Top Tier Players with Strong Showing at PBR Future Games

Westfield, IN is home to one of the most amazing baseball complexes in the country, known as Grand Park. It hosts tournaments that bring in ESPN and youth teams from California to Florida. It's a great set up to watch lots of baseball of all ages and skills. And for the first weekend in August, the Midwest tradition known as the Future Games is hosted by Prep Baseball Report, bringing in a mix of highly talented, all uncommitted, underclass players. The stage is set with an audience of 275+ college coaches, MLB scouts, and agents. The scouting coverage provided is the final touch for what turns into the best proving grounds in the country for prep ball players.

This year marked another year with Top Tier having multiple players selected over multiple teams. Representing the Roos and playing for Team Florida was 2019 OF, Derek Crum. Playing for Team Select was 2019 MIF, Brendan Carrane from Top Tier Darnell, and 2019 OF, Khyle Radcliffe from the 16u Americans.

And on Team Illinois Top Tier had 4 players chosen to represent their home state. 2019 RHP, Mike Gurka, 2019 OF Danny Doligale, 2019 MIF Jalen Greer, all from the 16u Americans and 2020 RHP, Ben Hernandez from the 15u Americans.

Day 1 featured a pro style workout with all position players showing off their defensive, then offensive  tools prior to the start of game play over the next 3 days. Danny Doligale, Jalen Greer, Khyle Radcliffe, and Derek Crum all showed off their speed tool, running sub-7 60’s with Doligale’s 6.80 leading the group. Radcliffe and Greer were both near the top of their position arm grades. Radcliffe ran it up to 92 from the outfield while Greer was 87 across the diamond.


Michael Gurka, 2019/RHP, showcased his fastball-slider combo with electrifying sharpness in his two innings of work, striking out the side in the first. FB was 85-88 with a wipe out slider at 76-78.

Ben Hernandez, 2020/RHP, was impressive in his own fashion, pitching efficiently to weak contact. His second inning of work not a single ball left the infield. He was so quick with the outs scouts asked him to throw to another hitter just so they had more time to evaluate. He ran the FB up to 85.

To say the least, it was an impressive weekend for all of these players and the Top Tier organization. Congrats on a great weekend, fellas.


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