JUPITER, FL - The World Finals West tournament took action in Glendale, Ariz., at the Camelback Ranch Complex. In 100-plus degrees, these exceptional players beat the heat and proved themselves as athletes.
OF/RHP Max Biedrzycki, 2012 grad, Team Illinois Baseball: Revealing his many talents, Biedrzycki, of Bolingbrook, Ill., immediately impressed the scouts by running the 60 in 7.02 seconds. He showed 86 mph on the mound with sink to his fastball and the ability to command the inside part of the plate. Energetic late in the day, this outfielder/pitcher went yard about 420 feet to left field, even after pitching in the game.
OF Jacob Monsma, 2013 grad, Hitstreak: Monsma proved himself on the field and at the plate. This outfielder, of Denver, Colo., threw 87 mph from the outfield. He has above average bat speed, and he excels on the base paths; this hustler took extra bases by turning a single into a double.
OF/RHP Cole Lang, 2013 grad, ASA Spartans: During the combine, Lang, of Sunnyvale, Calif., showed 91 mph from the outfield and threw 87 mph on the mound . He throws a present, tight slider. At the plate, Lang had two doubles, using an easy swing and showing future loft power.
OF Hunter Stephens, 2013 grad, Oklahoma Travelers: Stephens, of Durant, Okla., sported a loose arm and threw 88 mph from the outfield during combine. He smacked a double and a single during the game and impressed with his power to the gaps. With natural speed and agility, Stephens ran a 4 flat running from home to first in the game. This standout played with reckless abandon at all times.
INF/OF Josh Moore, 2013 grad, AZ Angels Elite: This left-handed hitter, of Gilbert, Ariz., has massive presence at the plate. With three line drives in game one, Moore showed his skills early. Adding two more scorchers in game five, he proves to be consistent with his power at the plate.
The World Finals West features 18U and 17U programs from across the country. It includes teams from Illinois, Oklahoma, Colorado, California and Arizona.
As always, the gifted team of Prospect Wire scouts is working hard to recognize as many players as possible.
Tip your caps to those who excelled on the field today.