Season Review: North Cobb

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

Our goal at Prep Baseball Report is to promote high school players, and give them the exposure they need to be able to play at the next level. With the 2020 high school season cancelled, we want to continue to be able to promote players, even when baseball is not being played. We have sent surveys out to coaches around the state and got their input on the first weeks of the season. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the season and standout players, team by team.

North Cobb

Record: 10-3

2020 Standouts

Jake Mantooth, SS/3B, North Cobb, 2020
5-foot-11, 160-pound shortstop.
Season Stats: 422avg, .516 OBP, 10 RBI

Nathan Williams, RHP, North Cobb, 2020

Season Stats: 3-0, 2.27 era, 27 K, 20 IP - Has made a significant velocity jump since we saw him in the fall, now running his fastball into the 90s.

11/10/19 - 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed hitting two-way prospect, large frame, projects to add additional strength to already strong build. On the mound, arm action is short to a high ¾ slot, late break of hands, accelerates quickly, repeats and hides the ball well. Drop and drive delivery, turns body towards second, works on-line, lands square, finishes square to home. Fastball sat 82-85 with occasional cut, feel for. Curveball, 12/6 shape, depth to it, showed some bite, 70-72. Changeup, fade action, maintains arm speed, 74-75. Face four batters, allowed one hit and struck out two. Offensively, balanced setup, reverse toe-tap stride, big load as hands drop then head back, balanced at contact. Takes a power approach, when on-time gains extension through the zone and can drive the ball middle/pull, 89 exit velocity off a tee.  Ran a 7.53 laser-timed 60. Defensively, short, quick arm action at first base, gets rid of the ball quickly, 86 across the infield. Good feel around the bag, plays through the ball with fluid and clean actions. 

Gavin Smith, OF, North Cobb, 2020

5-foot-11 170-pound outfielder.
Season Stats: .355 avg, .565 obp

2021 Standouts

Harry Ford, C, North Cobb, 2021
3/9/20 - Georgia Tech commit. Ranked the 5th overall player in the Georgia ‘21 class. 5-foot-10, 180 pounds; lower-half has continued to get stronger. Solid build throughout and superior athlete. Had an impressive multi-hit game. Lead off his night with a single over the shortstop’s head, followed by a lead-off double in second AB. Just missed a HR to LF, showing pull-side power that is continuing to develop. Stayed patient during plate appearances. Hands and barrel worked well through the zone and stayed with line-drive approach. Catch and throw continues to be impressive. Aggressive on back-picks throughout game. 1.87-1.90 pop times in between innings.

Trevor Lovett, OF/RHP, North Cobb, 2021
6-foot-1, 180-pound two-way prospect.
Season stats: .381 avg, 0.95 era

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