Prep Baseball Report

Top Exit Velocities from FTB Tryouts

By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

This past weekend, FTB held their 2016 Summer Tryouts at the Osceola County Stadium Complex, spring training home of the Houston Astros, in Kissimmee, Florida. Throughout part of the hitting evaluations portion, players had their exit velocities off of a tee measured. Below are some of the top exit velocities from players in the 2017-2020 grad classes that were tracked. Please note that not every player was recorded, so this is not a definitive list.


Noah Searcy, OF, Atlantic Coast HS, FL 96

James Marinan, RHP/1B, Park Vista HS, FL 93

Matthew Wiseman, 3B, Eustis HS, FL 93

Jarrod Cande, OF, Hillsborough HS, FL 90

Tarik Latchmansingh, 3B, Oxbridge Academy, FL 90

Seth Cannady, 1B, Sebring HS, FL 87

Patrick Irish, C, Nease HS, FL 87


Juan Fortique, 1B/RHP, Lake Nona HS, FL 89

Nathan Housen, C, Taravella HS, FL 88

Patrick Skibiski, 3B, Park Vista Community HS, FL 88

Chris Vervoodt, 1B, Timber Creek HS, FL 87

Drew Kendall, OF, Park Vista Community HS, FL 86

Thomas Berry, C, Rockledge HS, FL 84

Zach Goberville, 3B, Westminster Academy, FL 81


Jacob Herbert, C, George Jenkins HS, FL 90

Riley Greene, 1B/LHP, Hagerty HS, FL 89

Vaughn Grissom, SS, Hagerty HS, FL 84

TJ McKenzie, SS, Royal Palm Beach HS, FL 81

Robert Post, C, Hagerty HS, FL 81


Josh Allen, OF/LHP, Oviedo HS, FL 82

AJ Shaver, 1B, South Lake HS, FL 80

Jason Brackman, SS, Family Christian School, FL 78

Ryan McCauley, RHP/1B, Hagerty HS, FL 78

Javier Davila Jr., C/3B, Conrad Academy, FL 77