Season Review: Eastside

Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

Our goal at Prep Baseball Report is to promote high school players, and give them the exposure they need to be able to play at the next level. With the 2020 high school season cancelled, we want to continue to be able to promote players, even when baseball is not being played. We have sent surveys out to coaches around the state and got their input on the first weeks of the season. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the season and standout players, team by team.

Eastside Eagles

Record: 6-7

2020 Standouts

Noah Cook, SS/3B, Eastside, 2020
Garden City CC (Football)

Coach’s Notes: Four year letterman for baseball and football. All- State and All region selection in 2019 and 2020.

Colby Shivers, UTL, Eastside, 2020
Season Stats: In 2020 he hit .444 with 9 AB’s. Was just cleared when shut down happened. In 2019 he hit .410, 34 hits, 11 2bs, 3 HR, 28 RBI’s from leadoff spot, 39 runs, 8 SBs.

Coach’s Notes: Coming off an ACL injury from football. Was a dual sport athlete all four years of HS. Region POY winner in 2019. All State selection junior and senior year.


Dawson Schwartz, OF, Eastside, 2020 

Coach’s Notes: Three year letterman for baseball. Was off to a good start in 2020 before the shutdown.

JD Henderson, RHP, Eastside, 2020
Season Stats: 16.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 BB, 20 K’s, 1.260 ERA.

Brayden Downs, RHP, Eastside, 2020 
Season Stats: 19 IP, 1 ER, 8 BB, 17 K’s. .368 ERA

Coach’s Notes: Primarily out of the pen in 2019 in a closer roll. Was all region selection in 2019. Off to a very good start in 2020. Up to 87 on the mound.

2021 Standouts

Cade Mitchell, LHP, Eastside, 2021
Season Stats: 23.0 IP, 2-1, 5 ER, 7 BB, 36 K’s 1.522 ERA .122 BAA.

Coach’s Notes: Very good season in 2019 as a Soph. Area Pitcher of the Year. In 2020, Big time arm. Up to 87 on the mound.

Sambo Button 1B/3B, Eastside, 2021
Season Stats: .389 AVG

Coach’s Notes: Big year in 2019, all region selection. Dual sport athlete. Big LHH with big power potential as he continues to develop and grow.

Dayton Green, OF, Eastside, 2021
Season Stats:Hit .444 in 13 games, 12 hits, 7 runs scored, 3 SB.

Coach’s Notes: Off to a tremendous start in 2020. Two year letterman for baseball and football. 

Ethan Booth, C/OF, Eastside, 2021

Coach’s Notes: Mono to start the season, with limited plate appearances and time behind the plate Ethan hit .211 in 9 games. Looking to have a big year in 2021.

1/11/20 - Uncommitted. 6-foot, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher, wide-shoulders, strong build. Offensively, balanced, wide setup, high hands separate and load back smoothly, short stride, uses his lower half well. Swing works long to the zone with quick bat speed, smooth hands through contact, gains extension through the zone creating leverage, barrel path is uphill, drives the ball gap-to-gap, 93 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, arm works short to a high ¾ slot, 77 mph out of the crouch. Is fluid with his footwork, at-times transfer can get a bit long, quickness in rest of actions makes up for time lost, strong receiver, knows how to stick pitches around the zone, pop times ranged 2.07-2.19. Ran a 7.57 laser-timed 60.

Underclass Standouts

Kyle Shivers, UTL, Eastside, 2022

Coach’ Notes: Big year in 2019, All region selection. Hit .417 in 2019 (Team Best). Off to a good start in 2020, hit .366.

Hunter Denney, RHP/OF, Eastside, 2023

Coach’s Notes: Big time 2023, up to 85 on the mound with a lot in the tank as he gets bigger and stronger.

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