Stock Watch: Prospects Whose Stocks Rose



Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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With the summer circuit complete, at least within the state of Louisiana, Prep Baseball Report takes a look at four players that remain uncommitted, yet saw their stock significantly rise from their performance during the all-important summer circuit.

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Risers

+ Kobe Cazes, RHP, Chalmette HS(2017)
A 6-foot, 155-pound right-handed pitcher with an average, athletic frame that has projection. Clean, long, loose arm action into a high-3/4 release with smooth rhythm throughout the delivery. Fastball sits 82-84 mph touching 86 with slight run that is commanded well. Shows advanced feel to spin a breaking ball with 11/5 shape, depth and tight spin at 70-72 mph. Also flashes a changeup with near fastball arm speed and fade action at 72-75 mph.

+ Jordin LaBruzza, INF, Brother Martin HS(2018)
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound infielder with a strong, developed frame. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall setup with balance, advanced rhythm, loose hands, barrel control, quality bat path, and advanced bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 85 mph. Went 4-for-9 at the Future Games showing an advanced ability to handle velocity and quality secondary stuff. Shows extremely soft hands, actions, clean exchange, advanced instincts and solid arm strength from second base that produced a 76 mph positional velocity. Solid overall athlete that ran a 7.12 laser timed 60 yard dash.

+ Preston Faulkner, OF/3B, Live Oak HS(2017)
A 6-foot, 194-pound outfielder and third baseman with a strong, physical, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter with a tall, balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick and solid balance throughout the swing. Line-drive type hitter with a gap to gap approach, fluid rhythm throughout that shows exceptional bat speed recording a 91 mph exit velocity. Defensively he shows soft hands, fluid footwork, a quick and clean exchange, playing through balls nicely and produced an 86 mph positional velocity from the outfield with a long arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws.

+ Will Ryan, INF, Neville HS(2017)
A 6-foot-2, 179-pound infielder with an athletic, strong frame. Quality defender with soft hands, quick footwork, quick and clean exchange with a short arm action into a high-3/4 arm slot that shows accuracy and produced an 87 mph positional velocity. Right-handed hitter with an athletic setup, smooth load, slight leg kick, explosive lower half, excellent balance that showed a level bat path, line-drive, gap to gap approach and fluid rhythm that produced an exit velocity of 93 mph. Also ran a 7.03 laser timed 60 yard dash.

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