Prep Baseball Report

Fall Rising Stars Showcase: Catcher Analysis

PBR Georgia Staff

The Fall Rising Stars Showcase took place on November 14th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 50 prospects from the class of 2025 and 2026, the next generation of prospects to come up in the Peach State. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout.

Today, we start our roll out of the prospect reports with the catchers. In the coming days, we will have reports on the infielders, outfielders and pitchers. The reports are organized alphabetically by last name.

Catcher Reports (Listed Alphabetically)

Andrew Benson, Twin Rivers Middle School (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: C/INF
Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. lanky, sloped shoulders, athletic
Hit: LHH. nice tall balanced set up smooth and quiet load, short controlled stride, hips get fully rotated and stays athletic through swing. good bat speed with the ability to lift to gap and pull side, advanced swagger approach, uphill path with a gap to gap pull side, very fluid rhythm and finish,
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. pull power due to extension
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. INF - 70 mph. good quick arm with accuracy
Defense: 2.41-2.58 pop times. good hands, quick clean exchange, good footwork plays thru ball.
Run: 7.82 runner in the 60.

William Colvin, Lakeside (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-4, 130-pounds. athletic
Hit: RHH. tall upright stance, short stride with low hands at ready position short to ball with really good extension uphill, fluid bottom half w good direction
Power: 70 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 62 mph.  short 3/4 arm slot, very accurate with good skip off turf
Defense: 2.75-2.84 pop times. good balance, soft hands good fluid exchange, gets in good position to throw
Run: 8.89 runner in the 60.

Cooper Garrett, White County (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: UTL
Body: 5-foot-1, 120-pounds. strong lower athletic
Hit: RHH. balanced with an up and down trigger to the power position line drive path looking to drive ball w line drive up middle, extension uphill when looking to drive ball pull side
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 56 mph. INF - 53 mph. OF - 56 mph. short easy accurate 3/4 arm slot
Defense: 2.82-2.93 pop times. nice hands with good exchange out front with some fluid actions
Run: 8.03 runner in the 60.

Jakob Lutz, Mcintosh (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-foot-7, 178-pounds. bbg soft, strong lower half
Hit: RHH. Athletic set up with a balanced stride explosive bottom 1/2, with fast bat and a good approach looking to drive balls deep to pull side gap, path is short to long through with intent
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 56 mph. INF - 57 mph. short 3/4 with some accuracy
Defense: 2.87-2.94 pop times. upright good feet with a smooth exchange
Run: 9.85 runner in the 60.

Taylor Maciaszek, Greenbrier (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: C power guy looks to hit balls hard and far
Body: 5-foot-6, 150-pounds. wide shoulders strong athletic strong bottom half
Hit: RHH. Really good athletic balanced rhythm with a short easy stride gets into great hitting pos. explosive bottom half and bat speed looking to do damage to the baseball with short path and great uphill extension, advanced approach with fluid intent
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee. aggressive with ability to hit balls far
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph.  good quick short arm with some accuracy and carry
Defense: 2.25-2.32 pop times. really good feet that gets him into throwing position early, great quick smooth exchange plays thru ball
Run: 8.69 runner in the 60.

Charles Saudarg, Brookwood (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 132-pounds. lanky avg athletic
Hit: RHH. upright narrow open stance gets to hitting pos with a small easy stride line drive approach with some bat speed and quick bottom 1/2
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 60 mph.  short 3/4 with some accuracy
Defense: 2.68-2.90 pop times. good exchange gets into good position to throw.
Run: 9.09 runner in the 60.

Chase Taylor, Peachtree Academy (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: C/INF
Body: 5-foot-6, 135-pounds. strong athletic
Hit: RHH. athletic stance with a load back to hitting position  good bottom 1/2 with good direction to ball with a short path and a line drive to gap with some uphill extension
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. INF - 67 mph. short quick arm with some carry and accuracy
Defense: 2.43-2.57 pop times. nice hands with quick feet and a clean exchange getting feet ready to throw in good position
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.

Kcaj Walker-Smith, McEachern (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 4-foot-9, 83-pounds. small, athletic, high ass
Hit: RHH. gets into really good position to hit, athletic  quick hips and hands with a short level swing with a swagger approach, gap to gap line drive path with fluid rhythm
Power: 67 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 55 mph. INF - 57 mph. OF - 61 mph. over the top, short, loose, accurate arm
Defense: 2.86-3.01 pop times. nice soft hands and good actions with quick footwork and a smooth clean exchange while playing thru ball
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60.

Khaalil White, Stephenson (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-foot-1, 150-pounds. strong athletic strong lower wide shoulder
Hit: RHH. crouched athletic stance with low hands big stride with hands coming to ball with stride hips explode with a short gap to gap approach, looks to drive ball with intent
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. strong kid will have some power when hands go back when striding
Arm: RH. C - 53 mph.  OF - 56 mph. low 3/4 arm with accuracy
Defense: 2.93-3.11 pop times. good exchange gets into good position to throw,
Run: 8.51 runner in the 60.

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