Prep Baseball Report

Baton Rouge Fall ID: Quick Hits

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Baton Rouge, LAOn Sunday, October 15, 2023, the PBR Louisiana staff traveled to Catholic (BR) High School to complete our final event of the fall season with our Baton Rouge Fall I.D.  The was comprised of 30 uncommitted prospects from the 2024-2027 high school classes.  Position players and two-way players participated in a pro-style workout, that included being laser-timed in the 60 yard dash using Swift Performance, taking batting practice with the use of Trackman Baseball and Blast Motion to capture data, as well as showcasing their defensive skills.  The pitchers finished the day off by throwing a bullpen with Trackman Baseball capturing critical data such as velocity, spin rate, vertical/horizontal break, and much more.  

Today, we continue our post-event coverage of the Baton Rouge Fall ID with a look at some of the top performers from Sunday.

Michael Brothers OF / Jesuit High School, LA / 2026

Athletic 5’10” 160 lbs. frame with plenty of room to pack on more weight.  The Jesuit HS product kicked the day off by showing his athleticism, as he posted an event-best 6.68 laser-timed 60.  During BP, he showcased a flat swing from the left-side with an up the middle to pull-side gap approach with a max exit velocity of 91.8 mph.


Will Robinson 3B / RHP / Parkview Baptist, LA / 2025

5’11” 165 lbs. long and lean frame with considerable projection left.  Robinson was one of many Parkview Baptist Eagles who showed well on Sunday.  Working off the 1B side of the rubber, he used a controlled and repeatable delivery before releasing the ball from a ¾ arm slot with a loose and whippy arm action.  Robinson sat 81-85 mph with his FB, but it was his “11-5” shaped low-70’s CB with spin rates in the 2535-2739 range that got us excited, as he showed the ability to land it for strikes and swing & miss.  He’s a good looking uncommitted junior right-handed to follow this coming spring. 


Luke Mcadams 1B / 3B / Northlake Christian , LA / 2026

Physical and imposing 6’3” 240 lbs frame.  The Northlake Christian HS product took one of the louder BP rounds of the day, especially for a sophomore.  McAdams swings the bat with controlled intent, aggressively turning his lower-half to deliver heavy barrel to contact with strong wrists and forearms, while recording a 94 mph max exit velocity.  He also moved well around the 1B bag during his defensive work, and is a sophomore with power potential that we look forward to seeing more of in the future. 

Henry Beckers RHP / SS / Parkview Baptist, LA / 2026

The Parkview Baptist HS product was one of the more interesting athletes on Sunday.  At the plate, Beckers recorded some impressive numbers via Blast Motion with a max rotational acceleration of 40.5 G and an avg. rotational acceleration of 32.8 G, and that translated to the mound.  Beckers gets the most out of his 5’10” 155 lbs. frame, as he worked his two-seam heater in the 82-84 mph range, while showing a big, sweeping slider at 67-68 mph with -23.6” of avg. horizontal movement.  He also showed feel for a late-fading low-70’s CH, giving him a 3 pitch mix, which should earn him innings on a loaded Eagles staff this coming spring.

Taylor Cotaya OF / RHP / Live Oak , LA / 2025

Projectable 6’2” 150 lbs. frame with plenty of room to continue to add strength.  Cotaya was another really intriguing prospect from Sunday that has a high ceiling.  A good overall athlete, the Live Oak HS product posted a 7.08 laser-timed 60 and showcased a good arm from the outfield up to 87 mph, which was an event-best.  On the mound, he offered even more intrigue, especially with his 81-82 mph FB that averaged 17.9” of horizontal break.  Cotaya tunneled it well with two distinct different breaking ball pitches.  The first, was a sharp downer 71-72 mph CB with spin rates up to 2432 and the second, was a 76-79 mph CUT with short and late lateral break.  Combine that with feel for a low-70’s CH with late fade and you’ve got a projectable right-handed with a true four-pitch mix, which should bode well for Cotaya and the Live Oak Eagles this coming spring.