Pee Dee Regional Scout Day: Trackman Hitters


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

On Saturday December 3rd PBR of South Carolina was on hand at Florence Legion Stadium in Florence, SC for the Pee Dee Regional Scout Day. The event featured players from the 2023-2027 grad classes.

The day started with BP on the field with Trackman collecting ball flight data followed the defensive evaluations followed by laser timed 60.  Then pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen with Trackman collecting data analytics  to finish the day.

Below we begin our breakdown of the players in attendance. 

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Statistical Leaders

PEAK EXIT VELOCITY

TrackMan is able to track every ball hit into fair territory, throughout the BP sessions.  Below are the exit velocities produced by individual players.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 100.9 mph
2 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 99.7 mph
3 Gunner Jordan SC Marlboro Co. 2024 1B 96.0 mph
4 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 3B 95.8 mph
5 Chris McGill SC Lake View 2025 1B 94.8 mph
6 Peyton Rogers SC West Florence 2024 RHP 92.8 mph
7 Landan Anderson SC North Central 2024 OF 92.5 mph
8 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 92.4 mph
9 Nicholas Romanoli SC Trinity Collegiate 2024 SS 91.8 mph
10 Camp Keels SC West Florence 2024 OF 91.6 mph



AVERAGE EXIT VELOCITY

The average exit velocity measures a players ability to consistently produce hard contact.  The average was taken based on every ball tracked by TrackMan throughout the player's BP session.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 93.6 mph
2 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 93.0 mph
3 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 3B 89.4 mph
4 Chris McGill SC Lake View 2025 1B 88.4 mph
5 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 87.6 mph
6 Gunner Jordan SC Marlboro Co. 2024 1B 84.0 mph
7 Nicholas Romanoli SC Trinity Collegiate 2024 SS 83.8 mph
8 Ethan Lee SC Latta 2023 OF 83.4 mph
9 Jase McKnight SC Lake City 2023 RHP 81.9 mph
10 Grayson Weekley SC Hartsville 2024 OF 81.1 mph



DISTANCE OFF THE BAT


TrackMan is able to measure and track the ball while in the air.  For every fair ball put in play it will display the distance the hit traveled.


Peak Distance - Best of the Hitter’s Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Shemar Simes SC Darlington 2023 RHP 378 ft
2 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 372 ft
3 Gunner Jordan SC Marlboro Co. 2024 1B 360 ft
4 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 347 ft
5 Peyton Rogers SC West Florence 2024 RHP 335 ft
6 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 3B 333 ft
7 Jase McKnight SC Lake City 2023 RHP 323 ft
8 Grayson Weekley SC Hartsville 2024 OF 321 ft
9 Pierce Evans SC Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate 2024 3B 318 ft
10 Matthew Brown SC West Florence 2025 RHP 311 ft


Average Distance - Average of each ball tracked in the Session


Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (avg)
1 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 320 ft
2 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 259 ft
3 Pierce Evans SC Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate 2024 3B 243 ft
4 Daniel Chandler SC Hannah-Pamplico 2026 3B 242 ft
5 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 3B 220 ft
6 Brayden Robinson SC South Florence 2025 3B 216 ft
7 Nicholas Romanoli SC Trinity Collegiate 2024 SS 211 ft
8 Ian Capps SC Lake View 2026 3B 199 ft
9 Seth Minshew SC Latta 2025 1B 198 ft
10 Joseph Scimanico SC Trinity Collegiate 2025 2B 198 ft

 

LAUNCH ANGLE PERCENTAGE

Based on the ball flight, TrackMan is able to identify each hit as a ground ball, line drive, or fly ball.  While there are many factors as to why a hitter may approach each pitch in a certain way, the overall groupings of BP can give some insight to each hitter's approach.

Line Drive %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Line Drive %
1 Nicholas Romanoli SC Trinity Collegiate 2024 SS 83 %
2 Mason Coleman SC South Florence 2025 LHP 62 %
^ Ian Capps SC Lake View 2026 3B 62 %
^ Riley Jordan SC Andrews 2026 3B 62 %
3 Clark Jones SC Carvers Bay 2026 SS 60 %
4 Brayden Robinson SC South Florence 2025 3B 57 %
^ Hunter Watford SC Lamar 2024 RHP 57 %
5 Will Frate SC Dreher 2026 RHP 55 %
^ Hunter Matthews SC South Florence 2023 SS 55 %
^ Ethan Lee SC Latta 2023 OF 55 %
6 Bryce Coulter SC Sumter 2023 3B 54 %
7 Joseph Scimanico SC Trinity Collegiate 2025 2B 50 %
^ Skylar McClam SC Florence Christian 2025 RHP 50 %
8 Larkin Powell SC Johnsonville 2027 C 47 %
9 Jase McKnight SC Lake City 2023 RHP 44 %
^ Brenden Miles SC Dillon 2024 SS 44 %
^ Garrison Fields SC The Kings Academy 2023 1B 44 %
^ Dawson Young SC Wilson 2023 2B 44 %
10 Chris McGill SC Lake View 2025 1B 42 %



Fly Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Fly Ball %
1 Brody Cook SC West Florence 2024 OF 100.0 %
2 Pierce Evans SC Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate 2024 3B 60.0 %
3 Brystol Shannon SC Lexington 2024 C 55.6 %
4 Daniel Chandler SC Hannah-Pamplico 2026 3B 50.0 %
^ Tucker Bass SC Lakeview 2024 C 50.0 %
^ Joseph Perkins SC Trinity Collegiate 2023 OF 50.0 %
5 Markey Purvis SC Marlboro County 2023 1B 45.5 %
6 Lucas Fields SC The Kings Academy 2025 SS 44.4 %
7 Jaden Atkinson SC Hartsville 2026 2B 42.9 %
8 Jaxon Baker SC Andrews 2027 RHP 40.0 %
^ Trent Avin SC Darlington 2023 2B 40.0 %
^ Joseph Scimanico SC Trinity Collegiate 2025 2B 40.0 %
^ Cody Branham SC Central 2027 C 40.0 %
^ Seth Minshew SC Latta 2025 1B 40.0 %
9 Carson Haynes SC West Florence 2026 OF 38.5 %
10 Matthew Brown SC West Florence 2025 RHP 37.5 %
^ Ayden Gallegos SC White Knoll 2025 C 37.5 %
^ Dawson Lloyd SC Hartsville 2025 RHP 37.5 %



Ground Ball %


Rank Name State School Class Pos Ground Ball %
1 Carson Clinton SC York Comprehensive 2024 3B 100 %
2 Landan Anderson SC North Central 2024 OF 88 %
3 Brody Phillips SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 75 %
^ Kenneth McKenzie SC Darlington 2024 RHP 75 %
4 James Wyatt Arthur SC Trinity Collegiate 2027 SS 71 %
5 Camp Keels SC West Florence 2024 OF 66 %
^ Landon Tedder SC Mcbee 2024 SS 66 %
6 Gavin Holt SC Florence Christian 2026 2B 62 %
^ Shelden Anderson SC South Florence 2026 2B 62 %
7 Peyton Rogers SC West Florence 2024 RHP 60 %
8 Grayson Weekley SC Hartsville 2024 OF 57 %
^ Chris McGill SC Lake View 2025 1B 57 %
9 Brenden Miles SC Dillon 2024 SS 55 %
^ Gabe McLaughlin SC Florence Christian 2026 SS 55 %
^ Jayce McLaughlin SC Florence Christian 2023 2B 55 %
^ Gates Chapman SC Trinity Collegiate 2024 RHP 55 %
10 Connor Morris SC Andrews 2026 C 54 %