Prep Baseball Report

PBR Louisiana Senior Games - Quick Hits

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

On September 11th, we hosted the Louisiana Unsigned Senior Games at LSU Eunice. The event started out with players running the 60 yard dash, then batting practice, to defensive work, and ended with gameplay.  Familiar faces continued to show off their talent and skills, while there were also some new names who made big splashes.  Below, we take a look at some guys, at each of the different positions, who helped their stock.  Be sure to continue to follow us during the week for more post-event coverage.



-2022 RHP Kyle Hertel (Catholic BR HS):  State powerhouse Catholic BR HS continues to churn out prospects and Hertel was the latest that impressed at Saturday's Senior Games.  The RHP turned out a good two innings of work Saturday, where he pounded the zone with a 81-83 mph FB that had good sinking action in to RHH and away from LHH.  He also flashed two breaking balls, a CB and a SL, both were consistently above 2300 RPM's per Trackman Baseball.  

-2022 LHP Ian Johnson (Tuerlings Catholic HS):  Lean and still developing 5'11" 165 lbs. frame with plenty of room to add more strength; Johnson was the brightest spot on the mound Saturday.  The southpaw showed an athletic delivery with a quick and clean arm action, working mostly in the low 80's with his FB.  His FB characteristics were very interesting, as he was consistently at 2250-2350 RPM's with his two seamer.  



-2022 C Caleb Webb (Walker HS):  The 2021 Class 5A First Team All-State performer had another good showing on Saturday.  Webb started his out day by taking a nice BP round, flashing pull side power, and recorded a personal best max exit velocity of 97 mph.  From the crouch, he posted an event best pop time range of 1.90-1.98.  We fully expect for Webb to come off of the board sooner, rather than later.

-2022 C Chris Kelley (Pineville HS):  Physical and imposing 6'1" 197 lbs. frame; Kelley was a guy that we had heard about during the high school season and we were excited to see him at Saturday's Senior Games.  During BP, he showed a repeatable swing from the right side with minimal movement and gap to gap power, producing a max exit velocity of 96 mph.  During the defensive workout, Kelley recorded an event best 77 mph positional velocity from behind the plate with pop times of 1.91-2.10.



-2022 Darron Degeyter (New Iberia HS):  There was definitely a clear winner on Saturday, when it came to the infield group, and it was the MIF out of New Iberia HS.  Degeyter started his Senior Games off by posting an event best 60 time, on a slower track, at 7.01.  During the gameplay portion of the day is where he really shined.  At SS, he made several somewhat difficult plays look easy with soft hands and athletic actions to go along with enough arm to stick on the left side of the infield.  At the plate, Degeyter collected three hits and had three stolen bases as well.

-2022 1B Isaac Leger (Sacred Heart HS):  Leger was another physical and imposing body at the Senior Games, standing in at 6'2" 220 lbs.  His BP round was by far the "loudest" of the day, with multiple 95+ mph exit velocities and a max exit velocity of 100 mph.  Leger also showed good feet around the bag at first and ran well for a larger framed prospect, as he posted a 7.35 in the 60.



-2022 OF Brady Neyland (Zachary HS):  Athletic and wiry 6'1" 175 lbs. frame that will continue to fill out as he matures.  We had the chance to see Neyland last fall at our All-State Games and the Zachary product continued to show well on Saturday.  During BP, he showed a gap to gap approach from the right side with present gap to gap power, producing a max exit velocity of 91 mph.  Neyland also showed off some big time arm strength from the OF by recording an event best OF velocity of 91 mph.  He only helped matters at the end of the day, by hopping on the mound, running his FB up to 86 mph to go along with a 2500-2600 RPM breaking ball.  

-2022 OF Todd Goudeau (Zachary HS):  We spotlight another Zachary High School product here in Todd Goudeau, who like his teammate Neyland, had a good Senior Games showing.  Produced a max exit velocity of 91 mph during his BP, showing some increased physicality in his athletic 5'10" 165 lbs. frame.  Goudeau carried over his BP to the gameplay portion of the day, by squaring up a couple balls, including one double.