Prep Baseball Report

Future Games ID: Quick Hitters-Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC


The PBR Future Games is the top underclass showcase event in the country each year.  PBR territories from across the country work to put together teams of the top uncommitted, underclass players to compete each year.  Team Carolina is made of players from North Carolina and South Carolina.  

On Saturday March 28th PBR of NC held its Future Games ID along with its Uncommitted Upperclass Prospect ID at Big League Camp in Marion, NC. Big League Camp is a beautiful facility located next to Lake James that features an all turf baseball field with a spacious indoor facility. 

Pitchers and catchers got the day started with catchers going through their defensive workout followed by pitchers throwing bullpens. Trackman was used during the bullpens to gather advanced analytics on each arm. After the bullpens position players ran a laser timed 60 followed by outfielders and infielders going through their defensive workout. BP was set to take place on the field but had to be moved indoors due to thunderstorms and heavy rain in the area. Trackman was used during BP to gather ball flight information. 

Throughout the workout, PBR scouts were taking metrics on players while evaluating their complete skill set.  Featured below are some of the standout position players from the Future Games ID. 

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Quick Hitters-Position Players

Nick Coggins, OF/2B, 2023

Posted solid numbers across the board during his workout. Quickness present in a 5-foot-7, 150-pound frame. Ran a 6.75 60-time on the lasers. Hands are quick with a balanced swing barreling balls through the middle of the field. Athletic in the outfield with fluid actions and carry to his throws topping at 87 mph. 

Andrew Cortor, C/RHP, 2024

Balanced swing with a flat barrel path through the zone and the ability to use the whole field. Above average feel for his barrel lining balls to right center. Ball off his barrel topped at 82.22 mph. Athletic on the infield and accurate arm that has some carry across the diamond. 

Gabe Field, OF, 2023

Quickness present in a 5-foot-8, 165-pound frame. Posted a 6.94 on the laser timed 60. Hands have strength in a balanced swing lining balls through the middle and to the opposite field. Ball off of his barrel topped at 86.45 mph. 

Cade Gardner, SS/RHP, 2024

Relaxed at the plate with a short, compact swing and quick hands. Made hard contact through the middle of the field with the ball off his barrel topping at 89.92 mph. Polished actions on the infield with rhythm to his feet and hands. Accurate arm with carry across the diamond. 7.19 runner in the 60. 

Ian McDermaid, SS/C, 2024

Lanky, athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 157-pounds. Hands have quickness with his barrel working short to the ball and a middle of the field approach. Top exit velocity recorded at 85.96 mph. Above average actions on the infield. 

Owen Michelson, RHP/OF, 2023

Lanky and athletic with room to add strength to his 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. Athletic in the box with better than average bat speed. Hands have strength making hard contact through the middle and to right center. Top exit velocity recorded at 90.05 mph. Accurate arm with carry from the outfield topping at 83 mph. 

Bo Nichols, 1B/OF, 2024

Made hard contact to left center with the ball off his barrel topping at 87.28 mph. Hands have quickness with lift to the barrel path. Accurate arm defensively. His 5-foot-10, 185-pound frame has room for maturation ahead. 

Cameron Rickabaugh, C/SS, 2023

Switch hitter with a balanced swing and quick hands from both sides. Has feel for his barrel with a line drive approach working through the middle and to the opposite field. Better than average hands on the infield with quick transfers and some carry to his throws. Arm has accuracy from behind the plate with his best pop time at 2.09. 

Ike Schmidly, OF/RHP, 2023

His 6-foot, 170-pound frame has room to add strength. Lined balls through the middle with a direct barrel path and quickness to his hands. Barrel gets extension out front with his top exit velocity recorded at 89.16 mph. Accurate arm with some carry from the outfield.