Prep Baseball Report

KC Royals Scout Day: Quick Hitters Pitchers

Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Tuesdays July 11th PBR or South Carolina was on hand at Charleston Southern University for a Scout Day with players from KC Royals. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2028 Grad Classes. 

The day began with players going through a rotation that involved running a laser timed 60 and taking batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After batting practice, position players went through a defensive evaluation. The scout day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering information on each pitch. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Look for more information to follow in the coming days. 

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Quick Hitters - Pitchers


Aiden Vorlick, Summerville HS, 2025

6-0 185 strong athletic frame with present strength and room to add on.  Controlled paced delivery with good direction down the mound.  Has a shorter arm take away while throwing from a H ¾ arm slot.  Fastball jumped out of hand with ease while running it up to 88.8 mph and having a max induced vertical break at 21 inches.  His breaking ball shows big time breaking action to it.  Big time break and depth to it while up to 74.8 mph with a max spin at 2503 rpm with -12 inches of induced vertical break.  Change up had good sinking and fading action down in the zone.  

Tyler Stephenson, Chapin, 2024

6-2 175 pound long lean athletic frame.  Long loose action with good whip to it while running his FB up to 85.7 mph with a max IVB of 25.3 inches.  Breaking ball had 12/6 action to it with good break with depth, while up to 69.9 mph and a max spin of 2266 rpms.  CH has a good change of pace with good fade and sinking action to it down in the zone.

Riley Waters, Ashley Ridge HS, 2026

6-1 180 pound projectable frame with present strength.  Short arm action in the back and throwing from a H ¾ arm slot.  Fastball has good life to it while up to 84.3 mph and a max spin of 2175 rpm.  Slider was up to 73.8 mph and a max spin of 2304 rpms while having a shorter break at a 2/8 break to it.  CH was up to 78.2 mph and had good sinking action while down in the zone. 

Jayce Stone, Summerville HS, 2025

6-1 155 pound lean frame with room to add on.  This left hander has a smooth take away in the back and throws from a H ¾ arm slot.  Fastball has downward action to it while up to 82.4 mph and a max spin of 2193 rpm.  Curveball has up to 66.7 mph and has a IVB of 13.3 inches.  Change up was up to 75 mph with a max spin of 1808 rpm with fading action to it.   

Jake Peterson, Chapin HS, 2024

6-0 180 pound strong frame.  Quick paced delivery with a long arm take away and throwing from a H ¾ arm slot.  Gets really good direction down the mound while his fastball was up to 82.3 mph and had a max spin of 2048 rpm.  Breaking ball had a shorter break to it while up to 69.6 mph and a max spin of 1892 rpm.  Change up was down in the zone while up to 75.4 mph and a max spin of 1664 rpm.