Prep Baseball Report

Statistical Breakdown: Team Carolina Trials Upstate/Rising Stars


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Tuesday, June 20th PBR of South Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina and Rising Stars ID at K3 Sports Academy in Rock Hill, SC. The Team Carolina Trials and Rising Stars ID leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, PBR JR Future Games and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2024-2028 grad classes. 

The event began with A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included running a laser timed 10/30 yard split recorded using Swift Technology, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, a defensive evaluation, and finished with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman.

Below we will look at the statistical breakdown for the event.


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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

 

 

30 YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Jackson Gordon SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 3.88 s
2 Samuel Schwamb SC Catawba Ridge 2025 C 4.00 s
3 John Black SC Northwestern 2026 2B 4.01 s
4 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 4.03 s
5 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 4.04 s
6 Brady Smouse SC Blue Ridge 2025 SS 4.06 s
7 Mac Morris SC Wade Hampton 2027 SS 4.09 s
8 Chance Weathersbee SC Fox Creek High 2025 C 4.14 s
9 Brayden Brogdon SC Rock Hill High 2027 OF 4.23 s
10 Cody Branham SC Central 2027 C 4.26 s

RISING STARS

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Tymone Abrams SC Newberry 2028 OF 4.07 s
2 Emmanuel Benitez SC Eastside High 2027 3B 4.08 s
3 Luke Turner SC Daniel 2027 RHP 4.20 s
4 Tanner Padgett SC Aiken 2027 SS 4.31 s
5 Cooper Diehl SC Fort Mill 2027 C 4.35 s
6 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 4.46 s
7 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 4.52 s
8 Anthony Seminara SC Hilton Head Christian 2027 1B 4.59 s

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.

TEAM CAROLINA TRIALS AND RISING STARS

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jackson Gordon SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 89.3 mph
2 Brady Smouse SC Blue Ridge 2025 SS 87.9 mph
3 Mac Morris SC Wade Hampton 2027 SS 87.5 mph
4 Preston Smith SC Batesburg Leesville 2026 C 87.5 mph
5 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 87.4 mph
6 Chance Weathersbee SC Fox Creek High 2025 C 86.3 mph
7 Cody Branham SC Central 2027 C 84.2 mph
8 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 83.8 mph
9 Samuel Schwamb SC Catawba Ridge 2025 C 83.6 mph
10 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 83.4 mph

 

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. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 89
2 Brady Smouse SC Blue Ridge 2025 SS 85
3 Mac Morris SC Wade Hampton 2027 SS 83
4 Brayden Brogdon SC Rock Hill High 2027 OF 78
5 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 77
6 John Black SC Northwestern 2026 2B 72
7 Cooper Penfield SC Blythewood 2027 2B 64

RISING STARS

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Emmanuel Benitez SC Eastside High 2027 3B 77
2 Tymone Abrams SC Newberry 2028 OF 74
3 Luke Turner SC Daniel 2027 RHP 71
4 Anthony Seminara SC Hilton Head Christian 2027 1B 68
5 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 66
6 Tanner Padgett SC Aiken 2027 SS 64

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field and center field, making throws to the plate and third base.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Mac Morris SC Wade Hampton 2027 SS 89
2 Jackson Gordon SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 86
3 Brayden Brogdon SC Rock Hill High 2027 OF 82

RISING STARS

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Tymone Abrams SC Newberry 2028 OF 83
2 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 72
3 Ryan Hendricks SC D.W. Daniel 2027 OF 71

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. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Samuel Schwamb SC Catawba Ridge 2025 C 83
2 Chance Weathersbee SC Fox Creek High 2025 C 77
3 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 75
4 Xander Sutton NC Gaston Christian 2026 C 72
5 Cody Branham SC Central 2027 C 71
6 Preston Smith SC Batesburg Leesville 2026 C 70

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Samuel Schwamb SC Catawba Ridge 2025 C 1.90-2.00
2 Chance Weathersbee SC Fox Creek High 2025 C 1.95-2.04
3 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 1.95-2.10
4 Xander Sutton NC Gaston Christian 2026 C 2.01-2.20
5 Cody Branham SC Central 2027 C 2.08-2.20
6 Preston Smith SC Batesburg Leesville 2026 C 2.14-2.26

RISING STARS

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Emmanuel Benitez SC Eastside High 2027 3B 73
2 Cooper Diehl SC Fort Mill 2027 C 68

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Emmanuel Benitez SC Eastside High 2027 3B 1.98-2.10
2 Cooper Diehl SC Fort Mill 2027 C 2.20-2.36

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 Cole Smith SC Northwestern High 2025 SS 83.9 mph
2 Brayden Brogdon SC Rock Hill High 2027 OF 75.3 mph

RISING STARS

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Charlie Bailey SC Northwestern High 2026 RHP 82.4 mph
2 John Nypaver SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2027 LHP 81.8 mph
3 Luke Turner SC Daniel 2027 RHP 80.0 mph
4 Emmanuel Benitez SC Eastside High 2027 3B 76.9 mph
5 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 74.2 mph
6 Anthony Seminara SC Hilton Head Christian 2027 1B 74.0 mph