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2014 Under Armour Fall Classic – Team Capsules

Teams are organized alphabetically in the menu at the top of the page. To view associated content, either click on a team name or scroll down.

* 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.

Baseball Factory Black

www.BaseballFactory.com  |  Twitter @BaseballFactory  |  Facebook  |  COACHES: Rodney Spradlin, Mike Moore

#40 Jesse Peters – LHP | 6’3/180 | L/L | 2015 | Goshen HS | Loveland, OH
9/20 – Long limb lefty, FB 81-83mph, CH 72-73mph, late arm side run, hard slider with late action at 66-68mph, loose and fluid delivery, all pitches have late movement

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Baseball Factory Red

www.BaseballFactory.com  |  Twitter @BaseballFactory  |  Facebook  |  COACHES: T Nunnari, Chris Kievit

#5 Zach Mather – LHP | 6’3/170 | L/L | 2015 | Summit HS | Spring Hill, TN
9/20 – Tall, thick frame, FB: 77-82mph, strike thrower, stays in line, changes speeds well, CH 66mph, CB 73mph, good finish, good arm side run

#6 Gray McCurry – SS | 6/165 | R/R | 2015 | Mountain Heritage HS | Spruce Pine, NC
9/20 – Athletic, moves well laterally, takes good angles, good first step, good balance at the plate, solid contact, uses middle of the field, 2-run double and triple

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Baseball Factory White

www.BaseballFactory.com  |  Twitter @BaseballFactory  |  Facebook  |  COACHES: Dick Rohrberg, Daniel Rollins

#31 Austin Markmann – 3B | 6/190 | R/R | 2016 | Middletown South HS | Red Bank, NJ
9/21 – Big, physical body, broad shoulders, room to fill out, sure hands in the INF, good overall actions, present carry to throws, patient hitter, good idea of the zone, quick hands, level path, present gap pop, competes

Zachary Burch

Zachary Burch

#49 Zachary Burch – RHP | 6/165 | R/R | 2015 | Washington HS | Summit Point, WV
9/20 – FB: 81-83mph, arm side run, slight late action down, curveball has 11/4 shape with tight spin, locates down and away, gets ahead early, locates fastball well in and out, pitched 6 strong innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 BB, 6 K’s

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Baseline Baseball 18

www.baseline-baseball.com  |  COACHES: Ernie Gonzalez, Jorge Perez

#4 Justin Lara – OF | 5-9/145 | S/R | 2015 | Cardinal Gibbons | Coconut Creek, FL
9/21 – Fast twitch type, athletic with foot speed. Got good jumps in the OF and showed an above average arm. Featured a line drive stroke with line drive pop. Posted time near 4.0 from the left side of the plate. Committed to Lenior-Rhyne University.

#12 Michael Sanchez – SS | 5-11/165 | R/R | 2015 | Mater Academy | Miami, FL
9/21 – Athletic, fast twitch type. Soft hands with good actions in the infield. Strong, accurate arm. Good right handed stroke, stays inside the ball well. 4.3 down the line from the right side

#21 Perry Wilson – 1B | 6-2/200 | L/L | 2016 | South Miami (FL) HS
9/21 – Solid build at 6-foot and 200 pounds. Good left handed stroke, got extension thru contact – allowing him to show power to the pull side, and to hit the ball solidly the other way. Soft hands and 1B, picked balls well from the dirt.

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Beast Mode Baseball Black

COACHES: Mike Martinez, Mike Perez, Zach Robinson

#18 Mike Rodriguez – 3B | 5-10/165 | R/R | 2016 | Sunset HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Athletic body. Good contact hitter with ability to square it up, kept barrel working thru the zone well. Good actions at 3B.

#11 Justin Marcano – 1B | 5-11/190 | R/R | 2016 | Sunset HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Solid strong build. Good actions at 1B. Squared it up at the plate. Played with good energy.

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Beast Mode Baseball Teal

COACHES: Mike Martinez, Mike Perez, Zach Robinson

#1 Lewis Romero – INF | 5’4/140 | R/R | 2017 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Athletic actions, sure glove, clean exchange, plus carry on throws, plus plus range and instincts

#3 Joey Fernandez – INF | 5’7/135 | S/R | 2015 | South Miami HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Small athletic build, fluid actions, clean glove, strength on throws, solid feel

#6 Matt Quicuti – C | 5’10/165 | R/R | 2015 | Archbishop Coleman Carroll HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Smooth right handed stroke, strong presence, plus pop, 3-run home run off scoreboard

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BHS Dawgs

Willie Padron

Willie Padron

#24 Willie Padron – OF | 5’8/180 | S/R | 2015 | Braddock HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Strong, athletic, shows good range in the OF, quick athlete, above average arm, some carry on throws, very balanced at the plate, explosive hands from both sides of the plate, consistent hard contact with gap to gap power, triple from right side and triple from left side

Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez

#4 Alex Martinez – RHP | 5’9/170 | R/R | 2015 | Braddock HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Lean wiry frame, FB: 84-86mph, high 3/4 arm slot, good command of both sides of the plate, arm works easy, loose actions, good front side extension, mixes in 4 seam and 2 seam from multiple arm slots, CB/SL: 76mph

#17 Anthony Alvarez – SS | 5’9/185 | R/R | 2015 | Braddock HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Stocky, athletic, good setup, good pre-pitch, works around ground balls, shows quick soft hands, clean exchange, accurate throws from multiple arm slots, good solid approach, stays balanced throughout, fast hands with level bat path, shows gap to gap power with consistent line drive contact

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Broward Nationals

www.broward-nationals.com  |  Facebook  |  COACHES: Victor Quijano, Joshua Arencibia, Edgar Perez

#00 Anthony Munoz – C | 5’10/170 | R/R | 2016 | Summerset Academy | Miami, FL
9/20 – Strong build, athletic, receives well, solid arm, 2.0 pop time, balance, strong hitter, plus power, athletic, solid runner

#11 Richard Medina – RHP | 6’1/170 | R/R | 2016 | Western HS | Davie, FL
9/20 – FB 82-85mph, heavy fastball, good downward, solid mechanics, showed cutter at 77mph, CB 70-72mph

#27 Kenneth Moreno-Costa – C | 5’10/170 | L/R | 2016 | Summerset Academy | Miami, FL
9/20 – Smooth lefty swing, pull power, balanced and compact, showed excellent ability to stay inside, quick hands

#54 Emmanuel Bejerano – C | 6’3/175 | R/R | 2015 | Forest Hill HS | Palm Springs, FL
9/20 – Long, lanky athletic, 2.00 pop time, blocks and receives well, strong line driver hitter, uses the whole field, good plate coverage

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Coastal Prospects 2016

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#12 Keilin Washington – OF | 5’5/130 | L/R | 2017 | Eagle View Academy | Jacksonville, FL
9/20 – Plays bigger, very athletic, runs well, covers tons of ground in OF, quick clean exchange, above average arm, good power, line drive type hitter, good balance with quick hands, led off game with double down opposite field line

#14 Jeffrey Fripp – 1B | 6-1/225 | R/R | 2016 | Trinity Christian School | Orange Park, FL
9/21 – Big, strong build. Very athletic for his size. Quick hands at the plate, good right handed stroke. Picked several balls in the dirt at 1B, hands work well.

#4 Jack Layrisson  – INF | 5-11/175 | L/R | 2016 | Ponte Vedra (FL) HS
9/21 – Versatile defender in the infield, played every spot but 1B. Showed range up the middle from 2B, made several nice plays up the middle from 2B with arm strength to finish. Nice left handed stroke.

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Coastal Prospects 2017

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2017 1B/RHP Adam Yourkovich

2017 1B/RHP Adam Yourkovich

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Florida Surge

www.surgeselect.com  |  Twitter @surgeselect  |  COACHES: George Sands

#21 Alex Vasquez – C | 5’10/170 | S/R | 2016 | Elev8 HS | Delray Beach, FL
9/21 – Strong, athletic body, quick feet, quick exchange, strong accurate throws, 1.90-1.98 pop time, controls game well behind the plate, sets up hitters, showed a short compact swing, quick hands, gap power to pullside

Tommy Romero

Tommy Romero

#23 Tommy Romero – RHP | 6’2/195 | R/R | 2015 | Coral Springs Charter HS | Delray Beach, FL
9/21 – Strong, athletic, easy fluid actions, pitches off his FB: 87-89mph, good command of both sides of the plate, throws a 12/6 hard tight with good depth curveball at 76-78mph for out pitch

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FTB 2016

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#35 Bryce Van Horn – RHP | 6-5/175 | R/R | 2016 | Ida Baker HS | Cape Coral, FL
9/21 – Long limbed frame at 6-foot-5 and 175 pounds. Fastball worked between 79 and 81, topped at 82 with occasional arm side run. Breaking ball was thrown around 70 with gradual action down and across the zone. Arm worked nearly straight back and thru, without much depth on either side.

#99 Sam Allen – RHP | 6-1/175 | R/R | 2016 | St. Cloud (FL) HS
9/21 – Athletic frame at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds. Quick armed right hander, fastball topped at 84 and sat a few mph lower than that. Curve had some definition to shape in the low 70s. Compact arm stroke.

RIgsby Mosley

RIgsby Mosley

#21 Rigsby Mosley – LHP | 6-2/180 | L/L | 2016 | Bishop Moore | Maitland, FL
9/21 – Lean athletic frame with some width to shoulders at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. Has advanced feel for pitching, with standout changeup and fastball life. Fastball sat 81-82 with arm side tail, but effectively was much firmer with threat of CH. Showed ability to command FB to both sides of the plate, and appeared to mix between 2-seamer and 4-seamer – with mostly 2-seamers to RHH. Saw breaking ball between innings, didn’t use very much live – worked primarily off FB / CH combo. He turned CH over for diving sink action, left hand on same angle and from same stroke as FB. Repeatable delivery, arm worked with depth from glove and out front.

Owen Vonesslinger

Owen Vonesslinger

#23 Owen Vonesslinger – INF/C | 5-10/185 | R/R | 2016 | Martin County HS | Palm City, FL
9/21 – Versatile defender, sat well behind the plate and appeared to be solid at 2B as well. Right handed stroke was loose and full following a short, quick move to contact. Has natural hitting actions, and appeared to see the ball well. With advanced RH bat, has potential to fit either C or 2B profile.

#3 Bryce Hutchinson – 1B | 6-6/245 | R/R | 2017 | Spruce Creek HS | Orange City, FL
9/21 – Extra large frame at 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, moves well and has defensive versatility to play corner OF as well as 1B. Appears to have advanced feel for hitting, showed a knack for getting the barrel to contact. Right handed stroke is simple and repeatable, allowing him to translate hand-eye coordination into barrel accuracy.

#24 Chris Demayo – LHP | 5-11/140 | L/L | 2016 | Martin County HS | Palm City, FL
9/21 – Wiry, slender left hander with a quick arm. Fastball topped at 84, sat in low 80s with some cutting action. Breaking ball had slider type action and angle in the mid 70s.

#2 Michael Harkcom – 3B/RHP | 5-11/195 | R/R | 2016 | Masters Academy | Debary, FL
9/21 – Solid strong frame at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds. Solid defender at 3B with arm strength across the infield. Middle of the order hitter with power to pull side. After playing two and half games already, he got on the mound in the third game and ran his fastball up to 84.

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Jacksonville Juice 16

COACHES: John Edwards, Zack Taylor

#47 Sean Williams – CF | 5-7/130 | R/R | 2018 | Sandalwood HS | Jacksonville, FL
9/20 – Fast twitch guy with usable speed. Aggressive on the bases, got good reads off bat in CF. Good actions at the plate, contact type hitter.

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Jacksonville Juice 18

COACHES: John Edwards, Zack Taylor, Trent Pettit

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Naturals Florida 18

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Palm Beach Select 17

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#25 Chad Tworek – RHP | 6’4/210 | R/R | 2015 | Santaluces HS
9/20 – Big, strong frame, long limbs, over the top delivery, FB: 82-84mph, tight break on curveball at 74, attacks hitters

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Palm Beach Select 2018

palmbeachselect.com  |  COACHES: Jovon Edwards

#33 Angel Tiburcio – RHP | 6’2/220 | R/R | 2018 | Trinity Christian Academy | Wellington, FL
9/21 – Big, physical, long limbs, FB: 80-84mph, over the top delivery, breaking ball 11/t6 shape at 71-73mph, strike thrower, Antonio Alfonseca type delivery

Xavier Edwards

Xavier Edwards

#9 Xavier Edwards – SS | 5-7/130 | S/R | 2018 | Trinity Christian Academy | Wellington, FL
9/20 – Talented all around player with usable speed. Appears to be a true switch hitter, in that he takes at bats from both sides of the plate regardless of LHP or RHP. His move is sound from both sides, and he has feel for hitting from both sides. Defensively his actions are solid and he moves like an athlete. For a young player, his combination of natural ability and feel for the game is very rare.

Ryan Wimbush

Ryan Wimbush

#57 Ryan Wimbush – RHP | 6-2/165 | R/R | 2018 | Dwyer HS | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
9/20 – Has a long, lean frame at 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds. Though he appears to have some two-way potential, he likely has a higher ceiling on the mound. Once he turns his palm over and begins his arm forward to the plate, it works with looseness and some speed. His delivery is under control and without notable flaws, allowing him to throw strikes with his 78-80 fastball and upper 60s breaking ball. His fastball has some cut action, and his breaking ball shows signs of defined shape.

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PBC Gameday Elite Underclass

www.pbcbaseball.org  |  COACHES: Frank Torre, Marty Gonzalez

#8 Ruari Murphy – 1B | 6-0/165 | R/R | 2018 | Dwyer HS | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
9/20 – Athletic, strong body. Showed bat speed and ability get good part of barrel to contact. Good actions at 1B, soft hands

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PBC Gameday Elite Upperclass

www.pbcbaseball.org  |  COACHES: Frank Torre, Marty Gonzalez

Luis Besterio

Luis Besterio

#6 Luis Besteiro – OF | 6/165 | L/R | 2015 | Cardinal Newman HS | West Palm Beach, FL
9/21 – Strong, athletic body, takes good routes, shows good range, works behind the ball well, arm is above average with good carry, clean exchange, quick hands, level path, gap to gap power, 2B oppo gap

#8 Robert Valdez – C | 5’10/165 | R/R | 2015 | Jupiter HS | Jupiter, FL
9/21 – Small, athletic build, quick twitch, receives well, gets around balls in dirt, shows clean quick exchange, 1.95-1.98 pop time, strong accurate throws, consistent contact, line drive type hitter, good wheels, puts pressure on defense

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Players Edge 18

www.playersedgebaseball.com  |  Twitter @PlayersEdgeBoca  |  Facebook  |  COACHES: Andy Raffa

#8 Chris Busch – SS | 6-1/175 | L/R | 2015 | West Boca HS | Boca Raton, FL
9/20 – Good defensive actions at SS with good arm across the infield. Patient hitting approach with good eye for the strike zone from the left side of the plate.

#16 Tim Meyers – OF | 5-10/175 | R/R | 2015 | Park Vista HS | Boca Raton, FL
9/20 – Good balance at the plate, good eye for the strike zone. Generates good torque to deliver barrel to contact, has some whip thru the zone.

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Prospects Factory

#2 Yasser Santana – SS | 5’9/165 | L/R | Grad | Terra Institute | Miami, FL
9/21 – Plus runner, strong arm, solid glove angle on ground balls, sure handed, easy compact swing, aggressive base runner, line drive hitter, uses the whole field

#16 Frankie Bartow – RHP | 6’3/175 | R/R | 2015 | Terra Institute | Miami, FL (Univ of Miami Commit)
9/21 – FB: 86-87mph, arm side run, CB with 11/5 break at 65-69mph, CH: 78-81 with arm side and sink, balanced over the rubber, easy mechanics, squared up and directional, over the top arm slot, good downward

#17 Nick Wydler – OF | 6’2/180 | R/R | 2015 | Terra Institute | Miami, FL
9/21 – Plus runner, good routes in the OF, takes good angles, strong arm, line drive uses whole field, level bat path, balanced in the box

#30 Ozzie Millet – 3B | 6’2/190 | R/R | 2016 | Terra Institute | Miami, FL
9/21 – Showed excellent range in the field, good glove side, showed soft hands, strong arm, comes in slow roller very well, balanced in the box, plus power, aggressive, gap to gap hitter

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QBA Hurricanes

www.quincoacademy.com  |  Twitter @QuincoAcademy  |  Facebook  | COACHES: David Deese, Todd Adams

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Renegades Baseball

www.flrenegadesbaseball.com  |  COACHES: Paul Brill

#10 Tyler Gusow – RHP | 5’11/70 | R/R | 2015 | Spanish River HS | Boca Raton, FL
9/21 – Strong athletic frame, 84-85, 87mph, good balance point, back side arm action is short, works out front, locates well with fastball down and away, flashes curveball late at 76mph

#16 George Rivera – SS
9/21 – Small, thin, athletic, soft hands and quick feet in the INF, smooth clean exchange, accurate throws from multiple arm slots, stays balanced and is very patientquick hands, good level bat path, line drive type hitter

#11 Jacob Wander – C | 5’10/145 | R/R | 2017 | Spanich River HS | Boca Raton, FL
9/20 – Lean frame, strong accurate arm, blocks and receives well, good approach at the plate, leader on the field

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South Florida Breakers

www.southfloridabreakers.com  |  COACHES: Chad Boone

Matt Garmendia

Matt Garmendia

#9 Matt Garmendia – OF | 6-1/180 | L/R | 2015 | College Academy | Miami, FL
9/20 – Solidly built at 6-foot-1 and 180, Garmendia has a pretty left handed stroke. He features rhythm to hit and long with hand-eye coordination to allow for barrel accuracy. Appears best suited for a corner OF profile.

#7 David Carnicella – 3B/IF | 6-0/170 | S/R | 2015 | Oxbridge Academy | West Palm Beach, FL
9/20 – With square shoulders and a high waist, Carnicella appears bigger than his 6-foot 170 pound frame. He is a switch hitter that appeared to calmly track pitches from both sides of the plate. His defensive actions were solid, and overall he gives the feel of a “baseball player” type with a good feel for the game.

#4 Damian Serralta – OF | 5-11/170 | R/R | 2016 | American Heritage | North Miami Beach, FL
9/21 – Showed a loose right handed stroke with quick hands and the ability to whip the barrel thru the zone. Made hard contact on numerous occasions, including a deep drive the other way over the head of the RF.

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South Florida Contenders

www.sfcontenders.com  |  COACHES: Peter Cerda

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South Florida Rampage

COACHES: Carlos Nabut, Jorge Curbelo

#13 Jesus Pineda – OF | 5-9/190 | R/R | 2015 | Coral Gables HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – Fast twitch athlete with present strength. Power to oppo field gap, ball gets off his bat with great life. Good actions in OF. Good runner with short, quick strides.

#2 Alejandro Vazquez – SS | 5-11/157 | S/R | 2015 | Coral Park HS | Miami, FL
9/20 – High waisted build with long limbs. Good contact hitter, solid stroke from both sides of the plate. Balanced offensive approach. Good actions at SS with an accurate arm.

#4 George Curbelo – C | 6’2/200 | S/R | 2015 | Miami Coral HS | Miami, FL
9/21 – Strong, physical, good receiver behind the plate, good balance at the plate, soft landing, bat speed, knees inside feet

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Space Coast Nationals Navy

Website  |  COACHES: Enrique Lopez, Matt Vanfleet

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TB Baseball

COACHES: John Brown

#44 Anthony Gutierrez – RHP | 6’1/210 | R/R | 2015 | Western HS | Davie, FL
9/21 – FB: 80-83mph, over the top delivery, CB: 73 with 11/3 break, works quick, good tempo, strike thrower, contact pitcher, mixes pitches well, balanced over the rubber, repeats delivery

#42 Chris Cata – C | 6’1/225 | R/R | 2015 | Western HS | Pembroke Pines, FL
9/21 – Powerful strong build, 2.0 pop, accurate thrower, ball on the bag, solid blocker, deadens the ball well, level bat path, good power to pullside

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Vipers Baseball

www.vipersbaseballclub.com  |  Twitter  |  COACHES: Louie Siciliano, Cory Slater, Jason Shone

#14 Liam Lyons – OF | 6’1/180 | R/R | 2015 | Suncoast HS | West Palm Beach, FL
9/20 – Athletic, strong build, Sure handed, solid routes, plus at the plate, gap power, uses the whole field

#30 Jason Aponte – OF | 5’11/75 | S/L | 2015 | Seminole Ridge HS | Loxahatchee, FL
9/20 – Smooth outfielder with speed, solid line drive swing from left side, uses middle of the field, level bat path through the zone

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West Boca Panthers

#7 Michael Malinchak – OF | 6/150 | S/R | 2017 | American Heritage HS | Delray Beach, FL
9/20 – Smooth level bat path from both sides, spray hitter, handles himself well at the plate, solid defender, good routes, arm has carry with upside

#24 David Martinez – C | 5’9/175 | R/R | 2016 | Treasure Coast HS | Port St. Lucie, FL
9/20 – Solid catch and throw, consistent 2.0 pop time, excellent blocker, above average receiver, good idea behind the plate, good feel for the game, threw behind runner with back pick from his knees, gap to gap power, uses the whole field

#27 Brendan Brundage – OF | 6/165 | R/R | 2015 | American Heritage HS | Parkland, FL
9/20 – Good athlete, long lanky body, plus outfielder, easy strides to the ball, plus arm, showed good power, line drive over CF head, uses the whole field
9/20 – Fastball up to 82, showed feel for a change and flashed low 70s curve with 11-5 shape.

#33 Brandon Boyle – RHP | 6’3/200 | R/R | 2015 | Spanish River HS | Delray Beach, FL
9/20 – FB: 82-84mph, good movement, very deceptive, excellent over hand curveball, CB: 74mph, solid strike thrower, uses changeup effectively with sink

Jorge Arenas

Jorge Arenas

#42 Jorge Arenas – SS | 6-0/185 | R/R | 2016 | Monsignor Pace | Miami, FL
9/20 – Arenas is a talented all around player with exciting offensive ability. His right handed stroke is short and extra quick to contact, he can whistle the bat thru the zone with standout life. He recognized spin and showed plate discipline, offering proof that he can translate his natural hitting ability into production. Defensively, his actions were easy and natural, and he spun the ball across the infield very well – the ball left his hand with life.

Matt Mosel

Matt Mosel

#16 Matt Mosel – 3B | 6-3/200 | L/R | 2016 | Vero Beach HS | Vero Beach, FL
9/20 – Large framed left handed hitter at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. He appears to combine some feel for hitting with raw power, giving him a good chance to produce for power with some frequency. He drove a one-hop double off the right field fence, and kept his hands back to single up the middle – both producing RBI in an eventual come from behind win.

#8 Sebastian Martinez – RHP | 5-10/150 | S/R | 2018 | Treasure Coast HS | Port St. Lucie, FL
9/20 – Young right hander with clean arm action and the ability to generate velocity around 80 with ease. The ball leaves his hand very well, fastball was 78-80 and he spun a quality breaking ball in the low 70s. Also threw a change in the mid 70s that he was able to turn over for out pitch type depth. He is a talented athlete, and has good upside on the mound.

COACHES: Oscar Bustamante

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Top Fastball Velocities

Velo Name Team Bio (College Commitment)
89 Tommy Romero Florida Surge RHP | 6'2/195 | R/R | 2015 | Coral Springs Charter HS | Delray Beach |FL
87 Frankie Bartow Broward Nationals RHP | 6'3/175 | R/R | 2015 | Terra Institute | Miami | FL (Univ of Miami Commit)
87 Tyler Gusow Renegades Baseball RHP | 5'11/70 | R/R | 2015 | Spanish River HS | Boca Raton | FL
86 Alex Martinez BHS Dawgs RHP | 5'9/170 | R/R | 2015 | Braddock HS | Miami | FL
85 Richard Medina Broward Nationals RHP | 6'1/170 | R/R | 2016 | Western HS | Davie | FL
84 Sam Allen FTB 2016 RHP | 6-1/175 | R/R | 2016 | St. Cloud (FL) HS
84 Jorge Arenas West Boca Panthers RHP | 6-0/185 | R/R | 2016 | Monsignor Pace | Miami | FL
84 Brandon Boyle West Boca Panthers RHP | 6'3/200 | R/R | 2015 | Spanish River HS | Delray Beach | FL
84 Chris Demayo FTB 2016 LHP | 5-11/140 | L/L | 2016 | Martin County HS | Palm City | FL
84 Michael Harkcom FTB 2016 RHP | 5-11/195 | R/R | 2016 | Masters Academy | Debary | FL
84 Angel Tiburcio Palm Beach Select 2018 RHP | 6'2/220 | R/R | 2018 | Trinity Christian Academy | Wellington | FL
84 Chad Tworek Palm Beach Select 17 RHP | 6'4/210 | R/R | 2015 | Santaluces HS
83 Zachary Burch Baseball Factory White RHP | 6/165 | R/R | 2015 | Washington HS | Summit Point | WV
83 Matt Garmendia South Florida Breakers RHP | 6-1/180 | L/R | 2015 | College Academy | Miami | FL
83 Anthony Gutierrez TB Baseball RHP | 6'1/210 | R/R | 2015 | Western HS | Davie | FL
83 Jesse Peters Baseball Factory Black LHP | 6'3/180 | L/L | 2015 | Goshen HS | Loveland | OH
82 Zach Mather Baseball Factory Red LHP | 6'3/170 | L/L | 2015 | Summit HS | Spring Hill | TN
82 Rigsby Mosley FTB 2016 LHP | 6-2'180 | L/L | 2016 | Bishop Moore | Maitland | FL
82 Bryce Van Horn FTB 2016 RHP | 6-5/175 | R/R | 2016 | Ida Baker HS | Cape Coral | FL
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2014 UA Firecracker Classic (16U) – Team Capsules

Teams are organized by pool in the menu at the top of the page. Simply scroll down for an alphabetical listing of teams.

* 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Busty Bulls

#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.

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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.

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Colts Baseball

#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.

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Coral Springs Clippers

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Flagler Bandits

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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.

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Florida Tornadoes 16

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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.

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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.

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Miami Mudcats 16 Red

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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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Carter Phillips C Ninth Inning Royals 15

Carter Phillips C Ninth Inning Royals 15

# 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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Garrett Gooden 3B/RHP Ninth Inning Royals16

Garrett Gooden 3B/RHP Ninth Inning Royals16

#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.

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North Florida Warhawks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pro Ball Prospects

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South Florida Breakers 16

#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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#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.

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#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.

Christian Coleman C South Florida Sting

Christian Coleman C South Florida Sting

#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.

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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.

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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.

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Vipers Baseball Club 16

CJ Bottiglieri RHP/1B Vipers Baseball Club 16

CJ Bottiglieri RHP/1B 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.

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