Prep Baseball Report

Recruiting Roundup: 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.

Ryan Bader, LHP, Mukwonago, 2017

Ryan Bader7/31/15 - Bader caught the eye of several recruiters this weekend with his long limbed, gangly frame that has loads of projection. His long loose arm action and deceptive delivery is a tough at bat for any hitter. His fastball reached 84 mph while sitting 81-83 mph on consecutive days, it shows run to his arm side and is a tough pick up for opposing hitters. His curveball works with good action at 70-73 mph and showed feel for the zone as well as the ability to expand it when needed.

Mike Schmidt, SS, Waterford, 2016
College of Lake County

Mike Schmidt9/20/15 - 5-foot-8, 150-pound, right-handed hitting shortstop. Defensively has a short loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot with accurate throws. Plays thru the ball with quick, clean exchange and fluid footwork. Threw 81 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from a narrow, closed setup with a long stride. Long, level swing path with average bat speed. In game went 1-2 with a single. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.68.

Ty Greco, 2B, Whitnall, 2016
Marian University

Ty Greco9/20/15 - 5-foot-10, 175-pound, left-handed hitting second baseman. Offensively hits from an open stance with a deep load to backside with a leg kick stride. Loose swing with a level path. 82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Home to first at 4.70. Went 2-3 in game with a double, RBI, and a stolen base. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Threw 74 mph across the infield.

Dan Scallon, OF, Wauwatosa West, 2016
St. Thomas (MN)

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