Gulf Coast Open: Pitcher Reports


PBR Mississippi Staff

Biloxi, MS - The Gulf Coast Open was held on Saturday, September 24th at MGM Park in Biloxi, MS. This event was an open event that consisted of prospects from the 2023-2026 classes. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, participated in defensive evaluations, ran the 60 yard-dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in a bullpen setting and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Saturday.

Wrapping up our post-event coverage for the event, we take a look at the individual scouting reports for each pitcher in attendance. 

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Pitcher reports

 

Elijah Johnson, Home School (MS), 2025
Positional Profile
: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Lean, projectable frame
Delivery: Still developing his delivery. Some looseness to glove which pulls him away from target.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action
FB: T73, 72-73 mph. Shows some life when in the strike zone to glove side. T1892, 1784 average rpm.
CB: 63-66 mph. Still developing action with good shape T2158, 2020 average rpm.

Logan Kruse, Orange Beach (AL), 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 173-pounds. Projectable frame
Delivery: Still developing young arm. Controlled tempo with repeatable movements throughout his delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Arm should get looser with maturity and strength
FB: T70.2, 69-70 mph. Some arm side run to fastball T1553, 1414 average rpm.
CB: 59-65 mph. Solid developing shape to breaking ball (11/5) T1650, 1491 average rpm.
CH: 64-66 mph. Arm speed is good with change and stays in the strike zone. Should develop into solid pitch to compliment fastball. T1110, 1044 average rpm.

Jake Landgrave, Saint Patrick (MS), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 150-pounds. Lean, projectable frame
Delivery: Quicker, yet repeatable delivery. Pulls off line late toward first base side.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm action with some whip
FB: T82.6, 79-82 mph. Good side acton when in the strike zone T2245, 2021 average rpm.
CB: 67-69 mph. Good feel for breaking ball, works best glove side. T2230, 2138 average rpm.
SL: 76-77 mph. T2052, 1974 average rpm.
CH: 77-78 mph. Change up mimics well with same fastball spin T1715, 1630 average rpm.

Brein Ledford, Catholic (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 158-pounds. Lean, projectable frame
Delivery: Controlled tempo with some upside.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action with developing whip action
FB: T76.4, 73-76 mph. Solid arm side run to inner half T1773, 1703 average rpm.
CB: 65-65 mph. Developing breaking ball with more depth coming T1560, 1560 average rpm.
SL: 67-73 mph. T2069, 1812 average rpm.
CH: 64-65 mph. T1540, 1467 average rpm.

Jordon May, Biloxi (MS), 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Shorter arm action
Arm Action: LH. Controlled delivery with easy tempo.
FB: T73.3, 71-72 mph. Developing arm and secondary stuff T1736, 1567 average rpm.
CB: 59-63 mph. T1771, 1687 average rpm.
CH: 64-66 mph. T1653, 1602 average rpm.

Logan McNamara, Mandeville (LA), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Delivery: Very clean delivery with nice tempo and upside
Arm Action: RH. Loose whippy arm action
FB: T79.2, 76-79 mph. Works well in the lower half of the strike zone with some life. More velo coming T2208, 2097 average rpm.
SL: 70-75 mph. Good tight, late action and plays off fastball well. T2350, 2070 average rpm.
CH: 70-71 mph. Excellent feel for his changeup and great arm speed T1450, 1416 average rpm.

Tolar Raybourn, Gulfport (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 155-pounds. Lanky, lean frame to build on
Delivery: Solid delivery with slow tempo and footstrike aggression. Upside on the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action with length
FB: T80.9, 78-80 mph. Some arm side action when he stays trough finish T2079, 1971 average rpm.
CB: 61-63 mph. Good depth with 12/6 shape T1708, 1619 average rpm.

Haiden Wood, Ocean Springs (MS), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-5, 130-pounds.
Delivery: Quicker tempo though controlled and repeatable
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action
FB: T70, 68-70 mph. Developing run to arm side T1754, 1567 average rpm.
CB: 61-64 mph. 12/6 shape with solid depth T1647, 1429 average rpm.
CH: 64-67 mph. Mimics fastball arm action well T1442, 1368 average rpm.

 

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