Recruiting Roundup


Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

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.

Sam Smith, INF, Madison Memorial HS, 2018
Barstow CC (CA)

7.7.17 - 5-foot-6, 140-pound right-handed hitting third baseman. Small frame with some strength. Leadoff hitter with a line drive approach. Level swing path with a quick bat. Went 2-4 in game with a run scored.

Hayden Smith, INF, Kiel HS, 2018
Western Tech JC (TX)

8.22.17 - 5-foot-10, 200-pound infielder, strong large build. Defensively profiles at third base, long arm action, ¾ slot, 71 mph across the infield. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, slightly open, short stride back to even. Path is long slightly uphill, pull side approach. 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.79 runner in the 60.  

Tristan Largent, 1B, Verona HS, 2018
Concordia (WI)

9.17.17 - 6-foot-1, 230-pound left-handed hitting first baseman, strong thick build. Hits from a tall open stance, short stride, maintains strong balance. Carries pop in bat, strong hands, pull side power approach with bat speed. 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively shows natural feel around the bag, soft hands. Arm plays at 74 mph across the diamond, short over the top slot. 4.76 runner down the line.

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