Recruiting Roundup: Who's Heading Where?



By Matt Huck          
Area Scout

Every Friday National Scouting Supervisor Nathan Rode provides a roundup of insider recruiting information and commitments throughout the PBR coverage area: The Buzz. CLICK HERE to take a look at this week’s National Buzz. With that in mind, let’s take an in depth look at the Illinois prospects who have committed to colleges, with detailed scouting information.

Adam Reis, RHP, Colonial, 2016
Seminole State

1/10/15 FTB tryout - Blocky strong body with a thick strong lower half. He has an easy working arm with a fluid delivery. FB is 84-87, CV is 75-76 CV, and CHG is 78-79. Throws all 3 pitches for strikes.

Angel Tiburcio, RHP, Trinity Christian Academy, 2016
Central Florida

6/14/15- 6-foot-3 210 pounds with a large, stalky, and strong frame. Simple, repeatable delivery with a compact, high ¾ arm action. Stays in line. Could get better extension. 81-84 mph FB with more to come.

Cody Wilson, SS, Bloomingdale, 2017
UNC-Asheville

4/6/15 - 5-foot-9 145 pounds with a lean, athletic body and some strength. Quick, light feet with soft hands in the field. Good range. Quick transfer and turns on double plays. Very good defense. At the plate he is slightly open and gets a small separation for his load. Has good balance and has a nice swing plane.

Daniel Federman, RHP, Archbishop McCarthy, 2016
University of Miami

6/14/15- 6 feet 170 pounds with an athletic, lean, and wiry body. Quick twitch guy with a quick windup and arm. Arm goes toward 1B after he breaks. High ¾ arm slot. Needs to stay over the rubber a little longer. 84-86 mph FB and 71 mph CHG that has the same arm speed as his FB and good action.

Eric Blanc Jr., 1B, Armwood, 2016
Florida A&M

3/7/15 - 6-foot-3, 230 pound first baseman with big, visible strength, and strong legs at. Has soft hands and picks it well at first with an above average arm. At the plate he has high hands, good separation/load that gets him into a good slot, and good bat speed. Ball comes off his bat well. Cuts off his swing a little. Slightly downward swing plane. Line drive type stroke.

AJ Chacon, LHP, Tampa Catholic, 2016
Rollins College

2/20/15 - 5-foot-10 170 pound left hander with an athletic, strong, and somewhat stiff body. Takes ball out and up to his ear. Lands in line. He has a low ¾ arm slot and throws across his body, this produces arm side run on his 80-82 mph fastball. He has an average slider that breaks pretty late when he keeps it down. Occasionally works under it and gets around it. Has a slurvey type break at 74-75 mph. He competes well on the mound, 5 2/3 IP, 3 K's, 1 ER against Berkeley Prep.

TJ Price, C, Columbia, 2016
Daytona State

6/27/15 - Uncommitted incoming senior. 5-foot-10 165 pounds with a lean and athletic body. Quick transfer and release with a short and over the top arm action. 1.96 pop time. Small separation in his load, flat swing, and balanced at the plate.

Oraj Anu, 1B, Home School, 2017
Alabama State

12/28/14 - Tall athletic muscular live projectable body. A physical specimen and still very young. Crude actions in OF with a lot of arm strength. Above avg ML arm now. Is ambidextrous. Throws RH from OF and throws LH from 1B. Has decent actions at 1B. Swing has quickness and strength. Has big power from both sides of the plate with a lot more power to come. Shows present bat speed. Has a handsy swing. Really throws the barrel. Swing has some length with leverage. A very unique athlete. Ran a 6.5, 60. His tools will profile more in OF. Has tools to become a 2017 draft. Will benefit from reps and instruction. Very high ceiling. Mother was an Olympic sprinter and Father played football at UF. Is homeschooled and doesn't play on a HS team in the Spring. Will play travel ball in summer.

Jeffrey Fripp II, Trinity Christian Academy, 2016
Lander University

6/27/15 - Uncommitted incoming senior. 6-foot-2 240 pounds with a large, thick, strong, and stalky frame. Agile for his size, can really pick it at 1B, and he has soft hands. At the plate his hands are low, his bat gets into a powerful position after his load. Stays inside the ball well and the ball really jumps off his bat. 7.3 runner.

Angel Acosta, C, Trinity Christian, 2016
Carl Albert State

6/27/15 - Uncommitted incoming senior. 5-foot-11 175 pounds with a lean and athletic body with strength. Looks like he runs well for a catcher. Aggressive, high energy player that plays the game hard. Behind the plate he has a strong arm and really likes to throw. Has a quick transfer and short, loose, and over the top arm action. Quick release and shows a consistent 1.95 pop time. At the plate he has good rhythm and a short, quick swing. His hands start off high and then come back down with his load. He has good bat speed and a nice swing plane. Good hands that cover the plate and allow him to drive the ball to all fields.

Austin Martin, 2B, Trinity Christian Academy, 2017
Jacksonville University

Bobby Stewart, OF, Naples, 2016
Bethune-Cookman

Joseph Maestu, C, Palmetto Ridge, 2016
Bethune-Cookman

Nick McDonald, RHP, Flanagan, 2016
Alabama State

Trey Piesco, 1B, Saint Joseph Academy, 2016
High Point University

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