Prep Baseball Report

PBR Louisiana Fall Recap: Position Players (2025 Class)

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

Our 2023 fall schedule of events have ended, as prospects across the state are now gearing up for the spring high school baseball season.  Our goal this fall was to get out to different parts of the state to identify prospects that have made jumps since the summer, as well as lay eyes on up-and-coming prospects.  We executed two open events this fall with our Lake Charles Fall ID at Barbe High School and our Baton Rouge Fall ID at Catholic (BR) High School.  In addition to those open events, we also had two invite-only events with our Senior Games at LSU-Eunice, which was for uncommitted 2024 prospects and our State Games at LSU, which was comprised of the best and brightest prospects from the state's 2024-2027 classes.  As with every fall season, there were familiar faces who continued to show well, as well as new prospects who really increased their stock.  Today, we take a look back at some of the top position players that we saw this fall from the state's 2025 class.


+ 2025 OF Gabe Greene (Dunham HS)

5'11" 175 lbs. athletic frame with present physicality.  Greene was headlined in our Preview Story leading up to Sunday's Lake Charles Fall ID, and he delivered his best performance at one of our events.  The Dunham HS product started the day off by blazing a personal best 6.57 laser-timed 60 yard dash, and then, showed an accurate and strong arm from the outfield up to 87 mph.  Greene finished the day off by taking a quality batting practice round, showing power from up the middle to the pull-side with a max exit velocity of 93.1 mph.

+ 2025 INF Kash Martin (Westlake HS)

Physical 5'10" 190 lbs. frame with a strong lower-half.  Like Greene above, Martin was also featured in our Preview Story leading up to the event on Sunday, and he turned in a strong showing.  The Westlake HS product is a really good overall athlete, as he posted a 7.07 laser-timed 60 yard dash.  Defensively, he showed good hands and athletic actions with above average arm strength across the diamond at 86 mph.  At the plate, Martin took one of the loudest rounds of batting practice on the day, showing the ability to drive the ball from gap to gap, while recording consistent 90+ mph exit velocities with a max of 93.8 mph.

+ 2025 MIF Casey McCoy (Dutchtown HS)

The 6'0" 180 lbs. former Future Gamer continued to show why he's one of the top infielders in the entire state at last weekend's State Games.  The University of Louisiana recruit finished second in max hand speed at 25.6 mph and third in max bat speed at 78.9 mph.  McCoy uses a leg-kick load from an upright stance and gets his barrel in the zone early and keeps it through the zone a long time.  As always, the Dutchtown HS product produced in game, as he notched two hits in Game 1 on Saturday.

+ 2025 MIF Jack Ruckert (Catholic BR HS)

This was the first time that we had seen the 6'0" 185 lbs. shortstop, since the spring high school season.  The LSU recruit had a really good summer for USA Prime National, and it looks like he's carried that momentum over to the fall.  Ruckert has always had one of the smoother and prettier left-handed strokes in the state, but he seems to now be swinging the bat with more intent and aggression, while still maintaining his high-level strike zone awareness.  The Catholic BR HS product took a really good BP round on Saturday, launching several balls to the pull-side, into a stiff wind, that resulted in a max exit velocity of 96.6 mph.  He showed well in Game 4 on Sunday morning, as he went 1-2 at the plate with a triple that he blistered down the right field line.

+ 2025 OF Noah Lewis (Catholic BR HS)

Uber-projectable and athletic 6'3" 185 lbs. frame.  The Catholic BR HS product has been on a steady rise since the high school spring season and through the summer, which earned him an invite to be on our Future Games team at the end of July.  Lewis showed off his supreme athleticism at the Future Games by recording the fastest 60 yard dash at the event with a 6.35.  He also went 2-6 at the plate with zero strikeouts.  Fast-forward to last weekend's State Games and Lewis looked the most comfortable that we've ever seen him at the plate.  He's standing more upright in his stance and looks awfully relaxed and comfortable, and he's also incorporated a modified leg-kick, which looks to have helped with his timing.  Those adjustments look like they've paid off for Lewis, as he barreled an opposite-field double in Game 1 on Saturday.

+ 2025 C Connor Walker (Sam Houston HS)

5'10" 190 lbs. athletic frame with a strong lower-half.  The Sam Houston HS product is a two-time Future Gamer who was coming off his best summer to date, and he was able to carry that momentum over to the State Games.  Walker showed off his typical pull-side power with a max exit velocity of 96.8 mph, but it was his at-bats in game that really shined on the weekend.  In Game 1 on Saturday, he notched two hits with one being a double to the left-centerfield gap and the second being a loud pull-side home run.  As good as his offense was, his defense was equally as good, as he continued to show that he's a high-level receiver and blocker, and he even back picked a runner at first base on Sunday in Game 4.

+ 2025 C Dylan Champagne (Dutchtown HS)

Long, lean, and athletic at 6'3" 175 lbs.  The Dutchtown HS product was part of a talented catcher group at this year's State Games.  It was evident to us that Champagne has definitely gained physicality, since we last saw him back in January at our Baton Rouge Preseason ID, and that increase in strength has paid off.  Champagne recorded personal best pop times of 1.95-2.02 and was 77 mph from the crouch, which is a +6 mph jump from where he was at just 8 months ago.  His BP round was really good as well, as he was on time and on the barrel with every swing, and his at-bats were no different.  6'3" left-handed hitting catchers are hard to come by, so we expect Champagne to be a close follow for college programs, as he finishes up his fall and moves into his junior season for the Griffins.

+ 2025 MIF Rowen Bergeron (Opelousas Catholic HS)

Athletic 6'1" 190 lbs. with present physicality.  The Opelousas Catholic HS product walked away one of the big winners from this year's State Games.  Bergeron's BP round was impressive and one of the loudest of the entire event.  He hits from a wider base with a modified leg kick load, before delivering a heavy barrel to contact with present bat speed and gap to gap power.  Bergeron finished at the top of nearly every offensive metric that we measure, and he finished first in max exit velocity at 101.1 mph and avg. bat speed at 75.7 mph.  The power translated in game, as he ripped a triple into the left-centerfield gap on Sunday.  An adequate and solid defender on the infield and good athlete (6.94 60), we expect a lot of eyes to be on Bergeron this coming spring, as he looked the part of one of the top uncommitted infielders in the state.

+ 2025 OF Jake Simmons (Ruston HS)

5'10" 180 lbs. frame with a strong lower-half.  The Ruston HS product had a nice spring for the Bearcats, after hitting .386 as a sophomore.  After seeing him at this year's State Games, it's easy to see why he had so much success.  Simmons repeats his swing really well and stays behind the baseball with a tight and compact turn to contact, driving his back knee through the ground to create power and force.  He showed pull-side power with a max exit velocity of 97.3 mph, but it was his rotational acceleration numbers, via Blast Motion, that really stood out, as he recorded the top max. rotational acceleration (32.8 G) and the top avg. rotational acceleration (25.0 G) of the event.  For reference, according to Blast Motion, the MLB average rotational acceleration is 16.8 G, which shows just how elite Simmons's rotational acceleration is.