Statistical Breakdown: Rawlings Prospects Scout Day


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand with the Rawlings Prospects for an organization scout day on Thursday August 5th, 2021. The scout day took place at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. 

The day started with catchers going through their defensive evaluation making throws to second base with cameras, stop watches, and radar guns collecting numbers. Pitchers followed by throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering ball flight analytics. Position players then ran a laser timed 60 and took live batting practice on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data. Then day concluded with outfielders and infielders going through a defensive evaluation. 

Below we take a look at some of the statistical leaders during the scout day. 

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By the Numbers

  • 18 total players
  •  2 players ran a sub-7 60 on the lasers
  • 4 players ran a 7.13 or better 60-time on the lasers
  • 3 infield arms reached 80 mph or higher
  • 2 outfield arms topped at 82 mph or higher
  • 77 mph was the top catcher arm velocity
  • 2.03 was the best pop time recorded
  • 4 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 mph or better
  • 374 ft was the longest ball hit
  • 86.33 mph was the top fastball
  • 2324 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2229 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

Statistical Breakdown

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start the day. The 60 was ran on an artificial surface. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 6.77
2 Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 6.93
3 Levi Carlton NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 7.13
4 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 7.14
5 Jackson Berkhead NC Wake Forest 2024 OF 7.33

TRACKMAN MAX EXIT VELOCITY (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the exit velocity.  Below are the top Exit Velocities produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 95.50 mph
2 Jack Carela Pantaleon NC Heritage 2024 1B 94.12 mph
3 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 93.48 mph
4 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 89.90 mph
5 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 89.09 mph

TRACKMAN MAX DISTANCE (BP)

During BP, TrackMan tracked ball flight off the bat.  One element TrackMan is able to produce is the distance each hit travels, if in fair territory.  Below are the top max distances produced during live BP.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 374 ft
2 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 344 ft
3 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 327 ft
4 Levi Carlton NC Corinth Holders 2022 SS 313 ft
5 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 305 ft

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 Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 83
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 82
3 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 80
4 Landon Jones NC Grace Christian 2023 SS 79
5 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 78

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 Zack Mays NC Wakefield 2022 OF 86
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 84
3 Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 82
4 Brooks Booth NC Leesville Road 2023 LHP 79
^ Pierce Davidian NC Ravenscroft 2024 3B 79
5 Jackson Berkhead NC Wake Forest 2024 OF 75

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 C Velo
1 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 77
2 Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 76
3 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 70
^ Elijah Fernandez NC Wakefield 2024 C 70

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Seth Lumpkin NC Northern 2023 C 2.03-2.05
2 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 2.12-2.28
3 Elijah Fernandez NC Wakefield 2024 C 2.16-2.28
4 Camden Deal NC Millbrook 2022 C 2.28-2.33

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. 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 Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 86.33 mph
2 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 84.83 mph
3 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 82.06 mph
4 John Nelson McLamb NC Midway 2024 LHP 80.55 mph
5 Brendan Chamberlain NC Granville Central 2024 RHP 80.03 mph

Max Fastball Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 2324 rpm
2 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 2148 rpm
3 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2097 rpm
4 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 2052 rpm
5 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 2011 rpm

Max Curveball Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Wesley Driscoll NC Wakefield 2023 RHP 2229 rpm
2 Adam Smith NC Leesville Road 2023 SS 2179 rpm
3 Caleb Ayers NC Franklin Academy 2023 RHP 2147 rpm
4 Chase Arrington NC North Raleigh Christian 2023 RHP 2018 rpm
5 Braden Matala NC Wake Forest 2024 C 2001 rpm