2011 National Underclass Showcase - Main event
Pedro Perez (2013, RHP, Burlington City HS, Burlington City, NJ) had his fastball sitting at 85-88mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball at 76mph, and changeup that was 81mph. Perez has a medium athletic build, 3/4 arm slot, fast arm, a 12-6 breaking curveball with god depth to it, and a fastball that has riding life.
Theodore Trae Sweeting (2013, C, Christ School, Nassau, BS) reached base twice for Team Gold this afternoon. Sweeting is a quick twitch athlete with a medium frame, a good swing, and decent bat speed.
Cole Creighton (2014, OF, Neshaminy HS, Levittown, PA) had a couple of hits in the game including a double. Creighton accelerates well on the bases, is an aggressive base runner, with some pop and has a quick bat.
Justin Thaxton (2014, SS, Las Animas HS, Las Animas, CO) showed well in the game for Team Red this afternoon. Thaxton has a lean athletic build, with decent bat speed and has strength at contact.
Christian Fasig (2013, C, Martin County HS, Stuart, FL) had a hit in the game for Team Red today. Fasig has a medium athletic frame, with a decent swing and had his hit register at 87mph off the bat.
Stone Garrett (2014, OF, George Ranch, Sugarland, TX) reached base 3 times this afternoon with some stolen bases in the game for Kelly Green. Garrett has a medium frame, has a level swing, good bat speed, and is aggressive on the bases.
Silento Sayles (2013, OF, Port Gibson HS, Pattison, MS) showed well at the plate today. Sayles has a strong build, with good bat speed.
Charcer Burks (2013, MIF, Travis HS, Houston, TX) reached base a couple of times this afternoon. Burks has good speed on the bases, is a good athlete, is aggressive on the bases, and has good bat speed.
Leon (Boomer) Biegalski (2013, RHP, Chiles HS, Tallahassee, FL) had his fastball sitting at 82-84mph with it topping out at 85mph with his curveball that was 70-74mph and his changeup that was 74mph. Biegalski has a 3/4 arm slot, with a long arm action, some arm strength, an arm that works well, a 11-5 curveball with tight spin, and has arm side run on his fastball.
Aubrey McCarty (2013, BHP, Colquitt HS, Doerun, GA) had his fastball topping out at 84mph from the right side of the mound while sitting at 83-84mph with a changeup that was 74mph. McCarty has a 3/4 arm slot, with a long arm action, an arm that works, some sink to his fastball, and has a balanced delivery,
Chad Ramsey (2013, SS, Needville HS, Damon, TX) had his fastball sitting at 84-86mph with it topping out at 87mph his curveball that was 66mph, and his changeup that was 69-73mph. Ramsey has a 3/4 arm slot, with short arm action, an arm that works, has arm strength, a balanced delivery, low effort, and a 11-5 curveball that has a nice shape to it.
Gabe Levanti (2013, C, Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY) had a hit in the game for Team White this afternoon. Levanti has a strong frame, with good bat speed, gets good extension at the plate, and is aggressive on the bases.
Lee Sponseller (2013, OF, Mason HS, Mason, OH) reached base during the game for Team White as well. Sponseller has an aggressive approach at the plate, has good balance at the plate, and has a nice level swing.
-OF Dalton Duty (2013, Palatka, FL HS) had the big blow for the 5-Purple offense with a solo home run to right field. Duty is very aggressive at the plate with a classic uppercut left-handed swing. He drove a low, inside fastball over the fence in straight-away RF to put 5-Purple up 2-0.
-OF/C Beau Zeihan (2013, Portage, WI HS) is a long, projectable athlete who was good in the outfield as well as behind the plate, a position that he is new to. Zeihan received well and had a pop of 2.06 in between innings and ripped a single up the middle in his first at bat.
-C/OF Trevor Goldberg (2013, Air Academy HS, Colorado Springs, CO) is a good receiver with quick feet and threw out two runners on the bases as well as showing a quick bat with a pull approach at the plate.
-RHP/1B Michael White (University School of NSU, Pembroke Pines, FL) tripled in each of his first two at-bats, showing opposite field pop, twice driving balls to the right field fence. He is a long, projectable athlete and the ball comes off his bat well with good sound.
White was even better on the mound as he struck out seven and allowed just one hit in three innings. He worked 81-83, topping at 85. His velocity was deceptive as he got on hitters quick due to his great extension and long arm action. His best off-speed pitch was a changeup at 69-71 with good arm action and some late sink. He also used two off-speed pitches, a 69-71 mph slider with slurvy break and a 12/6 curveball with bigger shape and solid break at 66-68. He used his slider more frequent but had better feel for the curveball.
-RHP Yianni Pavlopoulos (2013, Providence Catholic, Homer Glen, IL) was the hardest thrower of the game, running his fastball up to 87. He featured simple, step-throw mechanics and repeated his delivery well. His off-speed pitches were inconsistent but showed potential, as his 78 mph slider flashed sharp late break.
-Starting pitchers RHP Kyle Pluta (2013, St. Ignatius HS, North Ridgeville, OH) and RHP Juan Pimentel (2013, Felix Varela HS, Miami, FL) were both strike throwers who repeated their deliveries and threw strikes with Pluta topping at 85 and Pimentel at 84. Pimentel did feature a 72-74 mph changeup with good arm action that will get a lot of outs and Pluta’s 69-71 mph curveball with 11/5 break showed tighter bite and better command as he went along.
-6-Vegas Gold SS Luis Guillorme (2013, Chaminade-Madonna HS, Davie, FL) is a very aggressive baserunner but stands out most with his smooth, easy tools at SS. He gets to balls easily with short, quick steps and a very quick transfer and release make his arm strength play from deep on the left side of the infield. He made nearly every play look routine.
-David Schulz (2013, Cape Coral, FL HS) is a local product who showed very good footwork and accuracy behind the plate, popping a 2.09 with 75 mph velo.
-Alfreddi Ramos (2013, Mater Lakes Academy, Hialeah, FL) popped an impressive 1.91 to go along with 75 mph velocity. He is a strongly-built catcher with little wasted motions in his pops.
-Eric Johnson (2013, Dulles HS, Stafford, TX) was more impressive as an OF, but nonetheless is a very good catching prospect as well. He threw 75 mph from behind the plate with a pop time of 1.90. He is very athletic and quick and his arm works very well.
-Richard Alamo (2013, Travis HS, Richmond, TX) is a small build backstop but makes up for it with very quick actions. He popped a 1.87 and threw 75 from behind the plate.
-Gabe Levanti (2013, Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY) threw 78 and popped a 1.92 showing a good transfer and release and arm strength.
-Beau Strickland (2013, Pickens HS, Sunset, SC) is taller than your normal catcher at 6’4, but showed quick feet, a good transfer and 77 mph arm strength. His pop of 1.94could easily be lower with slight mechanical adjustments.
-Trae Sweeting (2013,Christ School, Nassau, BS) made his trip West to the US Mainland well worth it as he ran a 6.60 sixty, a number impressive for any position and almost unheard of for a Catcher as well as popping a 1.91 with 78 mph velo.
-Jamie Smith (2013, Newman HS, New Orleans, LA) popped a 1.90 and had a velo of 78. He gains ground with his feet and shows good arm action with carry.
-Anthony De la Cruz (2013, Pace HS, Hialeah, FL) is a small build backstop but has a lot of quickness and good balance. He popped a 1.87 and threw 76 mph.
-Nick Bisplinghoff (2013, Cardinal Mooney HS, Bradenton, FL) is a tall, lean athlete with very good athletic potential. Behind the plate he is a strong receiver with good arm strength and smooth actions. He popped at 1.89 with 78 mph arm strength.
-Jonah Girand (2014, Lake Highland Prep, Maitland, FL) is a good athlete with good feet and a quick release. With slight mechanical adjustments he can better his times. He threw 79 with a 1.80 pop.
-Tyler Stephenson (2015, Kennesaw Mountain HS, Kennesaw, GA) is a 2015 player to watch. He is physically mature for his age with a strong, 6’4 200 pound frame with quick and strong actions. He had a very solid velo of 78 mph.
-Karl Ellison (2013, Barron Collier HS, Naples, FL) is a Vanderbilt commit and was extremely impressive behind the plate. He is a strong athlete with quick, very aggressive actions and a very good lower half. He had some of the best arm strength of thee vent at 82 mph and popped a 1.94.
-Michael Barash (2013, West Boca HS, Boca Raton, FL) has an ideal catcher’s build and lots of strength in his body. He has a very quick release and short arm action and his arm works very well. He popped a 2.03 and had a velo of 77.
-Will Foreman (2013, Lamar HS, Houston, TX) had good arm action and a smooth release as he popped a 1.95 with 79 mph velo.
-Manuel Pazos (2013, Pace HS, Miami, FL) popped a 1.86 , threw 81 and showed excellent tools.His feet are smooth, his release very quick and his arm some quickness with online carry. Pazos, listed as a secondary MIF, also showed top level tools at SS with soft hands, a quick release, very good feel moving to his right glove and arm side and arm strength across.
-Colin Edwards (2013, Sackman HS, Arnold, MO) had arm strength of 88 mph and smooth mechanics with a short arm action.
-Eric Johnson (2013, Dulles HS, Stafford, TX) is a very good athlete with online throws and clean arm action as his arm will play at all three OF positions. He was up to88 mph.
-Stone Garrett (2014, George Ranch HS, Sugarland, TX) is a good athlete with quick feet and a smooth approach to the ball. He has good overall tools with clean arm action and velo at 85 mph.
-Christopher Simon (2014, Enterprise, AL HS) is listed as a primary pitcher and he showed good athleticism and arm strength up to 85 mph with good carry and accuracy.
-Colton Lee (2013, Bradford HS, Kenosha, WI) is a big, strong, well-proportioned athlete,throwing 91 from the OF to lead all participants. The ball comes out very well and has carry. He projects for more velocity in the future as his arm is smooth with a clean path.
-Dalton Moats (2013, Park Hill HS, Kansas City, MO) figures to be one of the better LHP pitchers of the event and showed off his raw arm strength with 88 mph velo,short arm action and lots of arm quickness in the outfield.
Robbie Barrett (2013, RHP, Dr. Phillips HS, Orlando, FL) had his fastball sitting at 82-84mph with it topping out at 85mph with a curveball that was 71-72mph and a changeup that was 71mph. Barrett has a ¾ arm slot, long arm action, glove side run to his fastball, has decent extension, and has a good feel for his off-speed pitch.
Billy Cooke (2014, MIF, Trinity Prep, Maitland, FL) reached base twice for Team Navy this afternoon. Cooke makes consistent contact at the plate, has good speed on the bases and has good baseball instincts.
Michael Gianci (2014, RHP, Winchester HS, Winchester, MA) had his fastball sitting at 80-83mph with it topping out at 84mph with a curveball that was 68-70mph. Gianci has a high ¾ arm slot, quick arm, a deceptive delivery, gets good arm extension and throws easy.
Justin Williams (2013, 3B/RHP, Terrebonne HS, Houma, LA) had his fastball sitting at 83-84mph with it topping out at 85mph with a curveball that was 71-73mph. Williams has a long arm action, some sink to his fastball, good arm strength, and has some deception on the mound. At the plate Williams has a good strong build, with decent bat speed, and looks to lift the ball.
Greg Deichmann (2014, SS, Brother Martin HS, Metairie, LA) impressed in the field during the game. Deichmann has good actions with good arm strength, and sound mechanics in the field.
Austin Edens (2014, 1B, St. Michael the Archangel, Baton Rouge, LA) had a good showing this afternoon for Team Red. Edens had a double and triple in the game to show off some of his bat speed, he barrels up the ball on a consistent basis, and the ball jumps off his bat.
Cre Finfrock (2014, RHP, Jensen Beach HS, Jensen Beach, FL) had his fastball sitting at 86-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with a curveball that was 70-71mph. Finfrock has a ¾ arm slot, has a loose arm action, gets good extension out front, mixes his pitches well, and has an online finish.
Nick Longhi (2013, LHP, Venice HS, Venice, FL) had his fastball sitting at 85-89mph with it topping out at 90mph Longhi has a ¾ arm slot, with a long loose arm action, has good control on the mound, has a good curveball with late break, and sink to his fastball.
Karl Ellison (2013, C, Barron Collier HS, Naples, FL) had a hit in the game for Team Royal. Ellison has a strong athletic build, with a good swing at the plate and has good bat speed.
Wesley Jones (2013, RHP, Redan HS, Lithonia, GA) had his fastball sitting at 87-88mph with it topping out at 88mph, his curveball was 74-76mph, and his changeup was 74mph. Jones has a ¾ arm slot, with a long loose arm action, low effort, smooth delivery, gets good extension and has good balance on the mound.
Ethan Walker (2014, RHP, Arlington Country Day HS, Jacksonville, FL) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 87mph with his curveball at 70mph and a 2-seam fastball at 81-83mph. Walker has a long loose action, with good tempo, and a big frame.
Dazmon Cameron (2015, OF, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, GA) had a hit and 2 stolen bases in the game for team Texas Orange. Cameron has good speed on the bases, an athletic build, takes good routes on fly balls and puts the ball in play.
Jacob Heyward (2013, 1B, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, McDonough, GA) had a double and 2 stolen bases in the game for Texas Orange. Heyward has a solid build, with a good swing, decent bat speed, and some pop in his bat.
Nicholas Andrews (2013, Poland Seminary, Poland, OH) had a couple of hits in the game for Team White including a triple to the opposite field gap. Abney has a solid frame with a good swing, some bat speed, and gets good extension at the plate.
Scott Adkins (2013, C, Bob Jones HS, Madison, AL) had a double in the game for Team White. Adkins has a strong athletic build, good swing, stays on the ball well, and goes the other way well.
Lincoln Henzman (2014, RHP, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, KY) had his fastball topping out at 88mph with it sitting at 86-88mph, with a curveball that was 73-75mph and a 2-seam fastball that sat at 80-81mph. Henzman has an athletic strong build, with a high ¾ arm slot, short arm action, the ball comes out well, has good sink on his fastball, and ties up a lot of hitters.
Blake Hamilton (2014, RHP, Heritage (Ringgold), Ringgold, GA) had his fastball topping out at 84mph with it sitting at 82-84mph with a curveball that was 72-75mph and his changeup that was 78-79mph. Hamilton has a high ¾ arm slot, solid build, has an arm that works well, has good arm speed, pounds the strike zone, works the corners well, with a sharp curveball that has depth to it.
Jamari Moore (2013, OF, Kell HS, Marietta, GA) had 3 hits in the game for Texas Orange including a triple this afternoon. Moore has a short athletic build, with a good swing at the plate, and glides around the bases.
Isaiah Dean (2013, MIF, Riverwood HS, Sandy Springs, GA) had a couple of hits in the game as well. Dean makes good consistent contact, with a good swing, and looks good at second base.
Josh Hart (2013, OF, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA) had a couple of hits for Team Texas Orange in the game. Hart has good bat speed, a good swing plane, and an aggressive approach at the plate.
Bo Tucker (2014, 1B, Rome HS, Rome, GA) had a triple in the game for Texas Orange. Tucker has a tall frame, with some bat speed, and has a good swing at the plate.
Aaron Rzucidlo (2014, C, Walton HS, Marietta, GA) had a couple of hits in the game too. Rzucidlo has a strong athletic build, with pop in his bat, had one of his hits register 88mph of his bat, and another one register at 93mph off the bat.
-Gold LHP/OF DaltonMoats (2013 Park Hill HS, Kansas City, MO) struck out all nine batters hefaced, sitting 82-85 with his fastball, and backing it up with a good 75 mphcurveball. Moats hides the ball well in his delivery and showed good command ofboth pitches.
-Gold RHP/MF ZachGallen (2013 Bishop Eustace Prep, Medford, NJ) got the start, throwing fourno hit innings, striking out five. Like Moats, Gallen also topped out at 85,showing good command and life on his fastball. Gallen used a four pitch mix andattacked hitters from a deceptive low ¾ arm slot. He showed a 74 mph curveballwith solid depth, a 77 mph slider with tight spin and a 73 mph changeup.
-Columbia Blue SS/OF JakeWillsey (2013 The Rivers School, Chestnut Hill, MA) broke the scoreless tieIn the eighth inning, driving in JohnHenry Styles with an RBI double. Willsey then stole third and came aroundto score on a single by Luke Bonfield.
-The affore-mentioned Styles (2014 LHP/1B Episcopal HS,Houston, TX) threw four shutout innings without allowing a hit, striking outfour. Styles topped out at 81 mph, and worked in a 71 mph curveball and 72 mphchangeup.
-Columbia Blue RHP/1B RayBrewer (2013 Sayre HS, Lexington, KY) mowed down eight Gold hitters in histhree innings of relief. The 6’ 6” righty topped out at 86 mph from an over thetop arm slot, working in the occasional 76 mph changeup and 69 mph curveball.
-Columbia Blue C BeauStrickland (2013 Pickens HS, Sunset, SC) impressed with his in-gamereceiving and blocking skills behind the plate, and projects to develop highlevel defensive tools.