Pre-Season All-State Games: Infielders Analysis




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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On Saturday, November 7, more than 50 of the top prospects from across the state of Louisiana participated in the Prep Baseball Report Pre-Season All-State Games at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.

Over the last week or so we have released the Stats Breakdown of the event, which can be viewed HERE.

As well as, the Top Tools Breakdown article, which can be viewed HERE.

Today, Prep Baseball Report Louisiana takes a look at the infielders that were in attendance.

Top Infielders

1. Jake Slaughter, INF, Ouachita Christian HS(2016)
A 6-foot-2, 198-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Outstanding defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Loose arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 82 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 97 mph. Quality athlete that also posted a 6.66 60 yard dash.

2. Michael Kirsch, INF, Brother Martin HS(2016)
A 6-foot-1, 200-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Outstanding athlete that posted 6.51 60 yard dash. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls athletically. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path, and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity 96 mph.

3. Josh Smith, INF, Catholic(BR) HS(2016)
A 5-foot-9, 170-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Outstanding defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange, and plays through balls well. Loose arm action into ¾ release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 84 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup, smooth load, leg kick, and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Also posted a 6.79 60 yard dash.

Best Of The Rest{Listed Alphabetically}

+ Payton Alexander, INF, Catholic(BR) HS(2017)
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange that plays through balls well. Loose arm action into a 3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 82 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup with a smooth load, short stride, and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Also posted a 7.10 60 yard dash.

+ Caleb Armstrong, INF, Ouachita Parish HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup with a smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path, quality bat speed and strength that produced an 86 mph exit velocity. Solid defender that shows soft hands, a clean exchange, plays through well and solid arm strength that recorded a 90 mph positional velocity. Also posted a 6.93 60 yard dash.

+ Champ Artigues, INF, St. Thomas Aquinas HS(2018)
A 5-foot-8, 160-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, and plays through balls well. Long arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 75 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, no load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 79 mph. Also posted a 7.18 60 yard dash.

+ Zach Autin, INF, Shaw HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound first baseman with a strong, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork and clean exchange. Loose arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 76 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed.

+ Brock Batty, INF, Denham Springs HS(2017)
A 6-foot-1, 175-pound 1st baseman with a medium, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter with athletic, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride and quick hands. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Solid defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange, and field in an athletic fielding position. Long arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 78 mph. Also posted a 7.3 60 yard dash.

+ Nick Chifici, INF, St. Pauls HS(2017)
A 5-foot-9, 165-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long arm action into sidearm release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 73 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced setup, no load, long stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 79 mph. Quality athlete that posted a 6.93 60 yard dash.

+ Gavin Dugas, INF, Houma Christian HS(2018)
A 5-foot-9, 180-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, and plays through balls well. Long arm action into a ¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 74 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and excellent balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and explosive bat speed and strength that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a 6.83 60 yard dash.

+ Chase Fals, INF, Pearl River HS(2016)
A 6-foot-4, 200-pound first baseman with a long, lanky frame. Left-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup, smooth load, leg kick and solid lower half. Pull hitter with fluid rhythm, slightly long path and quality bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 89 mph. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork and clean exchange. Long arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 79 mph.Also posted a 7.43 60 yard dash.

+ Nick Fruge, INF, St. Thomas More HS(2017)
A 5-foot-10, 170-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into a 3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 79 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup with smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a 7.36 60 yard dash.

+ Adam Goree, INF, Barbe HS(2017)
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound first baseman with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange into a long arm action, high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 78 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a 7.07 60 yard dash.

+ Bo Hardin, INF, Lafayette HS(2017)
A 6-foot, 150-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Quality defender with solid hands, clean exchange with long arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 83 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup, no load, leg kick, solid lower half, and quality balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and quality bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 85 mph. Quality athlete that posted a 6.83 60 yard dash.

+ Jordin LaBruzza, INF, Brother Martin HS(2018)
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound infielder with a small, physical, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange, playing through balls well. Short arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 73 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Quality athlete that also posted a 6.93 60 yard dash.

+ Ian Landreneau, INF, John Curtis HS(2018)
A 5-foot-11, 160-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, plays through balls well with long arm action into high-3/4 release and a positional velocity of 76 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup, smooth load, leg kick, solid lower half and balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and solid bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also posted a 7.8 60 yard dash.

+ Trey Morgan, INF, West Feliciana HS(2016)
A 6-foot, 180-pound infielder with a strong, developed, athletic frame. Solid defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges with short, quick arm action out of a high-3/4 release with accuracy, a positional velocity of 80 mph. Right-handed hitter with an athletic setup, short stride with a tap, explosive lower half, solid balance, explosive bat speed, an uphill bat path with great extension, and a gap to gap approach with fluid rhythm that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Also posted 7.12 60 yard dash.

+ Matthew Muhleheisen, INF, Holy Cross HS(2016)
A 6-foot-1, 187-pound infielder with a strong athletic frame. Right-handed hitter with an athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half, and quality balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 86 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long arm action into over the top release with accuracy on throws that produced a 78 mph positional velocity. Also posted a 7.14 60 yard dash.

+ Griffith Olinde, INF, Claiborne Christian HS(2017)
A 5-foot-10, 195-pound infielder with an average, strong frame. Solid defender with average hands, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 68 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 92 mph. Also posted a 7.36 60 yard dash.

+ Miguel Reyes, INF, Lafayette HS(2017)
A 6-foot-2, 215-pound infielder with a large, physical, strong, and athletic frame. Right-handed hitter that hits out of an athletic, open setup with a slight wrap and bar in the load, short stride with an explosive lower half and solid balance. Pull hitter with fluid rhythm and level path with bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 92 mph. Solid defense infielder with average hands, a clean exchange, and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 82 mph.

+ Ryan Reynolds, INF, Ouachita Christian HS(2016)
A 6-foot-2, 215-pound infielder with a large, physical, strong frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange, playing through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 84 mph. Switch hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap, power hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and strength at contact that produced an exit velocity of 95 mph. Also posted a 7.26 60 yard dash.

+ Will Ripoll, INF, George Ranch HS(2018)
A 5-foot-11, 171-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 84 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half, and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and quality bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a 7.2 60 yard dash.

+ Mike Romano, INF, Mandeville HS(2016)
A 5-foot-10, 160-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Long arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 76 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Quality athlete that posted a 7.08 60 yard dash.

+ Andrew Sheridan, INF, Sulphur HS(2017)
A 5-foot-10, 170-pound infielder with an athletic, strong frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 81 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, and solid lower half. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a 7.12 60 yard dash.

+ Brooks Southall, INF, University Lab HS(2016)
A 6-foot, 175-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, clean exchange, and plays through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 79 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Also posted a 7.00 60 yard dash.

+ Hunter Stanley, INF, St. Thomas Aquinas HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, quick footwork, clean exchange and fields in an athletic position. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 82 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, short stride and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Also posted a 6.75 60 yard dash.

+ Mickey Toscano, INF, Holy Cross HS(2017)
A 6-foot-1, 175-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, long arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 76 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup with no load, short stride and solid lower half. Gap to gap type hitter with stiff rhythm, level path and quality bat speed and strength that produced an exit velocity of 85 mph. Outstanding athlete that posted a 6.62 60 yard dash.

+ Taylor Young, INF, West Monroe HS(2017)
A 5-foot-9, 160-pound infielder with a small, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 77 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Outstanding athlete that posted a 6.69 60 yard dash.

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