Prep Baseball Report

Week 7 Games

By Illinois Scouting Staff

The Illinois Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Illinois Scout Blog is loaded with information …


 By Peter Hamot
Area Scout, Staff Writer

Ethan Patera, RHP, Downers Grove South, 2022
Louisville commit, currently ranked No. 5 in the Illinois 2022 class, No. 100 in the country. Strong-bodied, 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame, wide shoulders with a thick lower-half. Started on the mound against Leyden and dominated over his four innings of work; picking up 10 strikeouts to three walks and allowing just one hit. The right-hander’s arm plays short out of the glove and moves into a ¾ release, playing quick throughout. Down the mound, Patera coils slightly into his leg-lift and leads with a strong front hip down the mound, dropping into his back knee at balance point before exploding downhill, remaining in-line with the plate and landing with a closed foot, some effort in the delivery. His fastball played with late horizontal action at times into the zone, sitting mostly 90-93 mph early on, settling in at 90-91 mph towards the end of his outing, also showing improved control over the zone since our last in-game look. His slider played with late 10/4 shape, some depth and thrown with consistent feel down and to his glove-side, playing off a similar fastball plane. He also showcased a newly added splitter during his outing, playing with late/heavy diving action to the arm-side at times and showed to have some feel for the zone, 85-87 mph. High-level 2022 arm that could see some meaningful innings early on at the next level.

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Ethan Patera

Jalen House, OF, Downers Grove South, 2024
Uncommitted. Hit out of the lead-off spot for the Mustangs as only a sophomore. Left-handed hitter, direct hands to the ball with a flat path, line-drive and opposite field approach, sees the ball deep. Impressed with quickness out of the box; running to a 4.61 on a turn and a 4.28 straight through, speed plays on the bases and defensively. In the outfield, House showed easy range and athletic first steps, tracking down fly balls with ease with a strong arm to pair. 


 By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Staff Writer

Adam Behrens, RHP, Warren Township, 2023
Arizona State commit. Currently ranked No. 12 in the Illinois’ 2023 rankings. Well-proportioned 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame, room to tack strength onto a durable body with prototypical starter’s size. Started for Warren Township on a cold windy sub-35 degree day, punched out five batters in two innings of work. Works with little effort downhill, repeating a simple tall/fall type delivery consistently while maintaining direction to front footstrike. Transfers


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