Prep Baseball Report

2020 Preseason Classic: All-Classic Team

Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The 2020 Preseason Classic was a huge success and featured some of the best talent from around the state of Florida. There were over 150 professional scouts in attendance to watch some of the top 2020 MLB Draft prospects, but it was some of the underclassmen that really made a name for themselves last week. Today, we will take a look at our “All-Classic” Team from the 2020 Preseason Classic.

All-Classic Team


Brandon Neely RHP / SS / Spruce Creek, FL / 2021

Florida commit. Neely was lights out in game one of the Preseason Classic against a very talented Miami Christian team. Neely was 91-93 with his fastball and mixed in a swing and miss curveball 73-76. He would go four shutout innings with five strikeouts in a winning effort.


Heston Tole RHP / 1B / IMG Academy, FL / 2020

Tole, an Arkansas commit, was 85-89 working three pitches consistently for strikes. Above average changeup at 78-82 and slider 75-78. Pitched five shutout innings while allowing only two hits and recording five strikeouts in an 8-0 win over Treasure Coast.




Jayden Melendez C / Westminster Christian, FL / 2021

FIU recruit, Melendez was a force behind the plate and proved why he was one of the best defensive catchers in his class. He blocked everything in the dirt and threw out several base stealers, including one that helped seal a win over East Ridge. Melendez also added an RBI double to his strong week.



First Base

Stone Russell SS / 2B / IMG Academy, FL / 2023

Committed to Florida, Russell is a natural SS/3B, but IMG had him playing first and he didn’t disappoint. Russell collected three hits in his two games with four RBI to help seal two wins for IMG.



Second Base

MC Sagaro 2B / SS / Westminster Christian, FL / 2020

Miami commit, Sagaro collected three hits during the Preseason Classic and was on base five times. He was a constant threat to steal a base as well as a consistent defender at second.




Blake Cyr SS / 2B / Windermere, FL / 2022

Miami commit, Cyr might’ve been the most impressive player offensively throughout the whole event. He had four hits including a two-run homer and six RBI in two games. He added a stolen base as well as a well above average arm and range at short.



Third Base

Jason Grant SS / 2B / Windermere, FL / 2020

WV Wesleyan commit, Grant reached base in all nine of his plate appearances last week. He had five hits, walked three times, and scored six runs from the leadoff spot for Windermere.




Corey Robinson OF / Spruce Creek, FL / 2021

Florida commit, Robinson was our game one MVP as he went 3 for 3 with two singles and a solo homer off a 95 mph fastball from Alejandro Rosario. He continued his strong week, reaching base two more times in Spruce Creek’s second game.


James Wood OF / RHP / IMG Academy, FL / 2021

Mississippi State commit, Wood had a strong week as he earned game five MVP in a win over American Heritage. He collected two hits including a double with four RBI and a stolen base. He also made a great play tracking down a long fly ball in the right-center gap that would have gone for extra bases.


Jake Randolph C / Vero Beach, FL / 2022

Miami commit, Randolph had a big week with his bat as he constantly found himself on base. He had four hits including an RBI triple. He reached base in all five plate appearances in their last game which helped him earn game MVP.




Albert Hernandez OF / RHP / Westminster Christian, FL / 2020

Committed to USF, Hernandez impressed on the mound and with his bat. He collected three hits with two RBI including a double and solo home run. He got the start in Westminster’s second game as he went three innings with four strikeouts and was up to 91 mph with his fastball.



Honorable Mentions

Bryce McBride - Treasure Coast
Joel Pineiro - Westminster Christian
Victor Mederos - Westminster Christian
Zac Veen - Spruce Creek
Dalton Hurst - Spruce Creek
Carson Montgomery - Windermere
Dallas Dale - Windermere
Hunter Parris - Vero Beach
Evan Dobias - American Heritage Plantation
Jordan Carrion - American Heritage Plantation
Jake Gelof - IMG Academy
Drew Cavanaugh - IMG Academy


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