2009 Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase
2009 Top Prospects
- RHP - 2009 - St. Louis, MO
Bibas is 6-6, 235 and very athletic looking. He touched 91 mph, sat at 90 mph and showed quality change up that he had confidence in using at any count.
- RHP - 2009 - Sioux City, IA
If McArdle was 6-4 instead of 5-10 we’d be talking top 2-3 rounds without question. He throws three quality pitches, including a fastball that touchesd92 mph, with confidence and purpose.
- RHP - 2009 - Cherokee, IA
Koch’s mid ¾’s release point and whippy loose arm produced consistent plus life on his 88-89 mph fastball. His slider is a potential plus second pitch.
- OF - 2009 - Bartonville, IL
The 6-2, 210 lb Schwindenhammer has excellent strength and bat speed from the left side and a good idea how to hit. He also hit 86 mph from the mound.
- RHP - 2009 - Batavia, IL
Milroy has a strong mature build and touched 90 mph from and extended high ¾’s release point. He threw both a curveball and true low 80’s slider and both could be plus pitches for him.
- RHP - 2009 - Raytown, MO
Spilker is a mature and strong 6-3, 215 and throws a heavy sinking fastball in the 88-90 mph range. He has a sound delivery, good command and a feel for his off-speed pitches.
- RHP - 2009 - Midlothian, IL
Johnson touched 90 mph but looks like he has a power arm with plenty more velo there to develop. His curveball had excellent velocity at 78 mph and flashes hard bite.
- 3B - 2009 - Cedar Rapids, IA
Christensen has started to fill out his lanky, athletic frame and that added strength showed in his raw bat speed and the way the ball came off his bat.
- LHP - 2009 - Norwalk, IA
Dermody has a profile projectable build at 6-5, 190 lbs and clean pitching mechanics. His fastball topped out at 88 mph and his curveball has consistent hard downer spin.
- LHP - 2009 - Minot, ND
If Bollinger was from anywhere else but North Dakota, he’d be getting more attention. He’s 6-6, 190 lbs and throws 86-87 consistently for strikes with a solid curveball. He’s also a power hitting prospect.
- RHP - 2009 - Fenton, MO
Flett gets your attention with his well proportioned 6-8, 210 lb build and balanced, easy delivery. He topped out at 87 mph and showed hard spin and bite on a 74 mph curveball.
- C - 2009 - St. Louis, MO
Huck moves very well defensively for a 6-5, 240 lb athlete and plenty of arm strength. Length will be an issue with his swing, but he has huge power potential.
- LHP - 2009 - Sioux Falls, SD
Labrie showed a finesse lefty’s stuff with three solid pitches and nice command, but was able to juice his fastball up to 87 mph on occasion.
- RHP - 2009 - Fort Dodge, IA
Sandquist is very loose and athletic at 6-4, 170 lbs and threw 88-89 with an easy arm action. He’ll have to work on his off-speed pitches but looks to be a plus velocity guy in the future.
- RHP - 2009 - Blue Springs, MO
Like many pitcher’s at the event, Pudenz looks the part of the prospect at 6-5, 220. He has a drop and drive delivery and a fastball that touched 88 mph.
2010 Top Prospects
W. Keenan Kish
- INF/RHP - 2010 - Worcester, PA
Kish threw 91 mph easily and there is plenty more in his arm. His change up and curveball showed some polish and throwing strikes isn’t a problem. High ceiling athlete who keeps improving!
- RHP - 2010 - Cedar Rapids, IA
The 6-5 Keller’s basketball schedule left him tired for the baseball showcase, but he still touched 91 with minimal effort. He’s going to throw very hard some day.
- RHP - 2010 - Minooka, IL
Foltynewicz was steady at 88-90 mph with his fastball and threw it to spots. He’s been up to 93 mph in the past and has a very quick, clean arm.
- C - 2010 - Granite City, IL
DePew was judged the top catching prospect at the event, with a nice combination of defensive quickness, arm strength and a power approach with good bat speed.
- LHP - 2010 - Republic, OK
King didn’t have top level velocity at 83-85 mph but his curveball and change up were nasty at times and his late fastball movement and deceptive delivery pretty much made him unhittable.
- RHP - 2010 - Harrisburg, MO
Beringer is strong and mature for a junior at 6-4, 220 and has a solid fastball/curveball combination. He topped out at 88 mph, although scouts say he touched 93 mph a couple of weeks ago.
- RHP - 2010 - Eureka, MO
Vanover is very athletic and has prospect ability with the bat as well as with his arm. He threw an easy 86-88 mph fastball with plus command potential.
- C - 2010 - Omaha, NE
Stringer looked like a quick twitch athlete with a good combination of defensive tools and offensive skills. His bat looks like it will play regardless of his defensive position.
- RHP - 2010 - St. Peters, MO
Walkenhorst pitched in the mid 80’s but his mid 70’s curveball was a hammer with a late, hard break. He threw strikes and pitches with a purpose.
2011 Top Prospects
- LHP - 2011 - Cedar Rapids, IA
Christensen is starting to grow into his 6-5, 180 lb frame and could develop into a quality prospect either as a pitcher or power hitting left handed hitter. He’ll be fun to watch over the next 2+ years.