Prep Baseball Report

Senior State Games: North Region Analysis

CJ Butts
North Florida Scouting Director

The first annual Senior State Games took place September 26-27 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, FL. The event featured some of the top 2021's in the state representing their region. Day one featured two showcases and two live games. Day two featured four games.

If you missed our Stats Story, featuring stat leaders and complete statistics on every player in attendance, CLICK HERE.

We also took a look at some of the top uncommitted standouts from the event. To view that story, CLICK HERE.

This week we will start breaking down each player from the Senior Games. We will break down each player, region by region. Today, we start with the North Region. Check out our Player Analysis, featuring complete scouting reports on every player from the North Region

North Region Analysis

Russell Allen OF / 3B / Sneads, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/3B - Twitchy athlete with quickness and above average contact skills.
Body: 6-foot, 180-pounds. Long limbs with lean, cut build. High waisted with strong core and quick hands.
Defense: Fields ball with momentum moving towards infield. Takes good routes
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 82 mph. Over the top release, above average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, hands loose above shoulders. Efficient bat path. Very simple approach with a quick, level swing.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

Dario Astudillo C / Buchholz, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: C - Big, athletic backstop with plenty of upside at the plate and behind it.
Body: 6-foot-2, 190-pounds. Tall, filled out frame with big hands and feet. Room to add on.
Defense: 1.89-1.94 pop times. Moves fluidly, receives softly and looks comfortable behind the plate which bode well for his size.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Quick, strong arm. Accurate to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Slightly opened stance. Upright with barrel parallel to ground. Quick bat speed, gets to the ball efficiently with two hand finish.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

Will Brown OF / SS / James S. Rickards, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/SS - Ultra competitive and athletic. Can play anywhere on the field and hit for average.
Body: 5-foot-7, 170-pounds. Stocky, muscular frame and solid build. Present strength throughout.
Defense: Chops feet and breaks down with momentum going forwards. Sure handed and takes efficient routes.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. OF - 87 mph. Quick arm with a straight over the top release that aid carry to the strong throws.
Hit: RHH. Slight crouch in the stance, gets in the legs well with hands in a comfortable position. No wasted movement in the barrel. Takes the hands straight through the zone.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Rhythmic, up tempo, drives through the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Brings arm back to the slot calmly and explodes from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 81-85 mph. Gets on hitters quick. Will ride at the top of the zone.
SL: 73-75 mph. Short break, cutter like at times. Has depth and late bite when down and away.
CH: 73-78 mph. Same arm slot and speed as it plays off the FB well.

Carson Dorsey LHP / J.R. Arnold, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: LHP - Long, loose arm that whips through the zone. Potential for added strength and velo in the near future.
Body: 6-foot-2, 150-pounds. Lanky frame with wiry limbs. Plenty room for added weight.

Delivery: Works up tempo with quick delivery and high leg kick.
Arm Action: LH. 3/4 slot. Long arm back and fast out front.
FB: T87, 83-86 mph. Natural arm side run. Tails off late.
CB: 64-70 mph. 11/5 shape. Has depth. Tunnels with other pitches when he's out front.
CH: 71-75 mph. Fades when down. Circle change action. 

Levent Eldem RHP / OF / Oak Hall, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP - Tons of upside on the mound with a quick short arm action that jumps on hitters and an imposing frame.
Body: 6-foot-6, 200-pounds. Imposing, large frame with wide shoulders and hips, large hands and feet. Very high potential to add a lot of strength.

Delivery: Under control. Methodical, tall and fall to the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Low effort. Short arm action from the shoulder with true spin.
FB: T88, 85-87 mph. Hard 4-seamer that rides. Gets on the hitters quick
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape. Short break with tumbling action at the plate.
CH: 73-75 mph. Heavy. Plays off the hard fastball.

Josh Green OF / RHP / Yulee, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - Stocky athlete with a smooth stroke from the left side with a chance to hit for high average.
Body: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Durable, filled out frame. Wide chest, athletic with the lower half.
Defense: Tracks the ball comfortably in the gaps. Smooth strides eliminate ground as he covers more area than his speed suggests.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. High slot, fluid and loose action that is easy out of the hand. Accurate.
Hit: LHH. Even stance, weight on back leg with hands behind the ears. Simple swing. Short to the ball and level through the zone.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Trevor Hanselman RHP / 2B / North Florida Christian, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP - Stocky, strong competitor on the mound. Pitches with intent and attacks hitters with confidence.
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Stocky, strong build with large shoulders and backside.

Delivery: Clean, compact. Drop and drive. High tempo.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4, clean and quick over the top. Releases out front consistently.
FB: T91, 87-91 mph. Late ride on hitters.
CB: 76-77 mph. Sharp break and sweeps at the bottom.
CH: 74-78 mph. Fading circle change action at times. Plays down in the zone.

Kaleb Henry OF / SS / James S. Rickards , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/SS - Extremely toolsy as the all around athlete is just scratching the surface of his potential.
Body: 5-foot-11, 178-pounds. Freak athlete. Long body with quick twitch ability in all facets of his game.
Defense: Elite ball skills. Above average first step. Long, gliding strides to the gaps and can stick in center field.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 86 mph. Strong, quick arm with high upside.
Hit: RHH. Straight up stance with rhythm. Slight weight shift before firing the hips. Explosive and keeps the barrel in the zone a long time. Stays through the middle consistently.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. Given the athleticism and bat speed, the power potential is there.
Run: 6.92 runner in the 60. 

Clayton Hodges OF / 3B / Episcopal, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/3B - Explosive, rangy outfielder with a lot of pop in the bat and arm strength to boot.
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Uber athletic, muscular frame and strong base. Twitchy at the plate.
Defense: Rangy with great speed in the outfield. Can cut gappers off and field with momentum going to the infield.
Arm: RH. OF - 92 mph. Fast, whip like arm action. Max effort with above average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, feet close together hands back with relaxed bat. Drives down on the ball and finishes up through the zone.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.60 runner in the 60.  

Jordan Jerkins C / 3B / Liberty County , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: C/3B - Highly competitive catcher with barrel control and quickness to go along with the strength. Has power potential.
Body: 6-foot, 205-pounds. Big strong upper body with athleticism and mobility in the legs.
Defense: 1.91-1.99 pop times. Quick behind the plate. Receives and sticks well. Advanced arm strength with precision and accuracy.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Strong, accurate throws with a quick trigger but also under control
Hit: RHH. Subtle lean in the stance. Even with feet close as he gathers towards the pitcher. Quick bat. High contact. Keeps hands with barrel control and optimal extension.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity. Showed off pull side power in BP and continues to show glimpses of a power surge.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60.  

Drew Leinenbach SS / RHP / Dunnellon, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - Lean, explosive two way player with confidence on the mound and at the plate. Has the ability to contribute in multiple positions.
Body: 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. Long, wiry athlete with explosiveness in the body.
Defense: Solid pre-step as he can react to hard hit balls. Fields out front with soft hands and smooth footwork.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. OF - 90 mph. Max effort with a fast, loose arm. Accurate and creates torque.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, gets in the legs and creates movement for rhythm and timing. Drives the backside forward that adds a subtle lift to the swing but stays short and on the barrel.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.64 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall. Methodical and rhythmic. Compact with the hands and glove.
Arm Action: RH. Whip like, fast arm. High 3/4. Decelerates and finishes consistently.
FB: T91, 87-89 mph. Jumps out of the hand. Subtle arm side run.
CB: 71-74 mph. Loopy at times. Has the shape to be a dominant pitch and when he gets out front it has big, late break.
CH: 78-81 mph. Circle change action. Hard fade.

Ryan LeNeave SS / 2B / Suwannee, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Hard nosed baseball player. Athletic and smooth at short with a simple swing as he stays within himself and slows the game down.
Body: 5-foot-11, 150-pounds. Thin frame and athletic build with playable strength. 
Defense: Solid glove work in the infield. Stays low and wide based with eyes behind the glove.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. OF - 80 mph. Smooth arm action. Clean mechanics with carry to his throws.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup with a short stride to the ball. Hands stay inside the baseball with a short, compact swing.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.  

Carson Ramsey LHP / OF / Liberty County, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: LHP - Highly confident in his stuff. Pitches to his strengths and knows how to get guys out.
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Big hands and feet. Lean frame with loose arms and legs.

Delivery:  High tempo. Drop and drive. Stays on line through the target.
Arm Action: LH. 3/4 slot. Easy, short arm action.
FB: T71, 68-71 mph. Spots up well. Keeps it down in the zone.
CB:  60-63 mph. 1/7 shape with downhill action.
CH: 60-66 mph. Falls off the table. Best pitch and keeps hitters off balance. 

Nic Taylor OF / OF / Leon, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF - Strong outfielder with a simple, effective swing. Pop will come as the frame suggests and could tap into more arm strength as well.
Body: 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. Thick, strong frame with room to add strength and power throughout.
Defense: Fields ball out front of foot. Quick first step. Creates momentum and energy toward the infield for strong throws.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Long arm, follows the through to keep it true through the target.
Hit: RHH.  Wide setup with a quiet bat to start. Barrel tilt load with a line drive swing. Up the middle approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.  


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