Prep Baseball Report

Week in Review: 4/13 to 4/19

Seth Fromowitz
Prep Baseball Staff

Looking back at the past week for Prep Baseball, Draft HQ launches its new podcast series ‘The War Room’, a Tennessee senior lefty dazzles through extra innings enroute to the National Player of the Week, uncommitted spotlights, trending and more.


Player of the Week


In Prep Baseball’s April 8 to April 14 Player of the Week, Matthew Shorey, a left handed pitcher from the class of 2024 dazzled in his outing, registering 21 strikeouts over 9.1 innings in a 1-0 victory without allowing a walk. See more on the Father Ryan HS (Nashville, Tennessee) senior’s performance and more from Players of the Week across the country.

Draft HQ


THE WAR ROOM: Thursday, April 18, Prep Baseball’s Draft HQ premiered its new series ‘The War Room’ featuring VP of Scouting, Shooter Hunt and Senior Draft HQ Advisor, D.J. Svihlik. In the first episode, the duo discuss the general changes in baseball scouting from where it started to take off with Branch Rickey’s Brooklyn Dodgers to today with Prep Baseball’s evolving resources, the technology involved, what scouts are looking for and more.

+ Week eight and nine of the NCAA Division I season had Director of College Scouting, David Seifert and other scouting directors making rounds in the SEC and ACC. Seeing LSU, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Louisville, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and the Big South’s Presbyterian with Future Games alumni, Golden Spikes hopefuls and several players in Draft HQ’s latest mock draft and draft board, see the latest from Seifert and others in ‘College Crosscheck’.


+ From the past week, see what 10 uncommitted players had the most profile views in Prep Baseball Maryland’s latest ‘Trending Up’.

+ In Prep Baseball Maryland’s ‘Top Uncommitted Spring Follows’, Scouting Director, Jamie Naill Jr. shares which 10 uncommitted catchers and 30 infielders in the classes of 2024 and 2025 from Maryland and Delaware should be closely watched.

+ Uncommitted Spotlights



Saturday, April 13, Prep Baseball Arizona hosted its Rising Stars ID event at Grand Canyon University. Featuring prospects from the classes of 2028 and 2029, see results, notes and video from the event.


This season has seen plenty of talent from Indiana emerge as prospects to follow. With such talent, the senior class has generated plenty of interest from professional scouts. From the Prep baseball Indiana staff, see which prospects from the class of 2024 are ones to follow for the MLB Draft.


With the Louisiana High School Athletic School Association releasing the 2024 playoff brackets, the Prep Baseball Louisiana staff shares the brackets from each division along with their predictions.


Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, Prep Baseball Wisconsin will host its annual High School Invitational. Featuring 19 teams, Maddox Durst and Connor Loomans preview each matchup over the course of the invitational.