Underclass Trials: Infield Analysis




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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On Saturday, May 21, more than 40 underclass prospects from across the state of Louisiana participated in the Prep Baseball Report Underclass Trials at St. Thomas Aquinas high school in Hammond, LA.

Over the last few days we have released the Stats Breakdown of the event, which can be viewed HERE.

As well as, the Top Tools Breakdown article, which can be viewed HERE.

Today, Prep Baseball Report Louisiana takes a look at the infielders that were in attendance.

Infielders

+ Noah Bales, INF, Oak Forest HS(2018)
A 5-foot-6, 155-pound infielder with a small, average frame. Solid defender with average hands, solid footwork, and clean exchanges. Short arm action into a high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 71 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced, crouch setup with smooth load, short stride, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 71 mph. Also posted a 7.7 60 yard dash.

+ Will Bloecher, INF, Mandeville HS(2019)
A 6-foot, 170-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 74 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced setup, smooth load, and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with fluidity in his rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a 7.51 60 yard dash.

+ Landon Boeneke, INF, Catholic(BR) HS(2018)
A 6-foot-5, 195-pound first baseman with a lanky, projectable frame. Solid defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and clean exchanges. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 73 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, and short stride. Gap to gap, power type hitter with some fluidity in his rhythm, slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Also posted a 7.62 60 yard dash.

+ Brayden Caskey, INF, Dutchtown HS(2019)
A 5-foot-6, 135-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, quick and fluid footwork, clean exchanges and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 75 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic, slightly open setup, smooth load, and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 81 mph. Also posted a 7.2 60 yard dash

+ Gabe Doucet, INF, Notre Dame HS(2019)
A 5-foot-6, 149-pound infielder with a medium, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 78 mph. Solid defender with soft hands, quick footwork, clean exchanges and played through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with some accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 75 mph. Also posted a 7.6 60 yard dash.

+ Cade Doughty, INF, Denham Springs HS(2019)
A 6-foot-1, 180-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame that projects well. Extremely advanced bat with barrel awareness, strength and bat speed that put on impressive round of batting practice. Hit to all fields and showed power to his pull side, posting an exit velocity of 93 mph as well. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride and explosive lower half.  Gap to gap, line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm and a level path that creates natural leverage. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, and plays through balls well. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 85 mph. Quality athlete that posted a 6.75 60 yard dash.

+ Kyle Fontenot, INF, St. Michael’s HS(2018)
A 6-foot, 170-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands and clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 76 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, short stride, and solid balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 81 mph. Also posted a 7.12 60 yard dash.

+ Ashton Goldring, INF, Holy Cross HS(2018)
A 5-foot-6, 145-pound infielder with a small, athletic frame. Showed quality athleticism running a 6.82 60 yard dash. Quality defender that showed soft hands, fluid footwork, quick, clean exchanges and played through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 74 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic, slightly open setup, smooth load, leg kick and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with rhythm and a level, slightly uphill path. Produced an exit velocity of 78 mph.

+ Kody Guidry, INF, Live Oak HS(2019)
A 5-foot-8, 155-pound infielder with a medium, strong frame. Solid defender with average hands, clean exchanges, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 75 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced setup, smooth load, and short stride. Pull type hitter with a slightly uphill path, stiffness in the upper body, and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 80 mph. Also posted a 7.47 60 yard dash.

+ Jake Hammond, INF, Ouachita HS(2018)
A 6-foot-3, 230-pound first baseman with a large, physical frame and strong lower half. Significantly improved his stock heading into his rising junior summer. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Gap to gap, power type hitter with fluid rhythm, a level path that creates solid leverage, and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 90 mph. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange and plays through balls. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph. Also posted an 8.04 60 yard dash.

+ Clint Hargrave, INF, Ouachita Christian HS(2019)
A 5-foot-10, 160-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Outstanding defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and quick, clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 74 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, and leg swing. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 76 mph. Also posted 7.71 60 yard dash.

+ Lane Hutchinson, INF, Live Oak HS(2019)
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 78 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load, and short stride. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 80 mph. Also posted a 7.86 60 yard dash.

+ Harrison Hutson, INF, Dutchtown HS(2018)
A 5-foot-11, 155-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Quality defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws, producing a positional velocity of 81 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, and drives well with lower half. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 76 mph. Also posted a 7.32 60 yard dash.

+ Brayden Jobert, INF, Northshore HS(2019)
A 6-foot, 180-pound infielder with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with some accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 77 mph. Left-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and balance. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 85 mph. Also posted a 7.76 60 yard dash.

+ Jack Merrifield, INF, Dutchtown HS(2018)
A 6-foot, 180-pound infielder with an athletic, strong frame. Solid defender with average hands and clean exchanges. Short arm action into ¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 80 mph. Switch hitter that hits from athletic, open setup with smooth load and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with some fluidity to rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 81 mph. Also posted a 7.66 60 yard dash.

+ Karl Mocherman, INF, Northshore HS(2018)
A 6-foot-3, 250-pound first baseman with large, hulking frame. Left-handed hitter that hits from a balanced, athletic, slightly open setup, with smooth load, and short stride. Gap to gap, power type hitter with fluid rhythm, and strength at contact. Produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, and clean exchanges. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 69 mph. Also posted a 7.7 60 yard dash.

+ Peyton Parker, INF, West Ouachita HS(2019)
A 6-foot, 168-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, and clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 73 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with fluidity in his rhythm, level path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also posted a 7.34 60 yard dash

+ Jackson Ragusa, INF, Avoyelles HS(2019)
A 5-foot-6, 130-pound infielder with an average, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and some carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 68 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path, quick hands and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 73 mph. Also posted a 7.3 60 yard dash.

+ Wyatt Verett, INF, Franklinton HS(2019)
A 5-foot-10, 135-pound infielder with a medium, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, quick and clean exchanges and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 73 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, and short stride. Gap to gap type hitter with fluidity in his rhythm, slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 77 mph. Also posted a 7.7 60 yard dash.

+ Jordan Werner, INF, Catholic(BR) HS(2018)
A 5-foot-8, 160-pound infielder with a medium, strong frame. Quality defender with average hands and clean exchanges. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 71 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, and short stride. Line-drive, gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also posted 7.44 60 yard dash.

+ Crew Wilson, INF, Ouachita Christian HS(2019)
A 5-foot-10, 145-pound infielder with an athletic, lean frame. Solid defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and actions. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 74 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup, smooth in-line load, leg kick and solid balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluidity in rhythm, level, slightly uphill path and solid bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 80 mph. Also posted a 7.76 60 yard dash.

+ Alex Wiltz, INF, Holy Cross HS(2018)
A 5-foot-10, 155-pound infielder with a lean, athletic frame. Outstanding defender with soft hands, quick and fluid footwork, quick and clean exchange, and plays through balls athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from athletic setup with smooth load, short stride, and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with short, downhill path, solid rhythm and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Also posted a 7.33 60 yard dash.

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