Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Hitting Leaders: East Coast Baseball Scout Day


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Wednesday October 7th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at First Flight High School on the Outer Banks of NC for a Scout Day with East Coast Baseball. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2028 grad classes.

The day started with catchers going through a defensive workout, followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After the pitchers, the position players ran a laser timed 60 then took BP on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight information. The night concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. Look for more information to follow in the coming days. 

Trackman Leaders

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 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 93.9 mph
2 Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 88.2 mph
3 Mason Daniels NC Manteo 2024 LHP 86.6 mph
4 Cole Roberts NC Camden County 2025 LHP 86.0 mph
5 Shawn Hoff NC Camden County 2025 C 85.9 mph
6 Maddox Bass NC John A Holmes 2025 RHP 84.4 mph
7 Thomas Stephens NC First Flight 2027 C 84.3 mph
8 Darius Oliver NC John A Holmes 2025 SS 83.7 mph
9 Owen LaVier NC First Flight 2024 3B 80.6 mph
10 Drew Brown NC Manteo 2027 OF 78.7 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 Shawn Hoff NC Camden County 2025 C 81.4 mph
2 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 80.6 mph
3 Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 79.3 mph
4 Thomas Stephens NC First Flight 2027 C 77.7 mph
5 Mason Daniels NC Manteo 2024 LHP 76.9 mph
6 Cole Roberts NC Camden County 2025 LHP 76.4 mph
7 Owen LaVier NC First Flight 2024 3B 71.8 mph
8 Darius Oliver NC John A Holmes 2025 SS 71.7 mph
9 Maddox Bass NC John A Holmes 2025 RHP 70.0 mph
10 Dagan Felts NC First Flight 2025 RHP 69.8 mph

PEAK DISTANCE


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 326 ft
2 Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 320 ft
3 Darius Oliver NC John A Holmes 2025 SS 288 ft
4 Owen LaVier NC First Flight 2024 3B 287 ft
5 Maddox Bass NC John A Holmes 2025 RHP 285 ft
6 Thomas Stephens NC First Flight 2027 C 277 ft
7 Trevor Sawyer NC Manteo 2027 RHP 274 ft
8 Mason Daniels NC Manteo 2024 LHP 274 ft
9 Shawn Hoff NC Camden County 2025 C 274 ft
10 Cole Roberts NC Camden County 2025 LHP 263 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 230 ft
2 Trevor Sawyer NC Manteo 2027 RHP 218 ft
3 Darius Oliver NC John A Holmes 2025 SS 217 ft
4 Thomas Stephens NC First Flight 2027 C 209 ft
5 Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 206 ft
6 Taylor Granitzki NC Manteo 2025 SS 203 ft
7 Maddox Bass NC John A Holmes 2025 RHP 184 ft
8 Drew Brown NC Manteo 2027 OF 183 ft
9 Cole Roberts NC Camden County 2025 LHP 176 ft
10 Dagan Felts NC First Flight 2025 RHP 175 ft

HARD HIT PERCENTAGE

TrackMan is able to track and follow exit velocities of each hitter.  Based on the individual's top exit velocity, TrackMan is able to give us a percentage of hard hit balls.  This percentage is based off of each individual hitter's top exit velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hard Hit %
1 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 33 %

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 Thomas Stephens NC First Flight 2027 C 72 %
2 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 58 %
3 Cole Roberts NC Camden County 2025 LHP 50 %
^ Drew Brown NC Manteo 2027 OF 50 %
4 Hayden Flowers NC Manteo 2028 RHP 46 %
5 Carson Gibbs NC Camden County 2026 RHP 44 %
6 Dagan Felts NC First Flight 2025 RHP 37 %
7 Owen LaVier NC First Flight 2024 3B 33 %
8 Mason Daniels NC Manteo 2024 LHP 30 %
9 Ryker Sonntag NC Manteo 2028 SS 28 %
10 Benjamin LaVier NC First Flight 2028 LHP 27 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Donovan Swierkos-Wayne NC First Flight 2028 OF 90 %
2 Shawn Hoff NC Camden County 2025 C 57 %
3 Mason Daniels NC Manteo 2024 LHP 53 %
4 Jack Jones NC First Flight 2028 SS 44 %
5 Benjamin LaVier NC First Flight 2028 LHP 36 %
^ Jacob Flora NC First Flight 2028 1B 36 %
6 Carson Gibbs NC Camden County 2026 RHP 33 %
^ Cole Roberts NC Camden County 2025 LHP 33 %
7 Maddox Bass NC John A Holmes 2025 RHP 28 %
8 Owen LaVier NC First Flight 2024 3B 25 %
9 Hayden Flowers NC Manteo 2028 RHP 23 %
^ Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 23 %
10 Taylor Granitzki NC Manteo 2025 SS 14 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Trevor Sawyer NC Manteo 2027 RHP 75.0 %
2 Maddox Bass NC John A Holmes 2025 RHP 71.4 %
^ Ryker Sonntag NC Manteo 2028 SS 71.4 %
3 Darius Oliver NC John A Holmes 2025 SS 62.5 %
4 Taylor Granitzki NC Manteo 2025 SS 57.1 %
5 Bradley Elias NC Camden Early College 2025 OF 46.2 %
6 Jack Jones NC First Flight 2028 SS 44.4 %
7 Dagan Felts NC First Flight 2025 RHP 37.5 %
8 Isaac Miles NC First Flight 2024 RHP 33.3 %
^ Drew Brown NC Manteo 2027 OF 33.3 %
^ Owen LaVier NC First Flight 2024 3B 33.3 %
9 Benjamin LaVier NC First Flight 2028 LHP 27.3 %
10 Carson Gibbs NC Camden County 2026 RHP 22.2 %