Prep Baseball Report

Louisiana Picks To Click: Outfielders

Alex Armand
Louisiana Scouting Director

As the 2024 Louisiana high school season nears, and we finish up our last round of rankings update of the year, we take a look at some players that are primed and ready for big years.  This can be a pivotal year for many of these players, as some will earn starting spots on their varsity squads, and others who will be relied on as key contributors.  Today, we continue our "Pick to Click" series, by highlighting several outfielders below that we feel are primed to make a splash in 2024.  Be sure to follow along the next few days, as we will be releasing additional "picks to click" for different position groups.  




+ 2024 OF Tate Dickinson (Belle Chasse HS)

The athletic, broad-shouldered 6'1" 170 lbs. uncommitted outfielder was a name that we circled coming out of our Senior Games event this past fall.  Dickinson is a really good overall athlete and posted a 7.08 laser-timed 60, albeit on a slower track.  The Belle Chasse product moved well in the outfield with good reads and jumps off the bat, while also showcasing an accurate arm up to 85 mph.  He used a short and compact stroke during gameplay to stay inside of a FB, shooting it to the opposite field for a single.  

Athletic 5'10" 180 lbs. frame; the former Future Gamer packs a punch in a smaller frame to produce loud outputs.  Perkins is a really athlete and runner, who we've clocked as low as a 6.75 in the 60.  His ability to cover ground in the outfield, combined with his strong arm (90 mph), makes him a good candidate to play centerfield at the next level.  Offensively, he works from a more upright stance with loose hands and plenty of bat speed that's produced exit velocities up to 95.8 mph.  

+ 2025 OF Jake Simmons (Ruston HS)

Some might not call Simmons a "Pick to Click", due to the impressive sophomore year that he had for the Bearcats, after hitting at a .386 clip.  We feel that the 5'10" 185 lbs. uncommitted outfielder is set to make an even bigger splash in 2024.  He was another standout performer at this fall's State Games, especially at the plate.  Simmons uses a tight and compact turn to contact, while driving his back knee through the ground to create force, which resulted in a max exit velocity of 97.3 mph.  He also owns some impressive Blast Motion metrics, specifically for rotational acceleration, where he recorded a max rotational acceleration of 32.8 G's and an average of 25.0 G's, which is considerably higher than the MLB average.

+ 2025 OF Gabe Greene (Dunham HS)

Greene was a riser in our latest 2025 State Rankings update, thanks to a fantastic showing at our Lake Charles Fall ID event back in September.  The athletic 5'11" 175 lbs. outfielder turned in one of the top laser-timed 60's of the year at a 6.57, and he also showed above average arm strength from the outfield up to 87 mph.  The Dunham HS product also took a quality batting practice round, while showing present power to the pull-side that resulted in a max exit velocity of 93.1 mph.

+ 2026 OF Michael Brothers (Jesuit HS)

The Jesuit product is another guy that many wouldn't call a "Pick to Click", after a freshman season where he hit leadoff for the Blue Jays, on route to helping the team win another state title over district rival Rummel.  Brothers and the rest of the 2026 class will be followed more closely this spring, due to the new NCAA recruiting rules, and after seeing him at our Baton Rouge Fall ID, we feel he's primed to make a good impression in 2024.  The athletic 5'10" 160 lbs. outfielder turned in the best 60 at the event at a 6.68, while showing athletic actions in the outfield with an accurate arm.  At the plate, Brothers showed quick hands and some present bat speed, while working mostly up the middle and to the pull-side with a max exit velocity of 91.8 mph.

+ 2026 OF Cody Corales (St. Paul's HS)

Athletic 5'11" 170 lbs. frame with some present physicality.  The St. Paul's HS product played running back for the Wolves this past fall, showing the type of athlete that he is.  He's a really good runner that clocked in at a 6.72 at our Baton Rouge Summer Open back in June.  A confident defender who gets good reads and jumps off the bat, Corales showed a good arm from the outfield as well up to 85 mph. Offensively, he works a more upright position before delivering the bat head straight to the ball with a direct path and level extension with a two-handed finish.  There's present bat speed with the ability to drive the ball from the middle of the field and to the pull-side gap. 

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