Dudes of the Weekend: Week 2

Hitters

Sebastian Norman (Midwest Mavericks 16U Navy)

Midwest Mavericks 16U Navy’s Sebastian Norman made quite the statement this past weekend at the Five Tool Midwest Mizzou Show. The RHH belted two home runs on Saturday afternoon and put together countless other strong at bats. The fireworks didn’t just stop at the plate, Norman continued his dominance during his outing on the bump. The uncommitted 2025 from Glendale (MO) sat 85-88 MPH with his fastball but touched 91 MPH. The RHP flashed glimpses of what’s to come in all facets of his game this weekend. Norman is a can’t miss prospect that burst onto the scene and does not appear to be going anywhere soon. This is a legitimate two-way D1 player in the making.

Event: Five Tool Midwest Mizzou Show I

Marcus Gradney Jr. (Beaumont Gladiators 15U Walker)

Beaumont Gladiators 15U Walker’s Marcus Gradney Jr. displayed his all-around game at the Five Tool Texas Houston Regional this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted lefty from St. Edmund Catholic (LA) showed advanced bat to ball skills, going 9-12 with four doubles. Gradney Jr. has a smooth stroke from the left side and is able to pull the ball extremely well due to well timed mechanics. He also showed impressive plate discipline with five walks while also flashing impressive baserunning with 8 SB. This young stud had an incredible second week while showing tools that every young player wishes to have.

Event: Five Tool Texas Houston Regional

Stat Line: 9-12, 4 2B, 7 RBI, 9R, 5 BB, 8 SB

Austin Cadroy (Beaumont Gladiators 15U Walker)

Beaumont Gladiators 15U Walker’s Austin Cadroy was successful in all aspects of the game this weekend in Houston. Cadroy displayed his ability to get hard contact while using a high leg kick, putting up two doubles and two triples while going 9-15 on the weekend. The 2024 uncommitted right-hander from Vidor (TX) scored twelve runs on the weekend while also showing good base running skills with his 7 SB. he has the kind of powerful swing that should add more power as time goes on, giving him potential to be a special player. This dude flashed what will make him a player to watch going forward in Houston this weekend.

Event: Five Tool Texas Houston Regional

Stat Line: 9-15, 2 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 12R, 2 BB, 7 SB

David DeHoyos (Nationals Scout Team)

Nationals Scout team 17U’s David DeHoyos showed what makes him such a promising young player this weekend. The 2023 Texas Tech commit from Smithson Valley High (TX) had two home runs and two triples in fourteen at bats, while driving in ten runs for his club. The RHH keeps his hands low while loading up and uses his lower body extremely well to utilize his power while launching the ball. He has a powerful build that will only make him even more dangerous at the plate as he continues to grow into it. This dude is a very impressive ballplayer and will have the chance to be special as the summer goes on and eventually at Texas Tech as well. 

Event: Five Tool Texas Houston Regional

Stat Line: 7-14, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7R, 2 SB

Johann Infante (NTXBC Dirtbags 2025 Tenorio)

NTXBC Dirtbags 2025 Tenorio’s Johann Infante had quite the performance this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted shortstop from Everman High School (TX) went 6-13 with a double, a triple, four runs driven in and four walks on the weekend. The left-handed hitter has loud hands when loading up and times them well with his leg kick to get a compact swing. Infante has the ability to hit to both sides of the field while also playing a premium position. A player like this is always fun to watch, and Infante will be one to continue to watch as summer goes on.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Alex Bregman World Series Qualifier

Stat Line: 6-13, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 6R, 4 BB, 2 SB

David Hernandez (USA Prime Brewer 2024)

USA Prime Brewer 2024’s David Hernandez was a run scoring machine this weekend. Hernandez went 9-14 with three doubles and scored nine runs. The 2024 uncommitted right-hander from Marcus (TX) gets to the ball quickly and pulls the ball with authority. He also showed the ability to wait back on the ball and drive it the other way. Hernandez has an advanced ability to get on base, making him an important name to watch this summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Pudge Rodriguez World Classic Qualifier

Stat Line: 9-14, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 9R, 3 BB, SB

Nash Logan (Dallas Mustangs Martin)

Dallas Mustangs Martin’s Nash Logan turned heads this weekend at the Texas DFW Regional. The 2025 uncommitted stud from Lake Highlands (TX) drove in seven runners while going 9-12 with four doubles. Logan has a powerful build at 6’3 that goes well with his quick bat speed. He gets under the ball well and showed an ability to cover the plate at a high level. Nash Logan is a machine at the plate and should continue to draw eyes the rest of this summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Regional

Stat Line: 9-12, 4 2B, 7 RBI, 3R, BB, 2 SB

Michael Barham (The Show 405 Baseball 2024)

The Show 405 Baseball 2024’s Michael Barham did it all this past weekend in Texas. The 2024 Uncommitted right-hander from Duncan (OK) went 8-14, had a home run, a triple and four doubles while scoring eight runs and driving in another eleven runs. Barham has a smooth and simple swing, utilizing a strong lower half to turn on the ball with power. He uses a quick toe tap that keeps his timing in tact while keeping his hands extremely quiet. This dude has a ton of pop in his bat and will be one to watch when he steps up to the plate this summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Regional

Stat Line: 8-14, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 11 RBI, 8R, 2 BB, 2 SB

Ruben Venter (Dallas Mustangs 17U Sharp)

Dallas Mustangs 17U Sharp’s Ruben Venter was on fire this weekend in the Five Tool Texas DFW Regional. The uncommitted 2023 from Marcus (TX) racked up eight base hits and helped carry his team to a championship win throughout the tournament. The RHH has a quiet load but really engages his lower half at contact to create power. This dude will certainly be a name to watch the rest of the summer and as he rolls into his senior season on a Marcus team that just came off a very successful 2022 season. Keep an eye on this one.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Regional

Stat Line: 8-13, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 6R, 3 BB, 2 SB

Zach Moore (Troksy Southwest Navy)

Trosky Southwest Navy’s Zach Moore hit the cover off the baseball this weekend in the Five Tool South Texas Regional. The uncommitted 2022 from Poth (TX) looks to punish the baseball in each at bat and has a study base in the box. The LHH looks to have some nice pop and really hit the ball hard all weekend long. This recent high school graduate can help out a college club in need of a good lefty bat. Get on him now!

Event: Five Tool South Texas Regional

Stat Line: 8-14, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 2R, 2 BB

Ethan Mendez (Victus Elite Warhawks 17U)

Victus Elite Warhawks 17U’s Ethan Mendez put together a terrific showing at the plate in the Five Tool South Texas Regional. The uncommitted 2025 from Lockhart (TX) hit a staggering .700 and added four extra base hits to lead his team at the dish. The RHH looks to punish baseballs in every at bat and showcased some quick bat speed as well as some big time pull side power. Mendez has a high ceiling and will be an interesting follow as he begins to add more muscle to an already impressive frame. Keep an eye on this dude.

Event: Five Tool South Texas Regional

Stat Line: 7-10, 3 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 4R, BB

Riley Hoelscher (GPS Legends 15U Masanda)

GPS Legends 15U Masanda’s Riley Hoelscher put together an impressive weekend at the dish in the Five Tool South Texas Regional. The uncommitted 2025 from Rogers (TX) picked up seven hits in only 11 at bats and added two doubles as well. The RHH really impressed in his approach at the plate as he looked to drive the ball the other way and did so effectively. Hoelscher utilizes a wide stance and has the bat speed to catch up to quicker velocities. This dude showed out this weekend and is a name worth watching over the course of the next couples of summers.

Event: Five Tool South Texas Regional

Stat Line: 7-11, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2R, BB

Pitchers

Austen Govea (NTXBC Dirtbags 2025 Woods)

NTXBC Dirtbags 2025 Woods’ Austen Govea dominated on the mound this past weekend. In nine innings pitched, Govea racked up fourteen strikeouts while allowing just three hits and zero runs. The 2025 uncommitted stud from Chisholm Trail (TX) was sitting 83-84 MPH with his fastball this weekend and had the breaking ball looking nasty as well. Govea has a big and lanky frame measuring at 6’2, but he keeps his mechanics simple and repeatable. This is a player that demands attention when he gets on the bump, and he has a chance to impress a lot of people this summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Alex Bregman World Series Qualifier

Stat Line: 9 IP, 14K, 3H, 0R

Grayson Mckelvey (DFW Twins 15U Black)

DFW Twins 15U Black’s Grayson Mckelvey had a special performance on the bump this past weekend. The 2025 uncommitted stud from Southwest Christian (TX) racked up eighteen strikeouts in just six and a third innings pitched and allowed zero runs. His fastball sat 80-82 MPH and he was aggressive when throwing it. Mckelvey keeps his mechanics consistent, which helps him tunnel his pitches and makes that curveball look like it has even more drop than it already does. Someone that can strike out eighteen batters in one game is always a dude to watch, and that applies to Mckelvey this summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Alex Bregman World Series Qualifier

Stat Line: 6.1 IP, 18K, 3H, 0R

Caiden Hubbard (DFW Twins 15U Black)

DFW Twins 15U Black’s Caiden Hubbard carved his opponents up on the hill this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted right-hander from Weatherford (TX) had twelve strikeouts and just one hit allowed in six innings pitched. Hubbard has a quick delivery with a fast arm action that makes the fastball jump to the hitter. He was also consistently painting the corners this past weekend. Hubbard is an entertaining watch on the mound and should continue to be for the rest of this summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Alex Bregman World Series Qualifier

Stat Line: 6 IP, 12K, H, 0R

Jayden Gould (Sticks Baseball Rogers)

Stick Baseball Rogers’ Jayden Gould was a strikeout machine this weekend in the Five Tool Texas DFW Regional. The uncommitted 2024 out of Stigler (OK) racked up 16 punchouts in eight innings of work. The RHP mixed l0cations well but his bread and butter was his ability to blow his fastball past hitters. This dude will be a name to watch as he matures and adds velocity to his pitches. Don’t be surprised to see Gould’s name throughout the rest of the summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Regional

Stat Line: 8 IP, 16K, 4H, 0 ER

Thomas Hakimian (Dallas Mustangs Green)

Dallas Mustangs Green’s Thomas Hakimian spun an absolute gem on Thursday in the Five Tool Texas DFW Regional. The 2022 Loyola signee from Allen (TX) was absolutely unhittable as he tossed a seven inning no-hitter and struck out 10 batters. The LHP attacked the zone all morning and got after hitters early in counts. Hakimian hides the ball well and his fastball seems to get in on hitters quickly. This dude will be a fun name to continue watching as he begins his freshman season in New Orleans this fall.

Event: Five Tool Texas DFW Regional

Stat Line: 7 IP, 10K, 0H, 0R

Logan Harris (Phenom 16U Platinum)

Phenom 16U Platinum’s Logan Harris was lights out this past weekend at the Five Tool Texas Houston Pudge Rodriguez World Classic Qualifier. The uncommitted 2024 from Kingwood Park (TX) did not allow a single hit in 6.2 innings of work and also added 11 strikeouts to cap off a phenomenal weekend. The RHP features good movement on both his fastball and off-speed pitches and utilizes an unique arm angle to baffle hitters at the dish. Look out for this dude to make some more noise throughout the remainder of the summer and as he transitions into his junior season at Kingwood Park.

Event: Five Tool Texas Houston Pudge Rodriguez World Classic Qualifier

Stat Line: 6.2 IP, 11K, 0H, 0 ER

Dylan Duffy (Rake City)

Rake City’s Dylan Duffy put up one of the more impressive stat lines of the weekend during the Five Tool Texas Houston Pudge Rodriguez World Classic Qualifier. The uncommitted 2024 from Bridgeland (TX) was absolutely untouchable on Saturday afternoon as every out he recorded in four innings of work was via a strikeout. The LHP pounded the zone early in at bats and was not afraid to get after hitters. If this dude continues to put up strikeout numbers like this, he will certainly jump onto scout’s radars if he hasn’t already. Look for this dude to continue to impress throughout the rest of the summer.

Event: Five Tool Texas Houston Pudge Rodriguez World Classic Qualifier

Stat Line: 4 IP, 12K, 0H, 0 ER

Jake Knowles (Sendero Baseball 16U Maroon)

Sendero Baseball 16U Maroon’s Jake Knowles was electric this past weekend in the Five Tool Texas UTD/University 0f Dallas II. The uncommitted 2026 from Wylie (TX) featured an above-average fastball for his age and showcased strikeout stuff over six innings of work. The RHP has plenty of room to grow and add strength over the next few years and will be a formidable matchup for any hitter with an additional velocity increase. The sky is the limit for this dude.

Event: Five Tool Texas UTD/University 0f Dallas II

Stat Line: 6 IP, 11K, 3H, ER

Other Notable Performances

Five Tool Midwest UCA Satellite Series

Carter Morris (Perfect Timing 15U Blue) 9-17, HR, 7 RBI, 8R, 4 BB, 2 SB

Conner Cunningham (FieldHouse Stars 16U) 8-11, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI, 4R, 2 BB, 2 SB

Nash Jeffus (Perfect Timing 15U Blue) 8-13, 2B, 8 RBI, 3R, 6 BB, SB

Bodi Gist (Perfect Timing 15U Blue) 7-10, 2B, 3B, 10 RBI, 10R, 8 BB, 5 SB

Case Sanderson (MMW 17U Victus Capitol) 7-9, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 3R, BB

Kade Cartwright (Applied Velocity Allen) 7 IP, 9K, 0H, 0R

Five Tool Texas WTX Opener Satellite Series

Will Franklin (West Texas Redhawks 2022) 9-15, 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 4R, SB

Tanner Timms (PTG 17/18U Williams) 6-9, 3 2B, 3B, HR, 11 RBI, 7R, 3 BB, SB

Nick Blevins (PTG 17/18U Williams) 5 IP, 9K, 0H, 0R

Five Tool Texas DFW Pudge Rodriguez World Classic Qualifier

Kaden Long (Stix East 2024 Prospects Black) 6 IP, 9K, H, 0R

Five Tool Texas UTD/University of Dallas II

Devon Ashcraft (9 Dudes 2022) 8-12, 2B, 3 RBI, 6R, BB, 5 SB

Winn Harriss (ET Titans 16U) 7.1 IP, 12K, 2H, 0R

Braylon Reggie (ET Titans 16U) 6 IP, 10K, H, 0 ER

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