Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

OF
OF

Cannon
Goldin

Buford High School (HS) • GA
6' 0" • 180LBS
L/L • 17yr 9mo
Travel Team: USA Prime/ Detroit Tigers Scout Team

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Physical
Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
Pitching Velos
Swift
Visual Edge
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
6/09/21
73.5
Bat Speed (max)
1/08/23
21.8
Rot. Acc (max)
6/09/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
92.9
Exit Velocity (max)
1/14/24
83.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
1/14/24
328
Distance (max)
1/08/23
64
Sweet Spot %
6/09/21
Run
6.71
60
1/15/22
3.77
30-yd
1/14/24
1.68
10-yd
1/14/24
19.8
Run speed (max)
1/08/23
Defense
68
INF Velo
8/03/19
94
OF Velo
1/14/24
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

76
Velocity (max)
6/30/21
75 - 76
Velo Range
6/30/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

64 - 65
Velo Range
6/30/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
Outfield Velocity
94.0
60 Yard Dash
6.89
Outfield Velocity
88.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
6.71
Outfield Velocity
83.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
6.83
Outfield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
13.4
60 Yard Dash
7.15
Outfield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
12.0
60 Yard Dash
7.40
Infield Velocity
68.0
Power / Speed Score
10.3
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 8, 2023
Position
6.89
60-yard
88
OF Velo
Power Speed Score
Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Jan 15, 2022
Position
6.71
60-yard
83
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jun 9, 2021
Position
6.83
60-yard
82
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Junior Future Games
Jul 29, 2020
Position
7.15
60-yard
78
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 29, 2020
Position
7.15
60-yard
78
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
Junior Future Games
Aug 3, 2019
Position
7.40
60-yard
68
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
92.9
Exit Velocity Avg
83.1
Distance Max
322
Distance Avg
182
Launch Angle Avg
14.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.6
Exit Velocity Avg
79.7
Distance Max
328
Distance Avg
211
Launch Angle Avg
30.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
89.0
Exit Velocity Avg
76.2
Distance Max
227
Distance Avg
59
Launch Angle Avg
4.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.4
Exit Velocity Avg
83.0
Distance Max
266
Distance Avg
170
Launch Angle Avg
10.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Georgia Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 14, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
92.9
Exit Velocity (max)
83.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
182
Distance (avg)
322
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
91.6
Exit Velocity (max)
79.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
211
Distance (avg)
328
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Jan 15, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
89.0
Exit Velocity (max)
76.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
59
Distance (avg)
227
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jun 9, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
91.4
Exit Velocity (max)
83.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
170
Distance (avg)
266
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
22.7
Hand Speed Avg
21.6
Bat Speed Max
69.1
Bat Speed Avg
67.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.0
Hand Speed Avg
22.5
Bat Speed Max
73.5
Bat Speed Avg
67.2
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.4
Hand Speed Avg
23.6
Bat Speed Max
72.7
Bat Speed Avg
69.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.5
Hand Speed Avg
23.4
Bat Speed Max
72.4
Bat Speed Avg
67.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Georgia Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 14, 2024
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
69.1
Bat Speed (max)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 8, 2023
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
73.5
Bat Speed (max)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Preseason All-State (Invite Only)
Jan 15, 2022
Blast - Hitting
24.4
Hand Speed (max)
23.6
Hand Speed (avg)
72.7
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jun 9, 2021
Blast - Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
72.4
Bat Speed (max)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
70.5
14U National Championship
Jun 30, 2021
Pitching
76
Max FB
75 - 76
FB
64 - 65
CB
The PBR Cup
Sep 25, 2020
Pitching
73
Max FB
69 - 72
FB

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.68
30 Yard Dash
3.77
60 Yard Dash
6.89
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.73
60 Yard Dash
6.89
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
Georgia Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 14, 2024
Swift
1.68
10-yd
3.77
30-yd
19.5
Run speed (max)
0.98
RSi (max)
32.5
Jump Height (max)
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 8, 2023
Swift
1.73
10-yd
6.89
60-yd
19.8
Run speed (max)
2.38
RSi (max)
2.38
RSi (avg)
1,718
Jump Power (max)
29.0
Jump Height (max)
29.0
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2024
Edge Score
75.86

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

4/11/23

Ole Miss Commit. 6-foot, 180 pounds. This prototype leadoff hitter just did more of the same at the Battle For Bartow, lighting up pitch after pitch for violent barrels everywhere on the diamond. He didn’t have much help from multiple bad strike zones in each game, but made the best of it with 3 hits and 4 barrels total. Few hitters in the entire state have been on the type of tear Goldin has, with 24 hits in the month of March alone, 2 away from breaking the GHSA record. He responded to his big time SEC commitment in incredible style, showing that his big move is only the beginning of his journey and he’s gained zero satisfaction from it. There’s not an arm in the class that can beat Cannon w/ FB’s consistently, and he continues to show improved pitch recognition and the ability to extend AB’s. He also got on the bump and was slinging in the low to mid 80’s! His 89 mph arm is a serious weapon in CF, and it only adds to his defensive value. He ran consistent 4.15’s down the line and also had a near plus time of 4.12.
 


3/14/23

Ole Miss Commit. 6-foot, 180 pounds. What a week it was for our No. 1 player in the 2025 class. First he led off with a blockbuster commitment to the Rebels, and he followed that up with hits in each of the 3 games he played (2 oppo hits vs 93, 87 mph). To be able to continue playing at a high level with a whirlwind of craziness that went with his new commitment is just another example of the top of scale makeup we’re working with here. Goldin’s loud tools are far from the only reason he’s our top guy in ‘25, it’s really the intangibles that separate him. The approach is extremely advanced+disciplined and he consistently hits the ball where it’s pitched. I rarely ever see him to an unnecessary risk at the plate, which is very common in HS hitters especially underclassmen. One often overlooked trait he has is elite reaction time, which is often just labeled as twitch. But there are many parts to that. You have to recognize the pitch type and location first, then decide when to catch the ball on the barrel, then react with the proper swing path in a split second. After that you add in the rare quick twitch fibers, elite swing mechanics & force in hands, and all of these traits together allow him to let the ball travel so deeply and pepper 93 mph FB’s with ease.

1/08/23
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Large, proportional frame with ridiculous strength and boulder shoulders.
Hits: LHH. Back/forth rhythm in hips, good sink into lower half. hands flow in 1 spot near slot, starts gradual tilt toward launch position. rides backside in stride, creates stretch. Optimal linear connection Short, direct path very versatile, can adjust in split second.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 79.7 MPH. 328' max distance. Loft to both gaps with back spin. Ball takes off on lower trajectory that typical loft.
Arm: LH. OF-88 mph. Loose, full circle explosive arm action builds gradual momentum (3/4 slot).
Defense: Plus range already, very fluid hips. Good hands, feet, momentum.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60.
1/08/23

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Large, proportional frame with ridiculous strength and boulder shoulders.
Hits: LHH. Back/forth rhythm in hips, good sink into lower half. hands flow in 1 spot near slot, starts gradual tilt toward launch position. rides backside in stride, creates stretch. Optimal linear connection Short, direct path very versatile, can adjust in split second.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 79.7 MPH. 328' max distance. Loft to both gaps with back spin. Ball takes off on lower trajectory that typical loft.
Arm: LH. OF-88 mph. Loose, full circle explosive arm action builds gradual momentum (3/4 slot).
Defense: Plus range already, very fluid hips. Good hands, feet, momentum.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60.

8/29/22

Uncommitted. 6-foot-0, 175-pounds. Holding onto the No. 1 ranking for the 2nd consecutive update is one of the state’s, and country’s, top athletes. The intensity and fearlessness he plays with are on another level. This likely comes from playing football at a young age, and being so strong physically before even filling into his frame. With a 280 power clean, 445 deadlift, and 335 front squat, its one of the strongest baseball players in the country pound for pound. He shows little regard for his body flying into walls in CF, sliding through tags, and shrugging off HBP’s. One of the few players we’ve scouted who never lets off the gas with his effort, and that’s a player you can trust. Goldin is as quick twitch and explosive as they come. Speed and agility are the name of his game. A left-handed hitter, Goldin has exceptional hand-eye coordination, which lends itself to his feel for the barrel. He can fight off pitches, extend at-bats until he gets a pitch he can handle. A line drive hitter with minimal barrel angle, Goldin knows how to play to his strengths. He can spray the ball to all fields. The raw power is there and will continue to come on strong as he fills out his frame. Once in play, he is a human blur. A true plus plus runner now, his ability to impact the game on the bases is elite. The speed also plays in the outfield where he can seemingly cover the entire outfield by himself. With an upper 80’s arm from CF and plus range at such a young age, Goldin has potential to be an elite defender with an A/AVG bat. We will be surprised if anyone matches his stolen base numbers the next 3 springs.

2/01/22

Goldin put his elite athleticism on display. In less than ideal conditions, Goldin still ran an event leading 6.71 60 yard dash. A quick twitch, left-handed hitter, the speedy center fielder has all the makings of a future lead off man.

12/01/21

A South Carolina recruit, Goldin is an elite athlete in this class. A top-of-the-order, left-handed hitter, he possesses ultra-quick hands and the barrel control to pepper the entire field with line drives. The maturity he approaches at-bats with is beyond his age. Goldin is never out of an at-bat and he has a consistency about him that sets him apart. Once on base, the speed is obvious. Goldin can fly around the bases and has the instincts to put pressure on the defense at all things. The speed and instincts translate to the outfield, where Goldin can track the ball down with the best.

Preseason All State

you know what they say, “big dogs gotta eat!” The big dog sure ate, sending absolute projectiles into both gaps with the trajectory of a G6 jet. When you power clean 295 lbs, it looks like a flick of the wrist is all it takes to crush baseballs into the gaps. But Goldin actually uses his entire body from the feet up to create elite bat strength and plus bat speed at such a young age. With the wood bat (92 EV) in his hands, you see how much different his explosiveness is. The way he trains and where he is in PBR rankings should be a lesson to all aspiring baseball players, do olympic lifts and take care of your body with pre and post lift stretching. Pay attention to diet etc. When you treat your baseball career like a pro/d1 player does early on, you have a much better chance of making it. A combo of hard work and genetics are why he is a true 5 tool potential. Goldin has the potential to be an A/AVG bat with plus or better raw power, just on that alone you see why he’s so highly sought after. Then you add the plus speed, future plus defense and the 88 mph from OF at PAS23 and you start to get the picture of what type of value he can bring as a player. Add elite makeup to that equation. The real question? Is there anything not to like? Check out the tweet thread below for a breakdown of his swing.

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Physical

2024
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Georgia Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 14, 2024
Physical - Athlete
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)