Prep Baseball Report

TN Top Prospect Games: Quick Hits

Hunter Martin
TN Scouting Director

NASHVILLE, TN - The Prep Baseball Tennessee Top Prospect Games was held on Tuesday, May 28th at Vanderbilt University, followed by game play the next day on May 29th at Grace Christian Academy in Franklin, TN. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of some of the top players from the 2025-2027 classes from across Volunteer state. 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 game play. 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.

Continuing 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, video and more from the TN Top Prospect Games.

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+ Pitchers

Bo Holloway: Projectable, long, and lean 6 foot 5 at 200 lbs. frame with a lot of strength to come. The southpaw is coming off a really impressive sophomore campaign that saw him win District-10 pitcher of the year where he threw a total of 50.2 innings over 11 starts. He would rack up 94 K’s to just 26 BB’s with a 1.7 ERA and a .148 BAA in route to a 4A state tournament runner-up finish. Holloway comes in as the number 1 LHP in the state and for good reason with a fastball that carries a lot of arm side run with life up in the zone at 89-91 mph, while showcasing the ability to already run it up to 93. He comes down the mound from on top of the baseball that gets really down hill on hitters with long arms that seem to reach home plate by the time he releases the baseball. Got a lot of bad swings with jams inside to right handed hitters. Tunneled his offspeed extremely well with a darty slider in the lower to mid 80’s while incorporating a changeup that almost offered screwball action below the horizontal line on Trackman. He has the potential for three plus offerings down the line with command that is starting to take shape. High upside and a extremely high follow come this summer. 

Joey Ansell (‘26, Brentwood Academy) The big 2026 lefty out of Brentwood Academy presents a 6 foot 6 205 pound frame that projects very well. On the mound he uses a high leg kick that gets him into his backside well. Hides the ball well creating deceptiveness. There is real velocity potential here once he matures into his frame. The fastball was clocked at 84-86 with good ASR. He flashed a depthy curveball at 71-75 mph. Change up is a really reliable pitch that plays well off of his fastball that comes in at 76. Ansell is a prospect to follow as he heads into his junior season. As one of the more projectable players in the class he will be fun to watch for Brentwood Academy next season. 

Hiram Lewis (‘25, Ravenwood) The uncommitted 2025 Ravenwood product comes in with a very projectable 6 foot 5 and 200 pound frame. Lewis showed easy velocity sitting 87-89 topping 90mph. In his delivery he gets into a very controlled leg lift before exploding down the slope. He gets great separation through his motion. The fastball plays well up in the zone where he averaged 19in  of vertical break. Slider is a plus pitch that gets 11in of horizontal movement and spins at an average 2581 rpm with a max of 2719 rpm. The slider has great action to righties as a real strikeout pitch. Paired with a projectable frame the righty has real strikeout stuff that will play at the next level. As one of the top uncommitted arms in the state Lewis looks to have a big summer as he heads into his senior season at Ravenwood. 

Cayden King (‘26, MTCS) The 6 foot 5, 200 pound right handed pitcher comes in with a lot to like as he made headway in his start during the games portion of the TN Top Prospect event and did not disappoint. The profile reminds you in some ways of Brady Singer with the high-waistedness attached to the frame and athleticism surely that he will continue to grow into. The fastball held plenty of life in the 85-88 mph range that really jumped on hitters. In two innings of work, King fired 4 K’s to go along with 1 BB, while not allowing a hit. He worked quick and efficiently, attacking early, while getting ahead that put himself into solid pitcher counts consistently. He was able to work his slider off the plate when he need to stretch the zone, while not being afraid of attacking in. The body offers a strong foundation in the lower half with plenty of future projection fully out there in front of him. Already shows feel for a two-pitch mix with starter profile upside. Power-5 future ability that should get plenty of looks this upcoming summer.

Wyatt Clatur (‘26, Nolensville) The wiry Clatur comes in in a very bendy and rotational frame that should continue to add strength and fill out in the next few seasons. The profile shows plenty of projection at 6 foot 1 and 165 pounds that just turned 16 this past month and technically could play down. He has a great support system at home as he is the younger brother of Nolensville ace this past season and incoming freshman at Murray State, Chase Clatur, Wyatt Clatur didn’t have to use much offspeed in his lone inning of work as he mainly attacked with his fastball that got IZM wiff after IZM whiff. Worked his fastball well up in the zone with ride behind it that really gave hitters a tough time. Racked up 3 K’s without having to really use anything else and more so was told to throw offspeed to show it. Developing secondary pitches in both a curveball and a slider and could be deadly once he starts to learn how to play them off his fastball or one another. Extremely flexible in his extremities with long limbs that get easy layback, while hiding the ball well until a late out of hand release. An early favorite of mine going into the summer and will start making waves in the recruiting world as his name starts making the rounds after watching him. Definitely one to circle. 

Matt Dill (‘25, Baylor School) The uncommitted 2025 class arm comes in at 6 foot 1 and 195 pounds with plenty of room for continued filling out. Was a big part of Baylor’s success this past season on the mound and in the field where he manned the shortstop position, while being a reliable spot a starter/closer type of role with two other power 5 committed arms this past spring for the Raiders. Easy turnover in the back fit that gets ideal shoulder/hip separation with online targeting down the mound. Upper 80’s velocity, while flirting with 90 a handful of times. Spins both his fastball and SL well, while having a legit plus offering in the changeup that should give both left and right handed hitters fits with killed spin and late arm-side run. One of my favorite remaining uncommmited players in the 2025 class and a lock for the 2025 Future Games where he will have a great opportunity to showcase himself and be a worthy late addition to a class seeking an immediate arm that should be able to come in right away and handle innings given to him. 

Carson Pack (‘25, Oakland) The uncommitted 2025 righty out of Oakland presents a wiry 6 foot 160 pound frame. He is smooth throughout his delivery until leg lift then he explodes down the mound. He comes very over the top which makes his fastball play up in the zone very well. The fastball came in at 86-89 topping 90 mph. He pairs that good riding fastball with a depthy curveball. The curve plays well off the fastball as it stays in the FB tunnel until the bottom drops out. The CB averaged 10 in of vertical drop spinning at an average of 2290 and a max of 2494 rpm. From his arm slot he has a good one-two punch with these pitches. With how athletic the delivery is there will be more velocity to come with muscle added. Pack is a projectable arm that is one to watch as he heads into his senior season at Oakland. 

Ridge Harvey (‘25, Collierville) Harvey is a 2025 grad from Collierville HS who comes in at 6 foot 1 and 185 pounds. The southpaw possesses a great mound presence, whul he throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and showcases two plus offerings. He filled up the zone with a fastball that sat 86-87 mph and used a 76-77 mph curveball to keep the hitters off the fastball. He gets behind the fastball which allows the pitch to have late life missing above barrels at 16.4 average vertical break. The curveball is a true curveball that has both vertical and horizontal movement with -10 vertical break and 17 inches of horizontal break. He uses the curve as a put away and it will be a good go to pitch in strikeout situations where he needs to swing and miss. Harvey will look to continue building his arm strength and be on the radar of a bunch of college coaches that will be looking to add a dominant left handed arm to their roster.

+ Catchers

Davis Peralta (‘25, Lakeway Christian) The rising senior had a standout performance on all fronts at the Tennessee Top Prospect events, both during the showcase and in gameplay. During the showcase, Peralta showed off some serious tools from his proportionate and muscular 5’10 frame. The primary backstop ran a 7 flat 60 yard dash to go with his 81 mph arm (and consistent sub 1.9 pop-times) behind the dish. Where he really stood out however was at the dish, he utilizes a very short and explosive swing to produce 97 average exit velo and 106 max exit velo. He had quality at bats at the dish all day, collecting 2 hits including an opposite field HR that got out in a hurry despite being off the end of the bat. The ‘25 has the stuff to really produce at the next level either behind the dish or patrolling in the OF, wherever he ends up it will sure be fun to watch. 

Will Brick (‘27, Christian Brothers) Coming off a school ball season that saw Christian Brothers finish runner up in the state, it was Brick that got things started for the Purple Wave in the leadoff position all year. The rising sophomore is already one of the better talents behind the dish, in the state championship, not a ball got past him and few left the home plate dirt. Brick already showcases a sub 1.8 poptime, just sneaking into the 1.7s. He also swings the bat with the best of them, with mid 70s bat speed, and legit present juice from a simple and extremely effective swing. He was one of the few to leave Charles Hawkins field, and he did so with authority to right center field. A special player who is going to do amazing things throughout his high school career, while having real pro-prospect potential at the high school level. 

Chris Brown (‘26, Ensworth) The rising junior was impressive across two days of the TN Top Prospect games, Brown who is coming off of a school ball season where he was a major producer for his squad got the summer started off with a bang with a standout performance this past week. The very physical backstop brings lots of strength to the table while still having great athleticism. Brown ran a 7.26 60 yard dash with a 1.9 poptime courtesy of 81 mph arm strength. He would have one of the louder rounds of BP all day with a 94 average exit velo and 99 max. He would punish balls from gap to gap in BP and collected 3 barrels on the day in gameplay. Currently the #2 ranked catcher in the state he has solidified himself as one to keep an eye on as he heads to his junior year. 

Blake Lundy (‘27 Baylor) Part of a trio of backstops that sits atop the ‘27 class top 10 in TN, Lundy was very impressive and Vanderbilt and Grace Christian during the Tennessee Top Prospect games. The current number 2 ranked player in the class showed out during the showcase portion, running a 7.26 with 89 INF velo and 86 C velo. He would have an impressive round of BP as well with 86 average exit velo and 97 max. The rising sophomore is currently one of the more impressive players physically at 6 '3 and 225 lbs with present strength throughout that will continue to grow and become freakishly strong by the time he is a senior. Great instincts behind the plate as well, as he caught nearly every inning for the Baylor Red Raiders and handled impressive arms all season. 

KJ Anderson (‘27, Cookeville) On a day where some of the best freshmen catchers in the state (and country) were on display, the former junior future gamer was on full display in competing with the best. The catcher has been busy this year as he took home the top exit velo at our TN Preseason All-State prior to being a force in the Cookeville lineup as a freshman. He was right back to it last week at Vanderbilt and GCA. He brings a very smooth lefty stroke that is just as violent as it is smooth. He would produce 90.5 average exit velo with a 99 top (was 101.2 in February). He had quality at bats during gameplay as well, barreling a base hit. No slouch on defense either with great feel for receiving and cruises with sub 2 poptimes. High level player who will be fun to watch as he gets further into his physical development. 

Evan McElvain (‘26, Nolensville) At a lean 6 foot 1 and 217 pounds there is a ton of projection in his frame. He showcased a max exit velocity of 92 during his bp round. He sets up tall and narrow with higher hands. He gets on plane well to create line drives to the middle of the field. Quite leg lift with a slight weight shift that gets him into an athletic position at contact.With a max exit velocity of 92 in bp there is a ton of room for power potential. Behind the dish he has good athletic actions. He has a quick release which led to him putting up a pop time of 1.86. The class of 2026 Nolensville product is looking to have a big summer heading into his junior season with the Knights. 

Carter Hullet (‘26 Ensworth) The class of ‘27 Ensworth product presents a strong lower half with room left for growth in his frame at 5 foot 7 190 pounds. As one of the top 2027’s in the state there is a lot to like about Hullet. At the plate the lefty sets up shoulder width with a straight up and down leg kick. His hands start relaxed and explode through the zone with some lift. There is already power present at an average exit velocity of 89.5 and a max of 95 there is massive power potential here. There is athleticism present in all aspects of Hullet’s game, running a 7.36 in the 60 and topping 84 off the mound. Hullet’s athleticism has improved at each event he’s been to. At catcher he put up a 1.88 pop time with an 81 mph velocity. He gets out of his stance quickly with a quick transfer to make firm accurate throws. Hullet is a name to follow as he heads into his sophomore season.

Wyatt Severance (‘26 Ravenwood) The 2026 Ravenwood product has a proportional athletic frame that projects well at 5 foot 11 and 179 pounds. Good runner with a 60 at 7.03. Athleticism is present in all aspects of Severance’s game, from his actions at catcher to his swing. At the plate he sets up shoulder width with a slightly lower hand set. Knee to Knee leg lift that creates good momentum to the ball. His hands go straight to the ball to create solid contact. He averaged 85 mph exit velocity with a max of 91 mph. He rotates well through his swing with a rotational acceleration of 17 G. In the game portion at Grace Christian Academy he collected two hard hit singles. Behind the plate he creates good momentum towards second with an athletic transfer and quick feet. Arm strength is present with accurate throws. Severance is an extremely toolsy player that will only get better as he fills out. Looking to have a big summer before his junior season with the Raptors. 

Rinaldo Matti (‘25, Providence Academy) The former future gamer (2023) who was coming off of a massive performance in the Knights playoff run in which ultimately came up short. Matti was a large part of that team and hit all season, our staff was present at a game in which he drove in 7 runs with multiple extra base hits. The rising senior features great athleticism out of a larger frame, running a 7.3 60. Matti primarily played short for Providence and plays it well, projects more towards a corner spot in the future, he is also very solid behind the plate where he produces sub 1.9 poptimes into the mid 1.8s. He showed great catch and throw instincts during gameplay making a great pick and throwing a runner out with room to spare. At the plate Matti would live in the 90s with his exit velos with a max of 94 mph, Matti had some of the higher batspeeds of the day with several creeping in to the 80 mph range. 

Cohen Babelay (‘26, Maryville) The Maryville backstop had a very impressive couple of days of the TN Top Prospect games, he was impressive all spring as a part of a Maryville team that was extremely competitive in a star studded district. Something the rising junior did all spring was hit and that was no different in our gameplay where he collected multiple base hits on the day. Babelay features a smooth righty swing with a knack to get the barrel onto the ball, 70 mph batspeed produces lots of barrels that creep into the 90 mph range. The game management and blocking is there behind the plate as he is solid defensively. He would work consistent sub-2 poptimes with 79 mph arm strength. A straight up baller Babelay is one to watch going forward this summer. 

+ Outfielders 

Tommy Baker (‘26, South Gibson County) The smooth left-handed swing has one of the better hit tools at the event and generates easy power from a smaller frame with great separation and rotation. He is coming off of a spring season that saw him breaking multiple South Gibson County records including single season Home runs (10) and home runs in the district tournament. He had an impressive round of BP, and continued the trend having 2 hits in game-play including a double off the deep center field fence that he burned the center fielder on. Baker also made what could have been the play of the day with a spectacular diving catch down the right field line. Definitely a player to keep a close watch on, especially as he gets stronger in the next couple of years. 

Noah Wilson (‘26, McCallie) On a day where there was some of the best talent in the state, it was Wilson who really set the tone and stood out above the rest. The current #4 ranked ‘26 in Tennessee Wilson shows off multiple tools that are currently standout, with potential for much much more. The outfielder ran a 6.44 60 yard dash, is 84 from the outfield, and generated 88 average exit velo and 93 max. At the plate the lefty utilizes a very simple swing with which he generates plus bat speed. Wilson has shown the ability to leave the ballpark in impressive fashion, while still getting on base at a high rate. True 5 tool potential for Wilson who is an extremely close follow in the coming years as he should garner tons of attention. 

Jayden Pearl (‘27, Battle Ground Academy) The rising sophomore had one of the better couple days regardless of class at the Top Prospect games. Pearl who is currently the #the 4 ranked overall and #1 outfielder 2027 grad in the state held his own while showcasing some impressive tools. He would run a 6.77 60 yard dash while being 88 from the outfield. At the plate he would produce a 99 max exit velo and 88 average, while leading the pack on distance with a max of 387 feet. He was most impressive however during our gameplay portion, where he had one of the hardest hit balls on the whole day on a base hit up the middle. During the spring season he showed the ability to get on base when needed to get a rally going, dropping a push bunt down to break up a no-hitter against a D1 commit arm. Easy power at the plate with more coming, tons to like about the OF from BGA. 

Michael Holt (‘26 Ravenwood) The Ravenwood product has a strong build at 5 foot 11 and 180 pounds. Holt is an athletic outfielder who displayed that running a 7.01 60. At the plate there is power preset with the potential for more. The left handed bat has an athletic stance at the plate, uses a small leg lift to get on time to the ball. Hands accelerate hard through the swing leading to a max exit velocity of 93. During the game portion at Grace Christian, Holt put on a show hitting a towering blast into the trees in right field. Also during the game he smoked a ball off the right field wall for a stand up double. Solid defensive outfielder who has good arm strength at an outfield velocity of 85 that will only improve. As one of the top players in the state Holt is an athletic player that projects well. Expect him to have a massive junior season at Ravenwood. 

Coleman Neas (‘25, Stewarts Creek) The uncommitted 2025 out of Stewarts Creek comes in at an athletic 5 foot 10 and 160 pound frame. Speed is a real weapon in all aspects of Neas’s game, running a 6.63 60. In the box Neas has an athletic wide stance that was used to spray balls all over the field during his BP round. Sits into his backside during leg lift then explodes forward once the front foot hits. Hands start high and move back during his load. Used all parts of the field during BP. Had a max exit velocity of 89 during BP. During the game portion at Grace Christian Neas showed off his gap to gap approach hitting a single back up the middle and barling a fly ball to the deepest part of the yard. In the outfield Neas uses his speed to make good athletic moves. Moves well through the ball and has an athletic arm. Neas is coming off a great junior campaign and is looking to be even better for his senior year with Stewarts Creek. 

Rylan Moses (‘25 Goodpasture) The uncommitted 2025 outfielder out of Goodpasture Christian comes in at an athletic 6 foot and 185 pound frame that projects well. Moses showed off his athleticism running a 6.79 60. During his BP round he had a good round full of linedrives to the middle of the field. He sets up athletically with high hands. Loads his backside well and uses a leg kick to explode to the ball creating power especially to pull side. Collecting a max exit velocity of 98 and an average exit velocity of 86 there is power present and there is potential for more. In the outfield he uses athletic actions to make plays. Arm strength is present with an OF velocity of 87 with more to come. Moses is one to keep a close eye on this summer as he prepares for his senior season. 

Kael Barney (‘26, Nolensville) comes with a super projectable 6 foot 4 frame at 175 pounds. The rising junior brings great plate presence with more potential power to come as he continues to grow into his long wiry frame. He had a slightly open stance and created good rhythm with the hands that produced exit velo’s during his round up to 95 mph with quick hand speed at 26 mph and a bat speed of 70 mph. He clocked an 86 mph OF velo and also splits time at first base where he shows he can move around the bag and field his position well. Barney is looking to do damage at the plate by catching the ball out front but has enough feel to hit the ball to all fields if necessary. As Barney continues to grow into his body and matures into the skill set that is already presently there, he will be a big pick up for any college coach and will be a must see this upcoming summer on the travel ball circuit. 

Lucas Caraway (‘25, Christian Brothers) The 5 foot 9 and 185 pound uncommitted outfielder from Christian Brothers High School has more in the tank as he continues to develop, but already shows a wide range of tools in a compact frame with real gameplay ability. Caraway put on an impressive BP round where we had an average exit velocity of 84 mph with a max EV of 94. The right-hander stands in the box with a narrow and slightly open stance where he presents power to the middle and pull side of the field. Lots of upside from the outfielder out of Christian Brothers and will be a player that pushes for playing time early at whatever school gets him. One to definitely follow this summer. 

Luke Paciorek (‘26, Ravenwood) The uncommitted Ravenwood standout is one of the top 2026 players in the state and for obvious reasons. Paciorek, a 6’1 185 pound outfielder has the speed to run down balls in the gap, showcasing a 6.76 60, and the ability to produce power at the plate. The lean, athletic build is going to continue to grow and fill out as he gets stronger. In the box, he has a tall open stance and lower hand placement; he displayed an average exit velocity of 88 and a max of 95, while showing upper 90 mph exit velocities in the past. Lots of potential left in the tank for the 2026 out of Ravenwood and will be someone that college coaches will want to get plenty of eyes out on as the summer schedule gets going.

Jackson Allen (‘26 Brentwood) The 2026 Brentwood product presents an athletic 6 foot and 170 pound frame with room to add more size. Displayed good athleticism running the 60 at a 6.89. In the box he has a slightly opened stance with higher hands. During his BP round he presented pop to the pull side. Allen’s max distance was 364 feet and he had an average exit velocity of 88 and a max of 95. His hands fly through the zone at 73 mph. In the outfield he uses his good speed with good athletic actions. He has a strong arm action where he clocked a 84 mph OF velocity. Allen is looking to have a big junior season for Brentwood next season . 

Gabe Hendriks (‘26, Grace Christian) The 2026 out of Grace Christian presents an athletic 6 foot 160 pound build that isn't close to being finished developing. At the plate the right hander has a taller, more narrow stance. During his BP rounds he used the middle part of the field with some power present to the pull side gap. There is power projection here once more muscle is added. His hands get through the zone quickly at 68 mph barrel speed. During BP he collected an average exit velocity of 87 with a max of 95. Hendricks displayed a strong arm behind the plate with a 82 mph catcher velocity. He moves well through his throws putting up a 1.87 pop time. Hendricks is a player that will be an interesting follow as he gears up for his junior season Grace Christian. 

Cy Longley (‘26, Ravenwood) Logley’s got an athletic build at 5 foot 10 and 175 pounds with more muscle to come. The 2026 Ravenwood product showed off his speed during the 60 running a 6.70. At the plate Longley sets up in a tall athletic stance with his high hands. In his load his hands go straight back before exploding towards the ball. He clocked a 71 mph hand speed with 17 G of rotational acceleration. Very on plane swing with 75% on plane efficiency. Front foot hovers the ground during his load. There is power present but as the body develops there is more to come. During his BP round he showed some lift to the pull side collecting an 84 average exit velocity with a max of 95. During the game portion at Grace Christian he put that power on display by hitting a homerun to dead center field. Longley showed off his quick twitch ability on defense by having smooth athletic actions. This is a guy that is going to be a solid pickup for any college program. 

Jack Wyatt (‘25, Clarksville) The uncommitted 2025 outfielder from Clarksville High School has a lean, athletic build standing at 6 foot 0 and 183 pounds. The switch hitter (only hit lefty today) worked with a slightly closed stance and hand placement in the middle of his body as he collected multiple hits on the day. The outfielder showed good, clean footwork approaching the baseball as well as getting downhill on throws to bases. Fun player to watch, while also presenting dual-sport athleticism as QB1 for the Clarksville High football team. Wyatt just hits and had his full barrel awareness on display collecting 2 knocks in the game play portion of the Top-Prospect Game event. 

+ Infielders

Nick Riordan (‘26, Knoxville Central) The shortstop from Knoxville Central has had himself a year and is only gaining more and more momentum, starting with an impressive showing at the TN Preseason All-State, he carried that into a school ball season in which he was a big time producer as a sophomore. Big time showing for Riordan who is only going to get better as his tools do. The rising junior ran a 6.93 60 yard dash while being 91 (event lead) across the infield. He also showed 90 mph avg exit velo and 94 max. He continued his high level of production from the high school season with a smoked double in the gameplay portion. Riordan has solidified himself as one of the top infielders in the class and is still getting better. 

CJ Potter (‘26, Watertown HS) The Rising Junior had a great couple of days at the TN Top Prospect games. Coming off of a very successful spring season for Potter and Watertown. He would continue the trend he set during the season in swinging the bat extremely well. During gameplay he would collect 2 hits including a double to his total. Potter showed 73 mph bat speed at the plate with 87.6 average exit velo and 97 max, he also had one of the farthest hit balls per trackman with 363 feet. Present above average strength with much more to come, Potter is definitely one to keep an eye on going forward. 

Kyson Barney (‘26, Nolensville) is a 2026 Nolensville High School product that comes in at a lengthy 6 foot 4 and 170 lbs frame. The rising junior produces great pop from his tall athletic frame that he will continue to grow into as he matures. Shows off good range both ways from shortstop position and produces effortless velo throwing across the diamond at 88mph. While hitting, he starts with his hands in a lower position and brings them up through the load with a hand speed of 22 mph and a bat speed of 73 mph. His toe tap allows him to get his timing and be on time to the pull side and catch the ball out front producing exit velo’s up to 90 mph in his round. In the showcase we see him take the ball up the middle for a single showing his fluid swing that will continue to get better. He’s a player to look for in the 26’ class as he looks to have a breakout summer.

Isaiah Whited (‘25, Beardan) The uncommitted 2025 out of Bearden comes in at a 6 foot 2 and 200 pound frame that can still hold some more muscle. In the box Whited has an athletic just outside shoulder width stance. The load is small but he creates a ton of power through the ball. Backside stays stacked throughout the load. The swing is simple, but still gets a good bat speed of 68 mph. Great rotational acceleration at 24 G. Whited’s BP round was filled with line drives to all fields. He collected an average exit velocity of 83 with a max exit velocity of 95. At first base he showed good footwork and good arm strength. With an INF velocity of 84 while topping at 85 off the mound the arm strength will continue to improve. Whited is looking to have a big senior season for Bearden. 

Cooper Rogers (‘26, Davidson Academy) The 2026 Davidson Academy product has a strong proportional frame at 5 foot 11 and 208 pounds. At the plate Rogers has a wider set up and uses a leg kick to be on time to the ball. He sits back in his backside well throughout his load. His hands sit lower with good rhythm during his load. Has power to all fields that was put on display during BP firing hard line drives all over the field. He found barrels throughout his round posting a max exit velocity of 93. Bat gets through the zone quickly at 68 mph. On defense he plays a good 3B where he displays good arm strength posting a 87 mph INF velocity and an OF velocity of 86 mph. Rogers is a big bat that is looking to do damage every time up to the plate. He caught a barrel in the game portion at Grace Christian, but resulted in an out. Rogers is looking to have a big summer as he gears up for his junior season for Davidson Academy. 

Aydan Bradley (‘26, Davidson Academy) The 2026 from Davidson Academy comes in at 5 foot 11 and 175 pounds with room to add more size. He starts with a narrow stance and higher set hands. Hands come down into a good position when he loads. Strong lower half throughout. Uses a toe tap to get on time to the baseball. Bat comes through the zone on plane with 77% efficiency. Good hands with 70 mph bat speed and 13 G of rotational acceleration. During his bp round he displayed some present pop to the pull side with some lift for a max distance of 339 feet. There is huge power potential when more size gets added. Made hard contact the whole round averaging 86 mph exit velocity with a max of 92. In the infield he moves well and has a quick strong arm. The arm will only get stronger as time goes on with a top of 89 across the infield. With a big summer ahead of Bradley he is a player to look out for as he heads into his junior season at Davidson Academy.

Banks Addison (‘27, Evangelical Christian) The top ‘27 infielder from Evangelical Christian School has been impressive on the travel ball circuit thus far and was a big time performer as a freshman this past season. The 6 foot 1, and 170 pound Addison has a lean, wiry frame that presented a smooth stroke from the left side and showcased power to all parts of the field with a max exit velocity of 90. The rising sophomore also displayed a 90 mph infield velocity across the diamond with smooth twitchy movement patterns and sureness with the glove to both sides of his body. Really clean footwork and bi-lateral coordination that should continue to excel at the shortstop position. The lean and athletic profile will only continue to develop and comes with a strong base and an extremely high ceiling. 

Tyler Bennett (‘25, CAK) The 2025 Christian Academy of Knoxville infielder brought his game to Nashville. Bennett, standing at 6 foot 2 and 180 pounds displayed a 6.85 60, along with some eye popping numbers at the plate with an average bat speed of 74, average exit velocity of 91 and a max of 98. The right hander stands at the plate with an open stance and high hand placement. Displayed a short, quick arm in the infield with 85 across the diamond. High upside player that was nominated for player of the year in his district and one to continue to get looks on. 

Blake Herrell (‘25 Roane County) The 2025 infielder out of Roane County High School shows some great upside. Herrell, standing at 6 foot 2 and 190 pounds has a strong, athletic build which is made present at the plate. He stood in with a closed stance and lower hand placement where he displayed an average bat speed of 70, average exit velocity of 85 and a max of 94. Herrell showcased power at the plate during BP where he worked the ball to all fields. In the infield he showed clean actions along with moving well to both sides of the baseball and an infield velocity of 83. 

Gavin Bergeron (‘26, Gavin Bergeron) The 2026 infielder out of Bearden High School picked up right where he left off this spring as the Bulldogs starting shortstop. Bergeron, 5 foot 11 and 155 pounds has a leaner, athletic build and is only going to continue to grow and feel out. He showed an even stance and higher hand placement at the plate, along with good rhythm and developing power. In the infield he showed smooth, clean actions with a quick arm displaying 81 mph across the infield. Will only continue to get better and better and will be one to continue to follow as he matures. 

Camden Suggs (‘25, Davidson Academy) The 2025 Davidson Academy infielder displayed clean actions along with moving well to both sides of the hall and a higher arm slot with 84 mph across the diamond. Suggs, at 6 foot 2 and 182 pounds comes in with a lean and athletic profile that is only going to continue to grow and get stronger as he fills out. At the plate he showcased an even stance, with a relaxed look in the box where he gets his front side down quick and drives the baseball with a gap to gap approach. He displayed an average exit velocity of 81 mph with a max of 92 and present power at the plate. Will only continue to grow and get better but offers a presently strong floor.


Cade Allen (‘26, South Gibson) My favorite right hand pitcher in the 2026 class came into the Top-Prospect Games fresh off leading his team to a 3A state tournament appearance where he helped his club secure their lone victory over eventual state runner-up Station Camp. Allen would go complete-game against a team that had multiple D1 hitters in the lineup, surrendering only 3 H’s with zero runs given up, while also being a major factor at the plate. Allen has really grown his game in all facets where he showcased well both at the plate and in the game setting portion on the mound. At the plate, Allen showed real pop in the bat where he came away with a max 99 mph exit velocity, while also being one of a handful of players to hold steady in the 90+ mph range for average exit velocity. He also shows great bat to ball skills where he had an 88% sweet spot percentage on batted balls. Good feet defensively with balance to move bi-laterally and bend for his long, high-waisted frame. On the mound, Allen maintains hip drive down the slope as he kicks his lead leg across his back leg before jumping out on a linear, direct path. Arm works longer on the hill and creates plenty of shoulder/hip separation with arm lag behind his head as his back hip shoots through to deliver. Was dominant in his two innings where he racked up 4 K’s while only giving up 1 hit. Fastball worked in the upper 80’s, touching 90 with feel for manipulation on two secondary pitches that show potential better than average potential. He goes into the summer with high expectations, and he also presents the mental fortitude to handle anything that comes his way. Friday night Power-5 starter upside and will be one to follow along as the summer travel ball circuit gets going. 

Aiden Britton (‘27, Summit) The Rising sophomore is coming off of a school ball season where he was a major contributor to the Summit squad on both sides of the ball as a freshman. And those talents were on full display at the TNTPG as well. He brings serious potential and upside on the mound and similar upside at the dish. On the mound he shows a loose and whippy arm action with feel for 2 different offspeed pitches in a CB and CH. He was up to 84 with the FB but has much more velo in the tank as he was 88 across the infield. Showed some juice at the dish with an 89 max exit velo, athletic swing with the beginnings of explosive movements. Lots to like about from the wirey rising sophomore. 

Quinn Showalter (‘26, St. George’s Independent) The sturdy Showalter comes in with a well built profile at 6 foot 4 and 210 pounds that already offers present strength and a proportional build. Strong base with long legs that have already started to feel out with built shoulders that should handle velocity increases as he matures in age and feel. Dominated his outing of Top-Prospects where he consistently attacked the strike-zone with high heaters, and showing feel for breaking things off on top of the plate when he needed. Fastball was exceptionally firm sitting in the 88-90 mph range, while topping 92. The breakingball showed late tunneled bite with real 12/6 action that got multiple swing and misses. The changeup was surprisingly effective with killed spin and late are-side run. Watch out for Showalter this upcoming summer as he plays for a standout Easley club that is loaded with talent. Younger side of the ‘26 class that is able to play down with a lot of opportunities laid out in front of him. At the plate, showed some pop to pull side with quick triggering action of his hips, while showing ability to keep the front side from flying open, a lot more presently in there in terms of EV and max EV as he came away with max EV of 91. May have his highest upside on the mound where continued uptick in velocity should be obvious. 

Rhett Slagle (‘26, Elizabethton) The rising sophomore out of Elizabethton is an extremely intriguing prospect, coming in with a very physical 6’1, 185 lbs frame Slagle showed upside on both sides of the ball across the two days of the TN Top Prospect games. At the plate Slagle would produce one of the higher max exit velocities of the day with 98, also having 89.2 average exit velo and 369 max distance. On the bump he continued his trend of being dominant coming off of school ball where he had a sub 2 era. During gameplay he would run his fastball up to 86 and cruise in the mid 8’s, it plays heavy with 20 inches of IVB. Showed good feel for a tightly spuns slider and a CH. Lots to like about Slagle who looks to have a massive summer. 

Cam Hayworth (‘26, Dobyns Bennett) Hayworth brings a tall and very projectable frame to the table at 6’4 and 215 lbs, and during the TN Top Prospect games he showed great promise on both sides of the ball. At the dish Hayworth had several 90+ Mph exit velos in BP with good pop to the middle of right sides of the field. Where he truly stood out however is on the mound. The southpaw ran it up to 87 in his inning of work and sat in the 86-87 range, with a feel for a SL and CH. So much more room for development physically for the rising junior who also accels on the basketball course. Look for him to add more strength and velo in the coming years. The southpaw will be a major weapon on a loaded East Cobb Astros team this summer and will be a guy to get multiple looks on as he is a no-doubter Power-5 arm. Dominated in his inning of work where he racked up swing and miss after swing and miss striking out 2 hitters and keeping his pitchout to a minimum over the course of 2 innings of work. Velocity held firm at 86-87 with great life up in the zone. Also showed great feel for staying on his pitches with downward trajectory from a higher release point in his ¾ arm slot. Shows a solid two-pitch mix with ability to add a 3rd to the arsenal somewhere down the line. High upside prospect with a presently shaped floor that will be one to circle. 


Cooper Daniel (‘27, CPA)  Daniel who is a former Junior Futures Games participant and continues to impress. A freshman on a talented CPA roster this spring Daniel would contribute valuable innings for the Lions out of the bullpen, extremely neutral in his body language. No moment seems too big for the young righty. On the bump he would run his FB up to 84 (sat 83-85) with a good slider and a plus CH for the ageclass that showcased 20+ inches of horizontal break. The right handed pitcher has a great knowledge of how to pitch, not overpowering anybody at present but is very effective at getting ahead in the zone. Shows the inklings of 2 way potential at the dish with 89 max EV and 80 average. Plus feel on the bump for the JFG alum that will serve him extremely well as he develops further physically. 

Treyson Derry (‘27, Grace Christian Academy) The young southpaw has put together an excellent year so far as we head into the summer. Derry is coming off of a school ball season for the Rams that saw him named “Newcomer of the year” in his district, in which he was a massive part of their efforts on the mound. Currently a top 25 player in the TN ‘27 class, he was excellent again at the TN Top Prospect games. On the bump he was up to 83 in a short inning of work, and has been up into the mid 80s this spring. He showed a true slider in the 70-71 with a changeup that has great depth. At the plate he shows twitchy instincts and collected quality at bats in the games.  A certified gamer who is a high follow as he progresses through high-school. 

Jackson Goddard (‘26, Liberty Creek) The infielder and RHP had a great performance across the two days of the tennessee top prospect games in which he showed improved metrics from earlier this year. At our Nashville Preseason ID, Goddard would top out at 87 on the bump, whereas this week at GCA he would top at 89 and sit 87. His fastball has thump to it with 20 inches of induced vertical break. He also shows multiple quality offspeed offerings with a SL and CH that both tunnel well with the FB. At the plate he has a short and quick swing with a max exit velocity of 89, and average of 86. The 6 foot 2 and 170 lb two-way athlete showed off a good fastball-slider combo while showcasing elite arm talent for his age. He starts his delivery with his hands low and brings them up as he lifts his leg. He does a great job of staying closed as he gets down the mound and explodes into a front foot strike which makes the ball jump out of his hand. The fastball is a + pitch that features outlier vertical break at an average of 20.7 in while sitting between 85-88 mph topping at 89. The slider has a ton of swing and miss potential as it is a big speed change from the fastball at 72-74 mph. This pitch does a good job of keeping hitters off balance with the sweeping movement at -10 in of horizontal break and 5 in of vertical break. As he continues to fill out his frame, he will tap into more velo and have a lot of eyes on him as he enters his junior year at Liberty Creek.

Gaven French (‘27, Heritage) is already becoming one of my favorite all-around players in the 2027 class of Tennessee after a stellar Junior Future Games showing on top of a phenomenal freshman campaign that saw him win Rookie of the year in his district, French comes in with a lot of skill and maturity for a young kid his age. Wiry build with plenty of room for continued growth and filling out that should sit around 190 his senior season of high school. Moves well defensively at shortstop with balance and a smoothness to him that directly translates to the mound where he is already posting eye popping velocity (86-88,T89) with an easiness to it. Shows feel for two offspeed offerings that will only get better. A top-10 player in a loaded ‘27 class and will be a coaches dream. Definitely worth getting him added to a list of kids to start seeing for the 2027 class as he has really high upside potential. Two-way athlete that plays basketball.

Gage Graziano (‘26, Tennessee High) The 2026 grad, Gage Graziano has a lot of upside as he continues to grow in his 5 foot 11, 165 lb frame. The rising junior has a long but also quick arm action with the fastball sitting between 85-87 that paired with above average spin with an average of 2255 rpms and a max of 2393 rpm’s. His secondary offering is tagged as a slider but plays more as a slurve at 73-77 mph with -5 inches of vertical break and -10 inches. The sharp slurve plays well off the fastball and is a good weapon to both sides of the plate, spinning at an average of 2544 rpm’s and getting up to 2616 rpm’s. As he continues to show feel for the pitching side this summer he will have the ability to be a true two way player that a lot of coaches will be interested in.

Gunnar Skelton (‘26, Columbia Academy) A true two way prospect, Skelton is coming off of a school ball season that saw him lead Columbia ACademy to a Division 2, Class 1A state title and saw Skelton as a finalist for Mr. Baseball in the process. The rising junior continued to impress as he would notch multiple hits in the gameplay while also being impressive on the mound. His Fastball would be up to 86 with great feel for multiple offspeed pitches. At the dish he uses a very controlled leg-kick to gain separation before exploding through. He had one of the more impressive rounds of BP and just missed a HR In game. Tons to like about the incoming junior who is only going to get better. 


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