PBR Georgia Showdown @ LakePoint - 16U Scout Notes

PBR Georgia Staff

The GA Showdown took place this past weekend, June 6th through the 9th. Nearly 90 teams from four age groups (14U-17U)  descended upon LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, GA to compete. Today, we present to you the 16U Scout Blog. The Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the tournament. Featured in the blog is information unsigned prospects, draft prospects and anything else that is notable. We provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times and more. Simply put, the GA Showdown Scout Blog is loaded with information.


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Hunter Gulledge, RHP, Paulding County, 2021
6-foot-2, 185-pounds, physical, strong frame, room for continued development. After a sporadic first inning against the Arkansas Sticks 16U, settled in nicely. More power pitcher, relied heavily on fastball to get the job done. Fastball sat 83-86, touched 87 and 88 mph (1900-2000 rpm). Used changeup and curveball sparingly. Utilizes a short arm action out of a high ¾ slot. 

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JD McCracken, LHP/1B/OF, Middle TN Christian, 2021
Tennessee commit. 6-foot-3, 185 pounds; tall, lanky-limbed body. Hands follow leg on lead-up during delivery. Has slight hesitation on the way down. One-piece arm motion. Showed plus-feel for a 3-pitch-mix in one of his outings. Fastball sat 84-86,T88 with good downward plane. Showed some good feel for a CH at 73; had fade. Go-to offspeed pitch was ⅙ breaking ball; had late bite and works really well from his slot at 67-71. Has good stuff that will only continue to get better. Also swung the bat incredibly well; did not try to do too much and delivered hits all over the field.

Joe King, LHP/OF, Ezell Harding (TN), 2022
6-foot, 185 pounds. Body works well together. Slow side-step to start motions, gets uphill with shoulder upon separation. Rotational finish. Fastball comes out of-the-hand well, sitting 84-85. Showed an impressive out-pitch in curveball at 67-69. Had good situational command of pitch.  

Austin Wooten, LHP, Stewarts Creek (TN), 2021
6-foot-1, 185 pounds. Had a good outing that resulted in a game full of minimal hard contact. Showed short arm action and had an OH delivery. Backside sinks down and has falling frontside. Challenged hitter with a FB sitting 80-83 from the left-side. Moved ball around the zone well. CB showed some 12/6 action at 66-67.
Kyle Magrans, OF/IF/RHP, Clarksville (TN), 2021
6-foot-2, 205 pounds; strong, built frame. Strong showing at the plate, saw many extra base hits, including a line-drive home run. Gets hands extended, utilizes strong forearms. Went pull-side on high and out fastball for a solid line drive. On the mound, works with a short, quick arm action, compact delivery. Fastball sat mostly 83-85, touching 86.
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Carson Huber, OF/RHP, Union Grove, 2021
6-foot, 168 pounds. Lean build. Good athlete with speed that translates to both sides of the ball. Played a great centerfield by covering ground very well; good jumps on fly balls. At the plate, uses a toe-tap timing. High hands that have a straight path to the ball. Good instincts on the basepaths. On the mound, above average arm speed. Ball really comes out of hand well. Level plane with shoulders. FB sat 81-84; commanded the outer-half well. Showed a slider that was confident in throwing to both sides of hitters. Good shape at 72-75.
Baylor Edge, 1B/DH, Monticello, 2021
6-foot-2, 205-pound left-handed hitting first baseman, physical frame with strength throughout. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, high hands drop on load, remains balanced. Some quick twitch in hands/wrists, swings a powerful bat, looks to do damage by elevating the ball to all fields.
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Corben Cuzzort, RHP, Cedartown, 2021
5-foot-10, 180 pounds. Controlled mechanics with slow leg kick up to balance. Arm picks up speed on way down; works downhill very well. Fastball was a heavy 84-86,T87. Interesting uncommitted arm to keep an eye on.
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Caden Cutrell, C, Beech Senior (TN), 2021
6 foot 195 pound medium framed catcher with present strength. Quiet hands while receiving with good footwork with runners on. Accurate strong throws during warmups. Right-handed hitter with a medium leg lift kick. High hand set and a high back elbow with a level swing plane. Extends well out in front and can impact the ball with significant strength


Jacob Sheley, LHP, Hendersonville, 2021
6 foot 192 pound left handed pitcher has solid frame. Delivery distracts with high leg kick from hitters. Throws from 3/4 arm slot. Fastball sat high 70s, touching 80. Slider featured glove side run at 75. Curveball sat 68 with 10/4 action.

Luke Springer, C/1B/OF, Gallatin, 2021
6-foot-3, 195 pounds.; proportional, strong frame. Really impressed with the bat over the weekend. Hits from an open stance, calm tempo. Gets hands straight back a significant amount. Had a great approach; stays inside the baseball well and does not over-swing. A bat to keep an eye on.  

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Bailey Redmond, SS/OF, Bearden (TN), 2021
5-foot-11, 145-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder and outfielder, athletically built. Offensively, line drive hitter with barrel control, does what it takes to get on, whether it be swinging away, bunting, or wearing pitch. Ran a 3.93 home to first from the right-side on a bunt
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Dalton Henley, LHP, Tunica (MS), 2021
5-foot-11, 175-pound left-handed pitcher, athletic build, some projection. On the mound works with a short arm action, keeps it high on the back-side, hides the ball well, ¾ slot. Repeats delivery, works on-line, lands toe closed, finishes crossing over. Fastball ranged 80-84, flashed armside run. Feel for slurve-like breaking ball at 72-74.
William Norris, 3B/RHP, DeSoto Central, 2021
6-foot-1, 175-pound two-way prospect, lean athlete, projectable build. Physically stands out for his frame. Offensively, a bit rotational with swing but has the makings of a gap-to-gap type hitter with added strength. On the mound showcased an upper 70s fastball, touched 80.

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Jackson Alford, OF, Walton, 2022
5-foot-10, 155-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, athleticism throughout frame. Open setup at the plate, short leg kick timing-trigger, hands stay high, good balance throughout. Takes a middle line drive approach at the plate, good barrel control finding the gaps in the defense.
Jben Haynes, RHP/SS, White County, 2021
6-foot-1, 180-pound two-way prospect, an impressive athlete on the field, strong lower half, lanky frame, projectable build. Looked comfortable at multiple positions. On the mound, short stab arm action, shows on back-side accelerates quickly to a high ¾ slot. Consistent with delivery, works cross body. Relied on movement of pitches to induce weak contact and swing and misses. Fastball sat 79-82, flashed natural cut, commanded. Slider, true out pitch, tight spin, late break, up to 75 mph.

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Jacob Lauderdale, RHP, Brookwood, 2021
Athletic build right handed pitcher. Starts delivery out of the hybrid. Long loose arm during overhead delivery. Could locate fastball that topped out at 84. Change up featured some fade at 68-69. Looping Curveball at 71.

Austin Wainer, RHP, Johns Creek, 2020
5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed pitcher, athletically built. Shined on the mound versus Rawlings SE MAD Mavericks in a game that did not start until around 12:30 AM in the morning. Long arm action, shows low on the back-side, accelerates quickly to a low ¾ slot. Consistent approach, drop and drive delivery, really gets into lower half, finishes with a strong cross over, limbs flying all over. Creates some deception. Commanded both fastball and slider. Started the game sitting 81-84, gained velocity the deeper he went, touching 85 and 86 mph. Slider, sweeping action, late break at-times, painted the corners with, got batters looking and swing/missing on, ranged 73-74 early, touched 76 and 77 with late in the game. Paced himself extremely well over a complete game performance, striking out 11 batters, gained velo on FB and SL, both pitches stayed sharp late into the game.

Stephen Moraski, RHP, Oak Mountain (AL), 2021
5-foot-10, 135 pounds. Showed clean mechanics and good command of all pitches. Stayed down in his legs throughout delivery and works form a H3/4 slot. FB had some cut at 80-81. A pitcher to look for in the future when strength is added; potential for big jump.  

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Alec Spark, RHP/3B, Oak Forest Academy (LA), 2020
6-foot-3, 205 pounds. Did a good job coming out of the pen. Came in with runners in scoring position, no outs, and got out of jam. Has full arm motion with easy effort. FB sat 82-84,T86 with good movement. CB slowed the pace of hitters at 65mph.
Alex Norris, SS, Sam Houston (LA), 2021
5-foot-7, 130-pound left-handed hitting middle infielder, displayed athletic smooth actions throughout. Stood out defensively at shortstop, fluid footwork, smooth on exchanges, showed off plenty of arm strength from the left-side of the infield.

Georgia Roadrunner 16U

Zion Taylor, RHP/1B/OF, Hope Christian Academy, 2021
6-foot-3, 170-pound left-handed hitting two-way prospect, projectable frame with strength and athleticism throughout. Stood out offensively, hitting out of the two-hole for Georgia Roadrunners. Swings an athletic bat with the ability to drive the ball to all fields, developing serious pull-side power. Blasted a solo HR in one at-bat seen.

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Hayden Holsomback, 3B, Calhoun, 2021
6 foot 2 173 pound right handed hitter with present strength. He is experimenting with a newer slightly opened stance with a high elbow. He keeps his hands back well. Stays on a level bat path with upper half rotation swing.

Cole McDaniel, OF/LHP, East Paulding, 2021
6 foot 3 190 pond lefty has projectable strength. Delivery has good rhythm and balance and he fills the zone. Fastball sits 83-84 with a 10/4 curveball he loves to Backdoor right handed hitters with.

Hagan Banks, RHP, Calhoun, 2021
6-foot-4, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, athletic frame. On the mound, works with an uptempo pace, gets the ball and attacks the hitter. Arm action is quick, short stab on the back-side, some stiffness to a ¾ slot. Drop and drive delivery, repeats well, carries momentum towards home. Fastball sat 85-87, touched 88 in the 1st, settled in to 83-85, touching 86 in the 2nd. Curveball, 11/5 shape, 72-73. 

Georgia Thunder

Will Harper, C, Morgan County, 2021
5-foot-10, 190-pound left-handed hitting catcher, physical build, strength throughout frame. A defensive standout behind the plate, Harper showcased a traditional catcher’s arm action, short and over-the-top, fluid footwork and clean on exchanges, popped a 2.03 on the bag. 

Knights North Platinum

Layne Jorgensen, RHP, Hopkinsville (KY), 2020
6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher, long, lanky frame, showed athleticism on the mound. Arm worked long to an over-the-top slot. Deep drop and drive delivery, gets into lower half. Used a three-pitch mix effectively, commanded his arsenal. Fastball sat 80-82, changeup 73-74 and curveball at 73 mph.
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Jason Hayden, OF, Hill Grove, 2021
5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, strong, athletic frame, room for continued development. Stood out offensively hitting in the top of the order for Nelson Baseball School. A quick-twitch athlete. Offensively, stays balanced, leg lift stride, minimal stride, remains balanced throughout. Strong hands and wrists, flicks the barrel through the zone with ease. Takes a simple approach, line drive type hitter with good barrel control, uses the entire field. 
Ethan Bobo, RHP, Hillgrove, 2021
6-foot, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, lanky athlete. On the mound, worked with a short, quick arm action out of a high ¾ slot, consistent and repeatable delivery. Fastball played at 79-82, feel for. Slider, out-pitch, late and sharp break to it, induced swing and misses, especially away to right-handed hitters, would start on outer half and have sweep away getting batters to chase. Also threw a changeup at 74 mph and a cutter at 75. Good feel for entire arsenal.

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Jayden Burns, RHP/INF, Lincoln (FL), 2021
5-foot-11, 185 pounds.Strong stance. Barrel stays open throughout, but maintains zone presence. Keeps head down on contact. Swing is compact, with some juice behind it. Good athlete that will continue to impress our guys down in FL. Also hopped out on the mound where he worked from a high ¾ slot with some effort. Fastball sat 80-82 with a 67 mph curveball.  
Colton Ryals, MIF, Blountstown (FL), 2021
5-foot-9, 160 pounds. Hard-nosed player who plays with intensity. Above average runner who showed off speed on a triple. Has a downward plane to the ball. Keeps everything short and simple. 

Cade Johnston, 1B, Niceville (FL), 2020
6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed hitting corner infielder, physical frame, strength throughout. Simplifies setup, wide base, short stride, hands load back, remains balanced throughout. A true power bat, strength translates to swing, made consistent hard contact, showed athletic hands and the ability to recognize pitches early.
Brady Browning, INF, Aucilia Christian (FL), 2021 
5-foot-10, 180 pounds. Solid middle infield defender. Effortless actions. Quick 2-hand transfer on double play turns, receiving-end. At the plate, sits in stance. Starts with bat on shoulder; some circular motion with hand rhythm. Has a quick gather and load that develops slightly late. Hands stay inside during swing, power will come. Glove stands out right now. 

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Ben Adams, LHP, Vauxhall Academy of Baseball (AB), 2020
St. Johns commit. A member of last year’s Canada Future Games team. 6-foot-2, 175 pounds; lanky frame. Tall posture during delivery; belt-level balance point. Full arm motion. On stretch, starts closed and stays a bit closed upon landing. FB had heavy run and late life, sitting 83-86. Displayed good action on CH at 75.
Cade Granzow, OF/RHP, Brentwood (TN), 2021
Auburn commit. 6-foot-2, 180 pounds; looks the part. Up and down load with hands at the plate. STays through the ball well. A superior hitter as he showed off plus bat speed and the ability to hit mistake pitches. Looks to have plus power potential. Plays hard, as we saw him sprint around the bases with 2 outs to score on a dropped INF pop up. Ranked 5th in the PBR Tennessee’s 2021 class.
Camden Hayslip, OF/LHP, Friendship Christian (TN), 2021
Alabama commit. 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. A solid looking presence in the box. Hits from a wide stance with minimal upper body movement; gather comes together between hands and lower-half. Fluid swing that shows the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Stayed back on a curveball and shot it the other way for a triple; very good athlete.
Tanner Langley, RHP, Overton (TN), 2021
6-foot-1, 195-pound right-handed pitcher, projectable build, strength throughout frame. Showcased a heavy fastball running it up to 86 mph at-times, ranged 82-86. Mixed in a tight slider at 71-73 and a changeup at 71. 

Grant Dotson, SS/RHP, Hickan County (TN), 2021
5-foot-10, 170-pound two-way prospect, athletic build, strong lower half. Defensively, showed good glove work, fluid footwork and clean exchanges, feel around the bag. On the mound, drop and drive delivery. Fastball sat 80-83 with armside run. Slider at 71-73.

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Brandon Arledge, LHP/OF, Sheridan (AR), 2021
FB 83-85, CU 71  CH 74. Loose, athletic ball jumps out of his hand from the left side.  Needs to improve command with the FB to get to compete successfully at the next level. Offensively, swung it athletically with power, hit a towering home run that cleared a dirt path beyond the fence and landed on the soccer fields nearly 400 feet away.

Jake King, OF, Verrado (AZ), 2021
Currently ranked No. 34 in AZ Class of 2021. 5-foot-10, 185-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, physical build, strength throughout lower half. Stood out offensively. Takes an open setup,hands load back, leg kick timing trigger, remains balanced. Quick hands, gap-to-gap type hitter, drives the ball. In first look, led the game off by banging a double off the center field wall.
Sawyer Bentley, RHP, Jonesboro (AR), 2021
Currently ranked No. 15 in AR Class of 2021. 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed pitcher, highly athletic build, projects well. On the mound, works with a short arm action from a high ¾ slot, repeatable action/slot. Pitching in a light rain, fastball sat 83-85, some late life. Curveball, 11/5 shape, depth, early action, commanded, 72-73.
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Bryson Lofton, 3B, SE Whitfield, 2021  
6-foot, 210-pound left-handed hitting corner infielder, physical with strength throughout frame. Lefty stick with good bat speed in the zone.  Hits with power gap to gap.

Elijah Padgett, RHP, Adairsville, 2021
The 5-11, 170lb righty pounded the lower third of the zone with a FB/CH mix in his first inning of work. Flashed a CB the following inning with good depth and showed the ability to use it as a strikeout pitch. Overhand release with clean, repeatable mechanics and gets good hip to shoulder separation.  

Isaak Mullanack, SS, Union County, 2021
Compact build right handed pitcher. Sweeping leg kick with good back leg drive and overhead arm slot. Fastball sat 75-77 and kept hitters off balanced with changeup at 61-63. Kept the running game in check by varying looks.

Nash Bingham, 1B/OF, Christian Heritage, 2021
6-foot-1, 200-pounds, left-handed hitting first baseman and outfielder, strong, physical frame. Stood out offensively for his gap-to-gap approach, uses the whole field while still maintaining serious pull-side power.

Tennessee Stars

Owen Brooke, OF, Christian Academy of Knoxville (TN), 2021
Thin lanky left handed hitter is still growing. Square stance with high set hands with an aggressive approach. Simple path to contact, hits the ball out front with quick hands. Balanced swing with good rhythm. Has excellent plate discipline.

Skyler Roche, SS, Powell (TN), 2021
5-foot-8, 140 pound shortstop has a compact frame. Displays great hands and footwork in the middle infield. Charges the ball well. Square stance and high set hands with high leg kick. Some smoothness n his swing. Good extension out front

Franklin Smith, RHP, Knoxville West (TN), 2021
6 foot 1 162 pound right handed pitcher. High leg kick with delivery, throws downhill. Fastball sits 75-77 touched 79. Curve ball worked around 66.

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Gavin Millians, C, Bremen, 2021
6-foot, 180 pounds. Strong lower half. Uses loose hands to get before load; bat is on time. Has the ability and go down to get the fastball. Showed a good arm behind the plate and advanced blocking skills.  

Jaylen Dickey, C/3B, McEachern, 2020
5-foot-11, 180 pounds. Proportional frame with raw athleticism. At the plate, showed good bat speed. Hits off soft front-side at times; back side sinks and creates leverage. Gets good hip rotation. Strong arm from behind the plate and across the diamond. At third base, shows a glove that will develop, but the arm strength is present.

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