With the football season on the horizon, college football has grabbed most of the college sports fan’s attention. However, baseball programs are still working on improving their team and recruiting their future stars. The college baseball season is still months away, but 2020 prospects will be eligible to sign their National Letters of Intent on November 13th. Most college baseball programs have their 2020 recruiting classes just about full but would like to add a few more prospects to the class. The Florida Gators currently have 16 commits in the 2020 recruiting class with five in the Top 100 including a top JUCO commit. Florida could realistically add 2-3 more prospects in their class. Here are the top five uncommitted 2020 Florida prospects.
RHP Najer Victor
The top uncommitted 2020 prospects in the state of Florida is the right-handed pitcher Najer Victor. The 6’2” 185-pound pitcher out of East Ridge High School is one of the nation’s top uncommitted prospect. Victor is the 134th ranked prospect, and the 38th ranked right-handed pitcher in the country. In the state of Florida, Victor is the 26th ranked prospect and seventh-ranked RHP in Florida. Victor recently de-committed from UCF, which should help Florida’s chances with him. He tops out at 95 mph and usually sits 90-93 mph with sink. Victor is currently developing two off-speed pitches with a curveball and changeup. He uses his curveball more often than the changeup.
OF/C Roberto Moya
Roberto Moya is one of the most physically gifted offensive weapons in the 2020 recruiting cycle. The former Tallassee Community College commit backed off his pledge this summer and reopened his recruitment. If Florida is looking to add another power bat in the class, there isn’t a better option than Roberto Moya. The Miami native is the 138th ranked prospect, and the 29th ranked outfielder in the country. In his junior season, Moya batted .487 with three home runs and 1.282 OPS. Moya has the raw power every scout loves to see. His exit velocity touched at 102 mph at the Perfect Game National Showcase. Moya can play a corner outfield position at the next level, but first base probably suits him best.
3B Connor Morgan
Another big power bat from Florida that still hasn’t committed is the third baseman, Connor Morgan. The 6’1” 205-pound corner infielder is a medium built athlete with lots of strength. Morgan is the 213th ranked prospect, and the 16th ranked the third baseman in the country. In Florida, he is also the 39th ranked prospect and third-ranked third baseman. He has a ton of power potential and has already shown that in batting practice. His exit velocity has touched 97 mph during live BP. The Hernando product had a big summer with FTB Tucci-Berryhill as he batted .295 with four home runs and had a 1.083 OPS. Florida has two third baseman committed in the class with Perfect Game All-American Coby Mayo and Wyatt Langford.
OF Asher Akridge
Another top uncommitted prospect from the state of Florida comes from the Florida Gators backyard. Outfielder Asher Akridge is an incoming senior from Santa Fe High School and lives in Gainesville, Florida. Akridge is a prospect that should be in a lot of schools radars with size, speed, and potential. The Gainesville native is 6’4” and weighs 165 pounds, so he still has a ton of room to fill in his long frame. He’s a terrific athlete as he was clocked running a 6.26 60 yard dash which is better than 99.7% on prospects in his class. Akridge can play centerfield at the next level as he will continue to develop. At the plate, Akridge has some work to do, but scouts see a lot of potentials as he fills in his frame and develops his skills. Florida only has one outfielder signed in Perfect Game All-American Zac Veen.
RHP Daemon Woodruff
The last top 2020 uncommitted prospect in the state of Florida is right-handed pitcher Daemon Woodruff. The 6’3” 178-pound pitcher out of Astronaut High School in Titusville, Florida. On Perfect Game, Woodruff is the 289th ranked prospect, and the 87th ranked right-handed pitcher in the country. In Florida, Woodruff is the 57th ranked prospect, and the 16th ranked right-handed pitcher. Woodruff has a medium build with long arms and has some room to fill in his frame. His fastball tops out at 91 mph and sits 87-90 mph with some life. His only secondary pitch is his curveball which he does have a nice feel for it and has a bite to it. He also needs work on his command as he walked too many guys over the summer. Woodruff projects to be a relief pitcher in the college ranks.