The Five: Preseason All-State LHH INF's


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

"The Five" highlights high-performing athletes from across the state of Illinois. This week “The Five” looks at five left-handed hitting infielders from this winter's Illinois Preseason All-State. All five are 2021s who currently remain uncommitted.

The crop listed below features some middle-of-order first base types as well as a couple of left-handed hitters who should be able to stick up the middle.

THE FIVE

 

Al Holguin

Class of 2021 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: St. Rita
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Cincinnati Spikes
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Position
7.23
60-yard
(07/17/19)
85
INF Velo
(02/09/20)
99
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
Position
60-yard
7.25
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
7.33
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
7.23
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.77
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.87
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
92
Trackman - Hitting
100.72
Exit Speed (max)
(09/05/20)
88.25
Exit Speed (avg)
(09/05/20)
256
Distance (avg)
(09/05/20)
366
Distance (max)
(09/05/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
100.72
Exit Speed (avg)
88.25
Distance (avg)
256
Distance (max)
366
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %

Scouting Report

2/09/20
Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Physical, wide-shouldered, strong frame.
Hit: LHH. Wide quiet setup, smooth load and leg-lift timing trigger. Loose, athletic, strong hands, present bat speed, natural lift in swing, stays on plane, extension through contact, fluid rhythm throughout and consistent hard gap-to-gap contact.
Power: 99 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present pull-side power.
Arm: LH. INF - 85 mph. Clean arm action, 3/4 slot and throws carry across the diamond.
Defense: Feel for the first base bag, steady hands, clean release.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Videos

(2/9/20)


Tyler Castro

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Huntley
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Pro Player Canes
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(07/12/19)
76 - 79
FB
(07/12/19)
64 - 65
CB
(07/15/20)
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 78
CB
64 - 65
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
76 - 79
Position
7.01
60-yard
(02/09/20)
80
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
83
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
4.08
H-1st
(07/12/19)
Position
60-yard
7.01
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
83
Position
INF Velo
80
H-1st
4.26
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.11
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
79
Position
INF Velo
77
H-1st
4.47
Exit Velo
74
Position
INF Velo
72
H-1st
4.76
Exit Velo
73

Scouting Report

2/09/20
Positional Profile
: SS
Body: 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Lean, athletic, projectable frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, quick toe-tap, short stride to even. Fluid rhythm, repeatable swing, loose hands, short, uphill path to contact, controls the barrel.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, range up the middle. Made a sliding play and showed body control completing the play with ease.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. Quick first step. 

Videos

(2/9/20)


Nick Gehrke

Class of 2021 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Minooka
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Razorbacks 18u
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.52
60-yard
(02/09/20)
85
INF Velo
(08/11/20)
89
Exit Velo
(01/20/20)
4.54
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.61
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.56
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.52
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.7
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
89
Position
INF Velo
77
H-1st
4.54
Exit Velo
81
Trackman - Hitting
91.06
Exit Speed (max)
(06/09/20)
84.55
Exit Speed (avg)
(06/16/20)
235
Distance (avg)
(06/16/20)
331
Distance (max)
(06/16/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
89.21
Exit Speed (avg)
78.16
Distance (avg)
162
Distance (max)
312
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
88.38
Exit Speed (avg)
84.55
Distance (avg)
235
Distance (max)
331
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
91.06
Exit Speed (avg)
82.99
Distance (avg)
228
Distance (max)
310
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
21.60
Hand Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
20.57
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/09/20)
73.50
Bat Speed (max)
(06/09/20)
68.40
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/09/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.07
Bat Speed (max)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
65.15
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.24
Bat Speed (max)
70.6
Bat Speed (avg)
67.58
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
20.57
Bat Speed (max)
73.5
Bat Speed (avg)
68.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

2/09/20
Positional Profile
: 2B
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, quick leg lift trigger. Short, natural lift in swing, easy effort, all fields approach at the plate and flashed quick-twitch.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Attacks the baseball, athletic actions, plays fast and with bounce, quick transfer, smooth on the move up the middle.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60. 

Videos

(2/9/20)


Nathan Mosqueda

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Brother Rice
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Burr Ridge Braves
  • Height: 5-6
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.18
60-yard
(02/09/20)
83
INF Velo
(02/09/20)
82
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
Position
60-yard
7.18
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.27
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.4
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
78

Scouting Report

2/09/20
Positional Profile
: SS
Body: 5-foot-6, 160-pounds. Smaller, well-proportioned frame.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth loading action and short stride. Simple swing, short bat path, lift in swing and balanced finish.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady defender, plays low to the ground, maintains body control on the move; made a highlight type play to his gloveside. Sure hands and clean release.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

Videos

(2/9/20)


Brant Singler

Class of 2021 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Providence Catholic
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Go Pro 2021
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.38
60-yard
(06/16/20)
76
INF Velo
(02/09/20)
93
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
Position
60-yard
7.38
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.69
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.66
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Hitting
88.94
Exit Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
77.99
Exit Speed (avg)
(06/16/20)
161
Distance (avg)
(06/16/20)
322
Distance (max)
(06/16/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
88.94
Exit Speed (avg)
77.99
Distance (avg)
161
Distance (max)
322
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.70
Hand Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
20.01
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/16/20)
72.90
Bat Speed (max)
(06/16/20)
65.85
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/16/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.01
Bat Speed (max)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
65.85
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

2/09/20
Positional Profile
: 1B Left-handed hitting first baseman with power potential.
Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds. Well-proportioned build with strength.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, quick leg-lift timing trigger, rhythm throughout.  Loose hands, uphill path to contact, gap-to-gap approach, athletic finish through contact.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Knack for finding the barrel, ball jumps off the bat.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Steady two-hand gather, athletic in the field, quick double play turn.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 

Videos

(2/9/20)

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