Milwaukee Future Prospects: Position Analysis



By Wisconsin Scouting Staff

The Future Prospects Showcase - Milwaukee took place on Wednesday, March 15th at Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia, Wisconsin. The event featured 42 7th and 8th grade prospects who performed in front of the PBR Scouting Staff. Today we continue our analysis of the event with the position player analysis.

Scouting Reports (Alphabetical Order)

Will Brust, SS/RHP, Greendale, 2021
6-foot-2, 170-pound, lanky two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, long barrel path, 78 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.65 laser-timed 60.Defensively, long action, over-the-top arm slot, 65 mph across the infield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, long action. Fastball, downward plane, controlled the zone, 65-67 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 56-57 mph. Changeup, fastball arm speed, controlled lower half of zone, 61-63 mph.

Ian Choi, SS/2B, Case, 2022
5-foot-1, 95-pound, athletic middle infielder. Defensively, short arm action from high ¾ arm slot, accurate, 69 mph across the infield. Fields position athletically, out front, plays through the ball, soft hands, fluid footwork, gains ground, quick, clean exchange. Offensively, balanced setup, leg lift stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, short barrel path, fluid rhythm, 68 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.38 60.

Hayden Christiansen, C, Richmond-Burton (IL), 2022
5-foot-7, 115-pound, catcher. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Repeatable swing, short barrel path, line drive hitter, fluid rhythm, 68 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.62. Defensively, traditional catcher’s arm action, short and over-the-top, 60 mph out of the crouch, pop times between 2.47-2.83.

James Duncan, 1B/OF/LHP, Arrowhead, 2022
5-foot-10, 135-pound, lanky, left-handed two-way prospect. Defensively, loose arm action from high ¾ slot, accurate, 71 mph from the outfield and 68 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball athletically, soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Offensively, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, maintains balance, short barrel path, 78 mph exit velocity. On the mound, low ¾ arm slot, loose action. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball sat 64-68 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, flashed cut, 61-64 mph. Ran a 7.91 60.

Ethan Engelfried, OF/RHP, Muskego, 2022
5-foot-4, 105-pound, lanky, left-handed hitting two-way prospect. Offensively, wide, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Repeatable swing, line drive hitter, works gap-to-gap, short, level barrel path, fluid rhythm, 63 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.49 60. Defensively, long arm action from over-the-top arm slot, plays through the ball, 66 mph from the outfield. On the mound, over-the-top slot, long, loose action, regular effort. Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, athletic finish. Fastball, flashed sink, sat 61-63 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, sinking action, 54-59 mph.

JP Gauthier, SS/RHP, De Pere, 2021
5-foot-9, 133-pound, lanky, two-way prospect. On the mound, works from a high ¾ arm slot with loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery, uphill shoulders, works on-line, lands square, finishes upright. Fastball sat 68-70 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, late action, thrown with near fastball arm speed, 60-63 mph. Changeup, cut action, 60-63 mph. Defensively, loose arm action from high ¾ slot, 67 mph across the infield. Offensively, tall, open setup, wrap load, leg kick timing-trigger. Pull hitter, long barrel path, 78 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.51 laser-timed 60.

Adam Hoff, 2B, Kenosha Tremper, 2021
5-foot-6, 120-pound, second baseman. Defensively, long, loose arm action, over-the-top slot, 69 mph across the infield. Offensively, open setup, leg kick timing-trigger, maintains balance. Gap-to-gap hitter, long barrel path, 79 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.35 laser-timed 60.

Sam Holling, C, Waukesha West, 2021
5-foot-7, 120-pound, lanky catcher. Defensively, traditional catcher’s arm action, short, over-the-top slot, accurate, 66 mph out of the crouch. Quick on exchange, works on-line, pop times between 2.25-2.59. Offensively, balanced setup, bar load, small leg kick timing-trigger. Long, uphill barrel path, 79 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.47 laser-timed 60.

Carson Holman, OF, N/A, 2022
5-foot-1, 109-pound, right-handed outfielder. Defensively, long arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, plays through the ball, 69 mph from the outfield. Offensively, open setup, short stride, maintains balance, gap-to-gap hitter, fluid rhythm, 67 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.30 60.

Billy Howard, 3B/RHP, Menomonee Falls, 2021
6-foot, 165-pound, lanky, two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed, high ¾ arm slot, long action. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands closed. Fastball, downward plane, sat 77-78 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 63-67 mph. Changeup, sinking action, controlled the zone, 62-66 mph. Defensively, long action, high ¾ arm slot, plays through the ball, 73 mph across the infield. Offensively, open setup, leg kick timing-trigger, short, uphill barrel path, 81 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.12 60.

Camdin Jansen, SS, Lutheran High, 2022
5-foot, 98-pound, athletic shortstop. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, short barrel path, compact swing, 62 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, short action from high ¾ slot, accurate at 61 mph across the infield. Ran a 9.00 laser-timed 60.

Will Johannes, C, Mukwonago, 2022
5-foot-6, 141-pound, catcher. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance, long, uphill barrel path, 74 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 9.18 60. Defensively, long arm action from high ¾ slot, 63 mph out of the crouch, pop times between 2.91-3.01.

Michael Josephson Jr., 3B/RHP, Catholic Memorial
6-foot, 190-pound, strong two-way prospect. On the mound, right-handed, high ¾ arm slot, short action, tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands toe-closed, falls off towards first base. Fastball, controlled the zone, sat 76-77. Curveball, 10/4 shape, near fastball arm speed, 61-64 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, controlled lower half of zone, 69-70 mph. Defensively, short action from over-the-top, accurate, 80 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball, clean exchange, fluid footwork. Offensively, balanced setup, leg kick timing-trigger, maintains balance, fluid rhythm, pull hitter with power, 86 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.97 60.

Tim Kelly, C, De Pere, 2021
5-foot-8, 135-pound, wiry catcher. Offensively, balanced setup, back load, short stride, long, uphill barrel path, 69 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.03 laser-timed 60. Defensively, long arm action, high ¾ slot, 62 mph from the crouch, pop times between 2.61-2.86.

Ryan Kendziorski, SS/RHP, Whitnall, 2021
5-foot-10, 135-pound, lanky two-way prospect. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Pull hitter, level barrel path, 68 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action from high ¾ slot, some accurate, 67 mph across the infield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, works on-line, lands toe-closed, finishes upright. Fastball sat 67-69 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 56-68 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, sinking action, down in the zone, 59-65 mph. Ran a 7.75 laser-timed 60.

Mason Krznarich, C, Arrowhead, 2022
5-foot-8, 145-pound, left-handed hitting catcher. Offensively, balanced setup, leg lift stride, lower half works, maintains balance, fluid rhythm. Loose swing, gap-to-gap hitter, presence in the box, short barrel path, 78 mph exit velocity. Ran an 8.60 60.

Joseph Lawrence Jr., 1B/LHP, Waterford Union, 2021
5-foot-11, 225-pound, strong two-way prospect. Offensively, left-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Pull hitter, aggressive approach, power potential, 81 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, left-handed first baseman, over-the-top arm action, showed some feel around the bag, 66 mph across the infield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, short action. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball, straight, 65-69 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, controlled the zone, 56-60 mph. Changeup sat 62-65 mph. Ran an 8.54 60.

Owen Leahy, SS/RHP, Oak Creek, 2022
4-foot-10, 84-pound, athletic two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, short barrel path, 69 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, short, loose arm action, ¾ arm slot, 56 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball, soft hands, fluid footwork. On the mound, ¾ arm slot, long arm action. Tall and fall delivery, works towards first base side, lands toe-closed, finishes athletically. Fastball, controlled the zone, 55-57 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 45-49 mph. Changeup, controlled the zone, 55 mph.

Josh Lewitzke, OF/RHP, Muskego, 2021
5-foot-6, 140-pound,  two-way prospect. Defensively, long arm action, high ¾ slot, clean exchange, plays through the ball, 75 mph from the outfield. Offensively, open setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, level barrel path, 77 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.55 laser-timed 60. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, long arm action. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes upright. Fastball sat 69-70 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, some feel, 60-63 mph. Changeup, sinking action, 63-65 mph.

Michael Lippe, 3B/RHP, Whitefish Bay, 2022
5-foot-9, 135-pound, two-way prospect. Defensively, short arm action from over-the-top slot, 69 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball, soft hands, fluid footwork. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance, long, level barrel path, 78 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.73 60. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, short arm action, regular effort. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands toe-closed, finishes falling off first base side. Fastball, straight, sat 67-69 mph. Curveball, downward shape, loose action, 60 mph. Changeup, flashed sink, 62-63 mph.

Ben Loyd, SS, Tremper, 2021
5-foot-9, 130-pound, shortstop. Offensively, left-handed, balanced setup, short stride, lower half works, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, sprays gap-to-gap, 73 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.03 laser-timed 60. Defensively, loose arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, 66 mph across the infield. Fields with soft hands, fluid footwork and clean exchange.

Charlie Marion, OF, Franklin, 2022
5-foot-5, 120-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively, right-handed, short arm action, over-the-top slot, 63 mph from the outfield. Offensively, left-handed, open setup, short stride, maintains balance, line drive hitter, 66 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.72 60.

Dylan Mass, SS/2B, Franklin, 2022
5-foot-1, 90-pound, athletic left-handed hitting middle infielder. Ran a 7.89 laser-timed 60. Defensively,  loose arm action, ¾ arm slot, 62 mph across the infield. Fields his position out front, displayed body control, soft hands, quick, fluid footwork, quick, clean exchange. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, short barrel path, 70 mph exit velocity off a tee.

Matthew Miller, 3B/1B, Ozaukee, 2022
5-foot, 130-pound, corner infielder. Defensively, right-handed, short arm action, high ¾ arm slot, 59 mph across the infield. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance, gap-to-gap hitter, 68 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 9.29 60.

Noah Miller, SS, Ozaukee, 2021
5-foot, 125-pound, lanky, athletic shortstop. Offensively, switch-hitter, balanced setup, short stride, fluid rhythm, maintains balance. Easy, simply swing, line drive hitter, drove it opposite field, level barrel path, gains extension, 78 mph exit velocity from right-side and 77 mph exit velocity from left-side. Defensively, short, loose arm action, arm slot varied between ¾ and low ¾, 72 mph across the infield. Fields athletically, out front and between legs, soft hands, gains ground, body control, clean exchange. Ran an 8.32 laser-timed 60.

Kyle Mitchell, OF/INF/RHP, Westosha Central, 2021
5-foot-8, 125-pound, athletic multi-positional prospect. On the mound, works from a high ¾ arm slot with short arm action. Tall and fall delivery, easy effort, smooth rhythm, level shoulders, works on-line, lands toe closed with body square, upright finish. Fastball, run action, controlled the zone, 74-76 mph. Curveball, 11/7 shape, controlled the zone at 59-62 mph. Changeup sat 65-69 mph. Offensively, tall, open setup, short stride, good balance, fluid rhythm. Pull hitter, short, level barrel path, 82 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.62 laser-timed 60. Defensively, short arm action, ¾ arm slot, accurate, plays through the ball, 81 mph from the outfield and 71 mph across the infield.

Matthew Mueller, 1B/LHP, Brookfield Central, 2022
5-foot-7, 125-pound, left-handed two-way prospect. Offensively, tall, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance, long barrel path, 69 mph exit velocity. Defensively, loose arm action from high ¾ slot, 59 mph across the infield. On the mound, ¾ arm slot, long arm action, good balance. Tall and fall delivery, shoulders stay level, works on-line, finishes upright. Fastball, kept down, 62-63 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, gradual break, 53-56 mph. Changeup sat 60-63 mph. Ran a 9.22 60.

Cade Neuber, SS/2B, Slinger, 2021
5-foot-6, 127-pound, athletic middle infielder. Offensively, balanced setup, short leg lift stride, maintains balance. Gap-to-gap hitter, short barrel path, 79 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.37 laser-timed 60. Defensively, short arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, 71 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball, clean exchange.

Ronald (RJ) Nord, SS/RHP, Nicolet, 2022
5-foot, 82-pound, two-way prospect. Defensively, right-handed shortstop, short arm action, high ¾ arm slot, 63 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball, fields out front, soft hands, moves well, displayed body control. Offensively,right-handed, balanced setup, leg lift stride, maintains good balance. Line drive hitter, level barrel path, fluid rhythm, 75 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.30 60. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, loose arm action, good balance point, easy effort. Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, level shoulders, athletic finish. Fastball, controlled the zone, sat 67-69 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 55-60 mph. Changeup, cut action, showed feel, 58-63 mph.

Zach Peterson, SS/RHP, Oak Creek, 2021
5-foot-6, 135-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed, open setup, back load, even stride. Line drive hitter, long, uphill barrel path, 79 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.91 laser-timed 60. Defensively, short arm action, over-the-top slot, 72 mph across the infield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, quick arm speed. Drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square, falls off first base side. Fastball, heavy sink, sat 72-73 mph, maxed out at 76 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, gradual action, 60-62 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, straight, 66-68 mph.

Q Phillips, OF, Marquette, 2021
5-foot-5, 120-pound, athletic outfielder. Offensively, left-handed, open setup, leg lift timing-trigger, fluid rhythm, maintains balance. Presence in the box, line-drive hitter, short barrel path, 71 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, 67 mph from the outfield. Plays through the ball with soft hands. Ran a 7.80 laser-timed 60.

Corey Plahuta, OF/LHP, Muskego, 2021
5-foot-8, 135-pound, left-handed two-way prospect. Offensively, balanced setup, leg kick timing-trigger, maintains balance. Pull hitter, long, uphill barrel path, 76 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.44 laser-timed 60. Defensively, long arm action, high ¾ arm slot, 69 mph from the outfield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, long, firm arm action. Tall and fall delivery, fastball sat 65-68 mph. Changeup, consistently down, 55-58 mph.

Shane Prielipp, SS/RHP, Tomah, 2022
5-foot-2, 110-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance, uphill barrel path, 64 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.76 60. Defensively, short arm action, ¾ arm slot, 57 mph across the infield. On the mound, ¾ arm slot, long, firm arm action, tall and fall delivery. Fastball sat 59-60 mph. Curveball, downer, 49-53 mph. Changeup played at 51-54 mph.

Aaron Rice, SS/RHP, Brillion, 2021
5-foot-10, 135-pound, lanky, right-handed, two-way prospect. Offensively, open setup, short stride, long, uphill barrel path, 80 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.92 laser-timed 60. Defensively, long arm action, ¾ arm slot, 67 mph across the infield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, long arm action. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes falling off first base side. Fastball, downward plane, 70-71 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, gradual action, 50-53 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, 54-59 mph.

Angel Rades, OF/LHP, 2021
5-foot-6, 135-pound, two-way left-handed prospect. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, fast bat, short barrel path, 77 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action, over-the-top slot, plays through the ball, 73 mph from the outfield. On the mound, high ¾ arm slot, long action. Tall and fall delivery,  lands open, upright finish. Fastball sat 67-69 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 55-58 mph. Changeup sat 59-62 mph. Ran an 8.06 laser-timed 60.

Gavin Roanhouse, 3B/RHP, Waterford, 2021
5-foot-10, 150-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed, balanced setup, long stride, maintains balance, pull-hitter, flashed strength, 75 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.13 60. Defensively, long arm action, ¾ arm slot, 61 mph across the infield. On the mound, ¾ arm slot, firm arm action, drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands closed, finishes upright. Fastball sat 63-66 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 54-60 mph. Changeup sat 59-61 mph.

Payton Roth, 2B/3B, Shorewood, 2022
5-foot-3, 100-pound, left-handed hitting infielder. Defensively, short arm action from high ¾ arm slot, 60 mph across the infield, plays through the ball, soft hands. Offensively, open setup, short stride, maintains balance, short barrel path, 68 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.85 60.

Sawyer Smith, 2B, Shoreland Lutheran, 2021
5-foot-1, 114-pound, lanky, athletic two-way prospect. Offensively, left-handed hitter, balanced setup, short stride, fluid rhythm, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, uphill barrel path, 67 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 8.59 laser-timed 60. Defensively, short arm action, high ¾ slot, 66 mph across the infield. On the mound, works from high ¾ arm slot with loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery, lands closed, finishes athletically. Fastball, run, sat 64-67 mph, toppedo ut at 68 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 54-58 mph. Changeup, near fastball arm speed, sinking action, controlled the zone, 60-63 mph.

Vaughn Smith, SS/RHP, Milwaukee Lutheran, 2022
5-foot-1, 110-pound, two-way prospect. Defensively, long action, high ¾ arm slot, accurate, 66 mph across the infield. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Line drive hitter, short barrel path, 76 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran an 8.17 60. On the mound, ¾ arm slot, short, loose arm action, regular effort. Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, lands square, finishes upright. Fastball, flashed run, 60-62 mph. Changeup, sinking action, flashed cut, 54-59 mph.

Bennett Spaeth, SS/RHP, De Pere, 2021
5-foot-9, 140-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed, open setup, short stride, maintains balance. Pull hitter with power potential, uphill barrel path, 72 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.92 laser-timed 60. Defensively, long arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate, 70 mph from the outfield. On the mound, low ¾ arm slot, long action. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands toe closed, finishes upright. Fastball, downward action, controlled the zone, 69-72 mph. Curveball, sweeping action, 57-58 mph. Changeup, flashed sink, 62-65 mph.

Jacob Stevens, OF, Arrowhead, 2022
5-foot-8, 115-pound, lanky outfielder. Defensively, right-handed, long arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, plays through the ball, 67 mph from the outfield. Offensively, balanced setup, back load, short stride, maintains balance, level barrel path, 74 mph exit velocity. Ran an 8.59 60.

Heath Venne, C, N/A, 2022
5-foot-3, 125-pound, catcher. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, maintains balance. Short, level barrel path, fluid rhythm, 66 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, traditional catcher’s arm action, short, over-the-top, 63 mph out of the crouch, quick fluid footwork, pop times between 2.50-2.679. Ran an 8.81 60.

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