Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: USA Prime ID Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

PBR was on hand at Craven Stadium in Ramseur, NC on Saturday February 13th to organize and run an ID event for USA Prime.  The event, powered by PBR, was a USA Prime ID, allowing players to update their PBR stats as well as allow USA Prime coaches to build their regional and national teams in their program.

The event began with controlled bullpens and was followed by position players running a laser timed 60.  Hitters then went through multiple rounds of BP and worked out at their defensive positions.

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Quick Hitters - USA Prime ID Position Players


Davis Gore, RHP, Asheboro HS, 2023 – Athletic 6-foot-1, 182 pounds.  Medium arm swing to an over-the-top slot with better than average arm speed.  Fastball at 76-82.  Solid arm speed on the breaking ball at 68-70.

Alex Merritt, RHP, High Point Christian Academy, 2024 – Average 6-foot, 162 pound frame with strength present.  Long, loose arm swing to a high-3/4 slot. Front side is early at times creating occasional erratic command.  Fastball at 72-74 with the potential of quick growth coming.  Soft, rolling breaking ball at 64-66.

Mason Phelps, RHP, East Rowan HS, 2025 – Average frame at 5-foot-6, 132 pounds with a lot of maturation ahead of him.  Short, scap loading arm action with a high-3/4 release.  Raw and still growing has better than average arm speed for his age.  Heavy run out of the hand at 75-77.  Breaking ball has tilt with some feel at 67-68.

Ricardo Velez Miles, RHP, Covenant Day School, 2026 – Thin and young at 5-foot-9, 140 pounds.  Long arm swing has some athleticism as it works with ease to an over-the-top slot.  Better than average arm speed for the age.  Fastball at 67-72.  Breaking ball is still maturing, rolling out of the hand at 58-61.

Evan Burroughs, RHP, Watauga HS, 2206 – Thin and young, stands at 5-foot-5, 115 pounds.  Lots of maturation ahead.  Coils the lower half through balance, still working with solid direction.  Long arm swing to a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball at 70-71 with solid arm speed for the age.  Solid feel for his change-up at 65.

Gavin Maines, LHP, Forbush HS, 2024 – Average 5-foot-9, 150 pounds.  Long arm swing with some uphill leverage as the release works through a high-3/4 slot.  Fastball at 73-75.  2/8 tilt that occasionally grew to more sweep in the breaking ball at 63-65.  Showed good feel for all threw pitches.