Prep Baseball Report

Burlington Preseason ID: Swift Athletics Leaders


Zach Boraski
North Carolina Assistant Scouting Director

Prep Baseball of North Carolina opened the 2024 event season with the Burlington Preseason ID.  An indoor event at Triad Baseball Academy, players had a chance to go through athletic testing, positional evaluations, as well as pitching and BP evaluations.  Prep Baseball scouts were on hand to run the event verify stats, and evaluate the players involved.

Triad Baseball Academy offered a spacious workout facility.  Players had plenty or room to run a laser timed 30, while catchers, infielders, and outfielders were able to stretch their arms in their evaluation phase.  Pitchers threw off of indoor mounds on a day that saw rain pummel the Carolinas.

In all, twenty players took part in the event.  Below we take a data dive into the results of the workout.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistical out put from the Burlington Preseason ID.

By The Numbers
+ 3 catchers saw pop times below 2.10
+ 5 infielder or outfielder arms were at 84 or higher from their position
+ 5 hitters posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 364' was the furthest ball hit, as measured by TrackMan in the cage workout
+ 9 hitters had their average bat speed measured at 65mph or higher
+ 8 players ran 4.05 or better in the laser timed 30yd sprint
+ 3 players recorded a vertical jump above 30"
+ 4 Pitchers popped 83.9mph or better
+ 5 Pitchers spun their breaking ball at 2350rpm or higher

Burlington Preseason ID - Athletic Leaders with Swift Athletics 

10 / 30 / YARD DASH

The laser timers from Swift Athletics allows PBR Scouts a 10yd split, 30yd split, and other information about each player’s speed capabilities in the run.

10 YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Lucas Riley NC Ledford 2025 OF 1.64 s
2 Bryce Smith NC Voyager Academy 2025 LHP 1.67 s
3 Cooper Marks NC Western Alamance 2027 SS 1.69 s
4 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 1.72 s
5 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 1.73 s


30 YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Lucas Riley NC Ledford 2025 OF 3.72 s
2 Bryce Smith NC Voyager Academy 2025 LHP 3.85 s
3 Cooper Marks NC Western Alamance 2027 SS 3.90 s
^ Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 3.90 s
4 Houston Poole NC Overhills 2025 SS 3.92 s
5 Christian Gentrup NC Northwest Guilford 2026 2B 3.96 s


PEAK RUNNING SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 20.3
2 Lucas Riley NC Ledford 2025 OF 19.6
3 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 19.5
4 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 19.0
5 Bryce Smith NC Voyager Academy 2025 LHP 18.8


SWIFT JUMP TESTING

Players were able to test their vertical jump as well as an RSI jump.  The Veritcal Jump gives Scouts an idea on the power and explosion an athlete possesses.  The Vertical was performed without a step, meaning the athlete was standing still with two feet on the ground and then jumped.  

The RSI Jump Test is testing an athlete’s ability to create explosion with quickness.  With their hands on their hips, the athlete was instructed to jump as high as they can, four times in a row, without limited time on the ground.  We want to see the athlete quickly get off the ground after each jump, and still create a solid vertical jump. The reactive strength index (RSI) describes the individual's capability to quickly change from an eccentric muscular contraction to a concentric one [1]. In other words, the RSI was created to assess the athlete's reactive strength

 

PEAK VERTICAL JUMP

Rank Name State School Class Pos Jump Height (max)
1 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 31.3
2 Calvin Tourville NC Northwood 2026 SS 31.2
3 Houston Poole NC Overhills 2025 SS 31.1
4 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 29.5
5 Lucas Riley NC Ledford 2025 OF 29.2

 

RSI MAX 

Rank Name State School Class Pos RSi (max)
1 Calvin Tourville NC Northwood 2026 SS 2.95
2 Ja'lynn Thomas NC Pine Forest 2026 OF 2.93
3 Brodie Tuthill NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2027 SS 2.85
4 Christian Gentrup NC Northwest Guilford 2026 2B 2.81
5 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 2.61