2018 FL All State Games: Middle Infielder 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 middle infielders from the event:

Oscar Galvez 2B / SS / Jefferson, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds with a lean, wiry frame. Offensively, he shows some quick hands with some bat whip through the zone, but can get long at times. When he stays short and direct to the ball, he was able to make solid contact during batting practice. There’s room to add to his frame, which should help with his gap-to-gap potential at the plate. Shows some quick twitch, loose athletic actions up the middle with a quick first step and good hands. 

 

 

 

Christopher Russo SS / 2B / Pine Crest, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds on a lean frame. Offensively, he stands upright, trusts his hands, showed a simple, level swing and was on the barrel for a single in the game. Exit velocity topped out at 81 mph. Defensively, there is some stiffness, but has a good first step and shows all around solid defensive actions. There is some present athleticism and offensive ability, ran a 4.57 home to first time an has some upside with added strength. 

 

 

 

Rod Alea 2B / 3B / Keys Gate Charter, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds on solid, athletic frame. Defensively, he works under control, with rhythm to and through the ball. The hands work well, out in front and has a clean transfer, topping out at 74 mph. The left handed hitter has rhythm and works with a big leg kick trigger. There is some length at times, but there is a looseness in the wrists and has some present bat speed with an exit velocity of 84 mph. 

 

 

 

Spencer Mangum SS / 2B / Oviedo, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot, 155 pounds with an athletic frame. Defensively, he works upright and could work with some additional rhythm. Overall, he shows good hands and sound defensive actions. Offensively, he starts upright and has a simple load. Could use more of his lower half, but is consistently level through the zone, was consistently on the barrell in  BP and had an exit velocity of 74 mph.

 

 

 

Elian Roman SS / RHP / Cypress Creek, FL / 2019

Committing to Bethune-Cookman shortly after the event. Currently stands at 5-foot-9, 175 pounds with a strong lower half. Defensively, he shows sound actions and sure hands. He has a good first step and natural instinct for the position. The switch hitter has potential from both sides. Left handed, he is balanced and simple with present hit ability. Right handed, he is balanced as well, with more loft and power potential. Overall, a very solid all around player that will make an impact at Bethune-Cookman.

 

 

 

Peter Muina SS / 3B / Terra Environmental Research, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds on a lean frame. Defensively, he shows some twitchy athleticism. Works under control and has present lateral agility, the hands work well and he topped out at 72 mph. Offensively, he has a very simple and repeatable swing. He is level through the zone and drove line drives from gap to gap during BP.


 

 

 

Adiel Aguiar SS / C / Windermere Preparatory, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-6, 145 pounds on a compact frame. Shows a quick first step in the infield while fielding the ball out in front and under control.  Works with rhythm and the hands work well. Offensively, the switch hitter works with a short and level swing, over the front foot from the right side. From the left side, he starts upright and sinks into the lower half. Has loose wrist and present bat speed. 

 

 

 

Tucker Fine 2B / SS / Berkeley Prep, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with a lean, athletic frame. Moves well defensively, ranging to his left and right. Works under control and has ability to play all infield positions.The swing is simple and has present bat speed. When he is on time and in rhythm, he shows some pull side power and the ability to drive the ball. Delivered a line drive single during gameplay. 

 

 

 

Drake Chamberlin SS / 2B / Martin County, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot, 165 pounds on a projectable frame. Offensively, he showed a loose, left handed swing that had present leverage in batting practice. Has a wide base and upside with added strength. Translated to a hard hit single in the game. Defensively, he has loose, athletic actions with quick feet and solid hands. Also, showed athletic natural instincts on the basepath, pushing the issue. Overall, has quality all around tools that will be a solid addition to a 2019 recruiting class.

 

 

 

Alexander Aguila SS / 2B / Mater Academy, FL / 2019

Committed to VCU shortly after the event, showed well above average to plus defensive actions. He showed quick hands offensively and upside from both sides of the plate. His throws topped out at 85 mph across the diamond, which was one of the top infield velocities at the event. Showed above average speed on the base paths, registered one of the top three home to first times at 4.31 seconds. Overall, he projects as a plus defender and has offensive upside. 

 

 

 

Samuel Schner SS / 2B / Spanish River, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot-2, 160 pounds on a long, projectable frame. Defensively, he shows athletic actions in the middle and has defensive upside and potential. Offensively, the left handed hitter starts with a wide base and slightly open. There is some steepness in the path at times, but has leverage and when he is level and gets extension with a firm front side there is gap to gap power potential. Overall, has a lot of projection and will continue to make strides with maturity and strength.

 

 

 

Kyle Abbott SS / 2B / Jensen Beach, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with a lean, athletic frame. Son of former major leaguer Kurt Abbott. Shows the ability to range backhand and forehand while fielding the ball under control. He has a strong lower half with a good first step, natural instinct and baseball IQ and hands work well. Offensively, he stands tall and confident. He has a simple, level swing that produced consistent line drive in BP. Overall, he has present athleticism and 

 

 

 

Jorel Ortega SS / 3B / Spanish River Community, FL / 2019

Tennessee recruit. Currently stands at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds on an athletic frame. Shows an above average feel for the position. He isn’t the most twitchy middle infielder, but he always is in the right position and makes both routine and above average plays. Offensively, he has a simple swing with present bat speed and feel for the barrel. Drove a ball back up the middle during gameplay, took second on the throw in. Overall, he is a gamer. The tools play up in game both offensively and defensively. Overall, he continues to make an impact and stand out and will be a potential draft follow for 2019. 

 

 

 

Jordan Carrion SS / RHP / American Heritage, FL / 2020

Florida recruit. Currently ranked No. 5 in the Florida 2020 Class. Currently stands at 6-foot, 155 pounds on a projectable, athletic frame. Looks to have grown a couple inches. Really stands out at short where he shows advanced defensive actions, above average range by moving freely to his left and right, confident hands with a quick release, and an above average arm across the diamond. He is a true plus defender that will stick at short. Offensively, the swing works. It is compact, level and has present barrel awareness. He has present gap power that will continue to improve as he matures and add strength. Overall, he has multiple above average to near plus tools that make him one of the top players in the 2020 class in the country. 

 

 

 

Jeremey Galinis SS / 2B / Jensen Beach, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-8, 145 pounds on a lean frame. Defensively, he shows sound defensive actions and topped out at 73 mph. Ran a 4.95 home to first time. Offensively, he is a level through the zone, could benefit from a stronger front side, had an exit velocity of 73 mph.  

 

 

 

Sammy Infante SS / 3B / Pace, FL / 2020

Miami recruit. Currently ranked No. 6 in the Florida 2020 Class. Currently stands at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds on a projectable, athletic frame. Really stood out all over the field where he showed above average actions and defense along with high offensive potential. Offensively, there is easy bat speed and present power with a lot more to come. Showed an above average arm from short, topping out at 86 mph across the diamond which was the top infield velocity of the event. The bat is his calling card though. He has above average bat speed and feel to hit with power potential. The offensive ceiling is extremely high and will be a high follow for the 2020 class. 

 

 

 

Dorian Gonzalez Jr SS / 2B / Belen Jesuit, FL / 2021

Committed to the University of Miami shortly after the event. Currently stands at 5-foot-9, 175 pounds on a compact, athletic frame. Offensively, he continues to show an advanced, plus hit tool for his age. He has barrel awareness and an advanced approach from the left side. Consistently squared the ball up during batting practice, producing multiple line drives into the gaps. He has solid defensive actions and projects as an extremely offensive second baseman. The bat is a plus tool and will carry him going forward. 

 

 

 

Keanu Jacobs-Guishard SS / 3B / St. Thomas Aquinas, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot, 165 pounds on a projectable, athletic frame. Overall, may have had the most impactful day. Had easy, athletic actions that played up in the game and really stood out. He is light on his feet with function athleticism, lateral agility and feel to stick at short. Offensively, he is compact with bat speed and power potential. As he continues to strengthen and fill out his frame, expect to see a jump in gap-to-gap power. There is above average present bat speed, leverage and feel to hit. Overall, he has an extremely high ceiling and wouldn’t expect to see him uncommitted for much longer.  

 

 

 

Eddie Sierra SS / 2B / Southwest Miami, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with an athletic frame. Showed a live arm with athletic actions defensively. Has present athleticism and hands work well. Offensively, he has  quick hands and a quality lower half. Could benefit from added separation, but the swing is level through the zone and showed a feel for the barrel. The swing translated to a single during gameplay

 

 

 

Jesus Pacheco SS / 2B / Cypress Bay, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds on a compact, athletic frame. In the field he shows advanced defensive actions and bounce in his step. He has a lot of lateral agility, a quick transfer and throws have carry. He did not catch at this event, but has shown ability to be an above average catcher as well. Offensively, he stands upright and is compact through the zone. There is present bat speed and offensive potential. Overall, there are multiple tools to follow going forward. 

 

 

 

Matthew Ojeda 2B / SS / Killian, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-7, 160 pounds on a lean, compact frame. Showed loose actions defensively. Could improv transfer, but works under control and has a quality funnel from glove into his frame. Offensively, he displayed barrel awareness in batting practice, with loose wrists and worked with rhythm which translated to a single in the game where he also stole a base.

 

 

 

Alec Ducasse SS / OF / Flanagan , FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-9, 140 pounds on a lean frame that shows some quick twitch. The athleticism translates defensively, where he shows range and a quick and clean transfer. Offensively, he shows quick hands, and when he is level through the zone and to extension he shows ability to drive the ball from gap to gap. The athleticism plays and will continue to improve as he adds strength. 

 

 

 

Nico Boza SS / 3B / Chaminade-Madonna, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds on a lean frame with room to fill out. Defensively, he has a pre pitch hop and the hands work well. There is som present athleticism and agility. Offensively, he uses a toe tap trigger and has a strong lower half that keeps him balanced. There can be some length at times, but when it’s compact he has some feel for the barrel. Had an exit velocity of 79 mph. 

 

 

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