Miles Clauss

HS Grad 2005
Age 30 and 10 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 8 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-4, 210 lb
B/T R/R
School  New Trier Township
Hometown  Wilmette, IL USA
Summer Team  Wilmette Waves
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Overall
746
Position - RHP
NA
IL State Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.6
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Texas 

College(s) interested in
Army 
Texas 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8.5
2/28/2004
Latest Showcase Report
2004 Indoor Pitchers/Catchers Showcase   Feb 28, 2004
PG Grade: 8.5
Miles Clauss: Clauss is a big junior right hander from Illinois with broad sloping shoulders and a firm lower half. He has a great pitchers body that still projects nicely. He has a bit of drift to the plate and a short arm stroke. Clauss threw his fastball in the 83-86 mph range and had very good to excellent boring action on the pitch. A pretty good catching prospect who handled Eric Cordier’s plus stuff with ease was behind the plate and he boxed plenty of Clauss’s fastballs, especially down and in. We asked the catcher about Clauss’s movement afterwards and he shook his head and said "Wow". Clauss threw 2 types of curveballs, a slower one at 69-70 mph that had loose spin and a faster one at 75-76 mph that was tighter and sharper. The second could have been a slider or a different grip and we’d encourage Clauss to keep developing this. He should develop into a classic sinker/slider workhorse who can pound the strike zone and get a ton of ground balls. He is a bit more mechanical and stiff than last year, he needs to smooth everything out and use his god given ability more and gain more velocity. College coaches definitely need to follow this young man. If he smooths out his delivery and gains a few MPHs he will create big MLB scouting interest.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
10/22/2004
76.66% Rank
best 94  avg 83
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
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