NC/SC Border Battle - Statistical Leaders


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

On July 24th, top players from North Carolina and South Carolina converged on Winthrop University for the first ever NC/SC Border Battle.  The Border Battle allowed players to workout and compete in front of college coaches and pro scouts, while updating their information for their PBR Profile, connecting them with over 900 college coaches and pro scouts that subscribe to PBR.

The event was a huge success with players from each state impressing those in attendance.  The process to break all of the information down has begun.  Player statistics have been loaded to the event page and onto each player’s personal PBR Profile.  PBR Scouts are pouring over all the information to produce evaluations on each player, and notes from the event.

Below we take a complete look at the statistical leaders from the Border Battle.  CLICK HERE to see the full statistics from the NC/SC Border Battle.

 

NC/SC Border Battle: Statistical Leaders

 

The 60 Yard Dash

Position players went through a full pro-style workout prior to their controlled scrimmage.  The opener to the pro-style was a laser timed 60 yard dash.  Run in the outfield, on a surface that played fair throughout the day, players were able to run one at a time, starting themselves from a base-stealing position.  Nineteen players ran a sub-7.00 sixty.  The median 60 time came in at 7.24.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Reece Holbrook SC Hammond 2021 OF 6.58
2 Devin Tonkins NC Greensboro Day 2021 OF 6.62
3 Daniel Stephens NC Pro 5 Academy 2020 SS 6.70
^ Kayden Crawford NC Hoggard 2021 OF 6.70
4 Kaden Brown NC Garner Magnet 2020 OF 6.73
5 Alexander Imposimato NC Heritage 2020 C 6.74
^ Joshua Rivera NC Grays Creek 2020 SS 6.74
6 Lawton Harris SC Cheraw 2020 SS 6.75
7 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 6.77
^ Zane Taylor NC PRO5 Academy 2021 RHP 6.77
8 Alden Kolessar NC Rockingham County 2020 OF 6.84
9 Will Baumhofer SC Greenville 2020 SS 6.88
10 Kannon Frady NC Lake Norman 2020 2B 6.90

 

Exit Velocity

Part of the offensive evaluation included an exit velocity testing station.  Players were able to use their own bats and test out the new Mizuno Bats at the station where a radar gun was used to measure exit velocity off the barrel.  Twenty-one players registered an exit velocity of 90 mph or better.  The median exit velocity.  86 mph measured to be the median exit velocity.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 95
2 Hogan Stallings NC Wake Forest 2020 1B 94
^ Hank Dodson NC Northern Guilford 2020 C 94
^ Reece Holbrook SC Hammond 2021 OF 94
3 Chase Loggins SC Bishop England 2021 OF 93
^ Tate Abbott SC Camden 2020 3B 93
^ Alexander Imposimato NC Heritage 2020 C 93
^ Gabriel Brewington NC Corinth Holders 2020 RHP 93
^ Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 93
^ Daniel Brooks SC Bishop England 2021 RHP 93
4 Landon Lucas SC Blythewood 2020 3B 92
^ Carter Merrill NC Stuart Cramer 2020 C 92
^ Joshua Rivera NC Grays Creek 2020 SS 92
^ AJ Tolbert SC Orangeburg Prep 2021 OF 92
5 Jordan Thalacker NC Parkwood 2020 OF 91
^ Jonathan Villa NC Lumberton 2020 C 91
^ Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 91
6 Reece Landmark NC Fuquay-Varina 2020 1B 90
^ Connor Cino SC Wando 2020 1B 90
^ Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 90
7 Kenny Leiner NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2020 C 89
^ Christopher Tribble SC Clover 2020 SS 89
^ Michael Carico NC Glenn 2020 C 89
^ Jarian Pinckney SC Andrews 2021 OF 89
8 Gavin Mortenson NC Northwest Guilford 2020 SS 88
^ Greg Bello NC Sun Valley 2021 3B 88
^ Alden Kolessar NC Rockingham County 2020 OF 88
9 Reed Garris SC Wando 2021 RHP 87
^ Colton Stotler NC West Wilkes 2020 3B 87
^ James Hanvey SC Walhalla 2020 SS 87
^ Hayden Ridenhour NC Glenn 2020 SS 87
^ Michael Groves NC Holly Springs 2020 C 87
^ Jackson Bowman NC Wesleyan Christian 2020 2B 87
10 Andrew Bright SC Byrnes 2021 SS 86
^ Cooper Andrews NC Covenant Day 2020 SS 86
^ Tanner Capps NC Rosewood 2020 1B 86
^ Jacob Mabe NC West Stokes 2020 SS 86
^ Dylan Smoak SC York 2020 LHP 86
^ Kayden Crawford NC Hoggard 2021 OF 86
^ Will Baumhofer SC Greenville 2020 SS 86

 

Positional Velocity - Infielders

Infielders took ground balls during a defensive evaluation from either shortstop or 1st base.  A radar gun was used to measure arm strength.  While evaluators are working to see the exchange, carry, and accuracy, the radar reading gives us some feel for arm strength.  The top infield arm measured at 90 mph across the diamond.  In total, 43 infielders went through the workout with a median positional velocity of 79 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Landon Lucas SC Blythewood 2020 3B 90
2 Gavin Mortenson NC Northwest Guilford 2020 SS 88
3 Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 87
^ Joshua Rivera NC Grays Creek 2020 SS 87
^ Daniel Stephens NC Pro 5 Academy 2020 SS 87
4 Michael Groves NC Holly Springs 2020 C 85
^ Austin Gordon SC Myrtle Beach 2021 RHP 85
^ Gabriel Brewington NC Corinth Holders 2020 RHP 85
5 James Layman SC May River 2022 SS 84
^ Jackson Bowman NC Wesleyan Christian 2020 2B 84
^ Caleb Freeman SC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 84
^ Carson Dunlap NC Covenant Day 2022 SS 84
6 Daniel Brooks SC Bishop England 2021 RHP 83
7 Cooper Andrews NC Covenant Day 2020 SS 81
^ James Hanvey SC Walhalla 2020 SS 81
^ Travis Elliott SC Gilbert 2020 SS 81
8 Kannon Frady NC Lake Norman 2020 2B 80
9 Colton Stotler NC West Wilkes 2020 3B 79
^ Devin Tonkins NC Greensboro Day 2021 OF 79
^ Hayden Ridenhour NC Glenn 2020 SS 79
^ Andrew Bright SC Byrnes 2021 SS 79
^ Lawton Harris SC Cheraw 2020 SS 79
^ Will Baumhofer SC Greenville 2020 SS 79
^ Jacob Mabe NC West Stokes 2020 SS 79
^ Jaxon Masterson NC Sanderson 2021 SS 79
10 Will Austin NC Eastern Alamance 2020 RHP 78
^ Greg Bello NC Sun Valley 2021 3B 78

 

Positional Velocity - Outfielders

Outfielders took their defensive work in right field, making throws to home plate.  Like the infielders, coaches are looking at carry and accuracy, as well as pure arm strength.  The radar reading gives us a glimpse at the overall evaluation, measuring the arm strength while working through a batted ground ball.  The top outfield arm peaked at 94 mph.  Of the twenty outfield arms that went through the workout, the median arm grade measured at 81 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Zane Taylor NC PRO5 Academy 2021 RHP 94
2 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 90
3 Chase Loggins SC Bishop England 2021 OF 87
4 Jackson Bowman NC Wesleyan Christian 2020 2B 84
5 Jordan Thalacker NC Parkwood 2020 OF 83
^ Alden Kolessar NC Rockingham County 2020 OF 83
^ Reece Holbrook SC Hammond 2021 OF 83

 

Catchers - Positional Velocity and Pop Times

During the catchers workout, PBR scouts work to gather pop times on each throw made to 2B from behind the dish, while also getting a positional velocity on each throw.  Eighteen catcher threw pop times during the workout.  The top positional velocity came in at 81 mph out of the crouch.  The top pop time posted at 1.90.  The median catcher velocity was 74 mph.  The median pop time posted at 2.08.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 81
2 Carter Merrill NC Stuart Cramer 2020 C 80
3 Michael Groves NC Holly Springs 2020 C 77
4 Reed Garris SC Wando 2021 RHP 75
^ Kenny Leiner NC Pro5 Baseball Academy 2020 C 75
^ Zachary Long NC Fuquay Varina 2020 C 75
^ Will Austin NC Eastern Alamance 2020 RHP 75
^ Nikko Andre SC St James 2020 C 75
5 Alexander Imposimato NC Heritage 2020 C 74
^ Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 74
^ Michael Carico NC Glenn 2020 C 74

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Alejandro Rodriguez NC Wesleyan Christian Academy 2020 SS 1.90-1.99
2 Carter Merrill NC Stuart Cramer 2020 C 2.00-2.10
3 Hank Dodson NC Northern Guilford 2020 C 2.05-2.14
4 Zachary Long NC Fuquay Varina 2020 C 2.06-2.18
5 Reed Garris SC Wando 2021 RHP 2.06-2.19

 

Max Fastball

Pitchers were able to throw live vs. hitters in a controlled scrimmage.  The outing was brief, giving evaluators in attendance to get a feel for each arm's pure stuff.  Thirty-three pitchers threw in the scrimmages with the top fastball peaking at 92 mph.  Fourteen arms touched 84.  The median top fastball sits at 83 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Landon Lucas SC Blythewood 2020 3B 92 mph
2 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 88 mph
^ Tyler Kennedy GA Georgia Premier Academy 2021 RHP 88 mph
3 Gabriel Brewington NC Corinth Holders 2020 RHP 87 mph
4 Zane Taylor NC PRO5 Academy 2021 RHP 86 mph
5 Daniel Brooks SC Bishop England 2021 RHP 85 mph
^ Reed Garris SC Wando 2021 RHP 85 mph

 

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