Prep Baseball Report

PBR FL Future Games Lookback

Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout


The PBR Future Games has become the biggest event in the country for uncommitted players. Each year the Future Games brings the top uncommitted Juniors and Sophomores from each state to LakePoint to compete in front of over 350+ college coaches.

Each PBR state selects a team of players who attended their events that year to represent their state at LakePoint. The players participate in a showcase and play three games against some of the other states. The Future Games is the biggest recruiting event in the country as almost every school in the country is locked in on the uncommitted talent. If you are invited to participate in the Future Games, you do not want to pass the opportunity up.

The 2022 PBR Future Games will take place July 27-30 at LakePoint in Cartersville, GA. The event will feature the top uncommitted 2024-2025 players from each state. During the same time, the Junior Future Games will occur. This event brings the top 2026-2027s in each state all to one event. The Future Games week is filled with uncommitted talent, and college coaches looking to add names to their recruiting classes.

Each year, we do a lookback at some of our past Future Games participants and how they are doing in college now. Take a look at how some of our past members of #TeamFL did in their 2022 college seasons.

INF Connor Aldrich, Charleston Southern (2017 Future Games)

Aldrich graduated Trinity Christian Academy in 2019. He attended the Top Prospect Games in 2017 where he went on to earn a Future Games invite. Following the Future Games, Aldrich would go on to commit to Charleston Southern where he currently plays. In 2021, he batted .272 with 41 hits. This season, Aldrich hit .241 with 20 hits and 13 RBI.

LHP Ryan Bruno, Stanford (2017 Future Games)

Bruno attended American Heritage Delray and graduated in 2020. He attended the 2017 Underclass Games and was invited to the Future Games. Following the 2017 Future Games, Bruno would go on to commit to Stanford. In his sophomore year at Stanford, Bruno threw 39.2 innings with a 2.72 ERA and 71 strikeouts helping Stanford reach the College World Series.

RHP Chase Centala, UCF (2018 Future Games)

Centala was a 2020 grad from Sickles HS. He was a multi event standout in high school and was invited to the 2018 Future Games. Centala originally committed to USF after the Future Games but later flipped to Florida. Centala made 7 appearances his freshman year at Florida in 2021, and transferred to UCF for the 2022 season. In 2022 for the Knights, Centala posted a 4.85 ERA in 52 IP with 56 strikeouts.

RHP Zach Devito, Tulane (2018 Future Games)

Devito was a 2020 grad from Newsome HS in Tampa. Devito attended the 2018 Underclass Games and stood out to earn a spot on Team Florida at the 2018 Future Games. Devito committed to Tulane after the Future Games and has been a key contributor out of the bullpen for two years. Devito posted 5 saves and 29 strikeouts as a freshman in 2021. This season, he logged 24.2 innings with a 4.01 ERA, 40 strikeouts, and 9 saves.

LHP Carsten Finnvold, American Heritage Delray (2019 Future Games)

Finnvold was a 2021 grad from American Heritage Delray. Finnvold was a standout at the 2019 Preseason All-State and All-State Games and earned a Future Games invite. He impressed at the 2019 Future Games and committed to Florida after the event. Finnvold spent his freshman season at Florida this spring and impressed down the stretch. He struck out 13 batters in 18 innings pitched and was named to the Gainesville Regional All-Tournament team.

C McGwire Holbrook, West Virginia (2017 Future Games)

Holbrook graduated from Bishop Moore HS in 2020. He was a multi event standout in 2017 including Preseason All-State and the Underclass Games. Holbrook earned a Future Games invitation and later committed to West Virginia. In his Sophomore 2022 season, Holbrook swung the bat well. He hit .327 with 56 hits, 43 RBI, and 6 HR.

MIF Lucas Ismaili, State College of Florida (2018 Future Games)

Ismaili is an athletic middle infielder from East Lake HS. He graduated in 2020 and was a member of the 2018 Future Games team. He stood out at the 2018 Preseason All-State and earned himself a Future Games invite. After the Future Games, Lucas committed to Pittsburgh. He spent one year there before moving over to State College of Florida where he had success in 2022. Lucas batted .304 with 35 hits, 3 HR, and 21 RBI in 115 at bats.

RHP Fisher Jameson, Florida (2019 Future Games)

Jameson was a 2021 grad from Park Vista HS. He stood out at PBR events in 2019 earning a Future Games invite. After the Future Games, Jameson committed to Wofford and later flipped to Florida where he is now. Jameson made 10 appearances for Florida this Spring. He posted a 3.72 ERA with 16 strikeouts for the Gators in 2022.

C Bennett Lee, Tulane (2018 Future Games)

Lee was a 2020 grad from Jesuit HS in Tampa. He earned his Future Games invite at the 2018 Florida Trials. Committed to Tulane after the Future Games and has been a standout there for two years. In 2021 he was named AAC Newcomer of the Year and to the AAC First Team. This season, Lee batted .255 with 59 hits, 39 RBI, and 5 home runs. He will be transferring to Wake Forest next season where he looks to continue his college success.

INF Jake Mummau, St. Petersburg College (2019 Future Games)

Mummau has been a standout at multiple PBR events throughout high school. Graduated in 2020 from Palm Harbor University HS. Jake stood out at the 2019 Preseason All-State and was invited to the 2019 Future Games. A strong showing there led to his eventual commitment to SPC. Mummau played well in his Freshman season at St. Pete this year batting .287 with 2 HR and 19 RBI.

LHP Shawn Rapp, North Carolina (2017 Future Games)

Rapp attended IMG in high school but finished his high school career in New Jersey. While in Florida, Rapp attended the 2017 Underclass Games and was invited to the Future Games. Rapp committed to North Carolina where he currently pitches. This season Rapp threw 45 innings with a 3.80 ERA and 59 strikeouts.

INF/C Cole Russo, UCF (2019 Future Games)

Russo was a 2021 grad from Jesuit High School. A multi event standout, Russo was invited to the 2019 Future Games and immediately stood out. Russo committed to UCF following the Future Games and had some Draft buzz heading into last summer, but ultimately ended up on campus. As a freshman in 2022, Russo made 22 starts. He had 21 hits on the season with 13 and 2 HR.

INF Jacob Starling, ECU (2018 Future Games)

Starling graduated Winter Park HS in 2020. Starling stood out at the 2018 Florida Trials and earned a Future Games invite. Starling committed to East Carolina following the Future Games and has been a key contributor. Appeared in 21 games as a freshman in 2021 but took a big step this season. He posted a .243 average with 35 H, 31 RBI, and 6 HR. Starling helped ECU win their Conference and Region and make it to the Super Regionals in 2022.

C Joshua Steidl, Jacksonville (2019 Future Games)

Steidl graduated St. Thomas Aquinas in 2021. He stood out at the Underclass Games UCF in 2019 and was invited to the Future Games. There he stood out behind the plate and committed to Jacksonville University. In his freshman season in 2022, Steidl appeared in 16 games with 8 starts. He swung the bat well, hitting .297 with 11 hits, 6 RBI, and 1 HR.

OF Sterlin Thompson, Florida (2018 Future Games)

Thompson has been one of the biggest success stories to come out of the Future Games. A 2020 grad from North Marion HS. Thompson was another standout at the 2018 Florida Trials and earned a Future Games invite. He committed to Stetson after the Future Games. Sterlin continued to be a rising prospect and later flipped to Florida. Thompson has been an instant impact player at Florida. In 2021, he batted .301 with 55 hits and made the All-SEC Freshman Team. In 2022, Thompson had a monster season batting .354 with 90 hits, 51 RBI, and 11 HR. He is in the Day 1 conversation for the 2022 MLB Draft.

Other Notable Future Gamers

2022 Grads

OF Nicholas Alonso - LA Tech
C Schyler Arroyo - Bethune-Cookman
1B/LHP Jack Bello - Air Force
OF Dylan Bowen - Middle Tennessee State
RHP Sam Cole - Saint Leo
OF Scott Edwards - Coastal Carolina
LHP Bradley Hodges - Virginia
SS Marek Houston - Wake Forest
SS Johnnie Lopez - FIU
RHP Isaiah Myles - HCC
OF AJ Nessler - Pittsburgh
C Hayden Perry - Samford
RHP Ethan Phillips - Indiana
RHP Logan Plasencia - South Carolina
2B Matt Rose - USF
RHP Ryan Slattery - Pittsburgh
LHP Alex Walsh - Texas Tech
SS Ashton Wilson - Charleston Southern

2023 Grads

SS Shawn Andrade - USF
RHP Hunter Baynes - Maryland
OF Eric Correa - Rice
OF Dallas Dale II - LSU
OF Michael Graziano - Georgia Tech
C Hayden Gustavson - FSU
1B James Hankerson - Wake Forest
OF Jack MacKinnon - USF
RHP Isaiah Mamea - USF
OF Dillon Moquin - App State
SS Darnell Parker Jr. - Washington State
OF Michael Petite - UAB
SS/RHP Peyton Prescott - Jacksonville
1B Collin Priest - VCU
RHP Christian Rodriguez - Florida
C Justin Ruiz - High Point
LHP Ryan Rushing - Indiana
C Alex Sosa - NC State
OF Gavin Thomas - Davidson
OF Andrew Williamson - UCF
OF Hayden Yost - Florida

2024 Grads

SS Devin Fitz-Gerald - NC State

Head to a Team Florida ID if you want to be the next Future Games success story.


FL Unsigned Senior Games FL 06/28 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - South FL FL 06/29 Lawnwood
Team Florida ID Games - UCF FL 07/03 John Euliano Park at UCF
Team Florida ID Games - Northwest Florida FL 07/06 Northwest Florida State College
Team Florida ID Games - Jacksonville FL 07/12 John Sessions Stadium at Jacksonville U
Team Florida ID Games - Tampa Bay FL 07/13 Jack Russell Stadium
FL Uncommitted Games FL 07/20 Jack Russell Stadium
2022 Southeast Senior Games (Invite-Only) FL 07/25 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint