Season Review: McEachern


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.

McEachern Indians

Record: 5-5 (1-2)

Coach's Review: Our team came into the season extremely motivated to write their own story. We were off to a good start surpassing our 2019 win total and beating a top ranked North Cobb team in the first week of region play. Our pitching staff led the way through most of the first third of the season, but our offense also did its part in producing runs when we needed them.. This was a great group of young men who we are extremely proud of and we look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.

2020 Standouts


DJ Banks, MIF, McEachern, 2020
Gordon State commit
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .809, HITS 7, HR 1, RBI 7, R 10, BB 6, SB 5;  / DEFENSE: FPCT.892

Coach’s Notes: 3 year starter who became more and more productive on the offensive side while continuing to be more consistent of the defensive side. He has a lot more room to go and will only get better.


Daniel Smith, 1B/C, McEachern, 2020
Morehouse College commit
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .937, HITS 11, RBI 5, R 5, BB 2 / DEFENSE: FPCT .980

Coach’s Notes: Provided gap to gap power in the middle of our line up and a solid defender at first base.

Zion Clonts, CIF, McEachern, 2020
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .845, HITS 9, RBI 6, R 6, BB 2, HBP 3, SB 8,

Coach’s Notes: Offensive weapon at the plate who could handle the bat and became a big threat on the bases.


Jaylen Dickey, C/CIF, McEachern, 2020
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .845, HITS 4, HR 1, RBI 7, BB 2; DEFENSE: FPCT .978, CS .500; PITCHING: IP 12, W-L 1-1, S0 22, WHIP 2.167, RA 12

Coach’ Notes: Quick release behind the plate and became a dominant pitcher on the mound the last two years. He was a run producer in the middle of our line up.
11/10/19 - 5-foot-11, 185-pound right-handed hitting catcher and right-handed pitcher, proportional build with strength throughout frame. Offensively, wide, balanced setup, heel lift stride, short hand load back, good balance throughout. Utilizes the strength in his upper body well to drive the ball, looks to aggressively go after middle/in pitches, 81 exit velocity off a tee. Went 2-for-2 in-game with a single, double and an RBI. Defensively, short arm action, over-the-top slot, throws are true with backspin, 75 from the crouch. Sits up in his stance, glove-hand can get lackadaisical at-times on reception, clean on exchanges, fluid footwork, pop times ranged 2.15-2.0. On the mound, arm works short and clean through an over-the-top window, repeats well. Drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes square to home. Fastball sat 76-78, touched 79 with running action. Curveball, 11/5 shape, gradual break, 64-66. Changeup, solid sinking action when located low in the zone, 69-70. Slider, sweeping action 67-69.  Against five batters faced in-game, allowed one hit, three groundouts, and one batter to reach via error.

Brandon Jessie. RHP, McEachern, 2020
Uncommitted
Season Stats: PITCHING: IP 3, SO 5, WHIP 2.4, BAA .143, RA 8

Coach’s Notes: Fought back from an injury his junior year to be an effective reliever this year in the first third of our season.

Kaleb King, LHP/OF, McEachern, 2020
Uncommitted
Season Stats: PITCHING: IP 5, SAVES 2, RA 5, SO 7, WHIP 2.8, BAA .267

Coach’s Notes: Effective LHP that got on you quick making his secondary pitch more effective. He got better and better each outing.


Kolby King, OF, McEachern, 2020
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .652, HITS 4, RBI 5, R 7, BB 7, SB 2

Coach’s Notes: Consistent outfielder who work extremely hard on the offensive side. He began to see some results in our last couple games.


Darion Whitman, RHP/OF, McEachern, 2020
Uncommitted
Season Stats: PITCHING: IP 3, RA 7, SO 5, WHIP 3.0

Coach’s Notes: Solid reliever out of the pen who provided us with another reliable arm to come in and get the job done.


2021 Standouts

LC Bennett, RHP, McEachern, 2021
Uncommitted
Season Stats: PITCHNG: IP 9.2, W-L 1-0, RA 6, SO 16, WHIP 1.448, BAA .189

Coach’s Notes: Extremely consistent and continues to get better. He keeps the ball low and does a good job mixing his pitches to keep the hitters off balance. He challenges the barrel of each hitter and trusts his defense to finish behind him.


Jacob Hall, OF/MIF, McEachern, 2021
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .962, HITS 9, RBI 7, R 6, BB 5, SB 9; DEFENSE: FPCT .875

Coach’s Notes: Solid anchor in our outfield with a consistent and reliable glove. He gets the ball in quickly and accurately. Sprays line drives and hard ground balls through the middle of the field. Has become more and more of a threat on the bases by trusting his instincts and being more aggressive.


Saivion Mohammed, RHP/INF, McEachern, 2021
Uncommitted
Season Stats: PITCHING: IP 5, SO 4

Coach’s Notes: Solid RHP for us who can start and come out of the pen. Has command of his pitches making him extremely effective on a consistent basis. Extremely confidence and can throw any pitch in any count.


Alyjah Richardson, RHP/CIF/OF, McEachern, 2021
Uncommitted
Season Stats: PITCHING: IP 9.0, W-L 1-1, RA 9, SO 8, WHIP 1.667, BAA .278

Coach’s Notes: Dominant RHP who has been a two year starter for us. He has a long, loose arm with high velocity out of the hand that gets on you quick making him more effective and in a better position to disrupt the timing of the hitters with his secondary pitches.

10/1/19 - 6-foot-2, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, lean athlete with wiry strength. On the mound, arm works clean and continuous on the back-side to a ¾ slot, quick hand speed. Tall and fall delivery works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over towards first. Fastball sat 83-86 with sink, located the pitch well early in his outing. Curveball, tight spin, 11/5 shape, 69-71.

Terrell White, OF/RHP, McEachern, 2021
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .855, HITS 4; DEFENSE: FPCT 1.000

Coach’s Notes: Solid outfielder who attacks offensively.


Underclass Standouts

Bryce Archie. RHP/INF, McEachern, 2022
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .783, HITS 11, RBI 5, R 7, BB 3, SB 3; PITCHING: IP 17, W-L 2-0, RA 3, WHIP 1.000, BAA .136

Coach’s Notes: Dynamic player who can play all four infiled positions as well as the outfield if needed. He has started on the mound the last two years and has been extremely effective by spotting his fastball and executing his secondary pitches when needed to keep hitters off balance.

Jordan Baynes, C/CIF, McEachern, 2023
Uncommitted
Season Stats: DEFENSE: FPCT 1.000, CS% .429

Coach’s Notes: Saw a lot of time catching on the varsity level this spring and will be someone to watch given his skill and work ethic coming together. He was throwing 42.9% of base stealers out through the first third of the season.

Ethan Carroll, INF/RHP, McEachern, 2023
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .717, HITS 3,R 3, BB 2, DEFENSE: FPCT 1.000

Coach’s Notes: Solid infielder who stepped in and played well for a few games this spring both at 3B and at the plate. Another young player to watch as he gets stronger and continues to work hard. He will also be someone to pay attention to on the mound.

Grant Lester, CIF/RHP, McEachern, 2023
Uncommitted
Season Stats: HITTING: OPS .650, DEFENSE: FPCT 1.000

Coach’s Notes: Tall, long corner infielder who stepped in when needed this spring and demonstrated the ability to play at a high level defensively. He will be a guy to pay attention to as well as a defender, a hitter, and a RHP in the future.

 

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