Prep Baseball Report

2018 FL All State Games: Corner Infield Breakdown

Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

Saturday, July 28th at Alex Rodriguez Park at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, the top high school prospects ranging from the 2019-2022 classes participated in the 2018 Florida All-State Games. The 2018 Florida All-State Games featured draft talent, numerous Division 1 recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state.

Over the course of the next few weeks we will break down each and every player, position by position. Today, we break down each of the corner infielders from the event. 

Matthew Krtausch 1B / LHP / Miami Killian, FL / 2019

Hillsborough recruit, the big, strong 6-foot-4, 220 pound first baseman stood out offensively. The big left handed hitter stands tall and confidently in the box. He has a strong lower half and strong wrists, with present strength and power, with an exit velocity of 90 mph. The swing stays compact in game and drove a hard single pull side and a double to the backside. Defensively, he is sound at first base, but the bat is what will carry him at the next level. 


Tyler Kreissler 1B / 3B / Lemon Bay, FL / 2019

Uncommitted, the 6-foot-2, 190 pound 1B/3B has a lean frame with strength. Defensively, the hands work well and he topped out at 76 mph. Offensively, there can be a lot of moving parts at times, which leads to some length and not clearing the back side. He tends to work over his front foot, but when he is on time, gets to extension, he uses the strong lower half well to generate present power. Had an exit velocity of 91 mph and has gap to gap power potential. 


Cal Gilliam 1B / RHP / Columbia, FL / 2019

St Johns River State College recruit, the 6-foot-3, 225 pound left handed hitting first baseman has a big, strong frame. Defensively, the footwork is solid around the bag, the hands work well and had accurate throws topping out at 78 mph. The bat is his best tool. There is present strength throughout the frame, especially the upper half. Really trusts his hands and uses upper half leverage. Could clear the backside and access event more power. He presently generates an exit velocity of 92 mph. There is above average power potential and the power tool will carry him going forward.


Carmine Lane 3B / RHP / American Heritage Delray, FL / 2019

South Florida recruit continues to fill out and add strength to a strong, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. He has above average defensive actions at third, with natural instincts and a strong arm, topping out 83 mph with carry. Offensively, he is aggressive through the zone to extension. He can have some length at times, but has strength and present bat speed with an exit velocity of 92 mph. Overall, there is a lot of present athleticism and strength. He can stick at the corner and has the potential to have above average power.


Christian Adams 3B / OF / Royal Palm Beach, FL / 2020

Uncommitted, 6-foot-1, 165 pound third baseman has a wirey, projectable frame. Defensively, he shows sound defensive actions, short arm action and topped at 81 mph. Offensively, the left handed hitter has present offensive ability and upside. He works with a big leg kick and has a compact swing with quick hands. Stands tall, trusts his hands and looks to pull. Stayed on the barrel in BP and translated to game with a hard hit double. Has present athleticism, running a 4.3 home to first from the left side and overall has a high ceiling.


Andrew Bergeron 3B / SS / IMG Academy, FL / 2019

Uncommitted, the projectable 6-foot-2, 185 pound infielder continues to show athletic, loose and easy actions, that has him a solid defender in the middle and an above average defender at third. Offensively, the right handed hitter has a simple and repeatable swing. There is leverage in the path and as he levels it out it shows power with power potential. The exit velocity was 86 mph and has been 94 mph in the past. Had a home to first time of 4.54. Overall, he is one of the top remaining infielders that are available in the 2019 class. 


Christian Soto 3B / 1B / CPCA, FL / 2022

A stocky, 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, Soto was one of the younger players in attendance. The third baseman continues to show advanced feel for the position with above average footwork and hands. Offensively, he has a strong lower half that keeps him balanced throughout the swing. There can be some length at times, but has barrell awareness and a simple swing that will continue to become more compact and add power as he matures. 


Hunter Fitz-Gerald 3B / 1B / Stoneman Douglas, FL / 2019

Florida Southern recruit. The 6-foot-3, 208 pound 3B/1B has continued to fill out and has been on the upward trend throughout the summer. Defensively, the hands and feet work in sync and move well, especially for his size. The bat has made some huge strides and the added strength in the frame has translated to present power. Standing tall and confident in the th box. He works with a big leg kick, loose hands and works out over the front foot. He can get steep at times, but as he continues to learn to use his long levers, balanced and compact through extension, there is big power potential as the exit velocity was 97 mph. There is present offensively ability and on a current upward trend, there is high offensive upside. 


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