2020 Preseason All-State East: 2022 Infielders & Outfielders


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
NC Executive Director & Scouting Director

On Sunday February 2nd, sixty of the top players in the state of North Carolina converged at the Next Level Training Center in Greenville, NC.  The Preseason All-State showcase event is the top winter event in North Carolina year after year and with the increased demand, there are now two sessions, an east and a west.  Below we continue our first look at some player notes from the Preseason All-State East.   

The day consisted of a full pro-style workout with pitchers throwing controlled bullpens, followed by defensive workouts for the position players.  Hitters were able to go through multiple cages to get loose prior to moving through two exit velocity stations.  Live BP was taken in a large cage, allowing scouts and coaches to see the ball fly off the bat.

The 2022 class represented at the PAS East showcased depth at several positions.  The infielders and outfielders went through the full workout with several coming out as high profile follows.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the Preseason All-State East

Preseason All-State West – By the Numbers:

  • 60 players went through the workout at Next Level Training Center
  • 50 players ran the laser timed 30 yard dash
  • 3.61 was the top 30 yard time
  • 15 players ran sub-4.00 in the 30 yard dash
  • 14 players registered an exit velocity of 90 mph or higher off the bat
  • 97 mph was the top registered exit velocity
  • 93 mph was the top positional velocity from the OF
  • 94 mph was the top positional velocity across the infield
  • 10 catchers flashed a pop time of 2.10 or better in their workout
  • 24 arms threw controlled bullpens at the workout
  • 9 players were 83 or higher
  • 89 mph was the top fastball from the event

 

2022 Pitchers & Catchers

 

Infielders

Tyler Shytle 2B / SS / Oak Grove, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5’10”, 145 pounds. Average frame with room to add strength.
Defense:  Athletic, plays with rhythm. Above average hands with easy transfers.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot, accurate across the diamond.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly opne setup. Hands load back, medium stride getting back to even. Short barrel path, stays through the zone. Gets extension with a middle to pull approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has feel for his barrel with average bat speed.
Run: 4.23 runner in the 30. 

Braeden Murray 1B / 3B / DH Conley, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/3B.
Body: 6’2”, 205 pounds. Large frame with strength present.
Defense:   Catches the ball in the center of his body. Average hands with stiffness in his body with the feet playing heavy.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Accurate throws, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed, tall setup, even base. Hands load back with some bat waggle, short stride. Loose hands, barrel works short to the ball and stays through the zone. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has pop, made lots of hard contact, above average bat speed, barrel feel.
Run: 4.37 runner in the 30.

Luke Adams 3B / RHP / Carrboro, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP. Physical athlete with high upside
Body: 6’3”, 197 pounds. Long, athletic frame with strength.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball with average hands, clean transfers, gets momentum into throws. IF-Plays relaxed. Fluid feet with rhythm to his feet and hands. Above average hands with smooth transfers.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. OF - 84 mph. OF-Accurate throws with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot. IF-Accurate arm with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, narrow base. Loads knee to knee with a long stride, Hands create some bat angle over his back shoulder. Loose, quick hands with lift to the swing. Middle approach with aggressive swings.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Lots of bat speed, making hard contact with above average bat conrol.
Run: 4.05 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small side step and lift to the low-chest. Slightly closed at balance, works on-line , landing closed with his foot-strike. Fights for extension
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action plunges out of the glove, working to a strong position and over-the-top slot, out of his sleeve. Has arm strength. Average arm speed.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. 1720 - 1880 rpm. Arm side run present. Downhill with angle
CB: 66-69 mph. 1930 - 2150 rpm. Slows the arm slightly. 11/5 tilt.
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CH: 72-73 mph. 1040 - 1040 rpm. Average arm speed. Tunnels with fastball. Occasional arm side run.

Ty Torti 2B / SS / Cardinal Gibbons , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/SS. Athletic with feel for the game. 
Body: 5’10”, 162 pounds. Athletic frame with room to add strength.
Defense:   Athletic with fluid feet. Balanced at the catch position with average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. OF -  mph. Accurate arm with carry. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: SWH. Balanced, relaxed setup from both sides. Small hand load with a short stride. Loose hands with a short path to the ball from both sides. Barrel gets extension through the zone with a line drive approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed and barrel awareness right and left handed.
Run: 4.02 runner in the 30.

Matthew McCray SS / RHP / Croatan , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 5’8”, 140 pounds. Athletic build.
Defense:   Average hands, funnles to the belt after catch, clean exchanges.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Accurate throws across the diamond, short arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: RHH. Tall, open setup, narrow base, barrel starts flat on back shoulder. Big load with a leg kick, average stride, hands cock load back creating bat angle above his head. Uphill bat path, gets extension with a middle of the field approach.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed with some feel for his barrel.
Run: 4.13 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple rocker and leg lift with a stable head. Coils the front hip in out of balance. Short strider. Uncoils, landing on-line with a square foot-strike
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing with the hand laid off at foot strike. Over-the-top release. Kicks out of his extension, remaining tall through his finish
FB: T76, 73-76 mph. 1770 - 1870 rpm. Around the zone, elevated at times. Plays straight out of the hand
CB: 69-70 mph. 1700 - 1890 rpm. Lowers release a bit. Good arm speed. Sweeping action, lacking tilt when in the zone.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 65-66 mph. 1250 - 1380 rpm. Solid arm speed. Occasional sink as it enters the hitting zone

Danny Staley 1B / LHP / Walkertown, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/LHP. Left handed hitter with a chance to find the barrel consistently
Body: 6’1”, 170 pounds. Lanky frame.
Defense:   Plays relaxed with feel around the first base bag, softness to his hands.
Arm: LH.  INF - 76 mph.  Short arm action, feel for different slots. accurate.
Hit: RHH. Upright setup, narrow base, upright barrel. Small toe tap loading back, average stride with hands going slightly back. Quick hands, keeps barrel through the ball, gap to gap approach.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Lots of bat control with above average bat speed, lots of hard contract.
Run: 3.91 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Slow tempo over the rubber staying talll through foot-strike. Short strider. Works on-line and lands square. Spins through extension.
Arm Action: LH. Medium arm swing fights stiffness getting to a 3/4 slot, finishing with the hand across the chest. Lacks aggressive arm speed.
FB: T74, 69-74 mph. 1750 - 1990 rpm. Around the zone. Lacks pure command to any one spot
CB: 62-64 mph. 1680 - 2040 rpm. Sweeping 2/8 action with similar hand speed to the fastball. Around the zone.
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CH: 62-63 mph. 1600 - 1600 rpm. Average arm speed, slowing a bit. Some fade to the arm side

Owen Bellamy SS / RHP / Croatan, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 6’1”, 170 pounds. Lanky. Frame will add strength
Defense:   Average hands, funnels to belt after catch, lacks rhythm.
Arm: RH.  INF - 74 mph. Medium arm action, 3/4 slot, some accuracy across the diamond.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open, relaxed setup. Smooth load, small leg lift, average stride, hands get back. Loose hands, short path to ball with barrel staying in the zone, line drive approach, middle to his pull side.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat control, average bat speed.
Run: 4.46 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small rocker and controlled through balance, staying tall. Loads the backside and crouches through foot strike. Works across his line, landing with a closed front foot. Good extension
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm path to a 3/4 release. Good arm speed. Ease, effort and arm speed suggest stuff should continue to climb easily.
FB: T79, 77-79 mph. 2070 - 2140 rpm. Attacks the down zone with some sink. Good direction
CB: 64-65 mph. 2330 - 2406 rpm. Good arm speed. Tunnels with fastball. Hard sweeping action across the zone.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 71-73 mph. 1400 - 1540 rpm. Solid arm speed. Arm side run early. Some feel

Korbin Pettigrew SS / OF / John T Hoggard, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/OF.
Body: 6’3”, 165 pounds. Long, lanky frame with room to add strength.
Defense:  Plays relaxed with fluid feet, above average hands, funnel to the belt after catch, smooth transitions.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph.  Accurate to first base with some carry, short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Loads with a toe tap, short stride, minimal hand movement. Loose hands, level barrel path, middle approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average barrel fee, average bat speed.
Run: 3.98 runner in the 30. 

 

Outfielders

Ethan Clinkscales OF / RHP / Panther Creek, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 5’10”, 178 pounds. Athletic build with quickness.
Defense:   Average hands, clean transfers. Lacks some rhythm through the ball.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Accurate throws, long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup. Minimal load with a short stride. Quick hands, looks to get the ball in the air with a middle to pull side approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average barrel feel, average bat speed.
Run: 3.82 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Quick to slow to quick tempo over the rubber. Some head movement working to balance. Sets his line out of balance, landing on-line and square
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action with a minimal hand hook out of the glove. Over-the-top slot with average to above arm speed.
FB: T74, 73-74 mph. 1680 - 1725 rpm. Straight with feel for the zone, lacking command of any one spot
CB: 61-62 mph. 1560 - 1740 rpm. Early 11/5 break. Lacks extension seen on the fastball.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 67-74 mph. 1200 - 1700 rpm. Solid arm speed.

Yates Sikes OF / LHP / Pinecrest , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/LHP.
Body: 5’7”, 145 pounds. Athletic frame.
Defense:  OF-Athletic through the ball, average hands, clean transfers getting a lot of momentum into his throws. IF-Feel around the first base bag. Quick, active feet, above average hands.
Arm: LH. INF - 81 mph. OF - 82 mph. OF-Medium arm action with quickness, high 3/4 slot. Accurate throws with carry. IF-Accurate arm with carry. Medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup. Hands load back to a cocked position, medium stride. Direct barrel path, stays through the zone, getting extension through the middle.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average barrel feel, average bat speed.
Run: 4.26 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small rocker and simple leg lift. Stable head. Lands slightly across his line with a square foot-strike. Good extension, falling toward 3B on his finish
Arm Action: LH. Small stab with a long arm arc. Average arm speed through a high-3/4 slot. Repeats
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. 1820 - 1980 rpm. Feel for the strike zone. Aggressive with the pitch
CB: 62-64 mph. 2060 - 2080 rpm. Tunnels through release with fastball. Hump out of the hand with a rolling 12/6 tilt. Good feel.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 70-71 mph. 1490 - 1690 rpm. Lowers arm slot and slows hand a bit. Fade to the arm side out of the hand

Michael Allen OF / 2B / JH Rose, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/2B. High end athlete with elite set of quickness and strength.
Body: 5’9”, 185 pounds. Strong athletic build.
Defense:   Plays through the ball with quick feet, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Accurate, medium arm swing, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed, balanced setup. Smooth load, short stride, small hand load. Quick, strong hands. Balanced swing, barrel is short to ball and stays in zone. Gap to gap line drive approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average barrel feel and bat speed with strength. Lots of hard contact.
Run: 3.61 runner in the 30.  Quick burst, impressive runner.

Jordan Overton OF / C / Rolesville, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF/C.
Body: 6’1”, 185 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:   Plays through the ball with average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: RH.  OF - 78 mph. Accurate, long arm action, overhand slot.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup. Hands load creating bat angle above his head, short stride. Loose hands, keeps barrel in the zone, extension through the middle.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average barrel feel with strength, average bat speed.
Run: 4.00 runner in the 30.

Mac Gillespie OF / Apex Friendship, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: OF.
Body: 6’1”, 172 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame with room to fill out.
Defense:   Fluid through the ball with average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Loose, quick arm, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open setup. Hands load back, short stride. Loose, quick hands. Stays inside the ball, direct barrel path, gets extension, drives ball to right center.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Better than average bat speed, barrel feel.
Run: 3.99 runner in the 30.