TrackMan Leaders: Team Carolina Trials Fayetteville - Pitchers


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

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On Sunday May 29th PBR of North Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at JP Riddle Stadium in Fayetteville, NC. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like NC/SC Border Battle, PBR Southeast Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, and the PBR Future Games. The event featured players from the 2023-2026 grad classes. 

The day began with catchers going through a full defensive workout. Pitchers then threw a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Following the pitchers, position players ran a laser timed 60 and also had jumping metrics recorded using Swift Technology. Position players then took batting practice on the field with Trackman collection ball flight data. The day concluded with outfielders and infielders taking part in a defensive workout. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at the top performers in different categories.  Look for more statistics and information to follow in the coming days. 

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Trackman Pitching Data


 

FASTBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 82.4 mph
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 82.0 mph
3 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 80.3 mph
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 79.7 mph


Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, its release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement. With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Eff Velocity (avg)
1 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 83.4 mph
2 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 81.8 mph
3 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 78.5 mph
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 78.2 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 2330 rpm
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 2208 rpm
3 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1990 rpm
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 1840 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 2222 rpm
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 2086 rpm
3 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1835 rpm
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 1724 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 15.6 in
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 14.6 in
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 14.4 in
4 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 8.3 in


Average Horizontal Movement

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 17.6
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 16.6
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP -11.4
4 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF -6.5


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 28
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 28
3 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 24
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 23




CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 74.4 mph
2 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 72.6 mph
3 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 70.2 mph
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 62.0 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 2151 rpm
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 1967 rpm
3 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1964 rpm
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 1712 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 2130 rpm
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1889 rpm
3 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 1886 rpm
4 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 1667 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP -3.6 in
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 2.4 in
3 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1.0 in
4 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF -0.4 in


Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 5.3
2 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 4.8
3 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF -2.7
4 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS -0.6


Peak Spin Score

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Score (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 30
2 Edwin Speas NC Wake Forest 2025 MIF 28
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 27
4 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 26



SLIDER STATS

Peak Velocity


Peak Spin Rate


Average Spin Rate


Average Induced Vertical Break


Average Horizontal Break


Peak Spin Score




CHANGE-UP STATS

Peak Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 80.2 mph
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 77.8 mph
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 64.0 mph


Peak Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 2178 rpm
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1966 rpm
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 1537 rpm


Average Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (avg)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 2063 rpm
2 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 1893 rpm
3 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 1505 rpm


Average Induced Vertical Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos IVB (avg)
1 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF 14.6 in
2 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP 12.7 in
3 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 6.0 in


Average Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Matthew Hord NC Cardinal Gibbons 2023 SS 14.3
2 Connor Shoulders NC Dixon 2023 LHP -11.8
3 Bobby Lowery NC St. Pauls 2023 OF -9.4