Prep Baseball Report

Macon Open: Pitcher Analysis

Justin Goetz

PBR Georgia hosted the first ever Macon Open at Mercer University in Macon, Ga on June 29th. The first time event was open to all high school aged prospects in the state and featured nearly 30 uncommitted 2023-2026s. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout and bullpens in front of our scouting staff.

In the days that followed the event, we produced post-event analysis that included a look at the traditional stats measured within our Statistical Analysis piece.

We began our post-event process last week by rolling out the individual scouting reports of the day, starting with the catcherinfielder, and outfielder positions. Today, we move onto the pitchers. We will wrap up our post event coverage with a listing of the top overall prospects tomorrow.

Top Pitcher Prospects

William Edwards, Perry (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B Very unique arm with good feel for both edges who has real potential to take off in college. Prototype size, arm speed and athleticism stand out.
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds.
Delivery: Funky delivery with big jump to plate in stride, able to keep backside connection and creates lots of momentum. Good lower half direction. Ease of operation present. Finishes well.
Arm Action: LH. Ultra deceptive two piece arm action with stab and wrap. H3/4. Doesn't impact arm speed or life. Solid extension.
FB: T86.6, 85.6-86.5 mph. Very steep plane that's tough to track for hitters. Unique angle adds late tail. Strikes. T1959, 1778 average rpm.
CB: 67.1-69.6 mph. Gradual 2 plane depth, tight rotation. Can throw for strikes & K's.  T2221, 2088 average rpm.
CH: 76.5-78.5 mph. Gradual fade. Can start middle and get hitters to chase arm side.  T1943, 1879 average rpm.

Cole Shuman, Portal (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Talented arm.
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Long, lanky frame, projectable, lots of room to fill out.
Delivery: Fast paced delivery with forward lean that causes arm to rush to catch up. Would jump in velo if upper half can stay over rubber as he strides.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, big arm swing that gains proper gradual momentum with present arm speed. 3/4 slot.
FB: T82.9, 80.8-82.5 mph. Unique angle, steep plane w/ late sink.  T2229, 2151 average rpm.
CB: 68.0-69.5 mph. Sweeper with tight rotation and late bite. T2698, 2465 average rpm.
CH: 75.5-77.0 mph. some heaviness.  T1837, 1776 average rpm. 

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Ethan Barman, Rock Springs Christian Academy (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-0, 158-pounds. Lean frame, high-waisted.
Delivery: Consistent tempo, works downhill well, solid extension.
Arm Action: RH. Deceptive short circle arm action, repeats OH slot.
FB: T75.8, 72.6-75.8 mph. Running life, nice feel arm side. T2028, 1784 average rpm.
CB: 63.7-65.2 mph. vertical shape with some depth.  T1746, 1679 average rpm.
SL: 63.2-66.1 mph. some sweep. T1787, 1715 average rpm.
CH: 64.6-67.4 mph. nice gradual fade. T1167, 1058 average rpm.

Ethan Barrett, Thomas County Central (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Medium frame, strong lower half.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, stretch only, medium tempo with slight crossfire. Hips roll downhill naturally, solid direction and timing.
Arm Action: LH. Minimal depth. Smooth, wide arm swing he repeats easily from low 3/4 slot.
FB: T81.4, 78.1-81.0 mph. gradual tail, lots of feel arm side. T2191, 2037 average rpm.
CB: 65.4-68.1 mph. sweeper with depth and consistent shape. Locates well arm side.  T2491, 2382 average rpm.
CH: 72.3-74.2 mph. late depth when he repeats delivery. T1621, 1545 average rpm.

Jordan Jackson, Rockdale County (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 147-pounds. Average sized frame, high waist.
Delivery: Easy paced, non manufactured delivery. Low effort after landing with solid balance.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, short circle arm action he repeats well from the low 3/4 slot.
FB: T79.4, 77.7-79.3 mph. sinker with occasional run.  T2000, 1895 average rpm.
SL: 65.9-69.9 mph. sharp, sweeping break with late depth.  T1733, 1611 average rpm.
CH: 68.7-71.8 mph. some sink.  T1509, 1410 average rpm.

Harrison Keenan, First Presbyterian Day (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-5, 125-pounds. Lean build, young frame that has lots of development left.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, good pace throughout, short strider, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action to an over-the-top slot, releases the ball deep over the rubber.
FB: T65.9, 63.2-65.2 mph.  T1663, 1620 average rpm. Gradual sink,
CH: 52.6-54.8 mph.  T917, 894 average rpm. Gradual sink.
CUT: 57.6-59.3 mph. Gradual horizontal movement

Jack Powell, Denmark (GA), 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/SS Power potential.
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Long frame, young with lots of development ahead.
Delivery: Smooth, well paced delivery.
Arm Action: LH. Big, mid depth arm swing he repeats well. Low 3/4.
FB: T73.5, 71.2-73.2 mph. Late, natural cut with nice feel glove side.  T2126, 2037 average rpm.
CB: 57.1-63.3 mph. short vertical break with some sweep. Throws for strikes.  T1929, 1868 average rpm.
SL:  mph. some sweep.  T,  average rpm.
CH: 64.1-67.3 mph. fade. T2050, 2011 average rpm.

Austin Robinson, South Paulding (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP One of the top uncommitted prospects in the '23 class, loud tools across the board.
Body: 6-4, 201-pounds. Projectable, long, lanky, athletic, broad shoulders, lots of room to fill out, quick twitch.
Delivery: Raw delivery, smooth thru up, down, and out phases. Strong on lower half, solid extension.
Arm Action: RH. Smooth medium circle AA, gradually builds momentum. 3/4 slot.
FB: T83.3, 77.6-83.3 mph. Consistent carry up in zone. Attacks.  T2292, 2116 average rpm.
CB: 66.2-71.0 mph. sharp two plane with consistent vertical shape.  T2025, 1934 average rpm.
SL: 70.4-72.5 mph. similar to CB with some HZB. T2049, 1996 average rpm.
CH: 71.5-72.7 mph. heavy sink with some late fade.  T1443, 1392 average rpm.

Dylan Walker, Houston County (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Talented arm.
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Proportional build, lean strength throughout, athletic.
Delivery: Deliberate pace with consistent direction.
Arm Action: RH. Mid depth, full circle with some present arm speed. 3/4.
FB: T78.5, 74.7-77.8 mph. carries well up in zone, steep plane down when he repeats. T1943, 1771 average rpm.
CB: 63.7-68.6 mph. downward tilt, needs consistent release point. T2109, 1910 average rpm.
SL:  mph. some cut. T,  average rpm.
CH: 71.1-73.6 mph. shows occasional fade.  T1903, 1737 average rpm. 

Joshua Williams, Covenant Academy (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Strong build, strength throughout, physical lower half, room for more.
Delivery: Patient, well controlled delivery. Explosive after landing.
Arm Action: LH. Deceptive short circle AA (OH) gets on top of FB well. More extension would be nice adjustment.
FB: T79.8, 73.7-79.8 mph. Consistent tailing action with impressive angle.  T2348, 2094 average rpm.
CB: 62.1-64.5 mph. some sweep, elbow gets low which impacts ability to create down tilt.  T2171, 2121 average rpm.
SL: 61.5-65.1 mph. gradual cut. T2242, 2117 average rpm.
CH: 67.4-70.1 mph. Some fade, low elbow takes away depth.  T1941, 1800 average rpm.

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