Top 10 2020 Grads From The 2018 Under Armour Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament
#1 – Victor Mederos | RHP | Monsignor Pace HS, FL
The 6’3″, 210-pound Mederos was a real presence on the mound. He exuded a quiet confidence while going about his business of retiring hitters relatively easily. His delivery was balanced and sound with clean arm action that resulted in a pretty easy fastball velocity that touched 95 mph. The Miami commit complemented the big fastball with a 2-plane breaking and a low 80s change, both of which were high-level, effective offerings. Victor struck out 8-of-12 batters he faced and showed once again that he is one of the top pitchers in the country regardless of graduation year.
#2 – Steven Ondina | SS | International Baseball Academy, PR
Ondina created quite a buzz throughout the event with his loud tools and even louder game play. He plays fast, combining his 6.85 60-yard dash speed and quick-twitch athleticism to pressure the defense, steal bases and get to balls in the field. His actions are smooth and natural at shortstop with sure hands and carry to his throws across the diamond (91 mph arm strength). At the plate, Steven showed a quick line-drive stroke in batting practice while going 5-for-7 in games with a triple and three stolen bases. Recently committed to Florida International, Steven may have had the most impressive weekend of anyone attending the UAAAPS Tournament.
#3 – Dylan Crews | OF | Lake Mary HS, FL
At the UAAAPS Tournament in Arizona, Dylan showed one of the best pure swings in the event. His right-handed stroke was balanced, had rhythm, and was a natural, coordinated move through contact. He flashed explosive bat speed and some power to the pull side. Crews, committed to LSU, played hard throughout the weekend, getting down the line well and getting to balls in the outfield, while playing all three spots. This is a competitor with the ability to find the barrel and an overall high-ceiling prospect.
#4 – Gavin Casas | 1B | American Heritage HS, FL – (Vanderbilt commit)
Playing in the large parks at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training Complex in Mesa, Arizona, and with the players swinging wood bats, there was a limited amount of power on display. Gavin was one of the few players that did show legitimate power with a loud batting practice session, and a game home run over the right field fence. He added a single and three walks, putting him on base in 5 of his 6 at bats. Gavin has a mature approach with a fluid left-handed swing and excellent strike zone discipline. He is a middle-of-the-order bat headed to Vanderbilt.
#5 – Dominic Johnson | OF | Edmond Santa Fe HS, OK
One of the most dynamic athletes at the event in Arizona was Dominic Johnson. Already committed to Oklahoma State, he posted impressive measurables across the board. Dominic ran a blazing 6.50 in the 60 with the speed coupling with instincts to give him the range to play CF. His arm played well with raw arm strength of 85 mph. At the plate, Dominic had a line drive approach with very quick hands that generated plus bat speed (92 mph exit velocity). He stands in well and has the ingredients of a high-level hitter. This is a prospect who can impact the game in many ways.
#6 – Roberto Moya | C | Monsignor Pace HS, FL
The solidly-built Moya has the type of strong frame (5’11”/190) that is durable enough to stay behind the plate at higher levels. In Arizona, he also showed the energy you look for at that position and brought a complete all-around skill set. He threw to second as low as 2.03 and proved to be a quiet receiver with sure hands while blocking well on balls in the dirt. Offensively, Roberto made hard contact with an aggressive right-handed swing that has some natural leverage. The ball came off his bat hard and it is easy to envision power to all fields as a part of his game. His profile is extremely appealing as an offensive difference-maker at the premium position of catcher.
#7 – Jason Savacool | RHP/C | Charles W Baker HS, NY
Jason, a RHP committed to Maryland, put on an outstanding display on the mound at the UAAAPS Tournament. He pitched with a quick, athletic tempo and conviction to his stuff. While his fastball touched 89 mph, perhaps more impressive was that it naturally had sink and tail but he also threw it with cut on a few occasions. His out-pitch was a heavy slider that had power to its finish and sat in the 76-77 mph range. Jason threw a high volume of strikes with both of those pitches from a clean, quick arm action and a repeatable delivery. This is a RHP with polish and advanced feel for his stuff who has a bright future ahead of him.
#8 – Hunter Haas | SS | Corona Del Sol, AZ
Haas made quite an impression at the UAAAPS Tournament receiving perhaps the highest scout description possible – “a true baseball player.” His passion for the game showed through in workouts and games, as he brought a quality mix of skills and energy to all that he did. Defensively, he has excellent instincts, feet and hands in the infield with a good internal clock that was evident on ground balls. He ran a 6.95 in the 60 and took a quality batting practice with a simple, clean right-handed swing. Hunter drove some balls into the gaps during that BP session (90 mph exit velocity) and went 2-for-4 with two walks during the games. With a high baseball IQ and some excellent tools, this Oregon State commit is a player to follow closely.
#9 – Dylan Carmouche | LHP/1B | University HS, LA
Dylan is an exciting two-way prospect with an ideal frame (6’5”, 202 pounds) for a LHP. He has long limbs and a deceptive delivery that makes it tough on hitters, especially left-handers. In his outing in Arizona, Dylan pitched off of his mid-80s fastball that had natural tail. He varied his arm slot, though he preferred to stay in the three-quarter range until ahead of a hitter and would then drop down lower at times. He threw two breaking balls – a slider in the low 70s with more lateral break, and a curve in the mid-60s with more downer action. He worked quickly and pitched contact, both good things to see in a pitching prospect. As a position player, Dylan swung the bat well from both sides of the plate with some leverage power and a level path. Overall, this Louisiana-Lafayette commit is a projectable athlete with a lot to like.
#10 – Harold Coll | SS | Cathedral HS, MA
Harold is a unique prospect – a player who will stay at the shortstop position at higher levels. In Arizona at the UAAAPS Tournament, it was fun to watch him play defense. He had life in his body with active feet and it was evident that he likes to play defense and takes pride in it. Harold read balls off the bat very well, took good angles and exhibited sure hands. His exchange and release were clean and efficient, and his throws were strong and on-target across the diamond. As a hitter, Harold had a balanced, line drive approach with a selectively aggressive approach that showed good plate discipline while wanting to do damage. He generated some bat speed and demonstrated a feel for the barrel. Harold is a prospect at a premium defensive position who should be followed closely.