West Florida Trial: Quick Hits


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The West Florida Trial took place this past 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 is coming up this weekend 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 take a look at some quick hits from the West Florida Trial.

Quick Hits

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

Brown was the biggest offensive standout of the day as he led the field with the top exit velocity of 95 mph as well as the fastest 60-time at 6.88. The Rhodes College commit showed his ability to drive the ball gap-to-gap in bp, as well as some pull-side power.


 

 

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

An eighth grader, Biemiller continues to make strides on the mound after a strong summer that led to him playing at the Junior Future Games. Biemiller has a very projectable 6-foot, 140 pound frame with long legs. The southpaw has a repeatable delivery coming from a high ¾ arm slot. He sat 74-76 mph with his fastball and was up to 79. He also showed off an advanced changeup for his age. Biemiller is a 2024 to keep an eye on.


 

 

Jackson Hugus C / OF / Wellington, FL / 2021

Hugus showed an all-around game this past weekend, but where he stood out the most was behind the plate. Physical frame, receives and blocks well. Had pop times of 1.85-2.05. Showed off an above average arm as he was 87 mph in the infield and 86 mph from the outfield. Offensively, he stays level and showed above average barrel awareness. Had exit velocity of 93 mph.


 

 

Griffin Hugus SS / RHP / Wellington, FL / 2022

Just like his brother, Griffin showed off his all-around athleticism. He has a loose arm both in the field and on the mound. Was 85 mph from the outfield and 84 mph in the infield. Switch hitter offensively who found a ton of barrels in bp with exit velo of 87 mph. On the mound, he sat 78-80 mph. He added a 63-66 mph breaking ball and a 65-73 mph changeup.


 

 

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

Anderson looks to have put on some muscle since we last saw him this summer. Ran a 7.00 60. Showed his two-way ability with throws of 81 mph from the outfield. Offensively, he showed the ability to drive the ball pull-side with his added strength. Exit velocity of 89 mph. On the mound, Anderson continues to be a consistent strike thrower from the left side. Fastball sat 74-79 mph. Added a 63-66 mph breaking ball and a 68-69 mph changeup.


 

 

Drew Leinenbach SS / RHP / Dunnellon, FL / 2021

Leinenbach was a standout both offensively and defensively with his 6-foot-3, 165 pound frame. Ran a 7.05 60. Moved athletically at short with soft hands and an above average arm at 88 mph. Offensively, has a quick bat and a line drive swing. Consistently hit balls hard in bp with a gap-to-gap approach. Had exit velocity of 89 mph.


 

 

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

Blowers showed athletic actions at short with quick transfers and throws of 83 mph across the infield. Where he stood most was at the plate where he produced an exit velocity of 94 mph. Blowers has some rhythm to his swing. Lets the ball get deep and drives it gap-to-gap. Also showed off some pull-side power.


 

 

 

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