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Player Evals: SBA Lake Norman Pitchers


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



Pitcher Evaluations

 

Thomas Vero RHP / 3B / Mooresville, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/3B.
Body: 5/10, 190 pounds. Large frame.
Defense:  Active feet, average to above average hands, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  INF - 67 mph.  Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, barrel over back shoulder. Hands load back, short stride. Strong hands, balanced, level barrel path through the zone, some quickness to his hands, works through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average to above average bat speed.
Run:7.89 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small rocker and easy turn. Stable head. Lifts to the low-chest. Slightly closed at balance. Reaches for an on-line and square landing. Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing. Elbow can climb above the shoulder line. High-3/4 slot. Average arm speed
FB: T75, 72-75 mph. 2027 rpm. 12:45 spin tilt out of the hand. Occasionally elevated. Some fade through the zone
CB: 61-63 mph. 1905 rpm. Hump out of the hand. Occasional downer action. Occasionally sweeps.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 68-70 mph. 1468 rpm. 12:45 spin out of the hand. Average arm speed

Landon Horton RHP / 3B / Community School of Davidson, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/3B.
Body: 5/5, 159 pounds. Sturdy build.
Defense:  Fluid feet, relaxed hands, catches the ball near center, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  INF - 73 mph.  Accurate with some carry, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Slightly open base, more weight over the back leg, hands at back shoulder. Small leg kick, average stride, quiet hands. Short to the ball, barrel stays through the ball, gets extension out front, has barrel feel working through the middle and to his pull side.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:8.5 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stable over the rubber with an average leg kick. Slightly closed at balance, swings back to an on-line foot-strike. Falls to the 1B side
Arm Action: R. Medium arm swing. Good arm speed with an over-the-top release.
FB: T74, 71-74 mph. 2004 rpm. Has feel for the arm side. Works elevated at times. 12:45 spin tilt at release
CB: 61-64 mph. 2115 rpm. Tight. Late with 10/4 tilt. Has depth.
SL: 64-66 mph. 2114 rpm. Good arm speed with average feel. More sweeping action than CB, but still with some tilt.

Grayson Peel RHP / C / Lake Norman , NC / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/C.
Body: 6/1, 145 pounds. Lanky frame, room to add strength.
Defense: 2.29-2.33 pop times. Clean exchanges across his chest, feet gain ground to target, low hips receiving, average hands.
Arm: R. C - 77 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: R. Wide, even base, hands above back shoulder. Short stride, quiet barrel. Quick hands, stays inside the ball, flat bat path at times, lined balls to the opposite field.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.64 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side saddle from the 1B side of the rubber. Small rocker and quick turn, building rhythm . High leg kick. Loose hips. Uphill leverage in the shoulders. Athletic, continuing to build rhythm through the online and square foot-strike. Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing. Slight plunge out of the glove. Works back to an exaggerated over-the-top slot. Above average arm speed.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. 1904 rpm. Solid ride out of the hand with a 12:45 spin at release. Showed feel for the glove side
CB: 65-68 mph. 2121 rpm. Hard, late 11/5 tilt. Around the zone. Has depth.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 67-70 mph. 1230 rpm. Solid run with 1:15 spin out of the hand. Worked with some feel for the glove side

Noah Hildebran RHP / C / Mooresville , NC / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/C.
Body: 6/1, 180 pounds. Young frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense: 2.34-2.51 pop times. Clean exchanges across his midsection, feet gain ground to target.
Arm: R. C - 70 mph. INF -  mph.  Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some feel for the second base bag.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Weight and hands load back, short stride. Barrel path is mostly level through the zone, gets extension out front at times, middle to pull side approach.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:8.45 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only. Lift to the mid-chest with a small pump in the hands from the belt to the chest. Works level an on-line. Lands in-line with a closed foot-strike. Fights for rhythm and head stability
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing. Early to the top with an over-the-top release. Average arm speed
FB: T75, 72-75 mph. 2107 rpm. Solid ride through the zone. 12:30 spin tilt out of the hand.
CB: 59-63 mph. 1828 rpm. Around at times. Some sweep. Showed feel for the down zone.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 60-65 mph. 1303 rpm. Fade present with run. Good arm speed. Misses were down and to the arm side

Parker Shipman RHP / OF / Christ the King, NC / 2023

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 6/1, 167 pounds. Balanced, even base, hands just above back shoulder. Toe tap, short stride, small hand load.
Defense:  Athletic through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean exchanges.
Arm: R.  OF - 79 mph. Accurate, medium arm stroke, quickness through a high 3/4 release.
Hit: R. Quick hands, short to the ball, barrel is flat through the zone, has feel for his barrel working through the middle of the field.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Better than average bat speed.
Run:7.65 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only, setting with is feet off-set, the front foot behind the pivot foot. Lifts to the mid-chest with rhythm in the hands. Level and on-line, lands in-line and square. Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to a position of strength and over-the-top release. Ball works out of the sleeve. Average arm speed
FB: T80, 75-80 mph. 2127 rpm. Plays true. Some feel for both sides. Elevated at times
CB: 66-67 mph. 1853 rpm. Gradual 12/6 tilt. Threw for a strike. Similar release to the fastball.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 76-77 mph. 1855 rpm. Firm with good arm speed. Similar movement metrics to the fastball

Jack Arndt RHP / OF / Hopewell, NC / 2024

Positional Profile: RHP/OF.
Body: 5/9, 139 pounds. Thin, athletic frame, room for maturation ahead.
Defense:  Quick and athletic through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R.  OF - 80 mph. Long arm action, quickness through a high 3/4 slot, accurate.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back shoulder. Weight loads back, short stride, quiet hands. Loose, quick hands, short path to the ball, barrel stays through the zone, middle of the field approach.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average bat speed, numbers should improve with added strength.
Run:7.79 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Kick to the mid-chest, coiling the front hip slightly. Closed at balance, swings back to an on-line foot-strike. Closed foot at landing. Finishes balanced
Arm Action: R. Long, easy arm swing to a high-3/4 slot. Average arm speed
FB: T75, 74-75 mph. 1934 rpm. Arm side run present with a 1:15 spin tilt out of the hand. Misses to the arm side
CB:  mph.  rpm. .
SL: 60-64 mph. 1826 rpm. Average arm speed with sweep across the zone. Has length.
CH: 67-68 mph. 1693 rpm. Showed feel. Average arm speed. Played true