Prep Baseball Report

Louisiana Draft Preview

Nathan Rode and Trey Sofio

The 2018 MLB Draft will take place June 4-6. To get you ready, Prep Baseball Report is releasing state previews with notes on high school draft prospects in its comprehensive coverage area. For more information on the prospects included in the High School Draft 100, click on the links to the players’ profiles to view comments, news and videos.

Landon Marceaux, RHP, Destrehan HS, LA (Louisiana State)
C.J. Willis, C, Ruston HS, LA (Louisiana State)

OTHERS TO WATCH: A Tulane recruit, LHP Destin Dotson (Scotlandville Magnet HS, LA) is an intriguing prospect with a 6-foot-7, 225-pound frame. He has pitched in the low 90s with his fastball this spring while showing improvement to his secondary stuff. His long, athletic frame, combined with a more polished delivery allows for him to have a high ceiling. RHP Will Ripoll (John Curtis Christian HS, LA) had a dominant spring and created some buzz at the National High School Invitational in March, running his fastball up to 93 to go with his swing-and-miss breaking ball. IF Gavin Dugas (Houma Christian HS, LA) has an advanced hit tool and is strong and explosive, turning in a 6.5-second 60-yard dash in the past. Ripoll and Dugas are both committed to Louisiana State. Relatively unknown before the spring, OF Hunter Leblanc (Hahnville HS, LA) caught some attention. He is a physical, left-handed hitting outfielder with above-average athleticism. He shows similarities to OF Travis Swaggerty (South Alabama), who was a toolsy outfielder out of Louisiana and is now a first-round prospect out of college.