Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: USA Prime Scout Day Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

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On Wednesday June 29th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Williard Stadium on the campus of High Point University for a Scout Day with USA Prime.

The day started with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight information. Following the bullpens, players ran a laser timed 60 using swift technology. Position players then took batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight data. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive workout. 

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

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Aidan Cluskey, LHP, Reagan HS, 2023
Average frame at 6-foot, 185 pounds.  Arm plunges working back to a high-¾ slot.  Average to above arm speed.  10:00 spin at release on the fastball, ranging 77-79 with over 15in of horizontal run.  Worked the bottom of the zone.  Good feel for a change-up at 68-69, 906rpm.  Solid fade and a similar slotting to the fastball, on the change.

Hayden Gentry, RHP, West Wilkes HS, 2026
Young but with solid strength present in a 5-foot-9, 174 pound frame.  Fastball peaked at 80mph.  Long, loose arm swing to an exaggerated over-the-top slot.  Showed solid feel for secondary offerings.  Worked to drop down on fastball and slider, getting to a high-¾ slot.

Austin Federspiel, RHP, East Forsyth HS, 2025
Length and strength present at 6-foot-3, 207 pounds.  Simple delivery, working level.  Long arm swing, loose, with a slight pelvic tilt to clear the over-the-top release.  Ball turns as the arm works to cock.  Slight cross-fire.  Fastball at 83-85.  Breaking ball with early 10/4 tilt topping at 73mph, 2021rpm.

Parker Trexler, RHP, West Forsyth HS, 2025
Lean 6-foot-2, 160 pounds.  Strike thrower with a solid fastball / slider combo.  Short arm action, loading the scapular, working to a high-¾ slot.  Solid arm speed.  Fastball has good ride at 79-82, 1970rpm.  Slider has length, flashing late at times at 68-71, 2058rpm.  Flooded the zone with good feel for the fastball to his arm side.

Brad Tucker, RHP, Mauldin HS, 2024
Lean, straight line build at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds.  Plunges out of the glove using a long arm stroke back to an over-the-top release.  High front side for deception and leverage.  Average to above arm speed.  Fastball at 76-78, showing good ride through the zone.  Flashed feel for the glove side.  Early run, heavy at times on a change-up at 69-70, 1531rpm.  Late, 10/4 tilt on an erratic breaking ball that is raw but shows potential to have depth as it enters the zone.

Payton Webb, RHP, Reagan HS, 2026
Thin and very young frame at 5-foot-9, 125 pounds.  Excellent feel for his offspeed, showing an ability to command and expand with the breaking ball.  Fastball up to 69 and around the zone.  Breaking ball at 60-61, 2077rpm.

Preston Tate, RHP, Calvary Day, 2024
Thin, young, still maturing.  Stands 6-foot, 135 pounds.  Simple and repeats the delivery.  Level, works inline.  Long arm to a high-¾ slot.  Average arm speed.  Strike thrower.  Fastball peaked at 77mph, 2172rpm.  Landed the breaking ball consistently.  10/4 tilt, early action out of the hand.  Spin peaked at 1700rpm.

Josh Hammond, SS/RHP, Westchester Country Day, 2025
Wake Forest commit.  Physical and powerful lower half.  Stands 6-foot-1, 200 pounds.  Delivery is designed to maximize strength and leverage through  high-¾ slot.  Intent to every pitch.  Fastball ranged 87-91, peaking at 2474rpm.  Sink and run with the fastball at a 1:30 spin at release.  Breaking ball was hard at 78 working for downer tilt.  Slider is ahead of curveball, sitting 79-80, spinning in the 2600rpm range.  Slider has depth with 10/4 tilt.  

Jake Smith, LHP, West Stokes HS, 2023
Strength present at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds.  Left hander has feel for three pitches and can manipulate location and shape.  Fastball at 84-85 with late run to the arm side.  Good feel and arm speed on a change-up with some fade but hard, late run at 77-79.  Level through the delivery, the rhythm can be choppy.  Long arm swing to an over-the-top slot.  Better than average arm speed.  

Tate Vogler, RHP, Westchester Country Day, 2024
Physical build with broad shoulders, standing 6-foot-3, 215 pounds.  Level and in-line.  Medium arm swing to an over-the-top release.  Some whip.  Solid arm speed.  Fastball at 81-83.  Sink metrics with slight run and 1:00 spin tilt at release.  Good arm speed on the change-up with some sink at 75-77.  Slider gives him three pitches that he can attack with, sitting 69-70, 2159rpm.