Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: On Deck / Golden Spikes Position Players

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

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On Sunday June 5th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Hickory Ridge HS for a scout day with the On Deck O's and NCBA Golden Spikes. The scout day featured players from the 2023-2025 grad classes.

The day began with pitchers and catchers on site.  The Catchers went through their defensive workout first, throwing through to 2B.  They were then evaluated as the pitchers worked through controlled bullpens.  TrackMan collected data on each pitch thrown throughout the day. Next, players ran a laser timed 10/30/60 with laser timers from Swift Technology collecting the data. Position players then went through a full offensive workout, featuring multiple rounds of batting practice with TrackMan tracking ball flight data.  After the offense, infielders and outfielders went through their positional workouts to conclude the day.    .

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at the top performers in different categories.  Look for more statistics and information to follow in the coming days. 

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Samuel Alessi, 1B, Hickory Ridge HS, 2024
Lanky, 6-foot-4, 185 pounds.  Wide base.  Simple load.  Average stride.  Consistent barrels with intent.  Max Exit Velocity of 94.8mph off the barrel.  Worked for extension.

Jake Barbee, SS, JM Robinson HS, 2025
Thin, athletic frame.  6-foot-2, 160 pounds.  Plenty of room for strength and maturation.  Flat through the zone.  Tall with his feet under his shoulders.  Slight drop in the hands in the load.  Natural lift.  Exit velocity peaked at 89.7mph.  Good rhythm at short with soft hands.  Arm carried with accuracy.  

Jonathan Barschow, OF, Catawba Ridge HS (SC), 2023
Lean frame at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds.  Simple load with a small toe tap.  Average bat speed with some whip through contact.  Exit velocity peaked at 92.8mph and carried an average of 86mph through two rounds of BP. Natural lift.  Good athlete, ran a 6.83 on the laser.

Sylas Boris, SS, Northwest Guilford HS, 2023
Physical and athletic at 6-foot, 180 pounds.  Ran a 6.79 sixty and peaked at 90mph across the diamond.  Flooded the stat sheet offensively as well with a 96.5mph max exit velocity and an average exit above 83mph.  Best ball traveled 378’ off the barrel.  Right handed hitter is tall and slightly open.  Aggressive stride back to even.  Good batspeed.  Works for extension.  Solid rhythm on the infield, playing through most balls and showing a strong, accurate arm.

Brayden Bowman, 2B, Oak Grove HS, 2023
Smaller frame at 5-foot-9, 155 pounds but plays with strength and quickness.  Ran a 7.28 and worked with arm strength on the infield, topping at 87, showing accuracy.  Simple setup, balanced with a quiet, aggressive stride.  Works for extension.  Excellent turn through the hips.  Loose.  Good bat speed.

Alex Carreiro, OF, Fort Mill HS (SC), 2025
5-foot-7, 150 pounds.  Flat through the zone with good barrel feel.  Natural lift.  Average to above bat speed.  Simple and direct, the swing should continue to peak as strength is added.  

Rodney Garrison Jr, OF, Hickory Ridge HS, 2024
Athletic presence with broad shoulders at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds.  Ran a 7.13 sixty and showed solid carry and accuracy from the OF.  Exit velocity peaked at 89.5mph.  Tall with a rock back into his load.  Flat through the zone.  Strong hands.  Good bat speed.  Barrel feel is continuing to grow.

Neil Griffin, SS, Metrolina Christian Academy, 2024
East Carolina commit.  Athletic with plenty of maturation ahead.  Stands 6-foot, 150 pounds.  Ran a 6.93 sixty and showed more carry across the diamond than the infield velocity of 77mph suggests.  Easy, athletic transfer and release.  Ball seemed to rise as it carried. Worked gaps in BP with a simple approach and load.  Direct and flat through the ball, showed good barrel feel.  Solid bat speed that will grow as he adds strength.  

Caden Haywood, OF/3B, Hickory Ridge HS, 2024
Physically imposing at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds.  Loud BP with a max exit velocity of 99.5mph.  Averaged 92.5mph across two rounds of BP.  Tall from the right side. Rock back and small kick working to an average stride.  Flat, works for extension.  Natural lift on balls middle in.  Ball exploded off the barrel.  Athletic in the outfield with an arm strength reading of 86mph.  Ran a 71.2 sixty.

Louis Hill, 1B, South Mecklenburg HS, 2024

Broad shoulders and large frame at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds.  Nimble for his size, has solid bend in the hips and looseness in the body.  Tall from the right side.  Small leg lift and average stride.  Works for extension.  Flat through the zone.  Max exit of 98.2mph with an average of 91.5mph.  Good barrel feel.

Ian McDermaid, SS, Weddington HS, 2024
Athletic frame.  Stands 5-foot-11, 185 pounds.  Some strength present.  Wide stance.  Balanced.  Triggers the front knee in to load.  No stride.  Quick bat.  Average to above barrel feel.  Max exit velocity off the barrel at 87.8mph.  

Owen Miller, C, Marvin Ridge HS, 2024
Athletic.  Strength and quickness present.  Still maturing.  Stands 5-foot-9, 170 pounds.  Pop times behind the dish ranging 2.01 - 2.14 with a release of 79mph.  Ran a 6.94 sixty.  Right handed hitter.  Excellent rhythm.  Simple leg lift and load.  Balanced.  Glides onto the front side with extension.  Natural lift in the swing.  Solid bat speed and barrel feel.  Exit velocity peaked at 94.9mph.

Nick Morris, C, Porter Ridge HS, 2023
Solid athleticism and strength, at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds.  Release of 79mph from the crouch with pop times ranging 2.13 - 2.16.  Ran a 7.16 on the laser.  Tall and slightly open.  Vertical barrel.  Simple rock and average stride in his load.  Loose with average to above bat speed.  Max exit velocity of 94.9mph, averaging 89.5mph in 2 rounds, showing good feel for his barrel.

Patrick Otterson, MIF, Marvin Ridge HS, 2023
Lanky 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.  Slight rock back and small leg kick to load.  Average stride.  Rotates on the back side with a pull emphasis.  Exit velocity peaked at 90.3mph.  Good hands that have solid rhythm with the feet.  Average exchange and release.  Ran a 7.24 sixty.  

Michael Rogers, OF, Fort Mill HS (SC), 2025
Young and still maturing.  Stands 5-foot-10, 160 pounds.  Ran a 7.34 sixty and should see this time drop as he adds strength to the frame.  Great rhythm from the right side with excellent barrel feel and average to above bat speed.  Works for extension. Natural lift.  Exit velocity at 86.1mph with an average at 81.8mph.

Luke St. John, C, Marvin Ridge HS, 2025
Young.  5-foot-10, 153 pounds.  Tall and balanced.  Vertical barrel.  Leg kick to load with a healthy stride.  Attacked gap-to-gap with a flat path.  Aggressive behind the dish with a quick exchange.  Pop times ranged 2.07 - 2.21.

Anthony Umbach, SS, Hickory Ridge HS, 2023
Athletic at 5-foot-7, 145 pounds.  Flat through the zone with consistent bat speed and barrel feel.  Loose setup and load with a leg kick.  Aggressive stride.  Attacks the ball with the barrel.  Max exit velocity at 89.2mph.  Solid actions at shortstop with trust in his hands.  Ran a 7.15 sixty.  

Malik Wood, OF, Charlotte Country Day, 2023
Lean with a high waist at 6-foot, 170 pounds.  Balanced stance.  Small stride.  Direct path.  Average to above bat speed.  Barrels were consistent.  Exit velo peaked at 86.9mph.  Ran a 7.05 in the sixty.

Manuel Izarra, C, Butler HS, 2023
Thick, agile lower half and strength present at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds.  Switch hitter was more natural from the right side, working for extension with average to above bat speed and barrel awareness.  Strength present at contact.  Exit velocity peaked at 90.8mph.  Natural lift and hit one ball 341’.  From the left side the swing cuts across some, but the exit velocity is similar when on the barrel.  Behind the dish, there is solid bend in the hips.  Easy exchange and release.  Trust in his arm, showing accuracy.  Release speed from the crouch at 76mph.  Pop times at 2.05 - 2.20.

Micah Laney, OF, Porter Ridge HS, 2023
Average frame, thin, at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds.  Left handed hitter.  Small stride.  Direct path.  Flat.  Hands worked.  Whippy through contact.  Gap to gap approach.  Max exit velocity at 84.1mph.

Jake Little, OF, Trinity HS, 2023
Length present at 6-foot-2, 165 pounds.  Ran a 7.05 on the laser and showed excellent carry at 85mph out of the hand from the OF.  Open and tall from the left side.  Small leg kick and glides onto the front side.  Works for extension.  Flat.  Whippy through contact.  Max exit velocity of 93.2mph.

Wyatt Stanley, 1B/OF, Southwest Guilford HS, 2023
6-foot-1, 200 pounds.  Left handed hitter showed whip with good bat speed.  Small leg lift and average stride.  Strong against the front side.  Excellent hip movement.  Works for extension.  Pull gap emphasis with strength on the barrel.  Exit velocity peaked at 93.8mph with an average of 86.5mph, showing solid barrel feel.