2020 Summer Scout Blog


PBR Louisiana Staff
PBR Louisiana

We continue our 2020 summer ball coverage in today's scout blog. Our staff was able to attend a 3 game set between Gulf Coast Elite Squad 17U vs their 18U. Here are a few names to remember as we continue on the summer circuit.

Pitchers

+ 2021 LHP Trip Flotte (Central Private) - Trip collected outs, keeping hitters off-balance and pounding the zone early and often, using both sides of the plate. The left-hander's delivery is funky and he hides it well from a 3/4 arm slot.  His fastball showed late run and sat in the low 80s.  The out pitch was his slurve, consistently keeping it down in the zone at 63-66 mph.  He also flashed a changeup at 74-76 mph and was able to land it for strikes.

+ 2022 RHP Jimmie Johnson (Central BR) - Had a solid day on the mound pitching off of his fastball with above average command to both sides of the plate.  His 4 Seam fastball sat mid 80's, topping out at 86 mph with good finish at the plate.  His 2 seam FB was more 83-84 mph with arms side life. The slider that was 74-78 mph with hard, late action at times.  Jimmie also flashed his solid changeup at 74-77 mph.

+ 2021 RHP Hunter Ponson (Parkview Baptist) - Hunter pounded the zone with his fastball sitting low-to mid 80's, topping out at 86 mph with life.  Hunter mixed in an occasional breaking ball at 74-78 mph, but most of his success came from his ability to command the fastball.

+ 2022 LHP DJ Primeaux (Central HS) - The LSU recruit battled through an outing where he didn't have his best stuff. Velo was down a tick but still managed to navigate his way through the lineup. He used the breaking ball to keep hitters off balance, showing the ability to land it for strikes and for chase. Breaking ball was 68-72 mph with above average spin and quality depth.

 

Position Players

+ 2023 Stephen Spalitta (St. Paul’s HS) - The Texas A&M recruit showed off a solid left handed stroke banging out a homer to go along with several quality at bats.  Defensively, Stephen did a solid job of receiving and blocking while ripping off a 2.06 pop time.

+ 2022 C.J. Sturiale (Catholic BR) - C.J, is one of the top available bats in the 2022 class. He stood out in a three-game set this week where he strung together several noisy at-bats including a nine-pitch at-bat that resulted in a single and eventually a 2-run homer for the guy hitting behind him. C.J. is another advanced hitter out the Catholic BR program who has a plan and approach offensively and will be fun to follow moving forward.

 + 2022 Lee Amedee (St. Amant HS) - Lee has really started to take off this summer showing quiet, controlled defensive actions on the infield but his biggest jump has come with the bat. The left-handed hitter has hit in every event this summer and that continued this week where he blasted this pull-side homer after Sturiale's nine-pitch at-bat.

+ 2021 Casey Artigues (St. Thomas Aquinas) - The Southern Miss recruit and 2019 Future Gamer is fun to watch. He plays the game with tons of energy, flying all over the field and making plays. The left-handed hitter is a true top of the order hitter with a high baseball IQ and an advanced hitting approach.  Casey was a pest in all 3 games and was practically on base the entire series.

+ 2021 Hunter Porche (Vanderbilt Catholic HS) - The uncommitted, physical, 6-foot-3, 215-pound OF takes an aggressive hack. Porche is a physical player who looks to damage at the plate and will be a 2021 to follow moving forward. Porche also saw some action on the mound where he ran his fastball up to 86 mph with a low 70's curveball with good spin and shape.

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