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.

AJ Vukovich, SS, East Troy, 2020


Jordan Bailey, OF, Janesville Craig, 2018

Jordan BaileyFuture Games 2016 - 6-foot, 180-pound left/left outfielder, lean athletic frame with projection. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, path stays on top of the baseball and sprayed line drives all over the yard on workout day. 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively showed fluid actions in the outfield, tracks balls well and plays through the baseball while gaining ground. 7.1 runner in the 60. Arm plays from a high ¾ slot, long arm action plays at 86 mph from the outfield. 

Jonah Landowski, LHP/OF, Oconomowoc, 2017

Jonah Landowski6.16.16 - 5-foot-10, 180-pound left-handed hitting LHP/OF with a strong frame. On the mound works from a high 3/4 arm angle with a long, quick arm action. Drop and drive, online delivery with an athletic finish and smooth rhythm. Gets good tilt on fastball with running action at 83-85 mph. Curveball has 1-7 shape at 66-71 mph. Fastball arm speed on changeup working down in the zone at 74-77 mph. Knuckleball is a plus offering at 65-67 mph for strikes. Defensively in the outfield showed a plus arm throwing 89 mph with carry. Athletic actions, playing thru the ball the fluid footwork and good crow hop. At the plate hits from a balanced setup with a short, leg kick stride. Pull hitter with a short swing path and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 89 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.32.

Cullen Weiss, OF, Kettle Moraine, 2017
Iowa Central CC

Cullen Weiss9/18/16 - 5-foot-10, 155-pound left-handed hitting outfielder. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Plays thru the ball with some carry on throws. Threw 80 mph from the outfield. At the plate hits from a crouched, open stance with a short, even stride and good balance. Uphill swing path with average bat speed. 80 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.45 runner down the line.

Harley Deeth, 3B, La Crosse Central, 2017

Harley Deeth2/8/15 - 5-foot-9, 170-poound, right-handed hitting, third baseman. In the field has a long, loose arm action from a high ¾ arm slot. Threw 77 mph from 3B in drills. Offensively has a balanced setup, short stride, with minimal lower half. He is a contact hitter with average bat speed with a long, level swing.  82 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.95


Walker Jenkins, SS/RHP, Sun Prairie, 2017
Madison College

Walker Jenkins5/14/16 - Currently ranked No. 18 in the Wisconsin Class of 2017. 5-foot-11, 165-pound switch hitting SS/RHP. Showed solid defensive tools at short with good range, especially to the backhand. Strong arm across the infield. Threw 90 mph across the infield this winter. Came in relief for Sun Prairie. Works from a high 3/4 arm angle with a short, quick arm action. Fastball sat 82-84 reaching back for 87 mph with two strikes. Curveball has 10-4 shape at 69 mph.

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