LA State Games - Outfielder Analysis


Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

On September 25th the PBR Louisiana Staff traveled to Tulane University to host the Louisiana State Games. The event featured more than 80 of the top 2023-2026 prospects from around the state and provided our staff an ample look at every player in attendance.

For a look at all the prospects that attended this event, click HERE. To see all of the statistics from this event, click HERE

We continue the analysis from the event with a look at all of the outfielders in attendance. We broke down the top-five outfielders on the day followed by the rest of the outfielders in attendance.

 

TOP outfielders

1. Brooks Wright, Catholic (BR) (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/OF Former Future Gamer and a steady riser in the state's 2024 class
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds. Projectable, long, and athletic
Hit: LHH. Starts in an open, tall, and upright stance, uses a simple load and stride and gets his front foot down early Direct path to contact with uphill extension, got into a couple balls during BP to the pull-side gap showing some present power.  Took much improved in-game AB's during gameplay collecting a single up the middle and two-strike infield single during a competitive AB.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 85.7 mph. 341’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Short arm action, releases from over the top
Defense: Long strider in the OF, gets good reads and jumps off the bat, has the speed and instincts to stick in CF.
Run: 6.57 runner in the 60.

2.Braylen Montgomery, Walker (LA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/RHP One of the top 2026's in the state
Body: 6-3, 173-pounds. Projectable, athletic, with long limbs
Hit: RHH. Starts in an upright, balanced, and athletic stance with hands held at shoulder height, uses a simple load and stride. Displayed quick hands in BP and present bat speed using a short and flat path to contact with slightly uphill extension and present power to the pull-side with more on the way.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 358’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86.00 mph. Long and loose arm action, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: Glides in the OF with long strides, caught the baseball clean and out front, played through everything athletically and has the tools and ability to stick in CF.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60.

3. Noah Lewis, Catholic High (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/3B One of the top uncommitted OF's in the state's 2025 class
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Athletic and physical
Hit: RHH. Starts in an upright, balanced, and athletic stance with hands held at shoulder height, uses a simple load and stride to get to center. Repeated his swing well with a flat path to contact and slightly uphill extension, started his BP round off by working to the middle of the field on a line, let loose on the last couple and showed some pull-side power potential.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 82.1 mph. 330’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81.00 mph. Longer arm swing, releases from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: Caught the ball clean and out front, played through everything with athletic actions and footowork.
Run: 6.59 runner in the 60.

4. Dylan Biddick, Lafayette  (LA), 2023 Louisiana-Lafayette
Positional Profile: OF/RHP One of the top ranked uncommitted 2023's in the state
Body: 5-10, 179-pounds. Athletic with strong lower-half
Hit: RHH. Starts in an open, upright, and balanced stance with hands held high, uses a simple load and stride to get to center. Delivers a heavy barrel to contact with a direct path and uphill two-handed extension, maintians balance throughout the swing, had one of the better BP rounds on the day and showed present power to the pull-side gap.  Collected an opposite field double in gameplay.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 92.1 mph. 386’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 75.00 mph. Short arm action with a 3/4 release
Defense: Caught everything clean and out front and played through the ball with athletic footwork, profiles as a LF at next level.
Run: 7.11 runner in the 60.

5. Jacob Froehlich, St. Thomas More (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/OF One of the top performers at the State Games
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Physical and athletic with strong lower-half
Hit: RHH. Starts in an open, balanced, and athletic stance, uses a simple load and stride and stays balanced from start to finish Bat head goes rearward as he starts his rotation creating a little length in the swing, but his path is flat with an uphill finish, showed big-time power to the pull-side and took good AB's during the game with one being on a first pitch CH that he lined to the opposite field gap.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 93.4 mph. 378’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 91.00 mph. Short and quick, released from a 3/4 slot
Defense: Profiles as a corner OF, caught the ball clean and out front, played through everything with athletic footwork and actions
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.
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BEST OF THE REST (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

 

Eli Booth, Brother Martin (LA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Physical
Hit: LHH. Starts in a balanced, athletic and squared off stance with hands held at shoulder height, uses a simple load and stride to get to center Showed present bat speed during BP, compact and short path to contact with a level two-handed finish, showed some present power to the pull-side gap.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 86.7 mph. 355’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 80.00 mph. OF - 83.00 mph. Short and quick with a high 3/4 release
Defense: Moved really well around 1B bag, especially for a physical frame, and also got good jumps and reads off the bat in the OF, profiles as possible corner OF.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60.

Dillon Braxton, Natchitoches Central  (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-9, 171-pounds. Athletic
Hit: LHH. Starts in a balanced and athletic stance with hands held at shoulder height, uses a quick toe-tap load and stride. Stays flat to contact with a level two-handed finish, front shoulder came off the ball at times, as he worked mostly to the pull-side on a line or on the ground.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 81.7 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Short and quick, 3/4 release
Defense: Good athlete, good jumps and reads off the bat, attacked the ball aggressively but under control and played through the ball with athletic footwork.
Run: 6.93 runner in the 60.

Evan Burg, Archbishop Rummel (LA), 2025 Tulane
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Recent Tulane commit
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Wiry and athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in a wider, squared off, and balanced stance with hands held close to his right ear, uses a knee to knee load and stride. Stays short to contact with a direct path to the ball, comes out of his lower-half at times, slightly uphill finish, stayed gap to gap during his BP round and created consistent hard contact.  Also collected a double to the pull-side during gameplay.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 255’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86.00 mph. Short and quick arm action, releases from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: Attacked the ball aggressively, but under control, plays through the ball with athletic footowork.
Run: 7.1 runner in the 60.

Wyatt Chenevert, Catholic (BR) (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long and lean
Hit: LHH. Starts in a squared off and athletic stance with some weight pre-loaded into backside.  Front foot turned inward, uses a simple load and stride. Gains ground forward after his load, on-plane to contact with uphill extension, took aggressive hacks during BP working mostly to the pull-side showing increased strength.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 74.2 mph. 312’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 81.00 mph. Longer arm action with a little stab in the back, releases froma high 3/4 slot
Defense: Glided around well in the OF, plays through every ball with athletic footowork.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60.

Griffin Cooley, Kinder (LA), 2023 Louisiana State
Positional Profile: OF/LHP Former Future Gamer and one of the top players in the state's 2023 class
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Athletic and projectable
Hit: LHH. Starts in a slightly open, balanced, and athletic stance, uses a simple load and stride to get to center. Flat path to contact with some length at times with level extension, doesn't get cheated, swings with aggression and showed bat speed with present pull-side power.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 92.1 mph. 346’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 85.00 mph. Short arm action, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: Gets good reads off the bat, approaches the ball under control, receives it clean and out front, quick transfer during crow hop.  Profiles as a corner OF at the next level.
Run: 6.67 runner in the 60.

Ryan Darrah, Brother Martin (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Athletic and lean
Hit: RHH. Starts in an athletic, balanced and squared off stance, uses a simple load and stride to get to center Direct path to contact with a level two-handed finish, drives his back knee down through the ground and finishes in his legs balanced, collected a nice single up the middle in gameplay.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 80.6 mph. 277’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85.00 mph. Short arm action with a 3/4 release
Defense: Moved well in OF with long strides, played through everything athletically with good footwork.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60.

Davis Emonet, Catholic (BR) (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Former Jr. Future Gamer
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Lean and athletic
Hit: RHH. Starst in a wider, squared off and athletic stance, uses a simple load and stride and gets his front foot down early. Works direct to the ball with a flat two-handed finish, came out of his lower half at times, stayed in the middle of the field during BP
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 75.4 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 80.00 mph. Loose and whippy arm with a high 3/4 release
Defense: Attacked the ball under control but aggressively, received everything clean, got good jumps and reads during gameplay.
Run: 6.74 runner in the 60.

Aaron Guichard, Holy Cross (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in a squared off and wider base with hands held above shoulder height, uses a simple load and stride and gets front foot down early. Steeper path to contact, uses a lot of hands, backside drifts at times, stays direct to contact with slightly uphill extension working to middle of the field.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 272’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85.00 mph. Long arm circle, releases over the top
Defense: Under control, received the ball cleanly and out front, played through the ball with athletic actions.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

Collin Harris, Barbe (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic with strong lower-half
Hit: RHH. Starts in a slightly open, upright stance with hands held above shoulder height, uses a leg kick load and stride. Gets on plane to contact and finishes one-handed slightly uphill, creates good lower half rotation, and is able to stay balanced. 
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 82.4 mph. 307’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 81.00 mph. Short and quick, high 3/4 release
Defense: Plays with confidence in the OF, gets really good jumps and reads off the bat which allows him to play above his speed, can play all 3 OF positions.
Run: 7.3 runner in the 60.

Clayton Kimball, Central Private (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/3B Former Jr. Future Gamer
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds. Projectable, athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in a wide, balanced stance with hands held at shoulder height, no stride to get front foot down. Slightly uphill path contact with an uphill two-handed finish, showed some present pull side power during BP, as he continues to refine his swing we expect him to stand up a little more to free up his lower half to really work
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 82.9 mph. 324’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 73.00 mph.  Short arm action with a 3/4 release
Defense: Corner OF profile, long strides, attacked the ball aggressively and caught everything clean and out front
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.

Brent Miorana, Brother Martin (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 175-pounds. Stocky and athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in an upright, balanced, and athletic stance with hands at shoulder height, uses a simple load and stride. Steeper but direct path to contact with uphill extension, swung the bat with controlled aggression showing some power to the pull-side gap.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 82 mph. 318’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Short and quick arm action, releases from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: Moved well in the OF, played through the ball wiht athletic actions and caught everything clean and out front.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Anson Mo-Billiot, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology (LA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in an upright, balanced stance with hands held higher, uses a toe-tap load and stride Slightly steeper path to contact with an uphill two-handed finish, came out of lower half at times, stayed gap to gap in his approach during BP
Power: 78 max exit velocity, averaged 68.9 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 67.00 mph. OF - 72.00 mph. Short arm action, over the top release
Defense: Caught the ball clean and out front with average actions and footowork, moved OK to left and right and on bounder play
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60.

Ahmad Owens, St. Augustine (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-0, 157-pounds. Wiry and lean
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and taller stance, uses a simple load and stride to get to center. Uses his hands a lot in his swing, creates some barrel whip with a flat path through the zone and uphill extension working gap to gap.
Power: 75 max exit velocity, averaged 66.5 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. OF - 84.00 mph. Long and loose with an over the top release.
Defense: Confident on defense, caught the ball out front cleanly and moved athletically through the ball.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

Ashton Quiller, Barbe  (LA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Athletic with broad shoulders
Hit: RHH. Starts in an athletic, balanced and squared off stance, uses a simple load and stride to get to center Showed quick hands during BP with a direct and short stroke to contact with a flat and level finish, sprayed the ball to all fields during BP.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 83 mph. 355’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 85.00 mph. Longer arm stroke with a high 3/4 release
Defense: Athletic mover in the OF, gets really good reads and jumps off the bat, has the ability to play CF at next level.
Run: 6.66 runner in the 60.

Frank Randol, Brother Martin (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in a tall and upright stance with hands held at shoulder height, uses a leg kick load and stride Turns tight and on-plane to contact with uphill extension, front side pulls off the ball at times, worked mostly to the pull-side.
Power: 77 max exit velocity, averaged 72 mph. 250’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85.00 mph. Longer arm circle with a high 3/4 release
Defense: Good athlete, attacked the ball aggressively before fielding it clean and out front.
Run: 6.79 runner in the 60.

Reece Roussel, Brother Martin (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Athletic
Hit: LHH. Starts in a tall and upright stance with hands held above shoulder height, uses a leg kick load and stride Loose hands and good barrel whip, direct path to contact with uphill extension, worked mostly to the pull-side, collected a couple of hits during gameplay as well.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 mph. 303’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. OF - 77.00 mph. Short arm action, over the top release
Defense: Showed athletic actions on the infield, moved ok to left and right, likely profiles as a 2B.  Attacked the ball under control in the OF, played through everything athletically.
Run:  runner in the 60.

Jake Simmons, Ruston (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Athletic with physical lower-half
Hit: LHH. Starts in a slightly open and athletic stance, uses a toe-tap load and stride to get to center. Delivers a heavy barrel with a direct path to contact and slightly uphill extension, works mostly to the pull-side with some present power.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 321’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 76.00 mph. Short arm circle, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: Caught everything clean and out front with athletic footwork playing through the ball.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60.

Jackson Stopa, Jesuit New Orleans (LA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Athletic
Hit: RHH. Starts in a slightly open, taller and upright stance, uses a modified leg kick load and stride Works down to the ball with an uphill two-handed finish, came out of legs on a couple of swings, worked mostly to the pull side.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 89.7 mph. 351’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 84.00 mph. Short arm action releases from over the top
Defense: Good jumps off the bat, played through the ball with athletic footwork
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

Carter Wilson, Sulphur (LA), 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/OF Former Jr. Future Gamer
Body: 5-7, 130-pounds. Athletic
Hit: LHH. Starts in a taller and slightly open stance with good rhythm in his hands, uses a modified leg kick load and stride. Works slightly uphill to the ball and on-plane with uphill extension.  Worked primarily up the middle and to the pull-side gap.
Power: 75 max exit velocity, averaged 70 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 71.00 mph. Loose arm, releases from a 3/4 slot
Defense: Plays under control, received the ball clean and out front playing through it with athletic footwork.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60.

Sterling Sims, Sterlington (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: Starts in a balanced and athletic squared off stance, uses a leg kick load and stride, draws hands back as he strides with front foot.  Creates good barrel whip through the zone with a flat path to contact and slightly uphill extension.  Collected a hit during gameplay.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 74.1 mph. 246’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 87.00 mph.  Quick arm, releases from a high 3/4 slot.  One of the stronger arms on the day.
Defense: Slides and shuffles to receive the ball with soft hands.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.

John Parker Trahan, Opelousas Catholic  (LA), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds.
Hit: Starts in a slightly open, tall and upright stance, uses a leg kick load and stride to get to center. Works uphill to the ball with a one-handed uphill finish, gains ground forward and comes out of legs at times, showed some bat speed and worked gap to gap during BP.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 76.1 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 66.00 mph.  Short arm action, 3/4 release
Defense: Showed soft hands and athletic footowork on the infield with average action, moved ok to his left and right and bounder play.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60.

Austin Viola, Live Oak (LA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds.
Hit: Starts in a balanced, athletic stance with hands held above shoulder height, no-stride load. Works with a steeper path to contact and an uphill on-handed finish, stayed balanced throughout swing working mostly middle to opposite field gap.
Power: 78 max exit velocity, averaged 64 mph. 242’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 65.00 mph.  Short arm action with a 3/4 release
Defense: Took a good prep step, starts low and stays low, receives the ball with soft hands, moved ok laterally
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60.

Cade Wilkerson, St. Thomas More (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/OF One of the top uncommitted players in the 2025 class in Louisiana
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds.
Hit: Starts in an open and athletic stance with some weight pre-loaded into his backside, uses a simple load and stride, draws hands back as he loads with the bat head titled up Direct and slightly steep path to contact with uphill extension, worked mostly to the pull-side gap during BP and showed increased strength.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 87.3 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 71.00 mph.  Short arm action, releases from a high 3/4 slot
Defense: Athletic mover on the dirt, plays with some moxie, sets himself up to catch the good hop, moves well laterally and on bounder play.
Run: 7.2 runner in the 60.

Stan Wiltz, Brother Martin (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds.
Hit: Starts in a wider and spread out base, hands held at shoulder height, uses a simple load and stride and gets front foot down early as he stretches his upper half back. Uses his lower half to create a tight turn and on-plane path to contact, finishes uphill with two hands, took aggressive hacks during BP and maintained balance from start to finish.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 80 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 83.00 mph.  Short and quick with a 3/4 release
Defense: Plays with a lot of bounce, starts low and stays low, presents the glove early and receives it out front with soft hands, moved well to left and right and showed a quick release when he had to.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60.

 

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