Updated Georgia Class of 2020 Rankings

Blake Davis & Phil Kerber
PBR Georgia

We turn the page on the summer of 2019 as we enter Labor Day weekend. With that, the PBR Georgia Staff has the time to take into account all that has occurred over the past three months. Yesterday, we updated the 2020 Overall rankings. The Georgia boys have been hard at work on the national circuit, and our rankings reflect that with a brand new No.1 ranked player in the state’s 2020 class.

3B/RHP Jordan Walker (Decatur; Duke) takes over as the newly minted No. 1 prospect in Georgia. It would be hard to imagine Walker putting together a better summer than he did. Walker has always been a prospect with big upside, but this summer Walker’s approach at the plate really started to come into focus.  He is going to be a large human as he grows into his 6-foot-4 frame and his already big power should only grow, leaving little doubt about profiling to a corner position. Walker’s work with regard to approach has made him more than the type of prospect you dream on turned him into the type of prospect you bet on. Walker will draw big crowds of scouts this Spring at McCoy Park in Decatur.

Jordan Walker

The top-10 table

1 Jordan Walker GA Decatur 2020 3B Duke 
2 Corey Collins GA North Gwinnett 2020 C Georgia 
3 Ty Floyd GA Rockmart 2020 RHP LSU
4 Josh Shuler GA North Gwinnett 2020 OF South Carolina 
5 Marquis Grissom Jr. GA Counterpane 2020 RHP Georgia Tech 
6 Jackson Phipps GA East Paulding 2020 LHP South Carolina
7 Alek Boychuk GA Mill Creek 2020 C South Carolina
8 Chase Dollander GA Greenbrier 2020 RHP Georgia Southern
9 Donye Evans GA Redan 2020 RHP Kennesaw State
10 Will Sanders GA Woodward Academy 2020 RHP South Carolina

Georgia commit C Corey Collins (North Gwinnett) shoots up the rankings from No. 8 to No. 2. Collins missed most of the summer with an arm injury, but really showed the kind of bat that  needed to move toward the top of this list over the Spring for North Gwinnett. It is unclear exactly where the big strong Georgia commit will play in the future between catcher, outfield, or first base, but his power and ability to get to that power means he has a chance to fit somewhere in the middle of the line-up.  Collins left-handed swing stays in the zone and creates consistent hard contact, and his ability in the batters box has a chance to be impact.

RHP Ty Floyd (Rockmart; LSU) sees a slight bump in the rankings as he ascends to No. 3. Floyd is still in the middle of growing into a polished pitcher, but he is utlra athletic and shows flashes of putting it all together in the Spring of 2020.  Floyd does things easy on the mound and has a very fast arm, his fastball will climb into the mid-90’s and hitters do not seem to track it well. Floyd’s breaking ball has been inconsistent, but shows flashes of a quality pitch. Look for the LSU signee to come out throwing bullets this Spring and solidify himself as one of the top arms in the Southeast. Floyd was outstanding down the stretch in Rockmart’s Final Four run last year, and should fill the stands early and often with MLB scouts if he repeats his performance in that regard.

Ty Floyd

We have long been a fan of OF Josh Shuler (South Carolina commit) here at PBR and this will be a big year for the North Gwinnett product as he puts his abilities on display this Spring.  Shuler has as much power, bat-speed and upside as any player in the State. His approach is still developing and as he proves his bat can be consistent, look for his stock to grow. The athletic looking corner outfielder who is signed to play for South Carolina starting in 2021 will be part of one of the most exciting teams in the state this Spring and will keep “The Mac” filled with scouts from all over the country.

Josh Shuler

Jumping into the top-10 all the way to No. 5 is RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. (Counterpane; Georgia Tech). Grissom has long been a projectable right-hander with big potential, but started to deliver on those projections this summer.  The athletic prospect pitches with clean delivery and actions, and has seen his fastball creep up into the 92-93 range, with feel for a breaking ball. Grissom Jr. is the kind of pitcher that could make a big statement this Spring and climb even higher on this board.  Even with the advancements Grissom is only scratching the surface and the Georgia Tech signee has a big Spring ahead of him.

Marquis Grissom Jr.

Three other future Gamecocks join Shuler in our Top-10: No. 6 RHP Jackson Phipps (East Paulding), No. 7 Alek Boychuk (Mill Creek) and No. 10 RHP Will Sanders (Woodward Academy).

Phipps has long been a name on the Georgia baseball scene and for good reason.  He has strong unteachable skills, he can run his fastball up to 92-93 and flashes a slider that can draw swings and misses. Phipps is not a comfortable at bat, using a slight cross-fire delivery and hides the ball well.  Phipps has a chance to climb draft boards with consistent strikes this Spring, because it is hard to teach the potential and attributes he possesses.

Boychuk, the longtime Mill Creek standout is already an accomplished baseball player. The big durable back-stop is a top flight defender and showed flashes of coveted pull side power over the summer.  Boychuk is a strong leader behind the plate and has a chance to be a two-way threat on both sides of the baseball. Look for the South Carolina Signee to have a big Spring season. Sanders has a great frame and is another guy that is not a comfortable at-bat. Sander’s has plenty of room to fill out his large frame and posses above average arm strength. His breaking ball flashes swing and miss potential and starter type strikes.  Sanders has a chance to make big steps forward this Spring and will be the kind of guy MLB teams see early and often.

Alek Boychuk

Finally, we come to two of the biggest risers in the rankings: No. 8 Chase Dollander (Greenbrier; Georgia Southern) and No. 9 Donye Evans (Redan; Kennesaw State). Dollander rises from No. 19 to No. 8, and Evans, not to be outdone, goes from No. 22 to No. 9.

Dollander’s tantalizing upside has fueled his rise. With a lean, athletic frame and clean actions,  he features four pitches that project well over the coming years. He is a legit strike thrower with more to come. The Georgia Southern signee can pitch now and is only scratching the surface with regard to his potential. As for Evans, the big, strong righty from Redan High School has long drawn interest from scouts for his upside, pitching into the low 90s this summer.  Evans has a chance to throw very hard in the future and should be a huge part of Redan’s success this Spring.

Chase Dollander

Complete list of the 2020 Georgia Rankings

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