Prep Baseball Report

PBR Future Games: Team Georgia

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

After many hours of discussion, deliberation and thorough scouting of prospects, we are excited to announce the Team Georgia that will be representing the Peach State in the 2020 PBR Future Games at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. Every prospect on the team has been seen by our staff either during the spring high school season, at an event or one of the numerous tournaments we hosted.

The 2019 PBR Future Games was the first year that PBR Georgia participated in the Future Games, and it was a strong inaugural event for the Georgia boys. Team Georgia featured some of the state’s top 2021 and 2022 prospects. As it stands now, 10 of the 20 players from last year’s team have committed as they enter their senior and junior year respectively. You can find a list of commitments below

  • Hagan Banks (Alabama)

  • Brant Baughcum (Georgia Tech)

  • Harry Ford (Georgia Tech)

  • Jackson Gaspard (Georgia Tech)

  • Andrew Herrmann (Wofford)

  • Breon Horne (Miami-Dade College)

  • Jonathan Jaime (Tulane)

  • Jared Jones (LSU)

  • Caleb Logerwell (Central Florida)

  • Aidan Moza (UAB)

Despite going 1-2, with a win over Team Alabama and losses to Team Carolinas and Team Florida, Team Georgia had a number of highlight moments. Beginning with the pro-style workout, C Jared Jones (Walton, 2022) put on an absolute show with his round of BP as he left the yard time after time, including breaking the windshield of a car parked outside the fence. Keeping with the backstops from last year, C Harry Ford (North Cobb, 2021) solidified himself as one of the top backstops in the country. Ford put up some of the best defensive numbers and then showed off an advanced ability to frame and block.

The arms were nothing short of incredible. RHP Hagan Banks (Calhoun, 2021) came out of the gates in Game 1 throwing 90, and has only gotten stronger over the past year, working up to 94. RHP Aidan Moza (North Cobb Chrisitan, 2021) was the biggest winner from Game 1, as he carved a very talented Team Carolina for three straight innings. In Game 2, RHP Caleb Logerwell (Homeschool, 2021) absolutely stole the show with arguably the best outing from any pitcher at the event. Over three innings, Logerwell allowed zero runs while striking out the side, including the side in his third inning. The right-hander turned in a swing and miss breaking ball with up to 3,000 rpm that hitters wanted nothing to do with. Game 3 was time for the 2022 arms on Team Georgia to shine. RHP Dylan Lesko (Buford) and RHP/OF Riley Stanford (Buford) both worked in the low 90s and showed why they are two of the top prospects in the country.

Schedule and Pitching Rotation

Listed below is the schedule for the PBR Future Games that includes opponents, pitching rotations, times, and locations. On August 1st, all PBR Future Games prospects will go through a pro-style workout that will be held on Fields 13 and 14. Team Georgia is slotted to begin their workout at 9:00 AM on these two fields. PO’s will not need to come to this workout. Below is the schedule:

Saturday, August 1st

Position Player Check-in: 8:00 AM - Field 13

Pro-Style Workout: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Field 13 & 14

Sunday, August 2nd

Game 1
vs Team Mid-Atlantic - 1:15 PM Field 9

BP at 12:30 - Arrive by 12:00 PM

Pitching Rotation
RHP Dylan Lonergan (Brookwood, 2023) - Innings 1-3
RHP Bryce Archie (McEachern, 2022) - Innings 4-6
RHP Kameron Douglas (Woodstock, 2022) - Inning 7

Monday, August 3rd

Game 2
vs Team Carolinas - 11:15 AM Field 9

Arrive by 10:15 AM

Pitching Rotation
RHP Caden Spivey (Vidalia, 2022) - Innings 1-3
RHP David Bell (Greenbrier, 2022) - Innings 4-5
RHP Tai Peete (Trinity Christian, 2023) - Innings 6-7

Game 3 vs Team Florida - 1:30 AM Field 9

Pitching Rotation
RHP Luke Fernandez (West Forsyth, 2022) - Innings 1-3
RHP Manning West (Apalachee, 2022) - Innings 1-3
RHP Kameron Douglas (Woodstock, 2022) - Inning 7

Prospect Preview


David Bell C / RHP / Greenbrier, GA / 2022

6-foot-1, 193-pound right-handed hitting two-way prospect. Bell is defensively sound with a strong arm and consistent sub 2.00 pop times. At the plate, he has power in his swing driving balls gap-to-gap, when he does go pull-side or to the opposite field he generates hard line drive contact. Bell is a legitimate two-way prospect, and his put in some dominant performances on the mound this summer. Mainly a fastball/curveball pitcher, he works at a lightning quick pace, making for some very uncomfortable at-bats. Ran his fastball up to 89 a few weeks ago and has great feel for a 12/6 swing and miss curveball. Throws a high volume of strikes. 

Jonathan Vigoa C / RHP / Rome, GA / 2022

5-foot-11, 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher, athletically build, displays smooth actions in everything he does. Vigoa stands out behind the plate with his quickness and athleticism. Arm works with plenty of strength and is accurate, keeping throws low and on target. At the plate, those same quick, smooth actions are evident. Vigoa has surprising pop to the pull-side and feel for the barrel to be able to use the entire field when needed. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and a fiery intensity.

Cale Stricklin C / 2B / North Oconee, GA / 2023

5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed hitting catcher, physically advanced for his age with strength throughout frame and room for more. As fundamentally sound as you will find from a backstop of his age. Is the complete package defensively, has an aptitude for receiving, blocking and managing arms. Offensively, swings a big stick from the right-side. Drives the ball gap-to-gap, and as he becomes more physical will develop a swing that has power to all fields.

Corner Infielders

Tyler Triche 3B / SS / North Forsyth, GA / 2022

6-foot-1, 178-pound right-handed hitting third baseman, one of the top pure hitters in the Georgia's class of 2022. Triche is able to drive balls to all fields and has shown the ability to handle elite pitching. We have seen Triche not back down from low 90s velo, and thrive in those situations. He battles at the plate and will be a tough out every time he steps into the box. Defensively, Triche has the arm and athleticism to stick on the left-side of the infield.

Jay Murdock 3B / 1B / Terrell Academy, GA / 2022

6-foot-1, 225-pound left-handed hitting corner infielder, physical build with advanced strength. When you are looking for a power hitting first baseman, Murdock fits the bills. He looks to elevate the ball and do damage with a pull-side swing. Look for Murduck to hit some balls a long way during the showcase portion and then carry that same swing over into game play. He is not just a one dimensional hitter either. Has the ability to make adjustments, shorten up and get a job done when called upon.

Tai Peete 3B / RHP / Trinity Christian, GA / 2023

6-foot-2, 170-pound left-handed hitting third baseman and right-handed pitcher. Peete possesses a frame that is advanced for his age and will carry a lot more strength as he continues to mature. What really stands out is his quick, smooth left-handed swing that plays with power. On the mound, his arm works short and quick, and presently works up to 87 mph with even more velocity in the tank.

Middle Infielders

Chandler Pollard SS / OF / Woodward Academy, GA / 2022

6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitting shortstop and outfielder, one of the most athletic and quickest prospects in Georgia's 2022 class. Pollard has the potential to run the fastest 60 yard dash at the event. A pure athlete, he has the actions and ability to handle either shortstop or center field at the next level. At the plate, Pollard sprays line drives around the entire diamond with a mature approach.


Tanner Knowles SS / 2B / Perry High, GA / 2022

5-foot-9, 150-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder, one of the top athletes in Georgia. Has elite foot speed, able to cover lots of ground and wreck havoc on the base paths with his quickness. Up the middle, his speed allows for great range, and has the arm to stick on the left-side of the infield at the next level. Offensively, the swing works short and quick with line drive tendencies. 

Colin Houck SS / RHP / Parkview, GA / 2023

6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting shortstop, physically advanced with a muscular build. Houck was a standout with Team Georgia at the Junior Future Games last summer and makes the move this year to the big stage. Houck broke into the starting lineup at No. 1 Parkview this spring, and has only continued to get better and better. At the plate he can drive the ball to all fields and has legitimate power to the pull-side. Defensively, has a smooth glove and the arm to stay on the left-side. Also a standout QB at Parkview.



Jamie Felix OF / Camden County , GA / 2022

5-foot-10, 205-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, an explosive athlete with advanced strength throughout frame. Swing has elite bat speed and is short to the zone, getting barrel head out front consistently. Some of the strongest hands/wrists that we have come across. Explosive power to the pull-side, his overall strength allows for hard hit balls to all fields. Also a highly regarded RB on the gridiron, a true two sport athlete at the next level.

Justin Thomas OF / Benedictine Military, GA / 2022

5-foot-11, 173-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, high level athlete. A prototypical lead off hitter and center fielder. One of the most consistent bats we saw this summer at LakePoint, always finds the barrel and drives balls to all fields. Has an advanced approach at the plate, high IQ, knows when he can let the barrel go and when to shorten up and play to contact, utilizing his natural speed. Defensively, cover ground extremely well and has ample arm strength.

Luke Boone OF / RHP / Richmond Hill , GA / 2022

6-foot-3, 195-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, just scratching the surface in terms of strength and physicality, much more to come. Boone has a violent swing, creating a lot of torque at the plate, with serious pull-side pop. Looks to elevate and do damage. Takes a middle/pull approach, when he squares the ball up it comes off the bat hot. A surprising athlete, capable of running 7.0 60 or better. Big arm in the outfield that will land him in RF at the next level.

Kameron Douglas OF / RHP / Woodstock , GA / 2022

A projectable athlete at 6-3, 185-pounds, right-handed hitting outfielder and right-handed pitcher. Has elite bat speed at the plate, and hammers baseballs gap-to-gap. The potential power in his swing is enormous as he continues to fill out. Douglas has a big arm in the outfield, and equally as big on the mound. Earlier this month he ran his fastball up to 90 mph.

John Long OF / LHP / Glynn Academy , GA / 2022

6-foot, 165-pound left-handed hitting outfielder, highly athletic. A standout from the Future Games Trials at the end of June. Long possesses 6.6 speed and utilizes it well to cover ground in the outfield and be aggressive on the base paths. At the plate, the swing plays quick and level through the zone, takes a gap-to-gap approach.


Manning West RHP / 1B / Apalachee, GA / 2022

A physically imposing 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-handed pitcher. West has a fastball that can work into the low 90s with heavy life, warranting swing and misses. He backs this up with a sharp curveball. Given his frame and present swing and miss stuff, West has a high ceiling on the mound.

Luke Fernandez RHP / OF / West Forsyth, GA / 2022

6-foot-3, 205-pound right-handed pitcher, physical, projectable build. One of the most consistent performers on the mound that we have seen over the past two years. Fernandez has continued to polish his delivery and add to his repertoire, throwing four pitches for strikes. Capable of working into the low 90s with his fastball, he throws three offspeed pitches. We first knew him as a fastball/curveball pitcher, who could get swing and misses with both. That part of him remains the same, but now he has added a slider and improved his changeup to both be above average pitches. 

Caden Spivey RHP / 2B / Vidalia , GA / 2022

6-foot, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, explosive arm speed on the mound. Spivey has gained a lot of traction this summer and we keep seeing improvements from him every look we get. He pounds the zone with a fastball that has reached 91 mph this summer. The advancements he has made in his slider and split-changeup are the true difference makers. The slider is a present swing and miss pitch with sharp downer action. His split-change has good tumble when he locates it low in the zone.

Bryce Archie RHP / SS / McEachern, GA / 2022

6-foot-2, 190-pound right-handed pitcher, projectable athlete. Archie has started to gain some serious helium this spring and summer. Equipped with some of the top arm talent in the state, we have seen Archie get his fastball up to 91 and have heard reports of him touching 93. Even more impressive is his hard slider, which operates in the low 80s. When it is low in the zone, the pitch dives out of the zone, inducing swing and misses. Archie is also a standout QB with D1 offers.

Dylan Lonergan RHP / 3B / Brookwood, GA / 2023

6-foot-2, 208-pound right-handed pitcher, big, physical frame, the top ranked 2023 in the state of Georgia and a top 10 player in the country. Lonergan had a big spring for Brookwood High School and has carried that into the summer. He has one of the strongest arms in his class, working his fastball into the low 90s this summer. He complements it with a swing and miss curveball. Lonergan is also a true two sport athlete at the next level, one of the top rated QBs nationally in the 2023 class.

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