Prep Baseball Report

Season Review: Whitewater

Hudson Graham
PBR Georgia Staff

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.


Record: 12-3

2020 Standouts:

Maddox Mueller, OF, Whitewater, 2020

Emmanuel Commit
Season Statistics: 343 BA, .500 slg, .500 OBP, 1 triple, 3 doubles, and 8 RBI out of the leadoff spot

Kaden Lewis, RHP, Whitewater, 2020

Central Alabama Commit
Season Statistics: 5.1 IP with a 1.13 ERA  7 K's
2/14/20 Stats: FB: 78-81, CB: 68-70

Clay Wilson, RHP, Whitewater, 2020
Season Statistics: 18 IP with 19 K's to 6 BB's and a 3.1 ERA

Carter Ruff, 1B/3B, Whitewater, 2020

Gardner Webb Commit
Season Statistics: .429 BA,.550 SLG, .540 OBP 14 RBI

2021 Standouts:

Chris Buchanan, C, Whitewater, 2021
Coach's Notes: Catcher with quick release, and controls the game.  sub 2.0 pop time and will hit for average at the plate. 

Logan Johnston, SS, Whitewater, 2021

Season Statistics:  .316 BA, .516 OBP and .450 slg
10/14/18 - Johnston already posses a nice infielders frame that he will continue to grow into. He stands 5-foot-10 150-pounds. Defensively he shows some quickness to his feet and actions. The ball enters his glove clean and shows good hands both stationary and on the move. His arm is accurate and shows feel for delivering the baseball. At the plate Johnston has a nice balanced set-up with a straight away approach. He starts with his weight over his back-side and gives himself a chance to use the field, with some leverage to his swing. Much like in the field Johnston's hands are an asset and shows willingness to stay inside the baseball. As Johnston adds needed strength look for him to start showing good power to both gaps, on top of his already good feel for using the field.

Conner Faulkner, C, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: .333 BA, 1 HR and .533 OBP 9 RBI

Javon Compton, OF, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: .320 BA 15 RBI, .400 SLG and .400 OBP

Jim Lauson Walls, RHP, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: 14 IP with a 0.00 ERA 13 K's and 1 BB

11/10/19 - 5-foot-9, 165-pound right-handed pitcher, athletically built. Short, clean arm action on the back-side, easy effort, high ¾ slot. Tall and fall delivery, strides long down the mound for size, works on-line, lands toe-closed, finishes square to home in a defensive position. Fastball sat 78-80, touched 81, sinking action. Curveball, shape varied between 11/5 and 12/6, 68-71, gradual break to pitch. Changeup, 68-70, sinking action. Added intent overall will add to his game. Pitches to contact, induced two flyouts.

Jake Garner, RHP, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: 21.2 IP with a .64 ERA 24 K's to 6 BB's

10/14/18 - Garner is a lean lanky projectable right-handed pitcher, with solid rhythm and flow to his delivery. His arm works well, and stay online behind him for added deception. Would like to see Garner stay tall over the rubber and not collapse on his back-side, as he looses natural leverage and angle to his fastball. That being said the ingredients are very good and love how everything works from a projection standpoint. It is not hard to see his stuff climb with needed strength gains, but have little doubt he will progress on the mound if he puts in the work. The young right-hander is already running his fastball up to 82 MPH and sitting in the (79-80) range. He will climb into a little higher slot than his natural high-3/4 with his breaking ball trying to give it shape, but has plenty of time to overcome and work through what kind of breaking ball he will end up with. Bright future on the mound for Garner and will be a close follow for us over the coming years.

Kile Greenwald, MIF, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: .308 BA, with .400 OBP, and ..400 SLG

Matthew Blawat, OF/LHP, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: .444 with 6 RBI, .545 OBP, .667 SLG

Bryce Hale, RHP, Whitewater, 2021
Season Statistics: 2.1 IP with 0.00 ERA and 3 K's

2/14/2020 - 6-foot-1 188-pounds. Stocky frame, came in and showed a few strong innings in relief. Showed confidence, and toughness pitching with his team down by 5. FB was 80-82. Over the top arm action, worked down the mound, and used his lower half well. Could really spin the CB at 66-67. Used it in any count, and buried it when he needed to.

Austen Millians, RHP, Whitewater, 2021
Southern Union CC Commit
Season Statistics: 6IP 2.3 ERA with 6 K's and only 2 BB's
10/19/19 - 6-foot-1 170-pounds. Has thrown well this fall, and continued to do so in some tough conditions this past weekend. He started the game with rainfall coming down. FB was sitting 79-81. He attacks hitters early in the account, and is not afraid to challenge hitters inside with his FB. Stuck with the FB most of the time due to the conditions. Competitor on the mound, and gets the job done.


Underclass Standouts

Dalton Bonner, UTL, Whitewater, 2022

Season Statistics: .300 AB with 5 RBI .450 OBP, and .400 SLG 

Dex Benoit, SS, Whitewater, 2023
Season Statistics: .400 .727 OBP and .400 SLG

Braxton Mueller, SS/OF, Whitewater, 2023
Coach's notes: OF/INF with speed and ability to hit to all fields.  Can cover ground in the OF

Blake Elsenpeter, C/3B, Whitewater, 2023
Coach's Notes: Catcher with a 2.1 and below pop time.  WIll be sub 2.0 before he graduates.

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