FL Preseason All State Outfield Breakdown


Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director


Bradenton, FL— Saturday, Jan. 27th, 100 of the top high school prospects ranging from the 2018-2021 classes participated in PBR Florida’s second annual Preseason All-State which is the premier kickoff event for the 2018 spring high school season. Last year’s inaugural event boasted some of the top talent from throughout the state of Florida and this year’s event was no different. From draft talent, numerous Division I recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state, the Preseason All-State is one of the most hig0lyh viewed events in the state of Florida. With that talented group, we begin our breakdown with the Outfielders, starting with the top five, followed by the best of the rest. 

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Dylan Crews OF / C / Lake Mary, FL / 2020

Louisiana State recruit. Currently stands at 6-foot, 173 pounds with a lean, athletic frame.  Offensively, he commands the batter’s box with a quick and powerful swing to all fields with more power to come as he continues to fill out his frame. The present hit tool is plus and consistently dins the barrel in both batting practice and game. He also shows above average power and could develop into plus power.  Registered an exit velocity of 87 mph in the cage. From the outfield, he fielded the ball out in front and under control with accuracy to his targets. Outfield velocity came in at 83 mph. 60 yard dash time came in at 7.20 seconds. Feel for the game is extremely high with advanced toolset and extremely high upside. 

 

 

Corey Robinson OF / TNXL Academy, FL / 2021

Miami recruit. Stands at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds  has a lot of physical maturity with the frame that will stay athletic while adding muscle. Present athleticism and already an above average runner for class, 6.95 60 yard dash.Defensively, he shows above average outfield potential, topped out at 80 mph. Offensively, he shows a simple, advanced approach for age. Simple setup with a very compact swing and above average bat speed with exit velocity of 87 mph. The frame is going to add muscle and everything is going to continue to improve off of already high end tool. Extremely high all around ceiling. 

 

 

Brandon Fields OF / Dr. Phillips, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Physically advanced;. Plays running back at Dr. Phillips. Plus strength-athleticism combo. Compact build with presently advanced fill. Raw at the plate but flashed plus potential. Very quick through the zone. Bat is an exciting project. Has swing and miss, but athleticism and consistent reps will improve his overall offensive game. Has present raw power especially to pull side. Throws to the bag topped out at 88 mph from the outfield. Clocked in at at 6.89 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. His arm and speed combined with explosive offensive potential gives him flexibility as a centerfield/right field profile. Although his offensive tools are unpolished, he showed baseball IQ especially on the basepaths. 

 

 

Victor Castillo OF / Leon, FL / 2019

Florida Atlantic recruit. Lean, projectable frame standing at 6-foot, 170 pounds with plenty of athleticism. From the left side of the plate he has a slightly open stance with a wide base and shows a feel for the barrel with above average bat speed and quick hands. Shows rhythm and timing throughout his swing with a sound path through the zone and an uphill finish, consistently driving the ball into the gaps while flashing pull side pop. Registered an 85 mph exit velocity in the cage. From the outfield he fields the ball cleanly while taking efficient routes to the ball with a quick first step and accurate throws to the bag that topped out at 80 mph. Clocked in at 6.94 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. More to come as he continues to strengthen his frame.

 

 

Trey Bradley OF / RHP / Hagerty, FL / 2019

The uncommitted outfielder stands at 6-foot, 172 pounds. He has a lean frame and has some present athleticism. Ran a 7.05 60 yard dash. From the outfield, he is fundamentally sound and comes through the ball well. Throws were accurate, topping out at 81 mph. Offensively, he starts upright with a small leg kick trigger. There is some steepness in the path and can get rotational at times, but there is present bat speed and that shows in the 89 mph exit velocity. There are present tools and athleticism that will play at the next level. 

 

Now we take a look at the best of the rest in alphabetical order:

Ryan Carroll OF / 2B / Hagerty , FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with a projectable frame. Offensively, he hits from an upright stance and slightly open with a level path through the zone that created consistent contact, with gap-to-gap potential during batting practice. As Carroll continues to add to his frame and get stronger, he should see a jump in power. Shows some present strength at the plate which was shown in the cage where he registered a 91 mph exit velocity. From the outfield, he takes aggressive routes to the ball and fields it out in front with his throws topping out at 73 mph to the bag. Clocked in at 7.87 seconds for his 60 yard dash time.  

 

 

 

Adam Gregory II OF / RHP / Nease, FL / 2018

Uncommitted. Currently stands 6-foot-2, 170 pounds with an athletic, projectable frame. Offensively, he shows a sound swing through the zone with good hands, working through the zone at impact. Registered an exit velocity of 80 mph in the cage. From the outfield, he took good routes to the ball, with his throws to the bag topping out at 75 mph. Clocked in at 7.13 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. 

 

 

 

Roman March OF / RHP / Franklin High, MD / 2020

Strength over athleticism build and currently stands at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. Corner infielder/outfielder physical profile. Gap-to-gap approach with a quick bat and strength from the left side. Flashes pull-side power which projects well. Added athleticism and body control should help develop more consistent, hard contact. Has ability to spray ball to all fields. Registered an 89 mph exit velocity in the cage. From the outfield he showed a quick first step and topped out at 74 mph on his throws to the bag. Clocked in at 7.13 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. 

 

 

 

Jake McKee OF / Estero, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with a lean, athletic frame. Offensively, he starts from a slightly open stance with a high handset and rocks back with a small slide step for his load. Short, quick swing with an uphill finish, producing multiple line drives during batting practice. At times he can be out in front, but when he stays in rhythm, he displayed the ability to drive the ball, which was seen in the cage where he registered a 92 mph exit velocity. From the outfield, he fielded the ball out in front and under control with accuracy to his throws that topped out at 76 mph to the bag. Clocked in at 6.98 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. 

 

 

 

Jonathan Shoop OF / 1B / Jesuit, FL / 2020

Physical, 6-foot-1, 185 pound frame with a strong lower half. Offensively, starts from a wide base with a slightly open stance and a big leg kick for his load from the left side. Shows strength in his forearms and wrists with the ability to drive the ball with authority and some pull side pop. At times he can be out in front and the swing can be stiff at times, but when he stays fluid through the zone and on time, he makes hard contact. Registered an 85 mph exit velocity in the cage. From the outfield, he fields the ball under control and out in front with his throws into home topping out at 76 mph. Clocked in at 7.33 seconds for his 60 yard dash time.  

 

 

 

Michael Sutherland OF / OF / Bishop Moore, FL / 2019

A long, lean 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. In the outfield, he is fundamentally sound, coming through the ball well. Could benefit from a quicker release, but the throws were accurate topping out at 80 mph. Offensively, he works with a simple setup and load. Could benefit getting into and using the lower half more. He tends to cut himself off and extension would help keep him in the zone longer. There is athleticism and present bat speed with an exit velocity of 88 mph. There is a lot of upside in the athleticism and present tools to project on.  

 

 

 

Nelson Villa OF / 3B / Miami Palmetto, FL / 2018

Uncommitted. Currently stands 6-foot-1, 175 pounds with a lean, athletic frame with room to grow. Offensively, during batting practice he had a smooth, easy swing with some power gap-to-gap from both sides of the plate. Registered an exit velocity of 84 mph in the cage. From the outfield, he fielded the ball under control with accuracy and his throws topping out at 79 mph to the bag.  Clocked in at 7.03 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. 

 

 

 

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