Underclass Free Showcase: Stats Breakdown


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The Underclass Free Showcase took place on Sunday, September 23rd at St. Thomas Aquinas high school in Hammond, LA. The open event featured 60 underclass prospects – from around the state - complete the 60-yard dash, positional workouts, live batting practice, followed by pitcher bullpen sessions. Here's a look at the numbers from Sunday's event.

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TOP 60 YARD DASH

There were nine sub-7.25-second laser-timed 60-yard dash times recorded on Sunday. Louisiana State recruit, Connor Simon (St. Paul’s, 2021) clocked the quickest 60 of the event, posting a time of 7.02-seconds. Elijah Winters (Ponchatula, 2022), Chance Nabong (West Harrison (MS), 2021), Louisiana-Lafayette recruit, Reese Smith (Denham Springs, 2021) and Patrick Day (The Dunham School, 2021) followed suit, separated by slim margins.

Name State School Class Pos 60 Yard Dash
Connor Simon LA
St. Paul's
2021 SS
7.02
Elijah Winters LA
Ponchatula
2022 OF/RHP 7.07
Chance Nabong MS
West Harrison
2021 C/RHP
7.07
Reese Smith LA
Denham Springs
2021 SS
7.08
Patrick Day LA
The Dunham School
2021 2B
7.09

TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY

D’Brendon Hill (Terrebonne, 2021) topped the fastball leaderboard touching 85 mph on Sunday. While Roth John (Covenant Christian, 2021), Hunter Ponson (Parkview Baptist, 2021), Brody Smith (Zachary, 2021) and Blake Gollott (St.Patrick (MS), 2022) each ran their fastballs up to 81+ mph.

Name State School Class Pos Max FB
D'Brendon Hill LA
Terrebonne
2021 OF/RHP 85
Roth John LA
Covenant Christian
2021 1B/RHP
83
Hunter Ponson LA
Parkview Baptist
2021 3B/RHP
83
Brody Smith LA
Zachary
2021 RHP
82
Blake Gollott MS
St. Patrick
2022 LHP/OF
81

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

There were 20+ prospects who posted 80+ mph exit velos at Sunday’s event. Amare Bailey (Zachary, 2021) registered 87 mph to lead the pack. While Hunter Ponson (Parkview Baptist, 2021), Anthony Priester (Live Oak, 2021), Connor Simon (St. Paul’s, 2021), Sladen Lyles (Springfield, 2022), and Gabe Patterson (Central(BR), 2021) all posted exit velocities of 86 mph.

Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
Amare Bailey LA
Zachary
2021 2B/SS
87
Hunter Ponson LA
Parkview Baptist
2021 3B/RHP
86
Anthony Priester LA
Live Oak
2021 C/OF
86
Connor Simon LA
St. Paul's
2021 SS
86
Sladen Lyles LA
Springfield
2022 C/1B
86
Gabe Patterson LA
Central(BR)
2021 C/1B
86

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Connor Simon (St. Paul’s, 2021) showed off arm strength on Suday, posting an event best 85 mph positional velocity from the infield. While Kyle DeBarge (Barbe, 2021), Patrick Day (The Dunham School, 2021) and Connor Cassels (Central(BR), 2021) round out the leaderboardr from Sunday.

Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
Connor Simon LA
St. Paul's
2021 SS
85
Kyle DeBarge LA
Barbe
2021 SS
81
Patrick Day LA
The Dunham School
2021 2B/3B
80
Connor Cassels LA
Central(BR)
2021 3B/OF 79

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Anthony Priester (Live Oak, 2021) and D’Brendon Hill (Terrebonne, 2021) topped the leaderboard with a positional velocities of 85 mph from the outfield. While Elijah Winters (Ponchatula, 2022), Brady Neyland (Zachary, 2022), and Blake Gollott (St. Patrick (MS), 2022) showed off strong arms from the outfield on Sunday.

Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
Anthony Priester LA
Live Oak
2021 C/OF 85
D'Brendon Hill LA
Terrebonne 2021 OF/RHP 85
Elijah Winters LA
Ponchatula
2022 OF/RHP
82
Brady Neyland LA
Zachary
2022 OF/SS 81
Blake Gollott MS
St. Patrick
2022 LHP/OF 81

TOP CATCHER POP TIMES

Zackarie Casebonne (Jesuit, 2021) posted the top pop time of the event at 1.98. While, Chance Nabong (West Harrison (MS), 2021) and Gabe Patterson (Central(BR), 2021) posted pop times of 2.05-seconds. Anthony Priester (Live Oak, 2021) and Jacob Billiot (Hannan, 2021) also showed well, posting pop times of 2.11-seconds.

Name State School Class Pos Pop Times
Zackarie Casebonne LA
Jesuit
2021 C/OF 1.98
Chance Nabong MS
West Harrison
2021 C/RHP
2.05
Gabe Patterson LA
Central(BR)
2021 C/1B
2.05
Anthony Priester LA
Live Oak
2021 C/OF
2.11
Jacob Billiot LA
Hannan
2021 3B/C
2.11

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY 

Anthony Priester (Live Oak, 2021) posted the top positional velocity for catchers with 76 mph, while Zackarie Casebonne (Jesuit, 2021) recorded a positional velocity of 75 mph. Chance Nabong (West Harrison (MS), 2021) posted a positional velocity of 74 mph, and Logan Serpas (Hannan, 2021) posted a positional velocity of 73 mph.

Name State School Class Pos C Velo
Anthony Priester LA
Live Oak
2021 C/OF
76
Zackarie Casebonne LA
Jesuit
2021 C/OF 75
Chance Nabong MS
West Harrison
2021 C/RHP
74
Logan Serpas LA
Hannan
2021 C/OF 73

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