Quick Hitters: Team Carolina Trials East - Pitchers
July 14, 2023
On Thursday July 6th PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. 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 2024-2027 grad classes.
The day began with players running a laser timed 60 followed by BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After BP, catchers, outfielders and infielders went through a defensive evaluation. The day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight 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 - Pitchers
Caleb Renn, LHP, Holly Springs HS, 2027
Average frame at 5-foot-10, 155 pounds. Young and still maturing. Simple delivery. Repeats. Level and on-line. Medium arm swing to a high-¾ slot. Average arm speed that should increase. Fastball at 76-79, 1943rpm. Sink metrics with occasional late, darting run to the arm side. Still adding strength, the run at times is out of the hand and early. Good feel for a change-up with solid arm speed at 68-71, 1578rpm. Similar window to the fastball, fading off the fastball line late. Breaking ball up to 64, 2057rpm.
Chase Rubin, RHP, Home School, 2025
6-foot-1, 155 pounds. Long arm swing. Loose. Over-the-top. Average arm speed. Fastball at 75-77, 2064rpm. Heavy run out of the hand. Over 15in of total arm side action with 2:00pm spin tilt at release. Secondary stuff still maturing. Breaking ball at 62-64, 2039rpm. Showed some feel for his change-up at 65-71.
Cade Atkins, RHP, North Surry HS, 2026
Average build at 6-foot, 165 pounds. Choppy rhythm. Fights for consistent timing. High front side with some uphill tilt in the shoulders. Closed through balance, landing back on-line. Long arm swing to a high-¾ slot. Average arm speed. Fastball at 83-85, 1705rpm. Sink metric, playing true out of the hand with 12:15 spin tilt at release. Secondary stuff allows fastball to play up. Breaking ball at 70-75, 2030rpm. Working for top to bottom action. Big at times. Slight hump out of the hand, rolling through the zone. Slider with late 10/4 tilt at 75-76, 1985rpm.
Garrett Arnold, RHP, Fuquay-Varina HS, 2024
Physical presence with broad shoulders and strength in the 6-foot-2, 225 frame. Choppy rhythm working to coil around the back hip through balance, uncoiling back to an on-line foot-strike. Long, loose arm swing. Over-the-top release. Fastball at 83-85, 1705rpm. Sink metrics. Ball plays true out of the hand with 12:15 spin tilt at release. Change-up over slider but both should be used to attack hitters. Change-up at 76-77, 1698. Slows the hand a bit. Has run. Slight hump on the breaking ball, working for 10/4 tilt, sitting 71-75, 2030rpm.
Riley Cuddy, RHP, Middle Creek HS, 2026
Thin frame. Length in the limbs. Stands 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. Fights for consistent rhythm. Raw over the bump with better than average arm speed and arm strength. Short arm action gets to a high-¾ slot. Fastball at 83-86, 1976rpm. Heavy sink metrics. Ball remain true with a 1:00 spin tilt at release. Good feel for the change-up at 76-78, 1405. Solid arm speed. Earlier run than that of the fastball. Breaking ball at 73-75, 2183rpm. Short, sweeping action.
Zach Cartrette, RHP, Charham Charter, 2025
Lean and lanky at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds. Athletic delivery. Athletic release. Long arm swing as the hand works back up near the ear. Better than average arm speed with a high-¾ slot. Fastball at 77-80, 2086rpm. Good feel for the changeup with solid arm speed for deception. Change sat 68-70, 1777rpm. Similar window to the fastball. Breaking ball up to 64.5, 2311rpm. 10/4 tilt, hard at times.
Cooper Phillips, RHP, Cleveland HS, 2025
Athletic 6-foot, 170 pounds. Simple and online through the delivery. Medium arm swing to an over-the-top slot. Average to above arm speed. Fastball up to 85.2, 1770rpm with sink metrics and limited run. 1:30 spin tilt at release. Breaking ball used a spike grip creating late, 10/4 tilt that worked with depth and sweep. Chance to create issues for hitters in the zone and with chase location. Curveball at 73-76, 1961rpm.
Carter Moore, RHP, South Johnston HS, 2024
Physical presence an an athletic mover over the rubber at 6-foot-7, 185 pounds. Big frame has to work to stay stable over the rubber but we see improvement each time we see him. Works level and on-line. Some deception with the front side working with slight height above the shoulder. Long arm swing, reaching toward 2B out of the glove. High-¾ slot. Fastball at 82-85, spinning up to 2308rpm. With spin at 1:30 out of the hand, and release point the fastball tends to play up with effective velocity. Breaking ball is early, but shows 10/4 tilt with length over depth. Change-up is still developing but there is good arm speed. Similar window between the fastball and change-up with the change sitting 78-80, 1578rpm.
Brayden Driver, RHP, Corinth Holders HS, 2026
Broad shoulders and physical presence at 6-foot, 190 pounds. Long arm action, plunging out of the glove, working back up to an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed. Fastball up to 78.9, 2095rpm. Fastball has some sink and run attributes with a 1:45 spin tilt at release. Turns the change-up over, getting early run and some length at 70-72, 1573rpm.
Jonah Campbell, RHP, North Brunswick HS, 2026
Average build at 6-foot-1, 165 pounds. Stable over the rubber, working on-line and level. Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed. Fastball plays true out of the hand at 76-79, 1926rpm. Big top to bottom breaking ball. Slight hump out of the hand. Worked 62-65, 2475rpm, peaking at 2557rpm. Potential out pitch as the hands continue to grow and the arm speed continues to improve. Early action on the slider with 10/4 tilt, spinning up to 2561rpm at 65.4mph.
Jay Polite, RHP, Myers Park HS, 2024
Athleticism present at 5-foot-11, 175 pounds. Long arm swing, reaching back out of the glove working to an over-the-top slot. Ball turns early as the arm is cocking. Fastball peaked at 85.3, 1664rpm. Curveball was tight with late break at 73-76, 2224rpm. Length over depth.
Sawyer Smith, RHP, North Myrtle Beach HS (SC), 2026
North Carolina commit. Athletic presence and build with twitch present. Stands 6-foot-1, 170 pounds. Raw delivery with a stable head. Fighting for consistent rhythm. Athlete, still pounded the zone. Short arm action, loading the scapular with the ball and hand turned early through the cocking phase. Over-the-top slot. Quick arm. Fastball up to 83.8, 2188rpm. Some ride and run. Hard, tight breaking ball with 10/4 action at 73-75, 2144rpm. Showed feel for the change-up with solid arm speed, working 76-77, 1959rpm.
Parker Reavis, RHP, Carolina Forest HS (SC), 2026
Thin and still maturing at 5-foot-9, 125 pounds. Good arm strength for his age and size. Should see big jumps as he continues to mature. Athletic arm through an over-the-top slot. Good arm speed. Around the zone with 3 pitches. Fastball at 80-82, 1994rpm. Some ride with solid run. 12:30 spin tilt at release. 10/4 tilt to the breaking ball, peaking at 70.3, 1858rpm. Similar window and spin tilt on the change-up, vs. the fastball, sitting 74-76, 1643rpm.
Cowan Myers, RHP, Millbrook HS, 2024
Youthful frame that still has a lot of maturation ahead. Stands 6-foot, 175 pounds. Fastball at 79-81, 1878 with good ride out of the hand. Potential for the fastball to play up when elevated in the zone. 12:15 spin tilt on the fastball. Slightly closed through balance. Solid rhythm. Works back to an on-line foot-strike. Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot. Solid arm speed. Breaking ball has 11/5 tilt. A bit erratic, sitting 63-66, 2101rpm. Potential to develop good depth.