2018 Future Games: Team Florida Two Way Breakdown


Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

The 2018 Future Games is the largest uncommitted event in the country, with over 400 players and 253 coaches and scouts in attendance. The event consists of a workout day and three games. Team Florida played three games and we will take a look at each player from 2018 Team Florida. Today, we take a look at the four catchers in attendance.

 

 

Dominic Scavone SS / RHP / The First Academy & TNXL Baseball, FL / 2021

Scavone stands at 6-foot, 170 pounds and overall doesn’t jump out physically or with any one particular tool. What he does do though, is consistently perform in all aspects of the game. He is a sound defender, who is above average at second and as he continues to grow and fill out could slide to third. Offensively, he has an advanced approach with above average pitch awareness. The swing is simple and consistently stays on the barrel in game against quality arms. On the mound, he throws strikes with a feel to pitch. The fastball is 81-83 with a 75-76 mph slider and 74-77 mph changeup. Overall, he is a gamer. The tools are solid across the board and will be a player who will help a team win games at the next level.  

 

 

 

 

Sebastian Bentz LHP / 1B / Elite Squad Baseball Academy, FL / 2020

The 6-foot-3, 198 pound LHP/1B has a strong, lean frame with strength throughout. Offensively, he has a wide, balanced base with a strong lower half. He has a natural uphill path, there can be some length at times, but creates leverage and uses his present strength for pull side power. Had a single against Team Select and showed several other quality at-bats. On the mound he works from an offset stretch. The delivery is simple and he repeats it well. The fastball ranged from 79-82 mph, but he shows advanced feel to manipulate the pitch between a four seam, two seam and sinker, creating a lot of weak contact. The curveball has depth to it, working 61-64 mph, the pitch will need to get a little firmer, but shows quality shape and has a feel for the pitch. Also showed a 75 mph change. Overall, he has deception and feel and as he continues to mature and add strength, velocity will come. He made a quality impression as an intriguing two-way prospect to follow.  

 

 

 

 

Zach DeVito RHP / SS / Newsome, FL / 2020

5-foot-11, 155 pound SS/RHP has an athletic frame that still has room to grow, fill out and mature. Positionally, he is an average defender, moves well and hands work. He would most likely profile more as a second baseman. Offensively, the swing is simple, level and compact. The path works and will continue to improve with added strength. He may have the most upside on the mound. The arm action is quick and clean. The fastball worked mostly 84-86 and showed a four and two seam fastball. The velocity has been better in the past, but he showed feel to command the pitch down in the zone, to both sides of the plate. He rushed down the mound more than normal, leaving the arm to be late and the slider having less bite than usual. The slider worked 69-71 mph and when he got to extension it has two plane action. Also, showed a feel for a straight changeup at 75 mph. Overall, he is athletic and the arm really works. As he adds strength and continues to log innings, he could make some major strides, especially on the mound.  

 

 

 

 

Tyler Dowdy 1B / RHP / Plant City, FL / 2020

Big, strong, mature 6-foot-2, 240 pound. Dowdy worked 79-81 mph on the mound and filled up the strike zone in this two innings of work, striking out two. Defensively, he moves well around the bag at first and is an overall above average defender. The present strength translates offensively. He has a fairly simple swing and generates above average bat speed with an exit velocity of 93 mph. He had a double to right against Team Mid-Atlantic and there is above average power potential.  

 

 

 

 

Bryce Braxton 3B / RHP / Pasco, FL / 2021

The 6-foot, 190 pound 3B/RHP still has plenty of room to grow, but already has a strong lower half. On the mound, he was 77-80 mph with a 71-74 mph slider and a 75 mph changeup. He has some heaviness to the fastball and some upside on the mound. He is a solid defender at third, working under control with a solid arm. His bat is his best tool. The hit tool is advanced for his age. He has bat to ball skills and a swing that is going to handle velocity easily. He uses his strong lower half well and has present gap power with much more to come as he matures. He had a three RBI double against Team Select and the bat will be one to follow going forward 

 

 

 

 

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