The Five: 2022 Standouts from PAS West


Matt Payne
North Carolina Director of Scouting

"The Five" is a weekly blog that highlights high-performing athletes from across North Carolina.  PBR Scouts use information gathered from PBR events, PBR Scout Days, and PBR Tournaments to put together the weekly list of five players.

This week “The Five” re-visits PBR North Carolina’s Preseason All-State West event held at Ultimate Performance in Charlotte.  The event featured plenty of talent throughout the day.  Featured this week are five uncommitted standouts from the 2022 Class.  There is plenty of athleticism and versatility on this list and these guys should be fun to watch this spring.

 

The Five

 

 

 

 

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Michael Posse

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Christ School
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Five Star
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(01/26/20)
84 - 86
FB
(01/26/20)
70 - 73
CB
(01/26/20)
77 - 79
CH
(06/07/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
71 - 72
CH
77 - 79
Position
6.89
60-yard
(06/12/19)
79
INF Velo
91
OF Velo
(01/26/20)
94
Exit Velo
(01/26/20)
3.93
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Trackman - Fastball
84.54
Velocity (max)
(06/07/20)
84.43
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/07/20)
2167
Spin Rate (max)
(06/07/20)
2059
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.54
Velo Range
82.22 - 83.96
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.43
Spin Rate (max)
2167
Spin Rate (avg)
2059
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.47
Velocity (max)
(06/07/20)
70.65
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/07/20)
2078
Spin Rate (max)
(06/07/20)
1912
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.47
Velo Range
70.69 - 72.08
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.65
Spin Rate (max)
2078
Spin Rate (avg)
1912
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.56
Velocity (max)
(06/07/20)
79.94
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/07/20)
1994
Spin Rate (max)
(06/07/20)
1595
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/07/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.56
Velo Range
77.05 - 80.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.94
Spin Rate (max)
1994
Spin Rate (avg)
1595
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)




Gus Shelton

Class of 2022 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Randleman
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(05/19/19)
77 - 79
FB
(05/19/19)
64 - 66
CB
(01/26/20)
72 - 74
CH
(01/26/20)
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
76 - 79
CB
64 - 66
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 79
CB
63 - 65
CH
64 - 67
Position
7.31
60-yard
(03/21/21)
81
INF Velo
(05/31/20)
100
Exit Velo
(03/21/21)
4.13
H-1st
(05/31/20)
Position
60-yard
7.31
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
100
Position
60-yard
7.45
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
7.45
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
99
Position
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
98
H-1st
4.13
Position
60-yard
7.62
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Hitting
100.42
Exit Speed (max)
(03/21/21)
92.65
Exit Speed (avg)
(05/31/20)
297
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
378
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
100.42
Exit Speed (avg)
92.58
Distance (avg)
274
Distance (max)
376
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
96.61
Exit Speed (avg)
86.03
Distance (avg)
297
Distance (max)
378
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
95.75
Exit Speed (avg)
92.65
Distance (avg)
215
Distance (max)
334
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
27.30
Hand Speed (max)
(05/31/20)
24.61
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
84.90
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
79.39
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.4
Hand Speed (avg)
22.61
Bat Speed (max)
75.5
Bat Speed (avg)
72.23
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.5
Hand Speed (avg)
24.61
Bat Speed (max)
84.9
Bat Speed (avg)
79.39
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
27.3
Hand Speed (avg)
24.53
Bat Speed (max)
82.5
Bat Speed (avg)
78.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




William Bryant

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Myers Park
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA Futures 2022
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(08/01/20)
88 - 91
FB
(08/01/20)
69 - 74
CB
(01/26/20)
82 - 83
CH
(06/23/20)
74 - 79
SL
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
CH
81 - 83
SL
74 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
CH
81 - 83
SL
74 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
85 - 90
CH
82 - 83
SL
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 83
CB
69 - 74
CH
72 - 75
Position
7.27
60-yard
(06/23/20)
86
INF Velo
(06/23/20)
91
Exit Velo
(06/23/20)
4.06
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.27
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
91
Trackman - Fastball
89.72
Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
86.99
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
2139
Spin Rate (max)
(06/23/20)
2092
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.72
Velo Range
86.78 - 89.72
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.99
Spin Rate (max)
2139
Spin Rate (avg)
2092
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
76.15
Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
73.50
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
2573
Spin Rate (max)
(06/23/20)
2500
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76.15
Velo Range
74.9 - 76.15
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.5
Spin Rate (max)
2573
Spin Rate (avg)
2500
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.27
Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
80.61
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
2067
Spin Rate (max)
(06/23/20)
2058
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.27
Velo Range
81.55 - 82.93
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.61
Spin Rate (max)
2067
Spin Rate (avg)
2058
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
95.63
Exit Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
87.49
Exit Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
215
Distance (avg)
(06/23/20)
341
Distance (max)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
95.63
Exit Speed (avg)
87.49
Distance (avg)
215
Distance (max)
341
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
24.70
Hand Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
23.75
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
77.90
Bat Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
74.91
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
23.75
Bat Speed (max)
77.9
Bat Speed (avg)
74.91
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




Casey Gouge

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: West Rowan
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: 5 Star Carolina National
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(07/14/21)
81 - 85
FB
(07/14/21)
72 - 76
CB
(07/14/21)
77 - 78
CH
(07/14/21)
68 - 72
SL
(10/10/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 85
CB
72 - 76
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CB
70 - 72
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
CB
71 - 73
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 79
CB
69 - 70
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 78
CB
64 - 65
CH
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
75 - 77
CB
65 - 67
CH
66 - 72
SL
68 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
74 - 77
CB
64 - 66
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
71 - 76
CB
61 - 64
CH
66 - 68
Position
7.17
60-yard
(08/12/20)
78
INF Velo
(08/12/20)
81
OF Velo
(01/26/20)
90
Exit Velo
(03/14/21)
4.11
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.45
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.17
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.58
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
76
Position
60-yard
7.36
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
80
Trackman - Fastball
83.00
Velocity (max)
(03/14/21)
81.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/14/21)
2363
Spin Rate (max)
(03/14/21)
2282
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/14/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83
Velo Range
82.6 - 83
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.11
Spin Rate (max)
2363
Spin Rate (avg)
2282
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.65
Velo Range
80.63 - 81.56
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.28
Spin Rate (max)
2297
Spin Rate (avg)
2208
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.57
Velocity (max)
(03/14/21)
70.12
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/12/20)
2840
Spin Rate (max)
(03/14/21)
2746
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/14/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.57
Velo Range
70.46 - 72.29
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.6
Spin Rate (max)
2840
Spin Rate (avg)
2746
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.02
Velo Range
71.01 - 71.93
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.12
Spin Rate (max)
2710
Spin Rate (avg)
2638
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.93
Velocity (max)
(03/14/21)
74.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/14/21)
1824
Spin Rate (max)
(03/14/21)
1781
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/14/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.93
Velo Range
74.87 - 76.77
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.11
Spin Rate (max)
1824
Spin Rate (avg)
1781
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
89.74
Exit Speed (max)
(03/14/21)
80.25
Exit Speed (avg)
(08/12/20)
166
Distance (avg)
(03/14/21)
290
Distance (max)
(03/14/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
89.74
Exit Speed (avg)
79.43
Distance (avg)
166
Distance (max)
290
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
84.64
Exit Speed (avg)
80.25
Distance (avg)
140
Distance (max)
270
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.40
Hand Speed (max)
(03/14/21)
22.25
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/12/20)
72.80
Bat Speed (max)
(03/14/21)
68.34
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/14/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.4
Hand Speed (avg)
22.11
Bat Speed (max)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
68.34
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
22.25
Bat Speed (max)
67.4
Bat Speed (avg)
66.19
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




Mason Smith

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Lincoln Charter
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: 5 Star 2022 National NC
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
91
Max FB
(03/14/21)
89 - 91
FB
(03/14/21)
71 - 75
CB
(07/05/21)
81 - 82
CH
(03/14/21)
78 - 80
SL
(06/07/20)
67 - 68
CT
(10/16/19)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
82 - 88
CB
71 - 75
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
89 - 91
CH
81 - 82
SL
77 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 88
CB
74 - 0
CH
71 - 74
SL
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
68 - 68
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 81
CB
64 - 66
CH
72 - 73
CT
67 - 68
Position
6.82
60-yard
(07/05/21)
82
INF Velo
(01/26/20)
98
Exit Velo
(07/05/21)
4.07
H-1st
(10/16/19)
Position
60-yard
6.82
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.18
Exit Velo
88
Position
INF Velo
80
H-1st
4.07
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Fastball
91.08
Velocity (max)
(03/14/21)
88.95
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/14/21)
4686
Spin Rate (max)
(06/07/20)
2576
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
91.08
Velo Range
89.45 - 90.99
Eff Velocity (avg)
88.95
Spin Rate (max)
2397
Spin Rate (avg)
2325
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.73
Velo Range
84.44 - 86.91
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.29
Spin Rate (max)
4686
Spin Rate (avg)
2576
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.58
Velocity (max)
(06/07/20)
72.42
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/07/20)
2060
Spin Rate (max)
(06/07/20)
1975
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.58
Velo Range
71.26 - 73.34
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.42
Spin Rate (max)
2060
Spin Rate (avg)
1975
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
78.95
Velocity (max)
(03/14/21)
75.70
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/14/21)
2390
Spin Rate (max)
(03/14/21)
2303
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/14/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
78.95
Velo Range
76.66 - 78.81
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.7
Spin Rate (max)
2390
Spin Rate (avg)
2303
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.21
Velocity (max)
(03/14/21)
80.20
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/14/21)
2128
Spin Rate (max)
(03/14/21)
1840
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/07/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.21
Velo Range
80.82 - 82.01
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.2
Spin Rate (max)
2128
Spin Rate (avg)
1789
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.7
Velo Range
77.94 - 79.7
Spin Rate (max)
1869
Spin Rate (avg)
1840
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

 



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