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.

Peter Ahn, SS, Marquette University, 2017
Michigan State

Peter Ahn8/12/16 - 6-foot-2, 170-pound, lanky, athletic, middle infielder. Currently Ranked No. 48 in the 2017 Wisconsin Class. 4.12 home to first time. Offensively, left-handed hitter, bat speed, level path through the zone, gets extension, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm; exit velocity clocked at 82 mph. Balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, maintains balance through contact. Showed well in gameplay with two hits, including an inside-the-park homerun. Defensively, reliable hands, quick exchange, fields position athletically. Long, loose arm action from a high ¾ slot; throws clocked at 82 mph across the diamond.

Tanner Halvorson, LHP, Eau Claire North, 2017
Indian Hills CC

Tanner Halvorson3/13/16 - 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitting LHP/OF with a solid frame. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short, quick arm action. Drop and drive delivery with a closed landing and athletic finish. Easy effort with smooth rhythm. Fastball sat 82-84 mph for strikes. Curveball shape was between 12-6 and 1-7 at 69-71 mph. Projects to throw a slider. Changeup sat 79-81 mph. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Showed off raw arm strength throwing 88 mph form the outfield. Offensively hits from a tall, balanced setup with a short leg lift stride. Inconsistent timing at the plate, lashed a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 91 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.24.

Logan Rezash, C, Greendale, 2017
McHenry County College

Logan Rezash9.18.16 - Physical athletic frame, 6-foot-2, 170-pound catcher, body plays well behind the plate. Defensive first catcher, hands are soft, receives well, solid actions and setup behind the plate. Showed arm strength from a short over the top slot, 78 mph out of the crouch. Pop times are 2.00-2.05, quick transfer. 4.62 runner down the line. Right-handed hitter, wider base, short stride. Two-piece trigger, short path, lacked extension. 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.

Zach Carney, OF, Kimberly, 2017
Wabash Valley JC

Zach Carney9/18/16 - 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting outfielder with a lanky, physical frame. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a smooth load and short stride. Good balance with a fast bat. Pull side approach with present power. Power plays in game, with a towering fly out to left field in game.  Showed strength thru contact with 83 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.28 runner down the line in game. Defensively works from an over the top arm slot playing thru the ball. Throws showed carry throwing 87 mph from the outfield.

Jayson Walczak-Zalem, 2B, Oak Creek, 2017
Wisconsin Lutheran

Jayson Walczak-Zelem9/18/16 - 5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitting second baseman. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with an arm bar load and long keg kick stride. Long, uphill swing path with a fast bat. Generates good pop for his size. 79 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.76 runner down the line. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Average arm strength with soft hands. Threw 73 mph across the infield.

 

Zach Campbell, OF/LHP, Burlington, 2017
UW-Whitewater

Zach Campbell9/18/16 -  5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed hitting OF/LHP. Defensively has a loose arm action from a high ¾ slot. Plays thru the ball with fluid footwork and average hands. Threw 82 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a tall, open stance. Stride works back to event with average balance. Fluid rhythm with a pull side approach. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.47 runner down the line. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Tall and fall delivery with easy effort. Fastball showed cutting action at 76-77 topping out at 80 mph. Slider has 10-4 shape at 71-73 mph. Changeup sat 73 mph.

Tanner Williams, SS, Arrowhead, 2017
Winona State

Tanner Williams9/18/16 - 6-foot-3, 170-pound left-handed hitting SS/RHP with a lanky, projectable frame. At the plate hits from an open stance with an arm bar load and long stride. Pull hitter with an uphill swing path and a fast bat. Bat stays in zone for a while. Showed strength thru contact with 87 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively has a short, loose arm action from a ¾ slot. Hands work well with good body control. Threw 81 mph across the infield. On the mound works from a ¾ arm angle with a long, loose arm action. Tall and fall, online delivery with some rhythm. Fastball flashed running action at 79-81 topping out at 83 mph. Curveball has 11-5 shape with gradual action at 65-67 mph. Changeup sat 78 mph.

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