Top Underclass Games: Blast Leaderboard


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Saturday November 5th PBR of North Carolina hosted its Underclass Games at War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro, NC. The invite only event featured some of the top players from across North Carolina in the 2024-2026 grad classes.

The day began with position players running a laser timed 10yd and 60 yd sprint. After running position players took batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data and Blast collecting swing information. Following batting practice position players went through a defensive evaluation. After the pro-style workout position players were split into two teams and played two controlled scrimmage games facing live arms. During the games Trackman was used to gather data on each pitcher. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the talented roster in attendance. Look for more information to follow in the coming days.

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Blast Leaders

MAX HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Grayson Hudgins NC Pinecrest 2024 1B 26.9 mph
2 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 25.3 mph
3 Jadden Rodriguez NC Ledford North Carolina 2024 OF 25.1 mph
4 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 24.8 mph
5 Cameron Brown NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 RHP 24.6 mph
6 Tucker Payton NC South Point 2026 RHP 24.3 mph
7 Jake Hunter NC Uwharrie Charter Academy 2026 RHP 24.2 mph
8 Austin Price NC Covenant Day 2025 SS 23.9 mph
9 Matt McKnight NC Charlotte Christian 2025 SS 23.7 mph
^ Michael Woodard NC New Bern 2026 1B 23.7 mph
10 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 23.5 mph
^ Jake Dunlap NC High Point Christian 2024 OF 23.5 mph
^ Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 23.5 mph
^ Carter Huffman NC New Bern 2026 SS 23.5 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Grayson Hudgins NC Pinecrest 2024 1B 25.1 mph
2 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 24.5 mph
3 Austin Price NC Covenant Day 2025 SS 22.9 mph
4 Cameron Brown NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 RHP 22.6 mph
5 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 22.6 mph
6 Jake Dunlap NC High Point Christian 2024 OF 22.4 mph
7 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 22.4 mph
8 Jake Hunter NC Uwharrie Charter Academy 2026 RHP 22.2 mph
9 Jadden Rodriguez NC Ledford North Carolina 2024 OF 22.2 mph
10 Matt McKnight NC Charlotte Christian 2025 SS 21.8 mph

PEAK BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Cameron Brown NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 RHP 77.7 mph
2 Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 77.4 mph
3 Michael Woodard NC New Bern 2026 1B 73.0 mph
4 Nico Soul NC Marvin Ridge 2025 3B 72.6 mph
5 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 72.5 mph
6 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 72.0 mph
7 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 71.9 mph
^ Tucker Payton NC South Point 2026 RHP 71.9 mph
8 Sam Zalinsky NC Weddington 2025 SS 71.0 mph
9 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 70.5 mph
10 Carlos Diaz NC Wake Forest 2025 C 70.2 mph

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 72.9 mph
2 Cameron Brown NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 RHP 72.6 mph
3 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 69.3 mph
4 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 68.8 mph
5 Nico Soul NC Marvin Ridge 2025 3B 68.7 mph
6 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 68.6 mph
7 Sam Zalinsky NC Weddington 2025 SS 68.1 mph
8 Tucker Payton NC South Point 2026 RHP 67.7 mph
9 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 67.2 mph
10 Tanner Brewer NC Northwest Guilford 2024 OF 67.0 mph

MAX ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 32.8 g
2 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 30.9 g
3 Grayson Hudgins NC Pinecrest 2024 1B 28.7 g
4 Cameron Brown NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 RHP 22.2 g
5 Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 20.4 g
6 Carter Huffman NC New Bern 2026 SS 20.0 g
7 Jake Dunlap NC High Point Christian 2024 OF 19.6 g
8 Bo Nichols NC West Wilkes 2024 1B 19.5 g
9 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 18.5 g
10 Austin Price NC Covenant Day 2025 SS 17.8 g

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 28.8 g
2 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 24.0 g
3 Grayson Hudgins NC Pinecrest 2024 1B 22.3 g
4 Cameron Brown NC North Raleigh Christian 2024 RHP 18.3 g
5 Carter Huffman NC New Bern 2026 SS 17.5 g
6 Cade Gardner NC A.C. Reynolds 2024 SS 17.5 g
7 Bo Nichols NC West Wilkes 2024 1B 17.3 g
8 Matt McKnight NC Charlotte Christian 2025 SS 15.4 g
9 Jake Dunlap NC High Point Christian 2024 OF 15.2 g
10 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 13.4 g

AVERAGE ON PLANE EFFENCIENCY

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Hayden Ashby NC Cox Mill 2024 C 83 %
2 Tanner Brewer NC Northwest Guilford 2024 OF 82 %
3 Carter Huffman NC New Bern 2026 SS 82 %
4 Jack McKellar NC Rocky Mount 2026 C 81 %
5 Ayden Broughton NC Pamlico County 2026 3B 81 %
6 Jadden Rodriguez NC Ledford North Carolina 2024 OF 79 %
7 Ayden Wall NC Ledford 2025 C 78 %
8 Jentz Steiner NC Apex Friendship 2024 3B 78 %
9 CJ Whitaker NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 72 %
10 Caden Reedy NC Oak Grove 2026 C 71 %