Preseason All State I Player Evals: 2023 & 2024 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.

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Player Evals

2023 & 2024 Dual Players

 

Cameron Bagwell 3B / RHP / South Mecklenburg, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 225-pounds. Physical presence, strength present.
Defense:  Soft hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, high hips with some stiffness in the body, funnels to the midsection, clean transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 83 mph. Accurate, medium arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, hands start back below back shoulder. Short stride to even, small hand load back.  Hands have quickness, mostly short to the ball, some lift to the barrel path out front, has feel for his barrel, lined balls to both gaps.
Power: 93  exit velocity. Strength present, better than average bat speed.
Run: 8.06 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Slight side saddle with an average rocker.  Lifts to the belt, working level and on-line.  Short strider with a slight pelvic tilt as he lands in-line and square.  Balanced finish.  Good direction.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing to an exaggerated over-the-top slot.  Has arm strength.  Average arm speed.  Arm strength over arm speed at this time. 
FB: T85, 81-85 mph. Worked downhill.  Pure backspin out of the hand, limiting horizontal movement but working to see the ball ride through the zone.  Solid feel for arm side.
CB: 67-69 mph. Inconsistent with occasional roll out of the hand and a hump at release.  Flashed a tight downer tilt as well.  Good feel for the bottom of the zone
SL:  mph.
CH: 77-78 mph. Similar movement to the fastball and will have to rely on speed differential.  Still developing feel
          

 

 

Conner Barozzino SS / RHP / Hickory Grove, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: Athletic and relaxed, soft hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 82 mph. Accurate, loose arm, 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Controlled load against his back leg, average stride to even, hands get back.  Balanced, quick hands, level barrel path through the zone, has feel for his barrel lining balls to both gaps.
Power: 84 exit velocity. Better than average bat speed, numbers should improve as the body matures.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Strike thrower with feel for 3 pitches.  Side step and slide to the 1B side of the rubber.  Stable through balance, lifting to the mid-chest.  Loose hips.  Simple lines, working level with good direction.  Lands on-line with a square foot-strike.  Aggressive through his line working for extension.  Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing that reaches a bit back toward 2B.  Loose through a high-3/4 slot.  Above average arm speed.  Still room to his ceiling as he continues to mature
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. 1:30 spin out of the hand with over 15 inches of horizontal break.  Movement can be early at times but should allow for soft contact. 
CB: 69-70 mph. 11/5 tilt with depth and late action.  Good arm speed.  Potential to miss bats as it continues to develop.
SL:  mph.
CH:  mph. Heavy run out of the hand with solid arm speed.
          

 

 

 

Jacob Dilley OF / C / Watauga , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Athletic frame, strength present.
Defense: 2.13-2.33 pop times. Quick feet, quick, clean transfers across his midsection, relaxed receiving with better than average hands.
Arm: R. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, short stride.  Hands are quick, hits off back leg, uphill swing path, works mostly to his pull side.
Power: 93 exit velocity  Has pop to his pull side, above average bat speed.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small step forward and slides to a pivot on the 1B side.  Lifts to the high chest, loading the front hip slightly.  Methodical through balance.  Level, works on-line, gaining ground down the mound as he lands in-line and square.  Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to an over-the-top slot.  Ball comes out of the sleeve.  Average arm speed.
FB: T83, 81-83 mph. Big ride out of the hand with 1:00 spin.  Elevated throughout and missing up out of the zone, the vertical approach angle of -2.6 would still be above average if located down in the zone.
CB: 72-74 mph. Better feel for the zone with almost top to bottom tilt.  Solid arm speed. 
CH: 77-78 mph. 12:45 spin tilt.  Movement metrics suggest the pitch could create some soft contact.

 

 

 

Kyle Dobos SS / RHP / Marvin Ridge, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic frame, room to add strength.
Defense pop times. Advanced defender, hands and feet work in sync, soft hands, funnels to the midsection, easy transitions.
Arm: R. INF - 80 mph. Accurate, short arm action, feel for different arm angles.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Small leg kick, short stride, small hand load in sync with his lower half.  Quick hands, short path to ball, stays connected with his barrel staying through the ball, has barrel feel with a gap to gap approach.
Power: 94 exit velocity. Made hard contact in BP, above average bat speed.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple and repeats.  Small side step and easy pivot, lifting to the high chest with ease.  Stable head.  Loose hips.  Level and on-line, lands in-line and square.  Aggressive backside as the foot-strikes the ground.  Balanced finish.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing works to a high-3/4 slot.  Quick arm.  Easy release.  Strike thrower.
FB: T85, 84-85 mph. 1:00 spin tilt out of the hand.  Strike thrower with good feel for the glove side.  Average movement metrics
CB: 71-73 mph. In the zone with 11/5 - 10/4 tilt.  Solid arm speed.  Slight hump out of the hand.  Late with some sharpness at times.
CH: 75-76 mph. Solid arm speed and early run.  Better feel for the arm side.

 

 

 

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

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Large frame, strength present.
Defense:  pop times. Relaxed, active feet, soft hands, catches the ball in the center of his body, has bend to his hips, funnels to the midsection, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 77 mph. Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, hands get back, barrel more upright.  Hands have quickness, flat barrel path, gets extension out front, uses the whole field.
Power: 92  Average to above bat speed, some strength off the barrel.
Run: 7.6 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small rocker and easy turn on the 3B side.  Coils through balance, closing his line, lifting to the mid-chest.  Athletic hips.  Uncoils, staying level, landing on-line and square with his foot-strike.  Slightly rotational through the finish.  Athletic finish.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing with some elbow lead as the hand plunges below the elbow.  High-3/4 slot.  Works to repeat the slot consistently.  Average to above arm speed.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Occasionally down hill with some angle.  Sink and soft contact movement metrics.  Located down with feel for the glove side.
CB: 64-71 mph. Hump out of the hand.  Inconsistent spin, working for late, downer tilt.  Occasionally more sweeping action through the zone.  Solid arm speed.
SL:  mph.
CH: 69-70 mph. Solid arm speed.  Showed feel for the zone.  12:15 spin tilt at release

 

 

 

Harrison Lewis 1B / RHP / West Forsyth, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-5, 235-pounds. Large frame, strength and power present.
Defense: Active feet, relaxed hands, catches the ball near center, clean transfers.
Arm: R.INF - 77 mph. Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands start back just behind shoulder. Smooth load against back leg, some glide with an average stride, hands set to attack.  Fluid swing, fast, strong hands, barrel stays through the ball with some lift to the swing path, drives balls through the middle of the field.
Power: 102 exit velocity. Power present, lots of hard contact through the middle, plenty of bat speed.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small side step and easy pivot, relaxing before lifting to the mid-chest.  Loads the front hip, sitting on the back side.  Closed through balance, swings to an on-line landing and square foot-strike.  Balanced finish, occasionally rotating to the 1B side.
Arm Action: R. Long, easy arm swing, slightly wrapped behind the body.  Works to a high-3/4 slot.  Above average arm speed and a lot of arm strength present.  Works with intent and aggression.
FB: T90, 88-90 mph. 12:45 spin tilt at release.  Solid ride through the zone with slight arm side run.  Erratic at times, showing better feel as he progressed
CB: 69-73 mph. Around at times, flashed a short 10/4 tilt with late action at times.  Misses were down=
CH: 75-79 mph. Solid arm speed with some feel.  1:15 spin at release

 

 

 

Jacob Michalek SS / RHP / Forsyth Country Day, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 143-pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: Plays relaxed, catches the ball near center, average to above hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 71 mph. Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Short stride to even, hands load back.  Short to ball, hands have quickness, barrel stays through the ball, gets extension out front, works mostly to his pull side.
Power: 84 exit velocity. Average bat speed, numbers should improve as the body matures.
Run: 8.12 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and slide to the 1B side of the rubber.  Coils the lower half, lifting to the low chest.  Slight tuck of the upper half at balance.  Rotational out of balance, working level.  Lands across his line with a square foot-strike.  Falls to the 1B side through the finish.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing has some athleticism working to a high-3/4 slot.  Average to above arm speed.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. 1:30 spin at release with sink and run movement metrics.  Down zone at times.  Showed feel for the glove side.
CB: 67-70 mph. Average arm speed.  Sweeping action.  Lacked some feel
CH: 67-71 mph. 2:00 spin tilt at release.  Solid fade with feel for the down zone.  Good arm speed and deception

 

 

 

Camron Seagraves RHP / SS / Richmond Senior, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-1, 140-pounds. Thin, athletic frame, quickness present.
Defense: Feet work around the ball, catches the ball left of center, deep at times, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 79 mph. Loose arm, accurate, 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even, athletic base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride.  Quick hands, barrel works down through the ball going to a high finish, gets extension out front at times, middle of the field approach.
Power: 84 exit velocity.  Above average bat speed.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and slide to the 1B side.  Kick to the mid-thigh.  Hips begin to slide down the mound out of balance.  Stable head.  Tall posture.  Slight uphill leverage through the shoulders.  Lands across his line with a square foot-strike.  Slight rotation through to the 1B side through his finish
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing works to a high-3/4 slot.  Some arm speed present. 
FB: T86, 85-86 mph. 1:00 spin tilt with average movement metrics.  Around the zone, showing an ability to locate down and up. 
CB: 71-73 mph.
CH: 75-79 mph. 

 

 

 

Jacob Smith 3B / RHP / Lincoln Charter, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean exchanges. IF-Active feet, catches the ball left of center, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 80 mph. OF - 74 mph.OF- long arm action, high 3/4 slot. IF-Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Even base, just wider than shoulder width, hands at back shoulder. Loads against back leg, short stride, some barrel waggle.  Quick, strong hands, direct barrel path, mostly level through the zone, line drive approach working gap to gap.
Power: 92 exit velocity. Strength present, ball comes hard off the barrel, above average bat speed.
Run: 7.66 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Balanced setup.  No rocker.  Pivots with ease, turning to a lift to the mid-chest.  Separates with a high front side, creating uphill leverage in the shoulders.  Hands work up and down through balance, creating some rhythm for the break.  Closes his line out of balance, landing across his line and square.  Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing with the ball showing early at the top.  Exaggerated over-the-top slot.  Average arm speed.  Has arm strength.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Early run with over 14in of break.  Solid feel for down zone and arm side.
CB: 69-75 mph. Tumbling 12/6 action, rolling out of the hand.  Around the zone.
CH:  mph. Similar spin tilt at release.  Similar movement metrics.  Will need to rely on hand speed and speed differential

 

 

 

Asher Smith RHP / C / Crest , NC / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/C
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: 2.40-2.51 pop times. Keeps his feet under him, gets in line to target, clean transfers across his midsection.
Arm: R. C - 67 mph.  Accurate, medium arm stroke, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, feet shoulder width, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, average stride to even.  Hands have quickness, barrel works down to ball then up through the zone, high two hand finish, uses the whole field with some feel for his barrel.
Power: 78 exit velocity.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve as the body matures.
Run: 8.47 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple rocker and turn, lifting to the mid-chest.  Simple and stable over the rubber.  Works level, in-line, landing on-line and square.  Balanced finish.
Arm Action: R. Medium arm arc to a high-3/4 slot.  Average arm speed.
FB: T74, 72-73 mph. 12:45 spin tilt and average ride.  Worked at the top of the zone.
CB: 63-64 mph. Early, rolling action out of the hand with 12/6 tilt.  Inconsistent spin that will tighten with age and strength.  Solid arm speed. 
CH: 63-64 mph. Some feel with solid arm speed.  Some fade out of the hand.

 

 

 

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

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds. Lanky frame, room to add strength.
Defense: Aggressive through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.OF - 76 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy.
Hit: R. Even base, more weight on the back leg, hands just above back shoulder. Average stride, hands load down and back.  Hands have quickness, level barrel path through the zone, gets some extension out front, lined balls to the left center gap.
Power: 84 exit velocity. Average bat speed, numbers should increase with added strength.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and turn from the 1B side.  Closes the front hip as he lifts to the low-chest.  Closed through balance, uncoils to a slightly closed landing with a closed toe at foot-strike.  Loose hips. Level throughout.  Finishes with some balance.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing.  Loose.  Some body wrap.  Over-the-top slot.  Average arm speed.
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. Some run with 1:15 spin at release.  Worked down zone.  Showed arm side feel
CB: 68-69 mph. Early 10/4 action.  Average arm speed.  Misses were down, below the zone.  Solid arm speed.
CH: 71-74 mph. Straight change with average arm speed.  Good feel, 

 

 

 

Ben Whitley SS / RHP / Community School of Davidson, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Long, lanky frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: Feet work around the ball, catches the ball near center, deep at times, average hands, funnels to his belt, clean transfers.
Arm: R. INF - 70 mph. Accurate, long arm action, over the top slot.
Hit: R. Narrow, slightly open base, hands at back shoulder. Hands load back, small leg lift, average stride.  Quick hands, direct barrel path, flat through the zone at times, high two hand finish, gap to gap approach.
Power: 92 exit velocity.  Above average bat speed.
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Methodical side step and turn.  Closes the body as he lifts to the low-chest.  Heavy coil in the front hip.  Level, works back to an on-line landing and square toe at foot-strike.  Solid direction.  Balanced, athletic finish. 
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing.  Elbow works above the shoulder line.  Some effort getting to the high-3/4 slot.  Works to find a consistent release.  Some arm speed present.
FB: T81, 78-81 mph. Sink metrics with 12:45 spin at release.  Elevated at times.  Showed feel for both sides of the plate.
CB: 65-70 mph. In the zone.  Good arm speed.  Early, sweeping action.
CH: 70-72 mph. 1:00 spin tilt with better ride through the zone than the fastball.  Will rely on speed difference to create soft contact.

 

 

 

Caleb Williams RHP / OF / Alexander Central , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:  Plays through the ball, uses a two-hand catch in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R. OF - 83 mph. Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder, more upright barrel. Short stride, small hand load.  Loose quick hands, short to the ball, some lift to the swing path, gap to gap approach.
Power: 90  exit velocity. Above average bat speed, ball comes hard off the barrel.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only.  Lift to the high-chest.  Loose hips.  Loads the front hip while getting onto the backside with the lift.  On-line with some uphill leverage in the shoulders.  Short strider.  Lands on-line with a closed toe at foot-strike.  Balanced and athletic through the finish. 
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works for pace out of the glove.  High-3/4 slot.  Electric arm speed through his release.  High ceiling with the arm speed and body frame.
FB: T88, 86-88 mph. Average ride with good arm side run at 12.7in with 1:15 spin at release.  Around the zone.  Showed an ability to elevate when asked. 
CB: 72-75 mph. Early, hard sweeping action.  Some length.  Length will dictate swings and misses. 
CH: 75-76 mph. Similar movement metrics and spin to the fastball.  Will rely on speed difference and hand speed to create deception to miss bats.