Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State West: Swift Athletics Leaders


Zach Boraski
North Carolina Assistant Scouting Director

The Preseason All-State events in North Carolina have quickly become the top winter events for the top players in the state to attend.  This year there are 3 Preseason All-State events with the East and West happening on February 3rd and 4th.  The Preseason All-State Central is scheduled for February 10th. These three events will see over 250 of North Carolina's top players, as they are ready to post numbers and go through a workout in preparation for the spring season.  Prep Baseball scouts were on hand to run the event verify stats, and evaluate the players involved.

The Preseason All-State has made Athlete's Lab in Maiden, NC its home for the West event for 3 years.  Athlete's Lab is a tremendous facility that offers a spacious workout facility.  Featuring an indoor space that allows plenty of room to run a 30, for catchers to make full throws, and to simulate an infield. Athlete's Lab also has an outdoor space where a full size infield is available and outfielders can stretch their arms to almost 300 feet. Pitchers threw off of indoor mounds.  During BP, players were able to see the ball fly over 70 feet off the bat with the setup at Athlete's Lab.

The Preseason All-State West featured over 50 of North Carolina's top talent, with a heavy leaning to those players that attend school in the foothills and mountain area of the state.  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 Preseason All-State West.

By The Numbers
+ 17 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 32 hitters had a BLAST bat speed of 65mph of higher
+ 10 players ran a 4.00 or faster 30yd
+ 19 players hit 18mph while being tested
+ 11 players had a vertical jump test at 28in or higher
+ 9 pitchers had a fastball at 84mph or higher
+ 1 pitchers had their fastball spin recorded higher than 2400rpm
+ 5 pitchers had their breaking ball spin at 2400rpm or higher
+ 4 catchers recorded a pop time of 2.10 or better
+ 3 outfielders had arm strength at 85mph or better
+ 2 infielders tested with arm strength across the infield at 84mph or higher

PRESEASON ALL-STATE WEST: SWIFT ATHLETICS LEADERS

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 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 1.67 s
2 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 1.69 s
3 CJ Wallace NC TC Roberson 2025 RHP 1.70 s
^ Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 1.70 s
4 Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 1.73 s
5 Andrés Acurero NC Lake Norman 2026 SS 1.74 s
6 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 1.75 s
^ Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 1.75 s
^ Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg 2026 OF 1.75 s
^ Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 1.75 s
7 Fletcher Owens NC Homeschool 2027 2B 1.76 s
8 James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 1.77 s
^ Jonah Griggs NC Freedom 2025 SS 1.77 s
^ Ty Davis NC East Lincoln 2025 RHP 1.77 s
^ Chad Matthews NC North Lincoln 2025 OF 1.77 s
^ Collin Chappel NC Maiden 2025 RHP 1.77 s
^ Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 1.77 s
9 Colin Kieley NC Cannon 2026 2B 1.78 s
10 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 1.79 s
^ Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 1.79 s
^ Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 1.79 s
^ Caleb Cloninger NC North Gaston 2025 LHP 1.79 s


30 YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 30-yd
1 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 3.87 s
^ Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 3.87 s
2 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 3.88 s
3 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 3.90 s
4 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 3.92 s
5 CJ Wallace NC TC Roberson 2025 RHP 3.96 s
6 James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 3.98 s
^ Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 3.98 s
7 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 4.00 s
^ Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 4.00 s
8 Andrés Acurero NC Lake Norman 2026 SS 4.01 s
9 Ty Davis NC East Lincoln 2025 RHP 4.02 s
10 Fletcher Owens NC Homeschool 2027 2B 4.03 s
^ Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg 2026 OF 4.03 s
^ Chad Matthews NC North Lincoln 2025 OF 4.03 s


PEAK RUNNING SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Run speed (max)
1 Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 19.2
2 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 19.1
3 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 18.8
4 James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 18.6
5 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 18.5
6 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 18.5
7 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 18.4
8 Alex Lerch NC Metrolina Academy 2025 2B 18.3
9 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 18.3
10 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 18.2


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 Charlie Shaver NC North Stanly 2026 RHP 33.0
2 Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 32.1
3 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 31.4
4 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 31.3
5 Robert Turner NC Rabun Gap Nacoochee 2026 SS 31.3
6 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 30.7
7 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 30.2
8 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 29.9
9 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 29.5
10 Cooper Summerlin NC Gaston Christian 2026 LHP 28.8

 

RSI MAX 

Rank Name State School Class Pos RSi (max)
1 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 3.32
2 Gabriel Johnson NC East Mecklenburg 2026 OF 2.91
3 Xander Sutton NC Gaston Christian 2026 C 2.81
4 Cooper Summerlin NC Gaston Christian 2026 LHP 2.79
5 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 2.72
6 Alex Lerch NC Metrolina Academy 2025 2B 2.59
7 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 2.57
^ Wyatt Spencer NC Bandys 2026 1B 2.57
8 Colin Kieley NC Cannon 2026 2B 2.48
9 James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 2.41
^ Jonah Griggs NC Freedom 2025 SS 2.41
10 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 2.32