Open ID - Gate City Titans I: Stats & Quick Hitters


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR of North Carolina was on hand at High Point Christian for an Open ID with the Gate City Titans. The event featured players from the 2022-2025 grad classes. 

The day started with position players running a laser timed 60. After the 60 players took on field batting practice followed by a defensive workout for outfielders, catchers, and infielders. Pitchers finished the workout throwing a controlled bullpen with velocities being recorded on the Stalker Radar Gun. 

Below we take a look at some numbers posted throughout the event as well as some players who stood out during the pro-style workout.

 

Statistical Analysis

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start the pro-style workout. The 60 was ran on a natural surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Trenton Doss NC Oak Grove 2022 OF 6.89
2 Owen Smith NC Salem Baptist Christian 2022 C 7.10
3 Skyler Dark NC Vandalia Christian 2023 OF 7.15
4 Donovan Robinson Jr NC T. Wingate Andrews 2022 2B 7.17
5 Carson Brown WV Independence 2022 OF 7.20
6 Jace Tillman NC Triad Math and Science 2023 OF 7.29
7 Wester Palanca NC T Wingate Andrews 2023 2B 7.34
^ Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 7.34
8 Ryan Beasley WV Herbert Hoover 2022 OF 7.42
9 Colby Niten NC East Forsyth 2022 OF 7.46
10 Rylan Smith NC Wheatmore 2022 SS 7.48
^ Jason Ellis NC Northern Guilford 2024 RHP 7.48

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.  Coaches are working to evaluate rhythm, footwork, hands, exchanges, arm action, accuracy, and carry.  To measure arm strength PBR Scouts utilize a radar gun.  Below are the top posted positional velocities from the day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Hunter Russell NC Calvary Day School 2022 C 80
^ Hunter Greear NC Northwest Guilford 2023 3B 80
^ Finley Spicer NC Union Pines 2022 3B 80
2 Leonard Hadley III NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 74
3 Colby McGhee VA Franklin County 2022 RHP 73
^ Braylon Clark NC Southwest 2022 3B 73
^ Chesley Holt NC John M Morehead 2022 1B 73
^ Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 73
^ Grant Ferguson NC West Wilkes 2022 2B 73
4 Dwayne Lockhart II NC Forsyth Home Educators 2022 3B 72
^ Rylan Smith NC Wheatmore 2022 SS 72
5 Jackson Stevens NC Wesleyan Christian 2023 RHP 71
^ Carson Moore NC Rockingham 2024 2B 71

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from right field, making throws to the plate.  Throws were measured by a radar gun to gauge arm strength.  Scouts are also working to see exchange, arm path, carry, and accuracy.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Carson Brown WV Independence 2022 OF 82
2 Ryan Beasley WV Herbert Hoover 2022 OF 81
^ Braylon Clark NC Southwest 2022 3B 81
3 Trenton Doss NC Oak Grove 2022 OF 80
4 Jackson Jones NC Eastern Guilford 2024 C 79
^ Caleb Ferree NC East Forsyth 2022 OF 79
^ Skyler Dark NC Vandalia Christian 2023 OF 79
5 Andru Hall NC West Stokes 2025 SS 74
^ Hudson Severt NC West Wilkes 2022 RHP 74

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.  Scouts again are looking for a quick, clean transition to the release as well as carry and accuracy on the throw.  For catchers, evaluators will put a stopwatch on the “pop time” or the time the ball hits their glove to the time the ball hits the MIF’s glove at 2B.  Coaches can also time the transition from when the ball hits the catchers glove to when he is able to release his throw.  PBR scouts add the radar gun to put a number on the arm strength out of the crouched position.

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Hunter Russell NC Calvary Day School 2022 C 80
2 Nik DeBerry NC Islands Savannah GA 2023 C 79
3 Nolan Coe NC South Stokes 2023 C 75
4 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 73
5 Alex Schillie NC Northwest Guilford 2022 C 72

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Jacob Trivette NC Caldwell Academy 2023 C 2.01-2.06
^ Nik DeBerry NC Islands Savannah GA 2023 C 2.01-2.06
2 Nolan Coe NC South Stokes 2023 C 2.07-2.13
3 Hunter Russell NC Calvary Day School 2022 C 2.09-2.32
4 Owen Smith NC Salem Baptist Christian 2022 C 2.17-2.32
5 Leonard Hadley III NC Mountain Island Charter 2022 OF 2.28-2.68

Max Fastball Velocity

Pitchers threw controlled bullpens with their velocities being recorded on the Stalker Radar Gun.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Hunter Russell NC Calvary Day School 2022 C 84 mph
2 Hunter Greear NC Northwest Guilford 2023 3B 81 mph
3 Trenton Doss NC Oak Grove 2022 OF 80 mph
4 Ryan Beasley WV Herbert Hoover 2022 OF 78 mph
5 Colby McGhee VA Franklin County 2022 RHP 75 mph
^ Skyler Dark NC Vandalia Christian 2023 OF 75 mph
^ Dwayne Lockhart II NC Forsyth Home Educators 2022 3B 75 mph
6 Jackson Jones NC Eastern Guilford 2024 C 74 mph
^ Alex Schillie NC Northwest Guilford 2022 C 74 mph
^ Jackson Stevens NC Wesleyan Christian 2023 RHP 74 mph
7 Hudson Severt NC West Wilkes 2022 RHP 71 mph
8 Jason Ellis NC Northern Guilford 2024 RHP 70 mph
9 Carmine Lancaster NC Glenn 2024 RHP 68 mph
10 Daniel Russell NC Cornerstone Charter 2024 3B 65 mph

 

Quick Hitters

Caleb Ferree, OF/RHP, 2022

6-foot-1, 180-pound build. Lined balls through the middle of the field during BP. Barrel stays through the zone with extension out front. Arm topped at 79 mph from the outfield. 

Trenton Doss, OF/RHP, 2022

Long, athletic frame at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds. Hands are quick with a line drive approach working through the middle of the field. Hit several balls off the barrel. Strong base throughout his swing. Fastball topped at 80 mph off the mound. Posted a 6.89 60-time on the lasers.

Jackson Jones, OF/LHP, 2024

Left hand hitter. Fluid swing with the ability to use the whole field. Mostly flat barrel path. Easy effort to his delivery with his fastball topping at 74 mph. His 6-foot-1, 151-pound frame has room for maturation ahead. 

Hunter Russell, C/RHP, 2022

Large frame at 6-foot-3, 240-pounds. LIned balls gap to gap during BP, Has strength in his hands. Has arm strength from behind the plate. Fastball topped at 84 mph off the mound from an over the top slot.

Rylan Smith, SS/2B, 2022

6-foot-1, 178-pound build. Hands have quickness with a direct barrel path that stays through the ball. Hit several balls off the barrel working through the middle of the field. 

Finley Spicer, 3B/OF, 2022

Athletic frame with strength present at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Balanced in the box with his barrel working flat through the zone. Lined balls to both gaps during his BP rounds. Hands have quickness. Accurate arm that topped at 80 mph across the diamond.

Nik Deberry, C/1B, 2023

Strength present in a 6-foot-1, 208-pound frame. Gap to gap approach in BP with lift to the barrel path. Has arm strength and accuracy from behind the plate topping at 79 mph. Best pop time recorded at 2.01. 

Jacob Trivette, C/1B, 2022

6-foot, 220-pound build with strength present. Ball comes hard off his barrel with strength present. Gap to gap approach with some lift to the swing path. Arm topped at 73 mph to second base. 

Skyler Dark, OF/LHP, 2023

Thin frame with room for maturation ahead at 5-foot-10, 135-pounds. Left hand hitter with quick hands. Barrel stays inside the ball lining balls to the left center gap. Accurate arm from the outfield that topped at 79 mph. Posted a 7.15 laser timed 60. 

Ryan Beasley, LHP/OF, 2022

6-foot-3, 195-pound build. Fastball ranged from 74-78 mph. Uses a ¾ to side arm slot. Breaking ball has sweeping action at 63-65 mph. Flashed a changeup at 75 mph. Filled the zone up throughout his bullpen. 

Caleb Snovak, LHP, 2024

5-foot-10, 170-pound frame with room for maturation ahead. Strike thrower with three pitches. Little effort to the delivery with a clean arm action working through a high ¾ slot. Fastball topped at 77 mph (2100 spin). Curveball has short, across break at 68-69 mph. Flashed a changeup at 70-72 mph.