Prep Baseball Report

Southern Indiana Preseason ID : Quick Hits

Cooper Trinkle
Lead Scout

On Sunday, March 10th, the PBR Indiana staff traveled to New Albany, Indiana to host the Southern Indiana Preseason ID at Silver Street Park. This was the final stop of our seven event Preseason ID tour, where we travel around the state to identify top prospects from all areas of Indiana.

Nearly 30 prospects from the southern part of Indiana showcased their talents and participated in a pro-style workout, gathering unrivaled access to data through our state-of-the-art tech partners, as well as in-depth scouting analysis from our Prep Baseball Indiana staff. Read along to find notes on the top perfomers of the day. 

Find the full statistical breakdown, HERE.

Top Prospects 

+ '24 RHP Logan Bingham (Jeffersonville) looks primed for a big senior season after an impressive showing at the Southern Indiana Preseason ID. A projectable, 6-foot-7, 215 pounder that appears to have made strong changes in his overall body composition entering this season, Bingham sat 88-90 on his fastball, touching 91.9 mph on his best bullet. The Middle Tennessee State signee paired a short, tight, 77-82 mph slider off of his four-seam heater. Bingham also showed a two-seam fastball at 88-90 mph, pairing a very solid changeup off of it at 78-80 mph. The changeup is his best offspeed offering, at the moment. Bingham is a strike-thrower, traditionally, and the improved stuff should allow him to build off a strong junior season. 

+ '27 SS Landon Martinez (Concordia Lutheran HS, Texas) traveled in for the Southern Indiana Preseason ID all the way from Texas. The 6-foot, 170 pound freshman shortstop was very impressive during the infield portion of defensive evals, showing advanced actions for the age with a big arm to pair (89 across). Martinez is an advanced position player prospect for the class, and showed upside with the bat, showing a short, repeatable, right-handed stroke. Martinez hits out of a no-stride and sequences properly to allow the barrel to work to the front of the zone with solid bat speed for the class. To round out a solid overall toolset, Martinez turned in a 7.13 60 yard dash.

'25 LHP/OF Travis Combs (Floyd Central) is an interesting two-way prospect from the southern part of the state. I really liked Combs on the mound, an athletic, 6-foot, 165 pounder that uses an athletic delivery. His arm works with a loose, easy sling to a 3/4 release point, working 81-84 mph on his fastball. His breaking ball holds out pitch upside, tightly-spun (2850) at 69-71 mph with 18.3" of sweep, on average. Combs is just now transitioning to the mound, and holds significant upside there. As a position player, Combs is a speedy (6.83 60) centerfielder that can range in the outfield. His swing works uphill with some strength, with his max exit velocity registering at 93.1 mph.

+ '26 RHP Jackson Trueblood (Trinity Lutheran) offered a high upside look in his bullpen session. A wiry, projectable, 6-foot-3, 175 pounder, Trueblood's arm is whippy with above average arm speed for the class. His fastball sat 84-86 mph, with cutting action. Jackson paired a slurvey, 70-74 mph breaking ball with a firm fastball. The changeup has come along since looks in 2023, now a usable pitch at 75-78 mph. Trueblood is a sophomore that we have been monitoring for awhile, and he has made strong improvements in his overall command a repeatability. Far from a finished product, Trueblood will be a priority follow for our staff as we move through 2024.

+ '27 RHP Charlie Conyers (Floyd Central) showed one of the firmest fastballs we've seen of any freshman in the state at the Southern Indiana Preseason ID. Conyers is an interesting prospect, a high-intent, high-effort mover that sequences well within the delivery and has very quick arm speed. His fastball worked at 85-87 mph, with carry properties (20.2" IVB average). His best offspeed pitch is his 71-75 mph slider, a pitch that flashes late bite and holds upside. His overall command is spotty, but he does show flashes of the ability to command the zone. Conyers will be a fun follow over the next four years, with upside as a future-power righty.

+ '25 OF Brayden Giesler (Jasper) is an uncommitted junior to know. A strong, athletic, 6-foot-3, 195 pound left-handed hitter - Giesler showcased bat strength with an exit velocity that peaked at 96.6 mph. Giesler sets up in a strong, grounded stance before making a simple load into the back leg and turning the barrel on a slightly upward path. The Jasper product is using his lower-half in the swing better than he did in 2023, which should allow for more consistency this season. A 7.18 runner, Giesler was up to 84 mph from the outfield, as well. 

Other Notable Performers