Prep Baseball Report

Team Carolina & Future Game Trials - Triangle: Quick Hitters-Pitchers

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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Quick Hitters- Pitchers

Travis Rhoads, LHP, 2023

6-foot, 175-pound build. Filled up the zone during his pen. Fastball has some down angle flashing feel for both sides of the plate. Fastball topped at 80.35 mph. Located his changeup to his arm side. Changeup has arm side run and he maintains fastball arm speed. Breaking ball has 2/8 shape at 63-68 mph. Clean arm action with quickness through a high ¾ slot. 

Jay Secretarski, RHP, 2025

6-foot, 160-pound build. Athletic on the mound. Arm is loose and quick with a high ¾ release. Fastball has arm side run topping at 80 mph. Breaking ball has small break at 66-69 mph. Better than average feel for his breaking ball. Threw his changeup with fading action for strikes. 

Tanner Collins, RHP, 2022

Frame has room for growth ahead at 6-foot, 175-pounds. Easy effort to his delivery with his fastball topping at 77 mph. Above average feel for his curveball with 11/5 shape at 61-66 mph. Overall, a strike thrower who could see his fastball gain velocity as the body adds strength. 

Drake Della Ratta, RHP, 2024

Athletic with a quick arm. Fastball has some carry through the zone topping at 80 mph. Has feel for his breaking ball that he throws with aggression. Breaking ball has across break. Maintains fastball arm speed on his changeup that has sinking action. 

Max McGinn, RHP, 2024

Lanky frame with room for maturation ahead at 6-foot-5, 175-pounds. Arm has some quickness. Fastball topped at 80.42 mph from a high ¾ slot. Fastball averaged 16.7 inches of Induced Vertical Break. Flashed feel for his changeup that has fade to his arm side. 

Sylas Boris, RHP, 2023

Worked in the zone with three pitches. Arm has quickness with his fastball topping at 85 mph. Chaneup was his best secondary pitch on this day. Changeup has run and sink, throws it with fastball arm speed.