Statistical Breakdown: Team Carolina & Future Game Trials - Triangle


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Tuesday July 6th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Ting Stadium for the Team Carolina and Future Games Trials which ran in conjunction with the TPA Nationals organizational Scout Day. Players from the 2022-2025 classes took part in the workouts. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluations. Pitchers followed throwing bullpens of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight information. Position players started their workout by running a laser timed 60, followed by BP on the field with Trackman recording ball flight data. Infielders and outfielders finished the day by going through their defensive workout. 

Below we take a look at some of the numbers recorded from players participating in the Team Carolina and Future Games Trials. 

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By the Numbers

  • 15 total players
  • 6.78 was the top 60 time
  • 3 players ran a 7.30 or better on the lasers
  • 4 Infield arms peaked at 77 mph or higher
  • 2 Outfield arms topped at 85 mph
  • 2.05 was the best catcher pop time
  • 74 mph was the top catcher arm velocity
  • 98 mph was the top exit velocity
  • 4 Hitters had exit velocities of 90 mph or higher
  • 368 ft was the longest ball hit
  • 80 mph was the top fastball 
  • 2311 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2428 was the top curveball spin 

Statistical Breakdown

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start their day. The 60 was ran on an artificial surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Jacob Hamrick NC Kings Mountain 2023 OF 6.78
2 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 6.87
3 Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 7.19
4 Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 7.25
5 Ethan Johnson NC East Bladen 2022 2B 7.30
6 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 7.38
7 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 7.54
8 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 7.64
9 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 7.84
10 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 8.40

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 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 98.2 mph
2 Luke Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 C 93.8 mph
3 Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 92.0 mph
4 Jacob Hamrick NC Kings Mountain 2023 OF 90.0 mph
5 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 87.4 mph
6 Ethan Johnson NC East Bladen 2022 2B 87.0 mph
7 Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 85.7 mph
8 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 84.9 mph
9 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 84.3 mph
10 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 82.0 mph

TRACKMAN MAX DISTANCE (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 368 ft
2 Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 346 ft
3 Jacob Hamrick NC Kings Mountain 2023 OF 332 ft
4 Luke Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 C 319 ft
5 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 291 ft
6 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 281 ft
7 Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 268 ft
8 Ethan Johnson NC East Bladen 2022 2B 259 ft
9 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 224 ft
10 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 212 ft

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders 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 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 86
2 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 77
^ Ethan Johnson NC East Bladen 2022 2B 77
^ Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 77
3 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 70
^ CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 70
4 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 69
^ Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 69

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 Jacob Hamrick NC Kings Mountain 2023 OF 85
^ Ryan Hench NC Orange 2023 RHP 85

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 Hunter Huneycutt NC Pinecrest 2023 C 2.05-2.18
2 Luke Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 C 2.13-2.24
3 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 2.21-2.22

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 74
2 Luke Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 C 73
^ Hunter Huneycutt NC Pinecrest 2023 C 73

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 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 85.0 mph
2 Max McGinn NC Greensboro Day School 2024 RHP 80.4 mph
3 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 80.4 mph
4 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 80.2 mph
5 Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 79.2 mph
6 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 78.6 mph
7 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 77.1 mph
8 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 76.0 mph
9 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 74.1 mph
10 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 70.9 mph

**Max McGinn fastball topped at 80.4 mph

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 2311 rpm
2 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 2161 rpm
3 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 2156 rpm
4 Max McGinn NC Greensboro Day School 2024 RHP 2003 rpm
5 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 1939 rpm
6 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 1866 rpm
7 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 1847 rpm
8 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 1803 rpm
9 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 1642 rpm
10 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 1605 rpm

Max Curveball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 2428 rpm
2 Tanner Collins NC Eugene Ashley High School 2022 RHP 2323 rpm
3 Max McGinn NC Greensboro Day School 2024 RHP 2226 rpm
4 Jay Secretarski NC Asheville 2025 SS 2194 rpm
5 Brandon Benkovics NC North Duplin 2025 RHP 2084 rpm
6 Sylas Boris NC Northwest Guilford 2023 SS 1971 rpm
7 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 1944 rpm
8 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 1725 rpm
9 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 1597 rpm
10 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 1270 rpm

**Mac McGinn max curveball spin 2227