Prep Baseball Report

North Louisiana Rising Stars ID: Quick Hits

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Ruston, LA - Our last Rising Stars ID event of the summer was held this past Tuesday June 4, 2024 at Louisiana Tech University with our North Louisiana Rising Stars ID.  This event consisted of prospects in the 2028-2029 classes.  Today, we continue our post-event coverage of the event with another edition of Quick Hits, which focuses on some of the prospects that caught our eye.  Be sure to follow us, on all of our social media platforms, for continued coverage of the 2024 North Louisiana Rising Stars ID!


+ 2028 RHP/OF Brock Blessington (Sam Houston HS)

6'1" 160 lbs. lean frame with plenty of room to add strength.  Blessington was a part of our Jr. Future Games team last summer, and it was evident on Tuesday that he's made some nice jumps since last year.  Offensively, he swung the bat really well during BP and showed the ability to drive the ball to the pull-side that resulted in an 88.6 mph max exit velocity.  He also showed off his arm talent in the outfield with an eye-popping 90 mph positional velocity.  On the mound, however, is where he really got us excited.  A smooth and efficient delivery with a clean arm path and minimal effort, Blessington pound his 83-85 mph FB in the zone, while also showing really good feel for an "11-5" shaped 72-74 mph CB, as well as a 79-81 mph SPL.  He looks the part of one of the top arms in the upcoming 2028 class in Louisiana.

+ 2028 RHP/OF Lane Holubec (West Monroe HS)

Physical and durable 6'2" 200 lbs. frame.  On Tuesday, Houlbec showed that he's got the potential to be a future front-line starter for the Rebels.  Working through a gradual build-up in his delivery, he uses a strong lower-half to get down the slope and strides slightly across his body to create some cross-fire action.  He releases the ball from a lower 3/4 slot, which allows his 82-83 mph FB to really sink & run to his arm-side.  In fact, Houlbec averaged 20.3" of horizontal break on his heater, which is in elite territory.  Houlbec's control will be something that he needs to hone in on, as do most young pitchers, but there's no denying his arm talent and upside.

+ 2028 SS/RHP Luca Golden (Loyola Prep HS)

Golden recently attended one of our Texas events and our Texas Scouting Director gave me a call to let me know to keep an eye on him at our event on Tuesday, and I can certainly see why he did.  A switch-hitter, Golden works from a more upright and balanced stance before using quick hands to deliver a direct path to contact with level extension.  He stayed through the middle of the field and found the barrel often, while showcasing that he can repeat his swing.  Defensively, he's got smooth actions and soft hands with a good and accurate arm across the diamond.  Golden was also solid on the mound, as he showcased the ability to land three pitches for a strike to both sides of the plate.


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