2018 Scout Notes from PG Park at LakePoint

2/2 Georgia Highlands vs. Chattanooga State Notes
2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
Jaree Pledger (2018 elig, Monroe, Ga.) began his career at Georgia Highlands with a bang as the freshman from Walnut Grove High School belted a 2-2 pitch out to pull side for a home run. The 5-foot-9 190-pound outfielder showed quick hands and line drive plane to the barrel as it travels through the hitting zone. The home run came on the first batter of the bottom of the first inning as Pledger led off the game with a solo shot. He later followed that hard hit ball up with a square up line drive right to the shortstop for an L6 in the book. Pledger showed all game long a knack for finding the barrel for hard contact. 

Parker Orr (2018 elig, Marietta, Ga.) is as physical of a kid as they come. With noticeable strength on his 6-foot-2 frame, the catcher put that strength on display as he lifted a towering home run to pull side in his first at-bat of the day. Orr moves well behind the plate and shows the ability to frame well and steal strikes for his pitchers.

Zachery Teem (2018 elig, Acworth, Ga.), the opposing catcher to Highlands and starter for Chattanooga State, showed good bat speed on a double down the line that one hopped the left field wall. Similarly to Orr, Teem moves well behind the plate with good lateral agility. 

Noah Bryant (2018 elig, Bainbridge, Ga.) came in to work on the mound for the Georgia Highlands Chargers. Although the command was slightly off on this day, the fastball Bryant displayed was electric with lots of two-seam life. His fastball sat consistently in the 89-91 mph range. Bryant has a projectable build at 6-foot-3 200-pounds and looks slightly slimmer to the eye than the 200-pound listing. Bryant flashed a tight slider at 84 mph as well that showed good potential to be a wipe out pitch. The University of North Georgia transfer has a longer arm action with a slightly early arm through the circle. 
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