Top Prospect Games (Underclass): Preview


PBR Alabama Staff

The Top Prospect Games (Underclass) will be held this Wednesday, June 22nd at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL. Many of the top prospects in the Class of 2024-2027 in the state of Alabama will be in attendance looking to continue to make a name for themselves at an event that has proven to be a springboard for players looking to represent Team Alabama at the PBR Jr. Future Games. 

Our staff will be using this event to select players to represent Alabama at the PBR Future Games & PBR Jr. Future Games. The Future Games is the summer's ultimate recruiting event for 2024 and 2025 uncommitted prospects. Last year's event was attended by more than 330 college coaches. This event will take place July 27th - July 30th at LakePoint in Cartersville, GA. Last year's PBR Future Games team featured five players from this 2021 Top Prospect Games, and this year should be no different.

To view the roster & teams for this event, CLICK HERE.

SPOT ON THE LINE TO REPRESENT TEAM ALABAMA

Each player that will be in attendance at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL will all be evaluated for a spot to represent Team Alabama at the end of July.

For prospects in the 2024 & 2025 class, those players will have a chance to be selected to play for Team Alabama at the PBR Future Games on July 27th-30th at LakePoint Sports in Cartersville, GA, the most heavily-recruited event of the year. This event is for rising uncommitted juniors & sophomores looking to play at the next level, and they will compete against other uncommitted players from all across the country.

Notable 2024's to Follow

Notable 2025's to Follow

For prospects in the 2026 & 2027 class, those players will have a chance to be selected to play for Team Alabama at the PBR Jr. Future Games on July 26th-31st at LakePoint Sports in Cartersville, GA, one of the top events of the year. This event is for rising 2026's & 2027's and they will compete against other uncommitted players from all across the country.

HISTORY OF THE TOP PROSPECT GAMES

The Top Prospect Games is an invitation-only event that features the top players across the state. Every year, this event highlights the Who’s Who of the state. This event is limited and exclusive to the top prospects in Alabama and serves as a springboard for players to represent Alabama at the PBR Future & Jr. Future Games. The first-ever Top Prospect Games event in Alabama was held in 2018 and the event has continued to gain popularity ever since.

This event has certainly been no stranger for college commitments, as the first four years have a combined 149 players committed to college programs. This year should be no different, as there are some extremely talented uncommitted players still on the board. Let's take a look back and check out some of notable committed players that have attended from this event from year to year.

2021 Top Prospect Games

  • Braden Booth (Mississippi State)
  • Cade Carr (Samford)
  • Christopher Johnston (Auburn)
  • Noah Jones (Southern Union CC)
  • Jace Norton (Mississippi State)
  • Tait Nunnally (Eastern Kentucky)
  • Jake Smith (Troy)
  • Hudson Walburn (Jacksonville State)
  • Peyton Watts (Troy)
  • Tyler Wilson (Auburn)

2020 Top Prospect Games

  • Ayden Amis (Troy)
  • William Burgreen (Jacksonville State)
  • Steven Cash (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • Alton Davis II (Alabama)
  • Davis Gillespie (Southern Miss)
  • Austin Morris (Alabama)
  • Parker Sessions (Central Alabama CC; Troy)
  • Thrasher Steed (Chipola CC)
  • Tucker Stockman (Southern Miss)
  • Zane Stokes (Coastal Alabama CC)
  • Ryan Storey (South Alabama)
  • Mac Turner (Southeastern Louisiana)
  • Walker Zapp (Air Force)

2019 Top Prospect Games

  • Elliott Bray (Auburn)
  • Steven Cash (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • Drew Nelson (Auburn)
  • Hunter Sute (Alabama)
  • Tyler Waugh (Alabama-Birmingham)

2018 Top Prospect Games

  • Matt Dailey (Walters State CC)
  • Jayce Guyette (Wallace-Hanceville CC; South Alabama)
  • Evan Liddie (Montevallo)
  • Trey Wright (Tennessee Tech)

Bolded = Attended PBR Future Games

Event Schedule & Itinerary

When:
Wednesday, June 22
Who:
2025-2027 grads, selected by invitation only
Where:
Choccolocco Park- Oxford, AL

Schedule:
Tuesday, June 22

Positional player Check-In: 10:20-10:50 AM
Pre event Meeting: 10:50 AM
Pro-style workout begins:11:00 (60, BP, Defensive Evaluation)
PO Check-In: 12:45 PM
Game Play begins: 1:30 PM

Times are subject to change*

*NOTE: Games are simulated to regulate pitch counts and innings played.

Technology 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

 

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