NC ProCase: Trackman Analysis-Pitchers


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

Prep Baseball Report of North Carolina has quickly become the most trusted independent scouting source in North Carolina, and across the country.  Each of the past two years, PBR of NC has hosted 20-30 of the top draft prospects in North Carolina as part of their ProCase.  On March 28th, PBR of NC continued the tradition with 22 players performing in front of pro scouts at Diamond Xtreme in Kernersville, NC. 

Pitchers and catchers were up first. Catchers were able to go through a full defensive workout, throwing through to 2B at the spacious indoor facility.  Pitchers threw controlled bullpens, one at a time, with Trackman gathering advanced analytics.  Following the pitchers, hitters took live BP in the open atmosphere of Diamond Xtreme with Trackman gathering ball flight data. The event ended with the infielders and outfielders going through a defensive workout. 

Located in Kernersville, Diamond Xtreme features a 90'x90' cage that allows for ground balls and throws across the infield.  Catchers are able to make full length throws to 2B.  During BP, scouts and coaches are able to watch and track the ball off the bat to get a better gauge of each hitter in attendance.

Below we begin our breakdown of the players at the event. Each player in attendance has been graded out by PBR scouts as a potential draft follow for their senior year, and moving into their college years if they choose to attend school.

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TRACKMAN ANALYTICS- NC PROCASE PITCHERS

FASTBALL STATS

Peak Velocity

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS VELOCITY (MAX)
1 RJ Sales NC Pinecrest  2021 RHP 93.30 mph 
2 Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs  2021 C 92.82 mph 
3 Aubrey Smith NC South Brunswick  2022 RHP 91.49 mph 
4 Brandon Hudson NC Cuthbertson  2021 RHP 90.78 mph 
5 Jackson Humphries NC Fuquay-Varina  2022 LHP 90.56 mph 
^ Merritt Beeker NC North Davidson  2021 LHP 90.56 mph

Average Effective Velocity

Effective velocity is taking into account the velocity of each pitch, it release distance, the pitches time to the plate / hitting area, and the pitches movement.  With all of this information, Effective Velocity is allowing coaches and scouts to more accurately compare how a pitch is affecting a hitter.

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS EFF VELOCITY (AVG)
1 RJ Sales NC Pinecrest  2021 RHP 91.83 mph 
2 Bryan Arendt NC Holly Springs  2021 C 90.81 mph 
3 Aubrey Smith NC South Brunswick  2022 RHP 90.35 mph 
4 Jackson Humphries NC Fuquay-Varina  2022 LHP 90.04 mph 
5 Mason Murdock NC Northwest Cabarrus  2022 RHP 88.89 mph 
^ Merritt Beeker NC North Davidson  2021 LHP 88.89 mph

CURVEBALL STATS

Peak Spin Rate

RANK   NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS SPIN RATE (MAX)
1 Jackson Roberts NC Northern Guilford  2022 RHP 2828 rpm 
2 Cyle Phelan NC Fuquay Varina  2021 LHP 2580 rpm

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