Where Are They Now? 2017 Future Games

Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The PBR Future Games has become the biggest event in the country for uncommitted players. Each summer, each PBR state selects 20-25 uncommitted underclassmen to represent their home state at the Future Games. They participate in a showcase with games each of the next three days against three other states. The Future Games is flooded with college coaches in attendance to watch these uncommitted players with over 300 coaches in attendance in 2019.

The 2021 PBR Future Games has been set for July 28-31 at the all turf LakePoint Sports complex in Cartersville, GA. This year’s event will feature the top uncommitted 2023-2024 players representing their home state.

Florida joined the Future Games in 2017 with 18 players going on to committing to colleges. This Where Are They Now series will take a look back at all four of our PBR Florida Future Games teams from 2017-2020 and highlight where some of those players have committed and what they are doing now at the next level. Today, we will start with our 2017 Future Games team.

2019 Connor Aldrich, INF, Trinity Christian Academy - Charleston Southern

Aldrich was a standout at the 2017 Top Prospect Games, earning himself on the roster for Team Florida. A strong showing at the Future Games, allowed Connor to be noticed by Charleston Southern University. After batting .392 with 31 hits and 17 RBI his senior year at Trinity Christian, he headed off to start his college career at CSU. Aldrich started 16 games as a freshman in 2020 before the season got cut short. Aldrich has started all 41 games in 2021 where he is batting .277 with 41 hits, 22 RBI, and 6 doubles.

2019 Keniel De Leon, INF, Central Pointe Christian Academy - Eastern Oklahoma State

De Leon was a strong showing throughout the 2017 summer especially at the Underclass Games earning himself a spot on Team Florida at the 2017 Future Games. De Leon would eventually go on to commit to Chipola College where he played his first year. He has since transferred to Eastern Oklahoma State College where he is having a huge 2021 season. This year he is batting .403 with 29 hits, 35 RBI, and 7 HRs. He has helped his team to a 46-5 record and the NJCAA Region II Championship.

2019 Dylan Goldstein, C, North Broward Prep - Chipola College

Goldstein earned a spot on Team Florida in 2017 and did not disappoint. He led all of Team Florida at the event in exit velocity with a 95 mph exit velo. Goldstein would go on to commit to Tulane University, but has since flipped to Chipola College. In 2021, Goldstein batted .375 with 12 hits, 7 RBI, and 1 HR in 11 starts.

2020 McGwire Holbrook, C, Bishop Moore - West Virginia

Holbrook was a multi-time standout at PBR events during his high school career. Leading up to the 2017 Future Games, Holbrook was a standout at the 2017 Florida Preseason All-State and the Underclass Games. These two events led to his selection for Team Florida. Holbrook was one of six sophomores on Team Florida and was an immediate standout. He led Team Florida with 5 hits and would go on to commit to West Virginia two weeks later. Holbrook headed into his freshman year at WVU this spring where he started 8 games for the Mountaineers. He put up a .267 batting average with 8 hits, 3 RBI, and 1 HR.

2019 Trey LaFleur, OF, JM Tate - Ole Miss

LaFleur was a big time prospect in high school as the No. 30 ranked player in the state. He stood out at the 2017 Preseason All-State and earned his invitation to the 2017 Future Games. After standing out at the Future Games, LaFleur committed to Ole Miss a week later. After two more years dominating high school baseball, LaFleur was selected in the 21st round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. LaFleur would forgo his signing and head to Ole Miss. LaFleur has 2 HRs this year for the Rebels.

2019 Shawn Rapp, LHP, IMG Academy/Delbarton - North Carolina

Rapp, a New Jersey native attended IMG Academy when he stood out at the 2017 Underclass Games and earned an invite to the Future Games. Following the Future Games where he was up to 87 mph from the left side, Rapp committed to UNC. Following his commitment, Rapp headed back to New Jersey and attended Delbarton High School for his last two years. Rapp has become one of UNC’s most used arms the last two years with 27 appearances, most out of the bullpen. He has a 4.36 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 43.1 innings over his first two college seasons.

2019 Justin Turk, OF, Sickles - St. Petersburg College

Turk was a standout at the 2017 Florida Summer Trials earning himself an invite to represent Team Florida at the 2017 Future Games. At the Future Games, Turk did not disappoint. He set the 60 yard dash record at the time with a 6.43 60 time and was 88 mph from the outfield. Turk would eventually go on to commit to St. Petersburg College, where he now plays. In 2020 before the season shut down, Turk batted .236 with 5 RBI, 18 runs, and 5 stolen bases. In 2021, Turk batted .265 with 43 hits, 20 RBI, 1 HR, 42 runs, and 8 stolen bases.

Stay tuned for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Future Games teams coming soon.