Rawlings Prospects Scout Day - Statistical Analysis


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

On Tuesday August 6th, PBR hosted the Rawlings Prospects for the 3rd straight year, in their PBR Scout Day.  Players in the Rawlings Prospects program were able to go through a full pro-style workout with PBR gathering information and video on each player.  Players ran a laser timed 60, worked out at their defensive position, and took multiple rounds of live BP.  Pitchers were able to throw controlled bullpens.

PBR is continuing to work through all of the information that was gathered.  Today we take a look at some of the top statistical performances from the workout.

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Rawlings Prospects Scout Day – Statistical Analysis

 

By the Numbers:

  • 15 Position Players took part in the pro-style workout
  • 6 Players ran a sub 7.10 sixty
  • 6.65 was the top 60 time
  • 12 Players registered an exit velocity of 88 mph or higher
  • 97 mph off the barrel was the top exit velocity
  • 11 arms threw controlled bullpens
  • 6 arms touched 86 mph or higher
  • 91 mph was the top bolt

 

The 60 Yard Dash

Position players ran a laser timed 60 on the artificial surface at the scout day.  Three players turned in sub-7.00 sixties with another three under the 7.10 marker.  In total, 15 players ran the 60 with a median time of 7.39.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Matt Kelley NC Corinth Holders 2020 OF 6.65
2 Ty Cummings NC Corinth Holders 2020 2B 6.93
3 Tanner Martin NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 6.94
4 Austin Joyner NC North Lenoir 2020 2B 7.01
5 Dawson Creech NC East Wake 2020 OF 7.03

 

Exit Velocity

During the offensive evaluations, players worked through an exit velocity station, working off a tee with a radar gun recording top exit velocities off the barrel.  Players had the ability to use their bats, plus test out new Mizuno bats.  Seven players worked at 90 mph or higher off the barrel, with another seven players at 86 or higher.  The median exit velocity from this scout day came in at 89 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 97
2 Coley Kilpatrick NC Pro 5 2020 RHP 95
3 Thomas Wallace NC East Carteret 2021 LHP 93
^ Matt Kelley NC Corinth Holders 2020 OF 93
4 Tanner Martin NC Combine Academy 2021 OF 92
5 Ethan Wilkins NC Purnell Swett 2021 1B 90
^ Bryson Willis NC West Carteret 2021 OF 90

 

Positional Velocity – INF & OF

Players worked out defensively at their primary position.  Outfielders made multiple throws from right field, while infielders worked out from shortstop or first base.  The evaluation of arms can take in a large spectrum of data points including, arm action, release, carry, and accuracy.  The radar reading gives evaluators a small glimpse at carry out of the hand.  Below are the top positional velocities from infielders and outfielders.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Coley Kilpatrick NC Pro 5 2020 RHP 89
2 Austin Joyner NC North Lenoir 2020 2B 83
3 Christopher Fidanza CT New Fairfield 2021 RHP 82

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Matt Kelley NC Corinth Holders 2020 OF 89
2 Austin Joyner NC North Lenoir 2020 2B 85

 

Max FB

The Rawlings Prospect pitchers in attendance were able to throw controlled bullpens off the game mound, allowing evaluators to see stuff, command, and mechanics.  Eleven total arms threw on the day with six working at 86 mph or better.  The best fastball clocked at 91, and four arms were 88 or better.  Below are the top fastballs from the workout.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Ryan Rouse NC West Carteret 2020 RHP 91 mph
2 Mitchell Seymour NC PRO5 Academy 2020 RHP 89 mph
3 Ty Cummings NC Corinth Holders 2020 2B 88 mph
^ Coley Kilpatrick NC Pro 5 2020 RHP 88 mph
4 Trent Simmons NC Bunn 2020 RHP 87 mph
5 William Leonard NC Roxboro Community 2020 RHP 86 mph