2021 Georgia Rankings: Risers

Blake Davis
State Director

Today we take another look into our newly released Georgia 2021 Rankings.  This time we have five players that saw a jump in the rankings this Fall.  These players have an arrow up in stock going into the Spring season and will be valuable members of their high school programs.<

12. to 8. Logan McGuire, RHP, Allatoona HS, 2021, Uncommitted

6-foot-3, 170-pound right-handed pitcher, long, uber projectable frame, room to fill out all areas, moves with smooth actions on the mound. Arm works long and continuous on the back-side with quick arm speed, accelerates out front consistently to a high ¾ slot, repeats. Drop and drive delivery, keeps front side high, leads with hip, works on-line, explosive at release and upon landing with stride leg, finishes with some recoil and crossing over. Came on in relief in the finals of the PBR Fall Class with two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Sat 91-92 mph (1900rpm) to the first batter, striking him out in four pitches. Maintained velocity over the final innings, sitting 89-92. Struck out all seven batters he faced, all on fastballs. Rarely used his off-speed, had no need to with how dominant his fastball was, curveball came in at 76 mph (2250rpm). One of the top uncommitted arms in Georgia’s Class of 2021.

31. to 17. Coleman Willis, RHP, Houston County HS, 2021, Committed to Georgia
2021 RHP Coleman Willis (Game On Stealth / Houston County HS, GA), a long-limbed 6-foot-6, 180-pound Georgia recruit, threw well for Game On Stealth. Long, loose and highly projectable, Willis’ arm works free and easily with length on the backside. He works downhill and creates angle to his fastball, which plays mostly true. Touched 91 once, and worked mostly 87-89 early on, and settled in at 83-86 in the third and fourth. Slider got better as the game wore on, threw more strikes with it later in the game at 71-73 mph. Currently ranked No. 318 nationally in the 2021 class.

34. to 23. Samuel Simpson, 3B, Carrolton HS, 2021, Committed to South Carolina
6-foot-1 160 pounds. Had electric stuff on the mound in the semi-final game against a strong Triton Rays offense. FB was up to 90, he say around 88 most of his outing. Effortless delivery, with a loose arm. Stays on the back side well, and has a lot more left in the tank. Seemed he had 2 different breaking balls. One that he flipped over for a strike, and one that was high spin that he used for a swing and miss. 

94. to 59. Christopher Robertson, OF, Notre Dame, 2021, Committed to Lipscomb
Lipscomb commit. 6-foot, 165-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, proportionally built, athletic frame, strength throughout. Offensively, keeps it simple, hits from a balanced setup, short stride, hands start at shoulder height, small cock of the hands on load, remains balanced throughout. Gap-to-gap type hitter, more times than not drove the ball deep into the gaps, resulting in multiple doubles and triples throughout the PBR Cup, incredibly consistent offensive approach.

116. to 60. Alyjah Richardson, RHP, McEachern HS, 2021, Uncomitted
6-foot-2, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, lean athlete with wiry strength. On the mound, arm works clean and continuous on the back-side to a ¾ slot, quick hand speed. Tall and fall delivery works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over towards first. Fastball sat 83-86 with sink, located the pitch well early in his outing. Curveball, tight spin, 11/5 shape, 69-71.