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Tournaments | Story | 10/22/2021

WWBA Freshman Prospect Breakdown

Tyler Russo      Colton Olinger      Cade Schares      Jheremy Brown     
Photo: Kayson Cunningham (Perfect Game)
WWBA Freshman World Scout Notes: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Aiden Aguayo, SS, Alpha Prime 2025
Aguayo was outstanding all weekend on long on his way to earning MVP honors and it was the bat that was impressive each time out. It’s a real feel to hit as he seems to recognize pitches well while also being able to make the necessary adjustments with his hands and the bat speed he creates allows him to hit from different parts of the zone which paired with his ability to pick it at shortstop should make him a sought after recruit.

Justin Mabe, RHP, 5 Star National 15u Black
Mabe was one of the more impressive young arms to break out in West Palm as he showed excellent stuff in a pair of outings, including the playoffs. It’s an extremely athletic delivery with life to the arm as he shows some of the best arm speed you’ll see at this age while he pounded the zone in the 81-84 mph range throughout his five-inning start showing good late life paired with real feel to spin a hard vertical breaker in the low-70s.

Aidan West, SS, US Elite 2025 National Team
West had college recruiters intrigued from the start of the event in West Palm and it’s a profile that certainly warrants that. He hit .625 on the week showing a real handle of the barrel while the lefthanded stroke is loose, quick and projects well to strength. Add that to the fact that he’s shown well defensively at the shortstop position, and you’ve got a prospect to follow closely.

Kayson Cunningham, MIF, USA Prime National
Cunningham is lauded as one of the best pure hitters this class has to offer and there’s no question about the quality of the hit tool against a variety of arms. He seems to always be on time, finds the barrel at an outstanding rate and racked up a couple triples in West Palm showing some of the strength gains that have allowed him to impress at shortstop when he’s playing on that side of the infield.

Omar Serna, C, USA Prime National
Serna made big waves on the national stage when he won MVP after a huge performance at the 14u Select Festival and has solidified himself as one of the top backstops in the class. It’s real catch-and-throw skills with a big arm paired with a seriously physical bat where he can launch baseballs a long way while creating excellent space and impacting it like he does from some parts of the zone that freshman prospects shouldn’t be able to.

Cal Johnson, SS, CBU United
Johnson came into the event as a prospect to watch and was solid in what he showed as the hit tool from the left side was impressive with some improved jump off the barrel while there’s similar bat speed from the right side and a number of necessary tools for him to fit at shortstop for the long term.

Jadyn Nunez, OF, TBT Ballers National
Nunez has just flat out hit at every stop on the circuit thus far and it was no different down at the Freshman World event as he set the pace for the talented TBT lineup with a multitude of hits, some in big spots. The bat speed and athleticism play big with the hit tool and he’s a pretty versatile defender with good arm strength as well.

Austin Liss, OF/RHP, Top Tier Roos American 2025
Liss has been known for his athleticism as a whole but what he showed on the mound landed him a commitment to in-state program Florida State shortly after an impressive outing. He works comfortably in the 81-84 mph range at present, showing he can hold it deep into outings while turning in high spin rates on a true hammer breaking ball that should undoubtedly be his out-pitch moving forward.

Owen Marsolek, LHP, Nebraska Prospects Scout 2025
Marsolek didn’t bring some of the most overpowering stuff to Florida but he was flat out dominant against what was a solid opposing lineup. With 12 strikeouts in six innings and 23 total swings and misses, it’s evident he can miss bats and he does so with three solid pitches, including a fastball up to 80 mph, a diving changeup that’s tunneled well and good spin to go with the projectable components in the delivery and physically.

Danny Wallace, OF, Nebraska Prospects Scout 2025
Wallace was a part of a solid Nebraska lineup that hit a bunch at the event and he hit in the heart of it. A good athlete himself, there’s projectable bat speed and he does a good job of staying within his frame at the dish needing just what he can generate with ease to produce good jump off the barrel fairly consistently.

Brody Jindra, SS, Nebraska Prospects Scout 2025
Jindra is one of the prospects who played up at this event but certainly handled himself well hitting at the top of a solid order. He’s already got bat speed that plays well when geared up on-time, but it was his ability to adjust to pitches down and around the zone that was impressive regardless of age, but certainly stands out given he’s still 13.

Braeden Seculer, C, Miami Rebels
Seculer looks physically as if he should’ve been playing over at Roger Dean in the older event as he stands at an impressively physical 6-foot-2, 210 pounds. While the body stands out, so does the swing as he shows all of that physicality in the stroke with immense strength and bat speed, something that together produced loud contact and could garner big results moving forward.

Cristian De Los Santos, 3B, Team Caribe
De Los Santos is a young Dominican prospect who certainly looks the part with a strong and well-proportioned frame while the bat stood out. It’s a longer stroke but the strength certainly showed as he racked up some extra-base hits including a long no-doubt home run to the pull side in the middle of the event.

Gavin Nix, SS, Knights Knation Baseball
Nix is an athletic left-handed hitting shortstop and the comfort swinging the bat showed in his approach all week long. It’s a quick stroke with some looseness in the wrists but a real ability to get level through the zone no matter where the pitch was at which gives him tons of line drive results and the chance to stick near the top of lineups for the next few years at least.

Keegan Drinkle, C, Brewers Langley Blaze
Drinkle is a Canadian prospect who stands out physically and in how simply he creates the strong contact that he does. It’s a short and simple swing from the left side and he lets the barrel out with ease as his hands do a good job of creating separation and the strength he possesses gave him what he needed to rack up multiple extra-base hits with more power to come.

-Tyler Russo

Ryker Waite, SS, BPA
Waite came into the Freshman World Championship as a well-known commodity with his ability to find the barrel and 6.88 speed that makes him a dynamic top-of-the-order option. This skill set is what helped him rise to a top-150 ranking in the 2025 class, checking in at No. 140 and the fourth-ranked player in the state of Arizona. Over his five games in West Palm, Waite picked up six hits out of the leadoff spot for BPA, including two triples. Listed as a switch-hitter, he still takes a majority of the at-bats from the left side where he exhibited advanced barrel control while doing most of his damage. With the glove he spent almost all his time at short, but has the kind of twitch in his game that could lead him to playing multiple positions in the middle of the diamond.

Ethan Brittain, IF, Canes American
Brittain displays a very simple and calm approach at the plate that allowed him to show out in a big way, not only at the Freshman World Championship but throughout the course of a 23-game summer. Hitting toward the top of the Canes American lineup all week in West Palm, Brittain finished the week hitting .545 with six hits in four games, including four extra-base hits as he controls the barrel well with the top hand and gets good power out of his slender build. This four-game stretch was just a glimpse of the summer Britain had put together coming into the fall, as he closed out his 2021 hitting .415 in over 50 at-bats. Defensively, he plays a solid infield and can move around playing all three positions in the dirt. Maybe the most intriguing part of Brittain’s game is how much room he still has to add strength, potentially bringing that much more to his fundamentally sound game.

Jackson Garland, RHP, Richmond Braves
Garland stood out his with control of the zone in his start in West Palm. The freshman right-hander struck out eight batters in 3 2/3 innings with only one run allowed on one walk and a single hit allowed. His fastball was up to 85 mph in this start with some deception in his delivery as he works straight downhill with a higher arm slot and average arm swing through the back. He also showed the ability to land the breaking ball in the low-70s with maintained arm speed through the release with true spin traits showing two-plane shape through the hitting zone. His command overall will be something to keep an eye on but his pure arm talent will definitely making him an arm to keep an eye on in the Coastal region over the next few years.

Max Bushyhead, C, Sandlot Scout Team
Taking over early at the plate, Bushyhead wasted no time catching some eyes with his big offensive output on day one and was able to carry that momentum through the next three games. The primary catcher was a consistent barrel finder with seven hits over four games, including three multi-hit games, as well as three extra-base this. The swing matches plane early and shows great extension through contact as he uses the opposite field well, while already showing some power the other way. What he was able to do behind the plate stood out as well, with advanced catch-and-throw skill and his work to be a willing blocker and keep balls in front of him with lateral mobility, moving well side to side. This puts a cap on what was a monster year for Max as he hit well over .500 in 21 games with Perfect Game in 2021 and will definitely be one to follow closely into his sophomore summer.

Nico Soul, IF/OF, South Charlotte Panthers
Soul was yet another bat that stood out early and never slowed down throughout the tournament. Over a seven-game stretch, he provided consistency in the three-hole for one of the better lineups with eight hits, four of which went for extra bases. The approach at the plate is simplified, allowing him to see pitches deeper while recognizing and manipulating the barrel path where it needs to be to square up baseballs. He did most of his damage in the middle of the field with great balance while allowing some of the length in his 6-foot-1 frame to create extension though the baseball. Soul bounced back and forth with the glove from left field, to his primary spot on the infield at third base. He played adequate defense at both spots, but the bat will be the carrying tool for him as he moves through his prep career.

Skyler Hegler, C, South Charlotte Panthers
Hegler handled the primary catching duties for his South Charlotte club, with a larger frame presenting a nice target for his talented pitching staff to throw to. Despite his large 6-foot-2 build, he still shows great flexibility with the ability to present a low target from multiple stances. Offensively, he brought great value to the lineup hitting out of the five spot and provided the kind of depth to the lineup that requires opposing pitchers to attack the middle of the order. Hegler came up with eight hits on the week while driving in eight runs and scoring six more as he found his way on base in each game. It is this kind of complete offensive and defensive package that will make Hegler a catcher to keep an eye on in this deep 2025 class.

Parker Jimenez, 1B, USA Prime
Jimenez is on the younger side for the class of 2025, but you’d be hard pressed to tell based on his large physical build. At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, the 14-year-old not only brings a physical presence, but backs it up with some jump off the barrel from the left side of the plate. He averaged a hit a game in the WWBA to cap off a summer where he hit .340 with a third of his hits going for extra bases. He gets some whip to the barrel with quickness in his hands as he did most of his damage to the pull side with an on-time bat head making contact out front. His development at the plate over the next few years will be a fun development to follow as he shows so much promise at a young age to this point.

Tucker Wilburn, RHP, Wow Factor
Wilburn got the ball in a must-win game for Wow Factor in pool play and delivered with five innings of one-run baseball. The young right-hander can get the fastball up to 85 mph but held his velocity in the low-80s for the majority of the outing. He pitches from a slightly lower than traditional slot, allowing him to create good natural movement on the fastball that he was able to get to both sides of the plate at times, helping him to create weak outs. When it wasn’t the fastball giving opposing hitter problems it was his ability to mix the speed and shape of the breaking ball, as he went to it early and late in counts throughout this appearance. He threw it as hard as 75 mph with more horizontal tilt through though zone but also would land it with slurvy actions in the upper-60s and low-70s.

Mason Denmark, RHP, CBU United
Denmark has a lean, athletic build on the mound but where he really stands out is with his arm speed. The young right-hander was up to 86 mph a few weeks back in West Palm as he worked five scoreless innings against a very good US Elite lineup. The arm action is loose through the back with good whip out front as he does a nice job of getting extended down the hill and repeating the delivery on both the fastball and the breaking ball. The breaker fits his natural low three-quarters arm slot well and is able to tunnel off of the fastball with consistent hand speed as he generated swings and misses below the zone. The frame still presents so much to project on with good length to add strength to and will certainly make him one of the more interesting arms to follow along with in the state of Florida in the class of 2025.

Zion Theophilus, RHP, Canes National
Theophilus burst onto the seen over the summer with PG scouts touting his breaking ball as one of the better ones in the class. When you watch him on the mound, it is easy to see why he gets that kind of justified praise. When looking at what separates his breaking ball from some of the others in the class, the first thing that jumps out has to be the velocity at which he throws it. With a typical breaking ball at the 15u level being somewhere between 66-70 mph, Theophilus throws his consistently in the mid-70s and can land it as hard as 77 mph with sharp tilt when the extension it right. This outing saw the fastball up to 86 mph, a tick harder than his previous best, yet another positive for him to continue to build on moving into the 2022 season. There is no doubt his abilities are going to keep a lot of people interested in the years to come as he develops and continues to mature.

-Colt Olinger

Sebastian Norman, 3B, Wow Factor National 2025
Norman burst onto the national scene after our scouts saw him at the Sunshine Midwest Showcase in May, and he was anything but outmatched against some of the best players in the country. Norman found nothing but barrels during his time in West Palm Beach, hitting at a .625 clip with five extra-base hits and 12 RBI in his six games. Most impressive of all was his absurd display of strength and power. On multiple occasions, we saw him simply flick his wrists, and the ball would carry deep over the outfielders’ head. The most exciting part is that his swing has plenty of room for growth and further development mechanically, so the upside is massive. His physicality is certainly advanced for his age, and he has multiple high-level tools (including being a 6.60 runner), giving him one of the most intriguing profiles in the class.

Thomas Stewart, RHP, Slammers Jenkins
Stewart was his usual self at the Freshman Worlds, tallying eight strikeouts with just one walk in his four innings of work. Stewart had the normal hammer curveball working for him in this one. It has deep 12-6 shape with late bite and downer action, and his feel for spin is advanced. His curveball is viewed as one of the best, if not the best, breaker in the class, and it projects as a wipeout, swing and miss pitch down the road. The arm really works, and the delivery is as smooth and as clean as it gets. He sat in the low-80s during this one, but the arm speed, frame, and operation are all promising traits that point towards big velocity jump in the near future.

Dominic Woodward, SS, Florida Panthers 15U
Woodward really caught our eye early in the tournament, as there is a lot to like about a 6-foot-2 shortstop with a smooth left-handed swing. He hit two doubles in pool play, showing a mature approach and with good barrel adjustability, as he drove balls to the middle and opposite side of the field. The stroke is very loose and fluid, and he does everything with relative ease. With that being said, he still swings a heavy barrel, and there is plenty of power to come in the long and lanky 160-pound frame. Woodward is one of the more intriguing left-handed bats in the class, and his offensive upside is sky high.

Jarett Sabol, C/OF, BPA 2025
Sabol is another left-handed bat whose stock is trending upwards after his performance at the WWBAs. The West Coast native made his presence known out East, hitting .438 with a triple, a home run, and 10 RBI in 16 at-bats. The display of power was a promising development for Sabol, who is really starting to come into his own at the plate. The swing looks much more loose and fluid than it did before, and he has ironed out some kinks that have really allowed him to unlock his power potential. He stands at a physical 6-foot-1, 181 pounds, and there is present strength already with much more to come. Look for Sabol to be a constant home run/extra-base hit threat moving forward.

Ryan Mitchell, SS/2B, Wow Factor National 2025
Mitchell was on another planet in this one, finishing as the event’s top performer. He compiled a .588 average and mashed two home runs while collecting 10 RBI and 12 runs scored. His performance even led to an offer from Georgia Tech, where he committed to shortly after the tournament. The primary middle infielder has a loose and easy stroke from the left-side of the plate, and he flashed some legit power as well, as both of his home runs were monstrous shots. His athleticism and hit/power tools project in a big way, and his upside is exciting. Mitchell cemented himself as one of the top performers in the class during his time in West Palm Beach, and it’s safe to say that he will be a big riser in the next rankings update.

Brandon Logan, OF, Canes Midwest
Logan didn’t finish far behind Mitchell in the event top performers list, as he concluded the tournament hitting .474 with two extra-base hits, nine RBI, and 10 runs scored. Logan was the catalyst for the eventual runner-up, Canes Midwest, hitting out of the leadoff spot and locking down center field. The swing is short and compact, and he has a knack for getting on base with the speed to cause problems once he’s there. He has a true top-of-the-order profile, and the mix of tools and athleticism is certainly intriguing.

Elijah Bennett, OF, Canes Midwest
Bennett is another member of Canes Midwest that left an impression on our scouting staff, going yard off of good velo and adding a triple to the pull side as well. Bennett stands at an imposing 6-foot-2, 185 pounds with advanced strength/physicality, and the power projection is real and exciting. He creates plenty of bat speed and leverage, and he has long levers that translate well into the swing. He moves quite well for his size, and in addition to the bat, he took home MV-Pitcher honors by striking out 12 and walking just one in 7 2/3 innings pitched. For now, we believe that Bennet’s biggest upside is with the bat, and he made quite the impression in his first Perfect Game event. Look for the left-handed power hitter to continue to trend upwards in the coming years.

Wesley Bass, OF, Team Elite 15U Black
Bass is an intriguing prospect who made a name for himself in this event, proving that he could go toe to toe with the best in the country. The primary outfielder hit in the five-hole for a talented Team Elite 15u Black squad, finishing with a .625 average and two triples in his three games played. The athleticism really stands out, and he is a loose and twitchy athlete that knows how to handle the barrel. He has an uber-projectable 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame, and he flashed his power potential multiple times in this one, sending deep fly balls well over the outfielders’ heads. He ran a 7.06 second sixty-yard dash and threw 87 mph from the outfield at the 14U National Showcase, showing that he has the tools to compete at a high level.

Dominic Hurley, OF/RHP, Dirtbags 15U Camo
Hurley made an impression early in in this one by flashing his two-way potential, which led to him being featured in each of the first two days of our WWBA Freshman World Scout Notes. Hurley was a go-to arm out of the pen for the Dirtbags, as he saw action in three of his squad’s four games, finishing with nine strikeouts is 5 2/3 innings of work. Don’t let his small stature fool you, as he showed electric stuff on the mound, along with some impressive power from the right side of the plate. He ran the fastball up to 84 mph and mixed in a tight slider with sharp bite. He works quickly and with a lot of tempo, and the arm speed and intent are both promising signs for future projection. At the plate, he clubbed a home run and a triple, finishing the weekend with a .400 average. The primary outfielder is a quick and twitchy player with an intriguing mix of speed and power, and he is going to be a name to follow moving forward.

Owen Robinson, LHP, 5 Star National 15U Gold
During a gloomy and rain-delayed day where players could have easily lost focus, Robinson did the exact opposite, as he took the mound late Saturday night and tossed a gem, leading his team to victory in an important pool play game. The big and physical left-hander stands at an imposing 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, and he does a great job of incorporating his entire body into the delivery. He threw five shutout innings and struck out eight opposing batters while running his fastball up to 83 mph. The 12-6 shaped curveball showed real promise with good depth and swing-and-miss traits, and his mentality on the mound was to attack the zone and constantly challenge opposing hitters. Robinson will be a fun one to watch whenever he takes the mound.

Luke Cherry, LHP/OF, Original Florida Pokers
If we are talking about fun players to watch, left-hander Luke Cherry takes the cake. The primary pitcher put on an absolute show in a must-win pool play game on Sunday, striking out a ridiculous 13 batters in 5 2/3 innings pitched. He sat 80-82 mph, holding it the entire time and generating over 20 swings and misses with the fastball by out count. While the fastball was certainly his most dominant pitch, he could spin two different breaking balls as well to keep hitters honest. He was a fierce competitor on the mound, and he worked at an up-tempo pace, proving to be a tough arm to hit despite his smaller stature. In addition to his looks on the mound, he made his two-way potential evident, performing at a high-level from the left side of the plate all week. He hit .417 with three extra-base hits in his four games, providing a spark plug for the offense and fitting perfectly into the leadoff spot. His speed plays on the basepaths and in center field, and there is plenty of quickness and barrel control within the swing.

-Cade Schares

Chase Bentley, RHP, Alpha Prime
Don’t let the “RHP” next to Bentley’s name fool you as the young NorCal product swung perhaps the most potent of sticks in the tournament, homering in each of the team’s first three games and nearly left the yard for a fourth straight. He’s a physically imposing presence in the box given his 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame and he knows how to incorporate that strength into his right-handed swing extremely well, stay long and strong through the point of contact. He’s also very much a prospect on the mound as well as he ran his heater into the mid-80s with downhill plane and a simple operation, generating plenty of arm speed through the back.  

Alec Blair, OF, Alpha Prime
The WWBA Freshman event churns up new talent every year, providing prospects from all over the center stage in front of college recruiters and Blair certainly took advantage of his time in West Palm. Situated comfortably in the middle of the order, the 6-foot-5, left-handed hitting Blair does an excellent job of keeping things simple in the box while showcasing a natural feel for the barrel as he wrapped up the week with a .438 average in route to helping Alpha claim the title. The simplicity of his swing, despite the physical length, jump out immediately, as does the life off of the barrel, making it easy to project upon the California native long-term. 

Everett Johnson, OF, Canes National
Johnson simply continued to do what he had all summer in setting the tempo from atop the Canes National lineup while providing stellar defense, albeit from left field this time. A fast-twitched left-handed hitter, there’s no doubting what Johnson is capable of in the box given the track record of success, but he did show a different side of his offensive game as he turned on a ball and drove it out of the yard, generating more lift than we see in his usual linear stroke. He still worked the ball to all parts of the yard while putting together quality at-bats and making perhaps the catch of the tournament as he turned to his back shoulder in left field, covered immense ground and made a fully extended catch to record the out.

Boston Kellner, RHP, Canes National
Kellner was a staple on the summer circuit this year with the Slammers and towards the end of the year with the Canes, but his performance at the WWBA Freshman may have been the Select Festival alum’s best outing yet. Physical and plenty athletic who has skills in the dirt and with the bat, Kellner consistently worked ahead in the count with a fastball that sat in the 84-86 mph range and continued to pump the strike zone while missing plenty of bats. It’s the curveball however that’s a true separator as he spins it with conviction and ample hand speed, generating late biting life and true 12-6 shape. 

Tyler Baird, RHP, South Charlotte Panthers
There’s a lot to like when it comes to Baird, both at present and long terms, from his long limbed 6-foot-2 frame to the overall arm speed and operation on the mound. We didn’t see the lanky right-hander take the mound until the playoffs for South Charlotte but he battled his way through four innings of work, running his fastball up to 85 mph on the radar gun while sitting comfortably in the low-80s with feel for spinning and landing a two-plane breaker for strikes as well. 

Madrid Tucker, OF, MLB Breakthrough
The son of long timer MLBer Michael Tucker, Madrid carved out his own path throughout his time in West Palm and left those who watched plenty impressed. Tucker hit atop the MLB Breakthrough lineup and brought with him a keen eye and plenty of quick-twitch athleticism, all of which were on display every pitch he saw in the box whether it be a take or letting the barrel fly. He’s listed as switch-hitter but took his reps solely from the right side where he showed a loose and fluid stroke and was impacting baseball to the middle and pull side parts of the field while scooting on the bases and shows intriguing defensive versatility as well. 

Donavan Jeffrey, 1B, MLB Breakthrough
It would be hard to find a more physical player in attendance in West Palm than Jeffrey, a 14u Select Festival alum, who already stands at 6-foot-2, 205-pounds and knows how to best incorporate that strength into his offensive game plan. Whether it’s pulling the ball or going the other way, as he did on a scream line drive that split the gap for an easy triple, Jeffrey has shown his ability more than enough to be labeled an impact-type bat and has the potential to make a difference in the middle of the order. He’s a solid athlete too, running with balance and long strides while showing agility over at the first base bag. 

Minjae Seo, RHP, USA Prime National
Seo is quickly proving to be a model of consistency as he was once again dominant for USA Prime, just has he has been throughout the summer. With a smooth and rhythmic operation that’s not often found it this age level, Seo was unhittable (literally) in his five inning start, a span in which he struck out 8 and settled in after allowing his lone run in the first inning. The ball jumps out of his hand and his 88 mph fastball ranked as the best in the tournament, though the overall arm speed he’s able to generate is just as notable. Mix in a present feel for landing a curveball for strikes and you quickly see why Seo is already so highly regarded.

Patrick Dudley, LHP, TBT National
Left-handed, 6-foot-3, quick arm and near endless physical projection are all traits Dudley currently has working in his favor, meaning the young South Carolina native is likely just starting to scratch the surface of his long-term potential. During his start in the FITTEAM Stadium Dudley worked in the 80-83 mph range with his heater, showing flashes of hard running life while inducing some weak contact when not missing bats altogether. He didn’t have a consistent feel for his breaking ball but still snapped off a couple with late depth through the zone.

Trent Grindlinger, C/RHP, Team Elite National
Grindlinger is listed as a primary catcher where he brings obvious arm strength, as we’ll talk about next, as well as a physical presence to the plate with solid right-handed bat speed and pop. But it’s what the Long Beach State commit did on the mound that truly jumped out, especially given that he was predominately working in the 80-84 mph range this past summer. Instead the young Cali native came out of the bullpen and shut the down with a lock down inning in which he topped out at 87 mph before making a 5 inning start in which he struck out 8 without allowing a run. 

Briggs McKenzie, LHP, 5 Star Carolina 15u National
McKenzie was outstanding throughout his time on the mound in West Palm, proving he was in complete control from the moment he toed the rubber. A long and lean 6-foot-2 left-hander from North Carolina, McKenzie showed one of the smoother deliveries in the tournament which he repeated extremely well, allowing for a bevy of strikes from a short, but quick, arm stroke. His fastball peaked at 82 mph and he maintained in the 78-81 mph range very well, though it’s only a matter of time before that number jumps which’ll play very well off of the present comfort he has in his curveball, throwing it for strikes in any situation. 

Noah Campbell, LHP, Scorpions 2025
It may not have been a “complete” look at the young left-hander as Campbell worked almost exclusively off of his fastball, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an intriguing nor that he shouldn’t be on the radar. At 6-foot-3, 190 pounds Campbell immediately jumps out on the field for his physicality and then again the moment he lets go of the ball as he ran his fastball up to 85 mph and did so with relative ease. Over the course of his 4 innings the athletic southpaw struck out 6 and certainly put his name on the radar moving forward.  

Jacob Kendall, SS, 5 Star National
We’ve seen Kendall numerous Perfect Game events over the years and the common factor amongst the looks is the future Florida Gator’s production, something that helped him take home 14u Player of the Year honors. Always highly projectable with a long and lean frame, Kendall is already starting to tap into some of that power potential as he showed throughout his time in West Palm, connecting for a deep triple to the opposite field gap before clearing everything out to his pull side for a no-doubt blast to right field. 

Emmanuel "Manny" Lantigua, SS/RHP, Original Florida Pokers
Lantigua will be a fascinating prospect to follow over the next handful of years given his talents on both sides of the ball which already stand out despite being one of the younger players in the 2025 class. That said, Lantigua is as smooth as they come up the middle with refined footwork, soft hands and plenty of arm strength as we later saw when he took to the rubber. The same athleticism and whippy arm action play on the mound as it did in the dirt as he ran his fastball up to 87 mph with an upper-70s slider, both proving to be swing-and-miss offerings. 
-Jheremy Brown
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