Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Hitting Leaders: Team Carolina Trials - Charlotte


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Wednesday May 31st PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at Moor Park in Mooresville, NC. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like NC/SC Border Battle, PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2024-2027 grad classes. 

The day began with players running a laser timed 60 followed by BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After BP, catchers, outfielders and infielders went through a defensive evaluation. The day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight 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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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 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 97.0 mph
2 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 96.0 mph
3 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 95.6 mph
4 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 95.1 mph
5 Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 93.8 mph
6 Jackson Caldwell NC Cox Mill 2025 OF 93.7 mph
7 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 92.3 mph
8 Andrew Kilgore NC Heritage 2025 OF 91.9 mph
9 Jake Garwood NC South Iredell 2025 C 91.8 mph
10 Kandan Zollo SC Kings Mountain 2024 C 90.8 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 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 90.0 mph
2 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 88.8 mph
3 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 84.7 mph
4 Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 84.4 mph
5 Blake Gaffney NC Northwest Cabarrus 2024 C 84.3 mph
6 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 83.1 mph
7 Kandan Zollo SC Kings Mountain 2024 C 83.1 mph
8 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 83.0 mph
9 Evan Myers NC Lincoln Charter 2025 LHP 82.8 mph
10 Gabe Murray NC Fuquay Varina 2025 RHP 82.2 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 356 ft
2 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 356 ft
3 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 347 ft
4 Jackson Caldwell NC Cox Mill 2025 OF 346 ft
5 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 344 ft
6 Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 339 ft
7 Blake Gaffney NC Northwest Cabarrus 2024 C 335 ft
8 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 333 ft
9 Evan Myers NC Lincoln Charter 2025 LHP 332 ft
10 Parker Trexler NC West Forsyth 2025 3B 329 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 309 ft
2 Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 281 ft
3 Evan Myers NC Lincoln Charter 2025 LHP 264 ft
4 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 249 ft
5 Gabe Murray NC Fuquay Varina 2025 RHP 246 ft
6 Xan Charles NC Elkin 2027 SS 230 ft
7 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland 2025 RHP 226 ft
8 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 220 ft
9 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 218 ft
10 Drew Krause NC Davie County 2025 C 212 ft

HARD HIT PERCENTAGE

TrackMan is able to track and follow exit velocities of each hitter.  Based on the individual's top exit velocity, TrackMan is able to give us a percentage of hard hit balls.  This percentage is based off of each individual hitter's top exit velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 58 %
2 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 53 %
3 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 40 %
4 Jackson Caldwell NC Cox Mill 2025 OF 37 %
5 Jake Garwood NC South Iredell 2025 C 27 %
6 Andrew Kilgore NC Heritage 2025 OF 26 %
7 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 25 %
^ Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 25 %
8 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 21 %
9 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland 2025 RHP 10 %
10 Kandan Zollo SC Kings Mountain 2024 C 9 %

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 Andrew Kilgore NC Heritage 2025 OF 60 %
2 Owen Cirasole NC Apex Friendship 2026 LHP 57 %
3 Nathaniel Brooks NC Grays Creek 2027 2B 55 %
4 Blake Gaffney NC Northwest Cabarrus 2024 C 50 %
5 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 46 %
^ Gabe Murray NC Fuquay Varina 2025 RHP 46 %
^ Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 46 %
6 Kandan Zollo SC Kings Mountain 2024 C 45 %
7 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 42 %
8 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 41 %
^ Joel Irizarry SC Fountain Inn 2025 C 41 %
9 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 40 %
10 Parker Trexler NC West Forsyth 2025 3B 38 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Jackson Caldwell NC Cox Mill 2025 OF 62 %
2 Tristen Sumner NC East Henderson 2026 RHP 60 %
3 Owen Love NC West Iredell 2027 3B 54 %
^ Jake Garwood NC South Iredell 2025 C 54 %
4 Kaden Burns NC Grace Christian 2027 SS 40 %
5 Nathaniel Brooks NC Grays Creek 2027 2B 33 %
^ Joel Irizarry SC Fountain Inn 2025 C 33 %
6 Blake Gaffney NC Northwest Cabarrus 2024 C 30 %
^ Brayden Bartholomew NC South Mecklenburg 2026 SS 30 %
7 Kilby Hartley TN Baylor 2027 2B 27 %
^ Gavin Hernandez NC Cornerstone Charter 2024 OF 27 %
^ Kandan Zollo SC Kings Mountain 2024 C 27 %
8 Andrew Kilgore NC Heritage 2025 OF 26 %
9 Jack Dwyer NC Hickory Grove Christian 2026 2B 25 %
^ Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 25 %
^ Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 25 %
^ Drew Krause NC Davie County 2025 C 25 %
10 Parker Trexler NC West Forsyth 2025 3B 23 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Jack Dalton NC Cleveland 2025 RHP 70.0 %
2 Jack Dwyer NC Hickory Grove Christian 2026 2B 58.3 %
^ Prince Zion Odom NC High Point Christian 2025 OF 58.3 %
3 Evan Myers NC Lincoln Charter 2025 LHP 54.5 %
4 Xan Charles NC Elkin 2027 SS 50.0 %
5 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 46.2 %
6 Drew Krause NC Davie County 2025 C 41.7 %
7 Gabe Murray NC Fuquay Varina 2025 RHP 38.5 %
8 Gavin Hernandez NC Cornerstone Charter 2024 OF 36.4 %
^ Kilby Hartley TN Baylor 2027 2B 36.4 %
9 Ben Harrington NC Weddington 2025 C 35.7 %
^ Owen Cirasole NC Apex Friendship 2026 LHP 35.7 %
10 Ben Green NC Hickory Grove Christian 2025 SS 33.3 %
^ Connor Tregoning NC Reagan 2026 1B 33.3 %