Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Leaders: On Deck Scout Day - Hitters


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Saturday June 3rd PBR or North Carolina was on hand at Charlotte Latin for a Scout Day with the On Deck O’s, NCBA Golden Spikes and Carolina Prospects. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2026 Grad Classes. 

The day began with players going through a rotation that involved running a laser timed 60 and taking batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After batting practice, position players went through a defensive evaluation. The scout day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering information on each pitch. 

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 Hitting 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Louis Hill NC South Mecklenburg 2024 1B 101.0 mph
2 Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 3B 100.7 mph
3 Mason Palo NC Jay M. Robinson 2025 OF 98.4 mph
4 Owen Miller NC Charlotte Country Day 2024 C 98.3 mph
5 Samuel Alessi NC Hickory Ridge 2024 RHP 98.2 mph
6 Jake Barrier SC Nation Ford 2025 OF 97.4 mph
7 Bowen Powell NC Hickory Ridge 2025 SS 95.1 mph
8 Andrew Gerow NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 95.0 mph
9 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 94.8 mph
10 Britton Nash SC Catawba Ridge 2025 SS 93.3 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 Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 3B 95.5 mph
2 Louis Hill NC South Mecklenburg 2024 1B 94.1 mph
3 Mason Palo NC Jay M. Robinson 2025 OF 92.4 mph
4 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 90.4 mph
5 Owen Miller NC Charlotte Country Day 2024 C 90.1 mph
6 Jake Barrier SC Nation Ford 2025 OF 88.3 mph
7 Andrew Gerow NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 88.0 mph
8 Samuel Alessi NC Hickory Ridge 2024 RHP 87.8 mph
9 Dylan Jennings NC Stuart W. Cramer 2025 1B 87.3 mph
10 Bowen Powell NC Hickory Ridge 2025 SS 86.8 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Samuel Alessi NC Hickory Ridge 2024 RHP 383 ft
2 Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 3B 378 ft
3 Louis Hill NC South Mecklenburg 2024 1B 356 ft
4 Caden Beaver NC Lake Norman High 2025 RHP 356 ft
5 Andrew Gerow NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 354 ft
6 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 350 ft
7 Jake Barrier SC Nation Ford 2025 OF 347 ft
8 Reese Guertin NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 342 ft
9 Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg High School 2026 OF 330 ft
10 Mason Palo NC Jay M. Robinson 2025 OF 329 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Matthew Dorsey NC Porter Ridge 2026 C 283 ft
2 Andrew Gerow NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 260 ft
3 Carter Culbreth NC South Iredell High 2026 RHP 251 ft
4 Louis Hill NC South Mecklenburg 2024 1B 245 ft
5 Dylan Kelly NC Hickory Ridge High 2026 3B 239 ft
6 Samuel Alessi NC Hickory Ridge 2024 RHP 236 ft
7 Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 3B 235 ft
8 Caden Beaver NC Lake Norman High 2025 RHP 232 ft
9 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 226 ft
10 Jake Barrier SC Nation Ford 2025 OF 223 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 Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 3B 90 %
2 Louis Hill NC South Mecklenburg 2024 1B 81 %
3 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 80 %
4 Owen Miller NC Charlotte Country Day 2024 C 66 %
^ Samuel Alessi NC Hickory Ridge 2024 RHP 66 %
5 Mason Palo NC Jay M. Robinson 2025 OF 63 %
6 Dylan Jennings NC Stuart W. Cramer 2025 1B 53 %
^ Jake Barrier SC Nation Ford 2025 OF 53 %
7 Andrew Gerow NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 40 %
8 Bowen Powell NC Hickory Ridge 2025 SS 38 %
9 Britton Nash SC Catawba Ridge 2025 SS 30 %
10 Jaxon Ehret NC CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C 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 %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Ty Detweiler NC Stuart W Cramer 2025 SS 84 %
2 Samuel Alessi NC Hickory Ridge 2024 RHP 77 %
3 Landon Polk NC Metrolina Christian 2024 OF 76 %
4 Jaxon Ehret NC CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2025 C 70 %
5 Michael Rogers SC Fort Mill High 2025 OF 69 %
6 Hunter Kincheloe NC Covenant Day 2026 SS 66 %
7 Mason Palo NC Jay M. Robinson 2025 OF 63 %
8 Trent Polk NC Piedmont High 2025 1B 61 %
^ David Arthur NC Weddington 2026 1B 61 %
9 Neil Griffin NC Metrolina Christian 2024 SS 60 %
10 James Lowe NC CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 2025 SS 58 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Christopher Short NC South Mecklenburg 2025 SS 71 %
2 Rhett Barker NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 63 %
^ Drew Wheeler NC Marvin Ridge 2024 2B 63 %
3 William Parker NC West Cabarrus High 2026 RHP 58 %
4 Hudson Murray NC Marvin Ridge 2025 LF 55 %
^ Owen Miller NC Charlotte Country Day 2024 C 55 %
5 Rush Adams NC PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL 2026 2B 54 %
6 Riley Matthews NC Marvin Ridge 2025 SS 50 %
^ Jaret Hoppes NC Alexander Central 2024 SS 50 %
^ Caden Simpson NC Metrolina Christian 2026 OF 50 %
7 Bowen Powell NC Hickory Ridge 2025 SS 46 %
8 Mason Price NC Stuart W Cramer 2025 OF 44 %
9 Reese Guertin NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 42 %
10 Luke St. John NC Marvin Ridge 2025 C 41 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Carter Culbreth NC South Iredell High 2026 RHP 69.2 %
2 Jackson Mazur NC Marvin Ridge 2026 RHP 63.6 %
3 Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg High School 2026 OF 60.0 %
^ Dylan Kelly NC Hickory Ridge High 2026 3B 60.0 %
4 Caden Beaver NC Lake Norman High 2025 RHP 53.8 %
5 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 50.0 %
6 Jake Barrier SC Nation Ford 2025 OF 46.2 %
7 Reese Guertin NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 42.9 %
8 Andrew Gerow NC South Mecklenburg High School 2025 OF 40.0 %
9 Anthony Smith Jr NC Hickory Ridge 2025 OF 36.4 %
10 Matthew Dorsey NC Porter Ridge 2026 C 33.3 %
^ Joseph Fiore NC Weddington 2026 OF 33.3 %