Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: Preseason All-State East - Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

On Sunday February 2nd, sixty of the top players in the state of North Carolina converged at the Next Level Training Center in Greenville, NC.  The Preseason All-State showcase event is the top winter event in North Carolina year after year and with the increased demand, there are now two sessions, an east and a west.  Below we take our first look at some player notes from the Preseason All-State East.  You can continue to follow the action from the Preseason All-State West HERE.

The day consisted of a full pro-style workout with pitchers throwing controlled bullpens, followed by defensive workouts for the position players.  Hitters were able to go through multiple cages to get loose prior to moving through two exit velocity stations.  Live BP was taken in a large cage, allowing scouts and coaches to see the ball fly off the bat.

Below are the Quick Hitter notes on the pitchers.  This is not meant to be a top prospect list, but just a very quick list of players that popped to our PBR Scouts.  As we continue to dive into all of the information gathered, players will receive a full evaluation and the PBR staff will put together top prospect lists from the event.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the Preseason All-State East

Preseason All-State West – By the Numbers:

  • 60 players went through the workout at Next Level Training Center
  • 50 players ran the laser timed 30 yard dash
  • 3.61 was the top 30 yard time
  • 15 players ran sub-4.00 in the 30 yard dash
  • 14 players registered an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher off the bat
  • 97 mph was the top registered exit velocity
  • 93 mph was the top positional velocity from the OF
  • 94 mph was the top positional velocity across the infield
  • 10 catchers flashed a pop time of 2.10 or better in their workout
  • 24 arms threw controlled bullpens at the workout
  • 9 players were 83 or higher
  • 89 mph was the top fastball from the event


Quick Hitters – Pitchers

Jacob Coffin, LHP, 2021 – Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot with some pelvic tilt out of balance.  Arm works.  Fastball up to 82.  Good feel for a breaking ball with mature tilt.

Thomas Welton, LHP, 2021 – Flashed feel for a hard, late breaking ball.  Quick arm that floats between an over-the-top slot and a high-3/4 slot.  Thin frame can add strength.  Fastball needs to jump but could as more strength is added.

Dawson Wiggins, RHP, 2021 – Could be tough on right-handed hitters coming from a ¾ slot and using some misdirection out of balance, throwing with cross-fire.  Tight spin on the breaking ball up to 2530 rpm.

Ryan Bellamy, LHP, 2021 – Consistently around the zone with the fastball / curveball combo.  Up to 79, there is some ease with a physical frame.

Carson Kelly, RHP, 2021 – NC State commit.  Athletic.  Quick arm.  Tight spin and late break to the curveball and fastball.  Up to 89.

Cole Schiff, LHP, 2021 – UNC Asheville commit.  Physical frame and loose, over-the-top slot.  Fastball up to 84 with some ease.  Low spin rate guy, creating some arm side run.

Rhett James, RHP, 2021 -- Lanky athlete that loads his scap with some ease in a clean arm swing.  Works to a high-3/4 slot working out of his should sleeve.  Fastball up to 88 with some ease.

Luke Adams, RHP, 2022 – Large frame with broad shoulders.  Decent athlete.  Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Fastball up to 82 with an 1880 rpm spin rate.

Ryan White, LHP, 2022 – Strike thrower with an advanced change-up.  Good handspeed and fade on the change with a spin rate of 1320.  Fastball was up to 77 with a low spin rate topping at 1640 rpm.

Andrew Poon, RHP, 2022 – Athletic frame.  Lean.  Loose, athletic delivery and arm swing creates late tilt on the breaking ball.  Fastball peaked at 82 with some ease.

Owen Bellamy, RHP, 2022 – Flashed a sweeping breaking ball that has big action and a spin rate topping at 2410 rpm.  Downhill with the fastball and flashed feel to both sides of the plate.

Aubrey Smith, RHP, 2022 – Downhill with a clean arm swing.  Fastball up to 83.  At least three average pitches that he should be able to mix and match.

Jackson Humphries, LHP, 2022 – Slight coil at balance and the slight wrap with his arm swing working to a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball up to 83, paired with late sharp tilt to his breaking ball.

Lance Phillips, RHP, 2023 – Fastball up to 83 from a large frame.  Around the zone with the three pitch mix.

Jacob Dilley, RHP, 2023 –Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot, working out of his sleeve.  Think and lanky, should continue to add strength.  Fastball up to 83.