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2018 Fall Review: Top Defensive Arms


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

 

Throughout the fall season, PBR scouts were covering the state of North Carolina.  Whether it was a PBR event, an official PBR scouted event, or an workout a PBR scout covered, player statistics were reported with player evaluations.  Video was also added to player profiles from PBR events.  With over 800 colleges and universities subscribing to PBR, PBR is able to provide verified information, connecting schools and players from across North Carolina.

 

We continue our look back at the fall of 2018 with our arm grades.  During the pro-style workout, PBR scouts work to collect arm grades , evaluating accuracy, carry, and taking a radar reading on players from their defensive workout.  Infielders will work out at shortstop with outfielders working out from right field.  During the catchers workout, they will throw a series of stolen base attempts to 2B, as well as showing carry in block and recovery drills.  While the radar readings do not tell the complete story, it does give a coach, or evaluator, a glimpse as to how the arm plays from the position.

 

Below are the top velocity readings for infielders and outfielders.  For catchers, we are posting the top catcher pop times.  Each player was in attendance of a PBR event or an event that PBR was on hand to evaluate. 

 

Fall 2018 Statistical Leaders

 

Top Infield Arm Velocities

 

Infielders worked out for PBR at a variety of events, both hosted and covered by PBR.  Arm grades were taken during a defensive workout with infielders working across the infield from shortstop.  Infielders were also evaluated on arm carry and accuracy.  The radar reading gives us a piece of the puzzle as to whether infielders will be able to stay on the left side as they continue to progress.

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