2020 HS Preview: Cuthbertson HS


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

HIGH SCHOOL NAME                    Cuthbertson High School
CLASSIFICATION                           
3A
CONFERENCE                                
Southern Carolina
HEAD COACH                                 
Mike Matkovich

 

LOOKING BACK AT 2019

 

RECORD IN 2019                             15-12
2019 CONFERENCE RECORD       
12-6
2019 STATE PLAYOFFS
                  2nd Round Appearance

 

PREVIEWING 2020     

 

SCHEDULE: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/cuthbertson-cavaliers-(waxhaw,nc)/baseball/schedule.htm

ROSTER:  https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/cuthbertson-cavaliers-(waxhaw,nc)/baseball/roster.htm

STARTERS RETURNING                 6
RETURNING PITCHERS                  5

POTENTIAL EXPECTATIONS:
The deepest pitching staff in North Carolina??? The Cavs are in the conversation.  It only takes one game in North Carolina, until the Region Finals, to end a season and the Cavs will be in position to be strong on the bump throughout the post-season.  They will be tested in the Southern Carolina 3A Conference as well.  Is this the next team that brings a title to the Conference?

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Pitching will key everything for the Cavs, but in conference play and in the state tournament they will run into teams that can at least match-up on the bump.  The big question will be where do the Cavs turn to for consistent runs against good arms.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
“We have a strong core of upperclassmen returning for the 2020 season. Our goals are set high and looking forward to getting the field. Excited about the energy and leadership this team possesses.”

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH



John Newton

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cuthbertson
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA Futures 2021
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 198lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.90
60-yard
(09/27/19)
88
INF Velo
(05/23/19)
96
OF Velo
(03/28/21)
104
Exit Velo
(03/28/21)
3.91
H-1st
(05/23/19)
Position
60-yard
6.96
OF Velo
94
Exit Velo
98
Position
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
99
Position
INF Velo
88
OF Velo
91
H-1st
3.91
Exit Velo
96
Trackman - Hitting
104.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
98.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
287
Distance (avg)
(03/28/21)
368
Distance (max)
(08/12/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
104.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
98.4
Distance (avg)
287
Distance (max)
363
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
101.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
95.6
Distance (avg)
163
Distance (max)
368
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.9
Hand Speed (max)
(03/28/21)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/12/20)
80.7
Bat Speed (max)
(08/12/20)
75.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/12/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
26.9
Hand Speed (avg)
24.4
Bat Speed (max)
80.2
Bat Speed (avg)
72.1
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
26.7
Hand Speed (avg)
24.5
Bat Speed (max)
80.7
Bat Speed (avg)
75
On Plane Eff (avg)
UNCW COMMIT



Brandon Hudson

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Cuthbertson
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Next Level Baseball 18U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(02/21/21)
89 - 93
FB
(02/21/21)
74 - 77
CB
(02/09/20)
84 - 85
CH
(03/28/21)
73 - 77
SL
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
89 - 90
CB
73 - 74
CH
84 - 85
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
89 - 93
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
CB
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 90
CB
68 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 87
Position
6.97
60-yard
(06/12/19)
96
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
3.86
H-1st
(02/09/20)
Trackman - Fastball
90.8
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
88.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
1886
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
1846
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90.8
Velo Range
89.1 - 90.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
88.3
Spin Rate (max)
1886
Spin Rate (avg)
1846
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.2
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
2016
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
1913
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.2
Velo Range
73.3 - 74.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.6
Spin Rate (max)
2016
Spin Rate (avg)
1913
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
85.2
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
1570
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
1472
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
85.2
Velo Range
84.3 - 85.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.8
Spin Rate (max)
1570
Spin Rate (avg)
1472
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
NC STATE COMMIT



Connor Higgins

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Cuthbertson
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(01/26/20)
84 - 87
FB
(01/26/20)
74 - 78
CB
(01/26/20)
78 - 79
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
74 - 78
CH
78 - 79
Position
82
OF Velo
(06/18/19)
4.77
H-1st
(06/18/19)

 

NAME SCHOOL CLASS POSITION COMMITMENT
Cade Kuehler Cuthbertson 2020 RHP Campbell
Noah Weston Cuthbertson 2020 RHP Princeton