Quick Hitters: Team Caroilna Trials: Fayetteville Pitchers

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director


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On Sunday May 29th PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at JP Riddle Stadium in Fayetteville, 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 2023-2026 grad classes. 

The day began with catchers going through a full defensive workout. Pitchers then threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Following the pitchers, position players ran a laser timed 60 and also had jumping metrics recorded using Swift Technology. Position players then took batting practice on the field with Trackman collection ball flight data. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders taking part in a defensive workout. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at the top performers in different categories.  Look for more statistics and information to follow in the coming days. 

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Quick Hitters - Pitchers


Matthew Hord, RHP, Cardinal Gibbons HS, 2023
Athletic frame with some length at 6-foot-3, 155 pounds.  Some effort out of the glove with average to above arm speed.  Over-the-top slot.  Fastball at 80-82, 1835rpm.  Heavy sink and run metrics.  Run out of the hand measuring over 16in.  Solid feel for the glove side.  Flashed solid breaking ball and change-up.  Curveball at 72-74, 1889rpm.

Connor Shoulders, LHP, Dixon HS, 2023
Strength present at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds.  Long arm swing, wrapping the body line, working to an over-the-top release.  Solid arm speed.  Fastball at 77-80 with some run to the arm side.  2/8 tilt on a breaking ball with solid length at 61-62, 1667rpm.

Bobby Lowery, LHP, St. Paul’s HS, 2023
Broad shoulders with strength present at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds.  Long arm swing.  Athletic arm with whip and above average arm speed.  High-¾ slot.  Loose hips and high leg lift.  Solid direction.  Fastball up to 82mph, 2331rpm.  Solid ride out of the hand.  Worked elevated in the zone.  2/8 tilt with solid length on the breaking ball.  Curveball ranged 71-73, 2130rpm.