Prep Baseball Report

PBR Fall Classic Prospects: Upperclass

PBR Georgia

As we start to wrap up the fall season we continue to highlight uncommitted upperclassman that can make an impact at the next level. We have a few committed players in the list, but majority uncommitted prospects that made an impact at the PBR Fall Classic. 

Will Goff, INF, 2024, Prince Avenue Christian
Goff continues to prove why he is one of top uncommitted bats in the state. He was a key piece the back half of the spring season during Prince Avenue’s state championship run, and has performed every tournament at LakePoint Sports. The frame is strong and athletic allowing him to stick at any position on the field. The hands and arm are good enough to stick in the infield, but the bat will make him stay in the line up, and could easily slide to an outfield spot. He finds the barrel constantly with a line drive approach, and will do damage when he gets a pitch on the inner half.

Riley Valentine, RHP, 2024, Gainesville
6-foot-7 180-pounds. Valentine is beginning to figure out the extra long, lanky frame, and could turn into a power arm very soon. He has already added nearly 8mph to his fastball. He was 83-86 when we saw him in the spring, and this weekend he did not throw a ball under 86mph. He sat 87-88 and touched 90. The timing and rhythm is much smoother, and he stays well connected throughout the delivery. The motion is still effortless, and produced heavy swing and miss with the fastball up.

Cruz Paul, OF, 2025, Allatoona
One of the best all around athletes in the 2025 class, Cruz continues to show off the hit tool. He was able to get 1 of 2 hits off an upper 80’s arm. The approach at the plate is simple, yet effective, he had a 95EV double on Sunday. The hands are quick enough to react to any pitch, and he gets the foot down early, allowing him to always be on time.

PJ Fitzpatrick, RHP, 2025, Creekview
Wofford commit. Fitzpatrick has made some giant strides since the summer. He topped out at 83.3 in May, and say mid 80’s, touching 88 this past weekend at the PBR Fall Classic. The frame is there, and now he has learned to utilize it in his delivery leading to a significant jump in velocity.

Brayden Alexander, RHP/INF, Victory Baptist, 2024
Toccoa Fall commit. Alexander had a strong outing on the mound this weekend at the PBR Fall Classic. Alexander had a shutout going into the 5th inning while only giving up one hit. He worked a FB up to 84 while showing good command being able to work the corners well. Alexander works a tight slider keeping hitters off balance. 

Trace Ledbetter, INF, 2024, Pickens
Ledbetter has a strong/physical frame at 6’1 185-pounds. Ledbetter is an uncommitted INF out of Pickens High School. He keeps things simple at the plate with no extreme movements. Ledbetter has a good approach keeping everything to the middle of the field. He hits the ball where it is pitched and doesn’t try to do too much. Stays patient at the plate as well.

Judson Hartwell, 3B, 2025, Prince Avenue Christian
Hartwell showcased a heavy barrel at Lakepoint all summer long, and it continues to carry over into the fall. Strong 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame with easy loft and above-average bat speed allows the very recent Georgia Tech commit to generate above-average game power, including a long shot to LCF this past weekend. Present advanced feel for the zone only strengthens the future power potential as well.

KJ Hart, OF, 2025, River Ridge
Hart was all over the barrel all weekend long at the Fall Classic including a frozen rope HR to left and multiple hard-hit exit velocities (95+ MPH). Standing a lean, 6-foot-5 with long levers, Hart presents quickly improving body control at the plate with an efficient swing path that shows excellent barrel control for the frame. There’s real potential for plus raw power of everything continues to trend in this direction.

Miles Shore, OF/RHP, 2024, Combine Academy (NC)
With big-time strength in the 6-foot-1, 198-pound frame, Shore is able to impact balls with ease to the pull-side. Simple actions with a low handset and quick-trigger toe tap, swing works short to long with strong wrists. Jumped all over a fastball for a no-doubt grand slam, and will find impact in the barrel frequently. Premier arm talent as well with near triple-digits from the outfield and low-90s on the bump, Shore is somehow still uncommitted and can be a real value to a school.

Micah Jimerson, INF, 2025, North Hall
Consistent barrels in the middle of the GA Sauce lineup throughout the weekend for Jimerson. Physical frame with explosive hands at the plate. Ability to stay balanced and really fire the barrel through the zone. Present carry to all-fields, and even turned a mishit into a pull-side ground-rule double to clear the bases.