PBR Cup 2022: Georgia's 2025 LHPs

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

The PBR Cup was once again a loaded event. It had it all. There were MLB Draft prospects, highly regarded underclassmen, and a slew of new faces that made big impressions. Spending the majority of my time keyed in on Georgia’s underclassmen. A few trends emerged that I will be highlighting over the course of several articles.

The first trend was the dominance of the 2025 southpaw. Below we will take a look at five of Georgia’s own.

Jackson Peavy LHP / Peach County, GA / 2025

The meteoric rise of Jackson Peavy, from unknown to the Future Games and a Top-100 nationally rank, has been well documented by myself and our staff. His performance at the PBR Cup just added to an already favorable view we have of the young lefty. Peavy worked 84-87 mph, and showed the ability to effectively pitch in on the inner half against right-handed hitters. He pairs his fastball with a big 2/8 curveball in the low 70s that routinely gets swings and misses. At 6-foot-3, 167-pounds, the upside is enormous in Peavy.

Porter Berryman LHP / Parkview , GA / 2025

Berryman has long been known for his pitch ability and spin. He has been doing it consistently since we first laid eyes on him. The southpaw is a consistent strike thrower with feel for a three pitch mix. He has a smooth drop and drive delivery, creating deception by working across the mound and maintaining a strong front-side. It is further exaggerated as he hides the ball on the back-side, using a short, clean arm action. The ball seemingly comes out of nowhere from an over-the-top slot. The fastball sits in the low 80s, but can create problems for hitters. His curveball is a present weapon at 71-73. It is a true 12/6 with depth and late, sharp break. He has also improved upon his changeup, that comes in the mid 70s. On top of that, Berryman is a proven big game pitcher. He has started and put away some of the best over the summer, and going back to the spring, was the first arm out of the bullpen for Parkview in the state playoffs.

Hunter Atkins LHP / Rockmart , GA / 2025

A Kennesaw State commit, Atkins possesses arguably the top fastball command in the entire class. We have seen time and time again him going 6.0IP+ using only his fastball that will sit 78-82. He knows how to pitch and locate at the highest of levels. Facing a loaded South Charlotte Panthers team at the PBR Cup, Atkins tossed 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, and 4 Ks, without throwing a single offspeed pitch. It is a staggering output. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder has a long, loose arm action that is whip-like out front through a low ¾ slot. Atkins gets extended out front and has an exaggerated pull down through release. We know what he can do with the fastball, but it will be very interesting to see the addition of an offspeed pitch and how it plays in the future.

Cooper Underwood LHP / Allatoona , GA / 2025

Out of all the 2025 southpaws to throw at the PBR Cup, Underwood may have come away as the biggest winner. The 6-foot, 145-pounder has a long, lean frame and is high-waisted. He works with a low effort delivery, remaining tall throughout. There is deception created throughout. He has a short, loose arm on the back-side, hiding the ball well, and he strides across the mound. The fastball sat 80-83, touching 85. Showed the ability to spin two distinct breaking balls, a 2700 rpm curveball at 70-72 and a 2500 rpm slider at 76. He can also mix in a sinking changeup at 78. Underwood will be an exciting one to check in on in the spring to see what kind of jumps he has made.

Ayden Hall LHP / Winder Barrow, GA / 2025

The only unranked prospect on this list, that will certainly change in the next update for Ayden Hall. The left-hander made an appearance out of the bullpen for Devine. His arm action immediately had my attention, short, quick, and loose coming from an over-the-top slot. The delivery is low effort throughout with some striding cross mound.  He creates tilt with his fastball, which in this particular outing he relied on heavily. Coming in at 80-83, Hall controlled the zone with the pitch, getting swings and misses and locating low and away. He will be one coaches will want to keep a close eye on over the next few months.


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