Prep Baseball Report

North Carolina's Top 25 Infield Arms 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.

Today we look at the top infield arms from 2018.  At each PBR event, infielders will workout at shortstop as part of the pro-style workout.  In the evaluation of infielders, scouts are looking for arm strength, arm action, accuracy, and carry.  While the radar gun does not give us all of the needed information, it can gives us a peak at who has arm strength across the diamond.  Below are the top 25 infield velocities from North Carolina players at PBR events in 2018.

The top 2 infield arms from 2018 come from 2018 graduates that attended the 2018 NC ProCase in February.  Both Trent Harris and Sam Zayicek are attending High Point University now.  At No. 3 is a 2020 shortstop at Pro5 Academy, Daniel Stephens.  Stephens lit it up at the Performance Academy Open Scout Day at Campbell in November.


Top 25 Infield Velocities of 2018

Rank Name INF Velo 2018 Event Class Pos HS Commitment
1 Trent Harris 94 NC ProCase 2018 SS/C/RHP Pro5 Academy High Point
2 Sam Zayicek 92 NC ProCase 2018 OF/RHP Lake Norman High Point
3 Daniel Stephens 91 Performance Academy Open ID 2020 SS    
4 Trey Donathan 89 Preseason All-State 2019 INF/RHP Charlotte Christian Davidson
5 Jaylen Guy 88 NC ProCase 2018 SS Southeast Guilford Liberty

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