Prep Baseball Report

Team Carolina & Future Game Trials - Triangle: Quick Hitters-Position Players

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 - Position Players

Drake Della Ratta, SS/RHP, 2024

Worked through the middle of the field with a line drive approach. Quiet barrel with a short path to the ball. Ball off his barrel peaked at 82 mph. Athletic defender with solid actions on the infields. Sure hands with an accurate arm.

Jay Secretarski, SS/RHP, 2025

Quickness present in a 6-foot, 160-pound frame. Fluid load with a direct barrel path to the ball. Uses the whole field with above average feel for his barrel. Exit velocity peaked at 85.73 mph. Above average hands on the infield with an accurate arm. Arm is loose and quick. 

Luke Evans, C/3B, 2022

Strong build at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Flat barrel path through the zone driving the ball through the middle of the field. Gets extension out front. Ball off his barrel reached 93.80 mph. Arm velocity peaked at 73 mph to second base. 

Ethan Johnson, 2B/SS, 2022

Relaxed in the box. Short path to the ball with his barrel staying inside the ball. Lined balls through the middle and to right center. Hands have quickness. Better than average hands on the infield with an accurate arm. 

Ryan Hench, RHP/OF, 2023

6-foot-2, 200-pound build. Loose hands, keeps his barrel through the zone with slight lift out front. Stayed gap to gap. Used wood during his BP rounds with his exit velocity peaking at 92.04 mph. Arm is accurate with carry from the outfield.

Sylas Boris, SS/RHP, 2023

Posted a laser timed 60 at 6.87, top infield arm at 86 mph to first base, and the top exit velocity at 98.18 mph. Hands have strength and quickness with feel for his barrel. Barrel is short to the ball with above average bat speed. Drove balls to both gaps during BP. 

Jacob Hamrick, OF/2B, 2023

Thin frame with room for maturation ahead at 5-foot-10, 145-pounds. Balanced in the box with a mostly flat barrel path through the zone. Ball off his barrel reached 90 mph. Arm has accuracy and carry from the outfield. Ran a 6.78 laser timed 60. 

Brandon Benkovics, RHP/C, 2025

Strength present in a 5-foot-9, 160-pound build. Arm reached 74 mph from behind the plate with his best pop time at 2.21. Hands have strength with a middle of the field approach. Direct barrel path wanting to stay inside the ball. 

Ryan Schmitz, OF, 2024

Left hand hitter. Uses a middle to opposite field approach. Barrel stays inside the ball and is mostly level through the zone. Accurate arm from the outfield.