Nine to Know: Big Bats with Barrel Feel


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

On January 29 and 30, during the preseason of the 2022 season, PBR ran the top preseason events in North Carolina, the Preseason All-State.  These two dates saw close to 200 of the top players in North Carolina go through full workouts.  For the hitters, TrackMan was used to measure ball flight off the bat.  One of the measurements gathered is exit velocity.

Today we take a look at 9 uncommitted players from the two Preseason All-State events.  Each of these hitters posted a high max exit velocity and an average exit velocity within 9% of their max.  This shows a consistent barrel feel and strength off the bat with each swing.

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Nine to Know

 

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Blake Crawford

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: North Lenoir
    State: NC
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.59
60-yard
(08/08/21)
90
OF Velo
(01/29/22)
99
Exit Velo
(07/05/21)
3.63
H-1st
(01/29/22)
Trackman - Hitting
101.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/03/22)
93.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(01/29/22)
295
Distance (avg)
(08/03/22)
393
Distance (max)
(08/03/22)
90
Hard Hit %
(01/29/22)
10
Barrel %
(08/03/22)
80
Sweet Spot %
(01/29/22)
50
Line Drive %
(01/29/22)
40.0
Fly Ball %
(08/03/22)
20
Ground Ball %
(01/29/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
101.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
92.8
Distance (avg)
295
Distance (max)
393
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
99.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
93.3
Distance (avg)
248
Distance (max)
355
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.9
Hand Speed (max)
(01/29/22)
25.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(01/29/22)
81.3
Bat Speed (max)
(08/03/22)
78.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/03/22)
36.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/03/22)
28.5
Rot. Acc (avg)
(08/03/22)
68
On Plane Eff (avg)
(08/03/22)
76
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(08/03/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.4
Hand Speed (avg)
25.1
Bat Speed (max)
81.3
Bat Speed (avg)
78.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.9
Hand Speed (avg)
25.2
Bat Speed (max)
79.9
Bat Speed (avg)
76.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Swift

Swift
1.58
10-yd
(08/03/22)
3.60
30-yd
(08/03/22)
6.47
60-yd
(08/03/22)
21.4
Run speed (max)
(08/03/22)
9.3
Run Speed (avg)
(08/03/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.58
30-yd
3.6
60-yd
6.47
Run speed (max)
21.4
Run Speed (avg)
9.3




Ryan Honeycutt

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Orange
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Baseball Rebellion 2024
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Tyler White

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Person
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags All Blacks
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 191lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Miles Newsome

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: C.E. Jordan
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags/Oakland A's Scout Team
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jack McGowan

Class of 2022 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cox Mill
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: On Deck Os 2022
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Boone Herman

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Hickory
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Athletes Lab 2023
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Trey Spees

Class of 2024 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: East Lincoln
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Athletes Lab 16u Scout Team
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L




Lucas Whitcomb

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Hickory Ridge
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Charlotte Megastars
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Alex Robinson

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Bandys
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout 16U
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L



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