Prep Baseball Report

Georgia 2025 Rankings: Post Fall Update

Phil Kerber & Justin Goetz
PBR Georgia Staff

As the fall winds down and players prep for the upcoming spring, we did a light reshuffling of the Georgia Class of 2025 rankings. The top-10 remains the same group of 10 prospects, but with a slight adjustment in their rankings. Additionally, the list expands from 150 to 165 with 15 new additions.. As the build-up for the high school season is in full swing, we highlight some fresh faces in the rankings as well as the top uncommitted prospects by position.

As always, the evaluation process is a fluid and ongoing process with multiple viewings in order to get the best feel for players abilities. It’s important to note that as players continue their development some show marked improvement at a much more rapid pace. That doesn’t indicate that other players got worse or went backwards, it’s just how player development works. As the year unfolds, players make improvements and new prospects pop up on the radar expanding the PBR rankings universe. In addition to the evaluations of players, our scouts, both those in Georgia and nationally, have also had multiple discussions with each other to review our individual lists and then make adjustments based on what we've each seen. 

The Top-10

1 Cannon Goldin GA Buford 2025 OF
2 Eli Pitts GA North Gwinnett 2025 SS South Carolina
3 Jay O'Neal GA Cedartown 2025 RHP
4 Dominic Stephenson GA Harrison 2025 C Georgia Tech
5 Jax Bishop GA Calhoun 2025 RHP Tennessee
6 Ty Peeples GA Franklin County 2025 OF Georgia
7 Andrew Purdy GA Calhoun 2025 SS/RHP Alabama
8 Daniel Pierce GA Mill Creek 2025 SS Georgia 
9 Jackson Peavy GA Peach County 2025 LHP
10 Wesley Silas GA GSIC 2025 RHP Georgia

Full Top-165


Austin Treadwell RHP / Wheeler, GA / 2025

Uncommitted. 6 foot, 165 pounds. This electric arm stole the show in the PBR Fall Classic! As soon as we saw Treadwell put an effortless 90 on the board, it felt like the equivalent to finding gold. The elite arm speed, arm action, and FB life immediately stood out. What separates Treadwell from other pitchers in his class? The athleticism, arm strength, and non-manufactured delivery. Gone are the days where you had to have a full windup to be looked at as a starting pitcher. Austin has a very simplified all stretch delivery that checks all the boxes mechanically. Check out “Impact Underclassmen” for more in depth analysis on his delivery. The arm action is as clean as they get. It’s a mid depth, full circle (¾) with perfect connection to the backside due to his upper half stacking over his back leg in stride. It is loose and efficient, quickly gaining momentum from bottom to top with heavy scap involvement and the best torque in GA (for 2025) at landing due to hip/shoulder separation. He’s strong on his front side although the lead leg block can improve, and the ankle mobility is unreal. Treadwell not only throws very hard, but his ability to hold velocity deep into his outing shows he has special arm strength, not just arm speed. The focus he puts on his legs is a big part of holding velocity and the simplicity & consistent direction in the delivery allows his athleticism to take over. The FB sat 88-90 T91 with vicious bore (ride+run) at 2350-2450 rpm, showing better FB life now than most HS pitchers in the country regardless of class. His sharp 72-73 sweeping CB is a future hammer with two plane depth. The CH is of the same quality in the 82-83 range with edge to edge fade! The ability to throw 3 quality pitches for strikes separates him from other hard throwing 2025’s in GA.

Aiden Kitchings RHP / Greater Atlanta Christian School, GA / 2025

A two inning look at Kitchings was enough to know that he belongs in the conversation as one of the top right-handers in the state as he moves up 50 spots in the rankings. Starting with the frame, there are few prospects built like Kitchings at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds. He has broad shoulders and a physical lower half. Everything indicates he will be a donkey, which only increases the intimidating presence he brings to the mound. The arm matches the build. Kitchings has a soft stab on the back-side, but the arm action remains continuous through a ¾ window as he builds momentum towards home. He has a semi break of the leg on the back-side as he strides. Landing foot closed, Kitchings finishes with a strong crossing over. The overall strength and delivery indicate the velocity is going to keep climbing. On this day, the big right-hander worked his fastball up to 90 mph, sitting 85-89. Even more impressive is the way he commanded the zone with it as well. Kitchings pitched, he did not just rear back and throw. He also showed a curveball at 73-75 that flashed sharp 11/5 action with swing and miss potential. In his two-inning stint, he recorded five strikeouts. 

Noah Allen RHP / North Oconee , GA / 2025

Another big riser, moving from 68th up to 28th in this update, is Noah Allen. It should come to nobodies surprise that North Oconee has another pitcher in the pipeline, as they are developing a reputation for producing big velo arms. Allen is all of 6-foot-5, 180-pounds, and still growing. The projectability immediately jumps out. He is still lean with the potential to add a lot of mass. Early reports out of winter camp for the Titans have indicated a big velocity jump. Allen has been  in the upper 80s, touching 90 with his fastball. Working from a mostly over-the-top slot, and with his length, the velocity will definitely play up. Keep an eye on Allen early in the spring.

Michael Fredette RHP / Mount Paran Christian School, GA / 2025

A Kennesaw State commit, Fredette makes a modest jump in the rankings, from 48 to 34. A lean athlete at 5-foot-10, 160-pounds, he has a real bounce in his step. Fredette showcased one of the most explosive arms we saw all fall at LakePoint Sports. The arm action is short and compact, coming out of a 3/4 slot. Furthermore, it is a deceptive action as he hides the ball extremely well on the back-side. The result of this is a fastball that can currently play into the low 90s, topping out at 91 in October at the Fall World Series. He can compliment the fastball with a mid-70s slider that has shown 2500+ rpm. With his athleticism and electric arm speed, expect more jumps to be made.

Darrell Mcdowell RHP / Lassiter , GA / 2025

Uncommitted. 6 foot 3, 165 pounds. Athleticism, projection, and feel are what rocketed him up our rankings 22 spots. The long levered boss has one of the better deliveries in the class with impressive rhythm, balance and sequence well before reaching his physical ceiling. He lets the delivery develop over the rubber and stays compact through the up & down phases. The rhythm between his hands and lift knee through those phases gives him great feel for the timing of hip/shoulder separation. The stride and arm action work in opposite directions at the exact same time as the hands break, creating a rubber band-like stretch between the upper & lower half and tons of torque to release at landing. The length in his frame allows him to stride further than most while still staying stacked on his backside with the arm connected. This lengthy distance of his stride at landing produces healthy tension from his stride knee and “stacked” back knee, pulling them together violently post landing as the arm lays back & works toward release. This move creates extra arm speed and will only become more explosive as he adds strength. When you combine the frame with his mobility, flexibility, torque in separation, backside connection, and quick twitch fibers, you get big velocity when the strength comes. His deep, fluid one piece arm action (¾ slot) has a smooth, gradual increase in momentum. This makes for a low effort operation and allows his arm to consistently repeat release point on all pitches as well as create separation. Due to these advanced traits, we see him as a solid bet to reach his lofty potential. Especially when you add in the fact that he can really pitch. His FB currently works in the 84-87 range with run and sink. He will occasionally cut it glove side but with no change in velocity. He works aggressively low in the zone to both edges, the heavy pitch inducing weak contact. Darrell’s CH in the 78-80 range is currently his nastiest offspeed pitch, with very similar life to the FB and disappearing depth that he can throw in any count. His 73-76 SLV shows consistent sweep with improving depth. McDowell is able to repeat his FB arm slot with the pitch and the velocity on it leads us to believe he can develop it into a sharp SL in the future.

Jamir Holloway 3B / Mundys MIll, GA / 2025

Kennesaw State Commit. 6 foot, 185 pounds. This is a large, stocky frame with enormous power potential. When he steps up to the plate, it’s easy to see another 20-30 pounds fitting on him comfortably without losing athleticism. But Holloway’s offensive game isn’t just pure raw power, he shows consistent swing mechanics and an all fields approach. He’s not trying to hit home runs, they just happen because he consistently hits the ball hard. It’s encouraging to see his willingness to go the other way and take what's given to him, as most pitchers don’t like to challenge him on the inner half. When they do, it's a quick, violent, short path with very simplified movement. We love how he uses less barrel angle than most power hitters, allowing him to get more barrels in the upper 3rd of the zone, creating more contact and less swing & miss in general. With some small adjustments at the plate that have to do with separation timing, we feel there is much more power to be had with his current body and skillset. This will in turn give him more juice and ability to adjust on breaking pitches, which he already sees well. With his natural non manufactured swing, raw strength, impressive hand eye, quick hands, and fearlessness vs quality arms, the ceiling is exciting on the bat. Holloway is an A/AVG runner now and should continue to climb in that department as he continues to fill out the frame. He’s very instinctive on the basepaths as well as defensively, where his solid actions show plenty of potential. Jamir has the skill set needed to develop into a premium power bat.

Cooper Underwood LHP / Allatoona , GA / 2025

One of the biggest winners of the fall circuit was hands down Cooper Underwood, in particular, his performance at the PBR Cup. The southpaw has always had a reputation of being a strike thrower who can toss the kitchen sink at opposing hitters. All four of his pitches have taken a step forward, as he pitched at an elevated level this fall. The fastball has been up to 85, sitting in the low-80s. And as we said, he has great feel for the pitch. Underwood throws two distinct breaking balls. He can attack with a 2700 rpm curveball in the low -70s, or his mid-70s 2500 rpm slider. Or he can get you with a sinking changeup in the upper-70s. It is an exciting arsenal of weapons, especially if he continues to make consistent jumps.

Michael Hunter Stonecipher C / Clarke Central , GA / 2025

Uncommitted. 6 foot, 170 pounds. This well rounded backstop continues to show drastic improvement to his game each look we get on him. Not only has Stonecipher made incredible progress with his swing mechanics in 2022, but he’s added 10 lbs of strength to his frame and grown a couple inches from 5’9 to near 6 foot. Regardless of class, this is one of the most focused, passionate competitors we’ve been around. He’s gone from a complete unknown (outside PBR) this spring to a player who’s quickly rising up our rankings and garnering handfuls of D1 interest. Hunter has incredibly advanced intangibles that put him in a great position to consistently succeed. Offensively it’s pitch recognition, plate discipline, and approach combined with some of the best, most well sequenced swing mechanics in the state regardless of class. Check out this tweet on “how to take pitches” where Stonecipher shows an example of the yes, yes, no mentality which is only a small part of his offensive intangibles. This is a player built for hitting quality arms, and he showed that the first time we saw him, before his current growth spurt and strength gains. He hit 2 87-88 mph FB off the wall in the 1A playoffs, spit on 2700 rpm breaking balls repeatedly, and threw out 2 runners all in one game as a freshman. With newly added strength, he produced the 2nd highest rotational acceleration at our UGA Campus Tour. But strength is far from the only reason he rotationally accelerates so well - separation timing, front hip clearance, perfect launch position are perfect. But most importantly, Stonecipher is extremely balanced with his top & bottom hands through the swing path. This allows his back elbow (1st) to tuck in perfect harmony with the front elbow (2nd), allowing him to turn the barrel efficiently in one compact area regardless of location. Defensively, it’s just more of the same advanced actions and traits. The Baseball IQ, footwork, exchange, arm (1.99 pop), blocking, and receiving allow him to shut down opposing run games and create good chemistry with his pitching staff. Stonecipher will continue steady progression.

Jared Glenn 3B / Dacula , GA / 2025

Uncommitted. 6 foot, 185 pounds. If you spent a lot of time at LakePoint this summer, it’s no secret why Glenn has gone from unranked to the top-50 in the state in a 6 month span. The dude just flat out rakes. Over the multi tourney span Phil Kerber and I have seen of him this year, he hasn’t been overmatched by quality stuff in any single AB and is able time up good arms  with ease off zero or minimal looks against them. The powerfully built Dacula Falcon has every tangible & intangible needed to be one of the best bats in the class. Firstly, he has elite swing mechanics. Hitters with the best swing mechanics not only repeat a proper, well sequenced swing built for hard contact to all fields but  - they are able to create the most power with the least effort, able to manipulate the swing path to any pitch any location, and they're able to refine the most important skills needed to become a complete hitter. Swing mechanics are a big reason Glenn has been able to develop a good all fields approach (RC gap to LC gap), pitch recognition, and plate discipline. This gets him into hitter’s counts and allows his reaction time and quick hands to take over, just simply hitting the ball where it’s pitched. His actions at the plate are extremely smooth and quiet, with minimal head movement and impressive body control allow him to track pitches at a high level. He stays on his legs from start to finish with good hip pace, allowing him to time up pitcher’s deliveries and keeping him down through the swing. He has a textbook little C load that happens in one piece, allowing his hands to flow in and out of launch position in perfect rhythm. He clears the front hip in stride while staying connected to the backside, creating a controlled but attacking lower half by increasing his base. This is a big reason Glenn catches the ball in front of the plate, the ball never attacks him. He has very strong hands and uses them to decelerate/accelerate on offspeed, keep his hands inside the ball to any location, and his top hand palm up through contact, preventing rollover and creating consistent backspin. Defensively, it’s more of the same actions for Jared. He has impressive footwork for his size and smooth hands, always working his momentum toward first. His exchange is the same quality as his 83 mph arm, which looks to be an A/AVG tool in the future. His 7.01 60 is plenty enough speed for the hot corner and his frame will only get stronger. This is a special bat who has the chance to hit for both avg and power production at the games highest levels one day.

Top Uncommitted

2 Brady Christman GA Mary Persons 2025 C
3 Mac Bradley GA Prince Avenue Christian 2025 C
6 Jeffrey Diaz GA Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 2025 C
8 Hunter Stonecipher GA Clarke Central 2025 C
9 Sam Summerlin GA Westwood 2025 C
Middle Infielders
5 Julian Carter GA Riverwood 2025 SS  
8 Terrance Bowen GA Alexander 2025 SS  
9 Noah Brocklebank GA Druid Hills 2025 SS  
10 Reginald Tuggle GA Rockdale County 2025 SS  
11 John Stuetzer GA Pope 2025 SS  
Corner Infielders
1 Dayson Griffis GA Appling County 2025 3B  
3 Ean Marria GA Sequoyah 2025 3B  
5 Cruz Paul GA Allatoona 2025 3B  
6 Jared Glenn GA Dacula 2025 3B
7 Aiden Zagryn GA Blessed Trinity 2025 3B  
1 Cannon Goldin GA Buford 2025 OF
3 Henry Akopov GA Mt. Paran 2025 OF  
6 Xavier Hill GA Harrison 2025 OF
7 Yenli Nolasco GA North Paulding 2025 OF
8 John Loudon GA Marist 2025 OF  
Right-Handed Pitchers
1 Jay O'Neal GA Cedartown 2025 RHP
4 Hyland Brown GA Walton 2025 RHP
5 Austin Treadwell GA Wheeler 2025 RHP
7 Aiden Kitchings GA Greater Atlanta Christian 2025 RHP   
8 Noah Allen GA North Oconee 2025 RHP
Left-Handed Pitchers
1 Jackson Peavy GA Peach County 2025 LHP  
2 Jackson Rose GA Etowah 2025 LHP  
4 Hayden Bradley GA Buford 2025 LHP  
5 Cooper Underwood GA Allatoona 2025 LHP  
6 Porter Berryman GA Parkview 2025 LHP  

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