Florida Diamond Club: South - Rockies


Doug Freeman and Phil Kerber
PBR Florida

The Florida Diamond Club showcase at the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers is always an event loaded with the top talent throughout Florida and Puerto Rico. Last years event alone saw 27 of its participants drafted, including first round picks Connor Scott, Triston Casas and Xavier Edwards. While the 2019 class may not have quite the same top end talent, there are a lot of players all across the state who you could see go on Day 1 of the 2018 MLB Draft.

With the newly released Draft100, Florida is always near the top of the list at the number of players mentioned. This year, Florida has fifteen players on the updated Draft100 and many more who could crack that list in the coming week. Of those 15, 8 were in attendance over the weekend as well as 31 of the top 50 and 44 of the top 100 in 2019 and 3 of the top 5 in the 2020 class.

Yesterday, we started the the North - Cubs, today we will take a look at the South - Rockies, who represented players from south Florida. Most notable on the Rockies were Max Romero and Tim Manning were two of the more highly ranked players in the team. Romero continued to show why he is one of the top catching prospects in the country while Manning continued his impressive form for a 2020. 

It was the prospects from Puerto Rico that really left an impression on everyone though. Wendell Marrero showed premium raw power at the plate, vehemently attacking balls. Matt Lugo was arugably the most consistent performer, running well, defeding his postion and translating his swing to in-game, where he hit an opposite field home run. 

An extremely talented group overall, we now take a look at the breakdown of each and every player on the Rockies roster. Make sure to subscribe and follow along as we will continue to break down each and every player in attendance leading up to Jupiter.

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