Power 25 HS Preview: #21 Starr's Mill Panthers

PBR Georgia Staff

The 2023 Georgia high school baseball season is less than a month away. With the season getting pushed up one week the coaches and players have an extra week to prepare for opening day. Will it be sunny and 75? Or below freezing for opening day? The Georgia weather is unpredictable, just like trying to predict who will come out on top of each classification. The talent in the State of Georgia continues to be one of the best in the country. Some regions have a fresh new look, and some region foes will continue to battle for that top spot to earn the best road to the state championship.

We will begin to preview our Power 25 rankings each day until the season begins. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week, updating the Top 10 in each GHSA classification as well as a Power 25. Be sure to follow PBR Georgia on twitter for live action each week, as our staff travels throughout the state to cover baseball in the great state of Georgia. 

High School Name: Starr’s Mill

Coach’s Name: Brent Moseley

Classification: GHSA Class 4A

2022 Record: 19-14

Region: 4-4A

No. of Returning Starters: 9

Team Strengths: Team Chemistry; Junior Talent

Top Returning Players:

Top 2024 Prospects:

Team Outlook

In 2022 the Starr’s Mill Panthers were a really young, but talented team. They rallied late in the season winning 10 straight, and proved that something clicked. The experience the sophomore group gained in ‘22 will be one of the key attributes of the 2023 squad. They are now bigger, stronger and have more experience at the varsity level. The chemistry of this 2023 will be fun to watch when they open the season in February. Their region schedule will look a little different this year, and will stack up against LaGrange, which is another top team in 4A. They will open up region play against them March 14th. The list of talented juniors for the panthers is never ending. We will start with UGA commit, Ariston Veasey, who seems to get better and better each time we see him. The top ranked catcher in the state (2024) continues to add strength to his swing. Expect a huge junior year from Veasey. GT commit, Bo Walker is another nationally ranked hitter in the Panthers line up. Heath Whitlock will be headed to Starkville in a couple years time, but will be the ace for the Panthers until then. His velo continues to climb, with some of the best pitchability in the class. 2023 should be an exciting year for this talented squad. If they can piece it all together they can find themselves back at Truist park competing for a state title.

Ariston Veasey Heath Whitlock