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Georgia's top high school baseball players: Meet the state’s best second basemen

Who are the top second basemen in Georgia high school baseball this season?
Termarr Johnson photo by Willie Prince

Termarr Johnson photo by Willie Prince

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at some of the top baseball players in Georgia.

We started with the top catchers, then first basemen, and now we'll focus on second basemen.

There are hundreds of outstanding second basemen in Georgia, and these lists are not intended to be comprehensive! Tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @SBLiveGA and let us know about other athletes worthy of fans’ attention.

Note: Many high school baseball players excel at multiple positions. Don't be alarmed to see a starting shortstop listed here as a second baseman, for example.

Colby Bryant, Sr., Charlton County

Despite being just 6-0 and 165 pounds, Bryant is a prime example that big things can come in small packages. The senior has played big enough for him to be named first-team preseason all-state in Class A Public by Georgia Dugout Club Preview.

Kade Cowan, Jr., Gordon Lee

Another example that size isn't always everything. The 5-8, 135-pound junior, who also sees a lot of time at shortstop, is showing why he was named first-team preseason all-state in Class A Public by Georgia Dugout Club Preview this spring. He recently swatted two homers in a four-hit, five-RBI night in a win over Armuchee.

Dylan Cupp, Jr., Cedartown

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior has been raising eyebrows since before he began his high school career, and his performance since joining the Bulldogs program has done nothing to discourage that attention. He also plays shortstop and third base, and that versatility is another reason Cupp is already committed to play college ball at defending national champion Mississippi State. He's also a possible candidate for the 2023 MLB Draft.

Josh Fitzpatrick, Sr., Mount Paran

A major cog in last year's Class A Private championship squad, the 5-9, 165-pound Piedmont commit is once again making a splash for the Eagles this spring.

Cayden Gaskin, Sr., Parkview

Amid several other stars in the three-time defending Class 7A Panthers' lineup, the 5-10, 175-pound senior can easily be overlooked. But make no mistake, the Florida Southwestern State commit was an integral part of last year's title team with his slick glove and timely hitting. Gaskin is having another solid season this spring, hitting .296 with seven RBIs and 13 runs scored, plus a .938 fielding percentage and four double plays turned in 16 games.

Jackson Gaspard, Sr., Buford

It was hard to decide exactly where to put the the 6-0, 185-pound senior, since he has played a variety of positions and remains undefeated as a starting pitcher throughout his high school career, including going 7-0 with a 0.39 ERA, 53 strikeouts and only six walks in 36 innings as a junior last year. However, the Georgia Tech signee has landed as the Wolves' starting second baseman this season, and is among one of the top hitters in a loaded Buford batting order.

Termarr Johnson, Sr., Mays

Another middle infielder who is hard to pin down at just one position, since he is also a prime shortstop prospect. However, the 5-10, 175-pound senior can at least narrow it down to either short or second base, and no matter where he winds up playing at the next level, that next level is likely to be in the pros, since he is a consensus top-five prospect in this June's MLB Draft.

Brady Jones, Sr., Decatur

The 5-11, 195-pound senior is valued for his slick glove and strong throwing arm, as well as his ability to drive the ball from gap to gap consistently at the plate. Is part of Georgia State's decorated 2022 signing class.

Carson Kerce, Jr., Pope

The 6-1, 180-pound junior has always opened a lot of eyes thanks to his fielding ability at both second base and short. However, his competitive fire has been another trademark for Kerce, and is a reason he is already committed to play college ball at Georgia Tech's nationally ranked program.

Cody King, Sr., Coosa

Another senior who can do a little bit of everything for his team. A first-team preseason all-state selection by Georgia Dugout Club Preview, the 6-0, 160-pound senior is signed to continue his baseball career at Snead State Community College in Alabama next year.

Trey King, Jr., McIntosh

The lanky 6-2, 166-pound junior is showing exactly why he was a first-team preseason all-state pick and is committed to play college ball at Georgia with his red-hot start to the 2022 campaign. His nine doubles in 17 games is tied for the Chiefs' team lead, while his .407 batting average and 1.090 OPS rank second on the team. He has also handled all 64 of his chances in the field flawlessly, including helping turn four double plays.

Tanner Knowles, Sr., Perry

Speed and agility are the qualities that make the 5-10, 175-pound senior an ideal fit in the middle infield, including being involved in seven double plays. They also serve him well offensively, especially with his .364 batting average, a team-best 20 runs scored and 12 stolen bases (tied for the team lead) this season. The Georgia signee also has some pop, with a combined 12 extra-base hits through 18 games.

Jonathan Little, Sr., Sandy Creek

Another Georgia-committed dual middle infielder, the 5-9, 165-pound senior was not only a first-team preseason all-state selection by Georgia Dugout Club Preview, but also was part of its Metro Atlanta Big 10.

Ryan McTighe, Sr., Marist

The 6-0, 195-pound right-hander was a big contributor on the mound for the War Eagles' Class 4A state championship team a year ago. He's also made his mark in the infield, where his strong and accurate arm is a major asset.

Dee Oliver, Jr., Franklin County

Last year's Region 8-3A Player of the Year, the 5-11, 165-pound junior came into 2022 with high expectations based on his ability at both middle infield positions.

Mason Parker, Sr., Ringgold

The 5-11, 180-pound senior brings plenty of versatility and experience to the Tigers' infield. He is signed to play college ball at Bryan College in Tennessee.

Brady Skipper, Sr., Coffee

The 5-9, 170-pound senior is one of south Georgia's best, and is off to another strong start this season, hitting .318 with a pair of homers, 11 RBIs and 12 runs scored through the Trojans' first 15 games. He is slated to play to play collegiately at South Georgia State.

Eric Snow, Sr., Mary Persons

Coming off a monster junior season that saw him obliterate state and national records with 18 triples, the 5-10, 175-pound senior is taking matters further in 2022. The South Florida commit blasted his 10th and 11th homers of the season in a win at Islands on Saturday, and is consistently listed among the top 100 prospects in this June's MLB Draft.

Josh Tate, Sr., Starr's Mill

After helping the Panthers to the program's first state title as a junior last year, the speedy 6-0, 170-pounder is looking to make an even bigger splash before heading off to play college ball at Georgia.

Bryson Whited, Sr., Vidalia

The 6-2, 160-pound senior is yet another versatile, steady contributor in the infield when he's not dominating on the mound. He will play college baseball at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.