Quick Hitters: Team Carolina Trials - Raleigh Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

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On Wednesday June 1st PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at DPC in Clayton, NC. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like NC/SC Border Battle, PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2023-2027 grad classes. 

The Day began with players running a laser timed 60 along with having jumping metrics recorded by Swift Technology. Position Players then took batting practice on the field with Trackman recording ball flight data. After BP, catchers, infielders and outfielders went through a defensive evaluation. The day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight data. 

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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Quick Hitters

Mason Moffett, 2B/OF, 2023

6-foot-1, 165-pound frame with room to add strength. Has feel for his barrel lining balls to both sides of the field. Short path to the ball with his barrel staying through the zone. Top exit velocity at 90.7 mph. Ran a 7.03 laser timed 60. 

Alex Blackmon, C/2B, 2023

Strength in a 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame. Hit balls off the barrel working through the middle and to his pull side. Ball off his bat reached 89.4 mph. Hands have strength with a mostly flat swing path.

Dylan Kelly, C/1B, 2023

6-foot, 190-pound build. Consistently hit balls off the barrel working to both gaps. Top exit velocity at 94.5 mph with an average EV of 88.4 mph. Hands are quick with strength. Barrel is short to the ball and stays through the zone. Quick, clean transfers with an accurate arm to second base that topped at 76 mph. Hands work with some ease when receiving. 

Nathan Bunch, 1B/RHP, 2024

6-foot-3, 210-pound frame. Hands have quickness and strength. Hit balls hard to his pull side during BP, top exit velocity at 92.9 mph with a max distance of 357ft. Quiet barrel in the load, short to ball with some lift to the swing path. 

Will Hicks, SS/3B, 2025

Athletic frame at 5-foot-10, 155-pounds with room to add strength. Balanced swing with quick hands. Flat swing path with a line drive approach working through the middle of the field. Top exit velocity at 91.2 mph with an average EV of 88.4 mph. Arm topped at 83 mph on the infield. 

Riley Treadaway, RHP/SS, 2024

5-foot-10, 165-pound build. Worked through the middle of the field and to the opposite field gap. Leg kick load with a quiet barre, direct to ball with his barrel getting extension out front. Hands have strength with his top exit velocity at 94.3 mph. Arm has carry across the diamond topping at 83 mph. 

Coleman McGinnis, C/3B, 2023

Thin, lanky frame listed at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Quick hands with a middle of the field approach. Ball off his barrel topped at 93.1mph. Has arm strength from behind the plate with his throws topping at 78 mph and pop times in the 1.97-2.12 range. 

Jason Parsons JR, C/OF, 2024

Athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 165-pounds with room to fill out. Top exit velocity at 89.3 mph. Legs drive through the swing, uphill path with some quickness to his hands, works mostly to his pull side. Arm topped at 80 mph from behind the plate with pop times in the 2.00-2.19 ragne. 

Chase Klingemann, C/SS, 2024

5-foot-10, 155-pound frame. Hands are loose with quickness in a balanced swing. Some lift to the swing path, squaring balls up to his pull side. Ball off his bat topped at 87.6 mph. Arm reached 76 mph from behind the plate with pop times in the 2.03-2.13 range. 

Caden Christman, C/3B, 2024

Strong build at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Balanced swing with a gap to gap approach. Has strength in his hands with an uphill swing path. Top exit velocity at 86.2 mph. Arm reached 77 mph from behind the plate with pop times in the 2.00-2.09 range. Has trust in his hands on the infield. 

Landon Misnick, SS/RHP, 2025

5-foot-9, 145-pound frame with room for maturation ahead. Switch hitter. Balanced from both sides with a middle of the field approach. Fluid with his barrel getting extension through the middle of the field. Currently more pop from the left side. Top exit velocity at 83.8 mph.