Quick Hitters: Western NC Prospect ID Position Players

Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was at West Iredell HS on Saturday November 7th for an open prospect identification.  At the same time, a PBR Scout Day was run as well.  During the event, position players ran through a full pro-style workout including a laser timed 60.  During the offensive portion of the event, Blast Motion and TrackMan were used to track pre-contact swing metrics and post-contact ball flight.  At the conclusion of the pro-style workout, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen with TrackMan again, following ball flight out of the hand.

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By the Numbers

  • 7 players ran through the positional workout
  • 7.16 was the top sixty time
  • 7.46 was the median sixty time
  • 87 mph was the top exit velocity off of a tee
  • 83 mph was the median exit velocity off the tee
  • 2.04 was the top pop time from catchers in the workout
  • 8 pitchers threw bullpens
  • 86 mph was the top fastball


Quick Hitters: Position Players



Luke Davis (3B, South Iredell HS, 2022) -- Lanky frame.  Works from a tall, open stance.  Above average feel for the barrel, working gap-to-gap.  Solid bat speed.  89mph exit velocity during BP.  Max distance of 323 ft. during BP.

Harris Dowdy (OF, Lake Norman HS, 2021) – Strength in a 5-foot-10 frame.  Left handed hitter.  Good rhythm, using a leg kick to load the weight back.  Works direct with intent.  Solid bat speed.   Gap-to-gap.  91 mph exit velocity during BP.  Ran a 7.25 sixty.

Luis Rivera (SS, Paramus Catholic (NJ), 2022) – Athletic frame that can handle strength gains.  Lean build.  Has quickness and strength in his hands.  Right handed hitter works from a narrow stance, working to get all of his weight through each swing.  Average bat speed that will increase with strength gains.  Exit velocity at 83 in BP.  Defensively works with rhythm in his hands and feet.   Has looseness.  Good carry and accuracy across the diamond. 

Mark Salicco (C, Cuthbertson HS, 2023) – Average build.  Still maturing and adding quickness to the frame.  Right handed hitter is flat through the zone.  Pull conscious.  Solid barrel feel.  Better than average bat speed.  Solid exchange and carry behind the dish.  Pop times ranged 2.04 – 2.19 with good accuracy.

Alex Steckler (OF, Olympic HS, 2022) – Average build with athleticism present.  Tall and narrow base.  Works from a lagged bat head after his load.  Average bat speed with strength present.  Solid barrel feel.  Exit velocity was consistent throughout BP with a top end of 92 mph off the bat.  Good carry from the outfield with a positional velocity of 86.  Ran a 7.16 sixty.