Trackman Leaders: Charlotte Megastars Hitters


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

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On Saturday June 4th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Charlotte Latin for a scout day with the Queen City Corndogs and the Charlotte Megastars. The scout day featured players from the 2023-2025 grad classes.

The day began with players running a laser timed 60 recorded by Swift Technology. Position players then went through a defensive workout starting with catchers followed by the outfielders and infielders. After defense, players took BP on the field with Trackman collection ball flight data. The two teams met again on Sunday playing controlled games against each other. During the games Trackman gathered information on the pitchers.

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. 

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Trackman Hitting Data

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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 Justin Orridge ON Montverde Academy 2024 OF 96.7 mph
2 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 95.1 mph
3 Grayson McDonald NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 1B 92.9 mph
4 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 92.7 mph
5 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 92.3 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 Justin Orridge ON Montverde Academy 2024 OF 87.9 mph
2 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 87.0 mph
3 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 85.1 mph
4 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 84.9 mph
5 Konor Davis NC Alexander Central 2023 LHP 84.3 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 342 ft
2 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 336 ft
3 Konor Davis NC Alexander Central 2023 LHP 331 ft
4 Grayson McDonald NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 1B 327 ft
5 Connor Bellew NC Metrolina Christian 2024 C 324 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 357 ft
2 Mason Moffett NC Wayne Country Day 2023 OF 348 ft
3 Dylan Kelly NC Lee County 2023 C 337 ft
4 Chase Klingemann NC Apex 2024 C 325 ft
5 Will Hicks NC Cleveland 2025 SS 323 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 Justin Orridge ON Montverde Academy 2024 OF 36 %
2 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 30 %
3 Grayson McDonald NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 1B 30 %
4 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 23 %
5 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 14 %

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 Adam Freiburger NC Voyager Academy 2025 LHP 66 %
2 Ryan Burke SC Legion Collegiate 2024 RHP 63 %
3 Myles Crocker NC High Point Wesleyan Christian 2024 OF 60 %
4 Brian Crowder NC Independence 2025 OF 57 %
5 Austin Price NC Covenant Day 2025 3B 55 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Emory Taylor NC Jesse C Carson 2023 SS 63 %
2 Connor Lewis FL Nease 2025 SS 58 %
3 Chase Raskin NC Metrolina Christian 2025 C 50 %
^ Carson Hervey NC Riverside-Durham 2024 1B 50 %
4 Marshall Hambrick NC Leesville Road 2025 LHP 42 %
5 Camden Brown FL St. John's Country Day 2025 3B 40 %
^ Chase Ghantt SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2024 RHP 40 %
^ Cole Smith SC Northwestern 2025 SS 40 %
^ Carter Helein NC Pine Lake Prep 2024 OF 40 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Mason Lockrem NC Piedmont 2024 C 71.4 %
2 Jake Absher NC Hibriten 2023 OF 64.3 %
3 Lucas Whitcomb NC Hickory Ridge 2023 SS 61.5 %
4 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 46.2 %
5 Gavin MacDonald SC Legion Collegiate 2025 1B 40.0 %
^ Grayson McDonald NC Wesleyan Christian 2024 1B 40.0 %