2020 HS Preview: Alexander Central HS


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

HIGH SCHOOL NAME                    Alexander Central
CLASSIFICATION                          
3A
CONFERENCE                               
Northwestern 3A/4A
HEAD COACH                                
Pete Hardee

 

LOOKING BACK AT 2019

 

RECORD IN 2019                             24-7
2019 CONFERENCE RECORD       
9-3
2019 STATE PLAYOFFS
                  4th Round Appearance

 

PREVIEWING 2020     

 

SCHEDULE: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/alexander-central-cougars-(taylorsville,nc)/baseball/schedule.htm

ROSTER: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/alexander-central-cougars-(taylorsville,nc)/baseball/roster.htm

 

STARTERS RETURNING                 6
RETURNING PITCHERS                  3

POTENTIAL EXPECTATIONS:
Coming off a deep run in the 2019 State Playoffs, the Cougars bring back a lot of depth and talent that led to that run.  The ability to maintain focus throughout the year could key how good this team can be as they enter May and possibly June.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Pitching and defenise will lead Coach Hardee’s 2020 club.  Hammer and Kerley will provide one of the top 1-2 combo’s across the state.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
“I'm excited about 2020 because our team plays the game hard and the right way.”

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

 



Bryson Hammer

Class of 2020 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Alexander Central
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 17U
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(10/27/21)
89 - 90
FB
(10/27/21)
74 - 78
CB
(06/12/19)
80 - 82
CH
(10/27/21)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
89 - 90
CB
74 - 76
CH
80 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 89
CB
74 - 77
CH
77 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 89
CB
74 - 78
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
CB
71 - 76
CH
74 - 77
Position
7.15
60-yard
(06/12/19)
Trackman - Fastball
90.6
Velocity (max)
(10/27/21)
90.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/27/21)
2273
Spin Rate (max)
(10/27/21)
2174
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/27/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.6
Velo Range
89.3 - 90.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
90.9
Spin Rate (max)
2273
Spin Rate (avg)
2174
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.9
Velocity (max)
(10/27/21)
74.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/27/21)
2641
Spin Rate (max)
(10/27/21)
2593
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/27/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
75.9
Velo Range
74.1 - 75.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.7
Spin Rate (max)
2641
Spin Rate (avg)
2593
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.6
Velocity (max)
(10/27/21)
81.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/27/21)
2023
Spin Rate (max)
(10/27/21)
2014
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/27/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.6
Velo Range
80.3 - 81.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.2
Spin Rate (max)
2023
Spin Rate (avg)
2014
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
CLEMSON COMMIT



Maddox Kerley

Class of 2020 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Alexander Central
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: 5 Star NC
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 206lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(06/18/19)
81 - 86
FB
(06/18/19)
66 - 71
CB
70 - 72
CH
74 - 76
SPL
71 - 74
CT
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 82
CB
67 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
80 - 83
CB
66 - 71
CH
70 - 72
SPL
74 - 76
CT
71 - 74


 



Easton Rhoney

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Alexander Central
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: 5 Star
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.75
60-yard
(06/12/19)
79
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
(05/19/19)
4.03
H-1st
(03/05/19)
MARS HILL COMMIT

 

 



Jacob Bebber

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Alexander Central
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: 5 star
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.08
60-yard
(08/07/19)
1.96 - 2.11
Pop Time
(08/07/19)
78
INF Velo
74
C Velo
(08/07/19)
94
Exit Velo
(08/07/19)
4.55
H-1st
(07/13/19)
Position
60-yard
7.08
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.11
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.23
Pop Time
2.06 - 2.18
Position
60-yard
7.88
INF Velo
74
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
88
Position
INF Velo
78
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
86
LENOIR-RHYNE COMMIT

 



Kade Smith

Class of 2020 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Alexander Central
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Cougars Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
75
Max FB
72 - 75
FB
64 - 66
CB
68 - 70
CH
Position
7.44
60-yard
82
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
(02/04/19)
GUILFORD COLLEGE COMMIT

 



Dalton Skikeleather

Class of 2020 /

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position:
  • High School: N/A
    State: NC
  • Height:
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw: