NC/SC Border Battle - NC Pitcher Preview

Brandon Hall
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 – North Carolina Pitcher Preview



Rhett Lowder RHP / North Stanly, NC / 2020

  • Committed to Wake Forest
  • Up to 87 for PBR with good feel and the ability to pitch
  • Advanced change-up that allows the fastball to play up
  • High level competitor.



Zane Taylor OF / RHP / PRO5 Academy, NC / 2020

  • Good athlete that has run sub-6.90
  • Up to 89 last fall for PBR in a bullpen
  • Has continued to increase his pitch-ability in the last year
  • Quick arm, the fastball may play even higher than the gun reading.



Mitchell Seymour RHP / OF / PRO5 Academy, NC / 2020

  • Has bumped 90 for PBR, sitting 85-88
  • Clean and still very young in terms of mound age
  • High ceiling with growth coming quickly



Jacob Coffin LHP / OF / Apex , NC / 2021

  • Clean arm and some twitchy nature
  • Up to 83 in a pre-summer bullpen for PBR
  • Has run a sub-7.00 sixty as well



Isaac Gonzales LHP / 1B / Pine Forest, NC / 2020

  • Committed to UNC Asheville
  • Strike thrower who stuff plays up
  • Up to 84 this summer for PBR



Carson Swaim RHP / Oak Grove, NC / 2020

  • Strike thrower in an athletic frame
  • Good extension and hand speed
  • Stuff has improved, from reports, from our last viewing
  • Attacks the zone... High level competitor.