A look at the top five of this Miami class shows the Canes' reach on the recruiting trail, focusing on the in-state talent while also going into other hotbed states and coming out victorious, starting with toolsed up outfielder Mason Greenhouse
of California. A long and hyper-athletic 6-foot-4, Greenhouse kicked the summer off with an absolute bang at the Junior National Showcase, putting a full collection of loud tools on display which were capped off with a 99 mph throw in drills before unleashing that cannon in game. One of four PG Select Festival alums in the class, Eddie Zaun
joined Greenhouse at Chase for the PG All-Star Game and has long been lauded for his right-handed hit tool though it's safe to say the strength gains he made have quickly showed up in game as he launched three (3!) home runs in Jupiter despite facing arms a year older.
The offensive firepower continues as you look down their list with Kelvyn Paulino Jr
, Donavan Jeffrey
and Gabriel Milano
all locking down potential infield spots, though it's what they are capable of doing with the bat in their hands that have them ranked amongst the best prospects in the class. Outfielder Cristian De Los Santos
is one of the more consistent performers on the Perfect Game circuit while Dylan Dubovik
provides very real two-way potential thanks to the thunder in his bat as well a heater that runs into the low-90s already. Speaking of arms, the Canes have a pair of New Yorkers locked up in hard throwing Erick Peralta
, who topped out at 94 mph in Jupiter, and super-projectable southpaw Sebastian Santos-Olson
whose long 6-foot-3 frame is only going to grow stronger and in turn, see that 91 mph fastball continue to climb.
There's a clear emphasis on impact offensive pieces as 12 of their 16 commits reside either in the dirt or grass to four who toe the rubber. First year Head Coach J.D. Arteaga has long been able to identify talent throughout his tenure in Coral Gables and it looks like not much is going to change on the front while he takes over at the helm.