Statistical Breakdown: Preseason All State II


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Sunday March 21st  PBR NC hosted its second of two Preseason All State events at Fleming Stadium in Wilson, NC.  The Preseason All State Showcase is the top winter event in the state. With the public high school season being pushed back due to Covid the event was able to move outdoors with it being held later in the year than normal. 62 of the top players from across the state participated in the event. There were lots of good numbers posted on the windy day. 

Pitchers started the day throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with cameras rolling and Trackman gathering ball flight data. After bullpens position players ran a laser timed 60, followed by a defensive evaluation and offensive evaluation.  During live BP, TrackMan was able to gather ball flight information off the bat.  

Throughout the workout, PBR scouts were taking metrics on players while evaluating their complete skill set.  Today we take a look at each category as well as the leaders in those categories.  As we continue to dive into all of the information gathered, players will receive a full evaluation and the PBR staff will put together top prospect lists from the event.


Preseason All State II by the Numbers
  • 62 players went through the workout
  • 10 players recorded sub-7 60s on the laser
  • 5 Infielder arm peaked at 85 mph or better across the diamond
  • 3 outfield arms topped at 87 mph or higher
  • 5 catcher arms peaked at 75 mph or better
  • 11 players posted exit velocities of 95 mph or higher
  • 376’ was the longest ball hit
  • 89 mph was the top Fastball velocity
  • 13 pitchers had Fastballs peak at 85 mph or better
  • 2476 rpm was the top Fastball spin rate
  • 2743 was the top Curveball spin rate

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stats from the workout

Statistical Analysis

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start the day. The 60 was ran on a natural surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Hayden Henry NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 6.78
2 Nehemiah Drew NC Southeast Raleigh Magnet 2023 OF 6.82
3 Trent Murchison NC Jacksonville 2022 OF 6.90
^ Matthew McCray NC Croatan 2022 SS 6.90
4 Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 6.94
5 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 6.96
^ Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 6.96
^ Aidan Rice NC Riverside 2022 SS 6.96
^ Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 6.96
6 Langston Rupert NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 OF 6.98
7 Anderson Nance NC Morehead 2024 RHP 7.00
8 Conner Marren NC New Hanover 2023 SS 7.01
9 Cameron Richey NC Southern Lee 2024 OF 7.03
^ Jake Barbour NC Pro5 Academy 2023 SS 7.03
^ Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 7.03
10 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 7.08

TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Ryker Galaska NC JH Rose 2021 C 100.5 mph
2 Gus Shelton NC Randleman 2022 1B 100.4 mph
3 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 99.8 mph
4 Owen Black NC Gates County 2023 3B 98.1 mph
5 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 97.8 mph
6 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 97.6 mph
7 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 97.4 mph
8 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 96.5 mph
9 Asher Lyerly NC Middle Creek 2024 RHP 95.6 mph
10 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 95.5 mph

TRACKMAN MAX DISTANCE (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the distance each hit travels, if in fair territory.  Below are the top max distances produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Gus Shelton NC Randleman 2022 1B 376 ft
2 Owen Black NC Gates County 2023 3B 368 ft
3 Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 363 ft
4 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 356 ft
5 Ryker Galaska NC JH Rose 2021 C 355 ft
6 Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 355 ft
7 Tucker Mueller NC New Hanover 2022 C 350 ft
8 Langston Rupert NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 OF 350 ft
9 Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 349 ft
10 Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 346 ft

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

nfielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.  Coaches are working to evaluate rhythm, footwork, hands, exchanges, arm action, accuracy, and carry.  To measure arm strength PBR Scouts utilize a radar gun.  Below are the top posted positional velocities from the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 86
^ Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 86
^ Chace Chaplin NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 86
2 Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 85
^ Aidan Rice NC Riverside 2022 SS 85
3 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 84
4 Michael Venditti NC Middle Creek 2022 SS 83
^ Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 83
5 Langston Rupert NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 OF 82
^ Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 82
^ Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 82
6 Asher Lyerly NC Middle Creek 2024 RHP 81
^ Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 81
^ Matthew McCray NC Croatan 2022 SS 81
7 Landon Sykes NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 80
^ Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 80
^ Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 80
^ Conner Marren NC New Hanover 2023 SS 80
8 Connor Peschel NC Fred T Foard 2022 SS 79
^ Hunter Greear NC Northwest Guilford 2023 3B 79
^ Hunter Atkins NC Randleman 2023 3B 79
^ Charlie Lytle NC Middle Creek 2023 RHP 79
^ Boone Herman NC Hickory 2023 3B 79
^ Anderson Nance NC Morehead 2024 RHP 79
^ Lucca Pascarella NC Cape Fear 2024 C 79
9 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 78
^ Gus Shelton NC Randleman 2022 1B 78
^ Owen Black NC Gates County 2023 3B 78
^ Riley Treadaway NC DH Conley 2024 RHP 78
10 Jake Barbour NC Pro5 Academy 2023 SS 77
^ Nicholas Lundquist NC Reagan 2022 C 77
^ Brady Williams NC Currituck County 2024 2B 77
^ Travis Harris NC Kerr-Vance Academy 2023 RHP 77

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  Scouts are also working to see exchange, arm path, carry, and accuracy.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Trent Murchison NC Jacksonville 2022 OF 88
2 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 87
^ Langston Rupert NC Hickory Grove Christian 2024 OF 87
^ Alex Naylor NC North Davidson 2023 OF 87
3 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2023 C 84
4 Yates Sikes NC Home School 2023 OF 83
5 Brady Williams NC Currituck County 2024 2B 82
^ Sawyer Black NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 82
^ Jake Mathis NC PRO5 Baseball Academy 2024 OF 82
^ Nehemiah Drew NC Southeast Raleigh Magnet 2023 OF 82
6 Nick Ham NC Apex Friendship 2024 RHP 81
7 Hayden Henry NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 80
^ Jackson Niedel NC Durham Academy 2022 RHP 80
8 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 77
9 Parker Cato NC Heritage 2024 OF 76
10 Stephon Wright NC Weddington 2022 C 75

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  Scouts again are looking for a quick, clean transition to the release as well as carry and accuracy on the throw.  For catchers, evaluators will put a stopwatch on the “pop time” or the time the ball hits their glove to the time the ball hits the MIF’s glove at 2B.  Coaches can also time the transition from when the ball hits the catchers glove to when he is able to release his throw.  PBR scouts add the radar gun to put a number on the arm strength out of the crouched position.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ryker Galaska NC JH Rose 2021 C 2.07-2.18
2 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 2.08-2.25
^ Tucker Mueller NC New Hanover 2022 C 2.08-2.25
3 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2.11-2.18
4 Nicholas Lundquist NC Reagan 2022 C 2.14-2.26
5 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 2.15-2.40

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 79
2 Tucker Mueller NC New Hanover 2022 C 77
^ Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 77
^ Ryker Galaska NC JH Rose 2021 C 77
^ Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 77
3 Karson Knox NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2023 C 76
4 Brendan Fulcher NC Central Cabarrus 2024 3B 75
5 Nicholas Lundquist NC Reagan 2022 C 74

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 89.1 mph
2 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 87.6 mph
3 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 87.0 mph
4 Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 86.9 mph
5 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 86.6 mph
6 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 85.6 mph
7 Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 85.4 mph
8 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 85.3 mph
9 Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 85.1 mph
10 Aidan Rice NC Riverside 2022 SS 84.9 mph

*Two pitchers did not have their TrackMan info upload properly into PBR:
Jimmy Lovelace, RHP, Wake Forest HS, 2023  -- FB up to 87
Luke Cannon, RHP, North Lenoir HS, 2023 -- FB up to 85

We hope to have the full data from their bullpens uploaded soon.

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Connor Peschel NC Fred T Foard 2022 SS 2577 rpm
2 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 2476 rpm
3 Owen Black NC Gates County 2023 3B 2399 rpm
4 Aidan Rice NC Riverside 2022 SS 2396 rpm
5 Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 2386 rpm
6 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 2337 rpm
7 Luke Cannon NC North Lenoir 2023 RHP 2300 rpm
8 William Sword NC Thales Academy 2022 RHP 2258 rpm
9 Danny Staley NC Walkertown 2022 1B 2229 rpm
10 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 2221 rpm

Max Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 2743 rpm
2 Jackson Niedel NC Durham Academy 2022 RHP 2588 rpm
3 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 2563 rpm
4 Connor Peschel NC Fred T Foard 2022 SS 2513 rpm
5 Matthew McCray NC Croatan 2022 SS 2426 rpm
6 Travis Harris NC Kerr-Vance Academy 2023 RHP 2391 rpm
7 Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 2387 rpm
8 Charlie Lytle NC Middle Creek 2023 RHP 2307 rpm
9 Owen Black NC Gates County 2023 3B 2291 rpm
10 Jordan White NC West Stokes 2021 RHP 2270 rpm