Prep Baseball Report

PBR Louisiana 2026 State Rankings Update: Risers

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Yesterday, we released our state rankings update, for the 2026 class, now that the fall season has come to an end.  Throughout the fall, we held several events, across different parts of the state, so that our staff could get eyes on as many prospects as possible.  We ended our fall schedule with our annual State Games event, on 09/30-10/01, at Alex Box Stadium, which gave us the opportunity to evaluate many prospects that we've seen over the last 2-3 years, as well as new faces that have made jumps later in their high school careers.  Our state rankings list for the 2026 class was released yesterday and expanded to 120 players in total.  There were plenty of movers and shakers throughout the list, and below, we take a look at ten prospects who really increased their stock over the fall.  



+ 2026 RHP Hayes Holton (Loranger HS)  

Holton made a splash at this fall's State Games and jumps into the Top 10 at #4 in this update.  Lean and wiry 6'3" 175 lbs. frame with more strength to come; the Loranger HS product works with a good tempo on the mound and is an athletic mover with a quick arm.  He sat 85-89 mph with his FB, topping out at 90 mph, with riding life through the zone and some cutting action at times.  Holton also showed feel for a mid-70's SL with short lateral break and a firmer low-80's CH with some sink.  He's another big-time arm in the state's 2026 class with a high ceiling that we will certainly be monitoring very closely moving forward.

+ 2026 RHP/INF Mills Richardson (Catholic BR HS)

6'1" 160 lbs. long and wiry frame that is developing with plenty of room to add strength.  The two-time Jr. Future Gamer has continued to trend in the right direction over the last year.  Richardson attended our Top Prospect Games event, back in June, where he showed a simple and repeatable swing with a line drive approach, and also took one of the better infield rounds on the day, flashing soft hands and athletic footwork.  At this fall's State Games, he showed even more promise and upside on the mound.  The Catholic BR product worked his two-seam FB in the 80-84 mph range, and he killed spin with his late-fading 74-76 mph CH, that was devastating to left-handed hitters.  He's another good looking young prospect for the Bears, that we're excited to follow moving forward, as he jumps up three spots in this update to #16 overall.

+ 2026 RHP Alexander Harwell (Pearl River HS)

The 5'11" 165 lbs. right-handed hurler was one of the big surprises at this fall's State Games event, as he showed significant jumps since the 2022 State Games, just one year ago.  Harwell's FB velocity ticked up, as he sat 81-84 mph, but it was his big "12-6" shaped CB that really caught our attention, due to the elite spin rate metrics on the pitch, that averaged 2931 RPM's per Trackman Baseball.  Not everyone has the ability to spin the baseball at that level, and from what we've seen in the past, guys who do spin the baseball at that level are destined to see significant jumps in the future.  For the Pearl River HS product, it seems as if it's only a matter of "when", not "if".  In this update, Harwell jumps up nine spots to #25 overall.

+ 2026 RHP/INF Aubrey St. Angelo (Brusly HS)

The Brusly HS product was another guy who showed marked improvements, since we last saw him, in January, at our Baton Rouge Preseason ID.  The 6'0" 160 lbs. RHP/INF showed increased strength at the plate with his max exit velocity jumping up from 83.9 mph to 90.3 mph, and he performed well in game, as he collected two doubles.  On the mound, is where he offers even more intrigue and upside, as he's an athletic mover down the slope with a quick arm action.  St. Angelo commanded his 80-83 mph well to the glove-side, on route to racking up 4 K's across 2 scoreless IP.  He jumps up five spots to #27 overall in this update. 

+ 2026 RHP/INF Henry Beckers (Parkview Baptist HS)

Beckers hopped onto our radar late this fall, at our Baton Rouge Fall ID, which was our last event of the 2023 calendar year.  There's a lot of moving parts in the swing, but he showed high-level rotational acceleration at 33 G's per Blast Motion Baseball, that resulted in a 93 mph max exit velocity.  His ability to really use his lower-half and core showed up on the mound as well, where he presented the most upside.  The Parkview Baptist HS product worked 82-84 mph with his FB that flashed arm-side run, and he paired it well with a short/tight SL that has the makings of being a future "out pitch".  Beckers goes from being unranked to #29 overall in this update.

+ 2026 RHP Jack Henry Goode (Sterlington HS)

Goode was one of many interesting prosepcts, who helped themselves at this fall's State Games at LSU.  The first thing that stands out with Goode is his physical and durable 6'1" 185 lbs. frame that projects.  The Sterlington product worked his FB up to 85 mph and sat 80-84 mph at the State Games, and he showed good glove-side command.  He also landed a low-70's CB for strikes and showed feel for a mid-70's CH.  Goode moves up fifteen spots in this update to #31 overall. 

+ 2026 OF Michael Brothers (Jesuit HS)

Athletic 5'10" 160 lbs. frame with room to continue to fill out.  The Jesuit product was another guy who benefited from coming to our last event of the fall, at our Baton Rouge Fall ID.  Brothers showed a lot of quick twitch and athleticism, on route to posting an event-best 6.68 laser-timed 60, which puts him in the top tier of runners in the state's 2026 class.  At the plate, he worked mostly up the middle and to the pull-side with some present bat speed, while recording a max exit velocity of 91.8 mph.  Brothers goes from being unranked to #35 overall in this update.

+ 2026 INF Konner Boudreaux (St. Louis Catholic HS)

The St. Louis Catholic product caught our eye at this fall's Lake Charles Fall ID and cemented himself as a prospect to watch moving forward, in the Southwest Louisiana area.  One of our scouts had a pretty comp for Boudreaux, in former St. Louis Catholic standout Reid Snider, who is now a freshman at Louisiana Tech.  The 6'1" 165 lbs. physical corner-infielder works from a quiet set-up in the box and delivers a heavy barrel to contact, while maintaining balance from start to finish.  Boudreaux also showed well defensively, as he received the ball with soft/quiet hands and was accurate across the diamond with all throws.  He moves up twenty-seven spots to #38 overall in this update. 

+ 2026 LHP/OF Carter Wilson (Sulphur HS)

The former Jr. Future Gamer turned in one of the best performances on the mound at this year's State Games.  The Sulphur product stays on-line and repeats his delivery well with a clean and compact arm stroke, releasing the ball from a high 3/4 slot.  Wilson's velocity hasn't made a jump just yet, as his FB worked in the 75-77 mph range.  The command of his heater, however, was exceptional, as he was able to move the ball around to all quadrants, so when he does make that velocity jump, he'll be even tougher than he already is on opposing hitters.  To round out his repetoire, he mixed in a "1-7" shaped CB that he could land for strikes, a firmer SL, that he could drive down in the zone to induce swings and misses, as well as a late-fading 65-71 mph CH.  He finished his State Games outing with 4 K's across two scoreless IP.  Wilson moves up three spots in this update to #39 overall.  

+ 2026 1B Luke McAdams (Northlake Christian HS)

The physical 6'3" 240 lbs. first-baseman made a good impression at our Baton Rouge Fall ID, back in October.  McAdams took agressive, yet under control hacks, showing present bat speed with strong wrists and forearms, throughout a compact stroke.  He posted a 94 mph max exit velocity and what was impressive was his ability to drive the ball to all fields.  The Northlake Christian product also moved well around the first base bag, especially for a more physical framed prospect.  In this update, he goes from being unranked to moving to #46 overall.  



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