2014 Under Armour Invitational – 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.

BHS Dawgs Underclass

Robert Velazquez – C | HT/WT | R/R | 2018 | BHS
10/18 – Young, good hands and feet behind the plate, 2.17 pop time, throws well to 3B, likes to throw, slight uppercut swing, produces line drive, good eye and approach

Steven Jimenez – 1B | HT/Wt | R/R | 2018 | BHS
10/18 – Young body, smooth swing, produces line drive to all fields, good hands and feet around the bag, good actions

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Chupacabras

#55 Byron Carter – 2B | 5’7/160 | R/R | 2018 | Blake HS
10/18 – Smooth infielder, great hands, great footwork, great range, makes all routine plays, good balance at the plate, great speed, causes havoc on the bases

2018 SS Ferrante Cervantes

2018 SS Ferrante Cervantes

#27 Ferrante Cervantes – SS | 5’11/160 | R/R | 2018 | Blake HS
10/18 – High waist, athletic, room to fill, raw ability on the INF, makes the hard play, great range, runs well, good instincts on the bases, strong arm across the infield, good approach at the plate and well disciplined

#24 Calvin Rucker – 1B | 6’4/240 | R/R | 2017 | Armwood HS
10/18 – Big, thick body, good balance, good approach at the plate, bat gets through the zone quickly, hands go direct to the ball, makes consistent hard contact

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Elite Athlete Baseball Academy

2017 2B Christopher Siese

2017 2B Christopher Siese

#11 Christopher Siese – 2B | 6/150 | S/R | 2017 | East Ridge HS
10/19 – Long, lean, athletic frame, lots of room to fill, good footwork in the field, gets around the ball, good range, solid arm, plus runner, good balance and rhythm at the plate, nice easy swing, uses all fields

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Florida Hardballers 16 Red

2017 OF Angelo Carey

2017 OF Angelo Carey

#8 Angelo Carey – CF | 5’8/145 | R/R | 2017 | Forest HS
10/19 – Lean, athletic build, good approach at the plate, quick hands, aggressive defender, accurate arm, plus runner, good instincts defensively

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Florida Hardballers 16 White

2017 RHP Michael Jimenez

2017 RHP Michael Jimenez

#1 Michael Jimenez – RHP | 6’2/160 | R/R | 2017 | Ocala Trinity Catholic
10/19 – Pitcher’s frame, very projectable, FB: 83-86mph, arm side sink, good arm action, stays tall and throws downhill, easy delivery, stays balanced throughout delivery, good use of lower half and gets extended, good tempo, works quick

2017 OF/2B Maurice James

2017 OF/2B Maurice James

#7 Maurice James – OF/2B | 5’7/145 | R/R | 2017 | South Sumter HS
10/18 – Explosive athletic body, covers ground in the OF, smooth actions at 2B, plus runner, short quick stroke, stays behind the ball to produce line drive

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Gainesville Naturals 16

#32 Sean Gourley – C | 6/175 | R/R | 2017 | Ocala Trinity Catholic HS
10/19 – Stocky, athletic, 2.15 pop time, block well, accurate throws, good setup to receive, keeps thumb under the pitch, takes control of the game, good setup and balance at the plate, nice level swing, hands direct to the ball, stays balanced throughout the swing

#7 Zach West – SS | 5’10/175 | L/R | 2017 | Dunnellon HS
10/18 – Strong, athletic body, good actions, good hands and feet at SS, nice rhythm at the plate, smooth left handed swing, drove the ball to the gaps, good runner, cut bases well

#22 Austin Harris – 2B | 5’10/175 | R/R | 2017 | Columbia HS
10/18 – Strong, athletic body, runs well, showed good range at 2B, short level swing, hit everything hard, took tough at bats

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Lithia Wolves Navy

2017 3B Dan Neely

2017 3B Dan Neely

#12 Dan Neely – 3B | 6’2/155 | R/R | 2017 | Newsome HS
10/19 – Tall, slender build, very projectable, good balance throughout swing, quick hands through zone, good whip, consistently barrels ball, pullside power, disciplined at the plate, stays out front, good footwork, good speed on bases

2018 SS Jacob Phelts

2018 SS Jacob Phelts

#16 Jacob Phelts – SS | 6/160 | R/R | 2018 | Newsome HS
10/18 – Athletic, projectable build, gap to gap power potential, good approach at the plate, good plate discipline, solid footwork and hands, consistent arm stroke, above average baseball IQ, high upside

2017 OF Nathan James

2017 OF Nathan James

#34 Nathan James – LF | 6’3/190 | R/R | 2017 | Newsome HS
10/18 – Big, strong body, good setup and load, shows above average power, above average arm strength, backed up bases well, average runner, room to grow

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Next Level America Academy 16

#18 Kennie Rivera – CF | 5’7/140 | R/R | 2017 | NLAA
10/18 – Slender, athletic, good range in the OF, plus runner, good pop, short compact stroke that produces line drives

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2017 RHP McCabe Sargent

2017 RHP McCabe Sargent

#13 McCabe Sargent – RHP | 5’11/160 | R/R | 2017 | Land O’ Lakes HS
10/19 – Athletic, projectable, FB:80-84mph, solid balance point, repeatable delivery, uses lower half well, creates good downward plane, hides ball, creates deception, curveball 69-70mph, good 12/6 tilt

#0 John Pichman – RHP | 6’2/200 | R/R | 2016 | Palm Harbor Univ HS
10/18 – Big, strong body, threw 4 1/3 inn of no hit baseball, FB: 80-82mph, kept hitters off balance with good curveball, good control

#24 Jordan Garcia – CF | 5’11/147 | L/R | 2018 | Mitchell HS
10/18 – Lean, athletic body, good runner, long strides, covers ground well, good arm action, decent arm strength, slight uppercut swing with good bat path

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Suncoast Select

2017 OF Ryan Starry

2017 OF Ryan Starry

2015 OF Omar Maldonado

2015 OF Omar Maldonado

2015 OF Devin Sheppard

2015 OF Devin Sheppard

#22 Ryan Starry – OF | 5’10/165 | R/R | 2017 | Nature Coast HS
10/19 – Hits well to all fields, level bat path, hands to the ball, barrels the ball consistently, good arm from the OF, good speed

#42 Omar Maldonado – OF | 5’10/175 | R/R | 2015 | Robinson HS
10/19 – Athletic, strong legs, hits to all fields, good balance and setup, ball jumps off bat, good jumps in the OF, comes through the ball with good arm and speed

#27 Devin Sheppard – OF | 5’10/190 | S/R | 2015 | Freedom HS
10/19 – Strong legs, athletic body, good balance and setup at the plate, pullside power, bat gets through the zone quickly, good separation of hips and hands, good arm from the OF, good speed

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Suncoast Select 16 Old Hickory

2018 RHP Jake Mattos

2018 RHP Jake Mattos

#13 Jake Mattos – RHP | 5’8/150 | R/R | 2018 | Mitchell HS
10/19 – Athletic, lots of upside, FB: 79-81mph with arm side sink, commands two pitches in the zone, curveball 66-68mph with 10/4 break, works quick, not afraid of contact, goes after hitters

#11 Chris Williams – RHP | Boca Ciega HS | COACH DID NOT PROVIDE ROSTER INFO
10/18 – Athletic frame, good mound presence, good downward plane, FB:78-81mph, good tilt on breaking ball, fielded position well

#1 Mike Smith – RHP | 5’11/180 | R/R | 2017 | Gulf HS
10/18 – Big, strong solid frame, good mound presence, consistently around the plate, FB: 78-80mph, 11/5 shape on curveball, good bite, showed solid changeup

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Trojans Underclass

#18 Nathan Housen – C | 5’9/185 | R/R | 2018 | J.P. Teravella HS
10/19 – Excellent young catcher, receives well, good lateral movements when blocking, deadens the ball, nice balanced approach at the plate, quick hands through the strike zone, consistently hits the ball hard

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BHS Dawgs Upperclass

Willie Padron – OF | COACH DID NOT PROVIDE ROSTER INFO
10/18 – Compact and athletic, above average power to pullside, good routes to balls, above average arm, good runner, good first step quickness, hustles on and off the field

Alex Martinez
– RHP | 6’1/175 | R/R | 2015 | Braddock HS
10/18 – Live arm, FB: 83-84mph with arm side run, consistently around the strikezone, effectively used curveball to keep hitters off balance

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Black Mambas

2015 RHP Sergio Ramos

2015 RHP Sergio Ramos

#25 Sergio Ramos – RHP | 6’1/170 | R/R | 2015 | John A. Ferguson HS
10/18 – Lean, athletic, quick twitch, FB:81-83mph, multiple arm slots, good sink, curveball at 68mph, high 3/4 arm slot, good tilt, slider at 72mph from 3/4 arm slot

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Cortez Stonecrabs

2015 SS Tony Diaz

2015 SS Tony Diaz

#13 Tony Diaz – SS | 5’11/170 | L/R | 2015 | Manatee HS
10/18 – Athletic body, shows good approach, stays balanced with a level path, consistently finds barrel, shows good range at SS, strong accurate throws, ability to throw from multiple arm slots, soft hands, clean exchange, ability to make big plays

#22 Chase Diaz – 3B | 5’10/190 | R/R | 2015 | Manatee HS
10/18 – Strong, thick lower half, balanced approach at the plate, quick hands, gap to gap power, good range in the INF, multiple arm slots

2015 C Jonathan Aragon

2015 C Jonathan Aragon

#28 Jonathan Aragon – C | 5’9/190 | R/R | 2015 | Manatee HS
10/18 – Strong, thick, has good idea at the plate, balanced, level bat path, consistent contact, takes control of the game, frames well, blocks and gets around balls, 1.9 pop time

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#23 Malachi Mitchell – SS | 5’9/150 | R/R | 2015 | Gainesville HS
10/18 – High waist, athletic build, room to fill, very raw ability at SS, great range, good footwork, raw strong arm across the diamond, good setup and balance at the plate, takes hands direct to the ball, runs well

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Next Level America Academy 18

2015 LHP Jose Acosta

2015 LHP Jose Acosta

#61 Jose Acosta – LHP | 6’1/165 | L/L | 2015 | NLAA
10/18 – Lean, athletic, high hips, room to fill, good mound presence, FB: 81-83mph, easy fluid actions, good arm side run, ball jumps out of hand, throws two seam fastball down and away for out pitch, curveball at 68, good depth, throws for strikes

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PBA 17U Black

#25 Sammy Mieses – OF | 6’4/200 | L/R | 2016 | North Ft. Myers HS
10/19 – Big, athletic, strong, high hips, quiet and balanced at the plate, level bat path, quick hands, hits ball well to all fields, shows a good idea of the zone, very patient, always works count in his favor

#11 Chace Polston – SS | 6’1/175 | R/R | 2015 | Desoto HS
10/19 – Lean, athletic, shows great range in the INF, good lateral range, works around the ball, soft hands, clean exchange, multiple arm slots, strong accurate throws, very aggressive on the bases, great reads and jumps

#7 Will Nelson – INF | 5’11/170 | R/R | 2016 | Desoto HS
10/18 – Athletic, strong, shows good balance at the plate, good idea of the zone, gap power, shows quick hands with a level path

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#4 Nick Dearing – RHP | 6/175 | R/R | 2015 | Olympia HS
10/19 – Lanky, projectable frame, FB: 84-86mph, quick arm action, works quick, curveball 71-72mph, throws around the zone, good tempo and balance point, creates good direction and extension

#24 Tanner May – SS | 6’1/180 | R/R | 2016 | Dr. Phillips HS
10/19 – Athletic, solid body, good approach at the plate, good discipline, quick hands and good barrel accuracy, hit the ball hard to all fields, showed excellent range and glove at SS, athletic movements, arm had good carry

#28 Chase Pilato – RHP | 6/180 | R/R | 2015 | Bishop Moore HS
10/18 – Strong, athletic, solid lower half, FB: 86-87mph, good arm side run, command of the zone, pounds FB in late, good balance, good front side extension, finishes athletic, sets a good tempo on the mound, curveball sits at 78mph, hard and tight, good change of plane

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Riverview Baseball

2015 LHP Garrett Bye

2015 LHP Garrett Bye

#11 Garrett Bye – LHP | 6’1/160 | R/L | 2015 | Riverview HS
10/19 – Athletic, projectable frame, FB: 84-88mph, commands to both sides of the plate, curveball 66-69mph, 1/7 tilt, works quick, atheltic setup, uses lower half very well, good balance point and load, nice tempo, hold runners well, aggressive in the zone

#2 Freddy Tarnok – 3B | 6’3/180 | R/R | 2017 | Riverview HS
10/19 – Lanky with room to fill out, finds the barrel consistently, mature hitter beyond his years, good footwork, easy arm stroke, makes routine play, good baseball IQ, solid upside

2016 C Jose Pina

2016 C Jose Pina

#22 Jose Pina – C | 6/195 | R/R | 2016 | Riverview HS
10/18 – Good pop, moves well, plus arm, takes charge, good field general, throws behind runners well, aggressive hitter, good pop, frames well, good baseball IQ

#12 Anthony Gonnella – 1B/3B | 6’4/210 | L/R | 2016 | Riverview HS
10/18 – Lanky, athletic frame, plus power, quick hands to balls middle in, short compact stroke, good plate coverage, moves well at 1B, above average speed

2017 OF Justin Farmer

2017 OF Justin Farmer

#8 Justin Farmer – CF | 6’2/185 | R/R | 2017 | Riverview HS
10/18 – Lanky, athletic, good plate coverage, ball jumps off bat, well above average arm, long strides, plus runner, good plate approach, lots of upside, good routes to balls, game looks easy

#6 Jordan Leasure – RHP | 6’2/170 | R/R | 2016 | Riverview HS
10/18 – Lanky, projectable frame, FB: 84-87mph, good extension, commands to both sides of the plate well, curveball at 76mph, good tempo and balance point, 12/6 tilt to cureveball, worked ahead well, good extension

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South Beach Elite

#33 Kevin Gomez – CF | 6’2/170 | R/R | 2015 | Coleman Senior HS
10/19 – Tall, rangy body, room to fill, ran well on the bases and in the OF, excellent hitter with good rhythm and balance, ability to hit line drives to all fields, consistent threat on the bases

#17 Xavier Posada – C | 5’9/170 | R/R | 2017 | Coleman Senior HS
10/19 – Excellent defensive catcher, consistent 2.0 pop time to 2B, good life on arm, quick feet, receives well, very nice swing, hit the ball hard consistently

#10 Erick Delgado – SS | 5’7/155 | R/R | 2015 | Coleman Senior HS
10/19 – Smooth fielding SS, good range, good hands, excellent carry across the INF on all throws, uses all fields, good rhythm and excellent hands at the plate

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Suncoast Select Old Hickory 18

#29 Tommy Mace – RHP | HT/WT | R/R | 2017 | Sunlake HS
10/19 – Thin, wiry, FB: 80-83mph, good arm side run, locates well down and away, works ahead, pitches with good tempo, curveball 68-70mph, good ttilt, throws for strikes

#4 John Brosher – C | 5’9/160 | R/R | 2015 | Home School
10/19 -Small, quick athlete, presents a good target, frames well with quick exchange, good approach, stays balanced, short to the ball, line drive hitter with consistent contact

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Trojans Upperclass

2015 RHP Justin Walker

2015 RHP Justin Walker

#21 Justin Walker – RHP | 6’3/220 | R/R | 2015 | J.P. Teravella HS
10/19 – Pitcher’s frame, thick lower half, FB: 82-87mph, slight arm side sink, throws strikes consistently, slider 70-71mph, late movement, has more velo than shows, increased velocity as game progressed

#3 Pernick – LHP | 5’9/160 | L/L | 2015 | Taravella HS
10/18 – Crafty LHP with low 3/4 side arm motion, excellent arm side run and sink, FB: 79-80mph. spots well, threw curveball and slider for strikes, deceptive, kept hitters off balance, excellent mound presence and pick-off move

Gavin-Robinson

2015 OF Gavin Robinson

#1 Gavin Robinson – OF | 5’11/162 | R/L | 2015 | JP Teravella
10/19 – FB:84-86mph, hides ball well, slight arm side sink, works down in the zone
10/18 – Athletic, runs well on bases, good jumps in the OF, good arm from OF, good baseball instincts, causes havoc on bases

2016 SS Andrew Labosky

2016 SS Andrew Labosky

#6 Andrew Labosky – SS | 6’2/165 | L/R | 2016 | JP Teravella
10/18 – Good slender, athletic build, good feet in the INF, smooth, gets around the ball, strong arm across diamond, always in the correct spot, good balance and setup at the plate, nice level swing

#13 Zach Costanzo – 2B | 5’10/170 | R/R | 2015 | JP Teravella
10/18 – Solid, stocky, muscular build, smooth in the field, great hands, gets around and comes through the ball, strong arm, good setup and balance at the plate

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TWI Storm

#23 Justin Rodriguez – 3B | 6/175 | R/R | 2017 | Dunedin HS
10/19 – Strong, athletic, balanced approach at the plate, short quick hands, consistent contact, shows good range, good on backhands, soft hands, sure glove, clean smooth exchange, multiple arm slots, player to watch

#31 Tim Luth – RHP | 6’2/180 | R/R | 2015 | Dunedin HS
10/19 – Lean, strong, athletic, FB: 84 – 86mph, commands the zone both in and out, pounds in late, sets good tempo, out pitch is slider 76-77mph, good command down and away, works ahead of hitters, threw shutout

#21 Clayton Moran – RHP | 6/165 | R/R | 2015 | Palm Harbor Univ HS
10/18 – Thin, athletic, 83-85mph, locates well down and away, pitches off fastball, easy fluid actions, 72-73mph slider, got better as the game went along

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Top Fastball Velocities

Velo Name Team Bio (College Commitment)
88 Garrett Bye Riverview LHP | 6'1/160 | R/L | 2015 | Riverview HS
87 Jordan Leasure Riverview RHP | 6'2/170 | R/R | 2016 | Riverview HS
87 Chase Pilato Premier Baseball Academy RHP | 6/180 | R/R | 2015 | Bishop Moore HS
87 Justin Walker Trojans Upperclass RHP | 6'3/220 | R/R | 2015 | J.P. Teravella HS
86 Nick Dearing Premier Baseball Academy RHP | 6/175 | R/R | 2015 | Olympia HS
86 Michael Jimenez Florida Hardballers 16 White RHP | 6'2/160 | R/R | 2017 | Ocala Trinity Catholic
86 Tim Luth TWI Storm RHP | 6'2/180 | R/R | 2015 | Dunedin HS
86 Gavin Robinson Trojans Upperclass OF | 5'11/162 | R/L | 2015 | JP Teravella
85 Chase Diaz Cortez Stonecrabs 3B | 5'10/190 | R/R | 2015 | Manatee HS
85 Clayton Moran TWI Storm RHP | 6/165 | R/R | 2015 | Palm Harbor Univ HS
84 Alex Martinez BHS RHP | 6'1/175 | R/R | 2015 | Braddock HS
84 McCabe Sargent NLB RHP | 5'11/160 | R/R | 2017 | Land O' Lakes HS
83 Jose Acosta NLAA 18 LHP | 6'1/165 | L/L | 2015 | NLAA | Puerto Rico
83 Tommy Mace Suncoast Select 18 Old Hickory RHP | HT/WT | R/R | 2017 | Sunlake HS
83 Sergio Ramos Black Mambas RHP | 6'1/170 | R/R | 2015 | John A. Ferguson HS
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