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2021 Georgia Top MLB Draft Prospects



Today, Baseball America rolls out its state-by-state rankings for the 2021 MLB Draft. Additionally, you can find our:

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1. Brady House, SS, Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga. (BA RANK: 7)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 215 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Tennessee

House entered the 2021 draft cycle as the top high school prospect in the class thanks to an impressive combination of physicality, explosive tools and a lengthy track record of hitting at a high level. Listed at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, House stands out for his impressive bat speed and natural strength, with many scouts believing he will grow into 70-grade raw power at physical maturity. He pairs that power with an advanced offensive approach that includes solid pitch recognition and the ability to turn around velocity and recognize spin out of the hand. House wasn’t quite as explosive as scouts wanted him to be offensively over the showcase circuit, showing more swing and miss than desired, but he more than flashed his upside and skill set. While he does have a tendency to swing through pitches, when he makes contact it’s frequently hard with standout exit velocities. Outside of his power, House’s arm strength is likely his loudest tool, with a true howitzer of an arm that has been up into the mid 90s when he’s gotten on the mound and would easily play at third base or right field if necessary. A shortstop now, House has proven to be a better defender than scouts anticipated considering his size. Most expect that he’ll move off the position in the long run, but he has solid hands and reactions, as well as an impressive internal clock, body control and athleticism that allow him to make difficult plays. He does have the tools to be a solid defender at shortstop or a very good one at third base, but there’s no reason to move him off short until a superior defender forces him off or until his lack of elite quick-twitch mobility becomes prohibitive. House projects as an average runner in the future, though he has turned in above-average run times. The Tennessee commit seems like a safe top-10 pick and has some of the loudest offensive upside in the class.

2. Harry Ford, C, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga. (BA RANK: 17)
Source: HS • Ht: 5-10 • Wt: 200 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

The state of Georgia has produced a few uniquely athletic high school catchers in recent years including the ambidextrous and switch-hitting Anthony Seigler in 2018 and now Ford in 2021. Ford has been described as a “unicorn” thanks to speed that’s almost unheard of at the catcher position. Ford ran the second-fastest 60-yard dash time at East Coast Pro last summer (6.42) and is a legitimate plus runner with the athleticism to handle a number of positions, including third base, second base or even center field if a team wants to try him there. He hasn’t spent much game time at any of those positions, but evaluators have liked his actions in the infield during workout environments and with above-average arm strength and quick-twitch mobility, he has the toolset to handle such a transition if a team wanted to move him through the minors more quickly. Offensively, Ford has plenty of bat speed and lots of natural strength in a compact, 5-foot-10, 200-pound frame. Ford has shown solid bat-to-ball skills and barrel awareness in the past, but some evaluators think he’ll be more of a power-over-hit offensive player in the future thanks to a low handset and a hook in his swing that could limit him. Ford was one of the more impressive performers over the summer but has had more of a solid than a spectacular spring with the bat. Like most prep catchers, Ford has refinement to do behind the plate, but he has all of the physical and mental tools teams believe are necessary at the next level. He will occasionally muff pitches or fail to stick a backhand but has strong hands and is flexible with more than enough athleticism for the position and at least an above-average arm that gets some plus grades as well. Ford is committed to Georgia Tech, but will likely be drafted too high to make it to campus. His range is fairly wide, which might be natural for a prep catcher considering the track record of the demographic, with some interest among the top-10 picks but it’s more likely he goes off the board in the 10-30 range.

3. Bubba Chandler, RHP/SS, North Oconee HS, Bogart, Ga. (BA RANK: 20)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 200 • B-T: B-R • Commitment/Drafted: Clemson

In a 2021 class littered with standout high school athletes, Chandler might be one of the best. A multi-sport athlete, Chandler is a four-star quarterback according to 247Sports and is committed to Clemson for both football and baseball. He can throw a football 40 yards down field with his left hand and he can also windmill dunk on the basketball court. Understandably, many teams are excited about the massive upside Chandler could have if he ever focuses exclusively on baseball. On the diamond, he’s a talented righthander and shortstop, with most teams preferring him on the mound, but a handful are either on him as a hitter or open-minded to letting him try the two-way experiment. Chandler has touched 97 mph this spring, but more typically works in the 89-93 mph range with his fastball. He’s shown a mid-70s curveball with above-average spin rate that scouts believe could develop into a plus pitch and he’s also thrown a changeup that needs more work. Chandler’s delivery needs work, as he gets by more on athleticism than on pristine mechanics. He doesn’t fully incorporate his legs at the moment, and while he has a super-fast arm, some scouts don’t love his high arm slot. His secondaries are both inconsistent now and his strikes have been scattered, but those who like Chandler believe he has the athleticism and natural feel for spin to make a massive leap with the help of pro player development and with an 100% focus on baseball. Chandler is a switch-hitting shortstop who has solid raw power in the tank and a better swing from the right side than the left, with lots of contact out of a quick, line-drive oriented swing. Chandler isn’t a refined defender now, but when he gets moving he can cover plenty of ground and he certainly has the arm strength for the left side of the infield. With all of those tools and athleticism in a 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame, Chandler’s upside is tremendous, and he should find a home in the first round unless he’s dead set on joining one of the best football programs in the nation.

4. Jonathan Cannon, RHP, Georgia (BA RANK: 68)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 207 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Georgia produced a pair of righthanders who signed for a combined $9 million in the 2020 draft (Emerson Hancock, Cole Wilcox) and Cannon was primed to follow in their footsteps as a potential Day One pick this spring in his draft-eligible second season with the Bulldogs. Cannon provided glimpses of big-time stuff out of a large frame and easy delivery as a reliever in the shortened 2020 season, but his 2021 transition to a starting role was delayed after a case of mononucleosis. Cannon pitched to a 3.98 ERA through his first 63.1 innings and 12 starts, with 57 strikeouts (8.1 K/9) and 13 walks (1.8 BB/9) and he showed flashes of excellence, but also got hit around a few times, including a three-homer game against South Carolina in early April. Cannon has a deep pitch mix led by a fastball that’s been up to 97 mph this spring, but averages 93, with sinking action. His go-to breaking ball is a mid-80s slider that is at its best towards the upper band of its velocity range, where it shows sharper bite and he also throws a slower, 12-to-6 curve in the 78-81 mph range that is more of a get-me-over pitch that can be loopy. A mid-80s changeup could be his best secondary. He throws it with good arm speed and it has solid, tumbling action. While Cannon’s arm action gets extended in the back, he repeats well and has thrown plenty of strikes in his collegiate career. He doesn’t turn 21 until a week after the draft.

5. Michael Braswell, SS, Campbell HS, Smyrna, Ga. (BA RANK: 113)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 180 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: South Carolina

Braswell is an advanced two-way player committed to South Carolina, where he would have a chance to pitch and hit if he made it to campus. MLB scouts seem to prefer the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Georgia product as a hitter, where he has an advanced game on both sides of the ball, despite a tool set that’s more average or solid-average across the board. Braswell has a fluid, righthanded swing with solid bat speed, good feel for the barrel and an advanced, all-fields approach. His strength has developed a bit over the offseason and he has more leverage in his swing with a whippy finish, while still showing an impressive understanding of the strike zone for a high school hitter. Braswell aggressively hunts fastballs early in the count but will spit on good breaking balls that aren’t hitter’s pitches. Defensively he has the athleticism and actions to stick at shortstop, and while he’s not a burner in terms of running ability, he can cover enough ground to be an everyday defender there. He could grow into plus arm strength in the future as well. Braswell is a solid pitchability arm at the moment, with a fastball that gets into the lower 90s and two breaking balls from multiple slots. He could be a shortstop and relief pitcher for the Gamecocks if he made it on campus—similar to the way Nebraska uses shortstop and righthander Spencer Schwellenbach.

6. Coleman Willis, RHP, Houston County HS, Warner Robins, Ga. (BA RANK: 122)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 190 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia

Willis is a lanky, 6-foot-6, 190-pound righthander who showed flashes of a decent three-pitch mix, but questionable command last summer. Over the past six months or so, Willis has filled out, added strength to his frame and ticked up his velocity. With that, his draft stock has gone up significantly, and there’s now a chance pro teams might buy into his upside enough to sign him out of a commitment to Georgia. Last summer Willis topped out around 91 mph at East Coast Pro with a fastball that showed solid cutting action to his glove side and a spin rate in the 2300-2500 rpm range. He also showed a mid-70s curveball with 11-to-5 shape and solid depth, and a mid-80s changeup with sink and fading action. While the stuff was intriguing, Willis struggled to control anything and wound up getting the inning rolled on him. However, he’s now touching 93-94 mph this spring and his curveball is getting above-average projections with a bit more power on the pitch. Evaluators believe that as he continues to add strength he’ll be able to more efficiently control his tall frame and levers, and with that the control will follow. While Willis has taken steps forward, he’s still a fairly deep projection pick for teams who believe he has the ingredients to develop a plus fastball and solid enough control to handle a starting role. His upside warrants a pick inside the top-five rounds, but given Georgia’s track record producing arms in recent years, he might be a tough sign.

7. Brant Hurter, LHP, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 126)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 252 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Hurter impressed during his sophomore season at Georgia Tech in 2019 before Tommy John surgery cut his year short. Prior to his injury, Hurter posted a 2.42 ERA over 48.1 innings, with 58 strikeouts (10.8 K/9) and 14 walks (2.6 BB/9). He still ranked as a top-300 prospect in the 2020 class despite not pitching in the shortened season. This spring, he’s been solid for the Yellow Jackets, posting a 3.90 ERA through 15 starts and 85.1 innings of work while striking out 83 (8.8 K/9) and walking just 19 (2.0 BB/9). Hurter makes for an uncomfortable at-bat thanks to a long 6-foot-6 frame and a lower, three-quarter arm slot that allows him to attack hitters from a difficult angle. He throws a three-pitch mix, headlined by a sinking fastball that sits in the 89-91 mph range and has touched 94-95. While the pitch has average velocity, scouts think it plays up because of the angle and deception that Hurter creates in his delivery. He also throws a sweeping slider in the low 80s that starts at lefthanders’ hips and then darts into the zone. Hurter has shown less feel for a low-80s changeup than his first two offerings, but the pitch looks like a solid change-of-pace offering that can induce ground balls. There’s effort in Hurter’s delivery that leaves some scouts thinking he would be best as a unique option out of a bullpen, but he’s shown enough strike-throwing ability to warrant a shot at starting, with back-of-the-rotation upside.

8. Carter Holton, LHP, Benedictine HS, Savannah, Ga. (BA RANK: 135)
Source: HS • Ht: 5-11 • Wt: 195 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Vanderbilt

Holton might be a player who goes a bit under the radar as one watches him walk to the mound, thanks to an undersized, 5-foot-11, 195-pound frame. As soon as he starts pitching, though, it’s hard not to like him. Holton showed impressive stuff from the left side last summer to go along with a competitive demeanor on the mound and an advanced approach to pitching. Holton mostly sat in the 90-94 mph range last summer and has been in a similar spot this spring, touching 95 and occasionally getting to that peak velocity late in games. He throws both a curveball and a slider, but the pitches blend together at times in shape and aren’t always easily distinguishable. His best breaking ball looks like more of a curveball, with 1-to-7 shape and good vertical bite. Holton also throws a changeup, which is more of a solid offering right now. Holton’s entire arsenal plays up because he does a nice job sequencing, changing speeds and attacking hitters with tempo while changing eye-level. He hides his arm pretty well behind his body, even though at times his arm stroke is a bit longer than scouts would prefer. While nothing is plus at the moment, it’s not hard to see an entire pitch-mix of above-average offerings with solid control. Holton is a Vanderbilt commit, but in a matchup with Bubba Chandler in the Georgia playoffs he stole the show in front of a good mix of scouting directors—so despite limited physical projection, he might not make it to campus.

9. Ryan Spikes, SS, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga. (BA RANK: 154)
Source: HS • Ht: 5-8 • Wt: 185 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Tennessee

Parkview High in Lilburn, Ga., has been one of the best high school programs in the country over the last few decades and seems to consistently produce high-level players. The program is responsible for top-50 picks Jeff Francoeur (2002), Matt Olson (2012) and Josh Hart (2013) in addition to a number of other draftees. Spikes is the latest of a long tradition at the program and while he’s only listed at 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, he has an exciting tool set. He has a compact swing that suits his compact build, with impressive contact ability and more power than you would expect. Teams were impressed with the exit velocities he produced at various events throughout the summer, so even if he’s not a huge home run hitter, he should run into plenty of extra-base hits in the gaps. He has solid plate coverage at the dish and a line-drive stroke that suits him well now. Previously, scouts were a bit skeptical of his run tool, but he’s progressed in that area and has shown consistent above-average running ability, with plus speed underway. Some scouts think he might be better served to move to second base, but he has above-average arm strength to stick on the left side of the infield and middle infield actions with a quick exchange around the bag. Spikes is committed to Tennessee but has performed well enough that some teams might try and get him among the top-five rounds or so.

10. Luke Waddell, SS, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 175)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 5-9 • Wt: 176 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: D-backs '19 (32)

Waddell has been draft-eligible for each of the past three seasons, and is now one of the older players in the 2021 draft class. Given the amount of time scouts have seen Waddell with the Yellow Jackets they have a pretty good idea of the player he is: someone who does a lot of things on the field well, with solid defensive ability all over the infield and impressive bat-to-ball skills, but with a filled-out frame that lacks projection and limited tools. Waddell worked on hitting for more impact over this past offseason, and that did translate into a career-high eight home runs, but he still doesn’t project as a power hitter and some scouts don’t like the length that he added to his swing with his new approach. Even with that shifted offensive mindset, Waddell continued to be extremely difficult to strikeout, with a 5.7% strikeout rate that rates near the top of the country. That zone control and bat-to-ball ability gives him a reasonable offensive floor and his ultimate upside is a top-of-the-order table-setting type who has good running ability, but most scouts view him as a super-utility type more than an everyday regular. There are sure to be teams that penalize Waddell aggressively given his age, but in a draft class with plenty of volatility and uncertainty, Waddell is a well-known commodity with plenty of track record, including a 2019 summer with the Collegiate National Team where Waddell was third on the team in hitting.

11. Ryan Webb, LHP, Georgia (BA RANK: 180)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 196 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Webb raised his draft stock significantly in 2020 while impressing out of the bullpen behind staff ace Emerson Hancock (who became the No. 6 pick of the draft) and showing a four-pitch mix that gave plenty of scouts the belief that he could start in pro ball. Webb transitioned into a full-time starting role for the Bulldogs this spring—after starting just seven games from 2018-2020—but he only pitched in 11 games after missing time recovering from Covid-19 and suffering an elbow injury in May that ended his season. He posted a 3.32 ERA over 11 starts and 59.2 innings, while striking out 82 (12.4 K/9) and walking 17 (2.6 BB/9). Webb touched 96 mph last fall but worked mostly in the low 90s this spring, peaking at 95 and complementing his fastball with a curveball, slider and changeup. Each of his secondaries were effective offerings and scouts were impressed with how he took his curveball to another level this spring. His curveball lands in the mid-to-upper 70s with three-quarter break, while his slider sits in the low 80s. The two pitches blend in shape at times, and he also frequently goes to a low-to-mid-80s changeup that he throws with good arm speed and to his arm side away from righthanded hitters. Webb’s medical might scare some teams now, but he has a solid four-pitch mix and has taken impressive steps forward over the last two years.

12. Justyn-Henry Malloy, 3B, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 214)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 212 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Malloy has shown impressive on-base skills in his collegiate career (two abbreviated seasons with Vanderbilt prior to Georgia Tech and in college summer leagues) and after posting a .308/.436/.558 line with the Yellow Jackets this spring, he has more walks (63) than strikeouts (52) for his career. While he’s never been a big power hitter, scouts think he has above-average raw power and he did hit a career-best 11 home runs this spring, with 17 doubles, which was also a career-best mark. As his walk rate might suggest, Malloy has a good understanding of the zone, but scouts have noted that he struggles to recognize and drive good breaking stuff. Defensively, Malloy has solid hands and actions, with above-average arm strength, but at times has struggled with his internal clock and throwing accuracy. Scouts think he has the tool set to handle second or third base. He’s an average runner. With his track record of getting on base and average all-around tool set, Malloy has a chance to go at some point in the sixth-to-10th-round range.

13. Luke Bartnicki, LHP, Georgia Tech (BA RANK: 282)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 230 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: D-backs '18 (29)

Bartnicki was part of a loaded 2018 Georgia high school pitching class that also included righthanders Kumar Rocker, Ethan Hankins and Cole Wilcox. While Bartnicki wasn’t quite at their caliber at the time, ranking as the No. 112 player in the class, he showed exciting ingredients between his size, strength, athleticism (he was a standout swimmer) and funky delivery. Bartnicki has bounced between relieving and starting while at Georgia Tech, but in both of his two full seasons he’s worked primarily out of the pen. This spring he posted a 6.00 ERA over 42 innings while striking out 41 batters (8.8 K/9) and walking 22 (4.7 BB/9). Scouts like his deception on the mound and the Trackman attributes of his pitch mix, but note that his control has been inconsistent and held him back. He works with a three-pitch mix that includes a low-90s fastball with heavy running action, a sweeping, upper-70s slider and a low-80s changeup that remains a work in progress. Bartnicki has an extended and inverted arm action in the back of his arm stroke and throws from an arm slot that is close to fully sidearm. He currently profiles as a bullpen piece who could give hitters a unique look, but might get a chance to start for a team that thinks he can improve his control and changeup.

14. Thaddeus Ector, OF, Starr's Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga. (BA RANK: 328)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 185 • B-T: B-R • Commitment/Drafted: South Carolina

Ector is an athletic, switch-hitting outfielder who’s young for the class and won’t turn 18 until July 14, a day after the draft ends. He’s a plus runner with plus arm strength who should be able to handle any outfield position because of that tool combination, but scouts want to see more of him in center field to be confident he can handle the position. Ector has a loose, handsy swing from both sides of the plate and has shown the ability to drive the ball into both gaps. While he has a projectable frame that could add more strength, evaluators seem to think he’ll be more of a doubles bat than a power hitter, which would be fine if he proves he can stick up the middle in center field. Ector is committed to South Carolina, but it wouldn’t be surprising for a team that prioritizes youth and bat-to-ball skills to take a chance on him straight out of high school.

15. Ben Harris, LHP, Georgia (BA RANK: 363)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 195 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Harris attended Virginia in 2019 and appeared in just one game as a pitcher compared to six games as a hitter before transferring to Georgia after the season. He had to sit out during the shortened 2020 season, but this spring became an extremely reliable bullpen arm for the Bulldogs, eventually moving into the closer role. Harris posted a 2.33 ERA over 38.2 innings of work, with 66 strikeouts (15.4 K/9) and 28 walks (6.5 BB/9), while limiting opposing hitters to a .125 average. His fastball sits in the low 90s and touches 95 mph but has close to elite spin characteristics, with exceptional riding life that analytics departments should love. His fastball whiff rate stacks up with some of the more elite pitchers in the country and he gets plenty of swings and misses up in the zone. Harris also throws a slow 12-to-6 curveball. While his walk rate was well below-average this spring, scouts noted that he showed improvement in his control as the season progressed when he stopped nibbling around the zone.

16. Logan McGuire, RHP, Allatoona HS, Acworth, Ga. (BA RANK: 375)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 180 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

Mcguire is a skinny, 6-foot-3, 180-pound righthander with a loose arm, a three-pitch mix and plenty of physical projection remaining. Last summer he sat in the low 90s and touched 94-95 mph at his best, with good life and a breaking ball and changeup that were both works in progress. This spring he added a second breaking ball, mixing in a solid vertical-breaking slider on top of a curveball in the mid-to-upper 70s that also has downer action, and scouts seem to like the attributes of his fastball out of a higher, three-quarter slot. With athleticism and solid strike-throwing ability, McGuire has some solid starter traits and positive indicators, but scouts might prefer him to go to Georgia Tech and add more velocity. This spring he mostly sat in the 88-91 mph range, but he should throw harder when he’s able to add more physicality to his lean frame.

17. James Tibbs, OF, Pope HS, Marietta, Ga. (BA RANK: 385)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 195 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Florida State

Georgia never fails to produce plenty of high school talent, both in terms of impact prospects at the top and with intriguing depth options throughout the class. Tibbs certainly has a bat that helps make the state more exciting, with plenty of strength in a 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame. Scouts see above-average power with Tibbs and he has a clean, lefthanded stroke that’s geared for power. He has a unique timing mechanism with an early stride and foot plant that’s disconnected from his upper half, but the operation seems to create a lot of torque and power, and he’s shown solid ability to keep his bat in the zone and on plane. He could be a tough pick out of high school because he has a limited defensive profile as a fringy runner now who looks like he’ll continue to add strength and power at the cost of more foot speed in the future. He has a chance to stick in a corner outfield spot, but there are some scouts who think he might wind up at first base in the long run, where there will be plenty of pressure on his bat. Tibbs is committed to Florida State.

18. Nick Jones, LHP, Georgia Southern (BA RANK: 406)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 209 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Jones is a tall, 6-foot-6, 209-pound lefthanded reliever who put up silly numbers this spring out of the bullpen for Georgia Southern. In 42.2 innings and 29 appearances, Jones posted a 1.48 ERA and struck out 67 batters (14.1 K/9) and walked just five (1.1 BB/9). Among Division I arms with at least 20 innings this spring, his 13.4 strikeout-to-walk rate was good for the fifth-best mark in the country. Jones overwhelmingly throws a fastball in the 89-91 mph range that gets up to 93 and he comes at hitters with a lower, three-quarter arm slot that creates a tough angle. Jones has also thrown a slurvy breaking ball in the upper 70s and low 80s that plays up at times thanks to his arm angle, but he uses it infrequently. Jones was a true walk-on to the baseball team at Georgia Southern and this spring was named a finalist for the Stopper of the Year award.

19. Brodie Chestnutt, RHP, Houston County HS, Warner Robins, Ga. (BA RANK: 423)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 225 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Florida State

20. CJ Smith, LHP, Georgia (BA RANK: 427)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 191 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

Smith came to Georgia as a two-way player who pitched and played outfield his first two seasons before transitioning to a full-time starting role in 2020. This spring he started just three games before his season was shut down due to arm soreness. A 6-foot-1, 191-pound pitchability lefthander, Smith throws a fastball in the 88-90 mph range that will touch 91-92, with a solid curveball and changeup. He throws strikes with all three pitches but will likely need the fastball to come on more in pro ball to carve out any sort of significant role. Smith has pitched well over his Georgia career, with a 3.40 ERA over 116.1 innings, but he doesn’t strike out many batters—just 98 (7.8 K/9) compared to 49 walks (3.6 BB/9).

21. Jake Rice, LHP, Kennesaw State (BA RANK: 499)
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 220 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

A 6-foot-1, 220-pound lefthander, Rice was Kennesaw State’s Friday starter this spring and he turned in a career year, posting a 1.93 ERA over 13 starts and 74.2 innings, with 79 strikeouts (9.5 K/9) and 24 walks (2.9 BB/9). Rice has been mostly a two-pitch starter this spring, with a fastball in the low 90s that touches 95-96 mph at his best and a low-80s slider that has good downward action when it’s on. The pitch is inconsistent, and Rice relies heavily on a fastball that he shows good feel moving around the zone. Rice is old for the class and will be 24 on draft day.

22. Jack Gowen, RHP, Georgia
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 207 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

23. Joshua McAllister, 2B, Georgia
Source: 4YR • Ht: 5-10 • Wt: 182 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

24. Christian Smith, OF, Grady HS, Atlanta
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 180 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Vanderbilt

25. Rob Gordon, SS, Franklin Academy, Atlanta
Source: HS • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 174 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Vanderbilt

26. Hagan Banks, RHP, Calhoun (Ga.) HS
Source: HS • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 190 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Alabama

27. Kristian Campbell, SS, Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 191 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

28. Caleb Logerwell, RHP, Home School (Ga.)
Source: HS • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 193 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Northwest Florida State JC

29. Treyton Rank, RHP, Buford (Ga.) HS
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 198 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Florida State

30. Kenneth Mallory, OF, Mountain View HS, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 195 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Vanderbilt

31. David Bishop, SS, Fellowship Christian HS, Roswell, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 185 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Texas Christian

32. Sam Crawford, LHP, Georgia Tech
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 212 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

33. Angelo Dispigna, OF, Mercer
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-5 • Wt: 220 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

34. Jalen Fulwood, OF, Wesleyan HS, Norcross, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 180 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Chattahoochee Valley JC

35. Glenn Green, 3B, Sandy Creek HS, Tyrone, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 196 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia

36. Camron Hill, SS, Whitewater HS, Fayetteville, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 220 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

37. Treyson Hughes, OF, Houston County HS, Warner Robins, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 171 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: West Virginia

38. Bill Knight, OF, Mercer
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 195 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

39. Andreaus Lewis, C/3B, Winder-Barrow HS, Winder, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 5-10 • Wt: 200 • B-T: L-R •

40. Jett Lovett, OF/RHP, Newnan (Ga.) HS
Source: HS • Ht: 5-11 • Wt: 160 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Georgia Tech

41. Cole Mathis, RHP, Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 205 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: College of Charleston

42. Mason McWhorter, OF/INF, Georgia Southern
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 199 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

43. Jaxon O'Neal, LHP, Gordon State (Ga.) JC
Source: JC • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 180 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Mercer

44. Collin Price, C/OF, Mercer
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-6 • Wt: 205 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

45. Tyler Simon, 3B, Kennesaw State
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 157 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

46. Jquann Smith, OF, Georgia Premier Academy, Statesboro, Ga.
Source: HS • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 190 • B-T: L-L • Commitment/Drafted: Polk State

47. Mackenzie Stills, RHP, Kennesaw State
Source: 4YR • Ht: 5-9 • Wt: 185 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

48. Cain Tatum, RHP, East Georgia State JC
Source: JC • Ht: 6-8 • Wt: 200 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

49. Tyler Tolve, C, Kennesaw State
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 180 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

50. RJ Yeager, INF, Mercer
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-3 • Wt: 200 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

51. Ben Anderson, OF, Georgia
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-1 • Wt: 171 • B-T: L-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

52. Andy Archer, RHP, Georgia Tech
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 220 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

53. Chance Huff, RHP, Georgia Tech
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-4 • Wt: 220 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

54. Riley King, 3B/OF, Georgia
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-0 • Wt: 186 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Braves 2019 (26)

55. Cort Roedig, RHP, Georgia Tech
Source: 4YR • Ht: 6-2 • Wt: 200 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

56. Nolan Crisp, RHP, Georgia
Source: 4YR • Ht: 5-9 • Wt: 187 • B-T: R-R • Commitment/Drafted: Never Drafted

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