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.

Brooks Coetzee, OF, Mahomet-Seymour, 2018
Notre Dame

Brooks CoetzeeFuture Games 2016 - 6-foot-1, 191-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, athletic build, proportional strength with room for continued physical development. Possesses high-level tools, which he showed during the positional workout when he had one of the top outfield arms at the Future Games (91 mph), ran a 6.93 laser-timed 60, and registered 97-mph exit velocity. Advanced defensive outfielder; moves with fluidity and confidence, gets good reads, aggressive routes, and strong, accurate arm. Offensively, has balanced swing, strong hands, above-average bat speed. Took inconsistent round of BP, but got loose at the end and tanked a pair out to left field. In game, ripped a triple to the right-center gap, moved around the bases well, powerful, athletic strider.

Brody Harding, SS, Moline, 2019

Brody Harding8/1/16- 5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed hitting shortstop. Best infielder at event. 6.97 runner. Compact setup, open stance, aggressive hitter, line drive swing plane, stays through at contact, can get long at times, good rhythm in box, 77 mph exit velocity. Reads hops well, plays through ball, above avg. actions for age, accurate arm, throws from multiple angles, 81 mph arm strength. Already receiving significant D1 interest.


Ryan Sublette, RHP, Lemont, 2017
Texas Tech

5.25.16 - 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, lean athletic frame. Delivery worked exclusively from the stretch, quick lifting balance position, toe down, load and go type delivery, utilizes slide step with runner on, slight head snap. Arm action is short and quick, high ¾ slot, low elbow tendency. Fastball sat 88-90 mph in the first, mostly straight and flat, flashed occasional arm side run, settled in at 86-88 mph for most of the outing, finished at 87-88 in the seventh striking out the side, quick arm that showe the ability to hold velocity through seven innings. Curveball showed depth, slower rolling type breaking ball, 68-71 mph, 11/5 plane. Flashed a changeup at 76 mph, used sparingly. Sublette is a high follow uncommitted 2017 with a quick arm, as breaking ball tightens up he could see more swing and misses down the road.

Michael Bieterman, C, Aurora Central Catholic, 2017
Southern Illinois

Michael Bieterman8.9.16 - 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed hitting catcher with a strong frame. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance with a long, toe tap stride. Pull hitter with a level swing path and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 87 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.44. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Accurate throws with carry. Quick exchange with soft hands. Popped 2.04-2.11 and threw 78 mph from the crouch.

Brady McAfee, LHP, Alton Marquette, 2017
Quincy University

Brady McAfee6/28/16 - 6-foot-2, 180 pound, lanky, projectable, left handed pitcher. Delivery works with rhythm, maintains arm speed on all pitches, stays in line, lands square, finishes athletically. Long, loose, quick arm from a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball, flashed arm-side-run, occasional life and sat 82-83 mph. Curveball, 1/7 shape, sharp, late action when good, sat 67-69 mph. Feel for changeup, arm side run action, 76-78 mph.

Elias Kuhns, OF, Jones College Prep, 2017

Union College (NY)

Elias Kuhns2/14/16 - 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, strong build. Hits from an open stance, short stride, average balance. Flat path, worked the middle of the field, line drive type, occasional back spin. 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively played with a long arm action, high ¾ slot, some accuracy, 79 mph. Ran a 7.27 in the 60. Deliberate actions through the baseball, average hands.

Ty Shylanski, 1B, Belleville West, 2017
McKendree University

Ty Shylanski6.28.16 - 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect. Offensively, right handed hitter, slightly open setup, long stride, lands square, maintains balance throughout swing. Uphill bat path, power approach, fluid rhythm, has bat speed; exit velocity clocked at 88 mph. Defensively, took reps in the outfield and at first base. From the outfield, plays through the baseball, showed clean exchanges on throws. Short, loose arm action, over the top slot, flashed accurate throws; 81 mph from the outfield. In the infield, clocked at 73 mph across the diamond. Also, ran a 7.54 laser timed 60.

Ryan McGorrian, 1B, Jacobs, 2017
McHenry County College

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