JUPITER, FL - The beautiful weather of South Florida welcomed the baseball teams to the World Scout League East Finals, which kicked off today at 1 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium. Ranging from 14U to 18U teams, every player had their chance to shine. By using their expertise and experience, the team of Prospect Wire scouts chose five standout players from the opening day in Jupiter, Fla.
RHP Enrique Sosa, 2013 grad, La Ley Legends: This righty works fast on the mound. Sosa was consistent with his fastball, which topped out at 89 mph, the fastest velocity recorded so far this tournament. The scouts described him to have a good arm, also throwing a curveball consistently between 76-77 mph.
LHP TJ Peterson, 2012 grad, Score International: A southpaw from Plant City, Fla., Peterson impressed with the variety of his pitches. His fastball hit 85 mph, while his slider ranged from 69-73 mph. Peterson was also able to keep the hitters off balance with his changeup.
OF Jacob Wright, 2012 grad, Score International: This outfielder, of Melbourne, Fla., showed many strengths at the ballpark this afternoon. Wright runs well, with above average speed. He was consistent in each at-bat and squared every pitch he made contact with.
OF Nate Ricci, 2013 grad, Hitters Baseball: In game one of the World Scout League East Finals, Ricci, of Seminole, Fla., impressed the scouts with his talent at the plate. He was recognized as a left-handed hitter with pop to his bat.
RHP Chuck Vanderventer, 2013 grad, Jacksonville Warriors: Vanderventer, of Middleburg, Fla., was consistent with his fastball, with his velocity ranging from the low-to-mid 80s. His curveball and changeup also caught the eye of the scouts.
Every player is recognized by the Prospect Wire scouts. They are constantly taking notes on their iPads on each player in the scouting tournaments. You can subscribe to Prospectwire.com to read all of the updates from the brand new PW Live Scouting app.
World Scout League and Prospect Wire will also host 17U and 16U leagues throughout this tournament. Updates on the games and the outstanding athletes with be posted.
Stay tuned, sports fans.