Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: Team Elite Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Prep Baseball Report was at Heritage HS in Wake Forest, NC to host the PBR Scout Day with Team Elite.  Forty-two players ran through the workout.  Position players ran a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive and defensive evaluation.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens.

PBR scouts were on hand to collect and verify stats as well as capture video on each player.  In the coming week we will dive into the players and numbers posted at the PBR Scout Day.  Today we look at some position players who stood out during their pro-style workout. 

CLICK HERE to see the full roster from the day, along with stats and news from the Team Elite Scout Day.

By The Numbers:

  • 42 total players took part in the scout day
  • 35 players ran the laser timed 60 with a 7.43 median 60 time
  • 36 players went through the offensive workout
  • 84 mph was the median exit velocity off a tee in the offensive testing
  • 14 players posted an exit velocity of 86 mph or higher with 5 above 90 mph
  • 4 Catchers posted an arm velocity of 75 mph or better out of the crouch
  • 6 Catchers flashed at least 1 pop time under 2.10
  • 7 arms worked at 80 mph or better in their bullpens


Quick Hitters-Position Players

Kade Abrisz, C/SS, 2021  --  Short swing with lots of feel for his barrel. Hands are quick with a line drive approach workin gap to gap. Has arm strength from behind the plate and across the diamond. 

Fisher Canaday, 1B/3B, 2023  --  Physical presence in the box at 6 foot 4, 215-pounds. Loose swing, launching balls to left field during his BP rounds. Exit velocity off a tee recorded at 95 mph. 

Holden Cooper, C/SS, 2024  --  Short stroke with his barrel staying flat through the zone. Has looseness to his swing with better than average bat speed. Athletic on the infield, best pop time recorded at 2.08.

Sam Lawson, RHP/3B, 2023  -  Balanced swing with his barrel working level through the zone. Showed better than average barrel awareness making hard contact to his pull side. 

Jaxon Masterson, SS/2B, 2021  --  Loose swing with quick hands and lift to his barrel path. Balanced with a middle of the field approach. Defensive ability stands out each time we see him. Athletic frame with projection ahead. 

James Masterson, 3B/OF, 2022  -  Better than average barrel awareness and bat speed, working to his pull side. Solid actions on the infield with softness to his hands with an accurate arm across the diamond. 

Aidan McAllister, 3B/1B, 2023  --  Has strength to his 6 foot 2, 190-pound frame. Short swing with the ball coming hard off his barrel. Above average hands on the infield, arm has some carry across the diamond. 

Dylan Pasternak, SS/2B, 2024  --  Loose swing with his barrel working short to the ball. Worked to both gaps with better than average barrel awareness. 

Nash Rice, LHP/1B, 2024  --  Quick hands with a flat barrel path. Made hard contact to his pull side during his BP rounds. Has some barrel feel with better than average bat speed. 

Sam Schaeffer, 3B/1B, 2023  --  Loose swing with his barrel getting extension through the zone. Has strength in his swing with above average bat speed. Exit velocity recorded at 91 mph off a tee. 

Jacob Smith, 3B/RHP, 2024  --  Strong frame at 5 foot 10, 160-pounds. Made lots of hard contact throughout his BP rounds. Hands are quick with feel for his barrel. 

Davis Watson, 2B/RHP, 2024  --  Lined balls to his pull side during his BP rounds. Swing has looseness with better with than average barrel feel. Has room to add strength to his frame. 

Dean Williams, SS/RHP, 2023  --  Short swing with a line drive approach. Works gap to gap with a line drive approach. Has fluid actions on the infield. 

John Lucas Alarcon, OF, 2024  --  Quick hands with his barrel working short to the ball. Has feel for his barrel working gap to gap with a line drive approach. 

Charlie Everhard, OF/1B, 2020  --  Made lots of hard contact through the middle and to his pull side. Has above average bat speed from the left side. Exit velocity recorded at 94 mph off a tee. 

Jabin Zimmerman, 1B/RHP, 2022  --  Swing is short using the whole field. Strength is present with the ball coming hard off his barrel. Exit velocity up to 92 mph off a tee.