FL Preseason All-State Two-Way Player Breakdown


Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout


Bradenton, FL— On Saturday, Jan. 27th, 100 of the top high school prospects ranging from the 2018-2021 classes participated in PBR Florida’s second annual Preseason All-State which is the premier kickoff event for the 2018 spring high school season. Last year’s inaugural event boasted some of the top talent from throughout the state of Florida and this year’s event was no different. From draft talent, numerous Division I recruits, and some of the top uncommitted underclassman in the state, the Preseason All-State is one of the most highly viewed events in the state of Florida. With that talented group, we continue our breakdown with the two-way players, starting with the top five, followed by the best of the rest. 

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Trey Jackson SS / RHP / Eau Gallie, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds with an athletic, projectable build. Shows present strength. Stood out all over the field throughout the event. Offensively, he starts from an open stance with quick hands through the zone and strength in his swing, looking to drive the ball into the gaps with intent. Shows a feel for the barrel and the ball jumps off the bat. As he continues to become stronger, look for a jump in gap-to-gap power. Registered an exit velocity of 91 mph in the cage. In the field he displayed actions, ranged freely to his right and left, and showed an above average arm from short with his throws topping out at 87 mph. Makes the off-balance throws. Clocked in at 7.47 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. On the mound he he has a simple, repeatable windup with a quick arm throwing out of the high ¾ slot. Fastball mostly sat in the 81-85 mph range with life along with a 70-71 mph slider that showed depth while also mixing in a 78-79 mph change up. At times he can fall off to the first base side on his landing, but the athleticism and arm strength are apparent on the mound. More velocity to come as he adds to his frame. Very athletic two-way player who will be a strong follow throughout the spring. 


Collin Kayfus 1B / LHP / Palm Beach Central, FL / 2020

Miami recruit. Currently stands at 5-foot-11,150 pounds on a slender frame and lots of room to add strength. At the plate, he has a balanced offensive skill set and showed ability to drop the bat head on the ball from the left side. Covers the lower half of the zone well and is patient in the box. Hands work for a long time in zone and creates consistent, hard contact. Registered a 90 mph exit velocity in the cage. Heads-up defender with solid hands at first along with accurate throws to second and third which topped out at 70 mph. On the mound, he has a simple wind up with a loose, easy working arm that featured a fastball that sat 80-82 mph, touching 83 along with a 66-67 mph curveball that showed depth. Struck out a batter during his inning on the mound. Will continue to see jumps in his overall game as he strengthens and matures. Strong follow.


Dominic Scavone SS / RHP / TNXL Academy, FL / 2021

Currently stands 5-foot-11, 160 pounds with a lean, athletic frame and room to grow and fill out. Offensively, he showed a strong lower half that gives him the ability to clear his hips quickly and drive the ball with strength in his swing, showing gap-to-gap potential. Consistently sprayed the ball all over during batting practice. Registered an exit velocity of 87 mph which was one the top ones for his class. Defensively, he showed range to both sides with quick feet and athletic actions, fielding the ball with confidence and under control. Strong, accurate arm across the diamond which topped out at 81 mph. On the mound he showed a quick arm and looked to attack the zone. Shows poise. Works with a good pace and featured a fastball that sat between 82-84 mph while mixing in a 73-74 mph change up and 75-76 mph slider with depth. Clocked in at 7.83 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. High upside athlete who will continue to make jumps as he matures.


Eric Adler OF / RHP / Rockledge , FL / 2019

An extremely athletic, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds. Long, lean frame, he ran a 6.9 60 yard dash. From the outfield he showed accurate throws, topping out at 84 mph. Offensively, he has present bat speed. While there is some steepness in the path and could use the lower half more, his bat speed and strong wrists along with a feel for the barrel created consisted hard contact in batting practice and a 90 mph exit velocity. The bat speed, bat to ball skills and athleticism make for an offensive upside. On the mound he doe a quick arm. The fastball worked 86-88 touching 89 mph. He will see big jumps as he learns to use the lower half paired with the quick arm. Also showed a short, tight slider at 73-74 mph. Very high two-way upside. 


Bailey Uderitz OF / RHP / American Heritage Delray , FL / 2020

Athletic, lean build 6-foot-3, 180 pounds. Showed quality range in the outfield. Short arm action, throws were accurate, with carry, topping out at 83 mph. Clocked in at 7.26 seconds for his 60 yard dash time, but the gait works and has long strides, so would expect to see that improve. Offensively, the left handed hitter showed loose wrists that he used to generate bat speed and start in the zone. The swing works, staying compact with feel for the barrel. Generated an exit velocity of 89 mph. On the mound he featured a simple wind up with a big leg kick before his delivery, displaying a fastball that sat 79-82 mph along with a 70-72 mph curveball that showed depth and shape. Threw strikes. High upside offensively with the athletic frame. 


Here's the best of the rest, in no particular order:

Peter Cervone 3B / RHP / Canterbury, FL / 2020

Strong, athletic build standing at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with advanced strength for his age. Offensively, he has present pull side power which should only improve has he matures. Ball jumps off the bat and has the physical tools to become a balanced offensive threat. Registered a 93 mph exit velocity in the cage which was one of the top ones in his class. Showed solid actions at third along with a strong, accurate arm across the diamond, topping out at 81 mph on his throws. On the mound shows a quick arm and featured an 81-83 mph fastball while mixing in a 66-67 mph curveball. Struck out a batter during his time on the hill. Athletic and competes on the mound. Interesting two-way player with current pull side power at the plate.


Shawn Perez OF / RHP / Coral Reef, FL / 2020

Florida International recruit. Currently stands at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds with a strong, athletic frame. Offensively, he is balanced through contact and calm throughout his swing with more power to come as he adds to his frame. Shows pull-side power now. Swing can get a little long at times, but the strength allows him to catch up and generate advanced, hard contact. Registered a 92 mph exit velocity in the cage. From the outfield he take aggressive routes to the ball with a strong, accurate throw to home that has topped out at 90 mph. On the mound he featured an 83-85 mph fastball, touching 86 along with a 72-74 mph slider that shows depth and a 76-78 mph change up with some fade. Looks to attack hitters and more velocity to come. Strong follow. 


Logan Wash 1B / LHP / Lake Brantley, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Lean, athletic frame standing at 5-foot-10, 152 pounds. Shows baseball IQ. Offensively, he starts from a slightly open stance with good balance and rhythm throughout his swing. Loose, quick hands that looks to drive the ball, especially to the pull side with authority. Makes consistent contact and registered an 86 mph exit velocity in the cage. More power to come as he adds to his frame. In the field he showed solid defensive actions around the bag at first, fielding the ball under control and with confidence with throws topping out at 74 mph across the diamond. On the mound, works with a good pace and looks to pound the zone with loose, clean arm action from the left side. Fastball mostly worked at 80-82 mph along with a 69-71 mph curveball that showed shape. Interesting two-way player that should see jumps as he continues to mature. 


Dylan Adams RHP / 3B / Windermere Prep, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Strong, solid frame with a good lower half standing at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. Offensively, he starts from a balanced approach with a big leg kick for his swing with a short, compact swing. Shows a quick bat through the zone and looks to drive the ball into the gaps with intent. Registered an exit velocity of 92 mph in the cage. In the field, the hands work in sync and he fields the ball out in front with accurate throws across the diamond that topped out at 76 mph, profiles as a third basemen. On the mound he has a simple wind up throwing out of the high ¾ slot with a big leg kick before his delivery. Fastball mostly sat 79-80 mph while mixing in a loopy 56-57 mph curveball.


Ryan Valenti 3B / RHP / Alonso, FL / 2020

Uncommitted. Currently stands 6-foot, 175 pounds with an athletic, projectable frame. Offensively, he displayed the ability to drive the ball gap-to-gap with an easy swing and quick hands to the ball, keeping the barrel in the hitting zone for a long time. Sprayed line drives all over during batting practice. Registered an exit velocity of 82 mph in the cage. Defensively, he showed the ability to field the ball out in front with smooth hands and with accuracy on his throws that topped out at 78 mph across the diamond. On the mound during the simulated game he showed a controlled, up-tempo delivery with clean arm action. Fastball mostly sat in the 74-76 mph range while mixing in a curveball at 64-68 mph. Clocked in at 7.71 seconds for his 60 yard dash time. 


Nicholas Fraginals RHP / 3B / Pace, FL / 2021

Currently stands 6-foot-2, 185 pounds with a tall frame and strong lower half. Offensively, he starts from a slightly open stance with a slide-step for his load. Showed the ability to create hard contact and drive the ball when in rhythm. Should see a jump in power as he continues to utilize his lower half throughout his swing. Registered an exit velocity of 83 mph in the cage. Defensively, he displayed some range and accuracy on his throws across the diamond that topped out at 74 mph. On the mound, he showed pitchability and poise. Fastball mostly sat in the 79-80 mph range while mixing in a 67-68 mph curveball with an 11/5 break that showed depth and shape. Also showed a 71-72 mph change up. More velocity to come as he fills out his frame.


Nick Jennings 3B / RHP / Land O' Lakes, FL / 2019

Uncommitted. Currently stands 6-foot-3, 205 pounds with a strong, projectable frame. Offensively, he displayed an effortless swing with power to the pull-side, showing his ability to create hard contact and drive the ball out in front when he stays in rhythm. Registered an exit velocity of 90 mph. Defensively, he showed good range to forehand and backhand while fielding the ball under control and cleanly. Throws across the diamond were accurate and topped out at 77 mph. On the mound, he showed a smooth, repeatable delivery with a heavy fastball that sat between 83-85 mph topping out at 86 while mixing in a back foot slider that sat between 71-72 mph with late movement. Clocked in at 7.71 seconds for his 60 yard dash time.

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