Taking a look back at the 2019 Future Games


Blake Davis
State Director

The inaugural PBR Future Games at LakePoint was a huge success for the PBR Georgia staff, as we played host to our company's renowned national uncommitted showcase from Indiana to Cartersville. The highest rated on-the-market 2021 and 2022 prospects from all over the country met one another in front of every major collegiate program in the nation, with over 300 coaches and recruiting coordinators scattered throughout the seats of the state-of-the-art facility. 

Team Georgia's first-ever Future Games roster did not disappoint, either. in regards of showcasing the best uncommitted talent this state has to offer. The squad won one of its three games, against Team Alabama, and took losses to Team Florida and the Team Carolina, but the kids from Georgia made their presence felt as college programs flocked to Team Georgia's diamond most often and came away impressed with the talent on display.

The selection process for Team Georgia had been over a year in the making, as we needed to rely on our information gathered from PBR events and scout days, as well as our "Boots on the Ground" approach throughout the competitive high school season. We have select Fall events to look forward to, which will provide prospects the opportunities to secure invites to more exclusive PBR Georgia events, and even national ones. Request your invite today to the Deep South Invite on Sept. 29, and/or the Fall Upperclass Games on Nov. 10.

Here is a look at Team Georgia and how they arrived on at the Future Games on the inaugural Team Georgia that were the talk of the event. 

 

 

 

Brant Baughcum SS / 2B / Brookwood, GA / 2022

Baughcum has been on our radar from quite sometime.  He was first spotted by National writer Shooter Hunt the Fall before he played an inning of high school ball.  Baughcum is a high energy baseball junkie.  He plays with tons of energy and a high baseball IQ.  Baughcum impacted every game Team Georgia played at the Future Games and did so in a different way every time he stepped on the field.  Proving being an impact player is not always making the loudest, but that is not to say he did not have some loud moments.  Baughcum is a "Baseball Player" in the purest sense of the words.

 

 

 

 

Brocker Way OF / 2B / Loganville, GA / 2021

Broker Way has an early exit from the Future Games because of concussion protocol.  It was unfortunate because he has long impressed the PBR Staff at the plate.  He first caught the eye of National Writer Shooter Hunt last Fall and continued that momentum into the Spring at Loganville High School.  Brocker has excellent actions in the batters box and his left-handed swing will definitely play at the next level.

Andrew Herrmann LHP / Campbell, GA / 2021

Herrmann gave PBR Georgia's staff no choice but to take notice during the Spring.  Posting week after week for Campbell High School.  Herrmann put an exclamation point on his invitation at the 2019 Top Prospect Games.  Hermann has the look and feel of a pitcher that wins a lot of games at the next level.

Harrison Simmons RHP / OF / Appling County High School , GA / 2022

Simmons became a name we started to follow because of his perormance during the Spring season for Appling County and he only saw his stock rise from there.  The very young good bodied RHP has been up to 88 mph and shows feel to spin the baseball.

Dylan Lesko RHP / SS / Buford, GA / 2022

 We had long heard to rumors of Dylan Lesko, but it was not until the Spring that we were fully introduced, as Lesko took on the closer role for a loaded Buford Wolves program.  Lesko is by no means finished as he has plenty of room to grow to achieve some of the lofty expectations he builds for himself.  He is the perfect example of the saying "Pressure is a Privilege" and we have no doubt he will embrace it. 

Harry Ford C / OF / North Cobb, GA / 2021

Harry Ford was a popped onto our radar over the Spring season with his tremendous athleticism behind the plate, but it was not until he arrived at the Underclass Games that we fully understood just how much potential he had at the plate.  During the Future Games is truly became "Harry Time".  He has seen his stock shoot up following the event and will be featured prominently when we release our new 2021 rankings.

Hunner Lawrence C / OF / Strong Rock Christian , GA / 2021

Lawrence made a state at our Underclass Games earlier this summer and left the PBR staff little choice in Team Georgia Selection.  Lawrence is strong and has a chance to really emerge as a true two-way talent behind the plate.

Taylor Shultz SS / 2B / Allatoona, GA / 2022

Shultz dazzled the staff at Lakepoint defensively throughout the rain filled Spring, as Allatoona established the complex as its home away from home. Shultz is coming back for an elbow strain, but all arrows are up as he gets stronger. Shultz has good speed and left no doubt his ability as impact defender during the Future Games.

Riley Stanford OF / RHP / Buford, GA / 2022

Stanford first caught our eye on the mound, but quickly created buzz over the Spring as he took over the RF duties at Buford High School. Stanford projects on the mound as a power sinker type RHP.  But he has set the bar at a different level as a position player, with his bat-speed, athleticism, and fun loving ultra competitive demeanor. It will be next to impossible to keep his high motor off the field everyday at any level.

Grayson Taylor C / RHP / North Paulding, GA / 2022

Taylor was battling some injuries most of the summer and during the Future Games, but left-handed hitting catchers will and always be a commodity and Taylor fits that bill too a "T" when healthy. Look for Taylor to have a big 2020 campaign.


Jared Jones C / 1B / Walton, GA / 2022

Jared "BEAR" Jones lived up to the hype this Spring, hitting in the 4 hole from annual power Walton High School.  He is also starting to show more versatility by working at 1B over the summer.  Bear has a legitimate opportunity to stay behind the plate at 6-foot-4, 225-pounds, but it his power that has scouts in a buzz following the Future Games.  Jones put on a display during his BP sessions at the event and it can't be understated that Jones is more than a 5 o'clock hitter, his game swings and approach are much better than that.  Bear got the most out his time on the Future Game stage and did so while starting his grueling football workouts for Walton High School. 

Hagan Banks RHP / OF / Calhoun , GA / 2021

Hagan Banks caught our scouts eyes in the Spring with Calhoun High School and was followed as he saw his velocity grow over the summer with the Georgia Scorpions. Banks showcased his excellent frame and extreme downhill angle to his fastball.

Jackson Gaspard 2B / RHP / Buford, GA / 2022

Jackson Gaspard popped onto the scene and earned his selection at the Underclass Games in May showing his athleticism and elite utility skills, showcasing his ability to hold his own at two premium positions (catcher and shortstop). Not to mention he is in the mid-80's and can spin the ball on the mound.   

Jonathan Jaime 1B / OF / Brookwood, GA / 2022

Jonathan Jaime caught eye of PBR Georgia scouts during the Spring season for Brookwood High School. He showcased a strong left-handed approach at the plate and more than handled the countries high level pitching throughout the event and solidified his place as one of the better bats in the 2022 class in Georgia.

Breon Horne OF / 3B / Next Level Academy, GA / 2021

Broeon Horne was first spotted, playing in a PBR tournament played at LakePoint over the summer.  His blazing speed stood out then and showed up on both sides of the ball Spring the Future Games.  Horne is going to bring true impact speed to a team at the next level.

Bryant Herring OF / Dutchtown, GA / 2021

Bryant Herring's ability to hit at the top of a lineup and table set became apparent over the summer.  He showed the ability to hit the ball from foul pole to foul pole and even snuck in some pull side power later in the summer.  Herring was a big part of Team Georgia's success both on defense, making several run saving grabs and cutting down a runner at the plate.  Offensively Herring delivered on his promise as a table setter, by being on base many times during the Future Games and often time finding his way around the bases to score.

Caleb Logerwell RHP / 3B / Homeschool, GA / 2021

Caleb Logerwell saw his stock raise as much as anyone during the 2019 Future Games, by doing what he did all summer on the mound at Lakepoint. He was aggressive to the zone and spun one of the top breaking balls in the State of Georgia.  College programs across the country have taken notice and look for this one to come off the board in the near future.

Pax Briley III RHP / 3B / North Gwinnett, GA / 2021

Pax Briley III was a standout at the PBR Georgia open ID event earlier in the summer touching 88 with advanced feel for a changeup.  His excellent frame and easy arm action, brought about plenty of intrigue from the college scouts and will be a close follow over the coming months.

Aidan Moza RHP / 2B / North Cobb Christian, GA / 2021

Aiden Moza got our full attention over the summer at the PBR Showdown, while pitching for Titans Baseball and has solidified his spot as one of the top arms in the Georgia 2021 class.  His aggressive, confident nature, ability to locate/sink his fastball and spin a breaking ball set him apart from other arms in the state. Moza definitely saw his stock rise during the Future Games.

Anthony Turner LHP / OF / North Gwinnett , GA / 2021

We first saw Turner at the 2018 Ozone Warriors Scout Day last Fall and shored up his spot at the Underclass Games earlier this summer.  Turner's clean arm and projectable body made him a no brainer prospect to showcase at the 2019 Futures Game.

Coulson Buchanan RHP / OF / North Gwinnett, GA / 2021

The final member of the 2019 Team Georgia squad was pitcher was Coulson Buchanan and even though he was no able to throw due to recovering from a back injury, he still made it out to be a part of the festivities. When healthy Buchanan Has snuck his fastball up to as high as 88-mph and shows good feel for his breaking ball.  The medium framed RHP first got on our radar at the 2018 Ozone Warriors Scout Day and continued to impress into the Spring for his North Gwinnett High School Program, logging quality innings.  Buchanan became a absolute lock to make Team Georgia after his performance to the 2019 Underclass Games at LakePoint.