Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: NCBA Golden Spikes Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Saturday June 3rd PBR or North Carolina was on hand at Charlotte Latin for a Scout Day with the On Deck O’s, NCBA Golden Spikes and Carolina Prospects. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2026 Grad Classes. 

The day began with players going through a rotation that involved running a laser timed 60 and taking batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After batting practice, position players went through a defensive evaluation. The scout day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering information on each pitch. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Look for more information to follow in the coming days. 

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Quick Hitters - Golden Spikes Pitchers


Barrett Lafrance, RHP, Grimsley HS, 2026
Average frame. Still young. Stands 5-foot-11, 165 pounds. Fastball ranged 74-77, 1957rpm with sink metrics. Showed feel for all three pitches.  Breaking ball is still developing and is positioned to get sharper with added strength.  Change-up played with some cut at 58-62, 1533rpm.

JD Mace, RHP, Burlington Christian, 2025
Length present at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds.  Still maturing.  Should easily add weight as he continues to mature. Fastball peaked at 82.5, 2179rpm with sink metrics and a 1:00 spin tilt at release. Consistent breaking ball tilt at 62-67, 2095rpm.  Showed feel for landing the breaking ball to the glove side with 11/5 arc.

Rylan Souther, RHP, Ragsdale HS, 2024
Average frame at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds. Fastball has some carry with 12:30 spin tilt at release, ranging 80-83, 2219rpm.  Some feel for the glove side. Breaking ball has depth at 66-69, 2192rpm.  10/4 tilt with length running away from right handed hitters at times.

Trevor Water, LHP, Greensboro Day School, 2025
Broad shoulders and still youthful in the face at 5-foot-11, 155 pounds. Around the zone with sink metrics on the fastball that peaked at 79.4, 1720rpm.  Solid feel for arm side.  Change-up from the same window, tunneling with the fastball as it enters the hitting zone.  Change ranged 68-72, 1481rpm.