Prep Baseball Report

Southern Athletics Scout Day: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Thursday June 15th PBR or South Carolina was on hand at Presbyterian College for a Scout Day with Southern Athletics. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2027 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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Statistical Breakdown

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 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 103.1 mph
2 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 98.8 mph
3 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 97.7 mph
4 Braden Williams SC Powdersville 2024 OF 95.6 mph
5 Payne Sheriff SC Byrnes 2024 3B 95.0 mph
6 Luke Godwin SC Greenwood 2025 SS 93.2 mph
7 John Rambo SC St. Joseph's Catholic 2025 LHP 92.1 mph
8 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 90.8 mph
9 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 90.1 mph
10 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 90.1 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 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 92.9 mph
2 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 91.2 mph
3 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 89.0 mph
4 Payne Sheriff SC Byrnes 2024 3B 85.6 mph
5 Evan Moon SC Powdersville 2024 C 83.4 mph
6 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 83.3 mph
7 Braden Williams SC Powdersville 2024 OF 82.7 mph
8 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 80.9 mph
9 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 80.7 mph
10 Luke Godwin SC Greenwood 2025 SS 80.4 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 Braden Williams SC Powdersville 2024 OF 355 ft
2 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 352 ft
3 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 343 ft
4 Luke Godwin SC Greenwood 2025 SS 336 ft
5 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 333 ft
6 Payne Sheriff SC Byrnes 2024 3B 325 ft
7 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 323 ft
8 Will Marguet SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 OF 315 ft
9 Evan Moon SC Powdersville 2024 C 310 ft
10 Nolan Grabiec SC Riverside 2025 1B 308 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 284 ft
2 Braden Williams SC Powdersville 2024 OF 261 ft
3 Tyler Bolemon SC Southside Christian 2025 C 247 ft
4 Nolan Grabiec SC Riverside 2025 1B 213 ft
5 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 211 ft
6 Luke Godwin SC Greenwood 2025 SS 200 ft
7 Will Marguet SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 OF 193 ft
8 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 187 ft
9 Landen Still SC Greenwood 2025 OF 185 ft
10 Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 184 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 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 63 %
2 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 57 %
3 Evan Moon SC Powdersville 2024 C 50 %
^ Tyler Bolemon SC Southside Christian 2025 C 50 %
4 Ben Willis SC Laurens District 55 2025 MIF 41 %
5 Braden Williams SC Powdersville 2024 OF 40 %
6 Nic Degler SC Byrnes 2024 OF 38 %
7 Will Marguet SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 OF 36 %
8 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 33 %
^ Luke Godwin SC Greenwood 2025 SS 33 %
9 Landen Still SC Greenwood 2025 OF 28 %
10 Payne Sheriff SC Byrnes 2024 3B 27 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 55.6 %
2 Braden Williams SC Powdersville 2024 OF 53.3 %
3 Nolan Grabiec SC Riverside 2025 1B 46.7 %
4 Landen Still SC Greenwood 2025 OF 42.9 %
^ Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 42.9 %
5 Luke Godwin SC Greenwood 2025 SS 41.7 %
6 Tyler Bolemon SC Southside Christian 2025 C 40.0 %
7 Will Marguet SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 OF 36.4 %
8 Quinn Walsh SC St. Joseph's 2027 SS 33.3 %
9 Brodie Burgess NC Ashe County 2025 C 28.6 %
10 Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 26.7 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 58 %
2 Brodie Burgess NC Ashe County 2025 C 57 %
3 Payne Sheriff SC Byrnes 2024 3B 54 %
4 John Rambo SC St. Joseph's Catholic 2025 LHP 50 %
5 Brody Linker SC Crescent 2024 SS 35 %
^ Henry Dryden SC St. Joseph Catholic 2025 2B 35 %
6 Quinn Walsh SC St. Joseph's 2027 SS 33 %
^ Matt Murray SC Greenwood 2024 SS 33 %
^ Ben Willis SC Laurens District 55 2025 MIF 33 %
7 Evan Moon SC Powdersville 2024 C 30 %
8 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 27 %
^ Will Marguet SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 OF 27 %
9 Nic Degler SC Byrnes 2024 OF 23 %
10 Nolan Grabiec SC Riverside 2025 1B 20 %