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2018 Recruiting Class

ShortSideOption

All Big 10
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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
 
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Vinny

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Thanks for putting these threads together. They are a nice resource for me.
 

jwoods

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5 Year Member
<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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Ellis Boyd Redding

Travel Squad
5 Year Member

Ellis Boyd Redding

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
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!!!
 

ShortSideOption

All Big 10
10 Year Member
I'm not sure we're going to see Mr. Hammitt in Lincoln...
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.
 

BasilLongfellow

HMax's Royal Member
5 Year Member
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.
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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BasilLongfellow

HMax's Royal Member
5 Year Member
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.
 

ShortSideOption

All Big 10
10 Year Member
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.
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.
 

BasilLongfellow

HMax's Royal Member
5 Year Member
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.

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.
 

ShortSideOption

All Big 10
10 Year Member
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.
I like it.... good start to our 2018 class in my opinion. Long ways away but a good start nonetheless.
 
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