Prep Baseball Report

2024 Georgia Power 25: #16 McIntosh Chiefs

Hudson Graham
Georgia Scouting Director

The 2024 Georgia high school baseball season is quickly approaching and, as usual, excitement is abound throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Georgia.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in mid-May inside one of Coolray Field, AdventHealth Stadium, or JI Clements Stadium at Georgia Southern University. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Georgia. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews, eventually releasing our Preseason Power 25 rankings that’ll carry us into the opening week of action.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state. Each week we will be releasing our Players of the Week and updating the Power 25 rankings.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: McIntosh Chiefs
Head Coach: Tom Kelley
Classification: 7A
2023 Record (Finish): 32-9 (Lost in state championship)
Team X Handle: @ChiefsMcIntosh

Team Strengths: Ton of Arms this year, starters and relievers, experience returning from last years team, Senior Leadership is abundant
No. of Returning Position Players: 7
No. of Returning Pitchers: 6





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The Chiefs had an impressive run last season going 32-9 with a state runner up finish. They lose Player of Year, Trey King, but return some key pieces, and also have some new additions to the '24 season that were hurt in '23. Auburn commit, Chase Fralick will lead the team along side Kennesaw State commit, Connor Soper. Fralick will be a ton arm on the mound, as well as control things behind the plate, and be the big bat in the line up. Braden Roop will be back from injury in '24, and will be a key contribtor on the mound. Senior, John Peters is another player they will get back in '24, and will also earn tons of innings on the mound. Mason Olivarez and Ford Lambert will round out the seniors in the line up, both were key contributors last year. Joaquin Maldonado is a new face for the Chiefs this season, and will be interesting to see how he helps this already powerful Chiefs line up. They will open their season on February 16th vs Alexander.