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2018 Recruiting Class

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by ShortSideOption, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Bo Blessie - RHP Midland, TX (6'2" 150 pounds)
    *Husker legacy - dad was Brian Blessie
    Freshman stat: Led his team in Ks with 30 over 30 innings
    Commitment article: http://nebraska.247sports.com/Article/Nebraska-baseball-added-2018-commit-Bo-Blessie-41229678

    Colby Gomes - RHP Millard West (6'4")
    *did not play varsity as a freshman
    Pitches: Fastball mid 80s
    Commitment article: http://www.omaha.com/huskers/husker-baseball-gets-commitment-from-millard-west-sophomore/article_1c5bb0ee-9f6c-11e5-b2f7-53189d7c4f71.html
    Local TV report: http://www.ketv.com/sports/huskers-extended-coverage/millard-wests-colby-gomes-preparing-for-future-at-nebraska/39445698

    Brett Hammitt - SS Nixa, MO - (6'2" 185 pounds)
    Offers: Arkansas, Wichita State, Missouri State
    Commitment article: http://nebraska.247sports.com/Article/Nixa-Missouri-shortstop-Brett-Hammit-commits-to-Nebraska-45874196
    Video of Brett:


    Spencer Schwellenbach - INF/P Saginaw, MI - (6'0" 180 pounds)
    Offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Arkansas, Missouri, Clemson
    Bat: R
    Throw: R
    BA: .448
    Runs: 40
    RBI: 32
    SB: 9
    HR: 2

    W-L: 5-0
    ERA: .89
    K: 38
    BB: 7
    MPH: 88-91 tops out at 92

    Commitment article: http://nebraska.247sports.com/Article/Michigan-infielder-Spencer-Schwellenbach-commits-to-Nebraska-bas-46332472

    Cameron Chick - C/Utility - Columbia, MO (5'9" 165 pounds)
    Bat: S
    Throw: R
    BA: .320 (.420 in the summer)
    HR: 4 (1 in the summer)
    SB: 18
    RBI: 24
    Commitment article: http://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/baseball-switch-hitting-catcher-cameron-chick-picks-the-huskers/article_d5939b44-4e8f-11e6-9a8b-df76e35b8d1b.html

    Tyler Martin - LHP - Webb City, MO (6'2" 180 pounds)
    FB: 87mph
    also throws slider and changeup
    ERA: 1.62
    Commitment article:
    http://nebraska.247sports.com/Bolt/Baseball-2018-pitcher-talks-commitment-47235134

    Drew Gilin - SS - Millard, NE (6'1" 180 pounds)
    BA: .305
    SB: 20
    RBI: 29
    HR: 1

    Kyle Perry - LHP - Millard, NE (6'0" 165 pounds)
    W-L: 8-0
    S: 1
    ERA: 1.42
    K: 52
    BB: 16
    FB: 83-86
    batted .357 as position player
    https://www.fieldlevel.com/app/commitments/kyle.perry.370194/baseball


    Shay Schanaman - SS/RHP - Hastings, NE (6'0" 185 pounds)
    Commitment article: http://www.omaha.com/neprepzone/baseball/grand-island-s-shay-schanaman-commits-to-nu-baseball-program/article_01843370-be85-11e6-a4b4-fb13d25b1b60.html

    Caleb Feekin - LHP - Papillion, NE (6'3" 190 pounds)
    http://journalstar.com/sports/high-school/varsity-blog/papio-pitcher-feekin-commits-to-nebraska/article_9acd57d6-ddec-58d2-b008-c3cd3be59010.html
    9-0 with a .58 ERA in legion 2017
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2018
  2. Vinny

    Vinny Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    Thanks for putting these threads together. They are a nice resource for me.
     
  3. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Not a problem, kind of tough on these 2018 guys not a ton of varsity stuff out there on them.
     
  4. jwoods

    jwoods Consensus 2 Star 2 Year Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Proud to announce that I'll be continuing my baseball career at the University of Nebraska!⚪️⚫️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoBigRed?src=hash">#GoBigRed</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBR?src=hash">#GBR</a> <a href="https://t.co/9JM47dKiSk">pic.twitter.com/9JM47dKiSk</a></p>&mdash; Brett Hammit (@Be_Rett21) <a href="https://twitter.com/Be_Rett21/status/743873244415983616">June 17, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  5. Ellis Boyd Redding

    Ellis Boyd Redding Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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  6. Ellis Boyd Redding

    Ellis Boyd Redding Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    The story about Brett's commitment also shows Nebraska as having 5 total commits in the class... the 3 listed in the OP, Brett, and also Evan Shawver from Amherst, Ohio.

    Evan is listed as a Starting Pitcher. 6'0" 160lbs

    Welcome both Brett and Evan.

    GBR!!!
     
  7. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Thanks for the update I'll get those on there when I get around my computer!
     
  8. BasilLongfellow

    BasilLongfellow Mr. Nice Guy 5 Year Member

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    I'm not sure we're going to see Mr. Hammitt in Lincoln...
     
  9. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Added Brett Hammitt and Justin Shawver... interesting we got a commitment for Hammitt over Arkansas
     
  10. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Curious what you were basing this on as I only found one video (very impressive). But I though the same as your post when I saw we pulled him in over Arkansas, made me think we were going after a little higher quality talent. But I haven't seen stats on him (saw he hit aboug .320 as a freshman) but don't know if that was full stats or not.
     
  11. BasilLongfellow

    BasilLongfellow Mr. Nice Guy 5 Year Member

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    I watched this video:

    [video=youtube;MyVLvp7hv2I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyVLvp7hv2I[/video]

    And this video:

    [video=youtube;tEN0m0s3Wzg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEN0m0s3Wzg[/video]

    His hands are incredible. His swing is a hair long, but man, his bat speed looks incredible.

    Edit: I'll add this, if we get this kid, I will be impressed.
     
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  12. BasilLongfellow

    BasilLongfellow Mr. Nice Guy 5 Year Member

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    EBR used the term "power hitting shortstop." Those words rarely go together, I was intrigued, so I took the time to do a little research.
     
  13. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Ok, that's the one video I watched then hadn't seen the other. I agree his swing was a bit long but his hands were so fast it can more than likely make up for it at the college level. Again, I wonder if we are up'ing our game on who we are going after? The pitcher I just added was averaging over 1.5 Ks per inning as a freshman. That's impressive.
     
  14. BasilLongfellow

    BasilLongfellow Mr. Nice Guy 5 Year Member

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    I hope we are seeing Erstad adjust. If he is landing guys like this, we should get to where we need to be. As far as Hammit goes, I have no doubt that Erstad will get him shortened up when he gets to college. That small length in his swing may be what keeps him from getting drafted...

    If Erstad is targeting guys that have minor defects ( I think we talked about this earlier), then he is on to something.
     
  15. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    I like it.... good start to our 2018 class in my opinion. Long ways away but a good start nonetheless.
     

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