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Florida State Games 16U Day One Recap


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PBR Florida Staff

On June 1st-4th, 2019 at IMG Academy, the Baltimore Orioles Complex, and the Atlanta Braves Complex, PBR Florida will host the 2019 Florida State Games. This years event features 60+ teams from 14U, 15U, 16U, and 17U divisions. The event will feature four pool play games followed by single elimination bracket-play until the first champion is crowned. Today we take a look at some of the standouts of day one in the 16U division.

JSB Tigers

JSB Tigers - 3

Tiburones Baseball Club - 1

 

JSB Tigers - 7

Baseball University 2021 Silverman - 4

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Dalton Cleveland OF / RHP / Gulf Coast, FL / 2020

At 6-foot-3 160, Cleveland is long and lean with great hands that get the bat through the zone quickly but stays through his swing. He has a good first step in the outfield and speed that should play well in the future. A high motor and intensity keeps his play at a high level.


Reid Sondermeyer RHP / 3B / Golden Gate, FL / 2021

Sondermeyer is an imposing 6-foot-4 210 pound right-handed hitter with big legs and wide hips that could get even stronger. A quick delivery and leg kick lead to short armed release but he has balance that keep him direct to the plate. His fastball touched 80 with some late life that suggests it could be sneaky quick. He flashes a downward 68-69 mph 12-6 breaking ball that falls off the table.


Tiburones Baseball Club

JSB Tigers - 3

Tiburones Baseball Club - 1

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CARLOS MARTINEZ SS / RHP / PRO BASEBALL ACADEMY, PR / 2020

Standing 5-foot-11 and 150, he as an uber athletic build that he will continue to grow with. With a slightly open stance from the right side he has a slight leg kick and natural timing that allows for a consistent bat path conducive to line drive contact. Looks every bit of a short stop with footwork to go along with an arm that plays.


Ostingers 2021 Reed

Ostingers 2021 Reed - 10

Top Tier Roos American - 0

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Sean Hermann RHP / OF / Durant, FL / 2021

Right handed pitcher class of 2021 playing for the Ostingers. Velo was in the low to mid 80s with the fast ball. Sean commanded the corners with an easy repeatable three quarters arm slot. Sean helped his own cause with a pick-off at 1st base.

 

Kris Sosnowski C / Jesuit, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021 showed gap-to-gap power, going 2-2 with a double and a triple. He drove in three of Ostingers’ ten runs.


Top Tier Roos American

Ostingers 2021 Reed - 10

Top Tier Roos American - 0


Top Tier Roos American - 1

Florida Burn 2021 Shambora - 0

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Spencer Boynton 3B / Academy at the Lakes, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021 threw three scoreless innings in relief for Top Tier Roos American. In 3.1 innings, he allowed one hit and struck out six. He has a smooth, high ¾ delivery that features some arm-side run. He commanded the corners very well and flashed a sharp 12-6 breaking ball.

 

Johnathan Bruno SS / C / Berkeley, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021 third baseman for Top Tier Roos American showed off above average defense at the hot corner. Saved a run by making a backhand play at the bag and fired across the diamond with accuracy for the out. He also made an off-balance throw to first to beat a quick runner. He also hit a double to left field and scored the only run of the game.


Renzo Gonzalez OF / LHP / Alonso , FL / 2021

Committed 2021 to Miami; Renzo presented on the mound boasting a fast ball 83-85 and a sharp breaking ball registering at 76. Renzo shows the ability to work fast with a strong lower half. Offensively, he is balanced and strong with an above average left-handed swing with gap-to-gap power.

 

Florida Burn 2021 Horvath

Florida Burn 2021 Horvath - 8

Gatorball 16U - 0

 

Florida Burn 2021 Horvath - 9

Southern Squeeze - 1

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Nolen Ford LHP / Palm Harbor, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021, Tall, strong, athletic frame at 6-foot-3 195 pounds, high ¾ arm slot with a sharp biting curveball. Was a bulldog on the mound and worked well with runners on base. Threw three shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out two.


Ryan Cleary RHP / 1B / Pinellas Park, FL / 2021

Clearly has a stocky build at 5-10 210 lbs. and uses his legs in his delivery for power. He attacks hitters to get ahead in the count and when he does he is most effective. He uses a 66-69 breaking ball to get hitters off balance and backs it up with a fastball that touched 78.


Gatorball 16U

Florida Burn 2021 Horvath - 8

Gatorball 16U - 0

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Ryan Brown LHP / OF / Santa Fe, FL / 2021

Uncommitted 2021, Tall, lanky frame at 6-foot 152 pounds, low ¾ arm slot with deception and a sweeping curveball. Threw five solid innings before fatigue caused him to lose command in the sixth.


Florida Burn 2021 Callan

Florida Burn 2021 Callan - 1

Ostingers 2021 Mondoux - 0

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Connor O’Sullivan SS / Cardinal Mooney, FL / 2021

Right handed shortstop 5-foot-11 for the Florida Burn class of 2021. O’Sullivan showed sure handed range making plays up the middle. At the plate presented with a balanced lower half with quick hands to the ball.


FTB Jacksonville 2021

FTB Jacksonville 2021 - 18

Empire Baseball 16U - 9

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Gage Carter 1B / Bartram Trail, FL / 2021

Presents as a 6’2 right handed infielder. Lower body is quite with a wider stance. Arms are short to the ball. Gage shows some above average power to all fields with a base clearing triple today against Empire.


Empire Baseball 16U

FTB Jacksonville 2021 - 18

Empire Baseball 16U - 9

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Willie Jackson 3B / Gaither, FL / 2021

Lean 5-foot-9 195 pound third baseman. Uncommitted, he shows some range at third base. At the plate shows gap-to-gap power with quick hands. Scored three of the five runs for Empire against FTB Jacksonville with a single and a bases loaded clearing double.


Florida Burn 2021 Shambora

Top Tier Roos American - 1

Florida Burn 2021 Shambora - 0

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Alexander Morrin C / RHP / Palm Harbor University, FL / 2021

2021 catcher showed great defensive prowess behind the plate. Picked off two runners. Has great movements behind the plate. His hands and feet work well together. Receiving skills are advanced for his age.


Jake O’Steen 2B / Union, FL / 2022

Slap-hitting left hander with above average speed. He’s very smart on the base path and doesn’t run himself into outs. Stretched a routine single into a double and stole third.


FTB Rockets 16U

FTB Rockets 16U - 8

Tampa Terror 2021 - 0

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Lou Paolillo 3B / RHP / Jupiter 2022 , FL / 2020

6-foot-3 15 year old that looks bigger than his listed 180pounds. With a tall and easy delivery he has easy arm action and a confidence that looks like he has a good feel for what he’s doing. He attacks hitters and doesn’t nibble as he completed 2 innings in less that 20 pitches.. His fastball was up to 82 with a 68-70 mph breaking ball that had good downward bite to it.

Drake Flowers OF / RHP / Dwyer, FL / 2022

At 6-foot-4 Flowers is physically imposing on the mound. At 165 lbs there is still plenty of room to grow that should only help a fastball that is already in the low 80s. For now his wiry frame allows a whip arm action from a low ¾ slot that has nice arm side. With great command he gets ahead quick and induces his fair share of ground balls.

Tampa Terror 2021

FTB Rockets 16U - 8

Tampa Terror 2021 - 0

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Avery VonThaden / East Lake, FL / 2021

The 5-foot-9 151 lb. rising junior has a muscular build that suggests he is a strong kid. His fastball sat at 81 with an easy arm action to project a jump in velocity. He works quickly on the mound and when he works ahead is very efficient and effective. The wind up is simple and clean and he looks to be in control of his body on the mound which could mean things come together sooner rather than later.

Florida Burn 2021 Platinum

Florida Burn 2021 Platinum - 19

Academy Baseball Canada - 5

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Anthony Ursitti RHP / Canterbury, FL / 2021

Ursitti has the prototypical frame for a pitcher. At 6-3 185 he has long, strong legs, wide shoulders and rubbery arms. A compact delivery keeps everything tight and simple keeping him on line all the way through his release point. He sat 86-87 on his fastball for 2 plus innings with 11-5 break on a 70-72 mph curveball.

Tommy White 3B / 1B / Calvary Christian Clearwater, FL / 2021

NC State recruit, the physical right-handed hitter stayed on the barrel all day. A three RBI double and a line out, he is extremely offensive and has bat to ball skills as well as above average power.

Tayden Hall C / Steinbrenner, FL / 2021

The son of former Rays catcher Toby Hall, Tayden is extremely physical. A solid defender behind the plate, he also shows the strength plays offensively and has power potential.

Academy Baseball Canada

Florida Burn 2021 Platinum - 19

Academy Baseball Canada - 5

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Yohan Dessureault 3B / RHP / Academie Baseball Canada, QC / 2020

A big, athletic body that stands out at 6-foot-2 185 pounds, Dessureault put on a show at the plate with 2 opposite field doubles that he barreled up. He just missed a homer in his third at bat but a wide stance and simple load keep him quiet and compact. Plays with rhythm at short with soft hands that complement a solid first step that plays at second as well.

Empire Baseball Reid

Empire Baseball Reid - 6

Cannons 2021 American - 1

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Trey Santana / Sunlake, FL / 2022

Right handed pitcher from the 2022 class who is very developed for his age at 6-foot-2 185 pounds. He pitched four innings, striking out five. Fast ball sat in the low to mid 80s commanding the corners. Lower half is strong and arm slot is somewhat deceptive. Curveball showed some depth and missed a lot of barrels.

Cannons 2021 American

Empire Baseball Reid - 6

Cannons 2021 American - 1

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Diego Caicedo SS / 3B / Westminster Academy, FL / 2021

Showed great footwork and an above average arm at second base. Possesses a very athletic frame.

Scorpions West 2021

Ostingers 2021 Mondoux - 1

Scorpions West 2021 - 6

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Ryan Franklin LHP / 1B / George Jenkins, FL / 2021

left-handed pitcher 6’0 170lbs. Ryan has a projectable body with a repeatable motion. Ryan was able to pitch to contact recording six strikeouts in four innings of work today against the Ostingers.

Baseball University 2021 Silverman

JSB Tigers - 7

Baseball University 2021 Silverman - 4

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Ryan Kaufman LHP / OF / Gaither, FL / 2021

The 5-5 140 lb Kaufman showed out on the first day with 3 hard line drive singles to all parts of the field. A small load with a heel lift keeps the head still and keeps him on time. He has quick hands with little wasted movement that should keep contact rate high in the future.

Southern Squeeze

Florida Burn 2021 Horvath - 9

Southern Squeeze - 1

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Michael Jacoby RHP / OF / St. John Neumann Catholic HIgh School, FL / 2020

Jacoby was an intriguing player to watch. The rising Senior has great confidence in his repertoire fills up the zone, changing from a submarine to a ¾ slot throughout his outing. He was 74-77 mph with his fastball that had sinking action which helped him get ground balls all day. A frisbee type slider from his submarine slot kept hitters uncomfortable from the right side.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Underclass Games - UCF (Invite Only) FL 06/23 John Euliano Park - Central Florida
Prospect ID - FIU FL 06/29 Infinity Insurance Park - Florida International
Underclass Games - Miami (Invite Only) FL 06/30 Alex Rodriguez Park - University of Miami
Top Prospect Games - Jacksonville (Invite Only) FL 07/06 John Sessions Stadium - Jacksonville University
Prospect ID - UCF FL 07/13 John Euliano Park - Central Florida
Underclass Games - South Florida (Invite Only) FL 07/14 USF Baseball Stadium - South Florida
All-States Games (Invite Only) FL 07/27 Alex Rodriguez Park - University of Miami
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (Florida Invite) FL 07/31 LakePoint - Cartersville, GA
Improve My Profile with Game Video (Florida) FL 02/26