Underclass Showcase: Pitcher Analysis


By Illinois Staff

On Oct. 25, the PBR Illinois staff hosted its final event of the year: the Underclass Showcase. This event was open to all of the state’s prospects in its 2023, 2024, and 2025 graduating classes, and allowed us to end the 2020 showcase circuit with a bang.

Our staff was treated to a look at some of the brightest up-and-coming talents in the state, and we began our event breakdown in the days that followed, when we published instant analysis in the form of our Quick Hits and Statistical Analysis stories. We also began to publish scouting reports from the showcase last week, with the event’s catchers and outfielders, and infielders – and we’re onto the pitchers today.

This group revealed a pair of impactful underclassmen, emerging as some of the top prospects in the entire region. Freshman RHP Luke Oblen (DePaul College Prep, 2024) committed to Louisville in the weeks that followed this event. At the showcase, Oblen authored the day’s most efficient ‘pen while displaying premium upper-80s velocity, especially for a freshman. He utilized an advanced offspeed mix of a curve and change, too, to complete a stellar three-pitch mix that has Oblen presently ranked inside the country’s top-25 within our recently released 2024 national rankings.

This event also provided us with our first look at robust RHP Derek Jahn (Warren Township, 2023) who exploded onto the radar after his performance at this showcase. Jahn sat exclusively in the low-90s and he reached a 93 mph high. He’s a strong, physical 6-foot righty with upside offspeed, flashing one tight, late-breaking slider, in addition to an advanced changeup that he showed the feel to locate. We’ll brush up our in-state 2023 rankings soon, but Jahn made a loud debut on the national board this winter first, ranked inside the top-375 overall.

Lanky freshman RHP Michael Furmanek (Plainfield East, 2024) is another who took full advantage of his PBR event debut. He maneuvered his long levers well to produce advanced velocity for his age, sitting 84-85 mph here. That, in conjunction with his projectable 6-foot-3 physique, made Furmanek another noteworthy follow to come out of this event.

This was an especially deep group, and there are many more we could touch on, so read up on their complete scouting reports below.

TOP RHP PROSPECTS

1. Luke Oblen, DePaul College Prep (IL), 2024; Louisville commit.
Positional Profile: RHP/3B; One of the top 2024s we have seen to date in Illinois.
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic, upside frame.
Delivery: Quick, athletic tempo, tall and fall delivery, lands square to target, works in line, strong front side, repeatable.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T89, 87-88 mph. Heavy ball for his age, arm-side-run, sink at times, works downhill, controls the zone, average spin rate of 2,255 rpm.
CB: 71-73 mph. 11/5 shape, late action, above-average feel for age, average spin rate of 2,247 rpm.
CH: 73-78 mph. Advanced sink/run for his age, plays down in the zone.

2. Derek Jahn, Warren Township (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP; Emerged as one of the top power arms in the Midwest.
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered, physical build.
Delivery: Stretch only, high leg kick, tall/fall type delivery, strong front side, lands square to target, level shoulders, balanced finish, repeatable.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, short, quick action.
FB: T93, 90-92 mph. Highest velocity at event, heavy ball, plays downhill at times, averaged 2,485 RPM via TrackMan.
SL: 79-84 mph. Tight shape, thrown aggressively, flashed swing-and-miss action, still harnessing feel, average spin rate 2,275 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 79-83 mph. Advanced feel for his age, run/sink action, locates at the bottom of zone, arm speed similar to fastball.

3. Michael Furmanek, Plainfield East (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 165-pounds. Long-levered frame with plenty of room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, full windup, lands square to target, level shoulders, strong front side, delivery could make for uncomfortable at bat.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, whippy, quick action.
FB: T85, 84-85 mph. Jumps out of the hand, flashed heavy action, ability to throw for strikes.
CB: 64-66 mph. 12/6 shape, gradual action, ability to land for strikes.
SL: 66-71 mph. Tighter 2/8 like shape, plays to glove-side of the plate, average spin rate of 2,148 rpm via TrackMan.
CH: 64-65 mph. Flashed downward action, ability to throw for a strike.

4. Christian Graves, Marengo Community (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Physical build; wide-shouldered, strong lower half.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, smooth tempo, rhythm present, repeatable actions, strong front side, lands slightly open, shoulders work slightly uphill, balanced/athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Quick action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T85, 83-84 mph. Four-seam type, comes out of the hand clean and easy, high-volume of strikes, average spin rate of 2,002 rpm.
CB: 65-68 mph. 11/5 shape, depth, strikes at times, max spin rate of 2,237 rpm.
CH: 71-75 mph. Arm-side fade at times, arm speed similar to fastball.

5. Adam Behrens, Warren (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted frame.
Delivery: Smooth tempo, tall/fall type, lands square to slightly closed, repeatable delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 83-83 mph. Flashed a heavy ball, plays downhill, intent to throw at bottom of zone, located for strikes, average spin rate of 2,030 rpm.
CB: 68-69 mph. 12/6 shape, flashed sharp action, thrown at bottom of zone, average spin rate of 2,166 rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Arm-speed similar to fastball.

6. Taylor Waldron, Marquette Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-11, 135-pounds. Lean, high-waisted frame with plenty of room for continued physical development.
Delivery: Linear delivery, highly-repeatable, smooth rhythm throughout, stays in line to target, shoulders work slightly uphill.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Four-seam type, works downhill at times, controlled the zone.
CB: 67-68 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, intent to finish down in zone, flashed feel, average spin rate of 2,140 rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Creates angle/tilt, maintains arm speed.

7. William Ho, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Thick/strong build; natural strength in frame, especially the lower half.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, athletic actions, uses backside, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Uninterrupted, clean arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 84-86 mph. Jumps out of the hand, finishes through the zone, slight arm-side-run present, ability to throw for strikes, works both sides of plate, average spin rate of 2,136 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 74-75 mph. Thrown aggressively, 12/6 shape, short break.
CH: 76-79 mph. Sink/run action, plays arm-side.

8. Joseph Martin, Newark (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Lean build.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, strong front side, works in line with target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Quick action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T85, 82-83 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, downhill at times.
CB: 72-75 mph. 11/5 shape, average spin rate of 2,140 rpm.
SL: 73-74 mph. 10/4 shape, Slightly tighter shape/action than curveball, average spin rate of 2,138 rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Arm speed similar to fastball, flashed run/sink action.

9. Jacob McPherson, Reed-Custer (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Strong, wide-shouldered build with strength in lower half.
Delivery: Controlled delivery, works with tempo, lands slightly open, shoulders work slightly uphill, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T83, 82-82 mph. Occasional run/sink, attacks arm-side of plate, high-volume of strikes, average spin rate of 2,311 rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape, flashed late break, lands for strikes, max spin rate of 2,419 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 72-74 mph. Run/sink present, flashed feel for it.

10. Jacob O'Day, Normal Community (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds. Lean, lanky frame.
Delivery: Slower, rhythmic tempo, tall/fall type delivery, aggressive at footstrike, works in line with target, level shoulders; slide step out of stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 80-83 mph. Lively out of the hand, arm-side run at times, worked the top of zone at times, thrown for strikes.
CB: 59-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, ability to throw for strikes.
CH: 65-68 mph. Occasional sink/run action, flashed feel.

11. Tommy Haggerty, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Wiry frame with athleticism, projection.
Delivery: Athletic delivery, slight drop/drive action, front foot lands closed, level shoulders, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
FB: T81, 79-80 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, plays to glove-side of plate, ability to throw for strikes.
CB: 64-67 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, intent to throw at bottom of the zone.
SL: 67-70 mph. Tighter 2/8 shape, flashed feel.

12. Finn O’Meara, Nazareth Academy (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, lean build.
Delivery: Rhythmic windup, quick drop/drive delivery, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action, high slot.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Mostly straight, flashed heaviness, strikes at times, average spin rate of 2,280 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 68-69 mph. Thrown aggressively, 11/5 shape. 2346 rpm max spin rate.
SL: 69-71 mph. 10/4 shape, ability to throw for strikes, average spin rate of 2,379 rpm, max of 2449 rpm.
CH: 72-75 mph. Sink/run action present, present arm speed and feel.

13. Aidan Duggan, Providence Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-10, 145-pounds. Wiry frame.
Delivery: Smooth rhythm, tucked at balance point, lands square to target, level shoulders, effort at times.
Arm Action: RH. Loose action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Two-seam type, flashed run/sink, plays at the bottom of the zone.
CB: 69-71 mph. Thrown with intent, 10/4 shape, slider like, throws across body, works glove-side of plate, average spin rate of 2,448 rpm. Potential swing-and-miss offering.
CH: 73-75 mph. Run/sink action, plays arm-side, arm speed similar to fastball.

14. Hank Liss, Evanston (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/2B. 
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletic frame, lean build.
Delivery: Works from middle of rubber, tall/fall type, high leg kick, lands in line with target, shoulders level.
Arm Action: RH. Natural high 3/4 arm slot. Ability to change arm angles and throw multiple pitches from multiple slots.
FB: T82, 78-81 mph. Two-seam type, run and sink action, showed control, dropped slot out of stretch
CB: 61-63 mph. 10/4 shape, sharp action and late bite at times, average spin rate of 2,403 rpm.
SL: 63-65 mph. Similar shape/action to curveball, tighter, frisbee like, average spin rate of 2,550 rpm.

15. Charlie Wolf, St. Ignatius (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Highly projectable, lanky, athletic frame; long levers.
Delivery: Stretch only, tall/fall type, repeatable, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, ability to throw for strikes, flashed life, average spin rate of 2,070 rpm.
CB: 63-65 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, flashed ability to throw for a strike.
SL: 64-65 mph. Similar action to curveball, tighter with shorter, later action.
CH: 71-74 mph. Straight change, downward movement at times.

TOP LHP PROSPECTS

1. Mark Mennecke, Neuqua Valley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Lean, proportional strength.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, repeatable, smooth tempo, lands square to target, level shoulders, athletic finish.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, long, loose action.
FB: T84, 81-82 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, flashed late action, controlled the zone.
CB: 65-68 mph. 12/6 shape, sharp, late movement, advanced feel for pitch, average spin rate of 2,375 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 72-74 mph. Run/fade action, advanced feel, arm speed same as fastball.

2. Lleyton Grubich, McHenry (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Wiry frame, room for physical development.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, quick tempo, lands square to target, strong front side, level shoulders, athletic finish.
Arm Action: LH. Long, whippy lively arm action from a ¾ slot.
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Two-seam type, advanced sink/run, worked glove-side of the plate.
CB: 74-75 mph. 2/8 shape, slider like, ability to land for strikes, short late action. Average spin rate of 2,263 rpm.
CH: 73-75 mph. Sink/run at times.

T-3. Emin Hartigan, Huntley (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 152-pounds.
Delivery: Slight drop/drive delivery, shows athleticism, works in line to target,  level shoulders.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, short, quick action.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. Two-seam type, flashes run/sink action, plays downhill at times, ability to throw for strikes.
CB: 63-67 mph. Smaller 10/4 shape, gradual action.
CH: 68-71 mph. Occasional downward action, arm side fade, flashed feel for it.

T-3. Ian Boal, Johnsburg (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long, athletic frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, quicker tempo, works across his body, lands slightly closed, level shoulders, delivery adds some deception.
Arm Action: LH. Short, clean arm action. ¾ slot.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Two-seam type, arm-side run present, ability to throw for strike, average spin rate 2,143 RPM via TrackMan
CB: 65-66 mph. 1/7 shape, gradual sweeping action, flashed feel, average spin rate of 2,269 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 73-75 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Alexander Bagley, Wheaton (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Long-levered, upside frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, works slightly across his body, lands square with rhythm throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, plays out of a high 3/4 to over-the-top slot.
FB: T73, 72-73 mph. Controlled the zone, works mostly straight.
CB: 58-61 mph. 12/6 shape, occasional depth.
CH: 67-69 mph. Maintains arm speed, works the bottom of the zone, late fade action.

Carver Banker, Alleman (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 230-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, strong front side at times, lands in line with target, level shoulders, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, plays arm-side of plate, average spin rate of 2,123 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 64-65 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action, feel for strike zone, plays glove-side of the plate, average spin rate of 2,246 RPM via TrackMan.
SL: 66-68 mph. Tighter 2/8 shape, flashed feel for strike zone, average spin rate of 2,143 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 68-69 mph. Downward action, attacks bottom of the zone.

RJ Bergren, Mount Carmel (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic build.
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, smooth, simple windup, lands in line with target, strong front side, athletic finish.
Arm Action: LH. Short action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T76, 74-75 mph. Four-seam type, works downhill, flashed ability to throw at top of zone.
CB: 67-68 mph. 1/7 shape, advanced feel for his age, consistent strikes, average spin rate of 2,344 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 71-73 mph. Sinking action, arm speed similar to fastball, thrown for strikes.

Gavin Berlin, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-8, 156-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Stretch only, tall/fall type, slow leg kick, quick aggressive delivery to plate.
Arm Action: LH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T70, 68-70 mph. Mostly straight, worked arm-side of the plate.
CB: 60-62 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, consistently worked arm side of plate.
CUT: 65-67 mph. Small cutting action, arm speed same as fastball.

Michael Boyce, Naperville Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 182-pounds. Strong frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall type, slower tempo, works in line to target, lands square, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short, compact action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81, 78-79 mph. Flashed movement, intent to play down in the zone, average spin rate of 2,132 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 66-68 mph. 10/4 type shape, sweeping action, occasional strikes, average spin rate of 2,177 RPM via TrackMan.

AJ Burnett, Romeoville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Slower tempo, tall delivery, lands square to target, level shoulders, keeps it simple.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 76-77 mph. Two-seam type, arm-side run at times, flashed downward action.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, looks to finish down in the zone, average spin rate of 2,159 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 69-70 mph. Mostly straight change, flashed run/sink.

Cole Cacini, Prospect (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/fall like, works from middle of rubber, short stride, strong front side, works in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Over-the-top arm slot, long action.
FB: T79, 77-78 mph. Four-seam type, plays downhill.
CB: 64-66 mph. 11/5 shape, 12/6 at times, flashed ability to throw for strike, average spin rate of 2,174 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 69-72 mph. Occasional downward action, arm speed similar to fastball.

Alexander Clark, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Works from third-base side of rubber, rhythm in tempo, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
FB: T69, 67-69 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, intent to throw at top of zone.
CB: 54-57 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, plays glove-side of plate.
CH: 64-65 mph. Flashed downward action, arm speed similar to fastball

Kendall Crawford, Champaign Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Rhythm in tempo, tall/fall type delivery, lands square to target, level shoulders, slide step out of stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, plays to glove side of plate.
CB: 64-65 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, ability to throw for strike.
SL: 64-66 mph. Similar shape/action to curveball.
CH: 70-72 mph. Flashed downward action, strikes at times, arm speed similar to fastball

Mitchell Crompton, Champaign Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-7, 160-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Windup works to third base side of rubber, quick leg lift, forward lean, lands closed.
Arm Action: LH. Short, compact action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T70, 70-70 mph. Mostly straight, flashed ability to work downhill.
CB: 61-62 mph. 11/5 shape, flashed a 12/6 shape, intent to finish down in the zone.
SL: 65-67 mph. Smaller shape, cutting action, arm speed similar to fastball.

Michael Dabe, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 171-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, gets push off backside, lands slightly closed, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
FB: T76, 74-76 mph. Two-seam type, occasional run/sink action, strikes.
CH: 64-68 mph. Downward action, strikes at times.

Chris Daugherty, Brother Rice (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Delivery: Drop/drive type, quicker tempo, lands square to target, level shoulders, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, short, quick action.
FB: T74, 71-74 mph. Two-seam type, flashed run/sink, works glove-side of plate.
CB: 62-65 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, flashed feel for it.

Michael Farina, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 135-pounds. Long frame, room for physical development.
Delivery: Tall/fall like delivery, smooth tempo, slight pause in leg lift, works in line to target, shoulders work slightly uphill.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, short, loose action.
FB: T79, 78-79 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, consistent strikes, average spin rate of 2,220 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, average spin rate of 2,262 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 72-73 mph. Occasional downward action, arm speed same as fastball.

Charles Filipek, Huntley (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Lean, wiry levers.
Delivery: Stretch only, sets up slightly open, tall/fall type, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, long, whippy action.
FB: T78, 77-77 mph. Two-seam type, arm-side run present, ability to throw for strikes.
CB: 66-67 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, strikes at times.
SL: 66-68 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action, similar to curveball.

Jonathan Fleaka, Lake Zurich (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Sturdy, strong build.
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, shoulders open, lands closed, in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75, 72-73 mph. Four-seam type, plays straight, occasional run or cut.
CB: 59-60 mph. 10/4 shape, sweepish action.
CH: 60-62 mph. Flashed downward action.

Colin Geier, Hinsdale Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Long, athletic frame, room for physical development.
Delivery: Stays tall throughout delivery, simple, repeatable actions, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: LH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T72, 72-72 mph. Four-seam type, worked downhill at times, flashed arm side run.
CB: 65-67 mph. Small 11/5 shape, max spin rate of 2,220 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 67-70 mph. Occasional downward action, arm speed similar to fastball.

Clayton Glasby, Wauconda (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 148-pounds. Athletic frame, lean build.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, tall/fall type, rhythm in tempo, lands slightly closed, shoulders level.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Four-seam type, plays straight, worked edges of the zone.
CB: 59-63 mph. 10/4 shape, gradual action, average spin rate of 2,035 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 66-69 mph. Flashed arm-side fade, arm speed similar to fastball.

Dean Goldman, Jones College Prep (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, tall/fall like, weight starts shifted on back leg, lands slightly closed, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
FB: T78, 77-77 mph. Mostly straight, works downhill at times, ability to throw for strikes.
CB: 67-69 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, thrown at top of zone.
SPLT: 68-70 mph. Downward action, arm speed similar to fastball.

Carter Green, Homewood-Flossmoor (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Tall/fall type, smooth tempo, leg kick works across body, lands in line with target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, loose action.
FB: T76, 74-75 mph. Mostly straight, flashed arm-side run, consistent strikes.
CB: 63-66 mph. 1/7 shape, slurve like, flashed feel for it.
CH: 68-70 mph. Occasional arm-side fade.

Ashton Henkel, Byron (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, repeatable, shoulders play somewhat closed, front foot lands closed.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot, short, loose action.
FB: T77, 74-75 mph. Occasional sink/run action, heavy at times, strikes, max spin rate of 2,228 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 60-63 mph. 11/5 shape, slight sweeping action.
CH: 69-71 mph. Straight change, flashed ability to throw for strike, arm speed similar to fastball.

Owen Hobbs, Champaign Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 140-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall type, long stride, works in line to target, lands square, shoulders work slightly uphill. Starts with a rear leg load out of stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T77, 75-76 mph. Plays straight, flashed the ability to throw downhill, consistent strikes.
CB: 57-60 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, big change in speed.
SL: 63-67 mph. Small shape, cutter like, occasional strikes.
CH: 65-67 mph. Flashed sink, plays to glove-side of plate.

Danny Johnson, St. Ignatius (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Lanky frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, stays in rhythm, lands slightly closed, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. Mostly straight, worked glove-side of the plate.
CB: 61-63 mph. 10/4 shape, sweeping action, plays glove side.
CH: 67-69 mph. Flashed arm side fade.

Jacob Jonota, Stevenson (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-6, 135-pounds. Small frame, athletic build.
Delivery: Slower, rhythmic windup, lands square with target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, shorter action.
FB: T77, 76-77 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, worked the edges of the zone, consistent strikes.
CB: 62-63 mph. 11/5 shape, intent to finish down in the zone, has feel for it, average spin rate of 2,213 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 67-69 mph. Flashed downward action, strikes at times.

Tommy Korn, Crystal Lake Central (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Delivery: Slower, smooth tempo, tall/fall like delivery, leg kick comes across body, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T76, 74-76 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, strikes at times, average spin rate of 2,143 RPM via TrackMan
CB: 64-66 mph. 12/6 shape, gradual action, average spin rate of 2,219 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 69-72 mph. Flashed run/sink action

Aris Kosiek, Montini Catholic (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 152-pounds. Athletic frame, lean build.
Delivery: Stretch only, slight drop/drive type delivery, works in line to target, level shoulders, repeatable
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
FB: T79, 78-79 mph. Four-seam type, worked top/bottom of the zone.
CB: 69-70 mph. 11/5 shape, 12/6 at times, gradual action, flashed ability to throw for strike.
CH: 74-75 mph. Arm speed similar to fastball.

Taylor Kujak, Plainfield Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Delivery: Drop/drive type, stays in rhythm, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Mostly straight, occasional arm side run, works downhill at times, max spin rate of 2,347 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 59-62 mph. 11/5 shape, depth, flashed feel, average spin rate of 2,206 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 64-67 mph. Flashed sink/run, ability to throw for a strike at bottom of zone.

Bradley Lins, St. Charles North (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Strong build.
Delivery: Tall/fall type, high leg kick, gets momentum going toward target, lands slightly closed, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, intent to work glove-side of the plate.
CB: 58-62 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, works glove-side of plate.
CH: 66-67 mph. Straight change.

Christopher McCormack, Naperville Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Drop/drive type, smooth tempo, lands slightly open, strong front side, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, plays downhill at times, ability to throw for strikes.
CB: 62-66 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual sweeping action, 2,110 RPM max spin rate via TrackMan.
CH: 69-72 mph. Flashed sink/run action.

Christopher Montell, Marist (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-8, 147-pounds. Athletic frame, strong build.
Delivery: Tall/fall like, works from the middle of the rubber, smooth tempo, lands square to target.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T75, 72-75 mph. Mostly straight, intent to throw at top of zone.
SL: 66-69 mph. Small 11/5 shape.
CH: 64-66 mph. Sinking action, flashed feel, ability to throw for strike.

Nathan Noble, Alleman (IL), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Works from middle of rubber, repeatable delivery, smooth rhythm, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long action.
FB: T77, 74-75 mph. Two-seam type, running action, plays arm-side of the plate.
CB: 66-67 mph. Tighter 10/4 shape, gradual action.
CH: 68-71 mph. Downward action, plays down in zone, arm speed similar to fastball.

Joseph Pieper, Palatine (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Lean, wiry frame.
Delivery: Stretch-only delivery, works in rhythm and on-line. Lands square and quiet at foot strike.
Arm Action: . Clean arm circle, over-the-top slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Creates downhill tilt, locates at the bottom of the zone, occasional late run and sink.
CB: 60-63 mph. 12/6 action, flashed depth.
CH: 71-72 mph. Advanced feel at the bottom of the zone, flashed swing-and-miss action; arm-side-run and sink.

Joel Powers-Ege, Champaign Central (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: High hands to start,rhythm in tempo, drop/drive like, lands square to target, shoulders work slightly uphill.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Four-seam type, works downhill, intent at the bottom of the zone, worked both sides of the plate.
CB: 60-64 mph. 11/5 shape, 12/6 at times, gradual action.
CH: 70-73 mph. Arm speed similar to fastball, aggressive, flashed arm side fade.

CJ Regillio, Crystal Lake South (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds. Athletic frame.
Delivery: Slight drop/drive delivery, lands slightly closed, throws across body slightly, level shoulders, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot, flashed a quick arm.
FB: T75, 73-74 mph. Two-seam type, flashed run/sink action, ability to throw at the bottom of the zone.
SPLT: 64-67 mph. Downward action present, intent to throw at the bottom of the zone.

Cristian Ruiz, Oak Lawn Community (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Lean build.
Delivery: Tall/fall type, repeatable delivery, smooth tempo, shoulders work slightly uphill, lands square to target.
Arm Action: RH. Athletic action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Four-seam type, flashed ability to locate it, advanced spin with an average rate of 2,355 RPM via TrackMan.
CB: 64-65 mph. 12/6 shape, flashed ability to throw for strike,average spin rate of 2,144 RPM via TrackMan.
CH: 67-70 mph. Downward action, flashed arm side fade.

Michael Scarpelli, Libertyville (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Athletic frame, lean build.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, slight drop/drive type, lands slightly closed, level shoulders.
Arm Action: RH. Short action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T79, 78-79 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, downhill at times, intent to play at the bottom of the zone.
CB: 66-67 mph. 10/4 shape, 11/5 at times, flashed ability to throw for a strike.
CH: 69-71 mph. Sink/run at times, occasional strikes, arm speed similar to fastball.

Elijah Skidmore, Harlem (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Lean build.
Delivery: Tall/fall type delivery, lands slightly closed, shoulders work slightly uphill.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose action, over-the-top arm slot.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, plays down in the zone at times.
CB: 59-61 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, dropped in for strikes at times.
CH: 65-66 mph. Flashed run/sink action, occasional strikes.

Declan Smith, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-7, 130-pounds. Lean lanky frame.
Delivery: Works from third-base side of rubber, high, slow leg kick that comes across body, lands square to target.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, short action.
FB: T70, 66-69 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, strikes at times.
CB: 61-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
SL: 60-63 mph. Short action, ability to throw for strikes.
CH: 61-64 mph. Movement is arm-side at times.

Tyler Williams, DePaul College Prep (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Long, athletic frame.
Delivery: Smooth tempo, tall/fall type delivery, athletic actions, lands square to target, level shoulders.
Arm Action: LH. Short, comact action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T75, 72-73 mph. Four-seam type, occasional movement, ability to throw for strikes, average spin rate of 2,122 RPM via TrackMan
CB: 61-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, intent to finish down in the zone, worked arm side of plate, average spin rate of 2,204 RPM via TrackMan.
SL: 62-64 mph. Similar action to curveball; thrown more firmly.
CH: 62-66 mph. Sinking action, finished down in the zone.

Jack Wilson, New Trier (IL), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 5-8, 135-pounds.
Delivery: Smooth tempo/feet, drop/drive type, lands slightly closed.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T73, 72-73 mph. Four-seam type, mostly straight, worked arm-side of the plate at times.
CB: 61-63 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action, feel for it, consistent strikes.
SL: 64-65 mph. Similar action to curveball; spin is slightly tighter.
CH: 71-74 mph. Flashed arm-side movement.

Zach Zalewski, Wheeling (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-3, 160-pounds. Lean, lanky frame.
Delivery: Tall/fall delivery, smooth tempo, lands square to target, level shoulders, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Two-seam type, flashed arm-side run, intent to hit both corners of the plate.
CH: 66-69 mph. Occasional run/sink, intent to throw down in the zone.

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