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Florida Qualifier Scout Notes

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2017 WWBA Florida Qualifier: Daily Leaders

Collin Camarigg (2018, Naples, Fla.) was sharp on the mound for SWFL Nation and worked four innings, giving up zero hits and walked one while striking out six. He throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a very fast arm action that produced an above average fastball which reached up to 90 with good arm-side run when thrown low in the strike zone. His fastball sat mostly from 84-88 and he did a good job of attacking both sides of the plate and paired his fastball with a solid slider that flashed some potential with tight break and medium depth that he was able to produce a few swings and misses with. Camarigg had pretty good movement on his fastball and is currently uncommitted; he is definitely an arm that can be a great addition to a college pitching staff.

Blane Gillim (2018, Hartford, Ky.) struck out five in three innings of work and allowed just one hit and one run. Gillim has a fast arm and a medium frame that still has room to grow and get stronger. He does a good job of opening his hips in his delivery to produce a fast arm action to home plate. His fastball sat from 82-85 mph and he paired it with a sweeping slider that touched both planes and was an especially tough pitch to pick up for lefties.

Florida State commit Bryce Hubbart (2019, Windemere, Fla.) was untouchable on the mound as he threw four shutout innings and allowed just one hit and a walk while striking out six. Hubbart did an excellent job of repeating his mechanics and throwing his fastball and curveball in the same slot to get hitters off balance. He commands the ball very well and was able to locate his fastball low in the strike zone with ease. His curveball is an above average pitch that still projects to get better with development, as it has big depth and long, slow 12-to-6 break.

JanMikkell Bastardo (2019, Fort Meyers, Fla.) showcased some power at the plate and hit a two-run blast in one of his at-bats over the weekend. Bastardo has an impressive, mature frame for his age and is long and athletic with a very strong physical presence. He’s beginning to learn how to incorporate his lower half into his swing, as he has a hard, long swing with plenty of strength at the point of contact and consistently creates hard contact.

Charlie Von Werne (2018, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) was hot at the plate on Saturday, going 4-for-8 for the day with a solo shot in his first game. Von Werne has a thick build, with a big upper body that he uses to create pop at the plate. He has a relaxed stance, with his hands low and by his body. He raises them a little as the pitcher begins to commit to home plate and has solid bat speed and does a great job of getting his bat through the zone as he swings with a hard, uppercut swing with a long golf like finish that helps get good lift on the baseball.

IMG Academy Black is loaded with talent which was display on the hill on Saturday as all three of their pitchers combined for  a no hitter against Hernando.

Wake Forest commit Matthew Wyatt Beddow (2018, Camp Hill, Pa.) receive the start and was unhittable as he struck out nine in 3 2/3 innings of work. His fastball has great movement and does a good job of creating downhill plane. His fastball sat between 85-88 and touched up to 89 mph. He has an above average curve that sat from 72-75 with good depth and fast, sharp and late 12-to-6 break that froze hitters.

West Virginia commit Jimmy Starnes (2019, Richmond, Va.) threw well in his 2 1/3 innings of relief, throwing from a low three-quarters arm slot with very quick arm action. His fastball sat from 87-90.

LSU commit Levi Kelly (2018, Cape Coral, Fla.) has a big arm and it was on display, throwing three easy scoreless innings, giving up zero hits without allowing a walk and striking out six. He fastball was up to 94 and sat from 89-93 mph. Kelly has a strong build and is mature physically which will help him consistently maintain his high velo. He showed great, explosive life on his fastball and paired it with a solid slider that has a lot of depth and touches both planes that hitters had a very tough time picking up. He showed good feel for the pitch, throwing it for strikes and throwing it as his out pitch that generated plenty of swings and misses.

A couple of hitters also shined for IMG over the weekend, including Bryce Reagan (2018, Amherst, N.H.) and Kendall Williams (2019, Olive Branch, Miss.).

Reagan has a strong frame and will be a name mentioned a lot next year as the draft nears. He is very impressive at the plate as he possesses a compact, strong uppercut swing and has a great ability to barrel the baseball consistently and deliver hard contact from both sides of the plate.

Williams is a tall, athletic corner infielder who has a line drive swing and is consistently on time at the plate. He does an excellent job of hitting the ball where it’s pitched and easily squares the baseball up with solid contact with each swing. Reagan is a Texas Commit and Williams is a Vanderbilt commit.

Kishon Frett (2020, Ocala, Fla.) is a young, talented infielder for the Gatorball baseball program, who already has verbally committed to play baseball for the Florida Gators. Frett is listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds and uses his long frame and arms to get good extension at the plate. He showcased some solid pop to his pull side, blasting the ball to the fence and gaps consistently with a very fluid and smooth swing from the right side of the plate.

Brock Wilken (2020, Valrico, Fla.) is a young corner infielder with a projectable long and athletic frame with a very high ceiling. Wilken hits with an upright stance with his bat pointed to the dugout on his shoulder and is then placed by his head once the pitcher begins committing to home plate. He has an aggressive approach at the plate and has strong hands. Wilken has a balanced swing and shows good ability to be on time with his swing often. Once he utilizes his lower half more with his swing there could be a spike in his power. Wilken is only 15 but showed he has some potential to become a very good ballplayer at the plate as he progresses in his career.

Isaac Nunez (2019, Orlando, Fla.) is a talented University of Florida commit who is a very talented infielder with advanced actions and instincts on the field. He does a great job of easily reading hops with soft hands and the ability to throw the baseball from different arm angles. At the plate he has a nice and easy balanced swing that he repeats well and gets through the zone very quickly that flashes some power potential.

Jordan Alvarez (2018, Sunrise, Fla.) is a strong and athletic outfielder for the MVP Banditos who doesn’t get cheated at the plate. Alvarez has a very physical presence with broad shoulders and strong arms that he uses to create solid pop at the plate from the right side. He takes a long stride towards the pitcher for his load and does a good job of keeping his weight back before bringing it all forward at the point of contact to create hard contact. He’s definitely a player that college coaches should keep an eye on.

Evan Micholson (2018, Jacksonville, Fla.) did a great job on the mound on Monday to help FTB Tucci 55 reach the Championship game in his semifinal start. He was up to 88 mph with his fastball and mixed in a quality, tight-spinning curveball that had medium depth and hard, quick 12-to-6 break and a slider that ran in the mid-70s with sweeping movement. Micholson has a quick, online delivery, with solid, tight arm action that produced some solid movement on his fastball. He struck out four in four innings and was named the event’s Most Valuable Pitcher for his performance. He currently is uncommitted but has some top schools currently interested in him.

Nick Tripp (2018, Saint Johns, Fla.) and Mitch Donofrio (2018, Nokokmis, Fla.) helped lead FTB to a WWBA Florida Qualifier Championship and were great at the plate on Monday. Tripp went 4-for-7 and Donofrio had four RBI on the day. Tripp has good bat speed and showed some solid pop to the opposite side of the field. Donofrio showcased his quick hands and good ability to swing on a line drive plane and create lift with solid hits into the left field gap and bringing in multiple runners in scoring position.

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