Future Games Recap - Infielders


PBR Georgia
Staff

 

Last weekend the Prep Baseball Report Future Games were held at the LakePoint Sports Complex and States and scouts from all over the country invaded the facility, In what can only be described as the countries best uncommitted event.  With over 300 college scouts filtering through, this event has and continues to pay huge dividends for both scouts and players alike.  Today we focus on Team Georgia and the talented infielder group that represented the great state of Georgia.

 

 

 

Brant Baughcum SS / 2B / Brookwood, GA / 2022

Baughcum did not disappoint at the Future Games.  The brand new Georgia Tech commit checks in at 6-foot, 180-pound and plays the game with a very high IQ. He created quite a buzz with the scouts in attendance. He is light on his feet, with soft hands and a motor between the lines and in the dugout. Baughcum made all the routine plays and turned in some jaw dropping, instinctive defensive plays also. His arm strength may get called into question some as he climbs the ladder, but he has plenty to build on, and can get the baseball in and out of his glove with ease when he needs too. Offensively Baughcum gives consistent competitive at bats with his balanced straight away approach. He is not afraid to use the field and shows hard contact to all fields.  He has a good frame and should develop into some pull side power down the road. Baughcum has long been high on local schools radar, but really helped himself on the national level at the Future Games. Lots of potential here and he is already showing the ability to get to it.

 

Jackson Gaspard 2B / RHP / Buford, GA / 2022

At 6-foot, 170-pounds Gaspard can play about anywhere on the baseball field. He made it look easy in the middle of the field and showed excellent feet and hands.  He turned a couple excellent double plays with quick transfers, ease of actions, and firm throws. Over the course of the year we have had a chance to see Gaspard play every position on the infield.  In the Underclass Games we saw him post a very respectable 2.02 pop time, with make accurate throws on the bag. He actually made Team Georgia as a pitcher/catcher combo off of the Underclass Games Event, but as the summer played out his abilities in the middle of the field started stand out also.  Offensively Gaspard is just starting to grow into his power and looks like he will have legitimate pull power down the road. Overall Gaspard is a good combination of athlete and bat. He can truly play and hold his own anywhere on the diamond and is without question a winning baseball player.

Jonathan Jaime 1B / OF / Brookwood, GA / 2022

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Jaime has good size and a smooth swing from the left side. He uses a straight away approach and with high leg kick to start his swing. Jaime showed scouts the ability to drive the ball to all fields and put together multiple quality at bats throughout the event, nobody seemed to be able to sneak a fastball by him.  Defensively Jaime has a solid glove around the bag. His profile at first-base, as with all first-base prospects depends on how much he hits and if this weekend is any indication, Jaime will have no problem finding a home at the next level. Hitters hit, and that is exactly what he did for Team Georgia at the Future Games.

Taylor Shultz SS / 2B / Allatoona, GA / 2022

The 5-foot-8, 160-pound Shultz had a strong showing here at the Future Games.  The undersized middle of the field prospect, did what he we saw him do all year on the defensive side of the ball. Shultz made several run saving plays and did it with more than his strong athleticism, he did it with his high baseball IQ also.  What may lack in size he more than makes up for with his range and hands. He is one of those guys that seems to always be in the right spot. Offensively Shultz has a singles approach and is still waiting on his man strength. In the future you can see Shutlz growing into some gap type power, but for now it is a solid contact approach that wins the day for him.  As a smaller guy Shultz has had to do the smaller things to win and his approach matches up well with both his 6-4-3 travel organization and his Allatoona High School baseball program. Somebody at the next level is going to get a winning player in Shultz and we look forward to seeing where he ends up.