Senior State Games: West Region Analysis


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

The first annual Senior State Games took place September 26-27 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, FL. The event featured some of the top 2021's in the state representing their region. Day one featured two showcases and two live games. Day two featured four games.

If you missed our Stats Story, featuring stat leaders and complete statistics on every player in attendance, CLICK HERE.

We also took a look at some of the top uncommitted standouts from the event. To view that story, CLICK HERE.

This week we will continue breaking down each player from the Senior Games. We will break down each player, region by region. We started with both the North Region and the East Region. Today we will continue our analysis with the Senior State Games Champions, the West Region. Take a look at complete scouting reports on every member of the West Region.

West Region Analysis

Christopher Basile SS / 2B / Ransom Everglades, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot, 170-pounds. Athletic frame with room to add strength.
Defense: Quick on his feet. Fields with soft hands. Moves well to both sides of the infield.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Loose arm. Average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced athletic setup. Hands high behind the ear. Short leg kick. Gets hands extended making contact out front. Level line drive swing.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60.  

Garrett Browning 2B / RHP / Sarasota , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Slender, athletic frame.
Defense: Twitchy actions with a quick first step. Fields out in front with soft hands.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. OF - 89 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Loose above average arm.
Hit: RHH. Starts tall with a balanced setup and a short stride to the ball. Fires the hips to the ball with quick, loose hands. Up the middle/gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Stays on the barrel with line drive contact.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Up tempo, drop and drive delivery.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot. Long to short, whippy arm action.
FB: T85, 82-85 mph. Armside run. Competitive in the strike zone.
CB: 71-72 mph. 11/5 shape. Across the zone action.
CH: 70-71 mph. 

Andrew Burns 1B / OF / Steinbrenner, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: 1B/OF - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-4, 195-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Defense: 1B - Fields the ball out front, quick off the bag at first. OF - plays through the ball with momentum towards the target.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. OF - 78 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup. Short stride to the ball. Keeps his hands inside the ball. Level line drive swing. Average bat speed.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity. Projectable power to the pull side.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. Moves very well for his size. 

Jack Cebert RHP / Calvary Christian , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP - USF
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. Tall, high waisted, lanky frame.

Delivery: Fluid, up tempo delivery. Balanced, stays in line toward home.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, low effort loose arm action.
FB: T88, 84-87 mph. Natural arm side sink. Plays well on both sides of the plate.
CB: 66-72 mph. 12/6 shape, above average/swing and miss pitch.
CH: 78-79 mph. Fading action.

Evan Clark LHP / OF / IMG Academy, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: LHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot, 165-pounds. Medium, slender frame. Room to add strength.

Delivery: Funky, stretch only delivery. High leg kick. Hides the ball well.
Arm Action: LH. Deceptive, low 3/4 arm slot. Quick, short arm action.
FB: T89, 84-88 mph. Heavy with natural armside run. Spin rates up to 2720.
SL: 74-78 mph. True slider shape, sweeping action.

Davian Garcia RHP / 3B / Sickles, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP - Flagler
Body: 6-foot, 178-pounds. Medium, athletic frame. Room for added growth.

Delivery: Balanced drop and drive delivery.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot. Long to short arm action.
FB: T91, 85-89 mph. Heavy with armside run. Gets on batters quick.
CB: 69-71 mph. 11/5 shape, spinning action, backs up at times.

Tayden Hall C / 1B / Steinbrenner , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: C/1B - USF, Pro bloodlines. Huge offensive ceiling.
Body: 6-foot-4, 215-pounds. Tall, athletic, physical frame. Very projectable.
Defense: 2.07-2.20 pop times. Big target behind the plate. Receives well with an ability to stick the corners. Sturdy block.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Short arm action. Accurate to the bag at second and third.
Hit: LHH. Starts in a crouched, open stance. Short leg kick to the ball. Natural lift in his swing. Keeps hands inside the baseball. Gap-to-gap approach with power to the pull side gap. Above average bat speed.
Power: 103 mph exit velocity. Potential for above average to plus power.
Run: 6.85 runner in the 60. 

Skyler Netolicky LHP / OF / Hillsborough IB, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: LHP - Uncommitted
Body: 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Stocky, athletic frame. Strong lower half.

Delivery: Stretch only, tall and fall delivery.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm slot. Whippy arm action.
FB: T86, 80-85 mph. Late sinking action.
CB: 66-70 mph. 1/7 shape, soft spinning action across the zone.

Satchell Norman C / OF / Sarasota, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: C/OF - Florida State, High follow draft prospect in the 2021 class. Elite tools on both sides of the ball.
Body: 5-foot-11, 195-pounds. Physical, athletic frame. Strong lower half.
Defense: 1.93-1.94 pop times. Quick lateral movements behind the plate and gets out of the crouch with ease. Quiet receiver. Smothers the dirt ball.
Arm: RH. C - 82 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Above average arm strength. Accurate to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Balanced athletic setup. Short stride to the ball. Hands stay inside the baseball with plus bat speed. Gap to gap hitter with power to all fields.
Power: 100 mph exit velocity. Dangerous hitter with power to all fields.
Run: 6.73 runner in the 60. 

Jose Pena RHP / Tampa Prep, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP - FIU, High follow draft prospect in the 2021 class.
Body: 6-foot-3, 205-pounds. Physical, athletic frame. Room to keep adding strength.

Delivery: Up tempo, repeatable delivery.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot. Quick arm with long to short action. Hides the ball well.
FB: T93, 89-93 mph. Natural ride in the top of the zone. Competitive pitch on both sides of the plate.
CB: 75-78 mph. 11/5 shape. True CB spinning action. Above average pitch with spin rates up to 2600.
CH: 78-80 mph. Fading action. Arm speed the same as a fastball. Above average pitch. Thrown for strikes in any count.

Harrison Povey OF / RHP / Largo, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - FGCU
Body: 6-foot-4, 185-pounds. Tall, lanky frame. Room for added growth.
Defense: Plays through the baseball with momentum going towards the infield.
Arm: RH. OF - 90 mph. 3/4 arm slot. Long whippy arm. Above average arm strength.
Hit: LHH. Semi crouched setup with quiet hands. Rhythmic load with a short stride to the ball. Hands stay inside the ball with a level bat path. Line drive approach.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. Likes to attack the pull side gap. Balls jump off the bat.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Tall and fall delivery
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot. Short arm action.
FB: T88, 85-87 mph. Natural arm side run.
CB: 73-76 mph. 11/5 shape. Spinning action down in the zone.

Jaden Sheffield OF / Tampa Prep, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF - Uncommitted, Pro bloodlines and the athleticism really shows.
Body: 6-foot, 185-pounds. Physical, athletic frame.
Defense: Moves well in the outfield with a quick first step. Covers both gaps well and gets behind the baseball with ease.
Arm: RH. OF - 81 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Long whippy arm action.
Hit: RHH. Starts tall with hands back, ready to hit. Medium leg kick with rhythm in the hands. Hands stay inside the ball with a level bat path. Line drive swing with above average bat speed.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity. Ball jumps off the bat producing high exit velos.
Run: 6.70 runner in the 60. Runs with smooth, athletic strides.

Patrick Sheffield SS / 2B / East Lake , FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds. Stocky, athletic frame.
Defense: Moves well with a quick first step. Fields out front with soft hands and clean glove transfers.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Short arm action with above average arm strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly crouched setup. Hands behind the head. Short leg kick to the ball. Uphill bat path, creates contact out front. Above average bat speed.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. 

Michael Sowers SS / 2B / Apopka, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: SS/2B - Thomas University
Body: 5-foot-8, 165-pounds. Medium athletic frame. Room to grow.
Defense: Quick first step in the infield.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. 3/4 arm slot. Short arm action and gets rid of it quickly.
Hit: RHH. Starts tall with slightly bent knees. Quiet hands with a medium leg kick. Low effort line drive swing. Gap to gap approach with average bat speed. Let's the ball get deep and uses both sides of the field.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Whitfield OF / RHP / Tampa Catholic, FL / 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP - Uncommitted
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Medium slender frame. Plenty of room to add strength.
Defense: Fields out in front with momentum towards the target. Plays through the ball.
Arm: RH. OF - 92 mph. High 3/4 arm slot. Loose, max effort arm. Above average arm strength.
Hit: Switch. LH - Starts tall with a quiet bat. Short stride. RH - Slight bent setup with a wide base. Quiet bat. Hands stay through the zone with a level bat path. Attacks the ball with quick hands and an up the middle approach.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. 

 

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