Grant, Lake Zurich players invited to prestigious camp
News-Sun staff report January 24, 2013 12:06PM
Grant baseball standout Jake Ring. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA FILE PHOTO
Updated: April 14, 2013 2:10AM
Though the weather and calendar may suggest otherwise, it’s not too early to start thinking about baseball.
Coming up a week from Sunday (Feb. 3) is the 11th annual Super 60 Pro Showcase, which will be held at an indoor facility in south suburban McCook.
The prestigious by-invite only one-day camp is put together by Prep Baseball Report, which is based out of Lake Forest.
Players invited are top prospects from within Prep Baseball Report’s eight-state coverage area and get to perform in front of pro scouts.
Among the invitees are two area prep stars:
■ Grant senior outfielder Jake Ring. The left-handed hitting, lefty-throwing outfielder will be one of the fastest players at the camp. He’s committed to play college ball at Missouri.
■ Lake Zurich senior catcher/first baseman Anthony Drago. The 6-3, 215-pounder hits left-handed, and has committed to playing his college ball at Illinois.
According to PBR, at last year’s Super 60 Showcase, 24 of the 29 pitchers threw at least 88 mph, and 19 of the 39 position players ran 60 yards (the equivalent of home plate to second base) in under seven seconds.