Florida Classic Day Four Scout Blog


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The 2020 PBR Florida Classic kicked off Friday, July 3rd at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, The event features teams from the 16u and 17u age groups. Each team is guaranteed four games with championships on Monday.

Throughout the weekend, we will have a scout blog for each day. These scout blogs are notes on some of the players that stood out to the PBR Florida scouts. Take a look at the Day Four Scout Blog.

16U Champion: Coastal Prospects 2022

18U Champion: Top Tier Roos American 2020

Day Four Scout Blog

Leo Diaz C / OF / Oakleaf, FL / 2022

Strong, stocky frame. Exit velos consistently sitting 94-95 mph off bat. Gap to gap power, comfortable hand actions in the box.

Stone Frishman 2B / OF / Lakewood Ranch, FL / 2021

Athletic gamer who can play multiple positions on the field. Was 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI triple to deep right-center. Hit tool is present and has a knack for finding the barrel. 

 

Alexander Haire OF / RHP / Berkeley Prep, FL / 2020

Haire was hitting the ball all over the place on Monday with five hits on the day to help the Roos secure the 18U championship. Athletic outfielder consistently finds the barrel and uses the whole field with a gap-to-gap approach. 

 

Derek Martinez C / Camden County, GA / 2021

Large, strong framed catcher. Was 3 for 3 on the day with three RBI. He launched a fastball over the left center wall for a home run that came off the bat at 96 mph. 

Justin Montanez OF / RHP / Nature Coast Tech, FL / 2021

Low 3/4 arm slot, working up tempo. FB 83-86 arm side sink, CH 74-75 arm side fade/run. Slider 69-72 left to right action. Montanez is an all round two-way athlete.

Cesar Reynosa RHP / N/A, FL / 2021

Reynosa is an interesting arm to follow as his stuff can be electric at times. Lanky frame, Reynosa struggled with command a bit but when he got to his balance point, the fastball was live. 87-91 with life. Elite spin rates of over 2600 rpms. Raw and intriguing arm. 

Zachary Showalter RHP / Wesley Chapel, FL / 2022

The USF commit pitched in relief and displayed a hard, heavy fastball. Athletic 6-foot-1, 205 pound frame. Fastball sitting 88-92 with late run. Above average breaking ball with depth at 67-69. 

Todd Velotta 3B / Cardinal Mooney, FL / 2021

Velotta had himself a game in the 18U semifinals. 2 for 4 and reached base three times. Medium frame with a quick bat. Gap-to-gap hitter as he put two balls in the deep right-center gap for a double and triple. 

 

Avery Von thaden RHP / 2B / East Lake, FL / 2021

Athletic right hander came in relief for the Roos and pounded the strike zone. Balanced delivery coming from a high ¾ arm slot. High effort arm, was sitting 83-86 with his fastball and topped out at 87 mph. Four strikeouts in three innings of work. 

 

Jacob Von thaden C / 1B / East Lake, FL / 2020

Stocky frame. Short, compact swing. Hands working barrel directly to baseball. Von Thaden has 3 2B’s this weekend. 

Preston Wright OF / 3B / Mascoutah, IL / 2021

6-foot-1 210 lbs. Strong bodied, athletic frame. High leg kick creating forward body momentum towards baseball, hands staying inside, above average bat speed.  



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