Top 10 2020 Grads From The 2019 Under Armour Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Highlighted below are the Top 10 2020 grads from the many talented athletes we saw at this year’s Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament. The list is a mix of tools, our scouts’ view of the prospect status of the player and the performance at the event. Stay tuned for even more information about other 2020 grads from the event.
Check out the best of the best from the Top 10 2020 grads in this highlight video:
#1 – Jared Jones – RHP | 6’2”/175 | R/R | La Mirada HS (CA) | University of Southern California
One of two underclassmen to participate in last year’s Under Armour All-America Game, Jared pitched a dominant inning at Wrigley Field and flashed similar stuff in January’s Under Armour Pre-Season Tournament. Jared’s lightning-quick arm led to velocities up to 95 mph and his off-speed stuff continues to be impressive as well. His tight breaking ball induced swings and misses while his change has also become an extremely effective weapon. Jones is athletic on the mound and likes to compete which, combined with his stuff, make him one of the top prospects in the entire 2020 class.
#2 – Dylan Crews – OF | 6’0”/180 | R/R | Lake Mary HS (FL) | LSU
Dylan returned to Baseball Factory’s Pre-Season All-America event in Arizona for the second consecutive year and, once again, performed extremely well. His measurables were among the best throughout all categories of anyone in attendance: 99 mph exit velocity, 95 mph raw arm strength and a 6.80 in the 60. As impressive as those numbers were, Dylan’s ability to play the game, and specifically hit high-level pitching, is what separates him from the rest. A newly-selected Under Armour All-American, he continues to show he is one of the best position players in the country.
#3 – Robert Moore – SS | 5’9”/160 | S/R | Shawnee Mission East HS (KS) | Arkansas
Moore is another player who you appreciate more when you get to see him perform when it matters – in games. He does have quality tools, and as a switch-hitting, middle-infielder, he has a pretty unique skillset. In the infield, he plays low and quick, showing sure hands with a quick release and accurate arm to finish plays. He is a table-setter on offense where he hits hard line drives from both sides of the plate. Robert’s instincts and high baseball IQ are evident in all that he does on the field making the Arkansas commit one of the best all-around infielders in his class.
#4 – Mario Zabala – OF | 6’1”/185 | R/R | International Baseball Academy (PR) | Florida International
Already possessing a Major League frame, Mario stood out as soon as you saw him in uniform at the Under Armour Pre-Season Tournament, and he continued to stand out throughout the workouts and games. After running a 6.70 in the 60 and showing 92 mph arm strength and a 93 mph exit velocity, Mario proceeded to get on base in 7 of his 8 plate appearances including an inside-the-park home run that he smoked over the left fielder’s head. Among everything he did over the course of the event, his hard turn at first on an opposite field single may have drawn the most accolades from the scouts.
#5 – Trejyn Fletcher – OF | 6’2”/200 | R/R | Trinity Pawling (NY/ME) | Vanderbilt
As gifted an athlete as you will see, Trejyn posted eye-popping results during the workout phase of the Under Armour Pre-Season Tournament. He ran a 6.52 in the 60, flashed 91 mph raw arm strength, showed a 94 mph exit velocity, broad jumped 10’7” and registered an unbelievable grip strength of 186L/187R. Trejyn’s actions on the field are an intriguing mix of fluid and explosive with big bat speed that leads to hard contact at the plate. In addition to all that he does as a position player, he even jumped on the mound and touched 90 mph. This is a special prospect to follow closely!
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#6 – Harold Coll – SS | 5’11”/167 | R/R | Cathedral HS (MA) | North Carolina
Harold is one of a hard-to-find prospect group – a high school shortstop who has the ability to stay at that position at higher levels. He is an instinctual defender who reads and picks hops well and shows natural, confident actions in all that he does. His hands are sure, his exchange is quick, and his arm has good on-line carry across the diamond. Harold has a smooth, simple right-handed stroke with good barrel accuracy that leads to line drives to all fields and provided a two-RBI double during game play in Arizona. This is a complete player at a premium position.
#7 – Elijah Nunez – OF | 5’8”/165 | L/L | James Martin HS (TX) | TCU
One of the most advanced hitters in the 2020 class, Elijah has a rhythmic, natural left-handed stroke that makes solid contact look easy. He times pitches with a hanging stride and uses quick hands and barrel accuracy to handle both velocity and off-speed stuff. Elijah is also an excellent CF defender with a combination of raw speed (6.54 in the 60) and excellent instincts. He gets excellent reads on balls and closes well in all directions. Overall, this is a prospect with a sought-after profile – a top-of-the-order LH bat at a premium middle-of-the-field position.
#8 – Steven Ondina – SS | 5’8”/142 | R/R | International Baseball Academy (PR) | Florida International
A quick-twitch, high energy player, Steven is a fun player to watch. He exudes a love for the game when he’s on the field – whether it’s in a workout setting or a game. He went 4-for-7 with a walk in Arizona including an RBI triple. He uses the whole field well, battles at the plate and can handle velocity with his quick hands. His feet (6.58 in the 60) work very well in the infield putting him into good position on all routine plays and giving him excellent range. His exchange and release are extremely quick and his strong arm (91 mph arm strength) finishes plays well. This is a prospect who makes those around him better.
#9 – Dominic Johnson – OF | 5’10”/170 | R/R | Edmond Sante Fe HS (OK) | Oklahoma State
Dominic brings an impressive mix of loud tools to the table. He tied for the fastest 60-yard dash time at the Under Armour Pre-Season Tournament with a 6.43. He has a strong, compact frame and his straight-line speed transfers to the field where he plays the game extremely fast with strong, easy stride. He was on base in 4 of his 6 game at bats and he patrolled the outfield very well during games. The explosiveness was on display in workouts as, besides the 60 time, he registered a 97 mph exit velocity and broad-jumped 10’6”. Profiling as a centerfield prospect who can also play second, Dominic is an exciting prospect in the 2020 class.
#10 – Ryan Targac – SS | 6’1”/185 | S/R | Hallettsville HS (TX) | Texas A&M
With present strength, an extremely loud set of tools and the ability to swing the bat from both sides of the plate with authority, Ryan is an outstanding prospect. He posted impressive workout numbers of 96/95 mph exit velocities, 94 mph raw arm strength and a 6.91 time in the 60. He makes plays in the infield and gets the ball across the diamond well with his strong arm. His swing is compact and coordinated from both sides leading to hard contact and the ability to repeat it well. Just scratching the surface of his abilities, Ryan will be an interesting prospect to watch.