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2014 Sunshine East Showcase

 



Navy vs Purple Game Highlights  >>

Jeffery Wong (2015, RHP, Charleston, WV) has a clean arm action, effortless motion and topped at 86 with his fastball.

Bladimir Matos Gerardo (RHP, Santo Domingo, DOM) pitched in the low 90's topping at 93 with life.  Has plus arm speed and good command.

Erik Rodriguez (2015, OF, Carolina, PR) went 2 for 3 with a doulbe and 2 runs scored showing good bat speed and an athletic swing.

Michael Diaz (2015, 3B, Lake Wales, FL) also went 2 for 3 and a double.  Showed good bat speed and a consistent barrel.

Aaron Therien (2015, RHP, Durham, NC) was up to 84 with his fastball with an over the top arm slot.

Maroon vs Orange Game Highlights >>

Angel Resto Colon (2016, RHP, Trujillo Alto, PR) has a young build with room to fill out.  His fastball topped at 82 with an easy arm action.

Troy Murphy (2016, RHP, Green Crove Springs, FL) used a high 3/4 arm slot and online delivery to run his fastball up to 85.

Rylee Buckmaster (2016, RHP, Sarasota, FL) showed tools on the mound touching 87 with his fastball and pitching downhill.  He mixed in a sharp 11/5 curveball.

Tyler Luneke (2015, RHP, Naples, FL) pitched in the low 80's topping at 84.  He has a slender frame and room to fill out.  He also has an easy arm action.  Luneke also went 2 for 4 at the plate.

Christian Reyes (2015, MIF,  Toa Baja, PR) went 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored and  a RBI, has a lean athletic frame and shows good bat control and contact.

James Peck (2016, C/1B, Sebring, FL) also went 2 for 4 with a run scored.  He showed good power potential with a double.

Cardinal vs. Dark Green Highlights >>
Benjamin Koff (2015, OF/RHP, F.W. Buchholz) worked at 85-87 mph with late action through the zone. He tossed two scoreless innings, striking out two, and also doubled twice in his three plate appearances.

Brooks Brasher (2015, OF, Citrus) singled twice in his three plate appearances.

Alex Nuovo (2016, C, Hillgrove) picked up two singles on the afternoon in his four plate appearances.

Cristello tossed four scoreless, dominant innings. He struck out six batters while allowing only two hits. He reached 82 mph with his fastball and mixed in a sharp breaking slider. He varies his arm slots, giving hitters a lot to contend with.

Anthony Borrego (2015, OF/RHP, Westminster Christian) Borrego pitched two scoreless innings, allowing no hits. His fastball also reached 82 mph.
Columbia Blue vs Gold Game Highlights >>

Hunter Sellers (2016, 3B/RHP, Key West FL) showed off a good swing going 2 for 2 and a run scored.  Hunter also topped at 80 on the mound.  He has a solid frame and build.

Juan De La Efpriella (2015, MIF, Weston, FL),  Kyle Snow (2017, 3B, Key West, FL), Giovanny Digiacomo (2018, OF, Naples, FL) Jonathan Cosme (2015, OF, Bonita Springs, FL) all had 1 hit for the Columbia Blue team.

Kyle Babb (2015, LHP, Cape Coral, FL) used a deceptive fastball that topped at 78 to strike out 6 in 4 innings in the first game for Columbia Blue.

Chris Cuba (2015, RHP, Miami, FL) started for the gold team topping at 85 with his fastball.  Does a good job of changing speeds and keeping hitters off balance.  He struck out 4 in 3 innings.

Alec DuBreuil (2015, RHP, Brevard, NC) has an athletic frame with a short arm action, he topped at 83 striking out 5 in 2 innings of work.

Tyler Esplin (2017, 3B, INF, Lake Bluff, IL) went 2 for 3 in the game showing a nice swing for his age.  Bat speed projects.

Rafel Escandar (2018, RHP/1B/OF, Miami, FL) also went 2 for 3 showing good bat speed that projects.   

Benjamin Keeping (2015, OF/MIF, Naracoorte, AUS) showed good hitting tools and the ability to drive the ball with a double and long fly out.

Luis Almanzar (2016, MIF, Santo Domingo Oeste, DR), Michael Acosta (2016, MIF, PInecrest, FL), and Carlos Pino (2015, C/OF, Miami, FL) all collected a hit for the Gold Team.

Maroon vs. Navy Highlights >>
Edrick Agosto was the star attraction in Saturday afternoon’s rained shortened affair. He came out of the gate working at 90-92 mph with his fastball, and never dipped below 89 mph in his outing. He flashed potential with a sharp slider, a curveball with good depth, and a big fading changeup at 79-81 mph. His extra large 6-foot-4, 274 pound frame is an imposing presence on the mound.

Thomas Romero (2015, RHP, Coral Springs Charter) lit up the radar guns early Sunday morning, immediately making an impression by striking out the side in the first inning as action resumed. His fastball sat at 85-87 mph and reached as high as 88. Showing good natural life, he mixed in a sharp curveball as well. In three innings of work, he allowed just one hit and struck out eight.

The only hit against Romero came off the bat of Aaron Therien (2015, SS, Durham Academy) who lined a solid single up the middle off a breaking ball. He then promptly swiped second base.

Amilcar Yanez (2014, RHP, Brito Miami Private) touched as high as 85 mph in his outing, showing good late life through the zone, and mixing in a solid curveball. He tossed four scoreless frames and struck out eight.

Gavin Robinson (2015, LHP, J.P. Taravella) struck out six in his two scoreless frames, topping at 84 mph. He did not allow a hit.

Ryker Faircloth (2015, LHP, Coral Springs Charter) tossed three innings, picking up six strikeouts along the way. He topped at 84 mph.
Orange vs. Purple Highlights >>
Bladimir Matos Gerardo (RHP, Santo Domingo, DR) stole the show in his one inning of work, working at 90-93 mph, topping as high as 94 with fairly low effort. He struck out the side in his one inning.

Michael Diaz (2015, 3B/RHP, Winter Haven Senior) worked at 80-83 mph in his three innings of work. He did not allow a run and struck out three.

Ricky Rodriguez (2015, RHP, Mater Academy Lakes) tossed four scoreless frames and impressed with his 82-84 mph fastball and sharp breaking ball.

Andrew English (2015, RHP, American Heritage) followed Rodriguez by worked at 80-84 mph over three innings of work.

Edwin Betancount (2015, OF, American School) picked up two hits in as many at-bats, showing solid bat speed.

Tyler Luneke (2015, RHP/OF, St. John Neumann) also picked up two hits in this game.
Sunshine East Batting Practice Part 2 >>
The following players stood out during batting practice at the Sunshine East Showcase.

Angel Resto Colon (2016, OF, Trujillo Alto, PR) made good contact with a good approach.  Has good balance and extension through ball.

Brandon Dudley (2017, OF, Miami Gardens, FL) has a quiet approach at the plate with good bat speed.

Gavin Robinson (2015, OF, Coral Springs, FL) took a solid round of batting practice showing good bat speed and power potential

Aldemar Burgos (2015, OF, Guaynabo, PR) showed solid hitting tools during his round of batting practice taking a good round showing bat speed and solid contact.

James Spatafora (2016, OF, Hollywood, FL) hit from a wide base and showed solid bat speed with a pull approach.

Mike Spooner (2015, OF, Boca Raton, FL)  The Stetson recruit showed good bat speed with an aggressive approach.  Has good balance and extension through the ball.

Jose Yadriel Rolon (2015, C, Cidra, PR) has a short swing with good bat speed, makes good contact with a nice swing plane.

Onassis Matos (2015, C/OF, Orlando, FL) has a line drive swing plane with good extension and bat speed.

Sunshine East Batting Practice Part 1 >>
The following players stood out during Batting Practice at the Sunshine East Showcase.

Brad Czerniejewski (2017, OF/INF,  Lake Forest, IL)  showed an aggressive swing with good bat speed and flashed power potential.

Sam Carrillo (2014, OF/1B, Sarasota, FL) showed good bat speed at the plate with extension through the ball, made consistent contact to the middle of the field.

Alan Burnsed (2016, MIF, Middleburg, FL) has the ability to get the barrel to the ball with good extension and bat speed.  Should develop more power as he adds on weight.

Kyle Snow (2017, 3B, Key West, FL) has a good approach at the plate with a short swing to the ball.

Angel Lopez (2015, C, Pennsburg, PA) showed a power approach with his best power to left center field.

Hector Vazquez (2016, C/3B, Miami, FL) has a nice short swing with quick hands.  Flashed power potential with line drive swing plane and lift.

Anthony Borrego (2015, OF, Miami, FL) aggressive approach with good bat speed.  Makes consistent solid contact and flashed pull power.

Benjamin Koff (2015, OF, Newberry, FL)  makes solid contact with a nice short aggressive swing with bat speed..  Showed good power potential.

Luis Almanzar (2016, MIF, Santo Domingo Oeste, DR)  has good extension through the ball with good bat speed.  Hands work well.

Nicholas Adorno (2014, MIF, Lehigh Acress, FL) took a solid round of batting practice showing good bat speed from a balanced set up.

Michael Acosta (2016, MIF, Pinecrest, FL) nice short swing with good extension through the ball.  Makes solid contact out front.


3-Dark Green vs 4-Gold >>
Alexander Reed (2016, LHP, Forest HS) allowed just one hit over his three innings of work, striking out three batters and touching 76 mph with his fastball.

Joseph Epstein (2015, RHP, Jesuit HS)worked at 80-84 mph with his fastball, showing good life and pitching aggressively in the zone. He pitched 4 2/3 scoreless frames, allowing just two hits and striking out four along the way.

Rafael Escandar (2018, RHP, Immaculata-La Salle HS) is an intriguing young arm to keep tabs on. He reached 79 mph with his fastball is just a 2018 graduate. He's athletic, projectable, and showed a feel for his breaking ball. He struck out three and did not allow an earned run in his 3 1/3 innings of work.

Luis Almanzar (2016, MIF, Santo Domingo, DR) picked up two hits for the Gold squad, showing good bat speed and plate discipline in the process. He almost showed solid defensive skills. His two hits included a double in this game. 

Benjamin Keeping (2015, OF, Naracoorte, AUS) showed off an interesting skillset at the plate, picking up two hits in his first game action. 
Sunshine East Top C POPs >>
Name Pop Grad School City St
Angel Lopez 1.80 2015 Perkiomen Pennsburg PA
Jose Yadriel Rolon 1.87 2015 International Baseball Academy Cidra PR
Dillon Belle 1.90 2016 Miami Norland Senior Hollywood FL
Blaise Maris 1.90 2015 St. Francis Gainesville FL
Ryan Hernandez 1.93 2016 Christopher Columbus Pinecrest FL
Javier Martinez 1.93 2015 International Baseball Academy Gurabo PR
Onassis Matos 1.93 2015 Boone Orlando FL
Alex Nuovo 1.93 2016 Hillgrove Powder Springs GA
Giovanny Ocampo 1.93 2016 Coral Gables Senior Miami FL
Christopher Varela 1.93 2015 Key West Key West FL
Orlando Rios 2.00 2014 Padre Anibal Arecibo PR
Sunshine East Top C Velos >>
Name C Grad School City St
Angel Lopez 82 2015 Perkiomen Canovanas PR
Omar Baldo 78 2018 Keys Gate Charter Homestead FL
Ryan Hernandez 78 2016 Christopher Columbus Pinecrest FL
Dakota Middleton 77 2015 Navarre Navarre FL
Sean Malynn 76 2015 Royal Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach FL
Onassis Matos 76 2015 Boone Orlando FL
Jose Yadriel Rolon 76 2015 International Baseball Academy Cidra PR
Alec DuBreuil 75 2015 Brevard Brevard NC
Matthew Inlow 75 2017 Pascagoula Pascagoula MS
Giovanny Ocampo 75 2016 Miami Jackson Senior Miami FL
Christopher Varela 75 2015 Key West Key West FL
Hector Vazquez 75 2016 Felix Varela Senior Miami FL
Dillon Belle 74 2016 Miami Norland Senior Hollywood FL
Blaise Maris 74 2015 St. Francis Gainesville FL
Javier Martinez 74 2015 International Baseball Academy Gurabo PR
Alex Nuovo 74 2016 Hillgrove Powder Springs GA
Sunshine East Top 1B Velos >>
Name 1B Grad School City St
Rylee Buckmaster 80 2016 Venice Senior Venice FL
Jaylyn Whitehead 80 2015 Olympia Ocoee FL
Michael Diaz 79 2015 Winter Haven Senior Lake Wales FL
Matthew Inlow 79 2017 Pascagoula Pascagoula MS
David Baxter 78 2015 Spoto Valrico FL
Daniel Korchick 76 2015 Ida S. Baker Cape Coral FL
Orlando Rios 75 2014 Padre Anibal Arecibo PR
Sunshine East Top IF Velos >>
Name IF Grad School City St
Daren Ortiz 84 2015 Braden River Bradenton FL
Juan Perez 84 2015 Colegio San Felipe Arecibo PR
Christian Reyes 82 2015 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy/HS Toa Baja PR
Cole Dubet 81 2015 Elev8 Sports Institute Delray Beach FL
Rafael Escandar 81 2018 Immaculata-La Salle Miami FL
Javier Martinez 81 2015 International Baseball Academy Gurabo PR
Nicholas Adorno 80 2014 Riverdale Lehigh Acres FL
Kyle Snow 80 2017 Key West Key West FL
Michael Acosta 79 2016 Westminster Christian Pinecrest FL
Luis Almanzar 79 2016 2grade Santo Domingo Oeste DR
Michael Diaz 79 2015 Winter Haven Senior Lake Wales FL
Dakota Middleton 79 2015 Navarre Navarre FL
Aaron Therien 79 2015 Durham Academy Durham NC
Steven Wilson 79 2016 Countryside Clearwater FL
Sunshine East Top OF Velos >>
Name OF Grad School City St
Benjamin Koff 94 2015 F. W. Buchholz Newberry FL
Ryan Hernandez 91 2016 Christopher Columbus Pinecrest FL
Erik Rodriguez 91 2015 International Baseball Academy Carolina PR
Troy Murphy 93 2016 Middleburg Green Cove Springs FL
Aldemar Burgos 88 2015 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Guaynabo PR
Gavin Robinson 88 2015 J. P. Taravella Coral Springs FL
Mike Spooner 88 2015 Boca Raton Community Boca Raton FL
Edwin Betancourt 86 2015 American School Toa Alta PR
Anthony Borrego 86 2015 Westminster Christian Miami FL
William Robertson 86 2017 Lakewood Ranch Myakka City FL
Manny Pantaleon 85 2015 J. P. Taravella Coral Springs FL
Todd Lott 84 2016 First Coast Jacksonville FL
Sean Malynn 84 2015 Royal Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach FL
Kevin Ramos 84 2015 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Barranquitas PR
Sunshine East Top 60 Times >>
Name 60 Grad School City St
Sean Malynn 6.57 2015 Royal Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach FL
Erik Rodriguez 6.57 2015 International Baseball Academy Carolina PR
Jonathan Cosme 6.58 2015 Gulf Coast Bonita Springs FL
Edwin Betancourt 6.72 2015 American School Toa Alta PR
Juan Perez 6.73 2015 Colegio San Felipe Arecibo PR
Emilio Valdez 6.74 2015 Coral Springs Charter Coral Springs FL
Brad Czerniejewski 6.82 2017 Lake Forest Lake Forest IL
Jan Carlos Garcia 6.82 2015 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy/HS Caguas PR
Gavin Robinson 6.83 2015 J. P. Taravella Coral Springs FL
James Spatafora 6.83 2016 Nova Hollywood FL
Aldemar Burgos 6.84 2015 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Guaynabo PR
Mike Spooner 6.86 2015 Boca Raton Community Boca Raton FL
Onassis Matos 6.88 2015 Boone Orlando FL
Benjamin Koff 6.91 2015 F. W. Buchholz Newberry FL
Erik Leon 6.91 2016 Christopher Columbus Miami FL
Kevin Ramos 6.95 2015 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Barranquitas PR
Kyle Babb 6.96 2015 Canterbury Cape Coral FL
Branden Gonzalez 6.96 2015 Doral Academy Charter Miami FL
1-Cardinal vs. 2-Columbia Blue Highlights >>
William Sanchez (2016, RHP, Keys Gate Charter) struck out four batters over his three inning outing. He reached 82 mph with his fastball and was able to locate a sharp breaking ball and changeup.

Christian Menendez (2016, 1B/RHP, Bishop Verot) tossed four scoreless innings for the Cardinal squad, surrendering just three hits and striking out five along the way. He relied heavily on his moving 80-82 mph fastball, attacking hitters in the lower quadrants of the zone.

Scott Bellina (2014, RHP, IMG Academy) proved to be the most dominant pitcher of the game, lighting up the radar guns at 86-88 mph in the early part of his outing. He settled a little lower velocity wise but continued to dominate. His mid 70s curveball was a swing and miss, above average offering, helping him rack up 8 strikeouts over his outings. He did not allow a hit. 

Giovanni Digiacomo (2018, LHP, Naples) looked like a young arm to keep an eye on. He allowed only one hit over three frame, allowing no runs and striking out five. He reached 74 mph with his fastball and flashed a 65 mph downer curveball with good depth.

Xavier Edwards (2018, SS, Trinity Christian Academy) continues to look like a player to watch. Although young, Edwards has standout tools. He made what was one of the plays of the year in events we've seen, ranging far up the middle at second base and making what looked like an impossible play from his knees to complete the out. His defensive presence is notable.

Jonathan Cosme (2015, OF, Gulf Coast) tripled and singled in what was one of the game's more eye opening performances in a contest dominated by pitching. He lined a ball hard to the right center field gap and later legged out in infield single. His compact left-handed swing is one to keep a close eye on, as his good speed.

William Bowden (2015, RHP/OF, Heritage) had a good day on both sides of the baseball, picking up two hits, including a hard opposite field single to left field. He also tossed three scoreless frames, reaching 83 mph with his fastball and allowing just one hit and striking out five along the way. It was an impressive showing as a two-way prospect.