Prep Baseball Report

Nine to Know: Top Power Stats from Recent Scout Days

Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

Throughout the fall, PBR scouts have been across the state watching players and programs.  One of the events offered to area programs is a PBR Scout Day.  In the PBR Scout Day, PBR is able to evaluate players from each organization in a setting that is designed to see players at their best. 

Today in Nine to Know we take a little different path from most weeks.  Instead of diving deep on 9 players, we are taking a deep dive into multiple statistical avenues with pitchers from recent scout days.  In each statistical category, we will look at the top 9 performances from recent scout day.  This week we dive into some of the top breaking balls seen at recent scout days.

Click on the name of the players in each category will take you to the player's full PBR Profile with stats and video available.

These Scout Days were considered for this Nine to Know:





Top Exit Velocity - Off of a Tee

For a long time, exit velocity was measured at pro-style workout events with players hitting off of a tee and a radar gun recording the top exit velocities off of the bat.  This stat has become outdated, but it is fun to see how this number can still correlate to the power projection of a player.  With more reps, a player's average exit velocity off of a tee can give coaches a feel for consistent barrel feel and strength.  Below are the top exit velocity numbers off of the tee, at each scout day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Hinson Willson NC Cardinal Gibbons 2021 RHP 103
2 Landon Howard NC Covenant Day School 2021 3B 101
3 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 98
^ Alec DeMartino NC Millbrook 2021 OF 98
4 Travis Snell NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 OF 97
^ Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 97
^ Ryder Douglas NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 97
5 Mason Diel NC Charlotte Christian 2021 1B 96
^ Matthew Kenney NC David W. Butler 2021 C 96
6 Will Farrell NC Charlotte Christian 2021 3B 93
^ Colin Scoggins NC Northern Durham 2021 3B 93
^ Carson Gesing NC Independence 2021 RHP 93
7 Kaden Fuller NC West Stokes 2023 RHP 92
^ Lane Jordan NC Piedmont 2021 3B 92
^ Jimmyll Williams NC Hillside 2023 3B 92
8 Luke Smihal NC Porter Ridge 2022 RHP 91
^ Jackson Dunlap NC Clayton High 2021 3B 91
^ Will Dawkins NC Richmond Senior 2022 RHP 91
^ Jake Hasner NC Myers Park 2021 1B 91
9 Shannon Edwards Jr NC Dudley High School 2023 OF 90
^ Steele Lee NC East Forsyth High 2023 RHP 90
^ Dylan Mason NC Rolesville 2023 OF 90
^ Grayson Myrick NC J.H. Rose 2022 3B 90
^ Blake Efird NC Porter Ridge 2021 RHP 90


TrackMan Exit Velocity

As the game has progressed, the ability to measure players has as well.  This past summer PBR introduced TrackMan to their showcases, allowing for a better representation of exit velocity, capturing it during live BP.  TrackMan is able to capture and track ball flight for each ball struck into fair territory.  Below are the top exit velocities, gathered by TrackMan during live BP, during recent Scout Days.

Max Exit Velocity


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