Team Carolina Trials - East: Quick Hitters - Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Wednesday July 6th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University for the Team Carolina Trials - East. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like, PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2023-2026 grad classes.

The Day began with players running a laser timed 60 along with having jumping metrics recorded by Swift Technology. Position Players then took batting practice on the field with Trackman recording ball flight data. After BP, catchers, infielders and outfielders went through a defensive evaluation. The day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight data. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Look for more information to follow in the coming days. 

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Quick Hitters

 

Brandon Benkovics, C/3B, 2025

Sturdy build at 5-foot-9, 175-pounds. Lined balls through the middle of the field during his BP roundsd. Peak exit velocity at 87.1 mph. Direct path to the ball with his barrel working mostly flat through the zone. Has arms strength from behind the plate with his throws topping at 77 mph. 

Parker Cato, OF, 2024

5-foot-11, 160-pound athletic frame with room to fill out in the coming years. Left hand hitter. Hands are quick, keeps his barrel through the zone, balanced throughout the swing. Worked through the middle and to his pull side with the ball off his bat reaching 93.1 mph, average EV at 86.1 mph. Arm reached 84 mph from the outfield. 

Will Eichler, 3B, 2025

Strength in a 6-foot, 160-pound frame. Hit a ton of balls off the barrel working to both gaps in BP. Hands have strength, controls the barrel keeping in through the zone, stays balanced using a line drive approach. Top exit velocity at 90.2 mph with an average EV of 84.7 mph. 

Cameron Guentensberger, OF, 2024

5-foot-10, 165-pound frame. Squared balls up to both sides of the field during BP. Top exit velocity at 89.9 mph with an average EV of 81.8 mph. Hands have quickness,  flat swing path, barrel gets extension through the middle of the field. 

Mason Hughes, SS, 2024

5-foot-11, 155-pound athletic frame with room for maturation ahead. Impressed in the box and on the infield during the workout. The left hand hitter is athletic in the box with a fluid stroke. Loose, fast hands, keeps his barrel through the zone with better than average bat speed. Top exit velocity at 92.9 mph with an average EV of 84.4 mph. Fluid actions on the infield with trust in his hands. 

Carter Johnson, 3B, 2023

6-foot-3, 190-pound frame. Worked mostly to center and left center during his BP rounds. Top exit velocity 93 mph. Simple, balanced swing with quickness to his hands. 

Gunner Jordan, 1B/3B, 2024

Strength in a 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. Posted the top exit velocity of the event at 97.9 mph. Hands are quick with strength, flat barrel path through the zone working gap to gap. 

Jabari Lee, C/OF, 2024

6-foot, 170-pound frame. Has arm strength from the outfield with his throws topping at 89 mph. Middle of the field approach in BP, hands are quick with his peak exit velocity recorded at 89.3 mph. 

Wyatt Lytle, C/3B, 2026

Lanky frame at 6-foot, 170-pounds with room to fill out in the coming years. Gap to gap approach with his top exit velocity at 86.4 mph. Hits with a sturdy base, hands have quickness and strength, barrel gets extension out front. Arm topped at 70 mph from behind the plate. 

Bryce Marsh, OF, 2026

5-foot-9, 150-pound build. Worked through the middle of the field during his BP rounds. Hands have strength and quickness. Direct path to the ball with his top exit velocity at 82.8 mph. 

Thomas McNally, OF, 2024

Strength in a 6-foot-1, 171-pound frame. Hands are strong, keeps his barrel inside the ball working mostly to center and the opposite field. Ball off his bat peaked at 92.8 mph. 

Jacob Michalek, SS, 2024

6-foot, 178-pound build. Hit several balls off the barrel working to both sides of the field. Peak exit velocity at 90.2 mph with an average EV of 82.5 mph. Hits with a sturdy base, hips turn through the ball with quick hands and his barrel staying through the zone. 

Roger Parker, OF, 2024

5-foot-10, 165-pound frame. Lined balls to his pull side during his BP rounds. Top exit velocity at 92.9 mph with an average EV of 85.5 mph. Strong hands, flat swing path with his barrel getting length out front. 

Lucca Pascarella, C/OF, 2024

6-foot, 160-pound frame. Left hand hitter. Quick hands with some lift to the swing path, top exit velocity at 92.5 mph working mostly through the middle and to his pull side. Arm topped at 79 mph from behind the plate. 

Dylan Pasternak, 2B/SS, 2024

5-foot-10, 155-pound frame. Worked to both sides of the field during his BP rounds with his top exit velocity at 95 mph. Short path to the ball with quick hands, barrel stays through the ball. 

Spencer Perez, OF/3B, 2023

Strength in a 5-foot-8, 170-pound frame. Peak exit velocity at 93.4 mph. Gap to gap approach with some lift to the swing path. Arm topped at 84 mph from the outfield. 

Colin Pritt, 3B/1B, 2024

5-foot-11, 200-pound build. Made hard contact to the opposite field during BP with his top exit velocity at 95 mph with an average EV of 86.4 mph. Strong hands, barrel stays inside and through the ball with feel for the barrel. 

Brayden Schear, IF, 2024

Lanky frame at 6-foot-1, 172-pounds. Worked mostly to the left center gap with his top exit velocity at 93 mph.Fast hands with lift to the swing path with his barrel getting extension out front. 

Max Perry, SS/3B, 2024

6-foot-1, 165-pound frame. Hit balls off the barrel to center and left center. Top exit velocity at 88.5 mph with an average EV of 84.2 mph. Has feel for the barrel, direct path with his barrel working flat through the zone. Solid actions on the infield. 

Charlie Vestal, 1B/OF, 2023

Large frame at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds. Left hand hitter. Worked mostly through the middle and to the opposite field during BP. Balanced swing with his barrel working flat through the zone. Peak exit velocity at 86.6 mph with an average EV of 81.6 mph. 

Ethan Wienand, OF, 2023

Strong build at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Hit balls off the barrel to both gaps with his  top exit velocity recorded at 95.3 mph. Relaxed hands with quickness through the zone, barrel gets length through the middle of the field. Arm reached 86 mph from the outfield. 

Dean Williams, OF/SS, 2023

Athletic frame with room to add strength at 5-foot-11, 155-pounds. Hands have quickness with his barrel staying through the zone and getting length through the middle of the field. Hit balls off the barrel to both gaps in BP with his top exit velocity at 90.9 mph.

Ian Williams, OF, 2025

5-foot-8, 135-pound frame with room for maturation ahead. Left hand hitter. Quick hands with lift to the swing path working through the middle of the field. Peak exit velocity at 83.3 mph. Fluid actions in the outfield.