Recruiting Roundup

Phil Kerber
Assoc. Scout/JUCO Wire Editor

Each week PBR provides a roundup of insider recruiting information and commitments throughout the PBR coverage area. With that in mind, let's take an in depth look at the Illinois prospects who have committed to colleges, with detailed scouting information

Bryce Parrish, 3B, Whitewater, 2018
Wisconsin - Whitewater

9/17/17 - 6-foot-4, 200-pound third baseman, large frame and build. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, leg lift trigger. Bat strength present, path is short into the zone, pull side approach with occasional pop. 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays short and over the top, carried at 83 mph. Hands played clean, lower half plays tall at times. 4.88 runner down the line.

Owen Green, C, Madison Memorial, 2018
St. Norbert

3/12/17 - 5-foot-8, 170-pound catcher, strong athletic build. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride, simple pre pitch. Path works uphill, creates topspin contact, flashed bat strength. 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.70 runner in the 60. Defensively showed above average receiving skills, willing and active blocker. Arm action is short from a high ¾ slot, 72 mph out of the crouch. 2.10-2.18 pop times.

Ben Ellifson, 3B, Oak Creek, 2018

3/13/16 - 5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed hitting third baseman with a strong frame. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ slot. Slower actions with fluid footwork. Threw 80 mph across the infield. Offensively hits from a slightly open stance with an arm bar load. Line drive hitter with a long, slightly uphill path. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.73.

Andrew Neu, LHP, Madison Memorial, 2018
Madison JC

3/13/16 - 6-foot-1, 220-pound left-handed pitcher, large frame and build. Delivery is works with effort, finishes third base side. Strong arm, long full arm action, over the top slot. Fastball is mostly straight, loud heavy finish, 82-84 mph. Curveball plays 12/6, decelerated arm action, some feel, ranged 62-69 mph. Changeup is 57-60 mph, some feel, decelerated arm action. Big bodied pitcher with a big fastball that shows promise.

Keagan McCarthy, 1B, Cedarburg, 2018
St. Norbert

7/25/17 - 6-foot, 215-pound left-handed hitting first-baseman. Hits from an open stance, tall setup, leg kick trigger. Average bat speed, showed bat strength, flashed occasional pop to pull side. 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays at 72 mph across the diamond. Mechanical footwork around the bag, made routine plays. 8.09 runner in the 60.

Trevor Benz, C, Hale, 2018

3/12/17 - 5-foot-9, 186-pound catcher, strong thick build, wide shouldered. Defensively arm played short and over the top, stayed on line, 66 mph out of the crouch. Pop times ranged 2.16-2.18, quiet receiver. Right-handed hitter, open setup, leg lift stride. Long uphill path, flashed bat speed, 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.84 runner in the 60.

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