Recruiting News From Missouri



Evan Gruener, a OF from Logan-Rogersville HS, has committed to Bradley University. Ranked No. 22 in the Class of 2013, The athletic 6-foot-1, 190-pound Gruener has proven to be one of the top outfielders in the Class of 2013. Recently at the Premier Upperclass Prospect showcase, Gruener showed his athletic ability in the field, with natural instincts reading the ball off the bat and taking aggressive, accurate routes to the baseball.  He showed an accurate arm (83 mph) with all throws on a line to third base and home.  Offensively, Gruener (hitting with an injured wrist) has an easy left-handed approach with a strong lower half.  He has a balanced stance at the plate with fast bat speed creating barrel whip through the zone and driving the ball with power and backspin carry to the right side. Gruener had the top exit velo of 92 mph off the bat and ran a 6.92 60. Gruener should continue to see his stock rise as one of the top overall players in the Class of 2013.