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2022 Sunshine State Classic: Team White Analysis


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The 2022 Sunshine State Classic took place Wednesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL. The event featured players from the 2023-2025 classes participating in a pro-style workout on Dy 1 followed by gameplay on Day 2 in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff.

To view the stats from the event, check out our Stats Story. Today we will break down each player from Team White in attendance with scouting reports.

Team White Analysis

Ethan Beal OF / OF / Lake Brantley, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
 Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. athletic, lean frame.
 Defense: Steady footwork, athletic actions through the ball.
 Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Quick and fluid arm action. High 3/4 arm slot.
 Hit: RHH. Strong base. Chest upright. Quick hands, Compact swing.
 Power: 94.7 mph exit velocity. Line drive approach, up the middle.
 Run: 6.87 runner in the 60.

Tad Brooks 3B / 1B / Calvary Christian , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/1B
 Body: 5-foot-11, 205-pounds. Large frame.
 Defense: Waits on ball, steady footwork.
 Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. 3/4 arm slot. Carry on throws.
 Hit: RHH. Upright, slightly open setup. Toe tap load.  Quick hands, level path. Controlled swing.
 Power: 95 mph exit velocity. Line drive hitter with power potential.
 Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Jake Finnegan SS / OF / Jupiter, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: SS/OF
 Body: 6-foot-1, 155-pounds. Lean frame. Room for continued growth.
 Defense: Active feet. Patient fielder.
 Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Quick 3/4 arm action.
 Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup. Slight uphill path. Quick and short to the ball.
 Power: 88.9 mph exit velocity. Ability to launch on contact. Pull-side gap approach.
 Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

Daniel Herrera 2B / 3B / Lakeland Christian, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/3B
 Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds. Athletic frame.
 Defense: Stays low to the ground, nose over the ball.
 Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Low 3/4 arm slot. Quick arm action.
 Hit: RHH. Strong base, upright and balanced setup. Quick hands, level path. Short to ball.
Power: 84.8 mph exit velocity. Line drive hitter with natural lift. Up the middle approach.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60. 

Atticus Huffstutler C / 3B / Lakewood, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: C/3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Tall, athletic frame.
Defense: 2.11-2.15 pop times. Low arm slot behind the plate. Arm strength and accuracy to the bag.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 83 mph. Moves well behind the plate. Quick transfers.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced setup. Efficient movements. Level path.
Power: 93.6 mph exit velocity. Under the ball. Pull-side gap hitter.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Quick, high leg kick. Short stride.
Arm Action: RH. H3/4 slot. Short extension.
FB: T81.4, 76-80 mph. Late arm side run.
CH: 69-71 mph.

Jace Kohler SS / 2B / Calvary Christian, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Athletic build, lean frame.
Defense: Athletic movements, quick feet and hands.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Quick and fluid arm action.  3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Tall and upright setup. Narrow base. Quick hands. Level plane.
Power: 92.3 mph exit velocity. Hard contact. Works up the middle.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.

Zach Lebenson 1B / RHP / Jupiter, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Tall, lean frame. Potential for continued physical development.
Defense: Quality footwork. Soft hands.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Quick transfers.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, upright setup. Level path, compact action.
Power: 93.6 mph exit velocity. Uses the whole field. Line drive approach.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60.

Jackson Leggett-Walford LHP / Palm Harbor University, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Medium frame. Room to add strength.

Delivery: High leg kick, segmented delivery. Works downhill hard with a short stride.
Arm Action: LH. Long extension, quick arm action. H3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84.1, 80-83 mph. Deceptive FB, slight arm side run. Sinking action.
CB: 70-73 mph. Sharp 1/7 break.
CH: 75-78 mph. Fades arm side.

Peter Liakakos RHP / 3B / Venice, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Athletic frame. Shows some physicality.

Delivery: High leg kick, Efficient mover. Deliberate actions working downhill.
Arm Action: RH. Quick over the top arm action.
FB: T86.2, 82-85 mph. Sinking action on FB.
SL: 72-74 mph. Sharp, late breaking SL. Natural movement.
CH: 76 mph.

Andrew Merchant OF / Lake Mary, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. Lean and athletic frame.
Defense: Steady footwork, feet work quick.
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. Quick over the top arm action.
Hit: RHH. Closed, balanced setup. Chest upright. Deliberate toe tap load. Level path with lifting action.
Power: 90.9 mph exit velocity. Line drive and flyball hitter.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

CJ Moore OF / RHP / Clearwater, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 175-pounds. Tall, athletic and light frame.
Defense: Athletic actions. Quick, choppy feet.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Short arm action. 3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced setup. Quick hands, natural lift on a level path.
Power: 94.1 mph exit velocity. Low line drive hitter. Up the middle approach.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60.

Ethan Navarez OF / OF / Lennard, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Tall, light frame.
Defense: Steady footwork.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Low 3/4 arm action.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced setup. Compact swing. Level path.
Power: 81.7 mph exit velocity. Up the middle approach.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60.

Ledger Pleasant SS / RHP / Eustis, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Light, athletic frame.
Defense: Average glove, steady footwork.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. 3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup. High leg kick. Level path.
Power: 92.3 mph exit velocity. Works up the middle.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Deliberate drop and drive activity. Slight pause at peak.
Arm Action: RH. Quick full arm action. H3/4 arm slot.
FB: T77.6, 75-77 mph. FB works downhill.
CB: 63-66 mph. CB cast, downer action.
CH: 68-69 mph.

Ryan Senecal C / 3B / Jupiter, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Tall, lean frame. Room for potential continued physical development.
Defense: 2.22-2.35 pop times. Open setup behind the plate. Quick first step.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph.  3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Upright, balanced setup. Level plane, quick hands.
Power: 86.8 mph exit velocity. Line drive approach. Works up the middle.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Samuel Simonds 1B / RHP / Fernandina Beach, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 210-pounds. Tall, stocky frame. 
Defense: Steady footwork and glovework.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Quick arm action at a 3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Upright, open setup. Compact swing, quick hands. Level path.
Power: 90.5 mph exit velocity. Line drive hitter, works up the middle. Slight lifting action.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Long stride, works downhill hard.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, over the top arm action.
FB: T77.2, 74-77 mph. FB works downhill, slight cutting action.
CB: 62-64 mph. Downer action, late break.

Santino Trina C / RHP / Charlotte , FL / 2024

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Stocky frame.
Defense: 2.38-2.50 pop times. Developing footwork and speed behind the plate.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Long extension on throwdowns.
Hit: LHH. Shifted on the back side. Upright and wide setup. Uppercutting action.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity. Gets on top of the ball.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: High leg lift, drop and drive action on delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, H3/4 arm slot with compact actions.
FB: T75.2, 72-75 mph. Sinking action. FB works downhill.
CB:  mph. Natural CB, slight cast.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
FL Unsigned Senior Games FL 06/28 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - UCF FL 07/03 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - Northwest Florida FL 07/06 Northwest Florida State College
Team Florida ID Games - Jacksonville FL 07/12 John Sessions Stadium at Jacksonville U
Team Florida ID Games - Tampa Bay FL 07/13 Jack Russell Stadium
FL Uncommitted Games FL 07/20 Jack Russell Stadium
2022 Southeast Senior Games (Invite-Only) FL 07/25 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint