Prep Baseball Report

Florida Trial: Two-Way Player Breakdown

Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

Saturday, July 14, the University of Central Florida in Orlando hosted PBR’s Florida Trials. This event was open to all high school graduating classes (2019 to 2022) and served as an integral identifier for upcoming high-profile, invite-only events, like All-State Games and Future Games, as well as Preseason All-State and the national Super 60 showcase.

Over the course of the next week we will break down each and every player in attendance. We have announced the Future Games and All State Games Invites, and will announce top standouts following all of the positional breakdowns. Today, we take a look at the two-way players in attendance, in no particular order:



Christopher Jake Mills SS / RHP / Oxbridge Academy, FL / 2020

5-foot-10, 155 pounds, he showed  all around athletic ability. Defensively, he has a quick first step and functional athleticism. Hands and feet work well together. Offensively, he has simple swing, working upright with a short stride. He is compact and level through the zone with some present bat speed. The athleticism shows well on the mound, where he is simple and repeatable. The arm is loose and can expect more velocity with strength. Worked mostly 80-83 mph, the arm is quick and has some present feel. Showed ability to spin the slider at 69-71 mph and a changeup at 70-73 mph. Overall the athleticism will play and continue to improve with strength.    




James Weick RHP / SS / Westminster Acadamy, FL / 2020

An athletic, 6-foot-, 160 pounds. Offensively, the right handed hitter works with rhythm and has a medium leg kick trigger. He gets quality separation, sinks in to the back leg and wors uphill. There is present bat speed, had an exit velocity of 80 mph and a single in the game. Showed sound defensively actions, hands work well and topped out at 67 mph. On the mound, he has a compact and repeatable delivery, Works with a half circle arm swing and throws from a high 3/4 slot. The fastball ranged from 76-78 mph and featured a 69-70 mph changeup and a 66-67 mph slider. Would strike out one in his inning of work.  




Adam Bingham RHP / 3B / JW Mitchell, FL / 2020

Uncommitted 6-foot-1, 205  pounds with broad shoulders and strong lower half. Offensively, the right handed hitter is level through the zone, could benefit from hitting off of a stronger front side, works out over the front foot and had an exit velocity of 79 mph. Defensively, he works upright, hands work, but could benefit from some flexibility. On the mound, he has a compact, 3/4 arm action with the fastball working downhill at 78-79 mph.  Also featured a curveball at 63-67 and a changeup at 71-72. 




Ryan Valenti 3B / RHP / Tampa Catholic, FL / 2020

Stocky, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. Offensively, he has a simple setup, staying stacked on the back leg and using a simple shift to load. Had an exit velocity of 80 mph. Defensively, he works under control, has some present lateral mobility and is a sound defender. On the mound, he works in line with a strong front side. Working from the stretch only, he is simple, lands in line ad gets down the mound well. The fastball ranged from 77-81 mph, which is a jump from January. The added strength in the lower half and continuing to mature could see another jump in the future.  




Michael Lindsey RHP / OF / Hagerty, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-9, 140 pound with a lean frame. Showed some athleticism with carry and accuracy on his throws from right field during defensive evaluations. Takes an aggressive approach to the ball. Offensively, he has a big leg kick trigger and low set hands. The swing is rotational at times, but works level through the zone. Exit velocity topped at 80 mph. On the mound, he worked from a low 3/4 slot. There is looseness in the arm and the fastball ranged from 77-79 touching 80 mph. Showed a sweeping slider at 64-65 and a changeup at 67-68 mph.  




Gregory Martinez RHP / 3B / Archbishop McCarthy, FL / 2019

Physical 6-foot-2, 205 pounds with strength throughout the frame. Offensively, the right hander has present strength in the swing. There is some length at times, but when he stayed compact he showed gap-to-gap power. Had an exit velocity of 86 mph and had a double during the game. Topped out at 74 mph defensively and ran a 4.71 home to first time. On the mound, he uses his strong lower half well. Working from a 3/4 slot, the fastball has some life and ranged from 86-88 mph. The best offspeed pitch was his slider, which showed two plane shape at times with late action at 73-74 mph. 




Nic Schinina OF / LHP / Edgewater, FL / 2022

Standing at 5-foot-6, 145 pounds he came through the ball in the outfield well defensively, Could improve the release and topped out at 75 mph. Offensively, The left handed hitter has a level path through the zone. Very stacked heavy on the backside, he will continue to improve as he matures and adds strength. On the mound, he worked a 1-2-3 inning, with a fastball ranging from 69-71 mph and a curveball at 54-57 mph. 




Jake Isenman RHP / 3B / Cypress Bay , FL / 2020

Uncommitted, stands at a lean 6-foot-1, 170 pound. Offensively, he stands tall in the box, trusts his hand, is level through the zone and shows present bat speed and an exit velocity of 88 mph. Defensively, he works under control and hands work well out in front. On the mound, he is mechanically very sound. Gets down the mound well, and has a clean arm action from a 3/4 slot. The arm is loose, could see some improvement with a stronger front side, but as he adds strength the velocity will come. Showed a feel to pitch, with the best offspeed pitch being his changeup. The fastball worked 79-81 mph and has been up to 83 mph this summer. The changeup worked 70-71 and curveball worked 66-67 mph.  



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