The 2014 Under Armour Firecracker Classic 16U division championship went to the Ninth Inning Royals 16. 16U division MVP honors went to Garret Gooden.
Behind the efforts of 18U division MVP David Villa, the Elite Performance 18 won the 18U division at the 2014 Under Armour Firecracker Classic.
* PLEASE NOTE: Players that are written up on the scouting blog were identified by our scouting staff based on the demonstration of notable tool(s) or skill(s). While we do not keep stats, we are watching for standout performers on the mound, at the plate, in the field and on the bases.
16U DIVISION (Go to 18u Division)
BCC Patriots 16U
Boca Thunder 16U
#15 Jeffery Cogswell – OF/RHP | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2016 | Pope John Paul II HS | Boca Raton, FL
7/1/14 – Tall body with room to grow and fill out. Good outfielder, gets good reads on balls has a solid arm and backs up the bases. Very smooth load and swing has fast hands through the zone and barrels up the ball. Solid approach with a great knowledge of the zone and battles at the plate.
Brevard Aces 16 Black
#8 Alex Brait – C/1B | L/R | 6’2/190 | 2016 | Viera HS | Viera, FL
6/30/14 – Big athletic frame. Agile behind the plate, sets up a good low target with soft hands for good receiving. Accurate throws on target with good carry. 2.1 pop time. Left handed athletic stance balanced with lower half and a fluid load and rhythm. Stays square to the pitch has good hands and stays inside the ball. Good bat speed, line drive type hitter with gap to gap potential. Went 3 for 3 in the game with 3 RBI’s.
#22 Jackson Vescelus – RHP | R/R | 6’1/160 | Satellite HS | Satellite Beach, FL
7/3/14 – Good smooth delivery with a side arm release. Good mound presence working both sides of the plate, working efficiently and throwing strikes with all of his pitches. Fastball was 79 to 83 with arm side run, threw a tight slider and a change up. Perfect game through 4 1/3, threw a 6 inning no hitter giving up just one walk.
Brevard Aces 16 Red
#5 Chris McLoughlin – C | R/R | 6’2/180 | 2016 | Viera HS | Viera, FL
7/1/14 – Lean athletic projectable frame. Receives well with plus blocking ability. High baseball IQ. Barrels the ball up, gap-to-gap power and runs well.
#23 Tony Jenkins – OF/RHP | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2017 | Holy Trinity HS | Melbourne, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic build. Good first step, takes good direct routes to the ball. Quiet approach showed good bat speed, short compact swing with gap-to-gap power. Recognized off speed pitches well. Plus runner, instinctual base runner with good jumps resulting in a stolen base.
#29 George Gali – RHP/ 3B | R/R | 5’8/155 | 2015 | Melbourne HS | Melbourne, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic build. Good defensive actions helped with plus instincts and a high baseball IQ. Able to read and pick out hops allowing him to make both the routine and spectacular plays. Has a quick release and an above average arm across the diamond. Barrels up the ball drives gap-to-gap power and is a good runner.
#15 Tarik Latchmansingh – 3B/CF |R/R | 6’2/195 | 2017 | Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches | Royal Palm Beach, FL
6/30/14 – Big and strong player at 6’2” weighing 195 pounds he has a good frame. Has plus arm strength across the diamond and his glove works well through the ball at third base. Great power potential at the plate with a nice connected swing using a leg kick as his trigger.
#44 Jonathan Prokos – C | R/R | 5’11/ 166 | 2017 | Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
6/30/14 – Big athletic frame with a big target behind the plate. Flexible low set up, receives the ball well with a 2.4 pop time. Raw offensive ability with an upside.
Columbus Explorers 16 Blue
#8 Danny Rodriguez – 2B | R/R | 5’10/145 | 2016 | Columbus HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic body. Good inside out swing and keeps his hands inside the ball.
#84 Brian Liriano – OF | R/R | 6’2/180 | 2016 | Columbus HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic solid build. Drives the ball with power to all fields with good carry and backspin on the ball.
#85 Fernando Terran – OF | R/R | 6’1/175 | 2016 | Columbus HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic player. Good contact hitter with power potential. Uses the whole field.
#83 Nick Lorrido – OF | R/R | 5’10/165 | 2016 | Columbus HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic build. Strong arm and good range in the outfield. Contact hitter consistently barrels up the ball.
#8 Darrin Brown Jr. – OF | R/R | 6’1/175 | 2016 | Coral Springs HS | Coral Springs, FL
6/30/14 – Athletic body with a good frame, strong and confident showing plus foot speed. Has raw athletic ability with a great upside. Compact swing with a line drive approach along with gap power. Went 1-2 with a two out RBI double and made a diving catch in the gap while playing centerfield.
Coral Springs Clippers
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Florida Legends 2018
#10 Alex Rodriguez – RHP |6’0/160 | 2016 | Cypress Bay HS | Weston, FL
7/2/14 – Athletic build with room to grow and fill out. Fastball was 83 to 85 topping at 87 with late arm side run. Change up was 75 to 77 with good sink. Repetitive delivery with a high ¾ quick arm action. Aggressive pitcher going right after hitters and pumping the strike zone. Works efficiently inside and outside. Fields position really well.
#18 Chris Gomez – RHP | 6’2/170 | 2016 | Varela HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Tall athletic build with room to fill out, very projectable. Fastball was 81 to 84 topping out at 88 with arm side run. Circle change was 70 to 72 and had a slider that was 70 to 73 with tight 2/7 break and spin. ¾ delivery with command of his pitches being able to throw all three for strikes. Good presence on the mound, works quick and ahead of batters. Fields his position well with quick reactions.
#24 Kevin Castillo UTIL | R/R | 5’11/164 | 2018| Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic build projectable frame. Plus bat speed using the whole field. Has gap-to-gap power.
Florida Tornadoes 16
Miami Barracudas Teal 16
#49 Andre Ramirez – C/1B | L/R | 6’0/220 | 2016 | Coral Reef Senior HS | Miami, FL
7/3/14 – Big catchers build. Big target, receives well, aggressive looking to throw behind runners, 2.19-2.22 pop time. Smooth load hits the ball where it’s pitched. Makes solid contact, the ball jumps off of his bat has good power.
Miami Mudcats 16 Black
#5 Dylan O’Connell – LHP/UT | L/L | 5’11/160 | Everglades HS | Pembroke Pines, FL
7/1/14 – Short smooth stroke with quick hands. Patient at the plate and squares up the ball, displayed good speed on the base paths. Hit two triples to the right field wall.
#7 Steven Gonzalez – RHP | R/R | 6’0/160 | 2016 | Flanagan HS | Pembroke Pines, FL
6/30/14 – Slender lanky built pitcher with a simple, easy and balanced motion. Has nice downward action on his fastball. Fastball ranged from 78-81. Had very good command of the fastball on both sides of the plate. Pitched two shutout innings in relief.
# 13 Brandon Valentin – 3B/RHP | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2016 | Somerset Academy Charter| Pembroke Pines, FL
7/2/14 – Very good hands at third base, makes the routine play and makes spectacular plays, had an excellent back and play and a diving line drive catch. Good plate discipline with simple and quick actions. Runs well has good instincts on the bases, stole two bases in the game.
Miami Mudcats 16 Red
MPI Scout Team 16
#18 Rafael Fernandez – OF | L/L | 5’8/175 | 2016 | South Ridge HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Strong stocky build. Balanced in the box, has a level bat path, runs well. Gap-to-gap power, uses the whole field. Hit a double to left center gap.
#19 Alvaro Valdez – CF | L/L | 6’0/175 | 2016 | Westminister Academy
7/2/14 – Solid athletic build. Moves well to the gaps, solid arm, is a plus outfielder. Excellent approach at the plate, strong balance with an excellent approach using the whole field. Had a big three hit day with a go ahead two RBI base hit.
#47 Rudy Rivera – 1B | R/R | 6’0/205 | 2016 | Sunset HS | Miami FL
6/30/14 – Big frame good baseball body. Well balanced easy stance at the plate. Knows the strike zone well, doesn’t swing at bad pitches. Good contact swing making consistent solid contact each at bat with gap-to-gap pop. Went two for two with a single and a double
#48 Brandon Gomis – IF | S/R | 5’6/150 | 2016 | Coral Park HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Nice footwork at shortstop keeps his eye on the ball and makes the routine play. Strong hands through the zone line drive hitter who uses the whole field. Had two hits from the left side.
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# 5 Carter Phillips – C | R/R | 5’7/ 145 | 2017 | Johns Creek HS | Alpharetta, GA
6/30/14 – Catcher’s build, plays larger than listed. Quick reactions behind the plate on balls in the dirt and keeps the ball in front f him. Also displays sound receiving skills. Has a clean arm action with a 2.5 pop time, arm strength and pop time should improve with maturity. His bat stays in the zone and has a nice balanced swing.
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#2 Garrett Gooden – 3B/RHP | R/R | 6’4/200 | 2016 | St. Pius X HS | Decatur, GA
6/30/14 – Big league body with plus plus athleticism. Potential draft guy who plays the game hard. Good actions defensively with a big arm. Hit an inside the park homerun.
7/1/14 – Effortless delivery with a very loose arm. Fastball is 86 to 90 consistently 87 to 88 with arm side sink, kept the pitch down in the zone. Curveball was 68 to 73 11/4 shape. Has raw pitch ability with good mound presence. Projects as a high draft pick and major D1 athlete.
#5 Booth Vogel – C/1B | R/R | 6’3/185 | 2016 | Tucker HS | Tucker, GA
7/1/14 – Big frame tall build. Presents a big target behind the plate. Receives the ball well, 2.17 pop time. Connected swing and showed power.
#21 Jesse Vaughan – SS | R/R | 5’10/160 | 2016 | Norcross HS |
7/2/14 – Tall lean build with room to grow, very athletic. Quick feet in the field with good lateral movement and a plus arm across the diamond. Well balanced stance quick hands and quick bat through the zone. Line drive hitter who stays up the middle well. Had a base hit in his first at bat and a solid hit ball in his second.
#28 Austin Wilke – RHP | R/R | 5’11/135 | 2016 | Meadow Creek HS |
7/2/14 – Athletic pitcher with good mechanics. Fastball was 75 to 78 spotted it well with good command on both halves of the plate. Curveball was 65 to 66 with an 11/4 slow break, slurve, threw it for strikes. Changeup was 67 to 69 kept it low in the zone with some movement. Worked fast and kept hitters off balance with his three pitches by throwing them for strikes with good command. Able to field the position well, made a diving catch off of the mound.
North Florida Warhawks
NY Swarm 16 Black
#24 Paul Gadeleta – CF | R/R | 6’0/175 | 2015 | Horace, Greeley, NY
7/3/14 Athletic build. Good reads in the outfield with a good first step and able to track the ball well. Good, accurate, strong arm, awareness at all times throwing out a player on an over throw. Smooth short swing and aggressive early in the count and aggressive on the bases.
NY Swarm 16 Red
#11 Parker Goldstein – 2B | R/R | 5’10/170 | 2016 | Choate Rosemary Hall HS | Bedford Hills, NY
7/2/14 – Athletic build. Sure handed, turns 4-6-3 well. Slight open stance with a short stride. Stays inside the ball well, is a line drive guy with excellent barrel accuracy.
Palm Beach Shockers Blue
#7 TJ Germani – IF | R/R | 6’2/170 | Park Vista HS |
7/2/14 – Straight up and down stance with a balanced short stride. Quick hands through the zone and a level bat path. Shows plus power to gaps, had a double to left center gap.
#22 Ben Greenstein – 1B | L/L | 6’1/220 | 2015 | Park Vista HS |
7/2/14 – Soft hands and picks well at first base. Quiet load and short swing, quick hands and bat. Showed power to the gaps had a double to left center.
Palm Beach Shockers Maroon
#42 Landon Wogalter – LHP/1B | L/L | 5’7/150 | 2017 | Spanish River HS | Boca Raton, FL 6/30/14 – Soft tossing lefty that fills up the zone with his three pitches, fastball curveball and changeup. He has excellent feel for pitching and how to handle himself on the mound. He is a competitor on the mound. He threw 5 innings on the day allowing one earned run.
PBC Gameday Elite 16
#5 Shane Roberts – RHP | R/R | 5’10/175 | 2017 | Dwyer HS | PBG, FL
7/1/14 – Good repeatable delivery with ¾ arm slot. Fastball is 80 to 82 Change up is 75 to 77 with sink and Curveball is 62 to 65 sweeping movement. Goes after hitters mixing his pitches in and out and using both upper and lower halves of the zone. Able to throw his breaking balls for strikes ahead and behind in the count. Fields his position well and keeps runners honest by being quick to the plate.
Players Edge 16
#11 Alex Guzman – SS | R/R | 5’9/146 | 2016 | Monarch HS | Coconut Creek, FL
7/1/14 – Skinny lanky body with room to grow. Excellent footwork with plus range at shortstop, along with a very smooth transfer and a solid arm. Smooth load with very fast hands through the zone. Knows the strike zone well and has a good approach at the plate, lets the ball get deep. Has good opposite field stroke, hit a triple during the game to right center gap.
Pokers Elite 16U
#27 Jake Paone – 2B/RHP | R/R | 5’8/170 | 2015 | Stoneman Douglas HS | Coral Springs, FL
7/2/14 – Athletic build. Balanced in the box short easy swing stays inside the ball well and lets his hands work. Uses the whole field, had a double down the line.
Premier Baseball Academy Orlando 16U
# 10 Robin Allen – RHP | R/R | 5’10/150 | 2016 | Lake Nona HS | Lake Nona, HS
7/1/14 – Thin lanky body with room to grow. Clean arm stroke with a nice finish. Fastball was 80 to 81 with arm side run. Curveball was low 60’s and topped at 66, had a 10/4 shape with good late break. Fielded his position well.
Pro Ball Prospects
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#2 Damian Serralta – SS/OF | R/R | 5’10/165 | 2016 | American Heritage HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic player. Showed range in the outfield making a diving play. Short swing with good hands. Has good speed and is aggressive on the bases. Had two solid line drives in the game.
#16 Taylor D’Agostino – RHP | R/R | 6’3/195 | 2016 | American Heritage Plantation HS | Plantation, FL
6/30/14 – Big strong right-handed pitcher. Fastball ranged from 79 to 82 had good downward angle with some arm side run. Curveball was at 74 with a 10/4 break that had good depth. He was effectively wild in the zone.
#18 Evan Ortega – 3B/OF |R/R | 5’11/170 | 2016 | Terra Research HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 Athletic. Good reactions in the field picks it well. Good footwork with a strong arm across the diamond. Made two great diving plays.
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South Florida Rampage 16
#24 Kevin Ruiz – 1B/OF | L/R | 6’0/186 | 2015 | Christopher Columbus HS| Miami, FL
6/30/14 – Good baseball frame with an aggressive mentality and plays with some fire on the diamond. He has a short compact swing keeping his bat through the zone. Lets the ball travel deep in the zone and hits the ball well up the middle. Makes solid contact every at bat and is a consistent line drive hitter.
South Florida Sting 16
#5 Adrian Guerra – UTIL/RHP | R/R | 5’11/170 |2017 | Bay Side HS | Palm Bay, FL
6/30/14 – Stocky strong build. Balanced stance in the box with a short strong stroke. Displayed power to center hitting a double over the centerfielders head.
#18 Christian Coleman – C | R/R | 6’3/175 | 2016 | Western HS | Davie, FL
7/1/14 – Tall with room to fill out. Good target behind the plate, solid receive and frames well. Solid footwork with a good arm. Well balanced swing, good approach, protects down in the count and his hands are quick through the zone.
#24 Bryan Luzon – OF | R/R | 5’9/145 | 2016 | South Broward HS | Hollywood, FL
6/30/14 – Long lanky body. Good first step in the outfield with a solid arm. Showed ability to bunt for a hit. Good base runner with plus speed, stole a base in the game.
#34 Jack Schmidt – 1B/LHP | L/L | 6’5/235 | 2017 | Cooper City HS | Cooper City, FL
7/1/14 – Tall big frame solid build. Good footwork around the bag and soft hands on pick plays. Good approach at the plate knows the zone and protects deep in the count. Good opposite field swing, smooth load, and lets the ball travel deep.
South Florida Storm Blue
#21 Gary Mattis – SS/OF | R/R | 5’11/180 | 2016 | St. Thomas Aquinas HS | Davie, FL
7/1/14 – Physical athletic frame, high energy vocal player. Moves well defensively using loose quick actions and fluid foot work, displayed agile range. Soft sure hands, throws from multiple arm angles with strong accurate throws that have good life. Square athletic set up balanced in the box. Has good lower half rotation getting the bat on a level bat path and through the zone quickly. Gap-to-gap potential and a 4.4 home to first time.
#32 Matthew Dinenna – 3B/RHP | R/R | 6’2/180 | 2016 | Martin County HS | Palm City, FL
7/1/14 – Tall with long limbs, good size frame. Loose delivery with a low ¾ arm slot. Has quick rhythm and tempo. Fastball is 86 to 88 with heavy run and late sinking movement. Projects well.
St. Charles Saints
#10 Noah Thompson – RHP/3B | R/R | 6’4/175 | 2016 | St. Charles East HS | St. Charles, IL
7/2/14 – Good projectable body. Good presence on the mound works both halves of the plate. Fastball was 84 to 85 with arm side run, slider was his out pitch. Pumps the zone challenging hitters. Fields the position well.
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#31 Joseph Sallustio – RHP/1B | R/R | 5’10/155 | 2017 | Piper HS | Plantation, FL
7/1/14 – Strike thrower with a 76 to 80 fastball commanding both sides of the plate. Slider was 70 to 72, his out pitch had good control of it, has a late tight break. Pitched to contact and gave up very few walks. Big upside with improved mechanics.
Vipers Baseball Club 16
#19 CJ Bottiglieri – RHP/1B | R/R | 6’0/ 200 | 2016 | Seminole Ridge HS| Loxahatchee, FL
6/30/14 – Good sized pitcher with a 3/4 arm slot and smooth mechanics that were in line. Fastball ranged from 79 to 81 he knew how to throw it to work both sides of the plate. Curveball ranged from 64 to 66 with an 11/5 break, threw it for strikes on both sides, it had good depth and threw it with the same arm speed as his fastball. He held runners very well mixing up his looks. Had good mound presence on the field. He threw a complete game with ten strikeouts and allowing just 3 hits.
#31 Matt Scuderi – C/3B | R/R | 5’7/170 | 2016 | Jensen Beach HS | Jensen Beach, FL
7/2/14 – Short stocky build, compact body, strong kid. Receives well having a low flexible set up and target. Short quick arm action making strong accurate throws to second. 2.1 pop time. Square stance, balanced and connected swing. Gritty player willing to get hit by pitch.
* PLEASE NOTE: Players that are written up on the scouting blog were identified by our scouting staff based on the demonstration of notable tool(s) or skill(s). While we do not keep stats, we are watching for standout performers on the mound, at the plate, in the field and on the bases.
18U DIVISION (Go to 16u Division)
A’s Baseball Red
Ancient City Pirates 18
BCC Patriots 17U
Black Mambas 18
#1 Michael Rothenberg – C/1B | S/R | 6’3/190 | 2017 | Pine Crest HS | Boca Raton, FL
7/2/14 – Solid big build, Joe Mauer comparison. Big target at first base has a good presence at the position. Soft hands and good footwork and range. Good approach at the plate with a great knowledge of the strike zone. Calm and smooth load and stance, allows the outside pitch travel deep in the zone. Quick hands, able to turn on the inside pitch, keeps his hands inside the ball and hits to all fields. Went 3 for 3 with line drive singles to left, center and right field.
#2 Evan Shaffner – IF/RHP | R/R | 6’3/155 | 2015 | Pope John Paul II HS | Boynton Beach, FL
6/30/14 – Long lean body type. Good footwork in the field and showed good range at shortstop making two good backhand plays in the game. He is quiet in the box with quick hands and a consistent line drive hitter.
7/1/14 – Athletic body able to field well off the mound. Short arm stroke and worked fast. Fastball was 81 to 84 consistently around the plate, curveball was 71 to 72 with an 11/5 break. Has a lot of room for development.
BPA 18U Orange
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Elite Performance Baseball 18
#8 Max Guzman – 3B/1B | R/R | 6’2/210 | 2016 | St. Brendan HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Big physical athlete. Good actions at third works his glove through the ball with a strong arm across the infield. Powerful connected swing with plus plus power and an aggressive approach at the plate. Major division one and professional prospect.
#33 Benito Varela – C/UT | R/R | 5’11/170 | 2015 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Sets a good target for pitchers with good footwork. Receives well and is a great blocker. Strong arm with 1.9 to 2.0 pop times. Good presence at the plate, calm stance and good approach. Line drive stroke with good power to both gaps. Allows the ball to travel deep on the outside pitch and has quick hands keeping his inside the ball on an inside pitch.
Florida Legends 2014
Florida Vipers 18U
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#35 Joseph Spano – LHP | L/L | 5’9/159 | 2015 | Western HS | Sunrise, FL
7/1/14 – Balanced over the rubber with a high ¾ arm slot and a strike thrower. Fastball was 79 to 85 with arm side run. Curveball was 68 with a 1/7 shape with mid depth. Changeup was 73 with some arm side run.
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Freshwater Storm Blue
Freshwater Storm Red
Ft. Caroline Indians
#5 Josh Nelson – CF/RHP | L/R | 5’10/190 | 2014 | Atlanta Coast HS | Jacksonville,FL
6/30/14 – Solid approach at the plate. Stays square to the ball with good barrel accuracy. Direct bat path line drive hitter gap-to-gap. Went one for three with a double and two hard contact outs.
#10 Alec Wisely – RHP/3B | R/R | 5’10/165 | 2015 | Sandle Wood HS | Jacksonville, FL
6/30/14 – Fastball was 83 to 88 consistently 86 with arm side run and a ¾ arm slot able to command both sides of the plate. Slider was 76 to 70, 10/4 shape worked both sides of the plate and threw it for strikes. Curveball was 67 to 69, 11/5 shape with good depth. Smooth inline delivery with arm side action, repeatable delivery. Had good mound presence and held runners well.
#25 Logan Evans – RHP/1B | R/R | 6’4/175 | 2015 | First Coast HS | Jacksonville, FL
7/1/14 – Long lanky body with plenty of room to fill out. Throws over the top with excellent tilt and downward plane. Fastball was 79 to 80 consistently around the the plate. Curveball was 65 to 70 with 10/4 shape, displayed good control of the pitch. Very projectable player, definite college prospect.
Lone Star Blue
#27 Cody Stone – 1B | R/R | 6’4/210 | 2015 | Hargrave HS | Huffman, TX
7/2/14 – Large projectable frame body projects at 1B. Good foot work around the bag, moves well for his size. Relaxed athletic stance and generates bat speed. Good gap power with more in the tank.
#34 James Tutor – C | R/R | 5’11/185 | 2015 | Hargrave HS | Huffman, TX
7/2/14 – Performer. Manager of the game and the pitcher, consistent block ability. Quick release with an above average arm and is an aggressive thrower looking to throw runners out. Quick hands and pull side pop.
Lone Star Red
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#2 Ramon Machado – SS | R/R | 5’6/132 | 2016 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Excellent action and footwork, solid arm, and showed good range. Balanced at the plate, has good plate coverage, knows the strike zone, uses the whole field. Line drive guy. Made all the plays in the field.
#3 Jose Rojas – OF | L/L | 5’10/165 | 2015 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Spark plug. Shows good first step and range. Slap guy uses the whole field. Runs well and is aggressive on the base paths, had two stolen bases in the game.
#29 Eliott Cutillas – C | L/R | 6’1/195 | 2015 | Monsignor Pace HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Big frame showed a nice target behind the plate. 2.1 pop time. Upright stance at the plate with good plate coverage. Used the whole field, gap-to-gap guy.
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#2 Rambert Paulino – SS | R/R | 5’10/155 | 2015 | South Ridge HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Slender athletic build. Smooth fielder with a plus arm. Slightly open stance, uses the whole field who is a plus runner and aggressive on the bases, stole a couple bases and scored two runs. He is a game changer and one to watch.
Palm Beach Shockers Black
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#1 Tyler Gusow – C | R/R | 5’10/170 | 2016 | Spanish River HS | BC, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic body with good energy. 1.97 pop time strong accurate arm and quick release. Throws from multiple arm angles and looks to back pick runners. Will continue to develop and has solid upside behind the plate.
#17 David Moss – IF/RHP | R/R | 6’1/175 | 2015 | Seminole Ridge HS | W, FL
7/1/14 – Tall slender frame high ¾ arm slot, short arm delivery. Tall and controlled balance point, separates on time, good pitch ability. Fastball was 85 to 82 with arm side run. Curveball was his best pitch 77 to 72 with a sharp 12/6 break, thrown with fastball arm speed.
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#6 Luis Besto – OF/RHP | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2015 | Cardinal Newman HS | PBG, FL
6/30/14 – Good frame with room to go. Shows good range in the outfield and backs up bases well. Quick hands through the zone, short compact swing. Drives ball well to the gaps.
#27 Rudy Viton – C/1B | R/R | 5’11/205 | 2015 | Cardinal Newman HS | West Palm Beach, FL
7/1/14 – Strong stocky build. Receives ball well behind the plate. Balanced and strong stance in the box. Excellent power and good plate coverage, tough out puts the ball in play. Hit a two run home run down the left field line.
Players Edge 18
Premier Baseball Academy Orlando 18U
#28 Chase Pilato – RHP/LF | R/R | 6’0/180 | 2015 | Bishop Moore HS | Orlando, FL
6/30/14 – Durable body uses his lower half well and has a nice arm stroke. Fastball was 84 to 85 and his curveball was 73 to 74 with a 10/4 break. Definite college prospect.
Renegades Baseball 18
South Florida Breakers 17 Blue
10 William Kelleher – RHP/OF | R/R | 6’3/185 | 2015 | St. Thomas Aquanis HS | Fort Lauderdale, FL
7/2/14 – Tall lanky build. Nice loose arm stroke with good downward tilt. Fastball was 80 to 81, Curveball was 66 to 68 with late break. Worked fast consistently around the strike zone. Excellent pitch differential between pitches with nice mound presence.
South Florida Breakers 17 White
#16 Julian Cabrera – C | R/R | 6’1/205 | 2015 | University School HS | Davie, FL
7/2/14 – Solid athletic build. Good athleticism and instincts behind the plate. Clean exchange, quick and loose arm, and playable and agile footwork. 2.1 pop time. Athletic set up, slightly open strides balanced with good lower half rotation. Good bat speed with strike zone awareness. Line drive hitter with gap-to-gap power.
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#14 Colton Ermian INF | R/R | 5’11/180 | 2015 | Boca Raton HS | Boca Raton, FL
7/2/14 – Athletic body. Nice actions in the infield, arm has good carry across the field. Nice swing with good hands and ran well.
South Florida Thunder
#1 Daniel Bouzon – IF/OF | L/R | 5’9/150 | 2016 | Sunset Senior HS | Miami, FL
6/30/14 – Good athletic build with room to grow. Soft hands with good range at shortstop. Good calm load with a short compact swing, stays balanced through the swing. He barrels the ball to all fields with a line drive approach to all fields. Knows the strike zone well. Had a single to left field and a single to right center.
St. Lucie Select
#6 Eddie McKenie – RHP | R/R | 6’3/210 | 2015 | John Carroll HS | Port St. Lucie, FL
7/1/14 – Big strong body that projects well. Fastball ranged from 78 to 83 with good command of the pitch down in the zone. Mixed pitches well. Competitor on the mound and threw a complete game shutout.
#27 Tyler Anshaw – OF/IF | L/R | 6’1/170| 2015 | Port St. Lucie HS | Port St. Lucie, FL
7/2/14 – Athletic build. Patient at the plate with an up the middle approach. Has a short simple stroke and good hands, keeps his hands inside the ball. Good speed and aggressiveness on the bases.
Team DeMarini Hayes
#17 Shane Mosiello – LHP | L/L | 6’4/170 | 2015 | Aledo HS | Aledo, TX
6/30/14 – Repeatable delivery with a high ¾ arm slot with good movement. Fastball was 82 to 84 with slight downhill action and arm side run. Threw a plus changeup with great depth down in the zone that was between 71 and 72.
#22 Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B/RHP | R/R | 6’1/215 | 2015 | Concordia Lutheran HS | Tomball, TX
6/30/14 – Physical, strong, athletic build. Good footwork in the field takes good angles to the ball, athletic fielding position. Quick transfer and quick release has soft sure hands with an accurate throw with carry. Good balance at the plate with quick bat speed through the zone. Gap-to-gap power and able to drive the ball to all fields. Went three for four with two singles and a double and two RBIs. Participating in the 2014 Under Armour All America Game. Committed to Tennessee.
#25 Tyler Halas – SS/RHP | R/R | 6’0/190 | 2015 | St. Rita of Cascia HS | West Chicago, IL
7/2/14 – Good shortstop build. Plus range along with soft hands and a smooth transfer to a good arm throwing it across the diamond. Good approach at the plate, good plate discipline. Able to hit to all fields, smooth load and get his hands through the zone quick.
#27 Tyler Paulsen – OF | R/R | 6’5/210 | 2015 | Minooka HS | Channahon, IL
7/1/14 – Tall athletic frame. Took good routes and had good jumps, quick instincts, in the outfield had sure hands with strong accurate throws. Athletic set up at the plate, smooth load, fluid rythm, strides square with good rotational in his lower half. Moves well for his size running 4.66 home to first.
#43 Jake Esp – RHP | R/R | 6’5/185 | 2015 Marmion Academy HS | Wheaton, IL
7/1/14 – Jared Weaver type. Loose repeatable delivery with a tall controlled balance point and a low ¾ arm slot. Good extension on front side stayed inline to target with a square landing. Fastball was 80 to 86, consistently 83 with a down angle, hit outer third for strikes. Slider was 71 to 76 10/5 shape with fastball arm speed, threw it for strikes and was his strike out pitch. Worked fast with a good tempo and pounded the strike zone. Threw a complete game allowing 1 run and had 6 strike outs.
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#5 Michael Drag – 2B | R/R | 5’10/160 | 2016 | Chaminade Madonna HS | Plantation, FL
7/2/14 – Smooth fielder with good feet and a nice arm. Short quick stroke with gap to gap power. Very good and aggressive base runner.
#9 Jose Negron – OF | L/L | Ronald Reagan HS
6/30/14 – Spark for the team in the leadoff spot. Has good speed and ran well. Good jumps in the outfield along with taking good routes to the ball. Sure hands in the outfield. Good swing, handles the bat well and able to bunt well. No roster information received from the coach.
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#30 Brian Rey – SS | R/R | 5’9/150 | 2016 | Deltona HS | Deltona, FL
6/30/14 – Very athletic and a competitor on the field. Ran well showed tremendous range in the field. Smooth fielder with good arm strength across the diamond. Quick bat and a good contact hitter
#44 Anthony Gallici – OF | L/R | 6’0/160 | 2016 | Palm Beach Central HS | Wellington, FL
7/2/14 – Short stroke line drive hitter the other way. Dave Magadan type hitter simple and easy. Good upside.
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#16 Matt Mosel – 3B/INF | L/R | 6’3/200 | 2016 | Vero Beach HS | Vero Beach, FL
6/30/14 – Tall, strong, solid build. Aggressive hitter with a smooth contact swing and stays back. Knows the strike zone well. Makes solid contact to all fields, lets the ball travel and goes to the opposite field well.
#22 Handy Rodriguez – IF/RHP | R/R | 6’3/170 | 2015 | John A Ferguson HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Long lean with a loose projectable arm. Smooth repeatable ¾ delivery with arm side run. Commands three pitches, fastball, curveball, and slider. Solid down hill plane on his fastball and 11/5 tight curveball. Strike thrower, aggressive in the zone, pitches to contact.
#27 Brendan Brundage – RHP/OF | R/R | 6’1/165 | 2015 | American Heritage HS | Coconut Creek, FL 6/30/14 – Tall, lean build with room to grow and add strength. Showed good range with good reads in the outfield and great arm strength. Aggressive hitter keeps his weight and hands back. Solid contact line drive swing. Good speed and above average base runner taking extra bases. During the game he had an outfield assist from centerfield throwing out the runner at the plate.
#34 Jack Cambell – OF/2B | R/R | 5’10/160 | 2016 | American Heritage HS | Parkland, FL
7/2/14 – Versatile and athletic build. Tyler Pence type swing. Handles the bat well has good swing path and good barrel accuracy, and a good bunter. Multiple two hit games during pool play.
#42 Jorge Arenas – SS/2B | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2016 | Monsignor Edward Pace HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Strong athletic frame. Plus range with a quick first step and an above average arm. Relaxed stance has good plate discipline, recognizes the off speed pitches well. Gap-to-gap power.