Prep Baseball Report

SC Preseason All-State North: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Saturday January 20th PBR of South Carolina was on hand at Doug Kingsmore Stadium at Clemson University for our Preseason All-State North Event. The event featured players from the 2024-2028 grad classes.

On a cold and blustery day the day started with BP on the cages with Trackman collecting ball flight data followed the defensive evaluations along with a laser timed 60, jump testing, grip strength, and height and weight measurments.  Then pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics along with jump testing, grip strength, and height and weight measurments to finish the day.  

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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TRACKMAN 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 Gavin MacDonald SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 RHP 101.5 mph
2 Macon Leppert SC Blythewood 2025 C 98.7 mph
3 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 98.4 mph
4 Joey McGovern SC Seneca High 2025 OF 98.2 mph
5 John Delgadillo SC P27 Academy 2025 C 97.6 mph
6 Jackson Wilkins SC Woodmont 2024 C 97.5 mph
7 Samuel Schwamb SC Catawba Ridge 2025 C 96.2 mph
8 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 95.5 mph
9 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 95.5 mph
10 Britton Nash SC Catawba Ridge 2025 SS 95.3 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 Gavin MacDonald SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 RHP 94.8 mph
2 Joey McGovern SC Seneca High 2025 OF 91.3 mph
3 Macon Leppert SC Blythewood 2025 C 90.7 mph
4 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 88.2 mph
5 Andres Lopez SC Legion Collegiate 2025 2B 87.4 mph
6 Luke Young SC Clinton 2026 C 87.3 mph
7 Jacob Pettit SC Nation Ford High 2025 OF 86.6 mph
8 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 86.5 mph
9 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 86.2 mph
10 Graham Coleman SC Lexington 2027 SS 86.0 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 Landen Still SC Greenwood 2025 OF 339 ft
2 Jack Stepp SC Wade Hampton 2026 LHP 337 ft
3 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 336 ft
4 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 333 ft
5 Joey McGovern SC Seneca High 2025 OF 329 ft
6 Jackson Carter SC Pendleton 2025 RHP 327 ft
7 Anderson Hayes SC Fountain Inn High 2026 LHP 327 ft
8 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 322 ft
9 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 322 ft
10 Graham Coleman SC Lexington 2027 SS 321 ft

 

Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session
 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Jack Stepp SC Wade Hampton 2026 LHP 264 ft
2 Christian Spivey SC Lexington High 2027 3B 260 ft
3 Anderson Hayes SC Fountain Inn High 2026 LHP 249 ft
4 Landen Still SC Greenwood 2025 OF 244 ft
5 Bo Lowrance SC Christ Church Episcopal 2026 3B 238 ft
6 Will Assaley SC AC Flora 2025 C 238 ft
7 Jackson Driver SC TL Hanna 2026 OF 229 ft
8 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 225 ft
9 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 215 ft
10 Landon Fowler SC Powdersville 2025 RHP 209 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 Ayden Clay SC Pendleton 2025 SS 58 %
2 Miles Barbrey SC Fountain Inn High 2025 2B 57 %
3 Chance Kennedy SC Powdersville 2025 SS 56 %
^ Cole Gutmann SC Indian Land 2025 OF 56 %
^ Luke Young SC Clinton 2026 C 56 %
^ Bennett Edwards SC Laurens District 55 High 2025 C 56 %
^ Jackson Driver SC TL Hanna 2026 OF 56 %
4 Bo Lowrance SC Christ Church Episcopal 2026 3B 55 %
5 Jake Santoro SC Chapman High 2025 OF 55 %
6 Aaron Tolbert SC Easley 2025 C 53 %
^ Eli Stone SC TL Hanna 2025 OF 53 %
7 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 50 %
^ SELDON PEDEN, II SC Fisher Middle 2029 OF 50 %
8 Max Whitfield SC Wren 2025 OF 47 %
9 Alex Smith SC Nation Ford 2026 OF 47 %
^ Charlie Scott SC AC Flora 2026 OF 47 %
10 Ryan Hendricks SC D.W. Daniel 2027 OF 46 %

 

 

Fly Ball %
 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Christian Spivey SC Lexington High 2027 3B 82.4 %
2 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 75.0 %
3 Will Assaley SC AC Flora 2025 C 66.7 %
4 Anderson Hayes SC Fountain Inn High 2026 LHP 65.0 %
5 Jack Stepp SC Wade Hampton 2026 LHP 60.0 %
6 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 53.8 %
7 Jackson Wilkins SC Woodmont 2024 C 50.0 %
^ Eithan Richards SC Woodruff 2025 OF 50.0 %
^ Jackson Carter SC Pendleton 2025 RHP 50.0 %
8 Durham McEntire SC Landrum 2027 3B 46.7 %
^ Landen Still SC Greenwood 2025 OF 46.7 %
9 Mac Dawsey SC P27 Baseball Academy 2025 C 44.4 %
10 John Walter Whisenhunt SC Christ Church Episcopal 2025 C 42.9 %

 

 

Ground Ball %
 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Nathan Steigerwald SC Clover 2025 OF 75 %
^ Jacob Pettit SC Nation Ford High 2025 OF 75 %
2 Britton Nash SC Catawba Ridge 2025 SS 68 %
3 Levi Ford SC Palmetto 2027 2B 66 %
^ Joey McGovern SC Seneca High 2025 OF 66 %
4 Andres Lopez SC Legion Collegiate 2025 2B 64 %
5 Slaide Burd SC Hilton Head Christian Academy 2026 SS 57 %
^ Tanner Padgett SC Aiken 2027 SS 57 %
6 Braiden McAlister SC Pendleton 2025 LHP 50 %
^ Cody Branham SC Central 2027 C 50 %
7 Lee Turnipseed SC Daniel 2025 2B 47 %
^ Landon Hulehan SC James F. Byrnes High 2026 OF 47 %
8 Easton Thomas SC TL Hanna 2026 3B 46 %
^ Jasean Perry SC DW DANIEL 2025 OF 46 %
9 Braydon Johnson SC Dutch Fork 2026 SS 43 %
^ Gavin MacDonald SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 RHP 43 %
10 Johnny Compton SC Indian Land 2026 SS 41 %
^ Ayden Clay SC Pendleton 2025 SS 41 %