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Georgia Tech Recruiting: Baseball 2016

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    Nick Wilhite

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    5-9 155 L/L

    Nick Wilhite is a 2016 OF/LHP with a 5-9 160 lb. frame from Buford, GA who attends Buford HS. Slender athletic build, room to get stronger. Left handed hitter, wide stance, slightly open, quick hands to the ball, swings hard, handles the barrel well and showed the ability to drive the ball both pull side and to the opposite field. 6.63 runner, good fundamentals defensively, moves to the ball aggressively, strong arm from a high extended release. Also pitched and shows two-way potential. Good balanced body turn, compact quick arm action. Mid-80's fastball with nice sinking and running action, topped out at 86 mph. Curveball and change up still developing, tends to slow arm on both pitches. Worked quickly and filled up the strike zone with all his pitches. Good student.
     
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    GT latest commit: RHP Jay Wilson, an Ohio product ranked 269 nationally

    Wilson 6-4, 205lbs is projected as a pitcher in college. He throws right-handed and bats left-handed.

    Wilson hit .407 with 33 hits, four doubles, a triple, a home run, 20 RBI and four stolen bases for the Tigers this past spring. He was 4-2 on the mound with 30 strikeouts, two saves and a 1.77 ERA in 35 1/2 innings.
     
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    Like to welcome Chase Murray from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. He's 6'1, 170lb C/OF who Bats L and Throws R and has a 95mph exit velocity. !! Can You Say..WOW! YOUR OUT!!

    He's worked very hard in being a complete player from what I've read.
     
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    Wow, we had the 8th ranked recruiting class for 2015 before he committed!! http://perfectgame.org/Rankings/Recruiting/CollegeCommits.aspx?ID=1628&g=2015

    A 95 mph RHP. It'll be interesting to see where he is ranked. If top 100, he'll probably go straight to the minor leagues. Hope not, but It Is What It Is.

    Right now 3 of our 13 recruits are top 100 (before Murray). Murray would be our 9th RHP!! As we have seen Danny Hall is going after pitchers big time and it paid off last year. Look at how well we develop them for MLB!
     
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    Read an article about his pitching. But with the injury (collarbone) he had from football he'll probably will be used as a catcher. Makes me think (do I dare say) about Mat Weiters
     
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    Getting a top 100 player to commit is a mixed blessing. If you get him to actually come to school, it is great. But often they go to the minors after getting drafted. Then you've turned down recruiting for that position possibly and reduced other scholarship chances for players more likely to show up?

    We managed to keep Kel Johnson (#52) this year since he wasn't drafted. Probably because Kel was home schooled he may not have gotten as much exposure?

    Right now we have 3 commits in the top 100 for our 2015 class- Brandt Stallings (1B #23), Tristin English (RHP #37) and Jonathon Hughes (RHP #77). I'll be ecstatic if we get 2 on the roster.
     
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    Stud catcher commits! Kyle McCann:
    "According to amateur scouting service Perfect Game USA, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound McCann rates as the No. 1 catcher in Georgia and among the top 200 players nationally for the 2016 class."

    Welcome to GT. From the article it sounds like GT is just the right place for y0u. Business degree is good regardless of MLB! http://www.forsythnews.com/section/114/article/26686/#.VNAGekQQ6Mw.twitter
     
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    Awesome. Big get for us.
     
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    A lot of good players. Right now Perfect Game has us with the #9 class (of course depends who shows up). What's surprising is only 3 of 9 are pitchers. If Gooden and Wilson show up at GT (don't go to minors) that will help a lot. Each player is linked to Perfect Game bio.


    Nat Rank Name Pos Ht Wt B T High School Hometown St
    25 Garrett Gooden RHP 6-5 210 R R St. Pius X Decatur GA
    129 Jay Wilson RHP 6-5 185 L R Loveland Cincinnati OH
    157 Taylor Trammell OF 6-2 195 L L Mount Paran Christian School Powder Springs GA
    173 Austin Wilhite SS 5-10 160 R R Buford Buford GA
    175 Nick Wilhite OF 5-10 164 L L Buford Buford GA
    184 Kyle McCann C 6-3 190 L R Lambert Suwanee GA
    272 Chase Murray OF 6-1 180 L R Cincinatti Hills Christian Academy Cincinnati OH
    500 Jay Shadday LHP 6-1 180 L L Darlington Rome GA
    500 Parker McCoy SS 5-11 165 L R Walton Marietta GA
     
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    Update: as of today our 2016 class is Perfect Game #14. Looks like other teams have gotten good players since our last commit.

    I believe the player rankings are somewhat initiative of future performance (in CFB its a 40% correlation)........ notice the top teams this year are also getting the best recruits in general (especially the last number which is the average player ranking.)

    Rank, School, HS Commits, Top 100, Points, Avg Player
    1 Vanderbilt 11 10 141 12.82
    2 South Carolina 16 5 141 8.81
    3 Florida State 15 3 128 8.53
    4 UCLA 12 6 116 9.67
    5 Texas 11 7 113 10.27
    6 North Carolina 14 1 109 7.79
    7 Miami 10 4 100 10.00
    8 Mississippi 13 3 100 7.69
    9 Virginia 11 3 95 8.64
    10 Louisiana State 12 3 89 7.42
    11 Florida 8 4 86 10.75
    12 Arkansas 12 3 81 6.75
    13 Southern California 10 3 76 7.60
    14 Georgia Tech 9 1 74 8.22
    15 Oregon 9 1 70 7.78
     
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    Any recent news?
     
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    Kudos to our friend "Beesball Richard" for keeping up with the class:
    Signees - Class of 2015
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    Joey Bart C R-R 6-2 210 Buford, GA (Buford)
    Micah Carpenter RHP R-R 6-0 185 Jefferson, GA (Jefferson)
    Burton Dulaney RHP R-R 6-0 170 Rome, GA (Darlington)
    Tristin English RHP R-R 6-2 180 Williamson, GA (Pike County)
    Bobby Gauvreau RHP R-R 6-0 205 Marietta, GA (Sprayberry)
    Keyton Gibson RHP R-R 6-3 205 Buford, GA (Buford)
    Carter Hall IF R-R 6-1 185 Alpharetta, GA (Wesleyan)
    Jonathan Hughes RHP R-R 6-1 185 Flowery Branch, GA (Flowery Branch)
    Jake Lee RHP R-R 5-11 175 Brooks, GA (Whitewater)
    Brandt Stallings 1B R-R 6-4 215 Buford, GA (Kings Ridge Christian)
    Tyler Stephenson C R-R 6-4 205 Kennesaw, GA (Kennesaw Mountain)



    Verbal Commitments - Class of 2015
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    Austin Krzeminski RHP R-R 6-2 190 Roswell, GA (Roswell)
    Robert Winborne IF R-R 6-1 180 Johns Creek, GA (Lovett School)



    Verbal Commitments - Class of 2016
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    Garrett Gooden RHP R-R 6-5 210 Decatur, GA (St. Pius X)
    Kyle McCann C R-R 6-2 185 Suwanee, GA (Lambert)
    Parker McCoy IF L-R 5-11 165 Marietta, GA (Walton)
    Chase Murray OF L-R 6-1 170 Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy)
    Jay Shadday LHP L-L 6-0 175 Rome, GA (Darlington)
    Connor Thomas LHP L-L 5-10 150 Tift, GA (Tift County)
    Taylor Trammell OF L-L 6-2 195 Powder Springs, GA (Mt Paran Christian)
    Austin Wilhite IF R-R 5-9 155 Buford, GA (Buford)
    Nick Wilhite OF L-L 5-9 160 Buford, GA (Buford)
    Jay Wilson RHP L-R 6-4 205 Cincinnati, OH (Loveland)
     
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    Here's the listing of our 2015 Class and 2016 verbal commits. http://beesball.com/recruiting.html

    And by Perfect Game we currently have the 12th best class ....... just have to keep them!!!! (But so does everyone else.) Curry is on this list and not Beesball .... looks like he was a recent commit......... http://www.perfectgame.org/Rankings/Recruiting/Rankings.aspx?g=2016
    Georgia Tech's HS Recruits
    Class of 2016

    Best Grade Name Pos Ht Wt B T High School Hometown St
    10 Xzavion Curry SS 6-0 180 R R Mays Atlanta GA
    10 Garrett Gooden RHP 6-5 210 R R St. Pius X Decatur GA
    9.5 Kyle McCann C 6-3 190 L R Lambert Suwanee GA
    9 Parker McCoy SS 5-11 165 L R Walton Marietta GA
    NA Chase Murray OF 6-1 180 L R Cincinatti Hills Christian Academy Cincinnati OH
    8.5 Jay Shadday LHP 6-0 180 L L Darlington Rome GA
    NA Connor Thomas LHP 6-0 150 L L Tift County Omega GA
    NA Taylor Trammell OF 6-2 195 L L Mt Paran Christian Powder Springs GA
    9.5 Austin Wilhite SS 5-10 160 R R Buford Buford GA
    9.5 Nick Wilhite OF 5-10 164 L L Buford Buford GA
    NA Jay Wilson RHP 6-5 185 L R Loveland Cincinnati OH
     
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    Just a question for the group...I am originally from the NE and wondered if we went after Ashton Bardzell out of Ramsey NJ?

    All American kinda guy (ie ga Tech kinda guy) who broke Mike Trout's (also from NJ) home run records in NJ and for the USA?

    Center Fieder...586 BA... 18 home runs

    He is currently committed to University of Hartford?
     
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    McCann is a 2016 commit and Gibson is a 2015 signee. This team also includes 2015 signees Bart, Hall, Galloway, and Moore & 2014 signee Worthy.





     
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