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Upperclass World Series

Live from Lakepoint, the PBR Upperclass World Series was the place to be to see some of the top players/prospects in the country. Team Elite Black, loaded with high-level prospects and draft talent took home the inaugural championship. Players from all over the country, in multiple classes, were well-represented and provided for a great weekend. PBR President, Sean Duncan, was all over the action with updates along with the rest of the staff from PBR Georgia.


Draft Talk:

3B Jordan Walker (GA)
Duke recruit. Walker continues to make a strong case as a potential Day 1 draft pick, and enjoyed a stellar weekend at Lakepoint that included a booming home run that left at 105 mph off the bat. The long-framed, projectable, right-handed hitter has shown well early on in the 2020 draft season.

RHP Ty Floyd (GA)
LSU recruit. Floyd’s quick arm and athleticism stand out, and he has showcased a consistent low 90s fastball that projects for more in the future. At 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, the right-hander has a prototypical pitcher’s frame, and is sure to have plenty of MLB scouts following him this spring.

1B/RHP Kellum Clark (MS)
Mississippi State recruit. Clark’s potential as a power threat from the left side is highly intriguing, and has been well-documented for some time, but his ability on the mound, as seen over the weekend, is also something to be monitored. While the bat will likely have MLB scouts following him around this spring, his potential as a two-way player in Starkville is sure to excite Bulldog fans.

OF Colby Shade (CO)
Oregon recruit. Shade’s advanced athleticism should make him one of the premier draft-follows in Colorado this spring, as his speed and strength stand out right now. He enjoyed an excellent showing at Lakepoint where he hammered some balls working gap-to-gap with quick hands and strong wrists. The high-waisted outfielder possesses defined, proportional strength, and runs downhill with a chance to stick in centerfield.

LHP Jaden Woods (GA)

3B Parks Harbor (GA)

C Fernando Gonzalez (GA)

Paul Winland (SC)


Florida Diamond Club:


+ OF Zac Veen (FL)

C Carlos Perez (FL)

C Brock Wilken (FL)

+ INF Colby Halter (FL)

Coaches still looking to complete their 2020 recruiting classes can still find plenty of talented players looking to compete at the next level throughout the PBR landscape. Below are some that showed well at the Upperclass World Series at Lakepoint.

+ SS/RHP Carson Sorrell (MS)

+ RHP Shep Hancock (GA)

+ INF Jackson Boyd

+ RHP Max Luke (GA)

Each year, the Jersey Underclass event is jam-packed with a collection of wide-eyed underclassmen who introduce themselves loudly, and go on to carry that momentum into the spring and summer seasons. In the past, a plethora of Power 5 and Power Major commits have rolled into the event as unknowns before firmly putting themselves on the map with strong showings.

+ 2023 LHP AJ Gracia

+ 2022 C Andrew Lombardi

+ 2022 C Sebastian Pisacreta

PBR Virginia @ VA Tech
Hosting a PBR Limited Series event at the beautiful new confines of Atlantic Union Bank Park on the campus of Virginia Tech, the PBR Virginia crew, and scouting director, Jerry Shank, put together an intimate albeit talented event. Stocked with impressive underclass talent the tournament featured some great games over the weekend along with players who are sure to grab the attention of college coaches in the future.


+ 2022 Util/RHP Ken Schaedel

+ 2023 Lee Ellis

+ 2022 SS Ethan Brooks

Carolina Fall Championship:
PBR North Carolina put on its first-ever tournament, and in it what are sure to be some future standouts at the next level. The event, which featured players mostly from the 2022 and 2023 classes, was well-stocked with talent all over the diamond.


+ 2023 SS Payton Young

+ 2023 OF Tayshaun Walton

With so much talent in the state of California, there are ALWAYS “diamonds in the rough” who either go unseen or make big jumps late in their high school careers. The SoCal crew recently ran an unsigned senior event, and there are sure to be players coming out of the event that will interest college coaches. Click the links to check out some stats and quick hits.

SoCal Stats
SoCal Quick Hits

The NorCal unsigned senior event looked like it had plenty of players that will find homes at some level in college, and should fit in well with a chance to contribute. Many quick arms on the mound with more velocity coming, and some highly-intriguing position players. Combing through NorCal Director of Scouting Blaine Clemmens’ (@Clemmens_PBR) twitter is a good place to start, and be on the lookout for more breakdowns of the event coming in the near future.


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