Prep Baseball Report

PBR Louisiana: 2025 Rankings Update

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

School has now been back in session for a couple of weeks for most schools across the state, with a lot of prospects focusing on football and the Friday Night Lights!  There are a few key times over the course of the year, where our staff gets together to review the state rankings in each class, and now is one of those times.  Over the summer, we were able to hold open events that were strategically placed to try and cover every are of the state: Lake Charles, LA (Southwest LA), Monroe, LA (North LA), and New Orleans, LA (Southeast LA).  This doesn't include our Top Prospect Games, which was held in June, at the University of Louisiana and featured 100 of the state's top prospects.  Finally, our busy summer capped off with the Future Games, from July 27-31, at the Lakepoint Sports Complex in Emerson, GA.  Needless to say, we've seen a lot of baseball over the past few months!  We introduced our state rankings for the 2025 class just under a year ago, so now is a perfect time for a rankings update for the class, with everyone having finished their freshman campaign and their first summer season as a high school prospect.  Below, we highlight a few prospects that made an impression on our staff this summer.  Be sure to continue to follow us on all of our social media platforms, as we'll finish off our rankings updates with the 2023 class next week!


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2025 RHP/SS Marshall Louque (Lutcher H.S.):  The 6'3" 175 lbs. two-way prospect out of Lutcher HS had undoubtedly the most impressive freshman campaign in Louisiana this past spring.  Louque compiled a 7-2 record on the mound, to go along with a 0.27 ERA, and as impressive as he was as a pitcher, he was equally impressive with the bat, as he hit .475 with 6 HR, 19 2B, 4 3B, and a whopping 52 RBI's.  The success didn't stop after the spring season either, as Louque made a splash at this summer's Future Games, on the mound, in Game 1 vs. a stout Team Carolinas Lineup.  Louque ended up striking out 4 across his 2 IP, running his FB up to 90 mph, while mixing in a quality breaking ball and change up.  There's a lot to like about Louque moving forward, both as a pitcher and position player, as he moves up to the #1 spot in the state's 2025 class.




2025 OF William Patrick (St. Frederick H.S.):  The St. Frederick HS product has been a name that has been talked about a lot over the last year, and we were fortunate to get to see him up close at this summer's Future Games.  The first thing that stands out is his athletic and lean 6'2" 175 lbs. frame that certainly projects and will continue to add strength as he matures.  On the workout day of the Future Games, Patrick showed off several tools in his toolbox that has many college recruiters excited about his future potential.  He started the day off by clocking in at a 6.79 (laser) in the 60, which looked effortless with long and easy strides.  During batting practice, he took a quality round working gap to gap, getting his barrel on plane early, while showing some pop to the pull-side that resulted in a max exit velocity of 94 mph.  He finished the day off by throwing 88 mph from the outfield with back spin, carry, and most importantly accuracy.  Patrick has the tools to stick in centerfield long term, and there's no denying his athleticism, as he is a three sport star at St. Frederick HS.  He moves up a couple of spots to #4 in this rankings update for the state's 2025 class.



2025 SS/RHP Bryce Robinson (St. Augustine H.S.):  There may not have been another prospect in the state who saw their stock rise more this summer, than Bryce Robinson.  The St. Augustine HS product made the most of his opportunity at our New Orleans Open this summer and soon committed to Tulane University after the event.  His 6'2" 150 lbs. frame screams projection with long limbs and a long and wiry frame.  Robinson showed an excellent run tool by recording a 6.74 (laser) in the 60, which was in less than ideal conditions, as there was a slight drizzle on that day that prospects running on a slippery surface.  He then moved on to the outfield portion of defense and showed off a big time arm by posting a 92 mph positional velocity and his throws had backspin and carry.  Moving on to infield defense and Robinson was even more intriguing, showing good lateral movement to both his backhand and forehand, as well as the bounder play.  During batting practice, Robinson was able to work short to long, even with his long levers, flashing future pull-side power.  To cap the day off, he hopped on the mound and worked 83-86 mph with his FB, while showing aptitude and feel for spin.  There's no denying the tools for Robinson and the possibilities of where his baseball journey takes him are endless, as he checks in at #10 in this rankings update.



2025 C Connor Walker (Sam Houston H.S.):  The Broncos have had a run of really good backstops, going back to Silas Ardoin (2022 4th round pick - Baltimore Orioles) and then more recently with Andrew Glass (Tulane University) and Ashton Fuselier (LSU-Eunice).  That run certainly doesn't seem to have an end in sight, at least for the next three years, with Walker in line to take over the catching duties.  We had the opportunity to see him at our Top Prospect Games this summer and because of his performance, he earned an invite to this summer's Future Games.  Offensively, his swing has made really good strides since we first saw him back in January.  There's strength in his hands and when he works with a direct approach, staying to the middle of the field, it's really good and there's some power in there too, as evidenced by his 95 mph max exit velocity.  Defensively, however, is where most catcher's make their money and it's no different for Walker.  He's an excellent receiver and blocker, with an advanced understanding of how to frame pitches, especially the borderline pitch down in the zone, where he's able to get underneath and stick the pitch.  Walker also shows a well above average arm (79 mph from the crouch), quick release, and athletic footwork on throw downs, as he recorded pop times of 1.95-2.10 at the Future Games this summer.  In this rankings update, he moves in to the Top 20 at #18 overall.



2025 OF Evan Burg (Rummel H.S.):  The Archbishop Rummel product was another guy that impressed our staff at this summer's New Orleans Open.  Athletic and high-waisted 6'0" 165 lbs. build with some present lower half strength; Burg clocked in at a 7.14 (laser) in the 60, again on a wet track, so we expect that time to continue to improve over the next couple of years.  Our staff really liked the way that he moved in the outfield, as he showed a good jumps and reads off the bat and attacked every ball, before gathering his feet under control and receiving the ball clean and out front.  Burg showed a well above average arm as well, as he posted an 89 mph positional velocity from the outfield.  Batting practice was really where Burg shined, as he a repeatable and balanced RHH stroke with controlled aggression.  Using a toe-tap load to get to his launch position, Burg delivers the bat head using a short and compact path to contact with level extension.  He worked gap to gap in his approach and showed the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field gap.  In this rankings update, Burg moves up to #31 overall in the state's 2025 class. 



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