Top Prospect Games: Scouting Reports


PBR Mississippi Staff

Poplarville, MS - The Top Prospect Games was held on July 19th at Pearl River CC in Poplarville, MS. This event consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in a simulated gameplay setting and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing at the event. 

Today we are going to be releasing our individual scouting reports on each player present from the event.

John Abt, Brandon (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Lean, projectable frame
Delivery: Solid tempo, repeatable delivery with upside
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action
FB: T82.6, 80-82 mph. Good sinking type action on inner half T2123, 1981 average rpm.
SL: 66-67 mph. Solid action and depth to breaking ball and should be a go to pitch for him. T2129, 2040 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Conventional, athletic stance Big knee lift and long stride. Aggression into contact. Works the middle of the field well with pull side pop.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 88.9 MPH. 217' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-85 mph.OF-87 mph. Long, quick arm action
Defense: (OF) Good footwork, Fields ball out front with strong accurate arm. (INF) Solid skill set with upside. Good footwork and range. Great body positioning on all angles. Strong, accurate arm
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60.

Caleb Authement, Brookhaven Academy (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Strong, sturdy frame
Delivery: Repeatable tempo. Plenty of upside
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action
FB: T85, 83-84 mph. Solid sinking action T2338, 2146 average rpm.
SL: 70-72 mph. Solid spin and feel for breaking ball for a 2026! T2071, 2011 average rpm.
Hit: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance. Controlled load and small stride. Quick bat for age. Attacks out front with developing power. Slightly upward bat path. Pull side approach.
Power: 91.5 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Quick, loose arm action.
Defense: 2.03-2.14 pop times. Solid, yet still developing skill set. Good direction in throws and quick transfers. Will continue to get more advanced on blocks and bunts.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

Tristan Baldwin, East Union (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, sturdy frame
Hits: RHH. Balanced stance with high handset Smooth, easy load and stride. Pulls front foot into contact. Lots of current pull side power. Pull side approach.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 84.9 MPH. 348' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-76 mph. Long arm action
Defense: Good footwork, Fields ball out front with accuracy on throws.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.


Tanner Busby, Picayune Memorial (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, controlled tempo. Stride shows good length and direction.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action
FB: T86.7, 85-86 mph. Worked in the lower half of the zone well with solid arm side action to fastball. T1951, 1829 average rpm.
SL: 76-77 mph. Good feel for breaking ball with solid shape and command T2170, 2099 average rpm.
CH: 78-78 mph. T1288, 1246 average rpm.

Kannon Cato, Lawrence County (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 152-pounds.
Hits: LHH. Tall, athletic stance with slight preset load. Small load and stride. Hands work to ball well with solid line drive, pull side approach.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 74 MPH. 315' max distance.
Arm: LH. OF-76 mph. Short, loose arm action
Defense: Athletic feet, fields baseball out front to glove side, accuracy on throws
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60.

Colin Flurry, Booneville (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Tall, balanced stance Small load and slight toe tap stride, Aggressive out front with developing power. level bat path and works baseball to all fields
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 83.2 MPH. 255' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-75 mph. INF-79 mph.OF-79 mph. Short arm action
Defense: 2.11-2.17 pop times. (C) Developing footwork. Solid direction on throws. Good body positioning on blocks and bunts. (OF) Good footwork, fields ball out front with accurate arm. (INF) Solid footwork at infield position, good range with accuracy on throws
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

Cole Gideon, Jackson Prep (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Quicker, yet repeatable delivery
Arm Action: LH. Loose over the top arm action
FB: T78.4, 77-78 mph. Arm side run when in the zone T1837, 1702 average rpm.
SL: 64-68 mph. Solid depth with feel for his breaking ball. T1637, 1513 average rpm.
CH: 71-71 mph. T1528, 1528 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Tall, athletic set up with higher hand set Big load and stride with lower half, quick bat with power potential, pull side approach with loft in swing
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 90.7 MPH. 268' max distance.
Arm: LH. OF-78 mph. Long arm action
Defense: Very easy footwork, fields ball out front with accurate arm. Looks comfortable at position.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.

Brody Hale, St. Luke's Episcopal (AL), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Delivery: Easy tempo with repeatable actions. falls to 1B side at finish
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action with some length
FB: T73.2, 70-73 mph. Some arm side run when in zone T2262, 2071 average rpm.
CB: 58-61 mph. T1359, 1300 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Wide, balanced stance with tight hands, slight preset load. Big load and stride with lower half, pull side approach with some loft in swing
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 72.8 MPH. 280' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-71 mph. Long arm action
Defense: Good footwork, fields ball out front with accurate arm.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.

Drew Harrison, Germantown (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Solid upside. Repeatable delivery. Could possibly get longer into stride.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action
FB: T87.6, 85-87 mph. Some arm side action on inner half T2120, 1937 average rpm.
CB: 66-66 mph. Good feel for breaking ball, works best to glove side T1906, 1906 average rpm.
SL: 71-72 mph. T1948, 1811 average rpm.
CH: 72-72 mph. T950, 950 average rpm.
 Hits: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance Easy load and stride. Level bat path. Aggression out front and can drive the baseball to all fields with tons of present power. Solid middle of the order upside
 Power: 100 max exit velocity, averaged 89.3 MPH. 358' max distance.
 Arm: RH. INF-83 mph.Loose arm action with length
 Defense: Solid footwork and range, strong accurate arm, next level upside
 Run: 6.94 runner in the 60.

JD Harvey, Seminary (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Lean, projectable frame
Hits: RHH. Balanced stance with relaxed hand set. Small load and stride, Shows ability to use all fields with developing power. Level bat bath with occasional loft. Good extension.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 76.9 MPH. 268' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-68 mph. Quick arm action
Defense: 2.15-2.21 pop times. Good direction and footwork on throws. Solid body positioning on blocks and bunts. Accuracy on throws to bags.
Run: 8.02 runner in the 60.

Tyler Hester, Madison Ridgeland Academy (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance Easy load with longer stride, Creates some leverage in load. Hands that work to baseball well. Level bat path developing pop.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 74.8 MPH. 292' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-68 mph. Short , quick arm action
Defense: 2.03-2.09 pop times. Quick feet. Good direction and footwork on throws. Solid body positioning on blocks and bunts.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

Robbie Hokamp, Biloxi (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Strong, athletic frame
Hits: RHH. Conventional, balanced, slightly open stance Easy load and stride. Level bat path. Aggression out front and can drive the baseball to all fields.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 76.8 MPH. 293' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-71 mph. Quick arm action
Defense: 2.01-2.07 pop times. Very quick feet. Good direction and footwork on throws. Solid body positioning on blocks and bunts. Next level upside.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60.

Landon Holliman, Sumrall (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Wider, balanced stance with high handset Controlled load and small stride, level bat path with some loft at times, can move ball to all fields.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 72.6 MPH. 283' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-71 mph.Quick arm action
Defense: Good range and soft hands. Quick natural transfers. Accurate arm. Solid upside at position.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60.

Drew Hollimon, East Union (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Wider, balanced stance with high handset Smooth, balanced load and toe tap stride. Level bat path and line drive approach to all fields with good pull side pop.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 80.9 MPH. 313' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-71 mph. OF-84 mph. Quick arm action
Defense: 2.03-2.11 pop times. (C) Quick feet. Good direction and footwork on throws. Solid body positioning on blocks and bunts. (OF) Good footwork, fields ball out front with very accurate arm and strong arm.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60.

Bryson Jackson, Kossuth (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Wider, balanced stance with high handset Controlled load and small stride, level bat path with some loft at times, can drive baseball to all fields. Aggression into contact
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 81.5 MPH. 294' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-72 mph. Short , quick and loose arm action
Defense: 1.93-2.01 pop times. Quick feet. Solid direction and footwork on throws. Good body positioning on blocks and bunts. Plenty of next level upside.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

Charlie Jameson, Germantown (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Tall, athletic set up with higher hand set Smooth, balanced load and stride, slight knee lift, some loft in swing. Works all fields
Power: 79 max exit velocity, averaged 72.7 MPH. 274' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-75 mph.Short, quick arm action
Defense: Developing footwork at infield position, decent range with accuracy on throws
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.

Jacob Johnson, Pearl River Central (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Tall, lanky frame with room for added mass
Delivery: Good tempo, repeatable delivery
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action
FB: T85.6, 83-85 mph. Good command, works in the strike zone with good horizontal action. T2206, 1925 average rpm.
SL: 77-79 mph. Feel for breaking ball. Good depth and developing command T1973, 1935 average rpm.
CH: 77-81 mph. T1899, 1899 average rpm.

Currie Jones, Northwest Rankin (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds.
Delivery: Easy tempo and repeatable delivery. Direction offline slightly to 1B side into release. Falls to 3B side
Arm Action: LH. Quick arm action
FB: T81.4, 79-81 mph. Good horizontal arm side run T2148, 2053 average rpm.
CB: 66-67 mph. T1998, 1927 average rpm.

Joshua Jones, Desoto Central (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-4, 185-pounds. Tall, athletic frame, broad shoulders
Hits: RHH. Wide, balanced slightly open stance with relaxed hands Smooth, balanced load and stride, some loft in swing. Stays inside legs at contact. Good extension. Solid power potential.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 78.3 MPH. 269' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-76 mph. Long arm action
Defense: Good footwork, fields ball out front with accurate arm.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60.

Kyler King, Picayune (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Tall, slightly open stance Controlled load with longer stride and small knee lift. Aggression in to contact with pull side approach, though can drive baseball the other way.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 80.3 MPH. 332' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-84 mph.Quick, smooth arm action
Defense: Very polished feet and hands, good range and body positioning on all angles of ground balls, accurate arm, next level upside
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60.

Ty Long, Ripley (MS), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Quicker tempo yet controlled and repeatable
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action
FB: T86.8, 85-87 mph. Locates FB well within the zone T2311, 2215 average rpm.
CB: 70-73 mph. Very good depth and downward action to breaking ball. T2306, 2104 average rpm.
SL: 71-73 mph. T2461, 2435 average rpm.
CH: 74-74 mph. T1619, 1619 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Tall, balanced stance Smooth, balanced load and long stride, slight knee lift, Level bat path and line drive approach. Works all fields
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.7 MPH. 325' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-89 mph.OF-91 mph. Short, quick arm action
Defense: (OF) Athletic feet. fields baseball out front to glove side, very accurate arm (INF) Polished feet and hands, good range and body positioning on all angles of ground balls, accurate arm, plenty of next level upside
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60.

Jacob Lott, Desoto Central (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds.
Hits: LHH. Conventional, balanced, slightly open stance Easy controlled load with rhythm, creates some leverage, Slight upward bat bath with some current pop. Good extension. Can drive baseball to all fields
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 79.5 MPH. 286' max distance.
Arm: LH. OF-78 mph. Long arm action
Defense: Solid footwork, fields baseball out front to glove side, accurate arm.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

Braden Maranto, Amory (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds.
Hits: LHH. Conventional, balanced stance with higher hand set Smooth, easy load and stride. Hands work well to contact with line drive approach and ability to use all fields.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 79.6 MPH. 334' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Short, quick arm action
Defense: Good range and hands. Quick natural transfers. Accurate arm. Next level upside at position.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60.

Barrett McKenney, Simpson County Academy (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds.
Delivery: Controlled temp, very repeatable. Good feel for the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action and quickness
FB: T86.3, 82-86 mph. Solid arm side run with feel for zone T2107, 1964 average rpm.
CB: 62-66 mph. Good shape to breaking ball. Developing feel. T1878, 1829 average rpm.
CH: 74-77 mph. T1686, 1615 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Athletic, balanced stance Easy load and stride. Level bat path. Aggression out front with pull side approach. Middle of the order upside.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.7 MPH. 355' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-84 mph.Loose arm action
Defense: Solid range and hands. Quick natural transfers. Good body positioning and accurate arm. Next level upside at position.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60.


Maddox Miller, Oak Grove (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Solid tempo, with plenty of upside. Stride length could get longer.
Arm Action: LH. Long, loose action
Hits: LHH. Tall, slightly open stance with relaxed hands Small load and stride, Pull side pop with developing power. Good extension.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 76 MPH. 275' max distance.
Arm: LH. Long, quick arm action
Defense: Good footwork and accuracy on throws. Upside at position.

William Parker, Biloxi (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Wider stance with slight bend at waist. Small load and stride, Aggressive contact out front with developing power. Works all fields. 
Arm: RH. C-69 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Defense: 2.18-2.21 pop times. (C) Good direction and footwork on throws. Solid body positioning on blocks and bunts. Accurate on throws to bags. (INF) Good footwork. Still developing at position though shows upside at corner position. Consistent arm.
Run: 8.11 runner in the 60.

Walker Polk, Simpson Academy (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 140-pounds.
Delivery: Easy, slow tempo. Very repeatable and controlled throughout.
Arm Action: RH. Some length to arm action
FB: T67.2, 65-66 mph. Developing action to all pitches T1653, 1575 average rpm.
CB: 53-55 mph. T1596, 1565 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Wide, balanced stance with tight hands Easy controlled load, creates some leverage, Slight upward bat bath with developing pop. Good extension.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 74.4 MPH. 287' max distance.
Arm: RH. Short, quick arm action
Defense: Developing footwork. Fields ball out front. Accurate on throws
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60.

Connor Tice, Stone (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Good tempo, Very repeatable delivery
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Solid feel for FB, works in the strike zone with good horizontal action. T2296, 2160 average rpm.
SL: 71-72 mph. Good shape with developing command of BB T2138, 1818 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Tall, athletic setup with higher handset Controlled load and small stride, level bat path with some loft at times, can move ball to all fields. Pull side pop
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 79.8 MPH. 345' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-86 mph. Long, loose arm action
Defense: Solid footwork, fields ball out front to glove side with accuracy on throws
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

Samuel Tumminello, Pearl River Central (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds.
Hits: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance Easy load and stride. Aggression out front with good extension pull side. Can drive baseball to all fields but has good pull side power potential
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 MPH. 292' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-70 mph. Short, quick arm action
Defense: 2.10-2.16 pop times. Good direction and footwork on throws. Good body positioning on blocks and bunts. Advanced movements with catching position.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.

Dylan Welter, Pass Christian (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Solid, controlled tempo. Repeatable delivery with good feel for the mound
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action 3/4 slot
FB: T81.9, 77-82 mph. Solid sinking action, lots of ground balls T2105, 1968 average rpm.
SL: 69-73 mph. Sweeping type action, best when working off the plate T2143, 1922 average rpm.
Hits: RHH. Conventional, balanced stance Smooth, balanced load and small stride, level bat path though occasional loft in swing. Works all fields
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 72.3 MPH. 274' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-81 mph.Quick arm action
Defense: Polished feet and hands, good range and body positioning on all angles of ground balls, accurate arm, next level upside
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.


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