2017 Florida Collegiate League Top Prospects

Summer College League Top Prospects

Florida Collegiate League Top Prospects
Tyler Keysor, rhp, Leesburg (So., Eastern Florida State)
Jacob Katzfey, 1b, Winter Park (So., Wichita State)
Garrett Zech, of, Altamonte Springs (Sr., South Florida)
Ray Alejo, of/inf, Altamonte Springs (Jr., Central Florida)
Sadler Goodwin, 3b/ss/rhp, Winter Garden (Jr., Troy)
Elih Marrero, c/of, Sanford (Jr., St. Thomas)
Brenton Burgess, rhp/3b, Leesburg (Jr., Middle Georgia)
Ronny Orta, rhp, Sanford (Jr., Nova Southeastern)
John Jones, c/1b, Sanford (Sr., South Carolina)
Brandon White, of, Winter Park (So., West Virginia)

SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects

Postseason Recap: It took extras, but the Sanford River Rats were able to emerge victorious over the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs in 6-5 fashion, clinching their FCSL-leading fourth title. The Winter Park Diamond Dawgs went up early. A two-run double by Matt Mackey (Northwest Florida State) in the first, followed by a Jordan Bowersox (Penn State) two-run bomb in the second put the River Rats in a hole.

But Sanford battled back. Big RBI hits from John Jones (South Carolina), Richie Rivera (Tampa) and Omar Villaman (Florida Southern) led Sanford to a 5-4 lead heading to the seventh.The Diamond Dawgs were able to tie it back up in the eighth, setting the stage for extra innings. A scoreless ninth led to the deciding play—a Dathan Prewett hit by pitch forced in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.

1. Tyler Keysor, rhp, Leesburg (So., Eastern Florida State JC)

A rising sophomore at Eastern Florida State JC, Keysor possesses a slew of tools that propelled him to the top of this list. He uses his size—6-foot-6, 210 pounds—to deliver a low-90s fastball, with the ability to reach 95 mph as he showed in the five-team Southern Collegiate showcase tournament July 15-16. Evaluators describe his fastball as a sinker. Both his fastball and his low 80s changeup have arm-side run, giving Keysor a nice advantage against righthanded hitters. He also has a curveball that flashed sharp break at 76-79 mph. Keysor flashed above-average defensive ability by finishing his delivery in a solid position and utilizing his athleticism to spring off the mound. Keysor, who struck out 36 in 32 innings in the spring, had a strong summer, going 2-1, 2.03 with 33 strikeouts in 26.2 innings and has considerable room to grow.

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