Prep Baseball Report

Tri-State Arsenal Underclass Scout Day: Quick Hitters-Pitchers

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand in Benson, NC at Vyas Community Park on Saturday March, 13th for a scout day with the Tri-State Arsenal Underclass. The event featured 26 players from the 2024 and 2025 grad classes with most of the kids coming from the central to eastern part of the state. 

Position players got the day started going through their pro-style workout. Players ran a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive evaluation and defensive evaluation.  During live BP, TrackMan was able to gather ball flight information off the bat.  After the pro-style workout, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight data. 

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Quick Hitters - Pitchers

Garrett Arnold, RHP, 2024

Attacked the bottom part of the zone during his bullpen. Arm is loose with quickness through a high ¾ slot. Creates some deception with hip and shoulder turn at the balance point. Fastball sat at 75-76 mph with run to his arm side. Fastball averaged 15.1 inches or horizontal movement. Has feel for his breaking ball at 64-67 mph with an average spin rate of 2062 rpms. Maintains arm speed on his changeup with fade at 69-70 mph. Should see jumps in velocity as he adds strength to his 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. 

Shane Bernhardt, LHP, 2024

6-foot, 172-pound frame with some strength present. Athletic on the mound with looseness to his arm working through a high ¾ slot. Located his fastball to his arm side at 73-76 mph. Fastball averaged 10.9 inches of horizontal movement. Has a feel for his changeup with fade to his arm side at 67-68 mph. Flashed a breaking ball at 62-65 mph with an average spin rate of 1759 rpm. 

Logan Lowe, SS/RHP, 2024

Loose arm with quickness using a high ¾ release. Worked in the zone with his fastball at 77-80 mph, topping at 81 mph. Flashed feel for his breaking ball with 8:30 tilt at 64-67 mph and a max spin rate of 2310 rpms. Still working to gain feel for his changeup at 69-71 mph. Consistent release point with all 3 pitches. Should see his velocity tick up as his athletic frame matures. 

Joshua Parnell, LHP, 2025

Strength present in 5-foot-11, 250-pound frame. Clean arm action with a high ¾ release. Fastball sat at 70-74 mph with run to his arm side. Located his fastball to his arm side. Curveball has break across the zone at 56-59 mph. Changeup has sink with slightly slower arm speed. 

Ashton Holland, LHP, 2025

Filled the zone up with three pitches during his bullpen. Arm is loose with an over the top release. Located his fastball to his arm side at 66-69 mph. Breaking ball has depth with 1/7 shape at 57-59 mph. Changeup has fade and sink at 56-58 mph. Velocity should increase as his 5-foot-8, 110-pound frame matures.