Prep Baseball Report

Midland Swarm Scout Day: Standouts

Cayden Hatcher & CJ Butts
PBR Florida Staff

The Midland Swarm Scout Day took place Saturday, December 12th at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, FL. The event featured players from the Midland Swarm travel organization participating in a pro-style workout and gameplay in front of the PBR Florida scouting staff.

To view our Stats Story, featuring stat leaders and complete statistics of every player in attendance, CLICK HERE.

Today we will highlight standouts from the Midland Swarm Scout Day.



Christian Diaz OF / RHP / Flagler Palm Coast, FL / 2021

Thick strong upper body with a large frame. Put the power potential on display with a 102.7 top exit velocity and a few long balls in BP. Moves smoothly in the OF with a short arm action as he was up to 82 mph. Ran a 7.52 60 and is currently uncommitted.




Jayden Brown SS / RHP / Sumner, FL / 2022

Stocky, athletic frame with quick twitch ability. Unorthodox bat path but fast hands get the barrel through the zone with authority as he was up to 88 mph off the bat spraying line drives through the middle of the field. Fields through the ball in the infield with a whippy arm that touched 85 mph across the diamond. The arm translated to the mound as he worked with a loose arm, topping out at 85 and mixing in a CB and CH. Ran a 7.15 60. Brown is currently uncommitted.


Isaiah Myles SS / RHP / Bishop McLaughlin, FL / 2022

Former Future Games participant continues to fill out physically. At the plate, balanced, simple, level swing, producing hard line drive contact to opposite field gap with 89 mph exit velo. Plays with light feet on the infield, soft hands, quick/athletic gather, 84 mph across the infield. Ran a 7.31 in the 60. Myles is currently uncommitted.


Alek Trompke RHP / OF / Parrish , FL / 2022

Long, lean frame. Loose, active hands in the box, line drive to pull side gap approach, 93 mph exit velo. On the mound up to 85 mph, loose arm action with a 2277 RPM on fastball. Slider showed some late action at 70 mph. Was also 85 mph in the outfield, displaying athletic actions. Ran a 7.32 in the 60. Trompke is currently uncommitted.




Taylor Burdon C / 2B / Winter Haven, FL / 2023

Lean frame, average size with long arms. Displayed a simple, up the middle approach at the plate as he was up to 85 mph off the bat. Showed a strong, loose arm from the OF touching 85 mph and receives softly behind the plate with pop times between 2.28-2.34. Ran a 7.09 60 and is currently uncommitted.


Jace Cleveland C / OF / Lakeland, FL / 2023

Athletic, lean frame with long legs. Put the upside at the plate on full display with a gap to gap approach reaching 96 mph exit velo. Sure handed behind the plate with a clean transfer. 2.22-2.25 pop times. Ran a 7.45 60. Uncommitted.


Andrew Duncan OF / RHP / Bishop McLaughlin , FL / 2023

Lean frame with present strength throughout. Wide shoulders and long limbs suggest he could continue to add to the frame. Displayed a smooth level bat path with torque in the barrel creating bat speed as he got up to 93 mph off the bat. Also showcased the quick, strong arm from the OF touching 93 mph. Turned in the fastest 60 of the day with a 6.69. Duncan is currently the top ranked OF of the 2023 class in Florida and is committed to Florida State.


Carl Furr OF / RHP / Gaither, FL / 2023

Strong, physical frame. Showed a strong arm from the outfield up to 85 mph, with more in the tank. Showcased an up the middle, line drive approach at the plate with 93 mph exit velo. Ran a 7.26 in the 60. On the mound was up to 83 mph, with a Fastball/Changeup mix. Furr is currently uncommitted.


Wyatt Jenkins SS / 2B / Mckeel Academy , FL / 2023

Stocky, strong, compact frame. Continues to show a strong offensive profile, line drive to pull side gap approach, 92 mph exit velo. Soft hands in the infield, 83 mph across the diamond. Ran a 7.10 in the 60. Jenkins is currently uncommitted.


Laith Lineberger OF / RHP / McKeel Academy of Technology, FL / 2023

Thin, high waisted, athletic frame. Hands stay inside the baseball, line drive up the middle/opposite field approach with an 85 mph exit velo. Athletic arm actions in the outfield, over the top arm slot topping out at 81 mph. Ran a 7.08 in the 60. Lineberger is currently uncommitted.


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

Stocky, strong frame, especially in the lower half. Some length at times in swing, but displayed present bat speed and takes advantage of lower half strength producing consistent power to center field/pull side gap, with 93 mph exit velo. Athletic actions behind the plate, with quick release, 2.10 pop time. Ran a 7.26 in the 60. Monile is currently uncommitted.


Simon Scharff C / 1B / Lake Wales Senior, FL / 2023

High waisted, athletic frame, projectable strength in lower half. Natural lift on contact, with athletic finish, present power to pull side gap, 87 mph exit velo. Quick transfer behind the plate producing a 2.09 pop time.




Ethan Burkhardt 3B / RHP / Bishop McLaughlin, FL / 2024

Thick, durable frame with advanced strength in the lower half. Showcased the athleticism and quick arm in the infield, touching 82 mph and tapped into the potential at the plate with a strong yet mature approach, lining balls to both gaps in BP with exit velos up to 89 mph. Ran a 7.64 60. Uncommitted.


Christian Clarke C / SS / Carrollwood Day, FL / 2025

Lean and very athletic frame. Advanced size and strength for age. Multi-sport athlete. Quiet stance with a quick trigger and strong barrel through the zone with his exit velo touching 88 mph. Chops feet and fields under control topping out at 77 mph across the infield. Displays an accurate arm and quick transfer from behind the plate popping: 2.15-2.19. Ran a 7.04 60. Clarke is currently uncommitted.


Nick Cucchi OF / 3B / Bishop McLaughlin , FL / 2024

Wiry, lean frame with long arms and legs hinting at more room for growth. Present athleticism evidenced by the quick, controlled swing as he turns on pitches. 92 mph exit velo off the bat. Ran a 7.16 60. Cucchi is uncommitted.



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