Prep Baseball Report

Junior All-State Games: Quick Hits

Walt Jones
Louisiana Assistant Scouting Director

The first annual Junior All State Games took place on Saturday, November 16th at Tigue Moore Field on the campus of the University of Louisiana Lafayette. The invite only event saw 45+ of the best 2024 and 2025 players from across the state of Louisiana.

Today we began our analysis from Saturday’s event with a look at some top performers. As Louisiana Scouting Directors, Trey Sofio and Walt Jones, run through a few quick hits and observations of prospects from the invite only event.

Quick Hits

+ 2024 SS Michael Ryan (Rummel HS, LA) showed really well in Saturday’s workout. The young infielder flashed advanced defensive actions and an accurate arm during the defensive portion then followed it up with a mature round of batting practice displaying quality strength at contact and feel for the barrel.

+ 2024 SS/RHP Giancarlo Arencibia (Rummel HS, LA) had an impressive showing on Saturday. The athletic middle infielder showed advanced actions and big arm strength during defensive evaluations. The promising prospect showed a developing bat with solid strength and the ability to hit to all fields. He also stepped on the mound in-game and flashed high-level pitchability moving the fastball around the zone with solid feel.

+ 2025 C/1B Cooper Smith (Dunham HS, LA) was another top performer as he showed elite catching skills with a solid arm and accurate throws down to second base. The young catcher also stepped in the box and showed a high-level left handed stroke with balance and strength throughout spraying line drives around the field. 

+ 2024 C/OF Cooper Winchester (St. Paul's HS, LA) is another interesting young catching prospect. He showed high-level catch and throw skills posting the quickest pop time of the event. The switch hitter flashed advanced strength during batting practice showing pull side power as he blasted a ground-rule double from both sides of the plate. 

+ 2024 SS/RHP Ethan Judice (Hanson Memorial HS, LA) is another young infeld prospect in the 2024 class. The young shortstop flashed super athletic defensive actions with quality range showing solid arm strength with accuracy. The young prospect also took a high-level round of batting practice showing an advanced right-handed stroke with adjustability and feel for the barrel. 

+ 2024 SS/RHP Howard Dobson (Catholic(BR) HS, LA) is another infielder that got our attention on Saturday. He plays with physicality, moves well with some polish to his actions and posted the second highest infield velocity. The right-handed hitter took a quality round of batting practice flashing solid bat speed and a fluid stroke. 

+ 2025 OF/RHP Jacob Parker (Purvis HS, MS) a physical 2025 OF with big time tools for his age. The young prospect led the way with the highest exit velocity of the event while also showing quality athleticism and arm strength during his defensive workout. 

+ 2025 SS Joseph Parker (Purvis HS, MS) is another young infielder that showed high promise at Saturday’s event. He flashed advanced defensive actions with a solid, accurate arm during his defensive workout. The left-handed hitter later stepped into the box and showed advanced feel for the barrel. 

+ 2024 SS/RHP Jordan Luna (Opelousas Catholic HS, LA) was also impressive in Saturday’s workout. He has a mature, physical frame with advanced athleticism showing solid defensive actions with high-level arm strength. During batting practice, the young prospect flashed quality bat speed with a slightly inside-out swing with solid strength. 

+ 2024 LHP/OF Drake Sticker (Pearl River HS, MS) is a toolsy left-handed hitting outfielder who showed promise at Saturday’s event. He displayed athleticism and arm strength in the outfield posting the event’s best outfield velocity. During batting practice, the young athlete flashed advanced bat speed with a developing swing. 

+ 2025 SS Stanley Wiltz was a member of the East Bank LLWS team and didn’t disappoint on Saturday. The young athlete showed advanced defensive actions with an accurate arm across the infield. The right-handed hitter also showed a polished swing during batting practice making consistent, quality contact with solid strength for his age. 

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