LA Top Prospect Games Quick Hits - Uncommitted 2024'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 2024 prospects from Wednesday’s event. 

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Brooks Wright OF / SS / Catholic (Baton Rouge) , LA / 2024

Projectable, lean 6’3” 175 lbs. frame with plenty of room to add strength.  Wright was a guy that we had heard quite a bit about leading up to Wednesday’s event and he did not disappoint.  The uncommitted prospect from Catholic BR showed off his plus run tool by posting an event best 6.49 in the 60.  His BP round would be best described as effortless.  His barrel gets behind the ball early, stays on plane to contact with slightly uphill extension.  Sent several balls deep into the pull-side gap and showed the ability to hit the ball the other way.  Wright is also a football prospect and he already has several offers to his name.  His rare combination of size and elite speed will open up avenues on the baseball side of things for him as well this summer 

 

 

Ethan Judice SS / RHP / Hanson Memorial, LA / 2024

Judice was a member of our Junior Future Games team in the summer of 2020 and this spring, we only had the chance to get one short look at him.  He has started to add some strength to his frame, which showed up in his BP round.  The Hanson Memorial product displayed a lot of quick twitch during his BP round, showing power to the pull-side that resulted in a max exit velocity of 96 mph (a +15 mph jump from 2 years ago).  On the mound, however, is where he showed his most upside and promise.  Athletic mover down the slope, releases the ball from a ¾ arm slot with a quick arm action.  He sat 87-89 mph with his FB that stayed between 2400-2550 RPM, while mixing in a sharp, late breaking SL at 77-79 mph that registered between 2600-2780 RPM’s.  His control still needs work, as with most young hurlers, but the arm talent is evident, which makes him an intriguing prospect moving forward.   

 

 

Bryce Fontenot SS / 2B / Sulphur, LA / 2024

There were several sophomore prospects, across the state, that enjoyed really good seasons and Fontenot was definitely in that group of guys.  This spring, we saw him belt 3 homeruns in a playoff game against Zachary HS.  The Sulphur product turned in personal best across all of his measureables with a 89 mph max exit velocity, 80 mph INF velocity, and 7.03 60.  Fontenot starts in a taller and athletic stance and creates a ton of barrel whip, by aggressively turning his lower.  The pull-side power was evident and he showed the ability to hit the ball the other way as well. 

 

 

Jakobe Jackson OF / OF / Minden , LA / 2024

Athletic 5’11” 160 lbs. frame that will continue to add strength as he matures.  Jackson showed some of the best overall raw tools at Wednesday’s Top Prospect Games.  An excellent runner, he posted a 6.64 in the 60.  During BP, the Minden product flashed some pull-side power that resulted in a 97 mph max exit velocity, which was good for a Top 5 finish on the day.  Overall, his game is still a bit raw and needs some refinement, but his overall athleticism is undeniable and as he continues to improve the little things in his game, he should become a prospect on everyone’s radars. 

 

 

Bryson Pierce LHP / OF / Benton, LA / 2024

We last saw Pierce in an early season outing on the mound against Sulphur, in less than ideal conditions, as the game was delayed an hour due to rain, so it was good to get another up-close look at the uncommitted southpaw.  On the mound, he worked 84-86 mph with his FB (up to 2450 RPM’s) that had some late cutting action at times.  He flashed a developing 70-72 mph CB (2400-2550 RPM’s) that was “12-6” in shape.  His 78-79 mph CH was firm and looks to be an above average offering at the moment.  Pierce is another athletic two-way prospect that ran a 6.95 in the 60.  As interesting as he was on the mound, he was equally as intriguing as a position player, as he showed a simple and repeatable left-handed stroke with gap to gap power.   

 

 

Coleman Capaci RHP / Archbishop Rummel, LA / 2024

Athletic 6’0” 170 lbs. frame; Capaci turned in one of the better performances on the mound at Wednesday’s Top Prospect Games.  Up-tempo and athletic delivery, releasing the ball from a higher ¾ arm slot with a continuous arm stroke.  The Rummel product filled the bottom of the zone up with his 85-86 mph that was paired with a developing 71-72 mph SL.  

 

 

Mikey Wisner SS / 3B / Lakeshore , LA / 2024

Athletic and lean 6’0” 155 lbs. frame that will continue to add strength as he matures.  Wisner came away a favorite from last fall’s All-State Games and he continued to increase his stock after Wednesday.  Quality athlete that posted a 7.19 in the 60.  Athletic actions on the infield with soft hands, Wisner recorded a 82 mph positional velocity.  At the plate, he starts in a taller, balanced, and athletic set-up.  Delivers the bat head straight to the ball with slightly uphill extension and gap to gap power.  He posted an 89 mph max exit velocity.  During Game 2, Wisner hit one of the hardest balls of the day to right centerfield on a fastball up in the zone.   

 

 

Aidan Grab RHP / 3B / Mandeville, LA / 2024

 Projectable and durable 6’4” 175 lbs. frame; Grab definitely increased his stock after Wednesday.  Quick and up-tempo delivery, releasing the ball from a high ¾ arm slot.  Stays on-line and finishes with hips and shoulders square to home.  The Mandeville product worked 84-86 mph with his FB and was able to command the pitch to his glove side.  He was able to land his 67-70 mph CB for strikes, and the pitch has shown considerable improvement from where it was at this spring.  Also, showed feel for a quality 79-80 mph CH.  Grab profiles as a starter at the next level and has a three pitch mix that he can consistently throw for strikes, which should make him appealing to college recruiters this summer. 

 

 

Jackson Landry 1B / OF / Ascension Catholic, LA / 2024

Physical 6’4” 220 lbs. frame.  The Ascension Catholic product was another sophomore who enjoyed a stellar spring, as he finished with 10 homeruns.  Landry has steadily improved his tools and his game with each look that we’ve had and he posted a personal best 6.99 in the 60 on Wednesday.  At the plate, he works from a balanced and athletic stance with hands held just above shoulder height.  Bat path works inside the baseball with slightly uphill extension.  His BP round was loud, with multiple 90+ mph exit velocities and a max exit velocity of 95 mph.  During Game 2, Landry showed that his speed plays in game, as he made a couple of nice catches in the outfield, with one being a diving catch to rob a base hit.   

 

 

Brant Melancon OF / LHP / Parkview Baptist, LA / 2024

5’9” 160 lbs. athletic frame with a lot of quick twitch.  The Parkview Baptist product was named an All-District Pitcher this spring as a sophomore.  After a full workout in the Louisiana heat, Melancon hopped on the mound and worked his FB at 78-83 mph with arm side run.  He showed feel for spin with his 68-71 mph “12-6” shaped breaking ball and an above average CH at 74-75 mph, giving him a quality three pitch mix.  We know the velocity will tick up, especially when he’s fresh, as he has already been up to the mid-upper 80’s this past spring.  Melancon showed a big time arm from the OF as well, as he recorded a 91 mph positional velocity.  The swing plays from the left side too, as he gets behind the ball early with a flat path and level extension.  He’s another interesting two-way prospect that should get plenty of looks this summer.  

 

 

Kennedy Leggett 1B / 3B / St Louis Catholic, LA / 2024

Physical 6’2” 230 lbs. frame.  Leggett saw action this past spring for St. Louis Catholic, as the Saints made a run all the way to the semifinals before losing to eventual Division II State Champion Vandebilt Catholic.  Offensively, he showed present pull-side power during BP and recorded a max exit velocity of 92 mph.  Leggett moves well for size too (7.44 in the 60) and understands how to move around the bag at first base, positioning his body well on ground balls, as well as showing good hands on scooping balls in the dirt.  He looks to be poised for a big summer and should be a big contributor to the Saints next spring as a Junior.   

 

 

 

Cooper Winchester C / OF / St. Pauls, LA / 2024

The St. Paul’s product has been a familiar face at many of our events over the past 12-18 months and at last year’s Top Prospect Games, he belted a pull-side homerun to left field during gameplay.  Behind the dish, Winchester shined, as he showed athletic footwork and the quickest exchange and release on the day, that resulted in pop times of 1.92-2.03, which was an event best.  He is also a quality receiver behind the plate and does a good job of blocking pitches in the dirt as well.  During BP, Winchester showed a simple and balanced swing from both sides of the plate with present gap to gap power.  The swing played in game too, as he recorded a pull-side single from the right side in Game 1.