Prep Baseball Report

Top 10 Player Profiles of 2017- #4 Ian Bedell

Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

Over the next few weeks we we will be counting down the 2017 calendar year with a look at the top ten viewed profiles of 2017. After combing through our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the ten most visited profiles, by you, the readers, in 2017.

At No. 4 in our countdown is RHP Ian Bedell (Davenport Central). Ranked No. 1 in Iowa's Class of 2018 and No. 57 Overall; Bedell will be graduating high school early and attending the University of Missouri this Spring. 

NO. 4 Ian bedell


Ian Bedell

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
    Commitment: Missouri
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Davenport Central
    State: IA
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
89 - 92
73 - 76
78 - 81
OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

2017 Area Code Games- RHP Ian Bedell (Davenport Cental HS, IA) started for the White Sox (Midwest) against the Athletics and allowed a hit and two walks in three innings while striking out two. He was up to 93, sitting 89-92. He pitches with a loose delivery and high leg kick. His curveball had depth and 11/5 shape at 73-76 though he tended to cast the pitch. 

  6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed pitcher. Good balance and tempo in delivery. Works quickly. Incorporates lower half well in mechanics creating drive and power. Fastball is downhill at 82-85 mph with solid command of zone. Slider is best breaking ball at 71-74 mph with tight rotation. Changeup has plus sinking action and is thrown at fastball arm speed. One of best 2018 arms in state. Will be highly ranked in IA 2018 class.

Eastern Iowa I.D. 3/1/15
6-foot-2, 158-pound 2-way player. Fastball has life with slight sinking action in zone for strikes at 79-81 mph. Curveball showed loose spin at 65-67 mph. Slider had 11/5 shape and short break; similar to a cutter at 70-73 mph. Changeup had sink. Loose actions and athleticism. High Follow for 2018 class. Tall stance with in-line stride and short load. Showed average pop in the bat with a gap to gap approach. Shows ability to pull hands inside pitches middle-in. 82 mph exit velocity off tee. Moves well in outfield. Shows athleticism. Arm is long and clean with plus accuracy and carry. 81 mph arm strength from outfield.

Quad City Open 12/14/14
6-foot-2, 155-pound 2-way player. Tall lanky athlete with a 7.34 60 time. Slightly open stance with tall set-up. Tall to fall hitting mechanics with good weight transition through contact. Swing plane is appropriate creating backspin after contact with hard line drives. Pull approach. Shows ability in outfield. Confident fielder with loose high ¾ arm action. Throws have carry and are accurate at 78 mph. Projectable frame on mound. Arm works from from high ¾ arm slot. Compact delivery with ability to repeat mechanics. Fastball was 75-81 mph. Curveball had 12/6 shape with gradual break. High Follow for 2018 class.