FTB Fall Camp: Top Prospects

Posted by Jeremy Plexico on Aug 21, 2017

2018 Prospects

Ty Angevine C: Ty threw 1.95 at camp with a velocity of 75 MPH. He has an athletic build, and his body projects nice for the next level. Has a chance to be a C who contributes at the plate. Quiet leg lift, some bat speed. Shouldn’t be uncommitted for much longer.

Dylan Tosto C: Pop times were in the 1.9 range and he threw 78 MPH. Some pull side power at the plate which will only get better as he matures. Controlled leg lift as a timing mechanism. Bat stays in the zone a long time.

Pedro Figueroa 1B: I think Pedro will hit at a high level in college. Bat speed is good now but should improve as he matures. Very balanced at the plate, good approach. Has the ability to square balls up in games.

Chris Vervoordt 1B: Chris is one of the more puzzling prospects at camp. Continue to wait for it all to click for him. Every time I watch him I love the actions, and the frame. When he puts it all together it could be really special. Some school could end up getting an absolute diamond in the rough with him. Tall LHH that creates some backspin and carry at times. Moves well around the bag at 1B.

Dylan Buck IF: Very athletic IF, all actions are with minimal effort, indicating there is a very high ceiling. The ball jumps off his bat at the plate. I think he could end up being a good pro prospect after college.

Ethan Groff IF: Some pre pitch movement, effort in his swing, but does create some bat whip through the zone

Matthew Warren IF: Matthew is a kid who is always right place right time. I’ve followed his progress over the past couple years and he consistently barrels it up at the plate. Moves well defensively and runs well enough to stay in the middle of the field 6.9. Left handed bat that should be in the top of the order right away at collegiate level.

Zach Goberville IF: Zach has been on the map for a while in regards to being a prospect. His body and left handed bat are hard to ignore. He moves well at 3B for a big guy and should have a chance in staying over there. The arm would be the only question mark. Have seen him back spin the ball some, when he does it jumps. Definitely has a pro ceiling, just depends on when it will all click in live game at bats for him.

Mitch Donofrio IF: Mitch is a fast twitch max effort type athlete. Ran a 6.9 at camp, creates some bat speed at the dish. Athleticism is his best raw tool, makes him an intriguing prospect.

Jacob Young OF: High end prospect that has big time tools. Flashed some good pull side pop in game portion this past weekend. Creates lift and bat speed with minimal effort. Actions are true, not “fake” or rehearsed, and its very refreshing. Consistently runs in the 6.6 range.

Hueston Morrill IF/RHP: Hueston showed very well in his bullpen session this weekend at camp. He was 88-89 from H3/4 slot, and flashed a big time SL at 82 that’s already a true out pitch at the collegiate level. Defensively he moves well and has plenty of lateral range to make all of the plays, good hands. At the plate has a short quick stroke, stays in middle of field.

Trent Jeffcoat IF: Trent really looks the part of a high end table setter type guy at the top of the lineup. His swing has always played, but now he has added strength, and the ball is starting to jump a little bit off his bat. Have seen him run as good as a 6.6 in past, and has good actions at SS.

Christopher Ragosta RHP: Christopher was up to 87 in his side session on Friday night, and was pretty good at times in his game portion on Sunday. He showed the ability to pound the knees, and had usable mix of breaking ball, CH to go with it. Good follow.

 

2019 Prospects

Jake Herbert C: Big time offensive power from the catcher spot. Jake already has serious pop, and I am looking forward to see the jumps he continues to make. Behind the dish was in the 2.0 range at 77 mph at camp this past weekend.

Christian Pregent C: Christian can really swing it. His swing is pure, very repeatable, and the bat stays in the zone a long time. He has made big time jumps with his bat speed since last year. Creates some lift, good carry.

Michael La Rocca 1B: Michael has a stereotypical long and loose LH swing that’s a thing of beauty at times. Im looking forward to seeing him hit more in games, definitely a guy that I will be following. Good build & has a chance to hit.

Keniel De Leon IF: Keniel is a prospect that stood out to me this past weekend as one of the best uncommitted players available. His actions across the board were very good. The feet and glove will play in the middle of the field or at 3B, and the arm is good enough as well, paired with a quick release. Generates some pop in swing, good separation from leg lift and some rhythm.

Ben Gilbert OF/LHP: Had a good weekend at camp. Ran a 6.8 and we have seen him better than that in the past. Threw 92 from the OF and moves well to the ball. At the plate has good bat speed and a compact stroke. On the mound he sits in the 84-86 range can bump an 87-88 from H3/4 slot. The CH is a good pitch now, needs to continue to throw the CB more to trust it and get better spin. High end uncommitted prospect.

JJ Gonzalez SS: JJ is starting to really put all the pieces together, and has a chance to be special prospect. Great frame that he has already added a lot of strength to. The ball jumped off his bat more than I have seen it in the past. Could end up being a middle of the order type bat. At SS moves well and has a quick release. The ball comes out of his hand better when he throws from more of a lower ¾ slot, at times he gets too much over the top.

Riley Greene OF/LHP: Riley has been on the map nationally for years now. Absolute cant miss prospect with a swing that’s a thing of beauty. The bat speed continues to improve and ball continues to carry more each time I see him. Sky is the limit for him.

Vaughn Grissom IF: Plus bat speed, athletic build, very good overall package of tools. A lot of upside.

Justin Hobbs OF: Justin makes this list as he ran a 6.5 60 yard dash this weekend at camp! Threw 85 from the OF as well, big time athlete.

Anthony Martens SS/RHP: Good all around prospect. On the mound was 84-85 in his bullpen session, short quick arm from H3/4 slot, good breaking ball at 69. Middle of field approach at the plate, bat stays in the zone a long time. Good actions at SS.

Hamilton Martinez RHP: Was 87-90 in bullpen session Friday at camp

 

2020 Prospects

McGwire Holbrook C: McGwire has a chance to really hit at a high level, with a good amount of power. The ball jumps off his bat when he gets the barrel to it. Popped at 1.96 and was 73 to 2B. If body continues to fill out should be pretty physical presence in the box.

Bryan Muniz SS: Compact swing, good bat speed, good actions across the board. Made big strides since last year. Very bright future, could end up as high level prospect.

Grayson Moore IF/RHP: Grayson is a very talented prospect. His actions can be a little unorthodox, but he creates some big bat speed and leverage at the dish. The ball jumps. Interested to see how he continues to progress as a switch hitter moving forward. I liked him better from the left side at camp. He was 88 from the OF which was the best in his class. On the mound he is a definite follow as well. He was up to 83 from H3/4 slot, there is much more in the tank!

Tommy Ricketts IF: Tommy has a chance to be a high end dual guy if he continues to make jumps. He was up to 84 on the bump and flashed a high end swing as well. Very strong young prospect, advanced bat speed for his age. Good pull side pop already.

Connor Morgan IF/RHP: Big physical prospect who stands out with a lot of loud contact during his bp rounds. A lot of pull side power, chance to hit the ball a long way and be an impact bat. Was also up to 87 on the bump in Friday bullpen session.

 

2021 Prospects

Sebastian Burgos IF: Sebastian swung it well this weekend, but he makes this list b/c the dude can flat out pick it. Look forward to watching him make plays in the years to come. Big time glove!

Xavier Cintron IF: Fast twitch athlete, compact short swing w/ good bat speed. Some effort to swing, but barrels it up. Good actions defensively, plenty of arm across IF, ran a 7.2 which should soon be a sub 7 time as he matures.

 

2022 Prospects

Angel Alvarado IF: Angel may have been the prospect that opened the most eyes this past weekend. Angel flashed a very advanced swing from both sides of the plate, with bat speed. As advanced of a swing that I have seen from a young switch hitter in a long time. What also impressed was the 6.6 time that he ran in the 60 yard dash. All of this as an 8th grader! WOW!

Deamez Ross OF/LHP: Another very polished young prospect. Tons of time for Deamez to continue to mature as a player. Advanced actions across the board. Cant wait to follow his career!

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