Prep Baseball Report

Florida Diamond Club: West - Yankees

Doug Freeman and Phil Kerber
PBR Florida

The Florida Diamond Club showcase at the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers is always an event loaded with the top talent throughout Florida and Puerto Rico. Last years event alone saw 27 of its participants drafted, including first round picks Connor Scott, Triston Casas and Xavier Edwards. While the 2019 class may not have quite the same top end talent, there are a lot of players all across the state who you could see go on Day 1 of the 2018 MLB Draft.

With the newly released Draft100, Florida is always near the top of the list at the number of players mentioned. This year, Florida has fifteen players on the updated Draft100 and many more who could crack that list in the coming week. Of those 15, 8 were in attendance over the weekend as well as 31 of the top 50 and 44 of the top 100 in 2019 and 3 of the top 5 in the 2020 class.

On Monday, we started with the North - Cubs, followed by a look at the South - Rockies. Today, we will take a look at the West - Yankees, who represented players from west Florida. Most notable on the Yankees were infielders Rece Hinds, Josh Rivera and Christian Cairo, all of whom possess advanced offensive tools and are highly ranked in the state. Hinds continued to show why he is one of the top power bats in the 2019 draft, showcasing his massive amounts of raw power during batting practice. 

However, we cannot forgot about the arms. The lanky southpaw Paul Labriola put together one of the most impressive innings on the mound, pounding the strikezone and righty Tyler Nesbitt, now uncommitted, continues to make strides forward, improving his stock. 

An extremely talented group overall, we now take a look at the breakdown of each and every player on the Yankees roster. Make sure to subscribe and follow along as we will continue to break down each and every player in attendance leading up to Jupiter.

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