Prep Baseball Report

Semler's Prospects to Follow: Prestonwood Christian Academy

Max Semler
North Texas Scouting Director

Over the course of the season, North Texas Scouting Director, Max Semler, has been out scouting some of the top prospects in the Lone Star State. Semler has served as an area scout for four major league teams spanning the last 30 years and now joins the Prep Baseball Texas Staff. Today, we look at some of Semler's reports on the prospects to follow from Prestonwood Christian Academy.

High Follow: scout this player. Present tools are there, he can enter pro ball and hold his own. 

Low Follow: some present tools with a lot of projection or with college players limited upside. This does not mean this player is not a prospect, not a priority look to start the year. 

Pocket Follow: no carrying tool presently to go out and play professionally or at a Major D1 program. But, does things on the baseball field that attract your attention. This type of player needs strength, needs to mature physically or with a pitcher…velocity needs to take a jump. 

Trent Vilade RHP / 1B / Prestonwood Christian, TX / 2026

High Follow as hitter

Strengths: Good build frame to add strength. Disciplined with good approach to hit. Handles bat, willing to take what pitcher is giving him. Pitch/location recognition present. Power is coming, showing pull side now. Line drive hitter with gap to gap approach. Knows how to play the game.

Weakness: Questions regarding athleticism

Summation: 2026 LHH 1B. He can hit. Line drive, gap to gap approach. Power is coming. Good build and frame for strength development. Solid defender at 1st, actions present. Strong confidence in bat/combo as he matures. Baseball family, good baseball IQ.

Low Follow as RHP

Strengths: Solid delivery and arm action. FB 85-90, working 86-87. Fringe avg strike thrower. Feel for CB present, 71-74. Avg arm speed.

Weakness: Will he develop better than avg FB in future? 3rd pitch development. 

Summation: RHP with good build/frame to add strength. No concerns for delivery and arm action. FB touches 90 now, avg FB future. Shows ability to create spin to CB with occ avg action. Good make up, competes. 2 way player, I like the hitter over the pitcher at this time.



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