LA Top Prospect Games Quick Hits - Uncommitted 2025's


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Our biggest in-state summer event, the Top Prospect Games, was held at the University of Louisiana on Wednesday June 15, 2022.  The invite-only event featured some of the top uncommitted prospects, from across the state, in all high school classes.  Our staff was able to get another look at familiar faces and bear down on guys that we had not seen or maybe only had a look or two at prior to the event.  We started off the day by breaking up into two groups, with the outfielders and catchers getting in their defensive work, while the infielders ran their 60’s.  Then, we switched and the infielders got in their defense and the outfielders and catchers ran their 60’s.  We finished off the showcase portion of the day with batting practice and players also had their vertical jump measured in between hitting groups.  By 12:30 PM, we were finished with the pro-style workout and the first pitch of Game 1 was thrown at 1 PM, followed by Game 2, which began at 4 PM.  Today, we continue our post-event coverage with another edition of “Quick Hits”.  This edition focuses on some of the standout uncommitted 2025 prospects from Wednesday’s event. 

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Uncommitted 2025's

Cade Wilkerson SS / OF / St. Thomas More, LA / 2025

We had the chance to see Wilkerson a couple of times this spring, as a freshman in the Cougars lineup, and he delivered each time with multiple hits.  On Wednesday, he took one of the better BP rounds on the day, consistently recording 90+ mph exit velocities, with his max being 93 mph.  His hands are held a little higher which creates a steeper path to the ball, but he was accurate with the barrel and stayed gap to gap in his approach.  Versatile in the field, Wilkerson showed the ability to play the infield and ran down a couple of balls in CF as well.  

Brock Davis SS / 2B / Live Oak , LA / 2025

Playing as a freshman in Class 5A is tough, and starting at shortstop is even tougher, but Davis managed to do so this past spring for Live Oak.  He was one of the better defenders on Wednesday, showing soft hands and an understanding of how to position his body to create good hops for himself.  Offensively, is where Davis showed the most improvement, especially the strength that he has gained.  He gets his front foot down early, before delivering the bat head straight to the ball with slightly uphill extension.  Recorded a personal best 90 mph exit velocity.

Andrew Clapinski C / 3B / Catholic (BR), LA / 2025

Clapinski is a super versatile player that we’ve had the chance to see a couple of times now, and he continues to improve with each look.  From the crouch, he recorded a personal best 76 mph C velocity, which was a +4 mph improvement from January.  At the plate, he displayed really good barrel awareness and accuracy, as he produced consistent hard line drives to all fields with a max exit velocity of 86 mph.  He finished his day off by hopping on the mound and filling the zone up with a quality three pitch mix.

Connor Walker C / OF / Sam Houston, LA / 2025

The Sam Houston backstop showed the most improvement at Wednesday’s Top Prospect Games, and it was probably due to the playing time that he got as a freshman for the Broncos, at arguably the toughest position on the field.  Behind the plate, Walker posted an event best 79 mph C velocity and recorded pop times of 1.97-2.05 that were accurate with back spin and carry.  He has definitely improved his offensive game as well, as he recorded a 92 mph max exit velocity with his best contact being on balls that were driven to the opposite field gap.  Look for Walker to be a riser in our next 2025 state rankings release. 

Dalton Sabathe C / 3B / Pearl River , LA / 2025

Athletic and lean 6’1” 160 lbs. frame that will continue to add strength as he matures.  Sabathe was a guy that we first saw in January at our Southeast Louisiana Preseason ID and he impressed on that day, and did more of the same on Wednesday.  The Pearl River product is another quality defensive backstop, who was probably the best receiver at the event with a high baseball IQ.  He showed a quick release and athletic footwork on way to recording a 76 mph C velocity and pop times of 1.97-2.08 that were accurate and on the bag.

Jake Tompkins Jr. RHP / OF / Catholic, LA / 2025

6’0” 165 lbs. frame with some present lower half strength.  This was our first look at the Catholic BR product and it was a good one.  Thompkins showed a short and quick arm action and up-tempo delivery, releasing the ball from a higher ¾ slot.  His FB wasn’t overpowering, as he sat 75-77 mph, but it had good life through the zone and his IVB averaged 16.5 with a max of 18.8.  We look for him to make a velo jump here soon as he continues to add strength and matures.

JohnDavid Hidalgo SS / RHP / Catholic-N.I. , LA / 2025

Athletic 5’10” 170 lbs. frame with some present physicality.  The Catholic New Iberia product was another freshman that was a starter this spring and this was our first up-close look.  He showed strength during BP, especially to the pull-side and recorded a max exit velocity of 90 mph.  On the mound, Hidalgo sat 80-81 mph with his FB, which was after a full workout day, so we expect that velocity to tick up some this summer.  Showed aptitude for spin as well with his 70-72 mph CB.  Also, a good runner that posted a 7.13 in the 60.  

Kanyon Griffin 3B / RHP / Acadiana, LA / 2025

Griffin was a member of our 2021 Jr. Future Games team and this was the first look that we’ve had at him since last summer.  He’s a physical 5’11” 207 lbs. corner infielder and right-handed pitcher with a ton of lower half strength.  The bat is his carrying tool right now, as he showed big time pull-side power on Wednesday.  Griffin turns a heavy barrel and uses an explosive lower half to create consistent hard contact.  He recorded a max exit velocity of 98 mph during his BP round.  The Acadiana product also moves well for a prospect of his size (7.30 in the 60) and displayed athletic footwork at the hot corner. 

Joshua Lim SS / RHP / Dunham, LA / 2025

Lim is a two-time Jr. Future Gamer, having participated in the event each of the last two summers.  He also earned the starting shortstop job at Dunham this past spring as a freshman.  He started his day off showing his run tool by recording a 6.80 in the 60, which was a nice improvement from his previous best of 6.99.  A switch-hitter, Lim profiles as a leadoff/two-hole type of hitter.  From both sides, his bat path is flat and gets on plane early with level extension, which allows him to produce hard and low contact to all fields, which plays into his overall game, especially with his speed.  He’s also one of the better defenders in the freshman class and showed the ability to make every play. 

Cohen LeBlanc OF / RHP / Catholic (BR), LA / 2025

Athletic 5’10” 160 lbs. frame with some present lower half strength.  As far as raw tools go, Leblanc showed some of the best for the 2025 class on Wednesday.  A really good runner, he posted a 6.77 in the 60.  Quality defender in the OF with an above average arm, Leblanc recorded an 86 mph OF velocity.  At the plate, he starts in a taller and balanced stance before using a toe-tap load to get back to center.  Worked gap to gap in his BP round with a max exit velocity of 82 mph.

Marshall Louque SS / RHP / Lutcher, LA / 2025

Projectable 6’2” 165 lbs. frame that will continue to add strength as he matures.  The Lutcher product enjoyed the best freshman campaign in Louisiana this past spring, on route to leading Lutcher to the Class 3A State Title.  His performance both on the mound and at the plate, also earned him the Class 3A Player of the Year Award as well.  On Wednesday, we got to see Louque’s offensive and defensive abilities, as he didn’t get on the mound after pitching a couple of days prior to the event.  The swing is still a bit raw, but he showed bat speed and a knack for getting the barrel to the ball.  He posted a personal best max exit velocity of 93 mph.  Also, he recorded a 7.20 in the 60, which is nearly a whole second better than where he was at in January at our Southeast Louisiana Preseason ID.  Louque is one of the top uncommitted players in the state for the 2025 class, and should be on every college recruiter’s radar this summer.

Cooper Smith C / 1B / Live Oak, LA / 2025

Smith is another two-time Jr. Future Gamer, who has been a familiar face at many of our events over the past couple of years.  Athletic and sturdy 5’10” 172 lbs. frame; Smith is built from the ground up, like a catcher should be.  Quality approach at the plate during BP.  Really focused on driving the baseball to the opposite field with a flat path that produced a max exit velocity of 88 mph.  Defensively, Smith continues to improve with each look.  He threw 75 mph from the crouch and posted pop times of 2.03-2.15 with a quick and clean transfer.  

 

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