Prep Baseball Report

Shooter's Cheat Sheet: IL-IN-WI-Midwest

By Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting


Position Players to Watch:

Danny Wallace
Elite athleticism with simple stroke from the right side that yields louder results.

Taitn Gray
Country-strong at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds with impact potential from both sides of the plate. Real hitter potential.

Must-see Arms:

LHP Ethan Felling
Free-and-easy southpaw with upper 80s fastball that jumps out of the hand. Starter upside. Must-see.

RHP Brady Ferguson
Up to 90 mph this summer with the ability to get whiffs in the zone, Ferguson still shows signs of rising higher.

4-Day Follows:

Grant Sorensen (SS)
William Nuss (3B)
Griffin Novacek (1B)


Position Players to Watch:

Trevor Vande Hey
Square-shouldered, physical athlete who may stick in center field; quick hands and a heavy barrel. 6.7-runner who produces triple digit (103 mph max) exit velocities.

Jack Lutz
Fluid athlete with simple left-handed stroke and smooth actions at shortstop. Projects.

Must-see Arms:

RHP Sawyer Deering
Quick-armed, dynamic mover with chance to show off some explosive stuff.

RHP/ATH Ethan Bauerschmidt
6-foot-2 athlete who brings shortstop mentality to the mound with upper-80s fastball and tight spin.

RHP/3B Carter Kutz
Dynamic athlete with two-way potential including an explosive arm on the mound.

4-Day Follow:

Preston Yaucher (MIF)
Jack Zeller (MIF)


Position Players to Watch:

Dylan Bowen (2026)
Shortstop; elite athlete with tools that show up over and over again in game.

Davian Carrera
Run-producer profile with physical, 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. Left-handed hitter who stays behind the ball with impact to all fields.

Must-see Arms:

RHP Will Jaisle
Multi-sport (football, QB) athlete who brings tough mentality to the mound with swing-and-miss offerings. Fastball up to 91 mph with near 2600 rpm and tight slider tunnels late with 2800+ rpm.

RHP Aiden Smith (2026)
Silky-smooth mover down the mound with low release/high ¾ slot and quick arm that should see big jumps in the near future.

4-Day Follow:

Huston Dunn
Trevor Corbett
Riley Agbonhese


Position Players to Watch:

Quinn Schambow
Catcher; natural receiver with advanced catch-and-throw ability. Some uphill strength from the right side at the plate.

CJ Deckinga
Third baseman; highly-projectable 6-foot-3 infielder with quick hands at the plate. Present gap-to-gap power with more on the way.

Trey Meyers
Long-limbed and athletic 6-foot-6 frame with tight barrel turn. Power potential.

Ben Toft
Left/left center fielder who can stick with ability to defend at a high level. Quick hands with fearless approach at the plate.

Must-see Arms:

RHP Drew Winslow
6-foot-6 hooper who possesses electric upside. Present fastball that touches 90 mph from a low ¾ slot with whippy arm action. Must-watch.

RHP Tucker King
Smooth mover with explosive stuff and upside.

RHP Caden Earing
5-foot-11, 165-pound frame with quick arm into upper 80s with feel for three. Advanced pitchability and competes.

4-Day Follow:

Wyatt Wawro
Undersized, left/left outfielder who is always on the barrel.