Prep Baseball Report

On the Hunt: Florida Preseason All State 2018 & 2019 Standouts

By Shooter Hunt
National Crosschecker

After being present at PBR Florida’s Preseason All State event, it is clearly evident that there is no shortage of talent in the Sunshine State. This week, On the Hunt, takes a look at some of the standout sophomores and juniors from the event. Included in the group of nine players are some front end power arms, two-way prospects, and sweet swinging athletes. Three are making a return appearance to On the Hunt, and have some updated notes about them.

Major Posey, RHP/1B, North Florida Christian HS, FL, 2019
Posey first showed off his athleticism at the event with his powerful left-handed swing. With many moving parts, including a massive leg kick, Posey angled his shoulders to produce some lift. However, it was when he hopped on the mound, late into the evening, that my eyes were opened. The son of legendary North Florida Christian head baseball coach, Mike Posey, Posey stands a wiry 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with long limbs, and has a near electric right arm. Gaining momentum out of his wind-up, Posey gets down the mound with some aggression, and the ball comes out of his high ¾ slot hot. Also a very good basketball player, Posey’s fastball sat 83-87, and I expect much more to come this spring/summer as he gets his arm in shape. Posey uses his size well getting great extension. He also flashed a developing slider that shows solid shape at 76-77. However, his changeup really separates him from any of his peers, and almost all pitchers at any level. Throwing it as a power pitch with fastball arm speed, Posey’s changeup dropped off the table, down and in, to right-handed hitters. At 77 mph, the speed differential from his fastball was ideal, and his confidence when throwing it was visible. The pitch is already a plus offering, and the fact that he was able to throw it so well, so early in the preseason means it comes very natural to him. Also the brother of Elon pitching coach, Micah Posey, Posey has the bloodlines and talent to be a future ace at the next level.

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