2020 HS Preview: Holly Springs HS


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

HIGH SCHOOL NAME                    Holly Springs
CLASSIFICATION                           
4A
CONFERENCE                                
SWAC
HEAD COACH                                
Rod Whitesell

 

LOOKING BACK AT 2019

 

RECORD IN 2019                             21-7
2019 CONFERENCE RECORD       
10-2
2019 STATE PLAYOFFS
                  Regional Finalist

 

PREVIEWING 2020     

 

SCHEDULE: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/holly-springs-golden-hawks-(holly-springs,nc)/baseball/schedule.htm

ROSTER: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/holly-springs-golden-hawks-(holly-springs,nc)/baseball/roster.htm

STARTERS RETURNING                 5
RETURNING PITCHERS                  1

POTENTIAL EXPECTATIONS:
Expectations may be tempered a little from 2019 where the Golden Hawks had a State Title in their view.  Coach Whitesell lost a lot of talent on the mound… but don’t get down on the Golden Hawks yet because they still have a bunch of talent and will be poised to score a lot of runs in 2020.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
The lineup returns talent and adds talent from younger classes.  As the year gets rolling the pitching staff will be called upon to keep them in games, but early runs, especially early in the year, could allow the staff to develop, define rolls, and be ready for lower scoring games in the state playoffs.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
“We are excited to compete with the best teams in the area and continue to build on past successes”

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH



Billy Waldron

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Holly Springs
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: South Charlotte Panthers 2022
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(08/08/19)
77 - 80
FB
(08/08/19)
67 - 69
CB
(08/08/19)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 80
CB
67 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
71 - 74
CB
64 - 66
Position
6.73
60-yard
(07/05/21)
83
OF Velo
(06/18/20)
89
Exit Velo
(07/05/21)
4.37
H-1st
(07/05/21)
Position
60-yard
6.73
Exit Velo
89
H-1st
4.37
Position
60-yard
7.03
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
78
Position
60-yard
6.86
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
6.88
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.12
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
80
Trackman - Hitting
91.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/18/20)
87.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/18/20)
314
Distance (avg)
(06/18/20)
345
Distance (max)
(06/18/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.3
Distance (avg)
314
Distance (max)
345
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.8
Hand Speed (max)
(06/18/20)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/18/20)
72.8
Bat Speed (max)
(06/18/20)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/18/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
24.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.3
Bat Speed (max)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
68.8
On Plane Eff (avg)
NC STATE COMMIT



Sam Kulasingam

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Holly Springs
    State: NC
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(03/22/19)
83 - 85
FB
(06/12/19)
69 - 73
CB
(06/12/19)
70 - 72
CH
(03/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
69 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
80 - 84
CH
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 82
CB
65 - 69
CH
68 - 70
Position
7.18
60-yard
(06/12/19)
83
INF Velo
(11/10/18)
82
Exit Velo
4.73
H-1st
(06/12/19)
AIR FORCE COMMIT



Michael Groves

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Holly Springs
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Evoshield Canes
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Position
7.34
60-yard
(07/24/19)
1.90 - 2.11
Pop Time
(02/02/20)
86
INF Velo
(02/02/20)
84
OF Velo
81
C Velo
(02/02/20)
89
Exit Velo
(02/02/20)
4.24
H-1st
(02/02/20)
Position
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.11
INF Velo
86
C Velo
81
H-1st
4.24
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.34
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.14
INF Velo
85
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.55
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.14
H-1st
4.62
Position
Pop Time
2 - 2.08
OF Velo
84
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.68
INF Velo
82
OF Velo
84
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
84
UNC ASHEVILLE COMMIT



Bryan Arendt

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Holly Springs
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes American 17U
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(03/28/21)
91 - 93
FB
(03/28/21)
75 - 80
CH
(03/28/21)
73 - 76
SL
(03/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
91 - 93
CH
75 - 80
SL
73 - 76
Position
6.83
60-yard
(06/17/19)
1.80 - 1.87
Pop Time
(03/28/21)
94
INF Velo
(02/02/20)
89
C Velo
(02/09/20)
99
Exit Velo
(03/28/21)
3.78
H-1st
(02/02/20)
Position
Pop Time
1.8 - 1.87
C Velo
86
Exit Velo
99
Position
Pop Time
1.81 - 2.07
C Velo
89
H-1st
3.81
Exit Velo
95
Position
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.01
INF Velo
94
C Velo
85
H-1st
3.78
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
6.95
Pop Time
1.88 - 1.92
C Velo
81
H-1st
4.63
Position
60-yard
7.32
Pop Time
1.87 - 1.91
INF Velo
90
C Velo
85
Exit Velo
92
Position
Pop Time
1.93 - 1.94
INF Velo
85
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
6.83
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.08
INF Velo
80
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
6.91
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.04
INF Velo
87
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
90
Trackman - Fastball
92.8
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
90.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
2380
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
2318
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
92.8
Velo Range
91.5 - 92.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.8
Spin Rate (max)
2380
Spin Rate (avg)
2318
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.7
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
72.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
2250
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
2194
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.7
Velo Range
72.6 - 75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.2
Spin Rate (max)
2250
Spin Rate (avg)
2194
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.8
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
1690
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
1616
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.8
Velo Range
75 - 79.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.4
Spin Rate (max)
1690
Spin Rate (avg)
1616
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
99.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
93.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
241
Distance (avg)
(03/28/21)
355
Distance (max)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
99.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
93.7
Distance (avg)
241
Distance (max)
355
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
(03/28/21)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/28/21)
73.9
Bat Speed (max)
(03/28/21)
71.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
71.2
On Plane Eff (avg)
UNC WILMINGTON COMMIT

 

 

Jaden Winter, p, 2021, ecu

Trevor Sheehan,3b,2020, NC A&t