Prep Baseball Report

Shooter's Shortlist: South 2025s

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

As the season inches towards summer and the recruiting trips get planned, a look into the must-see uncommitted underclassmen that PBR’s Vice President of Scouting, Shooter Hunt, is circling for college coaches to plan around.


Merrick Beamish RHP / St. Augustine, FL / 2025

Neil Gornto RHP / Nease, FL / 2025


Ethan Garrett OF / RHP / Pope, GA / 2025

Starting for a big program in the state of Georgia (Pope HS), Garrett has racked up some impressive numbers early on this spring, especially with regards to strikeouts. Now standing closer to 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, the right-handers frame has added strength and the overall stuff has seen a bump as well. Look for the sophomore to be a big piece for Pope late in the spring, and also to create some buzz at Lakepoint in the early summer.

Darrell Mcdowell RHP / 3B / Lassiter , GA / 2025

Michael Hunter Stonecipher C / RHP / Clarke Central , GA / 2025

A high level defender with a heavy barrel from the left side, look for Stonecipher to be a closely followed backstop throughout the summer. His physical presence at a compact, 5-foot-11, 180-pounds should provide value considering his upside to hit for power with advanced defensive ability.

Cooper Underwood LHP / OF / Allatoona , GA / 2025

Lean and wiry at 6-foot-1, 150-pounds, Underwood possesses a quick left arm that was up to 85 mph in the preseason with a likely jump on the way this summer. But the velocity hardly tells the story of the talented southpaw, as his advanced pitchability provides for considerable timing disruption for opposing hitters. Given the feel for four pitches, including a pair of higher spin breaking balls, looked for added strength and physical development to give Underwood’s overall arsenal a bump in the near future.


William Patrick OF / SS / St. Frederick, LA / 2025

Sawyer Pruitt RHP / 1B / Live Oak, LA / 2025


Cooper Waddle LHP / OF / Itawamba , MS / 2025


Ari Bethea RHP / OF / Collierville , TN / 2025


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