Florida JUCO Wire: Twin Classic Standouts with Video

Wed September 27, 2017

By Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

The Florida JUCO Twing Classic held annually is one of the top fall tournaments for junior college players in the state. Twelve teams come together for a two day tournament at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. This is our first weekend with junior college coverage and we will look to focus on two things, uncommitted sophomores and potential MLB Draft prospects. Florida junior colleges consistently produces some of the top talent in the country, and this was never more prevalent than last year. In the 2017 MLB Draft, two players were taken in the first round, and a Chipola led the country in draft picks, at any level, with 10 players taken en route to a National Championship. Today we break down some players that stood out over the course of the weekend.  

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Tyler Keysor, RHP, Eastern Florida State (Soph)
Perhaps the biggest standout on the weekend, the 6-foot-5, 200 pound right handed pitcher was very impressive. One of the few returners on the roster, he posted a 4.78 ERA in 32 innings while striking out 36. The stuff appears to have made a jump, with much more to come. He throws from a low 3/4 slot with a loose whippy arm. The fastball sat 90-92, with mostly 92s while touch 94 mph with late life and more to come with added innings. He also showed a sweeping slider at 78-80 mph that when he threw it harder had some late biting action. Also featured a curveball at 72 mph and a changeup at 77 mph with fading action. There is a huge upside and the frame can continue to add strength and will log plenty of innings and may make some huge jumps. From the teams in attendance, he clearly stood out as the best potential draft prospect early in the season.



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