Stats: 2021 Carolinas Top Prospect Games


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Top Prospect Games took place on August 4th at Campbell University at beautiful Jim Perry Stadium. Top prospects from South Carolina and North Carolina in the classes of 2022 and 2023 participated in one of the most popular events each year.

There were 73 players at the event representing both states.  Players went though a pro style workout, where they ran the 60, took 2 rounds of BP, throwing from their position, and playing a 7/8 inning game.  Below we take a look at the top number posted in several categories throughout the Day.

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By The Numbers:

  • 7 Players ran sub 6.80 in the sixty
  • 28 Players ran sub 7.20 on the laser
  • 3 Hitters posted an exit velocity of 100mph or better
  • 28 Hitters had an exit velocity of 90mph or higher in BP
  • 6 Catchers posted a workout pop time of 2.05 or better
  • 29 Infielders & Outfielders had a positional velocity above 80mph
  • 92mph was the top fastball from the day
  • 12 Pitchers flashed a fastball at 85mph or higher
  • 5 Pitchers posted a fastball spin rate above 2350rpm
  • 8 Pitchers posted a breaking ball with a spin rate above 2400rpm
  • 4 Hitters launched a ball over 375 feet during BP

 

 

Statistical Breakdown

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start their day. The 60 was ran on an artificial surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Nigel Robinson NC Dudley 2023 OF 6.59
2 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 6.71
3 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 6.73
4 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 6.75
^ Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 6.75
5 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 6.81
^ Trent Murchison NC Jacksonville 2022 OF 6.81
6 Nate Hoyt SC Bluffton 2022 OF 6.85
7 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 6.86
8 Jackson McCoy SC Carolina Forest 2023 OF 6.87
9 Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 6.93
10 Bradleigh Wohlers SC Carolina Forest 2023 SS 6.96

 

TrackMan BP Numbers

TrackMan is able to capture ball flight off the bat.  During BP, hitters were tracked, giving scouts info on launch angle, strike zone discipline, exit velocity, distance travelled, and more.  Below are some of the top stats collected during BP from TrackMan.

Peak Exit Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 101.7 mph
2 Ryley Norton NC O'Neal School 2024 1B 100.3 mph
3 Ryne Rodrigues NC Northwest Guilford 2022 2B 99.9 mph
4 Kadan Roach SC Byrnes 2023 RHP 99.7 mph
5 Nigel Robinson NC Dudley 2023 OF 99.4 mph
6 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 96.8 mph
7 Nate Hoyt SC Bluffton 2022 OF 96.1 mph
8 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 96.1 mph
9 Regan Bernard NC Middle Creek 2022 C 96.0 mph
10 Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 95.6 mph

Max Distance

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Nigel Robinson NC Dudley 2023 OF 382 ft
2 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 377 ft
3 Shawn Gerard NC Southside 2022 C 376 ft
4 Kadan Roach SC Byrnes 2023 RHP 375 ft
5 Nate Hoyt SC Bluffton 2022 OF 371 ft
6 Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 369 ft
7 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 366 ft
8 Landen Baker NC Southern Nash 2023 1B 362 ft
9 Josh Williams SC West Florence 2022 OF 356 ft
10 Ryne Rodrigues NC Northwest Guilford 2022 2B 349 ft

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shortstop throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing to 2B and 3B in the pro-style workout.  Coaches are working to evaluate rhythm, footwork, hands, exchanges, arm action, accuracy, and carry.  To measure arm strength PBR Scouts utilize a radar gun.  Below are the top posted positional velocities from the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 88
2 Aidan Christmas NC Carmel Christian 2022 2B 87
3 Parker Hocutt SC Cardinal Newman 2022 SS 86
4 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 84
^ Reid Withers NC West Forsyth 2022 SS 84
^ Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 84
^ Tyler Shytle NC Oak Grove 2022 2B 84
5 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 83
6 Jackson Brown SC Laurence Manning 2023 SS 82
^ Micah Monaghan NC Union Pines 2022 2B 82
7 Ryne Rodrigues NC Northwest Guilford 2022 2B 80
8 Andon Swartz NC 2022 3B 78
^ Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 78
9 Lucas Whitcomb NC Hickory Ridge 2023 SS 77
^ Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 77
10 Cam Wall NC West Forsyth 2022 LHP 76
^ Bryce Dail NC Middle Creek 2023 3B 76

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  Scouts are also working to see exchange, arm path, carry, and accuracy.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Nate Hoyt SC Bluffton 2022 OF 90
^ Dominic Mickle NC West Stokes 2023 OF 90
2 Aidan Christmas NC Carmel Christian 2022 2B 89
3 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 86
^ Jackson McCoy SC Carolina Forest 2023 OF 86
4 Trent Murchison NC Jacksonville 2022 OF 85
5 Nigel Robinson NC Dudley 2023 OF 84
^ Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 84
^ Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 84
^ Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 84
6 Jordon Hart NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 82
^ Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 82
7 Julio Rivera NC South View 2022 OF 81
^ Bristol Carter NC Northwest Guilford 2023 OF 81
^ Konor Davis NC Alexander Central 2023 OF 81
^ James Kelley SC Georgetown 2022 OF 81
^ Eli Vickers SC Legion Collegiate 2023 C 81
8 Josh Williams SC West Florence 2022 OF 80
9 Cohl Harding SC Seneca 2022 OF 76
10 Leonard Hadley III NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 74

 

CATCHER POP TIMES & POSITIONAL VELOCITY

In the pro-style workout, catchers workout from behind home plate, making multiple throws to 2B, simulating a stolen base attempt.  Scouts again are looking for a quick, clean transition to the release as well as carry and accuracy on the throw.  For catchers, evaluators will put a stopwatch on the “pop time” or the time the ball hits their glove to the time the ball hits the MIF’s glove at 2B.  Coaches can also time the transition from when the ball hits the catchers glove to when he is able to release his throw.  PBR scouts add the radar gun to put a number on the arm strength out of the crouched position.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Shawn Gerard NC Southside 2022 C 1.95-2.01
2 Gage Tomlin NC South Iredell 2022 C 1.97-2.11
3 Regan Bernard NC Middle Creek 2022 C 2.01-2.06
4 Luke Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 C 2.01-2.15
5 Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 2.02-2.04
6 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 2.05-2.19
7 Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 2.06-2.11
8 Daniel Lawson NC Davie County 2022 C 2.06-2.19
9 Rowan LeTellier SC Ashley Ridge 2023 C 2.07-2.17
10 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 2.07-2.23

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Shawn Gerard NC Southside 2022 C 77
2 Braden Small SC Indian Land 2022 SS 76
^ Gage Tomlin NC South Iredell 2022 C 76
^ Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 76
^ Regan Bernard NC Middle Creek 2022 C 76
3 Jordan Overton NC Rolesville 2022 C 75
4 Hunter Huneycutt NC Scotland 2023 C 74
^ Luke Evans NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 C 74
^ Daniel Lawson NC Davie County 2022 C 74
^ Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 74
5 Rowan LeTellier SC Ashley Ridge 2023 C 73
6 Leonard Hadley III NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 70

 

TrackMan Pitching Leaders

Pitchers threw 1-2 innings, showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan. TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan.

Max Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Jackson Humphries NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 92.0 mph
2 Kadan Roach SC Byrnes 2023 RHP 88.6 mph
3 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 87.9 mph
4 Ty Lawson NC Whiteville 2022 RHP 87.5 mph
5 Branton Little SC Wando 2022 RHP 87.3 mph
6 Owen Bynum NC Western Alamance 2022 RHP 86.6 mph
7 Nic Melton NC North Stanly 2022 LHP 86.6 mph
8 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 86.3 mph
9 Ethan Suchenski NC Combine Academy 2024 RHP 85.8 mph
10 Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 85.4 mph

Peak Spin Rate - Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ethan Suchenski NC Combine Academy 2024 RHP 2461 rpm
2 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 2414 rpm
3 Reid Withers NC West Forsyth 2022 SS 2366 rpm
4 Cole Montgomery SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 2352 rpm
5 Nic Melton NC North Stanly 2022 LHP 2350 rpm
6 Carson Veasey NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 2309 rpm
7 Julio Rivera NC South View 2022 OF 2276 rpm
8 Owen Bynum NC Western Alamance 2022 RHP 2254 rpm
9 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 2239 rpm
10 Branton Little SC Wando 2022 RHP 2229 rpm

Peak Curveball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Branton Little SC Wando 2022 RHP 76.8 mph
2 Joseph Ruller NC Charlotte Catholic 2022 LHP 74.7 mph
3 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 74.6 mph
4 Reid Withers NC West Forsyth 2022 SS 74.4 mph
5 Lance Phillips NC Green Hope 2023 RHP 74.3 mph
6 DavidLee Clamp SC Northside Christian 2023 RHP 74.2 mph
7 Nic Melton NC North Stanly 2022 LHP 73.7 mph
8 Owen Bynum NC Western Alamance 2022 RHP 73.4 mph
9 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 73.3 mph
10 Cole Montgomery SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 72.9 mph

Peak Spin Rate - Curveball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Jaxon Lucas NC Garner 2023 SS 2562 rpm
2 Travis Rhoads NC Ledford 2023 LHP 2553 rpm
3 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 2545 rpm
4 Reid Withers NC West Forsyth 2022 SS 2521 rpm
5 Carson Veasey NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 2520 rpm
6 Nic Melton NC North Stanly 2022 LHP 2510 rpm
7 Owen Bynum NC Western Alamance 2022 RHP 2480 rpm
8 Cole Montgomery SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 2432 rpm
9 Carson Morton NC West Stanly 2023 RHP 2396 rpm
10 Branton Little SC Wando 2022 RHP 2367 rpm

 

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