2020 FL Preseason All-State Spotlight: Gustavo Mendez


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

Preseason All-State has quickly become the top Preseason event in the state of Florida. Last year’s event consisted of over 50 committed players and 2 players who were selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. This event is held for the top 2020s-2023s throughout the state to kick off the Prep Baseball Report's spring high school baseball coverage.

We will continue to spotlight many of the top players who will be in attendance at this year’s Preseason All-State Showcase. Today, we look at 2022 C Gustavo Mendez. Mendez was a recent standout at our Miami Top Prospect Games. He is currently ranked 20th in our Florida Class of 2022 rankings and 170th in our National Class of 2022 rankings..

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C Gustavo Mendez

Gustavo Mendez

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Windermere
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Five star miami
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.55
60-yard
(01/18/20)
1.95 - 2.00
Pop Time
(01/18/20)
77
C Velo
(01/18/20)
97
Exit Velo
(01/18/20)
Position
60-yard
7.8
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.14
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.55
Pop Time
1.95 - 2
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
97
Position
60-yard
7.65
Pop Time
2.1 - 2.12
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
92
Trackman - Hitting
95.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/17/20)
80.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/17/20)
167
Distance (avg)
(10/17/20)
344
Distance (max)
(10/17/20)
28
Hard Hit %
(10/17/20)
44
Sweet Spot %
(10/17/20)
28
Line Drive %
(10/17/20)
44.4
Fly Ball %
(10/17/20)
22
Ground Ball %
(10/17/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.1
Distance (avg)
167
Distance (max)
344
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
(10/17/20)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/17/20)
74.4
Bat Speed (max)
(10/17/20)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/17/20)
10.3
Rot. Acc (max)
(10/17/20)
7.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/17/20)
71
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/17/20)
87
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/17/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.1
Bat Speed (max)
74.4
Bat Speed (avg)
68.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

11/09/19

Big 6-foot-2, 220 pound frame. Thick and strong throughout. Offensive upside is big with above average bat speed and advanced movements and connection. Loose and easy with low effort. The raw power is his big tool, but he also showed bat to ball skills and the ability to control the strike zone. Defensively, he’s above average, but the bat is ahead of his defense. He popped a 2.12 with some arm strength that will get better. The feet can improve, but the transfer and his hands were quick. Above average blocking in the game. Young, really intriguing power bat that will get tons of interest from some top programs in the nation.  Best exit velocity of the day at 92.

9/15/18

Immediately stands out with his physical, large frame and a strong lower half standing at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds. Impressed both offensively and defensively on the day. At the plate, he shows strength throughout his swing and the ball jumps off the bat. Makes hard contact consistently. During the game he got under one, but still managed to drive the ball deep into the left-center field gap for a standup double. Behind the plate, he shows an above average arm with accuracy on his throws to the bag. Threw out multiple runners during the game. High follow. 

8/15/18

Physical frame with a strong lower half above average strength for his age. Took a couple of loud rounds of batting practice where he showed some present pull-side pop with gap-to-gap power potential. Ball jumps off the bat and he creates hard, loud contact. Had one of the top exit velocities on the day at 92 mph off a tee. Impressive young offensive catcher with power.




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