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Georgia's top high school baseball players: Meet the state’s best right fielders

Who are the top right fielders in Georgia high school baseball this season?
Jake Brasfield photo by Willie Prince

Jake Brasfield photo by Willie Prince

Over the past few weeks, we've been taking a look at some of the top baseball players in Georgia.

We started with the top catchers, then first basemen, second basemen, shortstops and third basemen. Then we moved to the outfield, starting with the left fielders and center fielders, and now the right fielders are up.

There are hundreds of outstanding outfielders 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 center fielder or ace pitcher listed here as a right fielder, for example.

Tanner Ayers, Sr., Hart County

Around scouting circles, the 6-2, 190-pound senior is perhaps best known for his powerful left arm on the mound. However, that arm also serves him well in the outfield, while his left-handed bat is a weapon that the Bulldogs can count on.

Jayce Blalock, Sr., Trinity Christian

Georgia Tech has become a popular destination for power bats, and the 5-10, 200-pound senior very much fits that profile. Through his first 13 games this spring, Blalock was the Lions' leader in average (.425), home runs (4), RBIs (14) and OPS (1.321). Though he has the versatility to also play either corner infield position his strong throwing arm makes him a particular asset in the outfield.

Luke Boone, Sr., Richmond Hill

Another two-way threat on the mound and in the outfield, the 6-4, 200-pound senior provides plenty of pop at the plate. As was the case during his junior season last spring, when he hit .520 in his final 14 games, the Georgia State signee's bat has heated up as the weather has this spring with his average trending over .300 by the time the calendar changed to April.

Jake Brasfield, Sr., Cartersville

The 5-11, 185-pound senior brings the same physicality he showed as a running back and middle linebacker on the football field to the baseball diamond, and it has served both him and the Purple Hurricanes well. Brasfield is slated to play his college ball in-state at Shorter University in Rome.

Kaleb Cost, Jr., Sandy Creek

The 5-11, 185-pound junior is a hot commodity among college football recruiting circles as a cornerback, boasting more than a dozen scholarship offers, including several from Power Five programs. But he makes just as big an impact in baseball as part of the Patriots' high-powered offense, including going 3-for-5 with three RBIs  last Thursday, as well as using his athletic talents in the outfield.

Jack Fabris, Jr., North Oconee

Another multitalented, multisport contributor on the diamond and the gridiron, the 6-2, 185-pound switch hitter moved to the outfield after playing shortstop early in his career, and has continued to thrive. Fabris already has major college interest in both sports, including from in-state schools Georgia and Georgia Tech, and is a major factor in the Titans' 26-1 record.

Brett Haynes, Sr., Troup County

The 6-3, 200-pound senior figures to be very much in the picture as the Tigers try to equal or better last year's Class 4A state quarterfinal finish. Haynes has signed to play baseball at the next level at Coastal Alabama Community College.

Connor Haynes, Sr., Dunwoody

After hitting .420 as a junior a year ago, the 5-11, 190-pound senior is once again a big reason the Wildcats are in position to close out the Region 7-6A title with wins this week. Hayes has been recognized as one of the top outfielders in the state by Georgia Dugout Preview and Rivals' site.

Jake Johnson, Sr., White County

After an outstanding offensive junior season in which he hit .382, the 5-10, 160-pound senior is back for more this spring, currently standing among the Warriors' leaders with a .356 average with 26 RBIs, 24 runs scored, 27 walks and a 1.010 OPS. Has also shown off a big-time arm in the field with seven outfield assists.

Josh Lanum, Sr., Decatur

After transferring to Decatur from three-time defending Class 7A champ Parkview, the 6-2, 205-pound senior has made a big impact for the Bulldogs on the mound and in the outfield as they challenge on the statewide level in Class 5A this year. Lanum has signed to play college baseball at North Georgia.

Andrew Mannelly, Sr., Marist

The 6-1, 195-pound senior was an important part of the War Eagles' Class 4A state championship team in 2021, and is producing once again as a senior this spring. The left-handed hitter has a knack for finding the gap in either direction, a trait that will serve him well when he heads off to college to play at Wofford.

Keaton McQuaig, Sr., Northwest Whitfield

The 6-1, 195-pound senior has been dominant at times on the mound and at the plate this spring. McQuaig has been particularly strong accumulating extra-base hits since the beginning of April.

Kaden Martin, Sr., Buford

As if the Wolves weren't loaded already with a star-studded lineup, they got an even bigger boost when Martin, the son of former Tennessee and NFL quarterback Tee Martin, moved into the area during the holidays and brought a ton of athleticism and savvy that has made him a star in two sports. He has signed to play baseball and football in the ACC at Miami. He is a consensus top 100 prospect for the 2022 MLB Draft.

Blake Matthews, Sr., Bremen

A smooth swing and athletic frame have made the 6-3, 200-pound senior one of Georgia's top outfielders. Matthews is also a three-star prospect at receiver and defensive back in football, and has signed to play college football at Troy.

Charles Pulaski, Sr., Benedictine

After playing more as a middle infielder in the past, the 5-11, 170-pound senior has become the third member of an impressive triumvirate in the Cadets' outfield this spring. Pulaski will play college baseball at Berry College in Rome.

Cody Soliday, Jr., Irwin County

The 6-0, 180-pound junior has a well-earned reputation as a right-handed pitcher, including being named SBLive's Georgia High School Athlete of the Week last week. However, he has also had an impact on the Indians' 2022 season as an outfielder. Soliday is already committed to play collegiately at Mercer.

A.J. Trupp, Sr., Greenbrier

An excellent mix of range heading after fly balls, a strong throwing arm and plenty of speed makes the 6-3, 180-pound senior a perfect fit for the Wolfpack's outfield. The Georgia Southern signee also possesses a powerful bat from the right side.

Alex Urias, Jr., South Forsyth

The 5-10, 175-pound junior has been a catalyst for the War Eagles throughout the season, especially as they head down the stretch toward the state playoffs. Urias is hitting .571 with three extra-base hits and eight RBIs in April.

Hunter Walthour, Sr., South Effingham

For the second straight season, the 6-3, 180-pound senior has been an important key to the Mustangs' winning the Region 2-6A championship on the mound, at the plate and in the outfield. Walthour was hitting .429 with 14 RBIs through mid-March.

Ace Williamson, Sr., Carrollton

The 6-2, 175-pound senior has been scorching hot of late, with three multiple-hit, multiple-RBI outings in the past seven games two weeks. Williamson, who will play college baseball at Southern Union State Community College in Alabama, has four home runs, a double and a triple and has driven in 10 runs in those games.