Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-Sate: Corner Infielder Reports

PBR Georgia Staff
Hudson Graham

The Preseason All-State was held January 8th 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 will be names that we follow throughout the high schools season. The Preseason All-State is a great time for us see these athletes before their season begins. 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 Sunday.

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

top 10 prospects

Maddox Monsour SS / 3B / Carrollton, GA / 2025

Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hits: RHH.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 77.4 MPH. 343' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-85 mph.
Run: 6.72 runner in the 60.

Judson Hartwell 3B / OF / Prince Avenue Christian, GA / 2025

Positional Profile: 3B/OF Big raw power potential, well rounded baseball player. Proved himself vs quality arms as FR.
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Large frame with broad shoulders and proportional build.
Hits: RHH. Hips touch & go, preventing hips getting stuck on backside. Hip direction is elite, all lower half momentum explodes thru pitcher. Chest loads hands for him, but multiplies torque in launch position due to an added little C hand trigger post. Some of the best linear connection in the class, creates effortless power. Holding backside bend in stride closes space for knee 2 knee clearance post landing, centralizing balance & power. Front side firm @ land w/ slight bend in knee providing strong foundation Shoulders (used as lever) gradually tilt south in stride on diagonal plane 2 go north post landing - creates efficient, steep knob led path matches plane w/ unreal loft! Adjusts path well underway to all pitch locations.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 89.5 MPH. 364' max distance. True all fields power. Hits ball as high as he does far.
Arm: RH. INF-86 mph.Fluid, full circle from OH slot.
Defense: Good footwork laterally for age, soft hands. Works in line with 1B at all times. Smooth exchange.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Colin White LHP / 1B / Dominion Christian , GA / 2026

Positional Profile: LHP/1B One of the most explosive two ways in his class, special potential.
Body: 6-3, 170-pounds. high-waisted, lanky frame, plenty of projection and room to grow
Hits: LHH. stands firm in the box with weight pre-set in back leg before stride, glides further back in load before getting thru the zone creates torque as bat wraps around head, does a nice job getting into his lower half and generating a powerful swing, big time extension as he separates
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 MPH. 312' max distance. Big pullside juice already, developing power to all fields
Arm: LH. INF-85 mph.long action, good strength and carry on his throws with a quick release
Defense: light on his feet and bouncy for his size, athleticism is present with more in the tank as he matures
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

Dayson Griffis 3B / RHP / Appling County, GA / 2025

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP Freak dual sport athlete. Elite potential on the mound, good potential in bat.
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Stocky frame with advanced strength throughout. One of the strongest players in the country for his class.
Hits: RHH. Very simplified with unreal bat strength and impressive body control. Athletic base, creates power from ground up. Repeats launch position well and hits from perfect weight distribution. Compact path with occasional sweep.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 89.8 MPH. 365' max distance. Backspin doubles to pull side gap with good carry.
Arm: RH. INF-94 mph.Fluid full circle, 3/4 slot. Changes arm angles very well.
Defense: Impressive footwork and soft hands, moves extremely well laterally for size. Constant momentum toward bag.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60.

Judd Puckett 3B / SS / Crawford County, GA / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/SS Enormous raw power, passionate player.
Body: 6-5, 220-pounds. Extra large projectable frame, physical with strength throughout
Hits: RHH. Balanced setup with weight preset on back-side, barrel starts on shoulder, hands drop and cock barrel on load, short stride, good balance, some explosiveness in lower half. Barrel path is short to the zone, present hand and bat speed get the barrel extended uphill through the zone with advanced force, power/pull approach, looks to elevate and drive with each swing.
Power: 104 max exit velocity, averaged 84.2 MPH. 419' max distance. Big present raw power with the potential for more, triple digit exit velocity and 400+ feet travelled.
Arm: RH. INF-86 mph.Mid depth, full circle arm action 3/4 slot.
Defense: Plays through the ball with confidence, fields out front, soft glove, funnels into mid section, quick exchanges, gets rid of the ball fast.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.

Knox Bingham 3B / SS / Wesleyan School, GA / 2026

Positional Profile: 3B/SS Interesting follow.
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. High waisted, lean strength, lengthy.
Hits: RHH. Unorthodox, effortless swing that is well timed up and oppo focused. Is now showing feel for turning the barrel in tight space with timely front arm shrink. Advanced inside out swing for age. Inside out path with optimal barrel angle. Starting to show ability to manipulate barrel on inner half.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 MPH. 317' max distance. Consistent barrels to the oppo gap with carry.
Arm: RH. INF-76 mph.Full circle over the top arm action. Would like to see him shorten it and work from lower arm slots. If not he likely ends up in CF where his speed can roam free.
Defense: Solid footwork, would like to see that area continue to improve though. Soft hands with subtle push thru the ball stopping all bad hops. Good feel for backhand. Exchange can improve.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. Long strides, covers ground quickly

JJ Howe OF / 1B / Veterans, GA / 2024

Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. High waisted, athletic frame with lean muscle.
Hits: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup, keeps it simple throughout, hands start near ear, short load, leg kick timing trigger, good balance. Aggressive intent behind each swing, short, direct path to the zone, gets on plane early, present hand and bat speed create whip, uphill through the zone, consistent hard driven contact to all fields.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 MPH. 360' max distance. All fields pop.
Arm: RH. INF-85 mph.OF-87 mph. Long, loose arm in the outfield to a low 3/4 slot, easy carry. Shortens up on the infield.
Defense: Plays through the ball athletically with quick footwork, feel for glove, quick and clean on exchanges, moves well in the outfield. Good body control.

Renard Stricklin Jr 3B / RHP / Westlake , GA / 2026

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Medium frame with long levers.
Hits: RHH. Narrow base with low set hands off back hip. Deliberate forward move with feel for hip/shoulder separation. Nice inside out path, occasionally will sweep and roll.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 76.8 MPH. 295' max distance. Back spin to oppo gap.
Arm: RH. INF-84 mph.Quick, full circle arm action thats mid depth (3/4). all throws carry.
Defense: Aggressive defender with impressive lateral footwork, smooth hands, easy exchange. Anticipates very well.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60.

Isaiah Haygood LHP / 1B / Valdosta, GA / 2024

Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 178-pounds. Stocky, thick frame with present strength.
Hits: LHH. Wide bade, good rhythm in hips & hands. Balanced start to finish. Smooth path with minimal barrel angle.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 MPH. 313' max distance. Line drives to all fields.
Arm: LH. INF-81 mph.Full circle, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Nice footwork with anticipation. Feel for changing arm angles.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60.

Branson Blalock RHP / 3B / Walnut Grove , GA / 2026

Positional Profile: RHP/3B Potential.
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Large frame, coat hanger shoulders, long levers.
Hits: RHH. Unique crouched setup with barrel angled flat, nice active rhythm in hands off back shoulder near hitting slot. Smooth leg kick, stacks backside pretty well in stride. Sweeping path with loft when he gets it right. Very good feel for inside out swing, needs to develop front arm shrink to turn barrel in tight space so he can't be beat inside. Has all the athleticism to do it.
Power: 84 max exit velocity, averaged 64.4 MPH. 233' max distance. Backspin barrels to right center.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.Fluid, one piece arm action from H3/4 slot.
Defense: Footwork is solid for length and age, sure hands. Smooth exchange.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60.

Best of the rest (alphabetically)

Carson Adomnik, South Paulding, 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 173-pounds. Large frame with broad shoulders, long levers.
Hits: RHH.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 69.6 MPH. 288' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-85 mph.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60.

Bryce Hubbard, Callaway, 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Large frame, high waist long levers.
Hits: RHH. Base setup athletically with quiet back & forth rhythm in hips, hands. Good feel for separation timing and repeats load well. Sweeping path built for pull side doubles.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 MPH. 320' max distance. Top spin to right center gap, line drives to RF.
Arm: LH. INF-79 mph.short circle arm action, gets ball out quick from 3/4 slot.
Defense: Anticipates well, solid footwork and sure hands.
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60.

Greg Jones, Parkview, 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Large frame, high waist with lean muscle.
Hits: RHH. Wide base, barrel relaxed off shouldere with subtle movement. Demonstrative forward move with solid timing. Some tension in upper body due to raised elbows in load. Sweeping path that creates loft on occasion.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 84.2 MPH. 344' max distance. top spin line drives, occasional loft.
Arm: RH. INF-83 mph.Full circle H3/4 slot.
Defense: Aggressive to ball, solid footwork and good effort.. Changes arm angle on 2 ball.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Jaxon Pate, Sonoraville, 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS Smooth actions offensively.
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. High waisted, long levered. Broad shoulders.
Hits: RHH. Fluid LH swing with some physical upside. Gradual shoulder tilt as he begins load creating north/south swing path. Efficient front arm shrink. Dynamic path that can adjust to any pitch in any spot.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 79.1 MPH. 306' max distance. Sprayed to all fields.
Arm: LH. INF-78 mph.Full circle 3/4 slot.
Defense: Anticipates, solid glove. Can be more aggressive to ball.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60.

Christopher Pavlich, Archer, 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Large frame with long levers.
Hits: RHH. Base closer to narrow, slightly open with barrel angled toward eventual launch position. Good rhythm in separation and well timed forward move. Lofty path with some sweep. Very nice bat 2 ball skills.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, averaged 74.9 MPH. 273' max distance. Gap to gap loft.
Arm: RH. INF-82 mph.Full circle, mid depth 3/4 slot quicker release.
Defense: Flows to bag well, soft hands. Exchange is smooth.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.

Carson Rech, Cambridge, 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Stocky, medium frame strength throughout.
Hits: RHH. Athletic setup with knees inside feet, slow flow in barrel thats angled toward eventual launch position. Touch & go off backside timed up forward move. Short to, long through with some sweep to path.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 74.3 MPH. 288' max distance. Pull side line drives.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph.short circle 3/4 arm action.
Defense: Some present anticipation, momentum through ball with sure hands.
Run: 8.04 runner in the 60.