Prep Baseball Report

2022 Sunshine State Classic: Team Blue Analysis

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PBR Florida Staff


The 2022 Sunshine State Classic took place Wednesday, June 1st and Thursday, June 2nd at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL. The event featured players from the 2023-2025 classes participating in a pro-style workout on Dy 1 followed by gameplay on Day 2 in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff.

To view the stats from the event, check out our Stats Story. Today we will break down each player from Team Blue in attendance with scouting reports.

Team Blue Analysis

Hunter Baynes RHP / IMG Academy, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
 Body: 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Tall, stocky frame with physicality.

Delivery: Balanced, drop and drive delivery.
 Arm Action: RH. Fast arm action.
 FB: T90.3, 86-88 mph. Heavy FB, jumps out the hand.
 CB: 72-74 mph. Gradual 11/5 break.
 CH: 77-78 mph. Fades arm side. Above average pitch.

Noah Franco LHP / OF / IMG Academy, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: LHP/OF Elite two-way potential.
 Body: 6-foot-3, 180-pounds. Tall, lean frame with muscular development.
 Defense: Smooth footwork, stays behind ball.
 Arm: LH. OF - 94 mph. Quick, high 3/4 arm action.
 Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced base. Above average bat speed, with ideal extension. Compact swing with lift.
 Power: 96.1 mph exit velocity. Up the middle approach. Pull-side power.
 Run: 6.69 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Controlled delivery. Drop and drive action.
 Arm Action: LH. Quick, compact arm action.
 FB: T91.4, 89-91 mph. Heavy FB from left side.
 CB: 70-71 mph.
 SL: 74-76 mph. Sharp SL, late breaking action.
 CH: 73-77 mph. Good change of speed pitch. Misses barrels.

Gabe Gonzalez C / 1B / Bolles, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: C/1B
 Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Tall frame. Room for continued physical development.
 Defense: 2.12-2.19 pop times. Quick feet behind the plate. Advanced actions.
 Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Quick arm action. Accurate throws to second.
 Hit: RHH. Wide, upright setup.  Level swing, ability to lift on contact.
 Power: 91.9 mph exit velocity. Pull-side power potential.
 Run: 7.99 runner in the 60.

Mekai Griffin RHP / OF / Trinity Catholic, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
 Body: 6-foot-2, 188-pounds. Athletic frame, muscular development.
 Hit: RHH. Wide, upright and balanced setup. Quick hands, compact swing path.
 Power: 91.1 mph exit velocity. Opposite field approach.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Quick delivery. Stays tall.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, 3/4 arm action.
FB: T89.4, 86-89 mph. Arm side run.
CB: 72-74 mph. Sharp CB. Out pitch potential.

Trevor Harrison RHP / C / JW Mitchell, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 205-pounds. Tall frame. Continues to add physicality.

Delivery: Short stride. Easy and controlled movements.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, L3/4 arm action with whip.
FB: T91.4, 88-90 mph. Deceptive FB. Heavy with arm side run.
CB: 70-73 mph. Gradual action. Developing pitch.
CH: 80-82 mph. Deceptive CH, high change in velo from FB.

Daniel Kilmer C / OF / IMG Academy , FL / 2023

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Tall, wiry frame.
Defense: 2.04-2.16 pop times. Choppy feet, smooth transitions. Moves well behind the plate.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. OF - 82 mph. Quick, high 3/4 arm action.
Hit: LHH. Upright, open setup. Narrow stance. Level swing, stays on top of ball.
Power: 93.6 mph exit velocity. Up the middle approach.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.

Emmanuel Lantigua SS / RHP / St. John Paul II, FL / 2025

Positional Profile: SS/RHP High follow uncommitted 2025.
Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pounds. Physical frame, athletic upside.
Defense: Smooth and steady footwork. Athletic movements. Above average hands.
Arm: RH. INF - 92 mph. 3/4 arm action. Advanced arm strength
Hit: Switch. Upright, narrow and balanced setup. Long, level swing with lift. More advanced from the right side.
Power: 89.8 mph exit velocity. Pull-side gap approach, flyball hitter.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Balanced and athletic. Low leg lift.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot. Quick arm action.
FB: T87.7, 86-87 mph. Rising action with run.
SL: 77-79 mph. Sharp action.
CH: 77-78 mph. Late break, out pitch potential.

Zachary Lester OF / 3B / Lakeland Christian, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Physically mature frame, potential for extended growth.
Defense: Steady footwork.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Quick, 3/4 arm action.
Hit: RHH. Upright and balanced setup. Quick hands. Compact swing with lift.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity. Hard contact. Gap-to-gap approach with power.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

Andre Modugno 3B / SS / IMG Academy, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/SS 2024 Draft follow.
Body: 6-foot-5, 195-pounds. Large and lean frame.
Defense: Athletic movements. Fast feet working towards the target.
Arm: RH. INF - 98 mph. OF - 98 mph. Quick, smooth high 3/4 arm action. Plus arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Wide and upright, balanced setup. Toe tap load. Compact swing, level path.
Power: 103.9 mph exit velocity. Big time power potential. Consistent 95+ exit velos.
Run: 6.61 runner in the 60.

Dean Moss OF / 3B / IMG Academy , FL / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/3B High follow 2025 with big power potential.
Body: 6-foot, 190-pounds. Lean, athletic frame.
Defense: Mechanically sound footwork.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Quick, 3/4 arm action. Ball has carry.
Hit: LHH. Upright, narrow setup. Compact swing, quick hands. Level path with lifting actions.
Power: 98.9 mph exit velocity. Line drive, up the middle approach. 
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

Edward Paneque SS / 3B / COHEA, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/3B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. Athletic, lean frame.
Defense: Fluid actions working towards target.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Over the top arm action, fluid motion.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, upright setup. Straight front leg, collapsed back leg. Quick hands, hips move in tandem. Compact swing, lifting action.
Power: 95.2 mph exit velocity. Up the middle approach. Hard line drive hitter.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Compact delivery out of windup.
Arm Action: RH. Quick, high 3/4 arm action.
FB: T85.8, 84-85 mph. Cutting action on FB. Keeps FB low and on target.
CB: 70-72 mph. Downer action on CB. Natural action.
CH: 74-76 mph. CH stays low in the zone.

Zane Pestalozzi OF / 1B / Jesuit, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic frame. Physicality showing.
Hit: RHH. Upright, open stance. Quick hands, short to the ball. Level path.
Power: 97.5 mph exit velocity. Line drive, up the middle approach. 
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60.

Lucas Ramos 1B / OF / Apopka, FL / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 240-pounds. Large frame, physically mature structure.
Defense: Steady footwork.
Arm: LH. INF - 74 mph. 3/4 arm action.
Hit: LHH. Tall setup, slight weight to back side. Low leg lift. Compact, level swing with lift. Quick hands and hips.
Power: 100.1 mph exit velocity. Uses the whole field. Easy power up the middle.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.

Nick Rubino SS / 3B / Choate Rosemary Hall, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Tall, lean frame.
Defense: Athletic movements, choppy feet.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. 3/4 arm action. Deliberate gather.
Hit: RHH. Upright, open setup. Short to ball, uppercut path. Hands get on plane consistently.
Power: 95.3 mph exit velocity. Pull-side power potential.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

JD Wolff SS / 2B / IMG Academy, FL / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Medium frame, strength in lower half.
Defense: Quick feet, stays low.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Quick, 3/4 arm action.
Hit: LHH. Upright, slight knee bend. Weight shifted on the back side. Short swing path, level path.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity. Groundball, line drive hitter. Up the middle approach.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.



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