Preseason All State I: Quick Hitters-Position Players


Matt Payne
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 than 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.

Quick Hitters-Position Players

Regan Bernard, C/1B, 2022

Strong frame with projection ahead at 6-foot-2, 190-pounds. Consistently hit the ball on the barrel during his BP rounds lining balls to both gaps. Hands are quick with his barrel working short to the ball and staying through the zone. Average exit velocity of 85.49 mph with his hand speed topping at 26.80 mph. 

Aidan Christmas, 2B/OF, 2022

Uses the whole field with a line drive approach. Hands have quickness topping at 25.90 mph. Hit several balls on the barrel during his BP rounds. Above average hands with a quick, accurate arm. 5-foot-11, 155-pound frame has projection ahead. 

Ethan Goldstein, SS/RHP, 2022

Drove balls to right and right center during his BP rounds. Top exit velocity recorded at 97.26 mph. Left hand hitter with looseness to his swing. Barrel stays through the zone with some lift to the swing path. Above average hands on the infield with an accurate arm. 

Chase Gribble, SS/2B, 2023

Strong, athletic build at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Barrel is short to the ball with quickness to his hands. Worked through the middle of the field with pop to the left center gap. Relaxed on the infield, arm is accurate with some carry across the diamond.

Hunter Huneycutt, C/SS, 2023

High energy player with quickness showing in all areas of his game. Switch hitter with barrel awareness from both sides of the plate. Swing has looseness with his barrel getting extension out front. Athletic defender on the dirt with better than average hands. Best pop time recorded at 2.01.

Evan MacIntyre, OF/C, 2023

Put together solid rounds of BP centering balls up through the middle of the field. Some lift to the swing path with his barrel staying through the ball out front. Arm has some carry from the outfield topping at 85 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.01. 5-foot-11, 145-pound frame has room to add strength. 

Mason Mozeley, C/RHP, 2022

Left hand hitter with quick hands and above average bat speed. Swing has looseness with his barrel working flat through the zone. Balanced with the ability to drive the ball to both gaps. Arm topped at 79 mph from behind the plate. 

Nick Parham, SS/RHP, 2023

Put together one of the best overall performances of the day. Polished defender with rhythm to his feet and hands. Arm is accurate with carry to first base topping at 88 mph. Hits from the left side, relaxed and athletic in the box. Barrels stays inside the ball with the ability to drive the ball to the oppo gap and through the middle. Top exit velocity recorded at 92.58 mph. 

Isaac Pena, SS/2B, 2024

Athletic frame with strength present at 6-foot, 170-pounds. Made hard contact through the middle of the field with his top exit velocity at 95.23 mph. Swing is balanced with his barrel working short to the ball and staying through the zone. Bat speed topped at 78 mph. Solid actions on the infeld with an accurate arm across the diamond. 

Lazaro Santos, C/1B, 2023

Relaxed at the plate with looseness to his swing. Has feel for his barrel with the ability to use the whole field. Barrel is flat through the zone lining several balls to the left center gap. Loose arm that reached 74 mph from behind the plate. 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame has room for strength gains ahead. 

Jacob Smith, 3B/RHP, 2024

Strong build at 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Made lots of hard contact to left and left center during his BP rounds. Hands are quick with his bat speed topping at 75.30 mph. Top exit velocity recorded at 91.56 mph. Accurate arm defensively. 

Trey Spees, 2B/3B, 2024

Left hand hitter who consistently hit balls off the barrel. Lined balls through the middle and to his pull side. Direct barrel path to the ball staying flat through the zone. Hand speed topped at 23.80 mph. Arm is accurate with some carry across the diamond. 

CJ Powell, C/3B, 2022

Strong build at 5-foot-10, 185-pounds. Launched balls to the left center gap hitting the longest ball on the day at 386 ft. Lift to the swing path with quick, strong hands and above average bat speed. Average exit velocity of 94.64 mph with his top exit velocity at 102.54 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.04. 

Kyle Dobos, SS/RHP, 2023

Athletic build at 6-foot, 170-pounds. Short, fluid swing with plenty of feel for his barrel. Hands have quickness topping at 24.80 mph. Top exit velocity at 93.62 mph staying balanced working gap to gap. Above average actions on the infield with an accurate arm that has carry across the diamond. 

Kameron Miller, 1B/3B, 2023

Drove balls through the middle of the field during his BP rounds. Ball off his barrel topped at 98.78 mph. Hands are quick with lift to his swing path. Plenty of bat speed topping at 79.10 mph. Plays relaxed on the infield with feel around the first base bag and above average hands. 

Ryley Norton, 1B/3B, 2023

Made consistent hard contact through the middle of the field. Balanced swing with his barrel working short to the ball and staying through the zone. Top exit velocity recorded at 94.04 mph. Bat speed is above average. Has feel around the first base bag with the ability to stretch and pick balls in the dirt. 

Jacob Trivette, C/1B, 2022

Loose, quick hands with above average bat speed topping at 81.50 mph. Barrel stays inside the ball with pop to the right center gap. Swing is balanced with lift to the barrel path, getting extension out front. 

Cameron Bagwell, 3B/RHP, 2024

Physical presence in the box at 6-foot-4, 225-pounds. Barrel says inside the ball lining balls to center and right center. Hands are strong with quickness. Ball off his barrel topped at 93.25 mph. Accurate arm to first base. 

Harrison Lewis, 1B/RHP, 2023

Large frame with strength present at 6-foot-5, 235-pounds. Has power through the middle of the field with his top exit velocity at 102.1 mph. Hands are strong and quick with his bat speed topping at 86.60 mph. Barrel stays through the ball with lift to the swing path. 

Jack McGowan, 1B/3B, 2022

Strength and quickness present in his 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame. Hit a ton of balls off the barrel working through the middle of the field. Average exit velocity of 94.81 mph. Barrel is direct to the ball with strength and quickness in his hands. Stays balanced and compact throughout his swing. Posted a 7.05 in the 60. Has feel around the first base bag with above average hands. 

Peyton Young, SS/RHP, 2023

6-foot, 150-pound frame with room to fill out. Athletic on the infield with above average hands. Quick arm with accuracy and carry across the diamond. Works through the middle of the field with quickness to his hands. Uphill swing that can drive the ball when his barrel stays through the zone. 

Tristan Salinas, SS/OF, 2023

Athleticism present in his 6-foot, 185-pound frame. Hands are quick with a middle of the field approach. Uphill barrel path that gets extension out front. Top exit velocity recorded at 93.51 mph. Arm is accurate with some carry to first base. Ran a 6.97 in the 60. 

Victor Wilburn, OF/LHP, 2021

Posted the top 60 time on the day at 6.84. Hands are quick with his barrel working direct to the ball and staying flat through the zone. Swing is balanced working gap to gap. Athletic actions in the outfield. 

JT Taylor, SS/2B, 2023

Athletic on the infield with solid actions and softness to his hands. Has feel for making plays on the run. Accurate arm to first base. Short swing working through the middle of the field with quick hands and feel for his barrel. 

Carson Edmiston, 3B/RHP, 2023

Athletic frame with projection ahead at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds. Left hand hitter who uses the whole field. Hands are strong with quickness topping at 24.40 mph. Ball off his barrel topped at 92.32 mph. Above average hands on the infield with an accurate arm. 

Jacob Dilley, OF/C, 2023

Athletic frame with room to add strength at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds. Quickness present running a 7.26 in the 60. Has pop to his pull side with better than average bat speed. Uphill swing with quick hands topping at 26.20 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.13. 

Owen Platts, 3B/SS, 2022

Strong build at 6-foot, 187-pounds. Hit several balls off the barrel working gap to gap. Average exit velocity of 91.10 mph with his top exit velocity at 98.44 mph. Short, compact swing with his barrel staying through the zone. Above average bat speed topping at 82.30 mph. Accurate arm to first base. 

Alex Steckler, RHP/OF, 2022

Balanced swing with quick hands. Barrel stays through the zone making hard contact to center and left center. Ball off his barrel topped at 92.91 mph. Accurate arm from the outfield. 

Carson Cherry, OF/RHP, 2024

Quickness present in his 5-foot-8, 140-pound frame with room for maturation ahead. Hands are quick with his barrel staying inside the ball working to center and right center. Accurate arm from the outfield. Posted a 7.07 in the 60. 

Kyle Moshier, SS/OF, 2023

Short swing with his barrel staying through the zone. Lined balls through the middle of the field. Top exit velocity recorded at 92.13 mph. Fluid actions with quick feet on the infield. Accurate arm with some carry across the diamond.