Unsigned Seniors Heading Into The Summer


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The 2018 high school regular season has come and gone in the blink of an eye. As playoff action around the state kicked off earlier this week, there are dozens of talented seniors around the state who remain unsigned as the summer approaches. Today, the Prep Baseball Report Louisiana scouting staff highlights three 2018 prospects that are still looking for an opportunity to continue their careers.

Matthew Barthelemy RHP / 2B / Belle Chasse, LA / 2018

Currently ranked No. 20 in Louisiana's 2018 class. Athletic 5-foot-10, 155-pound frame with strong build and room to add strength. Right-handed pitcher with medium, clean arm action into high- ¾ release, showing quick arm speed, quality balance, and regular effort. Fluid rhythm with level shoulders, in-line direction, lands square, and finishes athletic. Fastball sits 83-86 mph, touching 87 mph, and flashes life in the zone. Breaking ball shows 11/5-shape with solid spin, depth, deception, and fastball arm speed at 71-73 mph. Quality athlete that has posted a 6.8 60-yard dash. Athletic defender with solid actions, fluid footwork, showing quick, clean exchanges, and plays through the ball athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy that has produced a positional velocity of 85 mph, and 90 mph from outfield. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, works backwards in load with leg lift, and solid balance. Line-drive type approach with slight bar that works inside the baseball, showing bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph.

Brayden Morrow SS / SS / St. Thomas More, LA / 2018

Currently ranked No. 37 in Louisiana's 2018 class. Athletic 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame with long limbs, plenty of projection, and room to add strength. Athletic, rangy defender with soft hands, smooth actions, fluid footwork, and works through the ball athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release, showing quality arm strength with carry and accuracy across the diamond, and has posted a positional velocity of 83 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a wide, balanced setup with hands starting slightly above shoulders. Smooth load, short stride with fluid rhythm. Line drive, gap-to-gap approach with direct path, showing strength and ability to drive the baseball with long levers get extension. Has shown quality bat speed and athleticism, posting an exit velocity of 90 mph and a 7.12 60-yard dash.

Bryce Scioneaux RHP / Destrehan, LA / 2018

Wide 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame with strong, powerful build. Long arm action into a high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, solid direction and lands square. Fastball sat 84-87 mph, touching 88 mph, showing angle and quality life in the zone, showing late, hard cutting action. Quality feel for sharp breaking ball with 11/5 shape, tight spin, and depth that has been a swing-and-miss pitch at times.

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