Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at some of the top high school baseball players in Florida.
We'll start with the top pitchers.
There are hundreds of outstanding pitchers in Florida, and these lists are not intended to be comprehensive. Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @SBLiveFL and let us know about other pitchers worthy of fans’ attention.
TOP 20 PITCHERS IN FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
1. Jake Clemente, Stoneman Douglas
Clemente, a Florida Gators commit, has a big frame (6-4, 210 pounds) and has hit 97 MPH on the radar gun this season. He has yet to allow an earned run in 32 innings pitched this season for the Eagles.
2. Ryan Cerrone, Northside Christian
Cerrone struck out a season-high eight batters in his last start (April 8) in a 1-0 loss vs IMG Academy Blue.
3. Zachary Root, Fort Myers
Root has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in three of his last four starts for the Green Wave.
4. Jordan Martin, Mandarin (Jacksonville)
Martin struck out eight batters in a complete-game performance in his last start (April 7) in a 3-2 win vs Alpharetta (Georgia)
5. Zack Showalter, Wesley Chapel
The South Florida commit leads the state with 72 strikeouts this season.
6. Bryan Rivera-Santiago, Leto
Rivera-Santiago recorded eight strikeouts in his last start (April 9) in a 3-2 win over Lennard.