Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase
Feb 12 - 13, 2011 Perfect Game Indoor Facility - Cedar Rapids, IA
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2011 Top Prospects

Robert Youngdahl  LHP - 2011 - Stillwater, MN   Notre Dame

The 6-2, 185 lb Youngdahl topped out at 90 mph from a very long and loose arm action and projects physically. He has very athletic actions and was one of the top 10 hitters of the event as well.

Brendon Hayden  3B - 2011 - Twin Lakes, WI   Virginia Tech

Pro scouts feel that the 6-5, 215 lb Hayden has a higher ceiling as a pitcher, where he sat in the 88-90 mph range, but his strong left handed swing makes him a very promising two-way prospect at the college level.

Brandon Platts  RHP - 2011 - Mason City, IA   Missouri

Platts was one of two pitchers to touch 91 mph. He has a polished, repeatable delivery and a smooth and easy arm action. Further development of his off speed pitches will determine his future ceiling.

Dakota Freese  RHP - 2011 - Cedar Rapids, IA   Louisiana State University-Eunice

Freese keeps getting better and better by small, steady increments and that's something you always want to see in a young pitcher. He topped out at 91 mph with hard downer action on his curveball.

Jacob Peter  MIF - 2011 - Mason City, IA   Creighton

Peter has got stronger over the off season and that really showed in his swing, which might have been the best of any hitter at the showcase.

Garrett Schlecht  OF - 2011 - Millstadt, IL   Middle Tennessee State

Schlecht has a powerful left handed swing and looks the part of the prospect at a strong 6-2, 195 lbs. He threw up to 86 mph from the mound.

Nolan Peterson  RHP - 2011 - Milwaukee, WI   Jacksonville

Scouts compared Peterson to a young Tony Zych (Louisville Jr. RHP) for his slender 6-1, 165 lb build, mid ¾’s whippy release point and the power sink on his upper 80’s fastball.

Andrew Hedrick  LHP - 2011 - Polk City, IA   Iowa

Some scouts think Hedrick will eventually be the top prospect in the 2011 Iowa high school class, especially as he hasn’t started getting strong yet. He topped out at 87 mph with a deep, sharp curveball and nice change up.

Ryan Bull  C - 2011 - Eden Prairie, MN   Notre Dame

Bull has outstanding strength in his 6-1, 210 frame and lots of raw power potential at the plate. He’s a switch-hitter whose swing from the right side has really come together nicely.

Lucas Long  RHP - 2011 - Minneapolis, MN   San Diego

Long was very consistently 88-90 mph from a tight ¾’s release point that hides the ball effectively. How much he improves his breaking ball will be key to his development

Jason McMurray  SS - 2011 - West Des Moines, IA   Old Dominion

An indoor showcase isn’t the best place for McMurray to show his middle of the field athleticism but he’s in top shape and swung the bat well.

Alex Hermeling  RHP - 2011 - Northbrook, IL   Louisiana-Monroe

Hermerling is a big, physical right hander who pitched at 87-89 mph from a deceptive delivery with a nice change up and a slider that showed some promise.

Sam Mahar  LHP - 2011 - Pleasant Prairie, WI   Kentucky

Mahar is very similar to Andrew Hedrick (see above) physically and with raw stuff. His upper 70's change up was the best change up at the showcase.

Caleb Wallingford  LHP - 2011 - Elkhorn, NE   Kansas State

The 6-3, 190 lb Wallingford pitched in the 85-87 mph range and his 74 mph curveball is just a couple of small adjustments from becoming a very good pitch.

Devin Pickell  LHP - 2011 - Chicago, IL   Valparaiso

Pickell has a very quick arm and his 85-88 mph fastball looks like it jumps on hitters. More refinement with his off speed pitches could have him moving up prospect lists this spring.

Braden Shull  LHP - 2011 - Mt. Pleasant, IA   Kansas State

Shull has an outstanding 6-6, 220 lb pitchers' build and a smooth and easy left arm. Some delivery adjustments could really boost his present mid 80's fastball.

Lance Thonvold  RHP - 2011 - Eden Prairie, MN   Minnesota

Thonvold is physically imposing at 6-4, 235 lbs and throws with an effortless delivery and arm action. He topped out at 86 mph but it looks like there's a lot more velocity in there.

Austin Christensen  LHP - 2011 - Cedar Rapids, IA   Nebraska

The 6-5 Christensen topped out at 88 mph and it looks like there is more in his loose and long arm. He's set to join his brother Chad at Nebraska next year.

Blake Moe  RHP - 2011 - Davenport, IA   Black Hawk College-Moline

The 6-2, 185 lb Moe topped out at 84 mph at last year's Indoor Showcase, this year he was up to 88 mph and he still projects physically.

Ryan Rumpf  RHP - 2011 - North Liberty, IA   Iowa

Rumpf didn't reach his usual 88 mph with his fastball but his curveball was biting sharply and his change up is a solid third pitch.

2012 Top Prospects

C.J. (Christian) Martin  RHP - 2012 - St Louis, MO   Eastern Illinois

Martin is a recent convert to pitching and has two-way college level talent still behind the plate. He threw a very heavy 88-90 mph fastball from a deceptive compact arm action and complimented it with a low 80’s slider that flashed some snap.

Mitchell Brown  RHP - 2012 - Rochester, MN   San Diego

Brown pitched in the 87-90 mph range but his most interesting pitch is a 75-77 mph curveball that shows outstanding bite and depth at times.

Matt Fultz  C - 2012 - Lee's Summit, MO   Kansas State

Fultz was definitely one of most impressive overall catchers at the event regardless of class. He’s quick behind the plate and can really swing the bat from the left side.

2013 Top Prospects

Blake Logan  C - 2013 - Muscle Shoals, AL   Auburn

Logan has a short and quick right handed swing that reminded scouts of David Wright (Mets) and also graded out as the top defensive catcher at the event. He's on the national map as one of the top catching prospects in the 2013 class.

2014 Top Prospects

Colby Fitch  C - 2014 - Rocheport, MO   Louisville

The left handed hitting Fitch really stood out with the bat for such a young player and handled himself well behind the plate.

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