Prep Baseball Report

Under Armour Classic Preview: Dulins Dodgers

By Chris Fuller
Tennessee and Kentucky Director

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, Dulins Dodgers has been one the longest-running perennial power travel baseball clubs in the country. With top prospects from across Tennessee and several other southern states, the Dulins Dodgers will be competing in the Under Armour Classic on June 17-19 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. The UA Classic features 12 of the top 16U programs from around the country, each with a number of high level 2018/2019 prospects.

A look at some of Dulins Dodgers’ top prospects:


Ryan Weathers - LHP
– An Alabama recruit, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect will lead a strong rotation for the Dodgers into the weekend.  He has been clocked in the upper 80’s with his fastball and has shown a solid breaking ball in the low to mid 70’s. Weathers is an Alabama commit and the son of former big-leaguer David Weathers.

John (J.R.) Langworthy - RHP – A Louisville recruit, the 6-foot-1, 198-pound Langworthy pitches in the mid-80’s with the potential to flash additional velocity at times.  He helped pitch his Siegel High School team to a state championship this spring. Langworthy has good upside and competes well on the mound.

Jacob Laws - LHP – 6-foot-6, 255-pound left-handed prospect was a two-way standout for Loretto High School all season long.  One of the few 2017's that will be playing in this tournament, Laws will bring a physical presence that you don't see every day.  He earned multiple awards at the conclusion of his junior season after hitting .425 and finishing 5-1 with 93 strikeouts on the mound.  Laws is still uncommitted.


Tate Kolwyck – MIF – The 6-foot, 170-pound Vanderbilt commit will bring a lot to the table for the Dodgers.  Kolwyck helped lead the Arlington Tigers to the state championship game this past season and was a force at the top of their lineup.  Kolwyck is ahead of many guys in his class, as he seems to know the game very well and has a feel that is incredibly hard to teach. 

Andrew Benefield - SS/3B – The 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-handed hitter is a very complete player and can hit the ball to all parts of the field with an advanced approach.  Expect the Louisville commit to share at least some time playing up the middle with Kolwyck, which could be a very tough duo to top.  Benefield runs well and will definitely flash some pop in the bat from time to time, as well.

Chase Phillips - C – 6-foot, 185-pound catcher will give the Dodgers stability behind the plate.  Phillips provides a pop time in the 1.91-2.03 range and some ever-valuable athleticism to the catching position.  Phillips is an aggressive, line-drive hitter that tries to stay very balanced and spray the ball to all fields in any count.

Hunter Goodman - UT – 6-foot-2,  195-pound catcher has the ability to play multiple positions.  Goodman held down the middle of the lineup for the state runners-up Arlington Tigers and was a leader for them all year.  He has some pop in his bat. Don't be surprised to see him play anywhere on the field.

>> CLICK HERE to view complete IMG CLASSIC schedule and rosters


The inaugural Under Armour Classic, powered by the Prep Baseball Report, is set forJune 17-19 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. This premier 16U tournament will feature 12 high-end travel baseball organizations, with each team featuring loaded rosters of 2018 and 2019 prospects from across the country

The 12 teams involved in the Under Armour Classic are:
+ Elite Squad (Florida)
+ FTB (Florida)
+ Bubba Baseball (Pennsylvania/New Jersey/New York/Maryland)
+ Top Tier (Illinois)
+ Ohio Elite (Ohio)
+ Dulin Dodgers (Tennessee/Mississippi)
+ Toronto Mets (Canada)
+ GRB Rays (Wisconsin)
+ Louisiana Knights (Louisiana/Alabama/Mississippi)
+ Virginia Cardinals (Virginia)
+ North East Baseball (New England)
+ Georgia Titans (Georgia)

Unlike many tournaments that have you spending more time in the car driving field to field, all the high-level competition will be in one quad, with staggered starts, posted pitching rotations, complete roster packets, and all other amenities to make your recruiting that much easier. And, of course, it’s all free. If you have attended the Prep Baseball Report Future Games in the past, you can expect the same level competition and event execution. Pool-play games will begin on Friday, June 17, and the tournament will conclude around 2 pm Sunday.

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