Prep Baseball Report

Knoxville Summer ID: Quick Hits

Hunter Martin
TN Scouting Director

KNOXVILLE, TN - The Prep Baseball Tennessee Knoxville Summer ID was held on Tuesday, June 11th at Knoxville Catholic High School. Players went through an extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman, ran the 60-yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to get numbers and metrics on TrackMan during a bullpen setting. 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.

Kicking off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look at some of the standouts from the event. Below you will find scout notes and video on some of the top performers from the Knoxville Summer ID.

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Mikee Teasley (‘26, Oak Ridge) The top-10 player in the 2026 class came in with high expectations and he did not disappoint as he attended his first Prep Baseball showcase event. Listed at five foot 10 and 180 pounds, Teasley is young for his class, fully able to be considered a 2027 prospect not even 16 years of age completing his sophomore season of high school. Teasley still has a babyface but shows a lot of adult attributes in his game where he shows legit 2-way upside. At the plate, he presented a compact swing that stayed well connected through the zone producing a 92 max EV with a 340 ft batted ball distance. Defensively, he shows confident actions with smooth glove transitions with advanced arm strength across the diamond in the mid 80’s. On the mound however is where Teasley may have his highest ceiling. The right-hander showed calm mechanics with late burst down the mound. Stays closed extremely well with mobile hips that allows him to separate his lower half really late for efficiency with his upper half and arm-action. Teasley sat 87-89 with late arm-side carry on the heater and a knack for filling up the zone. He also showed advanced feel for his off-speed spinning in the 2600-2700’s RPM’s with 17 inches of avg. horizontal sweep on his slider. Changeup showed killed spin and some pitchability but will still need to continue to develop the pitch. Overall, Teasley presents a lot of upside with present ability in the arm. Extremely high follow and someone coaches will one to bookmark on their list of guys to see this summer.

Cy Stephens (‘25, Oak Ridge) Another Oak Ridge prospect that was a big part of the Wildcats success this past spring where he was a strong 2-way player that batted in the early heart of the lineup. At 5 foot 10 and 200 pounds, Stephens comes in with a floor of physicality and plenty of projection remaining. He would lead the hitting group in a multitude of charts from highest average bat speed (77mph) to G’s of force produced on his rotation during his swing (26), which is a strong indicator of being able to see the ball deep and hitting off harder velocities. He would also produce strongest power we have seen on the summer circuit thus far with 5.78 kW of force applied via Blast Motion. He would also show elite hand speed with 27 mph max velocity, which is another best metric we have seen in some time since incorporating Blast Motion sensors on hitter’s bats. At the plate, Stephens would carry an average exit velocity round just north of 87 mph with a max EV of 99, lasering a ball 388 ft. He showed strong attributes in the outfield with clean fielding mechanics and current arm strength in the mid 80’s. Look for Stephens to continue to hot play this summer and will be one for schools to start circling. 

Warren East (‘27, Oak Ridge) A speedster with a gamer like mentality showed out well Tuesday at Knox Catholic where he showed off the athleticism clocking 6.8 on the sixty with better times to come. Far from a finished product physically, East should continue to feel out where he stands currently at 5 foot 10 and 155 pounds. Already showing punch and barrel awareness in the box, East would spray balls all over left/center field, with a line drive approach and showing a knack for hard contact. He would walk away with a 95 max EV on a 367 ft shot, while averaging out right at 87.4. There is a lot to like in the swing and on defense where the arm currently plays and looked clean moving to both sides of his body. He was a big part of the Wildcats success this season also and has been hot out of the gate this summer carrying the momentum from spring ball into the summer. He is another guy that shows a strong base floor with plenty of future abilities and should be a must look this summer. 

Parker Free (‘27, Oak Ridge) the rising sophomore played a crucial role in Oak Ridge’s state tournament run this past spring as a freshman, where he supplied starting catching duties for one of the top pitching staffs in the state. Strong blocker behind the plate with current athleticism, he is a difference maker behind the plate. Smaller stature currently at 5 foot 8 and 160 pounds, Free comes in on the lighter side but has plenty of room to grow as he matures but shows present actions and clean footwork with body control to stick. Popped right around 2.0 flat with developed arm strength (76). Still has plenty of progression to go but already shows a lot to like in the young ‘27. Compact stroke in the box with higher hands and feel for rotating through the zone. Free would walk away with a 92 max EV, while showing ball flight through the middle. Impressive feel for the barrel with a strong percentage of line drive batted balls off his bat. A name to know as his high school career gets underway.