2020 HS Preview: Charlotte Christian


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

HIGH SCHOOL NAME                    Charlotte Christian
CLASSIFICATION                          
NCISAA 4A
CONFERENCE                               
CISAA
HEAD COACH                                
Greg Simmons

 

LOOKING BACK AT 2019

 

RECORD IN 2019                             27-6
2019 CONFERENCE RECORD       
9-2
2019 STATE PLAYOFFS
                  State Champion

 

PREVIEWING 2020     

 

SCHEDULE: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/charlotte-christian-knights-(charlotte,nc)/baseball/schedule.htm

ROSTER: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/charlotte-christian-knights-(charlotte,nc)/baseball/roster.htm

 

STARTERS RETURNING                 5
RETURNING PITCHERS                  5

POTENTIAL EXPECTATIONS:
Charlotte Christian will be in the hunt again in 2020 for a state title.  Each year and each run to the post-season is different but this group has a good feel for how to get to the post season and then navigate their tournament.  The Knights schedule will have them tested as they get to May.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Talent can win games in a lot of different ways.  When the Knights are clicking, they are typically pitching at a high level.  They have several arms they can lean on, and that can create competition within their roster.  They should be tested, and rested, as they enter the stretch run.  There are two draft follows with Abner and Clark on the staff, but Adams may be the cog that sets the tone.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
“I really like this group of guys they seem to like each other and are bought into the process.”

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH



Calvert Clark

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Charlotte Christian
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: OnDeckO's
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(06/11/20)
90 - 92
FB
(01/26/20)
76 - 78
CB
(06/11/20)
83 - 84
CH
(01/26/20)
77 - 80
SL
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
72 - 75
CH
81 - 84
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
CB
72 - 77
CH
81 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
75 - 76
CH
81 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
86 - 90
CB
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
88 - 92
CB
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CH
83 - 84
SL
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 89
Position
7.00
60-yard
(06/30/20)
94
OF Velo
(01/26/20)
98
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
3.90
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Trackman - Fastball
91.2
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
89.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2630
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2547
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
91.2
Velo Range
88.4 - 91
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.6
Spin Rate (max)
2630
Spin Rate (avg)
2547
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.7
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
74.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2750
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2667
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.7
Velo Range
73 - 76.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
74
Spin Rate (max)
2750
Spin Rate (avg)
2667
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
89.4
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
83.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2572
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2084
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
89.4
Velo Range
81 - 86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83
Spin Rate (max)
2572
Spin Rate (avg)
2084
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
CLEMSON COMMIT



Philip Abner

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Charlotte Christian
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2021
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(03/11/21)
90 - 93
FB
(03/11/21)
79 - 82
CB
(03/11/21)
CH
(03/11/21)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
90 - 93
CB
79 - 82
CH
86 - 0
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
90 - 93
CB
79 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
85 - 88
CB
73 - 76
FLORIDA COMMIT



Hayden Brandon

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Charlotte Christian
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags Platinum VA
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.82
60-yard
(08/08/19)
78
INF Velo
(06/18/19)
83
Exit Velo
(08/08/19)
4.29
H-1st
(02/21/21)
CHARLOTTE COMMIT



Judd Utermark

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Charlotte Christian
    State: NC
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 240lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(03/11/21)
85 - 87
FB
(03/11/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
Position
84
INF Velo
(05/23/19)
93
Exit Velo
(05/23/19)
4.06
H-1st
(05/23/19)
Position
INF Velo
84
H-1st
4.06
Exit Velo
93
OLE MISS COMMIT

 

 

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POSITION COMMITMENT
Brett Adams Charlotte Christian 2020 LHP Wingate University
JD Suarez Charlotte Christian 2021 SS Charlotte