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2014 Under Armour Futures East – Top Tools

3B Joe Skinner (UCF commit) OF Nick Wilhite (Georgia Tech commit) OF Landon Silver SS/OF Tervont Johnson
3B Joe Skinner
(UCF commit)
OF Nick Wilhite
(Georgia Tech commit)
OF Landon Silver  SS/OF Tervont Johnson

TOP RUNNING TIMES
60 Yards Name Bio
6.69 Gary Mattis SS – R/R – 5-10/178 – 2016 – St. Thomas Aquinas – FL
6.78 Nick Wilhite OF/LHP – L/L – 5-9/163 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA
6.80 Joe Skinner 3B – L/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Bishop Moore HS – FL
6.89 Landon Silver OF – R/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Westminster Christian – FL
6.95 Brandon Chinea SS – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Florida Christian – FL
6.95 Tervont Johnson SS/OF – L/R – 6-0/165 – 2016 – Mays HS – GA
7.00 Anthony Gonnella 1B – L/R – 6-3/205 – 2016 – Riverview HS – FL
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TOP HITTING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
Riley Hogan 3B – S/R – 6-3/190 – 2016 – Edgewater HS – FL Capable switch hitter – advanced feel for hitting and barrel accuracy from both sides – balanced approach – easy bat speed – fuller and quicker to zone left handed
Joe Skinner 3B – L/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Bishop Moore HS – FL Flat line drive stroke built for hard contact up the middle – quick to zone with barrel – easy bat speed – almost inside out type path
Brandon Chinea SS – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Florida Christian – FL Advanced feel for hitting – applies hand eye coordination for barrel accuracy against quality stuff in live at bats – aggressive and attacking hitter – goes after good pitches to hit early in at bats – loud contact from center of barrel – surprising pop
Austin James SS – R/R – 6-1/180 – 2016 – Bloomingdale HS – FL Quick hands with excellent ability to deliver barrel to contact thru rotation of core – can impact the ball – hard line drives up the middle and the other way with leverage to the pull side – simple and repeatable stroke – aggressive approach in at bats
Anthony Gonnella 1B – L/R – 6-3/205 – 2016 – Riverview HS – FL Simple easy and repeatable left handed stroke – short and quick to contact with strength thru contact – consistently drove line drives from gap to gap – projectable combo of hitting ability and raw power
Carlos Cortes 2B/OF – L/R – 5-8/190 – 2016 – Oviedo HS – FL Aggressive hitter – takes consistently full passes thru – loose thru zone with ability to accelerate barrel – standout bat speed
Landon Silver OF – R/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Westminster Christian – FL Loose right handed stroke with ability to accelerate the barrel thru the hitting zone – hard line drives middle and oppo with ability to lift ball to pull side
Nick Wilhite OF/LHP – L/L – 5-9/163 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Aggressive hitter with bat speed – whipped barrel thru zone with great life – line drives from gap to gap with makings of extra base pop – interesting combo of hit and power tools – more likely doubles and triples than HR type power
Jake Zarrello C – L/R – 6-2/200 – 2016 – Westminster Christian HS – FL Fluid and easy left handed stroke – went the other way with advanced feel and authority with wood bat – John Olerud (former ML player) type stroke
Mason Studstill 3B – R/R – 6-2/200 – 2016 – Rockledge HS – FL Loose and easy stroke – accelerated barrel thru contact – flat swing angle allowed for excellent backspin – has some rhythm to hit
Brandon Dorsey 3B – R/R – 6-1/195 – 2017 – Calvert Hall HS – MD Loose and easy stroke – very quick to contact – works barrel thru hitting zone very well – has barrel accuracy and ability impact the ball with wood bat
Dallas Beaver C – L/R – 6-1/195 – 2016 – Heritage Christian School – FL Excellent rhythm to hit – consistently squared balls up for line drives from gap to gap – standout hand-eye coordination and barrel accuracy
Justin Farmer OF – R/R – 6-0/188 – 2017 – Riverview HS – FL Simple right handed stroke with projectable combo of hitting ability and raw power – hands are very quick to contact – whistles bat thru the zone
Austin Wilhite SS/RHP – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Balanced approach – good hands and hand-eye coordination – quick bat – line drive stroke – patient hitter with good plate discipline – advanced feel for hitting
Hernen Sardinas OF – L/L – 6-2/205 – 2016 – Christopher Columbus HS – FL Simple left handed stroke – works flat thru hitting zone – strong at contact – good barrel accuracy
Tervont Johnson SS/OF – L/R – 6-0/165 – 2016 – Mays HS – GA Short quick left handed stroke – hands work well – generates speed and applies strength at contact – packs a punch – has surprising pop – projectable hitting ability
Gary Mattis SS – R/R – 5-10/178 – 2016 – St. Thomas Aquinas – FL Compact stroke with very quick hands – line drive type hitter from gap to gap
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3B Riley Hogan (South Carolina commit) 3B Mason Studstill (Miami commit) 2B/OF Carlos Cortes (South Carolina commit) 1B Anthony Gonnella
3B Riley Hogan
(South Carolina commit)
3B Mason Studstill
(Miami commit)
2B/OF Carlos Cortes
(South Carolina commit)
1B Anthony Gonnella

TOP RAW POWER
Name Bio Remarks
Mason Studstill 3B – R/R – 6-2/200 – 2016 – Rockledge HS – FL It looked like he was hitting a different ball than everyone else – not only did it jump off his barrel but it also carried amazingly well – path was flat thru the zone and he accelerated the barrel very well – power over hit but not the all or nothing type – he's got some feel for hitting
Carlos Cortes 2B/OF – L/R – 5-8/190 – 2016 – Oviedo HS – FL Some lift in stroke but still able to generate backspin – standout power to pull side – ball really jumps off barrel
Anthony Gonnella 1B – L/R – 6-3/205 – 2016 – Riverview HS – FL Short and simple stroke from a large framed left handed hitter – consistently found barrel – hard line drives from gap to gap – frequent application of power from barrel accuracy and short stroke – extra bases and RBI with leverage for HR also
Hernen Sardinas OF – L/L – 6-2/205 – 2016 – Christopher Columbus HS – FL Flat stroke with obvious present strength allows him to backspin balls with ease – swing angle fits strength very well
Andrew Belcik 1B/RHP – R/R – 6-2/218 – Eastlake HS – FL Applied tremendous strength thru contact – overpowered the ball
Riley Hogan 3B – S/R – 6-3/190 – 2016 – Edgewater HS – FL Clearly a hit over power type guy from both sides of the plate…BUT…he has a chance to grow into power – projectable physically at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds – will make enough quality contact from both sides to produce for extra bases
Austin James SS – R/R – 6-1/180 – 2016 – Bloomingdale HS – FL Hard line drives up the middle and the other way with ability to lift ball to pull side – applies speed and strength at contact thru excellent rotation of his core – aggressive hitter early in the count – ball exits wood bat with excellent life
Landon Silver OF – R/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Westminster Christian – FL With a stronger connection to the ground thru contact he could really open some eyes – projectable power
Mauro Conde OF – R/R – 6-0/205 – 2016 – Laurel Springs – PR Drove the ball with authority to right center field in batting practice – quickness in hands to pull good fastball with wood bat
Brandon Dorsey 3B – R/R – 6-1/195 – 2017 – Calvert Hall HS – MD Quick to contact – got extended well thru contact – loose swing – created backspin with wood bat to pull side – has barrel accuracy and feel for hitting for power frequency – extra base hits and RBI more than HR?
Justin Farmer OF – R/R – 6-0/188 – 2017 – Riverview HS – FL Generates easy bat speed with long levers and projectable frame – loose and full move thru the zone – already jumps from good part of barrel – projectable hit & power combo
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TOP ARM STRENGTH
Name Bio Remarks
Santino Miozzi C – R/R – 6-2/200 – 2016 – Eastland Christian – FL The ball was alive from his hand even with an amazingly quick and compact release – throws carried on line and held very strong life into target
Dallas Beaver C – L/R – 6-1/195 – 2016 – Heritage Christian School – FL Very good pure arm strength – spun the ball very well – great exit from hand and strong arrival to target
Landon Silver OF – R/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Westminster Christian – FL Over top release – drove throws downhill from hand – on line carry thru target
Austin Wilhite SS/RHP – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Quick release – spun the ball across the infield very well – advanced combo of arm strength and catch/throw skills
Nick Wilhite OF/LHP – L/L – 5-9/163 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Loose arm – released throws from over top slot – carried on line with backspin
Austin James SS – R/R – 6-1/180 – 2016 – Bloomingdale HS – FL Throws carried on line thru bag – quick release with momentum thru to target – generated standout life on ball with low effort
Joe Skinner 3B – L/R – 6-2/190 – 2016 – Bishop Moore HS – FL Ball left hand well and carried easily across the infield – changed slots and made throws – more effective and usable than wow type
Brandon Chinea SS – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Florida Christian – FL Arm plays at a very high level with ability to get throws off quickly regardless of body position or arm angle
Justin Farmer OF – R/R – 6-0/188 – 2017 – Riverview HS – FL After leaving hand very well throws carried with strength on line thru target – potential middle of the field defender with RF type arm strength
Carlos Cortes 2B/OF – L/R – 5-8/190 – 2016 – Oviedo HS – FL Unique talent with arm strength from both sides – carried throws a long way from the OF left handed – spun throws across the infield on stronger angle right handed
Joey Piña C – R/R – 6-1/205 – 2016 – Riverview HS – FL Generated strong throws from compact arm stroke – stronger action into target than from hand – spun ball well for strong carry
Hernen Sardinas OF – L/L – 6-2/205 – 2016 – Christopher Columbus HS – FL Carried throws a long way from the OF on fairly strong angle – generated backspin to keep throws in the air on line to target
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SS Austin James (FIU commit) SS Gary Mattis SS Brandon Chinea (Tennessee commit) OF Justin Farmer
SS Austin James
(FIU commit)
SS Gary Mattis SS Brandon Chinea
(Tennessee commit)
 OF Justin Farmer

TOP FIELDING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
Austin James SS – R/R – 6-1/180 – 2016 – Bloomingdale HS – FL Easy and direct to the ball with quickness and control of body – sure handed with clean exchange and quick release – advanced defender with more substance than style
Gary Mattis SS – R/R – 5-10/178 – 2016 – St. Thomas Aquinas – FL Acrobatic infield defender with dynamic ability on the run and off balance – moves instinctually to cover ground and can finish plays – standout range – plays with style similar to Milton Ramos (2013 UA Game participant and NY Mets 3rd rounder in 2014)
Brandon Chinea SS – R/R – 5-9/160 – Florida Christian – FL Instinctual defender with ability to play the game at a very high speed – simple and precise actions without wasted motion – soft and sure hands – excellent body control
Joe Skinner 3B – L/R – 6-2/190 – Bishop Moore HS – FL Brings middle of the field athleticism to a corner position at 3B – moves easily with excellent body control – soft hands – low effort defender – versatile enough to play OF as well
Nick Wilhite OF/LHP – L/L – 5-9/163 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Easy actions with quick first step and ability to accelerate to cover ground – appears to have usable speed and range to fit CF profile – advanced overall defender with arm strength beyond normal expectation for CF
Joey Piña C – R/R – 6-1/205 – 2016 – Riverview HS – FL Excellent presence behind the plate – instinctual feel for the game – moves quickly and easily from crouch – sits well – sure handed receiver
Santino Miozzi C – R/R – 6-2/200 – 2016 – Eastland Christian – FL Sits low and easy with solid hands and glove action – simple and natural actions to block – advanced catch and throw skills with standout arm strength
Justin Farmer OF – R/R – 6-0/188 – 2017 – Riverview HS – FL Moves easy and naturally – gliding strides cover ground – plays well above stopwatch speed
Brandon Dorsey 3B – R/R – 6-1/195 – 2017 – Calvert Hall HS – MD Game appears to come easily to him – soft hands – keeps feet underneath him and maintains body control – enough arm strength
Austin Wilhite SS/RHP – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA Quick first step – ability to cover ground in bursts – combines catch and throw skills with excellent arm strength
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TOP POP TIMES
Time Name Bio Remarks
1.88 Santino Miozzi C – R/R – 6-2/200 – 2016 – Eastland Christian – FL Uncommonly efficient and simple release – everything works together for advanced catch and throw ability – throws had tremendous life into bag
1.89 Joey Piña C – R/R – 6-1/205 – 2016 – Riverview HS – FL Efficient release with quick feet and clean exchange – turned ball around quickly – online carry to target
2.00 Dallas Beaver C – L/R – 6-1/195 – Heritage Christian School – FL Throws jumped from his hand and carried strong thru target
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C Santino Miozzi C Joey Pina C Dallas Beaver (UCF commit) SS/RHP Austin Wilhite (Georgia Tech commit)
C Santino Miozzi C Joey Piña C Dallas Beaver
(UCF commit)
 SS/RHP Austin Wilhite
(Georgia Tech commit)

TOP FASTBALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
89 Andrew Belcik 1B/RHP – R/R – 6-2/218 – Eastlake HS – FL 87-89 mph from windup – effectively wild – offers an uncomfortable look for both RHH and LHH
86 Tyler Keysor RHP – R/R – 6-5/195 – 2016 – Olympia HS – FL 85-86 mph with arm side life – leverage body but short stride and upright delivery – can grab more velo and shorten distance of flight
85 Travis Hosterman LHP – L/L – 6-2/195 – 2016 – Hagerty HS – FL 82-85 mph with good downward plane – deceptive delivery – gets in on both LHH and RHH
85 Austin Wilhite SS/RHP – R/R – 5-9/160 – 2016 – Buford HS – GA 83-85 mph consistently around the plate – FB jumped on hitters
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RHP Andrew Belcik

RHP Andrew Belcik

RHP Tyler Keysor

RHP Tyler Keysor

LHP Travis Hosterman (UCF commit)

LHP Travis Hosterman (UCF commit)

TOP BREAKING BALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
81 Andrew Belcik 1B/RHP – R/R – 6-2/218 – Eastlake HS – FL Explosive depth at 80-81 mph from windup – a true wipeout slider
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TOP CHANGEUPS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
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BEST FEEL FOR PITCHING
Name Bio Remarks
Travis Hosterman LHP – L/L – 6-2/195 – 2016 – Hagerty HS – FL got FB in to both LHH and RHH – control more than command this outing – more feel for secondary stuff likely when at full strength – hadn't thrown much prior to this outing – signs of advanced 3 pitch mix
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2014 Team One South – Top Tools

Brandt Stallings

John Aiello

Jordan Anderson

Gary Mattis

Gary Mattis

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez

Parker Bonner

Parker Bonner

Hunter Stovall

Hunter Stovall

Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott

TOP RUNNING TIMES
60 Yards Name Bio
6.43 Demetrius McAtee OF – 2015 – Bossier City – LA
6.53 Parker Bonner OF – 2015 – Lake Park – GA
6.56 Hunter Stovall C – 2015 – Pelham – AL
6.62 Brandt Stallings OF – 2015 – Buford – GA
6.62 Brandon Hill OF – 2015 – Lilburn – GA
6.62 DeShawn Lookout SS – 2016 – Oklahoma City – OK
6.69 Jordan Anderson OF – 2017 – Madison – AL
6.69 Jordan Scott OF – 2015 – Conyers – GA
6.70 Bryson Medious OF – 2015 – Columbia – MS
6.71 Josh Profit OF – 2015 – Stockbridge – GA
6.75 Dominic Ford SS – 2015 – Raleigh – NC
6.75 Hayden Miller OF – 2016 – Marietta – GA
6.76 Preston White OF – 2015 – Germantown – TN
6.78 John Aiello SS – 2015 – Lansdale – PA
6.81 Carson White OF – 2015 – Concord – NC
6.82 Gary Mattis SS – 2016 – Davie – FL
6.82 Caleb Scires OF – 2016 – Fairfield – TX
6.82 Cesar Trejo SS – 2015 – Greensboro – NC
6.83 Marshall Alexander SS – 2015 – Lake Charles – LA
6.89 Cody Chapman OF – 2016 – Colquitt – GA
6.90 Luke Price OF – 2016 – Russellville – AR
6.90 Jonathan Foster 3B – 2015 – Lagrange – GA
6.94 Lincoln Hewett OF – 2015 – Gainesville – GA
6.95 Connor Cameron OF – 2015 – Knoxville – TN
6.96 Jack Woodcock OF – 2015 – Grand Rapids – MI
6.96 Jorge Gutierrez SS – 2016 – Sugar Land – TX
6.97 Brett Forbes OF – 2015 – Virginia Beach – VA
6.97 Jeffrey Early 1B – 2015 – Standardsville – VA
6.97 Aaron Harris OF – 2015 – Union City – GA
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Willie Burger

DeAngleo Descorbeth

Caleb Scires

Caleb Scires

Preston White

Preston White

Garrett Gooden

Keegan Meyn

Bakari Gayle

Bakari Gayle

Chase Illig

Chase Illig

Brandon Dorsey

Brandon Dorsey

Lincoln Hewett

Lincoln Hewett

Jecorrah Arnold

Jecorrah Arnold

Jack McPherson

Jack McPherson

TOP HITTING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
John Aiello SS – 2015 – Lansdale – PA Switch hitter with bat speed and ability to drive the ball from both sides of the plate
Jordan Anderson OF – 2017 – Madison – AL Loose right handed stroke with ability to accelerate barrel thru the zone
Jecorrah Arnold SS – 2017 – Athens – GA Young hitter with loose swing and rhythm to hit – quick to contact – gap to gap line drive type guy
Raekwon Bennett SS – 2015 – Martinez – GA Simple and easy right handed stroke with ability to consistently find barrel – showed surprising pop
DeAngelo Descorbeth 1B – 2015 – Cedar Grove – NJ Combined bat speed with feel for the barrel to make consistent hard contact – LHH
Brandon Dorsey 3B – 2017 – Mount Airy – MD Loose right handed stroke – quick hands – got extension thru – hard contact up the middle of the field – turned around a 92 mph FB for sharp line drive single back up the middle
Brett Forbes OF – 2015 – Virginia Beach – VA Quick hands and strong wrists – inside and thru the ball well to generate hard contact to CF and RCF
Garrett Gooden 3B – 2016 – Decatur – GA Consistently found the good part of the barrel for hard contact – quick to zone and used long levers thru contact to drive the ball
Jorge Gutierrez SS – 2016 – Sugar Land – TX Switch hitter with a good move from both sides of the plate – appears to be a little farther along from the right side
Will Henderson C – 2015 – Lanett – AL Loose right handed stroke with barrel accuracy – line drives from gap to gap with ability to drive the ball in the air to pull side
Lincoln Hewett OF – 2015 – Gainesville – GA Delivered barrel with core rotation – flat through zone – backspin line drives – hard line drives
Gary Mattis SS – 2016 – Davie – FL Quick hands with short quick right handed stroke
Keegan Meyn OF – 2015 – Oklahoma City – OK Quick hands with strength thru contact – extended thru hitting zone and leveraged the ball into the air
Hayden Miller OF – 2016 – Marietta – GA Quick twitch athlete with projectable body and bat speed
Caleb Scires OF – 2016 – Fairfield – TX Combined hand-eye coordination with bat speed – level path with ability to hit the ball hard to all fields
Jordan Scott OF – 2015 – Conyers – GA Switch hitter with bat speed and a loose move thru the zone from both sides of the plate
Hunter Stovall C – 2015 – Pelham – AL Quick twitch athlete with excellent bat speed – loose swing – ball came off bat with great life
Bryan Sturges OF – 2016 – Katy – TX Short and compact stroke – quick hands to zone and strength thru contact resulted in rocket line drives all over the field
Preston White OF – 2015 – Germantown – TN 6-foot-6 frame with flat stroke and ability to generate backspin – simple and easy with barrel accuracy
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TOP RAW POWER
Name Bio Remarks
John Aiello SS – 2015 – Lansdale – PA Easily drove balls out with wood bat from both sides of the plate
Willie Burger 3B – 2015 – Maytown – PA Put on an impressive display in BP highlighted by numerous towering home runs
DeAngleo Descorbeth 1B – 2015 – Cedar Grove – NJ Backspin line drives that carried to biggest part of ballpark
Jonathan Foster 3B – 2015 – Lagrange – GA Impressive ability to impact the ball – mostly generated extremely hard line backspin line drives
Bakari Gayle OF – 2015 – Stone Mountain – GA Loose swing with speed thru contact – leveraged the ball up in the air – carried a long way to CF and pull side
Garrett Gooden 3B – 2016 – Decatur – GA Line drive stroke with ability to generate backspin and drive balls that stayed in the air and carried thru gaps and out of the park
Samuel Hicks 3B – 2016 – Spring – TX Used speed and strength thru contact to drive the ball with authority to the pull side
Chase Illig C – 2015 – Bluefield – VA Switch hitter with power from both sides of the plate – standout power from left side – launched balls up in the air and a long way to pull side
Sid Kumar 1B – 2015 – West Windsor – NJ Drove balls with authority to pull side
Deano Looney OF – 2016 – Matthews – NC Aggressive and full move thru contact – definitely doesn't get cheated – has bat speed and the ball comes off his bat with a lot of speed
Jake Lovvorn 1B – 2015 – Tucker – GA Fluid left handed stroke launched balls up in the air and deep to pull side
Joshua Matelsky 3B – 2015 – Bethany – OK Strength thru contact with ability to accelerate barrel thru zone allowed him to drive the ball to all fields
Gary Mattis SS – 2016 – Davie – FL Compact stroke without much extension – ball jumped off his bat – mostly backspin line drives thru gaps but he got a few up in the air that went a long way
Keegan Meyn OF – 2015 – Oklahoma City – OK Some lift in stroke combined with great extension thru contact equals long drives
Hayden Miller OF – 2016 – Marietta – GA Bat speed and strength thru contact allowed him to drive the ball to all fields
Brandt Stallings OF – 2015 – Buford – GA Put on a jaw dropping display of raw power – several no doubters to deepest part of the ballpark – easily 400+ feet with wood bat
Hunter Stovall C – 2015 – Pelham – AL Thru strength in hands/wrists and speed thru contact he was able to drive balls easily out of the park with a wood bat
Cesar Trejo SS – 2015 – Greensboro – NC Speed thru zone and strength thru contact – aggressive move thru the zone – drove the ball to the pull side
Preston White OF – 2015 – Germantown – TN 6-foot-6 with simple right handed stroke – quick hands to zone – created backspin – balls carried a long way
Grady Wright 1B – 2015 – Fayetteville – TN Launched the ball up in the air and deep to RCF and RF
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TOP ARM STRENGTH
Name Bio Remarks
John Aiello SS – 2015 – Lansdale – PA 94 mph
Marshall Alexander SS – 2015 – Lake Charles – LA 90 mph
Willie Burger 3B – 2015 – Maytown – PA 93 mph
Miles Cameron OF – 2016 – Lagrange – GA Throws carried on line – accurate arm
Cody Chapman OF – 2016 – Colquitt – GA 93 mph
Jonathan Foster C – 2015 – Lagrange – GA Life from hand – accurate with life thru bag – arm plays above 83 mph velocity
Jorge Gutierrez SS/2B – 2016 – Sugar Land – TX 88 mph
Will Henderson C – 2015 – Lanett – GA Throws carried on line thru the bag – played above 83 mph velocity
Lincoln Hewett OF – 2015 – Gainesville – GA 87 mph
Chase Illig C – 2015 – Bluefield – VA 89 mph
Brandon Justice SS – 2015 – Carrollton – GA 87 mph
Jack McPherson C – 2015 – Birmingham – AL Throws left hand low and hot – maintained life on line thru target
Keegan Meyn OF – 2015 – Oklahoma City – OK 89 mph
Caleb Scires OF – 2016 – Fairfield – TX Loose and clean arm stroke – spun ball easily from OF
Jordan Scott OF – 2015 – Conyers – GA 87 mph
Hunter Stovall C/IF/OF – 2015 – Pelham – AL Quick release – spins ball very well from compact stroke – arm plays well above 83 mph velocity
Adam Tarver 3B/RHP – 2015 – Prarieville – LA Carried the ball across the infield easily from 3B – up to 88 from the mound
Cesar Trejo SS – 2015 – Greensboro – NC 91 mph
Drew Weed OF – 2015 – Headland – AL 91 mph
Carson White OF – 2015 – Concord – NC 87 mph
Matthew Olson 3B – 2015 – Smyrna – GA 87 mph
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Brandon Dorsey

Gary Mattis

Gary Mattis

Caleb Scires

Caleb Scires

Chase Illig

Chase Illig

Hunter Stovall

Hunter Stovall

Willie Burger

Willie Burger

Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott

John Aiello

John Aiello

Kevin Barron

TOP FIELDING ABILITY
Name Bio Remarks
Kevin Barron 3B – 2015 – Horsham – PA Sure handed defender at 3B with easy actions and body control
Parker Bonner OF – 2015 – Lake Park – GA Easy and fluid actions – got momentum thru to the target from behind the ball
Willie Burger 3B – 2015 – Maytown – PA Solid defender at 3B with a plus arm
Brandon Dorsey 3B – 2017 – Mount Airy – MD Clean actions with body control and soft hands
Will Henderson C – 2015 – Lanett – AL Well rounded behind the plate – sat low and stuck pitches well – deadened balls in the dirt – good catch and throw skills
Brandon Justice SS – 2015 – Carrollton – GA Steady and dependable glove man with sure hands and quality footwork on a variety of plays
Gary Mattis SS – 2016 – Davie – FL Quick twitch athlete with ability to range both ways – clean feeds and turns – good catch and throw skills
Jack McPherson C – 2015 – Birmingham – AL Well rounded defender with soft hands and quiet actions to receive – moved well from a crouch to block – among best catch and throw skills at event
Keegan Meyn OF – 2015 – Oklahoma City – OK Athletic actions with body control and ability to generate momentum thru the play on the ball
Jordan Scott OF – 2015 – Conyers – GA Covers ground with easy strides – aggressive thru the ball to generate momentum – chance for range
Hunter Stovall C/IF/OF – 2015 – Pelham – AL Versatile defender capable of playing nearly anywhere on the field
Drew Weed OF – 2015 – Headland – AL Showed ability to quickly close on and gain momentum thru the play on the ball
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TOP POP TIMES
Time Name Bio Remarks
1.88 Chase Illig C – 2015 – Bluefield – VA 1.88 – 2.03
1.93 Christian Cain C – 2015 – Six Mile – SC 1.93 – 2.10
1.95 Jack McPherson C – 2015 – Birmingham – AL 1.95 – 2.10
1.97 Jonathan Foster C/3B – 2015 – Lagrange – GA 1.97 – 2.08
1.99 Will Henderson C – 2015 – Lanett – AL 1.99 – 2.05
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TOP FASTBALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
94 Alfred Pesto III RHP – 2015 – Savannah – GA Worked between 88 and 90 with some run and sink – touched 94
92 Caleb Gilbert RHP – 2015 – Hoover – AL Commanded FB at 88-89 – touched 92 – at knees and on edges with down angle
92 Will Stewart LHP – 2015 – Hazel Green – AL Pitched 88-89 – touched 92 a couple of times
91 Garrett Gooden RHP – 2016 – Decatur – GA 88-91 thru one inning of work – explosive action in zone – everything at the kneecaps
89 Austin Krzeminski RHP – 2015 – Roswell – GA Fastball ranged from 85 to 89 with slight arm side life
89 Chris Gau RHP – 2015 – Jacksonville – FL 86-89 fastball with late life
88 Adam Tarver RHP – 2015 – Prarieville – LA Pitched at 86-88 with some arm side run
88 Tyler Perez RHP – 2016 – Miami – FL Strike thrower at 82-85 – touched 88
88 DeShawn Lookout RHP – 2016 – Oklahoma City – OK Two seamer with sink at 83-85 – pitched 84-86 from windup – topped at 88
88 Brett Forbes RHP – 2015 – Virginia Beach – VA Worked 84 to 86 with arm side life from three quarters angle – touched 88
87 Willie Burger RHP – 2015 – Maytown – PA Filled up zone with 84-87 fastball
87 Samuel Hicks RHP – 2016 – Spring – TX Got some downward angle and threw a lot of fastballs around 83 to 86 – touched 87
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Garrett Gooden

Will Stewart

Adam Tarver

Chris Gau

Chris Gau

Alfred Pesto III

Caleb Gilbert

Caleb Gilbert

DeShawn Lookout

DeShawn Lookout

TOP BREAKING BALLS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
83 Caleb Gilbert RHP – 2015 – Hoover – AL 81-83 slider as out pitch – 69-71 overhand curve with late downward action – both pitches effective and out pitch quality
81 Will Stewart LHP – 2015 – Hazel Green – AL Threw two types – low to mid 70s with some downward action – upper 70s into low 80s version flatter with shorter break
74 Garrett Gooden RHP – 2016 – Decatur – GA 11-5 shape with depth in low to mid 70s
74 Chris Gau RHP – 2015 – Jacksonville – FL 70-74 with sharp break
73 Nick Handlon RHP – 2015 – Avon – IN Late break to pitch into low 70s – had action down and across the zone – frequent strikes with it
67 Ethan Gillis LHP – 2015 – Senoia – GA Down breaker in upper 60s – late snap down in zone – showed feel for it along with signs of command
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TOP CHANGEUPS
Velo Name Bio Remarks
74 Samuel Hicks RHP – 2016 – Spring – TX Showed feel for 72-74 with hard sink – bottom fell out of the pitch
72 Ethan Gillis LHP – 2015 – Senoia – GA Advanced feel for low 70s pitch with excellent arm side life – able to use in a variety of ways – from out pitch to early in the count strike
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BEST FEEL FOR PITCHING
Name Bio Remarks
Caleb Gilbert RHP – 2015 – Hoover – AL Standout FB command and feel for excellent breaking stuff – ability to threw FB or off speed in any count
Ethan Gillis LHP – 2015 – Senoia – GA Usable secondary pitches and ability to command them gives him advanced feel for pitching
Garrett Gooden RHP – 2016 – Decatur – GA Repeatable delivery – FB down in zone – feel for breaking ball
Will Stewart LHP – 2015 – Hazel Green – AL Showed ability to locate FB and breaking balls – primarily pitched off those and mixed in change as third pitch
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2014 UA Firecracker Classic (16U) – Team Capsules

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* 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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Elite Performance Baseball 16

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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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Top American Prospects 16

#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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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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