Congrats to East Cobb Baseball player, Hunter Barco for being recognized by Perfect Game as “Finest in the Field” for the 2019 graduating class!
First Base: Hunter Barco (The Bolles, Jacksonvile, Fla.)
While technically a primary lefthanded pitcher (and the No. 2 player in the class), Barco is also an extremely talented hitter and an excellent defender at first base, not unlike Jonathan Gates of the 2018 class. With clean hand actions out front and solid basic athleticism and footwork, Barco is more than capable of making the consistently routine play as well as several tough ones from that position, where his lefthanded bat and prodigious lefthanded power would make him a legitimate prospect even if he were not an exemplary pitching prospect.
Barco also received honorable mention in the pitching category.