24 7 Line Drive Dudes of the Weekend: Week 8

Hitters

Myles Arterberry (Synergy Baseball)

Synergy Baseball’s Myles Arterberry had an absurd weekend at the plate and led his team on a deep run in the Five Tool World Series.  The uncommitted 2023 from Klein (TX) has showcased rare power for his age all summer long. The RHH highlighted his extremely quick bat and strong lower half as he blasted four home runs and drove in a whopping 15 runs. Arterberry is a threat to make hard, loud contact each time he steps into the box. Watch out for this one as he has already started to generate buzz on the summer showcase circuit.

Event: Five Tool World Series

Stat Line: 10-18, 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 9R, BB, 3 SB

Gage Kimble (Marucci Elite Texas 2023 Dado)

It seems as if every week a new member from the impressive Marucci Elite Texas 2023 Dado squad is nominated as a Dude of the Weekend. This week, the honor goes to Gage Kimble who has put up excellent numbers all summer at the dish. The uncommitted 2023 from Sterling (TX) just knows how to put the bat on the ball. The RHH seems to rip the ball into the gap no matter where the ball is pitched as he shows great plate coverage and pitch recognition each time he steps to the plate. There’s a lot to like about Kimble, but his knack for driving in runs is near the top of the list. It’s only a matter of time before big time recruiters start to come this dude’s way.

Event: Five Tool World Series

Stat Line: 8-16, 4 2B, 3B, 11 RBI, 4R, 3 BB

Kian Haywood (Synergy Baseball)

Synergy Baseball’s Kian Haywood formed a formidable one-two punch with fellow Dude of the Weekend, Myles Arterberry. The uncommitted 2023 from Spring (TX) put up eye-popping number out of the leadoff spot in the Five Tool World Series this past weekend. The RHH did a little bit of everything at the plate as he showed glimpses of hitting for power and average, plus speed on the base paths, and great discipline at the plate. Haywood showcased that he can be a top of the order dude that kickstarts an offense with his knack for finding a way on base. This one has a chance to be special.

Event: Five Tool World Series

Stat Line: 9-15, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 10R, 5 BB, 7 SB

Chris Benavidez (Texas Twelve Blue 16U)

Texas Twelve Blue 16U’s Chris Benavidez put on a show at the Five Tool World Series this past weekend. The uncommitted 2022 from Rudder (TX) made the most of his eleven plate appearances as he blasted three home runs and racked up nine RBI. The RHH plays with flair and backs up his talk with with his high level of play on the field. In one of the more memorable moments of the summer, Benavidez blasted a towering home run and admired his work with one of the best pimp jobs we’ve seen. This one has big time pop and is only going to get stronger. Keep an eye on this one.

Event: Five Tool World Series

Stat Line: 5-8, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 6R, 2 BB

Kyler Proctor (Dallas Patriots Sherard 2023)

Dallas Patriots Sherard 2023’s Kyler Proctor showed why he is considered to be a true five tool player this past weekend at the Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series. The 2023 Oklahoma commit from Silo (OK) did it all at the plate as he drove the ball to all fields and led the Patriots to the 15U National Division title. The RHH looks to make violent contact at the plate but has one of the most polished swings of any 2023 in the country. Proctor has the makings of being a superstar. Continue to watch this one under the game’s brightest lights in summers to come.

Event: Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series

Stat Line: 8-15, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 9 RBI, 11R, 2 BB, 2 SB

Tyler Akers (Cooperstown Cobras 15U Seltzer)

Cooperstown Cobras 15U Seltzer’s Tyler Akers was spectacular at the plate and led the Cobras to the 15U American Red Championship Game. The uncommitted 2023 from Azle (TX) showed out from the lead off spot and was a main reason the Cobras offense clicked. Akers was an on base machine and showed off his speed as he swiped seven bags and came around to score 10 runs. This one is fun to watch as he plays fast and is always looking to take the extra base. Keep an eye out as Akers starts to fill into an already athletic frame.

Event: Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series

Stat Line: 10-16, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 10R, BB, 7 SB

Noah Scott (USA Prime Mountain 15U)

USA Prime Mountain 15U’s Noah Scott was a force to be reckoned with this past week at the Five Tool Colorado Mile High Regional Championships. The uncommitted 2023 from Broomfield (CO) put together quite the weekend as he showed the ability to rack up hits and drive the ball into the power alleys. The RHH has a tall, lanky frame that he will only continue to grow into over the coming summers. Scott has good speed and uses a short, direct swing to make loud contact and shoot the ball all over the yard. This dude started to turn heads this weekend, keep an eye out for him.

Event: Five Tool Colorado Mile High Regional Championships

Stat Line: 14-19, 3 2B, 2 3B, HR, 10 RBI, 9R, 3 SB

Caden Panas (970 Sun Devils)

970 Sun Devils’ Caden Panas sprayed the ball all over the yard this weekend at the Five Tool Colorado Mile High Regional Championships. The uncommitted 2022 from Severance (CO) racked up 14 hits and tied for the event lead. The RHH just seems to have a knack for getting on base and putting the ball in play as every hit he registered was a single. Panas proved that he can play a big role as a leadoff man and get things going for the offense. Also to note, Panas showed off his speed as he stole five bases and ran the bases well. If Panas continues to hit for an extremely high average there is no telling what his ceiling will be.

Event: Five Tool Colorado Mile High Regional Championships

Stat Line: 14-21, 10 RBI, 7R, 5 SB

Finn O’Connor (Regis Jesuit Raiders Black)

Regis Jesuit Raiders Black’s Finn O’Connor was locked in at the plate as he put together a superb performance in the Five Tool Colorado Mile High Regional Championships. The uncommitted 2022 from Regis Jesuit (CO) showcased his ability to keep his hands inside the baseball and punished opposing pitchers with a quick and powerful swing. The RHH looks to be a very polished hitter as he hit the ball well to all fields. O’Connor has the makings of a being top of the order dude that hits for both power and average. Get on this one and watch as he starts to add strength to an already athletic frame.

Event: Five Tool Mile High Regional Championships

Stat Line: 14-20, 5 2B, 3B, 8 RBI, 9R, 3 BB, 4 SB

Clayton Fisher (West Texas Red)

West Texas Red’s Clayton Fisher swung a hot bat this past weekend at the Five Tool South Texas Hill Country Showdown. The uncommitted 2022 from Bushland (TX) has big time power at the plate and racked up four extra-base hits and led the way with 10 RBI. The RHH showcased that he fits the mold of a prototypical cleanup hitter that can lead a team on offense. Fisher broke onto the summer showcase circuit and looks to build off of a big weekend. Fisher already has the strength to drive the ball to the power alleys and will only continue to bulk up.

Event: Five Tool South Texas Hill Country Showdown

Stat Line: 7-12, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5R

Pitchers

Luis Carbonell (AB Baseball 16U Gerald Young)

AB Baseball 16U Gerald Young’s Luis Carbonell has put up big time strikeout numbers all summer and continued to do so at the Five Tool World Series. The uncommitted 2022 from Memorial (TX) has a very refined throwing motion and great run on his fastball. The LHP works in and around the zone and dominates hitters with great command of his fastball and secondary pitches. Carbonell is an intriguing prospect with a high ceiling. Continue to keep an eye on this one as he starts to fill into his lanky frame.

Event: Five Tool World Series

Stat Line: 6.0 IP, 13K, H, 0R, 0 BB

Dillon Lopez (SA Kings Scout 2023)

SA Kings Scout 2023’s Dillon Lopez was extremely impressive in his only outing on the mound at the Five Tool World Series this past weekend. The uncommitted 2023 from Holmes (TX) features great feel for all three of his pitches and overwhelms hitters by attacking the strike zone consistently. Lopez runs his fastball up to the low 80s and mixes in an effective curveball to put hitters away. The RHP has burst onto the scene in the past few weeks as he puts together excellent performances on the mound week in and week out. Take notice of this one.

Event: Five Tool World Series

Stat Line: 5.0 IP, 12K, 3H, 0R, 0 BB

Stefan Stahl (16U Phenom Texas)

16U Phenom Texas’ Stefan Stahl absolutely dominated this past weekend at the Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series. The uncommitted 2022 from JJ Pearce (TX) turned out two dominant pitching performances as he led his team to two big wins. The LHP has proved to be a workhorse ace on the mound and features good movement and depth on all of his pitches. Stahl lives in and around the zone using his fastball to set up his off speed and put hitters away. Stahl will continue to fill up the zone and looks to build off of an impressive summer in his junior year at JJ Pearce.

Event: Five Tool Texas Satellite Series

Stat Line: 11.0 IP, 17K, 5H, 2R, 2 BB

Josh Reed (Midland Baseball Academy 15U Navy)

Midland Baseball Academy 15U Navy’s Josh Reed was electric in two separate outings on the bump at the Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series. The uncommitted 2023 from Midland (TX) has already developed an impressive fastball at his age and has excellent command of the zone. The LHP is very deceptive on the mound and tunnels is fastball and big breaking ball effectively. As Reed starts to add strength and velocity over the next year, it looks as if even bigger things lie ahead. Keep and eye on this dude, he has the chance to be special.

Event: Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series

Stat Line: 8.1 IP, 17K, 3H, R, 0 ER, BB

Mason Alley (WTX Ropes 16U)

WTX Ropes 16U’s Mason Alley showcased the makings of a true ace this weekend at the Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series. The uncommitted 2022 from Canyon (TX) was electric in two outings on the bump as he featured exceptional command that dominated hitters. The RHP was incredibly efficient in his start on Thursday afternoon as he tossed a 60 pitch complete game. Alley looks to be in control on the mound as he utilizes a polished, fluid motion. Keep an eye on this one over the next few summers.

Event: Five Tool Texas Satellite World Series

Stat Line: 9.0 IP, 11K, 5H, 0R, 0 BB

Daniel Farrow (Canes Southwest Premier 2022)

Canes Southwest Premier 2022’s Daniel Farrow was absolutely dominant on the mound as he led his team to 16U National Division title. The uncommitted 2022 from Vandergrift (TX) overwhelmed hitters with a mid to upper 80s fastball and broke off a number of devastating breaking balls to rack up punchouts. The RHP is a power pitcher that will continue to add velocity as he gets stronger. Farrow has all the makings of being a true ace on the mound and will start to generate serious interest from scouts in the coming months.

Event: Five Tool South Texas Hill Country Showdown

Stat Line: 8.0 IP, 16K, 2H, 0R, 3 BB

Klay Pursche (Hooks 17U)

Hooks 17U’s Klay Pursche put together a superb outing on the mound at the Five Tool South Texas Hill Country Showdown this past weekend. The uncommitted 2022 from Holland (TX) run his fastball past hitters and utilized a very slow motion on the rubber to mess with timing. The RHP uses a powerful lower half to generate velocity and spots up his pitches to generate soft contact. Pursche is an intriguing prospect to watch develop as he starts to build more strength and add a few MPH to his already electric pitch arsenal.

Event: Five Tool South Texas Hill Country Showdown

Stat Line: 6.0 IP, 12K, H, 0R

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