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Player Evals: SBA Lake Norman Infielders


Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
Executive Director & Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was on site at Coddle Creek on Wednesday August 14th to run a Scout Day for SBA Lake Norman.  In total, 22 players from the organization took part in the workout.

The position players led off the day with a full pro-style workout.  Players ran a laser timed 60, followed by an offensive evaluation and defensive evaluation.  During live BP, TrackMan was able to gather ball flight information off the bat.  After the pro-style workout, pitchers threw a controlled bullpen, again with TrackMan capturing data on each arm.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistical info from the Scout Day

 

By the Numbers:

  • 22 players took part in the workout
  • 2 players ran under 7.05 with a top 60 time of 6.98
  • 7.67 was the median 60 time from the workout
  • 3 arms posted a positional velocity of 80mph or higher
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.25
  • 7 hitters saw an exit velocity of 80 mph or higher
  • 14 arms threw controlled bullpens
  • 81 was the top fastball on the night
  • 2295rpm was the top spin rate on a fastball for the workout
  • 91.54 mph was the top exit velocity tracked by TrackMan in live BP
  • 327 ft was the top distance in BP



Infielder Evaluations

 

Matt Asuma 1B / 3B / Southlake Christian, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: 1B/3B.
Body: 6/1, 175 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Active feet, catches the ball in the center of his body, better than average hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 65 mph.  Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Wide, even base, hands at back shoulder. Toe tap, short stride, weight and hands load back. Short to the ball, barrel stays through the zone, some quickness to his hands, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Some strength off the barrel, average bat speed.
Run:7.81 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Ferguson 1B / RHP / Community School of Davidson, NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP.
Body: 6/4, 195 pounds. Large frame, strength present.
Defense:  Active feet, relaxed hands, catches the ball near center, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 76 mph.  Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Open base, hands at back shoulder. Leg kick load, short stride, has barrel waggle. Quick, strong hands, stays through the ball, gets extension out front, has barrel feel working through the middle of the field.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.56 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Some stability over the rubber. High front side with leverage in the shoulders. Closed, works back an on-line foot strike. Solid direction and extension
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed
FB: T77, 72-77 mph. 1720 rpm. Good ride through the zone. 12:30 spin tilt. Has feel for the down zone, with ability to locate to the arm side
CB: 66-69 mph. 1586 rpm. Hard, working for downer, 12/6 tilt. Threw for a strike.
CH: 71-75 mph. 1393 rpm. Similar metrics to the fastball. Average arm speed

Connor Ferguson 1B / RHP / Community School of Davidson, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP.
Body: 6/2, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense:  Active feet, has bend in his hips, relaxed hands, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 74 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, quickness through a high 3/4 slot,
Hit: R. Even base, more weight over the back leg, hands at back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, long stride, hands get back. Loose, quick hands, short to the ball, barrel is flat through the zone, works through the middle of the field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Has strength off the barrel, better than average bat speed.
Run:7.53 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small side step and easy turn. Lifts to the mid-chest. Methodical rhythm out of balance, working closed with some uphill leverage when the hands break. Swings to a closed landing with a slightly open toe at foot-strike. Falls to the 1B side
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing. Easy rhythm. Works to a high-3/4 release. Average arm speed. Arm strength present
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. 1935 rpm. Solid ride with some run to the arm side. 1:15 spin tilt out of the hand
CB: 67-70 mph. 1890 rpm. Short 10/4 action. Inconsistent spin. Around the zone.
SL: 67-70 mph. 1866 rpm. Short action, working to go across the plate.
CH: 69-73 mph. 1717 rpm. Similar metrics to the fastball. Slowed the arm some. Lacked feel.

Sam Kelley 2B / RHP / Community School of Davidson , NC / 2022

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP.
Body: 5/11, 173 pounds. Strong build.
Defense:  Active feet, relaxed hands, catches the ball near center, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 77 mph.  Short arm action, 3/4 slot, some accuracy across the diamond.
Hit: L. Balanced, even base, barrel on back shoulder. Short stride, hands load back with some barrel waggle. Loose hands, barrel stays through the zone, gets extension out front, lined balls gap to gap.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:8.15 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small rocker and slide to the 1B side. Athletic turn, working closed at balance with a kick to the low-chest. Coils the front hip. Works back to an on-line foot-strike. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Short arm action. Average to above arm speed through a high-3/4 slot. Whippy arm.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. 2039 rpm. Sink and fade metrics. Limited horizontal break. 1:00 spin tilt at release. Showed feel for both sides
CB: 67-68 mph. 2065 rpm. Early but with length and average to above arm speed.
SL: 68-69 mph. 2051 rpm. Shorter action than CB with similar direction metrics.
CH: 72-74 mph. 1413 rpm. Some fade compared to the fastball. Similar tunnel. Average arm speed. Worked down zone

Tyler Ribbeck 2B / RHP / West Iredell, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/RHP.
Body: 5/3, 110 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Active feet, catches the ball near center, average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 63 mph.  Accurate, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, athletic base, hands at back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, short stride. Barrel is short to the ball, stays through the zone, has better than average feel for his barrel, uses the whole field.
Power: 62 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:8.86 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side step and turn, lifting to the belt. Rhythm breaks at balance, building again as he works level and on-line to an on-line and square foot-strike
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing has some athleticism. Average arm speed. Over-the-top release
FB: T62, 61-62 mph. 1587 rpm. Worked down zone. Misses to the glove side. Some run out of the hand
CB: 54-56 mph. 1616 rpm. Early, sweeping action. Average arm speed.
CH: 54-56 mph. 1403 rpm. Fade and run present. Good feel for the zone, working down. Average arm speed

Cal Sigler 2B / SS / Hopewell, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/SS.
Body: 5/10, 135 pounds. Thin frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Feet work around the ball, soft hands, funnels to the midsection after catch, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 69 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, open base, hands at back shoulder. Small leg lift, average stride back to even, hands load back. Fluid swing, barrel stays through the ball, some quickness to his hands, works through the middle of the field with feel for his barrel.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.96 runner in the 60. 

Joseph Cavallaro 3B / OF / Lake Norman, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: 3B/OF.
Body: 5/8, 145 pounds. Athletic frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:  OF-Plays through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean exchanges. IF-Quick feet, works around the ball, above average hands, clean transitions.
Arm: R.  INF - 82 mph. OF - 81 mph. OF-Accurate, long arm action, quickness through a high 3/4 slot. IF-Medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands just above back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, short stride, small hand load. Hands have quickness, barrel works down through the ball, high two hand finish, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should jump as the body matures.
Run:7.67 runner in the 60. 

Ben Whitley SS / RHP / Community School of Davidson, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: SS/RHP.
Body: 6/2, 160 pounds. Long, lanky frame, room for growth ahead.
Defense:  Feet work around the ball, soft hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 71 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, has knee bend, hands at back shoulder. Loads knee to knee, average stride back to even, small hand load back. Loose hands, mostly level barrel path through the zone, gets extension out front, works gap to gap, better than average barrel feel.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve as the body matures.
Run:7.86 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only. Closes on his lift, working to the low chest and coiling the front hip. Swings back to an on-line and square foot-strike. Stays level throughout. Finishes with balance
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing allowing the elbow to control the action and work above the shoulder line. Some whip in the arm with a high-3/4 slot. Average arm speed
FB: T80, 75-80 mph. 2188 rpm. Sink type metrics with a 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Showed feel for both sides, working down in the zone.
CB: 63-67 mph. 2096 rpm. Big break with 10/4 and 11/5 tilt. Inconsistent spin, but thrown with intent. Has length.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 66-68 mph. 1881 rpm. Threw for a strike. Good arm speed. Has fade