Louisiana Scout Blog

Wed July 8, 2015

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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 The Louisiana Scouting Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the Prep Baseball Report Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more.

2017 Uncommitted Right-Handed Pitcher Is One To Follow

+ Blayne Enlow, RHP, St. Amant HS(2017)
The 6-foot-3, 160-pound uncommitted rising junior with a lean, athletic, projectable frame firmly established himself as the premier pitching prospect in Louisiana’s 2017 class on Tuesday night. The right-hander pitched at an easy, 88-90 mph with natural late life, and solid angle. He also showed a solid present breaking ball that projects to get much better down the road, with depth, tight spin, and solid velocity at 77-79 mph. As well, he flashed a solid present change up with fastball arm speed, deception, and late fade action at 80-82 mph. Although he struggles, at times, to immediately put away hitters with his secondary stuff, the clean arm action, projectable body, quick arm speed, and overall athleticism on the mound make him a prospect to keep a close eye on in the near future.

Four Players Stand Out Over The Fourth Of July Weekend

+Tremaine Spears, 1B/OF, Tioga HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner infielder/outfielder with a strong, developed, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter with bat speed, strength at contact and present power potential. Struggled to pick up spin consistently on the weekend, but showed his big bat speed and power potential on occasion, squaring up a few balls nicely. Should promising ability to transition smoothly to first base at the next level with enough athleticism to be a solid defender there at the next level. Louisiana-Lafayette Recruit.

+Haden Erbe, RHP, Lafayette HS(2016)
A 6-foot-2, 175-pound right-hander with a lean, athletic frame. Showed a quick arm out of a high-3/4 slot with an athletic, developing delivery with occasional pauses, and deficiencies. Fastball sat 86-89 mph with occasional life at end. Flashed a solid breaking ball with 10/4 shape, tight spin, and depth at 76-77 mph. Also showed advanced feel for change up with fastball arm speed, and late deception.

+Keelyn Johnson, C, Pineville HS(2016)
A 5-foot-10, 165-pound catcher from Pineville HS with a lean, athletic frame. Showed outstanding defensive ability behind the plate with loose, athletic hips, advanced catch and throw skills, with loose arm, above average arm strength and carry on throws. Showed a consistent 1.95 on throws down to second base all weekend. Right-handed hitter with an athletic setup, looseness in the barrel and gap to gap approach.

+Brady Jones, RHP, Central(BR) HS(2017)
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed pitcher with an athletic, lean frame. Developmental type right-hander with an extremely raw delivery, often landing closed causing issues in repeating the correct arm slot. Showed arm strength early, sitting 86-88 mph in his first inning of work, but velocity decreased to 85-86 mph in his second inning of work. Struggled to show a true feel for secondary stuff, but flashed the ability to spin the baseball with solid velocity at 77-78 mph.

Two Projectable Right-Handers Impress At The Marucci Classic

+Blayne Enlow, RHP, St. Amant HS(2017)
On Thursday the 6-foot-3 right-hander showed well sitting 85-88 mph with a clean, loose arm action and solid angle of descent on the fastball. Breaking ball showed tight spin, depth and deception with 11/5 shape at 74-76 mph. Also showed a solid changeup at 79-80 mph with fastball arm speed and late, hard fade action.

+Cole Henry, RHP, Florence(AL) HS(2018)
A 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-hander with a long, athletic, strong frame. Clean, loose arm action with quickness in the arm speed into a high-3/4 release. Fastball sat 85-90 mph with solid angle and life, as well as showing quality command of the fastball. Showed an outstanding feel for a breaking ball with 11/5 shape, tight spin, depth and exceptional tilt at 74-76 mph.

2016 RHP and Tulane Commit Sees Spike In Velocity Early In Summer

In a 10 to 5 win, after a 9-run 7th inning, Brother Martin based Peake BMW right-handed pitcher Keagan Gillies showed a rather large jump in velocity since the end of his 2015 spring season. The 6-foot-8, 226-pound rising senior, and Tulane commit, sat 86-88 mph touching 89 mph with a clean, fast, and projectable arm action. Throws slightly across his body, which creates deception and late, hard cutting action on the fastball. The frame and arm angle allow for an outstanding angle of descent on the fastball, as well as creating exceptional tilt on the breaking ball. The breaking ball shows 11/5, and 12/6 shape on occasion, at 73-75 mph with tight spin, extremely late, hard break, and deception.

No. 2 Catholic (BR) HS Defeats Dutchtown HS 10-0

+LHP, Ross Massey, Catholic(BR) HS(2015)
A 5-foot-10, 175-pound left-hander with an average, athletic frame. Smooth, in-line delivery with slight arm wrap and quality arm speed into a high-3/4 release. Fastball sat 81-84 mph with command and occasional life. Breaking ball has a 1/7 shape that flashed tightness on occasion at 62-65 mph. Flashed a feel for changeup at 67-68 mph with late, downer action. Went complete game shutout giving up two hits and competed in the strike zone. Tulane signee and currently ranked No. 18 in Louisiana’s 2015 class.

+SS, Josh Smith, Catholic(BR) HS(2016)
A 5-foot-9, 170-pound middle infielder with small, athletic build. Advanced defender with actions, instincts, soft hands and college average arm strength. Shows an understanding of angles, hops and a feel for the timing of a play. Left-handed hitter with simple, compact stroke, near college average bat speed, level path that makes consistent hard contact and a gap-to-gap approach. Showed very well defensively making several challenging plays look routine, as well as adding an RBI double early in game. Louisiana State commit and currently ranked No. 7 in the 2016 class.

Josh Magee Impresses as No. 10 Franklinton HS Defeats Pearl River HS

+OF, Josh Magee, Franklinton HS(2015)
A 5-foot-10, 180-pound outfielder with an athletic, strong frame. Fast-twitch, advanced athlete that is a plus runner. Consistent 4.1 home to first from right side, 4.2 on turn, and 6.6 60 yard dash. Displays above average defensive ability with tracking speed, catches the baseball easy, quality first step, and average to slightly above average arm strength. Right-handed hitter with short, simple stroke, outstanding balance, makes consistent contact and hits to all fields. Went 3-for-4 on the day including a triple to lead off the game. Showed an advanced approach at the plate, not scared to get deep into counts and hit with two strikes. Currently ranked No. 20 in the ’15 class, committed to Alabama Southern CC, and garnering serious interest for the 2015 MLB draft.

+LHP, Chase Fals, Pearl River HS(2016)
A 6-foot-4, 190-pound uncommitted left-hander with a long, wiry frame. Choppy delivery with loads of deception and funk in the arm action into a ¾ release. The baseball comes out clean at 82-84 mph with quality angle and occasional life. Spins the breaking ball well with 2/8 shape, spin and depth at 71-73 mph. Struggled with command at times, but shows to be a quality athlete that is capable of making in-game adjustments. Currently ranked No. 22 in the 2016 class.

No. 10 Barbe HS Defeats No. 5 Sam Houston HS

+OF, Jacob Stracner, Sam Houston HS(2015)
A McNeese State signee that showed well in the loss. Right-handed hitter with bat speed and strength that consistently makes hard contact. Fast twitch type athlete that runs well and shows college average arm strength. Plays extremely hard and has a strong, physical frame. Currently ranked No. 23 in 2015 class.

+OF, Dayton Dugas, Sam Houston HS(2015)
A 6-foot-3, 220-pound Wichita State signee and legitimate draft prospect. Hammered a hanging breaking ball for a double in his first at-bat. Right-handed hitter with loads of bat speed and strength. Shows length in the swing on occasion with a tendency to swing-and-miss. Advanced athlete that runs extremely well. One of the most physical gifted prospects in this year’s high school class. Currently ranked No. 4 in 2015 class.

+INF, Jake Cochran, Sam Houston HS(2015)
A McNeese State signee with a short, compact, smooth left-handed stroke. Displays college average bat speed, gap-to-gap approach, and advanced high school hitting ability. Solid defender with actions, soft hands and the ability to stay at second base in the future. Currently ranked No.27 in the 2015 class.

+INF, Peyton Johnson, Sam Houston HS(2017)
A physically imposing sophomore at 6-foot-2, 190-pounds. Left-handed hitter with strength at contact, solid bat path, and projectable power. College average athlete with soft hands and arm strength that projects him to a corner infield spot as he continues in the game. Currently ranked No. 5 in the 2017 class.

+INF, Brian Lawerence, Barbe HS(2018)
A 6-foot, 170-pound freshmen with long, lean frame. Advanced athlete with an obvious feel as an infielder. Displays soft hands, advanced actions, and projectable arm strength. Extremely interesting freshmen prospect that is battling for playing time for a very good high school club.

+OF, Shane Selman, Barbe HS(2015)
A McNeese State signee that stole the show on Thursday night. Hit a towering three-run HR to left field and showed advanced bat speed throughout the night. Above college average defender with arm strength, plus run tool, and shows aggressiveness tracking balls down in the outfield. Robbed fellow McNeese State signee, Jacob Stracner, of a sure double, possible grand slam, that seemingly iced the game. Currently ranked No. 19 in the 2015 class.

Holy Cross HS Defeats No. 11 Brother Martin HS 5-3

+OF, Tre Turner, Holy Cross HS(2016)
A 5-foot-10, 190-pound uncommitted junior with a strong, athletic frame. Fast twitch athlete that runs extremely well and has clear present strength. Displays near college average defensive ability with big tracking speed in the outfield and a high school average throwing arm. Right-handed hitter with a rotational type swing, stiffness in the upper half and loads of strength at contact, solid average bat speed, and power potential. Currently ranked No. 28 in the 2016 class.

+RHP, Corey Gaconi, Brother Martin HS(2015)
A 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-handed senior and Southeastern Louisiana signee. Large frame with present strength and near college average athletic ability. Strike thrower that repeats the delivery well and has been a highly successful high school pitcher. Fastball sat 78-82 mph with stiffness in the arm action into a high-3/4 release. Breaking ball shows depth, spin, and shape at times sitting at 64-67 mph. Competitor that throws strikes and consistently gets high school hitters out.

+SS, Michael Kirsch, Brother Martin HS(2016)
A 6-foot-1, 200-pound uncommitted junior with a strong, athletic frame. Quality athlete that runs well and displays college average defensive ability. Shows soft hands, actions, and plus arm strength in the infield. Right-handed hitter with a gap to gap approach, flat bat path, and strength at contact. Hammered a double up against the right-field wall in live game action.

No.1 Sulphur HS defeats No. 10 Barbe HS 6-1

+Kale Breaux, LHP, Sulphur HS(2015)
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound left-hander and Mississippi State signee with a small, athletic frame and No. 3 in the ’15 class, No. 61 in the overall rankings. Clean, repeatable, athletic delivery with loose, fast arm out of high-3/4 release. Outstanding mound presence, works with great tempo, attacks the strike zone with three pitches from several different arm slots. Fastball was 83-91 mph and settled in at 87-88 for the duration of game. Was adding and subtracting off the fastball all night, sinking and cutting some. Showed outstanding feel for a breaking ball at 74-76 mph with tight spin, plus depth and command. Also was throwing this pitch out of different arm slots with different velocities. Also showcased an outstanding changeup with fastball arm speed, deception and late fade action. Will throw any pitch in any count to any location. Understands how to setup hitters, becomes calmer when the situation gets tight, and it is clear he loves to compete.

+Adam Goree, LHP, Barbe HS(2017)
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound uncommitted left-hander with an average, athletic frame. Clean, repeatable, and athletic delivery with strong frontside and clean, fast arm. Fastball sat 82-86 mph with occasional life and competed in the strike zone. Breaking ball was inconsistent overall on the day, but flashed a quality one with tight spin, depth, and late, hard break at 71-73 mph. Displayed outstanding feel for changeup with fastball arm speed, deception, and was commanded to both sides of the plate. Currently ranked No. 2 in Louisiana’s ‘17 class and No. 47 in the overall rankings.

+Braden Comeaux, SS, Barbe HS(2015)
A 6-foot, 165-pound middle infielder and TCU signee with a medium, athletic frame. Quality athlete that runs well and plays with instincts and great tempo defensively. Displays soft hands, actions, arm strength and an understanding of angles and hops in the infield. Right-handed hitter with short, compact stroke, adequate bat speed and found consistent hard contact on the night. Currently ranke No. 9 in Louisiana’s ’15 class and No. 149 in the overall rankings.

+Kirkland Banks, INF, Barbe HS(2017)
A 5-foot-10, 180-pound uncommitted sophomore with a small, athletic frame. Extremely fast twitch athlete that runs well and displays soft hands, actions, arm strength, and an advanced feel for infield play. Right-handed hitter with short, compact swing, bat speed and occasional strength at contact. Young player that is holding his own against some of the best HS competition Louisiana has to offer. Currently ranked No. 13 in Louisiana’s 2017 class.

2016 Uncommitted Left-Hander Impresses In Limited Outing

+LHP, Sean Tweedy, Northlake Christian HS (2016)
A 6-foot-1, 225-pound uncommitted sophomore with a physical, strong frame and powerful lower half. Left-hander with repeatable delivery, arm works well with quickness into a low-3/4 release. In a bullpen session of an outing, fastball sat 84-87 mph with life, showing both cutting action and arm side run. Showed quality command, consistently going hard in on right-handers. Did not throw many breaking balls in game action, but flashed a near college average slider with sweeping action at 73-75

+INF, Matthew Muhleisen, Holy Cross HS (2016)
A 6-foot-1, 187-pound uncommitted junior infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality athlete that lacks in fast twitch actions, but displays soft hands and near college average arm strength defensively. Tends to play on his heels at shortstop, most likely projecting him to third base at the next level. Right-handed hitter that has had success at the HS level, but shows some length in swing and the tendency to dive across allowing himself to get tied up on the inner-half. Swing is more strength than bat speed, but he has already had a very successful HS career at Holy Cross HS.

+INF, Maverick Latour, Northlake Christian HS (2015)
A 6-foot, 190-pound uncommitted senior with a strong, athletic frame. Quality athlete that runs well and plays the game at a fast pace. Showed quality actions in the infield with soft hands, near college average arm strength, and feet that continuously keep moving. Right-handed hitter with simple, compact stroke, adequate bat speed, and strength at contact. True baseball player that plays with a high energy level.

Two 2017's Impress Big Time Over The Weekend

+Daniel Cabrera, LHP/OF, John Curtis HS (2017)
A 6-foot, 170-pound Louisiana State commit with an athletic, strong frame and ranked No. 1 in the ’17 class. Left-handed hitter with advanced hit tool, bat speed, quality leverage in swing, and advanced hand-eye coordination. Hits to all fields with backspin, smooth runner with tracking instincts in the outfield. Left-handed pitcher with clean, smooth delivery, strong frontside and repeats extremely well. Fastball sat 86-88 mph with life and command. Showed a tight spinning breaking ball with 2/8 shape, depth, deception and late, hard break at 74-76 mph. Showed an above average changeup with fastball arm speed, deception, and plus late, hard fade action with depth.

+Peyton Johnson, RHP/3B, Sam Houston HS (2017)
A 6-foot-2, 190-pound sophomore with a long, lanky frame with surprising present strength, ranked No. 5 in the ’17 class. Right-handed pitcher with clean, loose and quick arm. Low to mid-80s fastball with quality angle and competes in the strike zone. Flashes a feel for tight spinning curveball with 11/5 shape and depth. Left-handed hitter with smooth swing, flat path, bat speed, strength and occasional length. Advanced hitter that projects to have big power.

Two Uncommitted 2015 Arms Faced Off On 3/7/15

+ RHP, Jack Burk, Jesuit HS (2015)
A 6-foot-4, 190-pound uncommitted right-hander with long, lean frame. Athletic delivery with a slight arm wrap and wrist cup, quality arm speed into a high-3/4 release. Fastball sat 85-88 mph with outstanding tilt and solid life. Showed an above college average breaking ball with 10/4 shape all night. Breaking ball had tight spin, sharp, late break at 74-77 mph. Also flashed a solid average changeup in warmups, but did not have to go to it much in game. Commanded the fastball and breaking ball extremely well all night, getting ahead of hitters consistently and then had the stuff to put them away. Finished the night with 10 Ks in a complete game shutout victory against a very talented St. Thomas More HS club.

+ LHP, Grant Cox, St. Thomas More HS (2015)
A 6-foot-3, 180-pound uncommitted left-hander with a long, lean and projectable frame. Athletic delivery with a quick arm into a high-3/4 release. Fastball sat 84-86 mph touching 87 mph with tilt and angle. Flashed a solid college average slider with tight spin and depth. Slight stiffness in the arm action causes him to struggle with repeating the arm slot and affects control at times, but has clear arm strength and projectability. Also plays the outfield, showing great athleticism and a quality right-handed swing. Finds consistent hard contact with a line-drive, gap to gap approach. Deceptive speed with long strides and solid body control.

Nick Lee Breezes Through Opposing Hitters-3/3/15 

+ RHP, Nick Lee, South Beauregard HS (2015)
A 6-foot-4, 190-pound right-hander committed to Louisiana Lafayette and number 1 ranked player in Louisiana’s 2015 class and number 25 overall in PBR’s rankings. Athletic, lanky frame with wide shoulders and room to add strength. Long arm action with slight stiffness and wrap on backend, but lightning quick arm speed into a high-3/4 release. In-line delivery with smooth rhythm landing square and athletic with some effort. Pitched a nearly flawless 4 innings of work in one of the more dominant outings you could see. Fastball sat 91-93 mph touching 94 with slight, late run and sink. Pounded the strike zone all night, but is more of a control, than command guy. Breaking ball is inconsistent but flashed a solid average slider with spin and depth at 76-78 mph. Did not throw a change up in game, but flashed an average one in between innings at 77-78 mph with fastball arm speed and fade action. Secondary stuff should project to get better as he has rarely had to use those pitches to this point in his career. An above average athlete that also plays shortstop at a high-level, displays outstanding body language with confidence, intensity, and attacking mentality, as well as showing good teammate qualities. Signability, and whether major league clubs see him as a starter or reliever will determine how high he goes in the draft this June, but there is no doubt he is the premium pitching prospect out of the state of Louisiana.

Weekend Notes from 2/27/15-2/28/15

+ RHP, Rafe Schindler, Chalmette HS (2017)
A 6-foot-4, 170-pound right-hander with a long, lean and wiry frame. Loose, quick arm action with slight arm wrap and wrist cup on back end. Fastball sat 82-84 mph with plus life and deception against St. Thomas More, giving college level hitters trouble all night. Breaking ball showed promise with spin and depth, but lacks in sharpness to put away high-level hitters currently. Young prospect with big upside that dominated a prospect-heavy St. Thomas More lineup for five innings and could develop into a premium arm through time.

+ MINF, Zach Watson, West Ouachita HS (2016)
A 6-foot, 165-pound infielder and Louisiana State commit with a thin, athletic frame. A fast twitch athlete and outstanding runner that has athleticism to make a move to the outfield. Right-handed hitter with short, compact swing and a flat bat path that finds the barrel consistently. Currently ranked No. 5 in the 2016 class rankings.

+ INF, Mason Vicknair, Riverside HS (2017)
A 6-foot-3, 190-pound infielder with a long, wiry frame with present strength. Defensively he shows soft hands, and above average arm strength. Tends to sit back in the middle with below average feet, most likely projecting him to a corner infield spot. Right-handed hitter with loads of bat speed and strength at contact. Creates natural leverage in swing and flashed power potential. Very interesting prospect that is advanced for his age.

+ INF, Peyton Lacoste, St. Paul’s HS (2015)
A 6-foot-2, 225-pound corner infielder and Washington signee with a large, strong frame. Right-handed hitter with outstanding bat path, big bat speed and strength at contact. Creates natural leverage in swing allowing for easy backspin and power potential. Displays soft hands and arm strength at third base, but lacks in athleticism projecting him most likely as a power-hitting first baseman at the next level. Currently ranked No. 43 in the 2015 class.

+ SS, Jake Slaughter, Ouachita Christian HS (2016)
A 6-foot-1, 195-pound Louisiana State commit and No. 1 in the 2016 class with a long, strong and athletic frame. Battling through a minor wrist injury over the weekend, Slaughter showed outstanding actions at shortstop catching balls with ease. The right-handed hitter showed increased strength making two extremely loud outs, and hitting a double down the line. Slaughter is starting to create some natural leverage in swing that creates easy backspin which could see an increase in power numbers.

+ INF, Ryan Reynolds, Ouachita Christian HS (2016)
A 6-foot-2, 200-pound infielder and University of Texas commit with a large, strong frame. Displays soft hands with quality arm strength from second base, but most likely projects to a corner infield position at the next level. A switch-hitter with raw bat speed, big strength, and big power potential from both sides. A very advanced hitter with solid bat path and raw tools to be a potential premium bat. Currently ranked No. 4 in the 2016 class.

#22 St. Paul’s HS vs Shaw HS 2/26/15

+ C, Hunter Romero, 2016, St. Paul’s HS
A 5-foot-11, 210-pound uncommitted catcher with a strong, athletic frame and currently ranked No. 24 in the 2016 class. Right-handed hitter with balanced setup, smooth load and explosive lower half. Showed solid bat speed, strength at contact, level path, and gap to gap type power. Average HS catcher, hands tend to be stiff and occasionally becomes unathletic in his base. Most likely will project as a power hitting first baseman, but does display a strong arm and quick release as a catcher.

+ OF, Blake Locicero, 2016, St. Paul’s HS
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound uncommitted outfielder with an average, lanky, athletic frame and currently ranked No. 29 in the 2016 class. Smooth, athletic runner with solid tracking instincts and college average arm strength as a defender. Left-handed hitter with balanced, smooth, short swing and near college average bat speed. Shows an advanced feel for hitting with line drive type bath and ability to hit. Should be an interesting follow as he continues to add strength to his frame.

+ RHP, Carlo Graffeo, 2015, St. Paul’s HS
The No. 13 ranked player in the 2015 class and Southeastern signee was impressive on opening day. Graffeo sat 86-88 mph touching 90 with a quality breaking ball at 75-78 with depth, tight spin, and deception. He worked fast, attacked the strike zone and overmatched his opponents for the most part.

+ RHP, Jace Nini, 2015, Shaw HS
A 5-foot-11, 165-pound interesting uncommitted senior with an average, athletic, thin frame. Athletic, repeatable, in-line delivery with regular effort and finishes upright. Fastball sat 82-84 touching 86 with slight run out of a low-3/4 release. Showed a quality breaking ball with 11/5 shape and quality spin at 72-74. Attacks the strike zone, works fast, competes and showed great body language even as things weren’t going his way.

#1 St. Thomas More HS vs Rummel HS 2/26/15

+ LHP, Hogan Harris, 2015, St. Thomas More
The No. 2 ranked player in Louisiana’s 2015 class and No. 27 overall was 86-88 mph touching 91. The 6-foot-2 left-hander only pitched one inning and it was unclear why. Even in limited action he flashed a pro-ready fastball with velocity and plus life.

+ C, Christian Leonard, 2016, St. Thomas More
A 6-foot-1, 210-pound catcher with a strong, athletic frame and currently ranked No. 12 in Louisiana’s 2016 class. Flashes the ability to catch at the next level with quality arm strength and presence behind the dish, but hands can get stiff and tends to stab. Left-handed hitter with short, compact, flat stroke with bat speed and loads of strength at contact. Flashed pull power, hitting a towering bases clearing double off top of the wall in extra innings.

+ 2B, Darren Willis, 2016, Rummel HS
A 5-foot-9, 165-pound middle infielder with a small, athletic frame and currently ranked No. 25 in Louisiana’s 2016 class. Solid defensive player with soft hands, actions, solid footwork and feel, and an understanding of angles. Right-handed hitter with an upright, slightly open setup. Shows bat speed and surprising strength for his size but occasionally gets in and out the zone quickly with his path.

St. Thomas More HS Vs Barbe HS {Scrimmage 2/21/15}

+ LHP, Hogan Harris, St. Thomas More HS, 2015
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-hander, No. 2 ranked player in the 2015 class and Louisiana Lafayette commit threw well in limited action. Harris sat 87-90 mph and got up to 92 with quality late sink. He didn’t have his best breaking ball at 68-70 mph with loose spin and college average depth. But overall, he overmatched a quality Barbe HS lineup with his fastball, punching out several in two innings. He is scheduled to pitch again this week, where we hope to get an extended look.

+ INF, O’Neal Lochridge, St. Thomas More HS, 2015
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Louisiana State commit and No. 5 ranked player in Louisiana's 2015 class was impressive on Saturday, hitting a towering 2-run homerun in the 1st inning. The right-handed hitter showed a short, compact swing with bat speed, quality bat path, and creates natural leverage in the swing. Although he may project to third base at the next level, Lochridge showed quality actions, arm strength and overall athletic ability playing shortstop.

+ C, Christian Leonard, St. Thomas More HS, 2016
A 6-foot-1, 200-pound uncommitted catcher and No. 12 in the 2016 class with an imposing, strong, and physical frame. Left-handed hitter with a simple stroke and clear strength at contact, bat speed, and quality bat path that gives him a chance to be a complete hitter. Still developing receiving skills with stiff hands, but a good overall athlete with arm strength, quality blocking skills and great presence behind the dish.

+ LHP/OF, Brennan Breaux, St. Thomas More HS, 2015
The 6-foot, 180-pound Louisiana State commit and No. 8 in Louisiana's 2015 class showed why he could be a legitimate two-way college player on Saturday. Breaux showed outstanding athletic ability and tracking instincts in centerfield with college average arm strength. A left-handed hitter, he showed outstanding rhythm and timing as he squared up balls to the left-center gap with back spin. On the mound he sat 83-87 mph with a quality arm action and simple, repeatable delivery. Also showed a quality breaking ball with 1/7 shape, tight spin and depth at 72-75 mph.

+ LHP, Grant Cox, St. Thomas More HS, 2015
The 6-foot-3 uncommitted left-hander from Lafayette, LA was extremely interesting on Saturday. Fastball sat 85-87 mph touching 88 with good tilt and angle. A fairly clean delivery and arm action along with a quality frame allows for projection. Flashed a quality slider with tight spin and late, hard break at 77-78 mph. Although he struggled with command and control at times he showed the raw ability to pitch at the next level.

+ MINF, Braden Comeaux, Barbe HS, 2015
A TCU commit and No. 9 in Louisiana's 2015 class, Comeaux showed outstanding athleticism and feel for the game. A solid defensive player with actions, instincts, and understanding of angles. Right-handed hitter with a quality bat path, strike zone discipline and developing strength could allow him to be a solid offensive player down the road. He handled velocity fairly well on Saturday garnering a nice line drive up the middle for a hit.

+ INF, Kirkland Banks, Barbe HS, 2017
The uncommitted sophomore infielder showed outstanding athleticism over the weekend. A short, compact, strong frame with obvious fast twitch ability. Quality actions, feet and feel in the infield with near college average arm strength. Right-handed hitter with short, simple swing, bat speed, and quality path. Can be overmatched at times with velocity, but the outstanding athletic ability could allow him to settle in sooner rather than later.

+ C, Hunter Feduccia, Barbe HS, 2015
A relatively unknown senior catcher, Feduccia was extremely impressive on Saturday. Feduccia displayed quality receiving and blocking skills with college average arm strength and a 2.00.2.05 pop time. Left-handed hitter with smooth stroke, rhythm, bat speed and quality bat path. Feduccia will most certainly be an interesting follow this spring as he should shine for one of the best teams in the state this year.

Brother Martin HS vs Ponchatula HS scimmage {2/16/15}

+ LHP/OF, Blair Frederick, Brother Martin HS, 2016
The 6-foot-2 left-hander and LSU commit was electric in his two inning outing. He pitched 87-89 mph touching 91 several times and even a few 92s. A clean and extremely fast arm with a simple, repeatable delivery that creates loads of deception. Hides the release point very well to both right-handers and left-handers. Slider was 78-80 mph with hard, tight spin. Overall inconsistent on the day, but threw a few that were above average left-handed sliders with wipe-out action.

+ INF, Michael Kirsch, Brother Martin HS, 2016
An interesting athlete that has yet to see much action on the varsity level. A physical 6-foot-1 frame with fast twitch actions (4.4 on turn to 1st). Showed soft hands and arm strength on the infield playing both 3rd base and shortstop. Right-handed hitter with short, compact swing, quality bat path and near college average bat speed. Will be an interesting follow this spring.

+ RHP/1B,Simon Landry, Ponchatula HS, 2016
The physical right-hander located the fastball at 82-83 mph and spun a slightly above high school average breaking ball with depth. The right-handed hitter showed some loose, whippy bat speed with power potential as he turned around a 91 mph fastball for a run-scoring hit.

+ OF, Chritsian Campbell, Ponchatula HS, 2015
A raw athletic specimen that will be attending Georgia Tech on a football scholarship. Showed arm strength and athleticism in the outfield. Right-handed hitter with strength at contact and bat speed but showed a big run tool getting down the line at 4.03 seconds.

+ C, Jonathan Parker, Brother Martin HS, 2015
The uncommitted right-handed hitting catcher showed some development in his catch and throw skills, as well as launching a home run to left-center field gap in game action.

Jesuit HS vs East Ascension HS scrimmage {2/14/15}

+ RHP, Jack Burk, Jesuit HS, 2015
The 6-foot-4 right-hander was impressive in his two innings of work as he filled up the strike zone. He pitched at 85-87 mph and touched 88 mph with quality downhill tilt and occasional late life. Although he has a significant wrist wrap and throws slightly across the body, which creates some deception, he repeats well with little effort and a quick, fairly clean arm action. He flashed a near college average breaking ball with sweeping slurve action at 73-75 mph that had correct spin and depth.

+ RHP, Sean Bretz, Jesuit HS, 2016
A 6-foot-6, 200-pound right-hander from Jesuit HS with a long, lean and projectable frame. Bretz pitched at an effortless 84-86 mph with quality downhill action and occasional life. Simple, in-line and repeatable delivery with a clean, quick arm. Showed a college average change up with arm speed, deception, depth and late life at 73-76. Breaking ball is still a work in progress at 68-70 mph, but it showed developing spin and occasional quality depth.

+ SS/OF, Nick Ray, Jesuit HS, 2017
A 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore with an extremely advanced, athletic and physical frame. Showed outstanding athleticism, quick first step, quality actions and near college average arm strength at shortstop. Right-handed hitter with an overall raw plate approach and bat path, but shows good hand-eye coordination and bat speed.

+ LHP/1B/OF, Tristian Babin, East Ascension HS, 2015
The 6-foot-3 left-hander, and Nicholls State commit, pitched at 84-86 mph with a simple, clean delivery and a quick, clean, compact arm action. Breaking ball is still a work in progress, but he flashed a college average changeup with arm speed and late life. Athletic left-handed hitter with simple set-up, quality bat path, and bat speed. Showed outstanding athleticism defensively with tracking speed and arm strength as an outfielder, and soft hands and a true feel for first base.