Prep Baseball Report

Alabama All-State Games: Quick Hits

PBR Alabama Staff

TROY, AL - The Alabama All-State Games was held on Wednesday, July 6th at Riddle-Pace Field at Troy University in Troy, AL. This event was an invite-only event that consisted of some of the top prospects from the 2023-2025 classes. These players went through extended infield/outfield pregame and took batting practice instruction. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated outings facing hitters during gameplay and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. 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 on Wednesday.

Kicking off our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at some of the top performers and standouts from Wednesday. Continuing over the course of the next week or so, we will release different statistical leaderboards for the event then transition into releasing individual scouting reports for each player in attendance.


RHP/SS Connor Gatwood, Baker (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 6-foot-3, 180-pounds. One of the top two-way prospects in the rising junior class has continued to make a name for himself, especially on the mound. With an athletic and projectable frame, Gatwood consistently worked his fastball in the 88-90 mph range with spin near 2400 rpm en route to a quick and efficient inning on the mound. His primary secondary offering in this look was a fading changeup in the low-80's that mimicked the fastball. Although he didn't show it, he has a tight slider in the upper-70's that showed some depth in previous looks. At the plate, he showed the ability to back-spin balls to both gaps in his round with an athletic swing. High-follow prospect who should be a name to know moving forward.

SS Cade Miles, Hartselle (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 5-foot-11, 170-pounds. One of our favorite uncommitted rising juniors in the class continues to build off of prior performances. With a lean and athletic frame that should carry much more strength in the future, Miles peppered balls back up the middle during his round of BP with a short, quick left-handed stroke that was consistently on the barrel. Starts slightly open in his stance with a controlled leg kick, the rising junior possesses quick hands and stays balanced throughout his swing. Solid defender up the middle that attacks the baseball with good feet and showed accuracy on throws across the infield. Versatile defender that can play multiple spots in the infield. Another quality follow in the '24 class in AL.

INF Matthew Cash, Bibb County (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 6-foot-0, 195-pounds. Another quality left-handed middle infielder in the rising junior class who stood out in multiple areas at yesterday's event. Cash possesses hitter-ish tendencies from the left side with a wide base and a short, controlled stride in his setup. With a short, direct path to contact, the left-handed hitting infielder laced balls to all parts of the field in his round of BP. He's continued to make strides to his frame that now possesses much more strength throughout his body. Repeats his swing well with excellent feel for the sweet spot and a barrel that works up through the zone. Reliable defender that can play multiple positions on the infield. Recorded the third-best Edge score with a 82.73.

INF/RHP Gatlin Pitts, Bayside Academy (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Another top-shelf uncommitted infielder in the rising junior class that enjoyed another stellar showing at the event yesterday. Pitts possesses plenty of quick twitch and explosive actions at the plate with a quality combination of strength and athleticism. The right-handed hitting infielder, who has been a sub-7.0 runner in a previous look, showed plenty of bat speed and whip to his barrel in his round of BP with hard liners to both gaps in his round of BP. Also showed a big arm across the infield with a personal-best 93 mph velocity on throws across the infield. That arms strength translated to the mound, where he bumped 89 mph (2500 rpm) and showed feel for spin on a late-biting slider in the upper-70's (2550 rpm).

OF/RHP Riley Miller, Athens (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 6-foot-0, 180-pounds. A Top-30 prospect in the rising junior class in the state with intriguing power potential at the plate. Continuing to fill out his frame with more strength added since the last viewing, Miller posted a loud round of BP using a fast, whippy barrel through the zone. Looking to lift, the uncommitted outfielder is strong at contact and really turns the barrel well hitting from the right side. He showed the ability to hammer the pitch on the inner-half of the plate with significant pull-side power and consistent exit velocities in the mid-90's (93.8 mph avg.) and a top at 99.2 mph during his round. Also posted solid numbers in other areas with a 91 mph outfield velocity, a 6.85 60 YD, and ran his fastball up to 88 mph on the mound during gameplay. Another good one to follow moving forward in the '24 class in AL.

RHP/SS Connor Gehr, Gulf Shores (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 6-foot-0, 155-pounds. Listed as a two-way player, Gehr was one of the better arms to throw during gameplay showcasing a swing-and-miss arsenal of pitches. In his two innings of work yesterday, the uncommitted rising junior retired all eight hitters that he faced, six of which were via the strikeout. Attacking the zone with a two-pitch combo, the right-hander worked mostly at 83 mph and bumped an 85 mph earlier in his first inning with command to the glove side. Working off of the fastball, he also showed excellent aptitude and feel for spin on a sharp, late-breaking slider at 72-74 mph (2400 rpm) that he consistently landed on the outer-half of the plate. Really athletic arm who worked fast and hammered the zone.

C/RHP Hudson Gilman, Oxford (AL), 2025
6-foot-0, 195-pounds. Already a Top-15 prospect in the rising sophomore class continues to show signs of progress and development with a solid at yesterday's event. As the frame has continued to grow and mature, Gilman now has a thick, stronger lower-half and looks the part of a catcher. The right-handed hitting catcher found plenty of barrels in his round of BP, posting some low-90 EV's in the process with much more power to come. He stays relaxed in his setup and seems to let the barrel work through the zone with solid bat speed for his age.  Defensively, Gilman has premium catch-and-throw skills from the crouch with an event-best 1.94-1.95 pop times with a 76 mph catcher velocity. Intriguing backstop with some two-way ability.

LHP/OF Cole Lowe, Mortimer Jordan (AL), 2023
Uncommitted. 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. After missing the spring with an injury, the uncommitted rising senior looked back to full strength in his inning of work on the mound yesterday. With a deceptive and funky delivery with length, Lowe worked mostly 85-86 mph with his fastball and touched 87 mph a couple of times with hard arm-side run. In addition to the heater, the left-hander mixed in two quality secondary offerings with the primary being a 72-74 mph slider with sweep and 2294 rpm avg. He showed the ability to locate it to the back-foot facing right-handers and sweep it across the zone facing left-handers. Bit of a cross-fire delivery with a 3/4 arm slot. One of the more impressive arms to throw from the event.

RHP Jack Thomas Kelly, Mountain Brook (AL), 2023
Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Really has cemented himself as a top uncommitted prospect to know in the rising senior class with a solid summer. Durable frame with a well-paced delivery and showed quality feel on how to pitch in his outing yesterday. Induced weak contact throughout his inning with an 86-89 mph fastball that sinks when located down and showed some life when elevated. Spun a sharp breaking ball at 71-73 mph with slurvish-type shape to it that worked well off of his fastball. Strong-bodied frame with a fairly low-effort delivery and more to come. Headed to represent Team Alabama at the Southeast Senior Games.

C Noah Blackburn, Mobile Christian (AL), 2025
5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Currently ranked as the No.4-ranked prospect in the '25 class in AL continues to show signs of progress in each viewing. Frame has continued to get stronger with physicality that plays in the swing. Does a good job of staying balanced throughout his swing and looks to lift with each swing. Plenty to like in the offensive profile with power potential and the ability to let the hands work throughout the swing. Showed a good feel for the sweet spot in his round working to the pull-side gap during his round of BP. Advanced defender for his age with strong wrists receiving and 1.96-2.06 pop times from the crouch.

UTL Alex Bennett, Mobile Christian (AL), 2024
Uncommitted. 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. Top-45 prospect in the rising junior class in the state of Alabama has gotten off to a strong summer after swinging it well this spring for the 4A State Champs. Bring plenty of offensive and defensive versatility with an athletic frame and a strong lower-half. A switch-hitter, Bennett looked comfortable from both sides of the plate with a relaxed setup and a pop to the pull-side in both looks. Good rhythm with the ability to repeat the swing consistently and much more power to come in the future. Has been a 6.84-runner, and showed some arm strength with an 84 mph velocity from the outfield with clean footwork. Another intriguing prospect in the '24 class in AL to follow.

RHP Charlie Berryman, Mountain Brook (AL), 2023
Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Right-hander arm who is back to full strength on the mound after missing most of the spring due to an injury. High-waisted frame with an ultra-quick arm action coming out of a mid-3/4 slot. Pumped a heavy 86-88 mph fastball with an average of 1603 rpm consistently to the outer-half against right-handed hitters, and mixed a 74-77 mph slider with sharp, late break. Potential for more added velocity as he continues to work back and mature his frame. Induced some weak contact in his outing and punched out a few hitters in the process. Explodes on his strong lower-half well and shows the ability to repeat his mechanics efficiently.


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