Prep Baseball Report

2021 PBR Future Games Preview: Team Florida Catchers

PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

The 2021 PBR Future Games kicks off July 28th at LakePoint Sports in Georgia. The event will feature 25 of the top uncommitted 2023 and 2024 players throughout the state of Florida competing against some of the top uncommitted players throughout the country. This event has brought over 300 college coaches in attendance each year and we expect the same this year.

Starting today, we will start to unveil our 2021 Team Florida position by position. Today, we will kick things off with our catchers.

2023 Jacob McKenzie, C, Winter Springs

5-foot-10, 180 lbs. Impressive defensively behind the plate, gets into a good defensive position with flexible hips. Arm plays, consistent accuracy to the bag with a quick/quality release producing a 1.96 pop time. Line drive, gap to gap approach at the plate with an exit velocity of 91.31 mph via Trackman.

2024 Michael Kalinich, C, Lake Brantley

6-foot, 160 lbs. Projectable left handed hitting catcher from Lake Brantley High School. Kalinich possesses above average tools behind the plate. Was a standout at the 2020 Rising Stars State Games last fall. Clocked a 2.04 pop time. Ability to hit to all fields with gap to gap power. 

2023 Justin Ruiz, C, Doral Academy

5-foot-8, 165 lbs. Advanced behind the plate, above average receiver with soft hands. Stays under control and works in line to the bag with consistent accuracy and 1.94 pop time. Simple, level swing at the plate with a gap to gap approach. Vocal leader. 

Stay tuned for more previews of Team Florida this week.