Super 60 Spotlight: Evan Skoug



Evan SkougPlayer: Evan Skoug
Position:
C/3B
Class: 2014
State Rank: 4
Overall Rank:
12
High School:
Libertyville
State:
Illinois
Commitment:
Texas Christian
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
Bats/Throws:
L/R
60-Yard Dash:
N/A
Position Velocity:
N/A
Exit Velocity:
N/A

Leading Illinois’ strong 2014 catching class, Skoug packs a punch with his 5-foot-11, 200-pound frame. He blasted a grand slam in the Class 4A state semifinal in June, which propelled his team into the championship game, and carried his momentum onto the summer showcase circuit. He squared a few balls up at the Tournament of Stars in late June and then went on a tear at the World Wood Bat Championship in October. In Jupiter, FL, he earned MVP honors by going 7-for-11 with a double, home run, six RBIs and eight runs scored. He also walked eight times.

Skoug has advanced bat speed and hits from a slightly open stance and athletic setup. He credited his success this summer to improved focus at the plate, concentrating on having good at-bats as opposed to worrying about what highly-ranked arm was on the mound.