Friday, March 22, 2013

2014 Mizzou Recruit: RHP/3B Tanner Houck

Tanner Houck, RHP
6'5", 185 lb, R/R
Collinsville HS (IL)

2012 Stats: 4-5, 2.53 ERA, 67 SO, 58 IP

Already committed to Missouri, Houck burst onto the conference scene last spring as a sophomore and immediately began turning heads and carving up lineups.

His fastball is hovering in the mid-80s mph range this spring and has been clocked as high as 88.

"For me it's exciting to have a kid you can run out there once a week that can be dominating," Kahoks coach Pete Trapp said. "He definitely had a breakout year last year, he put his name on the map to the conference. He's a special kid, he's got a lot of things going for him and does a lot of things well."

Trapp said Houck's final two choices were Missouri and Missouri State.

"He really liked the pitching coach at Misso
uri State, but he's been a big Mizzou fan his whole life," Trapp said. "I think he's really happy with his decision."
2012 North California Showcase: Tanner Houck (Perfect Game)
Tanner Houck is a 2014 RHP/3B with a 6-5 185 lb. frame from Collinsville, IL who attends Collinsville HS. Tall lanky pitcher's build, lots of room to get stronger. Long whippy arm action, 3/4's slot, gets downhill with his pitches and pounds the lower part of the zone, good extension out front. Fastball to 83 mph, nice consistent tailing life, can throw his fastball to spots, deep sweeping slider is solid second pitch, mixes and knows how to pitch, projects to throw harder with additional strength. Right handed hitter, tall narrow stance, aggressive swing with some lift, best contact to right centerfield, playable defensive tools at third base, accurate throws. Good student...
Prep Baseball Report Profile (
Athletic frame with length, 6-foot-5, 190-pound right handed pitcher, very projectable frame. Tall and fall style delivery, rhythm is smooth, slower tempo. Arm action is long, quick arm, operates from a high ¾ arm slot. Fastball has hard run, thrown with command, 86-87 mph, touches 88 mph, maintains velocity from the stretch, also showed cut fastball at 83-84 mph. Curveball has 11/5 shape, arm speed decelerates, 72-73 mph, thrown for strikes, works the bottom of the zone. Splitter is thrown with arm speed, has sink, stays on top and keeps down, 78-79 mph. Highly projectable right handed pitcher, arm works well and frame will continue to develop. Missouri recruit.

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