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2013 National Underclass Main Event

 



30- Steel Vs. 32- White Highlights >>

Briggs Benson (2015, C, Tifton, GA) had his fastball top out at 84mph to go along with his curveball at 65mph. Benson pitches from an over the top release point with good downward angle on his curveball.

Tekwaan Whyte (2015, SS, Stone Mountain, GA) reached base both times he came up this morning. Whyte makes hard line drive contact at the plate with good bat speed squares the ball up consistently and hits to all fields.

Kyle Schnell (2015, 3B, Ft Worth, TX) had a double for the Steel team today. Schnell has a good swing with pop in his bat and he has good baseball instincts.

25- Navy Vs. 27- Purple Highlights  >>

Topher Brown (2015, OF, Westport, CT) had a couple of hits including a double today for the Navy team. Brown has quick hands at the plate with a line drive swing plane.

Kyle Snow (2017, 3B, Key West, FL) made solid contact at the plate this afternoon. Snow squared the ball up a couple of times and had a line drive single to CF.

Chayce Eldon (2015, 2B, Pembroke Pines, FL) doubled in his only at bat of the day. Eldon did a good job of going with the pitch doubling to the RCF gap and got out of the box quick.

18- Black Vs. 20- Col. Blue Highlights >>

Nicholas Cairo (2017, C, Estero, FL) had a couple of singles in the game for the Black team. Cairo makes consistent contact at the plate and has an aggressive approach at the plate.

Michael Novak (2017, OF, Clearwater, FL) reached base a couple times this morning for the Black team. Novak has a level swing and makes line drive contact.

Erik Arenberg (2015, OF, Cape May Court House, NJ) had 2 hits for the Col Blue team including a double. Arenberg has a line drive swing plane with a good swing and makes consistent solid contact.



29- Royal Vs. 31 Vegas Gold Highlights >>

Bryce Bowen (2017, LHP, Bowman, GA) saw his fastball top out at 82mph with his curveball at 63mph and his changeup at 68mph. Bowen pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with arm speed and has good depth on his 1-7 curveball.

Nick Silber (2016, RHP, New York, NY) sat at 79-81mph on his fastball with his curveball at 71mph. Silber throws downhill with an arm that works and a curveball that has hard spin with depth to it. 

Kevin Santiago (2015, 2B, Patillas, PR) showed good bat speed with a direct bat path and a sound approach at the plate.

Manny Pantaleon (2015, OF, Coral Springs, FL) had a double in the game for the Vegas Gold team today. Pantaleon showed bat speed with a sound approach and had his double come off the bat at 80mph.

 

17- White Vs. 19- Cardinal Highlights >>

Matthew Childree (2015, 2B, McDonough, GA) had a good showing at the plate this morning for the White team. Childree has a quick bat with a compact swing and a sound approach at the plate.

James Williams (2016, C, Kennesaw, GA) smoked a double in the game for the White team as well. Williams has a line drive swing plane and does a good job so staying extended through the ball.

Jaylen Smith (2015, 2B, Lithonia, GA) looked good at the plate this morning for the Cardinal team. Smith has a short quick swing at the plate and is aggressive on the bases.

Trint Rowell (2015, C, Greer, SC) had 2 singles in the game today. Rowell makes consistent hard contact with a sound approach at the plate.


26- Orange Vs. 28- Red >>

Tyler Sapsford (2016, RHP, Tokyo, JPN) had his fastball sitting 78-80mph to go along with a curveball at 61mph and a changeup
at 70mph. Sapsford has an arm that works, the ball comes out clean, and has tight spin on his curveball.

Andrew Belcik (2016, RHP, Oldsmar, FL) saw his fastball top out at 83mph to go along with his slider at 76mph. Belcik showed
good arm speed with an arm that works and a high leg kick delivery.


Batting Practice Follow Up Note >>
A special thanks to all our batting practice pitchers for an outstanding job in throwing to 34 teams over two days of batting practice.  The bulk of the work was done by Ralph Suarez (Florida), Tim Lowery (Virginia) and Gary Larson (New Jersey), each of whom threw to 8-10 teams.  Ralph has been throwing at PG events for well over a decade and we don't think he's ever thrown better than he did the past two days; he's a machine.  Tim and Gary are great baseball guys to talk to on the side and work horses on the mound.

It's always nice to see "Mr. 7000", Mike Mosley, and his rubber arm throw as well.  He looked like he'd picked up some velocity from last year and he threw outstanding.
Batting Practice Highlights, T's 17, 18, 19 >>
1B Jack Barrie (2014, Maleny, Australia) stands out for his enormously strong 6-4/255 build along with his distinctive Australian accent and typical Aussie friendliness.  After watching batting practice, he also stood out for his absurd right handed power and even received an ovation from the appreciative fans watching (one of the only times I've ever heard that maybe 30,000 such BP sessions).  Barrie has a surprisingly short swing with outstanding raw bat speed and hit four home runs during his round, putting an exclamation point on it when his final swing disappeared from Fenway South just to the left of the batter's eye in centerfield.  COLLEGE COACHES please note that Barrie graduated from high school in November and is looking for an opportunity to go to school in the States.

OF Logan Place (2015, Wesley Chapel, FL) has good strength in his right handed swing with a balanced and well timed rock back load to start his swing.  He pulled the ball hard with consistent line drive contact.

C James Williams (2016, Kennesaw, GA) is a sophomore with a young look to him but good present bat speed and sound hitting mechanics.  He squared up the ball consistently and drove a couple hard.  Williams is a nice projection as he gets stronger and fills out.

1B Miles Jones (2016, Fayetteville, GA) looks the part with a tall and strong 6-2/185 build that is very projectable.  He's a left handed hitter with an extended swing with good present bat speed and more to come in the future.

C Will Dunavant (2015, Suwanee, GA) is a present strong 6-2/195 left handed hitting catcher with present bat speed and very quick hands, which enables him to keep his swing short and quick to the ball.  He pulled the ball hard and with power and has some lift out front in his swing.

3B Charles Crosby (2016, Albany, GA) has a right handed swing that is a bit long but he's 6-2/170 with long limbs, so that's understandable.  He also had surprising strength in his wiry frame and had some present bat speed and the ability to drive the ball when he got it out front.

SS Tate Pennington (2017, Matthews, NC) is a freshman with lots of growing and maturing to do but had nice present bat speed for his age and squared the ball up consistently.  He looks like he knows how to hit and hits with confidence.

2B Jaylen Smith (2015, Lithonia, GA) has a strong, compact build and an aggressive right handed swing that produced a series of hard line drives to the middle of the field in batting practice.



Batting Practice Highlights, T's 20, 31, 32 >>
SS Shane Shifflett (2017, Englewood, FL) is only a freshman and only weighs 145 pounds right now but he's going to be a very good prospect in a few years.....he's already one now.  He has a very nice right handed swing with present bat speed and outstanding looseness and extension through the ball.  It's going to be fun to watch him develop over the next four years.

SS Kooper Briley (2017, Martin, GA) was another freshman shortstop on the 31 Vegas Gold team that stood out.  He's listed at 5 pounds heavier than Shifflett (150) but also generates surprising bat speed for his age and size.  Briley was very polished in his swing approach and mechanics and made consistent hard line drive contact.

C Carlos Garrido (2015, Trumbull, CT) has very unusual hitting mechanics from the left side, as he gets out to his front side exceptionally and looks off balance at contact.  But he has very quick and strong hands and was able to drive the ball hard from gap to gap.  He has lots of potential with some shift/balance adjustments in his approach.

SS Hunter Stept (2015, Coral Springs, FL) showed very simple and effective hitting mechanics that enabled him to consistently square up the ball hard to all fields.  He's been very well coached and looks like he's worked hard to make his swing short and repeatable.  Now it's just a matter of getting stronger.

C Jimmy Versage (2015, Cape May Courthouse, NJ) took a few swings to get his timing down, as he was keeping his front side too closed in his swing, but once he got comfortable, the 6-1/210 right handed hitter started absolutely crushing the ball, including launching a couple of bombs over the Green Monster.  He's got big-time power right now.

C Briggs Benson (2015, Tifton, GA) had a very level swing that stayed on the ball for a long time through contact.  He has some strength to his 5-11/180 frame and swings hard, so the result was pretty much 10 straight hard pulled line drives that jumped off the barrel hard.

3B Jonathan White (2015, Lawrenceville, GA) has been taught to keep his hands tight and short to the ball and he did it very effectively in his round due to his fast hands, strength and bat speed.  He pulled the ball hard consistently and put lots of top spin on balls that he squared up.

RHP/OF Terrell McCall (2015, Lithonia, GA) is a very talented two-way player we've seen frequently at PG events over the past two years.  He hits from an exaggerated inside the ball approach so he rarely pulls the ball but showed lift and carry to the middle of the field on a couple of deep balls to centerfield.  The power is coming, especially if he learns to turn on the ball and take advantage of his bat speed.

C Dominic Paolo (2015, Wellington, FL) looks younger than the average junior but he has a very nice right handed swing with quick hands and some present bat speed that should keep improving.

OF Paul Collins (2015, Loveland, OH) has a nice, projectable 6-1/185 build with some present strength and nice balanced hitting mechanics.  He showed quick hands to the ball from the left side and drove the ball hard up the right centerfield gap a number of times.







Batting Practice Highlights, T's 24, 29, 30 >>
OF Bakari Gayle (2015, Stone Mountain, GA):  We don't know if anyone among the 550 players at the event had more fun in BP than Gayle.  The former (and still fast) speedster turned power hitter has strength and bat speed we hadn't seen before and was unapologetically "Green Monster" hunting during his round.  He hit one monster bomb completely over the wall and numerous others that rattled off it, especially in deep left center field.  His teammates made sure he heard about both his failures and successes and he had a big smile the entire time.

SS/RHP Tekwaan Whyte (2016, Stone Mountain, GA) still has plenty of filling out to do with his 6-0/160 build but he is one of the best two way prospects in the 2016 class.  He's also a switch-hitter (the 30 Steel team had six of them) with quick hands and good barrel ability from both sides.

1B Mitchell Hagan (2016, Omaha, NE) is another switch-hitter but a different type than Whyte in that he already has big, big power from his broad shouldered 6-2/190 frame.  He was one of the few left handed hitters in two days to homer into "Pesky's Corner" in right field and knocked a few balls off the left field wall hitting right handed as well.

SS Darius Sewell (2015, Decatur, GA) is even more slender than Tekwaan Whyte at 6-3/160 but has very quick hands at the plate and some whippy bat speed from a swing he keeps pretty short for his length.  He's never going too big with his build but a bit more wiry strength will be very important in his continuing prospect development.

OF Aaron Bond (2015, South Bend, IN) has a very projectable 6-3/170 build and a nice, loose left handed swing.  He really projects well, especially with a few simple adjustments to his swing to make his upper body less rotational, and he has nice present bat speed.

3B Luke Tressy (2016, Weatogue, CT) has more strength than his young 5-10/150 frame indicates and a strong, aggressive right handed swing that is loose and extended out front.  He showed good pull power with more to come in the future.

1B Wesley Brooks (2016, Suwanee, GA) is a very strong young man for a sophomore and his long and loose right handed swing uses that strength well to develop bat speed.  He swings hard and is looking to drive the ball.

C Aaron Rapp (2015, Burlington, NJ) is a left handed hitting catcher, which is something that college coaches, not to mention pro scouts, always like to see.  He has a short and quick swing, especially for a 6-3/195 hitter, and hits hard line drives to the middle and pull sides.  A bit more extension out front and his power could really blossom.




Batting Practice Highlights-Teams 7, 8, & 23 >>
7-Kelly Green

2016 Austin McNicholas (Austin, TX) has an easy, repeatable swing which he uses to drive the ball to his pull side with strength and power that should continue to improve. He has good present bat speed with a sound approach, consistently squaring the ball up. 

2016 Gabriel Coburn (Windermere, FL) got the bat through the zone quickly and directly to the ball, barreling up each pitch and showed some surprising pop in his bat, especially given his lean, 6-foot frame. 

2015 Noah Locascio (Mt Pleasant, SC) already looks the part of a high level athlete, standing at 6-foot-2/205 and uses his frame to create leverage with the ball jumping off his bat when he squares it up. Locascio keeps his hands inside well and shows good bat speed with extension at contact. 

2016 Travis Hall (Tallahassee, FL) is another player with a large frame (6-foot-4/205) and shows his strength in his swing, driving the ball regularly to the middle of the field. When he squares a pitch up, the ball jumps off his bat and travels for a bit, something that will continue to build over the next three years. 

8-Teal

2016 Gregory Veliz (Key West, FL) shows good bat speed from the left side, with hard line drive contact to right field. He has a strong, muscular frame and the is able to drive the ball with regular contact.

2015 Kevin Strohschein (McDonough, GA) glides to the ball, making loud, hard contact swing after swing. Strohschein gets good extension with his arms and is able to the drive the ball, showing good bat speed and lift in his swing. 

2015 Nick Neville (Burke, VA) put a nice short, compact swing on the ball, showing good bat speed and some present strength from left side. 

23-Kelly Green

2015 Weston Wise (Ocala, FL) showed some raw power in his swing, making loud line drive contact from the right side into left field. 

2015 Eric Terry (Loveland, OH) is a switch hitter who made hard contact from both sides of the plate, especially to his pull side (right field) while hitting left handed. He showed a strong swing from the right side as well, with consistent line drive contact. 

Batting Practice Highlights-Teams 5 & 6 >>
5- Texas Orange

2016 Daniel Seres (Canton, GA) showed off his power in a big way during batting practice, launching three home runs over the Green Monster replica in right field. Seres has a strong 5-foot-11/170 build and uses his bat speed and power to drive the ball with authority.

2015 Jordan Scott (Conyers, GA) is a switch hitting middle infielder, who showed well from both sides but had a better round from the left side, putting a smooth fluid swing on the ball, making hard line drive contact to his pull side. Right handed, Scott has a contact approach in the box, still showing strength and a quick bat.

2015 Reggie Pruitt (Kennesaw, GA) has continued to grow and started to fill out his frame which was evident by his ability to drive the ball with authority, clanking a few balls off the wall. His swing was loose and fluid, which he repeated well, and stayed balanced throughout, showing a fast bat. 

2015 Brenton Burgess (Lithonia, GA), 2016 Rankin Woley (Atlanta, GA), and 2015 Zach Goodman (Kennesaw, GA) all showed their respective power in their turns at the plate, with Burgess blasting two out and both Woley and Goodman one a piece. Goodman has raw power which he showed off, Burgess has a strong 5-foot-11 frame with a quick bat and lift in his swing, and Woley showed good barrel control with some lift and strength in his swing.

2016 Carter Kieboom (Marietta, GA) impressed with his offensive tools, creating nice leverage in his swing, with a fast, direct path to the ball, each time squaring the pitch up. 

2016 Connor Davis (Roswell, GA) tied Seres with three home runs a piece for Team 5, using his 6-foot-3/210 frame and quick bat to create loud contact and leverage, Davis kept his hands in and drove the ball with authority deep to left field. 

6-Red

2016 Brandon Chinea (Miami, FL) put on a nice display of line drive hitting, not trying to do too much with the ball, and drove the ball to both left and center field. He stayed balanced throughout his swing, making consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. 

2015 Michael Van Degna (Miami, FL) is a strong 6-foot-3 outfielder who showed good bat speed and the ability to quickly get his hips through, resulting in hard hit balls jumping off his bat, one of which cleared the Monster out in left field. 

2016 Landon Silver (Miami, FL) has a strong, athletic frame, as well as a fast bat with leverage which he used to put two balls out today during batting practice. Silver is a player to watch and with some minor refinement, should continue to get even better, which will be interesting giving how the ball already carries well off his bat. 

2015 Lorenzo Hampton (Miami Lakes, FL) uses his long levers and good bat speed to create hard line drive contact, the kind of contact that once his starts to put muscle on his 6-foot-4/195 frame, he will see the ball farther and a good chance over the fence. 

2016 Arnaldo Brito (Miami, FL) is not built like a sophomore in high school, nor does he swing the bat like one. Brito showed quick hands to the ball and although he uses mostly his upper half in his swing, his bat his so fast and with the strength to match, he is able to still drive the ball and get loft on the ball, putting one out today. 




Batting Practice Highlights-Teams 3 & 4 >>

Team 3

2016 Nathan Blakeney (HighPoint, NC) has a strong, athletic frame which he used to explode towards the ball, showing power to his pull side which should continue to improve over the next couple of years.

2015 Brendan Donovan (Enterprise,AL) showed a quick bat in batting practice this morning, loading up on his back half and driving the ball due to his present strength and lift at the point of contact in his swing.

2015 Reilly Johnson  (Lake Wales, FL) gets good extension through his swing and although he doesn’t have the big power yet, he has the tools to once he starts to fill out. He showed good bat speed and the ability to square the ball up.

Team 4

2015 Deacon Liput (Oviedo,FL) put his fast bat from the left side on display, making hard contact to his pull side frequently while keeping his hands inside the ball well.

2015 Matthew Pita (Moseley,VA) showed an interesting set of tools in the box, with good bat speed,resulting in hard line drive contact to his pull side.

2016 Tanner Fults (LakewoodRanch, FL) uses his strength and 6-foot-3 frame well to drive the ball, showing gap to gap power and raw strength in his swing.

Batting Practice Highlights-Teams 1 & 2 >>

1-Purple

2016 Spencer Taylor(Sorrento, FL) is a strong sophomore who showed the ability to drive the ball to both gaps in batting practice this morning, using simple, repeatable mechanics and a direct path to the ball.

2015 Joe Mercadante (Agawam,MA) continued to show well, putting his quick hands on display. Mercadante made consistent line drive contact to his pull side and was able to get into a couple, sending them to deep left field at JetBlue Stadium.

2015 Justin Gesek (Jacksonville,FL) showed some easy power throughout his round, putting two over the GreenMonster. Gesek is quick to the ball with the barrel of his bat, consistently squaring the ball up and driving it

2-Texas Orange

2015 Cameron Hearn (Atlanta,GA) is a quick twitch athlete and it shows in his swing. Even with some pre swing movement, Hearn is able to use his quick hands to turn on pitches,resulting in hard line drive contact, with one ball getting out of the park.

Although listed as a primary left handed pitcher, 2016 Trevor Hillhouse (Canton, GA) showed a smooth swing and is able to use his long limbs to create leverage from the left side. His hips explode through and his power should continue to increase as he fills out his 6-foot-5 frame.

2016 Mathew Cole (Marietta, GA) still has room to fill out on his frame, but showed some surprising pop in his bat today, putting a ball over the Green Monster.Along with the power, Cole was able to square up balls regularly with a compactswing, keeping his hands inside. 
15-Maroon vs. 13 Columbia Blue HighlightsAustin  >>
Left-hander, Austin Ashcraft (2015, McKinney, TX) turned in a quality outing for Columbia Blue, tossing 3 scoreless frames and reaching 80 mph with his fastball in the process. He also shows a good feel for his late breaking, two plane curveball which he throws at 67 mph. 

Right-hander Jakob Arnold (2015, Raleigh NC) showed solid velocity for Maroon, reaching 82 mph with his fastball and striking out 3 batters over 3 scoreless frames. Arnold also mixed in a highly effective, late diving changeup at 72 mph.

Hank Smitherman (2015, Goldsboro, NC) collected two solid singles to his pull side for the Maroon squad, showing good hand-eye coordination and bat speed against the fastball.

Michael Escarra (2015, Hialeah, FL) had one of the loudest swings of the night, as he produced a booming double to left field for Columbia Blue. He has a powerful swing, good bat speed and natural, easy lift.

Another loud swing belonged to Julian Delgado (2015, Boca Raton, FL), who also launched a double, this one to left center field. He has a big sound off his bat and easy power.Delgado collected a single as well. He also stood out defensively in this contest.

14- Gold vs. 16-Orange Highlights >>
Tyler Daughtry (2016, SS/RHP, Veterans HS, Kathleen,GA) On the mound, he pitched from a high 3/4 arm slot, good arm action, gets downhill and smooth balanced delivery. His FB sat 80-83 MPH with late life, and mixed in a CH with good sink at 74 MPH.

Jordan Schulefand (2017, SS/RHP, Pine Crest HS, Parkland, FL) struck out 5 hitters in 3 innings of work. He has a good balanced delivery, solid arm action and locates pitches well. His FB had good arm side run and sat 78-81 MPH. He also went 2-2 in the game with a triple and 2 RBI's.

Ryan Sande (2015, 2B/RHP, Leesville Road HS, Raleigh, NC) pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot, has a fast arm, online delivery, and arm works well. Has an explosive release, throws strikes, and long arm action. His FB has arm side run, and sat 84-87 MPH, mixed in a good 10/4 CB and CH with sink and run.

Scott Kapers (2015, C/RHP, Mount Carmel HS, Schererville, IN) showed good defensive actions behind the plate, moves well, good arm strength, and good receiver. At the plate he showed good bat speed going 1-2 with a double, run scored and 1 RBI.
13- Columbia Blue vs. 16-Orange Highlights >>
Brad Weber (2016, RHP, Emmaus HS, Emmaus, PA) had 5 punch outs in 3 innings of work on the mound. He showed a whippy arm action, 3/4 extended release, arm works well and has very good projection. He had good command, FB sat 81-85 MPH and mixed in a good CH at 72 MPH that he spotted up well.

Ty Renginelli (2015, MIF, Mars Area, Gibsonia, PA) showed a quick bat at the plate with an inside out swing. Defensively at SS he displayed good actions, and solid arm strength.

Julian Delgado (2015, 3B/1B, Spanish River Community, Baca Raton, FL) has smooth actions at 3B, soft hands, and good feet. At the plate he displayed a quick bat, balanced swing with pop.

Kyle Finkenstaedt (2015, MIF, Langham Creek, Houston, TX) showed a good balanced swing at the plate with a smooth stroke, and solid bat speed.
25-Navy vs. 28-Red Highlights >>
Chase McCroskey (2016, C/1B, T.L. Hanna, Anderson, SC) has a strong athletic frame, patient approach at the plate and good balance. Defensively behind the plate, he has solid catch and throw potential, good arm strength and solid receiver.

Antwann Tucker (2016, SS/2B, Bluestone HS, Chase City, VA) displayed good bat speed at the plate, quickness in bat, smooth stroke, and mechanically sound. Defensively at SS he showed smooth actions, with good arm strength.

Tyler Sapsford (2016, SS/RHP, American School in Japan, Tokyo, JPN) showed a short compact stroke at the plate and has solid defensive tools. Has smooth actions in the field, and solid arm strength.

Kyle Snow (2017, 3B/RHP, Key West HS, Key West, FL) has good balance at the plate, aggressive approach, quick hands. He stays inside the ball well and moves well down the line.

Randy Garcia (2016, MIF, Key West HS, Key West, FL) was 1-2 in the game with a double and a run scored. He displayed a balanced at the plate, has pop in bat, solid extension through the ball, and has good bat speed.


9- V. Gold Vs. 11- D. Green Highlights >>

Eric Feliz (2015, OF, Englewood Cliffs, NJ) had a good showing at the plate this afternoon for the Dark Green team. The ball jumps
off his bat when he squares it up and he showed a good approach at the plate.

Kep Brown (2015, OF, Mt. Pleasant, SC) had a couple of hits for the Dark Green team including a double this afternoon. Brown makes line drive contact at the plate with a good swing and bat speed. In the outfield Brown showed good range tracking down fly balls with a quick first step. On the mound Brown topped out at 84mph on his fastball with a smooth delivery and stays tall in his delivery.

Zachary Ramzy (2015, 3B, Los Angeles, CA) showed well at the plate today for the Vegas Gold team. Ramzy has good pop in his bat with a good swing.

Sawyer Smith (2016, RHP, Cantonment, AL) had his fastball sitting at 81-84mph with his curveball at 73mph and his changeup at 73mph as well. Smith pitches from a 3/4 arm slot with cut action to his fastball.

Cameron Melcher (2016, C, Kerrville, TX) had a couple of hits in the game for the Vegas Gold team. Melcher makes consistent contact at the plate with a sound approach.

Wyatt Jackson (2015, OF, Live Oak, FL) had 2 hits in the game of the Dark Green team including a double. Jackson drove the ball to LCF for his double showing a good swing with some pop.

21-Dark Green vs. 23-Kelly Green Highlights >>
Travious Ford (2015, OF, Greenville, SC) showed great range in CF tracking down two tough balls; a sliding grab on a liner to LCF and a ball straight over his head.  His good routes and great athleticism made him fun to watch as he roamed the outfield.

Max McKettrick (2016, LHP/1B/OF, High Springs, FL) had a very quick bat.  He created great back spin, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see his power develop down the road has his slender frame fills out.  During the game he skied a sac fly to right that had a hang time of 6.2 seconds.

Eric Terry (2015, C/2B, Loveland, OH) looked good behind the plate.  The switch hitting catcher ripped a hustle double down the right field line from the left side.  He showed the ability to drop the bat head, and create leverage.  While running the bases has had good instincts reading dirt balls.

Tyler Buckner (2016, 1B/ RHP/ 3B, High Springs, FL) at 6’5” 210 is very physically mature for a sophomore in high school.  He has present strength and power that he displayed by turning on a 75 mph offering hitting half way up the replica green monster on Jet Blue field 1.  Athletic for his size he made several nice plays around the bag at 1B. 

Tyler Evans (2015, 3B/RHP, D'lberville, MS) pitched at 80-82 MPH with his fastball and showed some arm speed.  He also threw a curveball at 66 MPH with some bite to it.  

Jayln Dorsey (2015, SS/RHP, Webster, FL) pitched at 77-82 MPH with a loose quick arm action.  He has some explosion to his delivery and showed some upside on the mound.  
22-Gold vs 24-Maroon >>
 Josh Kea (2016, OF/RHP, J.M. Tate Senior, Pensacola, FL) showed well today going 1-2 at the plate with a double and a run scored.  Kea squares the ball up well and displayed bat speed.  Josh also pitched t, MIwo scoreless innings for the Maroon team. 

Bryce Bartlett (2016, C/MIF, Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, AR) hit a double and also produced a run scored for the Maroon team going 1-2 on the day.  Bartlett showed bat speed and stayed inside the ball well.

Adam Rapp (2015, C, Northern Burlington, Burlington, NJ) had a good day at the plate going 1-2 with a triple and an RBI.  Rapp squared the ball up nicely and the ball jumps off of his bat.

Tervont Johnson (2016, MIF/OF, Mays, Atlanta, GA) started the game off with a line drive shot back up the middle for a single.  Johnson then went on to show his speed stealing second base.  Tervont displayed good bat speed and has a fluid stroke at the plate.

26- Orange vs. 27-Purple Highlights >>
Josh Winckowski (2016, RHP/UT, Cypress Lake, Fort Myers, FL) is a good young prospect, he pitched 3 innings striking out 3. Has a quick tempo on the mound, long loose arm action, and attacks hitters. He had a live fastball that sat 82-84 MPH topping out 85 MPH and flashed a slider with sharp bite that was 74 MPH.

Andrew Tri (2016, RHP/1B, St. Thomas Academy, Hastings, MN) was 1-1 in the game with a double. He displayed a gap to gap approach with pop, makes hard contact, and ball jumps off his bat. He also pitched in the game and showed a good downhill plane, and had natural cut on his FB that sat 76-80 MPH and flashed a slurve at 67 MPH with solid depth.

David Lanster (2015, C/SS, Ransom Everglades, Miami, FL) went 1-2 in the game with a double and a run scored. He made consistent hard contact, has quickness in bat, and a line drive swing plane.

Bo Fricks (2016, 2B/RHP, First Presbyterian Day, Macon, GA) was 2-2 in the game with 2 singles and an RBI. He showed solid bat speed, and made consistent contact with a solid approach at the plate.
6- Red Vs. 8- Teal Highligths >>

Gregory Veliz (2016, RHP, Key West, FL) had his fastball topping out at 93mph to go along with his curveball at 76mph and his changeup at 84mph. Veliz works quick on the mound with a fast arm, and a clean arm action. He has big arm side sink on his fastball and consistently mixes in his off-speed pitches to keep hitters off balance. At the plate Veliz added 2 hits including a double. Veliz has a line drive swing plane with pop in his bat and drives the ball all over the field.

Kevin Strohschein (2015, RHP, McDonough, GA) had his fastball topping out at 86mph with his curveball at 70mph and his changeup at 80mph. Strohschein pitches from an over the top arm slot with a repeatable delivery and is aggressive with his fastball. He has good shape to his 12-6 curveball and has good command of it.

Lorenzo Hampton (2015, RHP, Miami Lakes, FL) sat at 82-85mph on his fastball with his curveball topping out at 72mph. Hampton pitches with a deliberate pace from a high 3/4 arm slot and the ball comes out clean.

Alex Dickinson (2015, RHP, Weston, FL) also topped out at 85mph with his fastball with his curveball at 74mph. Dickinson has good clean pitching mechanics with late life to his fastball and has good depth to his curveball which he keeps down in the zone.


14-Gold vs. 15-Maroon Highlights >>
Chris Bashlor (2016, OF/C, Calvary Baptist Day, Richmond Hill, GA) was 1-2 at the plate with a double and a run scored. He made consistent hard contact and displayed strength in his swing with good extension.

LJ Talley (2015, SS/RHP, Charlton County, Folkston, GA) displayed a rotational swing, good bat speed, and leverage in his swing going 1-2 in the game. LJ Talley "tallied" an RBI for the box score with a double down the RF line.

Lincoln Hewett (2015, OF/LHP, North Hall HS, Gainesville, GA) went 1-1 with a double in the game. Hewett has a gap to gap approach with pop and showed good bat speed.

Hunter Goodson (2017, LHP/1B, Kingston HS, Kingston, OK) pitched 3 solid innings, striking out 5 of the 9 batters he faced. He showed fluid mechanics on the mound, and a loose easy arm action. He throws a heavy fastball with cut action that sat 77-80 MPH, mixed in a good cut change-up.

Jon Hansen (2015, 3B/OF, Cherry Hill East, Cherry Hill, NJ) went 2-2 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored, and a stolen base. He has solid bat speed, lift and leverage in swing, and displayed a quick short stroke.

John O'Connor (2015, OF/1B, Spanish River Community, Boynton Beach, FL) was 2-2 in the game with a single and triple and 2 runs scored. He has a rotational swing and solid bat speed.

Jacob Arnold (2015, OF/RHP, Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC) has an middle of the field approach and went 2-2 with 2 singles and 2 stolen bases in the game. He showed solid bat speed, and extension at the plate and was an aggressive base runner with good instincts.




10-Cardinal vs 12-Steel Highlights >>

The following players stood out in the game today between 12-Steel and 10-Cardinal

Matt Breeden (2015, 3B, North Cobb HS, GA) showed good bat speed on a line drive single.

Isiah Gilliam (2015, 1B/3B, Parkview HS, GA) also had a sharp single up the middle making solid contact.

Will Galloway (2015, C, Blessed Trinity Catholic, GA) showed good strength in his swing with a line drive single to LF.

Robby Dau (2015, C, North Paulding, GA) also collected a hit for the Steel Team.

Brian Exley (2014, Sequoyah HS, GA) started, his fastball topped at 84 while sitting comfortably in the 81-83, he also mixed in a sharp 78 MPH slider.

Cameron Gregory (2015, RHP, Pickens County HS, GA) topped at 83 and flashed a plus curveball.

Jason Heinrich (2015, RHP, River Ridge HS, FL) the UCF commit showed why he is a 2 way prospect at the plate and mound.  He has tremendous strength at the plate and topped at 91 ont he mound.

Herbert Iser (2016, C, Miami Sunset Senior, FL) is a young catcher with great catch and throw skills.

7-Kelly Green vs 5-Texas Orange  >>

Aaron Turk (2015 OF, Centennial HS, Roswell, GA) showed good bat speed with a short compact swing.

Mason Duke (2015 3B, Spain Park HS, Hoover, AL) was 2 for 2 in the game with a pair of singles. He showed a good bat path to the ball with good bat speed.

Chris Canavan (2015 C, American Heritage HS, Wellington, FL) had an RBI double in the game that registered 88 off the bat. He showed a line drive swing plane.

Brandon Hill (2015 OF, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA) was 2 for 2 in the game with a single and a double. He showed good bat speed with a short compact swing.

KK Brooks (2016 OF, Walton HS, Marietta, GA) had a single in the game. He showed quick hands to the ball and moved well on the base paths.

Jake Milosch (2015 RHP, St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, IL) threw from a 3/4 arm slot with good arm action and his fastball sat 81-83 mph with a good curveball at 67 mph.

Austin McNicholas (2016 RHP, Akins HS, Austin, TX) threw from a 3/4 arm slot with an online delivery, his fastball sat 80-83 mph with a curveball at 69 mph and a change up at 74 mph.

Travis Hall (2016 RHP, Lincoln HS, Tallahassee, FL) showed an easy arm action on the mound with a smooth delivery and his fastball sat 80-83 mph.

Nate Dupree (2015 LHP, Lassiter HS, Marietta, GA) threw from a 3/4 arm slot and showed a good arm on the mound. His fastball sat 82-84 mph.

Daniel Seres (2016 RHP, Sequoyah HS, Canton, GA) threw from a high 3/4 arm slot with a long arm circle in back, his fastball sat 81-83 mph.

Zac Kristofak (2016 RHP, Walton HS, Marietta, GA) threw from a 3/4 arm slot with short arm action. He showed a good fastball that sat 86-88 mph with a plus curveball at 76 mph.

Carter Kieboom (2016 BHP, Walton HS, Marietta, GA) as a right handed pitcher he pitched from a high 3/4 arm slot, his fastball sat 83-85 mph. As a left handed pitcher he pitched from a 3/4 arm slot with an extended release, his fastball sat 77-80 mph.



9- Vegas Gold Vs. 12- Steel >>

Max Wotell (2015, LHP, Marvin, NC) topped out at 89mph today on his fastball with his curveball at 73mph. Wotell pitches from a
3/4 arm slot with a deceptive delivery. Wotell gets downhill and has good late life on his fastball.

Nick Bush (2015, LHP, Leesburg, GA) was sitting at 84-87mph with his fastball topping out at 88mph to go along with his slider at
76mph. Bush does a good job of using his lower half in his delivery, has a clean arm action and has good depth on his slider.

Daz Cameron (2015, OF, McDonough, GA) smoked the ball of the bat a couple times this afternoon. Cameron has good bat speed with a good swing.

Will Heflin (2016, LHP, Talbott, TN) was sitting 80-84mph with his fastball to go along with his changeup at 72mph and his curveball
at 70mph. Heflin has a clean short arm action with depth to his curveball showing good command of his pitches and getting swings and misses.

Drew Van Norman (2015, RHP, Houston, TX) was sitting at 83-87mph with his fastball to go along with a curveball at 75mph and a splitter at 77mph. Van Norman pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with good use of his lower half in his delivery, he likes to elevate his fastball and a 12-6 curveball.

Greg Pickett (2015, OF, Aurora, CO) smoked a Home Run this afternoon off the above mentioned Max Wotell. Pickett has a large projectable frame with lots of pop in his bat with bat speed.

32- White Vs. 34- Teal Highlights >>

Terrell McCall II (2015, RHP, Lithonia, GA) sat at 84-85mph with his fastball today. McCall II pitches from a low 3/4 arm slot
with an easy arm action. The ball comes out of his hand clean and easy, he has a live arm with sound pitching mechanics.

Briggs Benson (2015, C, Tifton, GA) had a Home Run in the game for the White team this afternoon. Benson has a power approach
at the plate with a good swing and squares the ball up consistently.

Chase Evans (2015, 1B, Jacksonville, FL) had a triple in the game for the White team. Evans makes solid contact at the plate with
bat speed and has good extension at the plate.

Jonathan White (2015, 3B, Lawrenceville, GA) also had a triple in the game. White showed good bat speed at the plate with a good
swing and squared the ball up well on his triple to LCF.

Michael Musselwhite (2016, RHP, Lumberton, NC) topped out at 80mph with his curveball at 69mph. Musselwhite pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with a live arm, the ball comes out clean and his curveball has good bite to it.

Edwin Pichardo (2015, 2B, Hollywood, FL) continued his strong day with another extra base hit in his second game. Pichardo does a
good job of staying inside the ball and consistently squares the ball up at the plate. In the field he showed smooth actions at SS
with good lateral agility and made a nice play during the game.


11- Dark Green Vs. 10- Cardinal Highlight >>

Parker Gupton (2015, RHP, Goodlettsville, TN) had his fastball top out at 84mph to go along with his curveball at 69mph and his
changeup at 75mph. Gupton does a good job of hitting his spots with good balance on the mound. He has good depth to his 12-6
curveball with downhill plane.

Jake Lafrenz (2015, LHP, Elgin, IL) topped out at 86mph on his fastball with his curveball at 70mph, his slider at 76mph and his
changeup at 77mph. Lafrenz has a quick arm action with good arm speed, the ball comes out clean and he does a good job of keeping the ball down in the zone. His changeup has arm side run to it, showed a late breaking slider and throws a heavy fastball.

Bay To (2015, 2B, Philadelphia, PA) reached base twice today for the Cardinal team. To has a good approach at the plate with a
good swing and has good instincts on the bases.

Herbert Iser (2016, C, Miami, FL) had a double and a single in the game to help the Cardinal offense as well. Iser makes hard
contact at the plate with a line drive swing plane.

Enrique Ferrer (2015, OF, Naples, FL) made solid contact both times up this afternoon. Ferrer has a level swing with pop in his
bat and hustles down the line.

Dylan Gordon (2015, RHP, Ocean Ridge, FL) topped out at 85mph with his fastball to go along with a curveball at 75mph. Gordon
pitches from a low 3/4 arm slot with an online delivery and has arm side run on his fastball.

Fletcher Simmons (2015, RHP, Gainesville, FL) sat at 84-86mph with his fastball topping out at 87mph to go along with his
curveball at 76mph and his changeup at 73mph. Simmons pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with a short quick arm action and good arm speed. His curveball has tight spin with depth and has sinking action on his changeup.

Eric Feliz (2015, OF, Englewood Cliffs, NJ) showed off his bat speed at the plate today with a single to LF and a sound approach.

Wyatt Jackson (2015, OF, Live Oak, FL) also looked good at the plate with the Dark Green team. Jackson made hard contact both times he was up today showing off his bat speed and a good swing.

33- Navy Vs. 31- Vegas Gold Highlights >>

Gustavo Garcia (2015, C, Juncos, PR) drove a double down the LF line in the game for Vegas Gold today. Garcia has a line drive swing plane with an aggressive approach at the plate.

Hunter Stept (2015, SS, Coral Springs, FL) had a double in the game as well for the Vegas Gold team. Stept is a gap to gap hitter
with pop and has a good swing.

Kevin Santiago (2015, SS, Patillas, PR) looked good on the infield this afternoon. Santiago has quick hands at second base with
good defensive actions and lateral agility.

Michael Griffin (2016, SS, Hudson, NH) had a couple of more hits in his teams game today including a double. Griffin makes consistent solid contact at the plate with a sound approach and a level swing.


4- Royal Vs. 2- Texas Orange Highlights >>

Deacon Liput (2015, SS, Oviedo, FL) had a couple of hits in the game for the Royal team. Liput makes consistent contact at the plate with a good swing and is a top of the order hitter.

Noah Croft (2015, C, Olathe, KS) also had multiple hits for the Royal team including a triple. Croft is a gap to gap hitter with pop,
has a line drive swing plane and had one of his balls in play come off the bat at 84mph.

Malique Foreman (2016, 3B, Atlanta, GA) had a couple of singles in the game for the Texas Orange team today. Foreman has good speed down the line which allows him to beat out INF hits, making consistent contact at the plate.

Matthew Cole (2016, RHP, Marietta, GA) had his fastball top out at 89mph to go along with his curveball at 72mph and his changeup at 81mph. Cole pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with a fast clean arm action. He showed good command of his curveball with good depth to it and gets swings and misses with it.


3- Black Vs. 1- Purple Highlights >>

Michael Diaz (2015, RHP, Lake Wales, FL) was sitting at 80-82mph on his fastball with his curveball at 67mph and his changeup at 73mph. Diaz has a 3/4 arm slot with a short arm action and is quick through the delivery. He does a good job of mixing speeds and attacks hitters.

Luca Portolese (2015, OF, St. Leonard, QC) showed well at the plate this afternoon. Portolese has a smooth swing with good bat speed and drives the ball to all fields.

Joe Skinner (2016, 3B, Heathrow, FL) made solid contact at the plate both times today for the Purple team. Skinner has good bat speed with a smooth swing. In the field he has good defensive actions at 3rd base with a good arm across the infield.

Andy Karlan (2015, C, Larchmont, NY) looked good at the plate as well for the Purple team. Karlan has a short compact swing with pop in his bat and makes consistent hard contact.

29- Royal Vs. 33- Navy Highlights >>

Matt Ryan (2015, LHP, Chicago, IL) had his fastball top out at 82mph to go along with his curveball at 73mph for the Royal team. Ryan has a smooth high leg lift delivery with good tempo on the mound pitching from a 3/4 arm slot with an arm that works. He has arm side run on his fastball, tight spin on his curveball working both sides of the plate and has lots of confidence on the mound.

Nolan Bond (2015, MIF, Spring, TX) had a double off the wall for the Royal team today. Bond has a good swing with an aggressive approach and is a gap to gap hitter with pop.

Grant Ozarchuk (2015, 2B, Spring, TX) made solid contact at the plate this morning. Ozarchuk is a fast twitch athlete with a god approach at the plate, with his single registering 86mph off the bat.

Michael Griffin (2016, SS, Hudson, NH) had a triple in the game for the Navy team. Griffin has a level swing and is aggressive on the bases.

Cash Case (2017, SS, Mount Dora, FL) looked good at the plate today as well for the Navy team. Case makes consistent contact at the plate with a good swing.


22- Gold Vs. 23- Kelly Green Highlights >>

Jayln Dorsey (2015, SS, Webster, FL) had multiple hits for the Kelly team this morning including a triple to RCF. Dorsey
has good speed on the bases showing them off to beat out an infield hit then legging out a triple in his second at bat,
he is a leadoff type hitter who puts the ball in play.

Tyler Buckner (2016, 1B, High Springs, FL) also had 2 hits in the game for the Kelly team. Buckner has a line drive swing
plane with a good swing and a sound approach at the plate.

Phillip Willis (2016, SS, Gainesville, FL) had 2 singles in the game this morning. Willis makes consistent contact at the
plate and is able to beat out INF hits.

Michael Acosta (2016, SS, Pinecrest, FL) had 2 singles in the game for the Gold team. Acosta is a leadoff hitter who makes
consistent contact and will take an extra base when it's given to him.

18- Black Vs. 19- Cardinal  >>

Jack Barrie (2014, RHP, Maleny, AUS) topped out at 84mph on the mound today with his curveball at 71mph and his changeup at 75mph. Barrie has a good feel for his curveball with depth to it as well as tight spin and he attacks hitters.

Joe Corrao (2015, RHP, Merrick, NY) was sitting at 79-82mph with his fastball to go along with his curveball at 68mph, his slider
at 77mph and a changeup at 74mph. Corrao has a short quick arm action with a tight slider, and a 12-6 curveball with depth to it.

Jaylen Smith (2015, 2B, Lithonia, GA) made solid contact in both of his at bats today. Smith has a line drive swing plane with a
good swing and a sound approach at the plate. He squares the ball up well and had one of the balls in play come off his bat at
92mph.

Charlie Martin (2015, SS, Dalton, GA) had a double in the game for the Cardinal team. Martin drove the ball to LCF showing off
his gap pop with a good swing.



17- White Vs. 20- Col. Blue >>

Charles Crosby (2016, RHP, Albany, GA) was sitting at 81-84mph on his fastball to go along with his curveball at 72mph and
his changeup at 68mph. Crosby pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with a fastball that has life through the zone and showed
good command of his curveball.

Julian Fitts (2015, 3B, Marietta, GA) reached base twice for the White team this morning. Fitts has a good swing with an
aggressive approach and has a line drive swing plane.

Will Dunavant (2015, C, Suwanee, GA) hit the ball hard both times up today. Dunavant has good bat speed and drives the ball
to the gap.

Paul Collins (2015, OF, Hull, GA) lined a triple to RF for the Col. Blue team today. Collins has good extension through contact
with a good swing and showed good instincts on the bases.

34- Teal Vs. 30- Steel >>

Edwin Pichardo (2015, OF, Hollywood, FL) had a double in the game for the Teal team today. Pichardo has a sound approach at
the plate with a good swing and drives the ball to the gaps well.

Michael Musselwhite (2016, SS, Lumberton, NC) showed off his defensive skills during the game today. Musselwhite has sound
actions at SS with good range and his throws have online carry.

Myles Smith (2016, OF, Stone Mountain, GA) continued his strong showing this weekend with a triple in for the Steel team
this morning. Smith consistently squares the ball up with a good swing and can hit the ball to all fields. In the field he
gets good reads on fly balls and has a quick first step which allows him to run balls down in the gap.

Kyle Schnell (2015, 3B, Ft. Worth, TX) doubled in the game for the Steel team. Schnell showed good hustle on his double with
good instincts on the bases.

21- Drak Green Vs. 24- Maroon Highlights >>

Adam Rapp (2015, RHP, Ft. Myers, FL) topped out at 83mph this morning on his fastball with his curveball at 68mph. Rapp
pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with a nice easy delivery and the ball comes out good. Rapp has a good fastball with a
deliberate delivery and good pitching mechanics.

Jon Merrill (2015, C, Fletcher, NC) had 2 hits for the Maroon team today with a double. Merrill has a good swing with pop
in his bat, the double came off his bat at 84mph.

Carson Griffis (2016, RHP, Homewood, AL) topped out at 82mph on his fastball to go along with his curveball at 67mph. Griffis
pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot with an up-tempo online delivery. He has arm side run on his fastball with good command of
his pitches. At the plate Griffis reached base twice showing off his speed on the bases.

Travious Ford (2015, OF, Greenville, NC) looked good today in the outfield. Ford has lots of speed which allows him to
trackdown balls well; he gets a good read off the bat and has a quick first step.


Batting Practice Highlights, Teams 25/26 >>
3B Cameron Bare (2017, Charlotte, NC) is only a freshman but he has lots of strength in his 5-10/190 build.  He also has a nice, loose, extended swing with lots of bat speed and lift.  He hit one home run, which not many freshman claim to have done at Fenway South, and looks like a natural hitter.

1B Taye Martin (2015, Greer, SC) is going to have to tame his 5-11/250 build but he has a very loose and fast swing with lots of raw power.  His approach is sound and balanced and the ball explodes off his bat.

C David Lanster (2015, Miami, FL) has a simple, short line drive swing and squared up the ball very consistently.  He's much stronger than his 6-0/165 list would indicate.

SS T.J. Child (2015, San Antonio, TX) is another player with a short, quick right handed line drive swing that is very effective.  We'd bet he is a very high average hitter back in Texas.

SS Marshall Farren (2015, Indianapolis, IN) shows lots of power potential for a middle infielder, with a long, loose swing that has lots of raw bat speed and lift to the middle of the field.
Batting Practice Highlights, Teams 21/22 >>
OF Travious Ford (2015, Greenville, NC) is only 6-0/145 but has a loose, projectable swing with surprising raw bat speed for his size that could improve even more if he was less closed at contact.  His barrel is on plane with the ball a very long time and he flashed pull power potential.

SS Spencer Cayten (2015, Purvis, MS) has a long right handed swing but very good bat speed and absolutely crushed a couple of balls.  He's 6-1/195 but has lots of quick twitch in him to go with his raw strength.

1B Andrew Ciacciarelli (2015, Cranston, RI) has a 6-4/180 build but looks and acts stronger.  He has lots of leverage in his swing and has the ability to pull and lift the ball.

SS Trevont Johnson (2016, Atlanta, GA) has a busy and complicated approach right now but he's young and will learn.  Most importantly, he has very quick hands and present bat speed and will keep improving as he gets more repetitions and coaching.

C Reuben Ball (2015, Haines City, FL) was one of many players from Haines City (FL) HS who hit today and they all were impressive.  He got to his front side well and used the strength in his 6-1/203 build well while keeping his swing short and quick to the ball.
Batting Practice Highlights, Teams 15/16 >>
SS Hank Smitherman (2015, Goldsboro, NC) hits from a spread stance with a deep hand load but has a very direct path to the ball, which enables him to square up the ball consistently with gap to gap power.  His fast hands and path enable him to work through the somewhat long approach to really drive the ball.

SS Xavier Edwards (2018, Wellington, FL) is an 8th grader and weights 120 pounds but is a switch hitter who had one of the sweetest swings (from both sides!) that we'll see all event.  He squared up every pitch with a great combination of swing mechanics and barrel skills.  There is obviously lots of years and strength to add in the future but he's a fun young hitter to watch.

OF John O'Conner (2015, Boynton Beach, FL) has a loose 6-2/185 build and a simple, direct left handed swing with quick hands that produced consistent hard pull line drive contact.

C Zach Jackson (2017, Haines City, FL) was a late add on to the event roster but had one of the best left handed bats we saw all day, regardless of class.  He is very strong for his age with a 6-1/180 build that still projects and already has some serious juice in his bat.  Follow him very closely!

C Scott Kapers (2015, Schererville, IN) has a modest 5-11/160 build but plenty of wiry strength and the bat speed that goes with it.  He made very consistent hard line drive contact from a nice, loose swing with lots of extension through contact.

3B Alec Bowman (2016, Boynton Beach, FL) has good strength and bat speed from an aggressive right handed swing.  He showed his power with consistent hard line drives that had very good carry.


Batting Practice Highlights, Teams 13/14 >>
OF Jacob Wojciechowski (2015, Genoa, OH) has a strong 5-11/190 build and good right handed bat speed from a deep load.  He drove the ball to both gaps hard and the ball come off his barrel hard.

OF Michael Escarra (2015, Hialeah, FL) looks bigger and stronger than his 6-0/150 list.  He has a long and loose right handed swing with nice extension and power projection.

LHP Austin Ashcraft (2015, McKinney, TX) is a primary pitcher but he had prospect level hitting tools as a right handed hitter.  He has a pull and lift approach and consistently got the ball in the air and used the Green Monster a couple of times.

SS L.J. Talley (2015, Folkston, GA) takes a full left handed swing at the ball and has bat speed and good loose extension out front.  He's going to keep getting bigger and better as he gets older.

OF Josh Profit (2015, Warner Robbins, GA) has a quick left handed swing with present bat speed and nice hands.  He made consistent hard line drive contact with a swing that stays on the ball for a long time.  He's going to be a high average hitter at the next level, especially when he gets stronger.

3B Zeke Dodson (2015, Tifton, GA) has a strong and mature 6-1/195 build and a power approach at the plate.  The ball jumps off the barrel hard from his very good bat speed.

SS Tyler Daughrty (2016, Kathleen, GA) has a balanced swing approach with a nice left handed swing.  He showed gap to gap line drive power and lots of polish in his overall approach.

OF Chris Bashlor (2016, Richmond Hill, GA) has a strong 6-1/205 build and a long, smooth swing with lots of raw bat speed.  He hits with a calm and confident approach and really drove the ball hard and acted like he expected to hit that way.  He's a very good young hitter.
Batting Practice Highlights-Part 1 >>

33-Navy

Starting from a wide base with a high handset, 2015 LeoRodriguez (Mount Dora, FL) showed the ability to get his hands to the ball, resulting in line drive contact with some lift at the end of his swing.

Cash Case (Mount Dora,FL) is a 2017 graduate who has the ability to handle the bat from both sides ofthe plate. Right handed he is able to keep his hands in to create contact and from the left side the ball jumps off his bat, showing a smooth swing and a nice power potential as he continues to grow physically.

2016 John Baker (Fenton, MI) is a strong, 6-foot-2 205 right handed hitter who is able to get good extension with the bat, finishing his swing with some lift and has the ability to drive the ball. That was evident as he made contact to all fields and able to put one over the Green Monster at JetBlue Stadium.

34-Teal

2016 Michael Musselwhite (Lumberton, NC) showedgood bat speed and some interesting pop in his swing. He has a sound approach at the plate and with maturity, his power will continue to improve.

2015 Edwin Pichardo (Hollywood, FL) put a smooth swing on display, barreling the ball to all parts of the field. Using a short, quick swing, Pichardo showed a direct path the ball, which jumped off his bat.

2016 Chris Thompson (Simpsonville, SC) is a switch hitter who showed an identical set up and approach from both sides of the plate. He shows a quick bat and lift both right and left handed and will see his power increase as he fills out his frame.

9-Vegas Gold

2016 Jake Zarrello (Miami, FL) has a strong6-foot-2, 195 frame, which he uses very well in the batters box. Showing an easy swing, Zarrello has big power to his pull side, getting the barrel through the zone and watching the ball jump as a culmination of strength and bat speed.

2015 Zachary Ramzy (Los Angeles, CA) made the trip across the country and came out ready to swing. Using his strong lower half and the bat speed he is able to generate, Ramzy made consistent hard contact to all fields, showing the same fluid, balanced swing each time.

Despite his size and being listed as a primary left handed pitcher, 2016 William Heflin (Talbott, TN) had a nice showing in his round of batting practice. With loose wrists, Heflin made consistent line drive contact and once he got into a groove, he started to show some power in his swing.

Like Heflin above, 2015 Joshua Smith (Saline,MI) is a primary left handed pitcher who showed the ability to handle the bat.Smith has good bat speed and uses his strength to lift the ball to his pull side regularly.

2015 Greg Pickett (Aurora, CO) has put his power on display multiple times at Perfect Game events and did so again today.Pickett showed power to his pull side and up the middle, along with a very quick bat which he uses to help gain leverage with his 6-foot-4 frame.

10-Cardinal

2015 Bay To (Philadelphia, PA) is a quick twitch athlete who has good tools at the plate. With a short, compact swing, To was able to produce consistent pull side contact and will continue to grow as a hitter over the next two years.

2015 Jason Heinrich (Spring Hill, FL) has an athletic frame and has a direct bat path to the ball. Consistently showing a fast bat and hard contact each swing, Heinrich was able to put three balls over the Green Monster replica at JetBlue Stadium.

2015 Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON) showed his incredibly fast bat this afternoon and after hitting a couple of balls to the warning track, Naylor was able to knocked his last swing out of the park down the right field line

2015 Kennie Taylor (St. Petersburg, FL)consistently squared the ball up in his round of batting practice with hard contact to his pull side and also flashed some power in his right handed swing.

2016 Herbert Iser (Miami, FL) showed a smooth left handed swing with good bat speed and projectable strength. He uses his lower half well to transfer his weight and generate the power he presently shows.

2015 Enrique Ferrer (Naples, FL) had the ball jump off his bat throughout his round, getting some late lift in his swing and showing strength to his pull side gap.

11-Dark Green

2015 Eric Feliz (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) has started to incorporate his lower half into his swing and it showed today, with the ball jumping off his bat on the four home runs that he it. Feliz is able to get his hips through quickly, along with quick hands and a very fast bat.

Following up Feliz was 2015 Kep Brown (MountPleasant, SC) who cleared the Green Monster completely on one of his home runs.With his 6-foot-5 frame, Brown is able to generate some serious leverage in his swing, with easy power and the ability to stay balanced throughout his swing.

2015 Blaise Maris (Gainesville, FL) put an easy swing on display, barreling up the ball consistently with simple swing mechanics that he was able to repeat well.

12-Steel

2015 Daz Cameron (McDonough, GA) showed a very calm, balanced approach at the plate, with no wasted movement throughout his swing. He has very fast hands and loose wrists, resulting in a fast bat, from which the ball jumps and makes loud contact.

2015 Alonzo Jones (Columbus, GA) has a strong,compact frame and hit from both sides of the plate this afternoon. From the left side he showed some power to his pull side gap and ability to square the ball up, but from the right side he was able to create hard line drive contact to all parts of the field, showing even better pop than from the left.

2015 Manny Chavarria (Smithville, GA) turned in a strong batting practice round, having the ball jump off his bat on multiple occasions on line drive contact to his pull side.

2015 Isiah Gilliam (Stone Mountain, GA) is a strong, intimidating 6-foot-3 215 switch hitter who had a strong showing from both sides today. Right handed, Gilliam peppered deep left field with hard line drives which seem to find a second gear mid flight. Left handed Gilliam shows a fast bat with which he creates lift in his swing and drives the ball. 

2015 Max Wotell (Marvin, NC) fit the reoccurring theme of primary left handed pitchers putting on a strong batting practice performance. Wotell let his athleticism do the talking and swung the bat very well, getting good leverage on the ball, showing a fast bat, and put two balls over the Green Monster.

2015 Cameron Gregory (Big Canoe, GA) gets his bat to the ball quickly and made consistent contact throughout his round. With a loose, calm approach, Gregory hit line drives up the middle and also showed some power in his swing.

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2016 Josh Winckowski (Fort Myers, FL) was able to generate leverage on his swing, using his 6-foot-2 frame to his advantage.Showing good bat speed, Winckowski should see his power continuing to improve as he fills out and adds strength.

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2016 Chase McCroskey (Anderson, SC) has a short, compact swing with the ability to stay inside the baseball and he showed it well today in batting practice. He gets leverage in his swing currently and is a player to watch over the next couple of years.

2016 Antwaun Tucker (Chase City, VA) is an interesting player to follow as he continues to add strength to his frame.Tucker showed a sound approach at the plate today, with good bat speed and a feel for putting the barrel on the ball.

33-Navy vs. 34- Teal Highlights >>
Douglas Angeli Jr. (2017, SS, Dorman HS, Spartanburg, SC) is an interesting young SS that showed good defensive tools in the game. He has smooth defensive actions, solid arm with more arm strength to come, soft hands, good lateral agility, and was able to make some very tough plays in the game whether they were balls hit deep in the 5-6 hole or hit deep up the middle. He also displayed a quick bat, short stroke and a balanced swing at the plate.

John Baker (2016, RHP/3B/1B, Hartland HS, Fenton, MI) struck out 8 hitters in 4 innings of work only giving up 2 hits. On the mound, he throws easy, with a long loose arm action, had a heavy FB that sat 80-85 MPH and mixed in his CH at 74 MPH with good fade.

Leo Rodriguez (2015, SS/RHP, Montverde Academy, Mount Dora, FL) was impressive on the mound, striking out 4 in 2 innings of work. He pitches from a high 3/4 arm slot, has a loose easy arm action, late life on his FB that ranged from 87-92 MPH. Rodriguez has good mound presence attacking hitters and mixed in a 76 MPH 10/4 CB with sharp late bite.

Austin Moralis (2015, LHP/1B, Lockport Township East, Lockport, IL) has a very deceptive delivery pitching from a low 3/4 arm slot with a long whippy arm action. His fastball sat 80-83 MPH with late arm side run, and complimented it with a 2/8 CB with solid feel at 70 MPH.
21-Dark Green vs. 22-Gold >>
Nicholas Skeffington (2016, LHP/1B, Martin HS, Arlington, TX) was 1-2 on the day with a line drive single and stolen base to hit credit at the plate. He displayed a line drive swing plane, solid bat speed, and has good instincts on the bases. He also pitched 3 innings striking out 6 of the 10 batters he faced. His FB sat 75-78 MPH with arm side run and mixed in a CB at 69 MPH that he had good feel for.

Brian Nido (2015, OF, Gulliver Schools, Miami, FL) had a impressive game at the plate going 2-2 with a double, single, stolen base and a run scored. Nido displayed good bat speed, line drive swing plane, balanced swing and made consistent hard contact.

Tervont Johnson (2016, MIF, Mays HS, Atlanta, GA) looked good defensively in the game, he showed solid defensive tools with soft hands, quick actions, and solid arm strength.

Zach Bailey (2015, IF/RHP/OF, Parker HS, Janesville, WI) showed a solid swing in the game going 1-2 with a line drive single to CF. He displayed looseness in his wrists, solid extension, and line drive swing plane.
9-Vegas Gold vs 10-Cardinal >>
Joshua Smith (2015, LHP, Saline HS, Saline, MI)  threw 3 no hit innings for the Vegas Gold team recording 5 strikeouts.  Smith ran his fastball up to 88mph with life.  Joshua was pounding the zone and the ball comes out of his hand easy. 

Michael Zimmerman (2015, LHP, Gulf Coast HS, Naples, FL)  Had a very solid outing for the Cardinal team throwing 3 innings gathering 4 strikeouts. Zimmerman has a live loose arm with a fastball up to 86mph.  Michael hides the ball well from the left side.

Jake Zarrello (2016, C/1B, Westminster Christian HS, Miami, FL) showed well today going 2-2 at the plate recording an RBI.  Jake looks the part, gets square, and makes hard contact.  Defensively Zarrello receives well and moves well behind the dish. 

Josh Naylor (2015, OF/1B, St. Joan of Arc, Mississauga, ON)  Let his power be known today going 1-1 at the plate with an RBI double to the centerfield fence.  Josh squares the ball up well and the ball jumps off his bat continuing to be one of the top bats in the 2015 class. 

Nick Maier (2015, 3B, Carmel HS, Carmel, IN)  went 1-2 today with a double recording 2 RBI's on the hit.  Maier is a strong kid who showed good bat speed while squaring the ball up.  

Herbert Iser (2016, C/3B, Miami Sunset Senior HS, Miami, FL)  is a athletic kid with a fluid stroke.  Iser went 1-2 with a double today for the Cardinal team.  Herbert stays inside the ball well and the ball jumps off his bat. 

Zachary Ramzy (2015, 3B/SS, St. Monica Catholic, Los Angeles, CA) had a good day at the plate for the Vegas Gold team going 1-2 with a double to the Leftfield fence recording an RBI.  Ramzy is a strong kid with power potential and good bat speed. 


5- Texas Orange vs 8- Teal Highlights >>
2018 LHP/1B Jonathan Gates (Brooksville, FL) got the ball to start against a talented Texas Orange lineup of hitters two and three years his senior. Gates suffered some bad luck as the slow ground ball to shortstop he induced off of speedy leadoff hitter Reggie Pruitt (2015 OF/Kennesaw, GA) turned into an infield single. Gates did a very good job of holding Pruitt close at first before a past ball allowed him to move up to second and he then took third on a soft toss from the catcher after the past ball. Gates would yield a pair of runs in his three frames, but did a very good job of keeping his composure and competing against very talented hitters from the 2015 and 2016 classes. His fastball sat 77-80 and he mixed an advanced changeup at 71 and a 1-7 curveball that showed potential at 68-70.

Pruitt's impressive speed was matched by the impressive power of his teammate, 2016 C/OF Daniel Seres (Canton, GA) who blasted a pair of deep drives to the left field warning track. The first was a ground rule double on a towering shot in the first inning, and the second came on a line drive that one hopped the fence and kicked up in the air long enough to allow Seres to pull into third with a triple. In his other plate appearance he hit a line drive to the shortstop.

2015 OF/LHP Brandon Hill (Lilburn, GA) had a very loud 0-for-2 day at the plate, crushing two balls deep to center field, one resulting in sacrifice fly RBI and the other leaving the bat at 90 mph before being run down on the warning track. Hill didn't have anything to show for his effort in the box score but he did show plenty of bat speed.

2016 3B/RHP Brenton Burgess (Lithonia, GA) showed quick hands at the plate and roped a pair of singles, including an RBI single in the fourth as part of a 2-for-2 day at the plate. In addition to showing off his arm strength at third, he closed out the game with a three up/three down inning, striking out the side while sitting 85-88.

2015 RHP/OF Zach Goodman (Kennesaw, GA) threw three perfect innings as the Texas Orange starter, striking out six of the nine hitters he faced. His fastball sat 87-89, with a 78-80 mph slider that flashed sharp late break with tight spin and a solid mid-upper 70s changeup. Goodman creates a sharp downhill plane to his pitches with a fast paced delivery and an over the top arm slot.

The defensive highlight of the game came from 2016 SS/RHP Greg Veliz (Key West, FL) who made a spectacular throw across his body on a ball hit to his right, he fielded the ball and threw with his momentum carrying him towards third base and still had enough mustard on it to nail the runner at first. It was a tough ball to get to] in the first place, but the throw was extremely difficult, though it looked as though he were capable of making the play on a consistent basis.