The Best of 2020: No. 5 Most Viewed Profile

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR continues to be a go-to source of information for college coaches and pro scouts. With advanced analytics and video on a players profile page, it allows them to get a feel for a prospects ability and track their progress. In an unprecedented year where college coaches were not allowed on the road to recruit PBR was a valuable resource for them to keep recruiting. There were over 10 million player profile views during 2020 on the PBR site. We will begin to highlight the the top ten most viewed player profiles in the state of North Carolina. 


NO. 5 Justin Best

The 5th most viewed profile of 2020 in North Carolina is Justin Best. The Florida State commit ranks as the No. 1 player in North Carolina’s 2023 class. His athleticism stands out with plenty of projection left in his 6-foot-2 frame. Best hits from the left side with power to all fields and has shown the ability to handle quality pitching. 

Justin Best

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Langtree Charter
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Team elite 14u national
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R


OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Best is athletic with a lot of length in his frame, already showing strength and quickness.  While still raw, there is elite quickness from the left side with power in the barrel.  At the end of a long summer and fall, Best ran a 7.19 sixty in November on a laser timer and posted an exit velocity of 87 mph off of a tee.  In BP, the ball jumps when centered, but there is still some barrel awareness issues as the load can be big and cause some timing issues.  In game play, Best has shown an ability to handle high level pitching, producing power to all fields.