Recruiting Roudup: Who's Heading Where?



By Matt Huck          
Area Scout

Every Friday National Scouting Supervisor Nathan Rode provides a roundup of insider recruiting information and commitments throughout the PBR coverage area: The Buzz. CLICK HERE to take a look at this week’s National Buzz. With that in mind, let’s take an in depth look at the Illinois prospects who have committed to colleges, with detailed scouting information.

Aaron Mutter, RHP, Burlington, 2016
Winona State

Aaron Mutter6/18/15 - Extra-large body, 6-foot-4, 230-pound two-way player. On the mound, front side gets slightly open, lands square with regular effort. Arm action is short, high ¾ slot. Fastball flashed running action, 82-84 mph. Curveball played at 69-73 mph. Throws changeup with good arm action, has sink 76-79 mph. Right-handed hitter, open stance, short stride gets back to even. Pull power approach, showed pop in bat, looks to lift, advanced bat strength. Defensively showed footwork around the bag at first, hands play and shows feel for the position.

Matt DeYoung, 1B, Xavier, 2016
UW-Milwaukee

Matt DeYoung4/2/15 - Currently ranked No. 22 in Wisconsin, uncommitted. Big strong frame, 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-handed pitcher, also swings a strong left-handed bat. Comes at the hitters with an over the top delivery. Mechanics are repeatable and works fast on the mound, high leg lift, arm works well, long and loose, creates whip. His stride is about 90-95 percent of his body height and gets his chest over lead knee at release. Could create more leverage earlier in his mechanics to add some velo. Controlled both sides of the plate with his fastball, had a natural cut to it at times, extremely tough to square up, sat 82-84 mph, touched 88 mph once.  Curveball has a 11/5 type break with good late action and throws it with good arm speed, 65-67 mph. Good athlete, fields his position well for a big guy. Made some nice plays on swinging bunts. 4IP, 2H, 2BB, 7K.

Christian Zamudio, 3B, Tremper, 2016
Southwest Minnesota State

Christian Zamudio2/8/15 - 5-foot-10, 175-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman. In the field has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot, with average arm strength. Accurate throws, with soft hands, and slower footwork, plays thru the ball, threw 76 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a tall setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half, with excellent balance. Line drive hitter with a fast bat. Short, level swing with extension, fluid rhythm. Showed strength thru contact with 87 mph exit velocity form a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.75.

Matt McHugh, OF, Stevens Point, 2016
Southwestern CC

Matt McHugh7.22.14 - 6-foot-3, 170-pound outfielder, lanky frame, has projection. Left handed hitter, open stance, short stride. Above average bat speed, works on uphill plane, lifts the baseball, stride gets inconsistent, 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Projectable frame and hitter. Defensively arm works from a short over the top action, some accuracy. Exchange is clean, plays through the baseball, showed some natural outfield actions.

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