Fall Prospect Showcase: Quick Hits


PBR Louisiana Staff
PBR Louisiana

The Fall Prospect Showcase took place on Saturday, September 26th at Live Oak HS in Denham Springs, LA. The open event hosted 30+ prospects  across all classes from across the state of Louisiana. 

Today, we continue our instant analysis from Saturday's event with a look at the top performers in this edition of Quick Hits.

CLICK HERE for a Statistical Analysis of the Fall Prospect Showcase.

CLICK HERE for a sortable board of all position player stats.

CLICK HERE for sortable pitcher velocities on the day.

CLICK HERE for TrackMan Data from the event.

QUICK HITS

Zeph Arnold (Sacred Heart(VP) HS) was the top performer from Saturday's event. The right-hander is committed to College of Charleston and showed why as he flashed a fastball up to 93 mph. Arnold also showed an ability to spin a solid average curveball and a short, tight slider while also mixing in a promising changeup with feel.

Reese Dean (Central Private HS) is a promising young prospect with big arm talent and athleticism. The left/left outfielder outfielder started the day with a 6.86 60-yard dash before showcasing advanced athleticism and arm strength during the defensive workout where he was up to 89 mph from right field. The left-handed hitter also took a mature round of batting practice where he consistently found the barrel with an easy left-handed stroke with developing strength. Dean also worked out on the mound where he was up to 80 mph with advanced feel to spin the breaking ball. 

Ethan Prescott (Live Oak HS) was another intriguing arm that showed promise on Saturday. The southpaw was up to 85 mph from an on-line delivery with some funk and deception. Prescott flashed above average fastball command along with a solid breaking ball and an advanced changeup. Deception and pitchability could land him in the mix for recruiters around the state. 

Michael Curry (Brusly HS) is one of the top uncommitted catching prospects in Louisiana's 2021 class. Curry flashed above average catch and throw skills on Saturday as he posted a 74 mph positional velocity along with a1.91 pop time. The right-handed hitter also took a solid round of batting practice where he hit to all fields with average strength at contact, posting a 93 mph exit velocity on TrackMan. Could be a nice pickup for those needing to add a catcher to their 2021 class. 

Crawford Courville (Barbe HS) is another athletic outfielder in the 2022 class. Courville turned in an event best 6.71 60-yard dash time on Saturday. Courville also showed advanced athleticism and sure-handed defensive ability during the outfield workouts. The right-handed hitter also flashed power potential in a simple, compact swing, posting an exit velocity of 90 mph on TrackMan. 

Giancarlo Arencibia (Rummel HS) was the top freshman prospect on hand for the Fall Prospect Showcase as he turned in the third fastest 60-yard dash time at 7.01 seconds. The long, projectable infielder flashed advanced infield actions and developing arm strength during the defensive workout. Offensively, showcased a simple, right-handed stroke with an all fields approach and feel to hit. Will be in the mix when the 2024 rankings are released. 

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