Fall Rising Stars Showcase: Outfielder Analysis


PBR Georgia Staff

The Fall Rising Stars Showcase took place on November 14th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 50 prospects from the class of 2025 and 2026, the next generation of prospects to come up in the Peach State. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout.

Today, we continue our roll out of the prospect reports with the outfielders. The reports are organized alphabetically by last name.

Outfielder Reports (Listed Alphabetically)

Gunnar Akins, Union County (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-5, 110-pounds. small, lanky, athletic
Hit: LHH. balanced, tall, loads back to power position, short stride, gets to balance point after stride w a narrow width, short path to ball with line drive approach, short extension through ball
Power: 70 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 57 mph. OF - 63 mph. Long, loose arm action to an over-the-top slot. Shorter arm action on the infield.
Defense: soft hands and quiet feet easy exchange while playing through the ball. 
Run: 8.60 runner in the 60. 

Ellis Appling, Parkview (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-foot-6, 170-pounds. strong, athletic, wide shoulders, strong lower
Hit: RHH. balanced wide stance, gets loaded to strong hitting position, very little stride,  looks to lift ball with explosive bottom half, to gap with good bat speed with short to ball with some extension through the ball
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. power to pull side gap 89 exit.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. OF - 70 mph. 3/4 slot, accurate
Defense: fields with good athletic feet with a clean exchange
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Owen Beam, Mountain View  (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. athletic, wide shoulder,
Hit: RHH. balanced athletic stance, hands get to good power position with a little drop, good controlled stride when foot lands ready to hit, bottom half explodes  Fast bat speed with an advanced approach, short path to long extension through ball, looks to pull with some intent and good fluid rhythm.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. power will continue to increase
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. OF - 72 mph. good quick arm, over the top arm slot, has accuracy on throws with some carry
Defense: soft hands good exchange plays through the ball with some athleticism
Run: 8.11 runner in the 60. 

Porter  Berryman, Parkview (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. average athletic strong
Hit: LHH. tall setup, smooth rhythmic load, strides to athletic position, hips explode out and up really good bat speed to contact with ldrive pull approach, will get more distance with longer extension through ball.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 75 mph. OF - 77 mph. long over the top w some accuracy
Defense: soft hands with good exchange, athletic movements
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60. 

Cody Colter, Academy for Classical Education (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 165-pounds. jacked, donkey, wide shoulder, strong lower
Hit: RHH. Big Athletic presence wide stance loads back to power position, bottom half comes thru with energy short to ball with fast bat speed and advanced approach, ldrive to gap with some power, uphill extension
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. looks to hit ball in air to pull side gap with some pop
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. good quick short arm H3/4 slot with some life
Defense: great footwork, quick athletic, plays through the ball w intent
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Davis, Greenbrier  (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-4, 105-pounds. small athletic
Hit: RHH. upright stance with a small athletic short stride w good balance good bat speed with bottom half direction, good approach with uphill extension and good rhythm
Power: 70 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 56 mph. OF - 80 mph. short over the top deliver w some accuracy,
Defense: good quick balance feet with ability to play through ball with some athleticism
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Davis Jr., Union County (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-foot-2, 100-pounds. small athletic
Hit: LHH. balanced set up with a leg lift load hands get back and come forward with stride, stride is wide fast path to the ball with a quick extension, looks to lift ball to Right center gap
Power: 68 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 57 mph. short 3/4 arm slot, with some accuracy will continue to get stronger with strength
Defense: good quick footwork gets into balance position to throw with a clean exchange
Run: 8.64 runner in the 60. 

Tyson Dawson, Brookwood (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-5, 115-pounds. athletic wide shoulder
Hit: RHH. athletic balanced set up with a short stride hands get into really good position  and a smooth bat path with a line drive middle approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 60 mph. short over the top delivery w accuracy
Defense: good soft hands play through ball well with a easy clean exchange
Run: 8.12 runner in the 60. 

Troy Ford, Home School (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/OF really like this young athlete
Body: 5-foot-6, 120-pounds. athletic, lanky, high waisted, projectable
Hit: SH. very balanced smooth rhythm with the load and timing quick bat speed with line drive approach, looks to loft the ball with uphill extension very good hitter from both sides.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee. will continue to show power as he matures, high follow
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. OF - 75 mph. short 3/4 arm slot good arm actions with carry and accuracy
Defense: great footwork, soft hands with a nice fluid exchange very athletic plays through the ball
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Cooper Garrett, White County (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: UTL
Body: 5-foot-1, 120-pounds. strong lower athletic
Hit: RHH. balanced with an up and down trigger to the power position line drive path looking to drive ball w line drive up middle, extension uphill when looking to drive ball pull side
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 56 mph. INF - 53 mph. OF - 56 mph. short easy accurate 3/4 arm slot
Defense: nice hands with good exchange out front with some fluid actions
Run: 8.03 runner in the 60. 

Robert Jackson, Lovejoy (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 5-foot-6, 125-pounds. lanky athletic
Hit: SH. upright rocks back to loading pos, short easy stride with good balance fast bat speed with a line drive approach and level path
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 71 mph. 3/4 short with some accuracy
Defense: quick smooth feet and hands gets into position to throw with a clean exchange
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

Brady Kerlin, Cartersville (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-7, 110-pounds. Lean, athletic build
Hit: RHH. balanced setup, hands load back smoothly, short stride, good balance. Fast bat speed with a short, line drive approach with some rhythm
Power: 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 63 mph. OF - 66 mph. 3/4 to low 3/4 accurate arm
Defense: good feet with rhythm, good clean exchange, and soft hands, plays through ball well.
Run: 8.00 runner in the 60. 

Jacques King, Savannah Christian (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 130-pounds. strong lower half, athletic, high waisted
Hit: RHH. good athletic rhythm in load and stride, hands get into power position with a slight load back great bat speed with quick bottom half, gap to gap with a line drive approach, looks to lift ball to pull side gap.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. OF - 73 mph. high 3/4 quick arm accurate with some carry
Defense: good smooth athletic actions plays thru ball with a nice easy exchange
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

Archer Love, St.Pius X  (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-foot-8, 125-pounds. lanky wide sloped shoulders athletic
Hit: RHH. upright open and athletic stance bars straight back with load, gets to athletic balance with a easy small stride really good swing plane with uphill extension, advanced approach looks to hit balls gap to gap with some pop to pull side.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. over the top quick loose arm with carry and accuracy
Defense: good feet with advanced actions plays thru ball well with clean exchange
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

Erik Lundstrom, Starrs Mill (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 130-pounds. athletic average
Hit: RHH. good rhythm with a rock back load and easy athletic stride to hitting pos. bottom half and hands get through on a good plane with some uphill extension.  good swag approach looking to drive balls to gaps with fluid rhythm.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. OF - 72 mph. short low 3/4 arm slot with accuracy
Defense: nice easy smooth actions, plays thru ball with good exchange, gets in good throwing pos.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60. 

Parker Skedsvold, Aquinas  (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 4-foot-11, 90-pounds. small athletic
Hit: RHH. athletic set up with a quick high knee leg lift  good bat speed with quick hips level path with a line drive approach
Power: 66 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 56 mph. OF - 61 mph. over the top arm slot with quick accurate arm
Defense: quick actions plays through ball very well, good actions with soft hands and a lot of go get it
Run: 8.64 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Smeal, Trinity Christian (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 140-pounds. lanky wide sloped shoulders athletic
Hit: RHH. tall upright knee to knee lift with a short stride good bat speed with great hip direction and a good approach looks to hit balls gap to gap with some lift extension to pull gap
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. more power and distance to come with wider stance
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. OF - 72 mph. short quick arm over the top
Defense: plays thru the ball with easy actions, lots of moving parts with arm and legs going everywhere, baby dear..
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Walker, Houston County (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. athletic, strong, high waisted.
Hit: RHH. balanced setup with weight displaced in back-side, low hands load back quickly, short stride. Good bat speed looking to hit line drives with a short path to the ball
Power: 72 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 60 mph. OF - 64 mph. low 3/4 arm slot
Defense: plays through ball with good footwork and a clean exchange
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60. 

Kcaj Walker-Smith, McEachern (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 4-foot-9, 83-pounds. small, athletic, high waisted
Hit: RHH. gets into really good position to hit, athletic  quick hips and hands with a short level swing with a swagger approach, gap to gap line drive path with fluid rhythm
Power: 67 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 55 mph. INF - 57 mph. OF - 61 mph. over the top short loose accurate arm
Defense: nice soft hands and good actions with quick footwork and a smooth clean exchange while playing thru ball
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60. 

Khaalil White, Stephenson (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-1, 150-pounds. strong, athletic, strong lower half, wide shoulders
Hit: RHH. crouched athletic stance with low hands big stride with hands coming to ball with stride hips explode with a short gap to gap approach, looks to drive ball with intent
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. strong kid will have some power when hands go back when striding
Arm: RH. C - 53 mph. OF - 56 mph. low 3/4 arm with accuracy
Defense: good exchange gets into good position to throw,
Run: 8.51 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Wimbley, N/A (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 5-foot-5, 120-pounds. lanky athletic
Hit: RHH. tall upright step back load smooth bat control with a short to long through plane, good rhythm with some uphill extension looking to drive ball to gap
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. OF - 68 mph. 3/4 arm slot quick short arm
Defense: smooth athletic actions with ability to play through the ball and a clean exchange.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60.

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