Dudes of the Weekend: Week 5

Hitters

Talan Kelly (CBA Baseball Summit 16U)

CBA Baseball Summit 16U’s Talan Kelly showed out in all facets of the game this past weekend at the Five Tool Arizona Summer Classic. At the dish, the uncommitted 2024 from Snow Canyon (UT) was absolutely on fire as he blasted two home runs, drove in nine RBI and racked up five doubles. The RHH utilizes an impressive approach and really gets into his lower half to provide pop. On the mound, the RHP was unhittable and mowed down the opposition as he tossed six scoreless innings and punched out 15! Kelly ran his fastball up to 88 MPH and kept hitters off balance with a devastating curveball. This dude burst onto the scene and if he continues to put up numbers like this, the sky is the limit. Get on this one now.

Event: Five Tool Arizona Summer Classic

Stat Line: 11-14, 5 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6R, 3 BB | 6 IP, 15K, 0H, 0R

Tyler Vigilante (Swarm Red Elite 2025)

Swarm Red Elite 2025’s Tyler Vigilante was on fire this past weekend at the Five Tool California San Diego Summer Classic. The RHH put up one of the most impressive stat lines of the summer as he went 12-15, blasted a home run, and also added EIGHT stolen bases. The uncommitted 2025 from Horizon (AZ) has a smooth, polished swing and a mature approach at the dish. This dude put up some eye popping numbers and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Keep an eye out for this one.

Event: Five Tool California San Diego Summer Classic

Stat Line: 12-15, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 11R, BB, 8 SB

Nolan Eberwein (LV Recruits 2025)

LV Recruits 2025’s Nolan Eberwein was locked in at the dish in the Alex Bregman 15U World Series. The uncommitted 2025 from Bishop Gorman (NV) led his team at the plate in a very successful week. The LHH was an on-base machine as he collected 11 hits and also walked seven times. Eberwein has the make up of a future top of the order dude as he just finds ways to put the bat on the ball and do whatever it takes to reach base. Really impressed with this one and will look forward to seeing what he can accomplish over the course of the rest of the summer.

Event: Alex Bregman 15U World Series

Stat Line: 11-21, 2B, 3B, 9 RBI, 8R, 7 BB, SB

Braden Burns (Clutch Sports Academy 2025 Black)

Clutch Sports Academy 2025 Black’s Braden Burns was scorching hot at the dish in the Alex Bregman 15U World Series this past weekend. The uncommitted 2025 from Boyd (TX) was an extra-base machine as he blasted two home runs and smoked five doubles throughout the course of the week. The RHH has a quick bat that allows him to catch up to higher velocity and provide some pop as well. Burns really impressed in a marquee event and will be a name worth watching throughout the next couple of years. Keep an eye on this one.

Event: Alex Bregman 15U World Series

Stat Line: 8-12, 5 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7R, 2 BB

Sawyer Strosnider (Dallas Tigers Bergman)

Dallas Tigers Bergman’s Sawyer Strosnider put on a show at the plate in the 16U Select Baseball Championship this last weekend. The uncommitted 2024 from Brock (TX) sprayed the ball all over the yard and was a threat to do damage each and every time he stepped up to the dish. The LHH has a picture perfect swing and has big time pop to all fields. This dude showed out in a big way and is certainly worth keeping tabs on the rest of this summer circuit and into his junior season at Brock.

Event: 16U Select Baseball Championship

Stat Line: 9-16, 3 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, 3R, 3 SB

Luke Schimmels (Sandlot Glad)

Sandlot Glad’s Luke Schimmels was a tough out at the dish in the 17U/18U Select Baseball Championship this past weekend. The uncommitted 2023 from Deer Creek (OK) was an RBI machine and led the way for his team with a total of 10 runs batted in. The RHH showcased some opposite field power as well with a three-run home run over the Melissa Sports Red Monster in right field. Overall, Schimmels put together a really nice offensive performance amongst some good competition and will be a name to watch moving forward.

Event: 17U/18U Select Baseball Championship

Stat Line: 8-12, HR, 10 RBI, 4R, 2 BB

Hank Howard (Action Baseball 17U White)

Action Baseball 17U White’s Hank Howard put on a powerful display this past weekend at the 17U/18U Select Baseball Championship. The uncommitted 2023 from Vista Ridge (TX) smoked five extra base hits over the course of the tournament including two mammoth bombs in the same game on Saturday afternoon. The RHH really showed off his power tool especially when pulling the baseball. Howard is a dude that can make a difference for a college club and will be a fun watch as he heads into his senior year at Vista Ridge. Get on this dude!

Event: 17U/18U Select Baseball Championship

Stat Line: 7-11, 2 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5R, 2 BB

Ethan Costello (Trosky Southwest 2024)

Trosky Southwest 2024’s Ethan Costello was an on base machine this weekend. The right handed bat went 9-11 with a double, two triples, two runs batted in, eight runs scored, a walk, and two stolen bases. The 2024 uncommitted stud from Brandeis (TX) has great bat to ball skills and controls the zone very well. Costello leans back while he loads up, just before launching back at the ball to drive it for base hits. This dude looked advanced beyond his age at the plate and stood out this weekend.

Event: Five Tool South Texas Alamo Classic

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

Matt Houston (THA Stix 18U)

THA Stix 18U’s Matt Houston used his bat with authority in this event. The right hander went 8-15 with a double, three home runs, eight RBI’s, eight runs, five walks, and two stolen bases. The 2022 Navarro Baseball signee from Hallsville (TX) had explosive power to left field, pulling all three of his bombs over the left field fence. Houston keeps his body super quiet throughout his swing and relies on his powerful build to provide the thump. Houston is a run producer and he proved that this weekend.

Event: Five Tool East Texas College Series

Stat Line: 8-15, 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8R, 5 BB, 2 SB

Landon Moore (McKinney Marshals 15U Black)

McKinney Marshals 15U Black’s Landon Moore was driving the ball to the gaps and bringing in runs all weekend. This 2025 uncommitted dude from Allen (TX) had great bat control, which allowed him to get to the ball and drive it to all fields. The right hander uses a quick leg raise while he lends back and drives off his back leg during the swing. He starts dropping his hands to the zone early, which allows him to show his impressive bat control. Moore was spraying the ball all over the field and always seemed to be driving in a run.

Event: Five Tool East Texas College Series

Stat Line: 7-11, 2B, 4 3B, 10 RBI, 6R, 4 BB, SB

Caven Fuentes (Scorpions 16U Red)

Scorpions 16U Red’s Caven Fuentes had a pretty stroke from the left side and produced with it throughout the weekend. The left hander went 7-12 with three doubles, two triples, five RBI’s, five runs scored, and a walk. The 2024 uncommitted dude from Fulshear (TX) starts with his body wide open, before bringing his front foot back while loading for the pitch. He also gets really low in his load up and shows impressive body control. Fuentes was able to pull the ball well and he could get to the ball no matter the location for solid contact. It was an impressive at bat from this dude every time he walked up to the plate this weekend.

Event: Five Tool Texas A&M/SHSU 2024 State Championships

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

Alex Tertzakian (Texas Cannons 2023)

Texas Cannons 2023’s Alex Tertzakian had a successful showing in his event this weekend. The left hander went 10-16 with two doubles, three RBI’s, nine runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base. The 2023 uncommitted dude from Marcus (TX) had a unique approach at the plate, peppering the ball the other way consistently. Tertzakian stays upright through his swing, allowing his upper body to get to the ball and slap it for extra bases. This stud was capable of doing stuff a lot of lefties struggle with and it was really impressive.

Event: Five Tool Texas DBU/TCU 2023 State Championships

Stat Line: 10-16, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 9R, BB, SB

Jackson Allen (Capitol Athletics)

Capitol Athletics’ Jackson Allen was a batter that caught eyes this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted righty from Orem (UT) went 10-16 at the plate with two doubles, three RBI’s, six runs scored, two walks, and two stolen bases. Allen showed a great approach at the plate and had impressive bat control, especially on a hit-and-run that was executed perfectly.  He has a short and compact swing, which was playing well for getting hard line drives. This dude is someone to watch when he steps up to the plate.

Event: Five Tool Utah World Series

Stat Line: 10-16, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 6R, 2 BB, 2 SB

Braxton Harrison (Capitol Athletics)

Braxton Harrison of the Capitol Athletics was a dude that caught eyes in Utah this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted right hander from Salem Hills (UT) put up a 7-11 slash line with three doubles, six RBI’s, four runs scored, five walks, and a stolen base. Harrison loves to play the ball up the middle and hit the ball to center consistently. The right hander showed an impressive approach at the plate that featured advanced patience. This guy was a huge standout during this event for all the right reasons.

Event: Five Tool Utah World Series

Stat Line: 7-11, 3 2B, 6 RBI, 4R, 5 BB, SB

Pitchers

Canon Marr (UB Texas Powell)

Canon Marr of UB Texas Powell was about as good as it gets on the bump this weekend. In seven innings, he racked up fifteen strikeouts while allowing no runs and just three hits. The 2025 uncommitted dude from Pottsboro (TX) could locate the ball wherever he wanted to and avoid hard contact. Marr was mixing in a slider that got a ton of whiffs and played well off his fastball. His mechanics were impressive and he featured a high arm slot that was impressive. This is a certified dude on the mound and he was on cruise control this weekend.

Event: Alex Bregman 15U World Series

Stat Line: 7 IP, 15K, 3H, 0 ER

Konner Brown (LV Recruits 2025)

LV Recruits 2025’s Konner Brown dominated his opponents on the mound this weekend. The right hander went seven innings and racked up twelve strikeouts, three hits, and allowed just one run. This 2025 uncommitted stud from Faith Lutheran (NV) flashed an impressive fastball that had some late run on it. He had a big, looping curveball that had hitters locking their knees consistently. Brown could throw both patches for strikes and mixed them up very well. This dude’s repertoire was impressive and he is one you are going to want to watch when he goes on the hill.

Event: Alex Bregman 15U World Series

Stat Line: 7 IP, 12K, 3H, ER

Alexander Mercurius (LV Recruits 2025)

LV Recruits 2025’s Alexander Mercurius caught eyes on the hill this weekend. The 2025 uncommitted right hander from Durang (NV) threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and racking up eleven strikeouts. His fastball was sitting 85-87 MPH while touching 88 MPH. He also featured a 77-80 MPH slider, a 67-70 MPH curveball, and a 75 MPH changeup. The fastball was located well in both the upper and lower parts of the zone. His curveball was especially impressive, as it had a sharp break that locked hitter’s knees consistently. Mercurius is the definition of a dude and we should hear more from him throughout the remainder of the summer.

Event: Alex Bregman 15U World Series

Stat Line: 7 IP, 11K, 3H, 0R

Colin Fisher (MVP 2023)

MVP 2023’s Colin Fisher was as good as advertised in the Five Tool Oklahoma Tulsa Classic this past weekend. The 2023 Arkansas commit from Noble (OK) allowed only one hit over six innings of work and racked up a ridiculous 14 strikeouts. The LHP got all the way up to 89 MPH with the fastball and overwhelmed hitters with a three-pitch mix which he showcased spectacular control with. Fisher has been a dude over the course of the last couple of summers and has not showed any signs of slowing down. This one has a chance to build on a really special summer campaign this upcoming spring before he makes his way to the SEC powerhouse in the Fall of 2023.

Event: Five Tool Oklahoma Tulsa Classic

Stat Line: 6 IP, 14K, H, 0 ER

Eli Medina (Wheelhouse Baseball 16U)

Wheelhouse Baseball 16U’s Eli Medina put together a stellar performance on the bump in the Five Tool Texas A&M/SHSU 2024 State Championships. The uncommitted 2024 from Conroe (TX) showcased strikeout stuff all Thursday afternoon and did not allow an earned run over a seven inning complete game. The RHP mowed down hitters and collected 14 strikeouts in this one. Medina frequently attacked the zone and got after the opposition to quiet the bats and put together a memorable outing.

Event: Five Tool Texas A&M/SHSU 2024 State Championships

Stat Line: 7 IP, 14K, 3H, 0 ER

Other Notable Performances

Five Tool South Texas Alamo Classic

Jeter Garcia (West Texas Renegades 22) 7-12, 3 2B, 3B, 7 RBI, 5R, 2 BB, 2 SB

Five Tool East Texas College Series

Luke Mize (McKinney Marshals 17U) 9-12, 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI, 6R, 3 BB, SB

Five Tool Oklahoma Tulsa Classic

Tripp Green (Risin Baseball Gelnar) 10-20, 3 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI, 5R, 2 SB

Cash Kuiper (Oklahoma Express Compton) 10 IP, 20K, 5H, 0 ER

Five Tool Texas DBU/TCU 2023 State Championships

Jeremiah White (Rowlett Regulators) 8-10, 2B, 2 3B, 5 RBI, 4R, 4 BB, 2 SB

Five Tool Utah World Series

Max Johnson (Lobos Baseball Club 16U) 6 IP, 10K, 2H, 0 ER

Five Tool Texas DFW Showdown Satellite Series

Camden Knutson (BBA Titans 2024) 11-19, 3 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 10R, 2 BB, SB

Armani Sosa (Pro Source 16U Breeding) 10-15, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 4R, BB

Grayson Camp (Texas A’s) 8-12, 5 2B, 4 RBI, 3R, BB

Carter Martinez (BBA Titans 2024) 7-19, 2 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 7R, 2 BB

Matthew Wendorf (NTXBC Dirtbags 2024 Allerheiligen Orange) 5 IP, 12K, H, 0R

Will Jordan (PitchMan Baseball 18U Livingston) 5 IP, 10K, H, 0R

Five Tool Texas Houston Satellite Series

Stephen Shavlan (Trosky Texas 2025 Benjamin/Lewis) 7-9, 4 2B, 6 RBI, 6R, 3 BB

Five Tool California San Diego Summer Classic

Matthew Foley (NorCal Baseball 2024) 9 IP, 12K, 4H, ER

Bryce Crook (NorCal Baseball 2024) 7 IP, 11K, 3H, 0R

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