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All-State Games: Stats Breakdown

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The annual Louisiana All-State Games took place on Saturday, November 4th, at Alex Box Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, LA. The premier invite only event saw just under one hundred of the top prospects from the state of Louisiana perform in front of dozens of college coaches, the Prep Baseball Report Louisiana scouting staff, as well as Prep Baseball Report’s executive director Sean Duncan.

Saturday’s All-State Games was perhaps the most talent-rich, one-day event our scouting staff has seen in the state of Louisiana. With rosters comprised of not only, high-level underclass talent, but also several talented unsigned seniors, the event attracted college programs from all levels.

In the days and weeks to come there will be complete coverage from Saturday’s All-State games. Today, our scouting staff kicks off its analysis by taking a look at the top statistical performers from the event.

Louisiana State recruit, 2018 SS Gavin Dugas (Houma Christian HS, LA) was been established as one of the top players in Louisiana’s 2018 class entering the event on Saturday. Currently ranked No. 4 in Louisiana and No. 148 Overall, Dugas’ reaffirmed his elite status at the All-State Games by putting together the top overall performance on the day. A highly explosive athlete, Dugas posted a 6.50 60-yard dash time, which was an event best. Additionally, the right-handed hitter showed off his electric bat speed and strength at contact, posting an event best 102 mph exit velocity. For good measure, Dugas also showed off his greatly improved arm strength, posting an event best 88 mph infield positional velocity.

Future Games standout, 2020 OF Matthew Bihm (Centreville HS, MS) put his tools on full display on Saturday. The strong 5-foot-11, 183-pound left-handed hitting outfielder is physically advanced with clear present strength, evidence by his lightning quick bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 98 mph. Bihm also showed off one of the better throwing arms from the outfield with carry on throws and a positional velocity of 88 mph. Additionally, Bihm’s 6.69 60-yard dash time was one of the top times of the event.

Although one of the youngest players at the event, 2022 SS Josh Pearson (West Monroe HS, LA) caught the attention of scouts from the very beginning, by posting a 6.66 60-yard dash time. The younger brother of former West Monroe HS star Jacob Pearson, who was an LSU recruit selected in the 3rd round of the 2017 MLB draft, the younger Pearson looks eerily similar to his older sibling at this age.

Louisiana State recruits, 2019 RHP Thomas Wilhite (West Monroe HS, LA) and 2019 RHP Jacob Scherer (St. Paul’s HS, LA) both showed off strong fastballs on Saturday. A strong 6-foot-2, 189-pound frame, Wilhite shows starter traits on the mound with a low effort delivery, sitting 89-92 mph with late life on his fastball. Another big, strong right-hander, Scherer showed a quality three-pitch mix on Saturday. Pitching 86-89 mph with his fastball, Scherer pounded the strike zone and his fastball overmatched opposing hitters with its heavy, late life. For good measure, Scherer also flashed a plus changeup with fastball arm speed, late life, depth, and fading action.

Louisiana-Lafayette recruit, 2018 RHP/IF Chance Stone (Sulphur HS, LA) was electric in his outing on Saturday. A long, loose arm action into a high-3/4 release, Stone pitched 90-91 mph with his fastball with angle and occasional late life to his arm side. Stone has always been able to spin the baseball, and with the recent spike in velocity and arm speed, his secondary stuff has only improved. The breaking ball showed exceptional depth with tight spin and quality 11/5 shape at 75-77 mph.

2018 LHP Destin Dotson (Scotlandville HS, LA) has created plenty of buzz amongst not only college coaches, but also professional scouts. A highly projectable 6-foot-7, 225-pound frame, Dotson’s velocity has spiked recently, touching 91 mph at the All-State Games. Still a raw prospect, Dotson has shown improved polish to his delivery, repeating his delivery with more consistency, showing increased flashes of potentially electric stuff. His long levered frame allows him to create steep angle to his fastball that jumps on hitters, when things sync up properly in his delivery.

Nicholls State recruit, 2018 OF Mason Turner (Terrebonne HS, LA) has been a fast riser in Louisiana’s 2018 class since the summer. Currently ranked No. 8 in Louisiana and No. 378 Overall, Turner showed off a well-rounded overall game on Saturday. He posted an event best, 92 mph positional velocity from the outfield, a 6.82 60-yard dash time, and an 87 mph exit velocity from his right-handed swing.

Stay tuned as even more coverage and complete analysis of the All-State Games will be coming in the following days and weeks.

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Top 60 Times

6.50 – Gavin Dugas, SS, Houma Christian HS (LA), 2018
6.58 – Joe Delaney, OF, Brother Martin HS (LA), 2020
6.65 – Carson Balthazar, OF, Central(BR) HS (LA), 2018
6.66  ̶  Josh Pearson, SS/OF, West Monroe HS (LA), 2022
6.69 – Matthew Bihm, OF, Centreville HS (MS), 2020

Top Fastball Velocity

92 – Thomas Wilhite, RHP, West Ouachita HS (LA), 2019
91 – Chance Stone, RHP/IF, Sulphur HS (LA), 2018
91 – Destin Dotson, LHP, Scotlandville HS (LA), 2018
89 – Jacob Scherer, RHP, St. Paul’s HS (LA), 2019
88 – Dalton Aspholm, RHP/3B, Central(BR) HS (LA), 2019

Top Exit Velocity

102 – Gavin Dugas, SS, Houma Christian HS (LA), 2018
99 – Hayden Travinski, C/1B, Airline HS (LA), 2019
98 – Matthew Bihm, OF, Centreville HS (MS), 2020
98 – Brent Williams, 3B, Hammond HS (LA), 2018
96 – Roderick Coffee, OF, Central(BR) HS (LA), 2018

Top Infield Velocity

88  ̶  Gavin Dugas, SS, Houma Christian HS (LA), 2018
88 – Chance Stone, RHP/IF, Sulphur HS (LA), 2018
87 – Collier Cranford, SS, Zachary HS (LA), 2019
87 – Christian McWilliams, SS, Haughton HS (LA), 2020

Top Outfield Velocity

92 – Mason Turner, OF, Terrebonne HS (LA), 2018
90 – Carter Quinn, OF, Barbe HS (LA), 2019
89  ̶  Davis Meche, SS/OF, Barbe HS (LA), 2020
89 − Roderick Coffee, OF, Central(BR) HS (LA), 2018
89  ̶  Branon Pope, OF/RHP, Acadiana HS (LA), 2018

Top Catcher Velocity

78 – Jacob Mayo, C/OF, St. Frederick HS (LA), 2018
78 – Drew Lasseigne, C/RHP, Central(BR) HS (LA), 2019
76 – Baylor Cobb, C, Franklin Parish HS (LA), 2021
76 – Silas Ardoin, C, Sam Houston HS (LA), 2019

Top Pop Times

1.94 – Jacob Mayo, C/OF, St. Frederick HS (LA), 2018
1.99 – Clint Hargrave, C, Ouachita Christian HS (LA), 2019
2.00 – Nicholas Harris, C, Dunham HS (LA), 2018
2.03 – Silas Ardoin, C, Sam Houston HS (LA), 2019

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