Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State West: TrackMan Hitting 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: Trackman Leaders Hitting

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

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 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 98.7 mph
2 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 97.2 mph
3 Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 96.9 mph
4 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 96.3 mph
5 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 96.2 mph
6 Micah Dalton NC Hibriten 2025 RHP 96.1 mph
7 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 96.0 mph
8 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 94.4 mph
9 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 93.6 mph
10 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 93.3 mph
11 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 93.3 mph
12 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 92.7 mph
13 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 91.9 mph
14 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 91.9 mph
15 Wyatt Spencer NC Bandys 2026 1B 91.0 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 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 92.8 mph
2 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 91.5 mph
3 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 91.1 mph
4 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 90.6 mph
5 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 87.6 mph
6 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 87.5 mph
7 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 87.4 mph
8 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 86.9 mph
9 Micah Dalton NC Hibriten 2025 RHP 86.7 mph
10 Brandon Loehr NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2027 3B 86.3 mph
11 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 86.0 mph
12 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 85.9 mph
13 Xander Sutton NC Gaston Christian 2026 C 83.5 mph
14 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 83.3 mph
15 Alex Lerch NC Metrolina Academy 2025 2B 83.1 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 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 364 ft
2 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 352 ft
3 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 349 ft
4 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 345 ft
5 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 344 ft
6 Cody Rogers NC Porter Ridge 2026 LHP 327 ft
7 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 327 ft
8 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 326 ft
9 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 319 ft
10 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 315 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 265 ft
2 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 246 ft
3 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 233 ft
4 Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 233 ft
5 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 232 ft
6 Darrow Holder NC Hickory 2026 C 219 ft
7 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 216 ft
8 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 213 ft
9 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 207 ft
10 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 206 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 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 86 %
2 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 85 %
3 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 84 %
^ Jaxon West NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 C 84 %
4 Darrow Holder NC Hickory 2026 C 83 %
5 Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 80 %
6 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 75 %
^ Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 75 %
^ Micah Dalton NC Hibriten 2025 RHP 75 %
7 Brandon Loehr NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2027 3B 73 %
^ James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 73 %
8 Parker Filipek NC TC Roberson 2027 C 70 %
9 Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 66 %
^ Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 66 %
^ Fletcher Owens NC Homeschool 2027 2B 66 %
10 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 64 %
^ Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 64 %

LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Jake Parham NC TC Roberson 2025 SS 68 %
2 Darrow Holder NC Hickory 2026 C 66 %
^ James Lowe NC Charlotte Country Day 2025 SS 66 %
3 Landon King NC South Point 2025 OF 62 %
4 Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 60 %
5 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 57 %
6 Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 53 %
^ Jaxon West NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 C 53 %
7 Brandon Loehr NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2027 3B 53 %
8 Parker Filipek NC TC Roberson 2027 C 52 %
9 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 50 %
^ Liam Parsons NC East Mecklenburg 2026 C 50 %
^ Fletcher Owens NC Homeschool 2027 2B 50 %
10 Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 46 %

Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Zeke Adwaters III NC TC Roberson 2026 SS 57.1 %
2 Cody Rogers NC Porter Ridge 2026 LHP 50.0 %
^ Manny Lewis NC Marvin Ridge High 2026 3B 50.0 %
3 Connor Tregoning NC Ronald W Reagan High School 2026 1B 43.8 %
4 Cooper Gornet NC Charlotte Catholic 2026 SS 42.9 %
^ Chad Matthews NC North Lincoln 2025 OF 42.9 %
5 Jaxon West NC Metrolina Christian Academy 2026 C 38.5 %
^ Caden Briscoe NC Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology 2027 1B 38.5 %
6 Daniel Eber NC William A Hough 2026 OF 35.7 %
7 Darrow Holder NC Hickory 2026 C 33.3 %
^ Evan Matile NC East Lincoln 2025 OF 33.3 %
^ Micah Greer NC Hibriten 2025 C 33.3 %
^ Maddox Greene NC Watauga 2025 SS 33.3 %
^ Ryan Engle NC Westchester Country Day 2026 OF 33.3 %
8 Andrés Acurero NC Lake Norman 2026 SS 31.8 %
9 John Thomas Cook NC Watauga 2025 RHP 31.3 %
10 Colin Kieley NC Cannon 2026 2B 30.8 %
^ Meridian Leffew NC Gaston Christian 2026 SS 30.8 %