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Team Carolina Trials: Triangle - TrackMan Hitting Analytics


Zach Boraski
North Carolina Assistant Scouting Director

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Open IDs give Prep Baseball Scouts a chance to see players from their area while also working to fill out rosters for upcoming regional and national events like the Future Games, Super Sophomore Games, and Top Prospect Games.  The Team Carolina Trials fall under this Open ID forum.  The Team Carolina Trials: Triangle brought Prep Baseball to Clayton, NC on a very nice playing surface, allowing players to perform at a high level.

The event started with position players going through their athletic testing, including height and weight measurements, a vertical jump, RSI jumps, grip strength testing, and a laser timed 60.  Offensive evaluations were next, including multiple rounds of BP.  BP was followed by defensive evaluations and then pitcher bullpens.  

Below we begin to break down the player performances from the workout.  To see the full roster with all of the stats from the workout, you can CLICK HERE.

By the Numbers - Team Carolina Trials: Triangle

  • 18 Players from NC including graduates from 2025, 2026, 2027, & 2028
  • 8 players registered a vertical of 30in or higher
  • 2 players saw their grip strength peak at above 130 psi 
  • 10 players had an exit velocity of 90mph or higher in BP
  • 1 player posted an exit velocity above 100mph
  • 4 infielders had arm strength at 80mph or higher across the diamond
  • 5 hitters posted an average bat speed of 70mph or higher with BLAST.

Team Carolina Trials: Triangle - TrackMan Hitting Analytics

EXIT VELOCITY

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

Max Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 101.1 mph
2 Zach Overton NC Rolesville 2026 C 97.8 mph
3 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford High 2025 OF 97.7 mph
4 Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 97.0 mph
5 Mason Dean NC Green Hope 2025 OF 95.6 mph
6 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 95.0 mph
7 Braden Bloom NC Apex Friendship High 2026 C 92.6 mph
8 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 91.2 mph
9 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield High 2027 RHP 90.5 mph
10 Drew Collins NC Reagan 2026 OF 90.0 mph

Best Average Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 90.6 mph
2 Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 89.9 mph
3 Zach Overton NC Rolesville 2026 C 87.1 mph
4 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 84.8 mph
5 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford High 2025 OF 82.6 mph
6 Will Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2026 OF 81.4 mph
7 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 81.3 mph
8 Brody Hines NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 81.3 mph
9 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield High 2027 RHP 80.1 mph
10 Braden Bloom NC Apex Friendship High 2026 C 80.1 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 Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 399 ft
2 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford High 2025 OF 365 ft
3 Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 347 ft
4 Zach Overton NC Rolesville 2026 C 344 ft
5 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 341 ft
6 Braden Bloom NC Apex Friendship High 2026 C 336 ft
7 Simon Brutskiy NC Apex 2027 RHP 331 ft
8 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield High 2027 RHP 326 ft
9 Mason Dean NC Green Hope 2025 OF 326 ft
10 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 323 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Braden Bloom NC Apex Friendship High 2026 C 267 ft
2 Simon Brutskiy NC Apex 2027 RHP 265 ft
3 Will Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2026 OF 254 ft
4 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield High 2027 RHP 253 ft
5 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 248 ft
6 Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 242 ft
7 Drew Collins NC Reagan 2026 OF 228 ft
8 Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 216 ft
9 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford High 2025 OF 211 ft
10 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 203 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 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 76 %
2 Drew Collins NC Reagan 2026 OF 75 %
3 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 69 %
4 Brody Hines NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 66 %
^ Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 66 %
5 Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 63 %
6 Hunter Hedgecoe NC Terry Sanford High 2028 C 61 %
7 Will Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2026 OF 58 %
8 Salvatore Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2028 2B 57 %
^ Simon Brutskiy NC Apex 2027 RHP 57 %
9 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 54 %
10 Gabriel Allen NC Hoke County 2027 3B 53 %

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 Drew Collins NC Reagan 2026 OF 62 %
2 Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 61 %
3 Salvatore Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2028 2B 57 %
4 Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 54 %
5 Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 50 %
^ Brody Hines NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 50 %
6 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 46 %
7 Will Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2026 OF 41 %
8 Gabriel Allen NC Hoke County 2027 3B 38 %
^ Hunter Hedgecoe NC Terry Sanford High 2028 C 38 %
9 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 36 %
10 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield High 2027 RHP 33 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Braden Bloom NC Apex Friendship High 2026 C 88.9 %
2 Ethan Wisler NC Wakefield High 2027 RHP 66.7 %
3 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford High 2025 OF 58.3 %
^ Will Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2026 OF 58.3 %
4 Simon Brutskiy NC Apex 2027 RHP 57.1 %
5 Sebastian Rodriguez NC Grimsley 2025 SS 54.5 %
6 Gabriel Allen NC Hoke County 2027 3B 46.2 %
7 Mason Dean NC Green Hope 2025 OF 45.5 %
8 Hunter Hedgecoe NC Terry Sanford High 2028 C 38.5 %
9 Drew Collins NC Reagan 2026 OF 25.0 %
^ Brody Hines NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 25.0 %
10 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 23.1 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Zach Overton NC Rolesville 2026 C 57 %
2 Banks Woody NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2027 C 33 %
3 Harrison Mears NC South Brunswick High 2027 SS 30 %
4 Mason Dean NC Green Hope 2025 OF 27 %
^ Jimmy Alfonsin NC Corinth Holders High 2025 SS 27 %
5 Reed Benamati NC Northwest Guilford High 2025 OF 25 %
^ Brody Hines NC Corinth Holders 2025 C 25 %
6 Hunter Hedgecoe NC Terry Sanford High 2028 C 23 %
^ Parker Simo NC JH Rose 2027 LHP 23 %
7 Gabriel Allen NC Hoke County 2027 3B 15 %
8 Salvatore Benkovics NC Wayne Christian 2028 2B 14 %
9 Drew Collins NC Reagan 2026 OF 12 %