Top Prospect Games: Statistical Leaders


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. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at the top performers in select categories. 

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60 Yard Dash

Swift Athletic Laser Timers were used to time each runner in the 10, 30, and 60 yard run.  Below we take a look at the best runners in the 60 from the event. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 6.47 s
^ Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 6.47 s
2 Logan Lowe NC C.E. Jordan 2024 SS 6.54 s
3 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 6.87 s
4 Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 6.91 s
5 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 6.92 s
^ Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 6.92 s
6 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 6.93 s
^ Jabari Lee NC South View 2024 C 6.93 s
7 Will Hodge NC High Point Christian 2024 OF 6.97 s
8 Cody Kennison NC Green Hope 2023 LHP 6.98 s
9 Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 7.05 s
10 Charlie Vestal NC South Granville 2023 1B 7.06 s

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 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 101.3 mph
2 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 99.1 mph
3 Jake Minarik NC William A. Hough 2024 OF 97.9 mph
4 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2023 1B 96.6 mph
5 Ethan Wienand NC Cape Fear 2023 OF 96.4 mph
6 Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 95.9 mph
7 Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 95.4 mph
8 Lane Herndon NC Garner 2023 MIF 95.3 mph
9 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 94.7 mph
10 Brian O'Connell III NC Eastern Guilford 2023 C 94.6 mph

Positional Velocity - Infielders

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 3B 84
2 Dylan Pasternak NC Leesville Road 2024 2B 83
^ Brady Williams NC Currituck County 2024 SS 83
^ Logan Lowe NC C.E. Jordan 2024 SS 83
^ Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 83
3 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 82
^ Tanner Ferguson NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2025 SS 82
^ Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2033 3B 82
4 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 81
5 Adrian Gonzalez NC Apex 2025 SS 80
^ Chase Gribble NC Christ School 2023 3B 80
^ Nathan Bunch NC Athens Drive Magnet 2024 1B 80
6 Crawford Elrod NC Westchester Country Day 2026 SS 78
^ Drake Della Ratta NC Holly Springs 2024 SS 78
^ Brett Cassell NC Cox Mill 2024 SS 78
7 Jordan Wright NC Rocky Mount Academy 2024 3B 77
8 Levi Baker NC Wake County Warriors 2023 1B 76
^ Lane Herndon NC Garner 2023 MIF 76
^ Mason Hughes NC Cape Fear 2024 SS 76
9 Parker Trexler NC West Forsyth 2025 SS 75
^ Jason Caccavaro NC Pamlico County 2023 SS 75
^ Cole Rice NC Reagan 2024 C 75
^ John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 75
10 Sam Zalinsky NC Weddington 2025 SS 73

Positional Velocity - Outfielders

Outfielders worked out from right field and center field, making throws to the plate and third base. Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Joshua Herbert NC East Forsyth 2023 OF 91
^ Carter Jeanbaptiste NC Grimsley 2024 OF 91
2 Blake Crawford NC North Lenoir 2024 OF 88
^ Jabari Lee NC South View 2024 C 88
3 Nathan Hayworth NC East Rowan 2024 OF 87
4 Jake Minarik NC William A. Hough 2024 OF 86
^ Braylon Whitaker NC Cox Mill 2024 OF 86
5 Cody Kennison NC Green Hope 2023 LHP 84
6 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 83
^ Dylan Davis NC Middle Creek 2024 OF 83
^ Clay Rosser NC Grimsley 2025 RHP 83
^ Jarrett Crabtree NC Grace Christain 2023 OF 83
^ Ethan Wienand NC Cape Fear 2023 OF 83
7 Thomas McNally NC Charlotte Christian 2024 OF 82
8 Colin Pritt NC Cox Mill 2024 3B 81
9 Brandon Bannerman NC Heide Trask 2023 OF 80
^ Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford 2025 OF 80
^ Cameron Guentensberger NC Orange 2024 OF 80
10 Will Hodge NC High Point Christian 2024 OF 78

Catcher Pop Times & Positional Velocity

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jabari Lee NC South View 2024 C 81
2 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 78
^ Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 78
3 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 76
^ Brian O'Connell III NC Eastern Guilford 2023 C 76
^ Easton Walker NC Crossroads Arts & Science Early College 2023 C 76
^ Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 76
4 Jonathan Vondette NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 75
^ Lucca Pascarella NC Cape Fear 2024 C 75
5 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 74
^ Matthew Connolly NC West Rowan 2023 C 74

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Camden Ashe NC South Point 2024 C 2.04-2.10
2 Holden Cooper NC Wakefield 2024 C 2.04-2.12
3 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2.05-2.13
4 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 2.07-2.18
5 Lucca Pascarella NC Cape Fear 2024 C 2.07-2.20

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 Garrett Pyne NC Hickory Ridge 2023 RHP 90.1 mph
2 Jarred Lindholm NC Oak Grove 2023 RHP 89.0 mph
3 H.L. Smith NC Fuquay Varina 2023 LHP 88.7 mph
4 Carson Edmiston NC West Wilkes 2023 RHP 88.2 mph
5 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 87.7 mph
6 Bobby Osburn NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 2B 87.5 mph
7 Houston Wills NC Holly Springs 2023 RHP 86.7 mph
8 Matthew Lefevers NC Hickory 2024 RHP 86.1 mph
9 Nick Russo NC Weddington 2025 RHP 84.5 mph
10 Logan Lowe NC C.E. Jordan 2024 SS 84.2 mph