West Florida Trial: Player Analysis


Mike Wrenn
Florida Scouting Director

The West Florida Trial took place Saturday, January 11 at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, FL. The event was a trial for our biggest showcase of the winter, Preseason All-State, which was held January 18-19 at IMG Academy. The West Florida Trial featured players from the 2020 class all the way to the 2025 class participating in a pro-style workout and bullpens in front of the PBR Florida scouting staff. Today, we will breakdown every player in attendance with analysis and video.

 

Ian Anderson OF / 1B / Lakeland Christian, FL / 2021

Athletic and strong frame at 6 foot 1, 180 pounds. Loose and short arm action with carry and accuracy on throws. Quality first step and plays through the ball. Crouched setup at the plate with short stride and level bat path with some pull side power. As a LHP throws from the ¾ arm slot and sits 77-79 with the fastball, 64-66 with the curveball with some depth, 68-69 with the changeup with sink. Has average arm speed and command on all pitches. 



 

 


Bransen Angel RHP / 2B / Hillsborough , FL / 2023

Athletic and lean frame with room for growth at 5 foot 7, 120 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Average hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange when fielding ground balls. Tall setup with a leg kick to create rhythm with level bat path and hits line drives. As a RHP throws from the ¾ arm slot with average arm speed with the fastball sitting 72-73, curveball with some depth 57-58, changeup 58-60. Good arm speed and command on off speed. 



 

 


Alexi Angelo C / Sickles, FL / 2020

Strong and athletic frame at 6 foot, 190 pounds. Moves well laterally blocking and strong hands receiving with quality foot work and clean transfer with pop times to 2nd 2.00-2.10. Crouched setup at the plate with smooth load to create rhythm. Uses lower half well with level bat path and pull side power. 



 

 


McCall Biemiller LHP / OF / N/A, FL / 2024

Athletic and lean frame at 6 foot, 140 pounds. Loose and short arm action with carry and accuracy on throws. Quality first step and plays through the ball. Balanced and open setup at the plate with short leg kick and level bat path and hits gap to gap. As a LHP throws from the ¾ arm slot and sits 76-78 with the fastball, 62-63 with the curveball with some depth, 67-68 with the changeup with sink. Has average arm speed and command on all pitches. 



 

 


Reed Biemiller RHP / 1B / TBD, FL / 2025

Athletic and lean frame with room for growth at 5 foot 4, 115 pounds. Average footwork with soft hands in the infield accuracy and some carry on throws. Balanced setup at the plate with a leg kick to create rhythm with a level bat path and hits line drives. As a RHP says in line to home with his motion and sitting with the fastball 60-61, curveball 54-55 and changeup 57-58.



 

 


Zack Bird LHP / OF / Lennard, FL / 2024

Lean and athletic frame at 5 foot 5, 120 pounds with room for growth. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws. Balanced setup at the plate with leg kick to create rhythm with level bat path. As a LHP throws from the ¾ arm slot  and stays in line with motion to home. Fastball sitting 70-71, curveball with depth and changeup with sink. Average arm speed and command on all pitches. 



 

 


Kevin Blowers SS / 2B / Calvary Christian, FL / 2021

Athletic and strong frame at 6 foot, 175 pounds. Average arm strength with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Fluid footwork with average hands fielding ground balls. Balanced and open setup at the plate with level bat path and hits gap to gap. 



 

 


Jayden Brown 3B / RHP / Riverview, FL / 2022

Strong and athletic frame at 5 foot 8, 190 pounds. Average arm strength with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Fluid footwork with average hands fielding ground balls. Balanced and open setup at the plate with level bat path and some pull side power. As a RHP throws from the ¾ with loose and short arm action. Sitting 79-83 with the fastball, 70-71 with the slider, changeup 74-75. Commands all pitches for strikes. 



 

 


Julien Brown OF / Out-of-Door Academy , FL / 2020

Strong and athletic frame at 6 foot 1, 190 pounds. Quality first step in the outfield with accuracy and average arm strength on throws. Balanced setup at the plate with smooth load and short stride to create rhythm in the swing. Has explosive bat speed and level swing with above average pull side power. 



 

 


Nate Cannizzaro SS / 3B / Northeast, FL / 2021

Athletic and strong frame at 6 foot 3, 175 pounds. Average arm strength and short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Fluid footwork with average hands fielding ground balls. Tall setup and leg kick to create rhythm at the plate with level bat path and hits gap to gap. 



 

 


Jason Carpenter OF / RHP / First Coast, FL / 2020

Lean and athletic frame at 6 foot 1, 165 pounds. Quality first step in the outfield and accuracy and carry on throws. Balanced and open setup from the left side at the plate with a leg kick to create rhythm with a level bat path.  As a RHP throws from the ¾ arm slot while staying in line to home with easy effort in the motion. Sitting with the fastball 77-81, tight slider 66-67, curveball 64-65, and knuckle 66-67 with sink. Commands all pitches for strikes.



 

 


Michael Gatto SS / 2B / Citrus, FL / 2020

Strong and athletic frame with room for growth at 6 foot, 180 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Soft hands with fluid footwork and clean transfers with ground balls. Balanced and open setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm with level bat path and hits gap to gap.



 

 


Josh Green OF / RHP / Yulee, FL / 2021

Strong and athletic frame at 6 foot 1, 180 pounds. Quality first step in the outfield with accuracy and carry on throws. Crouched setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm in the swing with level bat path and hits gap to gap. 



 

 


William Gregory SS / 2B / Northeast, FL / 2024

Lean and athletic frame with room for growth at 5 foot 4, 120 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws. Soft hands and fluid footwork with clean exchange and stays through the ball on ground balls. Crouched setup at the plate with smooth load and short leg kick to create rhythm in the swing and level bat path and hits gap to gap.



 

 


Brandon Hines SS / 3B / Gulf Breeze , FL / 2021

Strong and athletic frame with room for growth at 5 foot 11, 175 pounds. Accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Average hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange while staying through the ball on ground balls. Tall setup at the plate with a leg kick to create rhythm in the swing with a level bat path and hits gap to gap. 



 

 


Griffin Hugus SS / RHP / Wellington, FL / 2022

Lean and athletic frame with room for growth at 6 foot, 160 pounds. As an infielder has soft hands with quality footwork and accuracy and carry on throws. A switch hitter and from the right side has a balanced setup with toe tap to create rhythm with a level bat path, from the left side has a tall setup with a short leg kick with a level bat path and hits gap to gap. As a RHP throws across his body and has average arm speed with fastball sitting 78-80, curveball with depth 63-65, and changeup 67-70.



 

 


Jackson Hugus C / OF / Wellington, FL / 2021

Strong and athletic frame at 5 foot 11, 195 pounds. Accuracy and carry on throws from the outfield, infield and catching. Moves well laterally behind the plate blocking and strong hands receiving with quick footwork and exchange with poop times to 2nd base at 1.85-2.05.  Tall setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm with a level bat path and pull side power. 



 

 


Brennan Hyde SS / 2B / Chamberlain, FL / 2020

Athletic and strong frame at 5 foot 9, 155 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Soft hands with fluid footwork and clean transfers with ground balls. Balanced setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm with level bat path and pull side power. 



 

 


Brady Johnston SS / 2B / Steinbrenner, FL / 2023

Lean and athletic frame with room for growth at 5 foot 8, 125 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws. Soft hands and fluid footwork with clean exchange and stays through the ball on ground balls. Crouched setup at the plate with smooth load and short stride to create rhythm in the swing and level bat path and some pull side power. 



 

 


Drew Leinenbach SS / RHP / Dunnellon, FL / 2021

Lean and athletic frame with room for growth at 6 foot 3, 165 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Soft hands with fluid footwork and clean transfers with ground balls. Tall setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm with level bat path and pull side power. 



 

 


Brady Loughren SS / OF / Bishop Verot , FL / 2021

Athletic and lean frame at 5 foot 9, 160 pounds. Average arm strength with accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Fluid footwork with average hands fielding ground balls. Balanced and open setup at the plate with level bat path and hits gap to gap. 



 

 


John McIntosh OF / St. Petersburg Catholic, FL / 2021

Athletic and lean frame at 6 foot 165 pounds with room for growth. Quality first step as an outfielder with accuracy and carry on throws with a short arm action.  Has a balanced setup at the plate with a toe tap to create rhythm in the swing. Gap to gap hitter with a level bat path.



 

 


Owen Murtagh 1B / 1B / Jesuit , FL / 2022

Athletic and strong frame at 5 foot 9, 180 pounds. Short arm action with accuracy on throws in the infield. Fluid footwork with average hands while playing through the ball. Balanced setup at the plate with a smooth load and level bat path and is a gap to gap hitter. 



 

 


Samuel Orozco RHP / 1B / Palm Beach Central, FL / 2021

Strong and athletic frame at 6 foot, 195 pounds. Short arm action in the infield with soft hands and average foot work with a clean transfer fielding ground balls. Crouched setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm in the swing with a level bat path and hits gap to gap. As a RHP throws from the ¾ arm slot while staying in line to home with his motion. SItting 80-82 with the fastball, 60-61 with curveball with depth, split 70-71 with sink. Commands all pitches for strikes with good arm speed. 



 

 


Evan Parmer RHP / OF / Berkeley Prep, FL / 2021

Lean and athletic frame at 6 foot, 165 pounds. As a RHP throws from the ¾ arm slot with the fastball sitting 80-83, slider with tight spin at 77-78, changeup with sink at 76-77. Throws across his body on delivery to home and commands all pitches for strikes. Short arm action with average arm speed and regular effort. 



 

 


Wyatt Pochis 1B / 3B / Crystal River , FL / 2024

Lean and athletic frame with room for growth at 6 foot, 170 pounds. Accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Average hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange while staying through the ball on ground balls. Wide setup at the plate with a toe tap to create rhythm in the swing with a level bat path and hits gap to gap. 



 

 


Gabriel Rosica RHP / 3B / Cardinal Mooney , FL / 2021

Athletic and strong frame at 5 foot 10, 170 pounds. Accuracy and carry on throws across the infield. Average hands with fluid footwork and clean exchange on ground balls. Tall setup at the plate with a leg kick to create rhythm in the swing with a level bat path and hits line drives. As a RHP throws from the ¾ and sidearm slots. From the ¾ arm slot sitting 75-77 with the fastball, curveball 60-61, changeup 68-69. Sidearm slot sitting with the fastball 68-69, slider 59-60 and changeup 60-61. 



 

 


Drew Sullivan RHP / Trinity Christian Academy, FL / 2021

Lean and athletic frame at 5 foot 10, 155 pounds. As a RHP throws from the submarine arm slot with sink on the fastball sitting 72-73, slider with tight spin at 67-68, changeup with sink at 66-67. Throws across his body on delivery to home and commands all pitches for strikes. Short arm action with average arm speed and regular effort. 



 

 


Bray Touchstone C / 3B / Tate, FL / 2024

Lean and athletic frame at 5 foot 7, 155 pounds with room for growth. As a catcher has good parallel movement blocking and strong hands receiving. Quality foot work and clean transfer with pop times to 2nd at 2.40-2.60. Crouched setup at the plate with a short leg kick to create rhythm in the swing and has a level bat path and hits gap to gap.



 

 

 

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