Strickland, House Continue Georgia's Rich Shortstop Tradition

Blake Davis
Georgia Scouting Director

Georgia has a long standing tradition of producing position players, but the group of shortstops from 2021 to 2018 classes is proving to be a fun group of kids. Today we highlight and breakdown two of the young up-and-comers. Up first is 2020 prospect Dylan Strickland, a Georgia Tech recruit who hails from Loganville.  He is holding down this spot for Loganville as a sophomore, which is saying something considering the level of play and tradition that the Red Devils have had.  

Dylan Strickland SS / Loganville HS / 2020

Good frame with broad sloped shoulders, Strickland stands in at 6-1/180.  The word steady comes to mind watching him move around.  He shows solid approach and good bat to ball skills.  The DNA of his swing is good, but he can get hard to his front side at times.  Defensively he shows all the requisite actions; ball goes into his glove clean and shows the footwork and athleticism to stick, and will make all the throws necessary to man the spot for the Jackets.  There is a reason shortstops get locked up by colleges early these days and it is apparent here.

The next prospect of the group is an uncommitted 2021 shortstop.  He is fast becoming a favorite of mine.  He is a big kid for his class and the position, standing in at 6-3/200.

Brady House SS / Winder-Barrow HS / 2021

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound House is a tough one to nail down, because he is so young and big for the position.  Much of his future will be determined by what his body does and the work he puts in. Sky is the limit for this kid.  Plenty of arm for the position and has the footwork. Actions will stick as long as he maintains the range and body type needed.  The freshman has the offensive tools to profile at a corner position if he were to outgrow his current spot.  House shows plenty of bat speed and raw power, whistling the bat through the zone.   His approach appears pull-oriented at this time, hitting out of a wider base while remaining athletic gives himself a chance to stay back.  Also a standout on the mound, he may be asked to pull double duty in the future. 

These are just two of a very large group of shortstop prospects floating around the state of Georgia right now.  Excited to watch this group develop and grow.

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