Prep Baseball Report

SC Preseason All-State North: Trackman Pitching Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Saturday January 21st PBR of South Carolina was on hand at The Winthrop Ball Park for our Preseason All-State North Event. The event featured players from the 2023-2028 grad classes.

The day started with BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data followed the defensive evaluations followed by laser timed 60.  Then pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics  to finish the day.

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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Statistical Leaders

Fastball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 87.5 mph
2 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 83.7 mph
3 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 83.2 mph
4 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 83.1 mph
5 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 82.1 mph
6 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 81.9 mph
7 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 81.9 mph
8 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 81.5 mph
9 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 81.4 mph
10 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 81.4 mph

 

Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 86.9 mph
2 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 82.0 mph
3 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 80.4 mph
4 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 79.5 mph
5 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 78.8 mph
6 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 78.7 mph
7 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 78.5 mph
8 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 78.5 mph
9 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 78.2 mph
10 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 77.9 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 2314 rpm
2 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 2245 rpm
3 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 2220 rpm
4 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 2206 rpm
5 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 2187 rpm
6 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 2159 rpm
7 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 2125 rpm
8 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 2124 rpm
9 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 2095 rpm
10 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP 2087 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 2217 rpm
2 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 2150 rpm
3 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 2136 rpm
4 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 2108 rpm
5 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 2096 rpm
6 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 2054 rpm
7 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 2051 rpm
8 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 2024 rpm
9 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 2017 rpm
10 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP 2017 rpm

 

Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Anthony Marano SC Clover High 2026 OF 24.5 in
2 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 20.2 in
3 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 19.1 in
4 Alex Carreiro SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 18.2 in
5 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 17.7 in
6 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 16.8 in
7 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 16.6 in
8 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 16.2 in
9 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 16.2 in
10 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 15.8 in

 

Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 16.3
2 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 14.7
3 Eli Payne SC D.W. Daniel 2026 OF 14.2
4 Harper Bain SC Palmetto 2026 3B 12.9
5 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 12.8
6 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 12.2
7 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 11.3
8 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 11.0
9 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP -10.9
10 Anthony Marano SC Clover High 2026 OF 10.7

 

Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 28
2 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 28
3 Dalton Ligon SC Northwestern 2026 OF 28
4 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 27
5 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 27
6 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 27
7 Eli Payne SC D.W. Daniel 2026 OF 27
8 Justin C. Pendergrass SC Sumter High School 2025 RHP 27
9 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 26
10 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 26

 

Curveball Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 75.5 mph
2 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 73.5 mph
3 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 71.9 mph
4 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 69.7 mph
5 Anthony Marano SC Clover High 2026 OF 69.3 mph
6 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 68.9 mph
7 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 68.8 mph
8 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 68.7 mph
9 Alex Carreiro SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 68.1 mph
10 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 67.8 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 2456 rpm
2 Eli Payne SC D.W. Daniel 2026 OF 2455 rpm
3 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 2304 rpm
4 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 2278 rpm
5 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 2257 rpm
6 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 2178 rpm
7 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS 2178 rpm
8 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP 2176 rpm
9 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 2172 rpm
10 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 2172 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Eli Payne SC D.W. Daniel 2026 OF 2438 rpm
2 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 2401 rpm
3 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 2174 rpm
4 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 2118 rpm
5 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 2111 rpm
6 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 2103 rpm
7 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP 2086 rpm
8 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS 2084 rpm
9 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 2043 rpm
10 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 2000 rpm

 

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP -17.7 in
2 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP -12.3 in
3 Harper Bain SC Palmetto 2026 3B -10.7 in
4 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS -9.8 in
5 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B -9.5 in
6 Alex Carreiro SC Fort Mill 2025 OF -9.0 in
7 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP -8.9 in
8 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP -8.9 in
9 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP -8.5 in
10 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS -8.1 in

 

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP -21.0
2 Eli Payne SC D.W. Daniel 2026 OF -19.6
3 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP -15.6
4 Anthony Marano SC Clover High 2026 OF -15.2
5 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP -14.9
6 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS -14.6
7 Dalton Ligon SC Northwestern 2026 OF -14.2
8 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS -14.2
9 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B -11.7
10 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF -11.3

 

Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Eli Payne SC D.W. Daniel 2026 OF 39
2 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 35
3 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 34
4 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 RHP 34
5 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 33
6 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS 33
7 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 33
8 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 33
9 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 32
10 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 32

 

Slider Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 79.2 mph
2 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 76.8 mph
3 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 75.0 mph
4 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 74.0 mph
5 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 72.0 mph
6 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 71.8 mph
7 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 71.8 mph
8 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 69.1 mph
9 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 68.1 mph
10 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 64.5 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 2396 rpm
2 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 2284 rpm
3 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 2277 rpm
4 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 2218 rpm
5 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 2168 rpm
6 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 2012 rpm
7 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 1962 rpm
8 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 1927 rpm
9 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 1876 rpm
10 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 1849 rpm

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 2299
2 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 2196
3 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 2151
4 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 2130
5 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 1956
6 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 1908
7 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 1838
8 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 1813
9 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 1772
10 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 1725

 

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP -8.9 in
2 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C -8.8 in
3 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 4.6 in
4 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 2.7 in
5 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 2.4 in
6 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 2.2 in
7 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 1.7 in
8 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP -1.5 in
9 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 1.1 in
10 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP -0.3 in

 

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B -17.5
2 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP -16.6
3 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C -16.2
4 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS -10.3
5 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP -4.9
6 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP -4.3
7 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP -3.4
8 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF -0.9
9 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP -0.7
10 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 0.6

 

Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 34
2 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 34
3 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 32
4 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 30
5 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 30
6 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 29
7 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 29
8 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 27
9 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 25
10 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 25

 

Change Up Stats

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 79.8 mph
2 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 78.8 mph
3 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 76.8 mph
4 William Meredith SC Emerald High 2025 LHP 76.5 mph
5 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 75.3 mph
6 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 75.1 mph
7 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 74.7 mph
8 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 74.6 mph
9 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 74.4 mph
10 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 74.1 mph

 

Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 32
2 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 29
3 Alex Carreiro SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 29
4 Cooper DeVries SC Eastside 2027 OF 28
5 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 28
6 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 28
7 Justin C. Pendergrass SC Sumter High School 2025 RHP 27
8 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 27
9 Carver Youngblood SC Hillcrest 2026 OF 26
10 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 26

 

Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 2082 rpm
2 Abram Threats SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 1948 rpm
3 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 1942 rpm
4 Isaiah Ralls SC High Point Academy 2025 3B 1781 rpm
5 Matthew Moore SC Dreher 2023 RHP 1757 rpm
6 Carver Youngblood SC Hillcrest 2026 OF 1741 rpm
7 Justin C. Pendergrass SC Sumter High School 2025 RHP 1725 rpm
8 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 1716 rpm
9 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 1710 rpm
10 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 1708 rpm

 

Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Dalton Ligon SC Northwestern 2026 OF 18.3 in
2 Kaleb Owens SC Easley 2024 RHP 18.3 in
3 Jesse English SC Dutch Fork 2024 RHP 16.2 in
4 Alex Carreiro SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 15.5 in
5 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 15.2 in
6 Brandon Anderson SC Hartsville 2026 OF 15.1 in
7 Anthony Marano SC Clover High 2026 OF 15.0 in
8 Carver Youngblood SC Hillcrest 2026 OF 14.2 in
9 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS 12.6 in
10 Justin C. Pendergrass SC Sumter High School 2025 RHP 12.2 in

 

Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Dalton Ligon SC Northwestern 2026 OF 40.7
2 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 22.5
3 Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 18.6
4 AnTony Shannon SC Lancaster Bruins 2024 SS 18.3
5 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 17.3
6 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 16.4
7 Killion Bennett SC Nation Ford 2024 RHP 16.0
8 Anthony Marano SC Clover High 2026 OF 15.1
9 Beau Hite SC Emerald 2028 SS 13.0
10 Justin C. Pendergrass SC Sumter High School 2025 RHP 12.9