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The Illinois Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the Illinois Scout Blog is loaded with information ...




By Phil Kerber
Associate Scout/JUCO Wire

Zak Gould, RHP, Joliet Catholic, 2019
Memphis commit. Currently ranked No. 40 in Illinois’ Class of 2019. 6-foot-4, 205-pound, wide-shoulders, thick, durable frame, right-handed pitcher. Works form an over-the-top arm slot, short arm action, occasionally cups the ball, finishes falling off. Fastball, run and sink action, 80-82. Curveball, 12/6 shape, 70-71. Changeup, hard fade action, fastball arm speed, 75-76. Slot creates tilt on all pitches, also able to repeat slot with all three. Against Moline final stat line: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ERA, 4 K, 1 BB.

Jordan Benson, RHP, Moline, 2018
Black Hawk JC - Moline commit. 5-foot-10, 150-pound, lanky right-handed pitcher. Long, quick arm action, high 3/4 slot. Fastball, armside run and glove-side cut, commanded, 78-81. Curveball, 11/5 shape, late bite, feel for, 67-68. Fastball movement combined with feel for curveball induces weak contact. Final stat line: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ERA, 7 K, 3 BB.

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