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South Summer Championships Day Three Recap

PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

On June 13th-16th, 2019 at the Baltimore Orioles complex at Twin Lakes Park, PBR Florida will host the 2019 South Summer Championships. This years event features 25+ teams in an underclass and upperclass division. The event will feature four pool play games for the upperclass division and three pool play games for the underclass division followed by single elimination bracket-play until the first champion is crowned. Today we take a look at some of the standouts from day three of the South Summer Championships.

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Florida Burn 2021 Platinum

Tayden Hall C / Steinbrenner, FL / 2021

Long, lean physical frame. A lot to like from the left-handed hitter. He has a wide, balanced base while maintaining rhythm in the swing. Stays in his legs well, has the ability to turn the barrel and drive the ball from gap to gap. Has present hit tool with power potential . 



Dylan McDonald 2B / Wharton, FL / 2021

Moved to shortstop late in the game and made several athletic plays at both short and second. Quick first step, some twitchy athleticism and an above average defender.




Florida Burn 2021 Shambora

Jake O’Steen 2B / Union, FL / 2022

A 2022 playing up and hitting in the leadoff spot. Has present athleticism and is the prototypical top of the order type hitter. The left handed hitter is quiet in the load, good separation and stays compact to the ball with quick hands and a level, line drive swing. Had a double the first pitch of the game. 




Tyler Logan OF / RHP / Palmetto, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021 RHP with a lean 6-foot-2 160 pound frame. He has a short, simple delivery that keeps his release points consistent. He has long, lanky limbs and a lot of room to grow. His fastball was sitting 74-76 and the curveball sat 62-64. 




West Coast 9 Devils 15U

Cooper Bowditch C / Sarasota, FL / 2022

Stocky catcher was a solid defender. Has some present strength and led the offense with a pair of hits. 




Florida Burn 2021 Horvath

Cole Starck RHP / Venice Senior, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021, tall, stocky 6-foot-3, 185 pound frame. RHP with a clean repeatable delivery, high ¾ arm slot. Threw three pitches for strikes. Fastball sat 76-80. Sweeping slider at 68-69, and a curveball 63-68.




Jake Owens 3B / Venice, FL / 2021

Strong, physical 6-foot-3 frame. Has athletic movements at third base. His arm and footwork are above average for his age. He works through the ball well and uses his feet to get into a better fielding position. 




Team Siege Prospects

Kobe Griffin / Forest Hills, FL / 2021

Strong and athletic frame at 5 foot-11-190 pounds. Moves well for big guy with fluid footwork and clean exchange in the infield. Has some carry on his throws with accuracy. Balanced approach at the plate with not a lot of extra movement. Has power to all fields and great barrel awareness.




Dylan Boyd / Coral Reef Senior, FL / 2021

Athletic and lanky frame at 5 foot-10-155 pounds with room for growth. Quality first step on defense in the outfield with good routes to the ball. Has an average arm with accuracy.  Balanced approach at the plate with a smooth load and short stride. Has rhythm in the swing and gets extension and has pull side power and shows some power to all fields.




Connor Wilt 3B / RHP / Cardinal Newman High School, FL / 2021

Stocky body left handed hitter has whippy bat speed and some present strength. Had an RBI single and was on the barrel and shows some power potential. 




Florida Panthers

Gabe Suarez RHP / C / N/A, FL / 2022

Strong and athletic frame at 6 foot-1-185 pounds. Strong hands receiving and average actions blocking. Clean exchange on throws with above average arm with 2.0 pop times to second.  Balanced approach at the plate with smooth load and short stride. Gets extension on swing and hits gap to gap with some pull side power.




West Coast 9 Devils 17U 

Jacoby Davis OF / N/A, FL / 2021

Strong and athletic frame at 6-foot-3 190 pounds. Tracks the ball really well in the outfield and has an above average arm. At the plate, his swing is quick and compact. He wastes no energy and keeps everything simple. His base running skills are well above average as he manufactured a run by himself against Empire baseball.




Ethan Petry 3B / RHP / Cypress Creek Middle/High School, FL / 2022

Physical frame for his age at 5-foot-11 175 pounds. Has an easy load and shorter stride that allows him to get on time. Gets good extension through the ball and has pull-side power. Produced hard contact in every at-bat against Empire. 




Matthew Snyder SS / 3B / Cypress Creek Middle High School, FL / 2020

Athletic and lanky frame at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. Quality first step in the infield and has above average range. Fluid footwork with clean exchange and above average arm with carry and accuracy. Balanced approach at the plate with easy load and short stride, likes hitting the fastball and hits gap to gap and gets extension. 




Florida Burn 2020 Platinum

Sam Drumheller LHP / Alonso, FL / 2020

The left-hander showed above average command on all of his pitches. He separates his hands early and really gets deep into his backside. His fastball consistently runs but will occasionally sink away from right-handed batters. He does well at working through his slurve, commanding it well. He threw the slurve in all counts, keeping hitters off balance. Has a good pace on the mound and stays loose. His fastball sat 80-83, while the slurve sat 71-73. 




Matthew Barnhorst SS / OF / Ponte Vedra, FL / 2020

Athletic frame with room for growth at 6 foot 175 pounds. Quality first step in the outfield and covers a lot of ground.  Average arm that has some carry and accuracy.  Balanced approach at the  plate with easy load and short stride and gets good extension to hit gap to gap with some pull aide power. Great strike zone awareness and finds barrel.




Pierce Chambers C / 3B / Calvary Christian, FL / 2020

Texas Christian recruit with a very physical frame at 6-foot-1 191. Has a balanced stance and stay in his legs well. He aggressively drives his back hip, generating bat speed and power. He hit a homerun to left-center field. Chambers has power to all fields. Behind the plate, he has above average actions and receiving skills. 




Florida Burn 2020 Beisner

Caiden Peeples RHP / N/A, FL / 2020

Uncommitted RHP has a well advanced frame at 6-foot-3 225 pounds. Has a lot of motion in his windup that keeps him in sync. He drives off the rubber with a strong lower half. His fastball featured some arm-side run as he throws from a high ¾ slot. He commanded the fastball well and it sat 81-83. His curveball has steep 12-6 break and sits 12/6 break and sat 69-71.




Banditos Florida Select

Adrian Ojea OF / LHP / Park Vista, FL / 2020

Uncommitted 2020, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. Left-handed bat with an easy level swing. Throws his hands at the ball to make consistent hard contact with solid barrel awareness. Above average runner and quick first step in the outfield.





Carson Bayne SS / C / Sandalwood High , FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021, 5-foot-9, 155 pounds. Lead-off guy with some pop. Got a hold of one for a 2-run homer to left. High baseball IQ, above average quickness and a solid base runner.




Steven-Bronson Farah SS / RHP / Fletcher, FL / 2020

Uncommitted 2020, tall, athletic middle infielder. 6-foot-2, 185 pound frame. Soft hands at shortstop with a smooth glove transition. Above average arm. Line drive swing and moves athletically around the basepaths.




V2 Pro

Brock Cartin SS / Eustis, FL / 2022

Uncommitted shortstop with an athletic 5-foot-8 135 pound frame and room to grow. He has a wide, stable base in his batting stance. Hands are quiet and he has above average bat speed and he has speed getting down the line.




Florida Rivals

Ben Brown 3B / OF / North Port , FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021 playing up a division, 5-foot-10, 150 pounds. Quick runner who beat out a couple infield hits. Base stealer with good instincts on the basepaths.




Banditos Florida Black

Justin Chung SS / 2B / Coral Springs Charter, FL / 2020

Uncommitted 2020, athletic shortstop 5-foot-11, 150 pounds. Moves well at short and covers a lot of ground. Above average defender with an above average arm. Patient hitter with gap-to-gap power. Above average quickness.




Gregory Garcia C / 2B / Charles W. Flanagan, FL / 2020

Uncommitted 2020, undersized catcher at 5-foot-5, 150 pounds, but an above average arm makes up for it. Pop time at 2.26. Strong lower half.




Nicolas Santo RHP / C / Calvary Christian Academy, FL / 2020

Uncommitted 2020, 5-foot-10, 155 pound right hander. Stocky frame. High ¾ arm slot. Fastball sat 76-77. Threw a complete game shutout for Banditos.




Bases Loaded Diamond Club

Christopher Gaiter 1B / RHP / Carrollton, GA / 2019

Uncommitted 2019, tall, lanky 6-foot-6 right hander. High ¾ arm slot with a repeatable delivery. Fastball sat 82-86 with a hard 77-79 slider. 





Logan Smith SS / 2B / Ida Baker, FL / 2022

Long, wiry shortstop who has continued to fill out. Moves with athleticism at short and works with confidence and hands are above average. High offensively ceiling as well. 



Matthew Morales 2B / 3B / Ida Baker, FL / 2022

Twitchy, athletic center fielder. Offensively, he has quick hands and a compact swing with present bat speed. He has bat to ball skills and present gap to gap power with more to come. 




Jacob Smith RHP / OF / Spanish River Community, FL / 2022

Physical left-handed hitter. Strong lower half and shows and advanced approach for his age. Swing has present strength and has bat to ball skills with power potential. 




Florida Burn 2022 Orlosky

Joey Daniels C / Steinbrenner, FL / 2022

Uncommitted 2022, stocky frame at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds. Works quickly on the mound with a repeatable delivery. Fastballs sits 78-81 with some armside run. He also adds a sharp slider at 72. Very projectable as a 2022.




Marek Houston SS / Venice, FL / 2022

Uncommitted 2022, athletic middle infielder with above average range. 5-foot-9, 155 pound frame. Moves athletically at short with above average hands. Quick leadoff hitter with a balanced approach and an easy, level swing.




Florida Burn 2022 Platinum

Bradley Ramsden 3B / Sarasota, FL / 2022

Strong and stocky frame at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds. Balanced approach at the plate with smooth load and short stride. Gets extension on the swing and has a level bat path and hits gap to gap with power to the pull side. 2 way guy who jumped on the mound and was sitting 81-83 with the fastball and 66-8 with the slider, commanded the zone with both pitches. 




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