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2011 Sunshine East Showcase






2011 Top Prospects

Tyrone Miller - RHP - 2011 - Tampa, FL
Strong, well-built athlete that is solid two-way player. Up to 88 on the mound with easy arm action and projectable off-speed pitches. Aggressive swing with pull pop, 90 mph velo from the outfield. Sacramento State commit.

Kody Belcher - OF - 2011 - Martinez, GA
A lean athletic outfielder with solid tools across the board. Really stands out at the plate with aggressiveness and smooth swing with an easy line drive stroke. Commited to Kennesaw State.

Jordan Morrell - MIF - 2011 - Tampa, FL
A very good athlete with speed and good defensive tools. 6.71 runner at 2010 Sunshine East, switch-hitter with a quick bat and good contact skills from both sides. South Florida commit.

Justin Garcia - 1B - 2011 - Miami, FL
Well-built athlete with strength. Smooth, powerful left-handed swing with power to all fields. Aggressive swing, ball comes off well with backspin.

Khalfani Mar'Na - OF - 2011 - Wildwood, MO
Strong, thick build with a power bat. Ran well and showed athleticism in the outfield. Bat is best tool with lots of pull pop and short, quick swing.


2012 Top Prospects

Reynaldo Ordonez Jr - SS - 2012 - Doral, FL
Son of ex-MLBer has different skills from father. Quick bat with big pull power potential. Sub 7.0 runner with upper 80s velo from IF and OF. Profiles as power-hitting corner OF. Florida International commit.

Carlos Pena - RHP - 2012 - Columbus, OH
Big, strong righty with a live arm and a fastball that topped at 90. Downhill plane, online with more velo to come. Developing feel for curveball.

Michael Abreu - SS - 2012 - Key West, FL
Very good athlete who blazed to 6.61 sixty and also threw 90 across the infield. Quick, fluid mechanics on the infield. Aggressive hitter with good bat speed and contact skills.

Gabriel Aurrecoechea - OF - 2012 - Miramar, FL
Athletic outfielder with 6.44 speed and 89 mph arm strength. Bat may be best tool. Wide base with strong approach and a quick bat with pull pop and the ability to drive ball over fence. Very good all-around player.

Michael Obregon - SS - 2012 - Miami, FL
Very good athlete who showed the best defensive actions of the showcase. 88 mph arm strength from OF, 87 from infield. Line drive swing with strength, lots of pull. Very good player with big potential.

Ryan Owens - RHP - 2012 - Boca Raton, FL
Solid two way player with upper 80s velo on the mound and very good feel for an 11/5 curveball at 68. Fastball has movement and velo projects. Raw at plate but has some bat speed and power potential.

Teft Hill - OF - 2012 - Ft. Myers, FL
Very good workout, 6.76 sixty yard dash and 89 mph velo from OF. Easy arm action and carry from the outfield. Showed projectable offensive tools with quickness in his bat.

Colten Griffis - OF - 2012 - Starke, FL
Very good defensive outfielder who showed off 6.69 speed and 90 mph arm strength. Potential at plate with line drive swing and potential for pull pop. Projectable athlete with tools that play.

Justin Baker - RHP - 2012 - Gainesville, FL
Big bodied pitcher whose arm works with a feel for two secondary pitches. Topped at 88 with good arm action, changeup has lots of potential, also showed 11/5 curveball. Potential at plate with strength in uppercut swing.

Sean McAdams - 1B - 2012 - Bradenton, FL
Big, projectable righty with a smooth, low effort delivery. Sat 84-87 with feel for a 75 mph curveball and 77 mph change. Interesting arm to follow.

Byron Ferguson - RHP - 2012 - Boynton Beach, FL
Good athlete, similar to Tyrone Miller. Live arm up to 87 with good extension, more to come. Good speed and OF velo up to 90. Aggressive swing with bat speed and power potential.

Brendan Long - RHP - 2012 - Naples, FL
Another strong, projectable arm. Topped at 87 with projectable velo and easy, repeatable mechanics. 12/6 curveball at 74 showed potential, also flashed changeup. Good right-handed bat with strength and power potential.

Alexander DeGoti - MIF - 2012 - Miami, FL
Very good all around player with athleticism, arm strength, and very good defensive tools in the infield and outfield. Good approach at the plate with quickness in his bat and a smooth swing.

Chris Williams - RHP - 2012 - Odessa, FL
Lean, projectable build with arm that works well form low 3/4 slot. Loose arm was up to 86 with looseness and curveball at 77 that graded out as one of the best of the showcase. Changeup with fade at 79.

David Diaz-Fernandez - C - 2012 - Miami, FL
Medium, athletic frame with some of best defensive tools of showcase behind the plate. Popped a 1.86 with 78 mph velo. Also good defender in OF and IF. Bat has potential with quickness in hands and pull pop.

Brock Daniels - 3B - 2012 - Pleasant Hill, IA
Good athlete who ran a 6.69 and threw 86 across the infield. IF actions were solid with good feet and soft hands. Line drive swing with ability to hit ball to all fields.

Geronimo Allison - OF - 2012 - Tampa, FL
Two-way player with foot speed and 88 mph velo from the outfield. Bat projects with good plane and strong barrel contact. Up to 84 on mound with lots more in there with additional strength and slight mechanical tweaks.

Mark Hernandez - 1B - 2012 - Miami, FL
Big strong 1B with a power left-handed bat. Strength in swing with good idea and pull power. Showed athleticism in IF and OF. Also up to 82 on the mound with smooth arm action. Bat should be followed closely.

Mike Cox - SS - 2012 - New Haven, CT
Good athlete with a smooth glove at SS, soft hands and solid arm strength. Showed ability on mound with athleticism and feel for curveball. Bat showed bat speed and line drive plane.

Payson Smith - SS - 2012 - Tallahassee, FL
Good athlete who projects very well. Good actions on the infield who showed ability to make all the plays. Aggressive swing with good balance and extension. Projects for more pop with strength.


2013 Top Prospects

Jordan Parnell - RHP - 2013 - Tampa, FL
Showcase best velo of 90. Projectable pitcher with good tempo, quick arm and very good mechanics. 11/5 curveball at 74 showed solid break. Very interesting body and arm to follow.

Alffredi Ramos - C - 2013 - Hialeah, FL
Strong, thick build catcher with arm strength and quick actions. 1.92 pop. Strong left-handed bat with home run power, good extension and big potential.

Hunter Hope - SS - 2013 - Jupiter, FL
Good athlete who projects very well. Good defensive ability with quick transfer/release and good arm strength. Strength in swing with some bat speed. More power to come.

Dalton Duty - OF - 2013 - Palatka, FL
Very interesting left-handed bat to watch. Lean, projectable athlete who will gain additional power with strength. Swing is smooth and short to the ball with good balance and plate coverage. Good defensive OF, velo 87 from outfield.

Alec Jewell - RHP - 2013 - Ocala, FL
Projectable athlete who showed well on the mound, topping at 86 with easy arm action and good feel for a curve and change. Good tools and 88 mph velo from the outfield. Swing has potential and will benefit from slight mechanical adjustments.

Tucker Neuhaus - MIF - 2013 - Tampa, FL
Player with a lot of potential. Good defensive tools at C, IF, and OF. Arm strength and quickness in actions behind the plate. Left-handed bat that projects. Line drive swing with an all-fields approach.


2014 Top Prospects

Jeffrey Passantino - RHP - 2014 - Cape Coral, FL
Medium, athletic build with big right arm. Up to 87 with the ability to throw curveball and slider for strikes. Advanced pitchability, not much effort in delivery. Arm to follow.

Byron Murray - OF - 2014 - Wellington, FL
Good athlete with 6.85 speed and lots of potential at the plate. Very quick bat with a chance for big-time power. Raw on mound but showed clean arm action. Bat is best tool and should be watched closely over next three years.

Louis Companioni - 1B - 2014 - Miami, FL
Big, projectable player who has showed well on the mound in previous PG events. Power stroke at the plate with a smooth swing and good bat speed. Bat projects for power in the future.