JUCO Wire: Madison College Scout Day


By Steve Nielsen and Andy Sroka
Wisconsin Staff

MADISON, WI – On Oct. 16, Madison College hosted the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a workout in front of a group of scouts and our staff followed by a scrimmage. Today, we publish our notes from the event and to read our thoughts continue on below. You can find the UWM portion of the notes under the Draft HQ tab on our main site, as a number of these prospects may stir up some buzz come next June.

Madison College

Jarrett Scheelk, RHP/OF, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore two-way player, with big upside on the mound. Recently saw up to 91 mph at the NJCAA REgion IV Sophomore Showcase. Backed that up touching 92 mph multiple times sitting mostly 89-91 mph. Fastball command was erratic from over the top slot, but arm strength is clearly present. Curveball is hard on 12/6 plane, 77-78 mph, swing and miss potential. Presently projects as a backend reliever role, improved command would make a potential starter. Offensively shows advanced bat speed from the right side. Compact, slightly uphill, flashes pull side pop. Hit .365 in over 100 AB’s as a freshman, led the team in HR with seven.

Jarrett Scheelk (10.16.18)

Matt Hamilton, RHP, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore right-handed pitcher, 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, solid strong build. Posted an 8-1 record with a 2.02 ERA his freshman year in 66.2 IP. Works out of a loose easy high ¾ slot. Worked at 88-90 mph with arm side action. Changeup showed well to LHH, above average fading action 81 mph. Curveball played at 75 mph, thrown more for strikes over swing and misses.

Cameron Cratic, OF, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore L/L outfielder with lean projectable frame, 6-foot, 175-pounds. Offensively showed ability to spray the ball on the line in BP, balanced approach, loose easy hands, looked to work the middle of the diamond. Defensively arm showed carry, 89 mph, played online and accurate, could profile in any three outfield spots. 6.8 runner. Hit .361 as a freshman.

Adam LaRock, OF, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore switching hitting athlete, 6-foot, 180-pounds, athletic build, versatile utility type that can play anywhere on the field. 6.79 runner. Arm plays with carry, worked 92 mph from the outfield, feet move well and fluid, athletic actions to play at any outfield or infield position. Switch hitter shows more strength and bat speed from the right side, gap to gap type. Led the team in stolen bases with 15 as a freshman.

Nick Gile, INF, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore infielder with strong sturdy build, 5-foot-11, 190-pound. Projects more at 2B/3B but shows abilities at SS as well, hands played quick and showed ability to make all the plays. Athletic arm action that can play on the move and turn double plays to six hole. Quick transfer and showed carry. Right-handed hitter, sneaky strong offensively, compact build and swing with strong hands, barrel aware, ball jumped off the bat at times, gap to gap approach. Led the team in doubles (13) and RBI (55) as freshman, slugging .544 with a .335 BA.

Walker Jenkins, INF, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore shortstop, 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, carries strength. One Madison’s top hitters as a freshman carrying a .374 BA in 123 AB. Spray singles type contact, occasional doubles pop to pull side, above average runner 6.8 in the 60. Defensively showed range to stick at SS, hands are soft and reliable. Arm played long at times, but carried with accuracy, showed he can get rid of it when necessary.

Nathan Aide, OF, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore, 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Above average tools across the board, hits with a slightly lower hands setup, path is short and slightly uphill, well above average bat speed. Loose hands create pop to pull side, occasional hard topspin contact. Hit .339 as a freshman with 10 doubles and 40 RBI. 6.75 runner in the 60.

Carl Renz, RHP, Madison College (WI)
Recent transfer from Iowa Lakes CC. Sophomore, 6-foot-3, 220-pound right-handed pitcher. Large frame, thick lower half. Struck out 40 batters in 26.2 innings of work last season in Iowa. High ¾ arm slot, sometimes gets over the top, works slightly across body, long draw. Ball jumps from hand. Fastball ranged from 89-93 mph, four-seam, carry through the zone. Curveball, thrown aggressively, sharp 12/6 action, 77-79 mph. Changeup, some fade, thrown sparingly, 83 mph.

Brandon Komar, RHP, Madison College (WI)
Sophomore, 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed pitcher. In 43 innings of work last season from the bullpen, struck out 57, finished with an ERA of 3.14. Uptempo delivery, high ¾ slot, quick arm, works on line, lands square and upright. Fastball, four-seam, straight, 88-91, touched 92 mph; mixed in a sinker that sat in the 85-88 mph range. Curveball, late biting action, 11/5 shape, 75-76 mph. Slider plays at 77-78 mph.

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