Quick Hits: Top Prospect Games


Walt Jones
PBR Louisiana

The annual Top Prospect Games took place on Tuesday, July 14th at Mula Family Field on the campus of the Northlake Christian School. The invite-only event saw 40+ of the top high school players from across the state of Louisiana.

Today, we continue our instant analysis from Tuesday’s event with a look at more of the top performers in this edition of Quick Hits.

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QUICK HITS

2021 RHP Solomon Riley (Dunham HS) came onto the scene earlier this summer at the Louisiana Knights Scout Weekend. The long, rangy right hander has plenty of room to fill out and has lots of room to project out. Worked in the 84-87 mph range topping out at 88 mph while flashing solid feel for the breaking ball at 68-71mph and showing a solid changeup.

2021 OF Codi Williams (St. Michaels HS) is an athletic left-handed hitting outfielder that really stood out. Williams turned in a 6.68 60-yard dash and flashed the ability to really defend in the outfield. He really turned heads at the plate where he flashed a twitchy left-handed stroke with quality bat speed and pull side power potential. Posted a 93 mph exit velocity on Trackman and his batting practice carried over into the game where he got off an aggressive hack versus live pitching. 

2023 OF Maddox Mandino (Glenbrook HS) is an athletic, young left-handed hitting outfielder that really turned heads on Tuesday running a 6.7 second 60-yard dash, throwing 90 mph from the outfield and showing an athletic left-handed swing. This youngster has an advanced tool set and will be one to follow moving forward. 

2021 OF Hunter Porche (Vandebilt Catholic HS) is a physical right-handed hitting outfielder with tons of athleticism. Porche started the day with a 6.78 second 60-yard dash before showing athleticism in the outfield during the defensive workout, flashing big time arm strength posting 94 mph from right field with accuracy on throws. During batting practice posted a 95 mph exit velocity on Trackman.

2021 OF Kael Babin (East Ascension HS) had another nice showing. The small framed right handed hitting outfielder seemed to playing at a different speed than everyone else on the field. Babin started the day by running a 6.78 second 60-yard dash. He followed it up by flashing athletic defensive actions then posted an 87 mph exit velocity on Trackman. The most impressive part of his day was in-game defense where he made two highlight reel plays in the outfield showing range and athleticism. 

2021 RHP/INF Baylor Leonard (Ascension Catholic HS) had a strong day both as a position player and on the mound. The right-handed pitcher was up to 86 mph on Tuesday while flashing a 68-70 mph breaking ball with good shape. The athletic framed infielder also looked really good during the infield workout, flashing bouncy actions with a loose arm action and carry across. 

2021 C Evan Rohlfs (French Settlement HS) is an athletic defensive catcher who really looked good behind the dish. Flashed an ability to really catch and throw with a quick, clean exchange with solid average strength. Took a nice round of batting practice. Barrel was a little inconsistent but did show an ability to hit to all fields with solid strength. 

2021 UTL Ethan Menard (Notre Dame HS) is a strong framed, barrel chested right-handed hitting catcher with real strength in the swing. Menard flashed a solid catch and throw tool posting a 1.97 pop time and also 98 mph exit velocity on Trackman. 

2023 RHP/C Hayden Harmon (Glenbrook HS) is a young, athletic right-handed pitcher that had a really nice outing on Tuesday. Harmon was up to 86 mph and showed solid feel to spin the breaking ball at 70-72 mph. Also showed well as a position player throwing a 2.10 pop time before registering  a 92 mph exit velocity on Trackman. 

2021 RHP Cameron Weiss (Slidell HS) is a strong framed right-hander that broke onto the scene last summer at the Future Games. On Tuesday, he pitched more in the 82-84 mph range but flashed the ability to reach back and get a little more, touching 86 mph. Breaking ball showed quality spin at 65-70 mph and a changeup at 70-74 mph. 

2021 LHP Parker Morgan (St. Louis HS) committed to Nicholls the day after the event. A long framed southpaw with room to project out. Sat 82-84 mph and topped out at 85 mph. Changeup is the best offspeed offering at 74-75 mph with feel and solid fading action. Also, flashed a slider at 71-73 mph with developing spin. 

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