Statistical Analysis: Preseason All-State


Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

Shipyard Park hosted PBR and a talented roster of players from across South Carolina on January 16th.  A cool day with winds coming off the water, the players were able to showcase in front of PBR Scouts, Pro Scouts, and college coaches watching on the live stream.

The day featured a full pro-style workout with a laser timed 60, multiple rounds of BP, and defensive work from the player's primary position.  During BP, TrackMan and Blast Motion were used to gather ball flight and pre-contact data on each hitter, giving coaches and scouts more information on each player.  Pitchers finished up the day throwing a controlled bullpen with TrackMan collecting data on each pitch.

 

2021 SC Preseason All-State By The Numbers

  • 37 players accepted their invitation to this exclusive event
  • 33 hitters worked through the offensive workout
  • 97 mph was the top recorded exit velocity by TrackMan
  • 87 mph was the median exit velocity during BP
  • 377' was the longest hit ball on the day
  • 6.47 marked the top 60 times at the event
  • 7.30 was the median 60 time for the day
  • 88mph marked the top fastball on the day
  • 81 mph was the median fastball
  • 2567rpm was the top spin rate on the fastball
  • 2443rpm was the top spin rate on the curveballs

 

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 artificial surface at Shipyard Park.  The surface played true throughout the course of the 60 yards, with a decent cross wind at times.  The median run time for the event came in at 7.30.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Cameron Sebuck SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 6.47
2 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 6.86
3 Michael Adams SC Fox Creek 2022 OF 6.89
4 Josh Williams SC West Florence 2022 OF 6.96
5 Chase Mckelvey SC Beaufort 2023 SS 6.97
6 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 6.99
7 Trey Pringle SC Ridge View 2021 2B 7.05
8 jackson mccoy SC Carolina Forest 2023 CF 7.08
9 Xavier Cuevas SC Blythewood 2023 2B 7.10
10 Trace Thompson SC York Comprehensive 2022 OF 7.11

 

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 Velocity (max)
1 Tyler Ethington SC TL Hanna 2023 C 97.1 mph
2 Will Morris SC Lugoff-Elgin 2021 1B 96.8 mph
3 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 96.0 mph
4 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 95.6 mph
5 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 95.5 mph
6 Jack Moseley SC A.C. Flora 2023 1B 94.0 mph
7 Coleman Kelly SC West Florence 2022 1B 93.5 mph
8 Gavin Phillips SC Andrew Jackson 2021 C 92.2 mph
9 Chase Mckelvey SC Beaufort 2023 SS 91.3 mph
10 Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 91.1 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 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 377 ft
2 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 367 ft
3 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 349 ft
4 Chase Mckelvey SC Beaufort 2023 SS 348 ft
5 Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 344 ft
6 Tyler Ethington SC TL Hanna 2023 C 343 ft
7 Trace Thompson SC York Comprehensive 2022 OF 328 ft
8 Landon Sexton SC York 2022 3B 327 ft
9 Will Morris SC Lugoff-Elgin 2021 1B 327 ft
10 Robert McMillan SC Northside Christian 2023 3B 326 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 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 86
^ Parker Hocutt SC Cardinal Newman 2022 SS 86
2 Chase Mckelvey SC Beaufort 2023 SS 81
3 Landon Sexton SC York 2022 3B 78
^ Will Morris SC Lugoff-Elgin 2021 1B 78
4 Ellis Chang SC Porter Gaud 2022 SS 76
5 Luke Alford SC Waccamaw 2023 3B 75
^ Jackson Brown SC Laurence Manning 2023 SS 75
^ Cameron Sebuck SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 75

 

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 Andrew Stephens SC AC Flora 2022 OF 80
2 Josh Williams SC West Florence 2022 OF 79
3 Layton Dickerson SC Palmetto 2022 LHP 77
^ jackson mccoy SC Carolina Forest 2023 CF 77
^ Cameron Sebuck SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 77
4 Dylan Dampier SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 OF 73
5 Aiden Pomnitz SC Lancaster 2022 OF 72

 

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 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 2.01-2.01
2 Gavin Phillips SC Andrew Jackson 2021 C 2.02-2.02
3 Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 2.05-2.05

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jacob Jarrell SC P27 Academy 2022 C 77
2 Tagger Tyson SC Oceanside Collegiate 2023 C 74
3 Tyler Ethington SC TL Hanna 2023 C 73
^ Jack Killelea SC Legion Collegiate 2022 C 73

 

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

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 VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Joey Hylinski SC Legion Collegiate 2022 RHP 88.1 mph
2 Caleb Costa SC Oceanside Collegiate 2022 RHP 85.9 mph
3 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 84.3 mph
4 Chase Mckelvey SC Beaufort 2023 SS 83.8 mph
5 Landon Sexton SC York 2022 3B 81.3 mph

 

MAX FASTBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Layton Dickerson SC Palmetto 2022 LHP 2567 rpm
2 Joey Hylinski SC Legion Collegiate 2022 RHP 2492 rpm
3 Chase Mckelvey SC Beaufort 2023 SS 2399 rpm
4 River Joye SC Clover 2023 RHP 2307 rpm
5 Caleb Costa SC Oceanside Collegiate 2022 RHP 2178 rpm

 

MAX CURVEBALL SPIN RATE

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Layton Dickerson SC Palmetto 2022 LHP 2443 rpm
2 River Joye SC Clover 2023 RHP 2332 rpm
3 Caleb Costa SC Oceanside Collegiate 2022 RHP 2057 rpm
4 Calder Garris SC Wando 2022 C 2050 rpm
5 Landon Sexton SC York 2022 3B 2014 rpm