Prep Baseball Report

State Games Notebook: Region 5 & 6 Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

The 2023 Body Armour State Games of North Carolina features 8 teams, representing 8 regions of the state, competing for the week in Charlotte, NC.  On Monday each team worked out at Tuckaseegee Park, home of Queens University, giving scouts and coaches a quick glimpse at each roster on the field.  Day 2 saw the start of the tournament format with the full day being played at Truist Field, home of the AAA Charlotte Knights.  Day 3 shifted to UNC Charlotte’s Robert & Mariam Hayes Stadium, where the rest of the tournament will play out.  Below our scouting staff gives a brief look at the 2nd day of game play.

PBR Scouts will continue to cover their coverage of the 2023 State Games with a look at some of the top prospects from each Region.  Look for full reports and stats to begin to drop next week, including a detailed look at some of the top players from each region.

State Games Notebook: Game Day 1

State Games Notebook: Game Day 2
State Games Notebook: Game Day 3 



State Games Notebook: Region 3 & 4 Pitcher Analysis



Region 5

Tate Jones, RHP, Williams HS, 2024
Thin frame, still maturing and adding strength, stands 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.  Strike thrower with an aggressive mentality, rarely giving hitters the ability to see the same pitch in the same place throughout an at-bat.  Heavy mix.  Located fastball to both sides and showed an ability to elevate.  Cutter and breaking ball missed barrels.  Change-up has swing and miss characteristics and allows the fastball to play up.  Change-up is a potential out pitch as the fastball grows.  Up temp between pitches.  Good rhythm in delivery.  Long, athletic arm swing.  High-¾ slot.  Fastball at


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