Commitment Spotlight: '19 Hunter Bleess, RHP/OF, Blue Earth
January 9, 2019
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Class of 2019 / RHP
Graduating Class: 2019
Primary Position: RHPSecondary Position: OF
High School: Blue EarthState: MN
Height: 5-11Weight: 160lbs
- Bat/Throw: R/R
8/19/18- 5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed hitting two-way player. 7.34 runner. Athletic open stance with high hand set. Small leg lift to square and hand load down. Slight arm bar and longer swing path. Mid/oppo approach with line drive and fly ball contact. Average barrel with weaker swings pull side. 85 mph exit velocity. OF- OK feet with some stiffness in glove. Over the top arm action with average carry and good accuracy at 78 mph arm strength. On Mound- Slow tempo delivery with slight pause. Works across body some from high ¾ arm slot. Fastball has late sinking action at 76-78 mph. Curveball has 11/5 sharp late break and good shape at 63-64 mph. Similar spin on slider at 65-68 mph. Solid arm action and hand speed on change-up.
3/18/18- 5-foot-11, 155-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. On mound; short balance point, lands hard to third base side and throws across body, one piece casting arm action, with finish to plate. Fastball was 77-79 mph with straight action to plate. Early break and loose spin on 11/5 curveball. Sinking action and straight changeup. 7.2 runner. Square crouched stance, wider base, solid balance, stiffer swing plane, solid present strength, spray contact, 82 mph exit velocity. Plays through baseball, stiff glove, needs improvement with footwork, long release on throws with accuracy to bag, 72 mph arm across infield.
PBR: Why did you choose the school you did?
Bleess: I chose Bethany because of its location and I felt like it was a great fit for me.
PBR: What other schools were you considering?
Bleess: Gustavus, and UMD
PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?
Bleess: They saw me at a MSU prospect camp. He then reached out to me via email and we continued to talk over text until I eventually went and visited.
PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?
Bleess: I do feel relieved because it’s good to know what’s in store in the future.
PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?
Bleess: I liked the location and school size. The head coach also seemed like a great guy to play for. Also the move to Franklin Rodgers park and the process for a new field-house in the future.
PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?
Bleess: I would have to say prior players at my High school, my parents, and My coach Brent Legred.
PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?
Bleess: It was time consuming due to spending all the time sending emails and trying to get my name out there.
PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?
Bleess: To come in and improve my game and compete to play.
PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?
Bleess: My first plate appearance on varsity in the playoffs of my sophomore year.
PBR: Who is the best player that you have competed against?
Bleess: Derek Shoen