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Sophomore State Games: East Region Analysis


Cayden Hatcher
PBR Florida Regional Scout

The inaugural Sophomore State Games took place October 31 - November 1 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, FL. The event featured some of the top 2023's in the state competing for regional bragging rights. Day one featured two showcase workouts and two live games. Day two featured four games.

After a dominant three wins, the West Region are your Sophomore State Games Champions.

If you missed our Stats Story, featuring all the statistics from the event, CLICK HERE. Yesterday we began our Player Analysis from the Sophomore State Games. We will break down every player in attendance region by region. If you missed our North Region Analysis, CLICK HERE. Today, we continue with the East. Check out complete scouting reports on every player from the East Region at the Sophomore State Games. 

East Region Analysis

Breydan Calapa LHP / LHP / Scorpions Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: LHP - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Thin, high waisted, athletic frame.

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, quick/athletic balance point, simple/repeatable mechanics, long stride down mound finishing in line with target.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, long/quick athletic arm action.
FB: T82, 78-81 mph. Spots up, attacks zone.
CB: 69-72 mph. Slider action across the zone, right to left. Swing/miss pitch.
CH: 68-72 mph. Circle change action, slight armside run.

Jace Cleveland C / OF / Lakeland, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/OF - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-1, 176-pounds. Present strength, high waisted, athletic frame.
Defense: 2.00-2.14 pop times. Slightly open setup in crouch, quick hands on transfer, works in line with target, present block ability.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short arm action.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open setup, toe tap stride, strong hands, barrel tilt. Short compact swing, level bat path, above average bat speed, ability to turn on baseball.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity. Line drive, gap to gap approach.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.  

Anthony Cole SS / 3B / Montverde Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/3B - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-4, 200-pounds. Strong, high waisted, projectable frame.
Defense: Fluid footwork, present range, soft hands, smooth transfer/release, athletic actions all around.
Arm: RH. INF - 90 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
Hit: RHH. Tall balanced setup, hands sit high by ear, leg kick, short stride. Fluid barrel actions, level bat path, hands stay inside, ability to turn on baseball, athletic finish, natural lift.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Projectable power, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60.  

Matthew Correa 2B / SS / John Carroll Catholic, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/SS - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-6, 135-pounds. Athletic, strong frame.
Defense: Fluid footwork, quick feet creating present range, soft hands, quick gather, athletic release.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short/quick arm action.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, leg kick, short stride, quiet hands. Short compact swing, level bat path, hands works directly to baseball, extension through swing on contact.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Fly ball, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, reaches high balance point, body stays in tuned working towards target.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T84, 80-84 mph. Slight arm side sink.
CB: 70-71 mph. 10/4 shape, spinning action.

Dallas Dale II OF / Mount Dora Christian Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF - Alabama
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Mature, projectable, athletic frame.
Defense: Mature/athletic actions in OF, relaxed/controlled lower half actions to ball, athletic gather and throw.
Arm: LH. OF - 88 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long/quick arm action.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, toe tap stride, strong hands sit high, elbow back. Barrel tilt, level bat pat to lift on contact, fluid/repeatable swing, twitchy actions on contact, ability to launch baseball.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Projectable power, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.  

Anthony Devita RHP / OF / Apopka, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-1, 155-pounds. Thin, high waisted, athletic frame.

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, reaches high up tempo athletic balance point, creating positive body separation down mound towards target, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Over top arm slot, long to short arm action, stays on top of baseball.
FB: T84, 80-84 mph. Downhill action, arm side sink.
CB: 63-67 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action. Quality pitch when staying on top of baseball and releasing out front. 

Philip DeVita RHP / 1B / Apopka, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot, 150-pounds. Thin, high waisted, athletic frame.

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick triggered balance point, upright finish at times.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long/quick arm action.
FB: T80, 75-78 mph. Down hill, sinking action.
CB: 69-70 mph. 11/5 shape, spinning action, right to left at times.
CH: 71-74 mph. Circle change, fading action.

Wyatt Fordham 3B / RHP / Plant City, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Stocky, athletic frame.
Defense: Choppy footwork, soft hands, works with baseball towards target.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, slow leg lift, short stride, active hands. Level bat path, hands stay inside baseball, ability to turn on baseball, upright finish on contact, above average bat speed.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity. Line drive, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, smooth balance point, simple actions working in line towards target. Rides front leg down mound.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long/smooth arm action.
FB: T80, 76-80 mph. Slight arm side running action.
CB: 63-66 mph. 11/4 shape, true CB action, down in zone.

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

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-9, 175-pounds. Stocky, athletic frame.
Defense: Fluid footwork, working left to right to the baseball, soft hands.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, short arm action.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, hands sit high by ear, high leg kick, short stride, barrel tilt load. Level bat path, staying inside the baseball, compact swing, upright finish on contact.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Contact, up middle approach.
Run: 6.72 runner in the 60. 

Lucas Ramos 1B / OF / Apopka, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/OF - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-3, 230-pounds. Extra large frame, strong bodied, athletic.
Defense: Quick first step for size, two handed gather, quick gather/release at times.
Arm: LH. INF - 79 mph. Over top arm slot, long to short arm action.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup, leg kick, short stride, strong/quiet hands. Level bat path, hands stay inside the baseball, above average ability to turn on baseball, natural lift on contact, above average bat speed.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity. Power, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

Caleb Scott SS / 2B / Bishop Moore, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Lipscomb
Body: 5-foot-9, 135-pounds. High waisted, athletic frame.
Defense: Quick first step, smooth lower half actions, works with baseball towards target staying underneath, fluid gather/release.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. 3/4 arm slot, short arm action.
Hit: Switch. Tall, slightly open setup, hands sit high by ear, close to body, short stride, hands stay quiet. Short/compact swing, making solid contact out front, extension through swing, hands stay inside the baseball, natural lift, quick hands.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity. RHH - Line drive, gap to gap approach. LHH - Line drive, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.  

Garrett Smith 1B / OF / Eau Gallie , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/OF/LHP - Uncommitted, OF - Showed ability to turn on the baseball in 3 games played, making hard/effective contact, projectable frame, is only going to get better. INF - two handed gather, keeping baseball in front, present footwork.
Body: 6-foot, 190-pounds. Strong bodied, projectable, athletic frame.
Defense: Some choppiness on first step, keeps baseball in front, explosive actions on gather/delivery towards target.
Arm: LH. INF - 81 mph. OF - 85 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, leg kick, short stride, strong/quiet hands. Barrel tilt, length on swing, fluid path making solid contact, athletic finish, ability to launch the baseball, present bat speed.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity. Power, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.  

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, reaches quick balance point, upright fall back on finish.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T82, 78-81 mph. Downhill action, commands glove side.
CB: 67-69 mph. 1/6 shape, true CB action, tight.

Conner Spelman C / OF / Lake Howell , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/OF - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Strong bodied, high waisted, athletic frame.
Defense: 1.97-2.09 pop times. Slight upright setup on catch, works in line with target, fluid receive/release, soft hands, present block ability.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, slightly open, barrel sits on shoulder, leg kick, short stride. Fluid, compact swing, squares up baseball, extension through swing, consistent timing, quick twitch actions on contact.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Power, pull side gap approach.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60.  

Gavin Thomas OF / RHP / The Master's Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Thin, athletic, high waisted frame.
Defense: Plays with light feet, one handed gather, fluid gather, athletic glove actions.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. 3/4 arm slot, short arm action.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly bent over setup, high leg kick, short stride, quiet hands. Level to uphill bat path, works hands directly to baseball, short/compact swing.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Line drive, up middle approach.
Run: 6.79 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, up tempo, high/quick balance point, upright finish, back leg comes through on release.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot, short arm action.
FB: T84, 80-84 mph. Effective arm side running action.
CB: 71-72 mph. Left to right, slider action.
CH: 75-78 mph. Circle change, running action.

 

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