Prep Baseball Report

Data Dive: Burlington Preseason ID Stat Leader Board


Brandon Hall
NC / Mid-ATL Director of Scouting

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 Stat Leaders

TrackMan Max Exit Velocity in BP

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
6 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 89.8 mph
7 Luke Haltom NC Athens Drive 2025 RHP 89.7 mph
8 Cooper Marks NC Western Alamance 2027 SS 89.1 mph
9 Lucas Riley NC Ledford 2025 OF 88.8 mph
10 Ja'lynn Thomas NC Pine Forest 2026 OF 88.7 mph

TrackMan Max Distance in BP

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
6 Owen Cho NC Needham Broughton 2026 C 302 ft
7 Cooper Marks NC Western Alamance 2027 SS 301 ft
8 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 297 ft
9 Luke Haltom NC Athens Drive 2025 RHP 292 ft
10 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 288 ft

BLAST Average Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 75.1 mph
2 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 72.1 mph
3 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 70.2 mph
4 Ja'lynn Thomas NC Pine Forest 2026 OF 68.9 mph
5 Christian Gentrup NC Northwest Guilford 2026 2B 67.1 mph
6 Owen Cho NC Needham Broughton 2026 C 66.3 mph
7 Calvin Tourville NC Northwood 2026 SS 65.7 mph
8 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 65.0 mph
9 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 65.0 mph
10 Brodie Tuthill NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2027 SS 64.1 mph

Infielder Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 84
^ Brodie Tuthill NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2027 SS 84
2 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 83
3 Gavin Jackson NC Cleveland 2026 1B 82
4 Cooper Marks NC Western Alamance 2027 SS 80
^ Calvin Tourville NC Northwood 2026 SS 80
5 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 79
^ Aiden Parker NC South Central 2027 SS 79
^ Christian Gentrup NC Northwest Guilford 2026 2B 79

Outfield Arm Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Ja'lynn Thomas NC Pine Forest 2026 OF 86
2 Luke Haltom NC Athens Drive 2025 RHP 84
^ Lucas Riley NC Ledford 2025 OF 84

Catcher Velocity From the Crouch

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 80
2 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 79
3 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 73
4 Owen Cho NC Needham Broughton 2026 C 72

Catcher Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 1.90-2.01
2 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 2.07-2.14
3 Owen Cho NC Needham Broughton 2026 C 2.07-2.27
4 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 2.16-2.19

Swift Athletics 30 Yard Sprint

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
6 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 4.00 s
7 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 4.04 s
8 Ja'lynn Thomas NC Pine Forest 2026 OF 4.06 s
^ Hudson Tuttle NC Ronald Wilson Reagan 2027 C 4.06 s
9 Calvin Tourville NC Northwood 2026 SS 4.07 s
10 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 4.15 s

Swift Athletics Max 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
6 Hank Gaston NC North Carolina Leadership Academy 2026 C 28.2
7 Cooper Marks NC Western Alamance 2027 SS 28.2
^ Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 28.2
8 Bryce Smith NC Voyager Academy 2025 LHP 27.9
9 Christian Gentrup NC Northwest Guilford 2026 2B 27.2
10 Luke Haltom NC Athens Drive 2025 RHP 26.9

TrackMan Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Garrett Byrd NC North Lenoir High 2025 C 87.1 mph
2 Hayden Fones NC Apex Friendship 2025 SS 85.3 mph
3 Luke Haltom NC Athens Drive 2025 RHP 84.4 mph
4 Preston Smith NC John T Hoggard 2026 SS 83.9 mph
5 Andrew Helfen NC Raleigh Homeschool Hawks 2025 RHP 82.3 mph