Recruiting Roundup

Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

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.

Jason Hodges, OF, Marist HS, 2019

5.17.17 - Currently ranked No. 5 in the Illinois’ 2019 class and No. 91 overall. 6-foot-3, 190-pound, outfielder, tall, athletic body with lean muscle. Played right field, showed good jumps and routes; ran down balls in the gaps and made strong and accurate throws. At the plate, right-handed hitter, starts from an even crouched set up and pre-pitch rhythm. Long stride and land hard, but keeps hands back and loads on his back leg. Short swing, controls the barrel with lift in swing. Easy runner, low effort, ran a 4.43 down the line. Highly-athletic 2019 outfielder.


Nathan Dewey, OF, Geneva HS, 2018

Tavares Williams, INF, Marian Catholic HS, 2018
Iowa Wesleyan

Jacob Havis, OF, Plainfield East HS, 2018

10.8.17 - 5-foot-10, 160-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Offensively, balanced, closed setup, short stride and maintains balance through contact. Line drive approach with pull tendencies. 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, reliable hands, long arm action, high ¾ slot and clocked at 78 mph from the outfield. 7.39 runner in the 60, laser-timed.

Scott Stetz, C, Prairie Ridge HS, 2018
College of Lake County

1.21.18 - 5-foot-11, 186-pound catcher, strong build. Defensively arm action is short and over the top, 74 mph out of the crouch. Pop times ranged 2.26-2.39, solid blocking the baseball. 7.30 runner in the 60. Right-handed hitter, open stance, long stride to even. Middle of the field approach, shows some effort ability to backspin the baseball. Path is short and level, line drive contact. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.

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