Future Games Trials (Session 2): Quick Hits II

Cam Black-Araujo
Assistant Director, PBR Canada

On Monday, April 10th, the PBR Ontario staff returned to The Athlete Matrix facility in Mississauga to host our second session of the Future Games Trials. We had roughly 70 players from the 2025 and 2026 classes in attendance for the final indoor Future Games Trials before players begin heading outdoors for live-game action.

The event gave our staff a look at some of the top uncommitted players in those classes who are all vying for a spot on Canada's team at this summer's Future Games at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, Georgia. It was a talented roster with a ton of impressive performances on both sides of the ball and we continue it all down below. 

At this event, we retrieved a significant amount of data on each player including: 30-yard times, batting practice measured by TrackMan, catcher pop-times and velocity, outfield evaluation and velocity, infield evaluation and velocity and pitcher bullpens analyzed and assessed by TrackMan. We pride ourselves on utilizing the latest technology in the game to provide the most accurate data for both the player and those recruiting/evaluating the player.

Below, we conclude our post-event coverage with our final set of Quick Hits, highlighting five more standout performers.

For complete event results, click here.

Alexander Tassopoulos SS / 1B / Bill Crothers Secondary, ON / 2026

2026 infielder Alex Tassopoulos put up one of the better rounds of BP at the second Future Games Trials and stands out with a projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. Posted an impressive Hard Hit % of 71 (batted balls at 90+), despite only find the sweet spot 28 % of the time, showing there’s some strength there already. Line drive, middle of the field approach right now and the bat and overall game have really developed over the winter. Had a peak exit velocity of 93.8mph and distance of 277 feet. Should be some additional strength coming into his game over the next couple years and Tassopoulos’ best days on the field are ahead of him.

Liam Kirsh C / 3B / Tanenbaum Chat, ON / 2025

Our staff got a pair of looks at 2025 C/3B Liam Kirsh last weekend with FG Trials and OBJ Scout Day and impressed with a well-rounded game. Present strength in his game at 5-foot-11, 195-pounds. Has a quick catch-and-throw behind the dish with consistent throws around the bags and pop-times of 2.02-2.10. Kirsh also put together a good round at the dish from the right-side where he was able to flash his strength at times with a peak exit velocity of 92.2mph and distance of 299 feet. A good start to the year from Kirsh and he looks primed for a strong summer season with the Ontario Blue Jays.

Aiden de Leon SS / 2B / St. Francis Xavier , ON / 2027

2027 SS Aiden de Leon was one of the youngest players at the event but fit right in with a high-level performance. Undersized right now with a compact, 5-foot-8, 160-pound frame and good, clean actions across the board. Put together one of the better rounds at the dish with the ability to work hard line-drives to all fields with a peak exit velocity of 90.3mph. Balanced, short and simple swing from the right-side with the ability to find the barrel with a Sweet Spot % of 70. Also showed well on the infield where he stays in the legs with good footwork, clean actions and 79mph arm across the diamond. Our first look at de Leon and he certainly made an impression.


Ty McGuirk 3B / RHP / Collingwood Collegiate Institute , ON / 2026

This was our first look this year at 2025 3B/RHP Ty McGuirk and his overall game has made big strides since the summer/fall. Athletic look and frame at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds and had really trended upwards on the mound. The fastball sat 84-85mph and the curveball was his best secondary pitch at 70-73mph with top-to-bottom action and depth. Also flashed a changeup that has potential, along with a developing slider.

Has really blossomed on the infield with more athleticism, smooth footwork and movements along with arm strength across the diamond (85mph). Has the look of a player who can stick at third base down the road. Swings with intent and a big leg-kick from the right-side and although it wasn’t his best round of BP we’ve seen, there’s plenty of potential in his offensive game. Peak exit velocity of 87.9mph.

Tyson Moran SS / RHP / F.E. Madill, ON / 2025

2025 SS/RHP Tyson Moran was a top performer on both the pitching and positional sides and comes with plenty of projection at 6-foot, 155-pounds. Clean hands on the infield, the glove works and the long legs allow him to cover ground quickly. Quiet, simple setup at the dish from the left-side and the swing works through the baseball. Line-drive approach while also elevating at times with a peak exit velocity of 93.3mph and distance of 313ft. Really has a chance to become a power bat as the frame continues to fill out and add strength.

Also a right-handed pitcher who moves well on the mound with long, clean and quick arm-action. Showed feel for his three-pitch mix with the fastball sitting 85-86mph. True curveball shape to the breaking ball with vertical action at 86mph, along with a changeup at 76-77mph and the ability to locate both. Quality overall showing from Moran who’s tools and metrics continue get better each time out.


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