Quick Hitters: Fungo Cadet Scout Day - Pitchers


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

On Sunday August 29th PBR of North Carolina was on hand for a Scout Day with Fungo Cadet. The event featured 14 players from the 2023-2025 grad classes.

The day started with the catcher going through his defensive evaluation making throws to second base. Pitchers followed by throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight data. Position players started their day running a laser timed 60 followed by batting practice on the field with Trackman gathering ball flight data. The day concluded with infielders and outfielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take a look at some of the numbers recorded throughout the day. Click Here for the full roster and stats

By the Numbers

  • 7.47 was the top laser timed 60
  • 69 mph was the top infield velocity
  • 72 mph was the top outfield arm
  • 86 mph was the top exit velocity
  • 6 hitters had an exit velocity of 80 mph or better
  • 315ft was the longest ball hit
  • 76.50 mph was the top fastball
  • 2153 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2276 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

QUICK HITTERS - PITCHERS

Victor Nicholson, LHP, 2024

5-foot-7, 131-pound frame with room for maturation ahead. Clean arm swing with a high ¾ release. Attacked the bottom of the zone during his pen. Fastball has run to his arm side topping at 75.27 mph. Maintains arm speed on his changeup with fading action. Has feel for his breaking ball that he gets to his glove side at the bottom of the zone. 

Josiah Morris, LHP, 2024

5-foot-3, 110-pound build. Long arm swing with a low ¾ slot. Fastball has angle when going to his glove side. Changeup has fade and sinking action. Breaking ball has sweeping action. Has feel for three pitches. 

Aden Kruse, RHP, 2023

6-foot-1, 205-pound build. Has some funk to his delivery, arm works through a high ¾ release. Top fastball on the day topping at 76.50 mph. Breaking ball has 12/6 tilt. His changeup has sinking action. Strike thrower with all three pitches. 

Cody Hoelzle, OF/RHP, 2024

Lanky frame at 6-foot-1, 150-pound with room to fill out. Smooth, easy tempo to his delivery with a clean arm action. Worked in the zone with his fastball at 72-73 mph. Has feel for his breaking ball with 11/5 shape. 

Dillon McDaniel, RHP, 2024

5-foot-10, 145-pound frame with room for maturation ahead. Quick tempo to his delivery with a clean arm action using a high ¾ slot. Consistently located his fastball to the bottom of the zone. Has feel for his changeup keeping it at the bottom of the zone.