Stock Report: 2015 INF Trevor Cho

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Director – Wisconsin/Illinois

Homestead junior middle infielder Trevor Cho recently appeared on The Hotlist: Left-handed Hitting, Uncommitted Juniors after his offensive outburst at the Milwaukee Preseason ID where he also ranked as one of the top 10 middle infielders in a loaded event with some of the top ranked players in the state.

With such accolades over the last month Cho is bound to see his name rise in Wisconsin’s 2015 rankings.

Cho is a physical left handed hitting infielder at 5-foot-10, 170-pounds and he carries his strength well. He has excellent foot speed at a 4.05 runner down the line. Offensively he hits from the left side with a balanced setup, short stride and a lower hand position, using his lower half well. His athletic hands create a loose swing with whip and his path is level and gets extension.

Defensively uses a longer arm action at 78 mph across the infield. He will have to get rid of the baseball quicker to stick a shortstop at the next level but his excellent foot speed and athleticism could project him as a left handed hitting centerfielder as well. Either way Cho’s bat should clearly play at the next level.

Cho has already made a visit to Truman State with another scheduled to Minnesota State this month.

Cho said,

“I want to go to a college that fits my academic standards. However, I also need a baseball team that takes baseball really seriously and wants to win championships.  Also a great coaching staff that knows my needs will be important.”

Cho’s list of schools contacting him has been growing, now including Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Truman State, Illinois State, Minnesota State, Cornell College, Edgewood College, Ripon College, Marion College, and UW-Parkside.

Cho has a strong build for his size and it clearly shows that he puts the work in in the off-season.

“I look at the offseason as my real season. It’s a time when I can gain an advantage on all my opponents by working harder than them in the weight room, and cage. I really try to make sure that no one is working harder than me on a day-to-day basis. I make sure to go to the gym seven times a week and work on my swing seven days a week. I really work hard in the offseason so that I feel I have a major advantage against all the teams I play throughout the year. In addition to lifting almost every day, I hit in my basement each night and go to baseball practices/clinics at least 3-4 days a week all winter.”

Cho also puts in his work in the classroom as well. He currently carries a 3.1 GPA and will be taking his ACT this April.

Cho will be asked a lot more of him this season as they lost nine seniors from last year with a lot of big shoes to fill. Homestead should be in the thick of things in the conference and hope to repeat their 20-9 record of a year ago with a longer run in the playoffs.

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