Prep Baseball Report

SC Rising Stars Fall ID: Trackman Hitting 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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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 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

 

 

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 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 82.3 mph
2 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 76.9 mph
3 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 75.4 mph
4 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 75.4 mph
5 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 71.9 mph
6 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 71.6 mph
7 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 70.9 mph
8 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 67.6 mph
9 Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 61.4 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 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 303 ft
2 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 302 ft
3 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 269 ft
4 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 253 ft
5 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 244 ft
6 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 237 ft
7 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 227 ft
8 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 226 ft
9 Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 213 ft

 

Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 196 ft
2 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 168 ft
3 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 167 ft
4 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 155 ft
5 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 141 ft
6 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 140 ft
7 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 135 ft
8 Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 119 ft
9 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 87 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 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 53 %
2 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 50 %
^ Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 50 %
3 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 33 %
^ Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 33 %
4 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 31 %
^ Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 31 %
5 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 28 %
6 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 25 %

  

Fly Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 43.8 %
2 Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 37.5 %
3 Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 33.3 %
4 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 31.3 %
5 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 30.0 %
6 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 26.7 %
7 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 20.0 %
8 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 14.3 %
9 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 10.0 %

 

Ground Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Lem Moss SC York Comprehensive 2028 MIF 57 %
2 Bradley Runion SC Pendleton 2028 SS 40 %
3 Briggs Lessmeister SC Clover 2028 C 33 %
^ Johnathan Cosmopoulos SC Lexington High 2028 SS 33 %
4 Victor Kaczenski SC Lexington High 2029 OF 31 %
5 Jesse Covington NC Westchester Country Day 2028 2B 26 %
6 Cash Conner SC Southside Christian 2028 OF 25 %
^ Cade Lanning SC N/A 2029 2B 25 %
7 Emerson Morris SC Wade Hampton High 2028 SS 20 %