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.

Cedric Girard, RHP, Oregon, 2018
Illinois State

Cedric GirardFuture Games 2016 - Long lanky right-handed pitcher, projectable frame, 6-foot-2, 162-pounds. Body control and balance should improve as he gets stronger, delivery works with long deceptive limbs. Arm action is long and loose, projects well, upside arm speed. Fastball sat 83-86 mph, arm side run. Curveball plays at 69-72 mph. Highly projectable arm with a big ceiling.

James Grassl, LHP, Waukesa West, 2017

Cconcordia (IL)

James Grassl2/28/16 - Long lanky projectable frame, thin build, 6-foot-3, 165-pound left-handed pitcher. Body has upside and should add velocity with strength. Clean delivery, works online, stays tall and balanced. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, clean arm action. Fastball sat 79-80 mph, some arm side action. Curveball showed 1/7 break, 67-69 mph, lacked command. Changeup has arm side run at 73-76 mph.


Jacob Anhalt, LHP, Lake Mills, 2017
Indian Hills CC

Jacob Anhalt2/21/16 - 5-foot-10, 172-pound left-handed pitcher. Works from a high ¾ arm angle with a stiff arm action. Tall and fall delivery with a square landing, occasionally gets closed with regular effort. Fastball sat 73-75 topping out at 76 mph. Curveball showed 12-6 shape at 61-64 mph. Chageup showed occasional fading action at 68-70 mph.


Matt Korman, SS, Waterford Union, 2017

Matt Korman9/18/16 - 6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitting shortstop with a lanky, athletic frame. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a leg kick stride and good balance. Line drive gap-to-gap hitter with a level swing path and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 90 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.58 runner down the line. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Accurate throws across the infield throwing 81 mph. Athletic actions playing thru the ball with soft hands and fluid footwork.

Griffin Summers, SS, Green Bay Preble, 2017

Griffin Summers6.16.16 - 5-foot-9, 155-pound right-handed hitting two-way prospect. Offensively, balanced open set up, smooth back, leg kick stride. Fluid rhythm, bat speed, spray hitter, level path. Recorded an exit velocity of 89 mph. Defensively, flashed soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, athleticism at position, plays through the ball. Clocked at 78 mph across the infield. 7.27 runner in the 60. On the mound, high ¾ slot, quick arm speed, short action, some effort. Smooth rhythm, in line direction, square landing, athletic finish. Fastball sat 80-82. Curveball sat 73-75 with 10/4 action, tight movement, thrown for strikes. Changeup sat 73-75, fastball arm speed with sink.

Tanner Bykowski, 3B, Westosha Central, 2017
McHenry County College

Tanner Bykowski6/16/16 - 6-foot, 185-pound right-handed hitting infielder with a strong build. At the plate, open set up, balanced, smooth load, short stride. Fluid rhythm, short path, gap to gap approach. Recorded an exit velocity of 91 mph. Defensively, flashed soft hands, athleticism at position. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, flashed accuracy with carry. 7.0 runner in the 60

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