Prep Baseball Report

A's Scout Day: Quick Hits

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Saturday, September 23rd, the PBR Missouri staff traveled to the campus of Maryville University to host the A’s Scout Day with the Adidas A’s travel program. This event featured two separate games, upperclass and underclass, with a pro-style workout in between, and more than 60 players from the A’s travel club were in attendance.

To see a full roster from this event, click HERE. For all of the statistics from Saturday’s workout, click HERE.

Now, at the event’s conclusion, we’ve highlighted a few of the day’s standout performers below, broken up by class. Keep reading to learn more about several names that impressed our staff this past weekend.


+ A PBR Future Games alum, OF Brady Picarelli (Eureka, 2024; Mizzou commit) keeps showing a highly physical and advanced offensive skill-set. Picarelli swings one of the more impactful left-handed barrels in the state, and the 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior put that on display throughout his BP round. He hammered baseballs with ease, driving the ball to the deepest parts of the park both at peak (375 feet) and on average (273 feet). His hardest barrel was amongst the day’s highest marks (98.6 mph) and he finished second in average exit velocity (93.2 mph), too. One of the state’s top prospects, Picarelli’s primed for an explosive senior year on a Eureka squad that’s coming off a successful spring.

+ Saturday was our first up-close look at LHP/OF Ross Lawrence (Logan-Rogersville, 2024; Missouri State commit), as the 6-foot-2, 180-pound two-way standout made the trip to St. Louis for his PBR debut. Lawrence’s pitchability showed over his inning of work, pumping his fastball at 85-87 mph, though he’s previously been into the upper-80s, from a clean, athletic, and unique release point. Lawrence should feel for three secondaries, most notably a naturally fading upper-70s changeup that he throws at arm speed and slot. Also an athletic left-handed hitter with bat speed, Lawrence is one of the state’s top talents and should continue to be an anchor for a Logan-Rogersville squad with championship expectations this spring.

+ After an eye-popping offensive performance at the Missouri Fall Upperclass Games, CIF Jackson Rousey (Logan-Rogersville, 2024) put together an even better showing at Saturday’s event. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound corner infielder posted some of the loudest batted ball marks we’ve seen all year, especially with his average exit velocity (96.3 mph) and average batted distance (339 ft.). His sheer strength showed at peak too, as Rousey led this event with a 99.5 mph max exit velocity, while his furthest ball traveled 384 feet, which was also the day’s highest mark. Still uncommitted, Rousey has special bat strength that could potentially translate to a middle-of-the-order role at the next level.

+ RHP Seungmin Song (Parkway Central, 2024) put together a clean inning on the hill at this event. The 6-foot, 200-pound Song worked around the zone with a straight four-seam fastball, pitching at 86-88 mph, with an 88.2 mph high on his firmest bullet. Off that, Song showed a low-70s slider with tight spin.

+ From Illinois, RHP Wyatt Mammen (Lincoln, 2024) stands at a wide-shouldered, physically built 6-foot-3, 220-pounds. The uncommitted senior pitched at 86-87, touching 88.1 mph with his fastball, in this look and turned to a short wrinkle 74-77 mph breaking ball as his primary secondary pitch.

+ RHP Riley Schulz (Lindbergh, 2024) toes the rubber at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds with physicality throughout his frame. Schulz worked around the zone with a three-pitch mix, starting with an 84-87 mph fastball that he comfortably spotted to the arm-side corner against right-handed hitters. His curveball played at 72-74 mph with some depth off an 11/5 plane and he generated upwards of 19 inches of horizontal movement on a firm 81-82 mph changeup as well.

+ A recent Lindenwood commit, RHP Eli Tritinger (Parkway North, 2024) is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete with an intriguing ceiling on the mound. Tritinger’s fastball played straight at 85-87 mph and he showed confidence in a 73-75 mph slider that averaged nearly 2400 RPM.

+ RHP Connor Henke (Fort Zumwalt South, 2024) has always shown our staff advanced pitchability, punching out 65 with a 0.59 ERA over 59 innings of work this past spring as the Bulldogs made a trip to the Class 5 state playoffs. At this event, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound uncommitted senior relied mostly on his fastball, pitching at 83-85 with it, while touching 86 mph. Henke flashed a downer high-60s breaking ball with big bend that played down in the zone, and he also threw a changeup at 73-75 mph.

+ At 6-foot-2, 220-pounds 1B Cameron Schlegl (Westminster Christian, 2024) has noticeable bat strength that showed throughout his round of BP. The left-handed hitting senior cleared the right field wall on three of his swings, swatting his furthest ball 366 feet with batted balls of 338 feet, 357 feet, and 361 feet included throughout his round as well. Schlegl’s firmest ball jumped off his barrel at 97.4 mph and he averaged 87.7 mph per swing, which was one of the highest marks of the day. Aside from his ability to impact the baseball, Schlegl’s bat (78.5 mph) and hand (25.3 mph) speeds at peak, respectively, were also towards the top of this event’s Blast Motion leaderboard.

+ INF Jaiden Glency (Jackson, 2024) looks the part in a uniform and is built at an athletic 5-foot-1, 175-pounds with lean strength to pair. Glency showed well in multiple aspects of Saturday’s working, running a 6.94 60, hitting his hardest ball 94.9 mph, and touching 85 mph across the infield on his hardest throw. He looked the part defensively in-game too, making a handful of quality plays on the left side of the diamond.

+ OF Alex Thomason (Nixa, 2024) and C Kody Brown (Seckman, 2024; Lake Land JC commit) were two more names to know from the event. Thomason, who’s uncommitted, has plenty of quick twitch and wiry strength on a 6-foot, 175-pound frame. He swings a fast right-handed barrel that works slightly uphill through the zone, squaring his hardest ball up at 94.8 mph at this event, while also running a 6.87 60. Brown paced this event in peak throwing velocity from behind the plate (81 mph), popping in the 1.91-to-1.94 range, and he worked mostly to the middle of the field in BP, hitting his hardest ball 93.3 mph.

+ The day’s top prospect, INF Caeden Cloud (Nixa, 2025; Kentucky commit) continued to solidify himself as a high-end name-to-know in not only Missouri’s junior class, but on a national scale, too. Cloud, who represented Team Missouri at the Future Games this past summer, holds present strength on a 6-foot, 175-pound frame, though he’s still plenty capable of adding more muscle mass. Cloud does a little bit of everything at a high level, starting with an easy, rhythmic right-handed swing that authoritatively impacts the baseball gap-to-gap. He jumped all over an inner-half heater for a triple in-game and blasted balls on repeat during BP, averaging 90.7 mph per swing with a 96.3 mph max exit velocity and 370 foot peak batted distance. Defensively, Cloud’s actions will keep him on the dirt moving forward, as he’s a fluid, free-flowing presence on the infield that pairs his soft hands with a natural internal clock. Everything comes easy to Cloud and he’s able to slow the game down naturally, which is a trait most upper-tier prospects possess.

+ Saturday was our first look at RHP Cooper Pumphrey (Ozark, 2025), who couldn’t have left a more positive impression on our staff as a result. Pumphrey has professional size, boasting a 6-foot-6, 200-pound frame with present strength and room for more. Still learning how to get down the mound in rhythm, Pumphrey’s raw arm strength showed almost immediately, as he touched 90.4 mph with his heater, pitching in the upper-80s throughout. He showed some feel for a bendy, high-arching low-70s breaking ball that averaged 2430 RPM, reaching as high as 2529 RPM, per TrackMan. Pumphrey’s current ability, synced up with his future talents and sheer size, are certainly intriguing, and he’s definitely a high follow name in the state’s junior class.

+ LHP/1B Mason Lee (Pattonville, 2025) was a member of Team Missouri at the Future Games this past summer and is a lean-bodied 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete with upside on both sides of the ball. On the mound, Lee’s arm works clean and easy from a ¾ window, pitching at 83-85 mph with his fastball while generating natural arm-side run (13.6” HM) as well. Lee’s best off-speed pitch is an upper-60s slider with subtle sweep that he throws from the same arm angle as his fastball, and he’ll show a changeup that he’s comfortable spotting down in the zone at times, too. Offensively, Lee swings a loose right-handed bat that flashes barrel feel and sprayed line drives to the middle of the field throughout his round of BP. 

+ OF Treyton Bowen (Belleville West, 2025; IL) came away from this event as a prospect to follow over in southern Illinois. Bowen carries lean muscle mass on an athletic 5-foot-10, 150-pound frame, and he ran the event’s second-fastest 60 time (6.83) on our lasers. Bowen swings a twitchy right-handed barrel, staying up the middle of the field for a large majority of his round with above-average batted ball data to pair. His comfort with covering the zone stood out, finding the barrel regularly (89%) in all quadrants, especially in the lower third. He posted an 86.3 mph average exit velocity, squaring his hardest ball up at 93.6 mph, and his furthest ball traveled 339 feet, too.

+ OF Parker Mann (Nixa, 2025) and OF/RHP Aidan Roland (Hillsboro, 2025) are two more prospects to note from this event. Mann packs plenty of athleticism into a lean, yet strong, 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame. He’s a 6.85 runner with clean, athletic strides that showed bat strength to the pull-side in this look, elevating nearly every single ball that way, and sending his furthest 349 feet, per TrackMan. Roland is a broader, more physically built 5-foot-9, 185-pound athlete with strength on both sides of the ball. He ran his fastball up to 84 mph on the mound (T2453 RPM) while showing a low-70s curveball at 2400+ RPM on average as well. Offensively, Roland squared up his loudest barrel at 98.9 mph, juicing his deepest ball down the left field line at an estimated 368 feet.

+ A pair of arms worth a highlight: RHP John Hilpert (Belleville West, 2025; IL) and LHP Wyatt Doak (Galena, 2025). Hilpert’s fastball played at 83-84 mph, though his bread-and-butter is a 75-76 mph slider that he’ll spin in for strikes at 2500+ RPM. Doak is a clean, athletic 5-foot-11, 175-pound southpaw with an 82-83 mph fastball and feel to spin a low-70s curveball.


+ RHP Henry Vedder (St. Francis Borgia, 2026) was one of the day’s biggest takeaways, leaving this event as an arrow-up prospect in the state’s sophomore class. Built at a lanky, long-limbed 6-foot-4, 170-pounds, Vedder showed a power three-pitch mix, grabbing uncomfortable swings-and-misses with his entire arsenal over a two-inning stint. His fastball played with carry up in the zone at 83-85, touching 86 mph, from a tight, compact arm window. Vedder’s best secondary pitch in this look was a true tumbling splitter that showed power swing-and-miss bite at 74-77 mph. He showed hard horizontal action on a 71-75 mph slider too, though he’s still fully developing feel for the pitch. Vedder is a high ceiling arm with all sorts of upside in the state’s 2026 class.

+ 3B/RHP Luke Baer (Ozark, 2026) showed plenty of raw strength on both sides of the ball at this event. Baer, who stands at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, was all over the barrel to the middle of the field in BP, hammering balls on repeat from a fast, physical right-handed swing. He averaged 89.9 mph per swing, peaking at 93.7 mph, and he sent a direct shot to center field that traveled 344 feet for his furthest barrel. Baer’s bat strength showed almost immediately in game, as he turned around an 85 mph inner-half fastball for a loud single to left field in his first at-bat. Baer also recorded the hardest throw across the infield during the workout, reaching an 87 mph high on his loudest bullet. He hopped on the mound in this look too, pumping his fastball at 84-86 mph, and spinning an intentful slider at 68-73 mph.

+ C Anson Zaiser (Washington, 2026; IL) came away a winner from this event. Zaiser really looks the part in a uniform, holding strength throughout an athletic and physical 5-foot-10, 175-pound frame. He was on the barrel to the pull-side during BP, hitting four 88+ mph balls that way, including a 91.4 mph high, from a long, level right-handed swing. Though he didn’t have much to show for in game, Zaiser got off several impressive hacks, showing easy bat speed and balance.

+ OF/RHP Tre Hoggard (Tolono Unity, 2026; IL) offers plenty of upside on a lean, lanky, and highly projectable 6-foot-1, 145-pound frame. Hoggard kicked his day off with a 6.99 60, the fastest of any 2026 grad in attendance. He worked direct to the baseball from a short, twitchy right-handed swing, generating noticeable hand speed as well. Hoggard’s firmest ball came off his barrel at 93.7 mph and traveled 348 feet, though he found the barrel regularly, averaging 86.3 mph per batted ball. He moved freely around the outfield, topping at 83 mph on his hardest throw, and he’s also a low-80s arm on the mound, touching 84 mph at an event this summer.

+ C Teagen Trent (Logan-Rogersville, 2026) first popped onto our radar this past winter, and the 5-foot-11, 160-pound backstop put together a strong all-around showing in this most recent look. Trent stays balanced at the plate and knows how to use the whole field, staying through the baseball from a simple right-handed stroke. His carrying tool figures to be his glove, however, as Trent has the makings of a potential asset behind the plate. He has above-average arm strength for his age (T75 mph), popping a 1.97 on his best bullet during the workout, and showing a quick release in-game to nab a would-be base stealer, too. He’s a natural receiver with soft hands, adept blocking skills, and he showed vocal leadership various times in-game, too.

+ RHP Kade Huffman (Poplar Bluff, 2026) is a 6-foot-4, 175-pound arm to follow from this event. Huffman’s a simple and controlled mover downhill, working his fastball in the upper-70s, and spinning a downer breaking ball with depth to pair.

+ A switch-hitting backstop, C Bryce Dobbs (Poplar Bluff, 2026) repeated a loose, leveraged, and simple swing from both sides of the plate in BP. Dobbs stayed on the barrel some from both sides of the plate, hitting his hardest ball at 92.5 mph.

+ C/RHP Jackson Marks (Hillsboro R3, 2026) and 3B Carter Deken (John Burroughs, 2026) are two more names to follow after showing well at this event.

+ LHP Chase Stieferman (Capital City, 2027; Mizzou commit) continues to look every bit the part of a premier prospect in Missouri’s current freshman class. Stieferman’s pure pitchability is well advanced for his age, as he’s comfortable throwing all three of his pitches for strikes in any given count. His fastball sits in the low-80s, touching 83 mph here, playing with some deception from a tight, deceptive arm window. Stieferman consistently landed his low-70s slider for strikes, and his best pitch is a 72-73 mph fading changeup that he’s able to effectively throw to both handed hitters. Stieferman is talented at the plate too with strong hands and a leveraged left-handed swing that favors the pull-side.

+ INF Bryden Banks (Hardin County, 2027; IL) is a name-to-know for this Adidas A’s club. At 6-foot, 185-pounds, Banks swings an accurate right-handed barrel (80%), spraying line drives to all fields throughout his round, with a hitterish feel to him at the plate. Banks posted an 84.2 mph average exit velocity, peaking at 89.1 mph, and he sent his furthest ball 324 feet, which is more than 70 feet further from his highest mark this winter (251 ft.). Defensively, Banks showed a steady, sure-handed glove and some lower half rhythm on the move.

+ C/INF Jackson Redd (Willard, 2027) and UTL Matthew Bell (Valley Park, 2027) are two high motor, gamer-type athletes that each showed above-average bat strength for their age in BP at this event.

+ INF/RHP Caden Mendehall (Greenwood, 2028; AR) and OF/RHP Oakley Thompson (Shiloh Christian, 2028; AR) are two prospects from Arkansas that made the trip to this event. Mendenhall is a lanky, high-waisted 5-foot-11, 150-pound athlete with a short, direct right-handed swing that used the whole field throughout BP. He was highly intriguing on the mound, pitching in the upper-70s with true sinker-like movement (19.3” HM) and feel to spin a slider at 67-68 mph, too. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Thompson showed a loose, repeatable, and uphill left-handed swing in BP that repeatedly worked to the pull-side.