2020 Roster Discussion

TheRichtShow

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Matthew Lugo
SS​
6-1​
185​
R R​
Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyManati
PR​
57​
Hylan Hall
OF​
6-2​
190​
R R​
TNXL AcademyOcoee
FL​
63​
Alex McFarlane
RHP​
6-3​
173​
R R​
Habersham CentralMount Airy
GA​
131​
Jason Diaz
RHP​
6-2​
210​
R R​
Kellenberg MemorialFranklin Square
NY​
162​
Mykanthony Valdez
3B​
6-2​
205​
R R​
Calvary Christian AcademyDavie
FL​
194​
Austin Thomas
RHP​
6-5​
220​
R R​
Trinity Christian AcademyJacksonville
FL​
195​
Yordani Carmona
LHP​
6-2​
195​
L L​
Monsignor Edward PaceHialeah
FL​
214​
Dylan Eskew
RHP​
6-3​
185​
R R​
SicklesTampa
FL​
263​
Jared Thomas
C​
6-0​
185​
L R​
Orange LutheranLakewood
CA​
270​
Alex Munroe
LHP​
5-10​
185​
L L​
Ridge CommunityDavenport
FL​
353​
Carson Palmquist
LHP​
6-3​
170​
L L​
RiverdaleFort Myers
FL​
443​
Austin Bradbury
OF​
6-3​
200​
R R​
Ridge PointMissouri City
TX​
500​
Jake Garland
RHP​
6-4​
225​
R R​
JupiterJupiter
FL​
500​
Daniel Labrador
C​
6-1​
200​
R R​
Terra Environmental Research InstituteMiami
FL​

This is our incoming recruiting class (# on the left is their rank according to Perfect Game).

Our class is ranked 6th in the country right now. There's almost no chance Lugo makes it to campus. Not sure on McFarlane and Hall. This class being made up mainly of guys between 100-500 makes it a very strong class, since we usually dont lose guys ranked lower than 100 to MLB, and those guys usually project to be quality college players.
 

Jaromir Jagr

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Munroe was blah when I saw him
 

scane

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If Hall signs, I’d expect us to go to the JUCO well in the outfield again. That’s our biggest positional area of need.
 

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I expect our top 3 guys in the class to sign unless they want an absurd amount of money
 

TheRichtShow

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I expect our top 3 guys in the class to sign unless they want an absurd amount of money
After getting Toral, Gates, and Cecconi to campus, I guess you never really know. But yeah I agree, especially since Hall and McFarlane are having great Springs and rising on draft boards.

The main guys we really need to get to campus are:

1. Diaz: Power arm, throws 95 MPH and could be the future closer
2. Valdez: Power hitting 3B, similar to Gil
3. Carmona: Star pitcher on a loaded Pace team. Lefty who could be in the rotation as a frosh here
4. Thomas: Catcher who can really hit and is a great athlete
5. Bradbury: Athletic OF who compares well to Lala.

2-3 of these guys could be late round picks, but we should be able to get them all here. Then there's so much pitching depth in this class that any 3-5 of the remaining arms would be good adds too
 

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JUCO commit

Spencer Bodanza, LHP, 6'1" 190 lbs, Hillsborough CC

Seems to have similar story to Van Belle. Injured and under the radar but is now healthy.
 

TheRichtShow

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
 

scane

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
Do you happen to know what direction Lugo, Hall, and McFarlane moved from the previous ranking? Hall and McFarlane are in a pretty good range for us as long as they aren’t moving up. Lugo is in about the same spot as Cecconi and McMahon at draft time, but where we lose guys more often than not.

Looks like MLB.com has Lugo ranked 32nd. I can’t tell how recently updated that is.
 
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Do you happen to know what direction Lugo, Hall, and McFarlane moved from the previous ranking? Hall and McFarlane are in a pretty good range for us as long as they aren’t moving up. Lugo is in about the same spot as Cecconi and McMahon at draft time, but where we lose guys more often than not.

Looks like MLB.com has Lugo ranked 32nd. I can’t tell how recently updated that is.
Lugo up 1
Hall down 12
McFarlane down 70
 

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
I am surprised Veliz is that far down with his stuff. Maybe he comes back if he goes that late?
 

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Baseball America just updated their draft rankings, here's our guys in the top 400:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 131
Veliz: 316

Recruits:
Lugo: 76
Hall: 164
McFarlane: 191
Diaz: 357
This is a beautiful sight. Next year is going to be fun regardless of which recruits land on campus.
 

TheRichtShow

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Miami mentions in just updated Perfect Game Top 300 draft prospects:

Current draft eligible players:
McKendry: 102

Recruits:
Lugo: 86
McFarlane: 198
 

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Recent scoiuting report on Dylan Eskew:
Eskew has been a righthanded pitching prospect with some helium attached to his name this spring as there's real potential that he could be an early-to-mid day two prospect at this point of the draft cycle. The Miami signee has impressed the staff in the past and he was matched up against a tough squad in Jefferson, and another draft prospect in righthander Michael Dominguez, and was able to show how good his stuff can be.

The physical projection and present athleticism are noteworthy for Eskew, as the 6-foot-3 and 185-pound righthander has a lot of strength to put onto the frame. That athleticism shows up in the delivery, with fluid movements and good pacing, but also on other sides of the ball as Eskew bats third and plays shortstop when he's not on the mound. The arm stroke is longer through the back with good whip and present arm speed, all positive indicators for Eskew as even though the velocity has spiked a bit this spring there is a lot more in there.

Eskew worked up to 94 mph during this outing, touching the marker once along with a handful or 93 mph bullets, but mostly operated in the 89-92 mph range. He throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot which can create a lot of running action on his fastball upon release. The arm path at the point of release is inconsistent at times, as the length of the arm stroke can cause some timing issues and might impact strikes moving forward, but the athleticism allows him to time up for the most part and he didn't have any issues throwing strikes.

He operated mostly with two breaking balls, a more traditional curveball with good depth and bite to it as well as a slider. These breaking balls mixed together at times, which is not uncommon for a high school arm to have that happen, but both showed potential, particularly the curveball which showed out as solid-average more than a handful of times. The curveball worked 78-81 mph mostly with good shape, break, and power as well as solid spin to project upon. Eskew's slider was a bit more unrefined, and more horizontal in terms of break, but still showed potential.

Eskew didn't show a changeup during this look but has a good present three pitch mix. His velocity wavered a bit as the outing went on, but most importantly, he showed good present stuff along with the projection to hold that stuff better as he adds strength and gets into a professional program. There's certainly top five rounds potential for Eskew and he could sneak up on some people around draft time; he allowed no runs over five strong to go with seven strikeouts.

 

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Recent scoiuting report on Dylan Eskew:
Eskew has been a righthanded pitching prospect with some helium attached to his name this spring as there's real potential that he could be an early-to-mid day two prospect at this point of the draft cycle. The Miami signee has impressed the staff in the past and he was matched up against a tough squad in Jefferson, and another draft prospect in righthander Michael Dominguez, and was able to show how good his stuff can be.

The physical projection and present athleticism are noteworthy for Eskew, as the 6-foot-3 and 185-pound righthander has a lot of strength to put onto the frame. That athleticism shows up in the delivery, with fluid movements and good pacing, but also on other sides of the ball as Eskew bats third and plays shortstop when he's not on the mound. The arm stroke is longer through the back with good whip and present arm speed, all positive indicators for Eskew as even though the velocity has spiked a bit this spring there is a lot more in there.

Eskew worked up to 94 mph during this outing, touching the marker once along with a handful or 93 mph bullets, but mostly operated in the 89-92 mph range. He throws from a higher three-quarters arm slot which can create a lot of running action on his fastball upon release. The arm path at the point of release is inconsistent at times, as the length of the arm stroke can cause some timing issues and might impact strikes moving forward, but the athleticism allows him to time up for the most part and he didn't have any issues throwing strikes.

He operated mostly with two breaking balls, a more traditional curveball with good depth and bite to it as well as a slider. These breaking balls mixed together at times, which is not uncommon for a high school arm to have that happen, but both showed potential, particularly the curveball which showed out as solid-average more than a handful of times. The curveball worked 78-81 mph mostly with good shape, break, and power as well as solid spin to project upon. Eskew's slider was a bit more unrefined, and more horizontal in terms of break, but still showed potential.

Eskew didn't show a changeup during this look but has a good present three pitch mix. His velocity wavered a bit as the outing went on, but most importantly, he showed good present stuff along with the projection to hold that stuff better as he adds strength and gets into a professional program. There's certainly top five rounds potential for Eskew and he could sneak up on some people around draft time; he allowed no runs over five strong to go with seven strikeouts.

My son plays with him at Sickles. Great, humble kid and top player in Tampa Bay Area. Has 6 HR’s also. MLB scouts are at his house every night when he gets home. Kid loves the U but hearing possible 2/3 round and that might be too much to pass up. Gino and J.D. must be getting nervous since they came up to Tampa the other day.
 

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MLB.com has Lugo at 36 (-4 from last update) in their newly released Top 100
 
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