Canes Scout Day: Statistical Breakdown


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Sunday October 30th PBR of North and South Carolina was on hand at Hopewell High in Huntersville, NC for a Scout Day with the Canes Organization. The Scout Day featured players from the 2023-2027 grad classes from both North and South Carolina. 

The day began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting advanced metrics on each pitch. Following the pitchers the position players went through offensive evaluations that included batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight data and players running a laser timed 10yd, 30yd, and 60 yd sprint. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at some top performers in select stat categories. Look for more information to follow in the coming days.

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Statistical Breakdown

60 YARD DASH

Swift Athletic Laser Timers were used to time each runner in the 10, 30, and 60 yard run.  Below we take a look at the best runners in the 60 from the event. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Stephen Hudgins SC Powdersville 2027 OF 6.89 s
^ Edwin Allen NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 OF 6.89 s
2 Porter Anglin SC North Myrtle Beach 2027 OF 6.93 s
3 Jacob Muir SC Dreher 2024 OF 6.94 s
4 Drew Ciaccio NC Apex Friendship 2025 OF 7.00 s
5 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 7.01 s
6 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 7.04 s
7 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 7.06 s
^ Jonathan Carrasco IA Ankeny Centennial 2026 SS 7.06 s
8 Ryan Schmitz NC Leesville Road 2024 OF 7.08 s
9 Noah Hatley NC Concord Academy 2025 OF 7.09 s
10 Jake Roy SC JL Mann 2025 2B 7.10 s

TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 94.6 mph
2 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 92.9 mph
3 Porter Anglin SC North Myrtle Beach 2027 OF 92.6 mph
4 Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 90.7 mph
5 Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 90.7 mph
6 Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 90.1 mph
7 Jacob Muir SC Dreher 2024 OF 89.9 mph
8 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 89.3 mph
9 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 89.0 mph
10 Noah Hatley NC Concord Academy 2025 OF 88.9 mph

**Johnny Ray (2025, Watauga)- 95 mph, Porter Anglin (2027, North Myrtle Beach)- 93 mph, and Preston McGaha (2024, JL Mann)- 93 mph will top this list when data finishes uploading

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 William Magee SC Gray Collegiate 2025 RHP 79
^ Jonathan Carrasco IA Ankeny Centennial 2026 SS 79
^ Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 79
2 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 78
3 Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 77
^ Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 77
^ Matthew Murchison NC Chatham Central 2025 SS 77
4 Ethan Andujar NC Covenant Day 2025 C 76
^ Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 76
5 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 75
^ Cooper Kullman NC Hopewell High School 2025 2B 75
^ Jacob Bueno NC Jacksonville 2026 SS 75
6 Grady Overholt SC Abbeville 2026 2B 74
^ Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 74
7 Mason Teal NC A.L. Brown 2026 C 73
^ McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS 73
^ Brendan Layne NC CE Jordan 2024 OF 73
8 Cameron Davis SC Aiken 2024 LHP 72
^ Jake Moss SC Byrnes 2025 SS 72
9 Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 70
^ Finlay Pratt SC First Baptist 2026 C 70
^ William Meredith SC Emerald 2025 LHP 70
10 Easton Keels SC James F. Byrnes 2025 3B 69
^ Connor Kelley SC Woodruff 2025 SS 69
^ Bryson Cothran SC Chapman 2026 3B 69
^ Bryce Cannon NC Apex Friendship 2024 1B 69

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field and center field, making throws to the plate and third base.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 87
2 Cameron Davis SC Aiken 2024 LHP 84
3 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 83
^ Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 83
^ Matthew Murchison NC Chatham Central 2025 SS 83
4 Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 82
^ Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 82
5 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 81
6 Brendan Layne NC CE Jordan 2024 OF 80
^ William Magee SC Gray Collegiate 2025 RHP 80
7 Grady Overholt SC Abbeville 2026 2B 79
8 Canaan Andres SC Riverside 2024 C 78
9 Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 77
10 Bohdi Robertson NC Pinecrest 2026 LHP 76
^ Joseph Petry VA Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 2026 OF 76
^ Drew Ciaccio NC Apex Friendship 2025 OF 76

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Bradley Turner NC D.H. Conley 2024 C 79
2 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 76
3 Canaan Andres SC Riverside 2024 C 75
4 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 74
^ Ethan Andujar NC Covenant Day 2025 C 74
5 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 72
6 Gavin Squires SC Spartanburg 2025 C 71
^ June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 71
^ Mason Teal NC A.L. Brown 2026 C 71
7 John Walter Whisenhunt SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 C 70
^ Finlay Pratt SC First Baptist 2026 C 70
^ Bryson Cothran SC Chapman 2026 3B 70
8 Adler Stumpf NC New Hanover 2026 C 67
9 Declan Duffy NC Hopewell 2025 C 65
10 Dylan Wells SC Boiling Springs 2026 C 64

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ethan Andujar NC Covenant Day 2025 C 1.93-2.10
2 John Lupienski NC Middle Creek 2025 C 1.97-2.08
3 Canaan Andres SC Riverside 2024 C 2.01-2.19
4 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 2.01-2.37
5 Gavin Squires SC Spartanburg 2025 C 2.03-2.22
6 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 2.08-2.33
7 Mason Teal NC A.L. Brown 2026 C 2.11-2.25
8 Finlay Pratt SC First Baptist 2026 C 2.11-2.43
9 Bryson Cothran SC Chapman 2026 3B 2.18-2.46
10 John Walter Whisenhunt SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 C 2.20-2.43

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Johnny Ray NC Watauga 2025 OF 85 mph
^ Riley Gibson NC First Flight 2025 OF 85 mph
2 Preston McGaha SC J.L. Mann 2024 1B 84 mph
3 Wesley Shipman SC Landrum 2024 LHP 83 mph
^ Will Howard SC Emerald 2025 RHP 83 mph
4 Parker Davis SC Woodmont 2026 OF 82 mph
5 Hudson Riordan SC Legion Collegiate 2027 1B 80 mph
^ Jackson Holmes SC Westside 2025 SS 80 mph
^ William Magee SC Gray Collegiate 2025 RHP 80 mph
6 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2023 RHP 79 mph
^ Koen Karsa NC Wake County Home School 2026 RHP 79 mph
^ William Meredith SC Emerald 2025 LHP 79 mph
7 Tate Nelson NC New Hanover 2026 SS 78 mph
^ Connor Crenshaw SC Byrnes 2025 SS 78 mph
8 Jason Sproull NC Laney 2026 OF 77 mph
^ Bohdi Robertson NC Pinecrest 2026 LHP 77 mph
9 Easton Keels SC James F. Byrnes 2025 3B 76 mph
^ Cooper Kullman NC Hopewell High School 2025 2B 76 mph
^ June Thomas NC The O'Neal School 2025 RHP 76 mph
10 Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 75 mph
^ Cameron Davis SC Aiken 2024 LHP 75 mph
^ McCoy James NC Cape Hatteras Secondary 2025 SS 75 mph
^ Braden Kendall NC East Lincoln 2025 1B 75 mph

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