Southern Wisconsin Open: Infield Analysis



By Matt Huck
Area Scout

The Southern Wisconsin Open took place on October 30, 2016 at STiKS Academy in Oconomowoc, WI. The open event featured over 50 players. Today we continue the analysis with the top infield prospects from the event.  

Top Prospects

1. Ryen Ryba, SS, Homestead, 2018
6-foot, 165-pound left-handed hitting shortstop. At the plate hits from a balanced, slightly open setup with a smooth load and short stride. Good balanced with fluid rhythm. Uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.40. Defensively has a loose arm action from a ¾ slot. Athletic actions, playing thru the ball with fluid footwork and soft hands. Threw 76 mph across the infield.

2. Brandon Komar, RHP/SS, Elkhorn, 2017
Currently ranked No. 64 in the Wisconsin Class of 2017. Madison College commit. 6-foot, 182-pound right-handed hitting RHP/SS with a strong, athletic frame. On the mound works form a high ¾ arm angle with a short, quick arm action. Tall and fall, online delivery with smooth rhythm and an athletic finish. Filled up the strike zone in his bullpen. Fastball sat 86-87 topping out at 88 mph. Maintained fastball arm speed on his changeup at 76-79 mph with sinking action. Curveball and Slider blend as the same pitch. Curveball has sharp breaking action with 10-4 shape at 71-74 mph. Slider shows same 10-4 shape with late breaking action at 72-73 mph. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with smooth load and leg lift stride. Line drive hitter with fluid rhythm and an uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 90 mph exit velocity from a tee. Rant he 60 at 7.79. Defensively has a short arm action form an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with a clean exchange and soft hands. Throws showed carry across the infield at 86 mph.

3. Hunter Wickman, 3B, Mount Horeb, 2018
6-foot-1, 205-pound right-handed hitting third baseman with a large, strong frame. At the plate hits from an open stance with a leg kick stride and good balance. Pull, power hitter with an uphill swing path and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with an event best 98 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.38. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Throws showed carry across the infield throwing 80 mph. Fields the ball deep, projects for first base at the next level.

4. Daniel Hahn, SS, Cudahy, 2018
5-foot-6, 130-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Athletic defender, plays thru the ball. Fluid footwork with soft hands and a clean exchange. Threw 77 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a smooth load and short leg lift stride. Fluid rhythm with a line drive approach and short swing path. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.33.

5. Teig Chase, RHP/2B, Kettle Moraine, 2018
6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting RHP/2B. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short, quick arm action. Drop and drive, online delivery with a square landing and smooth rhythm. Works fast and throws strikes. Fastball showed slight running action at 81-82 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape with short breaking action at 68-69 mph. Showed feel for his changeup maintaining fastball arm speed at 75-76 mph with running action. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance with a smooth load and short stride. Line drive, pull hitter with fluid rhythm and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 87 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.24. Defensively has a short arm action from a ¾ slot. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork and good body control. Threw 78 mph across the infield.

6. RJ Woppert, SS, Verona, 2017
6-foot-1, 180-pound switch hitting shortstop. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short leg lift stride and good balance. Short, uphill swing path. Flashed more bat speed from the right side. Showed strength thru contact with 93 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.41. Defensively has a long arm action from an over the top slot. Accurate throws across the infield at 75 mph.

7. Mark Herold, 2B, Kettle Moraine, 2019
5-foot-9, 150-pound right-handed hitting second baseman with an athletic frame. At the plate hits from a balanced, slightly open setup. Good balance with fluid rhythm. Line drive hitter with a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.32. Defensively has a loose arm action from an over the top slot. Athletic defender, flashed soft hands. Threw 72 mph across the infield.

8. Bryce Toussaint, SS, Arrowhead, 2018
6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. At the plate hits from a narrow, open stance. Line drive hitter with a level swing path and early rhythm. Showed strength thru contact with 90 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.56. Defensively has a loose arm action from a ¾ slot. Quick, clean exchange with soft hands. Threw 77 mph across the infield.

9. Bryce Bradison, 2B, De Pere, 2017
6-foot, 155-pound right-handed hitting second baseman with a lanky frame. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short leg kick stride. Good balance with fluid rhythm. Short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 92 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.63. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Soft hands with fluid footwork. Plays well on the run with good body control. Threw 79 mph across the infield.  Committed to Dakota County CC (MN) shortly following the event.

10. Lucas Trebian, SS, La Follette, 2017
6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. At the plate hits from a slightly open stance with an arm bar load and fair balance. Short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.53. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Quick footwork and exchange. Threw 81 mph across the infield.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Kyle Abatto, 2B, Kettle Moraine, 2018
5-foot-8, 160-pound left-handed hitting second baseman. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance with a short stride. Opposite field hitter with a short, level swing path. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.40. Defensively has a long arm action from a ¾ slot. Threw 72 mph across the infield.

Brennen Beck, 1B/RHP, Menomonee Falls, 2019
6-foot-2, 240-pound right-handed hitting 1B/RHP. At the plate hits from a tall setup with an arm bar load and leg lift stride. Pull, power hitter with an uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.04. Defensively has a long arm action from a ¾ slot. Throws showed carry throwing 78 mph across the infield. Plays thru the ball with a slow exchange. On the mound works from a side arm angle with a long arm action. Tall and fall, online delivery with smooth rhythm and a square landing. Fastball sat 77-78 mph. Showed feel for spin with his curveball that has sharp sweeping action at 66-68 mph. Changeup showed running and cutting action at 70-73 mph.

Josh Beier, 2B, Mount Horeb, 2018
5-foot-8, 140-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short heel lift stride. Short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.45. Defensively has a short arm action from a side arm slot. Plays fast with athletic actions and average hands. Threw 70 mph across the infield.

Nathan Block, 2B, West Bend West, 2018
5-foot-6, 135-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. Defensively has a short arm action from a ¾ slot. Plays thru the ball with a clean exchange. Threw 73 mph across the infield. Offensively hits from a balanced, forward leaning setup. Arm bar load with an uphill swing path. 75 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.00.

Jackson Brown, RHP/3B, Oconomowoc, 2018
6-foot-3, 180-pound right-handed hitting RHP/3B with a lanky frame. On the mound works from a ¾ arm angle with a long, quick arm action. Tall and fall delivery with closed landing and smooth rhythm. Struggles with command. Fastball showed heavy running action at 81-86 mph. Curveball has sweeping action at 70-72. Changeup has running action at 70-74 mph. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a reverse toe tap stride and average balance. Line drive hitter with a level swing path. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.76. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ slot. Showed off arm strength throwing 83 mph across the infield.

Seth Hackbarth, RHP/3B, Oconomowoc, 2018
5-foot-9, 175-pound right-handed hitting RHP/OF. On the mound works from a ¾ arm angle with a long, stiff arm action. Tall and fall, slow paced delivery with choppy rhythm. Fastball sat 73-77 mph. Curveball has sweeping action at 65-68 mph. Maintains fastball arm speed on changeup at 69-72 mph. At the plate hits from a tall, open setup with a leg kick stride. Uphill swing path. 72 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.43. Defensively has a long arm action from a ¾ slot. Threw 74 mph across the infield.

Daniel Knudson, SS, Menomonee Falls, 2019
5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting shortstop. At the plate hits from a balanced setup. Short stride with fluid rhythm and short, level swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.65. Defensively has a short arm action from a side arm slot. Threw 73 mph across the infield.

Adam Loveland, RHP/3B, Edgerton, 2018
6-foot, 190-pound left-handed hitting RHP/3B with a strong frame. On the mound works from an over the top slot with a long arm action. Tall and fall online delivery with minimal effort. Fastball was straight at 74-75 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape with some depth at 61-63 mph. Fastball arm speed on changeup with sinking action at 66-68 mph. At the plate hits from a wide base with a heel turn stride and good balance. Line drive hitter with a short swing path. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.88. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Threw 68 mph across the infield.  

John May, SS/OF, Kewaskum, 2018
6-foot, 147-pound left-handed hitting SS/OF. At the plate hits from a balanced, crouched setup with a short leg lift stride. Opposite field, line drive hitter with fluid rhythm. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.31. Defensively in the outfield has a short arm action from a high 3/4 slot. Accurate throws. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions and a quick exchange. Threw 80 mph from the outfield. Plays fast in the infield, threw 71 mph across the diamond.

Keagan McCarthy, 1B, Cedarburg, 2018
6-foot, 210-pound left-handed hitting first baseman. At the plate hits from a tall, narrow setup with a sweeping leg lift stride. Pull power hitter with an uphill swing path. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.46. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Solid footwork around the bag. Threw 72 mph across the infield.

Nolan Olszewski, SS, Germantown, 2020
5-foot-7, 135-pound left-handed hitting shortstop with a thin frame. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance with a high hand set. Dives towards the plate on stride. Line drive hitter with early rhythm. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.17. Defensively has a short arm action from a ¾ slot Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork and soft hands. Threw 64 mph across the infield.

Jake Nitch, SS/RHP, Warren (IL), 2018
5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting SS/RHP. At the plate hits from a wide base with a closed setup and high back elbow. Short, leg lift stride. Line drive hitter with a level swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.57. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Threw 76 mph across the infield. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long, quick arm action. Drop and drive, online delivery with a square landing. Fastball was firm at 80-81 mph. Maintained fastball arm speed on changeup at 70-73 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape at 62-66 mph.

Austin Paul, 2B/RHP, Milton, 2017
6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitting 2B/RHP. At the plate hits from an open stance with a toe tap stride. Long swing path with one arm finish. 76 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.03. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ slot. Threw 76 mph across the infield. On the mound works from an over the top arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall, slow paced delivery with a square landing. Fastball sat 72-74 mph. Changeup blended with fastball at 69-70 mph. Curveball showed no action at 61-62 mph.

Logan Rios, OF/SS, Delavan-Darien, 2018
5-foot-8, 145-pound right-handed hitting OF/SS with a small, athletic frame. Defensively in the outfield has a long arm action from an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with athletic actions. Throws showed carry throwing 84 mph from the outfield. In the infield arm action is shorter with slower actions, threw 78 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a wide base with an arm bar load, closes off on stride. Uphill swing path with average bat speed. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. 7.23 runner in the 60.

Sam Vomhof, SS, DeForest, 2018
6-foot-1, 155-pound left-handed hitting shortstop. At the plate hits from a Tall, slightly open setup with a leg kick stride and arm bar load. Short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.82. Defensively has a short, loose arm action from an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork. Threw 78 mph across the infield.

Jonathan Winzer, SS, Germantown, 2019
5-foot-10, 150-pound left-handed hitting shortstop with a strong frame. At the plate hits from a crouched setup with a short stride, raises up on stride. Opposite field, line drive hitter with short, uphill swing path. Effort in swing. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.14. Defensively has a long arm action from an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with quick footwork. Threw 72 mph across the infield.

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