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The Scouting Trail, Week 13: Prospects from Iowa, Kansas State, West Virginia

Prospects

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In front of plenty of scouting heat, Brody Brecht took to the mound in game two of Iowa’s series at Illinois. Our sixth-ranked prospect in the preseason, Brecht had a slow start this spring, but has made strides with his control in recent weeks, putting his draft train back on the track to the first round. Against the Illini the 6-foot-4, 225-pound, loose-armed righthander ran his fastball up to 99 mph, sat 95-97, and it was his upper-80s slider that again did the most damage. The double-plus offering consistently dipped and dived under bats. Per Synergy,[…]

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