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College  | Recruiting  | 11/10/2023

Uncommitted Gems: Florida & Puerto Rico

Jered Goodwin      Kyler Peterson      Vincent Cervino     
Uncommitted Gems: Georgia | Coastal/MA/NE | Texas & Deep South | Ohio Valley, Midwest & Canada | West Coast | Four Corners

With the fall circuit mostly complete, our scouts across the country dive into some of the uncommitted names in their region who have the talent and skill to make an impact at the next level.  *All players below are listed as uncommitted on their Perfect Game profile at the time of publishing*

Diego Rosa Burgos (2025 Humacao, PR) is a strong framed catcher who has developed a reputation for his power arm/power bat combination. He competed well all over the country in 2023 and is a strong fit for D1 colleges.

Enrico Carrion (2025 Caguas, PR) is another backstop with strong catch and throw skills and handles velocity very well behind the dish. There is also thump in the bat with multiple nukes in 2023 and it goes well with his ability to work counts and earn free passes.

Orlando Cruz (2025 Juncos, PR) is a tall and wiry outfielder with centerfield potential as he has already shown plus run times in the sixty and a big throwing arm to go with his defensive tools. He has a loose and whippy swing that projects well with added strength.

Diego Josué Cruz (2025 Carolina, PR) is a bit undersized but plays really fast. He has a ton of winning traits that all stem from his big baseball IQ. He runs well and can create on the bases and it fits his pesky all fields line drive hit tool. He can also pick it and shows a firm throwing arm.

Allem Borrero (2025 Hormigueros, PR) has an uber-projectable 6-5/190 frame and his upside comes from his potential on both sides of the ball. He can run the heater in the upper-80’s with loads more to come. Offensively, there is whip and loft potential in his left-handed bat. This is a very high upside very young for the grade prospect.

Carlos Rivera Fortuno (2025 Guaynabo, PR) is a high waisted outfield prospect with lots of room for growth in his 6-3/190 long and wiry frame. He is an easy mover with a swing that should be geared for future power.

Angel Santos (2025 Ceiba, PR) is a slick fielding middle infielder with quick feet that lead to good range to both sides on the dirt. The swing is quick and compact and he is best served when spraying line drives from gap to gap.

Fabian A. Bonilla Huertas (2025 Vega Baja, PR) should be a very solid third baseman with soft hands and a strong arm, and all the tools to make any play at the hot corner. The potential for power in the bat is obvious given his strong frame and easy bat speed.

Pablo G. Vargas Díaz (2025 Hatillo, PR) has an athletic look and actions to match in the outfield. He has a quick hands at the plate coming from the left side and can beat the opposition in many ways.

Miguel Maldonado (2025 Catano, PR) has very good feel on the dirt showing te ability to cut angles and maintain body control while changing arm angles. His left-handed bat is very accurate and he is a bit of a hit collector already, in game.

Dicky Iverson González Ayala (2025 Toa Baja, PR) is a wiry and rangy short stop with lots of room to grow. He has fluid actions with sure hands and plenty of arm for the left side. He also sports a fastball that reaches the upper-80’s at times.

Ryan Lopez (2025 Comerio, PR) has a strong and athletic 6-0/175 frame with strength throughout. He gets to a good point of contact and maintains barrel speed through the ball to create hard drive to the gaps. He also has a big throwing arm that fits perfectly in right field.

Deuel J. Malave (2025 Toa Baja, PR) has been a very good producer during 2023 as he creates a ton of back spin helping to drive balls for extra bases. He is versatile defensively and if he can stay behind the dish there is a ton of value at the next level.

Josnel Ortiz Ortiz (2025 Yabucoa, PR) hs excellent bat to balls skills with the ability to drive the ball from line to line. That left-handed stroke was on point during 2023 has he hit early and often. He can play multiple spots, but should settle into a corner outfield spot in college.

Josian Soto (2025 San Juan, PR) is a well-rounded player who can play multiple spots on the infield with his sure-handed ability to get outs. He also has a simple approach at the plate that should portend a high-average as he fills out.

Juliomar Campos (2025 Guaynabo, PR) has a powerful and whippy swing that shows big pull side power and lift. The arm and toughness behind the plate also stands out. There are big tools here on both sides of the ball. 

Guarionex Carrion Lanzo (2025 San Juan, PR) yet another catcher with a good profile given his ability to handle a staff and throw the pill with accuracy. His swing is geared for hard line drives with an inside path now, but his strength should take over at some point soon.

Angel M Vazquez Molina (2025 Barranquitas, PR) is a high-energy infielder who can get rid of the ball in a hurry, regardless of the difficulty of the play. He also showcases pure eye-hand coordination and can hit all over the yard. He will need to add strength but he should be a very good college player, early in his career.

Jose Silva Quinones (2025 Fajardo, PR) has a strong, but athletic look to his 5-9/174 frame and he creates easy bat speed to impact balls hard to the middle of the field. The sound fundamentals also lead to his ability to play any position on the dirt at a high level.

-Jered Goodwin 

Jackson LaLima, SS, Bradenton, Fl. 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500 

LaLima is a strong performer who has solid tools across the board. The shortstop has a knack for the barrel, utilizing an easy, functional swing. He had a strong 2023, batting .380 with a pair of home runs in PG events. 

Kendall Hoffman, RHP, Seminole, Fl. 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500  

Hoffman was a big winner in Jupiter showing tremendous projection and working in the upper-80s. The long and lanky 6-foot-6, 165-pounds has a fast and loose arm as well as standout feel to spin two breaking balls, both capable of getting up into the 3000 RPM range. 

Madrid Tucker, SS, Lehigh Acres, Fl. 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 179 

Tucker has a strong track record of hitting and has plenty of twitch along with quick hands. A 6.63 runner, he can really move, and the athleticism will allow him to stick up the middle. Tucker can contribute in a number of ways on the diamond and is a supremely talented multi-sport athlete. 

Riley McDonald, RHP/3B, St. Petersburg, Fl. 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 317 

McDonald offers intriguing two-way upside. The St. Petersburg native runs his fastball into the upper-80s with sink and pairs it with a tight slider. The ball jumps when squared and the juice plays to pull side and in game. 

Reilly Six, RHP, Niceville, Fl. 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Six is a projectable right-hander and works into the upper-80s on the bump. The arm works and the fastball features riding life up in the zone. The curveball has downer bite to it and has the potential to be a weapon moving forward. The velocity comes easy and there is certainly more in store. 

Dominic Woodward, OF, Tampa 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Woodward has advanced feel for the barrel and a loose, quick stroke. The left-handed stick handles stuff well and take quality at-bats. Given the 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame, there is solid power projection as well. 

Christopher Sosa, RHP, Hialeah, Fl. 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Standing at a tall and long 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Sosa lives upper-80s. The fastball features occasional cutting life to it, and he lands the breaking ball with consistency. Sosa is a solid athlete, and the operation is easy. 

Carson Martin, RHP, Lakeland, Fl.  
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Martin possesses a legitimate four-pitch mix with all four having swing-and-miss capability. The righty lives mostly in the upper-80s and topped at 90 this fall. The feel to spin the curveball-slider is advanced and the changeup disappears, playing really well off of the other stuff. 

Jordan Marlo, INF, Trenton, Fl. 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Marlo is a classic gamer and has a smooth left-handed stroke. The infielder shows good actions up the middle and consistently takes professional at-bats with great swing decisions. The swing is short and quick with obvious bat-to-ball skills. 

Alejandro Abreut, 1B, Miami, Fl. 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 465 

Abreut swung it well all year and capped 2023 with a loud fall. The first baseman has good size and physicality at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. The swing is simple and quiet, and he is on the barrel often. The ball jumps off with low effort and it is easy to see power making its way into his game in a big way in the near future. 

-Kyler Peterson

Lenin Nuñez, OF, Miami, Fla.
Class: 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Nuñez recently impressed at the Fall Top Prospect National showcase where he showed off big tools including a 95 mph arm from the outfield and a 6.7 second 60-yard dash time. He’s a switch hitter with good bat speed and feel to hit from either side while the athleticism and arm strength allow him to play pretty much anywhere on the diamond. Nuñez didn’t play in a ton of tournament games this year but OPS’d over 1.000 in six games, including four down in Jupiter.

Maurice Days Jr, SS, Tampa, Fla.
Class: 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Days Jr is a quality overall defender and a very versatile and physical one at that. Days Jr hit .364 with an OPS over 1.000 this year showing good strength and lift from both sides of the plate. He’s also a player who has worked hard on his skills, showing good improvement over the course of his career. Days Jr can hit and should be a fit at the next level somewhere on the infield dirt.

Connor Cantillo, OF, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Class: 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Cantillo has great size and projection at 6-foot-3, 205-pounds and lots of room to fill out and add even more strength. He’s got a power-oriented approach with a low-90s arm from the outfield and looks to tap into that power at the dish. There’s big leverage and he can create space out in front and he fits the mold of a power-hitting corner outfielder at the next level.

Derek Martinez, C, Groveland, Fla.
Class: 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Martinez is a big, physical catcher who has home run power to the pull side and puts a nice blend of power with the ability to stick behind the plate. He’s aggressive at the plate and looks to do damage in early counts but he’s got the strength and power to expect home run production at a tough position to find that power.

Carlos Lugo, OF/LHP, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Class: 2025 | PG Rank: 306

Lugo was excellent down at the Underclass World Championship, hitting .571 over six games during the event while also showing big time arm talent. It’s a lively 88-90 mph fastball with feel for a sweeping breaker and a very good changeup. The stuff from the left side has a chance to be really nasty and Lugo looks like a player that will help a program at the next level.

Josiah Haslem, 1B, Southwest Ranches, Fla.
Class: 2025 | PG Rank: 471

Haslem recently impressed at the Miami Prospect Showcase where he showed huge power and hit two home runs in game action. It’s truly top of the scale juice as he was going out to all parts of the park during batting practice and uncorked two missiles during the game. At 6-foot-6, 235-pounds, he already looks like a pro in a uniform and the power upside here is limitless.

George Pardo, IF, Miami, Fla.
Class: 2025 | PG Rank: Follow

Pardo was another standout at the Miami Prospect Showcase, doing a little bit of everything by throwing 90 mph from the outfield and running a 6.7 second 60 yard dash. He’s a solid defender all over the field, from the outfield to the infield dirt, with a strong arm that gives him left side viability. He can hit too with a clean swing and solid bat speed with gap to gap power.

Connor Berman, 2B, Boca Raton, Fla.
Class: 2025 | PG Rank: 500

Berman had a terrific 2023 hitting .378 with an OPS over 1.000. It’s a simple swing with very good bat to ball skills and he rarely strikes out posting a higher walk rate than his strikeout rate. Berman is a smooth defender at second base but he has top of the lineup type skills in the batter’s box thanks to his plate discipline and walk rates.

Dominic Italiano, SS, Land O’Lakes, Fla.
Class: 2025 | PG Rank: 500

Italiano had a standout 2023 season, finishing with a .500 batting average and an OPS over 1.200 over the course of 36 games. He’s big and athletic with good power upside too as he’s got the frame and swing for it. Italiano was all over the barrel this summer and showed off the hit tool time and time again and he’ll be an asset at the next level.

-Vinnie Cervino