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FL Preseason All-State: Quick Hits - Team Blue

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.


Team Blue

2020 Logan Wash (Lake Brantley) has a long, projectable frame. Offensively the ball jumps off of the barrel. On the mound he has a clean arm stroke and was up to 80 mph with more to come on both sides with strength and maturity.

Uncommitted 2019, UTL Konrad Ehmke (Pine Crest) has gotten more physical, shows ability to play multiple positions and some offensive upside.

2020 Jalen Debose (Seminole) has a live body and athletic, projectable frame. Ran a 6.96 in very tough conditions. Showed quick hands and present bat speed with upside offensively.

2019 North Alabama recruit Tommy Benson (IMG Academy) has an extremely physical frame and put up some of the top measurables of the day. Was 89 mph across the infield and had an exit velocity of 104 mph. Is not only measurables, as the strength and bat speed play offensively and is an athletic defender.

2020 3B Luke Hatcher (Dixie County) took an impressive round of BP. Lean, strong frame, he showed the ability to turn the barrel and drive the baseball, especially to the pull side.

2021 Tulane recruit Grant Siegel (University School) is an athletic two-way player. An athletic defender with a good first step, offensive upside and a quick, clean arm action on the mound with a fastball up to 85 mph.

2021 FSU recruit Jackson Baumeister (Bolles) was one of the most impressive underclassmen at the event. Defensively, he has the potential to be a plus defensive catcher. Offensively, the 6-foot-3, 210 pound right-handed hitter uses the large frame efficiently with a simple swing, driving balls from gap-to-gap. On the mound, he used his strong lower half well, efficient delivery, above average curveball and fastball up to 91 mph.

2020 Duke recruit Joshua Allen (Oviedo) has a physical frame. Offensively, the left handed hitter has a simple swing with strength and bat speed. Also showed a feel for three pitches and overall feel to pitch.

2020 Kevin Karstetter (IMG Academy) is an extremely athletic middle infielder. There is a lot of quick twitch both defensively and offensively, The swing is extremely quick and compact through the zone.

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