2018 FL All State Games: Outfielder Breakdown


Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director


Saturday, July 28th at Alex Rodriguez Park at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, the top high school prospects ranging from the 2019-2022 classes participated in the 2018 Florida All-State Games. The 2018 Florida All-State Games featured draft talent, numerous Division 1 recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state.

Over the course of the next few weeks we will break down each and every player, position by position. Today, we break down each of the outfielders from the event. 

Cesar Franco OF / OF / Cypress Bay, FL / 2020

Uncommitted, 6-foot-1, 175 pound outfielder has a long, lean and very projectable frame. In the outfield, he shows above average actions, coming through the ball well and topped out at 91 mph Offensively, the left handed hitter shows a lot of upside. He has a leg kick trigger and works in rhythm. There can be some length, but the long levers can work together and create present power with more to come. There is a lot of athleticism, ran a 4.48 home to first and overall has a very high ceiling.  

 

John Urena OF / LHP / Barbara Goleman, FL / 2019

Uncommitted, 5-foot-8, 170 pound outfielder has a stocky frame with strength in the lower half. Extremely twitchy athlete who is a plus runner with a home to first of 4.3 from the right side. From the outfield, he a shows a quick, strong arm, topping out at 87 mph. The right handed hitter stands talla ndis very simple, The stride can be a bit short, but really works with and trusts his hands. The hands are quick and create above average bat speed and is compact through the zone. Translated to a lineout during the game and overall is athletic with hit tool.  

 

Ernesto Medina OF / Miami Killian, FL / 2019

Uncommitted, stocky, 6-foot, 195 pounds. From the outfield, he had accurate throws that topped out at 80 mph. Ran a 4.51 home to first time. Offensively, he works slightly open to closed, with rhythm. The hands work well, he trusts them and uses them well to extension. Could benefit from activating lower half and clearing the backside. Still generates bat speed and a present exit velocity of 83 mph.  

 

Christopher Ferara 1B / OF / American Heritage - Boca/Delray, FL / 2019

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound OF/1B, has a lanky frame with present strength. From the outfield, he comes through the ball aggressively, topping out at 73 mph. At first, he moves well around the bag showing solid defensive actions. Offensively, he has a big leg kick trigger. He works out over the front foot and has a strong lower half. Present strength, that shows gap power when he is on plane through extension with an exit velocity of 88 mph.  

 

Brandon Ortiz 2B / OF / Cypress Bay, FL / 2020

Uncommitted, 5-foot-8, 160 pound SS/OF has present quick twitch athleticism. From the outfield, he shows the twitchy athleticism and is athletic to and through the ball, topping out at 82 mph. From short, he has a quick first step, quality range and above average hands. Offensively, he has a simple and compact swing. The path is short and level through the zone. He stayed consistently on the barrell during BP, with line drives from gap to gap. Ran a 4.42 home to first time from the right side and overall has present bat speed and overall a twitchy athlete. 

 

Brice Montiel OF / 2B / Cardinal Gibbons, FL / 2022

Uncommitted, one of the younger participants, stands at 5-foot-9, 145 pounds. From the outfield he showed low, accurate throws topping out at 72 mph. He really stands out with his offensive potential. He stands tall and has a very simple swing while still generating plus bat speed for his class with an exit velocity of 86 mph. He does a very good job firing the back hip through and generating bat speed. Ran a 4.6 home to first time and the bat has a chance to be a plus tool as he matures.  

 

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