Quick Hitters: Future Game Trials Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

The PBR Future Games is the top underclass showcase event in the country each year.  PBR territories from across the country work to put together teams of the top uncommitted, underclass players to compete each year.  Team Carolina is made of players from North Carolina and South Carolina.  

On June 23 and 24, PBR of North Caroline ran invite only events to continue to identify players for Team Carolina.  Players attending the Future Game Trials were able to go through a full pro-style workout, running a laser timed 60, working through an offensive evaluation, and a defensive evaluation.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens for PBR Scouts. Each day was live streamed with over 60 colleges and university programs watching one, or both days of workouts through the PBR of NC channel on Watch Your Game's live streaming feed.

We continue to dive into all of the information gathered at the Future Game Trials by taking a look at some of the performances from position players.  Not meant to be a top prospect list, the Quick Hitters just gives a short take on players that jumped out a little at the event.  As we continue to take a further look into each player, we will unveil metrics from Blast and TrackMan, giving coaches and scouts a better feel for each player's ability on the field. 

CLICK HERE to see the full stats and roster from Future Games Trials I at Tuckaseegee Park in Charlotte, NC

CLICK HERE  to see the full stats and roster from Future Games Trials II at Louisburg JC in Louisburg, NC

By the Numbers:

  • 35 players took part in the Future Games Trials I at Tuckaseegee Park
  • 21 players worked out at Future Games Trials II at Louisburg JC
  • 14 hitters saw a peak exit velocity off of a tee at 90 mph or higher
  • 4 position players ran a sub-7.00 laser timed sixty
  • 9 players ran under a 7.20 sixty
  • 6 infielders or outfielders produced arm strength above 85mph
  • 9 catchers saw their top pop time at 2.15 or better
  • 13 pitchers worked at 84 mph or higher

 

Quick Hitters: Future GAmes Trials

 

Future Game Trails I - Tuckaseegee Park, Charlotte, NC

Brady Turner (LHP, Oak Grove HS, 2022) – Intent is present with above average arm speed and high level tilt on the breaking ball.  Fastball up to 82 on 2 days rest from a weekend outing.  Breaking ball with hard, late tilt at 2141 rpm.

Ryan White (LHP, Randleman HS, 2022) – Short arm arc and loose through the release, White flooded the zone with above average grades on his breaking ball and change-up.  Fastball up to 82.  Breaking ball spin at 2041.  Change-up should produce swing and miss with the fade and arm speed.

Brandon Crabtree (RHP, Grace Christian, 2023) – Athletic with strength present.  Stable over the rubber working from a position of strength and a high-3/4 slot.  Up to 84.  Sharp tilt on a breaking ball with 11/5 action at a spin rate of 2261 rpm.

Jackson Humphries (LHP, Fuquay-Varina HS, 2022) – High spin on the fastball and breaking.  Fastball peaked at 88 with a spin rate of 2345 rpm.  Hard curveball with late, big sweeping action at 72-75.  Spin on the breaking ball worked at 2600 rpm.

Alexander Woody (LHP, Ashbrook HS, 2022) – Athleticism and strength present.  Loads the scapular working to a high-3/4 slot.  Strong lower half.  Good feel for all three pitches.  Up to 82.  Good arm speed on the change-up with fade present and a spin rate of 1961 rpm.

Caleb Williams (RHP, Alexander Central HS, 2023) – Quick arm and an over-the-top release.  Fastball up to 84.  Short, hard breaking ball. 

Jacob Kirby (RHP, Ardrey Kell HS, 2023) – Lanky 6-foot-4 frame.  Easy projection left.  Fastball up to 81 with a high spin rate of 2293 rpm.  Strike thrower.  Tight spin on a breaking ball with a median spin rate of 2451 rpm.

Carson Morton (RHP, West Stanly HS, 2023) – Large frame.  Creates down angle with the fastball.  Short strider with an over-the-top slot.  Fastball up to 83.  Hard, downer tilt to the breaking ball, peaking at 71 with a spin rate of 2313 rpm.

Tanner Lyne (RHP, CFA Academy, 2022) – Powerful 5-foot-10 frame.  Strength present.  Fastball peaked at 86, spinning up to 2361 rpm.  Hard breaking ball with late downer action sitting 77-79, spinning at 2395 rpm.

William Bryant (RHP, Myers Park HS, 2022) – Athletic 6-foot-2 presence.  Repeats the delivery.  Stable over the rubber.  Athletic arm swing with a short stroke to a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball up to 90.  Slider is hard, working with a short sweeping action, peaking at 83 with a spin rate of 2400 rpm.

Larson Scholtz (RHP, Asheville HS, 2022) – Broad shoulders and a strong frame at 6-foot-5.  Strong arm, up to 87.  Split change up to 74 with a spin rate of 1332 rpm.  Occasional diving action, with fade on most reps.

 

Future Games Trials II – Louisburg JC, Louisburg, NC

Sylas Boris (RHP, East Chapel Hills HS, 2022) – Athletic and loose with plenty of room to his ceiling.  5-foot-11 frame that is still growing and maturing.  Fastball up to 85.  Late fade present on the change-up.  10/4 tilt and a spin rate of 2144 rpm on the breaking ball.  Shows feel for all three pitches

Jaxon Lucas (RHP, Garner HS, 2023) – Stable and athletic over the rubber.  Loose, over-the-top slot.  Creates some uphill angle in his shoulders helping with leverage on the breaking ball.  Fastball peaked at 83.  Curveball at 70-71, spinning at 2525 rpm.

Chance Purvis (RHP, Union Pines HS, 2022) – Strong 6-foot build.  Stable over the rubber.  Short arm swing.  Over-the-top release with good arm speed.  Late side to side action on the slider.  Around the zone with all three pitches.