Florida Prospect ID showcase: Pitching Analysis

By Rob Sidwell
Florida Scouting Director

Bradenton, Fl. --- The Florida Prospect ID Showcase was held on the beautiful campus of IMG Academy this past weekend. Today we take a look at the pitchers from the showcase. Lead by 2017 RHP/OF Tyler-Mattes from Cardinal Mooney HS. He was up to 88 mph and also showed well with the bat. He comes from good blood lines with his uncle being a former ML pitcher. 2017 SS/RHP James Sunailitus from George Jenkins HS was up to 85 mph with a very good curve ball. He is also a good 2 way guy that stood out with the bat. 2019 OF/LHP Shawn Rapp, from IMG Academy was an interesting young arm with a lot of upside. He was up to 78 mph with a good curve ball from the left side. Another interesting young arm was 2019 RHP Harrison Ickes from Lake Howell HS.

Here’s a look at the field of pitching talent from the showcase:

Tyler-Mattes, RHP/OF, Cardinal Mooney HS, 2016
Uncommitted Senior. 6-foot-1, 195 pound RHP/OF with a strong athletic body. On the mound he had a loose live arm with an over hand slot. Fast ball has late life at 85-88 mph with good down tilt. The curve ball was a short tight breaker with ¾ rotation at 72-73 mph. The change up was 70-71 mph with good arm speed and same fast ball action. This, after having thrown from the outfield. Will be a good two way guy in college.

James Sunailitus, SS/RHP, George Jenkins HS, 2017
Uncommitted Junior. 6-foot-3, 187 pound SS/RHP with a tall loose athletic strong young body. On the mound he comes at you from a lot of different arm slots. Has a loose quick arm at a high ¾ slot that occasionally drops to a low ¾ slot. Fast ball was 80-85 mph with tailing action. Curve ball had ¾ rotation at 66-69 mph with good depth. Change up had fade to it with good arm speed at 74-76 mph.

Shawn Rapp, OF/LHP, IMG Academy, 2019
6-foot-1, 170 pound OF/LHP with a lean loose athletic projectable body. On the mound he had a loose working arm at a high ¾ arm slot. Fluid delivery that was in line. Fast ball was 76-78 with some arm side run and glove side cut action. Curve ball was 66-68 mph with a tight ¾ rotation. Repeats delivery and throws a lot of strikes. Good looking young arm.

Zachary Goins, RHP/3B, IMG Academy, 2016
6-foot, 150 pound RHP/3B with a lean loose projectable body. On the mound he showed a loose easy arm at a high ¾ slot. Hides ball in back and lands in line. Fluid delivery. Fast ball had some run at 70-71 mph. Curve ball had big loopy ¾ rotation at 58-59 mph. Change up had some fade to it at 60-62 mph.

Harrison Ickes, RHP/OF, Lake Howell HS, 2019
5-foot-11, 165 pound RHP/OF with a young athletic projectable body and a good frame. Back has some width. Short in back with a ¾ arm slot. Hides ball. Lands across the body. Ball jumps out of his hand. Fast ball has late tail action at 78-80 mph. The curve ball has tight ¾ rotation at 70-71 mph. The change up has good arm speed and is starting to develop some feel at 67-68 mph. Very young guy with a loose live projectable arm. Velocity will begin to jump with physical maturity.

Francisco Ramos, OF/RHP, Cypress Creek HS, 2016
Uncommitted Senior. 6-foot-5, 180 pound OF/RHP with a tall lose lean athletic projectable body on a large frame. On the mound he has a loose arm at a high ¾ arm slot. Takes ball out slightly past his hip. Lands in line with good extension. Fastball has some down tilt at 80-83 mph. Slider is a short tight ¾ breaker at 69-71 mph. The change up has some fade to it but he slows down a bit to throw it at 66-68 mph.

Tahj Cunningham, OF/RHP, Lincoln HS, 2018
5-foot-7, 152 pound OF/RHP with a loose lean live athletic body on a smaller frame. On the mound he had a loose live arm with an over hand arm slot. A little deep in the back with a shoulder wrap at the top of the delivery. Drop and drive delivery landing in line. Fast ball had some down tilt at 78-81 mph. The slider was a short tight cutter at 72-74 mph. The curve ball was a loopy ¾ breaker at 61-64 mph. The change up had a tumbling action to it at 66-67 mph.  had Ran a 6.87 60. 80 mph outfield velocity. 79 mph exit bat speed velocity.  

Trevor Barnes, 1B/LHP, IMG Academy, 2017
6-foot-3, 215 pound 1B/LHP with a tall thick body with wide hips. On the mound he has a loose arm that is short in back with a high ¾ arm slot. Lands in line with a semi upright finish. Fast ball was 66-68  mph with arm side run and glove side cut action. Did not throw any off speed stuff

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