Prep Baseball Report

Underclass Games: Stats Breakdown

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The Underclass Games took place on Tuesday, July 15th, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, LA. The invite only event saw ninety uncommitted prospects perform in front of dozens of college coaches and the Prep Baseball Report scouting staff.

Tuesday’s Underclass Games was loaded with top-level underclass talent from the state of Louisiana. Today, our scouting staff takes a look at a few of the top statistical performers from the event.

2019 OF Terry Tolliver, Jr. (Parkview Baptist HS, LA) opened eyes at the Underclass Trials earlier this summer with his blazing speed, but the left-handed hitting outfielder set the bar a little higher, kicking off the event with a 6.43 60-yard dash time.

Although still very young, 2021 OF Kael Babin showed high-level athleticism, and quick-twitch actions, as the rising freshmen started his day by posting a 6.58-60 yard dash time.

2018 RHP Grant Upton (University Lab HS, LA) has been a fast riser in Louisiana’s 2018 rankings, and showed why on Tuesday. The strong 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-hander sat 84-88 mph with his fastball, showing downward tilt with life to the pitch. A strike-thrower, Upton showed a sharp slider at 79-81 mph, allowing him to work a relatively clean inning of work.

2019 SS Collier Cranford (Zachary HS, LA) will represent Louisiana next week in the PBR Future Games, and the athletic middle infielder certainly stood out on Tuesday. An athletic 6-foot, 162-pound frame, Cranford posted a 6.8 60-yard dash time, showed actions with fluid footwork in the infield, and arm strength with carry across the diamond, posting an 88 mph positional velocity.

2019 OF/RHP Damon Fountain (St. Louis HS, LA) will also represent Louisiana at next week’s Future Games, and the toolsy two-way prospect had a big showing on Tuesday. An athletic 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame, Fountain posted a 6.7 60-yard dash, showed a long, loose arm stroke with plus carry on throws from the outfield, posting a 91 mph positional velocity. Offensively, the right-handed hitter showed quality bat speed with long levers, posting a 94 mph exit velocity. Relatively new to the mound, the right-hander is a projectable as they come. Working a clean inning of work, he pitched 84-86 mph with late life to the fastball, and flashed ability to spin quality breaking ball with sharpness at 75-76 mph.

2019 SS/OF Ron Franklin (Rummel HS, LA) stands out with his long 6-foot-1, 170-pound frame and clear athleticism. He displayed that athleticism early, posting a 6.72 60-yard dash, as the rangy prospect showed fluid, fast-twitch actions. Although still a developing product, Franklin showed signs of a premium defend tool in the infield, as the feet and hands worked well together, and showed a loose arm stroke with easy carry across the infield.

2019 3B Will Spears (St. Augustine HS, LA) has flown somewhat under the radar before Tuesday, which should certainly change now. The athletic 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder started his day with a 6.83 60-yard dash time, and showed an advanced defend tool with actions, fluid footwork, and plus arm strength with carry on throws, posting an 88 mph positional velocity. Although still somewhat crude offensively, the right-handed hitter showed bat speed with strength at contact, posting an 88 mph exit velocity.

A complete recap of the event will be coming in the following weeks.

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Top 60 Times

6.43 – Terry Tolliver, Jr, OF, Parkview Baptist HS (LA), 2019
6.58 – Kael Babin, OF, N/A (LA), 2021
6.65 – Michael Clement, OF, ED White HS (LA), 2019
6.70   ̶ Damon Fountain, OF/RHP, St. Louis HS (LA), 2019
6.72 – Ron Franklin, SS/OF, Rummel, 2019

Top Fastball Velocity

88 – Grant Upton, RHP, University Lab HS (LA), 2018
88 – Jace Pendarvis, RHP/OF, Live Oak HS (LA), 2019
87 – Zeph Hoffpauir, RHP/1B, Berwick HS (LA), 2019
86 – Damon Fountain, RHP/OF, St. Louis HS (LA), 2019
86 – Eric Brown, RHP/SS, Parkway HS (LA), 2019
86 – Connor Jones, RHP/3B, West Ouachita HS (LA), 2019

Top Exit Velocity

97 – Matthew Bihm, OF, Centerville HS (LA), 2020
94 – Damon Fountain, OF/RHP, St. Louis HS (LA), 2019
94 – Grant Segar, 2B/RHP, Catholic(BR) HS (LA), 2018
90 – Cameron Pradia, SS/OF, St. Louis HS (LA), 2019
90 – Michael Latulas, 1B, Loreauville HS (LA), 2020
90 – Tre’ Morgan, 1B, Brother Martin HS (LA), 2020

Top Infield Velocity

88   ̶ Will Spears, 3B, St. Augustine HS (LA), 2019
88 – Collier Cranford, SS, Zachary HS (LA), 2019
87 – Eric Brown, RHP/SS, Parkway HS (LA), 2019
87 – Bryce Grizzaffi, SS/C, Central Catholic HS (LA), 2019
85 − Cameron Pradia, SS/OF, St. Louis HS (LA), 2019
85 – Brennan Stuprich, 3B, Brother Martin HS (LA), 2020

Top Outfield Velocity

91 – Damon Fountain, OF/RHP, St. Louis HS (LA), 2019
88 – Jace Pendarvis, RHP/OF, Central Private HS (LA), 2019
84   ̶ Cameron Daigle, OF/SS, Brusly HS (LA), 2018
84 − Matthew Bihm, OF, Centerville HS (LA), 2020

Top Catcher Velocity

80 – Bryce Grizzaffi, C/SS, Central Catholic HS (LA), 2019
79 – Landon Trosclair, C, Teurlings Catholic HS (LA), 2019
75 – Christopher Collet, C/OF, Holy Cross HS (LA), 2018
75 – Jack Meyer, C, ED White HS (LA), 2019

Top Pop Time

1.94 – Landon Trosclair, C, Teurlings Catholic HS (LA), 2019
1.95 – Jake Dickinson, C, Brother Martin HS (LA), 2019
1.98 − Bryce Grizzaffi, C/SS, Central Catholic HS (LA), 2019
1.98 – Hunter Giroir, C, West Feliciana HS (LA), 2020
1.99 – Austin Embrey, C, Russell County HS (AL), 2020

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