Prep Baseball Report

Midwest Futures Scout Day: Quick Hits

By: Diego Solares
Central Region Media Director, Scouting

On Wednesday, February 21st, the Prep Baseball Missouri staff ran the Midwest Futures Scout Day with the Midwest Futures travel organization. More than 20 players from the Futures' travel program, representing the 2025-to-2027 high school classes, participated in a pro-style workout in front of our staff.

All of our events offer players the opportunity to update their recruiting resume and showcase their talents in front of our staff. We also use these events as identifiers for future invite-only events, like the Preseason All-State, our summer Top Prospect Games, and the prestigious Prep Baseball Future Games that take place at the tail end of the summer.

For a full roster of those in attendance, click HERE.

Shortly after the event, our staff posted several of the day's stat leaders within our traditional 'Stat Story', which you can find HERE.  

After combing through our scout notes from the event, we’re rolling out your typical ‘Quick Hits’ today. Below you’ll learn more about a handful of names-to-know from this year’s Midwest Futures Scout Day. 


+ The top prospect in attendance at this event was RHP/1B Luke Rolfes (Fort Zumwalt West, 2025), an uncommitted, highly physical 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior with strength on both sides of the ball. He took a loud round of BP, finding the barrel consistently for impact on average (94.8 mph) and at peak (99 mph) from a fast right-handed swing. Working across his body on the mound, Rolfes pumped a straight fastball with carry up in the zone at 86-88 mph. He also flashed feel to land a gradual breaking ball for strikes at 72-73 mph. 

+ Another physical athlete that showed advanced bat strength at this event was 6-foot-2, 185-pound INF
Ethan Chiodini (Timberland, 2025). Chiodini keeps his barrel through the hitting zone and creates leverage out front, averaging 94.6 mph per barrel in this look with his hardest ball coming off his bat at 97.4 mph. 

Samuel Calleros (Lutheran St. Charles, 2025) ran the fastest 60 time of the day at 6.75 seconds. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound junior consistently found the barrel from a level left-handed stroke, spraying line drives to all fields. His hardest ball jumped off his barrel at 92.2 mph with his average exit velocity checking in at 87.8 mph. On the infield, Calleros’ feet play in rhythm around the baseball with steady, sure-handed actions to pair. 

+ RHP Carter Perry (Fort Zumwalt West, 2025) is an athletic 5-foot-11, 160-pound uncommitted arm with a clean, polished delivery down the mound. Perry’s fastball flashed natural arm-side action at times, sitting at 82-83 mph and playing in the zone consistently throughout his ‘pen. He spun a tight 70-73 mph breaking ball for strikes and his changeup showed natural fade that played well off his fastball at 74-75 mph. 

+ INF MJ Portis (Whitfield, 2026) is a strong, compact sophomore that showed well in multiple parts of his workout at this event. He ran the second fastest 60-yard dash of the day, kicking his day off with a 6.92 time on our lasers. Portis sprayed line drives gap-to-gap from a short, slightly uphill right-handed swing, averaging 88.4 mph per batted ball, and he peaked at 95.7 mph. Defensively, Portis has soft hands and in-rhythm feet paired with an arm that topped at 83 mph across the infield. 

Ryan Kemper (Timberland, 2026) and INF Jacob Burger (St. Dominic, 2026) are two physical right-handed hitters that consistently produced quality contact throughout their respective rounds of BP. They each recorded average exit velocities at 87+ mph, with Kemper’s hardest ball coming off his bat at 95.4 mph and Burger’s max mark being 92.3 mph. 

+ RHP/OF Brayden Jones (Francis Howell Central, 2026) is a lean, high-waisted, and projectable 6-foot-2, 152-pound athlete with upside to his game. He ran one of the day’s fastest 60 times (6.94) and repeated line drive contact throughout his round from a flat right-handed swing. Jones was also up to 80  mph on the mound and landed a 67-68 mph curveball for strikes in his bullpen. 

+ OF/RHP Dane Harris (North Point, 2027) came away as an underclassmen to follow from this event. Harris showed consistent bat strength in BP, averaging 87.9 mph per batted ball, with a max mark at 92.8 mph. He was also up to 85 mph from the outfield and ran his fastball up to 80 mph on the mound.