Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: East Coast Dodgers Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Saturday January 14th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Next Level Training Center in Greenville, NC for a Scout Day with the East Coast Dodgers Organization. The scout day featured players from all over the country in the 2024-2028 grad classes. 

The day began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting advanced analytics. Once bullpens were complete, position players ran a laser timed 10 yd and 30 yd sprint. Position players then took BP with Trackman collecting ball flight data. The open atmosphere of Next Level allowed players, coaches and scouts to see ball flight off the bat. The night concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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Quick Hitters - Pitchers


Zachary Acuff, RHP, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Broad, strong build at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. Long, loose arm arm swing works to an over-the-top slot. Arm strength present. Fastball peaked at 80, 1758rpm with solid ride through the zone. Secondary stuff still developing. Arm action and delivery suggest they will continue to grow as he matures.

Reed Ammons, RHP, Lakewood HS, 2028
Average build. Young. Stands 5-foot-9, 145 pounds. Medium arm swing to a high-¾ slot. Athletic release with better than average arm speed for the age. Fastball at 71-74, 1550rpm. Sink and run metrics present but could change as he continues to mature. Solid feel and release for both the change-up and breaking ball. Advanced action and feel on the change-up for the age.

Davis Crowder, RHP, St. David’s HS, 2024
Broad shoulders and strength present at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. Long, athletic arm action to a high-¾ slot. Fastball at 79-81 with sink and run metrics.  Early run out of the hand. Heavy run from a similar window on the change-up at 74-76.  Sweeping breaking ball has early action, but length is present at 2300rpm.

Ashton Davis, RHP, West Bladen HS, 2027
Average frame with a lot of maturation still ahead. Stands 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. Controlled with a building rhythm over the rubber.  Medium arm swing works to a consistent over-the-top slot. Solid arm speed. Fastball peaked at 75, 1758rpm.  Average movement. Late, 10/4 tilt on the slider at 62-65, showing an ability to throw it for strikes.

Andrew Helfen, RHP, Wake Forest HS, 2025
Lean with long limbs at 6-foot-2, 155 pounds.  Lots of maturation and easy projection ahead. Long, loose arm swing. Elbow climbs above the shoulder line. Whippy arm through a high-¾ slot with better than average arm speed.  Easy to see stuff ticking up as strength is added. Fastball at 72-75, 1829rpm. Length to the slider as it sweeps across the zone, peaking at 2316rpm out of the hand.

Nate Hollenbeck, RHP, Rolesville HS, 2024
Thin, lean frame at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds. Loose arm gets to a high-¾ slot. Fastball has run with average ride at 83-85, 1878rpm. 1:15 spin tilt out of the hand. Good feel for the change-up at 77-79. Heavy fade metrics, tumbling late.  Late 10/4 tilt to the breaking ball at 73-75, 1848rpm.

Peter Honse, RHP, Franklinton HS, 2024
Long, lean frame.  Broad shoulders. Plenty of room to continue to add strength in the coming years.  Stands 6-foot-6, 217 pounds. Rhythmic, building his tempo through release with an athletic arm swing that repeats a high-¾ slot.  Excellent arm speed.  Fastball up to 87, 2222rpm with sink metrics. 12:45 spin tilt at release. Showed feel for a slider with late 10/4 tilt at 75-77, 2172rpm. Good feel for the zone for his size. Excellent leverage through release.

Tim Hudson, RHP, Kerr-Vance Academy, 2024
Average frame at 5-foot-11, 150 pounds.  Athletic presence over the rubber. Some effort in the arm swing as it works to an over-the-top slot.  Solid arm speed.  Fastball played true out of the hand with a spin tilt of 12:15 at release. Solid ride through the zone, peaking at 79, 1750rpm. Moved fastball to both sides of the plate.

Spencer Korzep, LHP, Capistrano Valley HS (CA), 2025

Average frame with broad shoulders and some strength present in the lower half. Stands 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. Simple, repeatable delivery.  Stable head with a lift to the low chest.  Works level with a medium arm swing to an easy over-the-top slot. Fastball has above average ride through the zone with some arm side run at 79-81, 2119rpm. Showed feel for the breaking ball and change-up, both with solid movement patterns to force hitters to work to recognize stuff.  Breaking ball spin up to 2555rpm with 2/8 tilt.

Luki McTigue, RHP, Springdale Chestnut Hill Academy (PA), 2026

Average frame at 6-foot-1, 155 pounds. Some pelvic tilt as he lifts to the high chest, creating a slight uphill path in the shoulders.  Arm has some length working to a ¾ slot.  Arm has whip with average arm speed. Slightly rotational throughout. Fastball peaked at 77, 1867rpm with heavy run and some sink.  Arm side action can be early but has length. Cutter and breaking ball with different movement patterns, giving the fastball a chance to create some deception. 

John D Mitchell, RHP, Concordia Lutheran (TX), 2024

Air Force commit. Showed polish on the mound and in the box.  Strong, athletic build with defined strength in the lower half.  Broad shoulders.  Strong hands. Stands 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. Long, easy arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Good leverage through release.  Above average arm speed.  Fastball at 85-88, averaging 2416rpm, peaking at 2541rpm.  11:30 spin tilt at release.  Slight sink metrics, playing true through the zone. Short, late top to bottom tilt on the breaking ball at 77-78, 2667rpm.

Johny Ring, LHP, Bergen Catholic (NJ), 2026
Length present in the limbs with a lean build at 6-foot, 155 pounds. Long arm action, bottoming out from the glove, working back to the top, on time.  Average arm speed.  High-¾ slot. Fastball has solid ride through the zone at 72-75 with 10:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Good feel for the change-up at 70-71, playing straight, with excellent arm speed for deception.

Luke Taibi, RHP, Wake Forest HS, 2024
Lean, straight line build at 6-foot-2, 160 pounds. Kick to the mid-chest while loading the back side. Slightly closed, letting the arm work with some length to a high-¾ slot.  Solid arm speed.  Positioned to see stuff tick up as he continues to add strength.  Fastball at 84-86, 1842rpm with sink and run metrics. 1:15 spin tilt at release. Good feel for the arm side. Change-up ahead of the breaking ball in this session.  Good arm speed with late fade on the change-up, attacking the arm side of the zone.

NJ Uhlenberg, LHP, Trinity School Durham, 2028

Average frame. Young. Stands 5-foot-5, 145 pounds. Stable over the rubber with a simple rocker and turn. Level, working down his line with some ease.  Long arm swing.  Athletic arm.  High-¾ slot.  Good arm speed for his age.  Fastball peaked at 73 with a lot of growth coming.  Strike thrower showed ability to land three pitches.  Athletic throughout his bullpen.

Jack Wiggins, RHP, Kerr-Vance Academy, 2025

Average frame. Strength present in the lower half. Stands 5-foot-9, 165 pounds. Up tempo delivery sliding to the 1st base side of the rubber. Level with the arm plunging out of the glove.  Works back to an over-the-top slot.  Some effort.  Average arm speed.  Has arm strength.  Fastball at 81-84, spinning up to 2358rpm. Sink metrics with limited run.  11:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Advanced spin on the breaking ball, up to 2423.  Hard 10/4 tilt.