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Day 2 Pitching Highlights

1/27/2019

World

Wilbert Javier Vargas (2019 OF, Oldsmar, FL) showed nice arm speed and a clean delivery on the mound, working in the 83-86 mph range with his fastball. The pitched showed nice life and the athletic righthander also flashed a curveball with swing-and-miss potential at 73 mph.

Michael Donnelly (2019 OF, Lawrenceville, GA) stands with a strong and broad shouldered frame on the rubber and does a nice job of hiding the ball while producing a fastball that worked 80-83 mph. Along with the fastball, he also mixed a curveball and changeup for strikes.

Underclass East

Yesiel Gonzalez (2021 SS, Caguas, PR) might be listed as a primary shortstop but he impressed on the mound, sitting in the mid-80s with his fastball while topping out at 87 mph. His fastballs shows late life through the zone with a quick arm stroke and flashed an impressive changeup with late fading life at 78 mph.

A University of Florida commit, Matthew Prevesk (2021 OF, Apopka, FL) impressed throughout day one as an outfielder with power in his bat before jumping on the mound today. He worked in the 80-82 mph range from the left side with nice angle while showing a slider up to 76 mph which he kept down in the zone.

Jackson Boggs (2020 OF, Augusta, GA) has a lean and projectable build on the mound and offers a quick arm action while working to a high three-quarters slot. His fastball worked 78-81 mph with sinking life when down and mixed in a sharp curveball with 11-5 shape and good bite.

Austin Coultas (2021 OF, Wesley Chapel, FL) does nice job of creating deception in his delivery with a full and loose arm stroke up to a high three-quarters slot to produce a fastball that worked in the 78-81 mph range. The velocity projects moving forward and he also shows nice spin on his slider with sharp 10-4 shape.

Christopher Hund (2021 SS, Woodbridge, VA) showed quickness to his right arm during his time on the mound and projects well physically moving forward. He ran his fastball up to 82 mph while working in the upper-70s and he kept the ball down well while showing fading life and maintains arm speed on his low-70s changeup.

14u

Dylan Cupp (2023 SS, Cedartown, GA), a primary shortstop, showed well on during his time on the mound with his athleticism and loose arm action. He ran his fastball up to 80 mph but more impressive was the feel for his mid-70s cutter and changeup, mixing consistently while working in the zone.

Top Exit Velos

1/27/2019

Name Exit Velo Grad School Hometown
Andrew Alise 96 2020 Ithaca Senior Ithaca, NY
Abimelec Ortiz 95 2020 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Dorado, PR
Tommy Ramos 94 2021 City Of Hialeah Education Academy Hialeah, FL
Lance Minson 93 2020 Columbia Lake City, FL
Tanner Jones 91 2021 Thorsby Thorsby, AL
Bryan Loriga 91 2021 Home School Hialeah, FL
Branson Owens 91 2021 Wilcox County Rochelle, GA
Alex Ulloa 91 2021 ESB Academy Cutler Bay, FL
Pirmin Brechbuhl 89 2020 Greater Atlanta Christian Duluth, GA
Roniel Rodriguez 89 2020 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Cabo Rojo, PR
Jeremy Ambert 88 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Bayamon, PR
Yesiel Gonzalez 88 2021 Esc. Manuela Toro Moris Caguas, PR
Caleb Marmo 88 2020 Science Hill Johnson City, TN
Matthew Prevesk 88 2021 Apopka Apopka, FL
Gianni Rodriguez 88 2021 Mater Academy Charter (Hialeah Gardens, FL) Hialeah, FL
Anibal Saez 88 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Naranjito, PR
Ian Soto 88 2020 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Florida, PR
Donson Morain 87 2021 Young Americans Christian Conyers, GA
Jacob Stacey 87 2021 The Haverford School Bryn Mawr, PA
Stone Blanton 86 2022 Madison-Ridgeland Academy Jackson, MS
Bryce Braxton 86 2021 Pasco Dade City, FL
Donovan Hill 86 2021 American Heritage Plantation, FL
Nicolaus Litke 86 2021 Lawton Chiles Tallahassee, FL
Jack Parks 86 2021 Cedar Creek Ruston, LA
Jonathan Rosa 86 2020 International Baseball Academy Luquillo, PR
Spencer Stephens 86 2020 Manatee Bradenton, FL
Gilberto Torres 86 2020 Stella Marquez Salinas, PR
Barrett Williams 86 2020 All Saints Academy Winter Haven, FL
Nicolas Adamo 85 2020 St. Joseph's Regional Paramus, NJ
Tiger Borom 85 2020 Strong Rock Christian School Jonesboro, GA
Chandler Hicks 85 2021 Alcovy Covington, GA
Ty Hollandsworth 85 2021 Calvary Christian Academy Parkland, FL
Edwin Melendez 85 2022 Osceola Kissimmee, FL
Dave Mitchum 85 2020 Santa Fe Gainesville, FL
Joe Prisco 85 2020 St. Francis Prep Whitestone, NY
Alejandro Rodriguez 85 2020 Wesleyan Christian Academy Greensboro, NC
Isaac Williams 85 2021 Wake Forest Wake Forest, NC

14-Columbia Blue vs 15-Gold

1/26/2019

Nick Classie (2020 C, Ridge, NY) played hard from the 1st inning to the 12th inning in this game. He showed his skills defensively and offensively but really impressed behind the plate. He caught the entire game and threw out multiple runners with a very strong arm and good footwork. He used his quick hands and bat speed at the plate to get a hard hit single to right field. He swings hard every pitch and gives it all every play behind the plate.

Donovan Hill (2021 OF, Plantation, FL) had a great day at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 hard hit singles. He has a good approach in the box and looks very relaxed up there. His singled included a hard ground ball to the left side and line drive to left. He hit the ball hard consistently and has power potential.

Matthew Campina (2020 C, Orlando, FL) showed his smooth swing in his first at bat with a double that was crushed to opposite field. He has a short, simple swing and makes loud contact. He has great pop and steps into the box with a balanced approach.

Isaac Williams (2021 LHP, Wake Forest, NC) threw three scoreless innings of work and only allowed 1 hit. The lefty looked very comfortable on the bump and ended up recording 5 strikeouts with a fastball that topped out at 80MPH. He also mixed in a 71MPH slider that he threw for strikes consistently and made hitters miss.

12-White vs 13-Black

1/26/2019

Jordan Spearman (2020 C, Central, SC) Showed a naturally leverage swing plane with present strength at contact. Generated good carry off the barrel when squared, pick up a double in game action.

Michael Dominguez (2022 OF, Orlando, FL) The 2022, Florida native showed good feel for the barrel with the ability to work to all fields. Collected two hits in his two at-bats of the game.

Sean Amarante (2021 OF, Spring, TX) Showed a balanced, naturally lifted swing plane with present strength at contact. Had a loud double to deep left field in his last at-bat of the game.

Daniel Vassallo (2020 RHP, Lutz, FL) The 2020 grad showed excellent control for all three of his pitches. Topped at 80 miles per hour with his fastball, but consistently kept hitter off balance with his breaking ball and changeup. Maintained arm speed with all three of his pitches and continuously induced weak contact throughout each inning of work.

Joshua Stankiewicz (2021 RHP, West Palm Beach, FL) The 2021 grad impressed at the plate showing a compact, direct swing path to contact. Showed a knack for finding the barrel collecting two hits in game action.

22-White vs. 23-Colombia Blue

1/26/2019

Nicolas Adamo (2020 C, Paramus, NJ) The New Jersey native put on a show against 23-Colombia Blue, showing solid pull side pop on his way to three extra base hits. Adano has a tall and simple stance and displayed a nice swing to find a few barrels. 

Aaron Posey (2022 C, Wexford, PA) The 2022 grad stroked a well hit double into deep right field. Posey has a medium build, upright stance, and good feel for the plate.

Austin Tanner (2020 RHP, Windermere, FL) Tanner pitched three solid innings, stacking up six K's with his 77-82 fastball, curveball at 70, and changeup at 66. The 2020 grad attacked the bottom of the zone, with a live fastball with a good amount of arm side run.

Anthony Garcia (2020 LHP, Yabucoa, PR) The Puerto Rico native has a low-effort approach, but has a surprising amount of jump on his fastball. The 2020 grad sat 79-84 and mixed in a solid slider and changeup. He showed a very good arm action with good sinking cut. 

Matthew Cassandra (2020 OF, Cumming, GA) The 2020 grad found multiple barrels to spray hard hit balls around the field. Cassandra has a well built frame and displays an open stance, high hands, and an athletic swing.

Nathan Weber (2020 SS, Milton, FL) Weber challenged the zone with his fastball sitting 78-82 to work a quick 1-2-3 inning. The Florida native closed out the game flashing his curveball with sharp depth as well as a solid changeup at 72 MPH. 

24-Red vs. 25-Royal

1/26/2019

Andrew Alise (2020 3B, Ithaca, NY) hit a solid double to the fence in today's match-up for 25-Royal. Alise showed discipline at the plate and ability to drive the ball to all fields in a hard hit fly ball to CF as well. Alice also showed balance at the plate and a strong lower half with quick hands. 

Carter Kim (2020 RHP, Copley, OH) had a great showing on the mound today. Carter went 3 innings with 6 K's and 0 BB's. Carter showed a two pitch mix and was able to change speeds with a FB and a CB.

Trent Jones (2020 RHP, Virginia Beach, VA) had a similar showing on the mound with 3 innings pitched 6 K's and 0 BB's. Jones worked the zone well throwing in and out with different pitches. Jones displayed a sharp breaking pitch that helped keep hitters off balance. 

NUC East BP Highlights

1/26/2019

Nathan Weber (2020 SS, Milton, FL) has an athletic swing that feature twitchy, quick hands and a compact, repeatable stroke. The path is direct and right to the baseball and really does a good job at using the entire field with intent. 

Edwin Arroyo-Agosto (2022 SS, Arecibo, PR) showed very good barrel control from the left side with a clean, efficient swing path. Agosto utilizes a gap-to-gap approach with a very consistent, well-timed round. 

Tanner Zellem (2022 3B, Fleming Island, FL) whips the barrel well and lets the ball travel deep into the hitting zone. Zellem has a smooth swing with some present power to the pull side and projects for more going forward. 

Ian Soto (2020 OF, Florida, PR) shows a sizable frame with a fluid stroke and big projectable power. Soto shows quick hands at the dish with the ability to elevate the baseball and create good carry off the barrel. 

Felix Cruz (2020 SS, Las Piedras, PR) has quick, loose hands in the batter's box and utilizes those to create a compact, line drive oriented swing. Cruz can impact the baseball well on a line and does so to all fields with intent. 

Derek Langfelder (2020 OF, Wyckoff, NJ) has some present bat speed and does a good job at creating power and leverage with his hips and lower half. Langfelder gets extended consistently with jump and really projects well from a power-oriented profile. 

Tommy Ramos (2021 SS, Hialeah, FL) is a physical presence with plenty of whip in his hands. Ramos has a balanced swing and creates a lot of natural leverage to drive the ball with authority to both power alleys. 

Alex Ulloa (2021 SS, Cutler Bay, FL) is a University of Miami commit and it's easy to see why with the way the ball flies off the barrel. Ulloa is very physical with big power to all fields with a powerful approach and barrel whip. 

Roniel Rodriguez (2020 OF, Cabo Rojo, PR) displayed a very easy, low effort stroke with some barrel control and things to project upon as well. Rodriguez has a lot of natural loft with power that will be coming very soon. 

Ben Barrett (2022 3B, Orlando, FL) has a very easy trigger with a simple overall swing and lots of jump off the barrel. The swing is clean with lots of barrel awareness and plays to all fields very well. 

Alejandro Rodriguez (2020 C, Greensboro, NC) is a switch-hitting catcher with a very smooth stroke from the left side particularly. He gets extended nicely with enough loft in the plane for requisite pull side pop and projection. 

Jacob Hendricks (2021 SS, Central, SC) has a physical frame with a hard, explosive shift into contact that generates plenty of bat speed. He gets out in front nicely to create a good amount of present power to the pull side. 

Hunter Henderson (2020 OF, Seneca, SC) has a very high start with a big leg lift trigger into the swing, though he is able to be on time and drive the ball in the air consistently. He has a mature approach with present strength to create leverage to pull. 

Edwin Melendez (2022 C, Kissimmee, FL) showed a good amount of pop for a young prospect to go along with an approach that is geared toward rounding the bases. Melendez has a long, leveraged stroke and worked the pull side in the air consistently. 

Grayson Adams (2021 OF, Apopka, FL) shows big bat speed through extension with a smooth, naturally leveraged stroke. Adams torques his hips nicely through the swing and routinely wore out the pull side with scorched line drives and fly balls. 

Hector Mangual (2021 SS, Oviedo, FL) has a lanky and projectable frame with a relatively easy, smooth stroke that projects very nicely moving forward. Mangual has a clean swing with a low effort stroke and will continue to grow into power. 

Dalton Strickland (2020 OF, Good Hope, GA) has a very fluid swing path with present bat speed, looseness, and loft to the stroke. Strickland creates good impact off the barrel and will continue to grow into additional power. 

Lance Minson (2020 OF, Lake City, FL) has a big pull side approach with lots of strength and power to pull the ball. He shifts his weight well into the point of impact with good carry off the bat and lots of backspin on fly balls to pull and the middle of the field. 

Pirmin Brechbuhl (2020 OF, Duluth, GA) has a very simple swing for a large prospect with tons of room for additional power too. The swing is a very simple one with an easy trigger and natural loft while being very timed up and controlled. 

Simmi Whitehill (2022 SS, Lincoln University, PA) shows a clean and projectable swing from the left side of the plate while he gets extended and clears his hips nicely. Whitehill has an advanced approach with good present barrel control and current gap to gap pop. 

Anibal Saez (2020 SS, Naranjito, PR) has impressive raw bat speed with a consistent, balanced stroke. He lifts the ball nicely and showed present barrel skills that allowed him to pepper the middle of the field. 

Branson Owens (2021 3B, Rochelle, GA) turns on the ball nicely while getting his hands out to consistently rope line drives. He remains balanced with a consistent overall stroke and has tons of impact juice off the barrel of the bat. 

Sean Goodhart (2021 OF, Leesburg, VA) displays advanced bat speed with a balanced, fluid stroke that he is able to replicate well. Goodhart has some impact off the barrel with good feel for line drive contact and projects well. 

Justice Bailey (2020 C, Gainesville, GA) is a switch-hitting catcher who performed well behind the plate and during the round. He whips the barrel nicely with good righthanded bat speed while creating very good carry to the middle of the field. 

Stone Blanton (2022 OF, Jackson, MS) is an impressive two-sport athlete with very fast, raw bat speed. The speed of the swing allows Blanton, a physically advanced prospect, to create tremendous backspin off the barrel and present pop. 

Tiger Borom (2020 OF, Jonesboro, GA) has exceptional barrel skills with a loose, whippy swing and wore out the pull side of the field with ease. Borom has tremendous feel for the barrel while showing some pull side pop and whipping the barrel hard. 

Matthew Prevesk (2021 OF, Apopka, FL) is a University of Florida commit who showed some of the best raw pop of the day. He worked to the pull side with tremendous explosiveness while the bat speed, power, and leverage were all advanced. 

Abimelec Ortiz (2020 1B, Dorado, PR) has a strong frame and whips the barrel of the bat with big leverage to pull. He hits the ball very hard out in front with incredible strength through the point of impact. 

Bryan Loriga (2021 3B, Hialeah, FL) is a Florida International commit and shows a very balanced, controlled swing with plenty of bat speed. Loriga works the ball into the air well and has good carry to all fields off the barrel. 

Luis Gonzalez (2020 C, San German, PR) has a smooth righthanded stroke and turns the barrel over nicely with both intent and ease. Gonzalez has a very balanced approach and generates hard contact well to the pull side. 

Top Catcher Pop Times

1/26/2019

Name Pop Grad School Hometown
Alejandro Rodriguez 1.87 2020 Wesleyan Christian Academy Greensboro, NC
Christian Lasecki 1.88 2020 A. Crawford Mosley Panama City, FL
Justice Bailey 1.91 2020 North Forsyth Gainesville, GA
Kade Abrisz 1.92 2021 Menchville Newport News, VA
Amir Piñeiro 1.93 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Yabucoa, PR
Ben Riddick 1.93 2021 Osbourn Park Manassas, VA
Luis Hernandez 1.94 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Bayamon, PR
Stefano Molaro 1.94 2021 Archbishop McCarthy Miramar, FL
Jackson Severt 1.94 2021 Dinwiddie Church Road, VA
Brody Perdue 1.97 2020 American Christian Academy Coker, AL
Luis Gonzalez 1.98 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy San German, PR
Carlos Negron 1.98 2020 Leadership Christian Academy Corozal, PR
Nick Classie 2.00 2020 Longwood Ridge, NY
Devante' Mitchum 2.00 2022 Santa Fe Gainesville, FL

Top Catcher Velocities

1/26/2019

Name C Grad School Hometown
Justice Bailey 81 2020 North Forsyth Gainesville, GA
Alejandro Rodriguez 80 2020 Wesleyan Christian Academy Greensboro, NC
Devante' Mitchum 79 2022 Santa Fe Gainesville, FL
Carlos Negron 79 2020 Leadership Christian Academy Corozal, PR
Luis Hernandez 78 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Bayamon, PR
Christian Lasecki 78 2020 A. Crawford Mosley Panama City, FL
Ben Riddick 77 2021 Osbourn Park Manassas, VA
Kade Abrisz 76 2021 Menchville Newport News, VA
Benjamin Bernknopf 75 2021 Boca Raton Community Boca Raton, FL
Luis Gonzalez 75 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy San German, PR
Stefano Molaro 75 2021 Archbishop McCarthy Miramar, FL
Ryan Slattery 75 2022 The First Academy Windermere, FL

Top 1st Base Velocities

1/26/2019

Name 1B Grad School Hometown
Tanner Jones 88 2021 Thorsby Thorsby, AL
Chris Presinal 85 2020 Lincoln-Sudbury Reg Boston, MA
Alberto Ghisellini 83 2020 Westminster Christian Miami, FL
Bryce Braxton 81 2021 Pasco Dade City, FL
Elijah Zervos 79 2020 Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Andres Prohaska 78 2021 Wiregrass Ranch Wesley Chapel, FL
Jack Parks 75 2021 Cedar Creek Ruston, LA
Jess Ackerman 74 2021 North Forsyth Cumming, GA
Ivan Markel 74 2021 Boca Raton Community Boca Raton, FL
Joe Prisco 74 2020 St. Francis Prep Whitestone, NY

Top Infield Velocities

1/26/2019

Name IF Grad School Hometown
Anibal Saez 92 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Naranjito, PR
Gilberto Torres 91 2020 Stella Marquez Salinas, PR
Sergio Ortiz 89 2021 IBAHS Yabucoa, PR
Edgar Jared Santiago 89 2020 Pro Baseball High School Academy Cayey, PR
Alex Ulloa 88 2021 ESB Academy Cutler Bay, FL
Bryan Loriga 87 2021 Home School Hialeah, FL
Kody Abrisz 86 2020 Menchville Newport News, VA
Edwin Arroyo-Agosto 86 2022 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Arecibo, PR
Alejandro Rodriguez 86 2020 Wesleyan Christian Academy Greensboro, NC
Andrew Alise 85 2020 Ithaca Senior Ithaca, NY
Titan Kamaka 85 2022 Olympia Orlando, FL
Jonathan Rosa 85 2020 International Baseball Academy Luquillo, PR
Carlos Cordero 84 2021 TNXL Academy Orlando, FL
Yesiel Gonzalez 84 2021 Esc. Manuela Toro Moris Caguas, PR
Carter Kim 84 2020 Highland Copley, OH
Gianni Rodriguez 84 2021 Mater Academy Charter (Hialeah Gardens, FL) Hialeah, FL
Adrian Vega 84 2021 Archbishop Edward Mccarthy Miami Lakes, FL
Nathan Weber 84 2020 Milton Milton, FL
Lucas Harmon 83 2020 Tampa Preparatory Tampa, FL
Christopher Hund 83 2021 Woodbridge Woodbridge, VA
Trent Jones 83 2020 Cape Henry Collegiate School Virginia Beach, VA
Hector G. Nieves 83 2021 Pro Baseball High School Academy Mayaguez, PR
Ben Barrett 82 2022 The First Academy Orlando, FL
Tahir Meulens 82 2020 Trinity Christian Academy Boynton Beach, FL
Brandon Ortiz 82 2020 Warwick Valley Warwick, NY
Luke Schmolke 82 2022 Lake Norman Mooresville, NC
Clayton Boroski 81 2021 St. Cloud Saint Cloud, FL
Colby Guy 81 2021 Olympic - Math Engineer Tech Charlotte, NC
Dave Mitchum 81 2020 Santa Fe Gainesville, FL
Felix Cruz 80 2020 Colegio San Antonio Abad Las Piedras, PR
Alberto Ghisellini 80 2020 Westminster Christian Miami, FL
Ari Lonstein 80 2020 Wyoming Seminary Upper Ellenville, NY
Hector Mangual 80 2021 Hagerty Oviedo, FL
Yamill Quinones 80 2020 Montverde Academy Windermere, FL
Spencer Stephens 80 2020 Manatee Bradenton, FL

Top Outfield Velocities

1/26/2019

Name OF Grad School Hometown
Gilberto Torres 91 2020 Stella Marquez Salinas, PR
Chandler Hicks 89 2021 Alcovy Covington, GA
Austin Tanner 89 2020 Windermere Prep Windermere, FL
Jeremy Ambert 88 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Bayamon, PR
Caleb Marmo 88 2020 Science Hill Johnson City, TN
Edgar Jared Santiago 87 2020 Pro Baseball High School Academy Cayey, PR
Kody Abrisz 86 2020 Menchville Newport News, VA
Austin Coultas 86 2021 Wesley Chapel Wesley Chapel, FL
Luis Morales 85 2020 BYOU Academy Gurabo, PR
Ian Soto 85 2020 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Florida, PR
Yadiel A Agosto 84 2020 Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Ty Hollandsworth 84 2021 Calvary Christian Academy Parkland, FL
John E Martinez 84 2020 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Gurabo, PR
Dalton Strickland 84 2020 Loganville Christian Academy Good Hope, GA
Derick J Andiarenas 83 2021 Pro Baseball High School Academy Anasco, PR
Tiger Borom 83 2020 Strong Rock Christian School Jonesboro, GA
John Dominguez Jr 83 2020 Charlotte High School Punta Gorda, FL
Camron Faucett 83 2020 Middleburg Green Cove Springs, FL
Clayton Hodges 83 2021 Episcopal Jacksonville, FL
Matthew Prevesk 83 2021 Apopka Apopka, FL
Matthew Cassandra 82 2020 Denmark Cumming, GA
Evan Demurias 82 2021 Miami Killian Senior Miami, FL
Trent Jones 82 2020 Cape Henry Collegiate School Virginia Beach, VA
Christian Orduna 82 2021 G. Holmes Braddock Miami, FL
Abimelec Ortiz 82 2020 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Dorado, PR
Roniel Rodriguez 82 2020 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy Cabo Rojo, PR