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Georgia 2020 Rankings: Risers


Blake Davis
State Director

On Friday, the PBR Georgia team updated and published the state's Class of 2020 rankings. It's been another jam-packed summer circuit, and it's made for a seismic shift throughout the '20 board. Even inside the top-10, there's been a ton of notable movement. We've already detailed, at length, the 10 best prospects in this senior class, but today's post is reserved for something else – Risers.

We're spending today breaking down the Georgia boys who've done the most to boost their own prospect status headed into the offseason.

RISERS

Jordan Walker3B / Decatur, GA / 2020


DUKE COMMIT


The Duke signee, Walker, has long been a favorite here at PBR Georgia for his efforts at Decatur High, but Walker is starting to cash in on his monster upside. He had an excellent showing everywhere he went this summer and is showing an advanced approach, to go along with his large frame, that he is just now starting to grow into. With all his hard work and on-field success, he's moved into the top spot on the 2020 Georgia board.

Jordan Walker (2/22/19)

Corey CollinsC / 1B / North Gwinnett, GA / 2020


GEORGIA COMMIT

Collins battled arm trouble over the summer and was limited in his action, but his stock was on the rise going all the way back to the spring season as he was a force in the middle of a very strong line-up at North Gwinnett High School. Collins' future position is still in question, but he is strong, with good athleticism and the kind of left-handed bat that will beat down any profile questions.

Ty FloydRHP / Rockmart, GA / 2020


LOUISIANA STATE COMMIT

The LSU signee has long been famous for his athleticism and ease of operation on the mound, but he's starting to catch up to his lofty upside while polishing his pitching. Floyd has shown a dominant fastball when he has commanded it and is primed for a big spring with Rockmart in 2020. If Floyd can show a more consistent breaking ball with added command, look for him to reach new heights in 2020.

Ty Floyd (May, 2019)

Caleb KetchupSS / Holy Innocents' Episcopal, GA / 2020

 

GEORGIA COMMIT

With Ketchup on the docket, UGA has back to back years landing, arguably, the best infield defender their home state has to offer. Ketchup is a smooth, easy action defender with elite-type speed. His arm is enough for the middle and only shows it when he needs it, working mostly off a quicker-type release. Offensively, questions still remain with Ketchup, as his approach can be too big at times and has not yet settled in on what type of hitter he will profile best as. His stock is on the rise and there's no doubt that Georgia has landed another winning baseball player.

Caleb Ketchup (2/13/19)

Brayden Broome SS / OF / Ringgold, GA / 2020

 

SAMFORD COMMIT

No player benefited more at the Top Prospect Games than Broome. It's not that he had a "wow" performance, but getting to be up close and personal with Broome allowed us to see just how he was built. There has never been a doubt about the baseball player in him, as it was on full display in the spring at Ringgold. Frame, athleticism, and make-up matter so you must keep an eye out for this one over the next few years, because he has a chance to grow into a very strong and athletic baseball player.

Brayden Broome (5/28/19)

Jaylen PadenSS / RHP / Decatur, GA / 2020

 

GEORGIA SOUTHERN COMMIT

No prospect in Georgia proved more in 2019 than Paden. Paden did nothing but produce this spring for Decatur, on both sides of the ball. This athletic competitor did not stop there, and went out and performed every step of the way over the grueling summer and was outstanding at the 2019 Top Prospect Games at LakePoint. The medium-framed two-way prospect took a big step forward on the mound and has seen his velocity climb up into the 90s. Georgia Southern was quick to jump on this arrow-up prospect over the summer and we're very excited to follow Paden's bright future.

Jaylen Paden (5/28/19)

Joseph SalvoC / 3B / Buford, GA / 2020 

 

SAMFORD COMMIT

Salvo sounded off this spring at Buford, showing a fundamental approach and strong defensive skills behind the plate. At the Top Prospect Game, we got see what kind of leader and energy he brings to the table. Salvo matches his profile well and will only see his stock continue to rise. He's an all-around gamer who's trending way up in a deep, star-studded '20 class.

Joseph Salvo (5/28/19)

Dwight BanksSS / 2B / McEachern , GA / 2020

 

UNCOMMITTED

Banks is a very interesting prospect.  He has very long arms, but shows the ability stay short when needed. He is a steady defender and his length plays into his sneaky range. Look out for this one, because the frame is excellent and has sneaky power when he gets extended.  As Banks gets stronger and learns to get the bat-head out with more consistency, look for him to grow into substantial power in the future. 

Dwight Banks (5/28/19)

Dominick McIntyreOF / 3B / Peachtree Ridge, GA / 2020

 

NORTH ALABAMA COMMIT

McIntyre is one of the fastest players in the state, as he showed with a 6.57 mark in the 60 at Top Prospect Games back at LakePoint. McIntyre is more than a burner, as he makes good use of it at the plate with good bat-to-ball skills and above-average bat strength. McIntyre will be a force this spring at Peachtree Ridge, too.

Dominick McIntyre (5/28/19)

Jacob Profit2B / Houston County, GA / 2020

 

UNCOMMITTED

Profit is an undersized second baseman who knows how to win. He is never going to be a big power guy, and his arm limits him to the right side of the infield, but Profit knows how to put his speed to work for him and plays the small game very well. There is a limited ceiling when it comes to rankings, but his pure ability to get to his impact tool has given him an uptick as an impact player at HoCo and beyond.

Jacob Profit (2/17/19)

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