Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: Arms from the TPA Open ID

PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report

On Sunday November 14th, PBR was on hand at Campbell's Jim Perry Stadium to help The Performance Academy (TPA) organize and run their PBR Fall ID.  The purpose of the ID is to allow TPA coaches and staff identify potential players for their program.  All players in attendance went through a modified pro-style workout with PBR Scouts collecting stats to update each player's PBR Profile.

The day began with pitchers and catchers.  The catcher went through a defensive workout, throwing their Pop Times, followed by pitchers throwing bullpens.  PBR Scouts were around each bullpen at Campbell as two pitchers threw in each bullpen at a time.  Velocities were recorded and scouts took notes on players.   Following the pitchers, position players went through an offensive rotation that included a quick round of BP on the field, multiple cage rotations, plus a laser timed 60.  Finally, the infielders and outfielders were able to workout from their position with arm velocities recorded as scouts noted each players performance.

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quick hitters - pitchers


Austin Renn, RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2023 -- Austin Worked 82-84 with a max effort OTT slot FB was sprayed around the zone but has life to it. The Breaking ball worked with sharp spin ranging 70-72 with 1/7 tilt.

Lance Phillips, RHP, Green Hope HS, 2023 -- Clean rhythmic high ¾ delivery with the FB ranging 82-83 with good command to both sides of plate. The Breaking ball have tight spin working 72-74 with sharp 1/6 depth to it.

Charlie Lytle, RHP, Middle Creek HS, 2023 -- Lytle a Big framed RHP worked 79-81 to both sides of the plate. Using a short arm swing Charlie had good command of his BB ranging 64-66 with 12/7 sweep to it.

Landon O’Dell, RHP, Northern Durham HS, 2023 – Low-3/4 slot creating tremendous run on his fastball ranging 79-82 with good command to the arm side. The breaking ball which sprayed a bit has good horizontal movement working in the low 70’s

Daniel Morgan, RHP, Clayton HS, 2023 – Long arm swing pounded the zone with fastballs 82-84 with good command through the entire bullpen. Daniels BB had excellent depth and command working 1/7 tilt and in the 64-65 range.

Parker Jones, RHP, Leesville Rd HS, 2024 – Average frame with some length in his limbs. Stands 6-foot, 140 pounds.  Still maturing.  Slightly closed through balance with a long arm swing, early to a high-3/4 slot.  Average arm speed.  Solid direction.  Fastball at 81-82.   Inconsistent breaking ball that works well with 10/4 tilt at 66-67.

Kyle Thomas, RHP, Northern Durham HS, 2024 – Stands 5-foot-6, 145 pounds.  Side saddle with a simple rocker and builds pace kicking to the belt.  Closed at balance.   Short strider, landing across his line.  Medium arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Some deception with his direction and slotting.  Fastball at 74-76.  Sharp top to bottom breaking ball was erratic but shows promise at 63-64.

Luke Yount, RHP, Wake Christian, 2024 – Lanky, thin frame at 5-foot-11, 145 pounds.  Coils and closes up at balance, uncoiling back to an on-line foot strike.  Medium arm swing gets to a high-3/4 slot.  Average to above arm speed.  Fastball up to 76.

Shane Bernhardt, LHP, Holly Springs HS, 2024 – Physical presence with broad shoulders, standing 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.  Simple delivery with a stable head.  On-line and landing in-line.  Short arm action works to a high-3/4 slot.  Average to above arm speed.  Fastball peaked at 77.  Downer action from the breaking ball with moderate arm speed at 66-67.

Matthew Mallare, RHP, Green Hope HS, 2024 – Stands 5-foot-9, 145 pounds.  Simple delivery working level and on-line.  Stable head.  Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Average arm speed.  Fastball peaked at 75.  Strike thrower.  Rolling breaking ball worked top to bottom at 64-65.

Josh Frankena, RHP, Northwood HS, 2024 – Big frame with length at 6-foot-4, 175 pounds.  Some side to side movement over the rubber as he works to balance.  Level with solid direction as the arm works through a medium to long arm swing and high-3/4 slot.  Arm strength over arm speed.  Fastball at 77-79.  Sweeping action to the breaking ball up to 68.

Ryan Adams, RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2024 – Strength present with an average frame.  Stands 6-foot-2, 190 pounds.  Simple delivery with a lift to the waist.  Fights for consistent rhythm.  Slightly uphill out of the glove with a medium arm swing and over-the-top slot.  Solid direction.  Good arm speed.  Fastball at 78-81.  Showed feel for the fastball.  Breaking ball at 64 wants 11/5 tilt.  Erratic at times.

Asher Smith, RHP, Crest HS, 2024 – Average build with some athleticism present at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds.  Level and good direction.  Long arm swing.  Over-the-top slot is loose with some whip and average arm speed.  Fastball at 75-77.  Rolling, downer action from the breaking ball at 63-65.

Simon Martone, RHP, Apex Friendship HS, 2024 – Strength present at 5-foot-9, 176 pounds.  Fastball up to 83 with solid ride out of the hand.  Level and on-line, uses a short arm swing, loading the scapular as it gets to a high-3/4 release.  Average to above arm speed. 

Cole Bowie, RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2024 – Athletic frame with broad shoulders and strength present in the lower half, standing 6-foot-3, 185 pounds.  Tall over the rubber, working level and in-line.  Extra long arm swing, slightly wrapped behind the body line, works with some ease to a high-3/4 slot.  Good ride out of the hand, fastball peaking at 83.  Curveball is erratic, working with a slight hump out of the hand and 10/4 sweeping tilt at 67-70.

Miller Young, LHP, Jordan HS, 2024 – Stocky build with strength at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds.  Up tempo out of balance.  Kicks to the mid-chest.  On-line and level.  Medium arm swing loads the scapular working to a high-3/4 slot.  Rotational, finishes falling toward 3B.  Fastball has solid ride at 75-76. 

Jake Cackovic, RHP, Holly Springs HS, 2025 -- Jake standing 6’5 with long arms flooded the strike zone working 78-80 with his fastball creating ASR. Showing feel and arm speed for both his Breaking Ball and change up. Jake showed command of all 3 pitches. High Ceiling

John Lupienski, RHP, Middle Creek HS, 2025 -- Working a OTT slot John FB ranged 74-77 with ASR. John uses a long arm swing with a step front side to create good downward movement. Using a knuckle curve created good downward movement missing to the glove side often, pitch has swing and miss potential the more he can control it around the zone.

Luke Hemric, LHP, Apex Friendship, 2025 – Average frame with some length at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds.  Level and controlled over the rubber with a lift to the high-chest.  Lands with some cross-fire.  Long arm swing.  High-3/4 release.  Average arm speed.  Fastball up to ’76.