Trackman Hitting Leaders: Team Carolina Trials - Fayetteville


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

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On Sunday May 29th PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at JP Riddle Stadium in Fayetteville, NC. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like NC/SC Border Battle, 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 catchers going through a full defensive workout. Pitchers then threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Following the pitchers, position players ran a laser timed 60 and also had jumping metrics recorded using Swift Technology. Position players then took batting practice on the field with Trackman collection ball flight data. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders taking part in a defensive workout. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at the top performers in different categories.  Look for more statistics and information to follow in the coming days. 

CLICK HERE for full roster and stats 

 

Trackman Hitting Data

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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 98.9 mph
2 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 94.8 mph
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 OF 93.9 mph
4 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 91.7 mph
5 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 90.6 mph
6 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 90.4 mph
7 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 89.1 mph
8 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 86.9 mph
9 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 86.5 mph
10 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 81.0 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 88.1 mph
2 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 86.7 mph
3 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 83.2 mph
4 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 82.1 mph
5 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 81.7 mph
6 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 81.5 mph
7 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 OF 79.7 mph
8 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 78.1 mph
9 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 77.0 mph
10 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 76.4 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 373 ft
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 324 ft
3 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 324 ft
4 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 316 ft
5 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 312 ft
6 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 307 ft
7 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 292 ft
8 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 278 ft
9 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 277 ft
10 Luke Peterson NC Midway 2026 C 256 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 226 ft
2 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 213 ft
3 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 208 ft
4 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 203 ft
5 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 198 ft
6 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 180 ft
7 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 165 ft
8 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 158 ft
9 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 157 ft
10 Luke Peterson NC Midway 2026 C 145 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 44 %
2 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 25 %
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 OF 20 %
4 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 10 %
^ Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 10 %
5 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 8 %

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 %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 75 %
2 Luke Peterson NC Midway 2026 C 50 %
3 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 46 %
4 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 45 %
5 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 40 %
6 Nelson Amaro NC Overhill 2025 2B 37 %
7 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 OF 30 %
^ Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 30 %
^ Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 30 %
8 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 20 %
9 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 11 %
10 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 8 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 50 %
^ Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 OF 50 %
2 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 46 %
3 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 44 %
4 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 40 %
^ Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 40 %
5 Luke Peterson NC Midway 2026 C 30 %
6 Cullen McGee NC Corinth Holders 2023 3B 25 %
^ Nelson Amaro NC Overhill 2025 2B 25 %
7 Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 20 %
^ Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 20 %
8 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 9 %

Fly Ball &

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 SS 45.5 %
2 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 44.4 %
3 Graham Wike NC Corinth Holders 2023 2B 41.7 %
4 Jackson Crute NC Corinth Holders 2023 C 40.0 %
^ Griffin Matthews NC Grace Christian 2023 1B 40.0 %
5 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 30.0 %
6 Nelson Amaro NC Overhill 2025 2B 25.0 %
7 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 OF 20.0 %
^ Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 20.0 %
8 Luke Peterson NC Midway 2026 C 10.0 %
9 Jason Howe NC East Forsyth 2023 2B 7.7 %