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 Bollman, RHP/SS, Dunlap HS, 2018

Danville Area CC (IL)

10.8.17 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound RHP/SS with a lanky frame. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery with a slight pause after balance poting. Regular effort working in line with home plate. Fastball was straight at 78-82 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape at 64-67 mph. Changeup has sinking action at 68-72 mph. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Accurate throws across the infield at 77 mph. Athletic actions with soft hands. At the plate hits from an open setup, long leg kick stride. Pull hitter with a long swing path. 71 mph exit velocity from a tee.

(Jason Bollman, 10/8/17)

Jonathon Keller, RHP/SS, Hoffman Estates, 2018
North Central College

10.8.17 - 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed pitcher. Uptempo and worked fast, repeatable with rhythm. Short quick arm from high ¾ slot. Showed overall feel for the strike zone. Fastball topped at 83 mph, sat 81-82 mph, riding action. Curveball showed depth, 12/6 plane, 67-69 mph. Changeup thrown aggressively with fastball arm action, sat 79 mph.

(Jonathan Keller, 10/8/17)

Ryan Cox, RHP, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, 2018
Ripon (WI)

10.8.17 - 5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed pitcher. Drop and drive type delivery, lands closed. Arm action is shot from a high ¾ slot. Fastball worked 73-75 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 60-63 mph. Changeup is 67-68 mph.

Mitch Daniels, SS, Columbia HS, 2018
Webster (MO)

3.16.17 - 5-foot-11, 180-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop with a strong, athletic frame. Defensively has fluid actions and quick footwork, showed ability to go into the hole and make a play. Good body control and ability to play on the run. Arm is above average, accurate throws across the diamond with carry. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short swing path.

Caleb Izenbart, LHP, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, 2018
Augustana College (IL)

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