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Recruiting Roundup: 8/26

USG 2016

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

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 the latest National Buzz. With that in mind, lets take an in depth look at the Maryland and area prospects who have committed to colleges recently with detailed scouting information when applicable.

Evan BlumEvan Blum C Georgetown Prep (MD) 2017
Holy Cross
7.30.15 - Solid frame at 6-foot 190-pounds. Short arm action with a quick exchange. Throws had some carry on them with a velocity up to 73 mph. Pop time was 2.11-2.18. Receives well behind plate, sticks ball well. Hits from a balanced set up with high hands and tall stance. Fluid rhythm in load to foot strike. Short bat path with quick bat speed and rhythm in swing. Competed at the plate in games, had a plan, did nice job of getting barrel on the ball. Exit velocity up to 87 mph.

Cole DunnCole Dunn RHP Middletown (DE) 2018
8.4.16 - Dunn committed to Radford immediately after the PBR Future Games. He has a lanky 6-3 frame and throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a smooth drop and drive delivery. Short, loose arm action that is quick with easier effort. Shoulders uphill and closed, strides on line to a slightly closed landing with an athletic finish. Fastball had slight, late run, sitting 84-86. Curveball with sharp 11/5 action and decent armspeed, running 68-70. Fading change-up with good arm speed and command, running 75-76. Slider had late, hard 10/4 action running 76-78.

David Erickson RHP Cape Henlopen (DE) 2018
8.23.16 - One of the biggest stories of the 2016 summer was the growth of RHP David Erickson. Playing for the Delmarva Aces this summer, Erickson showed steady increase on the mound and was as high as 90 mph at one point, being a consist 84-88. He has a controlled delivery with some build up. Has a sound arm action working with his 6-foot frame. Solid lower half usage. Erickson peaked our interest throwing 84-86 on the mound at week two of the PBR MD summer kickoff at UMBC and continued to grow as the summer progressed. He recently committed to Liberty.

Dmitri FloydDmitri Floyd C Dover (DE) 2017
6.21.16 - Strong, durable body at 5-foot-10, 200-pounds. Hits from a taller, balance and slightly open set up. Smooth load with leg kick to hitting position. Short bat path to the ball with extension and gets some elevation on the ball. Finishes on backfoot Fast bat speed and gap-to-gap hitter. Soft hands behind the plate, moves pretty well and shows nice body control. Athletic stance and good ability to sway back and forth. Quick, smooth exchange with sound footwork throwing to second. Short arm action with carry on throws and accurate. Pop time as low as 1.97 and had an in game pop of 2.05. Exit velocity of 91 mph.

Scott HuntleyScott Huntley SS Severna Park (MD) 2017
8.11.15 - Compact frame at 5-foot-8, 145-pounds. Hits from an open, athletic set up. Bigger leg kick in load to hitting position. Short path to the baseball with some balance throughout swing. Does get lower half usage into swing. Exit velocity of 80 mph. Active feet from the infield.  Clean transfer with average hands to release. Has a short arm action, throwing from a low ¾ arm angle. Plays thru the ball well with good direction. Infield velocity of 78 mph. Short arm action from the outfield throwing from a high ¾ arm angle.  Plays through ball well and throws had some carry on them at 81 mph.

Josh Maguire SS Salesianum (DE) 2018
8.23.16 - Maguire is an offensive infielder hitting from the left side. Shows 6.8 speed in the 60-yard dash and a sweet left handed swing. Smaller frame at 5-foot-8, 160-pounds but packs plenty of punch and ability. Maguire recently made his verbal commitment to Maryland.

Tristan McDonough RHP Stephen Decatur (MD) 2018
McDonough was another who made tremendous strides over the summer. Already known that he had plenty of arm strength and was consistently pitching in the upper 80's, McDonough took another jump getting as high as 91 mph over the summer. He has some length to his frame with room for more.

PaulishakJacob Paulishak RHP/SS Middletown (MD) 2017

2.21.16 - Athletic projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. Ran a 7.14 60-yard dash. Hits from an athletic, slightly open setup. Smooth load to hitting position. Shorter, level swing path with bat speed. Pull side power potential. Nice foundation and potential for more with his continued strength. Exit velocity of 89 mph. Solid footwork with a clean exchange and soft hands in the infield. Work thru the ball well. Loose arm action throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Infield velocity of 81 mph...Has a controlled delivery up to balance. Free arm action with quick arm speed throwing from a high ¾ arm angle. Starting to work lower half through and getting more involvement. Works downhill pretty well. Fastball has slight run to the pitch up to 84 mph. Changeup has dive to the pitch with near fastball arm speed at 76 mph. Breaking ball has tight rotation and 11/5 shape and late breaking sharp action at 71 mph. Projectable frame that has more in the tank.

SpaltHunter Spalt C Loyola-Blakefield 2017
Belmont Abbey
6.21.16 - Athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Projectable catching prosepct with some pop and untapped potential. Hits from an athletic, slightly open set up. Quick knee turns with short lift to hitting position. Slightly opens up at footstrike. Level swing path with a barrel that stays in zone. Shows pull side pop and exit velo of 87 mph. Quiet receiver, sticks ball well and quiet movement. Quick exchange throwing from behind with good footwork and short arm action. Throws were accurate and had had some carry with throws in the 1.97-2.01 range.