Quick Hits - Northern Louisiana Fall Prospect ID

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Last Sunday, over 25 prospects, from across Louisiana, gathered at the beautiful Louisiana Tech University baseball complex for our Northern Louisiana Fall Prospect ID.  This was the third time that we've hosted an event in the northern part of the state this year and the first at Louisiana Tech.  The Northern Louisiana Fall Prospect ID had a showcase style format.  Prospects participated in the 60 yard dash, took batting practice, worked out at their defensive positions, and we finished the day off with bullpens.  Below, we take a look at a few prospects who had a really good day, therefore, increasing their stock as we head deeper into the fall. 


-2022 OF Grayson Harlow (Sam Houston HS):  Projectable 6'3" 160 lbs. frame with plenty of room to continue to add strength as he matures.  This was the first time that we've been able to see Harlow in a year, since the Team Louisiana Scout Day in October of 2020.  The Sam Houston product started his day off by recording an event best 7.00 in the 60, which was a +0.14 improvement from a year ago.  Offensively, Harlow has some "twitchiness" in his swing and has definitely gained some physicality, as he increased his max exit velocity to 90 mph, a +6 mph jump from his previous best.  The same can be said for his defense, as Harlow increased his arm strength by +6 mph to 87 mph.  


-2022 RHP Cale Hollis (Glenbrook HS):  Physical and durable 6'1" 190 lbs. frame; Hollis will be a part of a three man rotation for Glenrbook this spring, that includes a Louisiana Tech commit and University of Louisiana commit.  We last saw Hollis at our June 2021 event in Sterlington, LA and the RHP continues to keep getting better and better with each look.  Clean and repeatable delivery with an over the top arm action; Hollis sat 84-85 mph, topping out at 86 mph with his FB, with good downward tilt and some arm side sink.  His best pitch, however, was his 71-73 mph CB that averaged 2605 RPM's per Trackman Baseball.  Add in his firm 75-76 mph CH and Hollis has a true three pitch mix which profiles as a future starter.


-2023 MIF Holden Leblanc (Barbe HS): Still developing 5'11" 145 lbs. frame with plenty of room to add strength.  The Barbe HS product stood out at last Sunday's event for a variety of reasons.  During batting practice, he worked at the different infield spots, playing everything live off the bat, as if he were making each play during the game, which shows a lot of maturity.  During his defensive workout, Leblanc played through every ball with active feet, showing soft hands and a quick release, with the ability to throw from multiple arm angles.  He took a quality BP round as well, staying gap to gap and kept everything on a line or hard on the ground.  

-2025 MIF/RHP Josh Lim (Dunham HS):  Athletic 5'4" 112 lbs. frame that will continue to develop as he matures.  Lim is more than the "sum of his parts" and looks to be a future "fan favorite", as he progresses throughout his high school career.  A switch-hitter; Lim showed increased physicality during batting practice, driving balls from gap to gap, and recorded a max exit velocity of 82 mph, which was a slight jump from the 2021 Junior Future Games.  On the dirt, Lim continued to show soft hands and advanced actions for his age with the arm strength to stick on the left side, if needed as he moves forward in his career.  


-2023 OF/1B Greg Willis (Pineville HS):  Physical and athletic 6'3" 190 lbs. frame; the Pineville HS product oozes projection.  At the plate, Willis begins in a taller set-up with natural rhythm in his hands, as he strides square to get back to center.  He worked to the pull-side a bit much at times during his BP rounds, but when he stayed gap to gap, the ball jumped off his bat.  The strength in his hands and bat speed that he creates jumps off the screen for a 2023 grad.  He recorded a max exit velocity of 92 mph and has been up to 94 mph in previous events and hit 7 HR during his sophomore season for Pineville HS.  Willis's stock will only continue to increase as he improves the other areas of his game, because his bat and the juice in his bat is a tool that he will continue to carry.