Player Evals: Summer Kickoff ID Duals


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
Executive Director and Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Baseball was back in North Carolina on Sunday May 31st.  With over 60 players in attendance, and the event being run in waves of approximately 10 players to promote social distancing, PBR Scouts were very impressed with some of the performances.  The Summer Kickoff ID featured North Carolina's first full Tech event with TrackMan and Blast running throughout the event gathering advanced analytics and basic numbers on pitchers and hitters.

The entire event took place at Ultimate Performance in Matthews, NC.  PBR has run several events out of this massive facility.  The layout allows for catchers to make a full length throw to 2B, for outfielders to show off their arm strength with a 60 yard throw, and for infielders to work across a full length diamond.  Offensively, the hitters are able to workout in a 60'x60' cage, seeing the ball fly off the barrel.

The day consisted of a pro-style workout.  Pitchers were up first, throwing controlled bullpens with TrackMan gathering velocity, spin rate, release metrics and movement metrics.  As the position players began their day, they ran a laser timed 30, took reps at their defensive position, and rolled through multiple offensive stations.  For the position players, a radar gun was used to measure arm strength from their positions.  The catchers were able to make full length throws to 2B so scouts could get pop times.  As the hitters progressed to their offensive stations, they were able to collect a static exit velocity off of a tee and then during the live BP portion, Blast gathered pre-contact metrics like batspeed and rotational acceleration.  Ball flight metrics like exit velocity, launch angle, distance, and hang time were collected by TrackMan.

Next up in the breakdown of the Summer Kickoff ID is a quick look at some of the position players that made a quick impression.  While the PBR Scouting staff is still diving into all of the numbers from the event, these hitters created some buzz in the building with just eyes on them.  The list of players that were impressive will grow as the analytics are published as well.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the 2020 Summer Kickoff ID

Summer Kickoff ID - By the Numbers

  • 63 Total Players in Attendance
  • 2021 - 2024 graduating years represented
  • 15 players ran a sub 4.05 laser timed 30 yard dash
  • 10 position players showed arm strength above 85 mph from their position
  • 4 catchers posted pop times of 2.11 or better
  • 13 hitters showcased a static exit velocity off of a tee of 88mph or higher
  • 13 pitchers touched 85 or higher in their bullpens
  • 2 arms bumped 90 mph
  • 13 hitters posted a live BP exit velocity of 85 or higher
  • 4 hitters posted a live BP exit velocity of 90 or higher
  • 3 hitters posted a live BP hard hit percentage of 70% or higher
  • 355' marked the furthest ball hit on the day in BP
  • 93.8mph marked the hardest hit ball on the day in BP
  • 90.8mph was the top fastball thrown
  • 2851 rpm was the top spin rate on a Curveball
  • 2615 rpm was the top spin rate on a slider
  • -2.87 (LHP) to 2.75 (RHP) - Range of release from the middle of the rubber, in feet of all pitchers at the event

 

Summer Kickoff ID Position Players

*Click on player names to see their profile including their updated stats and video.

 

 

2021 Dual (Position & Pitchers)

 

 

Kyle Cassell RHP / OF / Cox Mill, NC / 2021

Positional Profile: RHP/OF. Large frame with some strength present. Flashed quickness
Body: 6’3”, 195 pounds. Long, lanky frame
Defense:  Lacks rhythm through the ball using a two-hand catch at times.
Arm: R. OF - 84 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot with carry and some accuracy.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base. Big weigh shift over his back leg with hands working back during load. Short stroke, direct barrel path, level through the zone, quickness to his hands, middle of the field approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength with average to above average bat speed, average barrel feel.
Run: 4.02 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Average kick and small tuck at balance. Lands on-line and square. Solid extension.
Arm Action: R. Average to above arm quickness. Plunge out of the glove, working to an over-the-top slot. Some head clearance on off-speed.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. 1794 rpm. Average vertical and horizontal movement analytics. Firm. Misses are to the glove side
CB: 64-65 mph. 1375 rpm. More sweep than depth. Occasionally around the pitch. Some feel for glove side location.

 

 

2022 Dual

 

Bryce Friedlander 3B / RHP / Green Level, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP.
Body: 5’9”, 170 pounds. Average build.
Defense:  Catches the ball in the center of his body with softness to his hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 78 mph. Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open, weight stacked on back leg, vertical barrel. Loads with a toe tap, short stride, quiet barrel. Short swing, stays inside the ball working middle to the opposite field. Average barrel feel.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, could see numbers improve with more weight transfer through the ball.
Run: 4.26 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Side step and slide to the 1B side.  Athletic turn and lift to the low-chest.  Good rhythm.  Good direction.  Lands slightly across his line, square at foot strike.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to a position of strength and high-3/4 slot.  Average arm speed.  Repeats.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. 2018 rpm. Around the zone.  Elevated at times.  1:00 tilt on the FB with slightly above average induced vertical break.
CB: 66-68 mph. 2057 rpm. Similar release to the FB creating 10/4 tilt with -7.57 inches of induced vertical movement.  Slows the hand a bit as breaking ball rolls through the zone.
CH: 69-71 mph. 1707 rpm. Slightly slower hand.  Some feel.  Occasional cut with sink.

 

 

Ethan Goldstein SS / RHP / Durham Academy, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 5’7”, 162 pounds. Average frame.
Defense:  Solid actions, active feet, above average hands.
Arm: R. INF - 80 mph. Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Relaxed, even base, hands start near back shoulder, upright barrel. Simple load, average stride, quiet barrel. Loose, quick hands, short path to ball. Aggressive swings, mostly level barrel path, gap to gap approach, better than average barrel feel.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run: 4.09 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small rocker and controlled lift to the low-chest.  Uphill leverage in the shoulders out of balance.  Strong on the backside.  Average stride, working on-line and landing slightly closed on the foot.  Athletic release with solid extension
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing from the belt to an over-the-top slot.  Slight head clearance.  Above average arm speed.
FB: T80, 77-80 mph. 2071 rpm. Worked to the top of the zone.  Pounded the zone.  12:45 tilt.  Slightly above average induced vertical movement.
CB: 67-70 mph. 1930 rpm. Slightly inconsistent working for 12/6 shape.  Solid arm speed.  Slight hump out of the hand.
CH: 66-68 mph. 1635 rpm. Wants to fade.  Lacks sink.  Good arm speed.  Shows feel.

 

 

Matthew Hall RHP / C / West Johnston, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/C. Arm strength is present.
Body: 6’1”, 180 pounds. Length to frame with strength present.
Defense: 2.09 - 2.19 pop times. Clean transfers across the chest. Has hip mobility receiving, slides well to block, better than average hands with strength.
Arm: R. C - 76 mph. Accurate arm with carry, Short arm action, with quickness, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Tall setup, narrow base, barrel starts flat over back shoulder. Loads with a leg kick, medium stride, quiet barrel. Works to stay inside the ball, middle to opposite field approach, barrel gets in and out of the zone to quick at times. Average feel for barrel.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run: 4.25 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: 1B side with a simple rocker and turn.  Kick to the mid-chest.  Reaches with the front leg out of balance, working on-line, landing with a closed foot-strike.  Long stride, fights extension over the front side.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing working to load the scapular.  Some stiffness.  High-3/4 slot
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. 2228 rpm. Around the zone.  2:00 tilt on the rotation.  Some sink, especially when down
CB: 69-71 mph. 1668 rpm. Slows the hand and cuts off extension.  Rolling downer action with feel for the zone.
CH: 71-76 mph. 2013 rpm. Slightly slower hand.  Some fade

 

 

Stephen Lamb C / RHP / Durham Academy , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: C/RHP.
Body: 5’11”, 150 pounds. Thin frame with room to add strength.
Defense: 2.25 - 2.35 pop times. Balanced setup receiving, average hands. Feet gain ground on throws to second, clean transfers across the chest, could get more carry better leg drive through his throws.
Arm: R. C - 65 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for second base bag.
Hit: R. Open setup, hands start in front of his chest. Dives into the plate, hands load down and back. Barrel works up through the zone, middle of the field approach. Hands drop before attacking the ball causing some length in the swing, affecting bat control.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run: 4.45 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple delivery, working to build rhythm.  Kick to the mid-chest.  Average stride, landing with slight cross-fire and a closed foot-strike.  Average arm speed.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing working to load the scapular.  High-3/4 slot with average extension
FB: T77, 74-77 mph. 1938 rpm. Around the zone, working elevated at times.  1:15 tilt out of the hand.  Arm side run to the arm side.
CB: 66-70 mph. 1953 rpm. Downer action, tunneling with the fastball.  Average feel but could create swing and miss mimicking fastball.


 

 

Matthew McCray SS / RHP / Croatan , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 5’8”, 148 pounds. Athletic frame with room to add strength.
Defense:  Active feet, catches the ball in the center of his body, average hands.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some carry.
Hit: R. Tall setup, open,narrow base. Small leg kick diving into the plate, hands cock creating bat angle. Gap to gap approach, slight uphill barrel path, some quickness to his hands. Better than average barrel feel.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, could drive the ball more as he gets better weight transfer through the ball and being more relaxed.
Run: 4.06 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small side step and controlled turn.  Tucked at balance, lifting to the belt.  Head stays tucked as the hands break, setting his lower slot.  Lands on-line with a square toe.  Finishes with positive direction.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing to a low-3/4 slot.  Fights to stay in slot.  Whippy arm with average to above arm speed.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. 1886 rpm. Around the zone with 2:15 spin out of the hand.  Ball has sink, heavy at times, with average run.
CB: 6870 mph. 2052 rpm. Sweeping action, from a higher slot at times.  Inconsistent but thrown with intent.
CH: 69-71 mph. 1437 rpm. Solid arm speed with gradual sink as it enters the hitting zone.

 

 

Jackson Niedel RHP / OF / Durham Academy, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 5’10”, 158 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame with room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Plays fluid through the ball, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. OF - 84 mph. Long, loose arm with quickness through a high 3/4 release.
Hit: R. Tall setup, narrow base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Contolled leg kick, average stride, hands load slightly back. Loose, quick hands, balanced throughout. Barrel gets extension through the ball, gap to gap approach, above average barrel awareness.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Fast bat through the zone, swing has leverage and numbers should jump as the body matures.
Run: 4.19 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Fast ryhthm working with a side step and hand pump over the head.  Kick to the low-chest.  Shoulders create uphill leverage on hand break.  Good hip-shoulder seperation, working on-line, landing square at foot-strike.  Has looseness and extension in finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm action, plunging out of the glove, working back to a position of strength and over-the-top slot.  Above average arm speed.
FB: T80, 75-80 mph. 2039 rpm. 12:00 Tilt, occasionall working around the ball and cutting the pitch.
CB: 69-70 mph. 2550 rpm. Good arm speed.  Hard, late sweeping action with length.
CH: 75 mph. 1604 rpm. Solid hand speed.  Some fade.  Occasionally cut.

 

 

Connor Paullin RHP / 3B / Fuquay Varina, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/3B. Intriguing arm speed and frame lends to some projection on the mound.
Body: 6’3”, 160 pounds. Long, lanky frame.
Defense:  Fluid feet, catches the body in the center of his body, average hands, funnels to the midsection with clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 86 mph. Accurate arm with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open,starting with more weight on his back leg. Small load, short stride, hands work slightly back. Middle of the field approach, uphill barre path, gets long at times. average barrel awareness.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run: 4.21 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small rocker and easy turn.  Leg lift coils the body, working with loose hips to the high-chest.  Hands positioned behind the body line, breaking and working back to fight for direction.  Lands on-line with a closed foot-strike.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing, slightly wrapped behind the body.  Works back to a position of strength.  Slot can vary from over-the-top to high-3/4 based on the timing of his direction.  Athletic enough to throw strikes from both slots.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. 2143 rpm. Attacked the down zone.  1:30 rotation out of the hand.  More run than sink, taking off at times out of the hand.
CB: 68-69 mph. 1999 rpm. Works for a higher release, creating 10/4 tilt on the ball.  Slight hump out of the hand.  Flashed feel.
CH: 73 mph. 1648 rpm. Solid arm speed.  Occasionally cut.  Sink when down zone.

 

 

Ashton Plyler RHP / SS / Parkwood, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/SS.
Body: 6’1”, 145 pounds. Long, lanky frame with room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Fluid feet, catches the ball in the center of his body, funnels to the midsection, clean transfers. Average to above average hands.
Arm: R. INF - 84 mph. Accurate with carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, hands start in front of his chest with a more upright barrel. Hands load back with a short stride. Gap to gap approach, some quickness to his hands. Barrel works short to the ball, high finish, getting out of the zone to quickly at times. Average feel for his barrel.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed that should improve with added strength.
Run: 4.35 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Slight side step and slide to the middle of the rubber.  Easy turn and kick to the mid-chest.  Simple direction with uphill posture through the shoulders.  Creates leverage as he lands on-line and square.
Arm Action: R. Stab out of the glove, but with good rhythm recovers to get to a solid position at foot strike.  Over-the-top, with a high front side.  Average to above arm speed.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. 1853 rpm. Attacks the down zone with 12:30 tilt out of the hand.  Stays true.
CB: 69-70 mph. 1976 rpm. Working for true top to bottom action.  Slight hump out of the hand. Fights for consistent action.
CH: 70-72 mph. 1331 rpm. Solid arm speed.  Good direction with feel.  Slight fade.

 

 

Nicholas Reiss 1B / RHP / Franklinton, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP.
Body: 6’3”, 200 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Catches the ball in the center of his body with low hips, average hands, clean exchanges near the belt.
Arm: R. INF - 77 mph. Accurate, long arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Open, narrow base with weight stacked on his back leg, hands start near back shoulder with bat angle above his head. Small leg kick, short stride, quiet barrel during load. Gap to gap approach, uphill barrel path with weight staying on his back leg. Average feel for barrel.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed with strength.
Run: 4.30 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple to balance with a short leg kick.  Slight uphill in the shoulders.  Online, lands in-line with a closed foot-strike.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing working inline with the body to an over-the-top slot.  Average arm speed.  Strike thrower
FB: T82, 79-82 mph. 2327 rpm. Solid spin with a 12:30 tilt out of the hand.  Average induced vertical break.  Attacks the zone.
CB: 72-73 mph. 2296 rpm. Consistent rotation working with 10/4 tilt.  At times early, did flash late tilt with depth.  Has feel.

 

 

Aubrey Smith RHP / 1B / South Brunswick, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/1B. Big upside with strength present and a quick arm.
Body: 6’2”, 195 pounds. Large frame with broad shoulders.
Defense:  OF-Fluid through the ball, catches the ball off his left foot, average hands. IF-Fluid feet, catches the ball in the center of his body with softness to hands, funnels to the belt after catch, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. INF - 86 mph. OF - 89 mph. OF-Accurate, some carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot, quick through release. IF-Accurate, some carry, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Loads against his back hip with a small leg kick, average stride, barrel works to more upright position. Loose hands, glides into the ball, looks to launch with lift to his barrle path. Gap to gap approach, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength with above average bat speed.
Run: 4.49 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small side step and easy turn.  Kick to the mid-chest.  Powerful lower halfs loads as the front side works to an on-line and square foot-strikes.  Stable head. Good direction.  Good extension. Loose, quick hips.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing.  Loose, clean, gets to a high-3/4 slot.  Fast arm with arm strength.
FB: T90, 86-89 mph. 2218 rpm. 1:30 tilt with solid run.  Firm, has a feel for the strike zone, locating better to the arm side.
CB:  mph.  rpm.
SL: 72-76 mph. 2091 rpm. Hard sweeping action, late out of the hand.  Showed feel.  Lacks depth but has length.
CH: 77-79 mph. 1298 rpm. 2:30 tilt with fade and solid arm speed.  Has some feel.  Chance to be average at least moving forward

 

 

Bryan Webb SS / RHP / Northwest Guilford, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 5’11”, 145 pounds. Thin, lanky frame.
Defense:  Plays with energy, quick feet, catches the ball in the center of his body, above average hands, funnels to the belt after catch, clean transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 82 mph. Loose, long arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate with carry.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Loads with a leg kick against his back hip, average stride, quiet barrel. Loose , quick hands, hits off his back leg with lift to his barrel path. Middle to pull approach with average feel for barrel.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with average strength.
Run: 4.01 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Stable to balance with minimal movement.  Kick to the mid-chest.  Works uphill out of balance, reaching with both arms.  Works on line, landing with a square foot strike.  Loose hips and good direction. Solid extension.
Arm Action: R. Long, plunging out of the glove.  Back to an over-the-top slot, working for leverage over the front side.  Average to above arm speed.
FB: T80, 76-80 mph. 1793 rpm. Strike thrower.  Elevated in the zone.  Occasionally cuts, working to get a consistent 12:15 tilt out of the hand.  Minimal run.
CB:  mph.  rpm. Has feel.  Lacks fade and plays straight out of the hand, depending on deception from change of speed and hand speed.
CH: 69-70 mph. 1269 rpm.

 

 

2023 Dual

 

Sylas Boris SS / RHP / Northwest Guilford , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP. Intriguing athlete that impressed on the bump and in the box.
Body: 5’11”, 170 pounds. Athletic build with strength to his frame and room to add more.
Defense:   Quick feet, moves with low hips, above average hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 84 mph. Loose, quick arm, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced setup, hands start in front of back shoulder with angle to his bat. Smooth load, short stride, hands work slightly back with a quiet barrel.. Balanced, direct barrel path staying through the zone. Has quick hands with strength. Gap to gap approach with above average bat control.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed, has leverage with plenty of hard contact.
Run: 3.90 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Stable over the rubber with a simple leg lift and slight gather in the back leg. Lands on-line with a closed toe. Good extension with solid direction
Arm Action: R. Long, easy arm swing to an athletic high-3/4 slot with a quick hand.
FB: T86, 81-84 mph. 2090 rpm. Elevated at times. Average vertical and horizontal movement.
CB: 70-71 mph. 2043 rpm. Heavy sweeping action with some tilt. Solid hand speed. Has length.
CH:  mph. 1688 rpm. Slight fade working from a similar release of the fastball.

 

 

Chace Chaplin 3B / 1B / Middle Creek, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/1B. Advanced hitter with strength present.
Body: 5’11”, 190 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:   Fluid movements, keeps his feet under him with feel for getting good hops, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 83 mph. Long arm swing, high 3/4 slot, accurate with carry.
Hit: R. Even base, sits in his legs, hands start near back shoulder. Short stride, hands get to good launch position. Loose, quick hands, short to the ball with slight lift to his barrel path. Gap to gap approach with above average feel for his barrel.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Loud batting practice with above average bat speed, strong hands.
Run: 4.02 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple turn and leg lift. Good direction. Lands on-line while slightly closed with the foot-strike
Arm Action: R. Long, loose arm swing. Has quickness. High-3/4 slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. 2153 rpm. Sprayed at times. Average horizontal and vertical movement analytics. Firm with solid arm speed.
CB: 69-74 mph. 2102 rpm. Slight hump out of the hand. Working for downer action with solid spin.
CH: 76-78 mph. 1610 rpm. Good arm speed with fade. Has feel

 

 

Carson Edmiston 3B / RHP / West Wilkes , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP. Frame catches the eye. Still room to grow to his full ceiling
Body: 6’2”, 170 pounds. Thin frame with length and room to fill out.
Defense:   Catches the ball in the center of his body, low hips, average to above average hands, funnels to the belt after catch, easy transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph.  Short arm action with quickness, high 3/4 release, some accuracy.
Hit: L. Relaxed setup, even base, hands start just above back shoulder. Smooth load against his back hip, short start, hands work slightly down and back, vertical barrel. Loose hands with quickness, gets extension out front with slight lift to his barrel path. Middle of the field approach, average barrel feel.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed, numbers should improve as body matures.
Run: 4.38 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small step forward and easy turn. Kick to the high-chest, slightly coiled at balance. Solid direction out of balance. Lands on-line and square. Fights for extension.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing with a slight stab out of the glovec. High-3/4 to over-the-top slot. Average to above arm speed.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. 2028 rpm. Showed feel for the zone with an ability to attack the glove side. Median induced vertical movement of 12.66 inches, indictating slight sink.
CB: 67-73 mph. 2244 rpm. Slightly slower hand. Gradual 11/5 tilt with length.
CH: 72-74 mph. 1601 rpm.

 

 

Ryan Hench 3B / RHP / Orange, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP. Physical size catches the eye.  Athleticism and quickness suggest a high ceiling
Body: 6’1”, 190 pounds. Athletic frame with strength.
Defense:   Fluid actions, quick feet work around the ball, catches the ball off his left hip, above average hands, sweeps to his right hip with quick transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 85 mph. Quick arm, medium arm action, high 3/4 slot, accurate with carry.
Hit: R. Tall setup, even base, hands start behind back shoulder. Loads with a toe tap, short stride, hands get back, vertical barrel. Loose hands with strength and quickness, flat barrel through the zone, gets extension through the middle, average feel for barrel.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed with strength.
Run: 4.14 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Small rocker and turn.  Kick to the mid-chest. Slight coil at balance.  empo builds out of balance.  Lands across his line with a closed foot-strike.  Good direction and extension
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing with a small reach.  Works to an over-the-top slot.  Quick arm through release with arm strength.
FB: T86, 84-86 mph. 2026 rpm. Strike thrower with good feel for his arm side.  12:30 tilt.  Average vertical and horizontal breaks
CB: 73-75 mph. 2190 rpm.Hard downer activity.  Chance to be sharp moving forward.
CH: 75 mph. 1632 rpm.  Solid arm speed.

 

 

Hunter Henson RHP / 3B / East Lincoln , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP.
Body: 5’10”, 152 pounds. Average frame.
Defense:  Catches the ball off his left foot, deep at times, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. INF - 76 mph. Accurate, meidum arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands start above back shoulder. Short stride, gets foot down early, quiet barrel. Simple, short swing, some quickness to his hands, barrel works down to contact, level two hand finish, average barrel feel.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run: 4.38 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple delivery with a kick to the belt, working in-line.   Aggressive stride, landing with some cross-fire and a slightly closed foot-strike.  Loose finish with extension.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing.  Some reach out of the glove.  High front side with some uphll leverage.  Works to an over-the-top slot.  Average arm speed.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. 1963 rpm. Elevated at times.  Average horizontal and vertical movement.  1:00 tilt out of the hand.
CB: 63-64 mph. 2155 rpm. Consistent gradual 10/4 tilt.   Showed some feel.  Slight hump but out of the same window as the fastball.
CH: 64-66 mph. 1444 rpm. More ran than sink. Solid arm speed.

 

 

Carson Morton 3B / RHP / West Stanly, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP. Youthful look with arm strength present
Body: 6’2”, 185 pounds. Large frame.
Defense:  Catches the ball in the center of his body, average hands, funnels to the belt after catch, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 84 mph. Compact arm action with quickness, high 3/4 slot, accurate with carry.
Hit: R. Tall setup, slightly open, narrow base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Small hand load down and back, short stride with momentum into the ball. Works to the left center gap with lift to his barrel path, with extension out front.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength with average bat speed.
Run: 4.46 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple rocker and turn to a balance with the leg kick to the low chest.  Good direction with an easy hand break, working over the back side as he reaches to an on-line and square foot-strike.  Average hip looseness.  Fights for extension
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing with the hand working under the elbow at times.  When on time, loads the scapular and works to an over-the-top slot with good arm speed.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. 1978 rpm. Works to the arm side.  00:30 tilt out of the hand, working to ride through the zone.  Chance to pitch elevated as he continues to build velocity and spin
CB: 70-73 mph. 2271 rpm. Hard, downer action.  Good arm speed.   Shows feel.
CH: 78 mph.  rpm. Solid arm speed.  Fade out of the hand

 

 

Parker Shipman RHP / OF / Christ the King Catholic, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 6’1”, 167 pounds. Thin, lanky frame with room to add strength.
Defense:   Plays through the ball, catches the ball of his left foot, using a two hand catch, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. OF - 82 mph. Accurate with some carry, long arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, barrel starts flat on back shoulder. Weight shifts back, uses a toe tap, average stride, quiet barrel, stiff back elbow.. Works through the middle of the field. level through the zone, with length to the barrel path. average barrel awareness.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed.
Run: 4.25 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Controlled and stable to balance with an average leg kick.  On-line and controlled, landing with a slightly closed foot strike.  Average extension fighting through his release
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to a position of strength.  Over-the-top angle with average arm speed.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. 2157 rpm. Elevated with average induced vertical break.  Around the zone.  12:30 tilt out of the hand
CB: 67-72 mph. 1794 rpm. Inconsistent tilt working for 10/4 action.  More sweep than depth.
CH: 75 mph. 1681 rpm. Straight change, showed some feel for the zone.

 

 

Justin Webb OF / RHP / Northwest Guilford , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/RHP.
Body: 6’1”, 150 pounds. Thin, lanky frame.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, catches the ball off his left foot, uses a two hand catch at times.
Arm: R. OF - 80 mph. Long arm swing, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Wide,even base, barrel starts above back shoulder. Quick knee to knee load, average stride, hands work down and back. Quick hands, direct barrel path, works middle to left center, stiff with a lot of moving parts at times affect his barrel control.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed, numbers should increase with added strength.
Run: 4.22 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Big side step with loose hips coiling to a balance.  On-line with the upper half, works out of the coil to an on-line foot-strike that is closed.  Loose hips.  Average direction.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing, fights for consistent slot in the high-3/4 area.  Average arm speed working for extension
FB: T79, 76-79 mph. 1939 rpm. 12:45 - 1:45 rotation out of the hand.  Average induced vertical break.  Misses are to the glove side.
CB: 63-65 mph. 1719 rpm. More seep than depth with 10/4 tilt.  Solid arm speed.
CH: 70 mph. 1561 rpm. Slight fade with solid arm speed compared to fastball.

 

 

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Seth Moon C / RHP / SouthLake Christian, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: C/RHP.
Body: 5’9”, 160 pounds. Average frame.
Defense: 2.25 - 2.43 pop times. Quick feet with quick exchanges. Balanced setup receiving, has hip mobility, above average hands with strength.
Arm: R. C - 65 mph. Short arm action, overhand release, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Wide base, sits in his legs, hands start near back shoulder with bat waggle. Loads knee to knee, short stride, barrel goes to vertical position. Barrel works level through the zone, middle to pull approach with length to swing path at times, high two hand finish, average bat control.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run: 4.60 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Simple leg lift and stable head.   Short strider, falling to a square foot-strike, on-line.
Arm Action: R. Scapular load and short action with average arm speed.  High-3/4 slot, lacking extension
FB: T72, 70-72 mph. 1838 rpm. Straight, around the zone.
CB: 61-62 mph. 1856 rpm. Gradual 11/5 tilt.

 

 

Brady Williams SS / 2B / Currituck County, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/2B.
Body: 5’8”, 130 pounds. Average frame with room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Quick feet, plays around the ball, average hands, catches the ball off his left hip, funnels to the belt, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 71 mph. Short arm action with quickness through high 3/4 release, accurate.
Hit: L. Even, wide base, barrel starts flat above back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, no stride. Short swing, quick hands, hits off his back leg with lift to his barrel path. Gap to gap approach with better than average barrel feel.
Power: 70 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed, numbers should improve as the body matures.
Run: 4.34 runner in the 30. 

Delivery: Stable with a simple delivery that is repeatable.  Slight pelvic tilt out of balance.  Falls to the 1B side on foot strike.  Works on-line, landing slightly closed at foot-strike.  Short strider
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing working to load the scapular.  Above average arm speed. Cuts off some of his extension with the fall off to 1B.
FB: T73, 70-73 mph. 2016 rpm. 1:15 tilt out of the hand with solid induced vertical movement that could produce swings and misses with higher velocities, elevated in the zone.  Around the zone.
CB: 60-61 mph. 1777 rpm. 11/5 tilt.  Slight hump out of the hand.  Flashed feel.
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CH: 61-64 mph. 1503 rpm. Straight change with solid arm speed.