Quick Hitters: Charlotte Megastars Scout Day - Pitchers


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

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On Saturday June 4th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Charlotte Latin for a scout day with the Queen City Corndogs and the Charlotte Megastars. The scout day featured players from the 2023-2025 grad classes.

The day began with players running a laser timed 60 recorded by Swift Technology. Position players then went through a defensive workout starting with catchers followed by the outfielders and infielders. After defense, players took BP on the field with Trackman collection ball flight data. The two teams met again on Sunday playing controlled games against each other. During the games Trackman gathered information on the pitchers.

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

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QUICK HITTERS - PITCHERS

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Myles Crocker, LHP, 2024

6-foot, 180-pound frame. Fastball has run to his arm side from a high ¾ slot at 80-82 mph topping at 82.9 mph. Changeup tunnels with the fastball and creates deception at 71-74 mph. Breaking ball at 73-75 mph. Has feel for the zone with both the fastball and changeup. 

Chase Ghantt, RHP, 2024

5-foot-10, 165-pound build. Fastball topped at 84.6 mph. Worked mostly to his glove side with the fastball. Breaking ball has depth with 11/5 shape at 66-69 mph. Some quickness to his arm through a high ¾ release. Attacked hitters during his outing. 

Gavin MacDonald, RHP, 2025

6-foot-2, 190-pound frame with projection ahead. Attacks the bottom of the zone with his fastball that topped at 83.5 mph. Fastball spin up to 2371 rpms. Has feel for his breaking ball at 70-73 mph (2200-2400 spin). Long arm swing with some quickness through a high ¾ slot. 

Grayson McDonald, RHP, 2024

Large Frame at 6-foot-5, 200-pounds. Worked to his glove side with his fastball topping at 81.9 mph (2300-2400 spin).  Occasional cutting action to his fastball. Breaking ball has some bite at 67-68 mph spinning up to 2525 rpms. Works with a quick temp. 

Zachary Gaydos, RHP, 2024

Thin frame at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds with room to add strength. Fastball topped at 86.4 mph. Loose arm with some quickness through release. Fastball has some run to his arm side. Maintains fastball arm speed on his changeup. Used mostly fastballs during his outing. 

Landon Vick, RHP, 2023

5-foot-10, 190-pound build. Clean arm action with a high ¾ slot. Fastball sat mostly in the 80-83 mph range. Showed feel for both sides of the plate with his fastball. Breaking has late action at times at 70-72 mph (2300-2500 spin). Attacks the zone with both pitches. 

Cole Smith, RHP, 2025

5-foot-10, 140-pound frame with room to fill out in the coming year. Fastball has run and sink at 77-80 mph (1800-2100 spin). Mixes in a sweeping breaking ball at 67-69 mph. Works mostly to his glove side with both the fastball and breaking ball. Quick tempo to the delivery with a ¾ arm slot. 

Stephen Merriweather, RHP, 2024

Projectable frame at 6-foot-3, 170-pounds. Slow tempo to the delivery with a high ¾ slot, fastball topped at 80.9 mph. Flashed a breaking ball at 67-70 mph. Worked around the zone with both pitches. Better than average arm speed.