Prep Baseball Report

SC Rankings: 2024 Class Newcomers


Sammy Espsoito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

The Fall of 2023 coming to a close means it's time to revisit the player rankings for all three classes, and up is the Class of 2024.  

As always, the evaluation process is a fluid and ongoing process with multiple viewings in order to get the best feel for players abilities. It’s important to note that as players continue their development some show marked improvement at a much more rapid pace. That doesn’t indicate that other players got worse or went backwards, it’s just how player development works. As the year unfolds, players make improvements and new prospects pop up on the radar expanding the PBR rankings universe.

It's going to be fun to see where all of these players end up, as there are many talented prospects still uncommitted heading into the summer.  Let's take a look at how this class stacks up after the fall of 2023 as we head into the fall.

 

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South Carolina New Comers

Evan Smith

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: AC Flora
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Richland Post 215
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 173lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
84
OF Velo
(01/27/24)
Power Speed Score
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Hitting
94.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(01/27/24)
87.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
304
Distance (avg)
(08/05/23)
347
Distance (max)
(01/27/24)
Hard Hit %
(01/27/24)
Sweet Spot %
(08/05/23)
Line Drive %
(01/27/24)
Fly Ball %
(08/05/23)
Ground Ball %
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.6
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
347
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.4
Distance (avg)
174
Distance (max)
338
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
87
Distance (avg)
304
Distance (max)
326
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
(01/27/24)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(01/27/24)
78.3
Bat Speed (max)
(01/27/24)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(01/27/24)
Rot. Acc (max)
(01/27/24)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(01/27/24)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/15/23)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/15/23)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
22.3
Bat Speed (max)
78.3
Bat Speed (avg)
72.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.9
Hand Speed (avg)
21.8
Bat Speed (max)
73.2
Bat Speed (avg)
70.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Swift

Swift
1.80
10-yd
(10/15/23)
4.13
30-yd
(10/15/23)
7.50
60-yd
(10/15/23)
18.2
Run speed (max)
(10/15/23)
2.66
RSi (max)
(01/27/24)
31.2
Jump Height (max)
(01/27/24)
25.0
Jump Height (avg)
(10/15/23)
Swift
RSi (max)
2.66
Jump Height (max)
31.2
Swift
10-yd
1.8
30-yd
4.13
60-yd
7.5
Run speed (max)
18.2
RSi (max)
2.51
Jump Height (max)
30.5
Jump Height (avg)
25
Swift
10-yd
1.81
30-yd
4.26
60-yd
7.79
Run speed (max)
17.4

Physical

Physical - Athlete
71.0
Ht
(01/27/24)
173.0
Wt
(01/27/24)

Videos

(10/15/23)

 

Kade Bell

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Camden
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: North East Yankees
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
83
INF Velo
(10/15/23)
Power Speed Score
(10/15/23)
Position
INF Velo
83
Power Speed Score
Trackman - Hitting
90.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
80.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
172
Distance (avg)
(10/15/23)
316
Distance (max)
(10/15/23)
Hard Hit %
(10/15/23)
Sweet Spot %
(10/15/23)
Line Drive %
(10/15/23)
Fly Ball %
(10/15/23)
Ground Ball %
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
80
Distance (avg)
172
Distance (max)
316
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.4
Hand Speed (max)
(10/15/23)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/15/23)
68.3
Bat Speed (max)
(10/15/23)
65.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/15/23)
Rot. Acc (max)
(10/15/23)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/15/23)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/15/23)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/15/23)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
65.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Swift

Swift
1.82
10-yd
(10/15/23)
4.11
30-yd
(10/15/23)
7.42
60-yd
(10/15/23)
18.5
Run speed (max)
(10/15/23)
2.66
RSi (max)
(10/15/23)
27.2
Jump Height (max)
(10/15/23)
Swift
10-yd
1.82
30-yd
4.11
60-yd
7.42
Run speed (max)
18.5
RSi (max)
2.66
Jump Height (max)
27.2

Videos

(10/15/23)


James Hart

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Philip Simmons
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes Carolinas Scout
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(10/15/23)
77 - 80
FB
(10/15/23)
69 - 70
CB
(10/15/23)
73 - 75
CH
(10/15/23)
68 - 70
SL
(10/15/23)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
77 - 80
CB
69 - 70
CH
73 - 75
SL
68 - 70
Position
7.17
60-yard
(07/06/22)
87
OF Velo
(10/15/23)
Power Speed Score
(08/03/22)
Position
OF Velo
87
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
7.22
OF Velo
85
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
7.24
OF Velo
78
Power Speed Score
Trackman - Fastball
81.0
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
77.4 - 80.1
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
2283
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
2187
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Zone %
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81
Velo Range
77.4 - 80.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.5
Spin Rate (max)
2283
Spin Rate (avg)
2187
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
69.7
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
68.9 - 69.7
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
64.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
2265
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
2243
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.7
Velo Range
68.9 - 69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.9
Spin Rate (max)
2265
Spin Rate (avg)
2243
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
69.8
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
67.6 - 69.6
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
64.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
2377
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
2283
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
69.8
Velo Range
67.6 - 69.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.3
Spin Rate (max)
2377
Spin Rate (avg)
2283
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.6
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
72.8 - 74.6
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
1877
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
1845
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
72.8 - 74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.7
Spin Rate (max)
1877
Spin Rate (avg)
1845
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Hitting
91.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/03/22)
85.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/06/22)
226
Distance (avg)
(10/15/23)
328
Distance (max)
(10/15/23)
Hard Hit %
(07/06/22)
Sweet Spot %
(06/04/23)
Line Drive %
(06/04/23)
Fly Ball %
(10/15/23)
Ground Ball %
(07/06/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
72.1
Distance (avg)
226
Distance (max)
328
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.8
Distance (avg)
164
Distance (max)
293
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
83
Distance (avg)
196
Distance (max)
296
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.1
Distance (avg)
131
Distance (max)
305
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.2
Hand Speed (max)
(08/03/22)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/03/22)
72.0
Bat Speed (max)
(08/03/22)
68.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/03/22)
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/03/22)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(08/03/22)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/15/23)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/15/23)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.6
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
65.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
72
Bat Speed (avg)
68.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.8
Bat Speed (max)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
66.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Swift

Swift
1.73
10-yd
(10/15/23)
3.94
30-yd
(10/15/23)
7.05
60-yd
(10/15/23)
19.7
Run speed (max)
(10/15/23)
8.3
Run Speed (avg)
(08/03/22)
1.81
RSi (max)
(08/03/22)
1.81
RSi (avg)
(08/03/22)
1724
Jump Power (max)
(08/03/22)
30.4
Jump Height (max)
(10/15/23)
28.1
Jump Height (avg)
(08/03/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.73
30-yd
3.94
60-yd
7.05
Run speed (max)
19.7
RSi (max)
1.67
Jump Height (max)
30.4
Jump Height (avg)
24.6
Swift
10-yd
1.8
30-yd
4.05
60-yd
7.24
Run speed (max)
19.2
Run Speed (avg)
8.3
RSi (max)
1.81
RSi (avg)
1.81
Jump Power (max)
1724
Jump Height (max)
28.1
Jump Height (avg)
28.1

Videos

(10/15/23)

(10/15/23)

 

Hudson Moss

Class of 2024 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Chapman
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Carolina Spikes
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.92
60-yard
(10/24/20)
82
INF Velo
(10/22/23)
Power Speed Score
(10/22/23)
Position
INF Velo
82
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
7.92
INF Velo
70
Position
60-yard
7.92
INF Velo
70
Trackman - Hitting
89.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/22/23)
84.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/22/23)
172
Distance (avg)
(10/22/23)
302
Distance (max)
(10/22/23)
Sweet Spot %
(10/22/23)
Line Drive %
(10/22/23)
Fly Ball %
(10/24/20)
Ground Ball %
(10/24/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.7
Distance (avg)
172
Distance (max)
302
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
81.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
74.9
Distance (avg)
130
Distance (max)
218
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(10/22/23)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/22/23)
67.2
Bat Speed (max)
(10/22/23)
64.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/22/23)
Rot. Acc (max)
(10/22/23)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/22/23)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(10/22/23)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(10/22/23)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.5
Bat Speed (max)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
64.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.5
Bat Speed (max)
64.4
Bat Speed (avg)
59.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Swift

Swift
1.67
10-yd
(10/22/23)
3.85
30-yd
(10/22/23)
6.96
60-yd
(10/22/23)
19.7
Run speed (max)
(10/22/23)
1.86
RSi (max)
(10/22/23)
27.6
Jump Height (max)
(10/22/23)
21.7
Jump Height (avg)
(10/22/23)
Swift
10-yd
1.67
30-yd
3.85
60-yd
6.96
Run speed (max)
19.7
RSi (max)
1.86
Jump Height (max)
27.6
Jump Height (avg)
21.7

Videos

(10/22/23)

 

Cody Davenport

Class of 2024 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: LHP
  • High School: Strom Thurmond
    State: SC
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
(10/15/23)
76 - 80
FB
(10/15/23)
66 - 69
CB
(10/15/23)
75 - 77
CH
(10/15/23)
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
76 - 80
CB
66 - 69
CH
75 - 77
Trackman - Fastball
81.5
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
75.9 - 79.6
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
2174
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
1849
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Zone %
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.5
Velo Range
75.9 - 79.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.8
Spin Rate (max)
2174
Spin Rate (avg)
1849
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
68.5
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
66.0 - 68.5
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
64.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
2092
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
2043
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.5
Velo Range
66 - 68.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.3
Spin Rate (max)
2092
Spin Rate (avg)
2043
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.8
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
74.8 - 76.7
Velo Range
(10/15/23)
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
2128
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
1661
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Zone %
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.8
Velo Range
74.8 - 76.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.6
Spin Rate (max)
2128
Spin Rate (avg)
1661
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Cutter
77.4
Velocity (max)
(10/15/23)
74.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/15/23)
1587
Spin Rate (max)
(10/15/23)
1587
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/15/23)
IVB (max)
(10/15/23)
IVB (avg)
(10/15/23)
HM (max)
(10/15/23)
HM (avg)
(10/15/23)
Extension (avg)
(10/15/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(10/15/23)
Spin Score (max)
(10/15/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(10/15/23)
Trackman - Cutter
Velocity (max)
77.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
74
Spin Rate (max)
1587
Spin Rate (avg)
1587
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)

Videos

(10/15/23)