Prep Baseball Report

LakePoint Summer Open: Quick Hits

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Emerson, GA - The LakePoint Summer Open was held on Wednesday, May 31st at LakePoint Sports. This event consisted of prospects from the 2024-2027 classes. These players went through a pro-style workout and took batting practice using Trackman to record hitting metrics. Pitchers were able to throw in 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 these events, we take a look back at some of the top performers and standouts from the event. Continuing over the course of the next week or so, we will release Statistical Leaderboards for the event, along with our scouting reports.

Click HERE to view all positional stats from the event.

Alec Hotaling, C/3B, Creekview, 2024
Uncommitted. 6-foot 185-pounds. Hotaling is a put together back stop with a strong frame that can also stick at 3B. The arm action is smooth and consistent and can be adjusted from catcher to 3B. At the plate, the swing is smooth and consistent, and does a really good job staying in his legs and driving through contact. He has power to the pool side, and the ability to hit the balls in the gap.

Jack Garver, C/OF, Mount Pisgah Christian, 2025
6-foot-1 198-pounds. Well rounded, strong framed catcher/outfielder that will make an impact at the next level with the bat. The raw strength is already there as a rising junior, and will surely add more strength over the next 2 years. He was 89 from the outfield and 78 behind the plate with a 2.08-2.18 pop time.
Christopher Oates, OF/RHP, HomeSchool, 2025
6-foot 165-pounds. Our only switch hitter of the event, but together a strong wrong from both sides of the plate. Tall, lanky athletic frame with a clean bat path from both sides of the plate. Produced consistent contact from both sides, and showed power from the left side. On the mound he was up to 86 with 90% spin efficiency. The lower half is primes and ready for more velo to come.
Hudson Phillips, INF, King’s Ridge, 2026
5-foot-11 155-pounds. Lean athletic frame with a ton of upsides and potential to come in the next couple of years. He is strong defensively, and was 80 across the infield during the workout. At the plate he has a smooth leg kick stride with a powerful lower half and really good rotation. On the mound he was up to 77 with a smooth lower half.

Braden Mauro, SS, 2024, Daniel HS (SC)
Lean 6-2, 170-pound frame with athleticism. Sinks into backside as he loads, hips adjust to plane before lifting with his hips to get the ball to jump to the pull-side. Nice extension and separation with more power to come. Also up to 92 with the range to stick at short.

Thomas Wharton, OF, 2024, Milton HS
Proportionate 5-10, 155-pound frame, strength throughout. Determined to use the backside gap roping balls to left-center with ease. Real quickness to the hands with direct hip rotation, nice feel for the barrel.

Michael Gagliano, LHP, 2024, Sequoyah HS
6-foot, 170-pound frame with room to add on. On the bump, long arm path with a deceptive L3Q slot, helps to tunnel all pitches off each other. FB with strong run&sink up to 82, coupled with CH (72) and SL (69). All break late and have s/m qualities.