Fall Campus Tour: Georgia Gwinnett - Position Player Analysis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

PBR Georgia hosted the first Fall Campus Tour at Georgia Gwinnett College on Sunday, October 23rd.  This event featured prospects from all high school classes, 2023-2026. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout that included the 60 yard dash, BP, in and out, and pitcher bullpens.

In the days that followed the event, our staff gave their initial thoughts and reactions from the event in the form of our Quick Hits article.

Today, we will begin our post-event process by rolling out the individual scouting reports of the day, starting with the position players. We will work our way to the mound tomorrow, before putting out a final list of the top overall prospects.

Top Position Player Prospects

Samford Halcomb, North Gwinnett (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Athletically built with lean strength throughout, more to come.
Hit: LHH. Tall, balanced setup, hands start high, short load with a barrel wrap, hanging leg stride into a good balanced position to hit.  Long barrel path to the zone, quick hand/bat speed allow him to get to zone on time with extension, gets on plane and level, consistent middle approach, line drive type hitter.
Power: 89.3 max exit velocity, averaged 79.6 mph. 273’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 79.00 mph. Short arm action, gets to release quickly, over-the-top slot, throws are true with back spin.
Defense:  Plays through the ball athletically, keeps chest over ball when fielding out front, clean, athletic footwork, quick on exchanges, good feel for glove.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60.

Brady Bearden, Perry  (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: CF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Proportional frame, athletic build, lean muscle throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, high hands, smooth rhythm, deepens on load, leg kick timing trigger, at-times incorporates a toe-tap, good balance.  Short, quick barrel path to the zone, aggressive intent, athletic hands get on plane consistently, pull-side approach, when on time ball can jump off the bat, present hand and bat speed.
Power: 94.2 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 mph. 336’ max distance. Present power with potential for more.
Arm: RH. OF - 88.00 mph. Clean arm action, tight circle on the back-side, quick arm speed through an over-the-top slot, throws showed easy carry.
Defense:  Plays through the ball with confidence, clean, confident footwork and glove, clean on exchanges, utilizes a short, quick crow hop to gain momentum.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.

Trae Burton, Collins Hill (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Long, lean frame, high waisted, projectable.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, sinks into a crouching position as hands load back and brings weight onto back-side, short stride, good balance. Short barrel path to the zone, gets level with extension through, heavy barrel at the point of contact, some driven contact middle.
Power: 89.2 max exit velocity, averaged 83.1 mph. 319’ max distance.
Arm: LH. INF - 77.00 mph. OF - 82.00 mph. Long, full circle arm action on the back-side, some soft stab, over-the-top slot.
Defense:  Plays through the ball with quick, fluid footwork, covers ground well with good body control, great feel for glove, clean on exchanges, looks just as comfortable in the outfield as he does at first base.
Run: 7.4 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Andrew Carr, Seckinger (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Proportional frame, broad shoulders, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Wide, open setup, hands deepen on reverse toe-tap and rise on stride, good balance. Short, direct path to the zone, levels barrel out as he gets through the zone with quick hand/bat speed, line drive type hitter, middle/pull approach.
Power: 90.9 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 266’ max distance. Power potential as he continues to fill out.
Arm: RH. INF - 77.00 mph. OF - 79.00 mph. Short arm action to a low 3/4 slot, some present carry with more to come.
Defense:  Plays through the ball with clean footwork, feel for glove and exchanges, clean transfers, has a tendency to pack on throws that need a bit more.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

DJ Carr, Seckinger (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Proportional frame, lean build with room for more.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, keeps it simple, hands start back with good rhythm, cocks barrel vertical on load, short stride, great balance. Long barrel path to the zone, level and on plane through the zone, short follow through stopping momentum early, line drive hitter, middle approach.
Power: 80 max exit velocity, averaged 73.7 mph. 260’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Short arm action to an over-the-top slot, throws have true back spin, accurate.
Defense:  Plays through, clean footwork, fields with chest over the ball and out front, long exchanges as he packs, short, quick shuffle into throws.
Run: 7.84 runner in the 60. 

Coleman Cavoretto, Bethlehem Christian Academy  (GA), 2027
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 125-pounds. Long, lean frame, young with lots of development still ahead.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, keeps it simple with little pre-pitch movement, barrel starts on shoulder and deepens on load, short leg lift stride. Short barrel path to the zone, mostly level, scoops the ball at contact at times, line drive hitter, middle/oppo approach.
Power: 76.8 max exit velocity, averaged 69.3 mph. 257’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 69.00 mph. Long, circle arm action on the back-side, slot varied between 3/4 and low 3/4.
Defense:  Stays in front of the ball, fields to glove-side, short footwork, long on exchanges as he builds up lower half into throw, quick shuffle.
Run: 7.97 runner in the 60. 

Sean Dixon, Collins Hill (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 5-10, 162-pounds. Athletic build, lean strength throughout with room for more.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, rocks weight forward and then back as hands deepen, brings barrel vertical with a wrist cock, reverse toe-tap stride, lands stiff on stride leg. Long, direct barrel path to the zone, steep at-times, quick hand speed, contact deep, gap-to-gap hitter, middle approach.
Power: 86.1 max exit velocity, averaged 65.5 mph. 256’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 78.00 mph. Short arm action on back-side, keeps it tight on draw, quick arm speed, to a low 3/4 slot, some carry.
Defense:  Plays through the ball athletically with active feet, clean on exchanges, short pack into a crow hop to gain momentum, good feel for glove, moves well.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

Jake Pepper, Jackson County (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 5-6, 115-pounds. Lean, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands start deep, brings barrel vertical, long reverse toe-tap stride, early timing, good balance at stride plant. Long barrel path to the zone, mostly level through, can get uphill at-times, quick hand speed, line drive type hitter, middle approach.
Power: 79.7 max exit velocity, averaged 70.5 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 75.00 mph. Long, full circle arm action, to an over-the-top slot, accurate on throws.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, fields out front with a soft glove, clean footwork as he builds momentum with short shuffle, packs on exchanges.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. Quick feet.

Robert Petagrew, Grayson (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 220-pounds. Wide, physical frame, room for firming up.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, keeps it simple, short hand load coupled with a short stride, remains balanced throughout. Short, direct barrel path to the zone, levels out through and gets on plane at contact, heavy barrel that has the potential to consistently produce power, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 92.7 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 306’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. Long, full circle arm action to an over-the-top slit, throws are true.
Defense:  Good feel around first base, creates a large target keeping body in front, fields out front with chest over ball, heavy feet, long on exchanges, good feel for glove.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Rebstock, Bethlehem Christian Academy (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-0, 113-pounds. Young with lots of development still ahead.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, keeps things simple throughout, short load coupled with a short stride, remains balanced throughout. Short barrel path to the zone, gets level early and through the zone, line drive type hitter, middle/pull approach.
Power: 64.4 max exit velocity, averaged 54.7 mph. 187’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 59.00 mph. Short arm action to an over-the-top slot, repeats well.
Defense:  Fields out front keeping body square to ball, funnels into mid section, short pack on exchanges, clean footwork, gets momentum going towards target.
Run: 9.6 runner in the 60. 

Nathan Vermeer, North Hall  (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Strong build, broad shoulders, room for more physicality.
Hit: RHH. Showed two setups, one open with a leg kick timing trigger, and more a two strike approach widen out with no stride, hands deepen and drop on load. Short, quick barrel path to the zone, gets uphill with extension through, some driven contact, gap-to-gap power approach.
Power: 87.3 max exit velocity, averaged 73 mph. 283’ max distance. Power potential as he continues to add to frame.
Arm: RH. C - 71.00 mph. Traditional catcher's arm action, short, quick, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.19-2.41 Creates a large target behind the plate with a wide base, some feel for glove, tracks the ball, short footwork, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

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