Statistical Analysis: SBA Lake Norman


Brandon Hall
Executive 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

 

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 played true throughout the course of the 60 yards.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.67.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Tanner Mullins NC Community School of Davidson 2024 OF 6.98
2 Carson Cherry NC Lake Norman 2024 OF 7.01
3 Connor Furstenberg NC Christ The King 2023 C 7.51
4 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 7.53
5 Matthew Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2022 1B 7.56

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Hitters worked through offensive testing including an exit velocity station.  The exit velocity station recorded a static exit velocity with hitters working off of a tee and a radar gun giving feedback.  TrackMan captured exit velocity during the live BP.  Below are the top exit velocities from the tee, and during live BP, during the workout.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Matthew Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2022 1B 88
2 Parker Shipman NC Christ the King 2023 RHP 84
3 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 83
4 Joseph Cavallaro NC Lake Norman 2024 3B 82
5 Thomas Vero NC Mooresville 2023 RHP 81

 

TrackMan Max EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Matthew Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2022 1B 91.5 mph
2 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 87.3 mph
3 Matt Asuma NC Southlake Christian 2023 1B 86.7 mph
4 Joseph Cavallaro NC Lake Norman 2024 3B 85.5 mph
5 Sam Kelley NC Community School of Davidson 2022 2B 84.7 mph

 

Trackman AvG Exit Velocity (BP)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 80.3 mph
2 Matthew Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2022 1B 79.1 mph
3 Matt Asuma NC Southlake Christian 2023 1B 77.7 mph
4 Sam Kelley NC Community School of Davidson 2022 2B 77.4 mph
5 Carson Cherry NC Lake Norman 2024 OF 76.9 mph

 

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 Joseph Cavallaro NC Lake Norman 2024 3B 82
2 Connor Furstenberg NC Christ The King 2023 C 78
3 Sam Kelley NC Community School of Davidson 2022 2B 77

 

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 Joseph Cavallaro NC Lake Norman 2024 3B 81
2 Jack Arndt NC Hopewell 2024 RHP 80
3 Jake Minarik NC William A. Hough 2024 OF 79
^ Parker Shipman NC Christ the King 2023 RHP 79

 

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 Connor Furstenberg NC Christ The King 2023 C 2.19-2.33
2 Cruise Ungaro NC Cox Mill 2024 C 2.23-2.36
3 Noah DiMenna NC Pine Lake Prep 2024 C 2.28-2.58

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Grayson Peel NC Lake Norman 2023 RHP 77
2 Cruise Ungaro NC Cox Mill 2024 C 71
3 Connor Furstenberg NC Christ The King 2023 C 70
^ Noah Hildebran NC Mooresville 2024 RHP 70

 

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.  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 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 81 mph
2 Ben Whitley NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 80 mph
^ Sam Kelley NC Community School of Davidson 2022 2B 80 mph
3 Grayson Peel NC Lake Norman 2023 RHP 78 mph

 

Max Fastball Spin Rate

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Parker Shipman NC Christ the King 2023 RHP 2295 rpm
2 Ben Whitley NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 2269 rpm
3 Noah Hildebran NC Mooresville 2024 RHP 2191 rpm

 

Average Fastball Horizontal Break

Rank Name State School Class Pos HM (avg)
1 Carson Cherry NC Lake Norman 2024 OF 14.2
2 Connor Ferguson NC Community School of Davidson 2024 1B 12.3
3 Jack Arndt NC Hopewell 2024 RHP 11.6