C35 Scout Day: Statistical Breakdown


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

PBR of North Carolina was on hand at Jim Perry Stadium on the campus of Campbell University on Thursday August 19th for a scout day with C35. Players ranged from the 2022-2025 grad classes. 

The evening began with catchers going through a defensive evaluation followed by Pitchers throwing a controlled bullpen of 15-20 pitches with Trackman gathering advanced analytics. After the bullpens the position players ran a laser timed 60, followed by batting practice with Trackman gathering ball flight data. Due to rain and storms passing through, batting practice had to be moved indoors. 

Below we take a look at some of the numbers collected throughout the evening. CLICK HERE to see the full roster and statistical output. 

By the Numbers

  • 62 players took part in the scout day
  • 5 players ran a sub-7 laser timed 60
  • 11 players ran a 7.30 or better on the lasers
  • 3 catcher velocities reached 75 or higher
  • 94.48 mph was the top exit velocity
  • 7 hitters had an exit velocity of 90 or higher
  • 332’ was the longest ball hit
  • 86.98 mph was the top fastball
  • 5 fastballs topped at 85 mph or higher
  • 2228 rpm was the top fastball spin
  • 2512 rpm was the top curveball spin

 

Statistical Breakdwon

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

Players ran a laser timed 60 yard dash to start the day. The 60 was ran on an artificial surface. It was a wet track due to rain passing through the area.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Hunter Meeds NC Union Pines 2023 OF 6.70
2 Blayse Leonard NC Middle Creek 2023 CF 6.83
3 Jake Montgomery NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 6.85
4 Jake Barbour NC Pro5 Academy 2023 MIF 6.91
5 Pierce Bouwman NC Southern Lee 2023 SS 6.98

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 Finley Spicer NC Union Pines 2022 3B 94.5 mph
2 Ethan Bunce NC Freedom Christian 2025 C 91.7 mph
3 Chance Purvis NC Union Pines 2022 RHP 91.3 mph
4 Will Dawkins NC Richmond Senior 2022 RHP 91.0 mph
5 Pierce Bouwman NC Southern Lee 2023 SS 90.5 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 Jake Barbour NC Pro5 Academy 2023 MIF 332 ft
2 Finley Spicer NC Union Pines 2022 3B 315 ft
3 Parker Pritchett NC South Garner 2024 C 307 ft
4 Ethan Bunce NC Freedom Christian 2025 C 287 ft
5 Jackson Kuhn NC Pinecrest 2022 C 284 ft

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

*Due to rain on the original date, the INF had the option to workout on 9/23/21 at Lee County HS.  Not all INF that ran and hit at Campbell participated on 9/23
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 Pierce Bouwman NC Southern Lee 2023 SS 82
2 Ryan Wallace NC Union Pines 2025 RHP 78
3 Thomas Frazer NC Lee County 2024 SS 77
4 Cooper Moss NC Southern Lee 2025 RHP 76
5 Sean Darrigrand NC Home School 2024 RHP 75

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

*Due to rain on the original date, the OF had the option to workout on 9/23/21 at Lee County HS.  Not all INF that ran and hit at Campbell participated on 9/23
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 Sean Darrigrand NC Home School 2024 RHP 79
2 Jake Montgomery NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 78
3 Ryan Reid NC Cardinal Gibbons 2025 RHP 76
4 Elijah Pittman NC Cleveland 2022 OF 72
^ Blayse Leonard NC Middle Creek 2023 CF 72
^ William Kennedy NC North Moore 2024 OF 72
^ Drew Ciaccio NC Apex Friendship 2025 OF 72
5 Benjamin Guy NC Wright Academy 2024 OF 69

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 C Velo
1 Jackson Kuhn NC Pinecrest 2022 C 78
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 76
3 Ethan Bunce NC Freedom Christian 2025 C 75
4 Griffin Carpenter NC Pinecrest 2023 C 72
^ Parker Pritchett NC South Garner 2024 C 72
^ Jonathan Westbay Jr. SC Marlboro County 2024 C 72
5 Graham Moose NC Willow Spring 2025 C 67

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 1.99-2.13
2 Jackson Kuhn NC Pinecrest 2022 C 2.03-2.18
3 Ethan Bunce NC Freedom Christian 2025 C 2.04-2.17
4 Parker Pritchett NC South Garner 2024 C 2.18-2.33
5 Graham Moose NC Willow Spring 2025 C 2.25-2.33

TRACKMAN INFO - PITCHER BULLPENS

Pitchers threw a controlled bullpen showcasing their full arsenal of pitches. 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 Camron Seagraves NC Richmond Senior 2024 RHP 87.0 mph
2 Kale Scruggs NC Southern Lee 2023 RHP 86.2 mph
3 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 85.2 mph
4 Will Dawkins NC Richmond Senior 2022 RHP 85.2 mph
5 Walker McDuffie NC Lee County 2024 RHP 85.0 mph

Max Fastball Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2288 rpm
2 Jeremiah Ritter NC Richmond Senior 2025 OF 2270 rpm
3 Elijah Pittman NC Cleveland 2022 OF 2235 rpm
4 Bryant Kimbrell NC Scotland 2024 1B 2166 rpm
5 Jake Montgomery NC Holly Springs 2023 OF 2152 rpm

Max Curveball Spin

Rank Name State School Class Pos Spin Rate (max)
1 Ryan Reid NC Cardinal Gibbons 2025 RHP 2512 rpm
2 Austin Renn NC Holly Springs 2023 C 2417 rpm
3 Grayson Curtis NC Southern Alamance 2022 RHP 2343 rpm
4 Walker McDuffie NC Lee County 2024 RHP 2317 rpm
5 Camron Seagraves NC Richmond Senior 2024 RHP 2291 rpm