Georgia Underclass Trials: Preview

By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the PBR Georgia team will return to home base at LakePoint to host the Underclass Trials, a showcase open to all prospects representing graduating classes 2022 to 2025. There are approximately 70 prospects slated to attend already, and registration is still open. You can register for a spot still by clicking here.

This open showcase will provide players in the state a platform to perform in front of our staff to earn invitations to future invitation-only events, like the PBR Future Games and Junior Future Games, the Super 60 Pro Showcase, as well as summer events like the Top Prospect Games and the Underclass Games.

While we’re looking forward to meeting and evaluating talent in the state we’ve not yet seen, we’re also looking forward to reviewing a few of Georgia’s best and brightest who have already landed on our radars.

From Rome, sophomore utility-type Jonathan Vigoa is a prospect we’ve actually a few times already this fall and each time we’ve come away more and more impressed. Vigoa has given our staff quality defensive looks all over the diamond – from catcher, shortstop, all the way to the outfield grass – all while providing a simple, strong right-handed bat. It doesn’t end there, either. He’s also been up to 86 mph on the mound this fall, too. While it remains to be seen which role Vigoa will grow into, it’s a special two-way talent. He’s the No. 34-ranked prospect in the state as a result.

Jonathan Vigoa (10/12/19)

The No. 30-ranked prospect in the state’s 2022 class is Davis Green (Pierce County), who is an athletic and heads-up prospect in a 5-foot-9 frame with a bat that lags through the zone helping him punish all-fields contact, especially for his size. He’ll be there on Saturday.

Another fall star to know who will also be there on Saturday is 6-foot-6 right-hander Manning West (Apalachee, 2022). This big sophomore has all the makings of being one of the state’s most coveted righties, and has already been sitting at a heavy 86-89 mph with early feel for a breaking ball.

Manning West (9/28/19)

Mount Paran Christian backstop Tyler Minnick has already landed on the national scene inside this 2023 class. He’s the No. 22-ranked freshman catcher in the country and the No. 18 freshman overall in Georgia. He’s an advanced defender all around – from his framing and receiving to his flexibility and athleticism out of the crouch. Minnick also has the 6-foot-2 frame and swing to yield middle-of-the-order results one day soon.

Also repping the 2023 class on Saturday is A.J. Demastrie (River Ridge). He earned a shout-out in our national Fall Championships Standouts post for the loud switch-hitting bat that was consistently productive at the Adidas Three Stripe Classic.


  • Check-in for Position Players: 9:20 to 9:40 a.m.
    • 60-yard dash
    • Offensive Evaluations (exit velo, mechanical analysis, batting practice)
    • Defensive Evaluations (arm strength, mobility, positional reps)
  • Check-in for Pitchers only: 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.
    • Bullpen Sessions (15-pitch session, mechanical analysis)
    • Catcher Evaluations (evaluating receiving/blocking skills)
  • Catchers will stay for both sessions.