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Florida National Qualifier: Day 1 Scout Blog


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PBR Florida Staff

The Florida National Qualifier kicked off at IMG Academy with action all day from the Upperclass and Underclass Divisions. The tournament will last four days with a winner in each division determined on Monday. Today, we will take a look at our Scout Notes from Day 1 at the Florida National Qualifier. See who stood out to our PBR Florida Scouts.

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Alex Barnes C / 2B / Sarasota, FL / 2024

Barnes is a stocky catcher with a solid build. Shows a controlled swing with present athleticism. Strong to and through contact with a level extension. Has upside at the plate. Uncommitted. 

 

Ethan Burkhardt 3B / RHP / Bishop McLaughlin, FL / 2024

Burkhardt shows a consistent approach at the dish, he stays balanced and has a level gap to gap approach. Keeps his hands back nicely and delivers 1 hit and 3 RBI’s on the day. 

 

Javier Cardoso II RHP / 3B / City of Hialeah Educational Academy, FL / 2021

Cardoso throws a solid 3 innings allowing no runs on no hits while striking out 6. Pounded the zone with a heavy fastball and flashed a decent curveball at times. Repeatable mechanics with a live arm.

 

Danny Cerelli 3B / RHP / Plant, FL / 2025

Cerelli laces 3 hits in the first game today. All barreled liners and multiple extra base hits. Uses an active load and bars the hands a bit but explodes through the zone and has a lot of loud contact to show for it. Uncommitted

 

Chase Chappell RHP / Bloomingdale, FL / 2022

Chappell has a Long, lean frame and shows a good idea of how to pitch. He pounds the zone with a fastball with late arm side run and a tight swing and miss slider. Shows repeatable mechanics with a loose arm. FB: 86-88 mph. Uncommitted

 

 

Roman Corinti 3B / RHP / Tampa Catholic, FL / 2024

Corinti is a young 2024 that really knows how to pitch. Attacks both sides of the plate with the fastball and shows feel for the breaking ball. Fastball 79-81. Curveball 65-67.

 

 

Zachary Crawford SS / 2B / JW Mitchell, FL / 2022

5-foot-11, 165 pounds. Solid, athletic frame. Quick, compact swing that’s strong through the zone. Good base as he can go down and barrel up pitches. Mature approach, letting the barrel do the work.

 

Cole Dement OF / RHP / Lakewood Ranch, FL / 2023

Uncommitted 2023. 6-foot-5, 180 pound frame. Dement looks the part on the mound with an advanced frame. Fastball up to 81 as he went 4.2 innings giving up 2 runs with 5 strikeouts.

 

Andrew Duncan OF / RHP / Bishop McLaughlin , FL / 2023

6-foot-1 175 lbs. The athletic two way went 2-2, (2) 3B, 3 RBI’s. Easy, compact swing with bat speed shooting one to LCF gap, also moves well around the bases.

 

 

Ace Edgecombe OF / Inspiration Academy, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021. Edgecombe was a consistent hitter in Kingfish’s lineup game one. Physical athletic frame. 2 hits and 4 RBI

 

Ryan Gargett C / RHP / Inspiration Academy, FL / 2023

Uncommitted 2023. Middle of the order bat for the Kingfish showed mature actions in the box putting up quality at bats. Helped his team to 12 runs with a 2 RBI double. Gap to gap approach showing power potential.

 

Aidan Kelley RHP / OF / George Jenkins , FL / 2022

The Jacksonville University commit showed natural running action on the Fastball sitting 87-89 mph and topping at 90 mph from a high 3/4 arm slot that produced swing and misses. Flashed some feel for spin on CB at 75-76 mph. Went 2 IP, 3 K’s, 0 H

FB: 87-89 T90
CB: 75-76

 

 

Adan Longoria RHP / 1B / Plant City, FL / 2023

Longoria is a long, lanky 5-foot-11, 183 pounds. Has room to add strength. Shows body control along with rhythm and timing at the plate. Creates leverage with the long arms and engages the lower half consistently. Uncommitted. 

 

Quentin Meadows SS / OF / Wharton, FL / 2022

Uncommitted 2022. Physical 6-foot-1, 190 pound frame. Continues to show pull side power and the ability to launch on contact. Drove a double deep to left driving in a run for the Roos.

 

 

Augie Mojica RHP / 3B / Bishop McLaughlin, FL / 2022

Mojica has started to make a nice jump. Athletic, quick arm. 84-86 T89 with late life spinning consistency around 2600 rpm. High ceiling uncommitted 2022 arm.

 

 

Jose Molina SS / 3B / TNXL Tampa, FL / 2022

Lean frame with potential for added strength. Strength throughout as he whips the barrel through with optimal direction. Hands stay inside the baseball with barrel high and finishes well. Ball jumps off the bat when he squares it up. Uncommitted

 


Carlos Morales C / 3B / Durant , FL / 2024

Morales always seems to be on time and on the barrel. A big standout on Team FL Junior Future Games team last year, he shows a simple, compact swing with present strength and gap to gap power. Uncommitted

 

 

Isaiah Myles SS / RHP / Bishop McLaughlin, FL / 2022

2020 Future Games participant for Team Florida turned in a solid outing today with 4 K’s over 2 IP. FB up to 90 at 2500 rpm, feel for breaking ball at 2600 rpm. 

FB: 87-90
SL: 73-74

 

 

 

Arjun Nimmala SS / RHP / Strawberry Crest, FL / 2023

The Florida State commit has added strength and is beginning to fill out his projectable 6-foot-1 frame. Gets in the box and goes after 1st pitch with a deep fly ball to CF for a standup 3B. Real impact player on both sides of the ball.

 

 

Chase Nystrom RHP / OF / JW Mitchell, FL / 2024

Nystrom came in to close things out for the Roos 2024’s. Lean, athletic frame. Quick arm running the fastball 84-86 mph. Really like the upside as he adds weight to his frame.

 

 

Ethan Petry 3B / RHP / Cypress Creek, FL / 2022

The South Carolina commit got proper extension through swing with his XL frame. Show some twitch before contact producing the power with above average bat speed. Registering a standup 2B to RF.

 

 

Alex Philpott RHP / OF / Newsome, FL / 2023

The uncommitted two way keeps his 6-foot-5 lengthy frame under control and gets long limbs extended maintaining bat speed with a fluid bat path on a line drive to LCF. On the mound, Philpott stays long/athletic down the mound from a high 3/4 arm slot. FB up to 90 mph at 2500 rpm. Sharp action CB at 2600 rpm. 

FB: 86-89 T90
CB: 73-74

 

 

Amai Rivera-Martinez 1B / OF / Northeast, FL / 2022

Long, slim 6-foot-3 frame. Long arms and legs with athletic actions. Solid timing in the load and separation as he rarely gets beat on pitches. Should be able to handle higher velocity.

 

Hershey Sanchez 2B / SS / Tampa Prep, FL / 2024

Uber athletic MIF with smooth feet that work together with the hands. Confident and competitive in the box with concise, twitchy hands and a knack for the barrel. Ability to use all fields as well as he sprayed balls from line to line. Uncommitted

 

Preston Shembekar RHP / Jesuit, FL / 2022

Uncommitted. 6-foot-3, 195 pound right hander. Worked 6 innings in a win for Hit Factory. Gave up two runs on five hits striking out 6. Fastball up to 80 mph.

 

Cash Strayer OF / 3B / Plant, FL / 2025

Strayer has a large frame with big legs that suggest he will add more size. The athleticism pops out with a fluid load and loose, smooth swing from the left side. Is simple and on time with the approach. Ball comes off the bat with some juice. Uncommitted 

 

Jayden Vazquez 1B / RHP / Jefferson , FL / 2023

Vazquez has been hitting the baseball hard today, staying short and compact. Multiple hits and extra base hits on the day. Consistently hitting the ball hard. Uncommitted

 

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