Prep Baseball Report

SC Preseason All-State South: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Saturday January 28th PBR of South Carolina was on hand at The Shipyard Park in Mount Pleasants for our Preseason All-State South Event. The event featured players from the 2023-2028 grad classes.

The day was split into two sessions.  The first sessions consisted of infielders and outfielders, and started with defensive evaluations followed by BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data.  the players ran a laser timed 60 during an offensive rotation. 

The second sessions consisted of pitchers, catchers, and dual players.  This sessions started with players running a laser timed 60, followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics, followed by defensive evaluations and finishing the day with BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data.   

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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Trackman Hitting Leaders

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Braiden Moore SC West Oak 2023 1B 101.9 mph
2 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 100.4 mph
3 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 98.7 mph
4 Corbin Martens SC Wando High 2025 OF 98.0 mph
5 Sterling Coaxum SC Hanahan High 2026 OF 96.9 mph
6 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 96.9 mph
7 Connor Shealy SC P27 Academy 2023 C 96.8 mph
8 Cody Crafton SC Calvary Christian 2023 UTILITY 96.4 mph
9 RJ Groomster SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 96.3 mph
10 Andrew Palmer SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 95.6 mph



AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Benjamin Milligan SC Marlboro Academy 2025 SS 89.3 mph
2 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 89.2 mph
3 Sterling Coaxum SC Hanahan High 2026 OF 88.9 mph
4 Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 3B 88.6 mph
5 Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter High 2025 C 88.4 mph
6 Corbin Martens SC Wando High 2025 OF 87.8 mph
7 Andrew Palmer SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 87.7 mph
8 Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 86.9 mph
9 Justin Sheffield SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 OF 86.7 mph
10 RJ Groomster SC Georgia Premier Academy 2025 OF 86.7 mph



DISTANCE OFF THE BAT


TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.


Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Braiden Moore SC West Oak 2023 1B 383 ft
2 Andrew Palmer SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 378 ft
3 Corbin Martens SC Wando High 2025 OF 361 ft
4 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 360 ft
5 Cameron Austin SC Barnwell 2025 OF 358 ft
6 Benjamin Milligan SC Marlboro Academy 2025 SS 358 ft
7 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 356 ft
8 Justin Sheffield SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 OF 347 ft
9 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 347 ft
10 Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 3B 347 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 283 ft
2 Jackson Burton SC Lexington 2024 OF 275 ft
3 Cameron Austin SC Barnwell 2025 OF 267 ft
4 Benjamin Milligan SC Marlboro Academy 2025 SS 263 ft
5 Pierce Mullen SC Phillip Simmons 2025 C 262 ft
6 Colin Gallagher SC Oceanside Collegiate 2024 3B 254 ft
7 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 251 ft
8 Riles Morris SC Lucy Beckham 2026 1B 251 ft
9 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 247 ft
10 Ryan Freeh SC Oceanside 2024 OF 246 ft

 

LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 72 %
2 Noah Cannady SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 OF 66 %
^ Tucker Bass SC Lakeview 2024 C 66 %
^ Preston DeNapoli SC Lucy Beckham 2025 RHP 66 %
3 Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter High 2025 C 62 %
4 Cody Crafton SC Calvary Christian 2023 UTILITY 60 %
5 Jack Painter SC Dreher 2024 3B 58 %
6 Connor Hooks SC CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOOL 2026 3B 57 %
7 Braden Richardson SC Fort Mill High 2027 2B 55 %
^ Tobias Sobieralski SC Lexington 2025 C 55 %
8 Perrin Ketchin SC Lucy Beckham 2024 SS 54 %
9 Justin Sheffield SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 OF 53 %
10 Noah McGarity SC Dorman 2024 OF 50 %
^ Cameron Craft SC Waccamaw 2026 LHP 50 %
^ Mason Coleman SC South Florence High 2025 LHP 50 %
^ Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 50 %
^ Tradd Burton SC Lexington 2024 SS 50 %
^ Braiden Moore SC West Oak 2023 1B 50 %
^ Garrett Blankenship SC Gray Collegiate Academy 2026 SS 50 %
^ Oakley Aguilar SC Hanahan 2024 SS 50 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 81.8 %
2 Cameron Austin SC Barnwell 2025 OF 77.8 %
^ Cross Yarborough SC The South Carolina Preparatory Academy 2025 C 77.8 %
^ Jackson Burton SC Lexington 2024 OF 77.8 %
3 Jeter Centracchio SC St James 2026 OF 76.9 %
4 Colin Gallagher SC Oceanside Collegiate 2024 3B 71.4 %
^ Finlay Pratt SC James Island Charter High 2026 C 71.4 %
5 Riles Morris SC Lucy Beckham 2026 1B 69.2 %
6 Jake Jepson SC Wando 2026 RHP 63.6 %
7 Pierce Mullen SC Phillip Simmons 2025 C 62.5 %
8 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 60.0 %
9 Ryan Freeh SC Oceanside 2024 OF 56.3 %
10 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 54.5 %
^ Gavin Edens SC Berkeley 2024 2B 54.5 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Max Whitmer SC Wando 2025 RHP 66 %
2 Hudson Clark SC Berkeley Preparatory Academy 2026 2B 64 %
3 Joshua Peterson SC Pinewood Prep 2024 1B 63 %
4 Hunter Gomes SC Hanahan 2024 RHP 60 %
5 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 55 %
6 Joel Cummings SC Lucy Beckham 2026 SS 50 %
7 Kyle Kirkland SC Clover High 2026 RHP 44 %
^ Michael Vandemark SC St James 2024 RHP 44 %
^ Malcolm Webb SC Beaufort 2024 SS 44 %
^ Hank Aeppli SC Lucy Beckham 2025 C 44 %
8 Jacob Amman SC James Island Charter 2025 3B 43 %
9 Jake Downing SC Wando 2026 2B 41 %
^ Hunter Doyle SC Lucy Beckham 2025 RHP 41 %
^ Justin Sobczyk SC St James 2025 SS 41 %
10 Brystol Shannon SC Lexington 2024 C 40 %