Prep Baseball Report

North Carolina's Top 25 Fastballs of 2018

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

The New Year is here and the high school season is just around the corner.  In preparation for the 2019 spring season, PBR will run several events in January and February, allowing our scouts to get updates on players, and allowing players to continue their process of prep for the spring while connecting to the college coaches and pro scouts that follow PBR.

2019 PBR of NC Winter Events

Before we turn the page on 2018, lets look back at some of the statistically dominant performances of last year.  At PBR events, PBR scouts are able to collect some analytical data and add it to PBR Player Profile pages.  With over 8 million PBR Player Profile page views in 2018, PBR has created a one-stop-shop for college coaches and pro scouts to view a prospect’s notes, evaluations, video, statistics, and more.

Our final category in our look back at 2018 PBR events is at the top fastballs from 2018.  Each of these pitchers is from North Carolina and logged a max fastball of 87 mph or better at a PBR event.  The top recorded fastball was 91 mph with 4 pitchers touching that mark.  Two of the four remained uncommitted as Brett Banks (RHP, Garner HS, 2019) re-opened his recruiting process just prior to the Greensboro Prospect ID and Trent Simmons (RHP, Bunn HS, 2020) showcased premium arm strength at the Rawlings Prospects Scout Day in August.


Top Fastballs of 2018

Rank Name Max FB 2018 Event Class Pos HS Commitment
1 Brett Banks 91 Greensboro Prospect ID 2019 RHP Garner

Logan Jarosz 91 ProCase 2018 RHP Eastern Alamance Chipola JC

Trent Simmons 91 Rawlings Prospects Scout Day 2020 RHP Bunn

Mason Gwyn 91 Top Prospect Games 2019 RHP North Surry Charlotte

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