SunTimes: Marian Catholic’s hard-throwing Brett Lilek is state’s top prospect

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The next, best, greatest major league pitcher is only a few heartbeats away.

Or so it seems, South Suburbs.

Meet Brett Lilek of Marian Catholic.

From the Chicago Sun Times:

‘‘It’s not always about striking everybody out,’’ Lilek said. ‘‘It’s about knowing what pitches to throw in what count. Making them put the ball in play and letting them make an out.’’

That wasn’t the case for Lilek last year who admitted that he was just trying “to blow people away.”

Part of the change in philosophy came from playing against national-level competition with the Texas Sun Devils in Houston and Georgia for part of last summer.

Read more here. With a photo.