Winter Kickoff ID: Quick Hitters-Position Players


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR North Carolina held its Winter Kickoff ID on Sunday February 14th in Maiden, NC. The event was held at the Athletes Lab Performance Center. Athletes lab is a spacious facility that has multiple batting cages, a pitching area, weight room, and a fully open cage at 120ft x 100ft. It provides kids with a great place to train. 

Position players were able to run a laser timed 30, take batting practice in the open cage with Trackman and Blast recording ball flight and swing analytics. Position players were also able to go through a defensive workout being graded on their athleticism, footwork, hands, and arm strength. Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman measuring ball flight analytics. 

Below we take a look at some notes from the day as well as statistical leaders from the Winter Kickoff ID. 

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Quick Hitters-Position Players

Ryker Galaska, C/OF, 2021

Made a lot of hard contact in BP with his average exit velocity at 94.58 mph. Left hand hitter with his barrel working flat through the zone. Has barrel whip with his top bat speed at 78.70 mph on the Blast sensors. Strong build at 6-foot-1, 200-pounds. 

Silas Isenhour, C/1B, 2022

Left hand hitter with strong, quick hands. Uses the whole field with his barrel working short to the ball and staying through the zone. Top exit velocity recorded at 96.82 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.10. Strong frame at 6-foot-2, 185-pounds.

Josh Mays, C/3B, 2021

Lined balls to his pull side during his BP rounds. There is some lift to the swing path with quickness to his hands. Strength present in 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame with his top exit velocity recorded at 94.66 mph. 

Brendan Pouliot, RHP/1B, 2022

Swing has looseness from the left side of the plate. Aggressive approach looking to drive the ball with some lift to the barrel path. Hands are quick topping at 26.50 mph on the Blast sensors. Arm topped at 89 mph from the outfield after throwing a bullpen earlier in the day. 

Braxton Tramel, SS/2B, 2024

Switch hitter with strong hands. Handsy swing from both sides with lift to the barrel path. Hit several balls off the barrel with a middle of the field approach. Soft hands on the infield with an accurate arm. Showed burst in the 30 yard dash posting a 3.94 on the lasers. 

James Tate, OF/2B, 2023

Left hand hitter with looseness to his swing. Hands have quickness topping at 25.30 mph on the Blast sensors. Barrel gets extension out front lining balls to his pull side. Athletic frame has room for growth ahead at 6-foot, 150-pounds. 

Jeffrey Dobson, SS/RHP, 2023

Athleticism present in a 5-foot-11, 150-pound frame with room to add strength. Switch hitter with quick hands and looseness to his swing. Mostly flat barrel path with more bat speed from the right side of the plate. Accurate arm defensively. 

Mason Mozeley, C/RHP, 2022

Swing is loose from the left side of the plate. Barrel stays through the zone with strong, quick hands. Can drive the baseball with the ball recorded off his barrel at 94.02 mph. Has arm strength from behind the plate with his arm topping at 80 mph and best pop time at 1.97. 

Cameron Richey, OF, 2024

Athletic frame with room for growth ahead at 6-foot, 162-pounds. Quickness present running a 3.98 in the 30. Loose, quick hands hitting line drives to his pull side. Bat speed topped at 76 mph on the Blast sensors. Top exit velocity at 91.39 mph. Athletic defender with an accurate arm. 

Joe Javier, SS/2B, 2022

Lined balls to his pull side during BP with loose, quick hands. Some lift to the swing path with the ball recorded off his barrel at 95.61 mph. Bat speed topped at 75.60 on the Blast sensors. Athletic defender with his arm topping at 86 mph. Showed quickness running a 3.96 in the 30. 

Ethan Brittain, SS/RHP, 2025

Athletic player with polish in all areas of his game. Short swing with quick hands hitting lots of balls off the barrel. Ball topped at 84.85 mph off his barrel. Hands are soft on the infield with accuracy and carry to his throws topping at 79 mph. 

Caleb Mattison, C, 2021

Balanced swing with a middle of the field approach. Barrel works flat through the zone with quickness to his hands. Has a feel for accuracy from behind the plate with his best pop time at 2.08. 

Dalton Fryar, C/RHP, 2022

Made hard contact in BP with his top exit velocity recorded at 95.59 mph with an average exit velocity of 88.30 mph. Hands are loose with his barrel working flat through the zone.