Prep Baseball Report

Trackman Leaders: C35 Scout Day Hitters


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Wednesday October 11th PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Boshamer Stadium for a Scout Day with C35. The Scout Day featured players from the 2024-2027 grad classes.

The night 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.   Full roster and stats can be seen HERE.

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 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 108.0 mph
2 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 100.8 mph
3 Ethan Bunce NC Grace Christian Sanford 2025 C 98.1 mph
4 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 97.6 mph
5 Sam Daeke NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 C 96.6 mph
6 Ryan Wallace GA Calvary Day 2025 RHP 96.2 mph
7 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 95.4 mph
8 Matthew Murchison NC Grace Christian 2025 SS 95.1 mph
9 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 94.1 mph
10 Caleb Ellis NC Grace Christian Sanford 2026 RHP 94.0 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 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 95.9 mph
2 Ethan Bunce NC Grace Christian Sanford 2025 C 93.1 mph
3 Ryan Wallace GA Calvary Day 2025 RHP 88.5 mph
4 Hampton Hawley NC Willow Spring 2025 1B 88.3 mph
5 Dawson Futrell NC North Moore 2025 1B 87.9 mph
6 Matthew Murchison NC Grace Christian 2025 SS 87.6 mph
7 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 87.1 mph
8 Colby Harbin NC Willow Spring 2027 SS 86.8 mph
9 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 86.7 mph
10 Caleb Ellis NC Grace Christian Sanford 2026 RHP 85.4 mph

PEAK DISTANCE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 395 ft
2 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 394 ft
3 Ethan Bunce NC Grace Christian Sanford 2025 C 378 ft
4 Sam Daeke NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 C 375 ft
5 Hampton Hawley NC Willow Spring 2025 1B 354 ft
6 Matthew Murchison NC Grace Christian 2025 SS 351 ft
7 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 350 ft
8 Ryan Wallace GA Calvary Day 2025 RHP 343 ft
9 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 342 ft
10 Drew Rommel MD Fallston 2024 3B 341 ft

AVERAGE DISTANCE


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 312 ft
2 Matthew Murchison NC Grace Christian 2025 SS 287 ft
3 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 277 ft
4 Ethan Bunce NC Grace Christian Sanford 2025 C 266 ft
5 Colby Harbin NC Willow Spring 2027 SS 233 ft
6 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 229 ft
7 Caleb Neal NC Wake Forest 2027 2B 228 ft
8 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 225 ft
9 Sam Daeke NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 C 223 ft
10 Hampton Hawley NC Willow Spring 2025 1B 220 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 Ethan Bunce NC Grace Christian Sanford 2025 C 81 %
2 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 77 %
3 Ryan Wallace GA Calvary Day 2025 RHP 71 %
4 Hampton Hawley NC Willow Spring 2025 1B 66 %
5 Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 53 %
6 Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 50 %
^ Dawson Futrell NC North Moore 2025 1B 50 %
7 Matthew Murchison NC Grace Christian 2025 SS 46 %
8 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 45 %
^ Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 45 %
9 Sam Daeke NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 C 41 %
10 Giovanni Tafalla NC Willow Spring 2027 C 25 %

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 Gabriel Petersen NC Clayton 2026 2B 77 %
2 Trace Fowler NC Jack Britt 2027 OF 61 %
3 Addison Roth NC Pinecrest 2024 2B 60 %
^ Ryder Randolph NC Willow Spring 2026 OF 60 %
4 Jake Frick SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 RHP 53 %
^ Jackson Bower NC Wake Forest 2027 1B 53 %
5 Michael Yount NC Fuquay-Varina 2027 3B 50 %
^ Coleman Cross NC Eugene Ashley 2025 2B 50 %
^ Luke Sheets NC Lee County 2025 OF 50 %
6 Caden Nolan NC Richmond Senior 2026 3B 46 %
7 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 45 %
8 Giovanni Tafalla NC Willow Spring 2027 C 41 %
^ Braylon Waddell NC East Columbus 2027 SS 41 %
^ Gabriel Priest NC Whiteville 2026 LHP 41 %
9 Noah Nance SC North Myrtle Beach 2027 RHP 40 %
^ Levi Reed NC Cardinal Gibbons 2026 1B 40 %
^ Tommy Collins NC Willow Spring 2026 3B 40 %
10 Cole Triplett NC Willow Spring 2024 OF 38 %
^ Jackson Bubeck NC Fuquay Varina 2025 3B 38 %
^ Caleb Neal NC Wake Forest 2027 2B 38 %
^ Colby Harbin NC Willow Spring 2027 SS 38 %

Ground Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Dawson Futrell NC North Moore 2025 1B 100 %
2 Luke Grammich NC Apex Friendship 2027 C 71 %
^ Ryan Wallace GA Calvary Day 2025 RHP 71 %
3 Jackson Smith NC Fuquay Varina 2026 OF 66 %
4 Luke Waters NC Southern Lee 2027 C 54 %
5 Layton Babb NC Harnett Central 2024 RHP 50 %
^ Noah Nance SC North Myrtle Beach 2027 RHP 50 %
^ Coleman Cross NC Eugene Ashley 2025 2B 50 %
6 Cole Triplett NC Willow Spring 2024 OF 46 %
^ Drew Rommel MD Fallston 2024 3B 46 %
7 Camden Henson NC Lee County 2024 C 45 %
8 Connor Tepatti NC Pinecrest 2024 C 44 %
9 Aidan Morgan NC Fuquay Varina 2026 C 41 %
^ Gabriel Priest NC Whiteville 2026 LHP 41 %
10 Wesley Clewis NC Grace Christian (Sanford) 2025 RHP 38 %
^ Mack Freeman NC East Columbus 2026 OF 38 %
^ Jake Frick SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 RHP 38 %
^ Caleb Ellis NC Grace Christian Sanford 2026 RHP 38 %
^ Jackson Bower NC Wake Forest 2027 1B 38 %
^ Joshua Cooper NC Willow Spring 2027 OF 38 %

Fly Ball %

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Riley Cuddy NC Middle Creek 2026 OF 77.8 %
2 Matthew Murchison NC Grace Christian 2025 SS 76.9 %
3 Andrew Kimmel NC Apex Friendship 2027 2B 66.7 %
4 Ethan Bunce NC Grace Christian Sanford 2025 C 54.5 %
^ Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 54.5 %
5 Bode Hickey NC Jordan 2025 C 50.0 %
6 Caleb Neal NC Wake Forest 2027 2B 46.2 %
^ Colby Harbin NC Willow Spring 2027 SS 46.2 %
^ Amare Burrus NC Durham Academy 2025 OF 46.2 %
7 Bradley Cheek NC North Moore 2027 3B 44.4 %
8 Gabriel Velazquez NC Grace Christian 2027 SS 42.9 %
^ Hayes Clark SC Green Sea Floyds 2026 RHP 42.9 %
9 Sam Daeke NC Cardinal Gibbons 2024 C 41.7 %
10 Wesley Clewis NC Grace Christian (Sanford) 2025 RHP 38.5 %