Underclass Games: Third Basemen Analysis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director



The third annual invite-only Underclass Games took place on June 9th at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 100 uncommitted underclassmen. Prospects participated in a pro-style workout followed by simulated game play. We have already done a thorough inspection of the statistics collected from the event that can be viewed HERE.

Today, we will continue the player analysis with a look at the third basemen. Keep reading to view reports on the top-5 third basemen in attendance, plus reports on the rest of the third basemen, listed alphabetically.

Top Third Basemen Prospects

Cade Brown, Parkview  (GA), 2024
 Positional Profile: 3B/2B
 Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Long, lanky frame, natural strength throughout, plenty of room to fill out.
Hit: R/R. Wide balanced stance, shifts weight from back side to front side, uses rocking action as timing, long stride, creates upper body stretch. Long, flat swing, long, heavy barrel in zone, stays on plane, looks to elevate to gaps, power to pull-side, consistent hard contact, elite hand and bat speed.
Power: 96.81 max exit velocity, averaged 85.73 mph. 328.00’ max distance. Power potential
Arm: R/R. INF - 82.00 mph. Short arm action, quick high 3/4 slot, good carry, accurate throws.
Defense: Fields position athletically, remains low, fields ball out front of body, presents glove early, quick exchange, smooth footwork, effortless action, good range, soft glove.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

Andrew Wells, Columbus  (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 194-pounds. Strong, sturdy frame, broad shoulders, strength throughout with room for more.
Hit: R/R. Wide, balanced setup, hands load back smoothly with rhythm, short stride, good balance. Swing path is short to the zone, uphill with extension through the zone, aggressive intent, quick hand/bat speed, consistent hard contact, gap-to-gap hitter.
Power: 98.26 max exit velocity, averaged 91.45 mph. 355.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 79.00 mph. OF - 83.00 mph. OF: Long arm action to a high 3/4 slot, accurate with carry. 3B: Shorter with arm on back-side, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: OF: Plays through the ball with a back shuffle, fluid footwork, soft glove, quick on exchanges. 3B: Plays through the ball, fields out front with a soft glove, clean on exchanges, good body control.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60. 

Grayson Godbee, North Oconee (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Strong, sturdy build, physical lower half.
Hit: R/R. Open, balanced setup, hands drop and deepen on load with rhythm, big leg kick timing trigger, some explosiveness in lower half, good balance. Swing path is short to the zone, long through, aggressive intent, gap-to-gap approach, consistent barrels, big power potential.
Power: 94.60 max exit velocity, averaged 87.73 mph. 329.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 81.00 mph. Short, clean arm ation to an over-the-top slot, showed a quicker release from a lower slot when making throws glove-side.
Defense: Plays through the ball with good timing, moves well laterally with clean footwork, fields out front, soft glove, clean on exchanges, good body control.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Jack Ryan, Starrs Mill  (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Projectable build, wide shoulders, developing strength throughout.
Hit: R/R. Open setup, hands start high with a barrel wrap, drop on load, short stride, finishes open. Swing path is short to the zone, level through, whippy bat speed, line drive hitter, uses the entire field, pull-side power.
Power: 92.52 max exit velocity, averaged 82.37 mph. 266.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 81.00 mph. Loose, clean arm action to a high 3/4 slot, throws carry, accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Plays through the ball, fields out front with a soft glove, fluid footwork, quick exchanges, good body control.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

Montrell Christian Jr, Forest Park (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-4, 219-pounds. Extra large, physical frame, strength throughout, athletic.
Hit: R/R. Balanced setup, hands load back with rhythm, short knee knock stride, good balance. Swing works short to the zone, level through, loose wrists, gap-to-gap approach, creates hard contact with whippy bat speed. Big power potential.
Power: 93.60 max exit velocity, averaged 79.36 mph. 327.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 85.00 mph. Short arm action to a low 3/4 slot, carry, kept throws low across the infield.
Defense: Plays through the ball with fluid footwork, good body control and mobility for size, soft glove, quick funnel into mid-section, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.

Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)

Jeffrey Heuer, Home School (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-4, 220-pounds. Extra large, physical frame, broad shoulders, strength throughout with room for more.
Hit: R/R. Keeps it simple, balanced setup, short, smooth load, short stride, gets into lower half, good balance. Short to the zone, level and short through, middle/pull approach, flashed pull-side power, creates hard contact with strong hands.
Power: 96.44 max exit velocity, averaged 89.32 mph. 365.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 88.00 mph. Arm works short and loose to a 3/4 slot, throws carry with advanced arm strength, accurate.
Defense: Plays through the ball, short, quick footwork, soft glove, quick hands and exchanges, good feel around first base, good body control.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

James Hollifield, Mill Creek (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-11, 142-pounds. Medium sized frame, lean build.
Hit: R/R. Balanced setup, high hands load back as he crouches into stance, short stride, toe lands open, good balance. Short to the zone, flat through, middle approach, line drive contact.
Power: 83.16 max exit velocity, averaged 77.88 mph. 296.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 72.00 mph. Long arm action to a high 3/4 slot, drops to low 3/4 up to glove-side.
Defense: Fields position deep with a wide base, long, flat footwork, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

Karson McBrayer, North Forsyth (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Medium sized, young frame with plenty of development still to come.
Hit: R/R. Tall, open setup, hands start centered in stance and load to ear, short leg lift stride remaining open, finishes over the plate.  Short, direct hit path to the zone, level  through with a short finish, middle approach, line drive contact.
Power: 83.16 max exit velocity, averaged 76.69 mph. 270.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 74.00 mph. Arm works short to a lower 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields position deep, sits, feel for glove, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Ty McClintock, Evans (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-9, 173-pounds. Strong, compact frame, athletic build.
Hit: R/R. Open setup, leg kick timing trigger, short, smooth load, good balance, uses lower half. Swing works long to the zone, uphill through, looks to elevate and drive, middle/approach approach, quick hands.
Power: 92.72 max exit velocity, averaged 81.41 mph. 344.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 77.00 mph. Short arm action to a low 3/4 slot, accurate across the diamond.
Defense: Plays through the ball, fields out front, feel for glove, quick footwork, clean exchanges.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

Will Moore, Pace Academy (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Medium sized frame, plenty of development left to do.
Hit: R/R. Balanced, crouching setup, hands start back and drop on load, leg kick timing trigger, good balance. Swing path is short, direct to the zone, level through, line drive hitter, middle/pull approach.
Power: 87.83 max exit velocity, averaged 80.27 mph. 301.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 77.00 mph. OF - 76.00 mph. Short arm action to a low 3/4 slot, drops down lower on the infield to sidearm at-times.
Defense: Plays through the ball with fluid footwork, feel for glove, clean on exchanges.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Nick Olson, Whitefield Academy (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 182-pounds. Long, lanky frame, lean build, lot of room to fill out.
Hit: R/R. Tall, open setup, hands drop and deepen as he crouches into stance, short stride, finishes on front-side.. Hit path is short to the zone, level through, whippy hands speed, middle, line drive approach, flashed pull-side power.
Power: 91.53 max exit velocity, averaged 85.82 mph. 285.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 79.00 mph. Short arm action, low 3/4 to side arm slot, accurate across te diamond and on the move.
Defense: Plays through the ball, good rnage with long strides, short footwork breaking down, feel for glove, clean exchanges.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Samuel Schofield, Morgan County  (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Large, projectable frame, strong build.
Hit: R/R. Balanced setup, hands load back and rise, short stride, finishes over the plate.  Swing works short and direct to the zone, short and level through, mostly line drive contact.
Power: 92.13 max exit velocity, averaged 78.14 mph. 299.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 85.00 mph. Short, quick arm action to a low 3/4 slot, strong arm, throws carry, accurate.
Defense: Fields out front with clean footwork, feel for glove, funnels into mid-section, mostly clean exchanges, packs-times.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Smeal, Trinity Christian (GA), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 150-pounds. Long, lanky frame, lean build, young with lots of time to further develop.
Hit: R/R. Wide, open setup, hands load back into an arm bar, knee knock stride, gains ground with lower half, narrow finish. Swing path is long to the zone, level through, pull-side approach, early timing, consistent barrels.
Power: 84.10 max exit velocity, averaged 75.96 mph. 302.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 74.00 mph. Arm action is short and clean to an over-the-top slot, repeatable.
Defense: Fields out front, flat footwork, feel for glove, clean exchanges, shuffles through throw.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Nicholas Spry, Shiloh (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-3, 220-pounds. Large, physical frame.
Hit: R/R. Balanced setup, hands drop as weight loads back, short stride, good balance. Hit path is short to the zone, uphill through, early timing, power/pull approach, looks to elevate and drive pull-side.
Power: 89.70 max exit velocity, averaged 80.29 mph. 318.00’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 81.00 mph. Arm action is long to an over-the-top slot, throws showed some carry, dropped down to side arm at-times, accurate.
Defense: Fields position deep, feel for glove, funnels to mid-section, clean on transfers, good body control.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60.

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