Quick Hitters: Rawlings Prospects Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday October 28th at North Raleigh Christian Academy to run the PBR Scout Day with Rawlings Prospects NC, in conjunction with an Open Prospect ID.  The event saw 34 prospects in attendance.  The Rawlings Prospects draw a majority of their roster from the Trinagle Area of the state.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included full ball flight data during live BP, with an exit velocity.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan data included.


By the Numbers:

  • 29 Position Players participated in the offensive and defensive workout
  • 7.58 was the median sixty time
  • 6.09 was the top posted sixty time
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.20
  • 10 hitters posted an exit velocity of 85mph or higher
  • 84 mph off the barrel was the median exit velocity
  • 97 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 85 mph was the top fastball on the night
  • 19 total pitchers threw bullpens


Quick Hitters - Position Players

Isaiah Faulkner, OF/SS, 2022  -  Hits from the left side using a flat barrel path, Hands are quick and will use the whole field. Has pop to his pull side. Posted a 7.07 in the 60. 

Blake Faulkner, C/3B, 2023  -  Lined balls to both gaps during his rounds of BP. Hands are quick with his barrel working short to the ball with some lift out front. Hands are soft on the infield. 

Gage Granata, LHP/OF, 2024  -  Switch hitter with a balanced swing from both sides of the plate. Stays inside the ball with a short stroke. Has a middle of the field approach with slightly more bat speed and barrel feel from the right side. Athletic with a quick arm from the outfield. 

Benjamin Grantham, RHP/1B, 2024  -  Athletic setup at the plate with quickness to his hands. Has strength off the barrel lining balls through the middle and to the left center gap. Better than average bat speed. 

Hayden Hunt, RHP/SS, 2021  -   Quickness is present in a strong, athletic build. Posted the best 60 time on the night at 6.90. Barrel is flat through the zone making hard contact through the middle of the field. 

Jimmy Lovelace, RHP/3B, 2023  -  Bat speed stood out during his BP rounds. Hands are loose with his barrel staying through the zone. Balls have carry off his bat with his top Trackman exit velocity recorded at 96.6 mph. 

Dylan Mason, OF/RHP, 2023  -  Barrel is mostly flat through the zone with above average bat speed. Has strength off the barrel driving balls to center and left center. Accurate arm with carry from the outfield. 

Parker McGraw, 3B/1B, 2021  -  Has quick hands with his barrel working short to the ball and staying through the zone. Consistently found his barrel during BP with above average bat speed. Has pop leaving the yard to left field. 

Lane McLean, 2B/SS, 2022  -  Aggressive approach with hard contact to his pull side. Has lift to his barrel path and went over the wall in left field during BP. Has above average hands on the infield. Posted a 7.29 in the 60. 

Briggs McKenzie, LHP/OF, 2025  -  Handsy swing from the left side of the plate. Uses a line drive approach spraying balls all over the field. Hands have some quickness with barrel feel. Accurate arm from the outfield. 

Zack Mays, OF, 2022  -  Stays inside the ball with a short swing. Found his barrel often in BP lining balls through the middle of the field. Quickness present in a projectable 6-foot-1, 165-pound frame. 60 time recorded at 7.00. 

Dylan Avant, OF/RHP, 2021  -  Quick hands with his barrel getting extension out front. Worked through the middle of the field with better than average bat speed. Accurate arm with some carry from the outfield.