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.

Josh Hart, LHP, Lincoln-Way North, 2016
Rend Lake College

Josh Hart10.11.15 - 6-foot-3, 175-pound left-handed pitcher, average build. Drop and drive delivery, works on line. Showed arm speed, high ¾ slot. Fastball showed slight run on flat plane, occasionally gets underneath, 82-84 mph, worked the top of the strike zone. Curveball sat 67-70 mph, lacked action. Changeup is best secondary pitch, found the strike zone with sink and fade, solid feel for the pitch, 71-73 mph.

Danny Miller, LHP, Waubonsie Valley, 2016

Danny Miller7.23.14 6-foot, 180-pound left-handed pitcher sat 79-80 mph with fastball displaying slight run and deception from short, high ¾ arm action.  Breaks hands with elbow high, drop-and-drive type delivery, lower half stays in line with home plate, and displays rhythm throughout delivery.  slows arm on 64-66 mph breaking ball with 1/7 shape.  Also threw a 67-70 mph changeup with decelerated arm action.  Fastball gets on hitters quickly and appears faster due to short arm action.

TJ Geritano, OF, Willowbrook, 2016
Trinity Christian

TJ Geritano10.11.15 - 5-foot-9, 160-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder with a strong frame. Offensively hits form a balanced, athletic setup with a low hand set. . Short leg lift stride with a smooth load. Gap-to-gap hitter  with fluid rhythm and looseness in the hands. Short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.11. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Uphill throws with stiffer actions. Threw 75 mph from the outfield.

Kyle MacFarlane, OF, Plainfield Central, 2016
Aurora University

Kyle MacFarlane10.11.15 - 5-foot-8, 150-pound, right-handed hitting outfielder with a lanky, athletic frame running the 60 at 6.97. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Throws flashed carry at 82 mph. Athletic actions with quick footwork and a clean exchange. Offensively hits from an open stance with a long stride. Long, uphill swing path with some looseness. Showed strength thru contact with 84 mph exit velocity from a tee.

Jimmy McLaughlin, 3B, Conat, 2016

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