Preseason All State I Player Evals: 2021 & 2022 Duals


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

On Sunday March 14th PBR NC hosted its first of two Preseason All State events at Noel Williams Park in Monroe, NC.  The Preseason All State Showcase is the top winter event in the state. With the public high school season being pushed back due to Covid the event was able to move outdoors with it being held later in the year then normal. 60 of the top players from across the state participated in the event. 

Pitchers started the day throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with cameras rolling and Trackman gathering ball flight data. After bullpens position players ran a laser timed 60, followed by a defensive evaluation and offensive evaluation.  During live BP, TrackMan was able to gather ball flight information off the bat.  

Throughout the workout, PBR scouts were taking metrics on players while evaluating their complete skill set.  Today we take a look at each category as well as the leaders in those categories.  As we continue to dive into all of the information gathered, players will receive a full evaluation and the PBR staff will put together top prospect lists from the event.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the day

Player Evals

2021 & 2022 Dual Player Evals

Nash Chelcun SS / RHP / Pine Lake Preparatory, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-7, 155-pounds. Athletic build.
Defense:  Athletic, fluid actions, hands and feet work in sync, soft hands, funnels to the belt, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph. Accurate, short arm action, feel for different arm angles.
Hit: R. Open base, hands at back shoulder, tucked elbows. Toe tap, average stride to even, hands load back.  Balanced, flat barrel path through the zone, works mostly to his pull side with a line drive approach.
Power: 89 Exit Velocity. Average to above bat speed.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Slight side saddle with a small rocker and easy turn.  Lifts to the low chest, loading the front hip slightly.  Athletic and compact through balance.  Slight tuck, working level, landing on-line and square.  Finishes with some balance and solid direction
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to a high-3/4 slot.  Arm is slightly laid off at foot strike with the ball outside the elbow.  Better than average arm speed.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. Early run is heavy at times with 15+ inches of break.  1:30 spin tilt out of the hand.  Solid feel for the arm side of the zone
CB: 67-69 mph. 10/4 tilt that can occasionally shift to sweeping through the zone.  Elevated at times.
SL mph.
CH: 67-70 mph. Some fade and sink when compared to the fastball could lead to soft contact.  Good feel for the arm side.

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

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 176-pounds. Average build.
Defense:  Fluid, feet work around ball, catches the ball left of center, soft hands, funnels to the midsection, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. INF - 78 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Relaxed, even base, hands at back shoulder. Small leg kick, average stride, quiet barrel.  Short to ball, back leg drives, stays connected, fluid with his barrel staying through the zone, gets extension out front, has barrel feel.
Power: 97 Exit Velocity.  Has pop to his pull side, above average bat speed.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small side step on the 1B side.  Easy pivot as the hands pump over the head and back down to the belt before breaking.  Builds tempo through the delivery.  Athleticism present. Level, works on-line, landing in-line with a slightly closed foot-strike.  Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing.  Loose to a high-3/4 slot.  Quick arm.  Athletic arm.  Aggressive demeanor and attacks the strike zone.
FB: T85, 82-85 mph. 1:00 spin tilt out of the hand.  Worked down zone with an ability to elevate on command. 
CB: 72-77 mph. Short, late side to side action, darting to the glove side.  Flashed better feel as he threw it more.
SL:  mph.
CH: 73-74 mph. Good feel of a straight change with solid arm speed.

 

Casey Gouge LHP / OF / West Rowan, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Thin frame, athleticism present.
Defense:  Fluid through the ball, soft hands, catches the ball in front of his right foot, clean transfers.
Arm: L. OF - 79 mph. Accurate with carry, loose arm, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Relaxed, open base, hands at back shoulder. Quiet load, short stride to even, small hand load back.  Easy stroke, balanced, quick hands, short to ball, barrel stays through zone, has barrel feel with the ability to use the whole field.
Power: 90 exit velocity.  Average to above bat speed.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple and stable over the rubber, set in his lower half.  Small rocker and easy turn.  Lifts to the mid-chest with some rhythm in the hands as they break.  Level and on-line.  The lead leg reaches down the line, landing on-line and slightly closed with the foot.  Balanced finish
Arm Action: L. Long, athletic arm swing gets to a high-3/4 slot.  Loose.  Above average arm speed.  Repeats the delivery and slot.
FB: T83, 82-83 mph. 11:15 spin tilt with solid ride and some arm side run.  Strike thrower that flashed feel for both sides and elevated on command.
CB: 70-72 mph. Consistent 2/8 tilt.  Hard, late action with some length.
SL:  mph.
CH: 75-77 mph. Fade present and could create some swing and miss.  Located down zone.

 

Jared Mayer C / RHP / South Garner, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 176-pounds. Strong build.
Defense: 2.19-2.26 pop times. Has looseness in his hips, gives a low target, average hands, feet gain ground to target getting in line, clean transfers across his midsection.
Arm: R. C - 75 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Load back with a toe tap, longer stride gliding into the ball, hands get back.  Direct barrel path, level through the zone, some quickness to his hands, gets extension lining some balls to his pull side.
Power: 90 exit velocity. Average to above bat speed. some hard contact.
Run: 8.25 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only.  Narrow base, slightly tucked with the head at set.  Small leg lift that coils the front hip.  Head tucks toward the belt on leg lift.  As he gets down the hill, the head lifts back to an athletic posture, working level and on-line with a square foot-strike.  Athletic throughout the delivery with a balanced finish.
Arm Action: R. Long, loose, athletic arm works to a sidearm slot.  Some whip.  Average arm speed.
FB: T78, 77-78 mph. Run and sink present/  2:15 spin at release.  18 inches of run out of the hand
CB: 66-67 mph. Early sweeping action, working with a flat plane across the zone.  Solid arm speed.  Showed feel for down zone.
SL mph.
CH:  mph. 
          

 

 

Cade Miller RHP / SS / Alexander Central, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 5-11, 193-pounds. Average frame.
Defense:  pop times. Active feet, catches the ball near center, better than average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 84 mph. Accurate with carry, medium arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, shoulder width, hands just below back shoulder. Small leg kick, short stride, quiet barrel.  Balanced, quick hands, barrel works down through the ball staying level through the zone, lined balls through the middle of the field.
Power: 92 exit velocity. Above average bat speed, some strength off the barrel.
Run: 7.88 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: 1B side with a rocker and small slide as he gathers through the pivot.  Lift to the chest, working tall and level.  Reaches to an on-line and square foot-strike.  Good extension and athletic finish.
Arm Action: R. Short arm action with the ball working above the mid-chest and working to load the scapular.  High-3/4 slot that can drop a bit on the slider.  Quick arm.
FB: T89, 88-89 mph. Sink metrics to the fastball with 12:45 spin at release and 14.7 inches of induced vertical break.  Flooded the down zone, showing feel for both sides. 
CB: 75-78 mph. Advanced arm speed.  Short, late sweeping tilt with occasional depth.  Good feel for the zone.
SL:  mph.
CH: 79-82 mph. 1:45 spin at release, tracking with the fastball through the glove.  Needs to rely on speed difference for soft contact.  Good feel for the zone

 

Mason Mozeley C / RHP / Freedom, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic build, strength present.
Defense: 2.15-2.40 pop times. Quick feet, quick clean transfers across his midsection, hands have strength, average to above receiving.
Arm: R. C - 79 mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Toe tap, short stride, hands get back.  Loose swing, quick hands, short to ball, barrel stays through the zone, gets extension through the middle of the field, centered balls up gap to gap.
Power: 94 exit velocity.   Can drive the ball, above average bat speed.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple rocker and pivot on the 1B side.  Slightly closed through balance, kicking to the high-chest.  Loose hips.  Stays level, working down the hill to a slightly closed landing and square foot-strike.  Aggressive backside.  Solid direction.  Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Long, loose, athletic arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Good arm speed.  Aggressive demeanor. 
FB: T88, 85-88 mph. Sink metrics with 11.8 inches of induced vertical movement.  Showed feel for both sides of the plate and an ability to elevate on command.  1:15 spin at release
CB: 72-74 mph. Solid length away from the fastball with 11/5 tilt.  Early action at times.  Showed some feel.  Solid arm speed.
SL:  mph.
CH: 79-81 mph. Early run thrown for a strike.  1:45 spin at release.  Tracks similar to fastball.

 

 

Carson Sanner LHP / OF / Sun Valley, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:  pop times. Plays through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his right foot, clean, longer exchanges shuffling into his throws.
Arm: L. OF - 77 mph. Medium arm action, over the top slot, some accuracy.
Hit: L. Slightly open, narrow base, hands above back shoulder. Average stride to even, quiet hands.  Short to ball, level barrel path through the zone, works through the middle and to his pull side, some feel for the barrel.
Power: 85 exit velocity  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run: 7.4 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small side step and turn.  Lifts to the mid-thigh as the hips begin to slide down the mound.  Some uphill leverage in the shoulders.  Short strider, landing open to his line with a closed foot-strike.  Balanced finish
Arm Action: L. Medium arm swing works to an over-the-top slot.  Naturally loads the scapular.  Average to above arm speed.
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. Solid ride through the zone with some arm side run.  Good feel for the arm side.  11:00 spin at release
CB: 68-70 mph. Short, late 10/4 tilt.  Inconsistent spin at times.  Showed some feel for the glove side.
SL:  mph.
CH: 69-70 mph. Good feel with above average arm speed creating some deception.  Similar movement metrics to the fastball with slightly better length than the fastball

 

 

Alex Steckler RHP / OF / Olympic, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 174-pounds. Athletic frame, some strength present.
Defense:  pop times. Plays relaxed through the ball, catches the ball in front of his left foot, average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R. OF - 79 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Narrow, even base, hands at back shoulder. Average stride, hands load back.  Balanced, flat barrel path through the zone, hands have quickness, barreled balls through the middle of the field.
Power: 93 exit velocity. Above average bat speed.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side saddle setup on the 1B side.  Simple rocker and preset pivot.  Lifts to the low-chest, coiling the front hip slightly.  Level, works on-line, landing in-line and square with a slight fall to the 1B side.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to an over-the-top slot.  Average to above arm speed.  Good direction.  Strike thrower.
FB: T82, 80-82 mph. Advanced ride through the zone with 12:15 spin at release.  Worked the middle of the zone, both top and bottom.
CB: 65-67 mph. Small hump out of the hand.  Tight, sharp 11/5 action.  Has depth that should miss bats, especially below the zone. 
SL:  mph.
CH: 75-76 mph. 1:00 spin at release.  Slight run.  Lacks deception in arm speed

 

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

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Thin athletic frame, quickness present.
Defense:  pop times. Feet work around the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, clean transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 76 mph. Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Wide, even base, more weight on the back leg, barrel flat over back shoulder. Leg lift against back hip, average stride, quiet hands.  Some quickness to his hands, back leg drives through swing, flat barrel path, works middle and to his pull side.
Power: 86 exit velocity. Average to above bat speed.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Delivery:
Arm Action: R.
FB: T82, 80-82 mph. Average movement metrics with 12:45 spin at release.  Around the zone.  Better feel for arm side. 
CB: 65-69 mph. Rolling downer action.  Solid arm speed.  Some feel for the zone
SL:  mph.
CH: 71-73 mph. Good arm speed.  Creates some deception.  Early run out of the hand.  Did cut the change-up at times.