Recruit Information | Southwestern Illinois College

What to Send for Video

1. HITTING: I do not need a live game video with music in the background that shows you hitting the home run or double. I want to see repetitions of swings in BP from behind you and facing
you. Maybe 20 swings with you bunting, hitting to the opposite side, and then swinging it. I want
to see your best game swings, not just basic contact.

2. FIELDING/THROWING : Again, don’t need to see live game video. Repetitions from the
position(s) you want to play. When fielding, show hands and mechanics but also throw the ball.
Don’t just lob it or guide it wherever you’re throwing. Turn it loose!!! Catchers, frame it, block it,
and show pop times.

3. PITCHING: Again, don’t need to see live game video. Off a mound, show me everything you
have. Video from behind you and facing you off stretch. Turn it loose!
4. STATISTICS: I do not need to see your stats. I want to see your skills. You can either play at
this level or you can’t and stats won’t make up for that.

SWIC General Recruiting Standards

60 YARD RUN

Outfielders 7.0 & below
Middle Infielders 7.0 & below
Corner Infielders 7.2 & below

Outfield : Fielding (mechanics, range, agility), Throwing (strength & accuracy)
Scale – 1=poor 2=below ave. 3=average 4=above average 5=extraordinary
                      These are my grades when seeing you perform

Infield : Fielding (mechanics, range, agility), Throwing (strength & accuracy)
Scale – 1=poor 2=below ave. 3=average 4=above average 5=extraordinary
                     These are my grades when seeing you perform

Catcher : Receiving, Framing, Footwork, Blocking, Leadership, Arm Strength/Accuracy
Scale – Pop Time 2.3+up – below ave. 2.0-2.2 – ave. 1.9 & below – above ave.

Pitcher : Scale:
Fastball          78 & below – below ave. 78-84 ave. 85 & up – above ave.
Add run/movement on FB plus (+)
Curve/Slider   64 & below – below ave. 65-69 ave. 70 & above – above ave.
Add hard break/downward/bite plus (+)
Change-up      64 & below – below ave. 65-69 ave. 70 & above – above ave.
Add fade/movement plus (+), FB arm action plus (+)

Hitting : Scale – Bat Speed, Contact, Timing, Power, Load
1=poor 2=below ave. 3=average 4=above ave. 6=extraordinary
These are my grades when seeing you perform

KEYS:
GREAT WORK ETHIC GREAT ATTITUDE ABOUT THE TEAM, NOT “YOU”
ACADEMICS IS PRIORITY ALWAYS HUSTLING ALWAYS LISTENING & LEARNING
REPRESENT SWIC LIKE A YOUNG ADULT