Top Prospect Games: Blast Analytics


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR of North Carolina hosted its Top Prospect Games on August 3rd at Campbell University. The event featured players from across the state in the 2023-2026 grad classes. The Top Prospect Games continues to be one of the most popular summer events on the PBR summer schedule with several college coaches in attendance taking a look at the prospects in attendance. 

The day started with position players taking batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After BP position players went through a defensive evaluation that began with the outfielders followed by the catchers and infielders. When players finished their defensive workout they ran a laser timed 60 using Swift Technology. In the afternoon players were split into 5 teams with each team playing 2 controlled games with Trackman gathering information on each pitcher that threw in the game. 

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Blast Leaders

 

MAX HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2023 1B 29.0 mph
2 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 26.7 mph
3 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 26.4 mph
4 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 26.1 mph
5 Colin Hawkes NC Durham School of The Arts 2023 OF 25.7 mph
6 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 25.5 mph
7 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 24.9 mph
8 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 24.3 mph
9 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 24.2 mph
10 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 24.1 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2023 1B 26.2 mph
2 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 25.5 mph
3 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 25.1 mph
4 Brayden Schear NC Wakefield 2024 RHP 23.6 mph
5 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 23.2 mph
6 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 23.1 mph
7 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 22.8 mph
8 Easton Walker NC Crossroads Arts & Science Early College 2023 C 22.4 mph
9 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 22.4 mph
10 Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 22.4 mph

PEAK BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Ethan Wienand NC Cape Fear 2023 OF 82.8 mph
2 Colin Hawkes NC Durham School of The Arts 2023 OF 82.7 mph
3 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2023 1B 81.3 mph
^ Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 81.3 mph
4 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 80.3 mph
5 Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 79.3 mph
6 Lane Herndon NC Garner 2023 MIF 78.5 mph
7 Logan Lowe NC C.E. Jordan 2024 SS 78.4 mph
8 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 77.8 mph
9 Brode Dixon NC Covenant Day 2025 C 77.2 mph
10 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 76.8 mph
^ Chase Gribble NC Christ School 2023 3B 76.8 mph
^ Brett Cassell NC Cox Mill 2024 SS 76.8 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 78.9 mph
2 Ethan Wienand NC Cape Fear 2023 OF 74.8 mph
3 Colin Hawkes NC Durham School of The Arts 2023 OF 73.1 mph
4 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 72.9 mph
5 Brett Cassell NC Cox Mill 2024 SS 72.7 mph
6 Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 72.5 mph
7 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 72.3 mph
8 Lane Herndon NC Garner 2023 MIF 72.0 mph
9 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 72.0 mph
10 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 71.2 mph

MAX ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 40.7 g
2 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 36.5 g
3 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 35.0 g
4 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 29.9 g
5 Dyson Lewis NC Alexander Central 2023 SS 28.9 g
6 Ethan Wienand NC Cape Fear 2023 OF 28.1 g
7 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2023 1B 27.3 g
8 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 25.9 g
9 Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 25.6 g
10 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 25.5 g

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 29.8 g
2 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 28.6 g
3 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 28.5 g
4 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 26.9 g
5 Dyson Lewis NC Alexander Central 2023 SS 24.2 g
6 Ethan Wienand NC Cape Fear 2023 OF 22.3 g
7 Konor Davis NC Alexander Central 2023 LHP 21.2 g
8 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 21.1 g
9 Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 20.9 g
10 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 20.8 g

AVERAGE ON PLANE EFFINCIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 91 %
2 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 88 %
3 Shane Bernhardt NC Holly Springs 2024 LHP 85 %
4 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 85 %
5 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford 2025 OF 83 %
6 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 82 %
7 Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 82 %
8 Jake Minarik NC William A. Hough 2024 OF 79 %
9 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 78 %
10 Brode Dixon NC Covenant Day 2025 C 77 %