Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State East: Trackman Pitching Leaders


Patrick Johnson
North Carolina Assistant Scouting Director

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: TRACKMAN PITCHING LEADERS

FASTBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

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


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 86.5 mph
2 Trey Williford NC Farmville Central 2025 LHP 86.2 mph
3 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 85.0 mph
4 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 84.3 mph
5 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 84.3 mph
6 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 83.8 mph
7 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 83.6 mph
8 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 82.5 mph
9 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 82.0 mph
10 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 81.4 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Joyner Haddock NC Pope John Paul II 2027 LHP 2473 rpm
2 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 2410 rpm
3 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 2265 rpm
4 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 2245 rpm
5 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 2233 rpm
6 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 2222 rpm
7 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C 2196 rpm
8 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 2190 rpm
9 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 2185 rpm
10 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 2172 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Joyner Haddock NC Pope John Paul II 2027 LHP 2366 rpm
2 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 2309 rpm
3 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 2172 rpm
4 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 2155 rpm
5 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 2150 rpm
6 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 2135 rpm
7 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C 2132 rpm
8 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 2125 rpm
9 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 2088 rpm
10 Tyler Jones NC DH Conley 2026 1B 2077 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Induced vertical movement tracks how the ball rides through the zone, or sinks through the zone.  For the purpose of this board we are tracking which fastballs showed the most ride, typically leading to more swing and miss opportunities

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 22.2 in
2 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 18.9 in
3 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 18.6 in
4 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 18.4 in
5 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 17.8 in
6 Tyler Jones NC DH Conley 2026 1B 17.5 in
7 Tanner Williams NC Midway 2027 OF 17.4 in
8 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 17.3 in
9 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 17.0 in
10 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C 16.8 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Horizontal movement is often referred to as run.  This measurement does not distinguish between early and late movement, just the overall amount the ball tracks to the arm side out of the hand.

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP -18.8
2 Joyner Haddock NC Pope John Paul II 2027 LHP 15.5
3 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 14.7
4 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP -13.3
5 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 12.5
6 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP -12.4
7 Trey Williford NC Farmville Central 2025 LHP 12.4
8 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 12.0
9 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C -11.7
10 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS -11.4


Peak Spin Score

The Spin Score is a measurement linking velocity and spin.  It is calculated by dividing the spin rate by the velocity of each pitch.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Joyner Haddock NC Pope John Paul II 2027 LHP 33
2 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 29
3 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C 27
4 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 27
5 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 26
6 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 26
7 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 26
8 Tyler Jones NC DH Conley 2026 1B 26
9 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 26
10 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 26


CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 76.7 mph
2 Noah Rhoades NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 76.1 mph
3 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 75.4 mph
4 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 74.6 mph
5 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 74.5 mph
6 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 74.3 mph
7 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 73.3 mph
8 Trey Williford NC Farmville Central 2025 LHP 72.7 mph
9 Tanner Williams NC Midway 2027 OF 72.3 mph
10 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 72.1 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 2681 rpm
2 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 2574 rpm
3 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 2432 rpm
4 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 2338 rpm
5 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 2328 rpm
6 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 2320 rpm
7 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 2268 rpm
8 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 2241 rpm
9 Tyler Jones NC DH Conley 2026 1B 2208 rpm
10 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 2197 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 2614 rpm
2 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 2537 rpm
3 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 2384 rpm
4 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 2287 rpm
5 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 2282 rpm
6 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 2249 rpm
7 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 2242 rpm
8 Tyler Jones NC DH Conley 2026 1B 2137 rpm
9 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 2118 rpm
10 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 2115 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

This is a measurement of how much the ball drops from its original position and trajectory.  It does not measure how late the movement happens.  This can be referred to as depth on a breaking ball.

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP -12.8 in
2 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP -12.6 in
3 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP -12.0 in
4 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP -10.3 in
5 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 9.6 in
6 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP -9.3 in
7 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP -9.2 in
8 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP -8.8 in
9 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP -8.8 in
10 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP -7.9 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP -18.8
2 Joyner Haddock NC Pope John Paul II 2027 LHP 15.5
3 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 14.7
4 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP -13.3
5 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 12.5
6 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP -12.4
7 Trey Williford NC Farmville Central 2025 LHP 12.4
8 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 12.0
9 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C -11.7
10 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS -11.4


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 36
2 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 36
3 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 34
4 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland High 2025 RHP 34
5 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 34
6 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 34
7 Joyner Haddock NC Pope John Paul II 2027 LHP 32
8 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 32
9 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 32
10 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 32

SLIDER STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 76.2 mph
2 Brandon Bush NC Hoggard 2027 OF 74.8 mph
3 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 74.0 mph
4 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 73.5 mph
5 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 73.4 mph
6 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 72.2 mph
7 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 70.0 mph
8 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 69.2 mph
9 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 69.2 mph
10 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 67.9 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 2364 rpm
2 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 2325 rpm
3 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 2282 rpm
4 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 2069 rpm
5 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 2045 rpm
6 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 2029 rpm
7 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 2019 rpm
8 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 1980 rpm
9 James Robinson NC DH Conley 2025 2B 1864 rpm
10 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 1777 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 2364
2 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 2297
3 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 2203
4 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 2045
5 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 2020
6 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 1979
7 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 1948
8 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 1931
9 James Robinson NC DH Conley 2025 2B 1839
10 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 1777


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 12.0 in
2 James Robinson NC DH Conley 2025 2B 8.2 in
3 Brandon Bush NC Hoggard 2027 OF 3.9 in
4 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP -2.8 in
5 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP -2.8 in
6 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS -2.7 in
7 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP -2.7 in
8 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP -1.8 in
9 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP -1.6 in
10 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP -1.6 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP -18.7
2 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B -15.1
3 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP -13.5
4 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP -13.5
5 James Robinson NC DH Conley 2025 2B -12.8
6 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP -12.7
7 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP -11.6
8 Brandon Bush NC Hoggard 2027 OF -10.0
9 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 8.1
10 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 7.3


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP 34
2 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 33
3 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 31
4 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 30
5 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 30
6 June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 29
7 James Robinson NC DH Conley 2025 2B 29
8 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 29
9 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 28
10 Anthony Zezza NC Holly Springs 2026 LHP 24

CHANGEUP STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 80.4 mph
2 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 80.1 mph
3 Leo Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2027 RHP 79.0 mph
4 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 78.8 mph
5 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 78.7 mph
6 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 78.4 mph
7 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 78.2 mph
8 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 78.2 mph
9 Trey Williford NC Farmville Central 2025 LHP 77.6 mph
10 Ryan Edwards NC DH Conley 2027 RHP 77.1 mph


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Austin Fletcher NC Willow Spring 2025 LHP 13.3 in
2 Chase Ruben NC Homeschool (NC) 2025 RHP 13.1 in
3 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 12.4 in
4 Carter Moore NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 12.3 in
5 Tanner Pope NC Garner 2026 LHP 11.8 in
6 Ryan Edwards NC DH Conley 2027 RHP 11.1 in
7 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 10.9 in
8 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 10.0 in
9 Tanner Williams NC Midway 2027 OF 9.7 in
10 Eli Cash NC Corinth Holders 2027 C 9.4 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Tucker Anderson NC DH Conley 2026 RHP 19.7
2 Caleb Renn NC Holly Springs 2027 LHP -18.3
3 Owen Simmons NC JH Rose 2025 RHP 18.3
4 Liam Hawkes NC Northern Durham 2026 RHP 17.9
5 Joshua Anderson II NC Willow Spring 2025 RHP 17.3
6 Harrison Corey NC D.H. Conley 2027 SS 16.7
7 Brandon Worsley NC South Central 2025 RHP 16.5
8 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP -16.5
9 James Robinson NC DH Conley 2025 2B 15.9
10 Davis Hathaway NC J.H. Rose 2024 RHP 15.9