday.

TOP LHP PROSPECTS

1. Drew Gray, Belleville East (IL), 2021 (Arkansas commit)
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 180-pounds. Long-limbed, high-waisted frame with plenty of room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Composed on the mound. Fluid, directional delivery, balanced, on-line and still head at foot strike.
Arm Action: LH. Highly-projectable arm. Works long, loose, quick from a 3/4 slot with easy effort.
FB: T89, 87-89 mph. Clean out of the hand, late jump through the zone, late arm-side-run and life.
CB: 71-74 mph. 12/6 shape, depth, flashed bite, feel.
SL: 79-83 mph. Maintains arm speed, tunnels off fastball, late 2/8 shape, tight spin. Potential swing-and-miss offering. 

2. Eric Orloff, Glenbrook North (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Large frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, lifts and turns to close front side, regular effort, high front side, lands closed and creates angle.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, lively arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot, above average arm speed.
FB: T89, 88-89 mph. Lively finish, works with late run and sink to arm side, above average control of the zone.
CB: 71-72 mph. Sharp action with depth, 1/7 shape, fastball arm speed, dropped for strikes.
CH: 78-79 mph. Straight change showed occasional sink action, deceptive arm speed, tough angle.

3. Jack Stellano, Reed Custer (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Thick large body build, sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Subtle rocker step into slight coiled balance point, stays on back side into leg swing landing. Low effort delivery with solid balance throughout.
Arm Action: LH. Free and easy arm, long swing works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Finishes with running action through the zone, hard finish, above average feel of the zone.
CB: 68-70 mph. 1/7 shape.
CH: 74-76 mph. Near fastball arm speed, plays with run and sink to arm side, best secondary offering, showed above average feel.

4. Jackson Kent, Lake Park (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 192-pounds. Wide-shouldered frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works with tempo, tall balance point and lands square.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 slot, long separation out of the glove, works out of tight window.
FB: T86, 83-84 mph. Plays straight with control of the zone.
CB: 66-68 mph. 12/6 breaking ball with depth, lands for strikes, fastball arm speed.
CH: 72-78 mph. Fading action, near fastball arm speed. 

5. Luke Trepanier, Manteno (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with strength throughout.
Delivery: Smooth tall and fall delivery, works on-line, squared landing, head leaves early.
Arm Action: LH. Clean, quick arm action from a high 3/4 window.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Works mostly straight, late jump through the zone, thrown for strikes.
CB: 75-76 mph. Thrown aggressively, late tumble, 12/6 shape.
CH: 79-80 mph. Same window as fastball, feel. Pronates and get late fade at times.

TOP RHP PROSPECTS

1. Dominic Guzman, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Athletic frame and build.
Delivery: Delivery works with effort, tall balance point, hangs toe under knee, lands square on ball of foot with closed toe.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, stays connected, over the top slot, works out of tight window.
FB: T90, 87-89 mph. Mostly straight, occasional run and sink, lively finish with control.
SL: 71-74 mph. 10/4 shape, frisbee type action, near fastball arm speed, ability to play for strikes.
CH: 70-73 mph. Near fastball arm action, fades to arm side, showed control.

2. Tyler Conklin, Kaneland (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 180-pounds. Smaller frame with stocky build. Compact, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, side rocker into balance point, stays balanced and works directional, solid front side, works with some effort.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, loose quick arm, arm strength present.
FB: T91, 89-91 mph. Mostly straight, four seam type action, showed control of the zone.
SL: 77-77 mph. 10/4 sweeping action, repeats well with above average consistency, excellent control.
CH: 81-82 mph. Fastball arm speed, sinking action.

3. Brennyn Cutts, Toledo-Cumberland (IL), 2021 (Indiana State commit)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 215-pounds. Large sturdy frame, typical durable pitchers build.
Delivery: Easy, lower effort delivery, tall and fall type, simple and stays directional.
Arm Action: RH. Loose quick arm action, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T91, 90-91 mph. Plays mostly straight with feel for the strike zone.
CB: 73-76 mph. 11/5 shape, slurve type breaking ball.
CH: 81-84 mph. Near fastball arm speed, played heavy at times with sinking action.

4. Connor Lockwood, Libertyville (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 150-pounds. Lean build athletic levers.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, repeats with tempo and balance, works on line with squared landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, works quick with arm speed, over the top slot, looks to have more in the tank.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. Mostly straight, four seam type, showed control of the zone.
CB: 69-75 mph. 12/6 shape, flashed above average depth, sharp at times.
SL: 76-77 mph. Works on 10/4 plane, sharp action.
CH: 76-77 mph. Thrown with arm speed, creates arm side action with feel down in the zone.

5. Tom Egan, Mount Carmel (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Average frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Drop and drive type delivery with high front side, works on line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Short draw, high 3/4 slot, low effort.
FB: T88, 86-87 mph. Mostly straight, played down in the zone for strikes.
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape, near fastball arm speed.
SL: 76-78 mph. 10/4 plane, wipeout action.
CH: 74-76 mph. Showed above-average feel, arm side run and sink, deceptive arm speed.

6. Noah Edders, Downers Grove South (IL), 2021 (Bradley commit)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 220-pounds. Large big bodied build, strong lower half.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, hip tilt at top of balance point, high front side, shoulders tilt uphill, finishes out over front side.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, full clean circle, short window out of over the top slot.
FB: T87, 84-87 mph. Showed feel of the zone, played firm with tilt at times, occasional cut action.
CB: 77-78 mph. 11/5 shape, downer action, thrown aggressively with arm speed.
CH: 78-81 mph. Straight change, occasional cut action.

7. Bradin Baucum, Altamont (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Lean proportional body type, athletic.
Delivery: Easy delivery, slight high front side as he works down the hill, lands square and heavy, heel first, works on line and smooth tempo throughout.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, quick arm action, shorter swing, stays connected.
FB: T87, 86-86 mph. Hard late running action, excellent finish and late life, average feel.
CB: 75-76 mph. Sharp biting curveball, thrown aggressively, 11/5 shape.
CH: 74-78 mph. Sink and fade action, showed above average feel, fastball arm speed.

8. Brayson Shew, Toledo-Cumberland (IL), 2021 (John A. Logan JC commit)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 195-pounds. Long projectable frame, wide shoulders, long lower half.
Delivery: Simple delivery, medium lift into balance point, lands toe closed, works slightly across body.
Arm Action: RH. Shorter draw out of the glove, quick arm, 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 87-87 mph. Plays with arm side run, late action at times, showed feel for the zone.
CB: 72-74 mph. 11/5 shape, slurve type action.
CH: 76-79 mph. Plays with sink and arm side action.

9. Kaden Joggerst, O'Fallon (IL), 2021 (Missouri State)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive type delivery that works with effort, online direction and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top slot, slight plunge on back side, quick arm.
FB: T86, 84-85 mph. Mostly straight, creates tilt at times.
SL: 74-77 mph. 10/4 shape, short late action, near fastball arm speed.
CH: 81-82 mph. Firm straight change, showed feel at the bottom of the zone.

10. Michael Rivera, Warren (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Athletic frame with lean strength throughout.
Delivery: Fluid, linear delivery, works on-line down the mound, lands front-toe slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, athletic arm action, works clean out of a 3/4 window.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Clean and easy out of the hand, life through the zone at times, thrown for strikes.
SL: 72-76 mph. Swing-and-miss potential. Thrown aggressively, late 10/4 action.
CH: 74-77 mph. Maintains arm speed, fade action at times. Shows best when he stays on top of it.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Gavin Baldwin, Nashville (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 215-pounds. Wide-shouldered, physical, powerful frame.
Delivery: Simple, controlled tall and fall delivery, stays closed down the mound and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Clean arm from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T84, 81-84 mph. Thrown for strikes, elevated in the zone at times, slight arm-side-run.
CB: 67-68 mph. Thrown with intent, flashed sharp spin, 11/5 plane.

Sebastian Barrera, Brother Rice (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, slight drop and drive type, heel landing with level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm circle, works over the top.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Straight four seam type, occasional sink.
CB: 68-69 mph. 11/5 shape, showed ability to drop for strikes.
CH: 71-73 mph. Sinking changeup, fastball similar arm speed.

Shane Baumgarten, Wheaton Academy (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds. Compact, strong frame.
Delivery: Methodical controlled tall and fall delivery, works on-line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Clean, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. Works straight, lively through the zone.
CB: 72-75 mph. Thrown aggressively, tight spin, depth, feel 11/5 shape.
CH: 76-79 mph. Fastball arm speed, fade action at times.

Wilken Benjamin III, Mundelein (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 165-pounds. Long, lean, high-waisted, projectable frame. Plenty of room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works in rhythm, directional down the mound and lands front-toe slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action from an over-the-top slot.
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. Plays straight, thrown for strikes.
CB: 67-69 mph. 12/6 shape.
CH: 70-73 mph. Maintains arm speed, feel at the bottom of the zone, late tumble.

Cody Bledsoe, Morris (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Average frame with strength.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works athletic and easy, steady direction. in rhythm.
Arm Action: LH. Short draw, loose arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Showed run and sink to arm side, ability to pound the zone.
CB: 71-73 mph. 12/6 type breaking ball, worked best out of the windup.
CH: 75-77 mph. Slight fading action, thrown with fastball comparable arm speed.

Crayton Burnett, St. Joseph-Ogden (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Wiry, live body frame.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive delivery, gets into tucked balance position, lands square with close front toe, stays balanced through release, recoil finish at times.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm, works out of 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Occasional late running action.
CB: 68-70 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action that sweeps across the zone at times, thrown with arm speed and for strikes.
CH: 73-76 mph. Near fastball arm speed, flashed sink and fade.

Evan Chatterjee, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds. Solid athletic build.
Delivery: Modified windup, presets post leg, side rocker step into tucked balance position, works slightly across his body, heel first landing slight open toe.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top slot, full arm swing, slight reach on back side.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Showed control of the zone, mostly straight, four seam type.
SL: 73-73 mph. 11/5, gradual slurve type breaking ball.
CH: 74-75 mph. Straight change, flashed cut action.

Charlie Cmiel, York (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Average lean frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, stays back and works over front side with regular effort, stays balanced throughout. Finishes out over front side with extension.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 slot, full arm circle, clean path.
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. Plays with run to arm side, showed control and occasional sink.
CB: 64-72 mph. 1/7 shape, slight deceleration at times.
CH: 72-74 mph. Slight fading action while showing feel for strike zone at times, thrown near fastball arm speed.

Ethan Cook, Plainfield North (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Smaller athletic frame.
Delivery: Delivery works slightly across his body, tall balance point with toe down, stays level and balanced through squared landing.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, short draw, abrupt finish.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Plays with arm side run, showed some feel.
CB: 68-70 mph. 11/5 shape, tight spin and showed feel.
CH: 69-71 mph. Near fastball arm speed, plays with running action to arm side, above average feel.

Sava Dupor, Glenbrook South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Works across body, tall balance point, level shoulder stays closed through foot strike, finishes around front leg to first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Short draw, stays hidden, over the top slot out of tight window.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Straight fastball, showed some control.
CB: 68-70 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 73-75 mph. Fading action showed feel for the zone.

Jeremy Fox, Riverside-Brookfield (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds. Smaller well proportioned frame.
Delivery: Smooth directional delivery, works with rhythm, repeats, lands front-toe closed.
Arm Action: RH. Clean, quick arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Easy and clean out of the hand, thrown for strikes, arm-side-run.
CB: 67-70 mph. 11/5 shape, underneath at times.
CH: 75-77 mph. Above-average offering. Maintains arm speed, pronates, fade and sink action, feel for the zone.

Ryan Gregorio, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 185-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Side rocker step into tall toe lifted balance point, long wide front side, lands square closed toe, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T87, 83-86 mph. Mostly straight, four seam fastball, showed above average feel.
CB: 64-67 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 71-73 mph. Best secondary offering, thrown with fastball similar arm speed, showed sink and fade action for strikes.

Cade Homerding, Plainfield South (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean frame, lanky levers.
Delivery: Slight drop and drive, loads up on back side with high front side, lands square and finishes balanced.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, plays out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 77-80 mph. Four seam fastball plays mostly straight and in the zone.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, thrown with arm speed, and ability to drop for strikes.
CH: 76-78 mph. Straight change near fastball arm speed, plays firm.

Kyle Hussey, Providence Catholic (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 176-pounds. Athletic, well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Side step initiates tall and fall delivery, strong front side, works on line with target, lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over-the-top slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Four-seam type, plays straight.
CB: 71-73 mph. 12/6 shape, gradual action, played up in the zone.
CH: 76-78 mph. Near fastball arm speed, flashed sinking action.

Jake Jakubowski, Huntley (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Athletic, smaller frame.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery, drop and drive style, with regular effort, tucks into balance point and lands square to target.
Arm Action: RH. Submarine slot, loose arm action.
FB: T76, 74-76 mph. Arm side run and sink.
SL: 65-66 mph. Lateral action, frisbee type slider, 10/4 shape.
CH: 71-72 mph. Deceptive arm speed, sinking action, thrown with confidence. 

Parker Johnson, Mater Dei (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Lean long levered frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, works to open side with some effort, finishes over front side.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, works with some length.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Four seam fastball plays straight.
CB: 71-72 mph. Gradual action, thrown with arm speed at times, worked best out of the stretch.
CH: 78-80 mph. Straight change, showed feel for the zone, near fastball arm speed.

Zachary Kempfer, Nashville Community (IL), 2021 (Wabash Valley JC)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 210-pounds. Athletic, wide-shouldered, projectable frame.
Delivery: Third base side of rubber, quick side step delivery initiates drop/drive delivery, level shoulders, lead leg lands closed from target, square landing, recoil finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Four-seam type, plays towards arm-side of the plate.
CB: 71-74 mph. 11/5 shape, late break.
CH: 78-79 mph. Maintains near fastball arm speed, plays with arm-side run, above-average pitch. 

Travis Lutz, Limestone (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, gets to tucked balance point with toew down, open side stride, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long firm arm action, high 3/4 to over the top slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Showed control of the zone, mostly straight four seam.
CB: 68-70 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 73-75 mph. Slight sinking action.

Kyle Mack, Yorkville (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds. Wide-shouldered frame. More projection to come.
Delivery: Starts in the middle of rubber, side step initiates drop/drive type delivery, slight lead leg kick, front toe lands closed, throws on line with target, works with some rhythm.
Arm Action: RH. Short, compact arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 80-80 mph. Four-seam type, plays straight, strikes.
CB: 63-65 mph. 11/5 shape, feel to spin.
CH: 74-76 mph. Showed cutting action, played towards glove-side. 

Alec Mallinder, Plainfield North (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Lean frame, loose levers.
Delivery: Delivery gains momentum down the hill, big leg kick into foot strike, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Showed run to arm side, occasional late action through the zone.
SL: 62-66 mph. 11/5 shape, near fastball arm speed and played down in the zone.
CH: 71-73 mph. Played with arm side run down in the zone.

Zach Martinie, St.Joseph Ogden (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 193-pounds. Large frame and build, sturdy throughout.
Delivery: Delivery works with tempo and stays upright through release.
Arm Action: RH. Shorter draw hides it well, 3/4 release slinging arm action.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Worked with slight run to arm side, control of the zone.
SL: 68-70 mph. Sweeping action on 10/4 plane, frisbee type slider with feel.
CH: 72-73 mph. Sinking action, thrown with arm speed.

DJ Morand, Loyola Academy (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Solid build with strength.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, loads on back side, gets high front side, upright finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, works out of a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T87, 84-87 mph. Plays with tilt, showed some feel for the strike zone.
CB: 71-76 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 69-77 mph. Straight change, showed occasional fade to arm side.

Andrew Nichols, Olympia (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds. Wide shouldered build with strength.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works in line and lands square, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. HIgh 3/4 slot, short connected draw.
FB: T84, 80-83 mph. Comes out clean and plays with cut action.
CB: 65-69 mph. Slurve type shape with gradual depth.
SL: 66-68 mph. 10/4 sweeping action.
CH: 74-76 mph. Showed feel for the zone, best secondary offering, fading action.

Lucas Nielsen, Downers Grove North (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Strength in lower half.
Delivery: Side-step, tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands front-toe closed.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action from a 3/4 window.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Thrown for strikes, slight arm-side-run.
CB: 68-70 mph. Late depth at times, 11/5 shape.
CH: 72-72 mph. Maintains arm speed, fade action.

Robert Pauly, Fenwick (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall type delivery, works with some effort. Toe down in tucked balance point, works on line and lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, slight plunge on back side, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Mostly straight, played at top of zone with some feel.
CB: 69-70 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 72-73 mph. Slight sinking action, thrown near fastball arm speed.

Ethan Pequette, Manteno (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Simple delivery, stays balanced working out of subtle rocker step into tall balance point. Tall and fall type, finishes to third base side.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 slot, loose arm action, low effort.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Mostly straight, showed control of zone.
CB: 68-70 mph. 1/7 shape with gradual action, feel for strikezone.
CH: 72-74 mph. Slightly lower slot, flashed arm side action.

Logan Petersen, LeRoy (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 179-pounds. Long lanky frame, projectable build.
Delivery: Tall and fall windmill delivery, high front side, lands square and directional.
Arm Action: RH. Long path, works out of over the top slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Plays with tilt, works downhill gets sinking action.
CB: 71-72 mph. 11/5 shape, showed above average depth, sharp at times with feel for the zone.
CH: 75-78 mph. Showed sink and run to arm side, slight deceleration.
CUT: 75-75 mph. 

Dylan Petrey, Hampshire (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Wiry frame, loose lively levers.
Delivery: Drop and drive type delivery, works with some effort and underneath the baseball.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action with life, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Mostly straight, top of the zone, occasional finish.
CB: 62-64 mph. 11/5 shape, showed feel.
SL: 70-71 mph. 10/4 shape, separates from curveball, above average control.
CH: 72-75 mph. Near fastball arm speed, straight change, above average feel.
KN: 66-68 mph. 

Dillon Poe, Benton (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Lean, wiry, high-waisted build. Highly projectable.
Delivery: Feet start staggered towards first base side of rubber, side step initiates quick drop/drive type delivery, feet work on line with target, lands square, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Plays straight, works up in the zone.
SL: 67-69 mph. Tight, 11/5 shape, late break.
CH: 72-73 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed, slight sinking action, works down in the zone.

Matt Porter, Prairie Ridge (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. Stocky build, strong lower half.
Delivery: Works uptempo with subtle rocker step into tall balance point, lands square and finishes around front side, third base side finish.
Arm Action: LH. Full arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Showed occasional sinking action.
CB: 67-70 mph. Tight spin and short action, 1/7 shape, showed feel for the zone.
CH: 76-79 mph. Sinking change, thrown aggressively with arm speed and control. 

Brian Rapanan, Warren (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-7, 160-pounds. Strong lower half.
Delivery: Smooth delivery, works with rhythm, minimal effort, on-line and lands front toe closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Thrown for strikes, occasional arm-side-run.
SL: 68-71 mph. Tight spin, late 10/4 shape, feel.
CH: 76-78 mph. Maintains arm speed, feel for the bottom of the zone, late fade.

Daniel Reischl, Loyola Academy (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Lean athletic shape, above average frame.
Delivery: Down-tempo, methodical through landing, simple lift and stays on line, tall/recoil finish.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top slot, firm arm action.
FB: T86, 83-86 mph. Mostly straight, showed occasional cut and sink.
CB: 68-71 mph. 11/5 shape, showed feel for strike zone.
CH: 70-75 mph. Sinking action, thrown near fastball arm speed.

Ryan Risch, Warren Township (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 189-pounds. Large frame and build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery works with effort, lands square and on line, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, over the top slot.
FB: T85, 83-84 mph. Mostly straight four seam action at the top of the zone.
CB: 70-73 mph. Best offering, advanced action with tight spin and depth, 11/5 plane, dropped for strikes.
CH: 75-77 mph. Fastball arm speed, flashed advanced action, worked to arm side for strikes.

Jack Rodi, Benet (IL), 2021 (Creighton)
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Lean athletic frame, sloped shoulders.
Delivery: Uptempo delivery, side rocker to tall balance point, lands on flexed front side, squared landing.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot, hides the baseball, short draw out of the glove, showed arm speed.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. Flashed occasional sink action while showing control.
CB: 71-73 mph. Works around the breaking ball, varies between 11/5 and 10/4 shape.
CH: 74-76 mph. Near fastball arm speed, variable action, flashed cut and fade.

Lucas Spence, Crete Monee (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Wiry, quick-twitch muscle.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, short directional stride, lands front-toe closed.
Arm Action: LH. Short, quick arm action over-the-top to high 3/4 window.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Thrown for strikes, plays up, finish through the zone with late arm-side-run.
CB: 73-76 mph. Fastball arm speed, tight spin, 12/6 shape, late bite and depth.
SL: 75-79 mph. Advanced offering. Maintains arm speed, tight spin, late sharp bite, 2/8 plane, feel.

Kade Walker, De La Salle (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 165-pounds. Long levered frame, squared shoulders.
Delivery: Tall and fall type delivery, regular effort, works around front side and finishes to third base side.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 74-78 mph. Showed both 4 and 2 seam fastballs, slight run to arm side, with control.
CB: 63-64 mph. 1/7 shape.
CH: 71-72 mph. Slight fading action, near fastball arm speed.

Ryan Weaver, Cary-Grove (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 182-pounds. Lanky frame, moves athletically.
Delivery: Easy tall and fall delivery, poised and smooth actions on the mound, controls levers well.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action, works out of high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. Finishes well, late arm side run, showed feel for the zone.
CB: 67-69 mph. 1/7 shape, loose, near fastball arm speed.
CH: 69-71 mph. Flashed sink action at times, tendency to be underneath, thrown near fastball arm speed.

Trevor Young, Normal University (IL), 2021
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-foot, 164-pounds. Lean wiry frame.
Delivery: Works with pace, uptempo, tall and fall delivery, stays on line, regular effort.
Arm Action: . Long loose arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T81, 78-80 mph. Slight arm side run.
CB: 68-70 mph. 1/7 shape, showed feel for the zone.
CH: 72-76 mph. Sinking action, slight fade, solid control of the zone.

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