Prep Baseball Report

College Crosscheck: Week 13

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

Ann Arbor- In what was my final look at Big Ten prospects this season, I traveled to watch the battle for first place with Michigan (37-13, 15-5 Big Ten) hosting Indiana (33-18, 14-7). Michigan is led offensively by a five-tool outfielder who is putting up big-time numbers during his first year of Division I baseball, while the Hoosiers also boast a tooled-up outfielder, as well as a lineup of mashers who didn’t miss mistakes and some steady arms in their weekend pitching rotation.

As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw…

No. 80 Jordan Brewer, OF, Michigan- Twitchy, explosive and super athletic at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Brewer shows five-tool potential with some of the most well-rounded tools in the college game; plus to plus-plus speed, above average arm and good bat speed which produces above average raw power. He has turned these tools into performance, leading the Wolverines in nearly very offensive category, despite missing a few games in mid-April with an orbital bone bruise after taking a one-hop ground ball off his face. He’s currently slashing .358/.420/.636 in his first season of Division-I baseball after transferring from Lincoln Trail JC, IL. Currently playing right field, Brewer’s first step reactions, speed, range, tracking ability and lack of fear for the outfield fence will likely transfer to becoming an everyday center fielder in pro ball, a position he previously played both years in junior college. At the plate, Brewer has made big adjustments to the choppy swing he utilized to leg out base hits in junior college. He now sets up in a crouched and slightly open stance. During batting practice, he was...

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