Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: Gate City Titan Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR of NC was on hand at Ted Leonard Park in Greensboro, NC on Saturday April, 3rd for a Scout Day with the Gate City Titans. 31 players participated in the scout day with their grad years ranging from 2021-2023. 

Position players started the day going through a full pro-style workout. The workout started with players running a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive and defensive evaluation. Trackman was used during live BP to gather ball flight information. Radar guns were used to gauge arm strength during the defensive workout with PBR scouts grading footwork, hands, accuracy and carry. Pitchers finished the day throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data on each arm. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance highlighting some of the position players in attendance. 

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Quick Hitters


Holden Biffle, RHP, Grimsley HS, 2022
Worked up to 83 with 1888 rpm.  Long, athletic arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Better than average arm speed.  Hard run on a change up with good deception in the arm speed.  Showed feel.  Breaking ball has sharp, 10/4 action.  Early at times, was around the zone.

Terick Bumgarner, RHP, Bandys HS, 2022
Physical and strong 5-foot-10 build.  Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Good arm speed.  Arm strength over arm speed.  Good feel for the zone with all three pitches.  Fastball peaked at 85 with an average spin of 1995 rpm.  Breaking ball peaked at 71 and 2642 rpm.  Slight hump out of the hand.  Hard, 10/4 tilt.  Late action.  Good arm speed on the change up.

Skyler Dark, LHP, Vandalia Christian, 2023
Thin frame.  Athleticism present.  Long arm swing is wrapped behind the body line, working through some stiffness at release.  Fastball peaked at 75, with plenty of room to its ceiling.  Change up was thrown for a strike.  Slowed the arm slightly.  Sweeping breaking ball spun up to 2024 rpm.

Sammy Edwards, RHP, The Burlington School, 2022
Strength present in 5-foot-9 build.  Around the zone with all three pitches.  Fastball up to 78 from an over-the-top slot.  Some angle when down.  Sharp slurve pairs with a straight change. Good arm speed on each.

Brady Elrod, RHP, McMichael HS, 2023
Athletic 6-foot-3, 185 pounds.  Fastball at 77-78, spinning up to 2191rpm with run on the arm side.  Plunge out of the glove working to an over-the-top slot.  Some effort as the elbow climbs above the shoulder line.  Good arm speed.  Good arm speed and feel on the change up.  Top to bottom action on the breaking ball with a slight hump out of the hand.

James Fleming, LHP, The Burlington School, 2022
Medium arm action with the elbow loading the scapular.   Better than average arm speed.  Good feel and average arm speed on a straight change up.

Hunter Greear, RHP, Northwest Guilford HS, 2023
Athleticism present at 6-foot, 187 pounds.  Long, strong arm action to an over-the-top slot wiht better than average arm speed.  Fastball up to 80 with a max spin of 2414rpm.  Sharp, late tilt on the breaking ball spun up to 2406.

Marcello Ricigliano, RHP, Atkins HS, 2022
Lanky, athletic 6-foot-3 frame.  Plenty of room to his ceiling as he continues to mature.  Loose, over-the-top slot.  Fastball up to 82 with run.  Showed feel for both sides of the plate.  Advanced change up, thrown for a strike, with good arm speed and run out of the hand. 

Owen Smith, RHP, Northwest Guilford HS, 2023
Fastball peaked at 81 with a spin rate at 2119rpm.  Top to bottom breaking ball with a small hump out of the hand.  Long arm swing works to an over-the-top slot.  Slight pelvic tilt out of balance.

Peyton Holloway, RHP, Southwest Guilford HS, 2023
Strength present in the 6-foot-1, frame.  High-3/4 release with solid feel for three pitches.  Fastball up to 80 with a max spin rate of 2201rpm.  Inconsistent breaking ball that flashed hard, downer action with a top end spin rate of 2192rpm.