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PBR Midwest Select: Scout Blog

By PBR Scouting Staff

The Midwest Select Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff over the course of the event. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Midwest Select Scout Blog is loaded with information.



Columbus North High School (IN)

Jakob Meyer, RHP, 2019
Evansville commit. 6-foot-3, 205 pound frame. Drop and drive delivery. Short arm swing, ¾ slot. Fastball held 85-86 in the first, settling in at 83-85. Has feel for the breaking ball: Low 70’s, 11/5 shape with late depth. Pitched five innings, allowing seven hits, three walks while striking out six.  Threw 97 pitches, 63 for strikes.  

Grant Trinkle, OF, 2020
Kentucky commit.  Athletic 5-foot-9, 172 pound frame. Ranked No. 9 in Indiana’s 2020 class. The leadoff hitter went 3-4 against Libertyville (IL) Friday evening. Athletic setup from the right side of the box. Uses a controlled leg lift and compact swing which generated quick bat speed. Quick arm in the outfield with plenty of carry on his throws.

Blake Huffman, OF, 2021
Uncommitted. 5-foot-7, 170  pound muscular frame. In the fifth inning, sat back on a breaking ball, driving the ball off the left-field foul pole (325 feet) to tie things up 4-4. Slightly open setup from the right side with a leg lift timing trigger. Shorter bat path with some twitch in the swing.

Hayden McDaniel, OF, 2021
Uncommitted. 6-feet, 160 pound frame. Hit a 2RBI line drive double in the sixth. Hits from a balanced setup, short stride. Shorter bat path, pull-side type hitter with rhythm throughout the swing.

Edwardsville High School (IL)

Collin Salter, RHP, 2020
Uncommitted. 5-foot-11, 165-pound right-hander, wiry-thin frame. Highly competitive mound demeanor, strike-thrower with an advanced breaking ball. Carved up a physical Gull Lake squad in throwing a three-hit complete game. Utilized his slider early and often to rack up 13 strikeouts to only one walk while pounding the strike zone at a 67 percent clip (97 pitches). Often worked backwards, showing an 80-82 mph fastball, then putting away hitters with a slider that ranged between 70-73 with late lateral break. Sometimes toggled the shape and speed of his slider, flashing a 67-69 mph slurve. Both breaking balls had advanced spin, ranging between 2,500-2,769, per Trackman data. Salter started the game by punching out five in the first two innings. Athletic delivery, repeats well, on-line, high-3/4 slot, clean arm swing in the back, athletic out front. Works the lower quadrant of the zone, around the zone with everything. 

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