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Sophomore State Games: North Region Analysis


CJ Butts
North Florida Scouting Director

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. Today we begin our Player Analysis from the Sophomore State Games. We will break down every player in attendance region by region. Today, we start with the North. Check out complete scouting reports on every player from the North Region at the Sophomore State Games. 

North Region Analysis

Shawn Andrade SS / 2B / St. Johns Country Day, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Uncommitted, Advanced defender with a ton of athleticism and upside on the diamond.
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds. Lean, athletic with potential for added growth in the frame.
Defense: Smooth footwork with solid hands, fields to throw with two hand gather and momentum towards the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Loose arm, quick, short action and strong out front. Accurate with carry to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Weight even, hands high behind ear, slightly bent knees.  Hands tight through the turn. Stays level when he gets through the ball. Slight lift at times. Direct path with solid bat control.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity.  

Ben Barrow C / RHP / Providence , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/RHP - Uncommitted, Above average arm strength with sure, quick feet. Has a chance to become a top catcher as he possesses the tools to be successful behind the plate.
Body: 6-foot, 175-pounds. Long body, wiry limbs with present athleticism.
Defense: 1.91-1.94 pop times. Advanced for age. Quick footwork to go along with mobility to dirt balls.
Arm: RH. C - 78 mph. Above average arm talent. Quick release, fast, loose action and on a line to the target.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, weight even with hands loose and barrel high. Strong hand-eye coordination. Hands work quick and level through the zone. Keeps the barrel above the ball consistently.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Methodical, under control with energy transferring from the ground up.
Arm Action: RH. Fast, loose action quick out front with more in the tank.
FB: T84, 80-84 mph. Hard 4 seamers and throws it to both sides of the plate.
CB: 68-72 mph. Short, late break when down. 

Holden Bradshaw 2B / RHP / Sandalwood, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP - Uncommitted, Quick twitch athlete, can run well. Upside at the plate.
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Stocky, athletic build, strength throughout.
Defense: Wide base. Chops feet and gains momentum toward the bag. Two-hand gather and follows the throw.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot with accurate throws.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, hands behind the ear with open stance and weight slightly back  Quick swing aided by a strong core. Keeps the hands inside and finishes balanced.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.77 runner in the 60. Quick burst, smooth strides.

Delivery:  Quick tempo, drives to the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Low 3/4 arm slot. Long action and finishes out front.
FB: T78, 75-78 mph. Some arm side run. Kept it down and threw it to both corners.
CB: 61-65 mph. Sweeping action, 11-4 shape.

Jonah Cook 3B / RHP / Gulf Breeze, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP - Uncommitted, Shows above average strength for age. Has potential on the mound with the frame and arm talent.
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Tall, long limbs, high waisted.
Defense: Chops feet. Bends at the waist a bit but gets the hands out front and funnels toward the core as he moves feet toward the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Strong arm, longer action and fast out front with strong throws on line.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, feet shoulder width apart, weight slightly back with loose hands.  Down to-up through path. Strong swing with some whip in the bat
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Rhythmic, repeatable windup.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action and easy release from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Hard, downhill action. Rides at the top of the zone.
CB: 70-72 mph. 11/4 shape. Late breaking when on top.

Brody DeLamielleure OF / SS / Bartram Trail, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/SS - Notre Dame, Uber athletic, rangy OF. Potential for strength in the frame to go with the fast hands.
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Lean, wiry build. Plenty of athleticism and room for growth.
Defense: Quick burst. Tracks balls well and gets behind ground balls with smooth footwork in the OF.
Arm: RH. Quick arm, gets behind the ball with carry through the target.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, weight balanced, hands up and cocked back  Controlled swing throughout. Quick to the ball and level throughout. Can lift at times out front but is otherwise finds the barrel more than not. 

Brett Dennis 3B / RHP / Providence, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP - Uncommitted, Smart instinct player with potential to become a solid defender and could also make a jump on the mound.
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Long limbs, present strength throughout, potential for added strength.
Defense: Gets eyes behind the ball and hands out front. Two hand gather and replaces feet with momentum toward the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Fast arm, follows the throw with plenty of strength across the diamond
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, hands up feet closer together with the weight on the back leg.  Takes weight and hands down to the ball. Creates torque in the barrel and stays through when he's balanced on the backside.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Methodical, rhythmic delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Fast arm out front from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Rides through the zone. Has some tail to get off the barrel.
CB: 72-76 mph. Quick bite at the bottom of the zone. Drops off the corner.

Jake Malec RHP / 1B / Bartram Trail, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/1B - Uncommitted, Big bodied athlete with frame to pack on strength and size that could bode well for him on the mound.
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Lean frame, high waisted with strength in the lower half.
Defense: Chops feet with momentum moving forward. Two hand gather with slight bend at the waist. Shuffles feet and follows the throw.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Gets on top, longer arm action with easy release and carry on the throws.
Hit: LHH. Wide stance, slightly crouched. Hands in front of shoulder with weight balanced  Simple, compact swing. Short to the ball, long through.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Tall and fall delivery. Methodical and transfers weight well.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4-OTP slot. Long out front with extension.
FB: T80, 76-80 mph. 4-seamers to both sides of the plate.
CB: 63-67 mph. 11/4 shape. When he got the release point down it had some late bite.
CH: 68-72 mph. Heavy, tumbling action at the bottom of the zone.

Isaiah Mamea RHP / OF / St. Johns Country Day , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF - Uncommitted, High upside and a real chance to become a two way guy at the next level. Very toolsy.
Body: 6-foot-3, 160-pounds. Tall, long and imposing frame. Huge limbs, hands, and feet. Will continue to add size.
Defense: Solid footwork in the OF. Gets behind the ball well and tracks down gap shots with efficient routes.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Strong arm with plenty of upside. Loose and quick over the top and jumps out of the hand.
Hit: RHH. Tall upper body, slightly open and bent in the knees. Hands back and barrel up. Powerful swing and keeps the barrel in the zone when he's under control. Has some pop in the bat with strong hands and wrists.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Creates a ton of leverage with the long arms and backspins balls with potential to develop pop to the pull side.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Rhythmic with some tempo and drives to the plate.
Arm Action: RH. High slot. Loose arm action. Short to long.
FB: T85, 79-83 mph. Downhill, hard out of the hand.
CB: 74-76 mph. 11/4 action. Has some tilt at times and dives away when down.

Casey Morgan OF / RHP / Undecided , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - Uncommitted, Long rangy OF with a chance to hit for average and potential to add weight to the frame.
Body: 6-foot, 160-pounds. Wiry body, long arms and legs with a chance to add some athleticism.
Defense: Chops feet to get momentum moving forward. Fields in the center of his body with weight behind the ball.
Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Long arm action. Over the top release with accurate throws.
Hit: LHH. Wide, opened stance. Weight on the back foot, high elbow and hands high.  Short, up the middle approach. Stays within himself with a simple swing.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60.  

Jack Newman 1B / LHP / Bishop Kenny, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/LHP - Uncommitted, Solid defender in the field and makes consistent contact at the plate from the left side
Body: 5-foot-10, 192-pounds. Stocky frame, durable build with strength throughout.
Defense: Wide base. Fields inside left foot with a low backside and head up.
Arm: LH. INF - 67 mph. Short arm action throughout. Accurate to any bag.
Hit: LHH. Athletic stance weight shifted on the back leg, hands loose above the shoulder.  Hands tight through the zone and gets the barrel to the ball efficiently. Quick on balls in.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity.
Run: 8.2 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Compact windup with a quick delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Short, clean arm action. Low to normal effort.
FB: T79, 75-78 mph. Arm side run. Keeps it on the corner.
CB: 62-65 mph. 1-7 shape. Frisbees at times and gets it underneath barrels.

Carston Palmer OF / RHP / Live Oak- Suwannee, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - Uncommitted, The frame has a lot of potential. Toolsy athlete with some serious wheels.
Body: 6-foot, 155-pounds. Lean, twitchy frame and possesses above average athleticism, chance to make big strides.
Defense: Quick feet. Route running will get better the more he plays. Cuts off balls well and gets momentum moving toward infield. The speed will eventually take over in the OF.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Quick arm with potential to add velo. Loose out front and gets behind the ball well.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, slightly open with front toe on the ground. Hands loose and ready to fire.  Strong swing and can lift at times. Turns on balls in and keeps the barrel above the ball and in the zone.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.56 runner in the 60. Great first step. Long strides with good form.

Delivery:  Up tempo, quick delivery with drive from the legs.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot. Short to long action that's fast out front.
FB: T76, 72-76 mph. Some tail. Kept it down and on the corners
CB: 64-69 mph. 11/4 shape. Big break and has some bite down and away.

Drew Reaves SS / 3B / J.M. Tate, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/3B - Uncommitted, Advanced on the diamond and has a chance to make a jump soon. Confident at the plate and in the field.
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Advanced build, strength throughout with easy athleticism.
Defense: Under control in the infield and OF. Two hand gather and gets rid of it quick and easy from the INF. Fields off the outside of the foot with momentum coming forward from the OF allowing him to show off the arm strength.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. OF - 86 mph. Fast, efficient arm action. Loose and strong throughout.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, quiet with the body. Weight centered with hands loose.  Under control throughout. Utilizes the backside well and gets on plane with an efficient path. Finishes strong and balanced with some pop off the barrel.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Displays barrel control and could turn the gappers into homers in the near future.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60. Runs hard. Smooth runner and could knock it down under 7. 

Hudson Rowan LHP / OF / Mosley, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: LHP/OF - Uncommitted, High upside on the mound. On the verge of putting it all together and making some strides. Athletic on the mound with arm talent.
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. High-waisted, strong lower half with long arms and lean frame.

Delivery: Rhythmic, up tempo delivery. Balanced throughout.
Arm Action: LH. Very quick arm. When he's loose and out front it explodes out of the hand.
FB: T85, 81-84 mph. Arm side run. Put it on both corners.
CB: 68-73 mph. Short, quick late break can land it in the zone and drop it off for swing and miss.
CH: 75-78 mph. Circle change action. Fades away at its best.

Jack Trochessett SS / C / Port St Joe, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/C - Uncommitted, Solid mechanics all the way around. Displays athleticism and flashes potential in the infield.
Body: 5-foot-4, 130-pounds. Present athleticism, lean build. Chance to add strength as he grows.
Defense: Gets low behind the ball with hands out front. Solid footwork as he carries the momentum towards the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Quick release with a short arm action. Makes accurate throws when he's on top of the ball.
Hit: RHH. Even stance, wide base with weight shifted back, hands behind ear with barrel parallel to the ground.  Short swing, simple approach with a two hand finish. Can cast at times but is quick when he trusts the hands.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.  

Tyler Waters 3B / RHP / St Johns Country Day, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP - Uncommitted, Advanced frame with a chance to develop some power at the plate. A little raw behind the plate but has high upside with the bat.
Body: 6-foot-2, 207-pounds. Advanced stocky frame. Above average strength with athleticism to add to it.
Defense: 2.10-2.22 pop times. Decent foot work with upside to get quicker. The mobility is there as he blocks dirt balls with technique.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. INF - 82 mph. Short over the top. Full extension on release to carry throws to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Slightly bent in the knees, hands above the shoulder with weight on the back leg.  Strong, powerful swing. Advanced strength at the plate and creates torque in the barrel for added bat speed. Balls jump off the barrel and has the ability to get hit pitches when off balance.
Power: 99 mph exit velocity. Has gap to gap ability with potential to develop power to all fields.

Delivery:  Up tempo. Shifts weight to the backside and drives to the plate. High effort.
Arm Action: RH. Fast arm and optimal extension. 3/4 slot.
FB: T88, 82-86 mph. Hard 4 seamers at the top and bottom of the zone.
CB: 66-71 mph. 11/4 shape. Throws it off both corners.

 

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