Statistical Breakdown: NC ProCase


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Prep Baseball Report of North Carolina has become the most trusted independent scouting source in North Carolina, and across the country. Prep Baseball Report is used by all 30 Major League Baseball Organizations. Each year PBR or North Carolina host some of the top draft prospects in North Carolina. On Sunday February 13th held its ProCase at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC with top talent in the 2022 and 2023 Class working out in front of pro scouts. 

Pitchers and catchers were up first. Catchers were able to go through a full defensive workout, throwing through to 2B at the spacious indoor facility.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens, one at a time, with Trackman gathering advanced analytics.  Following the pitchers, hitters took live BP in the open atmosphere of Diamond Xtreme with Trackman gathering ball flight data. The event ended with the infielders and outfielders going through a defensive workout. 

Located in Kernersville, Diamond Xtreme features a 90'x90' cage that allows for ground balls and throws across the infield.  Catchers are able to make full length throws to 2B.  During BP, scouts and coaches are able to watch and track the ball off the bat to get a better gauge of each hitter in attendance.

With a ton of talent on hand there were lots of impressive numbers posted. Below we being our breakdown of the 2022 NC ProCase. 

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By the Numbers

  • 107.4 mph top exit velocity
  • 98.5 mph top average exit velocity
  • 7 hitters with an exit velocity of 100 mph or higher
  • 410ft longest ball hit
  • 1.90 top pop time
  • 87 mph top catcher arm velocity
  • 95 mph top outfield arm velocity
  • 90 mph top infield arm velocity
  • 93.9 mph top fastball
  • 6 fastballs at 90 mph or higher
  • 2540rpm top fastball spin
  • 2874rpm top curveball spin
  • 2928rpm top slider spin

Statistical Breakdown

THE 30 YARD DASH

Players ran the 30 yard dash on the turf at Diamond Xtreme with PBR recording times off of the laser timer. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos H-1st
1 Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 3.67
2 Nick Parham NC T.C. Roberson 2023 SS 3.68
3 Tyler Zedalis NC Cox Mill 2023 SS 3.74
4 Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln 2022 C 3.83
5 Garrett Michel NC East Lincoln 2022 2B 3.84
6 Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 SS 3.91
7 Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 4.01

TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Brooks Brannon NC Randleman 2022 C 107.4 mph
2 Xavier Isaac NC East Forsyth 2022 1B 107.2 mph
3 Garrett Michel NC East Lincoln 2022 2B 106.3 mph
4 Judd Utermark NC Charlotte Christian 2022 3B 105.0 mph
5 Tyler Zedalis NC Cox Mill 2023 SS 103.8 mph
6 Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln 2022 C 102.5 mph
7 Gavin Gallaher NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2023 SS 100.1 mph
8 Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 99.2 mph
9 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 98.5 mph
10 Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 97.7 mph
11 Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 SS 97.3 mph
12 Chance Mako NC East Rowan 2023 RHP 97.0 mph
13 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 93.3 mph
14 Nick Parham NC T.C. Roberson 2023 SS 92.9 mph

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to simulate defensive plays inside the spacious Diamond Xtreme.  The infielder's workout consisted of five live ground balls, making throws across the diamond to first base. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Nick Parham NC T.C. Roberson 2023 SS 90
2 Tyler Zedalis NC Cox Mill 2023 SS 89
3 Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 SS 87
4 Gavin Gallaher NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2023 SS 85
^ Judd Utermark NC Charlotte Christian 2022 3B 85
5 Garrett Michel NC East Lincoln 2022 2B 83
6 Gage Miller NC Asheboro 2023 3B 82

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked from a "would be" center field, making throws of close to 130 feet toward home plate.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 95
2 Keegan Knutson NC Combine Academy 2022 SS 92
3 Garrett Michel NC East Lincoln 2022 2B 88

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

As part of the workout, catchers were able to make a full length throw to 2B allowing scouts and coaches to record pop times and to get a positional velocity out of the crouch.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Brooks Brannon NC Randleman 2022 C 1.90-1.97
2 Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln 2022 C 1.90-2.03
3 Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 1.93-2.03

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Graham Smiley NC East Lincoln 2022 C 87
2 Brooks Brannon NC Randleman 2022 C 81
3 Seth Christmas NC Hopewell 2022 C 80

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Brodie McFadden NC Wake Christian 2022 RHP 93.9 mph
2 Chance Mako NC East Rowan 2023 RHP 92.4 mph
3 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 92.1 mph
4 Mason Smith NC Lincoln Charter 2022 RHP 91.8 mph
5 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 90.6 mph
6 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 90.2 mph
7 Jackson Roberts NC Northern Guilford 2022 RHP 89.9 mph
8 Zac Martin NC Foard 2022 RHP 89.6 mph
9 Everette Harris NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 89.0 mph
10 Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 89.0 mph
11 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 85.9 mph
12 Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 85.0 mph
^ Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 85.0 mph

Max Fastball Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Brodie McFadden NC Wake Christian 2022 RHP 2540 rpm
2 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 2532 rpm
3 Jackson Roberts NC Northern Guilford 2022 RHP 2501 rpm
4 Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 2474 rpm
5 Mason Smith NC Lincoln Charter 2022 RHP 2335 rpm
6 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 2278 rpm
7 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 2237 rpm
8 Zac Martin NC Foard 2022 RHP 2236 rpm
9 Chance Mako NC East Rowan 2023 RHP 2219 rpm
10 Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 2212 rpm
^ Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 2212 rpm
11 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 2179 rpm
12 Everette Harris NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 2084 rpm

Max Curveball Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 2874 rpm
2 Jackson Roberts NC Northern Guilford 2022 RHP 2750 rpm
3 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 2667 rpm
4 Chance Mako NC East Rowan 2023 RHP 2601 rpm
5 Brodie McFadden NC Wake Christian 2022 RHP 2495 rpm
6 Mason Smith NC Lincoln Charter 2022 RHP 2334 rpm
7 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 2143 rpm
8 Zac Martin NC Foard 2022 RHP 2092 rpm
9 Cooper Clark NC Home School 2023 RHP 2034 rpm
10 Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 1979 rpm
^ Braxton Stewart NC East Forsyth 2023 LHP 1979 rpm
11 Harrison Lewis NC West Forsyth 2023 RHP 1911 rpm
12 Everette Harris NC Charlotte Christian 2022 RHP 1872 rpm

Max Slider Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jacob Kirby NC Ardrey Kell 2023 RHP 2928 rpm
2 Jackson Roberts NC Northern Guilford 2022 RHP 2640 rpm
3 Matthew Driver NC Pro5 Academy 2022 RHP 2242 rpm