Prep Baseball Report

2019 Academy World Series Preview: IMG Performance

Rocco Iervasi
Operations/Area Scout


On May 10th-12th, 2019 at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, PBR Florida will host the First annual Academy World Series. This years event features eight academies from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. The event will feature a pair of pool play games followed by single elimination bracket-play until the first champion is crowned. Today we take a look at the preview of IMG Performance. 

For the full event schedule CLICK HERE.

Top Senior

Name Position Commitment

Kieran Collins


Johns-Hopkins University

Top Underclassmen 

Name Position Class Commitment

Kevin Karstetter



Florida Atlantic University

Players To Watch

Kevin Karstetter SS / RHP / IMG Academy, FL / 2020

The 6-foot-3 middle infielder has a strong, athletic frame. Has a quick first step in the field with quality range. Offensively, has extremely quick hands which create well above average bat speed.  





Andrew Bergeron OF / 3B / IMG Academy, FL / 2020

Bergeron has a 6-foot-3 athletic frame. Solid defensively up the middle and at 3rd base.  On the offensive side, has a smooth, simple swing that shows flashes of power potential. 




Jake Gelof SS / RHP / IMG Academy , FL / 2020

6-foot-1 shortstop has an athletic frame with room to grow. Has a short swing path to the ball and shows quickness and strength in his swing. Defensively, shows clean footwork in the infield with a strong arm across the diamond. 




Benino Mendella OF / 2B / IMG Academy, FL / 2019

5-foot-10 outfielder has a medium frame with a slender build. Shows good hand speed at the plate and works the whole field. Defensively, attacks the ball well and has a quick release from the outfield. 




Summary of the Team and Season

Finished the season at 17-5.


Panhandle Summer Kick-Off Games FL 05/18 Northwest Florida State
PBR ProCase - Florida (Invite Only) FL 05/25 IMG Academy
PBR Summer Kickoff ID FL 05/26 IMG Academy
Underclass Games - UCF (Invite Only) FL 06/23 John Euliano Park - Central Florida
Prospect ID - FIU FL 06/29 Infinity Insurance Park - Florida International
Underclass Games - Miami (Invite Only) FL 06/30 Alex Rodriguez Park - University of Miami
Top Prospect Games - Jacksonville (Invite Only) FL 07/06 John Sessions Stadium - Jacksonville University
Prospect ID - UCF FL 07/13 John Euliano Park - Central Florida
Underclass Games - South Florida (Invite Only) FL 07/14 USF Baseball Stadium - South Florida
All-States Games (Invite Only) FL 07/27 Alex Rodriguez Park - University of Miami
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Florida Invite) FL 07/31 LakePoint - Cartersville, GA
Improve My Profile with Game Video (Florida) FL 02/26