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For most in the baseball world the summer schedule is as hectic as it gets. From scouts to coaches to players, everyone is traveling the country looking for the best experiences possible and many are trying to navigate the landscape to put themselves in the best possible situation to #BeSeen.

At Prep Baseball Report our scouts are spending their time just as you are, chasing the best baseball they can find all while making it easier for the player to put his best foot forward in the recruiting process. Our Summer Tour of open showcases takes the approach of making it easier for the player to find a local event, open to all grad classes and skill levels, and providing the opportunity to get in front of our scouts during the hectic schedule of summer baseball, keeping their PBR Profile as current as possible. 

This event will also begin the identification process for some of the biggest events on the 2023 calendar such as the Preseason All-State, Top Prospect Games, and the 2023 PBR Future Games. 

Our Gulf Coast Open is slated for Saturday, September 24 at MGM Park (Home of the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers) in Biloxi, Mississippi. Grad years 2023-2026 from AL, FL, MS, LA, and other surrounding states are invited to attend.

All highlights from the Gulf Coast Open will be promoted on PrepBaseballReport.com. The Prep Baseball Report is subscribed to by nearly 1000 colleges and pro scouts across the country. All results will be posted on the site; along with players’ highlights.

The Prep Baseball Report’s goal is to help student-athletes achieve their dreams of playing baseball at the next level. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, please get your registration in as soon as possible.

WHEN:
Saturday, September 24th

WHERE:
MGM Park (Home of the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers) in Biloxi, Mississippi

WHO:
Class of 2023-2026 From All surrounding states 

TIME:
Check-in for all Position Players (C, INF, OF):
9:00 AM

Check-in for Pitcher ONLYs

11:30 AM

Event will conclude in the early afternoon hours. If you are not pitching, you are free to go after your position workout. Catchers must stay to help catch bullpens.

Registered Infielders, Outfielders, and/or Catchers

  • Swift Athletic Testing (60 Yard Dash with 10/30 splits and the jump mat)

  • Offensive Evaluations

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • Live batting practice

    • TrackMan ball flight analysis

    • Blast Motion swing analysis

  • Defensive Evaluations

    • Arm strength

    • Agility/range

    • Positional analysis/profile

Registered Pitchers & Catchers

  • Pitching Evaluations

    • 15-20 pitch bullpen (fastball and secondary pitches from both windup and stretch)

    • Mechanical evaluation

    • ProPlayAI’s ‘PitchAI’ biomechanical analysis

    • TrackMan pitch velocity, movement, spin analysis

  • Catcher Evaluations (while receiving bullpen)

    • Receiving/pitch presentation

    • Blocking/mobility

*NOTE: Player videos will be added to profiles. Videos are only viewable with a PBR subscription. We will send coupon codes to our subscriptions once videos have been posted.

The PBR refund policy is that of a transfer nature. If your son is not able to attend the scheduled date, we will keep a credit on file for a future event. This credit has no expiration date and can be used at any point in the player's high school career.

SCOUTING, TECHNOLOGY AND DATA ANALYSIS IN ONE EVENT

 

PBR PROFILE

Every prospect's recruiting process starts and ends with the PBR Profile and our showcases revolve around that player profile. For first time attendees, a new PBR profile will be created, hosting all of your information, videos, head shot, metrics and more, making it one of your single most important tools in the recruiting process. Repeat showcase performances will continue to update your PBR profile, creating a history of prospect progress and ensuring the most up-to-date information is easily accessible throughout the fast-paced scouting community. These profiles are also searchable by a range of data points and metrics through our advanced search engine, making it a one stop shop for recruiters and scouts.

MIZUNO

All showcase prospects will receive a numbered PBR jersey sponsored by our partners at Mizuno. The Mizuno Tee is the all around tee shirt for every activity, made from lightweight textured fabric, and used to identify prospects throughout the showcase process.

STATS

PBR stats are the industry standard in the scouting community, carrying the highest credibility in actionable data. PBR profiles are the most reliable resources for prospect information due to this reason alone. Stats are collected using only the highest of standard equipment including Brower laser timers, Trackman and Stalker radars. All stats are hosted in player profiles accompanied by recently launched Performance Tiers that show where a prospect ranks among his peers.

VIDEO

All prospect performances will be professionally video taped, edited and uploaded into their PBR Profile. Videos will consist of multiple angles and record all aspects of the showcase including 60’s, live batting practice, and defensive performances. Videos are hosted in PBR Profiles and used for video spotlights, content, social media and more. Videos are accessible to all PBR+ subscribers.

SCOUTING REPORTS

The Prep Baseball Report is built at the hands of some of the most tenured and respected scouts in the industry. We pride ourselves on our level of prospect knowledge, most of which is gained through PBR events. Showcases are designed and engineered by state Scouting Directors with the goal of collecting as much information about a prospect as possible and relaying our findings to the public through data collection and scouting reports. 

POST-EVENT CONTENT

One of the many results of a PBR showcase is getting all the information collected to the public in a timely and digestible manner. Every showcase will be featured on the Prep Baseball Report website and social channels through various forms of post-event content, leaderboards, video spotlights and more. 

ACCOUNT DASHBOARD

In an effort to elevate the post-event experience for players who attend a PBR Showcase, the Account Dashboard is now your one stop shop to view all of your post-event deliverables, including your Video, TrackMan, Blast Data, Vizual Edge Score and more. Your Dashboard also gives you a window into upcoming events, calendar management and more. 

TECH PACKAGE

Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and Blast Connect apps as well as visual skills through Vizual Edge testing. Furthermore, key metrics will live inside your Prep Baseball Report profile to help players in their recruitment process.  

TrackMan is the global leader in ball-tracking accuracy. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, all players will get unrivaled access to their performance data in the Trackman interactive app. Players can create custom dashboards that unlock both hitting and pitching data.

Pitching Features Include:

  • Pitching data access includes: release speed, spin rate, spin axis, release height, extension, horizontal and vertical break, and location on each pitch 

  • See each pitch trajectory in 3D from multiple viewpoints

  • Create defined tags to label and compare pitches

  • Pin pitches together to create tunneling visualizations between different pitch types

  • Visualize each pitch location

Hitting Features Include:

  • Hitting data access includes: Exit speed, distance traveled, launch angle, launch direction, spin rate, contact depth and contact side/height for each swing.

  • Visualize plate coverage

  • Pairing of all data points on each swing

Key ball flight metrics will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level. TrackMan’s advanced data metrics will augment what players already receive from a PBR showcase, which includes an edited video of their performance, personalized scouting reports, verified statistics, run times and positional velocities.

Blast is the global leader in swing analysis and used by nearly every MLB organization. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive access to BlastConnect in the Blast App, that unlocks critical insights and actionable data from their performance.

Features Include:

  • Swing Analysis and Blast Motion hitting assessment

  • Professional-level swing analytics to help players improve their hitting performance

  • Free 30-day trial to Blast Premium Services subscription

Key hitting metrics and Blast Motion Scores will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level.

Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training that multiple MLB clubs use for its players. During Prep Baseball Report events, players will take the Vizual Edge 15-minute baseline evaluation. Following the event, players will receive an email PDF of your results – labeled as your EDGE Score – that will identify your visual strengths and weaknesses and how they directly impact your on-field performance. Visual skills are critical for pitch recognition, reaction speed, timing, seeing spin on the ball, defensive performance and much more. Your EDGE Score will also live inside your Prep Baseball Report profile.

ProPlayAI will be delivering lab-accurate biomechanics data for purposes of player assessments and in-game analysis, all from a single video camera. ProPlayAI’s biomechanics platform for baseball pitchers, PitchAI, is powered by computer vision algorithms that extract 3D skeletal data from a single 2D video camera such as an iPhone. The platform provides full-body kinematics to analyze lead-knee dynamics, torso and pelvic motion, arm motion, and aspects of the kinetic chain and pitch efficiency. 

Prep Baseball Report events will be equipped with Swift Performance’s industry-leading athletic testing technologies to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data for all participants, ultimately delivering new insights into athletes’ speed, explosiveness and power for recruiters to evaluate.

Through both systems, the Swift UNO timing gates and EZEJump mats, athletes will be evaluated on a multitude of metrics that goes beyond just the 60 yard dash. Participants will be put through a jump protocol as well as adding 10 and 30 yard splits to the 60 yard dash.

Athletic Testing Metrics include:

  • 60 yard dash with 10 and 30 yard splits

  • Top end speed (mph)

  • Reactive Strength Index

  • Vertical jump


Location

MGM Park - Biloxi, MS
105 Caillavet St
Biloxi, MS
39530

Date Title Commitments  
08/14/2021 Gulf Coast Open 4 View Details
Name High School Class Pos. Commitment
Owen Bellanger Gulfport 2025 C
Jordan Combee JW Mitchell 2025 SS
Connor Fadalla Baker 2023 3B
Gavin Gibson Patrick Taylor Science & Tech Academy 2025 2B
Will Howard Catholic 2024 C
Elijah Johnson Home School 2025 SS
Mack Jones West Lauderdale 2026 C
Cortorian Keeton Gautier High School 2023 OF
Logan Kruse Orange Beach 2026 LHP
Jake Landgrave Saint Patrick 2023 SS
Brein Ledford Catholic (BR) 2025 OF
Jordon May Biloxi 2026 LHP
Logan McNamara Mandeville 2025 RHP
William Parker Biloxi 2025 C
Trenton Pettis Gulfport 2025 OF
Tolar Raybourn Gulfport 2025 RHP
Chesley Rhodes St Stanislaus 2024 OF
Mason Roach St. Joseph Catholic 2023 OF
Brant Rounsaville Gulfport 2026 3B
Cameron Sandel West Harrison 2026 3B
Michael Scott Mandeville 2024 RHP
Alton Shorts De La Salle 2025 3B
Tajhai Smith Sulphur 2025 1B
Jackson Stopa Jesuit New Orleans 2023 OF
Bryan Travis Harrison Central 2025 C
Ben Wade Holy Savior Menard 2024 C
Haiden Wood Ocean Springs 2025 C