Prep Baseball Report

Carolina Senior Games East: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Sunday October 15th PBR of South Carolina and North Carolina was on hand at Francis Marion University for our Carolina Senior Games East. The event featured players from the 2024 grad classes.

The day started with players running a laser timed 60 while using swift timing gates to measure their 10 yd/ 30 yd/ and 60 yd split, along with testing vertical jump on the jump mat. After the athletic testing, position players took BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data, followed by catchers, outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation.  

After the workout, the players where split into to teams and played a controlled game.  Pitchers threw to live hitters in a controlled environment, allowing PBR Scouts to control pitch count and stress of each inning.  Hitters got live looks at pitchers, allowing the coaches and scouts in attendance to further their evaluations after BP, in the live setting.

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance looking at the top performers in select categories. 

 

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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 Jackson Cionek SC Lexington 2024 C 99.5 mph
2 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 99.5 mph
3 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 97.4 mph
4 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 97.1 mph
5 Brice Lawrimore SC Gray Collegiate Academy 2024 C 96.7 mph
6 Brayden Jeffcoat SC Lexington 2024 1B 94.5 mph
7 Cayden Kennedy SC Calvary Christian 2024 1B 94.4 mph
8 Evan Smith SC AC Flora 2024 OF 93.4 mph
9 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 93.0 mph
10 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 92.2 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 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 92.1 mph
2 Jackson Cionek SC Lexington 2024 C 90.2 mph
3 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 88.7 mph
4 Evan Smith SC AC Flora 2024 OF 87.4 mph
5 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 86.4 mph
6 Troy Daniels NC Athens Drive 2024 3B 85.6 mph
7 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 85.4 mph
8 Jacob Muir SC Dreher 2024 OF 84.8 mph
9 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 84.5 mph
10 Brice Lawrimore SC Gray Collegiate Academy 2024 C 83.4 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 Jackson Cionek SC Lexington 2024 C 377 ft
2 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 363 ft
3 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 360 ft
4 Brayden Jeffcoat SC Lexington 2024 1B 354 ft
5 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 346 ft
6 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 341 ft
7 Evan Smith SC AC Flora 2024 OF 338 ft
8 Jacob Muir SC Dreher 2024 OF 335 ft
9 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 332 ft
10 Brice Lawrimore SC Gray Collegiate Academy 2024 C 332 ft

 

Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session
 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Troy Daniels NC Athens Drive 2024 3B 250 ft
2 Rick Hussey SC Myrtle Beach 2024 SS 243 ft
3 Jackson Cionek SC Lexington 2024 C 237 ft
4 Austin Carter SC T.L Hanna 2024 RHP 237 ft
5 James Hart SC Philip Simmons 2024 OF 226 ft
6 Evan Moon SC Powdersville 2024 C 216 ft
7 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 215 ft
8 Evan Lecnar NC East Forsyth 2024 2B 207 ft
9 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 206 ft
10 Jacob Muir SC Dreher 2024 OF 205 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 Braxton Patton SC Easley 2024 OF 53 %
2 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 46 %
3 Rick Hussey SC Myrtle Beach 2024 SS 42 %
4 Brice Lawrimore SC Gray Collegiate Academy 2024 C 41 %
^ Austin Carter SC T.L Hanna 2024 RHP 41 %
^ Troy Daniels NC Athens Drive 2024 3B 41 %
5 Brayden Jeffcoat SC Lexington 2024 1B 40 %
6 Conley Steed SC James Island Charter 2024 OF 38 %
7 Ryan Brewington SC Cane Bay 2024 C 35 %
8 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 33 %
9 Clayton Catoe SC Lee Academy 2024 C 30 %
^ Chase Dalla Riva SC West Florence 2024 1B 30 %
10 Cayden Kennedy SC Calvary Christian 2024 1B 28 %

 

 

Fly Ball %
 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Evan Moon SC Powdersville 2024 C 66.7 %
^ James Hart SC Philip Simmons 2024 OF 66.7 %
2 Jackson Cionek SC Lexington 2024 C 53.8 %
3 Austin Carter SC T.L Hanna 2024 RHP 50.0 %
^ Troy Daniels NC Athens Drive 2024 3B 50.0 %
4 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 48.0 %
5 Evan Lecnar NC East Forsyth 2024 2B 45.5 %
6 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 44.4 %
7 Rick Hussey SC Myrtle Beach 2024 SS 42.9 %
^ Ryan Brewington SC Cane Bay 2024 C 42.9 %
8 Jacob Muir SC Dreher 2024 OF 41.7 %
9 Kade Bell SC Camden 2024 SS 35.7 %
^ Cayden Kennedy SC Calvary Christian 2024 1B 35.7 %
10 Brayden Jeffcoat SC Lexington 2024 1B 33.3 %
^ Ty Overly SC Woodland 2024 C 33.3 %

 

 

Ground Ball %
 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Peyton Clay NC Northern Nash 2024 OF 69 %
2 Evan Smith SC AC Flora 2024 OF 60 %
3 Chase Dalla Riva SC West Florence 2024 1B 53 %
^ Clayton Catoe SC Lee Academy 2024 C 53 %
4 Kevin Fagan SC Lucy Bechkam 2024 OF 50 %
5 Conley Steed SC James Island Charter 2024 OF 46 %
6 Brody Taylor NC South Mecklenburg 2024 OF 40 %
7 Kade Bell SC Camden 2024 SS 35 %
8 Tommy Williams III NC Wake County Homeschool 2024 OF 33 %
9 Jeb Britt SC Cardinal Newman 2024 RHP 32 %
10 Garrett Sanders SC River Bluff 2024 OF 30 %