Prep Baseball Report

Team Carolina Trials Charleston: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Wednesday, June 7th PBR of South Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, PBR JR Future Games and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2024-2028 grad classes. 

The event began with A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included running a laser timed 60 recorded using Swift Technology, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, a defensive evaluation, and finished with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman and with a stalker radar gun.  

Below we will look at the statistical breakdown for the event.


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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 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 92.6 mph
2 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 92.5 mph
3 Landon Evans NC Clayton 2025 LHP 91.5 mph
4 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 91.0 mph
5 Tye Livesay SC Bishop England 2024 C 90.8 mph
6 Ethan Sanchelli SC Mauldin 2026 OF 90.3 mph
7 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 89.3 mph
8 Beatty Cummings SC Academic Magnet 2024 OF 88.7 mph
9 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 88.1 mph
10 Connor Campbell SC HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL 2025 SS 87.9 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 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 85.3 mph
2 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 83.3 mph
3 Landon Evans NC Clayton 2025 LHP 82.6 mph
4 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 82.2 mph
5 Tye Livesay SC Bishop England 2024 C 81.0 mph
6 Beatty Cummings SC Academic Magnet 2024 OF 80.2 mph
7 Colt Babic SC North Central 2027 OF 79.1 mph
8 Ryan Clough SC Woodmont 2026 3B 78.1 mph
9 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 78.0 mph
10 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 77.3 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 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 360 ft
2 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 347 ft
3 Landon Evans NC Clayton 2025 LHP 337 ft
4 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 329 ft
5 Tye Livesay SC Bishop England 2024 C 327 ft
6 Ethan Sanchelli SC Mauldin 2026 OF 325 ft
7 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 322 ft
8 Ryan Clough SC Woodmont 2026 3B 321 ft
9 Beatty Cummings SC Academic Magnet 2024 OF 319 ft
10 Zachery More SC TL Hannah 2027 1B 315 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Ryan Clough SC Woodmont 2026 3B 244 ft
2 Beatty Cummings SC Academic Magnet 2024 OF 232 ft
3 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 228 ft
4 Dawson Fowler SC UHC 2028 SS 226 ft
5 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 223 ft
6 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 223 ft
7 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge High 2027 C 218 ft
8 Tye Livesay SC Bishop England 2024 C 215 ft
9 Jake Downing SC Wando 2026 2B 211 ft
10 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 208 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 Braden Richardson SC Fort Mill High 2027 2B 66 %
2 Ethan Sanchelli SC Mauldin 2026 OF 64 %
3 Trip Ostergard SC James Island Charter High 2027 SS 50 %
4 Dawson Fowler SC UHC 2028 SS 47 %
5 J.R. Struk SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 2B 46 %
^ Jake Downing SC Wando 2026 2B 46 %
6 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 41 %
7 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 38 %
^ Landon Evans NC Clayton 2025 LHP 38 %
8 J. Watson Harvley SC Lugoff-Elgin 2025 2B 35 %
9 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge High 2027 C 33 %
^ Kingston Kolb SC Lucy Beckham 2026 OF 33 %
^ Joel Cummings SC Lucy Beckham 2026 SS 33 %
10 Eli Headley SC Riverside 2026 C 31 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Ryan Clough SC Woodmont 2026 3B 64.3 %
2 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 57.1 %
3 Ayden Gallegos SC American Leadership Academy Lexington 2025 C 55.6 %
4 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge High 2027 C 53.3 %
^ Kingston Kolb SC Lucy Beckham 2026 OF 53.3 %
^ Jake Downing SC Wando 2026 2B 53.3 %
5 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 50.0 %
^ Beatty Cummings SC Academic Magnet 2024 OF 50.0 %
6 Wyatt Seegers AK Chugiak 2027 3B 46.7 %
7 Tye Livesay SC Bishop England 2024 C 44.4 %
8 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 42.9 %
9 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 41.7 %
10 Dawson Fowler SC UHC 2028 SS 41.2 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Seth Eckroth SC P27 Academy 2026 2B 64 %
2 Colt Babic SC North Central 2027 OF 62 %
3 Will Herron SC Beaufort 2025 2B 55 %
4 Wyatt Seegers AK Chugiak 2027 3B 46 %
5 J. Watson Harvley SC Lugoff-Elgin 2025 2B 42 %
6 Connor Campbell SC HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL 2025 SS 36 %
7 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 36 %
8 Landon Evans NC Clayton 2025 LHP 33 %
^ Ayden Gallegos SC American Leadership Academy Lexington 2025 C 33 %
9 Jason Knotts Jr SC Trinity Collegiate 2024 OF 30 %
10 Brayden Richards NC Cuthbertson 2025 1B 28 %