FL State Games: 1st Team All-State

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The inaugural Florida State Games have come and gone and we can't thank everyone enough who was apart of it. From Seniors down to Rising Stars, the State Games were full of talent and competitiveness, and we cannot wait to continue this series each fall.

With that being said, there were players who stood out amongst their classes. This week, we will unveil our 1st Team, 2nd Team, and 3rd Team All-State. These teams will be made up of players from all the State Games who stood out the most. Tuesday, we unveiled our 3rd Team All-State. Wednesday, we unveiled our 2nd Team All-State. Today, we unveil our 1st Team All-State, featuring the biggest standouts from the four FL State Games.

1st Team All-State


Breydan Calapa LHP / LHP / Scorpions Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: LHP - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Thin, high waisted, athletic frame.

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, quick/athletic balance point, simple/repeatable mechanics, long stride down mound finishing in line with target.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, long/quick athletic arm action.
FB: T82, 78-81 mph. Spots up, attacks zone.
CB: 69-72 mph. Slider action across the zone, right to left. Swing/miss pitch.
CH: 68-72 mph. Circle change action, slight armside run.

4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K

Chandler Dorsey RHP / George Jenkins, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP - Miami
Body: 6-foot-4, 190-pounds. 

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, works up tempo, quick balance point, works in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short athletic arm action.
FB: T89, 85-88 mph. Arm side sinking action. Competitive in zone.
CB: 72-78 mph. 10/4 shape, slider action.
CH: 80-83 mph. Circle change, running action.

4 IP, 1R, 1 H, 3 BB, 6 K

Carsten Finnvold LHP / OF / American Heritage Delray, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: LHP - Florida, Projectable frame, but the overall feel to pitch coupled with a very clean arm action leads to a high ceiling as a projected starter. Fastball has a chance to make a big jump and feel for three offspeed pitches, all average or better. Very high ceiling and starter potential.
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Slender, lean frame long arms and legs.

Delivery: Simple, repeatable, in line and gets to extension well.
Arm Action: LH. Clean takeaway, slightly offline, but works free and easy.
FB: T85, 80-85 mph. Life with much more to come with added strength. Has great feel to locate anywhere in or out of the zone.
CB: 68-72 mph. Average with some depth
SL: 68-73 mph. Late, sweeping action and feel to spin it.
CH: 73-75 mph. Late fade out of the same tunnel as FB. Chance to be plus pitch.

4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K

Josiah Glodfelter RHP / 3B / Tate, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/3B - Uncommitted, Top notch competitor. High upside on the mound with confidence in his repertoire.
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Big frame with a chance to add to it. Carries the weight well.
Defense: Fields balls out front with two hand gather. Needs to create a little more movement in the lower half as he relies on the arm strength across the infield.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Nice and easy from the infield, backspins throws with accuracy to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance. Feet close together with loose hands above the shoulder.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Controlled, methodical windup gets momentum toward the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Clean and easy. Slightly short in the back with optimal extension out front.
FB: T86, 81-86 mph. Hard 4-seamers. Rides it up in the zone and hits the corners well.
CB: 71-74 mph. Tight break with enough depth to suggest he can make it a little sharper over time.

6.2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K

Fisher Jameson RHP / 1B / Park Vista, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP - Florida, Really trending in the right direction. Much more efficient, gets very good extension and fastball not only to the eye, but numbers show big life and upside.
Body: 6-foot-5, 210-pounds. Broad shoulders, long arms, lean and strong

Delivery: Simple, in line and has created more fluidity and rhythm. Clean foot strike and gets over the front side to extension fairly well and efficiently.
Arm Action: RH. The arm works long to short and stays in line with his body. It works very clean and easy and gets to extension easily.
FB: T92, 87-91 mph. Riding life as he averaged over seven feet of extension and 19.8 inches of induced vertical break.
CB: 75-78 mph. Some depth and threw for strikes.
SL: 77-79 mph. Tight and late action.
CH: 79-81 mph. Straight, true changeup.

4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K

Aden Knowles RHP / OF / Jesuit, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/OF - Uncommitted, Extremely high upside on the mound. Low spin rate fastball that misses bats.
Body: 6-foot-2, 165-pounds. Tall, lean, high waisted athletic frame.
Defense: Average actions in the outfield. Fields out front with a quick release out the hand.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Low effort, above average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced, athletic setup. Medium stride. Lets the ball get deep. Hard contact up the middle. Easy actions in the box. Gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Up tempo, tall and fall delivery. Reaches balance point.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot. Low effort arm action.
FB: T85, 82-84 mph. Sinking action. Competitive low in the zone. Misses barrels.
CB: 66-69 mph. 11/5 shape. High spin action across the zone. Above average pitch.
CH: 74-76 mph. Diving action toward righties.

5 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 7 K

Cooper Moss RHP / 3B / J Arnold, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: RHP/3B - Uncommitted, Advanced frame with a chance to make a big jump on the mound in the near future.
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. Large, thick frame. Carries the weight well with long arms and thick legs.
Defense: Fields with weight behind the ball. Two hand gather with momentum to target. Replaces feet and follows the throw.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short to long, over the top release. Carry to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Crouched stance. Weight balanced with bat titled and hands behind the ear. Quick, strong swing. Can get in and out at times but shows a powerful stroke at times.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Methodical, rhythmic delivery. Compact and keeps the weight on the backside.
Arm Action: RH. Shorter in the back, long and loose out front with optimal finish.
FB: T80, 76-80 mph. Rides through the zone. Jumps on hitters.
CB: 65-68 mph. Commanded a 11/5 breaking ball at the bottom of the zone, to both sides of the plate.

6 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K



Tayden Hall C / 1B / Steinbrenner , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: C/1B - USF, Pro bloodlines. Huge offensive ceiling.
Body: 6-foot-4, 215-pounds. Tall, athletic, physical frame. Very projectable.
Defense: 2.07-2.20 pop times. Big target behind the plate. Receives well with an ability to stick the corners. Sturdy block.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Short arm action. Accurate to the bag at second and third.
Hit: LHH. Starts in a crouched, open stance. Short leg kick to the ball. Natural lift in his swing. Keeps hands inside the baseball. Gap-to-gap approach with power to the pull side gap. Above average bat speed.
Power: 103 mph exit velocity. Potential for above average to plus power.
Run: 6.85 runner in the 60. 

5-8, 2 3B, 6 RBI, BB, HBP

Alex Monile C / OF / Calvary Christian, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/OF - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pounds. Medium, stocky strong frame.
Defense: 2.00-2.12 pop times. Moves well behind the plate. Gets out of the crouch with ease with quick transfers out of the glove. Keeps the ball in front on dirt balls. Fluid receiver.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Long to short arm action.
Hit: LHH. Tall, narrow setup. Balanced leg kick load. Aggressive swing. Hands stay inside the ball with present bat speed. Squares up the baseball with a pull side gap approach.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity. Quick hands to the ball with power potential to the pull side.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60.  

4-6, 2 2B, 4 RBI, BB, HBP

Satchell Norman C / OF / Sarasota, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: C/OF - Florida State, High follow draft prospect in the 2021 class. Elite tools on both sides of the ball.

Body: 5-foot-11, 195-pounds. Physical, athletic frame. Strong lower half.
Defense: 1.93-1.94 pop times. Quick lateral movements behind the plate and gets out of the crouch with ease. Quiet receiver. Smothers the dirt ball.
Arm: RH. C - 82 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Above average arm strength. Accurate to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Balanced athletic setup. Short stride to the ball. Hands stay inside the baseball with plus bat speed. Gap to gap hitter with power to all fields.
Power: 100 mph exit velocity. Dangerous hitter with power to all fields.
Run: 6.73 runner in the 60. 

5-9, 3B, 4 RBI, BB


1st Base

Brady Roberts 1B / LHP / Apopka, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: 1B/LHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot, 230-pounds. Large, strong bodied frame.
Defense: OF - One handed gather, fluid gather/release. INF - present footwork, keeps baseball in front, one handed gather. Profiles as 1B.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. OF - 73 mph. OF - over top arm slot, long/quick arm action. INF - Over top arm slot, short arm action.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, quick knee lift, short stride, strong hands. Level to downhill, whippy bat path, above average bat speed, ability to turn on baseball.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Power, pullside gap approach.
Run: 8.06 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, short/quick balance point, front foot lands slightly closed.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T71, 68-71 mph. Cutting action.
CB: 58-60 mph. 1/6 shape, across zone.

4-6, 1 3B, 2 RBI, BB

Yoel Tejeda Jr 1B / RHP / North Broward Prep, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP - Florida, A two-way player and while there is definitely potential on the mound, the offensive profile may have been the best in any class we saw all fall. He has an elite ability to create leverage and bat speed while staying compact and in the zone a long time. There is huge power potential without huge swing and miss. Overall, there is a lot to like in not only how the swing works, but how he approaches his at-bats as well. He was on time and did not miss many pitches he could hit all weekend. Present tools are there with the innate ability to hit and drive the ball.
Body: 6-foot-6, 205-pounds. Large, lean long frame with athleticism and room to fill out.
Defense: Solid defender, athleticism plays around the bag .
Arm: RH. INF - 90 mph. Above average with a lot of carry.
Hit: Switch. Slightly open, knees bent, upper half adjusts well with pitch. Really adjustable swing, balanced and under control. Freddie Freeman-esque with the high back elbow that gets into slot early and a top half that adjusts well for the big frame. He stays compact and still creates a lot of bat speed and leverage. High end bat with top round potential.
Power: 102 mph exit velocity. Has a chance for elite power. Compact, while creating above average torque and bat speed. He has leverage, while also using the lower half well. There is not much to critique as the swing is very advanced and played up all weekend. Will continue to add power as he adds strength to the frame and mature. Very elite hitter. 

Delivery: Upright, in line, simple and could get down the mound more, but lets quick arm work.
Arm Action: RH. Simple, half circle, compact, quick and easy.
FB: T90, 86-90 mph. The ball jumps out of the hand, quick arm with late life.
CB: 73-74 mph. 

5-7, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB


3rd Base

Gavin Conticello SS / 3B / Stoneman Douglas, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/3B - USF, Overall athlete and made a big impact on the weekend with the bat. The bat plays now and will carry. He continues to make strides physically and the athleticism gives him plenty of versatility defensively while the bat will carry him both hit and future power. He would go 3-9 with a pair of runs, four RBIs, two walks and no strikeouts on the weekend.
Body: 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. Long, lean athletic and projectable frame.
Defense: Athletic defender. Moves well, bends at the waist at times and could be a bit more fluid at short. Overall, solid defensive actions and could easily shift to third and be average to above. Plenty of athleticism and versatility.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Slightly above average arm with some carry that can stick on the left side of the infield.
Hit: LHH. Stands tall, quiet, simple knee to knee load and simple short load with the hands. Really clears the hips well, generates a lot of torque while staying under control. Above average to plus bat speed, whippy bat through the zone that is in the zone a long time. Creates bat speed as well as leverage.
Power: 101 mph exit velocity. There is present power and feel to hit. Has adjustability in the swing, while being aggressive with above average to plus bat speed. Present power, especially to pull side in BP, more gap to gap power/approach in game with a simple swing that should play at a high level
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60. 

4-9, 4 RBI, 2 BB

Landon ODonnell 3B / SS / Inspiration Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/SS - Florida, A lot of above average tools in his game with upside on the mound. Uncommitted 2023 to follow.
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Tall, physical, athletic frame. Projectable frame.
Defense: Athletic actions defensively with soft hands. Moves well to both sides of the infield.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. 3/4 arm slot. Whippy arm action. Above average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Wide base. Short stride to the ball. Gap to gap approach. Present bat speed. Lets the ball get deep. Squares the ball up for consistent hard contact.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Projectable gap-to-gap power.
Run: 6.72 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Athletic tall and fall delivery. Balanced. Falls toward first.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot. Loose, whippy arm action.
FB: T88, 84-88 mph. Heavy FB. Rides up in the zone.
CB: 61-64 mph. 11-5 shape. True CB action.

2-6, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, HBP



Devin Fitz-Gerald SS / RHP / Stoneman Douglas, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - Uncommitted, Athletic middle infielder who impresses defensively with feel and actions. Offensively, he has a feel to hit and overall a chance to stick at short and be a top of the order player.
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic, wiry and lean.
Defense: Really moves with purpose and functional athleticism. This gives him a quick first step and works with rhythm and under control to and through the ball.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Average arm, but has plenty for short and quick release.
Hit: Switch. Switch hitter with similar setup on both sides. Upright with a leg kick and works with rhythm, especially from the left side.  Right handed, it is compact and direct, has some steepness at times, but hands work well. Left handed really continues to impress both in BP and in game. Gets into his legs well, balanced and clears the back side, adjusts with hands both location and offspeed, aggressive while staying compact and overall a lot of checked boxes especially from the left side that should project well as he matures and adds strength.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity. Right handed is solid, but left handed has a chance to be elite level hit ability. Aggressive, but under control. Really good posture and hands work freely. A lot to like overall, but especially form the left side.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple, repeatable. Came in relief and attacked the zone with multiple pitches.
Arm Action: RH. Compact arm action, clean and repeated well.
FB: T77, 73-77 mph.
CB: 66-70 mph.
CH: 68-70 mph. 

3-5, 4 RBI

Landen Maroudis SS / RHP / Calvary Christian, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - NC State, Chance to be a true two-way player at the next level.
Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Tall, athletic frame. Room to add strength.
Defense: Athletic actions at short with a quick first step. Moves well to both sides of short with soft hands. Chance to be an above average defender.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. 3/4 arm slot. Short, quick arm action.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Leg kick load. Loose hands. Long, whippy bat path. Creates leverage in the swing. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity. Ball jumps off the bat with ease. Projectable gap to gap power.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Athletic drop and drive delivery. Balanced, repeatable.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot. Easy, loose arm action.
FB: T85, 82-85 mph. Heavy FB. Commands both sides of the plate for strikes.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11-5 shape. Left to right spinning action.

3-6, 2 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 BB

Kyle Marti SS / OF / Christopher Columbus, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/OF - Erskine College, While undersized, the tools play. He has a natural feel for the game all around. He has a feel to hit, with plenty of bat speed and tools to carry him to the next level. Led the team in hits and is a true top of the order guy at the next level.
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds. Compact strength, twitchy athleticism.
Defense: Really bounced around well. quick first step with functional athleticism. Overall, he had a presence and energy and was in the right place consistently.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Average arm, quick release with carry.
Hit: RHH. Stands tall, elbows close together. medium leg kick trigger with good separation. Natural feel to hit with loose, quick hands. He is a handsy hitter, but was on time, balanced and off a strong front side all weekend. Under control, quality approach and patience to go with the feel to hit.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity. The bat speed and barrel accuracy led to gap to gap power. Wiry strength in the frame, gap to gap hitter with potentially more as he matures.
Run: 6.80 runner in the 60. Athletic with a quick first step.

6-9, 5 RBI, 2 BB

Alexander Sotiropoulos SS / RHP / Tampa Prep, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Tall, lean, high waisted athletic frame.
Defense: Soft on his feet. Quality first step. Fields out front with a two-hand gather.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. 3/4 arm slot. Short to long arm action.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup. Leg kick load. Level bat path. Can get long at times. Gap-to-gap approach. Above average bat speed.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Power potential to the pullside.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Up tempo, tall and fall delivery.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot. Long, loose arm action.
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Natural armside run.
CB: 62-66 mph. 11/5 shape. Spinning action.

4-7, 2 2B, 8 RBI, BB



Will Brown OF / SS / James S. Rickards, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/SS - Ultra competitive and athletic. Can play anywhere on the field and hit for average.
Body: 5-foot-7, 170-pounds. Stocky, muscular frame and solid build. Present strength throughout.
Defense: Chops feet and breaks down with momentum going forwards. Sure handed and takes efficient routes.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. OF - 87 mph. Quick arm with a straight over the top release that aid carry to the strong throws.
Hit: RHH. Slight crouch in the stance, gets in the legs well with hands in a comfortable position. No wasted movement in the barrel. Takes the hands straight through the zone.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Rhythmic, up tempo, drives through the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Brings arm back to the slot calmly and explodes from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 81-85 mph. Gets on hitters quick. Will ride at the top of the zone.
SL: 73-75 mph. Short break, cutter like at times. Has depth and late bite when down and away.
CH: 73-78 mph. Same arm slot and speed as it plays off the FB well.

4-8, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Jameson Caro OF / 2B / Miami Christian , FL / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/2B - FIU, Caro stands out immediately with an imposing physical frame. He also plays with an energy that is hard to miss as well. With this, he manages to stay within himself offensively and make in at-bat adjustments. He is aggressive with power potential, but also shows ability to hit all types of pitches all over the field. The bat really plays, that with the intangibles he showed over the weekend lead to a very high ceiling, especially offensively.
Body: 6-foot-1, 198-pounds. Very physical and athletic. Strength and twitchiness.
Defense: Athletic, moves well, solid defender.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Average arm, accurate, good release.
Hit: RHH. Wider than shoulder width, simple stride and load, gets separation and simple overall.  Direct to the ball and works out in front. Clears hips well and lets above average hands work freely.
Power: 100 mph exit velocity. Has a very strong frame and the power is present. The hit tool though, really stands out. He has adjustability in the swing and keeps the hands back, stays balanced and has innate timing. Worked the entire field and not only is there power potential, but the feel to hit is above average.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

4-8, 2B

Clayton Hodges OF / 3B / Episcopal, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/3B - Explosive, rangy outfielder with a lot of pop in the bat and arm strength to boot.
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Uber athletic, muscular frame and strong base. Twitchy at the plate.
Defense: Rangy with great speed in the outfield. Can cut gappers off and field with momentum going to the infield.
Arm: RH. OF - 92 mph. Fast, whip like arm action. Max effort with above average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, feet close together hands back with relaxed bat. Drives down on the ball and finishes up through the zone.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.60 runner in the 60.  

3-7, 2B, 4 RBI

Zane Pestalozzi OF / 1B / Jesuit, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/1B - Uncommitted, Toolsy player with a chance to make a big jump as he continues to get stronger.
Body: 6-foot, 160-pounds. Tall, physical, athletic frame.
Defense: Athletic actions in the outfield. Can play all three positions. Fluid footwork. Fields out front with momentum towards the target.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Long to short arm action. Quick out of the hand.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Wide base. Short stride to the ball. Line drive swing. Projectable gap to gap pop. Quick, loose hands in the box.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity. Projectable gap to gap power.
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60.  

4-9, 2B

Emilio Portes OF / 3B / Monsignor Edward Pace , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/3B - Bethune-Cookman. Nothing flashy, but very solid all the way around. Swing is simple, but really uses the lower half well and simplicity will lead to more strides as he matures.
Body: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Stocky, with strength and athleticism.
Defense: Athletic outfielder who gets quality reads. Likely an above average corner outfielder.
Arm: RH. OF - 91 mph. Above average arm with carry and accuracy in outfield.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, wide base with more weight on back leg than front. Simple into load  Direct to the ball and level through the zone. Uses the lower half well to clear and stay balanced and strong. Simple swing that is on time consistently. Produced four hits on the weekend.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. Strong lower half generates bat speed and the present strength translates to gap power with more pull side. Really like how the lower half works and will continue to add power as he adds strength to the lower half that already works well.
Run: 6.69 runner in the 60. 

4-8, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, HBP


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