Prep Baseball Report

Top Prospect Games: Underclass - Position Player Superlatives


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

On Sunday October 28th, PBR was at NC State's Dail Park to host the Top Prospect Games: Underclass.  The event featured perhaps the most talented underclass field of talent that PBR has put together for one event.  With over 50 of the top players in the state on one field, we thought we would have a great day... and we did.

The day opened with the position players going through some athletic testing with Swift Athletics.  Players had the chance to run on a laser timed 60 yard on turf.  With Swift, PBR Scouts were able to collect the 60yd time, plus a 10yd split and a 30yd split.  With younger athletes, the 10yd and 30yd give a great glimpse and a players explosiveness out of the gate and a top end run speed, even if they cannot maintain that top end speed through the 60 yd course.  Players also went through some jumping test with Swift.  Players were tested in the vertcial jump as well as a 4-jump RSI.

Following the athletic testing, each hitter took multiple rounds of BP.  During BP, TrackMan was used to get ball flight information off the bat.  BLAST sensors were used to get readings on each hitter with their swing prior to contact.  Following BP, players went through a defensive workout at their primary defensive positions with PBR scouts taking metrics on arm strength.

After the player workouts, the event concluded with two controlled scrimmages.  Pitchers threw to live hitters in game situations that were controlled by PBR Scouts.  While the workout gives PBR Scouts and coaches a lot of information to digest, the game setting allows players to continue to show their skill set and to apply their tools in a competitive fashion.

Top Prospect Games: Underclass - Notes
+ 4 Players ran sub 6.90 in the sixty
+ 18 players ran sub 7.20 in the sixty
+ 20 players saw their peak run speed above 19mph
+ 19 players ran sub 4.00 in the thirty yard split
+ 12 players saw a max vertical jump of 30in or more
+ 10 players posted a BLAST Bat Speed Max of 75mph or higher
+ 12 players posted an average exit velocity above 85mph through their two rounds.
+ 99.9mph was the top exit velocity recorded on Sunday
+ 22 players posted an exit velocity of 90mph or higher
+ 5 catchers posted a velocity out of the crouch of 79mph or better

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and stat breakdown from the Top Prospect Games: Underclass

Position Player Superlatives

Top Runners



Hayden Heath

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Millbrook
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Five Star Carolina Scout 17U
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




Andrew Kilgore

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Heritage
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Gunnar Alm

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Polk County
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2026
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L




Jaxon Matthews

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Hough
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 16U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L




Carson Tew

Class of 2026 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Midway
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: TLP
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Top Athletes



Jaxon Matthews

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Hough
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 16U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L




Ryker Butcher

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: D.H. Conley
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout 17u
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Vincent Lee

Class of 2025 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Pro5
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: USA Prime Coastal
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 151lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Prince Zion Odom

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: High Point Christian
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Five Star
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Gunnar Alm

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Polk County
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2026
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Top Hit Tool



Jaxon Matthews

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Hough
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 16U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L




Gunnar Alm

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Polk County
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2026
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L




Ryker Butcher

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: D.H. Conley
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout 17u
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jonathan Reece

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Christ School
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: NLB
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Davis Phillips

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: The Burlington School
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA Scout Team 2024
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Best Power Projection



Jaxon Matthews

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Hough
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 16U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L




Giovanni Buccino

Class of 2027 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2027
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: West Forsyth
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Five Star
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 272lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Prince Zion Odom

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: High Point Christian
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Five Star
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jonathan Reece

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Christ School
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: NLB
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Brayden Richards

Class of 2025 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cuthbertson
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA National 2025
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Top Infield Defenders



Andres Lopez

Class of 2025 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Legion Collegiate
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: South Charlotte Panthers 2025
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180.6lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R




Vincent Lee

Class of 2025 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Pro5
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: USA Prime Coastal
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 151lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Carson Tew

Class of 2026 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Midway
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: TLP
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Andru Hall

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: West Stokes
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Athletes Lab National
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Cannon Lee

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Pro5 Baseball Academy
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout 16u
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 194lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Best Defensive Arms



Cannon Lee

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Pro5 Baseball Academy
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout 16u
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 194lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Ryker Butcher

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: D.H. Conley
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes Scout 17u
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jaxon Matthews

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Hough
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 16U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L




Gunnar Alm

Class of 2026 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Polk County
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2026
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L




Ben Dudash

Class of 2026 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Wakefield
    State: NC
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Davis Phillips

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: The Burlington School
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: SBA Scout Team 2024
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R