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.

Trevor Hogenson, C, Saint Mary Central, 2016

Trevor Hogenson9/20/15 - Hogenson stood out at the Unsigned Senior Games as one of the top all-around backstops. He showed an advanced ability to receive the baseball with a presence behind the plate that can control a ballgame. A compact build at 5-foot-8, 180-pounds he has a sturdy setup behind the plate. Defensively plays with soft hands, fluid footwork and an overall athletic defender. Arm action is short, over the top and accurate on the bag showing some carry (74 mph). Pop times ranged 2.11-2.14. Offensively hits from an open stance with a slight leg kick stride. Spray type hitter, level path with bat speed. 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Hogenson’s all-around skill set makes him an attractive option at the next level.

Evan Ostertag, RHP, Green Bay East, 2016
UW- La Crosse

Evan Ostertag3/1/15 - 6-foot-1, 155-pound two-way player. On the mound arm works with length, high ¾ slot. Fastball is mostly straight, occasional finish, 77-78 mph, touched 79 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, flashed action, 63-65 mph. Changeup works at 63-67 mph. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, longer stride. Long level path, occasionally late getting started. 70 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm played at 72 mph across the diamond, high ¾ slot, showed some accuracy. 7.91 runner in the 60, laser timed.

Kyle Sinclair, 3B, Bradford, 2016

Kyle Sinclair3/15/15 - 6-foot, 185-pound, right-handed hitting third baseman. In the field has a short arm action from a high a ¾ arm slot. Plays thru the ball with soft hands and a clean exchange. Threw 81 mph across the infield. At the plate hits from an open stance, smooth load with a leg kick stride. Lind drive gap-to-gap hitter with a short swing path and extension. Good approach with a fast bat. Hard contact with a loose athletic swing. Showed strength thru contact with 87 mph exit velocity form a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.52.

Jake Lange, RHP, Mukwonago, 2016
McHenry County College

Jake Lange9.20.15 - 6-foot-1, 185-pound, right-handed pitcher. On the mound works from a high ¾ to ¾ arm angle with a long arm action. Tall and fall delivery with regular effort. Some rhythm with a slightly closed landing. Fastball flashed run at 80-83 mph. Curveball showed 11-5 shape for strikes at 67-69 mph.

Trent Bauer, C, Green Bay East, 2016
Ellsworth CC

Trent Bauer9/20/15 - 6-foot-3, 165-pound, left-handed hitting catcher with a lanky frame. Currently ranked No. 49 in the Wisconsin Class of 2016. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a leg kick stride and good balance. Loose, athletic swing with consistent contact. Line drive gap-to-gap hitter with fluid rhythm and a fast bat. Went 1-2 in game with a triple to the right centerfield gap. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top arm slot. Popped 2.29-2.33 and threw 73 mph from the crouch.

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