Top Prospect Games: Catcher Analysis


PBR Louisiana Staff

On June 15, 2022 we hosted the Top Prospect Games at M.L. Tigue Moore Field, home of the University of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. The invite-only event featured some of the state's top uncommitted prospects from all high school classes. The day started out started out with players running the 60 yard dash and participating in defensive work, followed by batting practice, and we ended with two separate games. We were fortunate to hold this year's Top Prospect Games during an open recruiting period, as there were several college recruiters on hand to take look at each prospect.  Below, we take a look at the scouting reports from all infielders in attendance.

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Thomas Bonaventure C / 3B / Parkview Baptist, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Athletic with strong lower half
Hit: RHH. Slightly taller set up and a little open, uses a modified leg kick Hands get away from body at times, path is direct with slightly uphill extension
Power: 85.5 max exit velocity, averaged 77.7 mph. 301’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Short and quick arm action with a low 3/4 release
Defense: 2.09-2.25 pop times. Wider base behind the dish, receives the ball and transitions with athletic actions
Run: 8.30 runner in the 60.

Charlie Boyles C / 1B / St Michaels, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic with strong lower half
Hit: RHH. Wider, balanced, and athletic stance Downhill path to contact with level extension, working mostly to the pull side.
Power: 82.3 max exit velocity, averaged 71.7 mph. 291’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Short and quick arm action, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.35-2.50 pop times. Received the ball clean and stayed down in crouch, smooth transition with athletic footwork
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60.

Andrew Clapinski C / 3B / Catholic (BR), LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Athletic with lower half strength
Hit: RHH. Starts slightly open in a balanced set up with a simple load and stride.  Picks front foot up and puts it right back down. Gets on plane early and is able to get on plane no matter where the pitch is.  Showed ability to drive balls from gap to gap.
Power: 85.6 max exit velocity, averaged 75.3 mph. 260’ max distance.
ArmRH. C - 76 mph. Quick arm action, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.01-2.10 pop times. Quality receiver and blocker.  Quick transfer on throw downs with athletic footwork
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60.

Chase Cresson C / RHP / Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Physical and sturdy
Hit: RHH. Athletic and balanced stance, uses a quick knee to knee load and stride Drives back knee down through the ground, creating a steeper, yet direct path to contact with some present gap to gap power
Power: 86.4 max exit velocity, averaged 81.1 mph. 295’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Quick arm action, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.04-2.25 pop times. Good hip mobility behind the plate, stays low and creates a small target.  Quick transfer on throw downs with solid footwork as well.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

Jonathan Dartez C / 3B / Vermilion Catholic , LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Athletic
Hit: RHH. Athletic and balanced stance, uses a big leg kick load and stride Gets the most out of his frame by using his lower half to generate power.  Gets on plane with uphill extension.
Power: 89.1 max exit velocity, averaged 77.4 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Quick and short arm action, release from a 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.10-2.25 pop times. Slightly narrow base from the crouch, stays low, receives the ball well and showed athletic footwork on throw downs.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60.

Cooper Devall C / 1B / Sulphur , LA / 2023

Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-10, 195-pounds. Physical and sturdy
Hit: RHH. Starts in a taller, athletic, and balanced stance using a simple load and stride Front arm bars, but he's able to deliver a direct path to contact with uphill extension.  Gap to gap type hitter.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.6 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. High 3/4 release
Defense: 2.06-2.15 pop times. Showed good mobility behind the plate, received the ball clean with a smooth transfer.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60.

Brody Harlow C / 1B / Sulphur, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Athletic and lean
Hit: RHH. Squared off, balanced, and upright stance.  Picks front feel up and down, no stride. Hands held at shoulder height, uphill path to contact with some length and uphill extension to match.
Power: 83.5 max exit velocity, averaged 65.5 mph. 253’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Short, quick, releases from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.13-2.25 pop times. Flexibile behind the dish with good hip mobility, solid receiver with a quick transfer.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

Tyler Hughes C / RHP / Red River, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Athletic with lower half strength
Hit: RHH. Starts in a balanced and squared off stance using a simple load and stride. Works down to contact and off his front foot at times with level extension working gap to gap.
Power: 90.8 max exit velocity, averaged 76.7 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Short and quick, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.00-2.10 pop times. Showed a quick release and athletic work with a smooth transfer.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Drew Jarrell C / 3B / Neville, LA / 2023

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds. Physical
Hit: RHH. Starts in a balanced and athletic stance, rocks back as he uses a modified leg kick load and stride. Hands held below shoulder height creates a flat path to contact, gets on plane early with slightly uphill extension.  Showed gap to gap power and maintained balanced from start to finish.
Power: 95.1 max exit velocity, averaged 90.1 mph. 352’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short, brings ball straight to ear, 3/4 release
Defense: 2.04-2.18 pop times. Moves well for a bigger frame and showed good mobility with a quick transfer and athletic footowork.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60.

Bryce Landreneau C / RHP / DeRidder, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds. Physical
Hit: RHH. Balanced and athletic stance, standing more upright using a simple load and stride. Got stuck on backside at times, showed a flat path to contact with slightly uphill extension.
Power: 91.5 max exit velocity, averaged 70.6 mph. 309’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, releases from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.01-2.22 pop times. Receives the ball in a more upright stance, showed a solid transfer with athletic footwork, especially for a big frame.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.

Christian Mouriz C / 3B / Belle Chasse, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Athletic with some physicality
Hit: RHH. Starts in a balanced, squared off, and athletic stance using a simple load and stride. Drives the back knee down through the ground with aggression, short and direct path to contact with uphill extension.
Power: 88.8 max exit velocity, averaged 79.1 mph. 302’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short, quick releasing from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.05-2.20 pop times. Athletic footwork with a quick transfer, solid receiver and blocker.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60.

Dalton Sabathe C / 3B / Pearl River , LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Athletic with some physicality
Hit: RHH. Starts in a tall and upright stance using a quicker toe-tap load and stride Level and flat path to contact with some length, finishes high working a lot to the middle of the field.
Power: 85.6 max exit velocity, averaged 78 mph. 276’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short and quick with a 3/4 release
Defense: 1.97-2.08 pop times. Excellent receiver and blocker, sticks the ball and gets underneath the low pitch well.  Athletic work with quick transfers.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

Cooper Smith C / 1B / Live Oak, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C/1B One of the top players in the state's 2025 class
Body: 5-10, 172-pounds. Athletic with a physical lower half
Hit: LHH. Starts in a balanced and athletic stance using a simple load and stride. Drives his back knee down through the ground creating a direct path to contact with uphill extension and present pull-side power.
Power: 87.9 max exit velocity, averaged 78.6 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short and quick releasing from a 3/4 slot
Defense: 2.03-2.15 pop times. Strong receiver and excellent blocker, showed athletic footwork with a quick transfer.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60.

Connor Walker C / OF / Sam Houston, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Athletic, compact
Hit: RHH. Starts in an upright and balanced stance using a simple load and stride with hands held above shoulder height Downhill and direct path to contact working short to long with slightly uphill extension, hardest hit balls were to the RCF gap.
Power: 92.5 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 305’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. Short and quick with a low 3/4 release
Defense: 1.97-2.05 pop times. Excellent receiver, especially on low pitch, excellent blocker as well, clean and quick transfers with quick footwork behind the dish.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60

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

Positional Profile: C/OF The top C in the 2024 State Rankings
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Athletic with a physical lower half
Hit: SH. LH: Taller and balanced stance with hands held and a simple load and stride RH: Upright and balanced stance using a modified leg kick load and stride LH: Gets on plane with the pitch early with slightly uphill extension working mostly to the pull-side with some power. RH: Short and direct path, stays on plane to contact working gap to gap with some present pull-side power.
Power: 90.8 max exit velocity, averaged 80.2 mph. 335’ max distance.
ArmRH. C - 75 mph. Short and whippy with a high 3/4 release
Defense: 1.92-2.03 pop times. Excellent receiver and blocker, showed a super quick transfer with athletic footwork on throw downs to the bag.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Evan Wright C / RHP / Fontainebleau, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 205-pounds. Physical
Hit: RHH. Starts in a squared off stance with a wider base and uses a simple load and stride Displayed quick hands with bat speed, flat path to contact with level extension, showed present power to the pull-side.
Power: 98.9 max exit velocity, averaged 84.8 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short and quick with a high 3/4 release
Defense: 2.09-2.18 pop times. Good hip mobility espeically for a bigger frame, quality receiver and blocker, quick feet behind the dish with a solid transfer on throw downs to the bag.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60.

 

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