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 Wisconsin prospects who have committed to colleges, with detailed scouting information.

Nolan Tucker, 2B, Reedsburg, 2015
Western Technical College

Nolan Tucker3/16/14 - 5-foot-11, 160-pound infielder, longer athletic build. Defensively showed softer hands, can play through the baseball better, worked well to his backhand, showed above average body control, athletic footwork. Arm action is short, over the top slot, arm played at 71 mph across the diamond. 4.25 runner down the line. Offensively hits from a slightly open stance, short stride, lower half can get more involved. Line drive type hitter, 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.

 

In other recruiting news this week, Gavin Lux, currently ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin's 2016 class, has reopened his recruiting after decommitting from Virginia Tech earlier this week. He is already receiving interest from some of the top programs around the country, here is our scouting report on Lux from last month.

Gavin Lux2/8/15 - Virginia Tech commit. 6-foot-2, 170-pound left-handed hitting middle infielder, extremely projectable frame, long and lean, shows deceptive current strength. One of the top middle infield prospects in the country. Defensively has quick actions, quick footwork and hands, helps him to get rid of the baseball quickly, hands are soft. 6.98 runner, laser timed. Premium middle infield defender. Arm plays well on the move, arm can play from multiple angles, plus arm strength across the diamond (89 mph) with carry, short over the top slot, quick release. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, tall setup, smooth load, short stride, lower half works well, excellent balance through contact. Easy athletic setup, excellent pitch recognition, see it well. Bat speed is explosive, loose hands, short path, sneaky pop to his pull side, gap to gap type hitter, disciplined. 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Lux’s stock has risen dramatically in recent months and should see himself amongst some of the top draft considerations in 2016.

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