Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: Preseason All-State Central Underclass Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Saturday February 11th, PBR of North Carolina hosted its final Preseason All State Event of 2023 at the spacious Diamond Xtreme Facility in Kernersville, NC.  The Preseason All State Events have become the premier winter event in NC featuring some of the top talent from across the state. The events feature players from the 2023-2026 grad classes.

The event began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting advanced data. Once the pitchers were done the position players ran a laser timed 30. After the running outfielders and infielders went through a defensive evaluation. The night concluded with players taking batting practice in the open cage with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. 

 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 - Underclass Pitchers


Jake Hunter, RHP, Uwharrie Charter Acad, 2026
Lanky, young frame at 6-foot-2, 150 pounds. Athletic arm and over-the-top slot.  Length in the arm through the release with above average arm speed.  Fastball up to 81.5, 1997rpm with solid ride and run through the zone. Good feel for the change-up at 72-74, 1682rpm.

Sebastian Rodriguez, RHP, Grimsley HS, 2025
Average build, standing 5-foot-11, 157 pounds. Long arm swing with a reach out of the glove. Solid arm speed. High-¾ slot. Fastball at 80-83, 1882rpm. Average ride and run. Top to bottom breaking ball with a hump at release, sitting 68-70, 2048rpm.

Brady Armfield, RHP, Southwestern Randolph, 2026
Average build at 6-foot, 160 pounds.  Projection left. Long, loose arm swing through a ¾ slot. Fastball up to 78, 2079rpm with sink metrics. Turns the change-up over creating early run. Shows good feel for the change.

Greyson Jones, RHP, West Forsyth HS, 2026
Thin build at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds. Cut the fastball at 77-79, 2348rpm. Good offspeed offerings with a tight, late curveball at 66-68, 2431rpm. Long, loose arm.  Athletic release. Showed feel and pitch-ability. Poised for quick jumps as he adds strength and size to the frame.

Logan D’Amico, RHP, Marvin Ridge HS, 2026
Average build with athleticism present at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds. Long arm swing, landing on-line to slightly open at times.  ¾ to low-¾ slot.  Whippy release.  Fastball peaked at 88, 2151rpm, showing heavy run out of the hand. Slider has length with sweepy action.

Trevor Friend, RHP, Wake Forest HS, 2026
Long, thin frame with length in the limbs. Stands 6-foot-3, 165 pounds. Fastball up to 78.9, 2141rpm. Some ride and run. Short arm action, working through some stiffness to a ¾ release. Sits on the backside out of balance. 

Chase Kiker, RHP, Metrolina Christian, 2026
Strength present at 5-foot-11, 171 pounds. Fastball has solid ride at 84-86, 2377rpm. Slider and curveball has similar movement metrics with more length than depth, ranging 70-73, 2500rpm.  Works with pace and intent. Attacked the zone with entire arsenal.

Zane Culler, RHP, Forsyth Country Day, 2026
Athletic frame. Stands 6-foot-2, 180 pounds. Medium arm swing with some effort out of the glove. High front side.  Over-the-top release. Fastball has run, up to 81, 2160rpm. Change-up mimics fastball with heavy run out of the hand. Slider has sweep with an early hump out of the hand, showing advanced length.

Seth Tickel, RHP, Rocky Mount Academy, 2025
Thick frame with strength and quickness present at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds. Long arm swing, reaching out of the glove. Laid off hand through the cocking phase, still creating above average arm speed. High-¾ slot. Arm strength present. Fastball at 84-87, 2102rpm with solid ride through the zone. 10/4 tilt on the breaking ball.  Early 10/4 tilt spinning up to 2167rpm.

Noah Rhoades, LHP, Holly Springs HS, 2026
Defined strength in the lower half with athleticism present at 5-foot-11, 185 pounds. Choppy rhythm in the delivery with a hand pump, but from balance, created solid lines and repeated with level shoulders and a long arm swing to a high-¾ slot. Solid arm speed.  Strike thrower with feel for each pitch. Fastball up to 84.2, 1762rpm. Some run with sink metrics. Slider is hard and late with length at 73-75, 1805rpm.

Jack Brodeur, RHP, CE Jordan HS, 2025
Physical presence with broad shoulders and strength present at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds. Sits on the backside with some rotation over the front side through release.  High front side.  Average to above arm speed. Good intent. Fastball at 84-86, 2266rpm. Heavy run, working out of the hand. Good feel for the change-up, turning it over out of the hand with heavy run as well. Flashed a tight slider at 68-72, 2335rpm.

Justin Davis, RHP, Apex HS, 2025
Thick, strong lower half at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. Fastball up to 85, 2481. Showed feel for a slider with late, 10/4 tilt at 73-75, 2625rpm. Choppy rhythm to the delivery. Long arm swing.  Over-the-top slot.  Average to above arm speed. Head and front side can clear the front side early.

Austin Federspiel, RHP, East Forsyth HS, 2026
Physical presence with broad shoulders at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds. Long arm swing, turning the ball early through the cocking phase. Over-the-top slot. Creates down hill angle. Average to above arm speed. Fastball at 84-86, 1962rpm. 

Carson Mentlewski, RHP, Rolesville HS, 2026
Thick frame at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds. Some effort through the delivery, sitting on the backside and working with a high front side for deception.  Over-the-top slot.  Arm strength over arm speed. Fastball peaked at 83.7, 2031rpm. 


Clay Rosser, RHP, Grimsley HS, 2025
Thin, young frame at 6-foot-2, 164 pounds. Long, easy arm swing, turning the ball slightly early through the cocking phase. Over-the-top release.  Average arm speed. Fastball up to 81.1, 2274rpm. Big breaking ball with 11/5 tilt at 64-66, 2399rpm. Sharp at times with depth. As he adds strength, breaking ball has out pitch potential.

Davis Cook, RHP, Grimsley HS, 2025
Average 6-foot, 150 pound build. Long arm action, turning the ball early through an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed. Fastball up to 80.8, 2088rpm.