PBR Midwest ProCase: Preview


By Illinois Scouting Staff

With the 2018 MLB Draft in the books, eyes are already turning to the class of 2019. For the past three years, the ProCase – Midwest has served as an early identifier for the top prospects in the class. On Tuesday, July 10, Prep Baseball Report will host the fourth annual Midwest ProCase event at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, Illinois. This showcase has become integral to the scouting community for identifying the top 2019 prospects in the region.

For more information on the event, check-in times, etc., CLICK HERE.

For a glance at this year’s roster, CLICK HERE.

Currently, there are over 45 prospects set to attend this year’s ProCase from seven different states – Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, and Missouri.

Last year, we had the chance to see some high-profile players entering their senior seasons, like OF Alek Thomas (Mount Carmel, IL; MLB Draft: Arizona Diamondbacks) and C Jacob Campbell (Janesville Craig, WI; Illinois), among many, many others. CLICK HERE for a look at last year’s roster.

This year’s crop of talent is just as tantalizing.

One of the top players in attendance from Illinois will be SS Andrew Wiegman (Carmel Catholic; Louisville). Other notables from Illinois are outfielders Jason Hodges (Marist; Arkansas)and Alex Helmin (Providence Catholic; Arizona State). Another position player to keep an eye on is highly-athletic, left-handed hitter SS Clark Elliott (Barrington; Michigan). RHP’s Grant Leader (Lyons Township; Illinois) Griffin Holderfield (Oak Park-River Forest; Creighton) are two of the top arms in Illinois.

Griffin Holderfield (2.11.18)

From Indiana, RHP Michael Doolin (Andrean; Vanderbilt) is set to throw. The righty is one of the top arms in his class and will step onto the field on Tuesday as one of the day’s top 2019 Draft prospects, ranked No. 26 overall in the country and second in his home state.

Michael Doolin (4.26.18)

Wisconsin will be well represented in Joliet – the state’s top three prospects will be among those taking the field on Tuesday. PBR Wisconsin’s reigning Player of the Year, RHP Jack Washburn (Webster; Oregon State) – he’s the No. 1 prospect in the state. His teammate, RHP Hunter Rosenbaum (Webster; West Virginia), the state’s No. 3-ranked talent, will also be there. And the No. 2 in-state prospect, C Nathan Stevens (Waunakee; Arkansas), will gear up as well.


Nathan Stevens (3.11.18)

Four players from Missouri are set to attend and OF Chase Krogman (Liberty; Missouri State) is the highest-ranked prospect among them. Ranked No. 3 in his state, it’ll be our first look at Krogman in a showcase setting since he attended Future Games back in 2016.

EVENT ITINERARY

Check-in:

  • Position Players: 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.
  • Pitchers: 11 to 11:15 a.m.

Format:

Infielders, Outfielders, Catchers

  • Laser-timed 60-yard dash
  • Offensive evaluation (batting practice, live game action)
  • Defensive evaluation

Pitchers & Catchers

  • Simulated innings (three outs or 25 pitches)
  • Catchers defensive evaluation during this time

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