Prep Baseball Report

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.

Ryan Hernandez, C, St. Brenden, 2016
St. Louis University

10/6/15- Strong, athletic, and projectable body. Good base at the plate with an open stance. Relaxed, has rhythm, gets a separation for his load and leg kick for stride. Some loft in his swing with good bat speed. 1.86 down to second with an above average arm.

Jay Charleston, SS, Lake Brantley, 2016
University of Tennessee

10/7/15- 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with wiry strength. Scrappy hitter and works the counts. Batted leadoff during the game. Flies out of the batter’s box. Smart and aggressive on the base path. Worked well with MIF Harrison Ray (Vanderbilt recruit) on several double plays. Gets the ball out of the glove quickly. Uncommitted.

Blaze Alexander, SS, Bishop Verot, 2018
University of South Carolina

5/20/15 - 5-foot-11 150 pounds with a tall, lean, athletic, and projectable body. Will grow and add strength as he matures. Quick, light feet in the field. Soft hands and he can really pick it. Plus arm with accuracy. Slightly open at the plate and gets a nice separation for his load. Short, quick swing. Quiet at the plate and stays inside the ball well. Looks like an above average runner.

Alex Wiederhold, RHP, Faith Christian Academy, 2017
South Florida

9/23/15 - 6-foot-2, 180 pound right hander with a loose lean athletic projectable body. Loose live easy working arm with more velocity to come. Short in the back with a compact fluid delivery. Hides ball in back. Lands in line. Occasionally pulls off line. Fast ball is 86-89 mph with riding action down in the zone. Very effective down in the zone. Curve ball has ¾ rotation at 65-66 mph. Change up was 65 mph and is a work in progress. Slowed down to throw it. Very good young arm. Secondary stuff is a work in progress.  Overall stuff will continue to get better with physical maturity.

Jorge Iza, 3B, Florida Christian, 2016
Farleigh Dickinson

Austin Hurwitz, C, Spanish River, 2016
Seminole State

Liam Silvagnoli, OF, East River, 2016
Seminole State

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