Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hits: PBR Louisiana Future Games Workout Day

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

The nation's premier event for uncommitted prospects got off to a fantastic start on Wednesday morning, as more than 300 college coaches flocked to the Lakepoint Sports Complex, in Emerson, GA, to witness the next wave of talent.  Furthermore, it could be argued that this year's Future Games and all Future Games moving forward, will only be enhanced with the new NCAA recruiting rules.  As with every Future Games event, we started things off today with a pro-style workout, where each player ran a laser-timed 60 yard dash, took batting practice, and showed off their defensive skills.  Tomorrow, the games begin and we'll kick things off against Alabama at 10 AM EST.  Below, we take a look at some of the top performers from our workout day.  Be sure to follow us, throughout the week, as we will be providing up to the minute coverage of the 2023 Future Games!


+ 2025 OF William Patrick (St. Frederick HS)

Athletic and projectable 6'2" 190 lbs. frame that has definitely gained some strength since last summer's Future Games.  The St. Frederick HS product had arguably the best overall day, and there was definitely a different "aura" to Patrick today, as seemed to be very comfortable, having experienced this type of setting a year ago.  He kicked things off by destroying his 60 yard dash time of last year, as he posted a 6.42, which is an improvement of 0.3 seconds.  During BP, he once again showed a lot of quick twitch and quick hands with more strength this year, that produced a lot of hard contact from the middle to pull-side of the field.  As mentioned above, his demeanor and presence in the box oozed confidence, which has us and college recruiters excited to watch him compete over the next few days.


+ 2025 OF Noah Lewis (Catholic BR HS)

Uber athletic 6'3" 185 lbs. with some present physicality, especially in his lower-half.  Lewis "looks good walking off the bus", and he also came away from today's workout looking good, as there were a host of college recruiters who circled his name.  He's an "80" runner and proved that during the workout by posting a 6.35 laser timed 60.  The Catholic BR product also took a quality BP round, working short to long with quick hands and present bat speed.  He cemented himself today as a must follow over the next 3 days.


+ 2025 OF/LHP Cole Flanagan (Sam Houston HS)

Durable and physical 6'0" 205 lbs. frame.  Flanagan's upside on the mound has been talked about a lot since the spring season, and he'll get to show that on Saturday against Mississippi, but it was his BP round today that had people talking.  The Sam Houston product works from a simple set up on the left side and uses an aggressive turn to launch a heavy barrel to contact with slightly uphill extension that produced consistent 90+ mph exit velocities.  Flanagan launched several balls to the pull-side gap and to help his cause, he also ran a respectable 7.05 in the 60.  


+ 2026 OF/RHP J.D. Alexander (Barbe HS)

A familiar name in the state and our top ranked player in the '26 state rankings; Alexander continued to show well on Wednesday.  At 6'3" 185 lbs. with lean strength throughout, the Barbe HS product has plenty of room to continue to add strength, but the ball already jumps off his bat.  Alexander swings with a controlled aggression and intent to do damage with every swing.  He'll also get the start in Game 2 vs. Tennessee on Friday.  His upside as a two-way player makes him another must follow the rest of this week.  


+ 2025 MIF Casey McCoy (Dutchtown HS)

Athletic 6'0" 175 lbs. frame with present lower-half strength; McCoy was a consistent performer this past spring for the Griffins and was a name we were excited about coming into this week.  The Dutchtown HS product took a clean round of infield, showcasing efficient and crisp actions with plenty of arm across the diamond to stick on the left side of the infield.  His presence at the plate, however, is where he really shines.  From an upright and relaxed stance, McCoy whips the barrel through the zone, gets the barrel in the zone early, and stays on plane a long a long time through extension.  He peppered the baseball from gap to gap, while registering a max exit velocity of 99.9 mph.