Prep Baseball Report

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.

Josh Leslie, SS, Westosha Central HS, 2018
Mesa CC

7/25/17 - 5-foot-11, 165-pound shortstop, athletic frame. Premium defender at shortstop, soft hands with easy actions, transfers quickly and cleanly, ability to play through the baseball with easy body control. Arm plays athletically from multiple angles, loose arm action, carries across the diamond, advanced arm strength 85 mph. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, short stride, athletic hitter, good balance. Showed bat speed, line drives to the middle of the diamond. 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.20 runner in the 60.


Derek Lee, INF, Waunakee HS, 2018
Madison JC

7/25/17 - 5-foot-9, 165-pound infielder. Defensively profiles at second base, plays low to the ground, athletic actions, moved well up the middle played with body control. Arm action is short and over the top, occasional carry, 77 mph across the diamond. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short stride. Line drive, middle of the field approach, short path. 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Ran a 7.37 in the 60, laser timed.

Hunter Wickman, 3B, Mount Horeb HS, 2018

3/12/17 - 6-foot-1, 212-pound right-handed hitting third baseman with a strong frame. At the plate hits from a tall, open setup with a leg kick stride. Pull, power approach at the plate. Short, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 94 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.30. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Threw 80 mph across the infield. 


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