Prep Baseball Report

2019 NC PBR ProCase: Quick Hitters on the Standout Position Players

Matt Payne
Associate Scout, PBR North Carolina

Sunday February 10th saw 25 of the top players in the 2019 and 2020 classes in North Carolina converge on Kernersville, NC and the Diamond Xtreme athletics facility.  In front of over 25 professional scouts, each player had his chance to show his skills in the pro-style workout.

After an impressive showing by the arms on hand the position players did not fail to impress. From the burst of speed shown during the 30-yard dash, to the arm strength and athleticism on display during defensive workout, to the final groups loud batting practice, there was plenty of tools for the scouts to take note of.  One thing that stood out was it seemed each guy had a pretty good idea of who he is as player and what his best current tool is.  The players looked comfortable and confident and it showed during their workout.

By any measure, the 2019 ProCase was a huge success for all involved.  Today we dive into the performances of the hitters and position players in attendance.  The numbers were loud and several prospects emerged as definite follows heading to the 2019 MLB Draft.

2019 NC PBR ProCase By the Numbers:

  • 25 players participated
  • 20 players from the 2019 class
  • 5 players from the 2020 class
  • 1.95 - Every Catcher threw a pop time under this number
  • 98 mph - A record for PBR of NC for Outfield positional velocity was recorded at the ProCase
  • 95 mph - A record for PBR of NC Infield positional velocity was recorded at the ProCase
  • 2 players broke the 100 mph barrier in exit velocity... with wood
  • 9 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 93 mph or better... with wood

CLICK HERE to see the full statistical breakdown and a roster of attendees from the 2019 NC PBR ProCase


Quick Hitters


Joey Rezek (C, Northwest Guilford HS, 2020) - All around explosive strength from his 3.71 30-yard dash to his quick hands and bat whip during batting practice.  His simple approach

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