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2016 Under Armour Southeast Championships – Tournament Hub

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Friday, June 10 – Tuesday, June 14
Roger Dean Sports Complex – Jupiter, FL

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2016 Under Armour Memorial Day Classic – Tournament Hub


Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30
Roger Dean Sports Complex – Jupiter, FL

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2015 Under Armour Memorial Day Classic – Tournament Hub

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Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25
Roger Dean Sports Complex – Jupiter, FL

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14u Division | 16u Division | 18u Division

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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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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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#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 (18U) – 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.

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Boca Thunder

Michael Rothenberg C/1B Boca Thunder

Michael Rothenberg C/1B Boca Thunder

#1 Michael Rothenberg – C/1B | S/R | 6’3/190 | 2017 | Pine Crest HS | Boca Raton, FL
7/2/14 – Solid big build, Joe Mauer comparison. Big target at first base has a good presence at the position. Soft hands and good footwork and range. Good approach at the plate with a great knowledge of the strike zone. Calm and smooth load and stance, allows the outside pitch travel deep in the zone. Quick hands, able to turn on the inside pitch, keeps his hands inside the ball and hits to all fields. Went 3 for 3 with line drive singles to left, center and right field.

#2 Evan Shaffner – IF/RHP | R/R | 6’3/155 | 2015 | Pope John Paul II HS | Boynton Beach, FL
6/30/14 – Long lean body type. Good footwork in the field and showed good range at shortstop making two good backhand plays in the game. He is quiet in the box with quick hands and a consistent line drive hitter.
7/1/14 – Athletic body able to field well off the mound. Short arm stroke and worked fast. Fastball was 81 to 84 consistently around the plate, curveball was 71 to 72 with an 11/5 break. Has a lot of room for development.

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#8 Max Guzman – 3B/1B | R/R | 6’2/210 | 2016 | St. Brendan HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Big physical athlete. Good actions at third works his glove through the ball with a strong arm across the infield. Powerful connected swing with plus plus power and an aggressive approach at the plate. Major division one and professional prospect.

#33 Benito Varela – C/UT | R/R | 5’11/170 | 2015 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Sets a good target for pitchers with good footwork. Receives well and is a great blocker. Strong arm with 1.9 to 2.0 pop times. Good presence at the plate, calm stance and good approach. Line drive stroke with good power to both gaps. Allows the ball to travel deep on the outside pitch and has quick hands keeping his inside the ball on an inside pitch.

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Florida Legends 2014

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#35 Joseph Spano – LHP | L/L | 5’9/159 | 2015 | Western HS | Sunrise, FL
7/1/14 – Balanced over the rubber with a high ¾ arm slot and a strike thrower. Fastball was 79 to 85 with arm side run. Curveball was 68 with a 1/7 shape with mid depth. Changeup was 73 with some arm side run.

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Ft. Caroline Indians

#5 Josh Nelson – CF/RHP | L/R | 5’10/190 | 2014 | Atlanta Coast HS | Jacksonville,FL
6/30/14 – Solid approach at the plate. Stays square to the ball with good barrel accuracy. Direct bat path line drive hitter gap-to-gap.  Went one for three with a double and two hard contact outs.

Alec WIsley RHP/3B Ft. Caroline Indians

Alec WIsley RHP/3B Ft. Caroline Indians

#10 Alec Wisely – RHP/3B | R/R |  5’10/165 | 2015 | Sandle Wood HS | Jacksonville, FL
6/30/14 – Fastball was 83 to 88 consistently 86 with arm side run and a ¾ arm slot able to command both sides of the plate. Slider was 76 to 70, 10/4 shape worked both sides of the plate and threw it for strikes. Curveball was 67 to 69, 11/5 shape with good depth. Smooth inline delivery with arm side action, repeatable delivery. Had good mound presence and held runners well.

#25 Logan Evans – RHP/1B | R/R | 6’4/175 | 2015 | First Coast HS | Jacksonville, FL
7/1/14 – Long lanky body with plenty of room to fill out. Throws over the top with excellent tilt and downward plane. Fastball was 79 to 80 consistently around the the plate. Curveball was 65 to 70 with 10/4 shape, displayed good control of the pitch. Very projectable player, definite college prospect.

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#27 Cody Stone – 1B | R/R | 6’4/210 | 2015 | Hargrave HS | Huffman, TX
7/2/14 – Large projectable frame body projects at 1B. Good foot work around the bag, moves well for his size. Relaxed athletic stance and generates bat speed. Good gap power with more in the tank.

#34 James Tutor – C | R/R | 5’11/185 | 2015 | Hargrave HS | Huffman, TX
7/2/14 – Performer. Manager of the game and the pitcher, consistent block ability. Quick release with an above average arm and is an aggressive thrower looking to throw runners out. Quick hands and pull side pop.

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#2 Ramon Machado – SS | R/R | 5’6/132 | 2016 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Excellent action and footwork, solid arm, and showed good range. Balanced at the plate, has good plate coverage, knows the strike zone, uses the whole field. Line drive guy. Made all the plays in the field.

#3 Jose Rojas – OF | L/L | 5’10/165 | 2015 | Coral Reef HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Spark plug. Shows good first step and range. Slap guy uses the whole field. Runs well and is aggressive on the base paths, had two stolen bases in the game.

#29 Eliott Cutillas – C | L/R | 6’1/195 | 2015 | Monsignor Pace HS | Miami, FL
7/1/14 – Big frame showed a nice target behind the plate. 2.1 pop time. Upright stance at the plate with good plate coverage. Used the whole field, gap-to-gap guy.

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#2 Rambert Paulino – SS | R/R | 5’10/155 | 2015 | South Ridge HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Slender athletic build. Smooth fielder with a plus arm. Slightly open stance, uses the whole field who is a plus runner and aggressive on the bases, stole a couple bases and scored two runs. He is a game changer and one to watch.

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#1 Tyler Gusow – C | R/R |  5’10/170 | 2016 | Spanish River HS | BC, FL
7/1/14 – Athletic body with good energy. 1.97 pop time strong accurate arm and quick release. Throws from multiple arm angles and looks to back pick runners. Will continue to develop and has solid upside behind the plate.

#17 David Moss – IF/RHP | R/R | 6’1/175 | 2015 | Seminole Ridge HS | W, FL
7/1/14 – Tall slender frame high ¾ arm slot, short arm delivery. Tall and controlled balance point, separates on time, good pitch ability. Fastball was 85 to 82 with arm side run. Curveball was his best pitch 77 to 72 with a sharp 12/6 break, thrown with fastball arm speed.

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#6 Luis Besto – OF/RHP | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2015 | Cardinal Newman HS | PBG, FL
6/30/14 – Good frame with room to go. Shows good range in the outfield and backs up bases well. Quick hands through the zone, short compact swing. Drives ball well to the gaps.

#27 Rudy Viton – C/1B | R/R | 5’11/205 | 2015 | Cardinal Newman HS | West Palm Beach, FL
7/1/14 – Strong stocky build. Receives ball well behind the plate. Balanced and strong stance in the box. Excellent power and good plate coverage, tough out puts the ball in play. Hit a two run home run down the left field line.

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#28 Chase Pilato – RHP/LF | R/R | 6’0/180 | 2015 | Bishop Moore HS | Orlando, FL
6/30/14 – Durable body uses his lower half well and has a nice arm stroke. Fastball was 84 to 85 and his curveball was 73 to 74 with a 10/4 break. Definite college prospect.

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10 William Kelleher – RHP/OF | R/R | 6’3/185 | 2015 | St. Thomas Aquanis HS | Fort Lauderdale, FL
7/2/14 – Tall lanky build. Nice loose arm stroke with good downward tilt. Fastball was 80 to 81, Curveball was 66 to 68 with late break. Worked fast consistently around the strike zone. Excellent pitch differential between pitches with nice mound presence.

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#16 Julian Cabrera – C | R/R | 6’1/205 | 2015 | University School HS | Davie, FL
7/2/14 – Solid athletic build. Good athleticism and instincts behind the plate. Clean exchange, quick and loose arm, and playable and agile footwork. 2.1 pop time. Athletic set up, slightly open strides balanced with good lower half rotation. Good bat speed with strike zone awareness. Line drive hitter with gap-to-gap power.

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#14 Colton Ermian INF | R/R | 5’11/180 | 2015 | Boca Raton HS | Boca Raton, FL
7/2/14 – Athletic body. Nice actions in the infield, arm has good carry across the field. Nice swing with good hands and ran well.

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South Florida Thunder

#1 Daniel Bouzon – IF/OF | L/R | 5’9/150 | 2016 | Sunset Senior HS | Miami, FL
6/30/14 – Good athletic build with room to grow. Soft hands with good range at shortstop. Good calm load with a short compact swing, stays balanced through the swing. He barrels the ball to all fields with a line drive approach to all fields. Knows the strike zone well. Had a single to left field and a single to right center.

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#6 Eddie McKenie – RHP | R/R | 6’3/210 | 2015 | John Carroll HS | Port St. Lucie, FL
7/1/14 – Big strong body that projects well. Fastball ranged from 78 to 83 with good command of the pitch down in the zone. Mixed pitches well. Competitor on the mound and threw a complete game shutout.

#27 Tyler Anshaw – OF/IF | L/R | 6’1/170| 2015 | Port St. Lucie HS | Port St. Lucie, FL
7/2/14 – Athletic build. Patient at the plate with an up the middle approach. Has a short simple stroke and good hands, keeps his hands inside the ball. Good speed and aggressiveness on the bases.

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#17 Shane Mosiello – LHP | L/L | 6’4/170 | 2015 | Aledo HS | Aledo, TX
6/30/14 – Repeatable delivery with a high ¾ arm slot with good movement. Fastball was 82 to 84 with slight downhill action and arm side run. Threw a plus changeup with great depth down in the zone that was between 71 and 72.

KE'Bryan Hayes 3B/RHP Team DeMarini Hayes

KE’Bryan Hayes 3B/RHP Team DeMarini Hayes

#22 Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B/RHP | R/R | 6’1/215 | 2015 | Concordia Lutheran HS | Tomball, TX
6/30/14 – Physical, strong, athletic build. Good footwork in the field takes good angles to the ball, athletic fielding position. Quick transfer and quick release has soft sure hands with an accurate throw with carry. Good balance at the plate with quick bat speed through the zone. Gap-to-gap power and able to drive the ball to all fields. Went three for four with two singles and a double and two RBIs. Participating in the 2014 Under Armour All America Game.  Committed to Tennessee.

#25 Tyler Halas – SS/RHP | R/R | 6’0/190 | 2015 | St. Rita of Cascia HS | West Chicago, IL
7/2/14 – Good shortstop build. Plus range along with soft hands and a smooth transfer to a good arm throwing it across the diamond. Good approach at the plate, good plate discipline. Able to hit to all fields, smooth load and get his hands through the zone quick.

#27 Tyler Paulsen – OF | R/R | 6’5/210 | 2015 | Minooka HS | Channahon, IL
7/1/14 – Tall athletic frame. Took good routes and had good jumps, quick instincts, in the outfield had sure hands with strong accurate throws.  Athletic set up at the plate, smooth load, fluid rythm, strides square with good rotational in his lower half. Moves well for his size running 4.66 home to first.

Jake Esp RHP Team DeMarini Hayes

Jake Esp RHP Team DeMarini Hayes

#43 Jake Esp – RHP | R/R | 6’5/185 | 2015 Marmion Academy HS | Wheaton, IL
7/1/14 –  Jared Weaver type. Loose repeatable delivery with a tall controlled balance point and a low ¾ arm slot. Good extension on front side stayed inline to target with a square landing. Fastball was 80 to 86, consistently 83 with a down angle, hit outer third for strikes. Slider was 71 to 76 10/5 shape with fastball arm speed, threw it for strikes and was his strike out pitch. Worked fast with a good tempo and pounded the strike zone. Threw a complete game allowing 1 run and had 6 strike outs.

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#5 Michael Drag – 2B | R/R | 5’10/160 | 2016 | Chaminade Madonna HS | Plantation, FL
7/2/14 – Smooth fielder with good feet and a nice arm. Short quick stroke with gap to gap power.  Very good and aggressive base runner.

#9 Jose Negron – OF | L/L | Ronald Reagan HS
6/30/14 – Spark for the team in the leadoff spot. Has good speed and ran well. Good jumps in the outfield along with taking good routes to the ball. Sure hands in the outfield. Good swing, handles the bat well and able to bunt well. No roster information received from the coach.

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#30 Brian Rey – SS | R/R | 5’9/150 | 2016 | Deltona HS | Deltona, FL
6/30/14 – Very athletic and a competitor on the field. Ran well showed tremendous range in the field. Smooth fielder with good arm strength across the diamond. Quick bat and a good contact hitter

#44 Anthony Gallici – OF | L/R | 6’0/160 | 2016 | Palm Beach Central HS | Wellington, FL
7/2/14 – Short stroke line drive hitter the other way. Dave Magadan type  hitter simple and easy. Good upside.

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Matt Mosel 3B/INF West Boca Panthers

Matt Mosel 3B/INF West Boca Panthers

#16 Matt Mosel – 3B/INF | L/R | 6’3/200 | 2016 | Vero Beach HS | Vero Beach, FL
6/30/14 – Tall, strong, solid build. Aggressive hitter with a smooth contact swing and stays back. Knows the strike zone well. Makes solid contact to all fields, lets the ball travel and goes to the opposite field well.

#22 Handy Rodriguez – IF/RHP | R/R | 6’3/170 | 2015 | John A Ferguson HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Long lean with a loose projectable arm. Smooth repeatable ¾ delivery with arm side run. Commands three pitches, fastball, curveball, and slider. Solid down hill plane on his fastball and 11/5 tight curveball. Strike thrower, aggressive in the zone, pitches to contact.

#27 Brendan Brundage – RHP/OF | R/R | 6’1/165 | 2015 | American Heritage HS | Coconut Creek, FL
6/30/14 – Tall, lean build with room to grow and add strength. Showed good range with good reads in the outfield and great arm strength. Aggressive hitter keeps his weight and hands back. Solid contact line drive swing. Good speed and above average base runner taking extra bases. During the game he had an outfield assist from centerfield throwing out the runner at the plate.

#34 Jack Cambell – OF/2B | R/R | 5’10/160 | 2016 | American Heritage HS | Parkland, FL
7/2/14 – Versatile and athletic build. Tyler Pence type swing. Handles the bat well has good swing path and good barrel accuracy, and a good bunter. Multiple two hit games during pool play.

#42 Jorge Arenas – SS/2B | R/R | 6’0/165 | 2016 | Monsignor Edward Pace HS | Miami, FL
7/2/14 – Strong athletic frame. Plus range with a quick first step and an above average arm. Relaxed stance has good plate discipline, recognizes the off speed pitches well. Gap-to-gap power.

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