2018 Prospects To Watch For {Part Two}

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Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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With the recent release of the updated class of 2017 player rankings, it is time for Prep Baseball Report Louisiana to begin looking at Louisiana’s class of 2018 prospects. Today we will look at few rising sophomores that have made impressions early on in their high school careers.

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2018 Prospects To Watch For

+ Ian Landreneau, RHP/INF, John Curtis HS(2018)
A 5-foot-11, 160-pound right-handed pitcher and infielder with an average, athletic frame. Long arm action with a slight stab on backend and quick arm speed into a high-3/4 release with some effort and rhythm throughout the delivery. He lands square, in-line, and finishes athletic. Fastball sits 82-84 mph with slight run and shows feel for control at times. Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with quality depth, near fastball arm speed and sharp, late break at 63-66 mph. Shows a solid feel for a changeup with near fastball arm speed and fade action at 73-75 mph. Right-handed hitter with a balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half, and solid balance. Shows looseness in the barrel with whip in the hitting zone, gets solid extension, has fluid rhythm and a gap to gap approach. Solid defender that projects to third base down the road with soft hands and solid arm strength that produced a positional velocity of 76 mph with carry on throws at the Underclass Games.

+ Roderick Coffee, OF, Central(BR) HS(2018)
A 6-foot-1, 155-pound outfielder with a lanky, projectable, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter with a balanced, tall setup with an explosive lower half, uphill bat path that showed pull power hitting several balls out during batting practice, as well as recording an 82 mph exit velocity at the Underclass Trials. Shows projectable defensive ability with a clean exchange, carry on throws and a positional velocity of 79 mph.

+ Logan Stevens, OF/RHP, Northlake Christian HS(2018)
A 6-foot, 185-pound outfielder and right-handed pitcher with an average, athletic frame. Left-handed hitter that hits from an athletic, balanced setup with smooth load, short stride, and excellent balance. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with a level bat path, fluid rhythm and solid bat speed that produced an 83 mph exit velocity during the Underclass Trials. Ran a 7.33 60 yard dash, as well as showing a clean exchange in the outfield with a positional velocity of 77 mph. On the mound he displays a long, loose arm action with quickness in the arm speed into a high-3/4 release. Fastball sits 78-80 mph and he flashes feel for a breaking ball with 10/4 shape at 64-65 mph. Flashes a solid changeup with near fastball arm speed at 67-68 mph and slight fade action.

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