Prep Baseball Report

FL Preseason All-State: First Team All-State

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PBR Florida Staff

The 2020 FL Preseason All-State Showcase was held Saturday. January 18th at IMG Academy. The event featured some of the top prospects in the state from the 2020-2024 classes. The event featured a pro-style workout followed by two games in front of the PBR Florida scouting staff. You can view the entire event’s roster HERE.

We began our event coverage with a Statistical Analysis, which highlighted the top statistical performers from the event. We also released our Quick Hits, which highlighted some of the standouts from the event. We then broke down every player from the event by their specific teams. You can view each team’s analysis here: Black, White, Grey, Red.

Today, we will reveal our 2020 First Team Preseason All-State.

First Team All-State


Shawn Guilliams RHP / Villages Charter, FL / 2020

UNF commit. One of the more talented pitchers in attendance, Guilliams has the size, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, and potential to be a big time arm. He flashed mature mechanics on the mound, relieving stress on his arm and engaging the entire body in his pitches. Guilliams has tempo and a tall backside that allows him to transfer the energy from his backfoot, through the body, to the arm. He drives with the front side square, eliminating power leaks and explodes through the hips. The UNF commit topped at 93 mph, leading the event, coupling it with a 75-76 mph curveball and 79 mph slider that had sweeping action.


Sebastian Martinez RHP / 3B / Plant , FL / 2021

2019 Future Games participant has continued to progress. His fastball jumped into the 83-85 area and he topped at 87. Some deception in the delivery and gets downhill well. Has command of the bottom of the zone and showed feel for the offspeed. Tight spin on the above average curveball. High tempo worker and high follow.


Turner Thompson RHP / Jesuit, FL / 2020

Tulane commit. Strong and athletic frame at 6-foot, 192 pounds. Throws from the ¾ arm slot with a big leg kick while staying in line with the delivery to home. Throws with max effort and a short arm action while having rhythm in the motion. Above average arm speed with fastball sitting 90-92 mph and tight slider 83-85, commands all pitches for strikes.



Jordan Jerkins C / 3B / Liberty County , FL / 2021

Jerkins is a physical catcher that continues to develop his game offensively and behind the plate. At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Jerkins moves well laterally behind the plate. His transfers are quick and he showed an above average arm with throws of 80 mph down to second. Above average pop times of 1.87-1.93. Offensively, he uses a toe-tap to create rhythm in his swing. He has a level, line drive swing that results in a lot of hard contact. The swing translated in game as he barreled a couple balls back up the middle.


Brady Neal C / 3B / North Florida Christian, FL / 2023

The LSU commit has a stocky, strong frame with big tools. He’s really quick behind the plate with an above average arm at 79 down to second. Elite 1.85-1.91 pop times during the workout portion. Offensively, he has strength in the lower half from the left side and power potential. When he connects, you can already see the big pop in the bat. Reached 90+ EV.


First Base

William Quinones 1B / OF / University, FL / 2020

FIT commit. Quinones looked like one of the most advanced players in attendance. With a filled out frame standing 6-foot, 210 pounds, strong legs and a stout torso, he showed a mature approach at the plate and displayed the ability to play both corner infield spots. He moves well at first, pivoting his feet and displaying awareness for the bag while making strong throws across the infield. At the plate, Quinones sets the hands high with loose wrists that whip through the zone. He generates power from the lower half using a leg kick and coils the front side inward. He clears his hips but keeps the front shoulder closed eliminating anything too rotational in the swing and has the confidence of a natural hitter as he is looking to do damage when he comes up, taking a full hack evidenced by his 94 mph exit velocity.



James Aselta SS / RHP / IMG Academy, FL / 2022

Aselta was one of the biggest standouts at Preseason All-State this year. The sophomore shortstop showed off his hit tool with two of the best rounds of BP on the day and followed it up in game by one-hopping the wall for a triple. Aselta has an athletic and projectable 6-foot-1, 175 pound frame. He has a short stride to the ball and above average bat speed. Gap-to-gap hitter with pull-side power. Defensively, the actions at short are clean and athletic. Above average arm with carry that registered 85 mph to first.


Richie Morales SS / RHP / Lakewood Ranch, FL / 2020

FSU commit. One of the more talented players in attendance, Morales displayed a natural ability in between the white lines. Listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, he has a filled out, muscular build and possesses the athleticism to move around the middle infield well. He moves in sync with the legs and hands while getting momentum through the ball utilizing his body in the throw. He displays the arm talent to make a throw from anywhere on the infield, up to 87 mph, while also using different slots with accuracy. Morales impressed at the plate with advanced movements and a mature approach. Utilizing a leg kick to activate the backside and increase separation, Morales has fast enough hands to sit and let the ball get deep. He has a rhythmic load and keeps the head still as the front foot lands softly, then fires the backside producing back spun line drives.


Titan Kamaka SS / 3B / Olympia, FL / 2022

FSU commit has a lot of upside as a middle infielder with a live arm, athleticism and high offensive potential. Ran a 6.96 sixty with smooth, natural strides. Good chance he gains speed as he continues to mature into his body. The arm is loose at 87 and I liked the active, athletic feet. Gap to gap hitter presently but has some power potential in the simple, clean swing. It has leverage and a direct path. Showed a really quick bat turning on an inside fastball for a line drive single in gameplay.


Third Base

Matthew Rose 3B / SS / Clearwater Central Catholic, FL / 2022

Stand out from the Top Tier Roos tryout. Athletic frame with some strength in the lower half. Advanced defensive actions with clean, soft feet. On offense, he really stays behind the ball and gets on plane with good bat speed. The feet are quiet in the box as well and his barrel ability is above average. Swing has a lot of snappiness and leverage. He stays behind the ball well with above average bat speed. 89 exit velo and gets it in the air.



Emilio Portes OF / 3B / Monsignor Edward Pace , FL / 2021

Portes was all over our leaderboards from the weekend. The 6-foot, 177 pound lean athlete tied for 2nd at the event with a 6.87 60, dropped the 3rd best exit velocity at 93 mph off the bat, and topped all outfielders, clocking in at 88 mph from right field. In the outfield, Portes plays balls aggressively with his momentum towards the infield and generating power in the lower half as he gets the arm out front creating extension and carry to the ball. He holds his hands high, right above his head at the plate and from there pushes them back in separation. He lands on the front foot but transfers the weight well enough and keeps his hands back until he triggers. This keeps his center of gravity and allows him to pivot with quick hands and optimum bat speed.


Matthew Prevesk OF / LHP / Apopka, FL / 2021

Florida commit. Listed as 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Prevesk looks every bit the part with a filled out athletic frame and quick twitch ability that he couples with his added strength showcased by his 6.79 60 which led all players at the event. The arm is fluid and loose in the outfield, and he gets his weight behind the throw. At the plate, the Florida Gator commit again put the athleticism to play as he sprayed hard line drives to the gap and was up to 91 mph on exit velocity. With a smooth, rhythmic swing that he keeps consistent, the body control, and ability to get to a strong, balanced position proves that Prevesk works on his swing daily and is hungry to get better.


Jack Cue OF / Archbishop McCarthy, FL / 2021

Future Games participant with loud tools, especially in the power/speed combo. When he’s on time, he can really do damage with high exit velocities in the mid 90s. Really athletic frame with strength throughout. Possesses base stealing speed and instincts. Has an above average arm in the outfield. Really talented prospect, some swing development away from true next level impact.


Scott Edwards OF / Canterbury, FL / 2022

Edwards is an uber athletic outfielder who put his athleticism on display at Preseason All-State. In the outfield, the game comes naturally to him. He plays through the ball on every play and showed off a loose, above average arm that was up to 86 mph. Offensively, he has a present hit tool with some pull-side power. He uses a leg kick to create rhythm in his swing and showed above average bat speed. Edwards is a gap-to-gap hitter who could add power to all fields with more growth.



Brody Donay C / 3B / Lakeland Christian, FL / 2022

Donay might have the most potential of anyone in attendance. As a 2022 grad, he is already 6-foot-5, 190 pounds with a live arm. The size looks a bit unorthodox in the infield and he still needs to mature into his large frame, but the arm makes up for it as he was up to 91 mph from shortstop. Behind the plate he was clocked at 81 mph from throw downs to second and showcased a quick transfer and a bit more comfortability in the lower half at catcher with balanced transitions and strong throws. At the plate he uses leverage on the backside and tries to get a little extra separation to move through the zone with authority. He creates impressive bat speed and extends through the middle of the field. Even though he is raw, the potential really pops when Donay stepped on the mound. He touched 87 mph with a promising mid 70’s changeup and has very little experience on the mound. With some direction and growth, Donay could be dominant with his arm talent.




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