FL Preseason All-State: Team Grey Analysis


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The 2020 FL Preseason All-State Showcase was filled with some of the top talent in the state of Florida. The event featured prospects from the 2020-2024 classes participating in a pro-style workout followed by two games in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff. Today, we will take a look at analysis of Team Grey with scouting reports and video.

Team Grey

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.


 

 

Zack Bird LHP / OF / Lennard, FL / 2024

Bird is an eighth grader who looks to be a promising two-way player as he ages. He is a lean and athletic outfielder. He moves well in the outfield and plays through the ball with average but accurate throws. Offensively, he starts tall with a small leg kick. He has an easy, uphill swing with average bat speed that produces line drive contact. As a LHP, Bird works quickly and comes from the high ¾ arm slot. His fastball sits 69-71 mph. He also mixed in a 61 mph curveball.


 

 

Mason Davis C / RHP / St Johns Country Day, FL / 2021

Davis is an athletic two-way player who can play almost every position on the field. He has a tall, athletic frame at 6-foot, 165 pounds. In the outfield, he plays through the ball and has an above average arm that was up to 85 mph. In the infield, he has a quality first step with soft hands and had throws of 84 mph. Behind the plate, he was 77 mph to second with pop times of 1.97-2.02. Offensively, Davis starts quiet with a short stride. He has an uphill swing and hits gap-to-gap. On the mound, Davis has a quick arm and his fastball sat 82-83 mph with a 69 mph curveball.


 

 

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.


 

 

Colby Fanning RHP / 3B / Strawberry Crest, FL / 2021

Fanning was one of many two-way players who impressed at Preseason All-State. He is a lanky and lean 5-foot-11, 145 pounds.  In the infield, he has soft hands and displayed an average arm on throws to first. Offensively, his swing is simple. He keeps his hands back and lets the ball get deep. Average bat speed with a line drive approach at the plate. Fanning impressed the most on the mound where he was 81-84 mph with arm-side run. Fanning comes from the high ¾ arm slot and has a repeatable delivery to the plate. He added an above average changeup at 76-78 mph and a curveball at 71 mph.


 

 

William Gregory SS / 2B / Northeast, FL / 2024

Gregory is an eighth grader who has shown advanced tools for his age. He moves athletically in the infield with a quality first step. His hands are average with quick transfers and an average throwing arm. At the plate, he has a rhythmic stance with a short leg kick. He has an aggressive, level swing and has shown the ability to hit to both sides of the field.


 

 

Ty Grover 3B / 2B / Springstead , FL / 2023

Grover looks to have filled out a bit since we last saw him. He has a 5-foot-11, 175 pound frame. In the infield, he showed average hands with an average arm on throws to first. At the plate, Grover starts tall with a short leg kick to create rhythm. He has an aggressive swing with average bat speed. His swing is level and repeatable and he showed some gap-to-gap ability.


 

 

Omari Hinton OF / 2B / Northeast HS, FL / 2022

Hinton was one of the most athletic prospects in attendance. Committed to USF, he is a 6-foot-1, 172 pound outfielder. In the outfield, Hinton moves well with a quick first step. He plays through the ball and has an above average arm. Offensively, he starts slightly bent with a small leg kick. He has an aggressive swing with above average bat speed that resulted in a lot of hard contact during BP. Very projectable athlete with a lot of upside.


 

 

Marek Houston SS / RHP / Venice, FL / 2022

Houston has one of the more projectable frames in attendance. A sophomore that stands 6-foot-1, 170 pounds with long legs. He moves athletically in the infeld with a quick first step. He showed above average hands at short with throws of 83 mph to first. Offensively, he starts in a crouched stance with a quiet bat. The swing is easy with low effort and produces gap-to-gap, line drive contact. Really like the upside of Houston.


 

 

Griffin Hugus SS / RHP / Wellington, FL / 2022

A standout the week before at the West Florida Trial, Hugus continued on that front with another strong weekend at Preseason All-State. Hugus is a super utility player that excels in the infield, outfield, and on the mound, as well as being a switch hitter at the plate. He has a lean and athletic 6-foot, 160 pound frame. Has a loose arm from the outfield with carry. In the infield, he has soft hands with quick transfers and an above average arm. As a switch hitter, he keeps his hands back and lets the ball get deep. The bat path is level from both sides and has a gap-to-gap approach. On the mound, he comes across his body from the high ¾ arm slot. He worked 80-82 mph and topped out at 83, a slight jump from the West Florida Trial. He mixed in an above average breaking ball at 67 mph as well.


 

 

Jackson Hugus C / OF / Wellington, FL / 2021

Hugus is a strong framed catcher at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds who has shown the athleticism to play multiple positions as well. He moves well laterally behind the plate and blocks and receives well. His transfers are quick and resulted in pop times of 1.95-2.00. In the field, he has an above average arm that was 86 mph from the outfield and 88 mph in the infield. He has average actions in the field defensively and is more suited to stay behind the plate. Offensively, he starts with his hands high and lets the ball get deep. He has a line drive swing with above average bat speed and has shown the ability to hit gap-to-gap.


 

 

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 barrelled a couple ball back up the middle.


 

 

Gustavo Mendez C / 1B / Windermere, FL / 2022

Menedez is a strong and powerful catcher at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds. He moves very well behind the plate for his size. He has a quick transfer from the glove with an above average arm. Mendez had pop times of 1.95-2.00. Offensively, Mendez starts in a slightly open stance. His swing is simple and easy and produces some raw pull-side power. He led the entire field with an exit velocity of 97 mph. Mendez has an extremely high offensive ceiling and should be a name to keep an eye on in the future.


 

 

Tyce Moore 3B / OF / St. Johns Country Day, FL / 2022

Moore is a strong third baseman at 6-foot, 205 pounds. Defensively, he moves well for his size. In the outfield, he plays through the ball with an above average arm. Average hands in the infield with short arm action. Offensively, he starts in an open stance and has an aggressive swing. Moore has above average barrel awareness and showed the ability to have power to all fields.


 

 

Landon Moran LHP / 1B / Lake Brantley, FL / 2022

Coming off an injury, we didn’t get to see Moran on the mound. However, the Florida commit did not disappoint with his bat. Moran is an athletic 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. Offensively, he starts tall with a short stride to the ball. He has a level swing with above average bat speed. Gap-to-gap hitter that was spraying line drives all over the field. Defensively, he moves athletically with feel for the bag at first. He has soft hands and quick glove transfers. Low effort arm across the infield.


 

 

Jason Murphy RHP / 1B / Imagine School of North Port, FL / 2022

Murphy is a tall and lean 6-foot-2, 165 pound two-way player with long legs. At first base, he showed average hands with a feel for the bag and an average arm across the diamond. At the plate, he starts tall with a slightly open stance. He has a level swing with stiff hands and average bat speed. Murphy profiles well as a RHP where he has a simple, repeatable delivery and comes from the high ¾ arm slot. He uses his long frame to get good extension on his pitches. Fastball sat 78-81 mph with a curveball at 69 mph.


 

 

Ethan Phillips OF / RHP / Calvary Christian, FL / 2022

Phillips is an athletic two-way player with a 6-foot-2, 162 pound frame. In the outfield, he moves well with an above average arm at 83 mph. Offensively, he has a short stride to the ball. Line drive swing with a gap-to-gap approach. On the mound, Phillips works from the high ¾ arm slot with short arm action. He is a low effort pitcher and stays in line towards the plate. His fastball sat 79-83 mph and mixed in an above average curveball at 68-69 mph.


 

 

Christopher Roberts SS / 2B / Steinbrenner, FL / 2022

Roberts is an athletic 5-foot-10, 155 pound middle-infielder. He stood out at the Top Tier Roos tryout this winter and continues to get better. Defensively, his hands are quick and he has an average arm with short arm action. At the plate, he has an aggressive swing with above average bat speed and seems to always find barrels. He starts slightly crouched with a medium stride. He showed the ability to drive the ball to the pull side.


 

 

Jacob Rowe OF / SS / Ridgeview, FL / 2022

Rowe is a 5-foot-9, 160 pound outfielder who started the day off by running a 6.96 60. In the outfield, he has an average arm with short arm action. Offensively, he starts slightly crouched with a medium stride. His hands are a bit stiff with a line drive swing that produces average bat speed.


 

 

 

 

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