LakePoint Open: Infield Analysis

PBR Georgia Staff

LakePoint Open took place on June 2nd at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 30 prospects from five different classes (2021-2025). Prospects participated in a pro-style workout. We have already gone through and analyzed the data collected from that day, which can be viewed HERE.

We began the player analysis from the event by taking a look at the catchers. Now, we will continue on to the infielders. At the top of the list is one of the younger prospects in attendance, SS Jin Kasuya (Mountain View, 2025). Kasuya stands out for his overall athleticism, making things look easy at the plate and defensively. He has the ability to use the entire field with a line drive approach. Up the middle, Kasuya is advanced in every way.

The top corner infielder in attendance, 1B/3B Braden Smith (North Oconee, 2022), put on a show during his round of batting practice, leaving the yard multiple times. Smith posted an event best 97.28 max exit velocity, 89.11 average exit velocity and 370 foot max carry. His performance earned him an invite to the
Top Prospect Games which was played on June 8th, featuring the top uncommitted 2022s in the state.

Keep reading to view the entire list of top prospects plus reports on all the infielders in attendance, listed alphabetically.

Top Infielder Prospects

Jin Kasuya, Mountain View (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: MIF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Medium sized frame, athletic build
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, crouch, favors back foot, leg lift on load, balanced at contact, semi vertical bat tilt, hands move back slightly on load along with bat. Short and quick barrel path to the ball, good extension at contact, flat line-drive swing plane, sprayed all sides of field with line drives, carries momentum through swing with lower half
Power: 85.48 max exit velocity, averaged 79.11 mph. 290.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80.00 mph. Short and quick 3/4 arm slot, drops to side arm slot on fore hand plays and slow rollers, accurate throws to 1B, throws carry.
Defense: Works through the ball, fluid footwork, clean and quick exchange, crouched, athletic fielding position, gets taller on slow rollers and back hands. Agile first step, ranges well to both sides.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. Clean gait.

Braedan Smith, North Oconee (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Physical build with strength throughout and room for more.
Hit: LHH. Open setup, hands drop and separate on load, leg kick timing trigger, good balance, gets into lower half. Power, pull approach, barrel works uphill through the zone, ball jumps when he gets extension, present bat speed.
Power: 97.28 max exit velocity, averaged 89.11 mph. 370.00’ max distance. Consistently generates hard contact, took a number of balls deep during BP.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Short, clean arm action to a high 3/4 slot, accurate on throws across the diamond.
Defense: Fields with a wide base, clean footwork, soft glove, clean on exchanges, good feel around the bag.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60.

Landon Leonard, Dutchtown (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Tall frame, long arms and legs, athletic build with strength.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, vertical bat tilt, hands start chest high, hands and bat cock bat, high elbow short leg lift, separates hands into an arm bar. Long path, level through the zone, carries momentum in lower half through swing, creates hard contact pull-side.
Power: 89.79 max exit velocity, averaged 83.41 mph. 331.00’ max distance. Advanced hand and bat speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 79.00 mph. OF - 82.00 mph. long 3/4 slot, at SS faster arm and dropped down to sidearm on forehand plays, accurate throws from OF and SS
Defense: Plays through ball with fluid footwork in the IF and OF, funnels grounders into mid section, quick exchange at SS, feel for glove, good body control.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60.

Thomas Ferland, Athens Academy (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Medium frame, with potential to add mass.
Hit: SH. (LH): Balanced, short stride, toe tap keeping weight centered, good separation. Short barrel path, rotational swing, clearing hips well, creating back spin to the pull-side. (RH): Weight is shifted to front side, rocks to backside, short stride, hands flatten out at swing. Long barrel path, hands start close to body, creeps into his separation, flattens bat out at contact, looks to elevate to gaps.
Power: 85.68 max exit velocity, averaged 68.58 mph. 310.00’ max distance. LH power potential
Arm: LH. INF - 75.00 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate throws to 3rd.
Defense: Fields low presenting glove early, keeping body in a position over the ball, stays moving through the ball, good footwork, follows his throws across the diamond.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60.

Nick Olson, Whitefield Academy (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 182-pounds. Long, lanky frame, lots of room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, hands load back smoothly and drop, short stride, good balance. Short to the zone, mostly level through, some whip in hands, line drive type hitter, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 93.17 max exit velocity, averaged 84.62 mph. 330.00’ max distance. Power potential as he fills out.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Short, quick arm, low 3/4 slot, accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Plays through the ball, smooth, fluid footwork, fields out front with a soft glove, clean on exchanges, fundamentally sound.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Jack Anderson, Glynn Academy (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Medium sized frame, proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, short stride, hands load back into an arm bar with early timing, keeps weight on back-side.  Long barrel path to the zone, flat through, pull-side hitter, looks to elevate with back spin, flashed bat speed and hand speed.
Power: 95.09 max exit velocity, averaged 80.09 mph. 347.00’ max distance. Power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 80.00 mph. Short arm action to a mostly high 3/4 slot, drops down at-times, accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Fields back and on his heels, breaks down early, fields out front, funnels into midsection, packs ball on exchanges, competent glove hand.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Landon Barr, Forsyth Central (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Lanky frame with high waist.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, short stride, shifts weight into backside, knobs points towards first base.  Long barrel path, slightly uphill with short finish. Shows some opposite field direction.
Power: 80.93 max exit velocity, averaged 71.76 mph. 262.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 68.00 mph. Short arm action high 3/4 slot, winds up to create whip. Accurate 
Defense: Fields tall with rhythm through the ball. Funnels ball into mid-section, stays behind throws. Good feel for glove hand, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Samuel Crew, Ringgold (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Lanky frame with high waist.
Hit: RHH. Tall straight up, long stride, braces on backside propelling forward, creating separation.  Long barrel path, flat swing staying through the middle of the field. Mainly live-drives with occasional back spin.
Power: 77.80 max exit velocity, averaged 72.2 mph. 224.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 76.00 mph. Short arm action mostly high 3/4 drops slot on forehand plays. Accurate throws across the diamond.
Defense: Fields tall keeping body position out front, shows glove early, funnels ball into mid section, quick exchange,  flows through the ball following throws, competent glove.
Run: 8.39 runner in the 60. 

Maddox Husband, Woodward Academy (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Tall frame, athletic build. Long legs
Hit: LHH. Balanced, high back elbow, a hand start back, no load, small leg lift bounces off front toe, balanced at contact. Long, uphill, big upward follow thru, works middle and pull side looking to elevate, finishes heavy on back foot
Power: 90.87 max exit velocity, averaged 78.78 mph. 335.00’ max distance. LH power potential
Arm: LH. INF - 75.00 mph. OF - 77.00 mph. Long arm action from OF, some quickness arm, high 3/4 slot, lengthens arm action out on the infield.
Defense: Plays through ball, clean on exchange and with footwork in the outfield. At 1B, keeps the ball in front with a wide base, clean on exchange, fluid footwork.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

Austin Jetmore , South Paulding (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-9, 185-pounds. Medium frame, bulkier build, thick legs
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, shifts weight back slowly along with hands on load, short leg lift,  pre set arm bar load, vertical bat with wrap. Long and steep to the zone, at-times uphill path through finish, looks to elevate, works middle and pull side, carries momentum with lower half through contact.
Power: 85.14 max exit velocity, averaged 75.08 mph. 300.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 72.00 mph. INF - 73.00 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot, accurate to 1st on the infield. Behind the plate, short arm action to a high 3/4 slot, kept throws around target.
Defense: On the infield, works through ball, receives out front, funnels into mid section, glove pack on exchange at SS, crouched posture at 1st, stays behind ball, on heels at 1st, quicker exchange at 1st, no glove pack. Behind the plate, flexible hips, soft receiver, quick on exchanges, clean footwork, above average receiver.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60.

Gage Kirkland, Greenbrier (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Medium sized frame, broad shoulders, strong build
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth, short stride and load, keeps hips square through ball, finishes tall, keeps it simple throughout Long barrel path with fast hands, level swing, finishes uphill, consistently drove balls and made hard contact, gap to gap hitter
Power: 89.05 max exit velocity, averaged 81.67 mph. 324.00’ max distance. Power potential
Arm: RH. INF - 79.00 mph. Long, quick arm action with a over-the-top slot
Defense: Sits back in fielding position, presenting glove early, works through the ball, fields out front, feel for glove hand, quick footwork with a clean exchange
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Owen Morris, Praise Academy (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds. Long, lanky frame, high-waisted
Hit: RHH. Tall and balanced setup, arm bar load, long hanging leg kick, balanced at contact Long path, level, slightly uphill swing, stays loose throughout, at times gets extension
Power: 83.50 max exit velocity, averaged 69.72 mph. 278.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot, big load up before each throw
Defense: Smooth fielding ability, soft hands with some average but fluid footwork, clean exchange, feel for glove hand, uses frame well to range to both sides
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Morton, Troup (GA), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Athletically built, lean muscle throughout.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, long leg lift, sits back on back leg on load, bat at flat angle next to ear, hands slightly cock back on load Quick path to the ball, flat swing plane through the zone, has some lift on the follow through, weight shifted to the back foot on the follow thru, flashed some power on pull side, able to spray line drives all sides of the field
Power: 86.74 max exit velocity, averaged 66.85 mph. 302.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 73.00 mph. 3/4 arm slot, quick, dropped down on slow rollers
Defense: Works mainly from behind the ball, shuffles side to side into balls, long exchange with a hitch in arm after exchange, fluid footwork
Run: 6.76 runner in the 60. 

Tyler Waddell, Praise Academy (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Long, lean frame, broad shoulders, plenty of room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, hands drop and load back along with some barrel wrap, long reverse toe tap stride,  keeps weight on back-side. Barrel path is long to the zone, uphill through,  pull-side hitter, created line drive contact, flashed some driven balls.
Power: 89.60 max exit velocity, averaged 80.21 mph. 320.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. Short arm action to a low 3/4 slot, loads up behind his head, around target with throws.
Defense: Fields out front, long, flat footwork, stabs at the ball at-times, packs ball on exchanges on the left-side, at 1B showed quick exchanges.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Dylan Walker, Houston County (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Young, athletic build, lean muscle.
Hit: RHH. Open setup with front foot turned inward, hands start high, dropping and loading back into a near arm bar, leg kick timing trigger, early timing. Barrel path works long to and level through the zone, line drive hitter, when on time flashed the ability to drive the ball, quick hands and bat.
Power: 81.23 max exit velocity, averaged 72.39 mph. 249.00’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. OF - 79.00 mph. Short arm action, pulls the ball low and wide on draw, some quickness in arm, low 3/4 slot.
Defense: Takes direct routes in the OF, at-times plays through with a crow hop, sits back on fly balls, long exchanges. On the infield, attacks the ball with quick feet, good feel for glove, long exchanges.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60.

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