Quick Hitters: Team Carolina Future Game Trials


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
NC Executive Director & Scouting Director

The PBR Future Games is the premier underclass event in the country.  In 2019, the event moved to LakePoint in Emerson, GA where PBR territories worked to put together rosters of the top uncommitted underclass players in the country.  Day 1 saw the position players work out on 1 field for over 320 college coaches.  Days 2 - 4 featured game play with no more than 2 fields a the LakePoint complex going live at any one time. 

Team Carolina is made up of the top uncommitted underclass players from North Carolina and South Carolina.  In 2019, Team Carolina put up huge numbers on the first day workouts and followed that performance by going 2-1 and winning our pod featuring Team Florida, Team Georgia, and Team Alabama.   To date, ten player off the 2019 Team Carolina roster have committed with five of those to Power 5 Conference schools.  You can see the 2019 Team Carolina roster and stories on Team Carolina from the 2019 event HERE.  To see the full event coverage and stats from 2019, CLICK HERE.

On Sunday November 3rd, the next crop of prospects for the PBR Future Games gathered at the beautiful new facility in High Point, NC, BB&T Point.  Players ran through a full pro-style workout.  Position players ran a laser timed 60, went through an offensive workout, and then a defensive workout.  Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen where PBR scouts were able to gather advanced analytics with the F5 PitchLogic Baseball.

Below we take our 1st look at the Team Carolina Future Game Trials with our Quick Hitters.  The Quick Hitters is just a collection of notes from PBR scouts based on initial impressions during the workout.  These are not comprehensive notes and full evaluations are coming soon.  The Quick Hitters is designed to give a taste of all the action that was covered on Sunday.  You can see the full roster from the Team Carolina Future Game Trials, with stats, HERE.

 

Team Carolina Future Game Trials Quick Hitters

 

Lance Phillips, RHP, Green Hope HS, 2023
Projectable frame at 6-foot-3.  Fastball peaked at 80 with run to the arm side.  Secondary stuff should continue to develop as the arm action loosens.

Austin Williamson, 3B/RHP, Lincoln Charter, 2022
Homered to left field during batting practice.  Drives the ball to his pull side with above average bat speed.  Up to 85 on the bump.

CJ Powell, C/3B, Eastern Alamance, 2022
Strength is present with an aggressive approach.  Has uphill leverage working gap to gap with above average bat speed.

Andrew Poon, RHP/1B, Northwest Guilford HS, 2022
Flooded the zone with three pitches, showing command for both a curveball and slider.  Fastball was up to 82 from a loose over-the-top slot with above average arm speed.  In the box, it is a simple approach with a flat path and good barrel feel.

Elijah Jordan, C/OF, Heritage HS, 2022
Switch hitter who made consistent hard contact from both sides.  Has some strength from both sides with a middle to pull approach.

Thomas Bowman, OF, Wesleyan Christian, 2022
Short stroke from the left side.  Quick hands with strength to both gaps. Consistently hit balls on the barrel throughout batting practice.

Isaiah Mack, 3B/SS, Hough HS, 2022
Hit lots of balls on the barrel lining balls to both gaps.  Has some strength with better than average bat speed and barrel feel.

Blake Stotesbury, SS, AC Reynolds HS, 2022
Athletic in box with a gap to gap approach.  Has quickness to his hands and showed the ability to get the barrel to the ball.

Austin Hawke, SS, Reagan HS, 2022
Loose quick hands with a pull approach.  Hands get through the zone and made hard contact during batting practice.

Korbin Pettigrew, SS/OF, Hoggard HS, 2022
Lanky frame with a loose swing.  Gets extension through the zone working gap to gap with better than average bat speed.

Ty Torti, 2B/SS, Cardinal Gibbons, 2022
Switch hitter with a relaxed approach from both sides.  Handsy swing with barrel awareness with more strength to come.