Prep Baseball Report

Burlington Preseason ID: TrackMan Hitting 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 - Trackman Hitting Leaders 

Peak Exit Velo

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 97.9 mph
2 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 96.3 mph
3 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 95.9 mph
4 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 91.5 mph
5 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 90.1 mph

AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 89.4 mph
2 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 88.7 mph
3 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 88.7 mph
4 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 85.7 mph
5 Ja'lynn Thomas NC Pine Forest 2026 OF 85.7 mph

DISTANCE OFF THE BAT

TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.


Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 364 ft
2 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 338 ft
3 Brodie Tuthill NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2027 SS 317 ft
4 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 315 ft
5 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 311 ft

SWEET SPOT PERCENTAGE

TrackMan is able to track and follow how hard the ball is hit as well as the angle off the bat. With this information, TrackMan has deduced the Sweet Spot as batted balls hit with a launch angle of 8 - 32 degrees.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 85 %
2 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 84 %
3 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 78 %
4 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 71 %
5 Owen Cho NC Needham Broughton 2026 C 61 %