Prep Baseball Report

TrackMan Leaders: Canes Central Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

PBR of North Carolina was at Chapel Hill High School on Sunday June 4th for a Scout Day with the Canes Central group of the Canes Organization. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2027 grad classes. 

The day began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation. After the catchers, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight data on each pitch. Following the pitchers, the position players ran a laser timed 60 then took batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight information. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

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

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TrackMan Leaders - Pitchers

 

FASTBALL STATS


Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 88.4 mph
2 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 85.8 mph
3 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 83.8 mph
4 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 83.7 mph
5 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 83.5 mph
6 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 82.9 mph
7 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 82.7 mph
8 Brian Oakley NC Fuquay Varina 2024 1B 82.0 mph
9 Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 81.1 mph
10 Tristan Stancil NC Greenfield 2025 SS 80.8 mph


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 85.1 mph
2 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 84.7 mph
3 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 83.8 mph
4 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 82.6 mph
5 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 81.4 mph
6 Brian Oakley NC Fuquay Varina 2024 1B 80.1 mph
7 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 79.6 mph
8 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 79.5 mph
9 Tristan Stancil NC Greenfield 2025 SS 78.9 mph
10 Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 78.8 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Luke Doreauk NC Willow Spring 2025 OF 2348 rpm
2 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 2332 rpm
3 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 2326 rpm
4 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B 2266 rpm
5 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 2213 rpm
6 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 2211 rpm
7 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 2209 rpm
8 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 2193 rpm
9 Brian Oakley NC Fuquay Varina 2024 1B 2114 rpm
10 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk 2026 OF 2109 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Luke Doreauk NC Willow Spring 2025 OF 2277 rpm
2 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 2257 rpm
3 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 2248 rpm
4 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 2188 rpm
5 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 2161 rpm
6 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 2142 rpm
7 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B 2134 rpm
8 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 2095 rpm
9 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk 2026 OF 2040 rpm
10 Brian Oakley NC Fuquay Varina 2024 1B 2026 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Induced vertical movement tracks how the ball rides through the zone, or sinks through the zone.  For the purpose of this board we are tracking which fastballs showed the most ride, typically leading to more swing and miss opportunities

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 20.3 in
2 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 19.5 in
3 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 19.3 in
4 Suiter Howard NC JH Rose 2026 1B 18.7 in
5 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 18.3 in
6 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 18.1 in
7 Jaythan Locklear NC Purncell Swett 2025 17.1 in
8 Parker Roland NC DH Conley 2026 OF 17.1 in
9 Jackson King NC North Johnston 2025 RHP 16.6 in
10 Tristan Stancil NC Greenfield 2025 SS 16.4 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Horizontal movement is often referred to as run.  This measurement does not distinguish between early and late movement, just the overall amount the ball tracks to the arm side out of the hand.

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Everett Burns FL JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF -28.8
2 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP -18.2
3 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B -17.0
4 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF 16.8
5 Tristan Stancil NC Greenfield 2025 SS -13.8
6 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP -13.6
7 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B -13.5
8 Hudson Deel NC Rockingham County 2026 3B -13.0
9 McCoy James NC Pro5 2025 SS -13.0
10 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP -12.2


Peak Spin Score

The Spin Score is a measurement linking velocity and spin.  It is calculated by dividing the spin rate by the velocity of each pitch.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B 32
2 Luke Doreauk NC Willow Spring 2025 OF 29
3 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 28
4 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF 27
5 Evan Coartney NC South Brunswick 2024 OF 27
6 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 27
7 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk 2026 OF 26
8 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 26
9 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 26
10 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 26


CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 McCoy James NC Pro5 2025 SS 79.6 mph
2 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 76.0 mph
3 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 74.6 mph
4 Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 74.5 mph
5 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 74.5 mph
6 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 74.5 mph
7 Parker Roland NC DH Conley 2026 OF 74.5 mph
8 Luke Doreauk NC Willow Spring 2025 OF 73.2 mph
9 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk 2026 OF 72.3 mph
10 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 72.2 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 2555 rpm
2 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 2489 rpm
3 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF 2478 rpm
4 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B 2432 rpm
5 Evan Coartney NC South Brunswick 2024 OF 2392 rpm
6 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 2382 rpm
7 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk 2026 OF 2357 rpm
8 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 2299 rpm
9 McCoy James NC Pro5 2025 SS 2298 rpm
10 Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 2286 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 2489 rpm
2 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 2419 rpm
3 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF 2416 rpm
4 Evan Coartney NC South Brunswick 2024 OF 2311 rpm
5 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B 2293 rpm
6 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk 2026 OF 2282 rpm
7 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 2278 rpm
8 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 2270 rpm
9 Everett Burns FL JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 2246 rpm
10 Hudson Deel NC Rockingham County 2026 3B 2156 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

This is a measurement of how much the ball drops from its original position and trajectory.  It does not measure how late the movement happens.  This can be referred to as depth on a breaking ball.

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 McCoy James NC Pro5 2025 SS -12.8 in
2 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF -11.4 in
3 Hudson Deel NC Rockingham County 2026 3B -11.3 in
4 Deacon Stinson NC Rocky Mount 2026 RHP 9.8 in
5 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP -9.5 in
6 Luke Doreauk NC Willow Spring 2025 OF 9.0 in
7 Jackson King NC North Johnston 2025 RHP 8.1 in
8 Maxson Clark NC Topsail 2025 LHP 7.8 in
9 Tristan Stancil NC Greenfield 2025 SS -7.2 in
10 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B -7.0 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Everett Burns FL JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF -28.8
2 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP -18.2
3 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B -17.0
4 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF 16.8
5 Tristan Stancil NC Greenfield 2025 SS -13.8
6 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP -13.6
7 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B -13.5
8 Hudson Deel NC Rockingham County 2026 3B -13.0
9 McCoy James NC Pro5 2025 SS -13.0
10 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP -12.2


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Benjamin Edwards NC William Hough 2026 OF 41
2 Ryland Denson NC Carrborro 2024 2B 38
3 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 36
4 Everett Burns FL JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 36
5 Evan Coartney NC South Brunswick 2024 OF 35
6 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 34
7 Hudson Deel NC Rockingham County 2026 3B 34
8 Nicholas Wojcik SC Rock Hill 2026 2B 34
9 McCoy James NC Pro5 2025 SS 34
10 Jason Sproull NC Emsley A Laney 2026 OF 33


CHANGEUP STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Koen Karsa NC Home School 2026 RHP 79.2 mph
2 Evan Pahl NC Davidson Day School 2024 RHP 79.1 mph
3 Garrett Arnold NC Fuquay Varina 2024 RHP 78.6 mph
4 Ryan Adams NC Holly Springs 2024 RHP 76.4 mph
5 Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 75.7 mph


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Suiter Howard NC JH Rose 2026 1B 19.3 in
2 Parker Roland NC DH Conley 2026 OF 17.5 in
3 Blake Vestal NC Green Hope 2026 OF 14.3 in
4 Deacon Stinson NC Rocky Mount 2026 RHP 14.1 in
5 Jaythan Locklear NC Purncell Swett 2025 13.7 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Everett Burns FL JUPITER HIGH SCHOOL 2026 OF 22.0
2 Bryce Cannon NC Apex Friendship 2024 1B 17.7
3 Will Connolly NC East Wake Academy 2026 RHP 17.3
4 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 17.3
5 Will Eichler NC Ravenscroft 2025 RHP 16.3