2014 Unsigned Senior Showcase: Middle Infield Analysis



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The 2nd Annual Unsigned Senior Showcase took place on October 18. A number of solid performances were turned in with catcher Logan Snyder (Lakeview) taking home top prospect honors. Over the course of the next week we will take a look at each of the prospects in attendance by position. Today we being our review by analyzing the middle infielders.

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2014 unsigned senior showcase: middle infield analysis

Justin KratzJustin Kratz, SS/2B, William Allen HS, PA (2015)

Kratz is a 6-foot, 175-pound middle infielder that showcased strong barrel whip and good balance to his swing from a high hands load. The right-handed hitter flashed some pop and the ability to drive the baseball to all fields during a solid round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 89 mph. Kratz was equally as impressive defensively, showing a soft glove hand and more than enough arm strength (85 mph) to remain on the left side of the infield at the next level. He displayed an accurate arm, a quick release and the ability to make plays form several arm angles. Kratz completed his day by running a 7.31 60-yard dash.

Trevor RouteTrevor Route, 2B/SS, Canton HS, PA (2015)

Route is fundamentally sound defensively with a sure glove and an accurate 72 mph arm. The 5-foot-7, 140-pound right-handed hitter ran a 7.60 60-yard dash and showcased a 78 mph bat exit velocity from the right side of the plate. Route starts from a square stance offensively and utilizes a toe tap stride for rhythm. The senior barreled the baseball frequently during his round of batting practice while flashing the ability to use all fields equally well.

upcoming event schedule

Showcase State Date Location
2014 Elite Prospect Showcase (Invite Only) PA Nov 1 Keystone State Baseball Academy - Manheim, PA
Preseason College Prospect Showcase (Session One) - 1.10.15 PA Jan 10 Keystone State Baseball Academy - Manheim, PA
Preseason College Prospect Showcase (Session Two) - 1.17.15 PA Jan 17 Keystone State Baseball Academy - Manheim, PA