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Summer Kickoff - USF: Player Analysis


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PBR Florida Staff

The Summer Kickoff - USF took place Thursday, May 26th at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. The event featured players from the 2023-2026 classes participating in a pro-style workout followed by bullpens in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff.

To view the stats from the event, check out our Stats Story. Today we will break down each player in attendance with scouting reports. We will highlight the top 5 performers with video as well as the best of the rest.

Top 5 Performers

Brantley Hayward C / 3B / Durant , FL / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 220-pounds. Larger frame.
Defense: 2.19-2.26 pop times. C - Soft hands, quick release, works in line with target. INF - Controlled, choppy footwork, soft two hand gather.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. INF - 75 mph. Short arm action, compact, over top arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Slight open stance, high leg kick in rhythm, short stride, strong hands. Easy and smooth swing working level to lift creating backspin.
Power: 94.2 mph exit velo. Easy power, gap to gap hitter, finds barrels.
Run: 7.92 runner in the 60. 

 

Dylan Higham OF / RHP / Newsome, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP Uncommitted 2023 to follow.
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, present strength.
Defense: Quick first step, quick controlled footwork, controlled gather
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Long arm action, quick, 3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Knee bend, chest slightly forward, hands at shoulders, barrel slightly up.  Toe tap load, level to uphill path.
Power: 93.1 mph exit velocity. When on plane, hits the ball hard, getting barrel through zone quick.
Run: 6.78 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

Delivery: Hands sit high, repeatable lower half mechanics, working in line to target.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm action, works fairly quick from H3/4 arm slot.
FB: T86.7, 82-86 mph. Late life with arm side running action at times.
SL: 64-70 mph. Gradual bite.

 

Justin Mayes LHP / OF / Calvary Christian , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: LHP/OF Uncommitted 2023 to follow.
Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds. Muscular build, fills out uniform. Proportional body.
Defense: Light feet from the OF, clean and quick to the ball. Soft hands at 1st, smooth transfers.
Arm: LH. INF - 82 mph. OF - 86 mph. Fluid arm action, strong arm with carry.
Hit: LHH. Strong and tall, slight bend at the knees. Toe tap load, into low and long stride.  Contact out front. Above average bat speed. Uses lower half well.
Power: 97.8 mph exit velocity. Easy pull-side power. Fast hands and lower body torque produces hard hit balls.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Balanced, athletic delivery. Solid extension.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 release, quick and fluid arm action.
FB: T87.8, 86-87 mph. Rise action.
CB: 73-75 mph. Gradual 1/7 break.
SL: 77-79 mph. High Spin. Two-plane break.
CH: 76-79 mph. Fading action away from RHH.

 

Giovanni Mendoza C / 3B / Freedom, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Athletic, high waisted frame.
Defense: 1.94-1.97 pop times. INF - Soft hands, smooth feet, works well to the ball. C - Quick lateral movements, fast out of crouch.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 85 mph. Smooth arm action, gets rid of ball quick. Accurate throws from catcher and transfers ball well.
Hit: RHH. Knee bend, hands behind shoulder. Barrel angled up slightly.  Toe tap load, full extension on swing, level plane direct to ball.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity. Barrel control, rotational swing, has pop.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

 

Clay Thompson OF / 3B / Jesuit, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/3B Uncommitted 2023 to follow.
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Proportional body, tall with muscular frame.
Defense: Quick to the ball, stays behind ball well, smooth feet.
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. Good extension, gets rid of ball quickly, natural arm action.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and upright with slight knee bend. Barrel straight up, hands extended past shoulder. Low leg kick. Controlled uphill swing and gets on plane.
Power: 95.5 mph exit velocity. Quick hands. Finds barrels and squares up the ball.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

 

 

Best of the Rest

Matt Altman RHP / 3B / Undecided, FL / 2026

Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-foot-9, 180-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Defense: Glove work is a bit raw, average mover at position.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Choppy footwork, average arm action, potential for cleaner arm path.
Hit: RHH. Upright, slightly opened stance, hands below ear. Engaged upper half, stiffness on contact with level bat path, small leg kick.
Power: 91.8 mph exit velocity. Contact hitter, line drive approach.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Slight lean back out of the windup. Works using a flat plane delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top arm slot with stabber arm action
FB: T77.7, 76-77 mph. Slight sinking action.
CB: 55-56 mph. Loopy, developing.
CH: 67-68 mph. Late dive, deceptive.

Grayson Black 2B / RHP / Palm Harbor University, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic frame
Defense: Controlled footwork, some choppiness.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. 3/4 slot, average.
Hit: RHH. Slight open stance, balanced, with slight knee bend, hands at shoulders barrel up.  Small stride forward, level bat path with fast hands, clears hips quickly, one handed finish.
Power: 91.7 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap with contact approach.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Closed off stance out of the stretch, long in the back, stays balanced.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T81.1, 78-80 mph. Late arm side action, slight sink
CB: 66-72 mph. Slight gradual sweeping action.
CH: 70-71 mph. SPL grip, light diving action with some arm side movement, thrown for strikes.

Nicholas Bongo OF / 2B / Northeast, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean.
Defense: Choppy footwork, average gather.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 76 mph. Over top arm slot with long arm action.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, leg kick. Level to uphill path gets swing off creating leverage at times.
Power: 86.4 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap approach.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60.

Jose Castelo SS / 2B / Booker, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Lean, athletic frame with strength in lower half.
Defense: Fast/choppy feet, average glove.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action with carry on baseball.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, back leg slight bend, strong hands with barrel movement. Coil load onto back side, body stays still, slight chop action, direct to ball.
Power: 91.8 mph exit velocity. Gets swing off freely, with gap to gap power, baseball travels.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60.

Brooks Chamberlin RHP / OF / Jesuit, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-4, 185-pounds. Lean, lengthy frame with projection

Delivery: Repeatable mechanics, stiffness/upright on finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short to long arm action, late out of glove.
FB: T85.8, 84-85 mph. Heavy arm side run.
CB: 69-73 mph. Gradual 12/6 breaking action.
SL: Sweeping action with depth, thrown hard with fastball arm speed, potential out pitch.

Kristo'pher Colondres C / OF / Homeschool , FL / 2026

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-6, 135-pounds. Lean frame.
Defense: 2.25-2.36 pop times. OF - Choppy feet, slower feet, working behind baseball. C -  Squared up, soft hands, controlled towards target.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. OF - 77 mph. Short arm action, over top slot.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, upright, small knee bend, hands low at the shoulders. Weight sits on back leg, level to uphill path, stiffness and upright on contact.
Power: 86.5 mph exit velocity. Contact approach direct barrel.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Davis Daigle 2B / RHP / Berkeley Prep, FL / 2026

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-5, 120-pounds. Lean frame, room for continued physical development.
Defense: Choppy footwork, average glove
Arm: RH. INF - 61 mph. Long to short arm action, recoil on release.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, high leg kick, hands work down. Level bat path, body momentum towards baseball with an upright finish on contact.
Power: 77.6 mph exit velocity. Contact approach.
Run: 8.25 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Up tempo, repeatable mechanics.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm swing from high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T65.9, 63-65 mph. Developing.
CB: 54-55 mph. Slight sweeping action.
CH: 55-59 mph. Gradual.

Erik Ereon 3B / RHP / Cypress Creek, FL / 2026

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 180-pounds. Stocky frame.
Defense: Developing hands, two handed gather, developing range.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Sidearm release, slow arm action
Hit: RHH. Bat head angled down, resting right above shoulder, both knees cave in a bit, slight knee bend, chest forward. Level bat path, low leg lift, bat drags with some cast hands, with upright finish.
Power: 80.6 mph exit velocity. Contact approach.
Run: 8.25 runner in the 60.

Chandel Fermin C / 2B / Countryside, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 175-pounds. Athletic and lean
Defense: 2.44-2.51 pop times. Open stance on throws to bag, upright receiver.
Arm: RH. C - 62 mph. Short, over top slot.
Hit: RHH. Hands high at the crown of head, barrel down. Slight open stance with small knee bends, weight mostly on back side.  Big leg kick with coil load, long extension. slight uppercut swing.
Power: 79.6 mph exit velocity. Contact hitter.
Run: 7.92 runner in the 60.

Gavin Florio RHP / Durant, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 220-pounds. Large, strong bodied.

Delivery: Tall delivery, high leg lift, average stride length, H3/4 release.
Arm Action: RH. Full/clean arm action with extension.
FB: T86.4, 83-85 mph. FB stays high in the zone with slight rising action.
CB: 68-70 mph. Hammer action with 12/6 potential.
SL: 70-71 mph. Sweeping action.
CH: 75-78 mph. Slight arm side run.

Cole Huddleston 3B / RHP / Palm Harbor University , FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Lean frame, potential as frame fills out.
Defense: Clean footwork, under control, athletic.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Low 3/4 release, present arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Slight open stance. Medium stride. Quick hands and compact swing. Athletic finish.
Power: 92.6 mph exit velocity. Uses hips well for power, finds barrels gap to gap.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

COLIN KEIRNS OF / LHP / JW Mitchell , FL / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. Tall with broad shoulders, strong lower half.
Defense: Average actions defensively.
Arm: LH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 82 mph. High 3/4 release. fluid arm action.
Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced setup. Present bat speed. Contact out front.
Power: 89.7 mph exit velocity. Power potential with backspin and carry.
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall delivery. Gets to extension well.
Arm Action: LH. H3/4 release. Whippy arm action
FB: T78.8, 75-78 mph. Arm side command with some sink.
CB: 62-63 mph. Sweeping action.
CH: 73-73 mph. Late sink.

Jackson Leggett Walford LHP / Palm Harbor University, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Medium frame, potential to add strength.

Delivery: Straight arm extension reaching back, high leg kick.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 slot. Long, but quick through the zone.
FB: T81.2, 77-81 mph. Slight cutting action.
CB: 70-72 mph. Downer action with hard bite, natural CB.
CH: 70-74 mph. Fading, same arm speed as FB.

Ilias Mamea 1B / RHP / St. Johns Country Day, FL / 2026

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Lean and athletic frame. Advanced frame for class.
Defense: Smooth footwork from OF/INF, stays behind the ball.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. OF - 81 mph. Fluid and easy arm action from OF and INF.
Hit: RHH. Slight knee bend, hands just above shoulder at ear height. Level swing produces barrels and hard contact. Quick hands.
Power: 90.2 mph exit velocity. Quick hands help produce hard contact. Uses lower half well to drive the ball gap to gap.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall, athletic delivery.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot. Loose arm action. Projectable arm.
FB: T78.5, 76-78 mph. Solid FB, chance to make velo jump with added strength.
CB: 58-59 mph. Sweeping action.
CH: 67-69 mph. Circle change action.

Jesus Miranda SS / 2B / Winter Haven, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-5, 110-pounds. Small, athletic build.
Defense: Moves well athletically, average glove.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Long arm action.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, slight knee bend. Hands right above shoulder, barrel flat. Medium leg kick, upward angled swing, but direct to ball. Uses hips well.
Power: 85.4 mph exit velocity. Light pop but found barrels.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Christian Oliver 3B / 1B / Wiregrass Ranch, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 182-pounds. Strong and athletic frame.
Defense: Quick feet, gets to ball well.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action.
Hit: RHH. Upright stance, slight knee bend, hands just above shoulder. Stays balanced, level swing with some lift. Fast hands through the zone.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity. Easy juice off the bat. Power potential.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

Sebastian Prieto 1B / RHP / Jesuit, FL / 2026

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pounds. Stocky, will add strength as he matures.
Defense: Average actions defensively.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Average arm strength.
Hit: LHH. Slight bend in the knees. Hands rest on shoulders, relaxed and comfortable.  Coil load, compact swing through zone. Creates leverage.
Power: 87.5 mph exit velocity. Pull-side power potential
Run: 8.94 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: High leg kick, lacks extension, slight fall off glove side on finish.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot. Average arm speed.
FB: T70.3, 69-70 mph. Lacks life.
CB: 59-59 mph. Sweeping action. Developing.

Paul Provencher C / 1B / Gaither, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-0, 152-pounds. Wiry and lean, potential for growth.
Defense: 2.11-2.24 pop times. 1st - Average hands, choppy footwork. C - Quick out of crouch, smooth transition.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action.
Hit: LHH. Tall and slightly open, hands high just above ear.  Quick hands through the zone. Slight uphill path.
Power: 84.5 mph exit velocity. Ability to drive the ball pull side.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
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 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