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Future Games Recap: Louisiana Outfielders


PBR Louisiana Staff
PBR Louisiana

Team Louisiana's 2019 PBR Future Games experience was a great one, as the 2019 group finished the weekend 2-1 with wins over Texas and Arkansas/Kansas. Players up and down the roster made noise and impressions on the hundreds of college coaches in attendance at the event. Over the next few days, Louisiana Scouting Director Trey Sofio and Louisiana Assistant Scouting Director Walt Jones will recap Team Louisiana’s weekend with notes and observations from the prospects in attendance, broken down by position group.

Yesterday we started the coverage of the 2019 PBR Future Games with the middle infield group, which you can view HERE. Today we take a look at the four outfielders that represented the state of Louisiana in Atlanta at the annual mega-event.

Below are reports on the four from the weekend:

Ethan Medlin OF / RHP / Barbe , LA / 2021

Average 5-foot-11, 155-pound frame with room to add strength. Showed athleticism all weekend, impacted the game on the bases with instincts and footspeed, posted a laser-timed 6.76 60-yard dash. Right-handed hitter hits from balanced setup, works backwards in load with simple shift of weight, and short stride. Line-drive type approach with level, flat path, consistent quality at-bats throughout the weekend, accurate barrel, top of the order type with bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 92 mph. Athletic defender with average hands, quick first step, solid footwork, takes quality angles, fields balls out front and athletically with clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with above average arm strength with carry and accuracy, produced a positional velocity of 89 mph.

Collin Husser OF / RHP / Ponchatula, LA / 2021

Long, rangy 6-foot-5, 190-pound frame with plenty of room to project out strength on lean, wiry build. Physically gifted athlete with high-level tools. Right-handed hitter that hits from a taller, balanced setup, uses smaller toe tap to create solid rhythm during a simple load, gets connected and creates leverage throughout the swing, explosive bat speed that generated an exit velocity of 94 mph. Shows athletic actions with solid exchanges and efficient footwork during the defensive workout, works athletically through the baseball. Long, clean arm action into high-3/4 release with above average arm strength and carry on throws, posted a positional velocity of 91 mph. Solid athlete. that posted a laser-timed 7.04 60-yard dash.  

Casey Artigues OF / SS / St. Thomas Aquinas , LA / 2021

Athletic 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame with lean build. Top of the order type, high baseball IQ, plays with high motor, advanced feel for the game. Left-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, leg kick, explosive lower half and solid balance. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short, level path. Quality, productive at-bats all weekend. Consistently finds the barrel, handled velo and secondary stuff well with solid bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 86 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph. Solid athlete, posted a laser-timed 6.90 60-yard dash.

Kael Babin OF / RHP / East Ascension , LA / 2021

Smaller 5-foot-6 180 pound frame with room to add strength. Top of the order type with impact footspeed, posted a laser-timed 6.73 60-yard dash. Aggressive and instinctive baserunner, true base-stealing ability, gets good jumps, shows instincts and feel to steal bags. Right-handed hitter hits from a balanced, athletic setup. Small, simple toe tap load with fluid rhythm. Short, compact swing, stays on plane with a flat path. Line-drive approach, rare swing and miss with solid bat speed, posted an 87 mph exit velocity. Quality defender with quick first step. Showed athletic, loose actions with fluid, clean exchanges. Medium arm stroke with arm speed into high-3/4 release, accuracy and average carry on throws, posted a positional velocity of 86 mph.

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