Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State Spotlight: Cooper Gornet

Patrick Johnson
North Carolina Assistant Scouting Director

Each year the month of February in North Carolina is a big one for baseball players.  With the high school spring season coming, and the off-period of November and December, players have had some time to work on their strengths and improve their weaknesses.  They have been in the weight room and in the cages.  As we enter February, Prep Baseball begins its work to continue to identify and update our notes on prospects in North Carolina. 

The Preseason All-State events have become spotlight events in the state.  This year there are 3 opportunities for some of the best players in the state to show-off their off-season gains, while working out with other top talents.  Prep Baseball will be in Greenville, NC on February 3rd, Maiden, NC on February 4th, and Kernersville, NC on February 10th.  The Prep Baseball scouting staff is expecting to see 250 of the top players in North Carolina across these three events.

Below we profile a player that is scheduled to attend a Preseason All-State event.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Prep Baseball preseason events and request your invite if you would like to be a part of any of the Preseason All-State events.


Cooper Gornet SS / 3B / Charlotte Catholic, NC / 2026

+93.6(mph) Max Exit Velocity
+22.7(mph) Max Hand Speed
+70.5(mph) Max Bat Speed
+78(mph) Infield Velocity

6'1"-173lb frame on the SS/3B from Charlotte Catholic High School. Smooth Swing in the box from the right side, tall stance with balanced weight shift at impact, handles pull side well. Average speed, 78 mph are from acorss the diamond, soft hand and good footwork in the infield. Interesting follow as he continues to mature and add strength over the next few years.