Top Prospect Games Jacksonville - Player Analysis


PBR Florida Staff

The Top Prospect Games Jacksonville was an invite only event intended for members of the class of 2020. Prospects took place in a pro-style workout in addition to a simulated game. We started our event analysis with a stats story, outlining the top statistical performers and providing full statistics on every prospect. Today, we continue our analysis with reports and video on all the prospects.

Catchers

Gunnett Carlson C / OF / Berkeley Prep, FL / 2022

Strong, stocky frame at 5-foot-11, 195-pounds.  Loose arm action with a little hitch and some accuracy and carry on throws to second base with pop times 2.05-2.15. Strong hands receiving and blocks and moves laterally well. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load and strong lower half. Quick, strong hands, line drive hitter with level to uphill bat path and above average bat speed with 85 mph exit velo. A left-handed bat to follow in the future with further developing power.

Alex Farmer C / 3B / St Thomas Aquinas, FL / 2020

Athletic and strong frame at 6-foot, 190-pounds. Short arm action with some accuracy and average arm strength with throws to second base, pop times at 2.1-2.2. Average hands receiving with fluid footwork and clean exchange on throws, blocks well. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load and short leg kick to create some rhythm in the swing. Line drive hitter with level to uphill bat path with average bat speed with 80 mph exit velo.

Coby Newell C / 2B / North Bay Haven, FL / 2020

Athletic and average frame at 5-foot-9, 168-pounds. Short arm action with some accuracy and average strength with 2.15-2.2 pop times to second base. Average hands receiving with fluid footwork with a slow exchange, block wells and moves laterally well. Balanced setup at the plate with a smooth load with a long leg kick but stays balanced on the swing. Line drive hitter with level bat path and average to below average bat speed with a 77 mph exit velo.


First Baseman

Dakota Peeler 1B / LHP / Baldwin , FL / 2020

Stocky frame with strength throughout at 5-foot-9, 200-pounds. Loose arm action with accuracy and carry on throws from first base, 81 mph. Moves well round the base with footwork and soft hands receiving throws from infielders. Picks balls in the dirt well and plays through the ball on picks and ground balls. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load and short leg kick to create rhythm in the swing. Line drive hitter that stays through the ball well and has a level bat path and average bar speed with 81 mph exit velo. Ripped a double to the wall during gameplay, the only extra base hit on the day.


Infielders

Joseph DeSiena 3B / SS / Atlantic Coast, FL / 2020

Average athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 172-pounds with room for growth.  Loose arm action with some accuracy and average strength on throws across the infield, 78 mph. Average hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange while playing through the ball. Balanced setup at the plate with easy load and short to long stride and stays through the ball well on the swing.  Line drive hitter with a level bat path and average bat speed with 82 mph exit velo.

Jordan Fouts 2B / SS / Mount Dora, FL / 2020

Athletic and average frame at 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Loose arm action with some accuracy and average strength, 76 mph.  Average hands fielding in the infield with slow footwork with a clean exchange. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load and leg kick to long stride. Line drive hitter with level bat path and average bat speed with 83 mph exit velo.

Kaden Johnson 2B / OF / IMG Academy, FL / 2020

Lanky and athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 155-pounds with room for growth.  Short arm action and some accuracy and average strength on throws across the infield, 79 mph. Soft to average hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange and plays through ground balls. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load and short stride. Line drive hitter wit level bat path and average bat speed with 80 mph exit velo.

Spencer Mangum SS / RHP / Oviedo, FL / 2020

Lanky and athletic frame at 6-foot, 167 pounds with room for growth. Stiff arm action with accuracy on throws and average arm strength with 78 mph velo across the infield. Average and hard hands with fluid footwork with clean exchange, but makes plays. Balanced setup at the plate with a smooth load and short leg kick to create some rhythm. Line drive hitter with level bat path and average bat speed with 77 mph exit velo. 

Hayden Reed SS / 3B / IMG Academy , FL / 2020

Athletic and average frame at 5-foot-8, 155-pounds with room for continued development.  Loose short arm action with accuracy on throws with average strength with 82 mph velo in the infield. Soft hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange and plays through the ball on ground balls. Athletic setup at the plate with a smooth load and short leg kick to create rhythm. Line drive hitter with level bat path with some pull side power and average bat speed with 81 exit velo. Good barrel awareness.

Colton Ryals SS / 2B / Blountstown, FL / 2021

Average and athletic frame at 5-foot-9, 160-pounds with room for growth. Loose arm action with accuracy on throws and average strength with velo across the diamond of 75 mph. Soft hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange and plays through the ball on ground balls in the infield. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load with a toe touch stride. Average bat speed with exit velo of 83 mph, line drive hitter with some pull side power and a level bat path and fluid rhythm in the swing.

Avery Thomas SS / 3B / Deerfield Beach, FL / 2020

Lanky and athletic frame at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds with room for growth. Loose arm action with some accuracy and carry on throws across the infield, 81 mph. Soft hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange and plays through the ball while staying low on ground balls.  Athletic setup at the plate with a smooth load and a short to long toe touch stride. Line drive hitter with level bat path and some pull side power with average bat speed with 77 mph exit velo.


Outfielders

Zavion Anderson OF / 3B / Booker T. Washington, FL / 2020

An athletic 5-foot-9, 165-pounds, strength throughout frame. Offensively, takes a balanced setup, wrist cock on load, short load, maintains good balance, keeps everything simple. Easy effort and strength in swing, takes a pull approach at the plate, early timing, 72 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.20 60. Defensively, plays through the ball with fluid footwork and exchanges, competent hands. Arm plays short to a high ¾ slot, 79 mph.

Rashad Blount OF / 1B / Booker T. Washington, FL / 2020

A lanky 6-foot-1, 181-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Offensively, hits from a tall, narrow setup, hands start near the ear, long stride. Barrel path is steep, levels out at contact, looks to elevate the ball, flashed pull-side pop, 84 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.46 60. Defensively, arm plays long to a ¾ slot, 76 mph from the outfield. Plays through the ball, fields off to the side, clean footwork and exchanges.

Hampton Crance OF / 1B / Pine Forest, FL / 2020

6-foot, 170-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, emerging strength in frame. Offensively, balanced setup, toe tap stride, hands load back, maintains balance. Line drive type hitter, showed good barrel control, used the whole field in BP, 79 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.29 60. Defensively, arm works long from a high ¾ slot, 67 mph.Fields the ball out front, clean footwork and exchanges.

Jacob Deason OF / Santa Fe, FL / 2020

5-foot-9, 152-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Offensively, balanced, open setup, long stride, hands start near center of the body, load back, keeps weight on back leg. Line drive type hitter, flashed some pop at the plate, 79 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.34 60. Defensively, arm works clean on the back-side to an over-the-top slot, kept throws around the bag at 73 mph.

Charles "Owen" Harris OF / Shorecrest Preparatory, FL / 2020

A lean athlete at 6-foot, 170-pounds, left-handed hitting outfielder, ran a 7.18 laser-timed 60. Defensively, arm plays short with a slow draw out of the glove, quick acceleration, throws topped out at 78 mph. Clean footwork and on exchanges. Offensively, open setup, hands start high, drop on load, long stride. Barrel control type hitter, makes line drive contact, 78 mph exit velocity off a tee.

Nick Monile OF / Calvary Christian, FL / 2022

5-foot-8, 150-pound athletic left-handed outfielder, compact strength in frame. Offensively, balanced setup, hands load back and wrist cocks, short leg kick timing trigger, gets into his lower half well, maintains balance. Takes aggressive hacks at the plate, unloads on baseballs, gap-to-gap type hitter with emerging pull-side pop, gains extension through contact at-times, barrel path is long and can get uphill, 79 mph exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.31 laser-timed 60. Defensively, covers ground well in the outfield, fields position athletically with quick footwork and exchanges. Arm action is loose from a high ¾ slot, accurate on throws, 72 mph.

Denzell Moore OF / SS / North Bay Haven , FL / 2020

Lanky, athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, right-handed hitting outfielder and infielder. Loose arm action with accuracy and some carry on throws across the infield. Good first step on defense with soft hands and fluid footwork and clean exchange and plays through the ball on ground balls, 84 mph from the outfield, 78 mph across the infield. Ran a 7.28 60. Balanced setup at the plate with a barring front arm and a short to long stride. Line drive hitter with level to uphill bat path and below average bat speed with 63 mph exit velo.

Jack Speights 2B / OF / Calvary Christian, FL / 2020

Strong athletic frame at 6-foot-210 pound right-handed hitting outfielder and infielder, ran a 7.12 60. Short loose arm action with some accuracy and carry on throws, 81 across the infield, 86 from the outfield. Average hands on the infield with fluid footwork and quality first step on defense with a clean exchange and plays through the ball on ground balls. Balanced crouch setup at the plate with a strong lower half and smooth load and a leg kick to create rhythm in the swing. Line drive hitter with pull side power with a level bat path and above average bat speed with exit velo of 90 mph.

Denver Wood OF / Trinity Christian Academy, FL / 2020

5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, strength throughout frame. Defensively arm played loose and athletic from a high ¾ slot, throws carried at 88 mph from the outfield, kept around the bag. Played through the ball with soft hands, fluid footwork and clean on exchanges. Ran a 7.30 laser-timed 60. Offensively, balanced setup, low leg kick, gets into lower half. Showed gap-to-gap abilities, barrel whips through the zone, 81 mph exit velocity.


Pitchers

Nash Adkins LHP / West Orange, FL / 2020

6-foot-1, 190-pound left-handed pitcher, thick frame, strength throughout. Short arm action with a stab on back-side, over-the-top slot. Drop and drive delivery, quick rhythm, lands toe-closed finishing square. Fastball sat 69-72, touched 73. Curveball, 1/7 shape, gradual break, 55-58. Changeup, mostly straight, 58 mph.

Tanner Bauman LHP / OF / Atlantic Coast, FL / 2020

6-foot-1, 170-pound two-way prospect, projectable build with length and strength. On the mound, arm works long and loose to a ¾ slot. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands toe-closed, finishes crossing over. Fastball sat 80-83 with run action. Curveball, 1/7 shape, flashed late sweep action, 66-69. Changeup showed armside run, 74. Struck out two batters in one inning. Defensively from the outfield, arm action is long to ¾ slot, kept throws around the bag with carry, 80 mph. Plays through the ball, clean and fluid action. Offensively, right-handed hitter, balanced setup, hands drop and load back, leg kick timing trigger, maintains balance. Power hitter, barrel is long through the zone, fluid rhythm, out front on occasion, 79 mph exit velocity.

Eddy Castellanos LHP / OF / Northeast, FL / 2020

Committed to Concord University shortly following the event. 5-foot-9, 160-pound left-handed pitcher, athletic build. Works from a predominately ¾ slot, drops to a lower slot on occasion, arm works short and loose with quick speed. Tall and fal delivery, smooth rhythm, strides towards first base, finishes upright. Fastball played with late life, controlled the zone, touched 83, sat 79-82. Curveball, 2/8 shape, sharp action, swing and miss pitch, 66-67, got two batters to strikeout on in gameplay.

Jason Englert RHP / Alonso, FL / 2020

6-foot-3, 155-pound, long, lanky right-handed pitcher. Offers a different look on the mound working from a sidearm slot. Arm action is long, repeats well getting to slot. Drop and drive delivery, stays on-line, lands open. Fastball sat 76-78 with heavy run and sink due to arm slot. Slider, sweeping action, controlled the zone with, got swing and misses on. Worked a clean two innings in gameplay, three ground ball outs in the first inning followed by three strikeouts in the second inning.

Dillon Kleinman RHP / St. Thomas Aquinas, FL / 2020

6-foot-5, 205-pound right-handed pitcher, extra large frame, strength throughout. Long, loose arm action leads to a high ¾ slot with easy effort. Tall and fall delivery, smooth rhythm, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over. Fastball sat 82-84 with run. Slider, 11/5 shape, 73. Curveball, 12/6 shape with late break, 67-71. Changeup, maintains arm speed, sinking action, flashed some fade, 76-77. An arm to watch with further reps and development.

Austin Tanner RHP / Windermere Prep, FL / 2020

6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed pitcher, long, lean frame, room for continued development. Short arm action with a low draw, ¾ slot, easy effort. Quick rhythm, drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes upright crossing over. Fastball sat 82-85 with run. Slurve-like breaking ball, depth and tight spin, 68-71, picked up two strikeouts in two innings with. Changeup, used sparingly, 70 mph.

Erik Tovar RHP / OF / Cypress Bay, FL / 2020

6-foot-2, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, strong frame. Arm works long, showing on the backside with a stab action, high ¾ slot. Smooth rhythm, tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes square. Fastball sat 75-78 with run. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 64-66. Changeup came in at 66.

James Weick RHP / St. Thomas Aquinas, FL / 2020

6-foot, 175-pound right-handed pitcher, strong frame. Arm is long and loose with a wing action on the back-side, accelerates quickly, slot varied between ¾ and low ¾. Drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes in an athletic position, creates natural deception throughout delivery. Fastball sat 79-81 with run. Slider, sweeping action, 68-70. Changeup, heavy fade, 73. Worked two of the cleanest innings during gameplay, no hits allowed, one strikeout.

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