Team Beast NC Scout Day: Quick Hitters - Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Saturday August 6th PBR of NC was at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, NC hosting the Last Chance Summer ID and a Scout Day with Team Beast NC. Players in attendance ranged from the 2023-2026 grad classes. 

The day began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After the bullpens, position players ran a laser timed 60 using Swift Technology then taking BP on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight information. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Click Here to see the full roster and stats

Quick Hitters - Position Players

Alexander Blankenship, 2B, 2025

5-foot-10, 120-pound frame. Lined balls to both gaps during his BP rounds. Relaxed hands with his barrel working flat through the zone. Top exit velocity at 78.6 mph. 

Brent Avery, 1B, 2023

Strength present in a 6-foot-2, 200-pound build. Posted a top exit velocity of 94.8 mph with an average EV of 83.9 mph. Balanced swing, hands are strong with a short path to the ball, barrel gets length through the middle of the field. 

Kayleb Wray, 1B, 2024

Lanky frame at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Squared some balls up to the left center gap during his BP rounds. Quick hands with his barrel working slightly uphill through the zone. Peak exit velocity at 91.4 mph. 

Mannix Crawford, SS/2B, 2024

5-foot-4, 135-pounds. Flat barrel path through the zone using the whole field during his BP rounds. Some quickness to his hands. Peak exit velocity recorded at 81.2 mph.