Prep Baseball Report

Canes South Fall Scout Day: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Saturday October 21st PBR or South Carolina was on hand at Lexington High School for a Scout Day with Canes South. The Scout Day featured players from the 2025-2028 Grad Classes. 

The day began with players going through a rotation that involved running a laser timed 60 and taking batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. After batting practice, position players went through a defensive evaluation. The scout day concluded with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman gathering information on each pitch. 

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

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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 Landon Hulehan SC Byrnes 2026 OF 93.0 mph
2 Ryan Roggin SC Lucy Beckham 2025 SS 93.0 mph
3 Jackson Weiner SC Blue Ridge 2026 OF 91.6 mph
4 Riles Morris SC Lucy Beckham 2026 1B 91.4 mph
5 Christian Spivey SC Lexington 2027 3B 91.2 mph
6 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 89.8 mph
7 Christian Walker SC Gaffney 2025 3B 89.2 mph
8 Braiden McAlister SC Pendleton 2025 LHP 88.9 mph
9 JD Murdock SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 C 88.5 mph
10 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 88.1 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 Ryan Roggin SC Lucy Beckham 2025 SS 83.7 mph
2 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 83.4 mph
3 Phoenix Herndon SC Westside 2025 OF 83.3 mph
4 Jackson Weiner SC Blue Ridge 2026 OF 82.7 mph
5 Christian Spivey SC Lexington 2027 3B 82.4 mph
6 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 82.1 mph
7 Landon Hulehan SC Byrnes 2026 OF 82.1 mph
8 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 80.9 mph
9 Christian Walker SC Gaffney 2025 3B 80.3 mph
10 James Willis SC Strom Thurmond 2025 3B 80.1 mph

 

 

DISTANCE OFF THE BAT

 
TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.

 

Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Landon Hulehan SC Byrnes 2026 OF 348 ft
2 JD Murdock SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 C 331 ft
3 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 330 ft
4 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 323 ft
5 Ryan Roggin SC Lucy Beckham 2025 SS 320 ft
6 Jackson Driver SC TL Hanna 2026 OF 315 ft
7 Christian Walker SC Gaffney 2025 3B 313 ft
8 Christian Spivey SC Lexington 2027 3B 313 ft
9 Jackson Weiner SC Blue Ridge 2026 OF 311 ft
10 Phoenix Herndon SC Westside 2025 OF 311 ft

 

Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 268 ft
2 Christian Spivey SC Lexington 2027 3B 248 ft
3 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 241 ft
4 Jackson Driver SC TL Hanna 2026 OF 216 ft
5 Jason Simpkins SC Southside Christian 2028 3B 213 ft
6 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 206 ft
7 Jake Santoro SC Chapman High 2025 OF 202 ft
8 Jackson Weiner SC Blue Ridge 2026 OF 189 ft
9 Hunter Bland SC Chapman 2025 RHP 189 ft
10 Andrew Leister SC Pinewood Preparatory 2028 C 185 ft

 

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 Greyson Evans NC North Lincoln 2027 2B 58 %
^ Jake Santoro SC Chapman High 2025 OF 58 %
^ Gage Petrovich SC River Bluff 2027 1B 58 %
2 JD Murdock SC Atlantic Collegiate 2025 C 55 %
3 Braydon Hallman SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 SS 42 %
4 Jason Simpkins SC Southside Christian 2028 3B 41 %
5 Hunter Bland SC Chapman 2025 RHP 40 %
6 Christian Spivey SC Lexington 2027 3B 38 %
^ Robert Hammett SC Spartanburg 2026 3B 38 %
7 Andrew Leister SC Pinewood Preparatory 2028 C 37 %
8 Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 33 %
^ Ryan Roggin SC Lucy Beckham 2025 SS 33 %
9 Landon Hulehan SC Byrnes 2026 OF 30 %
10 Braiden McAlister SC Pendleton 2025 LHP 28 %

 

 

Fly Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Reece Oakley SC TL Hanna 2026 C 72.7 %
2 Jack Brinker SC Mauldin 2028 3B 60.0 %
3 Aiden Parker GA Lakeside 2026 OF 55.6 %
4 Christian Spivey SC Lexington 2027 3B 53.8 %
5 Jason Simpkins SC Southside Christian 2028 3B 50.0 %
^ Jackson Driver SC TL Hanna 2026 OF 50.0 %
^ Easton Keels SC Byrnes 2025 3B 50.0 %
6 Braiden McAlister SC Pendleton 2025 LHP 42.9 %
7 Jackson Weiner SC Blue Ridge 2026 OF 38.5 %
8 Andrew Leister SC Pinewood Preparatory 2028 C 37.5 %
9 Jorden Reid SC May River 2026 SS 36.4 %
10 Riles Morris SC Lucy Beckham 2026 1B 33.3 %

 

 

Ground Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Phoenix Herndon SC Westside 2025 OF 83 %
2 Eithan Richards SC Woodruff 2025 OF 72 %
3 Cooper Penfield SC Blythewood 2027 2B 63 %
4 Fredo Hernandez SC James Island Charter 2028 RHP 55 %
5 Bolen Fields SC Spartanburg 2026 RHP 53 %
^ Christian Walker SC Gaffney 2025 3B 53 %
6 Ryan Roggin SC Lucy Beckham 2025 SS 50 %
7 Landon Hulehan SC Byrnes 2026 OF 46 %
8 James Willis SC Strom Thurmond 2025 3B 45 %
9 Riles Morris SC Lucy Beckham 2026 1B 41 %
10 Jackson Weiner SC Blue Ridge 2026 OF 38 %