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Weekend Notebook: 3/13/15 Through 3/15/15

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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As the state of Louisiana was getting pounded by rain for what felt like a full week, tournaments struggled to get games in due to poor field conditions. Once they got going Prep Baseball Report Louisiana attended several different games over this past weekend. On Friday night, St. Amant HS shocked the No. 1 ranked Jesuit Blue Jays in walk off fashion in the Jay Patterson Shootout.

On Saturday, No. 19 St. Paul’s HS knocked off No. 6 Sam Houston HS as St. Paul’s held off Sam Houston in the last inning that had its fair share of fireworks and drama. No. 11 Zachary then defeated St. Paul’s HS with an outstanding pitching matchup between Ole Miss Signee and No. 17 in the '15 class, Micah McHugh for Zachary and Southeastern Louisiana signee and No. 13 in the '15 class, Carlo Graffeo for St. Paul’s.

Sunday saw another ranked matchup between No. 7 John Curtis HS and No. 20 Holy Cross HS with John Curtis blowing the game open late on a Myles Washington grand slam which made the score misleading as to what type of game it was. The following are some notes on players from the games that were seen this weekend.

Prep Baseball Report Louisiana will be hosting its first event on May 25th at St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Hammond, LA. The Underclass Trials is an open event for 2017 and 2018 graduates and will be an identifier for the Top Prospects games, which is an invite only event, as well as the PBR Future Games Powered by Under Armour. The Future Games is the premier national scouting event for underclassmen with over 100 college coaches in attendance last year.

The following are some notes on prospects that stood out from this past weekend's games, if you would like Prep Baseball Report to cover your team's games, email [email protected] with schedules and other information.

+Peyton Johnson, RHP/3B, Sam Houston HS (2017)
A 6-foot-2, 190-pound sophomore with a long, lanky frame with surprising present strength, ranked No. 5 in the ’17 class. Right-handed pitcher with clean, loose and quick arm. Low to mid-80s fastball with quality angle and competes in the strike zone. Flashes a feel for tight spinning curveball with 11/5 shape and depth. Left-handed hitter with smooth swing, flat path, bat speed, strength and occasional length. Advanced hitter that projects to have big power.

+Micah McHugh, RHP, Zachary HS (2015)
A 6-foot-2, 200-pound Mississippi Signee with an athletic, thin frame. Right-hander with deceptive delivery and loose, clean arm action. Fastball sat 87-89 mph with angle and feel for the strike zone. Displayed a breaking ball with 11/5 shape, spin, and depth at 73-75 mph.

+Jacob Stracner, OF, Sam Houston HS (2015)
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound McNeese State Signee with a strong, athletic frame. Right-handed hitter with short, compact stroke, quality bat speed, and ample strength at contact. Quality runner with tracking instincts and arm strength with carry on throws. Squared several balls up on the day including a big 3-run blast in the bottom of 7th inning.

+Dayton Dugas, OF, Sam Houston (2015)
A 6-foot-3, 220-pound Wichita State Signee with an extremely physically imposing frame and fast twitch actions. Above average runner that is working his way through a minor injury and only hit on the day. Right-handed hitter with big bat speed and strength at contact, but has swing and miss tendencies.

+Daniel Cabrera, LHP/OF, John Curtis HS (2017)
A 6-foot, 170-pound Louisiana State commit with an athletic, strong frame and ranked No. 1 in the ’17 class. Left-handed hitter with advanced hit tool, bat speed, quality leverage in swing, and advanced hand-eye coordination. Hits to all fields with backspin, smooth runner with tracking instincts in the outfield. Left-handed pitcher with clean, smooth delivery, strong frontside and repeats extremely well. Fastball sat 86-88 mph with life and command. Showed a tight spinning breaking ball with 2/8 shape, depth, deception and late, hard break at 74-76 mph. Showed an above average changeup with fastball arm speed, deception, and plus late, hard fade action with depth.

+Tre Turner, OF, Holy Cross HS (2016)
A 5-foot-10, 180-pound outfielder with a strong, compact frame. Above average runner with clear fast twitch actions and strength. Near college average defender with great speed. Right-handed hitter with bat speed, strength at contact and raw plate approach.

+Myles Washington, OF, John Curtis HS (2015)
A 5-foot-10, 190-pound outfielder and Kent State Signee for football. Compact, strong, athletic frame with clear fast twitch actions and power. Quality defender with great speed that takes quality angles and displays adequate tracking instincts. Right-handed hitter with bat speed, strength and hand-eye coordination. Barreled several balls on the day including hammering a grand slam to the pull side to put the game away in the bottom of the 6th.

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