Michael Avila (2013 1B Miami, FL) was one of the strongest players to take BP for the World Uncommitted on Saturday, showing easy loft to straight away center field. He hits from a strong base and stays on his back very well. He has present power and it’s only going to get better.
Cristian Bacero (2013 OF/RHP Manati, PR) was one of the most consistent line drive hitters in his batting practice session. Despite some moving parts to his swing, he was quick to the ball and produced hard shots to all parts of the field.
Jorge Castro (2013 SS Yonkers, NY) showed some potential from both sides of the plate, but was particularly impressive from the left hand side. He has somewhat of a high leg kick and a compact swing path. He flashed some impressive carry to his pull side, sending one deep to the right center field gap.
Dayvon Dozier (2013 SS/2B Wesley Chapel, FL) had arguably the most impressive bat speed on display at the uncommitted BP, showing quick wrists inside and outstanding carry to the middle of the field. Dozier also looked very athletic.
Omar Figueroa (2013 C Ponce, PR) looks the part of powerful lefty bat. He has good lower half strength and a large upper body. The ball jumped off the barrel and he hit multiple shots high off the right field fence. His raw power was impressive as any player of the day.
Kevin Garner (2013 OF/LHP Little Rock, AR) ended up putting on quite a hitting clinic in game action, but also took a very solid BP round. His round started slowly but built into solid line drives up the middle and to the pull side.
Michael Landestoy (2013 SS Santo Domingo, DR) hits from a stance that has his weight slightly forward, and he ends up using his hands very well in his swing. He’s thin and projectable, but already showed flashes of some good bat speed and pull side power.
Alexander Melendez (2013 OF/IF Cayey, PR) displayed some impressive pull power, driving one ball out to left center field and hitting several rockets to the gap. His bat speed stands out, as does his ability to spin on and lift the pitch inside. He’s a very high follow and high upside righty bat.
Spencer Phillips (2013 OF/RHP Palm Bay, FL) hits from a high, upright setup. There are some moving parts to his swing, but he consistently produced hard line drives up the middle and to his pull side.
Miguel Angel Riestra Rivera (FA SS/RHP Caguas, PR) had some length to his swing but also flashed some impressive strength and lift. The swing mechanics need some tweaking, but the life to his bat is worth keeping a close eye on.
Troy Sieber (2013 3B/OF Salem, NJ) showed off some big carry on some deep drives to right field as well as some bat speed. He can get long, but he uses his lower half well and consistently drives the baseball.
James "Jae" Skoda (2013 OF/RHP Grand Bay, AL) had one of the strongest, more athletic bodies on display in BP, and he backed it up with some deep, booming shots to straight away center field. He started slow, but the raw power eventually showed up.
Randy Torres (2013 OF/1B/LHP Bronx, NY) took a very patient batting practice, looking calm and professional. While he did pull off a couple offerings, he also hit some ringing line drives to his pull side. There’s definitely some bat speed and athleticism there to watch closely.
Luis Touron (2013 OF Miami, FL) takes home the title of most usable present power at the uncommitted event. He launched two towering home runs over the high right field fence on a relatively low effort swing. He looked compact and very under control from the left side. Touron also hit from the right side, and while not quite as smooth or prolific with the long ball, he did hit one to the opposite field off the right center field fence. This is a strong, power bat from both sides.
Elijah White (2013 SS/3B/2B/RHP Kennesaw, GA) produced hard line drives to his pull side on most of his BP swings. He hits from an upright position, and gets a little pull happy, but there’s some definite present bat speed to work with.
Kyle Wilson (2013 OF Hickory Creek, TX) is a strong, athletic right-handed hitter. He showed some good lift, has some effort to his swing, and hits off his back leg. There’s more power on the way from Wilson.