Prep Baseball Report

Rising Stars Preseason All-State: Statistical Analysis


Hudson Graham
Georgia Scouting Director

March 4th kicked off first Rising Stars event of the year. The Rising Stars event is a great time for prospects to learn the showcase process, and get a baseline for the years to come. Some of the top players in the 2027 and 2028 class were in attendance. This event included nearly 60 kids from the 2 classes combined. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout that included the 60 yard dash, batting practice, in and out, and pitcher bullpens.

Today, we will begin the event analysis with a look at the traditional statistics collected at a showcase: 60 yard time, fastball velocity, exit velocity, arm strength, and pop times. In the coming days, we will take a deeper dive into the, TrackMan data, along with a Quick Hits story containing our staffs initial thoughts from the event.

You can view the entirety of the statistics by clicking HERE

60 Yard Dash

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Caleb Hudson GA Carrollton High School 2027 OF 6.53
2 Win Hoots GA The Westfield School 2027 OF 6.98
3 Isaiah Galason GA Houston County 2027 SS 6.99
4 Carson Heath GA Carrollton 2027 LHP 7.06
5 Dexter McCleon Jr GA Buford 2028 OF 7.10
6 Peyton Chancey GA Gilmer County 2027 OF 7.21
7 Lio Garcia GA Buford High School 2028 SS 7.23
8 Isaiah Rogers GA North Cobb 2027 OF 7.24
9 Miles Norman GA Parkview High School 2027 OF 7.26
10 Andrew Williams GA Buford High School 2027 RHP 7.40
^ Tyson Ganas GA Houston County 2027 RHP 7.40

Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Dexter McCleon Jr GA Buford 2028 OF 84.9 mph
2 Caleb Hudson GA Carrollton High School 2027 OF 83.3 mph
3 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County High School 2027 3B 82.0 mph
4 Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS 81.3 mph
5 Ander Elorriaga GA Mount Pisgah Christian 2028 C 79.7 mph
6 Tyson Ganas GA Houston County 2027 RHP 79.5 mph
7 Jacob Biester GA East Paulding 2027 RHP 79.4 mph
8 Andrew Williams GA Buford High School 2027 RHP 79.2 mph
9 Carson Heath GA Carrollton 2027 LHP 77.9 mph
10 Jax Lathem GA THE HERITAGE SCHOOL 2027 C 77.0 mph

Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Dexter McCleon Jr GA Buford 2028 OF 96.8 mph
2 Lio Garcia GA Buford High School 2028 SS 93.5 mph
3 Brock Holcombe GA Lakeside High School 2027 OF 90.9 mph
4 Peyton Chancey GA Gilmer County 2027 OF 89.6 mph
5 Machi Davis GA Home School 2028 SS 88.6 mph
6 Ander Elorriaga GA Mount Pisgah Christian 2028 C 87.5 mph
7 Caleb Hudson GA Carrollton High School 2027 OF 87.0 mph
8 Carson Heath GA Carrollton 2027 LHP 86.3 mph
9 Kent Gresham GA Cartersville High School 2027 LHP 85.9 mph
10 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County High School 2027 3B 85.0 mph

Infield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jayzen Johnson GA Lumpkin County High School 2027 3B 83
2 William Russell GA North Cobb Christian 2027 1B 80
^ Ryan Trout GA North Oconee High School 2027 SS 80
3 Isaiah Galason GA Houston County 2027 SS 79
4 Kingston Jones GA Pope High School 2028 SS 78
5 Tyson Ganas GA Houston County 2027 RHP 77
6 Lio Garcia GA Buford High School 2028 SS 75
7 Brody Conner GA South Paulding High School 2027 SS 73
^ Grant Kruger TN Green Hill 2027 C 73
8 Ethan Williams GA Alexander High School 2027 OF 72
9 Aden Rucker GA Carrollton 2027 3B 71
^ Hayes Stephens GA MT BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2027 3B 71
10 Weston Clements GA Sonoraville High School 2027 2B 70

Outfield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Caleb Hudson GA Carrollton High School 2027 OF 87
2 Lio Garcia GA Buford High School 2028 SS 85
3 William Russell GA North Cobb Christian 2027 1B 83
4 Dexter McCleon Jr GA Buford 2028 OF 82
5 Andrew Williams GA Buford High School 2027 RHP 81
6 Jax Lathem GA THE HERITAGE SCHOOL 2027 C 79
7 Brock Holcombe GA Lakeside High School 2027 OF 77
^ Win Hoots GA The Westfield School 2027 OF 77
8 Braden Little GA Gordon Lee High School 2027 OF 76
9 Peyton Chancey GA Gilmer County 2027 OF 75
^ Cooper Reynolds GA Cartersville 2027 LHP 75
^ Kent Gresham GA Cartersville High School 2027 LHP 75
10 Ethan Williams GA Alexander High School 2027 OF 74

Catcher Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ander Elorriaga GA Mount Pisgah Christian 2028 C 72
2 Jax Lathem GA THE HERITAGE SCHOOL 2027 C 70
3 Grant Kruger TN Green Hill 2027 C 69
4 Benjamin Cagle GA Cartersville 2028 C 65

pop times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ander Elorriaga GA Mount Pisgah Christian 2028 C 2.14-2.26
2 Jax Lathem GA THE HERITAGE SCHOOL 2027 C 2.20-2.44
3 Grant Kruger TN Green Hill 2027 C 2.27-2.35
4 Benjamin Cagle GA Cartersville 2028 C 2.33-2.29