* 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.
#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
#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
#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
#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
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.
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.
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
#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
#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
#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
#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.
#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
#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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#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.
#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.
#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.
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.
COACHES: John Edwards, Zack Taylor, Trent Pettit
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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
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
#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.
#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.
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
www.pbcbaseball.org | COACHES: Frank Torre, Marty Gonzalez
#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
#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.
#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
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
www.southfloridabreakers.com | COACHES: Chad Boone
#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.
www.sfcontenders.com | COACHES: Peter Cerda
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
Website | COACHES: Enrique Lopez, Matt Vanfleet
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
#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
#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
#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.
#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
|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|