West FL Winter ID: Player Analysis


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PBR Florida Staff

The West FL Winter ID took place Sunday, December 13th at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, FL. The event featured players from the 2021-2025 classes participating in a pro-style workout and bullpens in front of the PBR Florida scouting staff.

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Today, we will share our Player Analysis from the West FL Winter ID. Player Analysis will feature complete scouting reports on every player in attendance.

Player Analysis

Brady Appel 3B / RHP / Edgewater, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP - Uncommitted, Flashes the athletic ability in both facets with a chance to add some strength to the long frame.
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Long, lean frame with room to add on.
Defense: Fields with momentum toward the infield and gets the body behind the ball from the OF. Solid first step and quick release from the infield.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. OF - 85 mph. Stretches the arm back to create tension and allows the arm to lay back and come over the top efficiently. More in the tank.
Hit: RHH. Quiet stance. Weight evenly balanced with high elbow and hands cocked. Creates torque in the core with quick hips that allow the hands to clear fast through the zone.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:  Tall and fall delivery, slow/in control tempo, reaches consistent balance point, upright finish.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Downhill action, slight arm side run, commands armside.
CB: 71-73 mph. 11/5 shape, cutting action.
CH: 74-75 mph. Circle change action, slight arm side run.

Zack Bird OF / LHP / Lennard, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/LHP - Uncommitted, Short, quick actions with upside from the left side at the plate.
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic frame. Average build with potential to add weight.
Defense: Under control and stays low with momentum toward the target.
Arm: LH. OF - 75 mph. Short in the back. Over the top release.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance. Barrel resting on the shoulders with loose hands. Short compact swing. Direct path to the ball and most comfortable to the pull side.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, up tempo, quick balance point, slight fall off on finish.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot, short arm action.
FB: T73, 71-73 mph. Slight arm side running action.
CB: 61-63 mph. 2/8 shape, spinning action.

Joseph Bramblett SS / 2B / Leon, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Uncommitted, Concise actions at the plate and in the field and could benefit from the weight room as the frame suggests room for added weight.
Body: 6-foot, 160-pounds. Long frame. Thin build with present athleticism.
Defense: Eyes behind the ball. Fields with two hands and quick release to the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short to long with a loose arm action.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, weight even with a slight rock back for load. Hands loose and ready to fire. Flashes solid barrel control at times with optimal lay back to allow the barrel to whip through the zone. Consistent line drives to the pull side gap.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Failla OF / 3B / Sebastian River, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/3B - Uncommitted, Natural strength throughout. If he can put it together there is some upside offensively.
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. Matured frame. Average build with big hands and feet.
Defense: Chops feet behind the ball and fields with momentum going to the target.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. OF - 71 mph. Long arm action can get stiff over the top which cuts off the arm at times.
Hit: RHH. Movement in the set up with a bat wiggle. Drives the back hip through and creates some pop off the bat when he barrels it up.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Alexander Fisk RHP / SS / Durant, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP/SS - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Tall, high waisted frame.

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, short slide step balance point, upright finish, fall off on release.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action, quick arm speed.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Arm side running action.
CB: 71-74 mph. 9/4 shape, slider action, across zone.
SL: 77-80 mph. 10/4 shape, slurve action. Across zone for strikes.
CH: 72-75 mph. Circle change action, slight cut.
SPLT: 71-73 mph. True splitter action, arm side sink, downhill.

Gian Flores C / 3B / Oviedo, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: C/3B - Uncommitted, The athleticism pops out as well as the confidence. Seems to be on the right trajectory behind the plate.
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Athletic, twitchy frame. Slight build with a chance to bulk up.
Defense: 2.15-2.25 pop times. Quick feet and sure handed. Plays with enthusiasm and is fluid moving to dirt balls
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Mechanically sound. Short action and quick release with accurate throws to the bag.
Hit: Switch. Loose, athletic stance. Weight slightly back with hands cocked in the slot. Creates rhythm in the load with a rocker step back that allows him to clear the hips and get the barrel to pitches on both sides of the plate. Compact swing with line drive approach.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Grant Gallagher SS / 2B / Lawton Chiles, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Uncommitted, Present athleticism that looks to be trending upwards. Smooth actions and comfortable moving laterally.
Body: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. Lean frame with strong and long limbs.
Defense: Under control. Works with tempo through the ball. Replaces feet with quick transfers and accurate throws.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. High elbow and brings the ball by the head with a snap release out front. Easy on the arm and creates carry across the diamond.
Hit: RHH. Balanced and athletic setup. Weight in the legs with hands above the shoulder. Rhythmic swing with consistent timing in foot strike and hand load. Controlled swing with a level path.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60. 

Austin Kirsch 2B / OF / Alonso, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 2B/OF - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-8, 125-pounds. Stocky build and average frame. Should add size and strength as he matures.
Defense: Solid footwork and pre steps in the OF to aid a quick first step. Fields behind the ball with momentum towards the target. Gets around balls and moves through well from the infield.
Arm: RH. INF - 64 mph. OF - 68 mph. Comes over the top. Can get a little long and push at times.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance with weight on the backside. Movement in hands to create rhythm. Slight lift at times. Stays in the back leg and uses the hips and core through the turn. Simple approach with line drive ability.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Jacob McKenzie C / 3B / Winter Springs, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/3B - Uncommitted, Big frame with room for growth makes him a prospect to watch as he flashes raw abilities at the plate and behind it.
Body: 5-foot-10, 190-pounds. Thick, durable frame. Big body with a chance to fill out.
Defense: 2.08-2.22 pop times. Quick transfer on throw downs. A little loose with the glove but is pretty sure handed.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Quick arm short action over the top with extension.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, feet closer together. Hands loose with bat resting on shoulder. Gets on plane early. Keeps the barrel in the zone a long time and splits the gaps when he's on the barrel.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Run: 8.16 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Menendez RHP / 1B / Cypress Creek, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP/1B - Uncommitted, There's a lot to like in the frame as well as the athleticism that could combine for easy pop at the plate.
Body: 6-foot-6, 205-pounds. Tall, wiry frame. High waisted with long arms.
Defense: Fields with momentum moving toward target. Fields centered up and eyes behind the ball.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short to long. Optimal lay back with an over the top release and extension.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance. Hands loose behind the ear with rhythm in the load. Gets the long arms through efficiently creating torque in the swing to get the barrel through with authority.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. The big body to go along with athleticism could translate to power in the future.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, reaches high balance point, works in line with target.
Arm Action: RH. Over top arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Downhill action, arm side sink, stays on top of baseball.
CB: 67-69 mph. 11/5 shape, sharp action at times.
CH: 73-74 mph. Circle change, downhill, arm side run action.

Evan Roe C / 3B / Desoto County, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B - Uncommitted, Already has some strength to a frame that should continue to add as he matures.
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds. Average build with strong lower half.
Defense: 2.30-2.41 pop times. Solid receiving skills and mobility behind the plate. Can work on the transfer to get rid of it quicker.
Arm: RH. C - 64 mph. Loose arm action. Brings it to the ear and comes forward with backspin to the target.
Hit: RHH. Tall, straight up. Slight bend in the knees with hands in front of his face. Negative movement in the hands create a load but can rush the swing at times. When under control the barrel works through the zone and on top of the ball.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Sean Shelly 1B / RHP / Calvary Christian, FL / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP - Uncommitted, Has good feel for the swing at the plate and with polish could become a force with the bat.
Body: 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. Advanced, lean frame. Strong limbs with present athleticism.
Defense: Fields behind ball. Chops feet to create momentum to the target and makes accurate throws with backspin to the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 81 mph. Loose but quick arm over the top.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, weight balanced with knees bent. Hands low behind the shoulder. Efficient swing with fast hands. Gets the barrel through the zone and the hips clear. Drives ball to the pull side gap with ease.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Strong swing but under control. Middle of the order bat.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Sorensen RHP / SS / Lakewood Ranch , FL / 2025

Positional Profile: RHP/SS - Uncommitted, Will add athleticism as he continues to grow and mature.
Body: 6-foot, 140-pounds. Tall frame for age. Thin frame with plenty of room for added strength as he matures.
Defense: Concise footwork to the ball. Can move through a little better but utilizes a two hand gather with solid glove work.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Long at times. Brings it straight back and comes from a 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Low, wide stance. Gets in the legs and utilizes the lower half in the swing. Simple approach with a direct path. Stays within himself and sprays balls back up the middle.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, quick/hitched balance point, athletic finish towards target.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T73, 71-72 mph. Slight arm side running action.
CB: 59-60 mph. 10/4 shape, spinning action over plate.
CH: 63-66 mph. Sinking action, thrown for strikes.

Cash Strayer OF / 3B / Plant, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/3B - Uncommitted, Quick twitch athlete with a strong swing from the left side.
Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Athletic, lean frame with long legs and strong upper body.
Defense: Chops feet behind ball fields with momentum moving towards the infield.
Arm: RH. OF - 71 mph. Clean, loose arm action.
Hit: LHH. Balanced, athletic stance with loose hands in front of the shoulder. Simple, compact swing with a line drive approach. Strong hands get the barrel through contact efficiently. Most comfortable to the pull side.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

Jayden Vazquez RHP / OF / Jefferson , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF - Uncommitted, Long, big bodied athlete just starting to tap into his tools.
Body: 5-foot-11, 167-pounds. Tall, stocky frame that could add strength.
Defense: Fields with momentum towards the target. Two-hand gather with a quick transfer.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short to long. Over the top release with strong, accurate throws.
Hit: RHH. Upright stance. Movement in hands for timing and rhythm. Weight on the backside with bat straight up. Downward path to the ball and gets on plane through contact. Extends after contact to create backspin and carry to line drives.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

Chase Walden 1B / OF / Winter Haven, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: 1B/OF - Advanced strength with a big swing at the plate and the contact ability to add.
Body: 6-foot-1, 225-pounds. Big bodied with present strength throughout. Matured frame.
Defense: Fields centered in between the body. Two hand gather with quick transfer.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short arm action. Can cut the arm off at times.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, weight slightly back with knees bend. Hands back in the slot. Short swing with little wasted movement. Gets the barrel to the ball and extends through the middle of the field. Drove balls to the gaps consistently.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Strong forearms and hands aid a quick but powerful swing
Run: 8.33 runner in the 60. 

Caleb Whittenton OF / RHP / Victory Christian Academy, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - Uncommitted, Strong athlete with some upside in the stick.
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Athletic, strong frame. Lean arms and legs.
Defense: Fields with momentum moving to target and body behind the ball.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. OF - 85 mph. Quick arm, long over the top from a 3/4 slot
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic stance. Hands loose behind the ear. Gets the hands back to fire them forward. Good direction as he finishes back up the middle and displays barrel control through the zone. Sprayed line drives to both gaps with ease.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick balance point, short stride, upright finish.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, long to short arm action.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Downhill, late sinking action.
CH: 72-74 mph. Circle change action.

Tyrell Williams SS / RHP / Ocoee, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP - Uncommitted, Long lean athlete with solid actions and room to add strength and athleticism.
Body: 6-foot-2, 167-pounds. Lean, long frame with present athleticism.
Defense: Concise footwork to the ball. Fields off left foot and moves through the ball. Quick transfer and back spun throws to the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short to long. Extends out front from a high 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance. Knees slightly bent with hands up and active. Direct path to the ball. Hands straight down to contact point with a quick bat. Slight lift at times.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.73 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and drive delivery, up tempo, quick balance point, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Over top arm slot, short arm action.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Downhill action, arm side sink.
CB: 67-69 mph. 12/6 shape.
CH: 69-70 mph. Circle change action.

 

 

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