Prep Baseball Report

Quick Hitters: SE SR Games - Team Carolina Hitters

Matt Payne / Sammy Esposito
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC / Director of Scouting, PBR of SC

Monday July 25th saw the 2nd annual Southeast Senior Games at LakePoint in Emerson, Ga.  For the 2nd straight year, a team of uncommitted seniors from North Carolina and South Carolina created Team Carolina.  Last year’s event saw a high number of commitments after the workout and game play.  With a great turnout of college coaches, we can expect more of the same from the 2022 event.

The day opened with the eight regions going through a pro-style workout, with live BP on the field.  After the workout, each region played two 7 inning games with controlled innings by PBR Scouts.  The innings were controlled to ensure scouts saw what they needed from pitchers and hitters, but worked to eliminate any unneeded stress on the pitchers involved.

You can see the full event roster and stats from the day HERE.

Quick Hitters - Position Players


Brandon Bannerman, OF, 2023

6-foot, 180-pound build. Balanced using a line drive approach working through the middle of the field. Hands have quickness taking a short path to the ball. Peak exit velocity at 89.3 mph with an average EV of 83.8 mph. Arm topped at 77 mph from the outfield with feel for accuracy. Showed quickness running a 6.81 laser timed 60. 

Connor Shoulders, LHP/OF, 2023

6-foot-1, 190-pound build. Left hand hitter. Lined balls to both sides of the field during his BP rounds. Has strength in his hands with barrel feel. Top exit velocity at 93.1 mph with an average EV of 82.8 mph. Barreled a ball to short in game action. Accurate arm from the outfield peaking at 80 mph. Ran a 7.01 laser timed 60. 

Carson Cabbage, C/3B, 2023

6-foot-2, 200-pound buld. Hit balls off the barrel to the right center gap during BP. Sturdy base with his back leg driving through the ball. Hands are strong posting a top exit velocity at 89.8 mph with an average EV of 81 mph. Has arm strength from behind the plate with his throws reaching 81 mph. Workout pop times in the 2.06-2.13 range. Showed ability to block dirt balls in game action, hands work with some ease while receiving. Ran a 7.75 laser timed 60. 

Bryce Hooker, C/1B, 2023

6-foot-2, 195-pound frame. Made a lot of hard contact in BP consistently hitting balls off the barrel to his pull side. Peak exit velocity at 97.7 mph with an average EV of 95.3 mph. Hands are strong and quick with lift to the swing path. Barreled a ball to short in game action. Does good job blocking dirt balls in game action, hands work from below the ball when receiving. Workout pop times ranged from 1.94-2.08 with his arm topping at 76 mph. Ran a 7.05 laser timed 60. 

Raeder McIntire, SS/RHP, 2023

5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. Balanced at the plate with a simple swing and feel for the barrel. Uses a line drive approach looking to stay through the middle of the field. Peak exit velocity at 86.8 mph with an average EV of 77.8 mph. Barreled a ball to center for a base hit and made solid contact to right in another game at bat. Versatile defender with trust in his hands. Arm reached 83 mph across the infield. Ran a 7.38 laser timed 60. 

Kyle Moshier, SS/2B, 2023

5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. Droved a triple to the right center gap in game action. Top exit velocity in BP at 93.7 mph with an average EV of 85.6 mph. Athletic in the box with a balanced approach looking to line balls gap to gap. Barrel stays inside the ball with a short path and quick hands. Made a nice play on the run while playing second base in game action. Arm topped at 82 mph in the workout. Ran a 7.12 laser timed 60. 

Chase McKelvey, Beaufort HS, RHP/INF, 2023

6-2 175 long lean athletic frame with broad shoulders and plenty of room to grow.  Hits from a widener balanced base with good rhythm in his hands.  Has a smaller controlled leg lift with a small stride to a good balanced and athletic hitting position.  Solid round of BP with a gap to gap line drive approach while doing a good job of staying through the ball with good extension out front.