Prep Baseball Report

Recruiting Roundup

Matt Huck
Midwest Area 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.

Anthony Mangano, INF, Lake Zurich, 2020

9.23.17 - Currently ranked No. 10 in Illinois’ Class of 2020 and No. 188 overall. 5-foot-11, 165-pound, athletic, savvy, left-handed hitting middle infielder. Defensively, smooth, athletic actions, high ¾ slot, quick, fluid footwork, quick, clean on exchanges, maintains body control. Offensively, sees the ball well, loose hands, maintains barrel control, was able to get on top of a high fastball for a base hit.  

Anthony Mangano (7.24.17)

Bryce Hellgeth, C/RHP, St. Viator, 2018

2.19.17 - 6-foot-2, 200-pound two-way player, solid frame, strong lower half. On the mound works directionally down the hill, regular effort, some rhythm. Short over the top arm strength. Fastball sat 85-86 mph, touched 87 mph, showed feel for the bottom of the zone. Curveball has 11/5 shape, 68-72 mph, slight deceleration. Changeup is 70-75 mph. Defensively showed arm strength, 79 mph out of the crouch, 81 mph across the diamond. Arm works with length out of the crouch, some carry, high ¾ slot. 2.04-2.12 pop times. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, leg kick trigger, simple setup. Flashed hard contact, 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.08 runner in the 60.

Bryce Hellgeth (2.19.17)

Sean Hebreard, OF, Plainfield East, 2018
Black Hawk JC

10.8.17 - 5-foot-10, 155-pound, lean build, right-handed hitting outfielder. 7.03 runner in the 60, laser-timed. At the plate, balanced, open setup, pre-pitch rhythm, short stride and maintains balance through contact. Loose hands, long bat path and gap-to-gap approach; 87 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, plays through the baseball, soft hands, clean transfer and above-average arm strength from the outfield; throws carry, clocked at 89 mph.

Sean Hebreard (10.8.17)

Nick Boone, OF, O’Fallon, 2018
Southeastern CC

6.27.17 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively, long arm action, arm slot varied between over-the-top and high ¾, accurate throws with carry. Plays through the ball athletically, fluid footwork, quick and clean on exchanges, 82 mph from the outfield. Offensively, crouch setup, leg kick timing trigger, maintains balance through swing. Line drive hitter, level barrel path, fluid rhythm, 90 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 6.40 laser-timed 60.

Nick Boone (6.27.17)

Jimmy Patock, RHP, Lincoln-Way Central, 2018
Joliet JC

10.8.17 - 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitting RHP/3B. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a long arm action. Tall and fall delivery with smooth rhythm and max effort. Recoil finish. Fastball was straight at 82-83 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape with sharp breaking action at 70-74 mph. Changeup has sinking action at 74-77 mph. At the plate hits from a wide base, balanced setup. Short stride with good balance. Gap to gap hitter with fluid rhythm and an uphill swing path. 89 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.70. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Plays thru the ball. Threw 76 mph across the infield.

Jimmy Patock (10.8.17)

Brendan O’Connor, OF, Lockport, 2018
Waubonsee CC

8.8.17 - 6-foot, 170-pound, athletically built, right-handed hitting outfielder. Offensively, balanced setup, pre-pitch bat waggle, short stride and average balance through contact. Loose swing, flashes bat speed and uphill bat path; 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, plays through the baseball, short, loose arm action, 78 mph from the outfield. 7.59 laser-timed 60.

Brendan O'Connor (8.8.17)

David Gleaves, OF, St. Rita, 2018
South Suburban JC

2.20.17 - 5-foot-11, 160-pound, wiry, right-handed hitting outfielder. 6.83 runner in the 60, laser-timed. Offensively, balanced, quiet setup, short stride and simple swing. Line-drive approach, handsy swing, made consistent hard contact; 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, fluid movements in the outfield, plays through the baseball at times. Long arm action from a high ¾ slot, throws clocked at 80 mph.

David Gleaves (2.20.17)

Noah Ernst, C, Neuqua Valley, 2018

2.20.17 - 5-foot-11, 200-pound, thick build, right-handed hitting catcher, possesses a strong lower half. Offensively, balanced setup, leg-timing trigger, hits off front foot at times, fluid rhythm, maintains balance throughout. Line-drive approach, showed strength, drove the ball up the middle, generates bat speed. Recorded a 90 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, works from an over-the-top arm slot with short arm action, regularly hit the target with carry, clocked at 77 mph from the crouch. Works on-line with throws, quick footwork, clean and quick on exchanges, soft blocker, receives well with a strong wrist. Recorded pop times between 1.94-2.01. Ran a 7.55 laser-timed 60.

Noah Ernst (2.20.17)

Drew Komendant, OF, St. Rita, 2018

10.8.17 - 5-foot-11, 165-pound, long and lean left-handed hitting outfielder. 7.16 runner in the 60, laser-timed. Offensively, open, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, fluid rhythm and maintains balance through contact. Loose hands, creates whip in swing at times, gap-to-gap approach; 76 mph exit velocity from a tee. In the outfield, works through the baseball, long arm action from a high ¾ slot, accurate arm clocked at 79 mph.

Drew Komendant (10.8.17)

P.T. Boeye, OF, Rock Island, 2018

9/24/17 - 5-foot-9, 160-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder. Ran the top 60 of the event, 7.06 laser-timed. Offensively, upright, balanced setup, slight arm-bar load. Level bat path through the zone; 77 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, efficient routes, works behind the baseball, clean transfer. Throws from a high ¾ slot, clocked at 73 mph from the outfield.

P.T. Boeye (9.24.17)

Anthony Clark, INF, Springfield Southeast, 2018

10.9.17 - 5-foot-9, 150-pound, two-way prospect. At the plate, right-handed hitter, balanced setup, leg-lift timing trigger and maintains balance throughout. Long, uphill bat path, pull approach. 81 mph exit velocity from a tee. On the infield, steady hands, plays through the baseball, short arm action, accurate throws, topped at 73 mph across the diamond. 7.81 runner in the 60. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, arm works short and over-the-top. Works on-line and front foot lands closed. Four seam fastball, works mostly straight, occasional cut action, 75-78 mph. Two-seam fastball sat at 77-78 mph. Curveball works 12/6, thrown aggressively, sharp action, 65-67 mph.

Anthony Clark (10.9.17)

Andrew Streit, RHP, Eureka, 2018
Marian (IN)

8.8.17 - 6-foot, 165-pound right-handed pitcher. Works from a ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery with easy effort. Square landing with an upright finish. Fastball sat 77-80 topping out at 81 mph. Slows arm on curveball that has 10-4 shape at 60-65 mph. Projects well.

Andrew Streit (8.8.17)

Zack Jones, LHP, Normal West, 2018
Morton JC

8.16.16 - 6-foot-1, 210-pound left-handed pitcher. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall delivery with a closed landing. Fastball showed slight running action at 75-76 topping out at 77 mph for strikes. Curveball has 1-7 shape with some depth at 65-66 mph. Changeup sat 68-69 mph.

Zack Jones (8.16.16)

Erik North, RHP, Fulton, 2018
Illinois Central College

Jack Molenhouse, INF, Marmion, 2018
St. Norbert
Cameron Crowley, RHP, Downers Grove South, 2018
Trinity (CT)
James Heintz, OF, Lockport, 2018

Daniel Spencer, C, Glenbrook North, 2018

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