Fall Underclass Trials: Infielder Analysis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director



PBR Georgia hosted its second annual Fall Underclass Trials on Saturday, November 7th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event brought together over 50 prospects from the 2023-2024 class for a pro-style workout. We started out by taking a look at the catchers. Today, we move on to the 35 prospects who worked out on the infield.

Leading our list of infielders is Georgia commit 3B/OF Jax Phillips (East Cobb Baseball Academy, 2024). Phillips impressed with his easy round of batting practice. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound right-handed hitter drives balls gap-to-gap with little effort in his swing. He is also equipped with advanced arm strength, throwing 86 across the infield. As Phillips continues to mature and fill out, the power potential is undeniable.

Following Phillips are two prospects with big tool sets: SS/OF Dominick Scalese (Wesleyan, 2023) and 3B/OF Reid Harvey (Thomas County Central, 2023). The two prospects ranked 1a and 1b in infield velocity, throwing 87 mph across the infield. Both prospects had a big round of batting practice, driving balls to the pull-side with some serious force.

Keep reading to view the complete list of the top-10 infielder prospects, along with reports on each infielder in attendance listed alphabetically.

Top Infield Prospects

Jax Phillips, East Cobb Baseball Academy (GA), 2024 - Georgia commit
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP Physically advanced for his class.
Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pounds. Projectable, strength throughout with lots of room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup with an athletic bend in his knees, hands load back as he brings the barrel vertical, low sweeping leg kick timing trigger, good balance through finish.  Gap-to-gap type hitter, consistently drove balls with easy effort, swing works short and quick to the zone, mostly level through, quicks hands.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present bat strength, big power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. OF - 89 mph. Advanced arm strength, quick, whippy arm, comes out of a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays through the ball with a fluid approach, fields to glove-side in the outfield, on the infield showed quick hands, funneling towards midsection, clean exchanges.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

Dominick Scalese, Wesleyan (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Lanky frame, lots of growth to come, wiry strength, some quick twitch.
Hit: RHH. Tall athletic set up, hands start back with a bar load, short stride landing open with front foot. Some fast bat speed with a short path down to the ball and long through with a line drive pull approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee. Good power pull side with extension
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. OF - 92 mph. short quick live arm throws carry with ease.
Defense: Nice fluid footwork with a quick transfer and release to go along with natural instincts.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Reid Harvey, Thomas County Central (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 188-pounds. Strong, athletic frame, will continue to add muscle.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, power position, short hand load coupled with a short stride, some explosiveness in lower half, great balance through finish Swing works short to the zone, uphill through, looks to elevate with pull-side pop, easy effort, ball jumps off the bat at-times.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Power to the pull side with extension
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. OF - 90 mph. Short, quick arm, accelerates with quick arm speed to a 3/4 slow, throws showed advanced carry from outfield and across infield.
Defense: Plays through the ball athletically with fluid motions, clean footwork, can range to either side with good body control, quick exchanges.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

Tyshon Patty, Mountain View (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic and balanced stance, hands start back in power position with a small soft stride to an athletic and balanced finish. Quick to the ball with level bat path, explodes with hips while keeping good balance throughout contact and finish. 
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. Looks to use the whole field and has some power to the pull side
Arm: RH.INF - 82 mph. OF -  mph. Short, loose and consistent arm with a 3/4 arm slot
Defense: fluid actions with soft hands quick transfer to go along with ability to play through the ball athletically.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

KJ Moon, North Oconee (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-foot-0, 180-pounds. Wide frame, strength throughout with more to come as he matures.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, high hands smoothly load back, short stride, stays on his back-side through finish. Barrel path works uphill through the zone as he looks to lift the ball, generates hard contact to the pull-side, quick hands and present bat speed.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 77 mph. Short arm action, slow draw on the back-side, comes out of an over-the-top slot, flicks the ball across the infield.
Defense: Plays through the bal in the outfield, fields deep on the infield, short footwork, good feel for backhand, tracks well to both sides.
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60. 

Alex Karst, Campbell (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-7, 205-pounds. Extra large frame, projectable, broad shoulders, plenty of room for more strength.
Hit: RHH. Wide, open setup, hands start high and load back with a barrel wrap, short leg lift stride, good balance through finish. Gap-to-gap type hitter with pull-side power, quick hands, barrel works mostly level through the zone, when he gets extension the ball jumps off the bat with force.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present power with the potential for much more.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Arm works short to a high 3/4 slot, accurate across the diamond and turning double plays.
Defense: Moves well around first base, uses his large frame to keep the ball in front, clean footwork and exchanges.
Run: 7.92 runner in the 60. 

William Maginnis, Newnan (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-foot-0, 150-pounds. Long, lanky frame, lean build, high waist, projectable.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, hands start high, hands drop and deepen on load as he gets into a crouching position, long stride, lower half propels through contact. Consistent line drive approach, barrel works level through the zone, good feel for, uses the entire field, quick hands allow for him to get extension through contact.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Loose, clean arm, quick arm speed, comes out of a 3/4 slot, accurate.
Defense: Plays through the ball, smooth footwork on approach, fields out front, smooth glove hand, clean on exchanges, good body control.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Wells, Columbus (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-0, 190-pounds. Strong, projectable build, borad shoulders, projects to carry significant strength throughout frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands load back smoothly, short stride, good balance through finish, keeps things simple. Swing path is short to the zone, travels uphill as he gains extension through the zone, ball jumps off bat at-times, strong hands/wrists, drives the ball middle/pull.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Big power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. OF - 79 mph. Long, clean arm action, comes out of a high 3/4 to over-the-top slot, throws are true with back spin, accurate from both outfield and infield.
Defense: Plays through the ball athletically in the outfield, good range on the infield, fields out front and funnels into mid section, feel for glove hand, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60.

JD Rediger, River Ridge (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 155-pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Athletic and balanced stance with a nice quiet leg kick and smooth transition back to power position. Gets back to an excellent balance position before the swing begins, good bottom half which allows his bat to get through the zone. Some fast bat speed and great extension, line drive gap to gap power with fluid rhythm.  Will get more power as he gets older and stronger.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short and quick consistent arm shows flash of life.
Defense: Nice and smooth prestep, gets to fielding position with fluid motion, quick and clean exchange while gaining ground, very soft hands to go along with natural instincts in games. Good arm in the hole and can make the play on the run with minimal effort. 
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60.

Malachi Jeffries, Mountain View (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 143-pounds. Lean, athletic build, physical growth left to.
Hit: SH. Similar from both sides of the plate, balanced setup, hands start back, short stride, great balance through finish, utilizes lower half more so from left-side than right. Easy effort swing works level through the zone, line drive type hitter, uses the entire field, consistent approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short arm action to a high 3/4 slot, did show the ability to drop down to a side arm slot effectively.
Defense: Attacks the ball rushing forward with short, quick steps, clean glove, fields out front, clean and smooth on exchanges.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. Clean gait.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Trevor Booton, Lagrange (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-foot-4, 180-pounds. Large, projectable frame, broad shoulders, lots of room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands start high and remain high on load, short stride, good balance. Easy effort swing, barrel path is level through the zone, generates hard line drive contact, when he gains extension he is able to drive the ball with force to the pull-side.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present hand speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Long arm action to a 3/4 slot, accurate across the diamond and turning double plays.
Defense: Moves athletically around the bag, plays through the ball, clean on exchanges and with footwork.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. 

Davis Budd, North Paulding (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Lean frame, high waist, projects to add plenty more to frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands load back quickly, short stride, finishes on his back-side.  Barrel path is somewhat uphill through the zone, lets the ball get deep, creates fly ball contact gap-to-gap, with more extension through the zone will drive the ball better.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph Short arm action to a high 3/4 slot, quick draw on the back-side.
Defense: Fields with a wide base, short, choppy footwork, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60.

Breydon Divine, Alexander (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B. An advanced defender at shortstop.
Body: 5-foot-11, 140-pounds. Lean, athletic frame, wiry strength.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, hands load back as he brings the barrel vertical, long leg kick timing trigger, finishes on front side.  Line drive type hitter, barrel works level through the zone, uses the entire field.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short, loose arm action quick arm speed, 3/4 slot, throws were accurate and showed carry.
Defense: Plays through the ball athletically, quick, fluid actions, instinctive first step, soft glove hand fields out front, quick on exchanges. Great body control, made a clean jump throw in the hole.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. Clean gait

Evan Doss, East Coweta (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: C/RHP/INF
Body: 5-foot-8, 170-pounds. Strong, sturdy frame, will continue to fill out as he matures
Hit: RHH. Open setup, smooth rhythm and load, short stride, good balance, finishes with heavy rotation of lower half.  Showed intent, good feel for the barrel, swing works level through the zone, uses the entire field.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Traditional catcher's actions, short, quick, over-the-top slot, accurate down to second, on the infield are works longer with some pie action.
Defense: Showed some advanced actions behind the plate, strong receiver, fluid footwork, clean exchanges. Moves athletically behind the plate, good flexibility. Good body control on the infield.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

Korey Fortson, Westover (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-foot-0, 200-pounds. Proportional build, strength throughout frame, broad shoulders
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands drop and deepen on load, short stride, at-times will get his lower half through contact, finishes over the plate. Gap-to-gap type hitter, quick, athletic hands, barrel works uphill through the zone as he looks to elevate, generates hard contact, inconsistent timing.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Big power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. OF - 75 mph. Long arm action to a 3/4 slot, rotational, some pie action.
Defense: Plays through the ball in the outfield, clean footwork, fluid transfers. On the infield, keeps the ball in front as he lets it come to him, fields deep, clean footwork.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

Cody Fuller, Brookwood  (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-8, 140-pounds. Proportional build, medium sized frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, big hand load back into a near arm bar, leg kick timing trigger, finishes aggressively. Barrel path is long and uphill through the zone, swings with intent, looks to elevate the ball pull-side.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short, easy arm acton to a high 3/4 slot, flicks the ball across the infield.
Defense: Plays through the ball, fields the ball out front, feel for glove hand, at-times packs the ball on exchanges, clean footwork.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

Gant Geiger, Charlton County (FL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-foot-2, 160-pounds. Long, lean frame, high waist, lots room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, cocking of the hands on load, leg kick timing trigger, great balance. Swing path works mostly level, gains extension through the zone, worked the pull-side with line drive contact, good feel for the barrel, consistent approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action with a quick release, comes out of a 3/4 slot, accurate across the diamond and on the run.
Defense: Plays through the ball, good pre-step rhythm, fluid footwork, good feel for glove, quick and clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Damon Glasgow, Colins HIll (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-foot-4, 138-pounds. Proportional build, lots of growth left to do.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, front leg rotated inward, loads weight back with a knee knock stride, finishes balanced. Easy effort swing, short to the zone, has a tendency to get uphill through the zone, at-times is level, line drive contact to all fields.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Short arm action to a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays through the ball with clean footwork, good glove hand, fields out front and funnels, at-times stabbed at the ball, clean on exchanges, good body control.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60. 

Isaiah Haygood, Valdosta (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. Strong, sturdy build, thick lower half.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, high hands load back into an arm bar, short stride, good balance through finish, gets his lower half through contact. Swing path is uphill through the zone, quick hand speed, looks to elevate to the pull-side.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: LH. INF - 73 mph. Arm action is long to a low 3/4 slot, loose wrist.
Defense: Gets his feet set early, fields flat, competent glove hand, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Caden Henderson, Ware County (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Proportionally built frame, strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, hands load back smoothly, short stride, good balance on finish. Swing path is level through the zone, flashed the ability to gain extension, creates line drive contact gap-to-gap.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action to a 3/4 slot, some stuffness, flicks ball.
Defense: Fields out front funneling into mid section, comepetent glove hand, clean on exchanges, good body control.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Ellington Hodge, Decatur (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 145-pounds. Lean, lanky frame, high waist, plenty of growth left to do.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands cock with a barrel wrap on load, short stride, great balance. Easy effort swing, level barrel path through the zone, creates line drive contact up the middle.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Short, loose arm action, some whip, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays through the ball with quick feet, good feel for glove hand, clean exchanges, range to both sides.
Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

Brayden Jacobs, East Jackson (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 195-pounds. Physical, durable frame, strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Crouching setup, hands load deep into an arm bar, short stride, finishes on his back-side. Swing works long to the zone, flat through it, line drive contact middle/pull, flashed pull-side pop, able to generate hard contact at-times with his natural strength.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Long arm action to a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Short choppy approach, fields with narrow feet, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

Parker Lee, Brookwood School (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Lean frame, high waist.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands load back, short stride, stiff lower half. Barrel path is long to the zone, uphill though, lets the ball travel deep, gap-to-gap type hitter.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 77 mph. Long arm action, full swing on back-side, to a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields deep in his position, approaches with short, flat steps, competent hands, packs the ball on exchanges.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

Brayden Leonard, Fulton Science Academy (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Proportional, athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, hands start high and remain high as he loads weight, short reverse toe tap stride, good balance through finish. Barrel path is mostly level through the zone, keeps his hands inside, line drive type hitter, used the entire field, flashed pull-side pop.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. OF - 79 mph. Short, quick arm action, 3/4 slot, utilized lower slots while making plays on the run.
Defense: Good pre-fielding footwork, clean and fluid, good range to both sides, feel for glove hand, clean on exchanges, good body control, plays through the ball.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Kaden Moore, Dade County (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-foot-0, 175-pounds. Proportional frame, lean strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, early rhythm, hands load back into a near arm bar, shoulders become uphill, finishes on back-side. Pre-sets barrel path, uphill through the zone, lifts the ball, gap-to-gap.
Power: 71 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. OF - 71 mph. Long arm action to a 3/4 slot, some stiffness.
Defense: Does a good job of staying behind the ball, fields outs front, long on exchanges, short, choppy footwork.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Makana Peters, Lambert (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-0, 180-pounds. Strong, physical build, wide shoulder, strong lower half
Hit: RHH. Tall setup transitioning into a small leg kick and smooth load back to hitting position. Lower half gets through allowing the bat to come through the hitting zone with smoothness, fluid rhythm.  Good approach with a short to ball long and upward extension through the ball. Ability to hit the ball oppo gap and also show pull power. Tends to top spin some balls pull side as well when he cuts off extension.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Power potential, when finish extension.
Arm: RH.. INF - 67 mph. Short, clean, some drag out of high 3/4 slot, very accurate, flicks ball across the infield
Defense: Smooth soft hands gets into position with slow fluid footwork, clean exchange plays through ball well, needs to work on range to gloveside.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

Aaron Peterson, Mount Pisgah Christian (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-foot-0, 145-pounds. Proportional build, lots of room for growth left.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, hands load back into an arm bar, short stride, good balance. Swing works long to the zone, uphill through, gap-to-gap type hitter, able to square the ball up when he gets extension, harder contacto middle/pull.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Long arm action to a 3/4 slot, accurate on throws.
Defense: Fields deep in position, clean footwork, feel around the bag, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60.

Blake Rodgers, Gordon Lee (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 213-pounds. Physical build, room for firming up.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, high hands load back, leg kick timing trigger, gets stride foot down early, good balance. Takes a power/pull approach, barrel works somewhat uphill through the zone as he looks to drive the ball, some looseness in the hands.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Bat strength.
Arm: LH. INF - 69 mph. Long arm action across the diamond to a 3/4 slot, shortened up when turning double plays.
Defense: Fields the ball out front, clean transfers, good feel around the bag.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60. 

Carson Royal, Winder-Barrow (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Strong, physical build, wide shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, good rhythm in hands, loads back, short stride. Barrel path is level through the zone, hits off backside, strong hands/wrists, creates hard contact pull-side.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Power potential, bat strength.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. INF - 71 mph. Short, clean arm action to an over-the-top slot, accurate throws across the infield and behind the plate.
Defense: Moves well around first base, fluid footwork and clean glove hand. Behind the plate, athletic receiver, sets up on the balls of his feet, clean exchanges and glove work, carries momentum on line.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

Mason Siniard, Houston County (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 173-pounds. Thick, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, hands start back and deepen on load, short leg lift stride, finishes balance. Swing works level through zone, loose wrists, aggressive intent, line drive type hitter.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action to an over-the-top slot behind the plate and on the infield. Kept throws around the bag at both.
Defense: Clean on exchanges and with footwork behind the plate. On the infield, fields deep, long on exchanges, competent back hand.
Run: 8.00 runner in the 60. 

Elijiah Smith, Houston County (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean, athletic frame, high waist.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands load back early, short stride, good balance, at-times lower half collapses. Swing works short to the zone, mostly level through, quick hands, gains extension on contact, line drive type hitter gap-to-gap.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. OF - 79 mph. Arm works long to an over-the-top slot, accurate, throws are true with back spin, quick arm speed.
Defense: Looks more natural in the outfield, plays through the ball athletically in or out, tracks well in the outfield with a quick first step, clean exchanges and footwork, shuffles into throw.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. Clean gait.

AJ Ward, Glynn Academy (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: Long, lean frame, lots of growth left to do, athletic build.
Hit: Open setup, high hands drop and load back, short stride, good balance through finish. Gap-to-gap type hitter, barrel works mostly level through the zone, flashed quickness in his hands and intent in his swing.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity off the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short arm action to a high 3/4 slot, did drop down to a side arm slot on plays up the middle.
Defense: Fluid defender, smooth approach with clean footwork, fields out front and funnels into midsection, good body control to both sides.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

Will Walker, Seminole County (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-8, 140-pounds. Proportional frame, lean build, solid athlete.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, hands start back and deepen with some barrel wrap, short stride, lower half finishes towards third. Line drive type hitter, level barrel path through the zone, smooth swing, loose wrists.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Short arm action, utilizes multiple arm slots effectively, quick release.
Defense: Smooth pre-pitch first step, Ppays through the ball athletically, covers ground well to both sides, feel for glove, good body control, quick, clean exchanges.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Preston Wright, Stockbridge (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Young, lean build, plenty of time and room for growth.
Hit: SH. Similar setup from both sides of the plate. Balanced setup, long reverse toe tap stride, hands deepen, good balance,  Swing path plays level through the zone from both sides, creates line drive contact to the pull-sides, gets better extension on the right-side generating harder contact, some quickness in the hands.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. OF - 79 mph. Arm works short with some looseness and hand speed to a 3/4 slot on the infield. Lengthens arm action in the outfield.
Defense: Moves well in the outfield and on the infield, quick first step, plays through the ball, soft glove, clean exchanges.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

Braxton Yerta, Chambers Academy (AL), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Strong, broad frame, physical build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, loads weight onto back-side, short hand load and drop, short toe-tap stride, at-times finishes over the plate. Barrel path is short to the zone, mostly level through, creates line drive contact middle/pull, with extension can drive the ball.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action to a 3/4 slot, some stiffness, flicks the ball across the infield.
Defense: Smooth pre-fielding footwork, sets up to play through, packs the ball on exchanges, competent glove work.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

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