Preseason All State: Statistical Analysis


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Preseason All State Showcase took place on Sunday Jan. 30th at the P27 Baseball Performance Center along with Lexington Ballpark in Lexington, South Carolina. Prospects from the event came from around the Palmetto state on what turned out to be a wonderful winter afternoon.  

A premier event for premier talent in South Carolina, we have seen a lot of very talented prospects workout at this event prior to their spring season.  Coming off each individual player's preseason workout, this event tends to see players blow up their numbers, giving coaches and scouts a reason to take notice as they prep their spring schedules for evaluation. 

The event began with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman, along with Pitch AI.  A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included the 60 yard dash, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, and a defensive evaluation. 

Below we will look at the statistical breakdown for the event.


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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start their day. The 60 was run on a natural surface outside at Lexington Ballpark.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Mikah Conner SC Northside Christian 2023 SS 6.91
2 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 6.98
3 Xavier Cuevas SC Blythewood 2023 2B 7.02
4 Maddox Floyd SC Chapin 2024 OF 7.03
5 Cobe Evans SC Lugoff-Elgin 2023 SS 7.05
^ Andrew Buffkin SC Carolina Forest 2023 SS 7.05
6 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 7.06
7 Dylan Levy SC Greenville 2022 2B 7.07
^ Trevor Testerman SC Catawba Ridge 2022 OF 7.07
8 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 7.12
^ Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 7.12
9 Bradleigh Wohlers SC Carolina Forest 2023 SS 7.13
10 JR Struk SC Bishop England 2025 SS 7.15


TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Lane McGaha SC Belton Honea Path 2024 1B 100.3 mph
2 Landon Kahl SC Dutch Fork 2023 1B 100.1 mph
3 Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 97.9 mph
4 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 97.6 mph
5 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 97.3 mph
6 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 96.6 mph
7 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 96.6 mph
8 Trevor Testerman SC Catawba Ridge 2022 OF 96.5 mph
9 Mikah Conner SC Northside Christian 2023 SS 96.4 mph
10 Ben Rehkow SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 96.4 mph


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 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 87
2 JR Struk SC Bishop England 2025 SS 86
^ Andrew Buffkin SC Carolina Forest 2023 SS 86
3 Cole Greer SC Berkeley 2024 RHP 84
^ Mikah Conner SC Northside Christian 2023 SS 84
4 Ben Rehkow SC South Pointe 2022 RHP 83
^ Jarren Metcalf SC Chapman 2023 SS 83
5 Caleb Gipson SC Dreher 2023 3B 82
^ Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 82
^ Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 82
6 Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 81
^ Bryce Harder SC JL Mann 2024 SS 81
7 Xavier Cuevas SC Blythewood 2023 2B 80
^ Zane Catoe SC Lugoff-Elgin 2022 3B 80
8 Kyle Stock SC James Island 2024 3B 79
^ Landon Penfield SC Blythewood 2024 3B 79
9 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 78
^ Bradleigh Wohlers SC Carolina Forest 2023 SS 78
10 Jack Coletti SC Chapin 2024 2B 77


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 Palmer Clinton SC Clover 2022 1B 87
^ Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 87
^ Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 87
2 Zane Catoe SC Lugoff-Elgin 2022 3B 85
^ Logan Struk SC Bishop England 2025 OF 85
3 Maddox Floyd SC Chapin 2024 OF 84
4 Cole Canty SC Rock Hill 2024 OF 83
5 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 82
^ Bryce Harder SC JL Mann 2024 SS 82
^ Ty Stanford SC Boiling Springs 2023 OF 82
6 Trevor Testerman SC Catawba Ridge 2022 OF 81
^ Cliff Hall SC Dutch Fork 2023 OF 81
7 Wyatt Bland SC Chapin 2023 OF 80
^ Brayden Renfrow SC St Joseph Catholic 2024 OF 80
8 Davis Rising SC Combine Academy 2024 RHP 79
9 Colby Salley SC South Aiken 2022 OF 78
^ Clayton Catoe SC Lee Academy 2024 C 78
10 LOGAN BRUTCHER SC Beaufort 2024 OF 75
^ Tucker Bass SC Lakeview 2024 C 75


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 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 1.90-1.92
2 Logan Busenlehner SC Cardinal Newman 2023 C 1.95-2.08
3 Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 2.00-2.40
4 Drake Amick SC P27 2023 C 2.15-2.28
5 Pierce Mullen SC Bishop England 2025 C 2.17-2.40
6 Braden Mcwhorter SC Carolina Forest 2023 C 2.20-2.36
^ Tucker Bass SC Lakeview 2024 C 2.20-2.36
7 Rowan LeTellier SC Ashley Ridge 2023 C 2.20-2.39
8 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 2.23-2.34
9 Cliff Hall SC Dutch Fork 2023 OF 2.26-2.40
10 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens Dist 55 2025 C 2.28-2.36

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Briggs Richards SC Palmetto 2022 C 78
^ Parker Winfield SC South Florence 2022 OF 78
2 Logan Busenlehner SC Cardinal Newman 2023 C 76
3 Drake Amick SC P27 2023 C 75
^ Cliff Hall SC Dutch Fork 2023 OF 75
4 Rowan LeTellier SC Ashley Ridge 2023 C 74
^ Braden Mcwhorter SC Carolina Forest 2023 C 74
5 Cooper Coleman SC West Florence 2025 RHP 73
^ Clayton Catoe SC Lee Academy 2024 C 73
6 Harper Gosnell SC Landrum 2025 C 72
7 Bennett Edwards SC Laurens Dist 55 2025 C 71
8 Pierce Mullen SC Bishop England 2025 C 69
9 Tucker Bass SC Lakeview 2024 C 68
^ Chase Dalla Riva SC West Florence 2024 C 68
^ Austin Howard SC Florence Christian 2023 C 68
10 Joe Harrison SC Greenville 2025 C 67


Max Fastball - Bullpen

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen 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 Jake McCoy SC Catawba Ridge 2023 LHP 91.2 mph
2 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 90.7 mph
3 Noah Chapman SC P27 Academy 2023 LHP 90.2 mph
4 Andrew Buffkin SC Carolina Forest 2023 SS 85.9 mph
5 Hunter Howard SC JL Mann 2024 RHP 85.6 mph
6 Samuel Czyz SC Clover 2023 RHP 85.5 mph
7 Palmer Clinton SC Clover 2022 1B 85.4 mph
^ Ethan Clinton SC Clover 2022 1B 85.4 mph
8 Cole Bellinger SC Greer 2024 C 85.2 mph
9 Ben Brash SC South Aiken 2023 RHP 85.2 mph
10 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 84.9 mph