College Campus I.D. Greensboro: Statistical Leaders


Brandon Hall
Executive Director, PBR NC

PBR continued its pursuit to identify the top players in the state of North Carolina on Thursday October 10, 2019 at War Memorial Stadium, home of the North Carolina A&T Aggies, as part of the College Campus ID.  Players in attendance were able to go through a full pro-style workout with PBR Scouts collecting stats, notes, and video.  In the coming days, PBR will post a full statistical breakdown as well as complete look at each player in attendance with video and an evaluation.

We continue our look at the College Campus ID from Greensboro with the statistical results from the day.  Each player in attendance went through a workout with PBR Scouts collecting numbers on the workout.  Position players were able to post a laser timed 60, an exit velocity, and a positional arm grade.  Pitchers were evaluated and posted velocities, with spin rate and analytic information coming in a future article.  You can see the full statistical results by CLICKING HERE.  Below is a look at the leaders in each statistical category from the College Campus ID event.

 

College Campus ID - Greensboro ID: Statistical Leaders

 

THE 60 YARD DASH

The 60 has been used for a long period of time to gauge speed in baseball players.  A bit antiquated, it does allow scouts to compare players from different time periods and has become a standard testing distance for pro-style workouts.  During the College Campus ID in Greensboro, players ran on a laser timed course.  The surface at the event was a natural grass.   Four times came in under 7.10, with several players improving their 60 time on their PBR Profile.  There were 7 players that ran a sub-7.20.  The median time for the laser timed 60 checked in at 7.36.

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Evan Wyrick NC Northern Guilford 2022 C 6.89
2 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 6.95
3 Joshua Deslauriers NC Northern Guilford 2021 OF 7.01
4 Josh Foulks NC Northwest Guilford 2022 1B 7.06
5 Korbin Pettigrew NC John T Hoggard 2022 SS 7.14
^ Isaac Garner NC St Paul's 2021 SS 7.14

 

EXIT VELOCITY

During the offensive portion of the day, players worked through an exit velocity testing station.  At this station, players attacked a ball on a tee with a radar gun reading the exit velocity of the ball off the barrel.  Players had the chance to swing their own bat, plus bats provided by Mizuno.  The numbers below are only from the exit velocity station.  The top exit velocity checked in at 97 mph and 6 players registered a speed of 90 mph or higher in the testing.  The median exit velocity from the College Campus ID in Greensboro was 86 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Luke Adams IL Hinsdale Central 2022 3B 97
2 Josh Foulks NC Northwest Guilford 2022 1B 96
3 Nolan Lawrence NC Northern Guilford 2021 3B 92
^ CJ Powell NC The Burlington School 2023 C 92
^ Tyler Minneci NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 92
4 Joshua Deslauriers NC Northern Guilford 2021 OF 90
5 Peter Maldonado NC Heritage 2021 C 89
^ Kaden Swaim NC Oak Grove 2021 C 89
^ Korbin Pettigrew NC John T Hoggard 2022 SS 89

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – INFIELDERS

Infielders were able to workout at Shortstop in the pro-style portion of the College Campus ID.  Players were hit a variety of ground balls, moving to secure the ball before transitioning the ball into a throw across the diamond.  Scouts are evaluating multiple areas during this session.  Arm strength, carry, accuracy, and ease of actions can all be marked.  PBR scouts add a radar gun to give a number to the arm strength.  While the radar reading does not tell the entire story, it does give evaluators a feel for pure arm strength.  18 infielders worked out from either shortstop or 1B.  The top radar reading across the diamond registered at 82 mph, with a median reading of 79 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 82
2 Joshua Deslauriers NC Northern Guilford 2021 OF 81
3 Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 80
^ Anthony Mitta NC Leesville Road 2021 SS 80
^ Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 80
^ Nolan Lawrence NC Northern Guilford 2021 3B 80
4 Ryne Rodrigues NC Northwest Guilford 2022 2B 79
^ Tyler Minneci NC Cardinal Gibbons 2022 3B 79
^ Peter Maldonado NC Heritage 2021 C 79
5 Isaac Garner NC St Paul's 2021 SS 78

 

POSITIONAL VELOCITY – OUTFIELDERS

Similar to the infielders, there are several data points that evaluators are looking for as outfielders took batted balls from right field, making throws to home plate.  PBR scouts, again, took radar readings on each throw, giving scouts a chance to gauge arm strength with a solid number.  Nine outfielders worked out from right field.  The top positional throw marked at 86 mph.  The median outfield throw for the group was at 83 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Joshua Deslauriers NC Northern Guilford 2021 OF 86
2 Isaac Garner NC St Paul's 2021 SS 85
3 Luke Adams IL Hinsdale Central 2022 3B 84
^ Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 84
4 Anthony Mitta NC Leesville Road 2021 SS 83
5 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 81
^ Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 81

 

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.  The top pop time in the workout was a 1.98, with a median time from the group of 8 catchers of 2.10.  The top positional velocity checked in at 82 mph out of the hand, while the median for the group clocked in at 74 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Kaden Swaim NC Oak Grove 2021 C 1.98-2.22
2 Peter Maldonado NC Heritage 2021 C 2.04-2.08
3 CJ Powell NC The Burlington School 2023 C 2.08-2.20
4 Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 2.08-2.32
5 Sean Donahue NC Durham Academy 2022 C 2.11-2.25

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Kaden Swaim NC Oak Grove 2021 C 82
2 Peter Maldonado NC Heritage 2021 C 75
^ CJ Powell NC The Burlington School 2023 C 75
3 Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 74
4 Sean Donahue NC Durham Academy 2022 C 73
^ Evan Wyrick NC Northern Guilford 2022 C 73
5 Elijah Jordan NC Heritage 2022 C 72

 

MAX FASTBALL

Pitchers threw controlled bullpens on the game mound at War Memorial Stadium for PBR and scouts in attendance.   Pitchers used the PitchLogic Baseball from F5 Sports and more will be coming from the pitchers in attendance.  While scouts are evaluating stuff, mechanics, efficiency, and command, velocity can be a key component in an evaluation.  PBR used the new Stalker Pro SII radar gun to collect velocity and spin rates on each arm.  Ten arms threw at the event with the top fastball registering at 87 mph.  The median top fastball came in at 78 mph.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Baxley Holshouser NC Sanderson 2020 RHP 87 mph
2 Dawson Wiggins NC Midway 2021 RHP 84 mph
3 Jackson Roberts NC Northern Guilford 2022 RHP 83 mph
4 Talor Grubbs NC Southeast Guilford 2022 RHP 80 mph
5 Jacob Dilley NC Watauga 2023 OF 78 mph
^ Korbin Pettigrew NC John T Hoggard 2022 SS 78 mph
^ Andrew Poon NC Northwest Guilford 2022 RHP 78 mph
^ Ryan Cornelius NC Northside 2021 RHP 78 mph