Louisiana's Top Five Position Players In The 2015 Class

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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Today Prep Baseball Report Louisiana takes a look at the top five position players in the 2015 graduating class.

1. O’Neal Lochridge, SS/3B, St. Thomas Moore HS
A Louisiana State signee with a 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame from Lafayette, LA. Strong athletic build, solid runner, smooth athlete with a feel for the game. A long, loose arm action with carry and velocity throwing across the diamond. Understands angles in the infield, but has a tendency to sit back, most likely a third baseman at the next level. Right-handed hitter with plus bat speed and strength at contact. Creates leverage in the swing, with rhythm, tempo and backspin. He should hit with some power at the next level, as the ball jumps off the barrel.

2. Dylon Poncho, SS, Kinder HS
A Louisiana Lafayette signee with a 5-foot-8, 175-pound frame from Elton, LA. Short compact build, with long arms for his size. Right-handed hitter with a short compact swing, some strength at contact, plus bat speed, hits well to all fields, and doesn't swing and miss often. A below average runner, but the instincts and feel for the game allow him to overcome that flaw as a defender. Shows great actions, takes good angles, understands hops, quality first step, and has a plus throwing arm with carry across the diamond.

3. Dayton Dugas, OF, Sam Houston HS

A Wichita State signee with a 6-foot-3, 225-pound frame from Lake Charles, LA. Extremely physical frame, and obvious present strength. Great athlete, plus runner with instincts, tracking speed, to go with arm strength and carry on throws. Right-handed hitter with a quiet lower half, he is efficient in his movements and has a short, compact swing with loads of bat speed and strength at contact. The package of size, speed, arm strength and raw power make Dugas an interesting prospect to follow for this year’s draft, when the tools start to play more consistently the ceiling will be very high for him. 

4. Braden Comeaux, SS/2B, Barbe HS
A Texas Christian signee with a 6-foot, 160-pound frame from Lake Charles, LA. Lean, athletic build with room to get stronger. Right-handed hitter with quick hands, short compact stroke, stays flat throughout the zone with some present bat speed. A quality runner (6.80) with good instincts as a defender, takes good angles, with good footwork, understands hops, and has a quick first step. Fast-twitch athlete that will need to get stronger, but already is a very polished player.

5. Bryant Bowen, C, Captain Shreve HS
A Southern Miss signee with a 6-foot, 200 pound frame from Shreveport, LA. Strong compact build, with clear present strength. Right-handed hitter with a rotational swing, hits off the backside, keeps hands inside the ball with raw bat speed, and big power. Good athlete with solid fundamentals as a catcher with a quality throwing arm, funky release can affect accuracy at times. Should be a serviceable defensive catcher, with a chance to be an impact offensive player hitting in middle of order.

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