Trackman Hitting Leaders: Preseason All State Central


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Saturday February 11th, PBR of North Carolina hosted its final Preseason All State Event of 2023 at the spacious Diamond Xtreme Facility in Kernersville, NC.  The Preseason All State Events have become the premier winter event in NC featuring some of the top talent from across the state. The events feature players from the 2023-2026 grad classes.

The event began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting advanced data. Once the pitchers were done the position players ran a laser timed 30. After the running outfielders and infielders went through a defensive evaluation. The night concluded with players taking batting practice in the open cage with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. 

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

Click Here for full roster and stats. 

Trackman Leaders

 

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Bryant Kimbrell NC Pinecrest 2024 3B 102.9 mph
2 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 100.4 mph
3 Blaize Johnson NC Northwest Guilford 2024 C 98.6 mph
4 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 95.7 mph
5 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 OF 95.1 mph
6 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 95.0 mph
7 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 94.8 mph
8 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 SS 94.7 mph
9 Cameron Richey NC Southern Lee 2024 OF 94.4 mph
10 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 94.1 mph

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 97.0 mph
2 Kelvyn Paulino Jr NC Ledford 2025 3B 96.6 mph
3 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 95.9 mph
4 Prince Zion Odom NC Forsyth Country Day 2025 OF 95.7 mph
5 Connor Tregoning NC Reagan 2026 1B 95.4 mph
6 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 94.3 mph
7 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex 2025 SS 94.2 mph
8 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 94.1 mph
9 Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 93.7 mph
10 Tucker Payton NC South Point 2026 RHP 92.5 mph

 

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Blaize Johnson NC Northwest Guilford 2024 C 94.5 mph
2 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 93.0 mph
3 Bryant Kimbrell NC Pinecrest 2024 3B 93.0 mph
4 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 89.6 mph
5 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 89.2 mph
6 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 SS 88.8 mph
7 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 88.7 mph
8 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 OF 88.7 mph
9 Dylan Pasternak NC Leesville Road 2024 SS 87.8 mph
10 Landon Mowery NC Trinity 2024 SS 87.5 mph

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Kelvyn Paulino Jr NC Ledford 2025 3B 92.3 mph
2 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 90.8 mph
3 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex 2025 SS 89.9 mph
4 Prince Zion Odom NC Forsyth Country Day 2025 OF 89.4 mph
5 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 88.5 mph
6 Logan D'Amico NC Homeschool Charlotte Stampede 2026 OF 88.4 mph
7 Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 88.4 mph
8 Carson Mentlewski NC Rolesville 2026 3B 87.1 mph
9 Jason Andrews NC Combine Academy 2026 2B 86.8 mph
10 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 86.6 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 377 ft
2 Blaize Johnson NC Northwest Guilford 2024 C 356 ft
3 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 355 ft
4 Bryant Kimbrell NC Pinecrest 2024 3B 353 ft
5 Samuel Bevin NC Wake County Warriors 2023 SS 342 ft
6 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 341 ft
7 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 OF 340 ft
8 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 338 ft
9 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 320 ft
10 Jack Heron NC Holly Springs 2024 2B 320 ft

 2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Kelvyn Paulino Jr NC Ledford 2025 3B 361 ft
2 Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 361 ft
3 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 352 ft
4 Connor Tregoning NC Reagan 2026 1B 349 ft
5 Prince Zion Odom NC Forsyth Country Day 2025 OF 343 ft
6 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 330 ft
7 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 329 ft
8 Logan D'Amico NC Homeschool Charlotte Stampede 2026 OF 328 ft
9 Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 328 ft
10 Brady Armfield NC Southwestern Randolph 2026 OF 327 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 OF 288 ft
2 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 263 ft
3 Brittyn Barnes NC Morehead 2024 OF 242 ft
4 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 239 ft
5 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 239 ft
6 Nathaniel Roller NC Green Level 2024 C 236 ft
7 Bryant Kimbrell NC Pinecrest 2024 3B 234 ft
8 Dominic Azzarello NC Northwest Guilford 2024 RHP 233 ft
9 Will Newton NC Apex 2024 OF 232 ft
10 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 231 ft

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 286 ft
2 Kelvyn Paulino Jr NC Ledford 2025 3B 274 ft
3 Prince Zion Odom NC Forsyth Country Day 2025 OF 270 ft
4 Logan D'Amico NC Homeschool Charlotte Stampede 2026 OF 265 ft
5 Hodge Williams NC Holly Springs 2026 C 257 ft
6 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 254 ft
7 Wyatt Lytle NC Middle Creek 2026 C 243 ft
8 Jason Andrews NC Combine Academy 2026 2B 236 ft
9 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 236 ft
10 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 232 ft

HARD HIT PERCENTAGE

TrackMan is able to track and follow exit velocities of each hitter.  Based on the individual's top exit velocity, TrackMan is able to give us a percentage of hard hit balls.  This percentage is based off of each individual hitter's top exit velocity.

 2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Blaize Johnson NC Northwest Guilford 2024 C 100 %
2 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 84 %
^ Bryant Kimbrell NC Pinecrest 2024 3B 84 %
3 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 SS 63 %
4 Cameron Richey NC Southern Lee 2024 OF 50 %
^ Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 50 %
5 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 OF 45 %
^ Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 45 %
6 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 44 %
7 Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 36 %
8 Dylan Pasternak NC Leesville Road 2024 SS 33 %
9 Samuel Bevin NC Wake County Warriors 2023 SS 28 %
10 Landon Mowery NC Trinity 2024 SS 25 %
^ Will Koehler NC Sanderson 2023 OF 25 %

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Kelvyn Paulino Jr NC Ledford 2025 3B 69 %
2 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 61 %
3 Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 58 %
4 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex 2025 SS 50 %
5 Prince Zion Odom NC Forsyth Country Day 2025 OF 45 %
6 Connor Tregoning NC Reagan 2026 1B 40 %
7 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 38 %
8 Logan D'Amico NC Homeschool Charlotte Stampede 2026 OF 36 %
9 Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 33 %
10 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 30 %

LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Nathaniel Roller NC Green Level 2024 C 100 %
2 Will Newton NC Apex 2024 OF 70 %
3 Jake Pereira NC Willow Spring 2024 SS 66 %
^ Chase Gora NC Robert B Glenn 2024 C 66 %
4 Braden Shive NC East Rowan 2024 OF 63 %
5 Colin Pritt NC Cox Mill 2024 3B 61 %
6 Cameron Richey NC Southern Lee 2024 OF 58 %
^ Braylon Whitaker NC Cox Mill 2024 OF 58 %
^ Jack Heron NC Holly Springs 2024 2B 58 %
7 Carson Moore NC J.M. Morehead 2024 RHP 55 %
8 Caden Lasley NC East Surry 2024 C 54 %
^ Craig Belden NC Atkins 2024 2B 54 %
9 Will Koehler NC Sanderson 2023 OF 50 %
^ Austin Wagner NC Dalton Mcmichael 2024 1B 50 %
^ Dominic Azzarello NC Northwest Guilford 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Angelo Herrera NC Cary 2023 2B 50 %
^ Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 50 %
^ Aaron Main NC Gaston Chrisitan 2024 OF 50 %
10 Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 46 %

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Landon Church NC West Forsyth 2026 SS 76 %
2 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 75 %
3 Lane Poole NC Southwest Randolph 2026 SS 66 %
4 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 61 %
^ Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 61 %
5 Cash Dalton NC North Stokes 2025 OF 60 %
6 Trevor Friend NC Wake Forest 2026 3B 58 %
^ Riley Wall NC Reagan 2026 3B 58 %
^ Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 58 %
^ Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 58 %
7 Zachary Archer NC Wake Forest 2026 OF 57 %
8 Jason Andrews NC Combine Academy 2026 2B 54 %
9 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex 2025 SS 50 %
^ Connor Tregoning NC Reagan 2026 1B 50 %
^ Wyatt Lytle NC Middle Creek 2026 C 50 %
^ Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 50 %
10 Jaxon Matthews NC Hough 2026 OF 46 %

Ground Ball %

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Landon Mowery NC Trinity 2024 SS 75 %
2 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 66 %
3 Gavin Turner NC Cary 2024 SS 54 %
4 John McKillop NC Charlotte Catholic 2024 1B 53 %
^ RJ Smith NC Northern Guilford 2024 OF 53 %
5 Seth Sharpe NC Morehead 2024 OF 50 %
^ Angelo Herrera NC Cary 2023 2B 50 %
^ Dylan Pasternak NC Leesville Road 2024 SS 50 %
6 Hueston Gorham NC East Chapel Hill 2024 3B 47 %
7 Caden Lasley NC East Surry 2024 C 45 %
^ Austin Mooring NC Union Pines 2024 C 45 %
8 Landon Roberts NC Morehead 2024 1B 41 %
9 Austin Wagner NC Dalton Mcmichael 2024 1B 40 %
10 Lucas Witt NC Apex 2024 OF 38 %

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Tucker Payton NC South Point 2026 RHP 58 %
^ Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford 2025 OF 58 %
2 Clay Rosser NC Grimsley 2025 RHP 50 %
3 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 46 %
4 Carson Mentlewski NC Rolesville 2026 3B 45 %
5 Asa Coplin NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2026 1B 41 %
^ Matt McKnight NC Charlotte Christian 2025 SS 41 %
^ Will Lamb NC Randleman 2026 C 41 %
^ Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 41 %
6 Noah Genna NC Apex Friendship 2025 3B 36 %
^ Jake Hunter NC Uwharrie Charter Academy 2026 RHP 36 %
7 Zack Scruggs NC Southwestern Randolph 2025 SS 35 %
8 Lane Poole NC Southwest Randolph 2026 SS 33 %
^ Trevor Friend NC Wake Forest 2026 3B 33 %
^ Payton Webb NC Reagan 2026 RHP 33 %
^ Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 33 %
9 Connor Robertson NC Mooresville 2025 3B 30 %
10 Wilmer Martinez NC Ledford 2025 SS 30 %

Fly Ball %

2023's & 2024's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Brittyn Barnes NC Morehead 2024 OF 90.9 %
2 Davin Whitaker NC Davie County 2023 OF 72.7 %
^ Ryan Honeycutt NC Orange 2024 C 72.7 %
3 Jabari Lee NC Jack Britt 2024 C 66.7 %
4 Mason Middleton NC Reagan 2024 RHP 58.3 %
5 Samuel Bevin NC Wake County Warriors 2023 SS 50.0 %
^ Dominic Azzarello NC Northwest Guilford 2024 RHP 50.0 %
6 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 45.5 %
7 Dylan Stallings NC Morehead 2024 2B 42.9 %
8 Evan Lecnar NC East Forsyth 2024 SS 41.7 %
^ Jack Heron NC Holly Springs 2024 2B 41.7 %
9 Tanner Brewer NC Northwest Guilford 2024 OF 40.0 %
^ Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 40.0 %
10 Bryant Kimbrell NC Pinecrest 2024 3B 38.5 %
^ Jack McGeehan NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 38.5 %
^ Lucas Witt NC Apex 2024 OF 38.5 %

2025's & 2026's

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Hodge Williams NC Holly Springs 2026 C 63.6 %
2 Kelvyn Paulino Jr NC Ledford 2025 3B 61.5 %
3 Aidan Murphy NC Oak Grove 2026 OF 58.3 %
4 Prince Zion Odom NC Forsyth Country Day 2025 OF 54.5 %
5 Payton Webb NC Reagan 2026 RHP 50.0 %
^ Chase Kiker NC Metrolina Christian 2026 2B 50.0 %
^ Seth Tickel NC Rocky Mount Academy 2025 3B 50.0 %
6 Wilmer Martinez NC Ledford 2025 SS 47.8 %
7 Logan D'Amico NC Homeschool Charlotte Stampede 2026 OF 45.5 %
^ Brady Armfield NC Southwestern Randolph 2026 OF 45.5 %
^ Austin Federspiel NC East Forsyth 2025 RHP 45.5 %
^ Noah Genna NC Apex Friendship 2025 3B 45.5 %
8 Angel Pichardo NC Ledford 2025 OF 41.7 %
9 Wyatt Lytle NC Middle Creek 2026 C 40.0 %
10 Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 36.4 %
^ Zane Culler NC Forsyth Country Day 2026 RHP 36.4 %
^ Jason Andrews NC Combine Academy 2026 2B 36.4 %
^ Jay Hale NC Apex 2025 2B 36.4 %