Record Book: Prepping for the 2021 NC ProCase


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

On Sunday, March 28th, the 4th annual North Carolina ProCase will take place at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC.  Diamond Xtreme is a beautiful facility that allows for scouts and coaches to pile in to see some of the top upperclassmen in NC.  Position players will be able to simulate a full infield for their defensive work, while hitters will hit in the 90’x90’ box, seeing the ball fly. 

For the 1st three years of the event, the rosters have been loaded with talent and draft prospects.   The 2021 addition will again feature 25 of the top players in NC.  As these players are working towards their spring season, lets take a look back at some of the performances from past NC ProCase events.

 

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Record Book: PBR of NC ProCase

 

Exit Velocity

In years past, the exit velocity has been measured off of a tee.  As PBR has incorporated the use of TrackMan during live BP, this will turnover to a live BP stat.  Below are the top exit velocities taken from past ProCases.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Caleb Cozart NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2019 RHP 104
2 Nick Neal NC Randleman 2019 1B 103
3 Trey Truitt NC East Mecklenburg 2020 OF 100
4 Xavier Bussey NC Garner 2018 OF 99
^ Joey Rezek NC Northwest Guilford 2020 C 99
5 Ronald Evans II NC Crossroads Flex / Pro5 Academy 2019 3B 97
^ Will Butcher NC TC Roberson 2019 1B 97

 

Positional Velocity – Infielders

Infielders are able to see a ground ball off the bat from about 100 feet away then work through to a 3/4 distance throw across the infield.  The radar gun gives us a chance to gauge arm strength.  Austin St. Laurent took the top spot from Trent Harris with his performance at the 2019 ProCase. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Austin St. Laurent NC Western Alamance 2020 SS 95
2 Trent Harris NC Crossroads Flex 2018 SS 94
3 Sam Zayicek NC Lake Norman 2018 OF 92
4 Gavin Mortenson NC Northwest Guilford 2020 SS 89
^ Matt Kemp NC Randleman 2020 SS 89
5 Jaylen Guy NC Southeast Guilford 2018 SS 88

 

Positional Velocity – Outfielders

The outfielders are able to work off of a batted ball, making a throw of about 110 feet towards a target.  With the shorter distances, we have seen some outfielders really work to be aggressive through their throws.  In year two, Vance Anderson peaked at 98 mph out of his hand.  Every outfielder that has thrown as been at least 88 out of his hand.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Vance Anderson NC Lake Norman 2019 OF 98
2 C.J. Conrad NC Apex 2018 OF 95
^ Xander Hamilton NC Broughton 2019 RHP 95
3 JD Brock NC Hough 2019 LHP 94
^ Trey Truitt NC East Mecklenburg 2020 OF 94
4 Sam Zayicek NC Lake Norman 2018 OF 93
5 Lucas Martino NC Carmel Christian 2020 1B 87

 

Catcher Pop Times & Positional Velocity

The three years of the NC ProCase has featured a lot of talented backstops.  Several may shine with the bat, while others have performed at a high level behind the dish.  The top catcher velocity could be in jeopardy this year with another talented crop of catchers scheduled to attend.  Below are top positional velocities and pop times from catchers at the PBR NC ProCase.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Trent Harris NC Crossroads Flex 2018 SS 1.80-2.01
2 Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs 2021 C 1.81-2.07
3 Robbie O'Neal NC DH Conley 2019 C 1.86-1.88
4 Jacob Cozart NC Wesleyan Christian 2021 C 1.88-2.03
5 Chet Sikes NC Wesleyan Christian 2020 C 1.89-1.96

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs 2021 C 89
2 Trent Harris NC Crossroads Flex 2018 SS 82
3 Robbie O'Neal NC DH Conley 2019 C 81
4 Devin Bartley NC Southeast Guilford 2018 C 80
^ Jacob Cozart NC Wesleyan Christian 2021 C 80
^ Chet Sikes NC Wesleyan Christian 2020 C 80
5 Joey Rezek NC Northwest Guilford 2020 C 78
^ Tyler McPeak NC North Lincoln 2018 C 78
^ Bo Rusher III NC Salisbury 2019 C 78

 

Max Fastball

The first three years of the PBR NC ProCase has featured a plethora of arms that could be playing this game for a long time.  In year 1 of the ProCase, a talented lefty from East Mecklenburg touched 90.  As a Sophomore at San Jacinto JC in Texas, Luke Little was one of the top left-hander to come off the board in the 2020 MLB Draft.  Chris Villaman is now a Sophomore at NC State.  He attended each of the 1st two ProCase events and is on the leader board twice with two outstanding performances. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Chris Villaman NC Ledford 2019 LHP 94 mph
2 Hayden Summers NC Northwest Guilford 2020 RHP 92 mph
^ CJ Mayhue NC Crest 2019 LHP 92 mph
3 Ben Peterson NC Apex 2020 RHP 91 mph
^ Tim Cao NC Northwest Guilford 2019 RHP 91 mph
^ Brett Banks NC Garner Magnet 2019 RHP 91 mph
^ Brandon Hudson NC Cuthbertson 2021 RHP 91 mph
^ Logan Jarosz NC Eastern Alamance 2018 RHP 91 mph
4 Xander Hamilton NC Broughton 2019 RHP 90 mph
^ Gus Hughes NC Grimsley 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Cooper King NC Carmel Christian 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Coby Ingle NC Rockingham County 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Tyler Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2019 RHP 90 mph
^ Daniel Brown NC Needham Broughton 2020 LHP 90 mph
^ David Keith NC Fuquay Varina 2020 RHP 90 mph
^ Luke Little NC East Mecklenburg 2018 LHP 90 mph
^ Gianni Smith NC West Forsyth 2018 RHP 90 mph
5 Luke Barrow NC Wesleyan Christian 2020 RHP 89 mph
^ Bryce McGowan NC Cary 2018 RHP 89 mph
^ Crawford Wade NC Myers Park 2020 LHP 89 mph
^ Baker Nelson NC Harnett Central 2018 RHP 89 mph
^ Ryan Chasse NC Middle Creek 2018 LHP 89 mph
^ JD Brock NC Hough 2019 LHP 89 mph
^ Jake Smith NC Chapel Hill 2018 RHP 89 mph
^ Austin St. Laurent NC Western Alamance 2020 SS 89 mph