Prep Baseball Report

Team Carolina Trials - Charleston: Trackman Hitting Leaders


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Wednesday, June 5th Prep Baseball of South Carolina hosted trials for Team Carolina at The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The Team Carolina Trials leads to identifying prospects for some of the summer’s biggest invite only events like PB Senior Games, Top Prospect Games, PB JR Future Games, PB SR Future Games and the PB Future Games. The event featured players from the 2025-2028 grad classes. 

The event began with A pro-style workout for all the position players followed that included running a laser timed 60 recorded using Swift Technology, BP with TrackMan ball flight analysis, a defensive evaluation, and finished with pitcher bullpens with each pitch tracked by Trackman.  

Below we will look at the statistical breakdown for the event.

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Trackman Leaders - Hitting

 

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 Palmer Hornick SC Paul M Dorman 2026 3B 95.7 mph
2 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge 2027 C 94.8 mph
3 Finn Kucaba SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 93.8 mph
4 Henry Wood SC West Ashley High 2026 3B 93.2 mph
5 Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 93.0 mph
6 Charlie McCutchen SC Orangeburg Preparatory School 2025 C 91.9 mph
7 Carter Blankinship SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 91.7 mph
8 David Derrick SC Dutch Fork High 2026 C 91.2 mph
9 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 90.7 mph
10 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 90.2 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 Palmer Hornick SC Paul M Dorman 2026 3B 89.2 mph
2 Finn Kucaba SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 87.8 mph
3 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge 2027 C 87.0 mph
4 Carson Politsch SC Clover High 2026 C 86.2 mph
5 Will Fountain SC Fox Creek 2026 OF 84.7 mph
6 Henry Wood SC West Ashley High 2026 3B 84.5 mph
7 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 84.4 mph
8 Carter Blankinship SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 84.4 mph
9 Charlie McCutchen SC Orangeburg Preparatory School 2025 C 82.7 mph
10 Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 81.7 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 Finn Kucaba SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 363 ft
2 Carter Blankinship SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 359 ft
3 Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 359 ft
4 Henry Wood SC West Ashley High 2026 3B 355 ft
5 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 347 ft
6 Palmer Hornick SC Paul M Dorman 2026 3B 341 ft
7 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge 2027 C 340 ft
8 Charlie McCutchen SC Orangeburg Preparatory School 2025 C 338 ft
9 Carson Politsch SC Clover High 2026 C 334 ft
10 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 308 ft

Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Charlie McCutchen SC Orangeburg Preparatory School 2025 C 287 ft
2 Finn Kucaba SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 285 ft
3 Carter Blankinship SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 282 ft
4 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge 2027 C 277 ft
5 Henry Wood SC West Ashley High 2026 3B 263 ft
6 Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 259 ft
7 Carson Politsch SC Clover High 2026 C 257 ft
8 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 248 ft
9 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 241 ft
10 David Derrick SC Dutch Fork High 2026 C 223 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 Will Fountain SC Fox Creek 2026 OF 61 %
2 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 53 %
3 Cade Tippett SC Wando 2026 3B 50 %
4 Cameron Craft SC Waccamaw 2026 LHP 45 %
5 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge 2027 C 44 %
6 Cole Ivey SC Academic Magnet High 2027 2B 38 %
^ Hudson Clark SC Berkeley High 2026 2B 38 %
7 Finn Kucaba SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 37 %
^ Henry Wood SC West Ashley High 2026 3B 37 %
8 Palmer Hornick SC Paul M Dorman 2026 3B 36 %
9 Carson Politsch SC Clover High 2026 C 35 %
10 Jaxson Johnson SC Summerville High 2026 3B 33 %
^ Max Kniesche SC Lucy Beckham 2027 3B 33 %
^ Hank Greene SC Fox Creek 2025 2B 33 %

Fly Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Carter Blankinship SC Fort Mill 2025 OF 72.7 %
2 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 63.6 %
3 Finn Kucaba SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 62.5 %
^ Will Watson SC Pinewood Prep 2026 OF 62.5 %
4 David Derrick SC Dutch Fork High 2026 C 61.5 %
^ Charlie McCutchen SC Orangeburg Preparatory School 2025 C 61.5 %
5 Dylan Jimenez SC Hanahan High 2025 C 58.3 %
6 Carson Politsch SC Clover High 2026 C 50.0 %
^ Henry Wood SC West Ashley High 2026 3B 50.0 %
7 Samuel Ashley SC Clover 2027 OF 46.2 %
8 Corbin King SC Blue Ridge 2027 C 44.4 %
9 Max Kniesche SC Lucy Beckham 2027 3B 40.0 %
10 Cole Ivey SC Academic Magnet High 2027 2B 38.5 %
^ James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 38.5 %

Ground Ball %

 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Hank Greene SC Fox Creek 2025 2B 60 %
2 Jackson Christopher SC Ashley Ridge 2025 SS 57 %
3 Aiden Culler SC Oceanside Collegiate Academy 2027 OF 41 %
4 Palmer Hornick SC Paul M Dorman 2026 3B 36 %
^ Cameron Craft SC Waccamaw 2026 LHP 36 %
5 Jaxson Johnson SC Summerville High 2026 3B 33 %
6 Hudson Clark SC Berkeley High 2026 2B 30 %
7 Dylan Jimenez SC Hanahan High 2025 C 25 %
8 Will Fountain SC Fox Creek 2026 OF 23 %
9 Cade Tippett SC Wando 2026 3B 21 %
10 Tripp Cook SC Crescent High 2025 OF 18 %