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.

Miles Simington, OF, Normal Community, 2017
Polk State (FL)

Miles Simington8.16.16 - Currently ranked No. 32 in the Illinois 2017 class. Strong framed 5-foot-9, 195-pound left-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively has a short, quick arm action from a high ¾ slot. Accurate throws with carry throwing 82 mph from the outfield. Athletic actions, playing thru the ball with a quick, clean exchange and fluid footwork. At the plate hits from an open stance with a short stride and good balance. Gap to gap hitter with a short, uphill swing path, stays compact. Fluid rhythm with a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 94 mph exit velocity from a tee. One of the top uncommitted prospects in the Illinois 2017 class.

Alec Hartsell, LHP, Joliet Catholic, 2017
Heartland CC

Alec Hartsell2/14/16 - 6-foot-3, 215-pound left-handed pitcher, solid build, sturdy lower half. Tall and fall type delivery, works rotationally, follows head path to third base side. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, regular effort. Fastball showed arm side run up in the zone, sat 81-82 mph consistently. Curveball has 1/7 shape, flashed late hard action with depth, above average feel, worked even better from the stretch, 69-71 mph, well above average offering. Straight change flashed occasional fade, 73-76 mph.

Scott Garrow, OF, Lyons, 2017
St. Joseph (IN)

Scott Garrow6.14.16 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound, lanky, athletic, prospect. Ran the top laser-timed 60 of the event, a 6.79. Defensively, showed well in the outfield. Attacked the baseball and read hops well. Fluid footwork, consistent clean exchanges, played through the baseball. Over-the-top arm slot, short, quick arm action, accurate throws clocked at 75 mph. Offensively, right-handed hitter, uphill bat path, extension through the hitting zone. Slightly open stance, balanced, smooth rhythmic load and short stride. 87 mph exit velocity off of a tee.

Nick Wolski, 3B, Crystal Lake South, 2017
Missouri-St. Louis

Nick Wolski1.31.16 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed hitting outfielder with a strong, athletic frame. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a long stride and good balance. Loose, athletic swing with fluid rhythm. Gap to gap hitter with a long swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 90 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.66. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top arm angle. Plays thru the ball with slower actions and a clean exchange. Threw 79 mph from the outfield.

Michael Wojcik, SS, Richmond Burton, 2017

Michael Wojcik2/28/16 - 5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed hitting shortstop with a strong frame. Defensively has a loose arm action from a high ¾ slot. Accurate throws showed carry across the infield at 83 mph. Athletic actions playing thru the ball with soft hands. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a short stride. Line drive hitter with a short swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.31.


Tim Hasto, SS, St. Charles North, 2017

Tim Hasto2.15.16 - 5-foot-10, 165-pound, strong build, right-handed hitting infielder. Offensively, flashed bat speed, aggressive swings and fluid rhythm. Gap-to-gap approach and a long, uphill bat path. Balanced, open setup, smooth pre-pitch load and leg-lift timing trigger; 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, throws flashed some carry on the infield; throws clocked at 81 mph. Soft hands, fields the ball athletically and body control. 7.65 runner in the 60, laser-timed.

Andy Davis, SS, Olympia, 2017
Lincoln Land CC

Brogan Kemp, LHP, Nashville, 2017
Jefferson JC (MO)

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