Prep Baseball Report

Data Dive: Preseason All-State West


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 Athlete's Lab in Maiden, NC its home for the West event for 3 years.  Athlete's Lab is a tremendous facility that offers a spacious workout facility.  Featuring an indoor space that allows plenty of room to run a 30, for catchers to make full throws, and to simulate an infield. Athlete's Lab also has an outdoor space where a full size infield is available and outfielders can stretch their arms to almost 300 feet. Pitchers threw off of indoor mounds.  During BP, players were able to see the ball fly over 70 feet off the bat with the setup at Athlete's Lab.

The Preseason All-State West featured over 50 of North Carolina's top talent, with a heavy leaning to those players that attend school in the foothills and mountain area of the state.  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 West.

By The Numbers
+ 17 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 32 hitters had a BLAST bat speed of 65mph of higher
+ 10 players ran a 4.00 or faster 30yd
+ 19 players hit 18mph while being tested
+ 11 players had a vertical jump test at 28in or higher
+ 9 pitchers had a fastball at 84mph or higher
+ 1 pitchers had their fastball spin recorded higher than 2400rpm
+ 5 pitchers had their breaking ball spin at 2400rpm or higher
+ 4 catchers recorded a pop time of 2.10 or better
+ 3 outfielders had arm strength at 85mph or better
+ 2 infielders tested with arm strength across the infield at 84mph or higher

Preseason All-State West -- Data Dive

TrackMan Max Exit Velocity in BP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 98.7 mph
2 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 97.2 mph
3 Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 96.9 mph
4 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 96.3 mph
5 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 96.2 mph
6 Micah Dalton NC Hibriten 2025 RHP 96.1 mph
7 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 96.0 mph
8 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 94.4 mph
9 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 93.6 mph
10 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 93.3 mph
11 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 93.3 mph
12 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 92.7 mph
13 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 91.9 mph
14 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 91.9 mph
15 Wyatt Spencer NC Bandys 2026 1B 91.0 mph

TrackMan Max Distance in BP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 364 ft
2 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 352 ft
3 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 349 ft
4 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 345 ft
5 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 344 ft
6 Cody Rogers NC Porter Ridge 2026 LHP 327 ft
7 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 327 ft
8 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 326 ft
9 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 319 ft
10 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 315 ft

BLAST Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 78.4 mph
2 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 77.6 mph
3 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 76.9 mph
4 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 74.4 mph
5 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 74.2 mph
6 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 73.8 mph
7 Colin Kieley NC Cannon 2026 2B 73.8 mph
8 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 72.3 mph
9 Micah Dalton NC Hibriten 2025 RHP 71.6 mph
10 Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 71.5 mph

Infielder Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 85
2 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 84
3 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 82
^ Cody Rogers NC Porter Ridge 2026 LHP 82
4 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 81
5 Alex Lerch NC Metrolina Academy 2025 2B 79
^ Chad Matthews NC North Lincoln 2025 OF 79

Outfield Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 93
2 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 85
^ Alex Wall NC Freedom High 2027 RHP 85
3 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 84
4 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 82
5 Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg 2026 OF 81

Catcher Velocity From the Crouch

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 82
2 Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 79
3 Xander Sutton NC Gaston Christian 2026 C 77
4 Darrow Holder NC Hickory 2026 C 76
5 Paul Greeley NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 75

Catcher Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 1.97-2.01
2 Xander Sutton NC Gaston Christian 2026 C 1.97-2.11
3 Paul Greeley NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 C 2.10-2.22
4 Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 2.10-2.24
5 Jaxon West NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 C 2.18-2.26

Swift Athletics 30 Yard Sprint

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 3.87 s
^ Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 3.87 s
2 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 3.88 s
3 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 3.90 s
4 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 3.92 s
5 CJ Wallace NC TC Roberson 2025 RHP 3.96 s
6 James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 3.98 s
^ Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 3.98 s
7 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 4.00 s
^ Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 4.00 s
8 Andrés Acurero NC Lake Norman 2026 SS 4.01 s
9 Ty Davis NC East Lincoln 2025 RHP 4.02 s
10 Fletcher Owens NC Homeschool 2027 2B 4.03 s
^ Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg 2026 OF 4.03 s
^ Chad Matthews NC North Lincoln 2025 OF 4.03 s

Swift Athletics Max Vertical Jump

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Charlie Shaver NC North Stanly 2026 RHP 33.0
2 Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 32.1
3 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 31.4
4 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 31.3
5 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 31.3
6 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 30.7
7 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 30.2
8 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 29.9
9 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 29.5
10 Cooper Summerlin NC Gaston Christian 2026 LHP 28.8

*The Vertical Jump numbers will load soon. The Prep Baseball Data Team is working to get the jumping stats into the event very soon.

TrackMan Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 90.6 mph
2 Ty Davis NC East Lincoln 2025 RHP 89.4 mph
3 Charlie Shaver NC North Stanly 2026 RHP 87.1 mph
4 Colt Briggs NC St. Stephens 2027 RHP 86.7 mph
5 Jackson Toney NC Burns 2025 RHP 85.8 mph
6 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 85.8 mph
7 Micah Dalton NC Hibriten 2025 RHP 85.1 mph
8 Alex Wall NC Freedom High 2027 RHP 84.8 mph
9 Cody Rogers NC Porter Ridge 2026 LHP 84.5 mph
10 Jack Wuerdeman NC North Lincoln 2025 LHP 83.9 mph