Prep Baseball Report

SBA Summer Kickoff Camp: Statistical Analysis

Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

In late May, SBA held its SBA Summer Kickoff Camp with some of the top players from the Charlotte region, as well as stretching to the west and dipping down into Florida for talent.  College coaches were on hand to watch as well as players went through a pro-style workout and played controlled scrimmages.

Split into four teams, ranging by age, the players were able to take live BP, workout from a defensive position, and then play in the scrimmage.  Each team played in two modified games.  PBR was on hand collecting data and video on the players involved.  In the coming weeks, player analysis will come out along with video from select prospects.

We begin our look at the SBA Summer Kickoff Camp with a look at some of the stats gathered by PBR and the statistical leaders from the event.

CLICK HERE for the complete list of statistics gathered, in a sort-able table.


SBA Summer Kickoff Camp: Statistical Analysis


Top Max Fastball

Pitchers threw to hitters in a controlled scrimmage.  PBR was on hand with its radar gun and LED board, allowing college coaches the luxury of sitting in the air conditioned press box at Jack Hughes Park in Piineville, NC.  Pitchers worked 1-2 innings, with an ability to showcase what they do best.  Below are the top Fastballs recorded in the game settings.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Jordan Little NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 RHP 90 mph
2 Carson Starnes NC P27 Academy 2021 RHP 89 mph
3 Michael Colonna NC Weddington 2022 RHP 88 mph
4 Matthew Schepel NC Sun Valley 2021 RHP 87 mph
5 Maddox Kerley NC Alexander Central 2020 LHP 86 mph
^ Sawyer Smith NC South Stanley 2020 RHP 86 mph
^ Andrei Beal NC Parkwood 2020 RHP 86 mph


Top Positional Velocity - Infielders

Infielders worked out from shortstop, third base, and first base, based on their primary position, taking live ground balls and throwing across the infield.  Coaches were able to evaluate arm strength, carry, and accuracy while evaluating the infielders themselves.  PBR recorded arm strength with a radar gun and the top positional velocities are below.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Garrett Maner NC Anson 2020 SS 85
2 Cooper Andrews NC Covenant Day 2020 SS 83
3 Tanner Lyne NC Concord Academy 2022 RHP 82
^ Jacob Mabe NC West Stokes 2020 SS 82
4 Nick Alderfer NC Cox Mill 2021 SS 81
^ Jacob Bowman NC Sun Valley 2021 SS 81
^ Jackson Melton NC Cuthsbertson 2020 SS 81
5 Eli Willen NC Grimsley 2021 3B 80
^ Jake Dameron NC Jay M. Robinson 2021 OF 80
^ Chad Sikes NC Piedmont 2020 2B 80
^ Ryan Monakey FL Coral Springs 2020 80
^ Chris Manriquez NC Carmel Christian 2020 1B 80


Top Positional Velocity - Outfielders

Outfielders workout from center field making throws to 3B and to the plate off of batted balls.  Players worked through the balls, allowing coaches to evaluate their footwork, hands, arm strength, and arm accuracy.  PBR was able to record arm strength using a radar gun and the top outfield velocities are below.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Jordan Little NC Hickory Grove Christian 2021 RHP 92
2 Wesley Lear NC Anson 2020 3B 88
3 Cole Pletcher NC Northwest Cabarrus 2020 OF 86
^ Lucas Serra FL Archbishop McCarthy 2020 OF 86
4 Carson Davis NC Parkwood 2020 OF 83
5 Jake Dameron NC Jay M. Robinson 2021 OF 82
^ Drew Gugino NC Lake Norman Charter 2021 OF 82
^ Connor Higgins NC Cuthbertson 2021 LHP 82


Top Catcher Pop Times

Catcher pop times were recorded in the workout setting and in game action.  For the purpose of the statistical look, the pop times entered reflect those taken during the pro-style workout.  Catchers made multiple throws to a middle infielder who was instructed to straddle the bag and let the ball reach the bag before catching it.  Pop times are recorded from the time the ball its the catchers glove to the time hit hits the infielder's glove at 2B.  Coaches are also looking for footwork, arm path, exchanges, carry, and accuracy.  Below are the top catcher pop times from the SBA Summer Kick Camp.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Kaden Swaim NC Oak Grove 2021 C 1.99-2.09
2 Cody Naylor NC West Stanly 2020 C 2.06-2.19
3 Scott Young SC Fort Mill 2022 C 2.06-2.33
4 Colby Humphries NC Crest 2022 C 2.14-2.29
5 Camden King NC Weddington 2021 C 2.18-2.35