Updated Class Of 2018 Louisiana Player Rankings

Tue March 8, 2016


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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With the start of the Spring season upon us, and the recent release of the updated class of 2016 rankings, and class of 2017 rankings, Prep Baseball Report Louisiana is excited to release the updated class of 2018 rankings. This edition of the rankings has been expanded to include 38 prospects from across the state. There are several new faces to the rankings and a few players made significant jumps.

+ Louisiana State commit, RHP Landon Marceaux (Destrehan HS) remains atop the rankings. A 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed pitcher with an average, athletic frame. Long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and easy effort. Fastball sits 87-90 mph with late sink and advanced command. Shows extremely advanced feel for secondary stuff that includes a curveball, slider and changeup.

+ Marceaux’s teammate at Destrehan, RHP Bryce Scioneaux checks in at No. 2. A 6-foot-2, 215-pound right-handed pitcher with a large, strong frame. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Fastball sits 84-86 mph with sink, angle and control. Also shows quality breaking ball with tight spin and depth that has shown to be a true swing-and-miss pitch.

+ John Curtis infielder, and Future Games participant, Jordin LaBruzza comes in at No. 3. A 5-foot-9, 175-pound infielder with a small, physical, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange, playing through balls well. Short arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed. Quality athlete that also runs a 6.93 60 yard dash.

+ Houma Christian infielder, Gavin Dugas, remains in the top five, checking in at No. 4. A 5-foot-9, 180-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Short, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and quality balance. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and explosive bat speed. Also posted a 4.2 home to 1st  and 6.8 60 yard dash.

+ Barbe shortstop, Bryan Lawerence rounds out the top five. Lawerence has a long, lean frame with athletic actions. Outstanding defender with quality actions, and a short arm action with solid arm strength and accuracy on throws. Right-handed hitter with simple setup and short, compact swing.

Below is a look at the top ten, subscribers can see the entire class of 2018 rankings by clicking HERE. If you are not a subscriber, and would like to be, click HERE.

As well, PBR Louisiana has already released several events for this summer. Space is already filling, and is limited. Don’t wait to register, and #BeSeen. Click HERE to see a list of upcoming events!

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