Prep Baseball Report

Rawlings Tigers Scout Day: Quick Hits

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

On Sunday, February 5th, the PBR Missouri staff traveled to the Rawlings Training Facility in Chesterfield, MO, to host the Rawlings Tigers Scout Day. This event featured over 160 players representing the 2023-to-2027 grad classes from the Tigers' program spanning across a handful of Midwestern states.

To see all of the players that attended this event, click HERE. For all of the statistics from this event, click HERE

Shortly after the event, our staff compiled the day’s statistical standouts into leaderboard format, and we put them all in one spot within our ‘Stat Story’, which can be found HERE.

Today, after compiling our notes and digesting the day as a whole, we’ve put together these ‘Quick Hits’ to shine some light on some of the day’s top performers. Below you’ll learn more about which players really stood out at the Rawlings Tigers Scout Day on Sunday.


+ OF/RHP Jack Nobe (St. Francis Borgia, 2024) came away from this event as a major winner, impressing thoroughly on both sides of the ball. Nobe’s day started when he ran one of the day’s fastest 30-yard dashes (3.75) and posted a 1.64 10-yard split, which was also amongst the event’s leaders. He showed an athletic, uphill left-handed swing in BP that produced regularly elevated contact both on average (307 ft.) and peak (356 ft.). Nobe’s hardest barrel jumped off his bat at 97.4 mph and his regular knack for hard contact (89.2 mph) proved throughout. He hopped on the mound afterwards and produced the day’s firmest fastball velocities, sitting at an effortless 89-90 while topping at 91 mph. He spun a tight, firm 77-79 mph slider with depth as well, mixing in an 82-83 mph changeup throughout his ‘pen. Nobe’s status as a premier prospect in this class is evident, and he’s amongst the state’s top uncommitted juniors heading into the spring season.

+ Another top arm in the state’s 2024 class, RHP Henry Cordes (MICDS; Missouri commit) showed arguably his most polished look at this event. A proportionally strong 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete with more projection to come, Cordes showed feel and polish throughout his ‘pen for a strong three-pitch mix. His fastball played at 87-88 mph, peaking at 89 mph, with late arm-side action from a short, quick, continuous arm path. Cordes’ changeup played off a similar path to his fastball at 78-79 mph, and he also mixed in a tight, two-plane slider at 78-80 mph with fastball conviction. With three pitches and plenty of room to fill out, Cordes is poised for a strong spring season at MICDS and he’s just scratching the surface of his ceiling.

+ RHP Wyatt Mammen (Lincoln, IL, 2024) is one of the top prospects in the Illinois’ junior class and the PBR Future Games alum was impressive at Sunday’s event. An extremely physical 6-foot-3, 220-pound athlete, Mammen’s fastball played at 87-89 mph from a long arm swing on the backside. Mammen flashed feel to the arm-side for an 80-82 mph changeup and his slider showed late two-plane break at 78-80 mph. He rounded his arsenal out with a firm 84-85 mph cutter that he’s still developing full feel for, yet has shown well in the past.

+ RHP Carson Mullen (Steelville R-3, 2024) caught our attention in his PBR event debut. At a lanky 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, Mullen flashed upside on his fastball from a loose all-around operation. His fastball touched 87 mph, sitting at 85-86 mph with more to come as he refines his delivery. Mullen showed depth on a 74-77 mph curveball in his ‘pen, favoring the arm-side corner of the plate, and he mixed in a 78-79 mph changeup as well.

+ A top-ranked prospect in the Kansas’ 2024 class, INF Nicholas Paredes (Shawnee Mission West) has loud tools within a strong, athletic 6-foot, 175-pound frame. Paredes worked the opposite gap in BP, reaching a peak exit velocity of 95.6 mph on one his final swings. He led the day in throwing velocity across the infield (91 mph) and hopped on the mound afterward, pumping his fastball at 85-87 mph with a 75-76 mph slider to pair.

+ Another major two-way winner from this event: INF/RHP Collin Dobson (Blue Springs South, 2024). A lean 6-foot, 170-pound athlete with wiry strength, Dobson took one of the event’s most polished BP rounds, working on the barrel to almost exclusively the middle of the field. His peak exit velocity (91.3 mph) wasn’t too far away from his average mark (87.8 mph) and further reiterates his on-the-barrel accuracy from the right side. Dobson also showed as one of the event’s top pitching prospects, pitching at 85-87 mph with his fastball, topping at 88 mph. His go-to secondary appeared to be a 76-80 mph changeup that featured heavy arm-side run, and he spun a 70-72 mph curveball as well. He’s a name-to-know uncommitted junior in Missouri that provides even more depth on a loaded Blue Springs South team.

+ On back-to-back days, INF Paul Pratte (Lafayette, 2024) impressed our staff with a quality all-around showing at this event. He brings a hitterish feel to the plate, spraying line drives up the middle with consistency from a quiet, simple right-handed swing. His knack for the barrel is evident, finding the sweet-spot 76.5% of the time in BP, and his ability to limit ground balls (5.9% ground ball rate) is noteworthy, too. Pratte’s sure-handed on the infield as well with active feet, rhythm on the move, and a quick trigger release at gather.

+ OF John Spivey (St. Louis Priory, 2024) is a high academic uncommitted junior with athleticism and bat strength attached to a muscular 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame. Spivey generates bat speed relatively easily with his inherent strength and, as a result, hammers baseballs off his barrel. His firmest ball in this look came off his bat at 95.6 mph, though he reached a 98.6 mph max the day before at our Preseason All-State, and traveled 356 ft., per TrackMan. He’s one to follow this upcoming spring and is a name that’ll likely rise up our 2024 board come next update.

+ OF Bryce Clark (Eureka, 2024) is a projectable 6-foot-2, 175-pound athlete who turned heads during BP at this event. Clark’s barrel stayed in the zone through contact, averaging 86.9 mph per batted ball while peaking at 94.3 mph. It’s an athletic swing with hand speed, low-effort, and minimal wasted movement, and it should project to add even more thump as he adds strength down the road. Clark’s coming off a sophomore season in which he batted .299 with a .373 on-base percentage, and he’ll likely play a big role in Eureka’s offense this spring.

+ OF Jonathan Rehder (Shawnee Mission West, 2024) was another Kansas’ native that intrigued at this event. At 6-foot-3, 170-pounds, Rehder’s levers are obviously projectable and he flashed a glimpse of future strength at the plate in BP. Rehder’s hardest batted ball came off his bat at 93.5 mph in BP, averaging 85.6 mph per batted ball with a 33% hard-hit rate. Once he adds strength and starts to elevate the baseball with consistency, Rehder’s ceiling is that of a potential middle-of-the-order type bat.

+ OF Leo Humbert (Francis Howell) was the top prospect in attendance and did nothing but secure his status as inarguably one of the high-end athletes in the state’s 2025 class. An extremely physical 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete, Humbert’s BP was certainly memorable. He hit all but one ball over 101 mph, reaching a 104.6 mph max and 407 ft. peak. For reference, his furthest batted ball traveled 50 ft. more than the next closest and his highest exit velocity was 6.6 mph higher than the next closest athlete. Further adding to his explosive profile, Humbert ran a 6.73 60-yard dash and was up to 89 mph from the outfield at Saturday’s Preseason All-State. After slashing .385/.494/.485 as a freshman for state semi-finalist Francis Howell, we’re expecting Humbert to one-up himself during his sophomore campaign and firmly put himself in our ‘Player of the Year’ discussion.

+ 3B Trey Jozwiakowski (Vianney, 2025; Missouri commit) was another top prospect in Missouri’s sophomore group that we saw at Sunday’s event. At 6-foot, 190-pounds, Jozwiakowski generated consistent hard contact in BP, working gap-to-gap from a fast, rotational right-handed swing. He barreled his firmest ball up at 97.9 mph, averaging 89.5 mph throughout. Jozwiakowski toed the rubber later in his workout, featuring a hard-running fastball at 85-87, topping at 88 mph.

+ Perhaps the day’s most impressive ‘pen came from LHP Jake Collier (Pacific, 2025). Collier’s athleticism is clear, he ran one of the day’s fastest 30-yard dashes at 3.84 seconds, and he’s more than capable of filling out a 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame with room to grow down the road. On the mound, Collier worked with plenty of pace and rhythm, repeating a low-effort delivery rather easily throughout. His fastball sat 86-87, topping at 88 mph, and worked east-to-west with it from a clean, continuous ¾ arm action. Collier’s primary pitch in this look was his changeup, an offering that he generated natural arm-side fade at 71-72 mph that’ll greatly aid him in getting right-handed hitters out consistently. He also spun a short wrinkle 72-73 mph curveball with some depth as well, spotting it both in the zone and beneath it. On top of his talents on the mound, Collier took one of the day’s loudest BP rounds, creating hard contact from a twitchy left-handed swing both on average (89.8 mph) and at peak (96.6 mph). Coming off a stellar freshman season at Pacific, Collier will look to cement himself as one of the St. Louis’ area’s top left-handed arms this spring and beyond.

+ C Carson Ramos (Timberland, 2025) continues to show he’s one of the top backstops in the state’s current sophomore class. At 6-foot-1, 190-pounds, Ramos had a strong showing at Saturday’s Preseason All-State and parlayed that momentum into Sunday’s look. Ramos' most valuable asset continues to be his glove - he’s a soft receiver behind the plate with advanced arm strength (80 mph) and the ability to get it out quick (1.96-2.01) too. He produced line drive contact off the barrel when in sync offensively, generating noticeable hand speed from a flat right-handed swing.

+ After a loud look at Saturday’s Preseason All-State, 1B Nolan Jaworowski (Vianney, 2025) generated equally impressive batted ball metrics at Sunday’s event. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound sophomore screamed a 98 mph high off his fast left-handed bat, working the middle of the field consistently while staying level through the zone. It’s clear that Jaworowski has some of the loudest power in his class and, with an innate ability to hit, he’s only now scratching the surface of what his future upside could be at the next level.

+ 1B/LHP Mason Lee (Pattonville) is an upside 6-foot-2, 160-pound athlete that’s amongst the top prospects in Missouri’s 2025 class. Lee showed natural barrel feel in BP, staying on top of the baseball to produce regular line drive contact throughout his round. He averaged 87.7 mph per batted ball, amongst the day’s best, and peaked at 93.7 mph, an uptick of nearly four mph since we saw him last summer. He also improved in the raw power department, sending his furthest batted ball 320 ft. - a 32 foot jump from his previous high at our events. Later, Lee hopped on the mound, pitching at 81-83 mph with his fastball, including an 84 mph high. He showed feel for both a changeup (72-74 mph) and slider (65-66 mph) as well, making for a relatively polished ‘pen from the young southpaw.

+ One of the day’s loudest BP rounds came off the right-handed bat of INF Brian Gould (MICDS, 2025). Gould, who’s a strong 5-foot-11, 195-pound athlete, swung a fast barrel with natural bat strength to pair. He peppered the gaps with consistency (284 ft.) at 89.9 mph, squaring his firmest ball up at 95.7 mph, and launching his deepest ball an estimated 352 ft., per TrackMan. Gould’s ability to impact the baseball at that rate, while limiting ground balls, is certainly noteworthy, and the sophomore slugger is poised for a loud campaign at MICDS this spring.

+ INF/RHP Jack Cowling (North Point, 2025) has obvious intrigue on the diamond, standing at a long-limbed 6-foot-5, 180-pounds. Though still learning how to use his levers, Cowling flashed pull-side power in BP, maxing at 91.7 mph on his hardest hit ball from a long, uphill right-handed swing. He recorded the second-highest throwing velocity across the infield (85 mph) of this event and sat 82-84 mph on the mound with his fastball, including a 72-75 mph changeup and 77-78 mph slider.

+ INF/RHP Kyle Rehg (Eureka, 2025) was another prospect to leave a lasting impression at his PBR event debut. A projectable 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete with present strength attached, Rehg took an excellent round of BP, squaring balls up with authority on a consistent basis (90.2 mph) and reaching a 96.4 mph high. He’s an advanced athlete, running a 3.89 30-yard dash, and looked the part on the infield with swift, savvy actions on the dirt. Rehg showed well on the mound as well, running his fastball up to 87 mph, sitting at 84-86 mph with a changeup (76-77 mph) and slider (72 mph) to complement it.

+ Another standout 2025 grad from this event was UTL Michael Callahan (Lafayette). A twitchy 5-foot-11, 162-pound prospect with upside, Callahan darted to a 3.73 30-yard dash to start his day off, finishing just below the day’s fastest runner. He showed some of the fastest hands in attendance, repeating a highly athletic right-handed swing rather easily and producing consistent line drive contact to all fields. His hand speed aided him in impacting the baseball rather firmly, peaking at 95.7 mph with an 85.5 mph average to boot. Callahan’s one to watch this spring as a name who could positively impact his varsity squad despite being an underclassman.

+ INF Drew Hansen (Marquette, 2025) is a lean, wiry 5-foot-10, 140-pound athlete who showed well at this event. He almost exclusively peppered line drives throughout BP (72%) from an athletic right-handed swing with hand speed, staying short and direct to the baseball without much added movement. Defensively, Hansen has athletic feet and lateral range, working through the baseball during his workout.

+ RHP Sean O’Brien (Eureka, 2025) provided an upside look to our staff on the mound at this event. The 6-foot, 165-pound sophomore ran his fastball up to 85 mph, sitting in the low-80s from a short, tight arm window. He rounded his arsenal out with three secondaries - a curveball (68-69 mph), changeup (70-71 mph), and slider (71-73 mph).

+ A two-way follow with upside and ease to his game from Sunday: LHP/OF Hayden Gilmore (Kennett, 2025). Physically speaking, Gilmore’s 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame is plenty projectable, and it’s easy to see him adding quality muscle mass from now until he graduates high school. Offensively, Gilmore’s barrel stays long through the zone, and he favors elevating the baseball, working gap-to-gap in this look. He averaged 260 ft. per batted ball, maxing at 311 ft., and recording a 90.5 mph max exit velocity. On the mound, Gilmore pitched at 82-83 mph with his fastball, flashing feel for a 74-75 mph changeup and spinning a 72-75 mph slider with some depth as well.

+ Two Illinois’ natives with bat strength to emerge from this event: INF John Bakay (Triad, 2025) and OF Alexander Churchill (Rock Island, 2025). Bakay, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound athlete, averaged 89.1 mph per batted ball, which was amongst the event’s highest marks. He peaked at 91.8 mph with a 330 ft. max distance, both of which are impressive marks given his physical projectability and age. Churchill also impressed in BP, repeating hard contact up the middle from a short, direct left-handed swing. His feel for the barrel was evident, and the 5-foot-9, 180-pound sophomore posted a max exit velocity of 89.4 mph, per TrackMan.


+ C Mitchell Parry (Fort Zumwalt West, 2026) is an upside 6-foot-1, 165-pound athlete to follow into his freshman campaign from this event. Parry showed a short flat bat path in BP, working directly to the baseball and producing line drives as a result. His max exit (88.8 mph) and average (83.4 mph) velocity were amongst the highest of the day for his class, as was his furthest batted ball (313 ft.).

+ OF Trae Peterson (Eureka, 2026) has plenty of physical projection to come on a lean 6-foot-1, 160-pound frame. Peterson’s left-handed barrel stayed in the zone on a flat path, reaching a peak exit velocity of 88.1 mph and max distance of 317 ft.

+ UTL Cole Chambers (St. Louis University HS, 2027) was arguably the most impressive underclass prospect of this entire event. At an athletic 6-foot-1, 165-pounds, Chambers’ day started with an impressive BP round, showing all sorts of athleticism and controlled aggression while confidently working gap-to-gap. He was up to 82 from the infield and 86 from the outfield, both of which were near the top of the event’s leaderboard despite being two-to-three years younger than his counterparts. Chambers hopped on the mound and bumped his fastball up to 84 mph, sitting 81-83 mph and landing a tight, slurvey-type breaking ball around the zone at 68-69 mph. A standout on the soccer field as well, Chambers has quickly cemented himself as one of the state’s top 2027 prospects.

+ Another name-to-know prospect in the state’s 2027 class is C Carson Leuthauser (Rockwood). The 5-foot-8, 160-pound backstop represented Team Missouri at the Junior Future Games last summer and provided for yet another strong look this past weekend. Leuthauser elevated hard contact in BP, reaching a max exit velocity of 89.3 mph from a strong, quick right-handed swing. His most valuable asset may come on the defensive side, however, as Leuthauser boasts well advanced arm strength for his age, topping at 79 mph from the crouch and consistently popping in the 1.95-2.00 range.

+ 1B/RHP Payne Kent (Lafayette, 2027) came away as a winner from this event after a loud showing in BP. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound left-handed hitter elevated contact to the pull-side from a loose operation, swatting his furthest barrel 324 ft. at 90.8 mph - both of which are noticeable metrics given his age. Kent found the sweet-spot 70% of the time, per TrackMan, and his knack for quality contact already is definitely something worth noting. Kent hopped on the mound later and was up to 79 mph with his fastball, and he fired a 79 mph across the diamond during his defensive workout, too.

+ C Luke McAtee (DeSmet Jesuit, 2027) also represented Team Missouri at the Junior Future Games last summer and made for a quality up-to-date look at this event. McAtee, who stands at 6-foot, 170-pounds, worked uphill to the baseball with extension through contact and a high two-hand finish, including a max exit velocity of 85.9 mph and 298 ft. max distance.