LakePoint Preseason I.D: Infielder Reports

PBR Georgia Staff

The LakePoint Preseason I.D. was held January 7th at LakePoint Sports. This event was a great chance to see where the athletes were at after a long off season of hard work. These players went through extended pro-style workout that included batting practice using Trackman and Blast Motion, ran the 60 yard dash using Swift Performance, and much more. Pitchers were able to throw in simulated bullpens during the workout and were able to get numbers and metrics off of our Trackman unit, such as pitch velocity, spin rate, horizontal & vertical movement & much more. There were some players who showed up and continued to build off of prior performances, but there were also some new names who jumped onto our radar with a strong showing on Saturday.

Continuing our post-event coverage for this event, we take a look back at all infielders that were in attendance at the event. 

Top 5 Prospects 

1. Diego Dejesus, Parkview, 2026
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Medium frame, strong build for size.
Hits: RHH. simple, advanced swing mech work in sequence. Consist. hip pace, balance, gradual separation. Shoulds work quietly south 2 load hands for him & rotate smoothly north near landing, creates connection+lag+loft. Short, direct path with considerable loft.
Power: 81 max exit velocity, averaged 73.5 MPH. 269' max distance. Backspin to both gaps with feel for both lines.
Arm: RH. INF-78 mph.Short circle 3/4, quick.
Defense: Plays low with solid footwork, sure hands.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.

2. Andrew Komar, Harrison, 2025
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Medium frame, solid athleticism.
Hits: RHH. Shoulders just outside base, hands setup above eventual hitting slot. Unique, repeatable load that times up well with leg kick. Stacks backside well in stride creating some uphill tilt by landing. Smooth uppercut swing with steep barrel angle.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 82.2 MPH. 345' max distance. Ball carries to gaps with loft, especially pull side.
Arm: RH. INF-84 mph.Full circle L3/4 arm action.
Defense: Footwork is there, stays down through ball well. Sure hands.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60.

3. Mark Buelow Jr., St. Francis, 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Stocky, proportional well built frame.
Hits: RHH. Balanced base, active rhythm in hands, repeatable little c load. Toe tap occasionally leaves early out of rhythm with hands. Sweeping path with serious strength through contact, plenty of bat speed.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 86.9 MPH. 332' max distance. Mixture of topper line drives and back spin liners to left center gap.
Arm: RH. INF-83 mph.Full circle, 3/4 arm action.
Defense: Stays down well, plenty of lateral agility, direct paths to ball. Solid exchange.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

4. Judah Powell, Apalachee, 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-4, 230-pounds. XL Frame with long levers.
Hits: RHH. Very athletic setup - base just outside shoulders, knees inside feet. Smooth hand movement in one compact spot. Repeats separation timing and stretch at a high level, optimal torque at landing. Calm toe tap that is the basis for his balance. Some sweep to the path but short to, long through for the most part. Serious strength through contact.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 88.2 MPH. 360' max distance. Ball absolutely explodes off his bat with backspin to both gaps. Tendency is pull side but all fields feel.
Arm: RH. INF-84 mph.Short, quick arm action from lower slot than on mound. Very versatile with arm angles.
Defense: Solid fundamentals, soft hands. Instinctive, anticipates.

5. Chance Dixon, Woodward Academy, 2026
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-7, 135-pounds. Smaller frame but solid build and present strength.
Hits: SH. Base just outside shoulders with explosive lower half actions. Gains optimal ground and creates plenty of momentum without loss of balance at landing. Very simple & repeatable little c load, efficient and well sequenced. Smooth from both sides of plate. Short direct path and he can manipulate the barrel to any pitch in any zone. Plenty of bat speed, path works closer to level both sides.
Power: 79 max exit velocity, averaged 72.6 MPH. 263' max distance. Left side - backspin singles that carry into gap. Right side - backspin doubles that carry into gap.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Clean, short circle arm action 3/4 slot.
Defense: Very instinctive, quick feet laterally that put him in a consistently good position to throw. Plays low and has very soft hands with nice exchange.
Run: 8.16 runner in the 60.

Best of the rest (alphabetically)

Brandon Bell, Lenoir City, 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long levered, lean muscled.
Hits: RHH. Base just outside shoulders, hands pre set near eventual launch position. Minimal movement. Quiet controlled actions. Sweeping path with steep barrel angle creates some loft. If knob leads path will improve barrel time in zone.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 80.7 MPH. 324' max distance. Lofty line drives to gaps.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Short circle arm action thats a solid fit for each infield position.
Defense: Sure footwork and hands.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Troy Carpenter, Houston County, 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. High waisted, medium frame, lean strong lower half.
Hits: SH. Open, medium base with hips and shoulders square to pitcher. Very well sequenced swing. Rides the back side in stride for optimal linear connection post landing. Timed up separation. Right side - Direct knob led path with good balance in hands thru zone. Good job of keeping top hand palm up thru contact. Left side less advanced but has good balance and should continue to improve.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 77.8 MPH. 296' max distance. Backspin doubles to both gaps with legitimate carry for age.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Short OH arm action from the ear.
Defense: Impressive feet and has anticipation. Sure handed, good path to ball.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. Long, effortless strides

Gage Campbell, Rockmart, 2026
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-3, 194-pounds. Broad shouldered, large frame with long levers.
Hits: RHH. Medium slightlly open base with optimal weight distribution (55% backside, 45% front side). Shoulder tap for active hand movement, hips engine of swing. Minimal stride, still head. Uppercut path with steep barrel angle.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 75.4 MPH. 284' max distance. Ball comes off barrel with considerable juice to both gaps.
Arm: LH. INF-74 mph.Short circle OH arm action with accurate throws.
Defense: Impressive footwork on the 2 ball, sure hands, knows where to be.
Run: 8.87 runner in the 60.

John Dickerson, Lassiter, 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Medium frame, proportional build.
Hits: SH. Smooth, well balanced and sequenced swing from both sides. Lower hald more dynamic from right side. Good flow in hands, low effort actions due to smooth pace timing. Repeats launch position well from both sides. Diagonal plane+shoulder rotation during separation create nice loft post landing and allow him to match plane with ease.
Power: 81 max exit velocity, averaged 70.5 MPH. 288' max distance. Right side - hard hit topper line drives pull side. Left side - gap to gap spray.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Clean, full circle arm action 3/4 slot.
Defense: Some of the better footwork in the event in IF. Very good feel for forehand+backhand. Plays low, subtle push thru ball, anticipation for ball. Solid, consistent exchange.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Charles Edwards III, Wheeler, 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Stocky build with strong lower half.
Hits: RHH. Very athletic setup, slightly open base just outside shoulders. Good stretch in separation for torque post landing. Aggressive yet controlled lower half that allows him to catch the ball consistently in front of plate. Consistent launch position. Short to, long through with some occasional sweep.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 72.6 MPH. 302' max distance. Gap to gap pop with consistent backspin.
Arm: RH. INF-80 mph.Short circle, OH arm action.
Defense: Solid anticipation and balance as a defender.

Nolan Elrod, Cartersville, 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Stocky build, larger frame.
Hits: LHH. Tall stance, slightly open with good lower half pace. Hands quiet movement just off shoulder, easy load. Sweeping path with steep barrel angle.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 77.3 MPH. 303' max distance. Pull side topper line drives.
Arm: LH. INF-74 mph.short L3/4 arm action accurate throws.
Defense: Solid fundementals, smooth hands.
Run: 8.22 runner in the 60

Brady Kerlin, Cartersville, 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-0, 145-pounds. High waisted, slender build with present athleticism.
Hits: RHH. Medium, slightly open base. Well balanced, rhythm between hips & hands. Minimal separation and repeatable load, stride. Sweeping path with feel for barrel.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 68 MPH. 251' max distance. Top hand dominant line drives to the pull side.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Short circle arm action from L3/4 slot.
Defense: Feet work well and create proper path to ball with momentum toward bag. Stays down well and smooth, confident hands.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60.

William King III, First Presbyterian Day, 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Large, proportional frame.
Hits: RHH. Closed off upper & lower half, extremely simplified. No stride with barrel pre set in launch position. Hands are thrown in sequence at foot strike. Uppercut path with some directness.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 73.1 MPH. 304' max distance. Solid lofty pop into the gaps.
Arm: RH. INF-83 mph.Full circle H3/4 arm action.
Defense: Solid fundementals, balanced.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60.

CJ London, Woodstock, 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-8, 178-pounds. Ball of muscle, stocky, proportional. Athletic.
Hits: SH. Wide athletic base, knees inside feet. Bat rests of back shoulder, solid hip pace out of hole. Solid lower half actions. Relatively consistent hitting slot Mostly knob led with some barrel angle. Occasional cast.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 72.1 MPH. 297' max distance. Line drives with some gap pop.
Arm: RH. INF-77 mph.Full circle arm action 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays low and moves well laterally. Good feel for backhand.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60.

Riley Martiny, Riverwood, 2026
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-2, 155-pounds. High waisted, lengthy athlete with slender build.
Hits: RHH. Open, very narrow base with solid posture throughout the swing. Feel for separation timing. Sweeping path with steep barrel angle.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 76.6 MPH. 242' max distance. Line drives pull side.
Arm: RH. INF-71 mph.Short arm action from a near sidearm slot.
Defense: Adequate footwork and hands.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60.

Michael Nottleman, Columbus, 2026
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 162-pounds. High waisted, lengthy athlete who oozes projection.
Hits: LHH. Tall stance with medium base with hands set up high. Deliberate, well timed load that matches his stride pace. Lofty path due to proper diagonal rotation of shoulders in swing and serious leverage. Ball jumps off bat.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 MPH. 299' max distance. Mixture of top spin and backspin line drives to pull side gap. Plenty feel to go the other way as well.
Arm: LH. INF-71 mph.Effortless, full circle arm action L3/4.
Defense: Very good footwork, especially for not being anywhere near filled into his frame. Turns 2 ball well, feel for changing arm angles. Smooth hands.
Run: 8.16 runner in the 60.

Zachary Picheta, Chamblee, 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 140-pounds. Medium frame with wiry strength.
Hits: RHH. Starts in athletic crouch with active hips & hands. Closed off, feel for separation. Sweeping path but good feel for barrel.
Power: 73 max exit velocity, averaged 61.5 MPH. 254' max distance. Top spin line drives with occasional back spin and carry.
Arm: RH. INF-71 mph.Full circle, L3/4 arm action.
Defense: Solid instincts, footwork. Momentum to bag.
Run: 8.24 runner in the 60.

Hunter Reese, Woodstock, 2026
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-11, 145-pounds. Broad shoulders, long levers, wiry strength.
Hits: RHH. Base just outside shoulders, barrel set up outside back shoulder with vertical angle. Very good rhythm in negative and forward moves. Well timed, simple separation with aggressive ground gained in lower half. Direct path with some sweep.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 71.8 MPH. 297' max distance. Ball comes off well with hard line drives to both gaps.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.OF-79 mph. Very clean full circle arm action from 3/4 slot builds gradual momentum. More arm strength on the way.
Defense: Good reaction time, footwork, and smooth hands & exchange.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60.

Andrew Watson, Rockmart, 2026
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 220-pounds. XL Frame with long legs.
Hits: RHH. Tall open setup with some forward lean and active movement in hands. Smooth leg kick during negative move, hands well timed with stride. Sweeping path. Strong through contact.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 71.9 MPH. 271' max distance. Top spin line drives to left center.
Arm: RH. INF-76 mph.Short circle arm action H3/4. Clean.
Defense: Solid footwork, sure hands. Feel for changing arm angles.
Run: 8.71 runner in the 60.

Mason Westmoreland, Villa Rica, 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS A very interesting follow for this spring, summer. One of the more natural and athletic SS I've seen at our showcases and he does everything well.
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds. High waist, lean muscled. Built like track athlete.
Hits: RHH. One of the most athletic swings in the event. Medium base, good rhythm between hips and hands. Simple forward move that repeats launch position very well . Balanced hitter with good weight distribution at landing. Explosive knee to knee clearance in the lower half as he reaches contact. Short, direct inside-out path. Stays inside ball very well.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 76.3 MPH. 300' max distance. Back spins line drives to right center consistently. No shortage of triples this spring.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Very clean, quick full circle arm action from 3/4 slot. Very fluid and natural with consistent carry and accuracy.
Defense: Most natural SS actions in the event. Plays with low center of gravity, very quick laterally. Always works toward bag with subtle push thru ball. Smooth exchange and good feel to throw from all angles.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60. Long, gliding strides. Very controlled and effortless.

Evan Wiley, Fayette County, 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Proportional frame with lean strength throughout.
Hits: RHH. Compact, connected swing with an athletic base and impressive twitch. Shoulders load hands for him, consistent forward move. Short, direct path with just enough barrel angle for back spin liners to all fields.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 78 MPH. 305' max distance. Line drives to all fields. Serious pop for size.
Arm: RH. INF-85 mph.short arm action 3/4 slot.
Defense: Solid feet and glove, works with momentum toward bag.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Robert Yagyu, TL10, 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds. Large frame with very strong lower half.
Hits: RHH. Wide base with simple timing, hands have good rhythm. Sweeping path with slight uppercut.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 84.5 MPH. 283' max distance. Ball carries to gaps. Feel for inside out swing.
Arm: RH. INF-74 mph.Short OH arm action with present arm speed.
Defense: Adequate hands and footwork for a corner position.
Run: 8.12 runner in the 60.