Underclass Free Showcase: Stats Breakdown


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The annual Underclass Free Showcase took place on Saturday August 31st at St. Thomas Aquinas high school. The open event saw 60+ underclass prospects from across the state of Louisiana.

We begin our instant analysis from Saturday’s event with a look at some top statistical performers. We measured six separate categories and we’ll detail the leaders in each category below.

11+ players turned in sub-7.20 laser-timed 60s on Saturday. Aidan Lambert (Catholic(BR) HS, LA) and Landon Schmitz (Kinder HS, LA) turned in the top 60-yard dash times of the event, as both posted 6.83-second times. While Conner Rodrigue (Live Oak HS, LA) and Reid Broussard (Live Oak HS, LA) also turned in sub-7.00 times of 6.91-seconds and 6.94-seconds, respectively.

Zeph Arnold (Bunkie HS, LA) led the way on the mound, as the athletic 6-foot-1 right-hander showed off a quality three-pitch mix, and ran his fastball up to an event best 86 mph. While Jimmie Johnson (Central(BR) HS, LA), Brayden Thompson (St. Thomas Aquinas HS, LA) and Brooks Fawcett (Kinder HS, LA) also showed well on Saturday, each running their fastball’s up to 83 mph.

Jacob Clayton (Pearl River Central HS, MS) led the exit velocity leaderboard from Saturday, posting an eye-popping 96 mph off a tee. While Sladen Lyles (Springfield HS, LA) also showed off high-level strength and bat speed, posting a 94 mph exit velocity. Conner Rodrigue (Live Oak HS, LA) also found himself near the top of leaderboard, posting a 90 mph exit velocity.

Andrew Yuratich (Doyle HS, LA) showed off arm strength on Saturday, posting an event best 84 mph positional velocity from the infield. While Jimmie Johnson (Central(BR) HS, LA) and Roman Tolbert (Haughton HS, LA) also found themselves at the top of the leaderboard, posting positional velocities of 83 mph.

DJ Primeaux (Central(BR) HS, LA) topped the leaderboard with an event best 86 mph positional velocity from the outfield, while Jude Gremillion (Central(BR) HS, LA) checked-in right behind him with an 85 mph positional velocity. Conner Rodrigue (Live Oak HS, LA) found himself atop the leaderboard for the third time with an 83 mph positional velocity.

Caleb Ougel (Vanderbilt Catholic HS, LA) posted an event best 72 mph positional velocity for catchers, while also posting an event best 2.06-second pop time. While Sladen Lyles (Springfield HS, LA) also found himself atop the leaderboard for the second time, posting a 71 mph positional velocity, as well as a 2.12-second pop time.

Keep an eye out for an announcement regarding when videos from the showcase are posted on player profiles, in addition to more coverage and analysis from Saturday’s Underclass Free showcase.

For now, here’s a look at the top performances from a statistical standpoint.

CLICK HERE for a sortable board of all position player stats. And HERE for all the pitcher velocities on the day. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Landon Schmitz LA Kinder 2023 OF 6.83
^ Aidan Lambert LA Dunham 2022 SS 6.83
2 Conner Rodrigue LA denham springs 2022 OF 6.91
3 Reid Broussard LA Live Oak 2022 OF 6.94
4 Ty Watson LA Parkview Baptist 2021 2B 7.01
5 Parker Lowrie LA Haughton 2022 OF 7.12
6 Christian Thomas LA New Iberia 2022 OF 7.16
7 Blake Moss LA Barbe 2022 OF 7.17
^ Collin Hayden LA Springfield 2020 OF 7.17

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Zeph Arnold LA Sacred Heart Ville Platte 2022 RHP 86 mph
2 Brooks Fawcett LA Kinder 2022 RHP 83 mph
^ Jimmie Johnson LA Central 2022 RHP 83 mph
^ Brayden Thompson LA St. Thomas Aquinas 2022 SS 83 mph
3 Dwayne (DJ) Primeaux LA Central 2022 LHP 82 mph
^ Stewart Bonnecaze LA Episcopal Baton Rouge 2022 RHP 82 mph
4 Drake Weller LA Live Oak 2022 RHP 81 mph
^ Hunter Bethel LA Walker 2022 RHP 81 mph
^ Justin Robinson MS Pearl River Central 2022 RHP 81 mph
^ Andrew Yuratich LA Doyle 2021 RHP 81 mph
5 Michael Plummer LA Neville 2023 OF 80 mph
^ Larson Fabre LA Denham Springs 2022 LHP 80 mph
6 Trent Caime LA St. Paul's 2022 RHP 79 mph
^ Collin Hayden LA Springfield 2020 OF 79 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jacob Clayton MS Pearl River Central 2022 1B 96
2 Sladen Lyles LA Springfield 2022 1B 94
3 Conner Rodrigue LA denham springs 2022 OF 90
4 Tyler LeJeune LA Iota 2022 SS 89
^ Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 89
5 Andrew Yuratich LA Doyle 2021 RHP 88
^ Aidan Lambert LA Dunham 2022 SS 88
^ Luke Hill LA Episcopal 2022 SS 88
6 Caleb Stelly LA Parkview Baptist 2022 OF 87
^ Dwayne (DJ) Primeaux LA Central 2022 LHP 87
^ Roman Tolbert LA Haughton 2022 RHP 87
^ Stewart Bonnecaze LA Episcopal Baton Rouge 2022 RHP 87
7 Collin Hayden LA Springfield 2020 OF 85
^ Peyton Woods LA Doyle 2023 1B 85
^ Darcy Franklin LA St. Michael 2022 SS 85
8 Hunter Bethel LA Walker 2022 RHP 84
^ Jackson Ford LA Holy Savior Menard 2022 OF 84
^ Trent Caime LA St. Paul's 2022 RHP 84
^ Ethan Williams LA St. Pauls 2022 C 84

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Andrew Yuratich LA Doyle 2021 RHP 84
2 Roman Tolbert LA Haughton 2022 RHP 83
^ Jimmie Johnson LA Central 2022 RHP 83
3 Caleb Ougel LA Vandebilt Catholic 2022 C 82
4 Ty Watson LA Parkview Baptist 2021 2B 81
^ Stewart Bonnecaze LA Episcopal Baton Rouge 2022 RHP 81
5 Luke Hill LA Episcopal 2022 SS 80
^ Collin Hayden LA Springfield 2020 OF 80
^ Tyler LeJeune LA Iota 2022 SS 80
^ Trent Caime LA St. Paul's 2022 RHP 80
6 Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 79
^ Reese Mooney LA Denham Springs 2023 SS 79
^ Josh Murray LA St. Michael 2022 SS 79

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Dwayne (DJ) Primeaux LA Central 2022 LHP 86
2 Jude Gremillion LA Central 2022 OF 85
3 Conner Rodrigue LA denham springs 2022 OF 83
4 Hunter Bethel LA Walker 2022 RHP 82
^ Justin Robinson MS Pearl River Central 2022 RHP 82
^ Blake Moss LA Barbe 2022 OF 82
^ Brayden Guillory LA Kinder Middle School 2024 OF 82
5 Landon Schmitz LA Kinder 2023 OF 81
^ Owen Forbes LA Walker 2022 OF 81

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Caleb Ougel LA Vandebilt Catholic 2022 C 72
2 Sladen Lyles LA Springfield 2022 1B 71
^ Jayden Adcox MS Forest 2023 C 71
3 Ethan Williams LA St. Pauls 2022 C 70

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Caleb Ougel LA Vandebilt Catholic 2022 C 2.06-2.15
2 Sladen Lyles LA Springfield 2022 1B 2.12-2.23
3 Ethan Williams LA St. Pauls 2022 C 2.15-2.19

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