Statistical Analysis: Rawlings Prospects NC Scout Day


Brandon Hall
Executive Director of Scouting, PBR NC

PBR was in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday October 28th at North Raleigh Christian Academy to run the PBR Scout Day with Rawlings Prospects NC, in conjunction with an Open Prospect ID.  The event saw 34 prospects in attendance.  The Rawlings Prospects draw a majority of their roster from the Trinagle Area of the state.

Position players kicked the day off with a full pro-style workout, including a laser timed 60 yard dash.  The offensive evaluation included full ball flight data during live BP, with an exit velocity.  Defensively, players worked out from their primary position, allowing coaches and scouts to get a full view of athleticism, arm strength, hands, feet, and accuracy on throws.

After the position players, pitchers in attendance went through a controlled bullpen.  The bullpen included TrackMan gathering ball flight information from the release, including velocity, spin rates, and movement metrics.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete statistical output from each player.  There are multiple tabs, with the TrackMan data included.

 

By the Numbers:

  • 29 Position Players participated in the offensive and defensive workout
  • 7.58 was the median sixty time
  • 6.09 was the top posted sixty time
  • 2 catchers posted pop times under 2.20
  • 10 hitters posted an exit velocity of 85mph or higher
  • 84 mph off the barrel was the median exit velocity
  • 97 mph was the top exit velocity during BP
  • 85 mph was the top fastball on the night
  • 19 total pitchers threw bullpens

 

Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash at the outset of the day.  The 60 was run on the grass surface.  The surface, while a bit soft, did play true throughout the course of the 60 yards.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.58.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Hayden Hunt NC Lumberton Senior 2021 RHP 6.90
2 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 7.00
3 Isaiah Faulkner NC Corinth Holders 2022 OF 7.07
4 Blake Faulkner NC Rolesville 2023 C 7.28
5 Lane McLean NC North Johnston 2022 2B 7.29
6 Josh Hill NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 7.33
7 Carter Johns NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 7.34
8 Gage Granata NC Heritage 2024 LHP 7.37
9 Dylan Avant NC Fuquay Varina 2021 OF 7.39
10 Jeff Jovino NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 7.45

 

TrackMan Max EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

TrackMan was used during BP to track ball flight off the bat.  One of the stats collected by TrackMan is the exit velocity.  Below are the top exit velocities collected by TrackMan during BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 97
2 Dylan Mason NC Rolesville 2023 OF 90
3 Kennedy Nelson NC Wakefield 2022 1B 89
^ Parker McGraw NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 3B 89
4 Lane McLean NC North Johnston 2022 2B 88
5 Bryce Norvell NC Leesville Road 2022 C 87
^ Dylan Avant NC Fuquay Varina 2021 OF 87
^ Hayden Hunt NC Lumberton Senior 2021 RHP 87
6 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 85
^ Carter Johns NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 85
7 Blake Faulkner NC Rolesville 2023 C 84
^ Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 RHP 84
^ Isaiah Faulkner NC Corinth Holders 2022 OF 84
^ Alex Duncan NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 84
^ Jeff Jovino NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 84
8 Hunter Temple NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 83
^ Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 83
9 Josh Hill NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 82
10 CJ Whitaker NC Johnston County Virtual Academy 2025 C 81
^ Benjamin Grantham NC South Johnston 2024 RHP 81

 

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 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 78
2 Lane McLean NC North Johnston 2022 2B 75
3 Tyler Moseley NC Corinth Holders 2022 2B 73
^ Parker McGraw NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 3B 73
4 Hayden Hunt NC Lumberton Senior 2021 RHP 71
^ Carter Johns NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 71
5 Haden Blanks NC Roxboro Community 2022 3B 70

 

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 Cole Parker NC Wakefield 2022 OF 83
2 Dylan Avant NC Fuquay Varina 2021 OF 81
3 Dylan Mason NC Rolesville 2023 OF 79
4 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 77
5 Carter Johns NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 76

 

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 Pop Time
1 Josh Hill NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 2.12-2.28
2 Blake Faulkner NC Rolesville 2023 C 2.18-2.44

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Josh Hill NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 73
2 Blake Faulkner NC Rolesville 2023 C 72

 

Trackman Pitching Leaders

Pitchers threw in a controlled bullpen.  Each arm threw 15-20 pitches, showcasing their complete arsenal.  Velocity and spin rate information was gathered off of the TrackMan, and will be posted in the coming week.  TrackMan analytics are the official analytics and the velocities below were captured by TrackMan. 

Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Hayden Hunt NC Lumberton Senior 2021 RHP 85 mph
2 Jimmy Lovelace NC Wake Forest 2023 RHP 84 mph
3 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 82 mph
4 Cole Parker NC Wakefield 2022 OF 81 mph
^ Dylan Avant NC Fuquay Varina 2021 OF 81 mph
5 Josh Hill NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 80 mph
6 Dylan Mason NC Rolesville 2023 OF 79 mph
7 Haden Blanks NC Roxboro Community 2022 3B 78 mph
^ Carson Veasey NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 78 mph
8 Alex Duncan NC Corinth Holders 2022 RHP 77 mph
^ Hunter Temple NC Fuquay-Varina 2022 LHP 77 mph
9 Cole Kuklick NC Heritage 2024 RHP 76 mph
10 Briggs McKenzie NC Corinth Holders 2025 LHP 75 mph