For the first time, Perfect Game will be hosting the Florida Top Prospects Games to the top high school players in the state of Florida. The event will be hosted at Alex Rodriguez Park, home to the Miami Hurricanes. Some of the top 2020 and 2021 prospects from Florida will be at this event. This event has commits from Miami, FIU, FSU, Vanderbilt, and South Florida. Even though Florida has some of the top in-state prospects committed, none will be attending the event. This could be an excellent recruiting trip for the Florida Gators coaching staff to watch some of the top players from their state go up against each other. There will a lot of very talented uncommitted prospects looking for a school and Florida might be able to pick up somebody. Here are the top five uncommitted prospects at the PG Florida Top Prospect Games.
OF Justin Quintana
The highest-ranked uncommitted prospect that will be at the event is 2021 outfielder Justin Quintana. On Perfect Game, Quintana is the 53rd ranked prospect and the sixth-ranked outfielder in the country. In the state of Florida, he’s the ninth-ranked prospect and #1 outfielder prospect. Justin Quintana plays high school ball at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. The Gators have two players currently on their roster from American Heritage in Cory Acton and Ryan Cabarcas. They also have one of their top 2020 commits at Heritage with shortstop Jordan Carrion. Quintana has been clocked running a 6.76 60 yard dash. He plays an excellent outfielder and could be a future centerfielder for the Florida Gators. At the plate, he has a line drive approach and hits well in showcases but struggles in games.
OF Aaron Saltsman
Another top outfielder prospect that will be at the event is Aaron Saltsman. The Rockledge High School outfielder is one of the top 300 prospect that will be at the event. On Perfect Game, Saltsman is the 272nd ranked prospect and the 54th ranked outfielder in the country. In the state of Florida, he’s the 48th ranked prospect and the ninth-ranked outfielder. Aaron Saltsman is a 2021 outfielder that is 5’10” 180 pounds. He has an athletic build with some strength but still has some room to fill in his frame. Saltsman has been clocked running a 6.75 60 yard dash. He’s a solid outfielder that will most likely play left field or right field at the next level. At the plate, Saltsman is a mentally advanced hitter that does a good job of working counts and presents good bat speed.
OF Ty Hollandsworth
Ty Hollandsworth is the son of a former MLB player and is also one of the top prospects at the event. The 2021 outfielder is the son of Todd Hollandsworth, who played 12 years in the MLB and was the 1996 NL Rookie of the Year. The younger Hollandsworth is one of the top prospects in the country and state. On Perfect Game, Hollandsworth is the 283rd ranked prospect, and the 57th ranked outfielder in the country.
In the state of Florida, Hollandsworth is the 50th ranked prospect and the tenth-ranked outfielder. Ty Hollandsworth stands at 6’1” and weighs 175 pounds. He’s a good athlete as has been clocked running a 6.72 60 yard dash. Hollandsworth is a very sound outfielder that has an arm like a cannon and is very accurate. He’s also a right-handed hitter that has power, but his swing will get long at times.
RHP Nicholas Fraginals
He might not be the highest-ranked pitching prospect at the event, but Nicholas Fraginals always shows out when he needs to. Nicholas Fraginals is a 6’3” 195-pound right-handed pitcher out of Monsignor Edward Pace High School. On Perfect Game, Fraginals is the 500th ranked prospect, and the 217 ranked right-handed pitcher in the country. In the state of Florida, Fraginals is the 115th ranked prospect, and the 28th ranked right-handed pitcher. Over the summer, Fraginals pitched with the Elite Squad 16U National Team. Fraginals had a nice summer as he had a 3-0 record with a 2.90 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and struck out 25 batters in 16.2 innings. The South Florida native tops out at 88 mph and sits 84-87 mph. Fraginals does an excellent job of mixing his pitches. He pounds the strike zone with his fastball, changeup, slider, and sinker.
RHP Ryan Skelly
Another right-handed pitcher that could be on Florida’s radar for the 2021 class is Ryan Skelly. The Tampa Jesuit right-handed pitcher stands at 6’1” and weighs 175 pounds. He has a long, athletic frame with tons of room to fill in with strength. Like Nicholas Fraginals, Ryan Skelly also had an awesome summer. Skelly had a 1-0 record with a 2.70 ERA and struck out 33 in 18 innings pitched. On the mound, he has a good fastball that tops out at 91 mph and sits in the upper 80s. His fastball has some life on it and gets a lot of swing and miss. His secondary pitch is his curveball which he’s currently developing. He slows down his arm when throwing his curveball but does have some depth. Skelly is one of the most projectable prospects that will be at the PG Florida Top Prospect Games.