Summer Scouting Trail: Northwoods, July 10


Will Klein, RHP, Lakeshore (Eastern Illinois, 2020): After in inauspicious spring in which Klein showed signs of developmental progress but struggled mightily to find the strike zone with any consistency, the big-bodied righty has emerged as one of the most impressive arms in the Northwoods League. Through the first half of the summer, Klein has dominated (2-1, 1.03 ERA/0.87 WHIP with 6 saves in 17.1 innings). Opponents are batting a paltry .123 against the Eastern Illinois power arm with an ISO of .067 and are striking out at a rate of almost two batters per inning (32 strikeouts in his 17.1 innings of work for a strikeout rate of 16.6 SO/9). In his most recent outing against Wisconsin this past weekend, Klein struck out the side to secure his sixth save of the summer. 11 pitches, 10 for strikes, all fastballs between 96 and 98 mph. Klein does a solid job of repeating his release and staying on line to the plate in spite of a long arm action and some imbalance through his landing. He’s done a good job of cutting…

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