Top Prospect Games: Third Baseman Analysis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

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On Tuesday, June 2nd, PBR Georgia hosted the second annual Top Prospect Games for uncommitted rising seniors. Approximately 50 prospects from all over the state of Georgia made their way to LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA.

Our positional breakdown of the Top Prospects Games rolls on with the third basemen. 3B/RHP Glenn Green (Sandy Creek, 2021) separated himself from the rest of the field with a big day, and committed to Georgia a few weeks following the event. Green has an athletic 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame, running a 6.95 60, and showed advanced barrel speed and power at the plate. Following Green were two of the most projectable frames at the event in 3B Coby Wilkerson (Walnut Grove, 2021) and 3B/RHP Sam Smith (Parkview, 2021). Both prospects are long and lanky with room to fill out, adding even more power to their already big swings.

Top Third Baseman Prospects


Glenn Green, 3B/RHP, Sandy Creek, 2021
Georgia commit. 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting third baseman and right-handed pitcher, lanky, athletic frame, projectable with room to add strength, ran a 6.95 laser-timed 60. On the mound, arm works short on the back-side with a soft stab to a high ¾ slot, advanced arm speed. Low effort drop and drive delivery, utilizes his lower half well to generate power, works on-line, lands square, finishes with a slight cross over. Fastball sat 90-91, touched 92 with armside run. Curveball, 72-74, 11/5 shape, swing and miss pitch with sharp action. Changeup, fade and sink action low in the zone. Offensively, slightly open, mostly balanced setup, leg kick timing trigger, hands cock on load with some barrel wrap, good balance through finish. Gap-to-gap type hitter with pull-side pop, swing works short to the zone, path varies between level and uphill, smooth, can elevate the ball with backspin and do damage, 90 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action to a high ¾ slot, accurate across the infield electric arm speed, 90 across the diamond. Attacks the baseball with quick, fluid actions, feet move quickly with little hesitation, smooth on transfers, competent and soft glove hand.  

Coby Wilkerson, 3B, Walnut Grove, 2021
6-foot-2, 198-pound right-handed hitting third baseman, big, strong frame, physical build with more strength on the way, ran a 7.36 laser-timed 60. At the plate, balanced setup, weight loaded onto back-side, high hands load back, short stride, good balance through finish. Swing works short to the zone, long through, gets extensions through contact, quick bat speed, gap-to-gap type hitter, elevates and does damage, 87 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, short arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate on throws across the diamond, 79 mph. Plays through the ball with fluid footwork, funnels into mid-section, confident hands, clean transfers.

Sam Smith, 3B/RHP, Parkview, 2021
6-foot-5, 185-pound right-handed hitting third baseman, long, lanky frame, projectable with a ton of room to fill out with additional strength, ran a 7.12 laser-timed 60. Offensively, balanced setup, hands load back smoothly, short stride, good balanced through finish. Gap-to-gap type hitter, barrel works level through the zone, carries forward momentum through contact, flashed the ability to go pull-side for power, elevating the ball with back spin, 94 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action to a ¾ slot, throws showed carry at 87 mph across the diamond. Plays through the baseball, soft glove hand, funnels into mid section, smooth hands when fielding with one hand, clean footwork and transfers. On the mound, arm works long and clean to a high ¾ slot, rotational upper half. Tall and fall delivery, easy effort, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over. Fastball sat 84-85, touched 86. Curveball, 11/5 shape, depth, 72-73.

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Barrett Barkley, RHP/3B, First Presbyterian Day, 2021
USC-Upstate commit. 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed pitcher and right-handed hitting third baseman, broad shoulders, strength throughout, room to add to frame with even more strength. On the mound, short arm action, ¾ slot, repeats well, gets good extension and pulls down through release. Tall and fall delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing heavily towards first base. Fastball sat 83-86, touched 87 with heavy arm side run. Curveball, 11/5 shape, depth, 77-79. Slider, slurve-like, 73-76. At the plate, balanced setup, long stride, short hand load back, balanced through finish. Level barrel path, short path to the zone, gets extension, generated line drive contact middle, 90 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long, quick arm to a high ¾ slot, throws carry at 85 across the diamond. Fields with a wide base out front, clean transfers and footwork, competent hands.

Avery Campbell, 3B/RHP, Dominion Christian, 2021
5-foot-8, 170-pound right-handed hitting third baseman and right-handed pitcher, medium sized frame, proportional build, ran a 7.32 laser-timed 60. On the mound, full arm swing on the back-side, loose action to a high ¾ slot, repeats well. Drop and drive delivery, shoulders remain level, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over. Fastball sat 82-84, touched 86, run and sink action, good feel for. Changeup, fade action, 75-77, in the zone with. Curveball, depth, some bite, 70-72. Showed good overall feel and pitchability on the mound. Offensively, wide, crouching setup, hands load back with some barrel wrap, short stride, balanced on finish. Takes a gap-to-gap approach with a long swing, barrel works uphill, gains extension, 87 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, arm works short and clean to a ¾ slot, accurate, 82 across the diamond. Plays through the ball, goes right after it with short, quick steps, funnels into mid section, clean on transfers.

Ryan Cross, 3B/RHP, Sprayberry, 2021
6-foot-4, 180-pound right-handed hitting two-way prospect, long, lean frame, plenty of room to fill out, ran a 7.46 laser-timed 60. At the plate, wide setup, high hands drop and load back with a barrel wrap, reverse toe tap, good balance in wide base through finish. Level barrel path through the one, generates line drive contact middle/pull, 89 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, arm works long to a high ¾ slot, throws with effort across the infield, 81 mph. Moves well laterally with long, ranging strides, competent hands, good glove work, clean transfers. On the mound, arm plays long and continuous on the back-side to a ¾ slot. Heavy drop and drive delivery, works on-line, lands square, finishes square to home.

Bryson Lofton, 3B, Southeast Whitfield, 2021
6-foot-1, 210-pound left-handed hitting third baseman, physical frame with strength throughout room for firming up, ran a 7.90 laser-timed 60. Offensively, open setup, hands load back with barrel wrap, leg kick timing trigger, finishes on back-side. Takes a power/pull approach at the plate, aggressive swing, quick hands, gets the barrel extended, 87 exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, short arm action to a ¾ slot, flicks the ball across the infield, 77 mph. Fluid footwork, fields the ball out front with smooth glove work, good feel for back hand, clean on transfers, body control when making throws on the run.

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