GDC Tournament Scout Blog - Week 1

PBR Georgia Staff

The Georgia Dugout Club Tournament Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the first weekend of the event. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable from the eight fields of action. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. Simply put, the GDC Scout Blog is loaded with information. The blog is organized by field, starting with the teams on Field 9 and making our way all the way through those who played on Field 16 at the bottom.

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Coleman Willis, RHP, Houston County, 2021
Georgia commit. 6-foot-6, 190-pound right-handed pitcher, long, lean frame, towering figure on the mound, highly projectable. Got the start against Walton, cruised through the first two innings, showed lots of confidence in his fastball and curveball, located both pitches low in the zone effectively for swing and misses. Fastball sat 89-93, 2500+ rpm. Curveball, 78-80, 12/6 shape, depth, late bite, 2400+ rpm. Used changeup sparingly at 74. Left the game in the third inning due to a combination of pitch count and some command issues.

Brodie Chestnutt, RHP, Houston County, 2021
Florida State commit. 6-foot-4, 225-pound right-handed pitcher, extra large, physical frame, developed lower half. Had some early command issues in his start against North Cobb Christian, but did a good job navigating the early innings and limiting the NCC offense. Settled in and went 4.0 IP, allowing 0 runs, while walking two and striking out 10. Easy effort delivery, great feel for fastball and slider, one he settled in consistently threw strikes. Fastball sat 88-90, touched 91, heavy. Slider, 77-80, downer, located low in the zone, buried for swing and misses.

Treyson Hughes, OF, Houston County, 2021
West Virginia commit. 6-foot-3, 175-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, long, projectable build, looks to have added significant strength to his frame with plenty of room for more. Gap-to-gap type hitter with power to the pull-side. Long strider, can cover ground in a hurry. Tracks balls well in the outfield and has a big arm.

Andrew Dunford, 1B/RHP, Houston County, 2023
Uncommitted. 6-foot-7, 235-pound right-handed two-way prospect, extra large frame that he has done a great job of adding to, physically impressive. Offensively, hit out of the four hole for Houston County. Short and quick to the zone, mostly level through, keeps it simple. Big power potential in swing. Launched a two-run line drive home run in his first at-bat of the tournament, 101 exit velocity. On the mound, has the makings of a future power arm. Works from a ¾ slot, inconsistent with finish, at-times will have recoil, others times has a high follow through with a crossing over. Fastball sat 82-85, touched 86, plenty more in the tank. Did not need to use offspeed often. Curveball, 86-72, changeup 76. 

Lukas Farris, 1B/OF, North Cobb Christain, 2022
Uncommitted, 6-foot-3 195 pounds. Has had one of the more impressive starts to the season we have seen. Physically impressive, has really shown the ability to hit the ball hard to all fields. Whippy bat with an impressive feel for the barrel. Started the weekend off with a loud RBI double down the left field line, following an impressive opposite field home run earlier in the week. 

Michael Mullinax, OF, North Cobb Christian, 2024
Georgia commit. 6-foot, 175-pound switch-hitting outfielder, top-ranked ‘24 in Georgia, No, 9 nationally, high end athlete, lean strength, has proven himself as one of the top bats in his class. Did most of his work hitting from the left-side. Has a relaxed stane in the box with low hands, smooth load back with a short stride, great balance. Swing path is short and quick to the zone, whips through in a level path, has already shown the ability to drive the ball to all fields, exceptional hand-eye coordination and feel for the barrel. Easy effort, repeatable swing. Can fly around the bases, always thinking two out of the box, constant threat to steal. Defensively, has an advanced arm, tracks balls well, natural center fielder.

Barrett Eldridge, 1B/RHP, Walton, 2022
Uncommitted, 6-foot-2 210 pounds. Physical frame. Was able to create loud contact throughout the weekend. Connected for a two run bomb to left field against East Paulding. Uses an upright stance, along with a compact swing to create consistent contact and to be able to drive the ball hard to the pull side. Stayed on a fastball here to drive it left field for a single. 103 off the bat

DJ Radtke, RHP/1B. Blessed Trinity, 2021
Georgia recruit. 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher, strong, physical frame, athletic on the mound. Strong to the year with three scoreless innings against then No. 2 North Paulding, striking out five. Good feel for fastball and slider, lived on the outer half of the plate. Fastball sat 86-91, heavy. Slider, 76-79, 11/5 shape, downer action, swing and miss pitch. Buckles knees when he goes inside with it. Hit from the leadoff spot for Blessed Trinity, swings a power bat, drives the ball to all fields. Led the game off against Locust Grove with a solo home run to left field.

Justice Haynes, OF/LHP, Blessed Trinity, 2023
Uncommitted. 5-foot-10, 190-pound left-handed two-way prospect, an elite athlete, muscular build, strength throughout, one top rated RBs in the country as well. Narrow setup, long stride to a wide position, hands load back and drop, at-times gets weight out on front foot early. Level, line drive swing, ability to use the entire field, ultra quick hands. Game changing speed, always a threat on the bases and can track the ball well in the outfield. Big arm. On the mound, ran his fastball up to 90. 

Cooper Milford, OF, Blessed Trinity, 2023
Georgia commit. 6-foot, 160-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, lean, athletic build, has started to fill out his frame with muscle, plenty more room. Smooth rhythm throughout his stance, big leg kick, smooth hand load, great timing. Sees the ball well. Has always been known for his quick feet and ability to run, but with the added weight the bat has made some big leaps. Drives the ball gap-to-gap with a whippy barrel. 

Max Puckett, 1B, Blessed Trinity, 2022
Mercer commit. 6-foot-4, 200-pound left-handed hitting first baseman, big, strong frame, athletically built, projectable. Balanced setup, hands start high and remain, big leg lift stride, good balance. Powerful swing from the left-side, middle approach, some lift in swing as it works uphill through the zone, strong hands. Big power potential. Athletic defender at first, quick feet, good feel around the bag.

Jake Lankie, RHP, Blessed Trinity, 2023
Georgia commit. 6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, athletic build, continues to add strength to frame, one of the top overall arms in the ‘23 class. Got the start against a talented Carrollton lineup and went right after them. Fastball sat 90-91 with good tilt, both sides of the plate. Slider, 76-78, downer, sharp action, good feel, swing and miss pitch. Changeup, 80-81, heavy fade, drops slot some when throwing, located armside. Effectively pitched backwards against the top of the order, throwing a heavy amount of sliders and changeups for strikes.

Bear Madliak, C, Carrollton, 2021
Georgia commit. 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher, strong, sturdy frame, powerful build. Confident hitter, has a presence in the box. Keeps it simple, hands start back and deepen on load, short stride, great balance. Swing works uphill through the zone, looking to elevate and drive, creates leverage, strong hands, gap-to-gap approach, power to all fields. Clutch performer, raises his game when the lights are the brightest. Hit a big three run home run against North Paulding to give Carrollton an 8-4 lead late in the game.

Colton Cosper, LHP, Carrollton, 2021
Mercer commit. 6-foot-1, 160-pound left-handed pitcher, wide frame, lots of filling out left to do, high pitch ability. Arm action is short and clean to a low ¾ slot, repeatable, hides ball well on back-side. Quick drop and drive delivery. Tossed a gem against Blessed Trinity, going seven shutout innings. Fastball sat 80-83, touched 84, running action, used to both sides of the plate. Curveball, 68-72, manipulated shape between 1/7 and sweeping, feel. Changeup, 70. Feel for all three pitches, controlled the zone.

Cade Cosper, RHP/3B, Carrollton, 2023
Uncommitted. 5-foot-11, 130-pound right-handed pitcher, young frame, lean, athletic build, plenty of physical development left to do. Arm works short and clean to a ¾ slot, quick arm speed, cross body action. Tall and fall delivery, lands square, falls off towards first. Fastball sat 82-85, armside run. Curveball, 72-74, 11/5 shape, depth, flashed bite. Good feel for both pitches.

Connor Crisp, RHP/SS, Locust Grove, 2023
Georgia commit. 5-foot-11, 180-pound right-handed pitcher and shortstop, broad shoulders, strong lower half, continues to add strength. Clean arm action with a controlled draw on the back-side, accelerates quickly to a ¾ slot, repeats well. Controls the zone with fastball/changeup combo, great feel for both pitches. Fastball sat 86-91. Changeup, 77-80, heavy sink, swing and miss pitch, used in any count. Offensively, takes a power approach from the left-side. Aggressive swing, quick bat speed.

Mitchell Heer, RHP/SS, North Paulding, 2021
Wallace State CC recruit. 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed pitcher and shortstop, proportional frame, athletic build, lean strength throughout. Loose, live arm, works mostly from a low ¾ slot, will drop or rise at-times to create deception. Fastball sat 86-89, touched 80, heavy run action, used to both sides of the plate, lots of weak contact and swing and misses on, spin rates in the 1500-1600. Changeup, 77-80, heavy sink and fade, good feel, swing and miss pitch, 1100-1200 spin rate. Curveball, 70-72, shape varied between 10/4 and sweeping, dropped slot to sweep. Consistently throws all three pitches for strikes, highly competitive, lively stuff.

Grayson Taylor, C, North Paulding, 2022
South Alabama commit. 6-foot-1, 200-pound left-handed hitting catcher, physical frame, strength throughout, big power potential in bat. Relaxed stance in the box, low hands, smooth load, leg kick timing trigger, good balance. Takes a power/pull approach, barrel path works uphill as he looks to elevate and drive, strong hands, can drive the ball with just a flick of his wrists.

Chris Cole, OF, North Paulding, 2021
Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 170-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, athletic build, proportional frame. Leadoff hitter for North Paulding, really sets the tone. Balanced setup, smooth rhythm in hands, short stride, great balance. Gap-to-gap type hitter, good feel for the barrel, can spray line drives around the park. Smart hitter, has an approach,  knows the zone, battles at the plate.  

Jake Hembree, LHP, North Paulding, 2023
Georgia commit. 6-foot-1, 175-pound left-handed pitcher, proportional build, plenty of filling out left to do. Has a track record of being a high pitch ability arm. Struggled some with his command in start against Locust Grove, but managed to get himself out of trouble each time, scattered two runs in four innings. Fastball sat 82-85. Curveball, shape varied between 12/6 and 1/7, depth, swing and miss, pitched to both sides of the plate.. Changeup, 78-79, fade action.

Addrian McNeal MIF/3B, Redan, 2021
Liberty Commit, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. Athletic right handed bat in the 3 hole for Redan. Showed a really good feel for the barrel all weekend, really was the spark plug for the Redan offense. Exciting player to watch, with good speed. Uses the whole field effectively to drive balls for extra bases. 

Daegan Strickland, C/3B, Savannah Chirstian, 2023
Uncommitted, 5-foot-11, 185 Pounds. Despite battling an injury, still a strong bat from the right side, with big power potential. Uses an upright stance, with a simple line drive approach, produces consistent hard contact up the middle and to the pull side.

Ely Brown, OF/LHP, Savannah Christian, 2023
Uncommitted. 6-foot, 170-pound left-handed two-way prospect, lean, athletic frame. At the plate, balanced setup, athletic bend in knees, hands load back and raise, short stride, good balance. Takes a line drive, contact approach, can use the entire field, quick hands. Good runner. On the mound, arm works short and loose to a ¾ slot, low effort. Topped out at 82.

Logan McGuire, RHP, Allatoona, 2021
Georgia Tech recruit. 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, long, projectable frame. Took some time to settle into first start of season, command issues in the first inning. After the first, showed feel for his fastball and curveball. Pitched low in the zone, and took advantage of the shadows on the field, created a tough look for batters. Fastball sat 85-89, touched 90, 91. Curveball, 11/5 shape, bite. Did not have his sharpest stuff, but was still able to routinely get outs and keep the St. Pius X offense quiet.

William Mosley, 3B, Allatoona, 2022
Uncommitted, 5-foot-11, 200 Pounds. Athletic build, was able to hit balls hard all weekend in the middle of a talented Allatoona lineup. Short compact approach, with a whippy bat, that produces a lot of hard contact. Mosley lined this 2 RBI double to right center 101 MPH off the bat. 

Brett Blomquist, C/3B, Allatoona, 2021
Western Kentucky recruit, 6-foot-2 175-pounds. Athletic build at the top of the Allatoona order. Serves as the catalyst for his team. Put together great at bats all weekend long. Simple approach at the plate, with a whippy bat. Gap to Gap type hitter out of the leadoff spot. Put a nice swing on the 12th pitch of this at bat to drive home two runs for the Buccaneers.

Ethan Sutton, 3B/RHP, Allatoona, 2023
Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 208-pound right-handed two-way prospect, broad shoulders, projectable frame, strength throughout with much more on the way. Swings a big stick with power to all fields, Keeps it simple with a balanced setup, short, smooth load, heel lift stride. Strong hands whip the barrel through the zone, level path. On the mound, controlled draw and delivery, explodes through release. Loose arm, quick arm speed, comes out of a ¾ slot. Fastball sat 84-87, more in the tank, Curveball, 68, 12/6 shape, High upside two-way prospect.

Adam Brooks, RHP, Sequoyah, 2022
Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher, strong build. Arm action is short and clean on the back-side, hides the ball well, comes out of an over-the-top slot, some effort. Drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes walking down the mound. Intense demeanor on the mound. Fastball sat 85-87, touched 88, 89. Curveball, 12/6, 75-76. Changeup, 74, fade. Showed feel for three pitches.

Kenskey Thomas, OF, Sequoyah, 2022
Uncommitted. 5-foot-11, 185-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, medium sized frame, muscular build, has really put in work on his frame in the weight room. Looks to have turned a corner offensively, wielding a power bat at the plate. Showed power to all fields over the entire weekend, drives the ball with force.


Niko Nevarez, RHP/INF, Creekview, 2023
6-foot, 162 pounds. Nevarez has made some large strides on the mound. He has recently added some mass, and it has really helped his velo. He was sitting in the high 70’s low 80’s a few months back. He did not throw a fastball under 81 in the GDC tournament. Fastball was sitting 82-84, topping out at 85. He mixed in the slider at 75-77 with hard, late break. Really impressed with the ability to pitch inside on batters. He was not afraid to challenge them inside. There were some defensive mistakes behind him, but he kept his composure and minimized the damage. The sophomore showed a ton of projectability, and maturity on the mound.

Dawson Campbell, OF/LHP, Pope, 2022
Uncommitted. 5-foot-10, 180 pounds. Athletic left-handed bat out of the leadoff spot for the Greyhounds. Showed good plate-discipline throughout the weekend. Whippy bat with good bat speed through the zone. Started the weekend off the event with a line drive to centerfield that he came around for a triple.

Peyton Cariaco, LHP, Pope, 2021
Kent State recruit. Large frame at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds. Quality start for Pope, going 4.2 IP, 0 R, 10 K and picking up the win. Durable arm, who seemed to get better with command as game progressed. FB stayed steady at 84-87. Rolling breaking ball had 1/7 action at 72-73. Showed a changeup as primary secondary pitch to LHH at 77-78; steady armside fade that located well.

James Tibbs, OF/1B, Pope, 2021
Florida State recruit. No. 17 in the Georgia 2021 class rankings. High-level offensive player from the left-side of the plate. Simplified stance and load since last season; more controlled and quiet in the box. Multi-leveled load has transitioned to a smooth take-back. Still possesses the same whippy bat through the zone with the ability to change the game with power to pull-side. Roped a double off the CF fence, as well as a line drive inside-the-park home run.

Ty Burchett, SS, Banks County, 2021
Uncommitted. Lean frame at 6-foot-1, 150 pounds. Swung the bat well over the weekend, showing a solid line drive approach. Upright stance with good rhythm, pre-load. Uses toe-tap timing. Has an advanced glove with easy, fluid motions defensively. Arm strength is there to stay on the left-side.

Bowen Roberts, 1B, Banks County, 2022
Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 205 pounds; thick, strong build. Showed off some raw strength at the plate. Blasted a solo homerun in his first at-bat of the day. Also showed the ability to go the other-way with a single - one that started a two-out rally that ultimately, lead to Banks County pulling out the victory.

Zachary Harris, RHP, Cambridge, 2022
Uncommitted. Lean frame at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. Started game one for Cambridge, going 5 IP, 1 R, 5 K. Short arm action from a H3/4 slot, slightly open landing. Got ahead in counts with fastball; sat 86-90 early in the outing with above average effort. Fastball had some late life. Showed a two MPH jump from this event last season. Breaking ball had 12/6 down action at 76-79.

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Jayden Carbonell-Smith, SS, Cambridge, 2021
Young Harris recruit. Listed at 5-11, 175, but looks to have added muscle and strength. Has been an impressive riser over the past year and a half. Has always showed athletic actions in the field and a fluid swing at the plate, but the swing has polished and the added strength has only improved the overall game. Calm, still stance in the box with a simple, raised load. Takes aggressive swings and has continually barreled-up baseballs. In the field, shows solid range up the middle and a reliable arm.

Matthew Polk, RHP, Cambridge, 2021
Citadel recruit. Stellar outing out of the bullpen, throwing three scoreless innings, while picking up six strikeouts. Showed impressive stuff on FB/SL combo. Throws from a low ¾ slot resulting in some run on FB with late life; 84-86, T87. Lived up in the zone, mostly, and garnered a high percentage of swing and misses. Challenged with the fastball, as that was finding success. Mixed in a slider-type breaking ball with late bite and movement at 75-77. Finds the strike zone with primary and secondary pitches, both.

Cooper Davidson, OF, Fellowship Christian, 2023
Uncommitted. Davidson has an athletic build with plenty of room to fill out at 5-foot 11, 150lbs. From the lead off spot, Davidson displayed pull-side power and speed by hitting a gap shot that rolled to the LFC fence for an inside-the-park home run in his first AB on Saturday. Launched a home run over the LCF fence in his second AB. Powerful yet compact set up at the plate. Uses his lower half nicely to start swing. Has quick hands and gets barrel on plane early in swing. Gets extended and finishes swing at the top. Quick step out of the box for a RHH. Davidson serves as an offensive catalyst for his FCHS baseball team. Full of hustle and an exciting player to watch.

Jake Streeter, 3B/C, North Springs, 2022
Uncommitted. For the second straight year, Streeter put together a very impressive offensive showing at the Georgia Dugout Club tournament. Streeter continued to string big at-bats together, and did damage to the pull-side. Had success staying back on breaking balls in multiple at-bats. The 6-foot, 190 pounder utilizes a strong lower-half with a knack for finding the barrel. Moderately high leg kick, with a smooth, level swing. Capped off his weekend with a homerun to LF. Defensively, Streeter showed well at both third base and catcher. His natural ability looks better suited for third, but has the ability to play behind the plate, as well as corner OF.

Buck Olsen, OF, North Springs, 2021
University of Chicago commit. Lean fast-twitch athlete at 5-foot11, 165-pounds. Lead off the game with authority driving a ball to deep left for a double. Simple, quick swing with limited movement that allows Olsen to make contact consistently. Good hands. Uses the entire field to hit. Runs hard and fast, quick first step out of the box. High-energy player.

Connor Haynes, OF/RHP, Dunwoody, 2022
Athletic and strong uncommitted player at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds. Showed well on both sides of the ball. Offensively, starts with calm tempo in hands, gets to an athletic spot upon load. Showed poolside power with a one-hopped triple to the LCF fence. Flicked a single to the right-side of the infield earlier in the weekend on a breaking ball. Showed off an accurate arm from CF to gun down a runner at the plate. Hopped on the mound in a start on Saturday. FB sat 81-83. High-energy player.

John Raines, RHP, Harrison, 2021
Uncommitted. Raines displays an athletic build at 6-foot 2, 185lbs. Still room to grow into his projectable frame. Short, compact delivery with 3/4 arm slot. Quick arm. Started on Friday Night and consistently sat 83-87 with fastball that had arm-side run. Consistent and linear delivery to home plate. Sweeping breaking ball with good deception that sat 64-68mph. Struggled with command at times but showed the ability to stay competitive and work counts by staying in and around the zone. Has room to easily add more velocity. Good presence on the mound.

Preston Booth, OF, Harrison, 2022
Uncommitted. At 5-foot 9, 160-pounds, Booth has room to get bigger and stronger to compliment his speed. Nice compact swing with good hands. He battles at the plate and plays situational baseball. Drove in 2 runs with a base hit up the middle and took second base as the outfielder bobbled it. Heads up, energetic player. Fast runner.

Braxton Bullard, SS, Harrison, 2021
West Alabama Commit. Lean build at 5-foot-8, 135-pounds with room to fill out. Quick hands at the plate. Gets barrel in the zone early and finishes out in front. Produces a lot of contact and makes things happen for his team. Good plate disciple. LHH that gets out of the box quickly. Soft hands and good feet in the MIF.

Tate Strickland, RHP, Harrison, 2024
Uncommitted. Strickland has a lean athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 150-pounds with plenty of room to put on size. Repeatable delivery and fast arm. Fastball sat 83-87 with sink. Sharp BB with downward bite. Projectable high velocity pitcher. Above average spin rate as FB was over 2500RPM and BB was 2600+ RPM. Attacks the zone and has good presence on the mound.

Jett Lovett, OF/RHP, Newman, 2021
Georgia Tech Commit. Lovett primarily patrols the outfield but started a game on the mound at the GDC tournament this past weekend. Lean athletic frame at 6-foot-0 170-pounds with room to fill out. Simple drop and drive mechanics with a high 3/4 arm slot. Lived off his fastball that sat 84-89mph with arm-side run. Competitive pitcher that attacks the zone. At the plate, Lovett works counts and uses the entire field which he displayed by hitting a double over the left fielders head in the game he pitched. Quick first step out of the box as a LHH and fast runner.

Elgin Bennett, OF, Woodward Academy, 2022
Illinois commit. Lean 6-foot, 188 pounder with impressive movements throughout the field. Athletic stance with sink in legs. Wide base upon swing. Line drive approach and uses the whole field with easy hands. Can really run and get out of the left-handed box. Uses speed all over the field, covering ground in the outfield and continuing to be a baserunning threat.

Michael Braswell, SS/RHP, Campbell, 2021
South Carolina recruit. Braswell has had MLB Scout eyes on him seemingly every at-bat in this early season, and he has continued to rise to the occasion. Braswell continues to display his entire game at a high level. Offensively, Braswell has done a consistent job of making hard contact on pitches in the zone. Has not deviated from strike-zone discipline, especially on off-speed pitches early in counts. 

Andrew Herrmann, LHP, Campbell, 2021
Wofford Commit. Big strong athletic frame at 6-foot-3 190-pounds. Developed lower half that allows his to consistently repeat his delivery. Lived off his fastball that sat 86-90mph. 3/4 arm slot with arm-side run. Not hesitant to pitch inside. Good feel for his big sweeping BB that sat 73-77mph. Plus move to 1B picking off back-to-back base runners in the first inning of his start at the GDC Tournament. Competitive pitcher that attacks the zone.

Scott Mudler, C/RHP, Chattahoochee, 2021
Mudler is primarily a catcher that showed versatility by making a solid start on the mound in the GDC tournament. Strong athletic frame at 6-foot-1 195-pounds. Short, compact delivery on the mound with a low 3/4 arm slot. Fastball sat low 80s with some run and sink, slider sat mid 70s and served as his out pitch. Multiple swings and misses with slider. Attacks the zone and competes. Fun player to watch. At the plate, swings a powerful left-handed bat. Swing works long to and through the zone, looks to elevate and drive the ball middle/pull. One of the top uncommitted catchers in the 2021 class.

Cam Suto, 1B/LHP, Sprayberry, 2021
Lee recruit. Athletic, quick-twitch athlete at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds. Picked up multiple hits in two out of the three games for the Yellow Jackets. Loose and free hands at the plate with quick bat speed. Creates leverage with lower-half. Hands are short to the ball after getting to position. Sub-6.9 runner.

KK Towe, SS, Sprayberry, 2022
Uncommitted. Towe has an athletic build with room to put on some size and strength at 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. The switch hitting SS has a powerful set up at the plate. Quick hands that get fully extended through the zone. Stays on his backside nicely through his load and stride. Displayed his ability to hit to all fields by lining a double to the LCF gap in a left-handed AB. Hard runner and a high-intensity player.

Josh McDonald, 1B, Troup, 2023
6-foot-2, 185 pound corner infielder. Big-bodied frame. The right-handed hitter had a solid showing over the weekend, including two multi-hit games - one three-hit, 2 RBI performance. Keeps everything incredibly simple at the plate. Short load with hands and feet, stays level with bat and uses the middle of the field well.

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