Quick Hitters: ALab Scout Day & Western PIedmont Open ID Position Players

Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR was in Maiden, NC in Lincoln County on Thursday July 9th to host a scout day and run an open ID.  A fairly new facility, ALab operates out of a massive 33,000 sq foot facility that houses a full weight room, multiple short cages, a pitching area with 5 bullpens, as well as a fully open cage that measures approximately 120ft x 100ft.  The area allowed the players of the ALab and the Western Piedmont ID to run through a full pro-style workout for PBR scouts.

Position players in attendance were able to run a laser timed 30 followed by an offensive evaluation with TrackMan and Blast taking advanced analytics on the swing and ball flight.  Players then went through a defensive workout.  Pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens for PBR as well.

Below we take a look at some of the position players who performed well throughout their workout. 

CLICK HERE to see the roster and all of the stats collected from the workout.


By the Numbers:

  • 40 Players went through the workout
  • 35 position players worked out.
  • 10 hitters produced an exit velocity off of the tee of 84 mph or higher
  • 21 pitchers threw
  • 2 arms worked at 87 or higher
  • 6 arms flashed a fastball above 82
  • 12 INF/OF showcased carry at 77mph or higher from their position
  • 5 catchers flashed pop times of 2.20 or better
  • 3 catchers posted a positional velocity of 75 or higher.


quick hitters


Dalton Chapman, 2B/OF, 2021  -  Hands are quick through the zone. Barrel gets extension through the zone with lots of hard contact gap to gap. 

Christian Cole, 2B/OF, 2022  -  Loose body with quickness present. Switch hitter with barrel feel from both sides. Fluid swing with a middle of the field approach. Loose arm defensively. 

Taylor Cook, 1B/2B, 2024  -  Athletic with above average bat speed. Ball comes off his barrel hard with a line drive approach working gap to gap. Solid actions defensively with an accurate arm. 

Dean Hall, 2B/SS, 2023  -  Short swing with feel for his barrel using a line drive approach staying gap to gap. Accurate arm across the diamond. 

J. Boone Herman, 3B/SS, 2023  -  Put together consistent rounds of batting practice showing advanced feel for his barrel. Short, simple swing with quick hands making hard contact through the middle. Above average hands on the infield. 

Elec Marvin, OF/RHP, 2022  -  Quick hands, barrel gets extension out front making hard contact to center and right center. Quick arm from the outfield. 

Jake Mathis, SS/OF, 2024  -  Put together an all around good day at the event. Strength and quickness are present. Has above average bat speed with lift to the barrel path. Athleticism shows on defense with solid actions and quick arm. 

Mason Mozeley, C/3B, 2022  -  Loose hands with bat speed from the left side. Barrel stays through the zone lining balls through the middle of the field. Trackman recorded balls over 90 mph during his rounds. Has arm strength from behind the plate. 

Connor Peschel, SS/RHP, 2022  -  Loose swing with quickness to his hands. Worked middle to right center with bat speed and lift to his barrel path. Has projection left in a lanky, athletic frame. 

Mason Reising, C/3B, 2023  -  Loose hands with bat speed and strength. Has lift to his barrel path, drove several balls hard to center and right center. 

Justin Skewes, C/1B, 2023  -  Fluid swing with his barrel getting extension out front. Has better than average bat speed with a line drive approach. Advanced feel around the first base bag defensively. 

Connor Stewart, RHP/OF, 2021  -  Quickness is present running a 3.92 30-yard sprint. Works through the middle of the field with a line drive approach. Has above average bat speed with a quick, accurate arm. 

Mason Tompkins, RHP/C, 2024  -  Loose hands with a short, balanced swing. Lined balls gap to gap showing barrel feel and above average bat speed. 

Braxton Tramel, SS/2B, 2024  -  Switch hitter with feel from both sides of the plate. Hands are loose with a short barrel path to ball with lift out front. Above average hands on the infield.