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.

Tyler Kledzik, 2B, Batavia, 2016
Elmhurst College

Tyler Kledzik6/16/15 - 5-foot-8, 150-pound second baseman. Offensively hits from left side with a tall and open setup, loads back, long stride, takes level path, average bat speed, and line drive type. Exit velo 80 mph. Defensively, short arm action, high ¾, accurate, and average hands. Threw 73 mph across infield. Ran 7.74 60.


Tyler Dallio, 2B, Lincoln-Way West, 2016
New Mexico JC

Tyler Dallio3.31.15 - 6-foot, 185-pound lanky right-handed hitting outfielder went 2-for-3 with a single and a home run. Single a hard hit ground ball in the six-hole. Grand slam down the right-field line was aided by the wind a bit, but still line drive hit hard the opposite way. Hits from a tall, slightly open setup, short stride, well above average bat speed (86 mph exit velocity off the tee at Feb. Preseason All-State Showcase).

Connor Spear, RHP, Mount Carmel, 2016
St. Joseph

Connor Spear2/21/15:  5-foot-10, 172 pound righty pitches from a high ¾ slot with a long arm action.  Level shoulders, good line to the plate, lands square.  Tall to fall delivery.  Fastball sat 81-83 with occasional sink.  10/4 breaking ball showed late action at 67-69 while the changeup was 73-75 and straight.  Also threw a cutter at 78-79 with occasional run. 


Seth Boschert, C, Alton, 2016

Seth Boschert7.7.15 - 5-foot-11, 180-pound, athletic build, left-handed hitter. Hits from a balanced set up, loads hands back, and a short stride. Average bat speed, level bat path, 77 mph exit velocity. Defensively pop times ranged from 2.32-2.43, 69 mph from the crouch.


Jake Beaton, RHP, Lockport, 2016
Harper College

Jake Beaton10.11.15 - Strong frame, 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed pitcher, athletic build. Full windup, closed landing, slight cross fire, lacks separation. Arm action is short, over the top slot. Straight four seam fastball, 77-80 mph. Changeup played at 71-73 mph. Curveball and slider had similar action, virtually same pitch, curveball worked 67-69 mph, slider 68-69 mph.

Dan Devine, C, Joliet Catholic, 2016
Dominican University

Dan Devine6/19/14 - 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher, strong build. Defensive minded catcher, advanced catch and throw for age. Quick arm action, short over the top slot, showed arm strength at 77 mph, carry through his target. Posted some of the best pop times at the event ranging 1.91-2.01 with accuracy. Transfer is quick and efficient, athletic defender. Grinder behind the dish, hard-working catcher, highly willing to block, tough minded. Offensively hits from an open stance, tall setup, short stride. Lower half collapses, longer uphill bat path, pull side tendencies, flashes pop. 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Brett Harris, 3B, Hersey, 2016

Brett Harris5.13.15 - Athletically built 6-foot-1, 165-pound shortstop, hits leadoff for team. Finished 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the second inning and flew out twice to right field. Balanced offensive setup, simple approach, longer path. Defensively, shows reliable hands.

Christian Sidoti, RHP, St. Charles North, 2016

Christian Sidoti2.16.15 - 6-foot, 175-pound right-handed pitcher. Athletic build. On the mound works from a ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action, and regular effort. Tall and fall online delivery with some rhythm and level shoulders. Fastball showed hard action with run and sink and sat  81-82 topping out at 83 mph. Curveball sat 64-70 mph. Slider with plus sweeping action sat 70-74 mph. Changeup flashed sink at 71-74 mph. Good projectability.

Blake Jones, OF. Mt. Vernon, 2016

Johnny Ray, RHP, Peoria Notre Dame, 2017
Louisiana State

Troy Hajdukovic, C, Fremd, 2016


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