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Baseball Welcomes Highly Touted Newcomers in 2023

Full 2023 Fall Roster

THE FLATS – Highlighted by 11 freshmen ranked in the top 10 for their state and 12 transfers, Georgia Tech baseball announced its 2023 newcomers on Tuesday. The group of true freshmen enter as a highly touted class, having been ranked as high as the No. 5 recruiting class in the country by Perfect Game and Baseball America.

Georgia Tech has now signed top-5 classes in three of the last five years, top-10 classes in four of the last five years, and five-straight top-20 Perfect Game recruiting classes, leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in all categories.

In addition to the nationally ranked freshman class, the Jackets’ roster is also bolstered by 12 transfers, bringing the total number of newcomers to 26 for the 2023-24 year.

2023 Georgia Tech Baseball Newcomer Class (with bio links)

NameHeightWeightB/TPositionHometown/High School (Previous School)
Brett Barfield6-2210L/LLHPCumming, Ga./North Forsyth (Florida State)
Mike Becchetti5-8175R/RINFEastchester, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac (Fairfield)
Drew Burress5-9185R/ROFPerry, Ga./Houston County
Nathanael Coupet6-0205R/RCBoynton Beach, Fla./North Broward Prep
Petey Craska6-0240L/RINFGibsonia, Pa./Mars Area
Brett Denby5-11170R/RINFNew Albany, Ind./Jefferson
Matthew Ellis6-4240L/RCWaddy, Ky./Shelby County (Indiana)
Michael Graziano6-3210R/ROFMarco Island, Fla./Naples
Payton Green6-3190R/RINFCary, N.C./Pro5 Baseball Academy (NC State)
Ryan Jaros6-3215R/RINFBayonne, N.J./Cranford
Cam Jones6-1186R/LLHPKathleen, Ga./Houston County (Georgia State)
Carson Kerce6-1195R/RINFMarietta, Ga./Pope
Michal Kovala6-0180L/RRHPOstrava, Czech Republic/P27 Academy
Vahn Lackey6-2190R/RCSuwanee, Ga./Collins Hill
Camren Landry6-3190R/RRHPJohns Creek, Ga./Centennial (Georgia State)
Tate McKee6-3195R/RRHPKennesaw, Ga./Mount Paran Christian School
Tyler Neises6-3220L/RINFDalton, Ga./Dalton
Aidan Paradine6-0205R/RCBayonne, N.J./Bayonne
Mason Patel6-0194R/RRHPKnoxville, Tenn./The Webb School (Georgia State)
Reed Schaefer6-3205L/LLHPLas Vegas, Nev./Desert Oasis (Arizona)
JD Smith5-11175R/RRHPValdosta, Ga./Valdosta (College of Central Florida)
Jackson Sobel6-2200L/LLHPCharleston, S.C./Oceanside Collegiate Academy
Brett Thomas6-5245R/RRHPAtlanta, Ga./Riverwood (South Carolina)
Jake Tucker6-4215L/LLHPKennesaw, Ga./Mount Paran Christian School
Trey Yunger5-9175R/RINF/OFAtlanta, Ga./IMG Academy (Wofford)
Bobby Zmarzlak6-5205R/ROFStamford, Conn./Westhill (Maryland)

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