Missouri Recruiting Notebook

By Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

Five Missouri prospects have named their schools, two commit to Central Missouri. Here is a look at who’s going where:

+Ross Juliana, the 6-foot-2, 165-pound Juliana RHP has decided take his talents to the University of Central Missouri.  Juliana helped the Liberty Blue Jays to an 18-8 record in 2013, with an appearance in the District Championship.  He has good feel for the three pitches in the strike-zone, a fastball at 85 MPH.

+Drew Quinones, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound middle-infielder from Fort Zumwalt South has committed to Lindenwood. Quinones led the Bulldogs with a .424 batting average, 29 runs, eight doubles and six triples.  Quinones was named GAC Central Player of the Year in 2013.

+John Oliver, the UCM Mules also signed 6-foot-2 180-pound infielder John Oliver from Staley.  Oliver was First-Team All-State selection as an infielder in 2013. Offensively, Oliver has good rhythm and a level, line drive producing swing with the ability to hit the ball to all fields.

+Brendan Craig,  is a 5-foot-9  165-pound catcher from Neosho High School. Craig is a solid defensive catcher who blocks and throws well, posting consistent POP times under 1.95.  He is a left-handed hitter who hit .303 his junior year with five HRs, four triples, and four doubles.  Craig was on base 46.5% of the time after taking 21 walks.  Brendan joins Wildcat teammate Trey Turner as a future Roughrider.

+Luke Robinson, the 6-foot-2 185-pound left-handed hitting outfielder from SLUH has decided to take his talents to Lafayette College in Easton, PA.  Robinson batted .356 with six doubles, 19 RBI, and 10 stolen bases for SLUH in 2013.  


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