Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State South: Pitchers Preview

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

The 2023 winter showcase season is upon us with the Preseason All-State South taking off this Sunday in the Charlotte suburb of Waxhaw, NC.  The Preseason All-State South will feature approximately 40 players from the state, going through a full workout with PBR Scouts.  Each player will update their stats, analytics, and video, showcasing their gains from the off-season, as they continue to get ready for the spring.

As we enter the 5th year of the Preseason All-State event in North Carolina it is obvious this event has become a must-see for college coaches and pro scouts.  While most schools are not allowed on the road yet, per NCAA rules, they are able to follow each event, seeing trusted stats and video as the events conclude. From the past 4 years, PBR of North Carolina has seen 189 player commit to play college baseball.  With the rosters being built for the 4 Preseason All-State events in 2023, that number is only going to continue to climb.

2023 Preseason All-State Events

PAS South  |  The Athletic Barn  |  Waxhaw, NC  |  JAN 22nd

PAS West  |  Athlete's Lab  |  Maiden, NC  |  JAN 29th

PAS East  |  Next Level Training  |  Greenville, NC  |  FEB 4th

PAS Central  |  Diamond Xtreme  |  Kernersville, NC  |  FEB 11th


Preseason All-State South Preview: Pitchers


*Click Here to see the full Roster for Sunday's Big Event.

This Sunday kicks off 4 weeks of Preseason All-State events.  While we are still early in the preseason, pitchers are beginning to ramp up their arms in anticipation of the spring.  PBR is set to see 10-15 bullpens on Sunday from some of the top names in North Carolina.  Pitchers will throw 12-15 pitches in a controlled environment, giving college coaches and pro scouts an early look at names to follow in 2023.

Below are three players scheduled to throw bullpens at the PAS South.  Each has thrown in the recent past for PBR Scouts with video below.  Click on their names to see their full PBR Profile with stats and advanced analytics.


Jake Cackovic

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Holly Springs
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: C35 National
  • Height: 6-7
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



Jacob Orloski

Class of 2024 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Marvin Ridge
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Charlotte MegaStars 2024
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



Brian OConnell III

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Eastern Guilford
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: NCBA Golden Spikes
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R