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.

Jake Hall, SS, Lake Country Lutheran, 2016
Virginia Military Institute

Jake Hall9/20/15 - 5-foot-9, 160-pound shortstop, smaller frame with lean strength. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, short lift and replace stride, good balance through contact. Fast bat on a short path, athletic hands, contact type hitter, can spray to all fields. 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively uses a short arm action, over the top slot, some effort across the diamond and plays accurate and efficient. Hands are soft, showed infield actions, fluid footwork that sets up and plays through the baseball out in front and left of center. Grinder type on the field, showed good baseball IQ in game play.

Ricky West, 1B, Homestead, 2016
Triton JC

Ricky West1.24.16 - Strong fame at 6-foot, 193-pound. Right-handed hitting first baseman. Offensively hits from a balanced setup with a smooth load and short stride. Showed explosion in the lower half during batting practive. Line driver hitter with fluid rhythm and a fast bat. Showed strength thru contact with 92 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively showed off raw arm strength at first base throwing 84 mph across the infield. Short arm action from an over the top am slot. Accurate throws with carry.

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