Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: Triad Prospect ID - Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was at Forbush High School on Saturday November 21st to host the Triad Prospect ID with Advanced Analytics.  Sixty-two players were involved, running through a full pro-style workout.

The field at Forbush was in immaculate shape, giving the players a good opportunity to show off their skills in the workout setting.  The day started with bullpens and catcher pop times.  As the full roster of position players showed, the pro-style workout began with a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive evaluation and defensive evaluation.  During the live BP, TrackMan was used to track ball flight and provide advanced info on each player.  At the same time, Blast Motion sensors were used to give feedback on each hitters swing path and pre-contact analytics.

During the bullpens, at the outset of the workout, TrackMan was used to track ball flight out of the hand, giving feed back with advanced analytics as well as standard velocity readings.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and full statistical breakdown from the PBR Scout Day.



Quick Hitters - Pitchers


Caleb Cockerham (LHP, West Forsyth HS, 2021) – Loose with quick twitch present.  Big, easy scapular load in the arm swing working to a whippy ¾ slot.  Quick arm.  Fastball up to 81, spinning up to 2523rpm.  Fastball for a strike.  Slider showed flashes of tight, late action, but was early and loose for the most part.  Did spin up to 2538rpm.

Jacob Michalek (RHP, Forsyth Country Day, 2024) – Strike thrower.  Average frame.  Coils in the delivery working to an over-the-top slot.  Rotational throughout.  Showed feel for all 3 pitches.  Body needs to add strength and should with maturity.

Connor Berry (RHP, West Forsyth HS, 2024) – Long arm swing that plunges out of the glove, working back to an over-the-top slot.  Coils the lower half with a loose, early front side action.  Fastball up to 75.  Late, 10/4 action on the breaking ball, showing feel for the zone.  Spins curveball up to 2045rpm.

Dominic Mickle (RHP, West Stokes HS, 2023) – Athletic 5-foot-10, 180 pound frame.  Has looseness and quickness present.  Medium arm swing with the elbow climbing above the shoulder line slightly.  High-3/4 release.  Advanced arm speed.  Fastball peaked at 86.  Late, sharp slider.  Side to side action up to 75 and spinning up to 2424rpm.  Aggressive and worked to attack the zone, showing some feel for all three pitches.

Jacob Dilley (RHP, Watauga HS, 2023) – Average frame.  Long arm swing with the release working out of the sleeve and ear.  Average to above arm speed.  Arm strength over arm speed right now.  Fastball ranged 82-84 with an average spin rate of 2106rpm.  Hard, downer breaking ball.  Short action at 73, spinning up to 2165rpm.

Kyle Wade (RHP, Hough HS, 2023) – Average frame.  Long arm swing, working from a position of strength and an over-the-top release.  Has down angle out of the hand.  Average to above arm speed.  Arm strength over arm speed right now.  Fastball at 79-80.  Advanced change up with run out of the hand and solid arm speed.  Change ranged 73-75.

Cam Wall (LHP, West Forsyth HS, 2022) – Lanky 6-foot-3 build.  Coils at balance, reaching with the arm, creating some body wrap in the arm action.  High-3/4 slot with average to above arm speed.  Around the zone, filling it up the more he threw.  Tough look for left handed hitters.  Fastball up to 78.  Breaking ball was early, but has some length when thrown with sweeping action.

Mason Middleton (RHP, West Stokes HS, 2024) – Big body with broad shoulders at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds.  Stable over the rubber, coiling the front hip through balance.  Long arm swing and strong, over-the-top slot.  Average to above arm speed.  Fastball peaked at 80 with a max spin rate of 2222rpm.  Around the zone with all three pitches.  Breaking ball is big, with action out of the hand, spinning up to 2102rpm.

Sam Odum (RHP, North Davidson HS, 2022) – Big frame at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds.  Plunges out of the glove.  Long arm swing back to an over-the-top slot.  Around the zone.  Average arm speed.  Heavy fastball that has sink to the arm side.  Up to 84, average spin rate of 1769rpm on the fastball.  Early, sweeping breaking ball spun up to 2035rpm, peaking at 72.

William Sword (RHP, Thales Academy, 2022) – Average frame.  Athletic over the rubber.  Strong arm.  Average to above arm speed.  Over-the-top slot.  Creates some angle with the fastball.  Fastball ranged 84-85.  Four pitch mix, showing each for strikes.  Slider has short, late action.  Curveball has a hump out of the hand before working top to bottom through the zone.  Slight hook in the hand on the change-up, but controlled the zone with arm speed.

Travis Harris (RHP, Falls Lake Academy, 2023) – Strength present in a 6-foot-2, 195 pound build.  Long to strong arm swing with an over-the-top slot.  Slow rhythm to balance.  Average arm speed.  Strong arm.  Firm ride through the zone on a fastball peaking at 85.  Good arm speed on a short, late slider.  Slider over curveball right now.

Owen Smith (RHP, Northwest Guilford HS, 2023) – Broad shoulders at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds.  Uphill leverage through the delivery.   Arm plunges out of the glove.  Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Average arm speed.  Arm strength is present.  Fastball ranged 80-81 with solid ride through the zone, playing true.  Breaking ball is firm with late, short, 11/5 tilt.  Breaking ball at 66 with 2126rpm.