FL Preseason All-State: Quick Hits - Team Black


Doug Freeman & Phil Kerber
PBR Florida Staff

This past weekend, January 26th and 27th, the Preseason All-State took place at IMG Acdemy in Bradenton, FL. Preseason All State has quickly become the premier Preseason event in the state of Florida. 

Now in its third year, this year's event featured some of the top talent throughout Florida. Nearly 100 prospects from all high school classes took part in a two-day showcase. 

Team by team we will break each rosted down with a quick look at some of the noteworthy tools the participating prospects displayed.

QUICK HITS


Team Black

2020 OF Lucas Serra (Archbishop McCarthy) has a lean and athletic frame. Ran a 6.99 60 yard dash. Compact level swing and is an athletic follow.

2021 MIF Jake Mummau (Palm Harbor) is still growing into his frame, but overall there are present tools and a lot of upside. Athletic defender with a feel for the position. Somewhat rotational offensively, but consistently found the barrel and was in the zone a long time.

2021 Miami commit Renzo Gonzalez (Alonso), while he did not pitch, you can certaintinely see him as one of the top two-way players in his class. Was 90 mph from the outfield. Offensively, the swing is simple and balanced with present bat speed and strong lower half.

2021 RHP Trevor Hanselman (North Florida Christian) will be a very intriguing follow this spring. Very athletic with a quick arm. Fastball up to 85 mph and a feel for both a curveball and changeup.

South Carolina, two sport recruit, 2020 Brandon Fields (Dr. Phillips) continues to impress. Physically, he has continued to add strength to a strong, athletic frame. Overall, extremely twitchy, the swing has become more fluid with improved extension. Seems to stay in the zone longer and accessing more of his natural strength from his lower half.

In a group of talented players across the field, 2020 LSU recruit Dylan Crews (Lake Mary) took the most impressive BP of the day. Not only did he drive the ball with authority from foul pole to foul pole, the swing is simple and compact with excellent use of the lower half, generating plus bat speed while staying in the zone a long time.

Uncommitted 2020 MIF Austin Alexander (Miami Sunset) has an athletic and projectable frame. He works with rhythm defensively and shows a good first step and overall above average defensive actions. Offensively, the swig is level and compact.

2021 FSU recruit Connor Moore (St. John's Country Day) was one of the most impressive defenders on the day. Great footwork, quick first step working in rhythm while working under control. Hands really work and overall makings of a plus defender. Offensively, there is some twitchiness and bat speed with offensive upside as he matures.

2020 Georgia Tech recruit C Danny Neri (Bishop Snyder) has a long, lean frame. Offensively, the creates leverage and has power potential. Defensively, he shows above average ability to both receive and block.

2022 C Tanner Darley (Sarasota) was one of the most impressive positional freshman in attendance. While he is primarily a catcher, he showed solid defensive actions at third as well. Catching, he is strong, while still flexible with present athleticism. Offensively, he uses his strong lower half well and creates present power with more to come with an exit velocity of 90 mph.

2021 3B Damian Goulart moves well defensively and will have a chance to be an above average third baseman. Offensively, the swing is simple, slightly uphill and shows power potential and an exit velocity of 88 mph.

One of the more intriguing uncommitted 2020s, 3B/RH Frank Elissalt (Miami Sunset) has a strong frame at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. Defensively the hands work, offensively there is strength and potential and on the mound the arm works with a fastball up to 88 mph.

2021 FSU recruit Cade Bush (Palm Beach Gardens) has a big frame with more room to continue to add strength. Present bat speed as well as the strength playing offensively, showing present pull power and overall big power potential.

6-foot-6 Ole Miss recruit, 2020 LHP Luke Baker (Buchholz) has a very projectable frame. Overall he has a feel to pitch with a ton of upside.

2019 FAU recruit RHP Dante Visconti (Bartram Trail) has made some big strides. He has gotten taller and leaner. Staying taller over his backside longer, the low 3/4 slot becomes even tougher and is now sitting 90 mph with a lot of late life.

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