Prep Baseball Report

TrackMan Analysis: Knothole HBCU Camp

Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was on hand for the Knothole Foundation HBCU camp held at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC on October 31st-November 1st. The event featured players from all over the country with several college coaches as well as pro scouts in attendance. Players went through a pro-style workout on Day 1 with Trackman being used during their batting practice rounds. Rain shortened day 2, but pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens with Trackman being used to collect data. Highlighted below are position players who stood out during their pro-style workout. 

The Knothole Foundation is a non-profit foundation run out of the Charlotte, NC area.  From their website, the mission is stated as, "Knothole exists to provide quality recreation, education, connection and opportunity. Knothole's mission is to promote the sport of baseball in underserved communities and to create life opportunities for underserved youth by providing access to facilities, education, health and wellness, protocols, camps, clinics, and collegiate visibility."

You can learn more about the Knothole Foundation at


TrackMan Analysis



During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Max Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Tariq Emanuel NC Jordan 2021 OF 99.1 mph
2 Aidan Rice NC Riverside 2022 SS 95.4 mph
3 Warren Chapman NC Charlotte Teacher Early College 2021 1B 94.7 mph
4 Jeffrey Batista NC West Meck 2021 RHP 93.1 mph
5 Shannon Edwards Jr NC Dudley High School 2023 OF 92.8 mph
6 Carson Peggins VA Lord Botetourt 2021 1B 92.7 mph
7 Jarian Pinckney SC Andrews 2021 OF 92.7 mph
8 Xavier Turner NC Vance 2021 OF 92.6 mph
9 Andrew Moore SC Gaffney 2021 1B 92.4 mph
10 Isaiah Bland NC Southern Nash 2021 OF 90.7 mph
11 Jordan Santos SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2022 RHP 90.7 mph
12 Hueston Gorham NC East Chapel Hill 2024 3B 90.7 mph
13 Seven Roach SC South Point 2021 OF 90.5 mph
14 Jackson Weir NC Providence 2023 3B 90.2 mph
15 Sam Justen NC Asheville 2021 SS 90.1 mph

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