Prep Baseball Report

Early Preview of 2020 Louisiana Draft Class

PBR Louisiana Staff
PBR Louisiana

As the summer season has come to a close, and we begin to enter the Fall season, the Prep Baseball Report Louisiana scouting staff gives an early preview of Louisiana’s 2020 draft class. Although the 2020 MLB draft is still 10 months out, there are still several prospects from around the state have already caught the attention of area scouts from Major League Clubs. 

Here’s a look at a few prospects to watch over the coming months, leading up to the 2020 draft:

+ SS, Blake Shapen, Evangel Christian HS (LA)
Arizona State recruit, currently ranked No. 1 in Louisiana’s 2020 class, No. 47 Overall. Physical 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed hitter uses his loose wrists and strong hands to whip the barrel through the zone with advanced bat lag. The bat can be impressive. A lot to like about the athleticism, and combined with his strength, he has a chance to be an elite prospect.

+ OF, Issac Williams, Tioga HS (LA)
New Orleans recruit, currently ranked No. 7 in Louisiana’s 2020 class, No. 207 Overall. The strong 5-foot-11, 190-pound outfielder is an advanced, athletic defender with above average arm strength. The right-handed hitter hits from balanced, athletic setup and shows electric bat speed with clear strength at contact and present power to his pull side. He has shown high level athleticism, posting a 6.69 laser-timed 60-yard dash. He has obvious tools and it will be fun to see how they come together.

+ OF/LHP, Brody Drost, Barbe HS (LA)
Louisiana State recruit, currently ranked No. 2 in Louisiana’s 2020 class,  No. 45 Overall. The athletic 6-foot-2, 195-pound outfielder is a polished defender with above average arm strength. He’s shown an advanced hit tool from the left side, with quality bat speed and strength at contact. The high-level athlete has posted a 6.79 laser-timed 60-yard dash.

+ 1B/OF, Tre’ Morgan, Brother Martin HS (LA)
Louisiana State recruit, currently ranked No. 3 in Louisiana's 2020 class and No. 93 overall. The athletic 6-foot, 180-pound corner guy is a solid defender in the outfield and has shown advanced athleticism at first-base. The left-handed hitter is a line drive, pull type approach with advanced bat speed and power potential. He will be fun to follow his senior year.

+ LHP/OF, Dylan Carmouche, University Lab HS (LA)
Mississippi State recruit, currently ranked No. 5 in Louisiana's 2020 class, No. 178 Overall. The long, athletic 6-foot-5, 208-pound left-handed pitcher projects well with his long, loose arm action into 3/4 slot with quick arm speed, solid balance and minimal effort. He creates deception in delivery by mixing arm slots, mainly using a 3/4 release. He pitches with a drop and drive type delivery, level shoulders, in-line direction, lands square with a slight recoil in finish running his fastball up to 89 mph with arm side run and solid command. He features two breaking balls, a curveball and a slider, while also showing feel for the changeup. His size and arm speed project well moving forward making him an interesting follow.

+ OF, Michael Latulas, Loreauville HS (LA)
Southern Mississippi recruit. Currently ranked No. 6 in Louisiana's 2020 class, , No. 178 Overall. The long 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-handed hitting outfielder hits from an athletic, balanced setup with easy bat speed and power potential. He’s flashed solid defensive tools with average hands, fluid footwork and developing arm strength that play up with his advanced athleticism posting a 6.69 60-yard dash. The combination of size and athleticism along with the bat could make him fun to watch his senior year.

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