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Underclass Invitational: Pitcher Analysis


By Illinois Staff

On March 27, the PBR Illinois team hosted its annual Underclass Invitational showcase, bringing together a collection of the state’s best freshmen and sophomores in one place, The MAX in McCook, Ill.

We began our post-event breakdown in the days that followed this event, detailing the prospects who exited the event with their prospect arrows pointed way up inside of this Quick Hits post, as well as the traditional stats leaders inside the Statistical Analysis.

Today, we’re continuing our position-by-position analysis by publishing the scouting reports on each of the pitchers who made it out to this event. We began our positional breakdowns this week, analyzing our catchers, outfielders, and infielders.

It’s this collection of arms that helps highlight the extreme depth and rising underclass talent that’s budding in the state of Illinois. These pitchers made for one of, if not the, most exciting positional groups we witnessed this winter.

It’s headlined by sophomore RHP Zander Mueth (Belleville East, 2023), an Ole Miss commit who used this stage to propel himself up the national rankings, now ranked as one of the top-25 sophomores in the country, and Illinois’ No. 1. Here he showcased an authentic feel for three premium pitches, attached to low-90s velocity and a highly projectable 6-foot-4 frame.

Effingham’s RHP Josh McDevitt (2023; uncommitted) also enhanced his prospect stock at the Underclass Invitational. McDevitt reaches his premium velo from a smooth, easy delivery – and his 91.7 mph max fastball velocity was the event’s highest. He was able to demonstrate the feel to spin two separate breaking balls at advanced spin rates, and his changeup looks like a weapon on its own.

Sophomore RHP Matt Sauser (Normal University, 2023; Iowa commit) sat in the upper-80s here from a loose, quick, and clean arm action, though it’s his ability to spin advanced breaking balls that has him separating himself from his peers. His curveball, especially, features sharp, biting spin and swing-and-miss traits.

Wake Forest commit RHP Ryan Sloan (York, 2024) was the top-ranked freshman arm in attendance. He drives down the mound and releases the ball from a low height and ¾ slot that generates hard arm-side action and carry, and he was up to an 87 mph high here.

For full reports on this group, continue reading below.

TOP RIGHT-HANDED PITCHING PROSPECTS

1. Zander Mueth, Belleville East (IL), 2023; Ole Miss commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-4, 170-pounds. Long, athletic frame
Delivery: Advanced easy delivery, athletic, tall and fall type, smooth tempo, level shoulders, lands square, works efficiently in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T92, 89-91 mph. Heavy ball jumps out of hand, advanced control at bottom of zone. T2251, 2133 average rpm.
SL: 77-79 mph. 10/4 shape, advanced sharp action, tight spin, works lateral, feel for strikes. T2367, 2301 average rpm.
CH: 82-84 mph. Arm side run, thrown for strikes, arm speed similar to fastball. T1860, 1785 average rpm.

2. Josh McDevitt, Effingham (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Advanced easy delivery, very smooth rhythm, strong front side, body works efficiently, level shoulders, lands square, works in line through target.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T92, 89-91 mph. Run/sink action, ball jumps out of hand, consistent strikes. T2442, 2332 average rpm.
CB: 74-76 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action, advanced depth. T2888, 2784 average rpm.
SL: 76-78 mph. 10/4 shape. T2508, 2385 average rpm.
CH: 81-82 mph. Arm side run, thrown for strikes at bottom of zone, arm speed same as fastball. T1849, 1717 average rpm.

3. Matt Sauser, Normal University (IL), 2023; Iowa commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, fluid feet in windup, quick, smooth tempo, lands square, works efficiently in line with target, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Advanced quick, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T89, 87-89 mph. Arm side run, heaviness to it, consistent strikes. T2114, 2042 average rpm.
CB: 72-75 mph. Big 11/5 shape, gradual sweeping action. T2324, 2256 average rpm.
SL: 78-78 mph. Advanced aggressive pitch, short, tight action, 10/4 shape. T2337, 2127 average rpm.
CH: 81-83 mph. Sink/fade action. T1402, 1386 average rpm.

4. Ryan Sloan, York (IL), 2024; Wake Forest commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Long, athletic frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, explosive action, repeatable, smooth tempo, lands square, level shoulders, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 85-87 mph. Advanced run/sinking action, consistent strikes. T2225, 2145 average rpm.
SL: 75-75 mph. 10/4 shape, sweeping action. T2307, 2245 average rpm.
CH: 76-79 mph. Sink/fading action, arm speed similar to fastball, strikes. T1900, 1846 average rpm.

5. Ryan Hussey, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023 Notre Dame commit.
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 187-pounds. Solid frame.
Delivery: Stretch only, starts closed, tall and fall delivery, easy mechanics, repeatable, short stride, smooth rhythm, level shoulders, lands square to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T90, 88-89 mph. 4-seam, heavy ball, thrown for strikes. T2194, 2031 average rpm.
CB: 74-76 mph. 11/5 shape, short action. T1897, 1816 average rpm.
SL: 74-75 mph. Small 10/4 shape. T1897, 1840 average rpm.
CH: 80-81 mph. Advanced run/sink action, thrown for strikes. T1967, 1751 average rpm.

6. Gavin Parkerson, Armstrong (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Strong, durable build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, repeatable, high leg kick, quick tempo, lands square to target, works in line, finishes toward first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T91, 86-89 mph. True four-seam, heavy ball for his age. T2359, 2253 average rpm.
CB: 69-72 mph. 11/5 shape, advanced sharp action, feel for strikes.
CH: 79-82 mph. Sinking action. T2132, 2026 average rpm.

7. Andrew Ressler, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Simple, tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, level shoulders, lands square, works in line with target, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T88, 86-88 mph. Running action, flashes a heavy ball. T2435, 2377 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. 10/4 shape, sharp action. T2456, 2346 average rpm.
SL: 73-75 mph. Similar 10/4 shape to CB, more lateral. T2693, 2639 average rpm.

8. Cooper Cohn, McHenry (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Quick tempo, repeatable delivery, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 86-87 mph. Sink/run action, flashes a heavy ball. T2296, 2184 average rpm.
CB: 75-76 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action. T2792, 2667 average rpm.
SL: 78-80 mph. 10/4 shape, tight spin, feel for it. T2538, 2513 average rpm.
CH: 79-81 mph. Downward action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1985, 1836 average rpm.

9. Charlie Wolf, St. Ignatius (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Lean, wiry build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, clean, repeatable actions, lands slightly open, works in line to target, strong front side, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 84-87 mph. 4-seam, carry out of hand at times, commanded the zone. T2592, 2481 average rpm.
CB: 69-72 mph. 11/5 shape, flashes 12/6, has depth. T2357, 2313 average rpm.
CH: 75-79 mph. Straight change, downward action, thrown at bottom of the zone. T1769, 1684 average rpm.

10. Grant Tenuta, Sandburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 188-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Clean, repeatable tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, lands square, works in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T89, 87-89 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, flashes a heavy ball, strikes. T2071, 1971 average rpm.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action, feel for strikes. T1690, 1580 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Advanced sink/fade action, thrown for strikes at bottom of zone. T1414, 1314 average rpm.

11. Cole Van Assen, Brother Rice (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, polished, tall and fall delivery, fluid rhythm, short stride, repeatable, works in line with target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Slight run, advanced command for bottom of zone. T2000, 1924 average rpm.
SL: 72-74 mph. Advanced 10/4 shape, sharp action, feel for strikes. T1998, 1924 average rpm.
CH: 73-74 mph. Sink/fade action, strikes at bottom of zone. T1795, 1690 average rpm.

12. Christian Graves, Marengo (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Strong frame.
Delivery: Repeatable, athletic, tall and fall delivery, rhythm in tempo, quick leg kick, strong front side, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T87, 85-87 mph. Plays downhill, arm side of plate, flashes a heavy ball.
CB: 68-70 mph. 12/6 shape, has depth, feel for strikes. T2060, 1333 average rpm.
CH: 78-80 mph. Straight change, flashes fade, arm speed similar to fastball. T1882, 1806 average rpm.

13. Logan Barnett, Pontiac (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-4, 220-pounds. Large frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, repeatable, smooth tempo, effortless at times, level shoulders, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T88, 85-88 mph. 4-seam, flashes heaviness. T2170, 1857 average rpm.
CB: 73-76 mph. 12/6 shape, tight action, thrown for strikes. T1998, 1932 average rpm.
CH: 82-83 mph. Arm side run, arm speed similar to fastball. T1517, 1466 average rpm.

14. Zachary Kwasny, Lincoln Way East (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Delivery: Stretch only, starts closed with weight on backside, tall and fall delivery, repeatable, clean, strong front side, level shoulders, lands square, works efficiently in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T89, 84-88 mph. Jumps out of hand, plays on both sides of plate. T2250, 2161 average rpm.
SL: 72-73 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action. T2078, 1962 average rpm.
CH: 77-78 mph. Sink/run action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1632, 1558 average rpm.

15. Dennis Helwig Jr, St. Laurence (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 165-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, repeatable, quick tempo, shoulders work uphill, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish on strong front side.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 85-86 mph. Plays downhill, arm side run, flashes heaviness. T2140, 2127 average rpm.
CB: 73-74 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1961, 1908 average rpm.
CH: 76-77 mph. Straight change, some downward action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1955, 1802 average rpm.

16. Tommy Haggerty, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 187-pounds. Athletic frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, high front side, big leg lift, quick tempo, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, flashes a heavy ball, plays up in zone at times.
CB: 64-66 mph. 12/6 shape, flashes 11/5, gradual action. T1960, 1301 average rpm.
CH: 74-77 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball, thrown for strikes. .

17. Paul Svanascini, Northridge Prep (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Athletic, tall and fall delivery, long stride, rhythm in tempo, simple, repeatable actions, lands square, works in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T88, 85-87 mph. Mostly straight, flashes run and life. T2302, 2220 average rpm.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T2317, 2256 average rpm.
SL: 72-75 mph. Small 10/4 shape. T2511, 2391 average rpm.

18. Kyler Kennen, Jacobs (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-5, 180-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, long stride, lands slightly open, works in line with target, starts slightly closed out of the stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 82-83 mph. Arm side run, plays on both sides of plate. T2326, 2231 average rpm.
CB: 61-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1944, 1808 average rpm.
CH: 76-78 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1967, 1854 average rpm.

19. MJ Liyeos, Waubonsie Valley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, athleticism in delivery, quick, smooth rhythm, leg lift works slightly across body, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Advanced arm side run, thrown for strikes. T2362, 2324 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. Advanced 10/4 sweeping shape, sharp action, highly-advanced spin metrics for age. T2659, 2550 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Sinking action, arm speed same as fastball. T1546, 1485 average rpm.

20. Logan Voelz, Antioch (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, fluid feet, smooth rhythm, lands square, works in line to target, starts slightly closed out of stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T86, 83-86 mph. Cuts at times, intent to play up in the zone. T1814, 1755 average rpm.
CB: 69-73 mph. 12/6 shape, flashes depth, thrown at bottom of zone. T1757, 1638 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1502, 1359 average rpm.

TOP LEFT-HANDED PITCHING PROSPECTS

1. Vince Waterman, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Foot drops behind mound in windup, drop and drive delivery, smooth rhythm in tempo, lands square, works in line to target, strong front side, starts slightly closed out of stretch, quick to plate.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, live arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 84-87 mph. Plays downhill, flashes arm side run, clean out of the hand and life through the zone. T2513, 2452 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. T2315, 2235 average rpm.
CH: 74-79 mph. Straight change, thrown for strikes, arm speed similar to fastball. T1616, 1541 average rpm.

2. John Hughes, Nazareth (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Repeatable tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, high leg lift, lands square, works in line to target, strong front side.
Arm Action: LH. Short, clean arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 81-84 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, consistently plays glove-side of plate. T2077, 1963 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. T1887, 1819 average rpm.
CH: 66-73 mph. Advanced fading action, thrown for strikes at bottom of the zone. T3131, 1802 average rpm.
CH: 75-78 mph. Straight change, flashes sink, thrown for strikes. T1828, 1707 average rpm.

3. Evan Nieter, Marian Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-4, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, hands work overhead in windup, smooth rhythm, strong front side, lands square, balanced finish.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Arm side run, thrown for strikes. T2102, 2054 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. 1/7 shape, tight action. T1556, 1404 average rpm.
CH: 76-78 mph. Sink/fade action, throw for strikes. T1850, 1817 average rpm. 

4. Luca Fiore, Nazareth (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, repeatable, smooth rhythm, feet work quick, lands square, works in line with target, athletic finish, starts closed out of stretch.
Arm Action: LH. Advanced quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 80-83 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, thrown on both sides of plate. T2278, 2144 average rpm.
CB: 62-65 mph. 1/7 shape, sharp action, has depth, strikes. T2414, 2414 average rpm.
SL: 63-70 mph. Late sweeping action, feel, distinctly different from curveball. T2488, 2325 average rpm.
CH: 70-72 mph. Advanced fading action, thrown for strikes at bottom of zone. T1865, 1814 average rpm.

5. Lleyton Grubich, McHenry (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Repeatable, tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, strong front side, level shoulders, lands square, works efficiently in line to target.
Arm Action: LH. Loose, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Advanced arm side run. T2095, 2006 average rpm.
CB: 73-75 mph. 1/7 shape, sharp action. T2099, 2004 average rpm.
CH: 73-75 mph. Fading action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1617, 1541 average rpm.

6. Lucas Foley, Lake Zurich (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, tall and fall delivery, smooth, slow tempo, lands square, works in line with target, lands balanced.
Arm Action: LH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T85, 82-84 mph. Plays downhill, flashes sink. T2266, 2198 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. Small 1/7 shape. T2188, 2119 average rpm.
CH: 72-77 mph. Arm side fade, arm speed similar to fastball. T1474, 1379 average rpm.

7. TJ Schlageter, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, athletic tall and fall delivery, repeatable, smooth rhythm, lands square, works in line with target.
Arm Action: LH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Mostly straight, plays downhill, thrown for strikes. T2051, 1942 average rpm.
CB: 66-69 mph. 1/7 shape, sharp action, advanced feel for strikes. T1895, 1811 average rpm.
CH: 73-75 mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1487, 1393 average rpm.

8. Ian Boal, Johnsburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, high leg lift, lands slightly closed, works in line with target, starts closed out of the stretch.
Arm Action: LH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. 2-seam, arm side run, thrown for strikes at bottom of zone. T1992, 1920 average rpm.
CB: 65-67 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. T2292, 2226 average rpm.
CH: 68-71 mph. Fades arm-side, arm speed same as fastball. T1388, 1250 average rpm.

9. Justyn Hart, Marian Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 218-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, slow, smooth rhythm, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: LH. Short, whippy arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 80-83 mph. Arm side run, plays arm side of plate, can elevate. T2150, 2061 average rpm.
SL: 68-72 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action. T2007, 2007 average rpm.
CH: 72-79 mph. Fading action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1991, 1875 average rpm.

10. Jacob Gimbel, Joliet Catholic (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, drop and drive delivery, repeatable, smooth tempo, leg kick works slightly across body, lands square, works in line to target, starts slightly closed out of stretch.
Arm Action: LH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Slight arm side run, 2-seam type. T2230, 2148 average rpm.
CB: 60-63 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. T1970, 1888 average rpm.
CH: 66-69 mph. Fading action, occasional strikes. T2690, 1715 average rpm.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Liam Arnold, Palatine (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, rhythm in tempo, lands square, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. 4-seam, intent to play up in the zone. T2120, 2040 average rpm.
CB: 69-70 mph. Aggressive pitch, 11/5 shape, sharp action, feel for it. T2326, 2269 average rpm.
CH: 70-71 mph. Downward action, flashes fade, thrown for strike. T1507, 1439 average rpm.

Wesley Carter, Bloomington Central Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, hands work overhead in windup, quick tempo, lands slightly open, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Flashed a cutting action, thrown for strikes. T2038, 1904 average rpm.
CB: 61-63 mph. 12/6 shape, has depth, thrown down in the zone. T2314, 2200 average rpm.
SL: 66-68 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action, has feel. T2340, 2297 average rpm.

Michael Dabe, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, looks to get push from backside, lands square, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Mostly straight, strikes at times. T1573, 1562 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. Small 10/4 shape, gradual action. T1263, 1247 average rpm.
CH: 68-71 mph. Straight change, thrown for strikes, arm speed similar to fastball. T1347, 1315 average rpm.

Eric DeCosta, Wheaton Warrenville South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, flashes rhythm, lands slightly closed, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 73-78 mph. Mostly straight, worked glove side of plate.
SL: 65-68 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action, worked arm side of plate. T2198, 2082 average rpm.
CH: 64-67 mph. Flashes downward action. T3647, 1674 average rpm.

Aidan Duggan, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/RHP
Body: 6-0, 167-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick rhythmic tempo, leg kick works slightly across body, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, thrown for strikes. T2066, 2018 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. Slurve-type, 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 78-79 mph. Advanced sink/fade action, arm speed similar to fastball. 1855 average rpm.

Ryan Geraghty, Carmel Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 162-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick tempo, slow leg lift, lands slightly open, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Mostly straight, plays downhill at times. T1955, 1776 average rpm.
CB: 66-68 mph. Slurve-type, 10/4 shape, gradual action, plays glove-side. T2014, 1964 average rpm.
CH: 69-72 mph. Fading action, arm speed similar to fastball. T1555, 1491 average rpm.

Casey Giemzik, Brother Rice (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 191-pounds.
Delivery: Repeatable, tall and fall delivery, footwork works behind mound from windup, quick tempo, level shoulders, lands square, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 79-82 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, flashes life out of hand. T2162, 2005 average rpm.
CB: 67-67 mph. 11/5 shape, early action, has depth. T2123, 2030 average rpm.
CH: 68-70 mph. Fading action. T1389, 1344 average rpm.
CUT: 78-80 mph. Aggressive pitch, cutting/downward action.

Emin Hartigan, Huntley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 155-pounds. Long frame.
Delivery: Wide setup, quick feet, drop and drive delivery, lands slightly closed, works in line with target.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Arm side run, sinking action. T1926, 1766 average rpm.
CB: 64-67 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. T1681, 1612 average rpm.
CH: 71-73 mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1499, 1448 average rpm.

Nicholas Lacson, Barrington (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, hands work overhead in windup, lands slightly open, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Mostly straight, plays glove-side of plate.
SL: 71-73 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 76-79 mph. Flashes sink, arm speed similar to fastball. T1969, 1432 average rpm.

Joseph Martin, Newark (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Athletic tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, high leg lift, lands slightly open, works in line through target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T85, 84-85 mph. 4-seam, plays glove side of plate. T2269, 2096 average rpm.
CB: 73-76 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, flashes feel. T2209, 2147 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Straight change, downward action. T1799, 1511 average rpm.

Finn O'Meara, Nazareth (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall, athletic delivery, smooth tempo, lands square, works in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Arm-side run, plays arm-side. T2185, 1959 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T2402, 2167 average rpm.
SL: 72-73 mph. Similar shape to curveball, tight action, feel for it. T2554, 2478 average rpm.
CH: 73-75 mph. Straight change, strikes at times. T1343, 1265 average rpm.

Braylon Singer, Williamsville (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, repeatable delivery, quicker tempo, lands square to target, works in line, balanced finish.
Arm Action: LH.
FB: T75,  mph. Flashes arm side run, plays on both sides of plate. T2062, 1843 average rpm.
CB: 57-62 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual action. T1895, 1792 average rpm.
CH:  mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1749, 1744 average rpm.

Jake Swanson, Grant (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Hands work overhead in windup, tall and fall delivery, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: LH. Quick arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T83, 78-81 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight. T1868, 1777 average rpm.
CB: 59-60 mph. 1/7 shape, flashes depth. T1665, 1616 average rpm.
CH: 65-67 mph. Straight change, arm speed similar to fastball. T1484, 1480 average rpm.
SPLT: 70-76 mph. 

Luke Teschke, Monticello (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, repeatable, smooth tempo, lands slightly open, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short, loose arm action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T82, 81-81 mph. Mostly straight, intent to play at top of zone. T2081, 1958 average rpm.
CB: 69-72 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T1802, 1729 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Sink/run action, plays at bottom of zone. T2006, 1907 average rpm.

Charlie Vercruysse, Normal University (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Long, athletic action.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, slight pause at top of leg lift, lands square, level shoulders, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Two-seam type, sink/run, consistent strikes. T1885, 1794 average rpm.
CB: 67-69 mph. 10/4 shape, flashes tight spin. T2152, 2098 average rpm.
CH: 70-72 mph. Downward action, feel for it. T1436, 1391 average rpm. 

Jack Watson, Batavia (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, leg kicks out, quick tempo, lands square to target, short stride.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. 4-seam, mostly straight, strikes, intent to throw up in zone. T2105, 1987 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action. T2403, 2341 average rpm.
CH: 79-82 mph. Fading action, plays arm side. T3132, 1958 average rpm.

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