Prep Baseball Report

Data Dive: Preseason All-State East


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 Next Level Training Center in Greenville, NC its home for 4 years.  Next Level is a tremendous facility that offers a spacious workout facility.  Players had plenty or room to run a laser timed 30, while catchers, infielders, and outfielders were able to stretch their arms in their evaluation phase.  Pitchers threw off of indoor mounds.  During BP, players were able to see the ball fly over 100 feet off the bat with the setup at Next Level.

The Preseason All-State featured 73 of North Carolina's top talent, with a heavy leaning to those players that attend school in the Triangle area and east.  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 East.

By The Numbers
+ 2 players recorded an exit velocity over 100mph
+ 28 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 40 hitters had a BLAST bat speed of 65mph of higher
+ 17 players ran a 4.00 or faster 30yd
+ 29 players hit 18mph while being tested
+ 25 players had a vertical jump test at 28in or higher
+ 11 pitchers had a fastball at 84mph or higher
+ 2 pitchers had their fastball spin recorded higher than 2400rpm
+ 3 pitchers had their breaking ball spin at 2400rpm or higher
+ 9 catchers recorded a pop time of 2.10 or better
+ 7 outfielders had arm strength at 88mph or better
+ 6 infielders tested with arm strength across the infield at 84mph or higher

Preseason All-State East -- Data Dive

TrackMan Max Exit Velocity in BP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek High 2026 OF 105.7 mph
2 Dylan Palmer NC East Wake Academy 2026 OF 101.3 mph
3 Tyce Thompson NC South Central 2027 C 98.4 mph
4 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 97.6 mph
5 Robert Sasser III NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 OF 97.4 mph
6 Tariq Stone NC East Wake 2026 OF 97.4 mph
7 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 96.7 mph
8 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 96.3 mph
9 Parker Watson NC Junius H Rose 2025 96.2 mph
10 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 96.1 mph
11 Caden Barth NC Currituck County 2025 3B 95.6 mph
12 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 94.2 mph
13 Jayce Smith NC Fuquay-Varina 2025 OF 93.7 mph
14 Fisher Goodwin NC North Brunswick 2026 3B 93.1 mph
15 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 92.3 mph

TrackMan Max Distance in BP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek High 2026 OF 392 ft
2 Robert Sasser III NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 OF 372 ft
3 Dylan Palmer NC East Wake Academy 2026 OF 372 ft
4 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 365 ft
5 Parker Watson NC Junius H Rose 2025 361 ft
6 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 354 ft
7 Jayce Smith NC Fuquay-Varina 2025 OF 353 ft
8 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 347 ft
9 Hodge Williams NC Holly Springs High 2026 C 336 ft
10 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 335 ft
11 Brandon Bush NC Hoggard 2027 OF 333 ft
12 Tariq Stone NC East Wake 2026 OF 329 ft
13 Noah Price NC Cleveland 2027 C 327 ft
14 Tino Ramirez NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 326 ft
15 Tyce Thompson NC South Central 2027 C 324 ft

BLAST Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek High 2026 OF 83.9 mph
2 Dylan Palmer NC East Wake Academy 2026 OF 79.3 mph
3 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 74.3 mph
4 Tyce Thompson NC South Central 2027 C 74.0 mph
5 Brayden Taylor NC Bear Grass Charter 2024 OF 73.6 mph
6 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 73.6 mph
7 Robert Sasser III NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 OF 73.2 mph
8 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 72.9 mph
9 Taco Ferguson NC Corinth Holders 2025 OF 72.5 mph
10 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 72.4 mph
11 Parker Watson NC Junius H Rose 2025 71.9 mph
12 Jayce Smith NC Fuquay-Varina 2025 OF 71.5 mph
13 Tariq Stone NC East Wake 2026 OF 71.2 mph
14 Hayden Heath NC Millbrook 2025 OF 70.6 mph
15 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 70.5 mph

Infielder Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 88
2 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 86
^ Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 86
3 Vincent Lee NC Pro5 2025 2B 85
^ Reese File NC Corinth Holders 2025 SS 85
4 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 84
5 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 83
6 Ethan Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 3B 82
^ Davis Bradley NC DH Conley 2025 SS 82
7 Brandon Bush NC Hoggard 2027 OF 80
8 Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 79
^ Tino Ramirez NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 79
9 Parker Watson NC Junius H Rose 2025 78
^ Matthew Vannoy NC Broughton 2025 2B 78
^ Noah Price NC Cleveland 2027 C 78
10 Fisher Goodwin NC North Brunswick 2026 3B 77

Outfield Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Ty Lee NC Cleveland 2025 OF 91
2 Brandon Bush NC Hoggard 2027 OF 90
^ Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 90
3 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 89
^ Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 89
^ Hayden Heath NC Millbrook 2025 OF 89
4 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek High 2026 OF 88
5 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 87
6 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 86
^ Brayden Taylor NC Bear Grass Charter 2024 OF 86
7 Dylan Palmer NC East Wake Academy 2026 OF 85
^ Jayce Smith NC Fuquay-Varina 2025 OF 85
8 Tanner Williams NC Midway 2027 OF 84
^ Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 84
^ Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 84
9 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 82
^ Isaac Devine NC Overhills 2025 OF 82
10 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 81
^ Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 81
^ June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 81

Catcher Velocity From the Crouch

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Tyce Thompson NC South Central 2027 C 81
2 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 80
^ Wyatt Lytle NC Middle Creek 2027 C 80
3 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 78
4 Matthew Vannoy NC Broughton 2025 2B 76
5 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C 75

Catcher Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Wyatt Lytle NC Middle Creek 2027 C 1.93-2.00
2 Matthew Vannoy NC Broughton 2025 2B 2.00-2.13
3 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 2.00-2.14
4 Tyce Thompson NC South Central 2027 C 2.00-2.20
5 Noah Price NC Cleveland 2027 C 2.01-2.11

Swift Athletics 30 Yard Sprint

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Ian Williams NC Wake Forest 2025 OF 3.82 s
2 Hayden Heath NC Millbrook 2025 OF 3.86 s
3 Robert Sasser III NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 OF 3.88 s
4 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 3.89 s
^ Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 3.89 s
5 Matthew Vannoy NC Broughton 2025 2B 3.90 s
^ Vincent Lee NC Pro5 2025 2B 3.90 s
6 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 3.92 s
7 Reese File NC Corinth Holders 2025 SS 3.93 s
8 Ty Lee NC Cleveland 2025 OF 3.95 s
^ Parker Watson NC Junius H Rose 2025 3.95 s
9 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek High 2026 OF 3.96 s
^ Tariq Stone NC East Wake 2026 OF 3.96 s
10 Tino Ramirez NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 3.97 s
11 Will Tobin NC Middle Creek 2025 OF 3.98 s
12 Jayce Smith NC Fuquay-Varina 2025 OF 3.99 s
13 Brayden Taylor NC Bear Grass Charter 2024 OF 4.00 s
14 Vincent Pannutti NC East Surry High 2026 C 4.01 s
^ Isaac Devine NC Overhills 2025 OF 4.01 s
15 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 4.02 s
^ Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 4.02 s

Swift Athletics Max Vertical Jump

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Robert Sasser III NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 OF 34.5
2 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 34.1
3 Vincent Lee NC Pro5 2025 2B 33.9
^ Matthew Vannoy NC Broughton 2025 2B 33.9
4 Ty Lee NC Cleveland 2025 OF 33.2
5 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek High 2026 OF 32.4
6 Holden Williams NC North Duplin 2026 2B 32.1
7 Ian Williams NC Wake Forest 2025 OF 31.5
8 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 31.4
^ Tyce Thompson NC South Central 2027 C 31.4
9 Tanner Williams NC Midway 2027 OF 30.2
10 Hodge Williams NC Holly Springs High 2026 C 29.7
11 Brayden Taylor NC Bear Grass Charter 2024 OF 29.6
12 Davis Bradley NC DH Conley 2025 SS 29.4
13 Reese File NC Corinth Holders 2025 SS 29.4
14 Ayden Brantley NC Roanoke Rapids 2025 SS 29.2
15 Tino Ramirez NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 29.2

TrackMan Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 87.2 mph
2 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 86.8 mph
3 Trey Williford NC Farmville Central 2025 LHP 86.5 mph
4 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 86.0 mph
5 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 85.9 mph
6 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 85.9 mph
7 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 85.6 mph
8 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 85.3 mph
9 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 85.1 mph
10 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 84.2 mph