Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Hitting Leaders: Team Carolina Trials - East


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Thursday July 6th PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like NC/SC Border Battle, PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2024-2027 grad classes. 

The day began with players running a laser timed 60 followed by BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After BP, catchers, outfielders and infielders went through a defensive evaluation. The day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight information on each pitch. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Look for more information to follow in the coming days. 

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Trackman Hitting Leaders

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Quintin Blake NC Greenfield 2024 OF 103.0 mph
2 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 100.6 mph
3 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 100.4 mph
4 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 3B 98.6 mph
5 Zach Bender NC Pro 5 Acedemy 2025 OF 98.4 mph
6 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 96.2 mph
7 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 94.9 mph
8 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 92.9 mph
9 Jay Polite NC Myers Park 2024 OF 92.0 mph
10 Craig Belden NC Atkins 2024 2B 91.7 mph

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 94.4 mph
2 Quintin Blake NC Greenfield 2024 OF 93.3 mph
3 Zach Bender NC Pro 5 Acedemy 2025 OF 90.8 mph
4 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 3B 90.6 mph
5 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 90.2 mph
6 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 89.1 mph
7 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 88.0 mph
8 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 85.7 mph
9 Jace Cargile NC Willow Spring 2025 C 84.9 mph
10 Adam Newcomb NC Ardrey Kell 2024 SS 83.3 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Zach Bender NC Pro 5 Acedemy 2025 OF 379 ft
2 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 369 ft
3 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 3B 359 ft
4 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 351 ft
5 Quintin Blake NC Greenfield 2024 OF 350 ft
6 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 348 ft
7 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 346 ft
8 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 345 ft
9 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 325 ft
10 Caden Nolan NC Richmond Senior 2026 3B 322 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 276 ft
2 Caden Nolan NC Richmond Senior 2026 3B 269 ft
3 Jay Polite NC Myers Park 2024 OF 262 ft
4 Adam Newcomb NC Ardrey Kell 2024 SS 251 ft
5 Zach Bender NC Pro 5 Acedemy 2025 OF 247 ft
6 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 238 ft
7 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 217 ft
8 Craig Belden NC Atkins 2024 2B 215 ft
9 Parker Reavis SC Carolina Forest 2026 SS 215 ft
10 Cooper Phillips NC Cleveland 2025 3B 213 ft

HARD HIT PERCENTAGE

TrackMan is able to track and follow exit velocities of each hitter.  Based on the individual's top exit velocity, TrackMan is able to give us a percentage of hard hit balls.  This percentage is based off of each individual hitter's top exit velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 81 %
2 Quintin Blake NC Greenfield 2024 OF 69 %
^ Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 3B 69 %
3 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 58 %
4 Zach Bender NC Pro 5 Acedemy 2025 OF 57 %
5 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 42 %
6 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 41 %
7 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 25 %
8 Jay Polite NC Myers Park 2024 OF 20 %
9 Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 10 %
^ Caden Nolan NC Richmond Senior 2026 3B 10 %
10 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 7 %

LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Adam Newcomb NC Ardrey Kell 2024 SS 72 %
2 Jay Polite NC Myers Park 2024 OF 60 %
3 Kai Patton NC North Raleigh Christian 2025 C 58 %
4 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 57 %
5 Jacob Church NC Holly Springs 2024 C 54 %
^ Jackson McCrohan CO Cherry creek 2026 SS 54 %
6 Jace Cargile NC Willow Spring 2025 C 50 %
^ Brody Morris NC Wake Christian Academy 2027 SS 50 %
^ Parker Reavis SC Carolina Forest 2026 SS 50 %
^ Weston Sykes NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2027 SS 50 %
7 Quintin Blake NC Greenfield 2024 OF 46 %
^ Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2024 3B 46 %
8 Zach Bender NC Pro 5 Acedemy 2025 OF 42 %
9 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 41 %
10 Brendan Layne NC CE Jordan 2024 OF 37 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Jackson Wilmoth NC Surry Central 2026 1B 75 %
2 Evan Hodges NC Richmond Senior 2026 C 70 %
3 Thomas Roberts NC Chapel Hill 2024 C 66 %
4 Thomas Pittman NC Southwest Edgecombe 2027 C 63 %
5 Brendan Layne NC CE Jordan 2024 OF 62 %
6 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 58 %
7 Cole Parsons NC Willow Spring 2026 RHP 54 %
8 Aidan Nicholas NC Apex 2024 C 50 %
9 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 45 %
10 Jonah Griggs NC Freedom 2025 SS 42 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Luke Byers NC New Bern 2027 3B 77.8 %
2 Caden Nolan NC Richmond Senior 2026 3B 70.0 %
^ Landon Nichols NC Porter Ridge 2025 1B 70.0 %
3 Davis Willard NC Cornerstone Charter 2026 SS 50.0 %
^ Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 1B 50.0 %
4 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 45.5 %
^ Kellen Rogers NC Wake Forest 2027 SS 45.5 %
5 Cooper Phillips NC Cleveland 2025 3B 41.7 %
6 Austin McDow NC East Wake 2025 C 40.0 %
7 Brayden Driver NC Corinth Holders 2026 RHP 38.5 %
8 Jackson McCrohan CO Cherry creek 2026 SS 36.4 %
9 Jonah Griggs NC Freedom 2025 SS 35.7 %
^ Chase Ruben NC Homeschool 2025 RHP 35.7 %
^ Brody Morris NC Wake Christian Academy 2027 SS 35.7 %
^ Craig Belden NC Atkins 2024 2B 35.7 %
10 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 33.3 %
^ Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 33.3 %
^ Isaac Vaughn NC Triad Baptist Christian 2024 OF 33.3 %
^ Parker Reavis SC Carolina Forest 2026 SS 33.3 %