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Battle For Bartow Scout Blog: Upperclass

Prep Baseball Georgia

Emerson, Georgia: The Battle For Bartow at LakePoint Sports took place April 4th and 5th. The field was put together by many of the top teams around the state to play non-region games during the middle of spring break. Today we take a look at some of the top upperclass players seen by the Prep Baseball Georgia staff from last week. 

Chase Fralick, C/3B, 2024, McIntosh
More barrels from one of the top bats in the 2024 class is how we opened up the Battle for Bartow. The Auburn commit does a fantastic job of getting his best swing off in seemingly every at-bat. Boasting plus bat speed with excellent feel for the barrel, Fralick is extremely quick to the ball from a compact swing. Gets on-plane with ease from a heavy line-drive approach with ability loft with minimal effort while also working foul pole to foul pole. I believe there’s 60 raw power in the tank presently with ability to find above-average in-game juice due to an advanced approach and strength in the 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame. Fralick continues to grow an already strong draft stock as we wind down the regular season.

Chandler Day, 1B/LHP, 2025, Houston (TN)
The only team from out of state to make the journey down was slap full with impressive prospects, but none stood out more than Day. The uncommitted two-way prospect came through with some of the loudest contact of the weekend. Standing 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, Day stays quiet in his setup with good accuracy in the barrel and great leverage through the zone from an uphill path. A ton of strength generated from a strong lower half that helped generate one of the most impressive home runs I've seen this spring, sending a ball into orbit at 104 exit velocity and 424ft. Day is rising fast in Tennessee’s 2025 class, and could be in store for a big rest of spring and summer.

Andrew Purdy, 3B, 2025, Cartersville
Quality AB after quality AB every time I've seen Purdy this spring and Battle for Bartow was no different. Well-balanced with good rhythm from the left side, the Alabama commit is quick with the barrel while offering great plate coverage through the zone. Purdy gets the front foot down quickly with a ton of drive from the lower half to create significant raw power to the pull-side and easy ability to drive the ball to both gaps. Plus arm at the hot corner with solid range and flexibility from the 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. The junior is already one of the top bats in the class, but the frame only continues to get stronger backed by quality hit tool and that can only bode well for the ceiling.

Maddox Monsour, CF, 2025, Carrollton
Monsour is a flat out tool-shed on the diamond, and continues to produce big-time results both in the data and on the field. A Texas commit, the center-fielder shows immense range moving in all directions with potential double-plus speed to chase down almost any ball. At the plate, Monsour operates short-to-long with above-average bat speed and feel for the barrel to generate triple-digit exit velocities on the regular, including a 101 MPH rope for an RBI. Maybe the most impressive thing that Monsour showed this week was the speed, which was highlighted with a 3.97 home-to-first on a bunt single. There's real potential for the Carrollton product to be one of the top power/speed threats in the class.

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