Power 25 HS Preview: #7 North Gwinnett

PBR Georgia Staff
Justin Goetz

The 2023 Georgia high school baseball season is less than a month away. With the season getting pushed up one week the coaches and players have an extra week to prepare for opening day. Will it be sunny and 75? Or below freezing for opening day? The Georgia weather is unpredictable, just like trying to predict who will come out on top of each classification. The talent in the State of Georgia continues to be one of the best in the country. Some regions have a fresh new look, and some region foes will continue to battle for that top spot to earn the best road to the state championship.

We will begin to preview our Power 25 rankings each day until the season begins. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week, updating the Top 10 in each GHSA classification as well as a Power 25. Be sure to follow PBR Georgia on twitter for live action each week, as our staff travels throughout the state to cover baseball in the great state of Georgia.

High School Name: North Gwinnett

Coach’s Name: Ryan Moity

Classification: 7A

2022 Record: 25-13

Region: 7-7A

No. of Returning Starters: 5

Team Strengths: Talent in each class

Top Returning Players:

Top 2024 Prospects:

Top 2025 and 2026 Prospects

Team Outlook

This one of the youngest rosters in our Power 25, and for good reason. But first, we’ve got to talk about Coach Ryan Moity. Year after year he loses a handful of D1 commits, and it never impacts their ability to make the playoffs. With a humble, blue collar approach, he’s able to get his team prepared to play in the largest classification. There’s no seniority or politics involved, simply put the best players play. This is a big reason for the rapid development of this young team last year. Of course you can’t win without talent, and the Dawgs have a heck of a lot of it. Leading off you’ve got one of the best 2025’s in the country, SS Eli Pitts. This absolute man child turned a new corner last year, with a serious growth spurt, putting on two inches in height and 10-15 pounds of lean strength. Pitts has gone from a fast, explosive leadoff hitter with sneaky pop to a near guaranteed five tool player with near plus potential across the board. He backspins balls to all fields w/ ease, and is one of the toughest hitters to beat on an inside FB we’ve seen (for his age group). His plus or better speed plays at a high level both on the basepaths and in the dirt. Pitts is primed to take a huge leap production wise year 2. Then you’ve got a player with 5 tool potential, ‘23 CF Tyler Bak. He might look like a contact hitter, but has some of the better bat speed in his class. We look forward to some eye popping lasers off his barrel this spring. Due to improved strength and another year full of AB’s, he’s primed to rocket his game to a new level this year. He’s a human highlight reel in CF, using his instincts, 6.6 speed, and big arm to heavily enforce baserunners. The instincts and wheels show out on the basepaths as well. Yes, somehow they have ANOTHER player with 5 tool potential in ‘24 SS Erik Parker. Parker has one of the most projectable skill sets in the country at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds, and there’s a reason he’s in the top 10 of our 2024 rankings. The swing mechanics remind of some big time names at the games highest level. He has natural loft in the swing and present strength that will only increase. Not only does Parker have all fields power, he’s instinctive with the glove. He’s not just a position player, as his FB works in the upper 80’s range T90 and we’re sure to see some low 90’s heat to pair with his nasty breaking ball as it warms up this spring.

Eli Pitts SS / OF / North Gwinnett, GA / 2025



Erik Parker SS / RHP / North Gwinnett, GA / 2024



Tyler Bak CF / LHP / North Gwinnett, GA / 2023



When you add in plus runner (Swift 6.6 60 yd)  ‘25 OF Jake Gaskill, it's almost unfair. Is this the fastest team in the state? Off the top of my head, yes. This lightning bolt of a human was a major standout at both the LP Open and Underclass Games. He has one of the better swings in the class, with exceptional body control. This will be a statement year for “The Gas Can.” Look for Jake to be aggressive on the basepaths and wreaks havoc on opposing pitchers. Zoeller, Doherty, and Chunn give them 3 upperclassmen they can rely on in high pressure situations. Don’t sleep on ‘25 RHP Ryan Hall! The athletic right-hander is running his FB into the mid 80’s and had impressive feel for his offspeed, working to both edges for strikes. Given his present athleticism and lanky frame, there is going to be much more to come from Hall over the next few seasons as he fills out. It’s going to be a big year for the boys in Suwanee, GA. 

Jake Gaskill OF / RHP / North Gwinnett , GA / 2025



Andrew Doherty C / OF / North Gwinnett, GA / 2024



Cooper Chunn OF / RHP / North Gwinnett, GA / 2024