Mid-Atlantic Trials Quick Hits: Data Standouts

Bradley Greenberg
PBR Virginia/DC Data Analyst Intern

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Bradley Greenberg is our resident Data Analyst Intern for 2023. He breaks down a few performances from the Mid-Atlantic Trials and some standout features from a few players that were in attendance. 


Mid-Atlantic Trials Data Standouts

Gary Keats RHP / 3B / Sherando, VA / 2025

The right-hander has a solid frame, getting up to 83 MPH on his fastball. The highlight pitch from the May 21, 2023 event was his sweeping slider that averaged -17" of horizontal break. The max break on his sweeper was a staggering -23" of horizontal break, 1.4" of IVB at 68.2 MPH. As Keats grows, the velocity on the pitch will increase, making it a formidable weapon against high school hitters. The fastball was up to 2400 RPMs, with one fastball achieving 20" IVB and 10" IHB from a 5'7" arm slot.




Cash McDade C / OF / Gonzaga, VA / 2025

2025 Cash McDade had a good showing in his two rounds of batting practice. Eight of his twelve batted balls were over 90 MPH, showing a good grasp of hitting line drives to the pull side. His short, repeatable swing will allow his body to grow over his high school career without requiring too many adjustments. Physical tools that give him a chance to be an impact guy long term. 




Lawson Mcleod RHP / 1B / Trinity Episcopal, VA / 2026

Mcleod stood out in the data department from the May 21, 2023, event at Paul VI High School. His fastball sat 84-87 with quality shape from a high, downhill release. Mcleod could spin the ball at an average of 2280 RPMs, generating up to 22.5" of Induced Vertical Break. He paired this with a 72 MPH slider that shapes up to be a slurve with solid depth, averaging -9" IVB and -8.6" IHB. He flashed a changeup that's still a work in progress; a 5 MPH separation from the fastball, but not much of a vertical difference. With a quality fastball and a slurve getting two-dimensional depth, Mcleod shows flashes of being a solid arm this summer and a bright future ahead.



Adham Sahebzadah 1B / LHP / Langley, VA / 2024

2024 Adham Sahebzadah is a left-handed hitter with real power potential. He posted the two highest exit velocities of the May 21st event, maxing out at 96.3 MPH at a 15-degree launch angle. Sprayed the ball to mostly centerfield, with his hardest hit balls going to the right-center gap. He has quick hands that allow him to efficiently get the barrel into the zone and a 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame to provide strength behind that bat.