Prep Baseball Report

SC Preseason All-State South: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Saturday January 27th PBR of South Carolina was on hand at The Shipyard Park in Mount Pleasent, SC  for our Preseason All-State South Event. The event featured players from the 2024-2028 grad classes.

On a beautiful sunny day day the day started with pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics along with jump testing, grip strength, and height and weight measurments, followed by BP on the cages with Trackman collecting ball flight data followed the defensive evaluations along with a laser timed 60, jump testing, grip strength, and height and weight measurments.  

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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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 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 101.8 mph
2 Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter 2025 C 101.1 mph
3 Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 98.3 mph
4 J'Qwan Crosby SC Stratford 2026 OF 97.9 mph
5 Taj Marchand SC James Island 2026 SS 97.8 mph
6 Jacob Amman SC James Island Charter 2025 3B 97.0 mph
7 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 96.3 mph
8 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 96.2 mph
9 Jackson Gordon SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 95.5 mph
10 Alex Blanchette SC Indian Land 2025 1B 95.3 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 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 93.9 mph
2 Taj Marchand SC James Island 2026 SS 93.4 mph
3 Jacob Amman SC James Island Charter 2025 3B 91.1 mph
4 Tommy Byrne SC Lucy Beckham 2025 2B 89.9 mph
5 Aidan Brusman SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 3B 89.8 mph
6 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 89.6 mph
7 Peter Fulton SC Bishop England 2025 3B 89.4 mph
8 Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter 2025 C 89.2 mph
9 Gavin Squires SC Spartanburg High 2025 C 88.5 mph
10 Carsten Hamilton SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2026 SS 88.3 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 Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter 2025 C 393 ft
2 Jacob Amman SC James Island Charter 2025 3B 375 ft
3 Taj Marchand SC James Island 2026 SS 369 ft
4 Christian Galasso SC Waccamaw 2026 C 368 ft
5 Aidan Brusman SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 3B 368 ft
6 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 367 ft
7 Cohen Parker SC Ashley Ridge 2025 OF 363 ft
8 Tyler Heckman SC Academic Magnet High 2026 3B 363 ft
9 Gavin Squires SC Spartanburg High 2025 C 360 ft
10 Peter Fulton SC Bishop England 2025 3B 358 ft

 

Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Gavin Squires SC Spartanburg High 2025 C 308 ft
2 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 301 ft
3 Charlie Johnson SC Oceanside Collegiate 2026 SS 298 ft
4 Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter 2025 C 297 ft
5 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 289 ft
6 Brandon Anderson SC Hartsville 2026 OF 281 ft
7 Christian Galasso SC Waccamaw 2026 C 270 ft
8 Brayden Brogdon SC Rock Hill High 2027 OF 264 ft
9 Jake DiMartino SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2026 C 259 ft
10 Cohen Parker SC Ashley Ridge 2025 OF 256 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 Brayden Brogdon SC Rock Hill High 2027 OF 71 %
2 Kason Herlong SC Lake View 2025 SS 62 %
3 Michael Fanelli SC Wando 2027 3B 60 %
4 Wiley Waring SC Summerville 2025 1B 57 %
^ J. Watson Harvley SC Lugoff-Elgin 2025 2B 57 %
^ Finlay Pratt SC James Island Charter 2026 C 57 %
^ Jeremy Powell SC White Knoll High 2026 LHP 57 %
5 Seth Eckroth SC P27 Academy 2026 2B 54 %
6 Gavin Squires SC Spartanburg High 2025 C 50 %
^ Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 50 %
^ Robert Hammett SC Spartanburg 2026 3B 50 %
^ Evan Johnson SC Wando 2027 1B 50 %
^ Aiden Culler SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 50 %
^ Alexander Romanski SC Bishop Enlgland 2026 OF 50 %
^ Riles Morris SC Lucy Beckham 2026 1B 50 %
7 Brady Gold SC Wando High 2025 SS 46 %
8 J'Qwan Crosby SC Stratford 2026 OF 46 %
^ Aidan Brusman SC Oceanside Collegiate 2025 3B 46 %
^ Campbell Whitener SC Dorman 2024 3B 46 %
^ Maddux Medeiros SC Brookland Cayce 2027 3B 46 %
9 Sawyer Smith SC North Myrtle Beach 2026 SS 44 %
^ Gabe Johnson SC Lucy Garrett Beckham 2026 LHP 44 %
10 Taj Marchand SC James Island 2026 SS 42 %
^ Trip Ostergard SC James Island Charter High 2027 SS 42 %

 

Fly Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Charlie Johnson SC Oceanside Collegiate 2026 SS 100.0 %
2 Davis Kruse SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 SS 81.8 %
3 Christian Galasso SC Waccamaw 2026 C 77.8 %
4 Jayden Williams SC Spring Valley 2025 OF 75.0 %
5 Luke Kessler SC St. James High 2026 C 72.7 %
6 Banks Wickersham SC Fort Dorchester 2026 C 70.0 %
7 Nolan Peacock SC Wando 2026 OF 66.7 %
^ Stow Rogers SC James Island Charter 2025 C 66.7 %
8 Blayne Edwards SC Lake City 2025 3B 63.6 %
^ Alex Peebles SC Philip Simmons 2028 OF 63.6 %
^ Jalen Collins SC Carolina Forest High 2025 3B 63.6 %
9 Brandon Anderson SC Hartsville 2026 OF 62.5 %
10 Rome DeRenzo SC St. James High 2027 1B 61.5 %

 

Ground Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Kade Fortenberry SC James F. Byrnes 2026 2B 83 %
2 Paiden Mergo SC Brookland-Cayce 2027 RHP 60 %
^ Banks Knight SC Summerville High 2025 OF 60 %
3 Kory Brame SC West Ashley 2026 SS 55 %
4 Connor Hooks SC CARDINAL NEWMAN SCHOOL 2026 3B 54 %
5 Zechariah Haney SC Camden 2025 C 50 %
^ Ryan Roggin SC Lucy Beckham 2025 SS 50 %
^ Tommy Byrne SC Lucy Beckham 2025 2B 50 %
6 William Moody IV SC Georgetown 2025 2B 47 %
7 Alex Carreiro SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 40 %
^ Jacob Amman SC James Island Charter 2025 3B 40 %
^ Brady Gold SC Wando High 2025 SS 40 %
^ Parker Reavis SC Carolina Forest 2026 SS 40 %
^ Tyler Kneece SC Batesburg-Leesville 2026 OF 40 %
^ Maxwell Nelms SC Bishop England 2026 OF 40 %
8 Jackson Gordon SC Legion Collegiate Academy 2025 OF 38 %
9 Breon Earle SC Dreher 2025 2B 37 %
^ Mark Allen Jr SC Carolina Forest 2025 OF 37 %
^ Christopher O’Leary SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 37 %
10 John Risk SC Fort Mill 2025 2B 33 %
^ John Collins SC Blythewood 2026 SS 33 %