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17U FL Summer Championships: Day 3 & 4 Scout Blog

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Florida Summer Championships

The PBRT 17U Florida Summer Championships continued July 2nd and 3rd at IMG Academy in Bradenton with action from the 17U divisions. The event is four days long with champions decided on Sunday. Each day we will highlight standouts with a daily scout blog. Take a look at Day 3 and 4's notes.

17U Champions: 2023 Scorpions

Day 3 & 4 Scout Blog

Zachary Banks OF / 1B / Seabreeze , FL / 2023

Lengthy athletic frame. Short and direct to the ball. Quick out of box.


Daniel Cepeda 1B / Coral Park, FL / 2024

Lengthy, athletic frame. Active in box w/ zone awareness. Compact, short swing w/ quick/loose hands. Swung the bat well this week.


Matthew Demetree RHP / 3B / Lake Mary, FL / 2023

Demetree got the start for the Scorpions in the 17U Championship. He went through 4 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit and 1 strikeout, running the fastball up to 85 mph. 


Eric Entrekin 3B / Lake Brantley, FL / 2023

Lean, athletic frame. Quick, compact swing/on time. Entrekin gets on plane well. Line drive hitter.


Bryce Habuda 2B / Canterbury, FL / 2023

Lean figure w/ athleticism. Fluid, compact actions, quick hands. Solid zone presence/situational awareness.


Dasan Harris OF / Plano East, TX / 2023

Lean, length frame w/ athleticism. Quick hands, in rhythm. Level plane w/compact swing.


Logan Hughes 1B / OF / Winter Springs, FL / 2023

Stetson recruit. Hughes continues to find barrels. Hitterish actions, barrel stays in zone w/ bat speed.


Deiten Lachance C / 3B / Le triolet, QC / 2023

Lachance did everything this weekend for ABC. Homers, doubles, and plenty of RBI. The strong catcher showed arm strength and athleticism behind the plate. An uncommitted 2023 that is a high follow player.


Loic Masse C / 2B / Pointe Levy, QC / 2023

Lean, athletic LHH. Controlled load, compact swing w/ quick hands. Massé continues to see the ball well/be adjustable at the plate. Fluid/compact, repeatable swing.


Justin Mayes LHP / 1B / Calvary Christian , FL / 2023

Physical LHH with present bat speed. Hands work loose & quick to the ball. On the mound, showed a quick arm up to 89 mph. Clean arm action. Command was a bit spotty but there’s a lot to like in the arm. Uncommitted.

FB: 84-88 T89
CB: 72


Chase Mckelvey MIF / RHP / , SC / 2023

Athletic frame, balanced setup. Quick hands, loose swing/works under control. On the mound showed long, loose arm action. Solid 2- way player.


Evan Miller RHP / Seabreeze, FL / 2023

Miller was dominant in the quarterfinals for the Scorpions. 5 shutout innings with 11 strikeouts to help his team advance. Not overpowering, but generated weak contact and consistently got outs.


Christian Morales SS / University, FL / 2023

Morales has really swung the bat well this week. Line drive hitter, level path.


Taylor Rabe RHP / 1B / Greenville Senior , SC / 2023

6-foot-5,  190 pounds. Former Future Gamer for Carolinas. 5 K’s over 3.2 IP w/ FB/SL combo. Rabe competed in the zone forcing a lot of swing/miss w/ SL. Uncommitted.

FB: 87-89 (2224)
SL: 75-78


Ross Ray CF / North Marion High School, FL / 2023

Large, advanced physical frame at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. Strong base w/ compact swing . Strength in the swing with ability to drive the baseball.


Jake Richardson OF / Melbourne, FL / 2023

Athlete. Big time standout from the 2021 State Games. Richardson continues to make strides. Looks the part, sub 6.6 runner. One of top ‘23 uncommitted OF in FL.


Anthony Schatz LHP / Lakeland Christian, FL / 2023

Schatz started the semifinals for the Scorps in a 6-0 win. The southpaw sat in the mid 80s going 4 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. 


David Shontz Jr OF / RHP / East River, FL / 2023

Sturdy, lean frame w/ athleticism. Clean, compact action/quick hands. Efficient mover, on time/in rhythm. Shontz Jr unloaded for a huge grand slam to help the Scorpions with the championship on Sunday.


Garrett Smith 1B / OF / Eau Gallie , FL / 2023

USF recruit. Physical lefty bat w/ mature approach at the dish. Longer path w/ bat speed keeping hands staying inside. Finds barrels with juice off the bat.


Andrew Williamson OF / 1B / Northside Christian, FL / 2023

UCF recruit. 2021 Future Gamer, covers a lot of ground in CF. Compact stroke from left side w/ athletic finish. Barrel covers a lot of zone w/ bat speed.



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