2019 State Games Notebook: Region 1 Player Analysis

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

For over 30 years, the State Games of North Carolina has held an all-star competition featuring high school players from across the state.  The state is split into 8 regions, with each region being selected and coached by high school coaches from their region.

This year the State Games of NC were being held in Charlotte, NC.  Day 1 saw a full pro-style workout for the position players that included a timed 60, a defensive workout, and live BP.  College coaches, pro scouts, and PBR were on hand to evaluate every player from every region.  Day 2 moved to BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte, home of the Chicago White Sox AAA affiliate the Charlotte Knights.   Each region played 1 game at the beautiful facility.  Days 3 and 4 saw more pool play at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, on the campus of UNC Charlotte, home to the Charlotte 49ers.  The event concluded with the consolation and medal rounds, again played at UNC Charlotte.

Prep Baseball Report was on hand for Days 1 – 4, putting together player profiles, gathering player statistics, and working to get to know the players in the state a little better.  As part of our State Games of NC coverage, each day PBR attended a State Games Notebook was put together, featuring players that stood out.  You can see the State Games Notebook as part of the NC Summer Scout Blog HERE.

Today we dive into the Region coverage, starting with Region 1.  Region 1 of North Carolina comprises the Northeast corridor of the state down to Pitt County, Wilson County and up through Nash County and up to Northampton County.


2019 State Games of NC: Region 1 Player Analysis

AJ Jones, SS, Southern Nash, 2020
 6'0", 170.  High Motor.  Plays with energy.  Good hand eye coordination.  Left handed hitter is loose and flat through the zone.  Sprayed the ball in game situations, flashing some pull side power.  Catches balls at him defensively.  Average range with some effort on the move.  Accurate on the routine play with carry across the diamond

Commitment:  Open

Player Stats:
60 Yard Time:
Home to 1st Time:           
Catcher Pop Times (Workout):  
Catcher Pop Times (Live Game):                             

Max Fastball:
Fastball Range:
Curveball Range:
Change-up Range: 
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Evan Hart, RHP, Rocky Mount, 2021

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