Prep Baseball Report

Data Dive: Preseason All-State Central


Brandon Hall
NC / Mid-ATL Director of Scouting

The Preseason All-State events in North Carolina have quickly become the top winter events for the top players in the state to attend.  This year there are 3 Preseason All-State events with the East and West happening on February 3rd and 4th.  The Preseason All-State Central is scheduled for February 10th. These three events will see over 250 of North Carolina's top players, as they are ready to post numbers and go through a workout in preparation for the spring season.  Prep Baseball scouts were on hand to run the event verify stats, and evaluate the players involved.

The Preseason All-State has made Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC its home for the Central event for 5 years.  Diamond Xtreme is a tremendous facility that offers a spacious workout facility, featuring a 3/4 size infield setting that allows for full catcher pop times and for infielders to field true ground balls.  During BP, Prep Baseball splits the big cage in half, allowing hitters to see the ball fly, while working through the BP session in a very efficient fashion. 

The Preseason All-State West featured over 70 of North Carolina's top talent.  Players came from the beach, the Triangle, the Triad, and the Charlotte area.  Below we take a data dive into the results of the workout.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistical out put from the Preseason All-State Central.

By The Numbers
+ 2 Players posted exit velocities in BP of 100mph or greater
+ 30 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 34 hitters had a BLAST bat speed of 70mph of higher
+ 21 players ran a 4.00 or faster 30yd
+ 7 players hit 18mph while being tested
+ 22 players had a vertical jump test at 28in or higher
+ 9 pitchers had a fastball at 88mph or higher
+ 17 arms touched 84 or better with their fastball
+ 6 pitchers had their fastball spin recorded higher than 2400rpm
+ 8 pitchers had their breaking ball spin at 2400rpm or higher
+ 9 catchers recorded a pop time of 2.05 or better
+ 6 outfielders had arm strength at 85mph or better
+ 9 infielders tested with arm strength across the infield at 84mph or higher

Preseason All-State Central -- Data Dive

TrackMan Max Exit Velocity in BP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex High 2025 3B 100.9 mph
2 Colton Haire NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2026 RHP 100.2 mph
3 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 98.6 mph
4 Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 98.6 mph
5 Chase Kiker NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 RHP 98.3 mph
6 Alex Hoffman NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 97.4 mph
7 Maximus Wearing NC Palisades 2026 1B 97.3 mph
8 Seth Tickel NC ROCKY MOUNT ACADEMY 2025 3B 96.8 mph
9 Jack Kerley McGrath NC Charlotte Christian 2026 C 96.7 mph
10 Giovanni Buccino NC West Forsyth 2027 1B 96.3 mph
11 Tanner Berry NC Eugene Ashley 2025 C 96.1 mph
12 Colby Cooper NC Rockingham 2025 RHP 96.1 mph
13 Zack Scruggs NC Southwestern Randolph 2025 SS 95.3 mph
14 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 95.0 mph
15 Zeb Swangim NC TC Roberson 2025 3B 94.9 mph

TrackMan Max Distance in BP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex High 2025 3B 400 ft
2 Colton Haire NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2026 RHP 362 ft
3 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 356 ft
4 Alex Hoffman NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 351 ft
5 Jack Kerley McGrath NC Charlotte Christian 2026 C 343 ft
6 Christian Xavier Romine NC Union Pines High 2027 3B 336 ft
7 Gavin Gibson NC South Point 2026 1B 333 ft
8 Gib Wirt NC The Burlington School 2025 C 331 ft
9 Maximus Wearing NC Palisades 2026 1B 330 ft
10 Giovanni Buccino NC West Forsyth 2027 1B 330 ft

BLAST Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Gavin Gibson NC South Point 2026 1B 76.9 mph
2 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 74.5 mph
3 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex High 2025 3B 74.1 mph
4 Christian Xavier Romine NC Union Pines High 2027 3B 72.6 mph
5 Zack Scruggs NC Southwestern Randolph 2025 SS 72.3 mph
6 Maximus Wearing NC Palisades 2026 1B 72.3 mph
7 Noah Genna NC Apex Friendship High 2025 OF 72.3 mph
8 Aubrey Stanley NC Cleveland 2025 1B 72.1 mph
9 Tanner Berry NC Eugene Ashley 2025 C 71.6 mph
10 Chase Kiker NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 RHP 71.4 mph

Infielder Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Chase Kiker NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 RHP 92
2 Seth Tickel NC ROCKY MOUNT ACADEMY 2025 3B 89
^ Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 89
3 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex High 2025 3B 87
4 Coleman Cross NC Eugene Ashley 2025 2B 85
5 Gabe Deibler NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2027 SS 84
^ Corbin Spilliards NC Christ School 2027 SS 84
^ Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick 2027 SS 84
^ Zeb Swangim NC TC Roberson 2025 3B 84

Outfield Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Tanner Berry NC Eugene Ashley 2025 C 89
2 Colton Haire NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2026 RHP 88
3 Coleman Cross NC Eugene Ashley 2025 2B 87
^ Noah Genna NC Apex Friendship High 2025 OF 87
4 Owen Cirasole NC Apex Friendship High 2026 LHP 85
^ Jabari Lee NC Jack Britt 2024 OF 85
5 Eben Greene NC East Forsyth 2025 RHP 84

Catcher Velocity From the Crouch

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 83
^ Jett Parsley NC Middle Creek 2025 1B 83
^ Alex Hoffman NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 83
2 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 82
3 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 80
4 Tanner Berry NC Eugene Ashley 2025 C 79
5 Jabari Lee NC Jack Britt 2024 OF 78
^ Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick 2027 SS 78

Catcher Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 1.85-2.01
2 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 1.92-1.98
3 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 1.93-2.00
4 Alex Hoffman NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 1.98-2.07
5 Jabari Lee NC Jack Britt 2024 OF 2.01-2.14

Swift Athletics 30 Yard Sprint

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Evan Lecnar NC East Forsyth 2024 2B 3.78 s
2 Jacob Cesarz NC CARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2026 SS 3.79 s
^ Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 3.79 s
3 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex High 2025 3B 3.80 s
4 Cannon Lee NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 3.81 s
5 Tanner Berry NC Eugene Ashley 2025 C 3.87 s
^ Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 3.87 s
6 Christian Gentrup NC Northwest Guilford 2026 2B 3.90 s
7 Andru Hall NC West Stokes High School 2025 SS 3.91 s
^ Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 3.91 s
8 Cooper Summerlin NC GASTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2026 LHP 3.94 s
^ Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick 2027 SS 3.94 s
^ Noah Genna NC Apex Friendship High 2025 OF 3.94 s
9 Wilson Aubut NC Sanderson 2026 RHP 3.95 s
^ Gib Wirt NC The Burlington School 2025 C 3.95 s
^ Landry Ohmstead NC Crest 2026 OF 3.95 s
10 Alex Hoffman NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 3.96 s

Swift Athletics Max Vertical Jump

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Jack Brodeur NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 RHP 35.3
2 Ryker Butcher NC D.H. Conley 2025 C 33.1
3 Davis Phillips NC THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL 2025 C 32.8
4 Cannon Lee NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 32.2
5 Wilson Aubut NC Sanderson 2026 RHP 30.7
6 Evan Lecnar NC East Forsyth 2024 2B 30.6
7 Jacob Cesarz NC CARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 2026 SS 30.4
8 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 30.2
9 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex High 2025 3B 29.9
10 Zeb Swangim NC TC Roberson 2025 3B 29.7

TrackMan Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Alex Hoffman NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 92.5 mph
2 Chase Kiker NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 RHP 91.2 mph
3 Quinn ORourke NC CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 2026 RHP 89.7 mph
4 Jack Brodeur NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 RHP 89.3 mph
5 Wilson Aubut NC Sanderson 2026 RHP 89.2 mph
6 Dylan Gastley NC West Stokes 2025 RHP 88.4 mph
7 Will Everett NC St Stephens 2024 RHP 88.4 mph
8 Seth Tickel NC ROCKY MOUNT ACADEMY 2025 3B 88.1 mph
9 Cannon Lee NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 88.0 mph
10 Carson Crider NC Wake Forest 2026 RHP 87.9 mph
11 Dane Purdy NC Apex High 2026 RHP 87.0 mph
12 Jett Parsley NC Middle Creek 2025 1B 86.8 mph
13 Colton Haire NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2026 RHP 86.6 mph
14 Greyson Jones NC West Forsyth 2026 RHP 85.9 mph
15 Andrew Caracio NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2027 LHP 85.6 mph