Prep Baseball Report

PBR NC Rewind: December 2016

By Brandon Hall
Director of Scouting, PBR NC

Follow us on Twitter: @PrepBaseballNC


December can seem like a slower baseball month as there are no games.  The news, commitments, and stories continued to flow, and at times, at a staggering pace.  The month saw 30 players declare their intentions for college.  PBR also began its look forward to the spring by contacting high school coaches, from across the state to talk about the upcoming season and the new rules implemented on pitch counts. 

Across PBR, state directors continued to work to highlight players and events.  Player rankings were updated and introduced.  Even in the “slow” time of the year, Prep Baseball Report is working to cover high school baseball across the state of North Carolina, and the country.



PBR North Carolina News:

 + Rankings

>> Updated Class of 2018 Rankings
 +Expanded to the Top 150
 +Owen White (RHP, Carson HS) remains No. 1
 +Eight of the Top 10 are pitchers
 +Six of the Top 10 are committed

>> Initial Class of 2019 Rankings
 +RHP Brennan Malone (Porter Ridge HS) takes the top spot
 +Eight of the Top 10 are committed
 +Nine of the Top 10 are pitchers

>> Austin Beck Ready to Return (PBR+)
 +North Carolina recruit was sidelined after an ACL tear 
 +Beck chronicles his rehab and his return at North Davidson HS

+ North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Meetings

 >> Hall of Fame Class of 2016
>> Awards and Recognition for 2016

+ North Carolina Insider:

>> Early Enrollment for Two NC Prospects (PBR+)
>> HS Coaches Look at the New Pitch Count Regulations (Free PBR+ article)

 + The Recruiting Trail:

>> Behind the Commitment of Nick Mandragona
+2017 RHP commits to Louisburg JC
+Player Scouting Report and Video from PBR event included


PBR Plus: In depth news for subscribers:

+ Rankings Update and Releases

>> Updated and Expanded 2019 Overall Rankings Released
>> Initial 2020 Overall Rankings Released

+ News and Stories from PBR National Crosschecker, Nathan Rode

>> Early Bird Kelenic Gets the MVP: Louisville recruit shows strong work ethic.
>> The Tall and Short of It: Looking at correlation between height and batting average
>> The Rode Show – 2016 Highlights: Looking back on the year of HS Baseball

PBR Standards: Rankings and Weekly Coverage:

 + Overall Rankings

>> 2017201820192020

 + State of NC Rankings

>> 201720182019

>> The PBR Draft 100

+A look at the top 100 draft prospects in the 2017 class

>> The Buzz

+A weekly look at the recruiting news from across PBR

>> The Hotlist

+Player coverage and news on a weekly topic

>> On The Hunt

+A look at uncommitted underclassman, standing out, across PBR

>> Digging In

+Notes from PBR’s Executive Director, Sean Duncan on various topics and thoughts


Coming in January:

 + PBR Events

>> Carolina Vipers Scout Day

+January 14th
+Open to players from the Carolina Vipers program

>> Unsigned Senior Showcase

+January 21st
+Open to players from the 2017 class that are uncommitted

>> Preseason All-State Event

+Invite Only Event… Request your invite HERE
+January 28th
+100 of the top players from across NC

 + HS Season Preview

 + Player Commitments and Highlights