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Jupiter Impact Prospects

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WWBA World Championship Daily Recaps: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

Now that the dust has settled from the 2019 WWBA World Championship the members of the Perfect Game scouting staff that handled the day-by-day scouting recaps provide their overall impressions on the prospects that stood out the most.

The breakdown includes three separate categories: Stars Being Stars, Jupiter Breakouts and Underclass Statements. The players are listed alphabetically in each category by last name and it should be noted that the overall number of players that stood out is nearly endless from an event with the size and scope that Jupiter provides.

To view the individual daily recaps please click on the links as provided above.

Brandon Fields, Giants Scout Team/FTB

Stars Being Stars

Enrique A. Bradfield Jr., of, Houston Astros Scout Team
Potentially the most impactful runner in the class of 2020, Bradfield did in Jupiter what he’s always done in PG events: perform, and do so loudly. He hit .400 through the event with a .500 OPS, showing that premium speed off frequently as well as high-level contact skills and strike zone discipline. He’s a tough out, not only because of his speed but because he doesn’t chase pitches and is more than content to draw a walk, and he is an impact defender in center field as well.

Marcus Brown, ss, Rawlings Arkansas Prospects - Platinum
Brown seemed to quietly hit .417 on the tournament after Rawlings Arkansas Prospects narrowly missed advancing out of Pool K due to a wild set of games on Saturday. His fluidity and baseball IQ at shortstop are on par with some of the top infielders in his class and his quick and simple swing suggests that he’ll hit at the next level. There’s some uphill to his barrel plane, however, his hand-eye coordination is advanced and his carrying tool could very well be his glove.

Ryan Bruno, lhp, East Coast Sox Select
Bruno, the 30th-ranked player in the class at present, had a bit of an up-and-down summer circuit in terms of his command, but the stuff has always been electrifying and it was again during his Jupiter start as he struck out nine across three innings with just one walk. He ran his fastball up to 94 mph with plus life on the pitch at times in addition to excellent angle to the plate, and the breaking ball, more of power-sweeping curveball, flashed plus a handful of times and was responsible for several missed bats.

Jack Bulger, c/3b, Braves Scout Team/Team Elite
Although his final slash line was not as impressive as some of the other high-profile names in Jupiter, Bulger still impressed with his strong hands and gritty overall profile. He doesn’t have to get all of a ball to hit it hard and spray it into both gaps and there’s a contagious competitiveness about him that’s hard to go unnoticed. His freakish athleticism already translates nicely into his game as his pop time sits sub 1.90 seconds down to second base and he has the ability to run a 6.79-second 60-yard dash. When his plate discipline is on point there’s a lot to like about his profile.

Maxwell Carlson, rhp, Canes National
Closing the game late on Friday night, Carlson faced seven batters in a pressure situation that he could not afford to give up runs. He fanned all seven batters he faced while running the heater up to 93. Showing his usual excellent command, he sunk his fastball to both corners and mixed in a sharp slider that gives him a second, true swing-and-miss pitch. The consistency that Carlson shows from outing to outing is impressive, especially during a well-scouted night game in Jupiter.

Dylan Crews, of, Scorpions Founders Club
Possessing one of the best hit tools in the class, Crews strung together professional at-bats regularly, as he’s done throughout his travel ball career. He has very good power to the middle and opposite fields as both of his doubles were to that part of the yard. He hit a solid .316 and worked six walks that allowed him to produce nine runs. The center fielder also showed a great first step when tracking down balls and took away a couple would-be hits on balls he had to break in on.

Chase Davis, of, MLB Breakthrough Series
One of numerous PG All-Americans that entered Jupiter high on radars to begin with, Davis had a really loud weekend with the bat, further solidifying his stock as one of the top prep bats in the 2020 draft class. A physical, athletic outfielder with a plus arm, Davis also has prodigious raw power from the left side of the plate, making the overall profile extremely enticing as we look towards next spring and the draft in June.

Jake Deleo, of, Dirtbags
As one of the best athletes in the 2020 class, Deleo put together a very consistent showing down in Jupiter, hitting .417 with a double and a home run. He added seven runs and seven RBI and even chipped in eight stolen bases. When most players are tired on Monday from the gauntlet Deleo continued to rake in the final four with multiple 100-mph exit velocities for hits as well as a home run in the championship game for the runner-up Dirtbags. He also displayed lockdown center field skills in addition to his offensive talents.

Brandon Fields, of, Giants Scout Team/FTB
One of the best stories of the event was Fields traveling back and forth from Orlando to take care of football duties on Friday night (170 yards rushing and two touchdowns), then showing up Saturday morning and hitting a long home run to put the clinching pool play game away. He didn’t stop there hitting .333 with a double and that home run. He also showed ability in center field making a highlight reel play ranging a long way to the gap to run down a sure extra-base hit. It was great to see a top player, and two-sport athlete, come and just compete, and to see him produce a 1.278 OPS at the event is an outstanding story.

Ty Floyd, rhp, Braves Scout Team/Team Elite
The Louisiana State commit might have turned in his strongest performance to date, sitting 92-95 mph with an excellent breaking ball during the opening night of Jupiter. It’s easy to see Floyd’s upside on the mound when you watch him work given the nature of the physical projection and arm speed and his performance in Jupiter left a lot of scouts feeling optimistic about his future.

Mac Guscette, c, Florida Burn 2020 Platinum
It was fun to watch the backstop lead his pitching staff throughout the weekend. There is a calmness that Guscette brings to the dugout and it went a long way for the Burn club, a squad that had two walk-off wins during the event. The Florida commit clubbed a .455 average with three doubles. His ability to lead a staff, hit in the middle of a championship lineup and come up clutch in the biggest moments makes him an extremely unique prospect to follow heading into the spring.

Ryan Hagenow, rhp, Knights/eXposure Baseball
Hagenow’s stock was already high heading into his start in Jupiter, having been squarely on the radar all summer long on the scouting circuit. A PG All-American, the scouts were packed in tight to see his outing in Jupiter and Hagenow didn’t disappoint, missing a lot of bats with a fastball that reached 93 mph, a slider that showed above average frequently and solid makings of a changeup. He’ll be a priority look for scouts in the spring in the Ohio Valley area.

Blaze Jordan, 1b/3b, Dulin’s Dodgers 2020
Jordan, the No. 6-ranked overall 2020 prospect, posted the highest TrackMan exit velocity at 106.9 mph and continued to impress with his ever evolving strength at the plate. Much like he did over the course of the summer, Jordan was able to string together some mature looking at-bats that saw him spitting on quality pitcher’s pitches down in the zone. Currently his glove profiles well at first base for the next level and his elite power tool and solid bat plays right into that profile. He showcased those tools in Jupiter finishing his tournament hitting .385 with a 1.044 OPS.

Robert Moore, ss, Royals Scout Team 
One of the top performers at almost every event he participates, Moore will do anything to win. He is a standout defensive shortstop that plays fast and seems to be in on every play. He hit .350 with two doubles and a .908 OPS during the weekend, but does not get caught up with any of the noise as he will try and sneak a bunt with the infield back or shoot a hit through a hole when the infield shifts. He is the definition of a “baseball player,” but this one has elite tools to go with that label.

Yohandy Morales, ss, Banditos Scout Team
Morales, a really projectable shortstop, did what he does at the WWBA World Championship: hit. His .444 clip was impressive and his ability to use the park with power was great to see as he hit a long double on a two-stike slider during pool play. There is legitimate ability at shortstop and he showed sure hands with his big arm during the weekend. He gained a lot of momentum heading into spring with his performance in Jupiter.

Zac Veen, of, Scorpions Founders Club
Veen’s batting average of .250 doesn’t really jump off the page but it’s the quality of his at-bats and consistent approach that make him one of the more well-rounded prospects in the class. The PG All-American and Florida commit really disrupted pitchers all weekend, working long at-bats before ultimately walking or driving a ball hard nearly every time he stepped to the plate. Veen is one of the biggest threats in the batter’s box and he set the tone at the top of the order for a team that made it to Monday.

Levi Wells, Canes National
Wells’ arm strength and feel to spin a curveball have had him squarely on the radar all summer, and an excellent performance in Jupiter further solidified his place as one of the higher-end South Texas prep talents in this cycle. He ran his fastball up to 94 mph a handful of times, sitting in the 89-93 mph range, and again showed off his ability to spin a curveball, showing as plus several times in this outing and missing bats at a high level.

Slade Wilks, of, East Coast Sox Select
A PG All-American over the summer, Wilks continued his hot year by recording numerous high exit velocities and really hammering pitches over the plate. The Southern Miss commit is one of the strongest prospects in the class from a physical standpoint and the power he generates plays to all fields. One hit stood out for Wilks as he grabbed a fastball at ankle height and drove it 101 mph off the top of the wall in straight away center field.

Masyn Winn, ss/rhp, Rawlings National Scout Team – Sticks
Winn was an established prospect heading into Jupiter but there might not be a prospect who raised his stock more than the Arkansas commit. Throwing on the mound for the first time this year, Winn sat 95-98 mph over three innings with a legitimate hammer curveball while also going deep in the same game. The athleticism and two-way potential are remarkably enticing and he’ll be remembered for years to come for that single game look on Sunday.

Nate Wohlgemuth, rhp, Braves Scout Team/Team Elite
The pitching performance of the entire event was undoubtedly Wohlgemuth’s no-hitter on Friday night. The Arkansas commit worked up to 97 mph and struck out 14 hitters, but what really impressed scouts was his improved command and breaking ball. He was still erratic at times but worked within the strike zone, he only walked two and the breaker showed improved sharpness and bite which gives Wohlgemuth a bit more of a complete package overall.

Mario Zabala, of, Giants Scout Team/FTB 
There was a different sound coming off the bat of the outfielder from Puerto Rico all weekend. Zabala’s .615 clip hitting in the cleanup spot in a loaded line up is something to note and his hits were line drives from foul line to foul line consistently throughout the event. He added a few extra-base hits as well, but the biggest improvement was his advanced strike zone discipline and pitch recognition. His four walks and 1.552 OPS show a big positive step forward in his developmental process.

Jackson Miller, Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team

Jupiter Breakouts

Trey Frahm, if/rhp, Rawlings Arkansss Prospects – Platinum
Listed as a primary infielder, Frahm burst on to the scene firing mid-90s fastballs that exploded out of his hand. He is strongly built with a developed lower half that he used well to generate pretty easy velocity. The righthander also flashed a hard, biting slider that peaked at 82 and will be a true weapon as he gets reps and learns to harness it. During his two outings he did not give up an earned run and struck out three. He will be followed closely to find out if he can maintain the elite stuff he showed in Jupiter over multi-inning outings next spring.

Dante Girardi, ss, Giants Scout Team/FTB 
It was easy to see the work Girardi has put into his body since the summer. Noticeably stronger, he used it well impacting the ball all weekend. He hit .353 with two doubles and triple to round out a strong performance. He hit mistakes well to the pull side, hitting a couple deep shots into the left-center field gap. The righthanded hitter also showed the ability to go with pitches with authority as he hit a hard double down the opposite field line in right field. He made all the plays at shortstop and showed a strong accurate arm across the diamond.

Markevian Hence, rhp, Rawlings National Scout Team - Sticks 
Facing one of the best lineups at the event, Hence was not fazed at all by the deep and talented opposing roster. Sitting in the 90-95 range with his fastball, Hence peaked at 96 with late sink. He has top-of-the-scale arm speed with the athleticism and stamina to hold his velocity pretty well through five innings. His breaking ball showed big promise sitting in the upper-70s and even flashed a couple that would grade plus; the pitch will only add consistency with added reps. It was an elevated performance, on a big stage, that was talked about by many for the rest of the event.

CJ Kayfus, of/1b, Scorpions Founders Club
Mature beyond his years, Kayfus is so advanced in the batter’s box. His excellent hand-eye coordination is well documented and it looked like it was just another day at the yard for much of the event. The lefthanded hitter showed the ability to handle velocity as well as hard breaking stuff from start to finish. He hit .375 during the event and never wavered from his approach as he worked nine walks during the event. He just will not give in and go to swing mode, something that will serve him well long-term. The versatile athlete also made a seamless transition to the outfield and looked especially natural out there tracking fly balls.

Ryan Lasko, of, Baseball U
The Rutgers commit hit his way into the “rising” conversation after finishing his tournament with a .500/.529/.687 slash line. Lasko is a competitor at the plate that does not give in or waste plate appearances, no matter the situation. His power tool is still developing, but his handsy foundation and solid comprehension of his swing proved invaluable on the weekend. In what felt like one of the more veteran hitterish displays of the tournament, Lasko battled with two strikes, fouling multiple quality pitches off after looking to drive the ball early in the count. He eventually slapped a base hit to his opposite field side on a pitch that had no business being well struck.

Jackson Miller, c, Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team
Miller, of no relation to Mason Miller, is a versatile player who is primarily a catcher, but whose calling card is undoubtedly the strength of his hit tool. He performed really well all summer, from the PG National to the East Coast Pro and again swung the bat well in Jupiter, hitting .526 over nearly 20 plate appearances. The swing is direct and quick and his barrel accuracy stands out above the majority of the class, giving him a potentially impact hit tool that will be closely monitored next spring.

Mason Miller, lhp, Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team
Miller loudly burst onto the national scene at East Coast Pro back in August where his size, arm strength and the spin metrics on his breaking ball all garnered major attention. It was a packed house for his start, one that saw him throw four shutout, no-hit innings with eight strikeouts. The curveball was plus often, with spin rate readings often eclipsing 3000 RPM, and the fastball up to 91 mph with good angle and overall deception. He’s most certainly rising up boards and is doing so in a big way.

Juan Montero, c/2b, PRBAHS
Montero lit the tournament on fire right out of the gate going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs in PRBAHS’ first game of the tournament. Although all three extra-base hits were to his pull side, his ability to get his hands extended and generate consistent backspin were impressive. The top-rated 2020 catcher out of Puerto Rico continued to hit down the stretch in the tournament as well as showcase solid maturity at the plate against quality pitching. He finished the tournament with a whopping 1.448 OPS and his overall hit tool can be seen with more consistency now.

Koen Moreno, rhp, Dirtbags 
In one of the more anticipated outings of the early event, Moreno toed the rubber and did not disappoint. His up-tempo and super athletic delivery was exciting to watch as he repeated it for four innings with a fastball that touched 93. The feel to spin the ball was obvious and he was able to locate to the glove side as well as burying breaking balls when needed. He averaged a strikeout an inning, with firm stuff throughout, and he projects exceptionally well as his long and slender frame fills out. There is as much long-term upside in Moreno as anyone else scouted in Jupiter.

Josh Moylan, 1b, Dirtbags
Moylan checks a lot of boxes when you look at him physically with an imposing 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame. The East Carolina commit hit .360 over the weekend but what really stood out was the quality of contact. It seemed that Moylan was barreling everything at 95-plus mph off the bat all weekend and his ability to create that kind of consistent impact is both notable and rare.

Jackson Nezuh, rhp, Scorpions Founders Club
One of the more polished deliveries you will find in the class, Nezuh used his fastball well to both sides of the plate and the pitch peaked at 92. He has the ability to manipulate the pitch to all quadrants of the zone. During his two outings he threw seven innings and did not give up a single hit. He got more swing-and-miss during the outing which is encouraging heading into the spring. The projectable arm is not done developing, and with his ability to spin the ball well, he will be checked in on early and often during the 2020 season.

Jaylen Paden, rhp, MVP 
Facing one of the best lineups in the event, Paden did not back down an inch. He has the ability to add and subtract with his fastball that was up to 92. The quick-armed righthander can also sink the ball hard in the upper-80s and it led to a ton of groundball outs. He mixes a sharp curveball in the upper-70s and matches the release on a changeup with similar sink of the fastball. His five scoreless innings with seven strikeouts builds on an impressive resume dating back to the beginning of summer. This is an extremely athletic prospect that is just tapping into his ability.

Carlos Perez, c, Houston Astros Scout Team
The athletic backstop has always shown big tools with strong wrists behind the dish and a rifle for an arm. Perez shows good raw power and plenty of bat speed and those tools came together this weekend as he hit .429 with a 1.127 OPS. He also handled a dynamic pitching staff and transitioned with each arm flawlessly. When the potential starts to meet the performance, especially in a scouted event like this one, the helium will follow quickly.

Marco Raya, rhp, Team Citius National
Raya has been impressing PG scouts for some time now with his arm speed and the South Texan righthander committed to Texas Tech was loud again in Jupiter, punching out nine in a 4 1/3-inning appearance. Raya is somewhat undersized, though his athleticism and the aforementioned arm speed are both loud tools, and he’s capable of running his fastball up to 94 mph frequently with flashes of an above average breaking ball in there as well. It’s not difficult to imagine him throwing extremely hard in the not-so-distant future.

Patrick Reilly, rhp, Baseball U
One of the biggest surprises of the weekend came from the Northeastern commit who sits currently at No. 500 overall for the 2020 class. In his first inning of work, Reilly came out on fire sitting 94-96 mph with a projectable build and natural arm-side run. While he’s still working on polishing his command and working in his breaking ball, his raw power arm and large frame give his future projection a high ceiling. He pitched 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine. Expect his overall ranking to dramatically improve after his Jupiter performance.

Carlos Rodriguez, rhp/1b, Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team
The Miami commit only had a two-inning outing in the tournament but was able to turn heads with his whippy arm action and freely sat at 93-95 mph. Even more impressive was the fact that he was using his power fastball as an out-pitch on many occasions, using a hard slider and larger shaped curveball to ultimately set the heater up. MLB Breakthrough Series really had a tough time trying to put the ball in play against him as he finished his two innings allowing just one hit while fanning five. Moreover, the number of scouts that flocked to his field to catch his power arm on display was impressive.

Vince Smith, ss, Florida Burn 2020 Platinum
Coming off the heels of a strong summer, Smith proved to be one of the key cogs that drove the Florida Burn to the championship for the second year in a row. The Florida State commit impressed thanks to his combination of athleticism and barrel ability and he might have had the biggest hit of the weekend with a walk-off bomb in the bottom of the ninth in the semifinals on Monday. Smith finished the weekend with an OPS over 1.000 and the feel to hit coupled with the athleticism to play almost anywhere on a diamond makes him an extremely intriguing prospect.

Mikey Tepper, rhp, On Deck O’s
A long, lean righthanded pitcher committed to Mississippi State, Tepper had a quality summer jumping onto radars with noticeable increases to his strength, velocity and spin profile. He was good again in Jupiter, running his fastball up to 93 mph a handful of times while sitting at 88-92 and spinning a solid average breaking ball at times, all of which project well moving forward. He was on the radar in the Carolinas area already, but his outing in Jupiter will help push him up boards even further heading into spring.

Sterlin Thompson, 3b, Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team 
The lefthanded hitter has come on strong this summer and fall but nothing like we watched in Jupiter. Hitting a robust .471 with a double, two triples and a no-doubt home run, Thompson verified his hitting prowess that has been observed this year. He has a loose and whippy swing with plenty of room to put some more bulk on his long frame. Using a very advanced approach, he patiently waited on pitches he could drive and did not miss when they came. Two of his extra-base hits could have very easily added to his home run total as they banged loudly off the right field fence. This was a fun hitter to follow during the WWBA World Championship weekend.

Max Wagner, 3b, Reds Midwest Scout Team 
Wagner hit in the heart of the order for a talented Reds Midwest Scout Team and consistently impressed even when the rest of the lineup was quiet. A physical 6-foot, 195-pound third baseman, the Clemson commit turned in high exit velocities while showing a lot of hitterish tendencies given his ability to recognize spin, spit on pitches out of the zone and really drive the ones he can handle. It was a strong finishing look for a prospect who won’t get underway next spring until around April as he resides in Wisconsin.

Joe Mack, Padres Scout Team/ECB

Underclass Statements

Eldridge Armstrong, 3b/1b/rhp, MLB Breakthrough Series 
Armstrong showed versatility by hitting near the middle of the order for MLB Breakthrough Series and by putting his athleticism on display in the field. However, scouts and coaches know the ability that Armstrong possesses on the mound, and although he did not put those talents on display in Jupiter, it could be his carrying tool on to the next level. After impressing at the Fall National Championship and the PG Underclass All-American Games on the mound this summer, there are multiple colleges vying for his pitching services. The fact that he also possesses the versatility to play a position is just icing on the cake.

Mitchell Bratt, lhp, Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team 
Bratt, a lefthander, has a very clean delivery and used an extended release to get good plane on his upper-80s fastball. He showed a lot of athleticism and knows how to spin his big-breaking curveball. There is easy projection here and he showed the ability to get swing-and-miss when needed.

Jac Caglianone, 1b/lhp, FTB Tucci
The lefthanded hitter continued a stellar fall with a .667 clip in Jupiter with a double and four RBIs. Caglianone also jumped on the mound and peaked at 90 during a pretty clean outing. The two-way prospect seems to add polish every time he plays and having a strong performance on this stage goes a long way.

Kristian Campbell, ss, Padres Scout Team/ECB
Not only has Campbell improved from an on-the-field perspective, he is noticeably more stronger and filled out than he was a year ago. The Georgia Tech commit looks the part of a prototypical athletic shortstop, making numerous impressive plays including a big league-level play or two with the glove while the strength has showed out in big ways regarding exit velocity. Campbell is ranked 44th in the class at present and he’ll be one of the top names to know out of Georgia for next year’s draft cycle.

Rob Gordon, ss, Team Elite Prime 
Known as one of the best defensive shortstops in the class, Gordon was especially impressive offensively at the WWBA World Championship. He impacted the baseball very consistently throughout the event and looks like he is adding good weight to this body. His .500 clip with three doubles and a 1.243 OPS makes a solid statement that his bat is catching up to his glove.

Karl Hartman, rhp, Toronto Blue Jays Scout Team 
The long frame and sturdy base of Hartman still have plenty of room to fill out with very long limbs that he uses for very good extension on his fastball that ran up to 93 mph. He gets some sink when down in the zone and tunneled his breaking ball with the pitch to get some bad swing-and-miss. It’s an exciting arsenal that will be monitored closely next summer.

Luke Hayden, rhp, Team Indiana 
With some of the loudest stuff observed by any underclassman in the event, Hayden pumped low- to mid-90s stuff early and settled well in the low-90s throughout his outing during pool play. His slider is a future plus offering and was a legit weapon in Jupiter. He has very high spin rates on all of his pitches and will be very fun to watch next summer.

Brandon Hudson, rhp, South Charlotte Panthers 2020
Hudson went three full innings, allowing just one hit while fanning four in his only outing of the tournament. His athletic frame and strong arm project well as he sat at 88-90 while touching 91 mph. The NC State commit primarily relies on a two-pitch, fastball-curveball mix, but also flashes the early stages of what could potentially be a quality off-speed pitch. As his arm strength continues to improve, which his frame and athleticism suggests that it will, his stuff with gradually become more effective. Moreover, he shows excellent maturity on the hill for a 2021 and his overall composure will turn into a valuable asset for him.

Carter Jensen, c, Royals Scout Team
A physical, lefthanded slugger in the box, Jensen looks the part of a power threat behind the dish and he came through with a number of huge hits over the course of the weekend for the Royals Scout Team. The Louisiana State commit launched a walk-off home run in pool play on Friday while adding a triple – which hit off the base of the batter’s eye – and a double to round out pool play. That kind of lefthanded power from a catcher is rare and Jensen will be followed closely next summer as a result.

Gage Jump, lhp, Canes Prospects
With every appearance he’s made this year, it feels like the UCLA commit continues to become scarier and scarier as a dominant top-tier southpaw. He mowed through a quality San Diego Padres Scout Team in his one outing of the tournament and his fastball velocity touched new territory sitting at 90-93 mph during his outing. Every single one of his secondary pitches continues to improve along with his arm strength and there’s really no denying that he’ll become one of the most sought-after arms of the 2021 class if the current trend continues. He threw four innings of no-hit baseball while striking out nine.

Rene Lastres, c, Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team 
Lastres has one of the best power arm and power bat combination of any catcher in the 2021 class. He hit a robust .500 with a home run and a huge 1.571 OPS. He shows carrying tools behind the plate and it looks like the bat is catching up quickly.

Dylan Lesko, Padres Scout Team/ECB
As the No. 1 player in the class of 2022, Lesko is anything but under the radar, but given his performances in Jupiter it’s without question that he’s now on plenty of MLB team radars, even with his draft still 2.5 years away. He struck out 16 over 7 2/3 innings in two appearances, running his fastball up to 94 mph with a devastating changeup and quality breaking ball feel, looking every bit the part of a future top five overall MLB Draft pick.

Karson Ligon, rhp, Elite Squad 
A very springy athlete with a loose and whippy arm, Ligon peaked at 93 with hard arm-side run. He has plenty more in the tank and is learning to harness his firm stuff. As the breaking ball develops he could make huge jumps in the coming months. Ligon has the ability to already produce a lot of soft contact against older hitters.

Joe Mack, c, Padres Scout Team/ECB 
The young backstop seems to hit at every stop, so why stop at the best amateur event in the world? Mack hammered balls all weekend helping to lead Padres Scout Team/ECB to the final four while hitting .400. He sprayed line drives all over the field regardless of the pitcher he was facing.

Braden Montgomery, of/rhp, MLB Breakthrough Series 
The athletic outfielder seems to be coming into his own as Montgomery’s pitch recognition and barrel accuracy have made huge strides this fall, and his .333 clip and .833 OPS made him a driving force in a loaded lineup. He didn’t pitch in Jupiter, but the righty has serious arm talent as well.

Brandon Neely, rhp, Scorpions Honor the Game
Looking the part of a high-level draft pick next year, Neely is one of the most talented arms in the class and he was handed the ball to start the opening game of the tournament for the Scorps. Neely is a projectable, fast-armed righthanded pitcher who checks a lot of boxes for evaluators as he holds velocity, has good feel for both secondaries and pounds the zone. Underclass performances on the mound have become pretty good indicators of draft stock the next season and Neely looks to be next in line in that department.

Michael Robertson, of, Florida Burn 2020 Platinum
Following in the footsteps of teammate Mac Guscette from last year, Robertson was arguably one of the biggest offensive pieces on a championship squad as an underclassman. The Florida commit is a sweet swinging lefthanded hitter with a lot to dream upon given the swing and physical projection. Robertson hit well above .500 with an OPS north of 1.400 for the tournament and he’ll be followed closely next summer heading into his draft year.

Ryan Spikes, if, MVP
One of the best pure baseball players in the class, Spikes shows exceptional bat-to-ball skills as he hit .583 with a couple of doubles in Jupiter. The best part of his game is his ability to drive balls to all fields. His sure hands and above average arm give him very good defensive versatility as well.

Corey Robinson, of, Scorpions Honor the Game
Showing some of the best bat-to-ball skills in the ’21 class, it didn’t stop for Robinson on the biggest stage. He does a great job of staying in the middle of the field, driving liners to both gaps, hitting.333 with one of his hits being a triple. He is a menace at the top of the lineup with the skills necessary to drive guys in as well if he were to move to the middle of the order.

Tommy White, 3b, Florida Burn 2020 Platinum
One of the highest ceiling offensive prospects in the class, White showed off his electric bat speed, violence and intent to the offensive profile during his weekend in Jupiter. The righthanded hitter is an impressive offensive presence as he routinely generates exit velocities in the upper-90s. White had a good performance at the WWBA World Championship and at this juncture looks like one of the biggest power threats in the 2021 class.

Treylen "TJ" White, of, Upstate Mavericks ST
The powerfully built outfielder lived up to that description and hit for some serious power at the WWBA World Championship. White posted a 1.107 OPS and his three extra-base hits were capped by the lefthanded hitter’s no-doubt home run. As the hit tool continues to develop this young man could be a very big riser.

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