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The biggest tournament of the fall is Perfect Game’s WWBA World Championship, typically referred to simply as “Jupiter” in the scouting community in reference to its location in Florida on the back fields of the Cardinals’ and Marlins’ complexes.
While the focus for scouts with major league teams is on players for the 2024 draft, Jupiter brings players for 2024, 2025 and some for 2026 as well, providing a glimpse at some of the top underclass players from around the country against what’s typically advanced competition for that age group.
Nearly half of the top 100 players in the 2025 class were in Jupiter, with other players enhancing their stock at the tournament. These are reports and videos on 50 players from the 2025 and 2026 classes who stood out in Jupiter.
Brock Sell, OF, California
Sell entered Jupiter already a highly regarded prospect, but he left the event with one of the bigger up arrows next time his name among 2025 players. A Stanford commit ranked No. 35 in the class, Sell is an athletic 6-foot-1, 170-pound lefthanded hitter who has a compact swing, has a good sense of the strike zone and makes frequent contact. A plus runner, Sell this summer would often put the ball in play on the ground, but in Jupiter he consistently drove the ball in the air for extra-base damage, going 8-for-19 (.421) with a home run, a triple and three doubles. Sell has a simple lower half move and a tight barrel turn that he used to pull an 89 mph fastball on the inner third for a home run and drive a 90 mph fastball into the right-center field gap for a triple. He also turned in one of the highlight defensive plays of the tournament, taking a sharp route with good range charging in to make a diving catch and rob a hit in shallow left-center field.
Sebastian Norman, 3B, Missouri
If everything clicks for Norman, he has a chance to develop into a dangerous slugger who can hit in the middle of the lineup. The Oklahoma State commit is the No. 24 player in the 2025 class, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound righthanded hitter with plus speed that’s startling to see from such a physical player, a strong arm from third base and some of the best raw power in the class. Norman doesn’t swing and miss much either and usually stays within the strike zone. He’s a righthanded hitter with a short stroke and swing path that looked cleaner in Jupiter, enabling him to tap into that power and drive the ball in the air. Norman hit an 0-2 curveball for a ground-rule double, then his next at-bat pulled an 0-2 fastball for another ground-rule double. He finished hitting .333/.538/.556 with four walks and two strikeouts in 13 plate appearances.
Eddie Zaun, SS, Florida
The MVP award for the tournament went to 2024 catcher Hunter Carns, but Zaun’s performance wasn’t far behind. The Miami commit hit .444/.524/1.055, going 8-for-18 with three home runs, two doubles, two walks and only one strikeout. Zaun homered in three straight plate appearances, pulling a fastball down and in for a homer in his last at-bat of one game, then going deep on fastballs his first two trips to the plate the next day. The No. 94 player in the class, Zaun has a strong, compact build (6 feet, 200 pounds) that helps him drive the ball for extra-base impact with a righthanded swing geared to do damage on pitches down in the zone.
Everett Johnson, OF, North Carolina
Johnson is a constant nuisance for opponents. The North Carolina State commit and No. 45 player in the 2025 class is 5-foot-9, 165 pounds with a small strike zone that he seldom expands. That plate discipline was evident in Jupiter, where he led the tournament with 11 walks in 24 plate appearances. A lefthanded hitter, Johnson doesn’t swing and miss much either, and when he gets on base, his plus speed and savvy baserunning allows him to wreak havoc on the basepaths. Johnson showed his instincts and outstanding baseball IQ in center field as well. In the first inning with no outs and a runner on second base, the batter singled to shallow center field, with the ball hanging in the air long enough for Johnson to deke the runner into thinking he was going to make the catch, preventing him from scoring on the play.
Jackson Miller, OF, Florida
Miller is the No. 29 player in the 2025 class, combining impressive athleticism, tools and offensive track record. He’s 6 feet, 180 pounds with strong forearms, firing the barrel through the zone with good bat speed and contact skills from the right side. Miller hit .385/.609/.538 with six walks and two strikeouts in 23 plate appearances in Jupiter. Miller can square up good velocity but also showed the ability to maneuver the barrel against offspeed stuff, hitting an 0-2 slider for a double and pulling another double off a 1-2 changeup. Miller played left field here with Everett Johnson in center field for Canes National 17U, but Miller is a plus runner who can handle center field and showcased his defensive skills with good range into left-center field on a diving catch. He’s a Mississippi commit.
River Hamilton, RHP, Oregon
Hamilton was one of the biggest arrow-up names in Jupiter and should make a significant jump in our next 2025 rankings update. The Oregon State commit pitched struck out two batters in 0.2 scoreless innings on Oct. 5, then started two days later against a USA Prime National/Detroit Tigers Scout Team lineup stacked with some of the top 2024 and 2025 players in the country. Hamilton did walk four batters in that outing, but he also struck out four in 3.1 innings and showcased promising stuff and projection. He’s a lanky 6-foot-3, 165 pounds with a ton of space to fill out and add to a fastball that touched 93 mph. There’s likely mid-to-upper 90s velocity in his future, and he used his fastball to attack hitters up in the zone and get swing-and-miss there. He was mostly fastball/slider in Jupiter, with a 73-78 mph slider showing good depth to get four swings and misses.
Josh Hammond, RHP, North Carolina
Hammond is the No. 12 player and third-ranked pitcher in the 2025 class. His Jupiter outing was quick but effective, two scoreless innings with one hit as he struck out five of the 10 batters he faced with two walks. Hammond is 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, pitching off a fastball that was up to 94 mph here with good carry and avoided the middle of the plate, getting 10 swings and misses on 28 pitches. Hammond complements his fastball with a low-80s slider, a potential plus pitch with sharp, late bite that induced four empty swings in his short outing. The Wake Forest commit has flashed feel for a changeup too, though he only threw a couple of them here.
Josh Gibbs, SS, Georgia
Gibbs has electric hands at the plate and some of the best barrel accuracy in the 2025 class. He seems to always pile up hits at every event he attends and Jupiter was no different, with the Georgia commit going 5-for-11 with four walks and two strikeouts. The No. 14 player in the country, Gibbs generates a lot of torque in his righthanded swing, generating plenty of bat speed to put a surprising charge into the ball from his lean 6-foot, 170-pound frame. He showed his athleticism at shortstop too, making a leaping catch to snare a line drive at the peak of his jump to rob what could have been an extra-base hit ticketed for the left-center field gap.
Miguel Sime Jr., RHP, New York
Sime only pitched one inning, but it was enough to do something few 16-year-old have ever done: touch 99 mph. The LSU commit sat in the mid-90s, reaching 98 mph on four pitches and 99 mph three times, including one on a 3-2 pitch for a swinging strikeout. At 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Sime has a strong, burly build, a fast arm and has some effort to his delivery. Sime threw fastballs on 26 of his 27 pitches—he mixed in one 76 mph curveball at the end of his outing—and his fastball overpowered hitters when it was in the zone, getting seven swings and misses.
Kelvyn Paulino Jr., 3B, North Carolina
The 5 Star/Top Tier Roos Mafia won the tournament and Paulino was pivotal to the team’s success, hitting .444/.583/.556 in 24 plate appearances with four walks and two strikeouts. Paulino is 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, a righthanded hitter who sets up with an open stance, then closes himself off when he strides righthanded hitter, Paulino is 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, setting up with an open stance before striding into a closed off position. He keeps his hands inside the ball well, something he showed when he pulled a 92 mph fastball for a ground-rule double. The Miami commit made good swing decisions throughout the tournament and swinging through just three of the 92 pitches he faced.
Kayson Cunningham, SS, Texas
Cunningham did his usual thing in Jupiter, piling up hits and getting on base while rarely swinging and missing. The No. 9 player in the 2025 class and a Texas Tech commit, Cunningham is a 5-foot-9, 170-pound lefthanded hitter who is one of the most difficult players in the country to strike out. He swung and missed just once in 13 trips to the plate, going 4-for-11 (.364) with two walks, no strikeouts, a triple, a double to right-center off a slider in a left-on-left matchup and a ground-rule double off a fastball.
Bruin Agbayani, SS, Hawaii
The son of former major league outfielder Benny Agbayani, Bruin is the No. 91 player in the 2025 class and uncommitted for college. He hit well in Jupiter, going 3-for-10 with two walks and one strikeout, and while he typically has a hit-over-power offensive game, he drove the ball for extra-base damage in Jupiter. Agbayani pulled his hands inside a fastball on the inner third for a home run down the right field line, then in a left-on-left matchup launched a triple to center field.
Ty Thompson, SS, Florida
A Missouri native at TNXL Academy in Ocoee, Fla., Thompson went 8-for-20 (.400) with a double in Jupiter. A wiry 6 feet, 150 pounds, Thompson is a quick-twitch athlete with a righthanded swing that stays behind the ball well, helping him collect several hits to the middle of the field. Thompson will need to get stronger to drive the ball for more extra-base damage as he moves up, but he has a good hitting foundation and had little swing-and-miss throughout the event. A Tennessee commit ranked No. 15 in the 2025 class, Thompson has the athleticism, actions and arm that give him a good chance to stick at shortstop, where he made a nice defensive play ranging to his right on a groundout.
Seth Hernandez, RHP, California
Hernandez is the No. 1 pitcher and No. 4 overall player in the 2025 class. He has starter traits with high-end stuff, athleticism, physical upside (6-foot-4, 190 pounds) and excellent pitchability for his age, coming off a dominant summer in which he piled up whiffs and pounded the strike zone in matchups against some of the best hitters in the country. So it was uncharacteristic to see Hernandez open his start with six straight balls, with four walks and a hit batsman in his four innings. The lack of usual command seemed more like an aberration for a young pitcher at the end of a long year at a time when a lot of pitchers have already shut things down. The Vanderbilt commit showed a power fastball for his age, reaching 95 mph and getting eight swings and misses on that pitch as he struck out four batters and allowed only one hit over three innings. His mid-70s changeup has tremendous separation off his fastball with late tumble, and while his command limited the effectiveness of his breaking ball, it’s a hard upper-70s curveball with above-average potential.
Boston Kellner, 3B, Colorado
Kellner is 6 feet, 205 pounds, a strongly-built righthanded hitter with some of the better raw power in the 2025 class and a low swing-and-miss rate. Kellner’s power is evident in batting practice, though in games it’s a more contact-oriented approach. That was the case in Jupiter, where Kellner hit well and finished .438/.545/.500 in 22 plate appearances, with the potential for both contact and impact as he evolves as a hitter. Kellner has spent time at shortstop but played third base here, a position that could be a long-term fit in pro ball. He’s a Louisville commit and the No. 54 player in the class.
Brody Walls, RHP, Texas
The No. 63 player for 2025, Walls threw two scoreless innings in Jupiter, allowing no hits while striking out four of the eight batters he faced. A Texas commit, Walls is 6 feet, 180 pounds and generates impressive velocity for his size without much effort to his operation. He ran his fastball up to 94 mph in Jupiter, mostly working down in the zone. He showed feel for a low-80s slider, using it for a swinging strikeout, a called strike out and another for a double play. He did walk two batters and hit another, but he is a good athlete and has typically been a solid strike-thrower.
Sean Gamble, INF/OF, Florida
An Iowa native at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Gamble is one of the top uncommitted players in the country and the No. 7 player in the 2025 class. He’s 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, a plus runner with big bat speed from the left side to drive the ball for extra-base damage to all fields. There are times when Gamble takes big hacks and will overswing, causing him to get off balance and out of sync. But overall, he doesn’t have a high swing-and-miss rate, and when everything is locked in, the ball flies off his bat. All of that showed up in Jupiter, with Gamble getting caught out front and off balance on some swings, but finishing 3-for-9 with three walks and a double. Two of his hits came against 90-plus mph fastballs, one a line drive to right field off a 91 mph fastball in a 3-2 count, the other a double that he drove over the center fielder’s head.
Quentin Young, INF/OF, California
Young was one of the premier players in the 2026 class until September, when he reclassified to become a 2025. Now the No. 16 player for 2025, Young went 3-for-12 in Jupiter, then committed to LSU after the tournament. While it wasn’t the loudest offensive performance for Young, his talent and tools still stuck out. He’s an imposing 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, a righthanded hitter with some length to his swing but some of the best power in the country. With two outs and a runner on second base, Young showed off his incredible arm strength fielding a single to center field, unleashing an accurate throw on a line that the runner just barely slid underneath to be safe on a play that had no business being close. It’s at least a plus arm and should be comfortably a 70 tool, if not perhaps top of the scale eventually.
Evan Taylor, RHP, New Jersey
Taylor started against a Wow Factor team that had several of the top 2025 players in the country in their lineup and piled up whiffs. He struck out eight in four innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks. The Alabama commit is 6 feet, 175 pounds with a lively fastball up to 93 mph. It’s a strong fastball for his age, with some effort to the operation, but his best pitch in Jupiter was his changeup. It’s a 77-80 mph changeup with good separation off his fastball and drops off the table to dive underneath barrels. Taylor was confident using his changeup against both lefties and righties, throwing it just over 40% of the time with hitters missing on nine of their 12 swings against the pitch. Taylor only threw a few curveballs at 76-77 mph but got a swinging strikeout on one of them as well.
Matthew Boughton, SS, Texas
Boughton is a quick-twitch, bouncy athlete in the 2025 class who grabs attention at shortstop, where he’s light on his feet, has good body control and actions. The Texas A&M commit’s offensive performance has been up-and-down over the summer circuit, but he hit well in Jupiter, going 6-for-16 (.375) with four doubles in six games. A righthanded hitter with a lean frame at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds, Boughton’s most impressive hit came off a 90 mph fastball that he drove for a double deep to right-center field.
Mason Braun, OF/1B, Indiana
Braun has a compact 6-foot, 185-pound frame and stands out in the 2025 class for his hitting ability from the left side. He has a good sense of the strike zone and uses the whole field, something he showed when he stayed on an 0-0 slider from a lefty to drive it for a double to deep left field. He finished 7-for-14, hitting .500/.588/.643 with two walks and two doubles. He’s uncommitted for college.
Ethin Bingaman, RHP, California
The No. 98 player for 2025, Bingaman pitched well even without his best stuff, then committed to Auburn after the tournament. Bingaman threw five scoreless innings with only one hit allowed against FTB Phillies American 2024, striking out seven with two walks. His fastball sat 85-88 mph here but has touched 91 mph this year, with Bingaman throwing his fastball for strikes at a 78% clip (36 of 46 pitches) in that start. His low-70s curveball has a ton of depth to help him miss bats as well, and he came back a couple days after his start to throw two more scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
John Kasten, RHP, California
An uncommitted righthander for 2025, Kasten has a projectable 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame and a fastball that touched 91 mph in Jupiter. He cruised through three scoreless innings in his start, striking out seven of the 11 batters he faced with two walks and no hits allowed. Kasten threw strikes with both his fastball and breaking ball, a hard upper-70s curveball he showed feel to spin. His third pitch was an 83-84 mph changeup, which he bounced in the dirt a handful of times but also used to get a swinging strikeout against a lefty.
Austin Dean, LHP, Virginia
A Virginia Tech commit in the 2025 class, Dean jumps out right away at 6-foot-8, 225 pounds with more room left to fill out his long-limbed frame. While his fastball was often mid-to-upper 80s throughout the summer, occasionally scraping 90 mph, Dean reached 92 mph multiple times in Jupiter, sitting at 88-91 mph. The usual hurdles that ultra-long teenage pitchers like Dean face in trying to consistently sync up their deliveries were evident here, as he walked three batters in his lone inning, but the uptick in velocity with what should be more to come was encouraging. It was a fastball heavy attack for Dean, with fastballs on 49 of his 54 pitches, sprinkling in a upper-70s slider and a couple of low-80s changeups.
Bryden Bull, OF, Nevada
At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, Bull is a lefty with big power that should only grow as he continues to fill out, with potential for 60 to 70-grade power on the 20-80 scouting scale. The No. 20 player in the 2025 class, Bull didn’t have his best timing at the plate in Jupiter, yet he still went 8-for-19, hitting .421/.476/.421. The Mississippi commit’s best at-bats came when he stayed back on a 1-2 changeup that he pulled for a line-drive single to right field and an 89 mph, first-pitch fastball that he lined for another single to right.
Zion Theophilus, RHP, Ohio
Theophilus struck out seven with no walks over his six-inning start, allowing three runs on six hits against the eventual champion 5 Star/Top Tier Roos Mafia. The LSU commit and No. 66 player in the 2025 class used a near 50/50 mix of fastballs and sliders, with his slider his most effective pitch. Theophilius is 6-foot-1, 185 pounds and touched 93 mph with good control, throwing 27 of his 39 fastballs (69%) for strikes. His slider got the most swings and misses—nine total—and he corralled it well too depending on the situation, either landing it for strikes or burying it away from righthanded hitters to induce chases. It’s a hard slider at 80-84 mph that he can manipulate shape with, looking like a fastball out of his hand before snapping off with two-plane depth to miss bats when it’s at its best.
Peter Mershon, C/OF, South Carolina
Mershon was a barrel machine hitting second in a talented Canes National 17U lineup. He hit .450/.522/.650 with three walks and no strikeouts in 23 plate appearances, with his nine hits tied for second in the tournament. Mershon is 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, a righthanded hitter with a short swing who swung and missed just twice the entire event. He keeps his weight on his back side and drives the ball well to the middle of the field, with a double on a 91 mph fastball in a 1-2 count that went to the center field warning track and a triple to left-center on a fastball up in the zone on another 1-2 pitch. Behind the plate, Mershon didn’t have many stolen bases attempted against him, but he fired a throw from his knees with a 2.0 second pop time. He committed to South Carolina after Jupiter.
Finn Leach, SS, Washington
An Arizona State commit, Leach is the No. 79 player for 2025. He’s a switch-hitter with superb bat control, going 3-for-10 (.300) with two walks and no strikeouts, with just one swing-and-miss during the event that came on a slider where he couldn’t check his swing. He’s a high-contact hitter with a compact swing and gap power, registering a pair of hits from the left side against 91 mph fastballs.
Brady Ebel, SS, California
Strange as it sounds to say for a player who went 1-for-10 during the event, Ebel stood out in Jupiter. The No. 2 player in the 2025 class, Ebel is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, just turned 16 two months ago and showed maturity beyond his years in the box. His lone hit came on a fastball that he turned on with a compact lefthanded swing and went deep into the right-center field gap for a triple. Hits didn’t fall in his other at-bats, but he drew four walks, rarely swung at anything outside the strike zone and used a well-sequenced, adjustable swing with good bat-to-ball skills. He’s uncommitted for college.
Josiah Hartshorn, OF, California
Hartshorn went 4-for-11 (.364) with a walk in four games in Jupiter, where he again demonstrated a mix of both contact and impact that made him a significant riser this year. The uncommitted outfielder ranked No. 42 in the class is 6-foot-2, 205 pounds and packs a strong punch in his righthanded swing. He has good hand-eye coordination and drove the ball with authority to both gaps, pulling a triple to left-center and two hard-contact outs barreled to right-center.
Garrett Snyder, RHP, Connecticut
Snyder entered Jupiter a little more under the radar relative to some of the top players at the tournament, but the Notre Dame commit boosted his profile with a strong outing. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound righthander threw 2.2 scoreless innings with no hits, one walk and he struck out five of the nine batters he faced. Snyder pitched at 88-91 mph, a slight uptick from where he was in the summer. The most exciting pitch was his slider, which had power at 81-83 mph and looked like a fastball out of his hand before snapping off with late downward bite. He threw his slider eight times and generated four swings and misses, with the look of a pitch that should continue to miss bats at higher levels.
Caleb Danzeisen, OF, Arizona
An Arizona commit ranked No. 90 in the 2025 class, Danzeisen is one of the better lefthanded hitters in the country. He went 2-for-6 with two walks and no strikeouts in Jupiter, using a short lefthanded swing to make frequent contact while showing a good sense of the strike zone and build upon an already formidable offensive resume. A corner outfielder at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Danzeisen used his quick, direct swing to pull a 93 mph fastball for a double to right field.
Ryan Mitchell, SS, Georgia
The No. 23 player for 2025, Mitchell was a catalyst at the top of the East Cobb/SD Padres ST Underclass lineup, getting on base in eight of his 16 plate appearances. Most of those times on base were walks (6), with Mitchell demonstrating an extremely patient approach from the left side, consistent with the selectivity he showed throughout the summer. Mitchell has a lively 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame and moved around well in the middle infield, splitting time between shortstop and second base with Josh Gibbs. At shortstop, Mitchell stole a hit with a diving catch on a line drive to his right. He made another athletic play on a 4-6-3 double play, receiving a high throw and making an efficient, fluid transfer with the runner sliding into the bag to make a strong throw to first. At second base, the Georgia Tech commit made a nice play ranging to his left, turning with a quick transfer to make an accurate throw at second to get the lead runner.
Diego Velazquez, SS, California
Velazquez turned 16 in August, so he’s one of the youngest players in the class, with a lot of lefthanded bat speed and strength projection remaining in his 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame. A Southern California commit ranked No. 43 for the 2025 class, Velazquez went 3-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts in Jupiter. He swung through a few fastballs up in the zone, but he used his hands well against offspeed stuff. He lined a curveball up the middle for a single, was a little out front against another curveball but was able to keep his hands back to line it to left for a single and had his weight shifted out front early on a changeup but was able to keep his hands back again to flick it the other way for a single.
Anthony Pack Jr., OF, California
The offensive performance doesn’t jump off the page, but Pack showcased quick-twitch explosion between his bat speed and wheels. The No. 30 player in the 2025 class and a Texas commit, Pack is a 5-foot-10, 170 pounds who drives the ball well for his size thanks to his plus bat speed, with a pair of well-struck fly balls to center and left-center for hard outs. He’s a plus runner too and used it to his advantage on a clean bunt single down the third base line. Pack has the tools to stick in center field and defended his position well. While playing left field, he showed excellent range going back into the left-center field gap, tracking the ball well before making a leaping catch. He turned in another highlight in left field, charging a shallow fly ball and extending his body to make a diving catch.
Jackson Roper, SS, Florida
Roper has a contact-oriented approach with a knack for getting on base, something he did in five of his 11 trips to the plate. The No. 64 player in the 2025 class, Roper is 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with a simple, low-maintenance swing from the right side and good bat-to-ball skills with gap power. The Florida commit mostly stayed within the strike zone, working his way on base a few times with walks and pulling a pair of fastballs for hard line-drive singles. At shortstop, he made a leaping catch going back on a pop up into shallow left field, then got rid of the ball quickly to throw out the runner at home who was tagging up from third. He also made a smooth turn at shortstop on the back end of a double play and made a smooth backhand play on a ground ball going to his right at shortstop before firing to first for the out.
Mason Pike, SS/RHP, Washington
Pike was primarily a position player throughout the tournament, but it was what he did on the mound that stood out the most in this look, striking out four of the 10 batters he faced in two innings relief to close out a playoff win for his team. At 6 feet, 190 pounds, Pike has an extremely fast arm, dialing his fastball up to 95 mph in Jupiter. It’s velocity that ranks among the best in the class and he paired that fastball with a hard, biting slider at 82-85 mph that hitters whiffed through on four of the five times they swung at the pitch. Pike is an Oregon State commit and the No. 17 player in the 2025 class.
Eli Pitts, OF, Georgia
Pitts is one of the most electric athletes in the country. He’s 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, a strong but lean, explosive player with 70 speed on the 20-80 scouting scale. The No. 57 player in the 2025 class and a South Carolina commit, Pitts had some swing-and-miss against sliders in Jupiter, but he handled stuff up in the zone well with hard line drives the opposite way from the right side of the plate. If Pitts’ hitting ability continues to take steps forward, a team that prioritizes premium athleticism and premium positional value could make a strong run at him in the 2025 draft.
Sam Cozart, RHP, North Carolina
At 6-foot-7, 235 pounds, Cozart’s physicality has always stood out for his age, which led to a power arm early in the recruiting process. His start in Jupiter stood out more for his pitchability, with Cozart filling the zone with his fastball as he led the South Charlotte Panthers to a 2-1 win with six innings, one run, one hit, two walks and five strikeouts. Cozart pitched at 87-91 mph, throwing 81% strikes with his fastball and getting most of his swing-and-miss on that pitch. His 74-78 mph changeup was an effective pitch with the sink to miss bats and get groundouts. Those were his best pitches, with a pair of breaking pitches that he used with a short slider and a low-70s curveball.
Rashad Hayes, SS, California
Hayes is one of the best defensive shortstops in the country for 2025 and he turned 16 during Jupiter, so he would fit as a 2026 based on his age. The Stanford commit has loose, fluid actions, is light on his feet with good first-step quickness, hands and body control. Defense has been his calling card, but Hayes flashed promising signs at the plate in Jupiter as well. A 6-foot-1, 175-pound righthanded hitter, Hayes attacked a first-pitch fastball on the inner third, keeping his hands inside the ball with a short swing to launch a home run to left field.
Clayton Armah, RHP, Virginia
On paper, the results weren’t as good as what Armah has posted in other outings this summer, but from a scouting perspective, he left Jupiter with an arrow up. That’s because after he pitched mostly in the mid-to-upper 80s this summer, his fastball spiked at Jupiter, reaching 93 mph. At 16 with a highly projectable 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame with long limbs, there should be mid-to-upper 90s velocity coming. An Auburn commit, Armah flashed a solid curveball that has good depth to miss bats when it’s at its best.
Linkin Garcia, 3B, California
A physical righthanded hitter at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, Garcia batted .333/.391/.524 in 23 plate appearances at Jupiter. The Vanderbilt commit has some unconventional elements to his swing, with a narrow stance and his hands set above his head, then lowering them to his chest as he raises his front leg to get into his launch position. He drove the ball for extra-base damage here, launching a triple to right field off a fastball and staying back on a curveball that he caught out front to pull in the air to left for a double.
Dillon Moss, C, Florida
Dean Moss is already a well-known name in scouting circles as the No. 4 player in the 2025 class. Younger brother Dillon is now standing out as one of the better catchers in the country for 2026. Like his brother, Dillon is a California native at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., with Moss hitting .278/.409/.500 in 22 plate appearances at Jupiter. A Stanford commit, Moss made good swing decisions, staying within the strike zone with swings and misses on just three pitches the entire tournament. While he’s still 15 with a 6-foot, 165-pound frame, Moss drove the ball with impact as well, generating torque with his righthanded swing to drop the barrel on a fastball down in the zone and launch a home run to left field. He showed adjustability with his swing as well when he stayed on an 82 mph slider down in the zone and hit a hard line-drive single to center field.
Kevin Roberts Jr., OF, Mississippi
Roberts is one of the top 2026 players in the country, drawing attention for his talent as a shortstop, outfielder and a pitcher. He played exclusively the outfield here, and while he’s young for a 2026, his physicality sticks out right away at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds. The maturity of his approach here to consistently string together quality at-bats was impressive, with Roberts going 2-for-6 with five walks and one strikeout. He barreled the ball for hard contact even on his outs, with big power potential that’s easy to see especially given his size and bat speed. He’s an athletic mover who unleashed a cannon arm that looks like a future 70 tool, catching a fly ball in right field and firing a strike to home with excellent carry, with the runner wisely holding at third base knowing Roberts’ arm strength. He’s uncommitted for college.
Jacob Lombard, SS, Florida
Lombard’s father is Tigers bench coach George Lombard and his older brother is George Lombard Jr., the Yankees’ first-round pick this year. Jacob is one of the best players in the country for 2026, another high baseball IQ player with good actions on both sides of the ball. He hit well in Jupiter, going 4-for-11 (.364) with four walks in 15 plate appearances, showing good bat-to-ball skills and strike-zone judgment. He’s a lean 6-foot-1, 170 pounds with good strength projection remaining and a compact, adjustable swing from the right side. He’s uncommitted for college.
Matthew Sharman, RHP, Georgia
Sharman showed why he’s one of the more promising 2026 pitchers in the country as he struck out five with one walk and two runs allowed in four innings. He’s 6-foot-3, 195 pounds and touched 91 mph here, attacking hitters up in the zone with his fastball. Sharman leaned heavily on his changeup and with good reason. The pitch has 10 mph of separation of his fastball and it parachutes at the plate, diving underneath bats to produce whiffs against both lefties and righties. It was one of the best changeups at Jupiter regardless of class, generating eight swings and misses. Sharman threw a few sliders as well, but the Georgia commit mostly operated with a fastball/changeup mix.
Brady Marshall, 3B, North Carolina
Even as a 2026, Marshall hit in the middle of the lineup for the South Charlotte Panthers, and he came through for them by hitting .300/.417/.700 in 12 plate appearances. A Tennessee commit, Marshall is 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with a good mix of contact and impact from the right side. He worked the count into his favor, then got a 3-1 fastball up in the zone that he punished for a triple deep into the left-center field gap. He delivered two more extra-base hits with a pair of doubles, one of them coming on a fastball down in the zone that he drove to deep right-center field. Even some of his outs were loud barrels, with hard line drives hit right at the shortstop and the left fielder.
Colin White, LHP/1B, Georgia
White made two appearances on the mound, combining for five strikeouts across 2.2 innings. The 2026 Georgia Tech commit touched 91 mph and has lots of space of in high-waist, long-limbed frame to add weight and throw harder in the coming years. He will need to tighten his control, but he showed feel to spin an upper-70s slider that produced a few swings and misses, the most impressive coming on a 3-2 slider that snapped off with two-plane depth for a swinging strikeout to the back foot of a righthanded hitter. White hit well too, going 6-for-11 (.545) with a double on a fastball down an in that he kept his hands inside of to pull in the air to right field.
R.J. Cope, LHP, Georgia
Cope drew a difficult assignment, getting a night game start against a USA Prime National/Detroit Tigers Scout Team lineup full of talented 2024 and 2025 hitters with golf carts of scouts packed behind the plate to watch the marquee matchup of the night. Cope handled himself well, striking out three in 2.2 innings with one run allowed. Cope is a gigantic 6-foot-7, 225 pounds, pitching mostly up in the zone with a fastball that touched 90 mph. Like nearly any 16-year-old pitcher his size, Cope has long arms and legs flying around that he will have to learn to sync up consistently to dial in his control, but the size and arm strength stood out and he flashed an effective changeup, getting swinging strikes twice against Carter Johnson, one of the best pure hitters in the 2024 class. He’s uncommitted for college.
Trey Ebel, SS, California
Ebel is the son of Dodgers third base coach Dino Ebel and the younger brother of shortstop Brady Ebel, the No. 2 player in the 2025 class and his Jupiter teammate on the Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team, with Trey playing second base while Brady and Jacob Lombard split most of the reps at shortstop. Trey is young for the 2026 class but his maturity and hitting instincts showed in the quality at-bats he was able to string together. He swung and missed just three times in 14 trips to the plate, using a short righthanded swing to make contact on pitches throughout the zone with a good eye for discerning balls and strikes. His quick, compact swing helps him catch up to good velocity, as he took an inside-out approach on an 89 mph fastball that he singled to right-center field and pulled a 91 mph fastball in a 1-2 count for another single.