Statistical Analysis: Fall Open ID with TPA


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR of NC

PBR was on hand on Sunday August 16th for a workout that hosted by The Performance Academy at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC.  Over 150 players participated on the day.  Wet weather kept the players off the infield, but players were able to complete the full pro-style workout.

The position players kicked the day off working through a set of rotations, allowing coaches and scouts to get a glimpse at each player going through offensive and defensive work.  There were also stations allowing for instruction and analysis of players in coaching situations.

Offensively, players rolled through multiple cages to get loose, go through their exit velocity testing, and hit off of live BP.  As they rolled onto the field, the players had time to get loose before going through a workout at their primary position.  Position players also ran a laser timed 60 yard on the warning track of the Bulls Stadium.

At the conclusion of the positional workout, pitchers were able to throw short, controlled bullpens, giving coaches and scouts a feel for stuff, velocity, location, spin rates, and delivery.

Coaches and PBR scouts on hand collected information from each player throughout the day.  Below is a comprehensive list of the leaders from some of these categories.

CLICK HERE to see the full roster and complete list of statistics from the day.

By the Numbers:

  • 151 players took part in the workout
  • 2021 - 2024 graduates were in attendance
  • 4 players ran sub-7.00
  • 12 players ran sub-7.30
  • 90 infielders worked out with a top positional velo of 86 mph across the diamond
  • 10 outfielders showed arm strength of 78 or better with a top bolt of 86 mph
  • 9 catchers posted pop times in the workout of 2.15 or better
  • 10 hitters had an exit velocity off the tee of 90 mph or higher
  • 67 arms threw bullpens with a top fastball registered at 87 mph

 

Fall Open ID with TPA

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash during the positional rotations.  The 60 was run on the warning track of the Durham Bulls Stadium.  The surface was firm underneath but a little loose on the surface.  Several players had run .10 to .15 faster for PBR in the last 2 months.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Brock Wills NC Holly Springs 2022 SS 6.75
2 Jacob Coffin NC Pro5 Academy 2022 LHP 6.77
3 Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 6.86
4 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 6.97
5 Hayden Henry NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 7.02
6 Billy Waldron NC Holly Springs 2022 OF 7.03
7 Grant Mickey NC Ledford 2021 3B 7.09
^ Bryce Clark NC Orange 2021 SS 7.09
8 Ray Filardi NC Broughton 2024 OF 7.11
9 Kameron Walker NC Chapel Hill High 2021 SS 7.13
10 Daniel Fortuna NC Wakefield 2021 SS 7.29
^ Jacob Cabaniss NC Grace Christian School 2021 2B 7.29

 

EXIT VELOCITY (OFF A TEE)

Hitters worked through offensive testing, including a static exit velocity test, working off a tee.  Below are the top recorded exit velocities at this station.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Aidan Cannaday NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 1B 94
^ Jonah Oster NC Middle Creek 2021 3B 94
2 Nolan Connaughton NC Middle Creek 2021 RHP 93
3 Brendan Burke NC Panther Creek 2021 C 92
^ Tyler Mckoy NC Wake Christian 2022 C 92
^ Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 92
4 Xander Lietz NC Broughton 2021 C 91
^ David Dilday NC Apex Friendship 2021 3B 91
5 Will Brown NC Middle Creek 2021 RHP 90
6 Nicholas Luff NC Green Level 2023 1B 89
7 Dean Collum NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 88
^ Kameron Walker NC Chapel Hill High 2021 SS 88
^ Kyler Pena NC Home School 2024 3B 88
^ Daniel Fortuna NC Wakefield 2021 SS 88
8 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 87
^ Jabin Zimmerman NC Garner 2022 1B 87
^ Brock Wills NC Holly Springs 2022 SS 87
9 Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 86
^ Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 SS 86
^ Houston Wills NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 86
^ Trey Ludy VA Cave Spring 2023 RHP 86
^ Charlie Lytle NC Middle Creek 2023 RHP 86
^ Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 86
10 Mason Fennell NC Holly Springs 2023 3B 85
^ Landon Bonneville VA King's Fork 2022 C 85

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at shorstop, on a simulated infield, built to scale, in the outfield, throwing across the infield, or from 1B throwing 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 each day.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jonah Oster NC Middle Creek 2021 3B 86
2 Daniel Fortuna NC Wakefield 2021 SS 85
3 Bryce Clark NC Orange 2021 SS 84
^ David Dilday NC Apex Friendship 2021 3B 84
4 Kameron Walker NC Chapel Hill High 2021 SS 83
5 Dean Collum NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 82
6 Nolan Connaughton NC Middle Creek 2021 RHP 81
^ Landon Sykes NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 81
7 Grant Mickey NC Ledford 2021 3B 80
^ Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 SS 80
^ Aidan Cannaday NC Fuquay-Varina 2021 1B 80
^ Brendan Burke NC Panther Creek 2021 C 80
^ Cole McGivern NC Middle Creek 2021 SS 80
8 Trey Ludy VA Cave Spring 2023 RHP 79
9 Jeremiah McLemore NC Freedom Christian Academy 2023 3B 78
^ Brock Wills NC Holly Springs 2022 SS 78
10 Alex McAlmon NC Southeast Raleigh 2021 SS 77
^ Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 77

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Outfielders worked out from centerfield, making throws to the bullpen area, at a distance of about 225 feet.  Scouts are able to watch exchanges, arm action, arm strength, carry, and accuracy in this type of workout.  PBR adds a radar reading to assist with adding a number to the arm strength grade.  Below are the top radar readings from the outfielder workouts.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Houston Wills NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 86
2 Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 83
3 Billy Waldron NC Holly Springs 2022 OF 81
4 Nick Ham NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 80
^ Trey Gooch NC Apex Friendship 2022 OF 80
5 Ross Divers VA William Byrd 2022 RHP 79
^ Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 79
6 Aaron Bryant NC Apex 2023 OF 78
^ Kyle Thomas NC Northern Durham 2024 RHP 78
^ Andrew Davis NC Jordan 2024 OF 78
7 Matthew Prince NC Apex 2023 OF 77
8 Jonathan Vanegas NC Heritage 2022 2B 76
^ Luke Smith NC Northwood 2023 C 76
^ Joseph DeMaio NC Holly Springs 2021 RHP 76
^ Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 76
9 Hayden Henry NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 75
10 Delaney Powell NC Hickory Ridge 2022 OF 74
^ Carter Zamora NC Green Level 2024 OF 74
^ Sam Holt NC Middle Creek 2021 OF 74

 

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.  PBR Scouts did measure the distance from home to 2B on the simulated INF to make sure the distance was accurate.  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 Brendan Burke NC Panther Creek 2021 C 1.99-2.14
2 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2023 C 2.03-2.18
3 Jonah Oster NC Middle Creek 2021 3B 2.03-2.21
4 Ash Doyen NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 2.06-2.35
5 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2.07-2.14
^ Luke Bowen NC Corinth Holders 2021 C 2.07-2.14

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 77
^ Brendan Burke NC Panther Creek 2021 C 77
2 Luke Bowen NC Corinth Holders 2021 C 76
3 Luke Smith NC Northwood 2023 C 75
4 Daniel Morgan NC Clayton 2023 RHP 74
5 Landon Bonneville VA King's Fork 2022 C 73
^ Ash Doyen NC Apex Friendship 2024 C 73
^ Yubin Jones NC Panther Creek 2023 OF 73

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen for scouts in the bullpens of the DBAP Stadium.  A Stalker Pro SII was also used to measure velocity and spin rates on each pitcher.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Dean Collum NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 87 mph
2 Will Saxenmeyer NC Pro 5 Baseball Academy 2022 RHP 86 mph
^ Jacob Coffin NC Pro5 Academy 2022 LHP 86 mph
3 Nolan Connaughton NC Middle Creek 2021 RHP 85 mph
4 Houston Wills NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 84 mph
^ Dylan Smith NC Cleveland 2022 RHP 84 mph
^ Samari Robinson NC Green Level 2023 OF 84 mph
5 Daniel Morgan NC Clayton 2023 RHP 83 mph
^ Trey Ludy VA Cave Spring 2023 RHP 83 mph
6 Landon Sykes NC Holly Springs 2022 RHP 82 mph
^ Caden Haywood NC Hickory Ridge 2024 SS 82 mph
7 Cameron Williams NC Apex Friendship 2022 RHP 81 mph
8 Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B 80 mph
^ Jabin Zimmerman NC Garner 2022 1B 80 mph
^ Grant Mickey NC Ledford 2021 3B 80 mph
9 Nick Ham NC Apex Friendship 2024 OF 79 mph
^ Ethan Clinkscales NC Panther Creek 2022 OF 79 mph
^ Landon Bonneville VA King's Fork 2022 C 79 mph
10 Charlie Lytle NC Middle Creek 2023 RHP 78 mph
^ Brady Nathison NC Fuquay-Varina 2023 OF 78 mph
^ Joseph DeMaio NC Holly Springs 2021 RHP 78 mph