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Regional HS Preview: Midwest

David Rawnsley        
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2020 High School Preview Index | Midwest Top Teams, Prospects

Midwest Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

The Midwest Region only has two teams in the Perfect Game High School Top 50 to start the season, but it is a deep and talented part of the country with four PG All-Americans in the senior class and one of the strongest junior classes in the country.

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep in suburban Detroit starts the season as the 19th-ranked team in the country and is led by two Dream Team underclassmen in shortstop Alex Mooney and sophomore outfielder Nolan Schubart. Overall, there is as much prep talent in Michigan right now as at any time in the past, which is perhaps not coincidental with the University of Michigan’s rise to the upper tier of college baseball.

Edwardsville High School, leg by slugging Dream Team first baseman Drake Westcott, is the top team in Illinois and checks in at 30th in the preseason rankings.

Midwest Region Dream Team

Pos. Player Class School Hometown ST
C Austin Bode JR Columbus North Columbus IN
1B Drake Westcott SR Edwardsville Edwardsville IL
MIF Ed Howard SR Mount Carmel Lynwood IL
MIF Alex Mooney JR Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep Rochester Hills MI
3B AJ Vukovich SR East Troy Mukwonago WI
OF Nolan Schubart SO Orchard Lake St. Marys Prep Durand MI
OF Drew Gray JR Belleville East Swansea IL
OF Daylen Lile JR Trinity Louisville KY
SP Tyler Chadwick SR Marshall Marshall WI
SP Jackson Fristoe SR Paducah Tilghman Paducah KY
SP Luke Hayden JR Edgewood Bloomington IN
SP Ben Hernandez SR De La Salle Institute Chicago IL
SP George Klassen SR Port Washington Port Washington WI
UT Luke Leto JR Portage Central Portage MI

C – Austin Bode
Bode committed to Louisville early in his freshman year and was a participant in the 2017 Perfect Game 14u Select Festival, so the Indiana junior has been on the national baseball radar for some time already. His best present tool is his lefthanded bat, and at 5-foot-11, 195-pounds, Bode is plenty strong enough to impact the ball and hit for power at a premium defensive position.

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