Prep Baseball Report

NC/SC Border Battle - NC Infielder Preview

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

In June of 2016 Prep Baseball Report expanded into North Carolina.  This past year, PBR took another step toward complete territorial coverage of the country by adding South Carolina to its list of states with “boots on the ground”.  A rivalry in the making begins June 24th as North Carolina and South Carolina face off in the Border Battle at Winthrop University.

Each state has put together impressive rosters for college coaches and pro scouts to see as players will represent their area.  Each position player will go through a full workout, including defensive and offensive evaluations, followed by a controlled scrimmage.  Pitchers will face live hitters in the scrimmage sessions. 

*College Coaches and Pro Scouts in attendance will be provided a scout book for the event.  PBR of NC and SC will also provide lunch for those that are working.


Team Rosters:
CLICK HERE to see the complete list of players scheduled to attend, along with which team and game they will be playing in.


2019 NC/SC Border Battle – Infielder Preview



Matt Kemp SS / 2B / Randleman, NC / 2020

  • Committed to NC State
  • Played for the state title with Randleman
  • Big year on the mound but projects as an elite defender at SS
  • Bat has continued to improve since his Freshman year, putting him into draft discussion moving toward June of 2020





Gavin Mortenson SS / RHP / Northwest Guilford, NC / 2020

  • Western Carolina commit
  • PBR Future Games Alum - Team Carolina 2018
  • Advanced defender with an athletic and slender frame
  • Easy to dream about the bat's development as the body adds streength





Colby Wilkerson SS / 2B / Kerr Vance Academy, NC / 2020

  • North Carolina commit
  • High energy... Fundamentally sound... Good athlete
  • Has continued to make strides since he last worked out for PBR and the numbers should jump big on Wednesday
  • Regardless of the numbers, the baseball IQ and instincts tick everything up.



Alejandro Rodriguez C / SS / Wesleyan Christian Academy, NC / 2020

  • Unique blend or athleticism creates a unique utility guy
  • Arm plays with ease from SS or behind the dish... at times the raw tool is elite.
  • Plays with pace and has continued to polish his feel for the game and confidence on the field.
  • PBR Future Games Alumni - Team Carolina 2018





Colton Stotler 3B / SS / West Wilkes, NC / 2020

  • Switch hitter with the chance to drive the ball from both sides of the plate
  • Good discipline at the plate... patient... has feel and knowledge of the zone.
  • Has played both SS and 3B in recent years





Daniel Stephens SS / OF / Pro 5 Academy , NC / 2020

  • Athletic with arm strength
  • Has continued to make big strides on the field in the last year.
  • Ran a 7.10 sixty for PBR in NOV of 2018
  • Arm velo of 91 across the diamond in NOV of 2018





Jacob Mabe SS / OF / West Stokes, NC / 2020

  • High energy.  High motor
  • Has run sub-7.10 for PBR
  • Exit velocity at 86 with good barrel awareness.



Trevor Faulkner 2B / SS / Reagan, NC / 2020

  • Left handed hitter with hand strength and a feel for the barrel
  • "Hitterish" tendencies in BP and in game situations



Cooper Andrews SS / 2B / Covenant Day, NC / 2020

  • Has flashed consistency on the infield with the glove
  • Jumped on the scene with a good workout at the South Charlotte Braves Scout Day in the fall of 2018
  • Arm has carry at 83 across the infield



Joey Ferrari SS / 2B / Sanderson , NC / 2020

  • Twitchy athlete plays with pace
  • Left handed hitter with barrel awareness
  • Ran a 6.85 sixty in fall of 2018 for PBR



Jaxon Masterson SS / 2B / Sanderson, NC / 2021

  • Athletic infielder that showed well at the PBR Preseason All-State event in January 2019
  • Good barrel awareness with bat speed, working the middle of the field
  • Plays with some ease on the dirt... Good rhythm



Joshua Rivera SS / OF / Grays Creek , NC / 2020

  • Good athlete that can play in a number of different spots
  • Sub 7.00 runner for PBR
  • Arm graded at 86 mph across the diamond and 90 from the outfield
  • Some strength in the bat



Hunter Bryson SS / OF / Tuscola, NC / 2020

  • Appalachian State commit
  • Loud BP translated in game situations during the State Games of NC
  • Direct bat path with strength in the hands
  • Good carry from the left side of the field
  • Ran a 7.07 for PBR.