Lake Charles Open: Pitcher Analysis


PBR Louisiana Staff

On June 6 we hosted the Lake Charles Open at Barbe High School in Lake Charles. The event featured prospects from all high school classes. The day started out started out with players running the 60 yard dash, then batting practice, to defensive work, and ended with bullpens. Below, we take a look at the scouting reports from all the pitchers in attendance.

FULL STAT SHEET

STAT STORY

+ POSITION PLAYER ANALYSIS

 

PITCHERS

Maddox Ardoin OF / RHP / Sam Houston, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic and physical
Delivery: Starts in middle of rubber, working to the 1B side.  Up-tempo and quick delivery to the plate.  Stays on line as he strides, finishing with hips and shoulders square to home plate.  Releases the ball from a 3/4 to low 3/4 slot, creating natural arm side run on FB.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4-low 3/4 release, average arm circle
FB: T82.4, 79.8-81.7 mph. Natural arm side sink and run T2187, 1979 average rpm.
CB: 66.4-69.4 mph. "11-5" in shape with average spin and depth T1685, 1588 average rpm.
CH: 69.1-72.1 mph. Stays straight in nature, slows arm down some T1332, 1276 average rpm. 

Graysen Guillory OF / RHP / Barbe, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Athletic and wiry
Delivery: Starts on 1B side of rubber and stays there throughout a smooth and simple delivery.  Strides across body some at times.
Arm Action: RH. Short and quick arm action.  Brings ball up quick after he breaks.  Release from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T79.8, 76.8-78.9 mph. 4 Seam FB stays true through the zone with some life. T2008, 1903 average rpm.
CB: 71.6-73.3 mph. Short and tight "11-5" break T2133, 1760 average rpm.
CH: 71.5-73.9 mph. Stays straight in nature, keeps same arm stroke as FB T1647, 1563 average rpm. 

Wyatt Harvey OF / RHP / Sam Houston , LA / 2025

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 152-pounds. Athletic with wide shoulders and narrow hips
Delivery: Starts in middle of rubber and stays there throughout a simple and repeatable delivery.  Finishes off to 1B side.
Arm Action: RH. Average arm circle, brings ball down after breaking hands, before bringing it back up quickly, releasing from a high 3/4-over the top slot.  "Stabs" in the back at times.
FB: T73, 70.9-72.9 mph. Stayed true the zone with average spin.  At times, FB was up in zone, due to pulling off of the pitch.   T1836, 1763 average rpm.
CB: 59.8-61.5 mph. "12-6" in shape working up to down.  CB has good shape and depth with average spin.  T1662, 1600 average rpm.
SL: 62.3-63.7 mph. Drops arm down to a 3/4 slot to throw SL.  "Sweeper" type of shape with average spin and depth. T1753, 1693 average rpm.
CH: 61.5-68.2 mph. Best off-speed offering, keeps same arm stroke as FB, which creates deception for hitter. T1625, 1542 average rpm. 

Grayson Johnson RHP / 2B / Bell City, LA / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Starts in middle of rubber before working to 1B side throughout a very repeatable delivery and clean delivery.  On-line delivery, finishes with hips and shoulders square.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm cirlce.  Creates good shoulder tilt, which allows him to hide the ball well.  Releases from a high 3/4-over the top slot.
FB: T79.1, 76.8-78.4 mph. Gets good downward tilt on FB and showed the ability to command the pitch to his glove side, down in the zone. T1792, 1680 average rpm.
CB: 60.4-62.8 mph. Near "12-6" in shape with above average spin and depth.  Short and tight break, was able to land for strikes and swing and miss. T1953, 1909 average rpm.
SL: 66.4-67.8 mph. Shaped similar to his CB, but with a little more lateral movement.   T1932, 1911 average rpm.
CH: 63.9-71.2 mph. Kept same arm stroke and the pitch had some fade down in the zone. T1922, 1420 average rpm. 

Jairus Miller LHP / Barbe, LA / 2025

Positional Profile: LHP
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds.  Athletic and wiry.
Delivery: Starts in middle of rubber and stays there throughout a slower and controlled delivery.  Strides on line and finishes with hips and shoulders square to home plate.
Arm Action: LH.  Short and quick arm action, brings the ball to behind his right ear after glove break.  Releases from a higher 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T77.9, 75.4-77.3 mph.  T1902, 1786 average rpm.  Heavier FB with classic left-handed sink and run.
CB: 65.1-68.3 mph.  T2143, 2100 average rpm.  "1-7" shape with above average spin and good depth.  Was able to land for strikes consistently.
SL: 67.6-68.6 mph.  T2155, 2087 average rpm.  More lateral break and depth than his CB, has the potential to be a swing and miss offering.
CH: 70.8-72.1 mph.  T1427, 1278 average rpm.  Kept same arm stroke, CH showed some late fade. 

Louis Phillips RHP / Dunham, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 201-pounds. Physical and imposing
Delivery: Starts in the middle of the rubber and stays there throughout a controlled and repeatable delivery.  Aggressive mover down the slope once he gets to his balance point, but still finishes on-line to his target.
Arm Action: RH. Short and quick arm action, releases the ball from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T84.6, 82.1-83.9 mph. FB showed some natural cut at times.  Commanded to the glove side down in the zone with some life. T2149, 2077 average rpm.
CB: 66.6-69.2 mph. "Downer" CB that works top to bottom and doesn't pop up out of his hand with good shape and action.  More of a "swing and miss" offering right now. T1951, 1799 average rpm. 

Austin Rylee RHP / 3B / St. Amant, LA / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 160-pounds. Projectable and lean
Delivery: Starts in middle of rubber beofre working to the 1B side in a repeatable and athletic delivery.  Stays on-line and finishes slightly to the 1B side. 
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm action, brings ball down out of his glove before quickly getting it back up before front foot strike.  Over the top release.
FB: T88, 85.1-87.3 mph. FB showed good life and ride through the zone and was able to locate the pitch to his glove side down in the zone. T2303, 2171 average rpm.
CB: 68.3-70.7 mph. Lowered his arm slot at times on CB, but when he stayed on top the pitch had good downward tilt and break down in the zone.   T2032, 2003 average rpm.
SL: 69.6-72.9 mph. Arm slot dropped down to 3/4 on SL.  "Sweeper" type of shape right now and seems to be a "get me over" pitch. T2102, 2064 average rpm.
CH: 74.0-74.1 mph. Stayed true in nature with some fade at times. T1604, 1596 average rpm. 

Nathan Sternaman 2B / RHP / Acadiana Christian, LA / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Physical
Delivery: Starts in middle of rubber and works to 1B side in a repeatable delivery.  Stayed on-line and finished off to the 1B side.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm circle, releasing the ball from a lower 3/4 slot.
FB: T73.3, 70.5-72.6 mph. The lower arm slot created some sink and run on FB. T2038, 1970 average rpm.
CB: 63.5-64.4 mph. "11-5" in shape with average spin and depth. T1870, 1795 average rpm.
SL: 66.4-67.7 mph. "Sweeper" shaped SL with average spin and depth.   T2069, 2066 average rpm.
CH: 68.6-69.2 mph. Sink and run on CH that looked to be best off-speed offering, as he was able to keep same arm stroke as FB. T1881, 1866 average rpm. 

Chase Taylor RHP / SS / Simpson, LA / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletic and wiry
Delivery: Starts on 1B side and stays there throughout an athletic and repeatable delivery.  Finishes with hips and shoulders square.
Arm Action: RH. Strong front side and good shoulder tilt.  Longer arm circle, releases the ball from a high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T79.2, 77.0-78.6 mph. Created good downard tilt on FB which had some sink and run at times. T1964, 1800 average rpm.
CB: 68.5-70.6 mph. "11-5" in shape with average spin and depth. T1772, 1651 average rpm..
CH: 72.8-74.8 mph. Stayed straight and true in nature.  Kept same arm stroke as FB, creating some deception. T1519, 1404 average rpm. 

 

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