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.

Jordan Krueger, LHP, Mukwango, 2016
University of Illinois-Chicago

Jordan KruegerRecently competed in the PBR Labor Day Challenge for the GRB Rays. Groundball pitcher, of the 12 batters he faced nine balls stayed on the ground. Fastball sat 80-82 mph topping out at 84 mph. Slider with tight rotation at 75 mph. Here is a full report from the the Madison Pre-Season ID Showcase. 3/15/15- 6-foot-2, 215-pound left-handed pitcher, thick sturdy build, strong lower half. Clean repeatable delivery, little effort, stays closed. Arm action has length in the back, high ¾ slot close to head. Fastball has sink, occasional cut to glove side, sat 84-85 mph. Curveball showed sweeping action, 67-71 mph, 2/8 plane. Changeup is firm with fastball arm speed, deceptive, sinking action, tendency to drop arm angle, 80-82 mph. Uncommitted junior that is a strong follow in the class. 

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