Blast Leaders: Preseason All State East


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Saturday January 29th PBR of North Carolina hosted it’s Preseason All State East event at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC. The Preseason All State Events are the top winter events in North Carolina. Each year these events feature some of the top talent from each area of the state. Players ranged from the 2022-2026 grad classes. 

Pitchers and catchers were up first. Catchers were able to go through a full defensive workout, throwing through to 2B at the spacious indoor facility.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens with Trackman collecting ball flight analytics.  Following the pitchers, infielders and outfielders went through a defensive workout, followed by all of the position players taking live BP in the open atmosphere of Diamond Xtreme with Trackman gathering ball flight data. 

CLICK HERE for the full roster and stats from the event

 

Blast Leaders

Max Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 28.2 mph
2 Tyler White NC Person 2023 C 27.7 mph
^ Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 27.7 mph
3 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 26.9 mph
4 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 26.8 mph
5 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 25.9 mph
6 Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 25.7 mph
7 Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 25.5 mph
8 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 SS 25.4 mph
^ Garrett Hayes NC Whitehouse 2024 OF 25.4 mph
9 Joey Chitla NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 SS 25.2 mph
10 Levi Baker NC Wake County 2023 1B 25.1 mph
^ Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 25.1 mph

Average Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 26.4 mph
2 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 25.4 mph
3 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 25.2 mph
4 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 24.8 mph
5 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 24.3 mph
6 Levi Baker NC Wake County 2023 1B 24.1 mph
7 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 24.0 mph
8 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 SS 24.0 mph
9 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 23.4 mph
10 Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 23.3 mph

Peak Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 79.9 mph
2 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 78.3 mph
3 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 77.1 mph
4 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 74.6 mph
5 Cameron Richey NC Southern Lee 2024 OF 74.2 mph
6 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 74.0 mph
7 Levi Baker NC Wake County 2023 1B 73.9 mph
8 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 73.4 mph
^ Tyler White NC Person 2023 C 73.4 mph
9 Garrett Hayes NC Whitehouse 2024 OF 73.3 mph
10 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 SS 72.5 mph

Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 76.9 mph
2 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 74.1 mph
3 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 71.6 mph
4 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 71.5 mph
5 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 71.3 mph
6 Lucca Pascarella NC Cape Fear 2024 C 69.9 mph
7 Cameron Richey NC Southern Lee 2024 OF 69.8 mph
8 Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 69.3 mph
9 Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 69.2 mph
10 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 69.0 mph

Max Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 SS 36.7 g
2 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 31.5 g
3 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 29.9 g
4 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 28.4 g
5 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 27.0 g
6 Jack Austin NC Millbrook 2024 SS 26.5 g
7 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 25.7 g
8 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 23.8 g
9 Garrett Hayes NC Whitehouse 2024 OF 23.6 g
10 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 22.8 g

Average Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 SS 30.8 g
2 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 26.5 g
3 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 25.7 g
4 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 25.3 g
5 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 23.0 g
6 Jack Austin NC Millbrook 2024 SS 22.9 g
7 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 20.0 g
8 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 19.8 g
9 Levi Baker NC Wake County 2023 1B 18.5 g
10 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 18.3 g

Average On Plane Effenciency

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Garrett Hayes NC Whitehouse 2024 OF 82 %
2 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 81 %
3 Levi Baker NC Wake County 2023 1B 80 %
4 Logan Wise NC South Johnston 2025 RHP 79 %
^ CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 79 %
5 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 76 %
6 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 76 %
7 Jack Austin NC Millbrook 2024 SS 75 %
8 Cameron Rickabaugh NC Topsail 2023 C 75 %
9 Hueston Gorham NC Dudley 2024 C 75 %
10 Davis Gore NC Asheboro 2023 3B 75 %