Prep Baseball Report

The Michigan Recruiting Trail

By Aaron Wilson and Dylan Hefflinger
Michigan Scouting Director and Michigan Editor in Chief/Regional Scout

Below we have updates on the prospects that are "On The Trail". Below that we have the latest commitments for Michigan prospects. If you have committed or know someone who has committed please tweet at us or send an email to Aaron Wilson so that we can highlight your accomplishment.

To view the updated 2016 class, clicking here.

To view the updated 2017 class please click here.

Also please take a look at the 2018 rankings by clicking here.

Prospects On the Trail

Updates on the recruiting trail from September 2016

Beau Keathley, RHP, Truman, 2017
Interest From: Michigan State, Oakland University, Northwood
Visited: Northwood, Oakland University

Treyvin Groesser, OF/LHP, Portland HS, 2017
Interest From: Central Michigan, Concordia
Visited: Central Michigan

Updates: Off the recruiting trail from November 2016

Justin Campbell, LHP, Bishop Foley, 2017
Commitment: Tulane
Rank: 14th in Michigan’s 2017 class
Scouting Report: 6-foot-6, 200-pound frame, highly projectable build with long limbs and plenty of room for continued physical development. For size and length, syncs up delivery and throws strikes. Arm works cleanly and freely out of high-3/4 window, shorter arm action, hides ball well, showed ability to work both sides of the plate, lower half of the zone, with 82-83 mph fastball. Throws both curveball and slider; 71-73 curveball showed consistent 12/6 action. Also flashed 73-77 changeup. As Campbell fills into his frame, he should see a significant velocity spike in the coming years.

Bryce Davis, RHP, Sparta, 2017
Commitment: Toledo
Rank: 18th in Michigan’s 2017 Class
Scouting Report: Davis has a projectable. 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame with wide-shoulders. On the mound, he throws from an over-the-top arm slot and has a long arm action with quick arm speed. His fastball was straight with occasional run while sitting 84-88 mph while topping out at 89 mph. His curveball shows late, sharp break with 12/6 action while sitting 69-72 mph, being his out-pitch. His changeup sat 78-79 mph and was thrown with fastball arm speed. He shows the ability to repeat his delivery.

Updates: Off the recruiting trail from September 2016

Jacob Erickson, SS/RHP, Allen Park HS, 2018
Commitment: Michigan State
Ranking: 6th in Michigan’s 2018 class
Background: Erickson has an athletic 5-foot-11, 160-pound build. He stands tall and uses an aggressive stride. He showed good bat speed and some raw power to the pull side. His exit velocity was 88 mph and he ran a 7.14 60-yard dash. On the infield, he shows good footwork with a quick first step and good hands. His velocity across the diamond was 77 mph. On the mound, he throws from a high-3/4 arm slot and has a quick arm action. His fastball sat 81-84 mph and topped out at 87 mph with some late run occasionally. His curveball sat 70-71 mph and had sharp 11/5 break. His changeup had some run at 72-73 mph.

Logan Morrow RHP/1B, St. Joseph 2018
Commitment: Marshall
Ranking: 20th in Michigan’s 2018 Class
Background: 6-foot-4, 210 pounds with a big bodied frame. Smooth tempo in delivery. Throws through high 3/4 arm slot with short, stiff arm action. Fastball displays some arm-side movement and ranged between 83-89 mph. Breaking ball shows some sharpness on a 10/4 plane while sitting between 67-69 mph.

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