Herbst Heading to Illinois State
McFarland, WI native Nick Herbst has announced his commitment to attend Division I Illinois State University located in Bloomington, IL.
The speedy outfielder can be seen patrolling centerfield for the GRB Rays 17U as well as manning the leadoff spot. Herbst shows the ability to track down baseballs in the gaps with a throwing arm that shows carry. At the plate Herbst has a simple set up that produces barrels to all fields. With quiet hands and a short swing path, he shows an advanced approach that should keep him at the top of the order. The athletic Herbst projects to have some pull side power when his lanky frame fills out with added strength.
With his commitment to the Redbirds, Herbst joins fellow 2018 grad and teammate Cedric Girard as Rays players headed to Bloomington after their prep career. The Redbirds are led by head coach Bo Durkac who just finished his 8th year at the helm. Since he took over, the Redbirds have had a player selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft in the seven consecutive years.
Herbst becomes the 13th player in the Rays 2018 class to commit to a school at the Division I level.