TPA Nationals 16U Team PreviewMay 14, 2018
–Top Position Players:
Sam Kulasingam-2020 Switch Hitting MIF/RHP (Holly Springs HS): Soft hands, smooth actions at SS. Table-setter offensively. Consistent line drive approach from both sides. Can really pitch as well.
Alex Imposimato-2020 R/R Catcher (Heritage HS): Serious tools, outstanding athlete, 6.6 – 60 yd dash. Big time power to pull-side. Defensively, excellent receiver w/ soft hands, solid catch and throw (2.1 pop time).
Richard Hooks- 2019 R/R INF/OF (Overhills HS): Quick twitch athlete, 6.7 – 60 yd dash. Strong frame w/ room to fill out. Serious power to all fields. Quickness to play up the middle and enough arm to play 3B.
Tyler Tachman- 2019 L/L OF/LHP (Chapel Hill HS): Line drive hitter, consistently barrels baseballs, good instincts on the base-paths. Impact player on both sides of the ball. Covers lots of ground in OF (6.8 – 60 yd dash).
Richie Van Tassel- 2020 R/R INF/RHP (Cardinal Gibbons HS): Projectable 6'2 165lb frame, 7.0 -60 yd dash. Very solid defender, strong carry on throws across the diamond. Advanced approach at the plate, drives the ball to all fields.
Jayden Gatling- 2019 R/R OF (North Lenoir HS): Wiry strong frame, 6.8 – 60 yd dash. Can go get it in the OF. Gap to gap power, impact player on base-paths.
Ben Peterson- 2020 RHP/3B/1B (Apex HS): 6'4 180 lb power arm. FB 85-88 T89 w/ downhill life. Sharp SL 78-82. Solid CH. Three sport athlete.
David Keith- 2020 RHP/INF/OF (Fuquay Varina HS): 6'2 170 lb frame. Heavy FB 85-88 T90 w/ late arm-side run. Great feel for wipe-out SL 76-80. Shows plus CH at times.
Zane Taylor- 2020 RHP/OF (Wake Forest HS): 5'11 155lb frame. Athletic, compact delivery, generates downhill plane on FB at 82-86 T87. Power 12-6 BB, good feel for CH.
— Committed Players:
Very Athletic group with ability to compete for championships.