Prep Baseball Report

SC Rising Stars Fall ID: Statistical Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Sunday November 12th PBR of South Carolina was on hand at Brookland Cayce High School for our rising stars ID. The event featured players from the 2028-2029 grad classes.

The afternoon started with players running a laser timed 60 while using swift timing gates to measure their 10 yd/ 30 yd/ and 60 yd split, followed by batting practice in the incredible indoor facility with Trackman collecting ball flight data.  After batting practice players when through defensive evaluations, followed by pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics. 

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 6.97 s
2 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 7.13 s
3 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 7.22 s
4 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 7.57 s
5 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 7.63 s
6 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 7.70 s
7 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 7.76 s
8 Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 7.87 s
9 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 7.98 s

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 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 90.3 mph
2 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 89.4 mph
3 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 88.5 mph
4 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 82.9 mph
5 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 82.2 mph
6 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 80.6 mph
7 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 76.7 mph
8 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 74.3 mph
9 Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 73.5 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.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 86
2 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 77
3 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 75
^ Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 75
^ Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 75
4 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 65
^ Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 65

Positional Velocity - Outfielders

Outfielders worked out from right field and center field, making throws to third base. Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 78
2 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 77
3 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 76

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.  

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 70

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 2.22-2.61

TrackMan Info - Pitcher Bullpens

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 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 83.1 mph
2 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 77.0 mph
3 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 76.4 mph
4 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 74.8 mph
5 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 74.1 mph
6 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 71.6 mph